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Sparky the Dog Pattern

24 Mar

As promised, although a little later than promised, here’s Sparky the Dog. He’s an adorable 5 inches tall when worked in worsted weight yarn (my preference is simply soft) and about 7 inches long. The color requirements for him are a lot of white yarn, a medium amount of brown, and a small amount of black for eyes and a nose. You’ll need a tapestry or yarn needle, some bobby pins, and your favorite medium-to-small sized hook.

I had a few issues with getting pictures from my phone to the computer and then into the right format, so the posting was delayed a day longer. But he has arrived. Next will be the Winnie the Pooh pattern I promised someone. But, I already gave my Winnie to its buyer, and am waiting at the moment for that person to send me a picture of him. In the mean time, you can have fun making Sparky, as inspired by this dog here:

Head (work in rounds: start with white)

make a magic circle.

1. sc 6 in mc (6)

2. sc 2 in eac sc  (12)

3. *sc, sc 2 in next sc* x6 (18)

4. *sc, sc, sc 2 in next sc* x6 (24)

5. *sc, sc, sc, sc 2 in next sc* x6 (30)

6. *sc, sc, sc, sc, sc 2 in next sc* x6 (36)

7-9. work even (36)

10. switch to brown *sc, sc, sc, sc, sc2tog* x6 (30)

11. *sc, sc, sc, sc2tog* x6 (24)

12. *sc, sc, sc2tog* x6 (18)

stuff

13. *sc, sc2tog* x6 (12)

14. sc2tog x6 (6)

fo, sew hole closed

nose (work in here is where my computer froze and consequently I was really grateful for automatic save-to-drafting rounds. This will be worked half a row brown, half a row white, with the exact color changes up to the crocheter’s discretion)

make a magic loop

1. sc 6 in mr (6)

2. 2 sc in each sc (12)

3. *sc, 2 sc in next sc* x6 (18)

4. *sc, sc, 2 sc in next sc* x6 (24)

5-9. work even (24)

fo leave reasonable length of tail of both brown and white for sewing. (you’ll need to sew with white on the white side and brown on the brown)

Ears (work in rows with brown) (make 2)

When starting the ears, leave a long piece of tail before the slip knot. The reason for this will be explained in the assembly section.

1. ch 7 (7)

2. sc in second chain from hook, 2 sc in next ch, sc in next 2 ch, 2 sc in next ch, sc in next ch. (8)

3. ch 1, turn. sc in firt sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc. (1o)

4. ch 1, turn. sc in each sc across. (10)

5. ch 1, turn. sc2tog, sc in next 6 sc, sc2tog (8)

6. ch 1, turn. sc2tog, sc in next 4 sc, sc2tog (6)

7. ch 1, turn. sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog (4)

8. ch 1, turn. sc2tog, sc2tog (2)

9. ch1, turn. sc2tog. (1)

fo, leave long tail for sewing. both tails will be used.

a little chart to help with the mass of words:

hopefully that makes it make more sense. it’s not the best of charts.

Body (work in rounds, and all white {unless there’s a particular dog you’re imitating, then feel free to add spots as you like. this particular dog just happens to be white on his body})(the side of the body with the decreases will be the belly and chest, and the side with none will be the back.)

magic ring

1. sc 6 in mr (6)

2. sc 2 in each sc  (12)

3. *sc, sc 2 in next sc* x6 (18)

4. *sc, sc, sc 2 in next sc* x6 (24)

5. *sc, sc, sc, sc 2 in next sc* x6 (30)

6. *sc, sc, sc, sc, sc 2 in next sc* x6 (36)

7-12. work even (36)

13. sc in next 14, dec, sc, dec, sc, dec, sc in next 14 (33)

14. sc in next 12, dec, sc, dec, sc, dec, sc in next 13 (30)

15-23. work even (30)

24. *sc, sc, sc, sc2tog* x6 (24)

25. *sc, sc, sc2tog* x6 (18)

stuff

26. *sc, sc2tog* x6 (12)

27. sc2tog x6 (6)

fo, sew hole closed

Front legs (worked in round, white, and with the same notions the body came with about color. in this case, the front of the legs will be where the decreases are.)

magic ring

1. sc 6 in mr (6)

2. sc 2 in eac sc  (12)

3. *sc, sc 2 in next sc* x6 (18)

4. work even. (18)

5. sc in next 3 sc, sc2tog x6, sc in next 3 sc (12)

6-15. work even (12)

Back legs (with the exact same notions as the front legs)

magic ring

1. sc 6 in mr (6)

2. sc 2 in eac sc  (12)

3. *sc, sc 2 in next sc* x6 (18)

4. work even. (18)

5. sc in next 3 sc, sc2tog x6, sc in next 3 sc (12)

6-13. work even (12)

14. *sc, sc, 2 sc in next sc* (18)

15-16. work even (18)

Tail (work in your own color choice — I chose white for this dog.)( rounds)

Magic ring

1. 4 sc in mr (4)

2. *sc, 2sc in next sc* x2 (6)

3. *sc, sc, 2sc in next sc* x2 (8)

4. *sc, sc, sc, 2 sc in next sc* x2 (10)

5. *sc, sc, sc, sc, 2 sc in next sc* x2 (12)

6-8. work even. (12)

9. dec, sc in next 8 sc, dec (10)

10. dec, sc in next 6 sc, dec (8)

fo. leave semi-long tail for sewing.

Assembly.

The assembly of this little critter is a little bit different from some other amigurumi. Let’s start with the head. You’ll notice this is a ball. Tilt the ball so that the spot sits at a pleasing angle. The spot should take up about three-fifths of the face. Put a wad of stuffing into the nose (I like to roll the stuffing into a little ball before putting it in so it stays together while sewing). Position the nose a little tiny bit below center of the face, and pin in place with 2-4 bobby pins to hold it nice and straight while sewing. Take the brown yarn end, and sew the brown side of the nose down, plus two or three stitches on the white half. Take the white yarn end, and sew the white side of the nose down, plus two or three stitches on the brown half. Take out bobby pins.

Now bobby-pin an ear on, at a slight angle. Look at a dog or picture of a dog if you’re having trouble with the angle. sew the ear on with the end closer to the base of the ear. With the end at the tip of the ear, weave the thread through the forward-most edge of the ear towards the bottom. Pull slightly to make the ear bend a bit forward, in a jack-russel like manner. Repeat with ear number two.

This is the last hard part: sewing the head onto the body. Pick up body. Situat body so the flat side is facing up, and the fatter chest end is towards you. Put head on top of body, and squish down so that enough of the head and body touch for a reasonable neck. Bobby-pin all the way around. While sewing, make sure to keep in mind that the head and body need to look like they’re connected. It’s alright if you sew around a couple of times, as I sure did.

That’s the last hard part of the dog. The rest is smooth sailing. Stuff and sew on legs and tail. Embroider face with black. Add a bit of liveliness by putting white dots in eyes to symbolize light reflecting. Have fun. It’s done and should look like this:

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Penguin pattern

15 Feb

Mr. Penguin is my first self-made pattern! I think he’s quite adorable . Mc stands for magic ring; sc2tog is for single-crochet two together. The color changes are up to your own judgement. Have fun!

Head: rounds:  

1: mc. 6 sc in mc

2: 2 sc in each sc (12)

3: *sc, 2 sc in next sc*x6 (18)

4: *sc, sc, 2 sc in next sc* x6 (24)

5:*sc, sc, sc, 2 sc in next sc* x6 (30)  

6: sc in each sc (30)

7: *sc, sc, sc, sc, 2 sc in next sc* x6 (36)

8: sc in each sc (36)

9: *sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, 2 sc in next sc* x6 (42)

 10: sc in each sc (42)

 11: *sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc2tog* x6 (36)

12: *sc, sc, sc, sc, sc2tog* x6 (30)

13: *sc, sc, sc, sc2tog* x6 (24)  if using plastic eyes, put in now. stuff, do not bind off. continue with body.

14-18: sc in each sc (24)

19: *sc, sc, sc, 2 sc in next sc* x6 (30) 

20-23: sc in each sc (30)

24: *sc, sc, sc, sc, 2 sc in next sc* x6 (36)

25-27: sc in each sc (36)

28: *sc, sc, sc, sc, sc2tog* x6 (30)

29: *sc, sc, sc, sc2tog* x6 (24)

30: *sc, sc, sc2tog* x6 (18) stuff body.

31: *sc, sc2tog* x6 (12) 

32: *sc2tog* x6 (6) bind off. sew hole closed. work in thread.

wings: rounds:  

1: mc. 6 sc in mc (6)

2: 2sc in each sc (12)

3: *sc, 2 sc in next sc* x6 (18)

4: *sc, sc, 2 sc in next sc* x6 (24)

5-10: in each sc (24)

11: *sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc2tog* x3 (21)

12:sc in each sc (21)

13: *sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc2tog* x3 (18) 

14: sc in each sc (18) do not stuff. bind off. repeat for the second wing.

feet rounds:

1:mc. 6 sc in mc (6)

2: 2 sc in each sc (12)

3: *sc, 2 sc in next sc*x6 (18)  

4: *sc, sc2tog* x6 (12) stuff LIGHTLY.

5: *sc2tog* x6 (6) sew hole closed. repeat for second foot.

beak rounds:

1: mc. 6 sc in mc (6)

2: *sc, 2 sc in next sc* x3 (9)

3: *sc, sc, 2 sc in next sc* x3 (12)  

4: *sc, sc, sc, 2 sc in next sc* x3 (15)

5: *sc, sc, sc, sc, 2 sc in next sc* x3 (18) stuff and flatten lightly when sewing on to make it look beak-like.

Putting it all together:

Do not stuff wings. Sew on really close to neck.  Stuff beak and sew on, stuff feet and sew on, and give him some eyes.  You’re done!

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Koala Pattern

15 Feb

This pattern is a direct copy from my other blog. The penguin pattern I didn’t put directions to on my other blog, so I re-wrote it entirely, but this one is just copied (I want to add one thing, though. Go Sven Kramer! Congrats on gold for the Dutch!):

1st off: congrats, Alexandre Bilodeau for winning gold on Moguls! Gold for the Canadians!!!

2nd:My (sorta) friend asked me to make a koala for her (and 5 others, whose pictures I will post later, perhaps with pattern if I can’t find one that already exists). Here he is! I think he’s ultra cute. As soon as he was finished, he was dubbed “Frederic” by my little sister, and so “Frederic the Koala” he is. I had a lot of trouble finding a pattern for this little guy, so eventually I made my own. If you want your own little Frederic, make the pattern I’ll post here!

Head: rounds: (work in tan or gray)

1: mc, sc 6 in mc (6)

2:2 sc in each sc (12)

3:* sc, 2 sc in next sc* x6 (18)

4:*sc, sc, 2 sc in next sc* x6 (24)

5: *sc, sc, sc, 2 sc in next sc* x6 (30)

6: *sc, sc, sc, sc, 2 sc in next sc* x6 (36)

7: *sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, 2 sc in next sc* x6 (42)

8: *sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, 2 sc in next sc* x6 (48)

9-12: sc in each sc (48)

13: *sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc2tog* x6 (42)

14: *sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc2tog* x6 (36)

15: *sc, sc, sc, sc, sc2tog* x6 (30)

16: *sc, sc, sc, sc2tog* x6 (24)

17: *sc, sc, sc2tog* x6 (18)

18: *sc, sc2tog* x6 (12)

19: *sc, 2 sc in next sc* x6 (this starts the Body) (18) (stuff head)

20: *sc, sc, 2 sc in next sc* x6 (24)

21: *sc, sc, sc, 2 sc in next sc* x6 (30)

22-28: sc in each sc (30)

29: *sc, sc, sc, sc2tog* x6 (24)

30: *sc,  sc, sc2tog* x6 (18) (stuff the body)

31: *sc, sc2tog* x6 (12)

32: *sc2tog* x6 (6) (sew closed the body, fasten off)

Arms ( make 2) rounds: (work in body/head color)

1: mc, 6 sc in mc (6)

2: 2 sc in each sc (12)

3: *sc, sc, 2 sc in next sc* x4 (16)

4-5: sc in each sc (16)

6: *sc, sc, sc2tog* x6 (12)

7: sc in each sc (12) (fasten off, leave long tail for sewing) (stuff)

Legs (make 2) rounds: (work in head/body color)

1: mc, 6 sc in mc (6)

2: *sc, 2 sc in next sc* x6 (12)

3: *sc, sc, 2 sc in next sc* x6 (18)

4-5: sc in each sc (18)

6: *sc, sc2tog* x6 (12) (fasten off. leave long tail for sewing.) (stuff)

Ears (make 2) rows:  (start with white)

1: mc, 5 sc in mc (5)

2: ch 1, turn. 2 sc in each sc (10)

3: ch 1, turn. 2 sc in each sc (20)

4: change to head/body color. ch1, turn. *sc, 2 sc in next sc* x6 (30) (fasten off, leave LONG tail for sewing)

Putting it all together:

Sew arms to the sides, and feet to the front-side, using picture as reference if needed. Sew on the ears:spread the inside edge of the ear, run along inside once fastening in all extraneous yarn from yarn changes and starting. Pin in place (bobby pins are my favorite for this), and sew in place. Use white (to tie in the ears to the rest of the koala), dark brown, and optionally black for the face. Have fun with this part! Weave in all ends and you have your very own koala!

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