Saturday, 26 August 2017

Monkey

This simple Monkey is free and easy to make





You will need:
  • Yarn needle 
  • Soft toy filling.
  • 3mm crochet hook
  • DK Yarn – Aprox. 120m
  • 6mm safety eyes
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
  • 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 little and often as you work
Body – Dark Brown
Stuff evenly as you go.
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)
8-15.
Sc (42)
16.
*5sc, dec * (36)
17.
*4sc, dec * (30)
18.
*3sc, dec * (24)
19.
*2sc, dec * (18)
20.
*1sc, dec * (12)
21.
*1sc, inc * (18)
22.
*2sc, inc * (24)
23-24.
Sc (24)
25.
*5sc, inc * (28)
26-27.
Sc (28)
28.
*6sc, inc * (32)
29-32.
Sc (32)
33.
*7sc, inc * (36)
34-36.
Sc (36)
37.
*8sc, inc * (40)
38-39.
Sc (40)
40.
*8sc, dec * (36)
41.
Sc (36)
42.
*4sc, dec * (30)
43.
*3sc, dec * (24)
44.
*2sc, dec * (18)
45.
*1sc, dec * (12)
46.
*dec * (6)

FO – close hole and hide yarn tail into body.




Arms x2 – Starting in Light Brown – Stuff the hand (light brown coloured section) only.
1.
MC (6)
2.
*INC * (12)
3.
*2sc, inc * (16)
4.
*dec * (8)
5.
Change to Dark Brown – sc (8)
6-18.
Sc (8)
19.
Fold flat – 4sc through both sides to close.

FO – Leave yarn tail to sew to body




Legs x2 - Starting in Light Brown – Stuff the foot (light brown coloured section) only.
1.
MC (6)
2.
*INC * (12)
3.
*1sc, inc * (18)
4.
*2sc, inc * (24)
5.
*dec * (12)
6.
*dec, 4sc * (10)
7.
Change to Dark Brown – sc (10)
8-22.
Sc (10)
23.
Fold flat – 5sc through both sides to close.

FO – Leave yarn tail to sew to body




Ears x2 – Dark brown
1.
MC (6)
2.
*INC * (12)
3-5.
Sc (12)
6.
*dec * (6)

FO – Leave yarn tail for sewing to body




Tail – Dark Brown
1.
MC (6)
2-20.
Sc (6)
21.
Fold flat. 3sc through both sides to close.

FO – Leave yarn tail for sewing to body




Eye Patches x2 – Light Brown
6mm safety eyes are used here and put through the centre of the eye patch MC, so if you wish to use these then you may need to make the MC of the eye patches a little looser to help push them through. I put these on last once the pattern is complete so they have no backs to them. They can be secured with glue if needed.
1.
MC (6)
2.
*INC * (12)

FO – leaving yarn tail to sew to body. Sew these on before the muzzle.




Muzzle – Light 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)
5-6.
Sc (24)
7.
7sc, 10hdc, 7sc (24) – note that the hdc section of this round and the round below will be at the bottom/neck part of the face to help it stick out from the face where the face is slanted inwards.
8.
8sc, 8hdc, 8sc (24)

FO – Leave long yarn tail for sewing to body. Stuff this section as you sew it to the body.




Friday, 30 June 2017

Stegosaurus

This Stegosaurus has a one piece body with sewing only required for the spikes.




You will need:
  • 3mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle 
  • DK Yarn (approx. 100m)
  • Black embroidery thread or 4mm safety eyes.
  • Soft toy filling
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 
  • SLST - Slip stitch 
  • FO - finish off
  • PC – Popcorn stitch – This pattern uses a 3sc pc stitch for each of the toes
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



Legs x4 –Green
1.
MC (6)
2.
*INC * (12)
3.
BLO – 3sc, pc, sc, pc, sc, pc, sc, pc, 2sc (12)
4.
SC skipping over the pc stitches from the previous round (8)
5-9.
8sc (8)
10.
1sc and slst into the first stitch. End the round here and cut yarn

Head, Body and Tail – Green
1.
MC (4)
2.
*INC * (8)
3.
*1sc, inc * (12)
4.
*5sc, inc * (14)
5.
*6sc, inc * (16)
6.
*7sc, inc * (18)
7.
*8sc, inc * (20)
8-9.
20sc (20)
10.
*8sc, dec * (18)
11.
*7sc, dec * (16)
12.
*6sc, dec * (14)
13.
*5sc, dec * (12)
14.
*2sc, inc * (16)
15.
*3sc, inc * (20)
16.
*4sc, inc * (24)
17.
*inc, 1sc * x4, 16sc (28)
18.
28sc (28)
19.
3sc, *inc, 1sc * x4, 17sc (32)
20.
20sc, 4sc through the inside of the 1st leg and body, 1sc into the body, 4sc through the inside of 2nd leg and body, 3sc into body (32) 

For all legs, join starting at the last sc stitched into the leg and skipping over the slst. This will ensure the toes point in the right direction.

21.
5sc, *inc, 1sc * x4, 7sc, 4sc through the outside of the 1st leg, 1sc into body, 4sc into the outside of the 2nd leg, 3sc into body (36)
22-23.
36sc (36)
24.
8sc, *inc, 1sc * x4, 20sc (40)
25-30.
40sc (40)
31.
10sc, *dec, 1sc * x4, 18sc (36)
32.
27sc, 4sc through the inside of the 3rd leg and body, 1sc into the body, 4sc through the inside of 4th leg and body (36)
33.
27sc, 4sc through the outside of the 3rd leg, 1sc into body, 4sc into the outside of the 4th leg, 3sc into body (36)
34.
8sc, *dec, 1sc * x4, 16sc (32)
35.
7sc, *dec, 1sc * x4, 13sc (28)
36.
5sc, *dec, 1sc * x4, 11sc (24)
37.
3sc, *dec, 1sc * x4, 9sc (20)
38.
1sc, *dec, 1sc * x4, 7sc (16)
39.
*6sc, dec * (14)
40.
Dec, 12sc (13)
41.
3sc, dec, 8sc (12)
42.
3sc, dec, 7sc (11)
43.
3sc, dec, 6sc (10)
44.
3sc, dec, 5sc (9)
45.
9sc (9)
46.
3sc, dec, 4sc (8)
47.
8sc (8)
48.
3sc, dec, 3sc (7)
49.
7sc (7)
50.
3sc, dec, 2sc (6)
51.
6sc (6)
52.
Dec, slst – FO and close hole.


Spikes x8 - Yellow
1.
MC (4)
2.
*INC * (8)
3.
*1sc, inc * (12)
4.
12sc (12)
5.
*dec, 4sc * (10)
6.
*dec, 3sc * (8)
7.
*dec, 2sc * (6)

Slst and FO. These are left unstuffed 
Sew spikes over back in two lines parallel to each other as shown in the picture.