Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Giraffe

This amigurumi standing Giraffe is made mostly of one piece measuring 18cm tall




You can find him on my Ravelry store

Monday, 29 May 2017

Mini Sheep

This mini Sheep is similar to my hedgehog design which can also be found on this blog.





You will need:
  • Crochet hook
  • Yarn needle 
  • Yarn - (Approx 85m)
  • Black embroidery thread for eyes and face 
  • 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)
  • DC - Double crochet 
  • ST - Stitch 
  • FLO - Front loop only 
  • BLO - Back loop only 
  • SLST - Slip stitch 
  • 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






Head and body
1.
Starting in brown - MC (6)
2.
*Inc * (12)
3.
*1sc, inc * (18)
4.
*2sc, inc * (24)
5-9.
24sc (24)
10.
*2sc, dec * (18)
11.
*1sc, dec * (12)
12.
Change to cream – BLO – *1sc, inc * (18)
13.
BLO – 6sc, inc x6, 6sc (24)
14.
BLO – 6sc, *inc, sc *x6, 6sc (30)
15.
BLO – 8sc, *inc, 2sc * x6, 4sc (36)
16-24.
BLO – 36sc (36)
25.
BLO - *4sc, dec * (30)
26.
BLO - *3sc, dec * (24)
27.
BLO - *2sc, dec * (18)
28.
BLO - *1sc, dec * (12)
29.
*dec* (6)

FO and close hole.



Fleece
Do the fleece before adding the feet and ears.
Join yarn to the first cream stitch on the head using the FLO left over from making the body.
*2sc into the 1st stitch, 3dc into the next st * repeat this on alternate rounds around the sheep until you have 4 rounds left, then do every round until the end.



Feet x4
1.
MC (6)
2-4.
6sc (6)

FO leaving yarn tail for sewing to body.



Ears x2
1.
MC (4)
2.
Do not join the MC. Ch 1 and turn. 1sc into each st. Slst into centre of MC

Fo leaving yarn tail for sewing to body.



Friday, 26 May 2017

Chinchilla

This amigurumi Chinchilla is one piece measuring 22cm from nose to tail and 2cm tall.





You can find him in my Ravelry store