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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Free amigurumi pattern: Polar Bearling


Polar Bearling
Worsted Weight Yarn Colors:
White-one skein or less
Black-small amounts

Other Supplies:
F/5 (3.75 MM) crochet hook
Yarn or tapestry needle
Scissors
Stitchmarkers
Polyester Fiberfill

Ears
Use white. Make 2.
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: Inc 6 (12 sts)
Rnd 3: (Inc, Sc 3) rep 3 times (15 sts)
Rnd 4: (Dec, Sc 3) rep 3 times (12 sts)
Rnd 5: (Dec, Sc) rep 4 times (8 sts)
Finish off, leaving bottom open.  Set aside. The open end will be attached to the head later on.
Legs
Use white. Make 2.
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: Inc 6 (12 sts)
Rnd 3: (Inc 3, Sc 3) rep 2 (18 sts)
Rnd 4: Sc 18 (18 sts)
Rnd 5: Sc 9, Dec 3, Sc 3 (15 sts)
Rnd 6: Sc 7, Dec 4 (11 sts)
Rnds 7-10: 11 sts
Stuff.
Rnd 11: Dec 5, Sc 1
Finish off.  Set aside.
Arms
Use white. Make 2.
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: Inc 6 (12 sts)
Rnds 3-6: Sc 12 (12 sts)
Rnd 7: Dec 3, Sc 6 (9 sts)
Rnd 8: Inc 3, Sc 6 (12 sts)
Rnd 9: Sc 12 (12 sts)
Stuff.
Rnd 10: Dec 6 (6 sts)
Finish off.  Set aside.
Tail
Use white.
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: (Inc, Sc 2) rep 2 (8 sts)
Rnd 3: Sc 8 (8 sts)
Finish off, leaving bottom open.  Set aside.
Head
Use white.
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: Inc 6 (12 sts)
Rnds 3: (Inc, Sc 2) rep 4 times (16 sts)
Rnds 4-5: Sc 16 (16 sts)
Rnd 6: (Inc, Sc 3) rep 4 times (20 sts)
Rnd 7: Sc 5, Inc 15 (35 sts)
Rnd 8: Sc 5, (Inc, Sc 2) rep 3 times, Sc 12 (Inc, Sc 2) rep 3 times (41 sts)
Rnd 9: Sc 5, (Dec, Sc 4) rep 6 times (35 sts)
Rnds 10-12: Sc 35 (35 sts)
Rnd 13: (Dec, Sc 3) rep 7 times (28 sts)
Rnd 14: (Dec, Sc 2) rep 7 times (21 sts)
Rnd 15: (Dec, Sc) rep 7 times (14 sts)
Use black yarn to stitch a mouth and make French knot eyes. Stuff.  You can sew on the ears now, but I waited until the bear was done for better positioning.
Rnd 16: Dec 7 (7 sts)
Finish off.  Set aside.
Body
Use white. Starting at the bottom:
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: Inc 6 (12 sts)
Rnds 3: Inc 12 (24 sts)
Rnd 4: (Inc, Sc 5) rep 4 times (28 sts)
Rnd 5: (Inc 2, Sc 5) rep 4 times (36 sts)
Rnds6-7: Sc 36 (36 sts)
Rnd 8: (Dec, Sc 4) rep 6 times (30 sts)
Rnd 9: Sc 30 (30 sts)
Rnd 10: (Dec, Sc 3) rep 6 times (24 sts)
Rnd 11: Sc 24 (24 sts)
Rnd 12: (Dec, Sc 2) rep 6 times (18 sts)
Rnd 13: (Dec, Sc) rep 6 times (12 sts)
Stuff.  Sew to bottom of the head.  Sew the arms and legs to opposite sides of the body; I lined up the pieces and used a double strand of yarn drawn back and forth through all three segments (limb, body, limb) to leave the limbs moveable. Sew the tail to the lower back so the bear will sit.
Leg Detail


All designs on this blog are my original work.  Please do not sell these patterns.  Feel free to sell items made from these patterns  if you credit me as designer.


Monday, January 7, 2013

Fairy Garden-Tree and Stump


Mad Crochet Lab is having a fairy garden crochet-a-long at http://madcrochetlab.com/mad-cal-fairy-theme/. I worked up these patterns for week one.


Fairy Garden Tree and Stump
Worsted Weight Yarn Colors:
Green-one skein or less
Brown-one skein or less
Beige-small amounts

Other Supplies:
F/5 (3.75 MM) crochet hook
Yarn or tapestry needle
Scissors
Stitchmarkers
Polyester Fiberfill

Tree Stump
Use brown yarn.
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook
Row 2: Inc 6 (12 sts)
Row 3: Inc 12 (24 sts)
Row 4: (Sc 5,then all in the same stitch and in the front loop only: Sc 1, Ch 5, Sc 4 (starting in the 2nd ch from the hook) back down the ch to form one of the roots, Sc 1 back in the original stitch to anchor the root to the original Rnd 3 st. I would highly recommend using a stitch marker to mark the unused back loop of the front loop only stitches, as we will be using those in the next round). Repeat this entire process 4 times.
Row 5: Sc 24, using the marked back loops for every sixth sc (24 sts)
Row 6: (Dec, Sc 2) rep 6 times (18 sts)
Row 7: Sc 18 (18 sts)
Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing on the trunk top.
Trunk Top
Use beige yarn.
Rnd 1: Sc 5 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc 5 in 2nd ch from hook
Row 2: Inc 5 (10 sts)
Row 3: (Inc, Sc 2) rep 5 times  (15 sts)
Fasten off and weave in ends. Stuff the trunk and set the top just inside the top of the trunk.  Sew around the top row of the trunk and the outer row of the top to attach the two.
Tree
Use brown yarn.
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook
Row 2: Inc 6 (12 sts)
Row 3: Inc 12 (24 sts)
Row 4: (Sc 5,then all in the same stitch and in the front loop only: Sc 1, Ch 5, Sc 4 (starting in the 2nd ch from the hook) back down the ch to form one of the roots, Sc 1 back in the original stitch to anchor the root to the original Rnd 3 st. I would highly recommend using a stitch marker to mark the unused back loop of the front loop only stitches, as we will be using those in the next round). Repeat this entire process 4 times.
Row 5: Sc 24, using the marked back loops for every sixth sc (24 sts)
Row 6: (Dec, Sc 2) rep 6 times (18 sts)
Rows 7-11: Sc 18 (18 sts)
Row 12: In the front loops only (Inc, Sc 2) rep 6 times (24 sts)
Row 13: : (All in the same stitch: Sc 1, Ch 5, Sc 4 (starting in the 2nd ch from the hook) back down the ch to form one of the branches, Sc 1 back in the original stitch to anchor the branch to the original Rnd 12 st. Sc 5). Rep 4 times.
Finish off and weave in ends.
Tree Top
Use green yarn.
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook
Row 2: Inc 6 (12 sts)
Row 3: Inc 12 (24 sts)
Row 4: (Inc, Sc 1) rep 12 times (36 sts)
Row 5: ((Inc, Sc 2) rep 3 times, Sc 9) rep 2 times (42 sts)
Row 6: (Dec, Sc 5) rep 6 times (36 sts)
Rows 7-9: Sc 36 (36 sts)
Row 10: (Dec, Sc 4) rep 6 times (30 sts)
Row 11: (Dec, Sc 3) rep 6 times (24 sts)
Row 12: (Dec, Sc 2) rep 6 times  (18 sts)
Row 13: (Dec, Sc) rep 6 times (12 sts)
Stuff.
Row 14: Dec 6 (6 sts)
Finish off and weave in ends.  Sew the Tree Top to the Tree with green yarn, making sure you secure the branches around the Tree Top.


Thursday, January 3, 2013

Just in case you get bored...

...you should join me at the Mad Crochet Lab blog for a fairy garden crochet-a-long. Yes, I should be finishing all my other projects before I do one that's just for the fun of it, but let's face it, if I had an attention span that long I'd be crocheting full sized blankets instead of little amigurumi. If you crochet and want to join in, just follow the link. http://madcrochetlab.com/mad-cal-fairy-theme/ And be sure to "like" Mad Crochet Lab on Facebook if you're a social media type!