Sunday, November 29, 2009

Critter Crunch's Smalls with Free Pattern

Smalls Pattern

Materials

1 skein worsted weight yellow yarn (sample was made with Bernat Satin: Sunrise)
1 skein worsted weight pale yellow yarn (sample was made with Bernat Satin: Banana)
Size E (3.5mm) crochet hook
Quilt batting (or your preferred stuffing material)
Black felt (a very small amount for nostrils)
Polymer clay in white
Light blue, dark blue and white acrylic paint

Body

With yellow 6 sc in magic ring
RND 1: work 2 sc in each st around. (12 stitches)
RND 2: *sc in first st, 2 sc in next st*, repeat around (18 stitches)
RND 3: *sc in first 2 st, 2 sc in next st*, repeat around (24 stitches)
RND 3: *sc in first 3 st, 2 sc in next st*, repeat around (30 stitches)
RND 5: *sc in first 4 st, 2 sc in next st*, repeat around (36 stitches)
RND 6: *sc in first 8 st, 2 sc in next st*, repeat around (40 stitches)
RND 7-9: sc in each st around (40 stitches)
RND 10: *sc in first 3 st, 2 sc in next st*, repeat around (50 stitches)
RND 11: *sc in first 4 st, 2 sc in next st*, repeat around (60 stitches)
RND 12-16: sc in each st around, (60 stitches
RND 17: *sc in first 4 st, dec over next two st*, repeat around (50 stitches)
RND 18: *sc in first 3 st, dec over next two st*, repeat around (40 stitches)
RND 19: *sc in first 2 st, dec over next two st*, repeat around (30 stitches)
RND 20: *sc in first 3 st, dec over next 2 st*, repeat around (24 stitches)
RND 21: *sc in first 2 st, dec over next 2 st*, repeat around (18 stitches)
RND 22: *sc in first st, dec over next 2 st*, repeat around (12 stitches)
Stuff body firmly.
RND 23: *dec over next 2 st*, repeat around (6 stitches)
Sl st into first into next st to finish off, weave yarn through these last 6 stitches and seal shut.

Stomach

With pale yellow 5 sc in magic ring
RND 1: work 2 sc in each st around. (10 stitches)
RND 2: *sc in first st, 2 sc in next st*, repeat around (15 stitches)
RND 3: *sc in first 2 st, 2 sc in next st*, repeat around (20 stitches)
RND 3: *sc in first 3 st, 2 sc in next st*, repeat around (25 stitches)
RND 5: *sc in first 4 st, 2 sc in next st*, repeat around (30 stitches)
Sl stitch into next stitch to finish off, leave long yarn tail for sewing

Feet (make 2)

With yellow 4 sc in magic ring
RND 1: work 2 sc in each st around. (8 stitches)
RND 2: *sc in first st, 2 sc in next st*, repeat around (12 stitches)
RND 3: *sc in first 2 st, 2 sc in next st*, repeat around (16 stitches)
RND 4-6: sc in each st around (16 stitches)
Sl stitch into next stitch. Don’t sew shut, leave long yarn tail for attaching to body.

Eyes (make 2)

Use pictures as a guideline. Cut white eye shape out of polymer clay. Try using a coin to flatten. After pieces have baked and cooled, apply a layer of white paint over whole front of eye. Let dry, then paint on larger dark blue circle, let dry. Paint middle light blue circle, let dry. Paint dark blue centre circle, let dry. Paint small white dots in top right corner of eye.


Assembly

Use pictures as a guideline. Whipstitch stomach to front of body. Stuff feet lightly and sew to body. (You may want to add a bit of extra stuffing to them just before you make your last couple of stitches to sew them to the body.) Use glue gun to attach eyes to body. Cut small round circles for nostrils from black felt and glue gun these to body.

As always, if you have any questions or find any problems in the pattern feel free to contact me by posting a comment. Also don't forget to check out my pattern for Biggs's son Smalls, along with my other free patterns that can be found in the left sidebar.

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