Sunday, December 5, 2010

Shelly the Egg Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Small amount of worsted weight yarn in your choice of color (I used Lion Brand Cotton in white)
Crochet hook, size F if you tend to have loose tension, G or H if you crochet tightly
Black embroidery thread and small amount of pink felt
Tapestry needle and embroidery needle

*This pattern is worked in the round. It is your choice to join or not to join your rounds. To join, simply finish the row, slipstitch to the first stitch that row, and chain one to begin next row. If you are not joining, do the first stitch of the next row, and use a stitch marker to mark it, so you don’t lose your place. ** indicate to repeat instructions all across that row.

Row 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch (6 st)
Row 2: 2sc in each st around (12 st)
Row 3: *sc, 2sc in next stitch* around (18 st)
Row 4: *sc in 2 st, 2sc in 3rd st* around (24 st)
Row 5: *sc in 3 st, 2sc in 4th st* around (30 st)
Row 6: sc around
Row 7: sc around
Row 8: *sc in 4 sts, 2sc in 5th st* around (36 st)
Rows 9-12: sc around
Row 13: *sc in 4 sts, sc2tog (a decrease) in 5th st* (30 st)
Rows 14 and 15: sc around
Row 16: *sc in 3 st, sc2tog in 4th st* (24 st)
Rows 17 and 18: sc around ***now would be a good time to start stuffing!***
Row 19: *sc in 2 st, sc2tog in 3rd st* (18 st)
Row 20: *sc, sc2tog* (12 st)
Row 21: sc2tog all around. Finish off, use tapestry needle and weave tail in and out of remaining stitches and pull closed. Weave end through stitches on body to hide.

Tips for Embroidering the Face:
·        The backstitch would be easiest to make the face. When you start, leave a tail sticking out of where you first inserted the needle. When you’re finished embroidering the face, end on the same point as where you started. Tie the two ends in a knot, and use a super small crochet hook (like a D) to pull the two ends into the body to hide.
·        Use a button to trace round circles on the pink felt. I just simply glued them onto the face; Elmer’s glue works surprisingly well if you let it sit completely still until it’s all dried.

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