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« on: February 16, 2005 03:32:32 AM »

here's my first amigurumi! he's a raindrop (my own design, instructions follow pics)  thinking of a whole weather crowd...


http://www.abaetern.com/evenpeter/craftster/mandolin3.jpg

http://www.abaetern.com/evenpeter/craftster/yarnboy.jpg

how to:

finished size- about 16cm
materials: crochet hook size F/3.75mm, small amounts worsted weight yarn in dk. blue, lt. blue, white, and dk brown for face.  two scraps of pink fabric or felt for cheeks. a little stuffing.

beginning:  with dk blue yarn loop yarn end twice around fingers before pulling up and loop and chaining 1 to hold the yarns together.  (this makes a start with no hole because you pull the loop tight after crocheting the first row around the loop)
sc6 around loop.  pull loop tight. sl st into first sc to complete the round.

rd2: ch1. sc1 in same stitch (first stitch) and sc in each sc around. sl st into first stitch to complete round (ignore that starting ch1). (6 st total)

rd3: ch 1. sc in same stitch. 1sc in next stitch.  2sc in 3rd stitch (increase). continue in a sc2, make 1increase around and slst to finish round.  (8 st total)

rd4: ch1. sc in same stitch. make 1 increase in next stitch.  continue around in a sc1, make 1 increase pattern.  sl st to finish round. (12 st total)

rd5: ch1. 2sc in next stitch (increase). sc in next two st. continue in a make 1 increase, 2sc pattern around. sl st to finish round. (16 st total)

rd6: ch1. sc in same stitch. sc in next two st. 2sc in next st (increase). continue in a 3sc, make 1 increase pattern around. sl st to finish round (20 st total)

rd 7: ch1. sc in same stitch. 2sc in next stitch (increase). sc in next 4 stitches. continue in a make 1 increase, 4sc pattern around. sl st to finish round, changing to lt. blue before pulling last loop of sl st through.
(24 st total)

rd. 8: ch1. sc in same stitch. sc in next 3 st. 2sc in next stitch (increase). continue in a 5sc, make 1 increase pattern around. sl st to finish round. (28 st total)

rd 9: ch 1. sc in same stitch. 2 sc in next st (increase). sc in next 6 st. continue in a make 1 increase, 6sc pattern around. sl st to finish round. (32 st total)

rd 10: ch 1. sc in same stitch. 2 sc in next st (increase). sc in next 7 st. continue in a make 1 increase, 7sc pattern around. sl st to finish round. (36 st total)

rd 11: ch 1. sc in same stitch. sc in next 16 st. 2sc in 17th stitch(increase). sc in next 17 st. inc1 in last stitch. sl st to finish. (38 st total)

rd 12: ch 1. sc in same stitch. sc in next 7 st. 2sc in 9th stitch(increase). sc in next 18 st. inc1 in 19th st. sc to end.  sl st to finish. (40 st total)

rd 13: ch 1. sc in same stitch. sc in each stitch around. sl st to finish (40 total)

rd 14: ch 1. sc in same stitch. sc in next 5 st. make one dec. over next two st. continue in a 6sc, 1dec pattern around. sl st to finish. (35 total)

rd 15: ch 1. sc in same stitch. sc in next st. dec over next two stitches. continue in a 3sc, 1 dec pattern around keeping stitches tight to avoid holes. sl st to finish. (28 st total)

rd  16: ch 1. dec in first two stitches. sc in next 2 stitches. continue in a make 1dec, sc 2 pattern around. sl st to finish. (21 st)

rd 17: ch1. sc in same st. dec over next two stitches. continue in a 1sc, 1dec pattern around. sl st to finish. (14 st)

rd 18-19: ch1. sc in same st and each stitch around. sl st. to finish. (14 st)

rd 20: ch1. sc in same st. sc in next 6 st.  ch 6 (to create one arm). sc in second chain from hook and next 4 chains. continue to sc back on body in the next 6st.  repeat arm construction. sc in next stitch. sl st to finish. (14 st) stuff head with little pieces at a time to avoid lumping.

rd 21-24: ch1. sc in same st and each st across. sl st to finish, changing to white before you pull the last loop up. (14 st)

rd 25: ch1. sc in same st. sc in next 5st. 2sc in next stitch (increase). continue in a 6sc, 1inc pattern around. (16 st total)

rd 26. ch1. sc in same st and each st around. (16 st total)

rd 27: ch1. sc in same st. sc in next st. 2sc in next stitch (increase). continue in a 7sc, 1inc pattern around. (18 st total)

rd 28: ch1. sc in same st. sc around, adding legs as for arms directly under each arm. (ch6, sc in 2nd chain from hook, 5sc in next 5ch). sl st to finish (18 st total) stuff body with stuffing, a little piece at a time to avoid lumps.

rd 29: ch 1. sc in same st. dec over next two st. coninue in a 4sc, 1dec pattern around. sl st to finish. (15 st total)

rd 30: ch 1. sc in same st. sc in next two st. dec over next two st. continue in a 3sc, 1dec pattern around. sl st to finish. (12 st total)

rd. 31: ch 1. sc in same stitch. dec over next two st. continue in a 1sc, 1dc pattern around. sl st to close. (9 st total)

rd 32: ch 1. sc in same stitch. sc around.  sl st to close. tie off end by cutting yarn and pulling through last st. thread around through tops of st and pull tight to close. tie off and weave in ends.

face embroidery is french knots for eyes and little running stitches.  cheeks are appliqued fabric, but i recommend felt if you want to do the easy way.


have at it and let me know what you think!

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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2005 01:44:58 PM »

what a great little raindrop!  what other weather-types are you thinking of making? 
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« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2005 02:35:30 PM »

I think you should make a rainbow...Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2005 04:04:29 PM »

a cloud!  Snowflake!  Susnshine, wind... oooh! the possibilities!
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« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2005 11:00:58 PM »

thanks for the comments! i definitely want to do a rainbow, been trying to think of the best way... snow will be tricky, but i think sun and clouds will be easy! i'm thinking i can use them to teach weather vocab in english and japanese...  oh, lightning! 
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« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2005 09:34:22 AM »

I am so in love!!!
I saw this & the post in the ? section ahd have spent all morning surfing amigurumi sites..........
I really think I am a Japanese foundling here in an Af-Am American woman.
thanks for posting this!!!
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