Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Easter Crochet-A-Long

Getting back into the swing of things - and nothing makes that easier than diving in head first and just going full stroke  (I've never been one to just tread water)...

There have been a ton of UFO's sitting around for the past 3 years.  As the hub would often tease, "my laboratory" looked more like a plushie chop shop.  Legs here, Arms there a Body left wherever...
So without further ado... let's do something with all those body parts..
an Easter Something...




What you will need to work this Project:
Red Heart® WW 4-Ply Yarn in a Main Color, a Contrast Color for Eyes/Nose, and 0311 White
poly-fil fiberfill
Size US G6/4.25mm crochet hook
Crochet Needle for sewing
Gallon Size Ziplock Bag to store your work

Special Stitches/Tutorials  to help you with this Pattern:
When Round Things Go FLAT - Tutorial Here:  When Round Things Go FLAT
I Hate Chain Starts!!!! - Tutorial Here: I Hate Chain Starts!!!!

Terms Used in this Pattern:
sc - single crochet
Inc - Increase (2 single crochet stitches in same stitch)
Dec - Decrease (2 single crochet stitches become 1 stitch)
st/sts - stitch(es)
rnd - round
nxt - next
lp/lps - loop(s)


This pattern is worked in continuous rounds unless otherwise noted.  Stuff your piece as you work as there are NO “stuff here” indicators present within the pattern instructions.

Leg/Foot  (Make 2) : 
with Main Color,
___ Rnd 1: Using either the [ch 2, begin work in 2nd st from hook] or [magic circle] method to begin project, 6 sc in st  (6 sts) 
___ Rnd 2: [Inc in nxt st] 6 times  (12 sts)
___ Rnd 3: [Inc in ea of nxt 3 sts, sc in ea of nxt 3 sts] twice  (18 sts)
___ Rnd 4: sc in ea of nxt 2 sts, Inc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 2 sts, Inc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 5 sts, Inc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 2 sts, Inc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 3 sts  (22 sts)
___ Rnds 5-8: sc in ea st around  (22 sts/ea rnd)
___ Rnd 9: [sc in ea of nxt 9 sts, Dec nxt 2 sts tog] twice  (20 sts)
___ Rnds 10-11: sc in ea st around  (20 sts/ea rnd)
___ Rnd 12: [sc in ea of nxt 8 sts, Dec nxt 2 sts tog] twice  (18 sts)
___ Rnd 13: sc in ea st around  (18 sts)
___ Rnd 14: [sc in ea of nxt 7 sts, Dec nxt 2 sts tog] twice  (16 sts)
___ Rnd 15: sc in ea st around  (16 sts)
___ Rnd 16: [sc in ea of nxt 6 sts, Dec nxt 2 sts tog] twice  (14 sts)
___ Rnd 17: sc in ea st around  (14 sts)
___ Rnd 18: [sc in ea of nxt 5 sts, Dec nxt 2 sts tog] twice  (12 sts)
___ Rnd 19: [sc in ea of nxt 4 sts, Dec nxt 2 sts tog] twice  (10 sts)
___ Rnd 20/Row:  sc in ea of nxt 5 sts, squeeze front and back pieces flat together - working through both thicknesses (4 lps total) sc across, closing the opening for a count of 5 sc.
Finish off.  Secure and weave in tail to hide.   Set aside, until both legs are worked.  Body cannot be worked until legs are complete.


(Rnd 20/Row - squeeze front  and back pieces together - pushing through BOTH sides)

(Rnd 20/Row - complete single crochet as usual)


(Rnd 20/Row - work across all stitches to end - creating 5 single crochet in a straight row

instead of 10 stitches as an open round)

(Rnd 20/Row - completed)

Arm (Make 2) : 
with Main Color, 
___ Rnd 1: Using either the [ch 2, begin work in 2nd st from hook] or [magic circle] method to begin project, 6 sc in st  (6 sts)
___ Rnd 2: [Inc in ea of nxt 2 sts, sc in nxt st] twice  (10 sts)
___ Rnd 3: [sc in nxt st, Inc in ea of nxt 2 sts, sc in ea of nxt 2 sts] twice  (14 sts)
___ Rnd 4: [sc in ea of nxt 6 sts, Inc in nxt st] twice  (16 sts)
___ Rnds 5-7: sc in ea st around  (16 sts/ea rnd)
___ Rnd 8: [sc in ea of nxt 6 sts, Dec nxt 2 sts tog] twice  (14 sts)
___ Rnd 9: sc in ea st around  (14 sts)
___ Rnd 10: [sc in ea of nxt 5 sts, Dec nxt 2 sts tog] twice  (12 sts)
___ Rnd 11: sc in ea st around  (12 sts)
___ Rnd 12: [sc in ea of nxt 4 sts, Dec nxt 2 sts tog] twice  (10 sts)
___ Rnds 13-15: sc in ea st around  (10 sts/ea rnd)
___ Rnd 16: [sc in ea of nxt 3 sts, Dec nxt 2 sts tog] twice  (8 sts)
___ Rnd 17: sc in ea st around  (8 sts)
___ Rnd 18: Squeeze front and back pieces flat together - working through both thicknesses (4 lps total) sc across, closing the opening for a count of 4 sc.   (4 sts)
Finish off, leaving sufficient tail remaining to secure Arm to Body.


The Next Installment for this CAL will be  Thursday - 04/10/2014




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5 comments:

ajsgramma said...

First of all, thank you for sharing this mystery pattern. I've nearly completed the first leg & just realized you don't say to fill it with fiberfill. Are the arms & legs left flat & unstuffed? Thanks for the help.
(((HUGS)))

K4TT said...

you are very welcome :) and yes, stuff as you work - sorry about that - editing the pattern now for those who begin after you :)
(With no photos, sort of makes it difficult to see - *smile*)

Jenn Black said...

I just started. Ajsgramma, glad you said something. I closed it off without filling assuming it was supposed to be flat. Again, without knowing what I am making I didn't know. Haha. This is my first CAL. Can't wait to see what we are making! :)

K4TT said...

Hi Jenn, I am deeply sorry about that! All of my patterns have the blurb that I copied/pasted into the CAL above (after ajsgramma's question) on page 2 of the pattern. I learned a while ago never to assume, because everyone thinks differently - but in this instance I did a boo boo by omission. :(

Anonymous said...

I created a project page on Ravelry and pick my yarn. The main colour is a subtle variegated blue in one of my favourite yarns.

Theresa

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