Thursday, 16 November 2017

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Hanging Robin

This little Robin is perfect for a christmas tree decoration


You will need:
  • Yarn needle 
  • 3mm crochet hook
  • Soft toy filling
  • DK Yarn
    • Approx. 10g each
Stitches and abbreviations used:
(I am from England but use US crochet terms)
  • MC - Magic circle/ring (sc unless otherwise specified)
  • Ch - Chain 
  • SC - Single crochet 
  • Inc - Increase stitch (2 single crochets into one stitch)
  • Dec - Decrease stitch (single crochet 2 stitches together)
  • ST - Stitch      
  • FLO – Front loop only
  • BLO – Back loop only
  • DC – Double crochet
  • HDC – Half double crochet
  • SLST - Slip stitch 
  • R – Round or Row
  • FO - finish off

Other things to note....
  • This is worked in continuous rounds. It is helpful to use a stitch marker to keep track
  • The number in ( ) at the end of each round indicates the total stitch count for that round
  • *  * indicates repeated series of stitches
  • Use invisible decreases for a neater finished product
  • Stitches in [ ]  are worked into one stitch
  • Remember to stuff the product as you work




Robin
Body – Brown
1.
MC (6)
2.
*inc * (12)
3.
*2sc, inc * (16)
4.
*3sc, inc * (20)
5.
*4sc, inc * (24)
6-9.
Sc (24)
10.
*5sc, inc * (28)
11.
Sc (28)
12.
*6sc, inc * (32)
13-17.
Sc (32) stuff the head adding more to the head and body until closing
18.
*6sc, dec * (28)
19.
*5sc, dec * (24)
20.
*2sc, dec * (18)
21.
*1sc, dec * (12)
22.
*dec * (6)




Belly Patch – Red
1.
MC (6)
2.
*Inc * (12)
3.
*1sc, inc * (18)
4.
*2sc, inc * (24)

FO – leaving yarn tail to sew to body




Wings x2 – Brown
1.
MC (4) – Do not join the mc
2.
Turn, ch 1, *inc *
3.
Turn, ch 1, *1sc, inc *
4.
Turn, ch 1, 12sc 

FO - Leaving yarn tail to sew to body. The rounded part faced inwards towards the belly patch




Tail – Brown
1.
MC (4) – Do not join the mc
2.
Turn, ch 1, *inc *
3.
Turn, ch 1, *1sc, inc *
4.
Turn, ch 1, *2sc, inc *

FO – Leaving yarn tail to sew to body. The rounded part faces downwards.

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Reindeer

Rudolph Reindeer   




You will need:
  • Yarn needle 
  • Soft toy filling.
  • 3mm crochet hook
  • 8mm safety eyes
  • DK Yarn
    • Approx. 170m
Stitches and abbreviations used:
(I am from England but use US crochet terms)
  • MC - Magic circle/ring (sc unless otherwise specified)
  • Ch - Chain 
  • SC - Single crochet 
  • Inc - Increase stitch (2 single crochets into one stitch)
  • Dec - Decrease stitch (single crochet 2 stitches together)
  • ST - Stitch 
  • HDC – Half double crochet
  • DC – Double Crochet                                      
  • SLST - Slip stitch 
  • BLO – Back Loop Only
  • FLO – Front Loop Only
  • R – Round or Row
  • FO - finish Off
Other things to note....
  • This is worked in continuous rounds. It is helpful to use a stitch marker to keep track.
  • The number in ( ) at the end of each round indicates the total stitch count for that round.
  • *  * indicates repeated series of stitches.
  • Use invisible decreases for a neater finished product.
  • Stitches in [ ]  are worked into one stitch.
  • Remember to stuff the product little and often as you work.




Head & Body – Medium Brown
1.
MC (6)
2.
*INC * (12)
3.
*1sc, inc * (18)
4.
*2sc, inc * (24)
5.
*3sc, inc * (30)
6.
*4sc, inc * (36)
7.
*5sc, inc * (42)
8.
*6sc, inc * (48)
9-17.
Sc (48)
18.
*6sc, dec * (42)
19.
*5sc, dec * (36)
20.
*4sc, dec * (30)
21.
*3sc, dec * (24)
22.
*2sc, dec * (18)
23.
Sc (18)
24.
sc (18)
25.
2sc, inc x3, 6sc, inc x3, 4sc (24) – The inc in this round will make the shoulder/sides of the body. Place eyes between R 10-11 and approx 7 stitches apart. 
26.
*3sc, inc * (30)
27.
*4sc, inc * (36)
28.
*5sc, inc * (42)
29-43.
Sc (42) – Stuff the piece and continue stuffing until closing.
 44.
*5sc, dec * (36)
45.
*4sc, dec * (30)
46.
*3sc, dec * (24)
47.
*2sc, dec * (18)
48.
*1sc, dec * (12)
49.
*dec * (6)

FO – add any extra stuffing needed. Close hole.




Feet & Legs x2 – Starting in Dark Brown
1.
MC (6)
2.
*INC * (12)
3.
*1sc, inc * (18)
4.
*2sc, inc * (24)
5.
BLO – SC (24)
6.
6sc, dec x6, 6sc (18)
7.
5sc, dec x4, 5sc (14)
8.
Change to medium brown – sc (14)
9-13.
Sc (14) – Stuff the piece until closing.
14.
*Dec, 5sc * (12)
15.
*Dec * (6)

FO close hole – Leaving yarn tail to sew the legs to the side of the body.


Thumbs x2 – Dark Brown
1.
MC (5)
2.
SC (5)

FO – Leaving yarn tail to close any gaps from joining.


Hands & Arms x2 – Starting in Dark Brown
1.
MC (6)
2.
Inc x5, 1sc (11)
3-4.
Sc (11)
5.
2sc, 5sc around the thumb, 9sc around the rest of the hand. (16)
6.
*2sc, dec * (12)
7.
*dec, 4sc * (10)
8.
Change to medium brown – sc (10)
9-14.
Sc (10) – start stuffing arms and hands lightly. Insure you do not over stuff as this will make the arms stick out from the body when sewn on.
15.
*dec * (5)

FO – close hole leaving yarn tail for sewing to body




Muzzle – Medium Brown
1.
MC (6)
2.
*inc * (12)
3.
1sc, inc x3, 3sc, inc x3, 2sc (18)
4.
2sc, inc x3, 6sc, inc x3, 4sc (24)
5.
3sc, inc, 1sc, inc, 1sc, inc, 7sc, inc, 1sc, inc, 1sc, inc, 4sc (30)
6-8.
Sc (30)
9.
*3sc, dec * (24)

FO – leaving yarn tail to sew to face. Stuff piece.




Nose – Red   
1.
MC (6)
2.
*inc * (12)

FO – Leaving yarn tail to sew to muzzle




Scarf – Red
1.
Ch 65
2.
Turn, starting in 4th ch from hook, 62 dc
3.
Turn, ch 2, 62hdc

FO – Leave yarn tail to tack to body if desired.




Antlers x2 – Dark Brown
1.
MC (6)
2.
*Inc, 1sc * (9)
3-10.
Sc (9)

FO – Leaving yarn tail to sew to head
The antlers pictured are left unstuffed, however you may wish to stuff them for extra support.



Side spikes on antlers x2 – Dark brown
1.
MC (6)
2-4.
Sc (6)

FO – leave yarn tail to sew onto main antler




Ears x2 – Medium Brown
1.
MC (4)
2.
*inc, 1sc * (6)
3.
*inc, 2sc * (8)
4.
*inc, 3sc * (10)
5.
*inc, 4sc * (12)
6-7.
Sc (12)
8.
Fold flat – 6sc through both sides to close.

FO – fold again and sew in half. Leaving yarn tail to sew to head.




Tail – Medium Brown
1.
MC (6)
2.
*INC * (12)
3-5.
Sc (12)
6.
*dec, 1sc * (8)

FO – stuff and sew to body with yarn tail