Friday, March 30, 2012

New Pattern: Little Hoppy Creature (mini)

Here is a new pattern just in time for Easter.  It is very simple and requires only a small amount of yarn, so even if the Easter Bunny is running behind this year it should be easily completed in time for the holiday.  This is a perfect project for beginners.  Yarn weight is not really important.  Just match the yarn weight with the hook size and you should be set.  You want fairly tight stitches when doing  any amigurumi project so keep that in mind when choosing your materials.  I used a local acrylic yarn that they make here in Egypt.  The weight of the yarn is not specified but it is probably closest to sports weight yarn.  I made these using a size E hook.

Feel free to comment and let me know what you think.  I also love seeing other people's projects so please post photos of your little creatures on Ravelry.  If you like this patterns please check out the side bar for other little creature patterns.  I hope you enjoy!

E or F hook
Sport weight or worsted weight yarn in two colors (white for tail and color of choice for body)
embroidery thread or yarn to sew on eyes (small buttons or safety eyes if you can find them)
poly-fil or stuffing of choice
yarn needle

sc- single crochet
inc- increase or single crochet twice into one stitch
sc2tog- single crochet two together
ch- chain
hdc- half double crochet

Row 1:  Start by making 6 sc into a magic ring (6)
Row 2:  Increase into each stitch (12)
Row 3:  *sc, inc * around (18)
Row 4:  sc in back loops only around (18)
Rows 5-11:  sc in all stitches around (18) 
Row 12:  *sc, sc2tog* around (12)
Sew on eyes and stuff firmly
Row 13:  sc2tog a total of 6 times (6)
Fasten off, close hole, and weave in ends.
Ears (make 2)
Ch 9
hdc into one loop of the second stitch from the hook. Continue the hdc until you reach the end for a total of 8 hdc.  Fasten off leaving a long tail.  Sew ears to the body.
Row 1:  Start by making 6 sc into a magic ring (6)
Row 2:  Increase into each stitch (12)
Row 3:  sc2tog a total of 6 times (6)
Fasten off and sew the tail onto the body 

That is all there is too it.

Hoppy Easter!


1 comment:

  1. Very cute! I love the fluffy white tails. Perfect!


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