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milliemouse579
« on: May 30, 2013 09:09:33 PM »


When my sister was in the hospital last month, I wanted to make her a cute, bright, and hopeful amigurumi. I came up with this pattern, and the bunny got a lot of compliments from other patients and doctors. I thought it'd be great to share the pattern!

This pattern is for PERSONAL USE ONLY. Please don't sell products of this pattern or sell/modify the pattern itself, thanks ^^
This is the basic pattern, but there is a PDF version that includes pictures and a joined round tutorial, its downloadable at my blog post: http://millieonherworld.wordpress.com/2013/05/30/dont-let-them-float-away-balloon-animals-pattern/


Materials Needed

4.5 mm Crochet Hook
3.5 mm Crochet Hook
Acrylic Yarn (Size 4) in 2 Colors (Suggested: Caron Simply Soft)
Worsted Weight Yarn (Size 4) (Suggusted: Red Heart)
White Worsted Weight Yarn Size 3 for the Balloon String
9 mm Black Plastic Safety Eyes
6mm Copper Wire
Stuffing
Embroidery Thread
Yarn Needle

Terms
Sc Single Crochet
St Stitch
Ch Chain
Sl st Slip Stitch
2tog Decrease Stitch


This pattern is done in Joined Rounds. But can be worked in spirals.
Head 4.5 mm Hook and Acrylic Yarn Color A
Rnd 1. Magic Ring 6. Sl st and ch
Rnd 2. 2sc in each st (12) Sl st and ch
Rnd 3. Sc, 2sc in next st (18) Sl st and ch
Rnd 4. Sc 2, 2sc in next st (24) Sl st and ch
Rnd 5. Sc 3, 2sc in next st (30) Sl st and ch
Rnd 6. Sc 4, 2sc in next st (36) Sl st and ch
Rnd 7-11. Sc 36, remember to sl st and ch after each round.
Rnd 12. Sc 4, 2tog (30) Sl st and ch
Rnd 13. Sc 3, 2tog (24) Sl st and ch. Add eyes and embroider mouth
Rnd 14. Sc 2, 2tog (12) Sl st and ch. Stuff firmly.
Rnd 15. Sc, 2tog until the end. Sew closed and cut tail.

Ears 3.5 mm Hook and Acrylic Yarn Color A. After making the ears sew them onto the head.
Bunny Ears:
Rnd 1. Magic Ring 4
Rnd 2. Sc, 2sc in next st (6) Sl st and ch
Rnd 3. Sc 2, 2sc in next st (8) Sl st and ch
Rnd 4. Sc 3, 2sc in next st (10) Sl st and ch
Rnd 5-9. Sc 10, remember to sl st and ch. FO and leave long tail.

Panda Ears:
Rnd 1. Magic Ring 7
Rnd 2. Sc, 2sc in next st (9) Sl st and ch
Rnd 3-4. Sc 9, remember to sl st and ch after each round. FO and leave long tail.

Cat Ears:
Rnd 1. Magic Ring 4
Rnd 2. Sc, 2sc in next st (6) Sl st and ch
Rnd 3. Sc, 2sc in next st (8) Sl st and ch
Rnd 4. Sc, 2sc in next st (10) Sl st and ch
Rnd 5. Sc, 2sc in next st (12). FO and leave long tail.

Hood 4.5 mm Hook and Acrylic Yarn Color B
Rnd 1. Magic Ring 6. Sl st and ch
Rnd 2. 2sc in each st (12) Sl st and ch
Rnd 3. Sc, 2sc in next st (18) Sl st and ch
Rnd 4. Sc 2, 2sc in next st (24) Sl st and ch
Rnd 5. Sc 3, 2sc in next st (30) Sl st and ch
Rnd 6. Sc 4, 2sc in next st (36) Sl st and ch
Rnd 7-8. Sc 36m remember to sl st and ch
Rnd 9. Sc 36, but this round chain around the ears. Sl st and cH
Rnd 10. 2tog, Sc 35, 2tog (34) Be sure to Sc the same amount of chains from Rnd 9. Sl st and ch
Rnd 11. 2tog, Sc 34, 2tog (32) Sl st and ch
Rnd 12-14. Sc 32, remember to sl st and ch after each round. FO and leave long tail.

Body 4.5 mm Hook and Acrylic Yarn Color A
Legs (Make 2)
Rnd 1. Magic Ring 6. Sl st and ch
Rnd 2. Sc, 2sc in next st (8) Sl st and ch
Rnd 3. Sc 2, 2sc in next st (10) Sl st and ch
Rnd 4-6. Sc 10, remember to sl st and ch after each round. Sl st, FO and weave end.
Repeat Rnd 1-6 for the second leg, DO NOT cut tail when done
Rnd 7. Ch 3, sc into a st of the first leg, then Sc around (~26)
Rnd 8-10. Sc ~26, sl st and ch after each round.
Rnd 9-11. Chang to Color B and Sc ~26, remember to sl st and ch after each round.
Rnd 12. Sc around, but 2tog on each side (~24) sl st and ch
Rnd 13. Sc around (~24) sl st and ch
Rnd 14. Sc around, but 2tog on each side (~22) sl st and ch
Rnd 15. Sc around (~22) sl st and ch
Rnd 16. Sc around, but 2tog on each side (~20) sl st and ch
Rnd 17. Sc around (~20) sl st and FO, leave a long tail.

Arms 4.5 mm Hook and Acrylic Yarn Color A
(Make 2)
Rnd 1. Magic Ring 6. Sl st and ch
Rnd 2. Sc, 2sc in next st (8) Sl st and ch
Rnd 3-5. Sc 8, sl st and chain at the end of each round.
Rnd 6-7. Switch to Color B and Sc 8. Sl st and ch. Stuff firmly.
Rnd 8. Sc, 2tog until close, FO and leave a long tail.

Assembly
1. Stuff the body firmly
2. Sew the head to the body
3. Sew on the arms, positioning the arm that will be holding the balloon higher and attached to the side of the animals head

Heart Balloon 4.5 mm Hook and Worsted Weighted Yarns, Wire
The heart is done tin SPIRAL ROUNDS, do NOT sl st and chain
Rnd 1. Magic Ring 5
Rnd 2. 2sc in each st (10)
Rnd 3. Sc, 2sc in next st (15)
Rnd 4. Sc 2, 2sc in next st (20)
Rnd 5-6. Sc 20. Sl st and FO, and weave in tail. Repeat Rnd1-6 for second heart half, Do NOT cut after second half!
Rnd 7. Holding both heart halves side by side, Sc through both halves for 4 stitches, then continue to Sc around one half then the next. There should be 34 sc total.
Rnd 8-13. The next few rounds are kind of freehand, but you need to 2tog four times for the next six rounds. The best way to do this is 2tog at the beginning of the rnd, the left side, in the front center, and the right side. When you are done, there should be about 10 sc left. Next we will be adding the wire.

1. Cut the wire about 10 inches, and a piece of yarn the same color about 8 inches
2. Push the wire through the arm that will be holding the balloon. Make sure it goes all the way through
3. Insert the other end of the wire through the heart, pushing through the top of the heart and leaving about a centimeter or two
4. Wrap the exposed wire in yarn, leaving two loose ends
5. With scissors, jewelry tools, or by hand, fold the wire into the heart securely
6. With a yarn needle, sew and tie the loose yarn ends into the heart
7. Stuff the heart lightly, make sure the wire can hold it
8. 2tog the bottom of the heart around the wire. Then leave a tail and sew around the wire until very tightly around it
9. Take a long piece (about arms length) of the White Worsted Weight Size 3 yarn. Tie it to the wire, right under the heart balloon. Tightly wrap the yarn to cover the wire.
10. When reaching the animal arm, sew the yarn end through the animal arm, then continue wrapping the wire to the end. Dont cut the yarn
11. Loop the wire around the animals arm then fold the wire into the arm securely. With the excess yarn, sew around the wire to help it maintain its place. Weave end into arm and cut.
12. Youre all done!




I hope you enjoy and make someone's day brighter :)
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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2013 09:35:41 PM »

That's super cute!
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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2013 11:51:21 PM »

They are all so cute, but the blue one is my favorite! Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2013 05:56:40 AM »

These would just have to cheer you up!
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« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2013 03:33:19 PM »

Adorable. Makes me want to take up crochet.
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« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2013 03:54:35 AM »

Great Job! Really Beautiful.
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« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2013 10:48:07 AM »

So cute! Thank you for the pattern Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2013 01:25:55 PM »

So adorable! Love them all Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2013 02:42:00 PM »

These are so adorable!  Thank you for sharing your pattern. Kiss


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« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2013 06:28:12 PM »

super cute pattern!  thanks for sharing!
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