October 26, 2014

Rustic Granny Square Sling


 
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This pattern was designed exclusively for using up the leftover yarn from the College Tote Bag pattern I designed this year


Materials:
  • worsted weight yarn; I used the leftover yarn from the College Tote Bag pattern (Lily Sugar 'n Cream “Soft Ecru,” “Warm Brown,” “Jute” and Lily Sugar 'n Cream Denim “Indigo”)
  • size G (4mm) crochet hook
  • yarn needle

Instructions:

RUSTIC GRANNY SQUARE

(Make 10)

Tip: For the start of some rounds, you may want to use a “ch3” as the first dc, and a “ch2” as the first hdc. The “ch3” counts as the first dc of the round, and the “ch2” counts as the first hdc of the round. I tried to write up this pattern as simply as I possibly could, but I find it kind of hard to write up granny square patterns. (I tried making a chart, but apparently I need to work on my chart-making skills.)

Make ring: Ch6, sl st in first ch to form ring.
Round 1: Ch3 (counts as dc here and throughout), 2dc into ring, *(ch2, 5dc into ring), repeat from * 3 times, ch2, 2dc into ring, sl st in first dc (remember, the ch3 is the first dc).
Round 2: Attach next color in any corner space and work *(sc, ch2, sc) in corner space, (ch1, skip next st, sc, ch1, skip next st, sc, ch1), repeat from * around. Sl st in first sc.
Round 3: Attach next color in any corner space and work *(2dc, ch2, 2dc) in corner space, (hdc in next sc st, dc into the next dc the round below current round), repeat from * around. Sl st in first dc.
Round 4: Attach next color in any corner space and work *(hdc, ch2, hdc, ch1) in corner sp, (hdc in each of next 3sts, ch1)3times. Sl st in first hdc.
Round 5: Attach next color in any corner space and work *(sc, ch2, sc, ch1) in corner sp, (sc in next ch space, ch3)3times, sc in next ch space, ch1, repeat from * around. Sl st in first sc.
Round 6: Attach next color in any corner space and work *(dc, ch2, dc) in corner sp, hdc in next sc, dc into the next dc 2 rounds below current round, (hdc in next sc, dc into each of the next 3 dc 2 the round below current round)3times, hdc in next sc, dc into the next dc the round below current round, hdc in next sc, repeat from * around. Sl st in first dc.
Round 7: Attach next color in any corner space and work *(sc, ch1, sc) in corner sp, sc in each of next 19 sc, repeat from * around. Sl st in first sc.
Fasten off.

STRAP

Ch6, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch. Ch1, turn.
*Sc in each sc, ch1, turn.
Repeat from * until strap reaches desired length plus about 2 inches, give or take, for sewing to the sides of the bag.

POCKET (OPTIONAL)

Make another Rustic Granny Square.

ASSEMBLY

Arrange the 10 rustic granny squares into a 2x5 strip and sew them together.
Fold the 2x5 piece in half with wrong sides facing and sew up the sides.
Optional: If you still have some leftover yarn, you can sc a round or two around the top of the bag.
Securely sew the strap to the sides of the bag.
Optional: Decide what side you want as the front of the bag and sew 3 sides of the 11th rustic granny square onto that side so that it can function as a pocket. (Or sew the pocket on the inside of the bag, if you'd prefer to make it an interior pocket.)



October 22, 2014

Tatty Teddy Inspired Bear



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Materials:

-WW yarn (I used less than 1 skein of Lion Brand Wool-Ease in the following colors);
"Grey Heather" (MC)
"Wheat" ("Natural Heather" and "Fisherman" would work, too) (CC)
-small amount of pink yarn (optional: for the ball of yarn the bear holds)
-small amount of light blue yarn for embroidering nose (or powder blue embroidery thread)
-dowel cut into 2 pieces (optional: for the knitting needles in the ball of yarn)
-super glue or craft glue (optional)
-size D (3.25mm) crochet hook
-stuffing

Instructions:

EARS
Make 2.
Round 1: With MC, create a magic ring and 6 sc into ring.
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around. (12)
Rounds 3-4 (2 rounds): Sc in each sc around.
Round 5: (Dec1, sc in next 4 sc)2x. (10)
Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.

MUZZLE
Round 1: With CC, create a magic ring and 8 sc into ring.
Round 2: 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, (2 sc in next sc)2x, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc. (12)
Round 3: 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, (2 sc in next sc)3x, sc in next 3 sc, (2 sc in next sc)2x. (18)
Round 4: 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc, (2 sc in next sc)3x, sc in next 6 sc, (2 sc in next sc)2x. (24)
Round 5: Sc in each of next 2 sc, *(dec1, sc in next sc), repeat from * to last sc, dec1 over last sc of this round and first sc of next round. (15)
Sl st in next st and fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.

HEAD
Round 1: With MC, create a magic ring and 6 sc into ring.
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around. (12)
Round 3: *(Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc), repeat from * around. (18)
Round 4: *(Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc), repeat from * around. (24)
Round 5: Sc in next sc, *(2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc), repeat from * to last 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc. (30)
Round 6: Sc in next 3 sc, *(2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc), repeat from * to last 2 sc, sc in each of next 2 sc. (36)
Round 7: *(2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc), repeat from * around. (42)
Rounds 8-12 (5 rounds): Sc in each sc around.
Round 13: *(Dec1, sc in next 5 sc), repeat from * around. (36)
Round 14: Sc in each sc around.
Round 15: Sc in next 2 sc, *(dec1, sc in next 4 sc), repeat from * to last 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc. (30)
Round 16: Sc in each sc around.
Round 17: *(Sc in next 3 sc, dec1), repeat from * around. (24)
Round 18: Sc in next sc, *(dec1, sc in each of next 2 sc), repeat from * to last sc, sc in next sc. (18)
Round 19: *(Dec1, sc in next sc), repeat from * around. (12)
Fill with stuffing.
Round 20: Dec1 around. (6)
Continue to add stuffing, if needed.
Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.

BODY
Round 1: With MC, create a magic ring and 7 sc into ring.
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around. (14)
Round 3: *(Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc), repeat from * around. (21)
Round 4: *(Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc), repeat from * around. (28)
Round 5: Sc in next sc, *(2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc), repeat from * to last 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc. (35)
Rounds 6-12 (7 rounds): Sc in each sc around.
Round 13: *(Dec1, sc in next 3 sc), repeat from * around. (28)
Rounds 14-15 (2 rounds): Sc in each sc around.
Round 16: Sc in next sc, *(dec1, sc in next 2 sc), repeat from * to last sc, sc in next sc. (21)
Round 17: Sc in each sc around.
Fill with stuffing.
Round 18: Dec1 around. (7)
Continue to add stuffing, if needed.
Dec1 and fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.

ARMS
Make 2.
Round 1: With MC, create magic ring and 7 sc into ring.
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around. (14)
Round 3: *(Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc), repeat from * around. (21)
Rounds 4-5: Sc in each sc around.
Round 6: (Dec1)5 times, sc in each remaining sc of round. (16)
Rounds 7-11 (5 rounds): Sc in each sc around.
Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.

LEGS
Make 2.
Round 1: With MC, create magic ring and 8 sc into ring.
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around. (16)
Round 3: *(2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc), repeat from * around. (24)
Rounds 4-8 (5 rounds): Sc in each sc around.
Round 9: (Dec1)5x, sc in each remaining sc. (19)
Round 10: Sc in each sc around.
Round 11: (Dec1)3x, sc in each remaining sc. (16)
Rounds 12-14 (3 rounds): Sc in each sc around.
Round 15: (2 sc in next sc)3x, sc in each remaining sc. (19)
Rounds 16-18 (3 rounds): Sc in each sc around.
Round 19: [(Dec1)3x, sc in next 3 sc]2x, sc last sc. (13)
Stuff firmly to about 3/4 full.
Round 20: *(Dec1), repeat from * to last sc.
Sl st in next st and fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.
Thread yarn through last sts worked and pull tight.

FOOT PATCHES
Round 1: With CC, create a magic ring and 6 sc into ring.
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around. (12)
Round 3: *(Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc), repeat from * to last 4 sc, sc next sc, sl st in next sc, sl st in next st, fasten off, leaving last st unworked and a length of yarn for sewing.

HEAD PATCH
With CC, ch 5.
Turn, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch.
[Ch1, turn. Sc in each sc.]4x.
Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.

ASSEMBLY
I highly recommend searching Google images for tatty teddy photos and illustrations before you begin to sew together the parts.

Sew the head to the body.

Stuff and sew the muzzle to the lower portion of the head. I recommend sewing the muzzle on almost entirely, then adding the stuffing (so the stuffing isn't in the way when you are sewing).

Sew the ears to the head.

Use black yarn to embroider the eyes. The eyes are embroidered quite close together, just above the muzzle.

Sew head patch to head and embroider the nose in blue, using the photos as a guide. Embroider decorative stitching on head using black or dark brown yarn or embroidery thread.

Stuff and sew the legs to either side of the body.

Sew the foot patches to the feet. Embroider decorative stitching on feet using black or dark brown yarn or embroidery thread.

Lightly stuff arms (or don't add stuffing at all - I didn't add stuffing to mine because I didn't have stuffing on hand when I was finishing this project). Sew arms to either side of body.

Create 2 mini knitting needles from the dowel. (Optionally, apply a coat of glue to the mid-sections of the mini knitting needles to make it extra secure.) Wrap pink yarn around the mini knitting needles into a ball shape.

Sew the arms to the ball of yarn with knitting needles, so that the bear appears to be holding them.


August 29, 2014

Lucky Clover Granny Square Pattern


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NOTE: In the photo, mine is may look a bit larger because my squares weren't all the same size. So, I had to add rounds to several of them so that they would all "match up" for the blanket I'm slowly putting together.


Materials:

  • Vanna's Choice: “Kelly Green” (Clover Color), “White” (Contrast Color), “Scarlet” (Border Color)
  • size H (5mm) crochet hook

Instructions:

Start with Clover Color.
Ch 5, join with a sl st to beg ch to form a ring.

Round 1: Sc 8 into ring and sl st into first sc.

Round 2: Ch 3, in same st as sl st work 4 dc, dc in next st, 5 dc in next st, dc in next st, 5 dc in next st, sc in next st, in next st (sc, ch 2, sc), sc in next st, sl st in top of beg ch-3.

Round 3: Ch 1, hdc in same st as sl st, hdc in next st, (5 dc in corner st, hdc in each of next 2 sts, sc, hdc in each of next 2 sts)2x, hdc in each of next 2 sts, sc in each of next 2 sts, in corner st work (sc, ch 2, sc), sc in each of next 2 sts, sl st in first hdc.

Round 4: Ch 1, hdc in same st as sl st, hdc in next st, [dc in next st, tr in next st, in corner st work (2 tr, ch 1, hdc, ch 1, 2 tr), tr in next st, dc in next st, hdc in each of next 2 sts, sc in next st, hdc in each of next 2 sts]2x, dc in next st, tr in next st, in corner st work (2 tr, ch 1, hdc, ch 1, 2 tr), tr in next st, dc in next st, hdc in each of next 2 sts, sc in each of next 3 sts, in ch-2 sp work (sc, ch 3, tr, ch 3, sc), sc in each of next 3 sts, sl st in first hdc.

Fasten off Clover Color.

Round 5: Attach Contrast Color in same sp as sl st. Ch 3, dc in BLO of same st as sl st and in BLO of next st, [hdc in BLO of next st, sc in BLO of each of next 3 sts, in corner hdc work (dc, ch 3, dc), sc in BLO of next 3 sts, hdc in BLO of next st, dc in BLO of each of next 2 sts, tr through same st as sc of previous round, dc in BLO of each of next 2 sts]2x, hdc in BLO of next st, sc in BLO of each of next 3 sts, in corner hdc work (dc, ch 3, dc), sc in BLO of next 3 sts, hdc in BLO of next st, dc in BLO of each of next 2 sts, tr through same st as sc of previous round, tr in BLO of each of next 3 sc, in corner tr work (sc, ch 3, sc), tr in BLO of each of next 3 sc, sl st in first dc.

Round 6: Ch 3, dc in same st as sl st and in each of next 2 sts, (hdc in each of next 3 sts, sc in next st, 3 sc in ch-3 sp, sc in next st, hdc in each of next 3 sts, dc in each of next 3 sts, hdc in next st, dc in each of next 3 sc)2x, hdc in each of next 3 sts, sc in next st, 3 sc in ch-3 sp, sc in next st, hdc in each of next 3 sts, dc in each of next 7 sts, 2 dc in next st, in ch-3 sp work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), 2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 4 sts, sl st in beg dc.

Round 7: Ch 3, dc in same st as sl st and in each st, working (dc, ch 3, dc) in each corner st, in ch-2 sp work (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc), sl st in beg dc.

Round 8: Ch 3, dc in each dc and work (dc, ch 3, dc) in each ch-3 sp, sl st in beg dc.

Fasten off Contrast Color.

Round 9: Attach Border Color in any ch-3 sp. Ch 3, (dc, ch 3, dc) in ch-3 sp, dc in each dc and in each rem ch-3 sp work (dc, ch 3, dc), sl st in first dc.

Fasten off Border Color.



August 16, 2014

Rottweiler Amigurumi


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Finished size: approx. 5.5 in / 13 cm height, 5 in / 14 cm length

Materials:
Lion Brand Wool-Ease (less than 1 skein needed of each color); "Sienna(?)," "Black," "Fisherman"
size F (3.75 mm) crochet hook
safety eyes (8mm or 9mm)
8mm safety nose (optional)
stuffing
yarn needle
scrap of fabric for bandana (optional)

Instructions:

MUZZLE
Use "Sienna."
Round 1: Start with a magic ring and 8 sc into ring. (8)
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around. (16)
Round 3: *(Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc), repeat from * around. (24)
Round 4: (Sc in each of next 10 sc, 2 sc in each of next 2 sc)twice. (28)
Round 5: Sc in each sc around. (28)
Round 6: Sc in each of next 24 sc, dec1 twice. (26)
Rounds 7-8 (2 rounds): Sc in each sc around. (26)
Round 9: Dec1, *(sc in each of next 2 sc, dec1), repeat from * around. (19)
Sl st in next st.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.


HEAD & BODY
Use "Black."
Round 1: Start with a magic ring and 6 sc into ring. (6)
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around. (12)
Round 3: *(Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc), repeat from * around. (18)
Round 4: *(Sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc), repeat from * around. (24)
Round 5: *(Sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc), repeat from * around. (30)
Round 6: Sc in each sc around. (30)
Round 7: *(2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 4 sc), repeat from * around. (36)
Round 8: *(2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 5 sc), repeat from * around. (42)
Rounds 9-15 (7 rounds): Sc in each sc around. (42)
Round 16: *(Dec1, sc in each of next 4 sc), repeat from * around. (36)
Round 17: *(Sc in each of next 3 sc, dec1), repeat from * around. (28)
Round 18: Sc in each sc around. (28)
Round 19: *(2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 3 sc), repeat from * around. (36)
Round 20: *(2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 4 sc), repeat from * around. (42)
Round 21: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc)4 times, sc in each of next 4 sc, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc)4 times, sc in each of next 22 sts. (50)
Rounds 22-28 (7 rounds): Sc in each sc around. (50)
Round 29: Sc in each of next 28 sc, (dec1)7x, sc in each of next 8 sc.(43)
Round 30: Sc in each sc around. (43)
Round 31: Sc in each of next 26 sc, (dec1)6x, sc in each of next 5 sc. (37)
Rounds 32-35 (4 rounds): Sc in each sc around. (37)
Round 36: *(Dec1, sc in next sc), repeat from * to last two sts of round, dec1. (24)
Round 37: Sc in each sc around. (24)
Stuff and sew muzzle in place so that placing the safety eyes is easier.
Place safety eyes.
Begin stuffing and continue to end.
Round 38: Dec1 around. (12)
Round 39: Dec1 around. (6)
Fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.
Remember to attach safety eyes before threading yarn through remaining sts and pulling tight.

EYEBROWS
Make 2.
Use "Sienna."
Ch 2, 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.

EARS
Make 2.
Use "Black."
Round 1: Start with a magic ring and 8 sc into ring. (8)
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around. (16)
Round 3: *(2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc), repeat from * around. (24)
Rounds 4-6 (3 rounds): Sc in each sc around. (24)
Round 7: (Dec1, sc in each of next 10 sc)twice. (22)
Rounds 8-11 (4 rounds): Sc in each sc around. (22)
Fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.
Do not stuff ears.

FRONT LEGS
Make 2.
Use "Sienna."
Rounds 1-9: Work same as for muzzle, but DO NOT fasten off or sl st after completing round 9.
Rounds 10-13 (4 rounds): Sc in each sc around. (19)
Round 14: Dec1, *(sc in next sc, dec1), repeat from * to last 2 sc, dec1. (12)
Sl st in next st and fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.

BACK LEGS
Make 2.
Use "Sienna."
Round 1: Start with a magic ring and 7 sc into ring. (7)
Round 2: 2 sc in ea sc around. (14)
Round 3: *(Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc), repeat from * around. (21)
Round 4: (2 sc in ea of next 2 sc, sc in next sc)3x, sc in ea remaining sc around. (27)
Round 5: Sc in ea sc around.
Round 6: (Sc in ea of next 3 sc, dec1)3x, sc in ea remaining sc around. (24)
Round 7: Sc in ea sc around.
Round 8: *(Sc in next 2 sc, dec1), repeat from * to last 2 sc, sc in ea of last 2 sc. (18)
Rounds 9-12 (4 rounds): Sc in ea sc around.
Round 13: *(Dec1, sc in next sc), repeat from * around. (12)
Sl st in next st and fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.

TAIL
Use "Black."
Round 1: Start with a magic ring and 5 sc into ring. (5)
Round 2: Sc in ea of next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc. (6)
Round 3: Sc in ea sc around.
Round 4: Sc in ea of next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc. (7)
Round 5: Sc in ea sc around.
Round 6: Sc in ea of next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc. (8)
Round 7: Sc in ea sc around.
Round 8: Sc in ea of next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc. (9)
Round 9: Sc in ea sc around.
Sl st in next st and fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.




August 1, 2014

College Tote Bag




 
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Finished size: approx. 16 inches wide, 12 inches tall / 40 cm wide, 30 cm tall (without straps)

Materials:

  • 4 skeins of Lily Sugar 'n Cream Denim “Indigo”
  • 4 skeins of Lily Sugar 'n Cream “Jute”
  • 2 skeins each of Lily Sugar 'n Cream “Soft Ecru” and “Warm Brown”
  • size I (5.5mm) crochet hook
  • yarn needle

Instructions:

Whenever possible, work in the loose ends of yarn as you go.

MAIN BAG

Holding two strands of “Indigo” together, ch 52.

Round 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across, work 3 hdc in last ch. Hdc in back of each ch across, work 3 hdc in last st. Join to top of beginning ch 2 with a sl st.

Rounds 2-4 (3 rounds): Ch 2, hdc in each hdc around, working an increase of 4 sts per round. Join to top of beginning ch 2 with a sl st.

Rounds 5-14 (10 rounds): Ch 2, hdc in each hdc around. Join to top of beginning ch 2 with a sl st. Fasten off “Indigo.”

Round 15: Holding two strands together, attach “Jute.” Ch 2, hdc in each st around. Join to top of beginning ch 2 with a sl st. Fasten off “Jute.”

Round 16: Holding two strands together, attach “Warm Brown.” Ch 1, sc in each st around. Join to top of beginning ch 1 with a sl st. Fasten off “Warm Brown.”

Round 17: Holding two strands together, attach “Soft Ecru.” Ch 2, hdc in each st around. Join to top of beginning ch 2 with a sl st. Fasten off “Soft Ecru.”

Round 18: Repeat rounds 15 and 16.

Round 19: Holding two strands together, attach “Soft Ecru.” Ch 1, sc in each st around. Join to top of beginning ch 1 with a sl st. Fasten off “Soft Ecru.”

Repeat rounds 15-19 three more times.

Repeat rounds 15 and 16.

Sl st in each st around.

Fasten off and weave in end.

LOOPS (FOR STRAPS)
Make 4.
Holding two strands of “Indigo” together, ch 26.
Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch.
Fasten off “Indigo.”
Attach one strand of “Soft Ecru” by pulling up a loop through the last 2 loops of the last st worked.
Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. Sl st in each st across.
Sl st approx. 3 sts down side (to get the yarn the other side of the piece).
Ch 1, sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. Sl st in each st across.
Fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.

STRAPS
Make 2.
Holding two strands of “Jute” together and leaving a long beginning tail of yarn for sewing later, ch 8.
Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn.
Work “Sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn.” until strap measures approx. 22 inches (Approx. 86 rows total).
Fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.

ASSEMBLY
Sew strap loops in place on main bag, 2 per side.
Take one strap and thread the end through one of the strap loops, then fold it over and sew the strap securely to itself. Repeat for each strap loop.
Secure and weave in all loose ends of yarn.

February 25, 2014

Kodama Tree Spirit



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Finished Size: approx. 4 inches / 10 cm tall

Materials:
  • Lion Brand Vanna's Choice in White and Black
  • Size G (4mm) crochet hook
  • Size F (3.75mm) crochet hook
  • stuffing
  • poly-pellets (optional)
  • yarn needle

NOTES:
  • Instead of crocheting the eyes, you may also use pieces of felt, if you choose (or if you simply don't have any black yarn available). Or, if you prefer, use 12mm (or even one 9mm eye and one 12mm eye for that "uneven" look that Kodama have) black safety eyes, place them off off-kilter and/or just omit the mouth altogether.
  • I did not add stuffing to the arms or legs.

Instructions:

EYE 1
With black yarn and size F (3.75mm) hook, ch 2.
6 sc in second ch from hook. Sl st in first sc, ch 1.
2 sc in ea sc around. Sl st in first sc.
Fasten off, leaving a length for sewing.

EYE 2
With black yarn and size F (3.75mm) hook, ch 2.
6 sc in second ch from hook. Sl st in first sc.
Fasten off, leaving a length for sewing.

HEAD & BODY
With white yarn and size G (4mm) hook, start with a magic ring.
5 sc into ring.
2 sc in ea sc around. (10)
(2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc)around. (15)
(2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc)around. (20)
(2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc)around. (25)
(2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc)around. (30)
Sc in ea sc around for 6 rounds.
(Dec1, sc in next 4 sc)around. (25)
Sc in ea sc around.
(Dec1, sc in next 3 sc)around. (20)
(Dec1, sc in next 2 sc)around. (15)
At this point, attach safety eyes (if you are using those) and begin to add stuffing.
Continue to add stuffing as you close up the head.
(Dec1, sc in next sc)around. (10)
Dec1 until 6 sts remain. (6)
2 sc in ea sc around. (12)
(Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc)around. (18)
(Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc)around. (24)
Sc in ea sc around for 9 rounds.
(Sc in next 2 sc, dec1)around. (18)
At this point, begin to add stuffing.
Continue to add stuffing throughout remaining rounds. (If available, you may want to add poly-pellets to help keep the Kodama from tipping over. The pellets will add weight to the base and help it sit upright.)
(Sc in next sc, dec1)around. (12)
Dec1 around. (6)
Fasten off and thread yarn through remaining sts.
Pull tight and secure the yarn end.

ARMS
Make 2.
Using white yarn and size G (4mm) hook, start with a magic ring.
4 sc into ring.
2 sc in ea sc around. (8)
Sc in each sc around for 8 rounds. (8)
(Dec1, sc in next 2 sc)twice. (6)
Sl st in next sc.
Fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.

LEGS
Make 2.
Using white yarn and size G (4mm) hook, start with a magic ring.
Ch 1, 5 sc into ring. (5)
2 sc in ea sc around. (10)
Sc in ea sc around for 3 rounds.
Dec1, sc in next 8 sc. (9)
Sc in ea sc around. (9)
Dec1, sc in next 7 sc. (8)
Dec1 around. (4)
Fasten off and thread yarn through remaining sts.
Pull tight and secure the yarn end.

ASSEMBLY
Sew the eyes to the head.
Embroider mouth over 1 sc space on the head.
Sew the arms to the sides of the body. (Use photos as a guide for placement.)
Sew the legs side by side to the front of the body, positioning them so that they help keep the Kodama sitting upright.