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tina522
« on: April 22, 2008 04:41:59 PM »


I contacted the woman who originally made this pattern in knit form, and asked her if I could post the crocheted version that I converted.  She said ok. It was awesome of her to let me.   So here it is.  I hope you like it and pm me with any issues.  This is a first for me, so forgive any shortcomings.  Her link to her original pattern is here under rupetur.http://rupestur.livejournal.com/15177.html#cutid1
Possum Love pattern in crochet

 

Worsted weight yarn

Size F crochet hook (size change as desired)

 

Head and body

 

Magic ring 6 sc or ch 2 and 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.  6 sc

Rnd. 1:  sc increase in each stitch around.  12

Rnd. 2:  sc in each st around.  12

Rnd. 3:  sc increase in each stitch around.  24

Rnd. 4:  sc in each stitch around.  24

Rnd. 5:  (sc increase in next st, sc in next stitch) three times, sc increase in next st, sc in next two sts, (sc increase in next st, sc in next st) four times, sc increase in next stitch, sc in last six sts.  33

Rnd. 6-10: sc around.  33

Rnd. 11:  (sc decrease over next 2 sts, sc in next st) three times, sc decrease over next 2 sts,sc in next st, (sc decrease over next 2 stitches, sc in next stitch) four times, sc decrease in next st, sc in last 6 sts.  24

Rnd. 12-17:  sc around. 24

Rnd. 18:  (sc decrease over next 2 sts, sc in next st) six times, sc decrease over next 2 sts, sc in last 4 sts.  17

Rnds. 19-23:  sc around.  17

 

Stuff

 

Rnd 24:  (sc decrease over next 2 sts, sc in next stitch) five times, sc decrease over next 2 sts.  11

Rnds:  25-26:  sc around.  11

Rnd: 27:  sc decrease to last st, sc in last st.  6

 

Finish off.

 

Face

 

With white yarn and working in rows:

Row 1:  chain 4, ch 1 turn.  4

Row 2:  3 sc in first st, sc increase in next 2 sts, 3 sc in last st, chain 1 and turn.  10

Rows 3-5:  sc in each st.  10 

Row 6:  sc decrease over next 2 sts, sc in next 6 sts, sc decrease over last 2 sts, ch 1 and turn.  8

Row 7:  sc decrease around.  4

 

Finish off.

 

Nose

Nose

 

Magic ring 12 or ch 2 and 12 sc in 2nd ch from hook.

Rnd. 1-2:  sc around.  12

Rnd. 3:  sc decsrease over next 2 stitches, sc in next 2 sts.- around.  9

Rnds. 4-7:  sc around.  9

Rnd. 8:  sc decrease over next 2 sts, sc.  around.  6

Change to pink

Rnd. 9:  sc around.  6

Rnd. 10:  sc increase, sc in next st.  around.  9

Rnd. 11-12:  sc around.  9

Rnd. 13:  sc decrease over next 2 sts, sc.  around.   6

 

Finish off 

 

Legs  (make 2)

 

Magic ring  9 or ch 2 and 9 sc in 2nd chain from hook.

Rnd. 1-13:  sc around.  9

Rnd. 14:  sc increase, sc around to last st, sc increase in last st.  14

Rnd. 15:  sc around  14

Rnd. 16:  sc increase in next 2 sts, sc until last 2 sts, sc increase in next 2 sts.  18

Rnd. 17-19:  sc around.  18

Rnd. 20:  decrease around.  9

 

Finish off- weave tail in and out of last round and pull to close.

 

Arms  (make 2)

 

Magic ring 9 or ch 2 and 9 sc in 2nd ch from hook.

Rnds 1-13:  sc around.  ( if you like shorter arms, do 9 rnds)

 

Finish off if you do NOT want fingers.

 

If you want fingers dont finish off and continue.

Continue where you are, ch 4, sl st in 2nd and 3rd ch from hook, (ch 3, sl st in 2nd and 3rd ch. From hook) twice, draw up a loop in the end of each of first two fingers made, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook, sl st in next sc on arm.

 

Finish off-sew top closed.

 

Ears (make 2)

 

This is how I do ears like this.  The knit pattern ears do not look the same when converted to crochet.

Magic ring 5 or ch 2 and 5 sc in 2nd chain from hook, turn

Row 2:   (yes, these are rows)   ch 1, 2 sc in 1st st, sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in last st, sl st in same st. (this helps to add curve to ear).

 

Finish off leaving 2 inch tail.  Now, the 2 strands should be close to eachother, so tie these together tight twice, (this helps cup the ear).

 

Tail  (almost done, yay!)

 

Magic ring 6, or ch 2 and 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.

Continue rounds of 6 til you have the length you like.  If you want the tail to taper off, then just decrease to 4 sts  for last few rounds.  After you are satisfied with the length, ch 4 and sl st to first ch.  This is so you can hang your possum upside down if you like.  Enjoy!!!

 

Assemble as in picture.

 

 

 

 

 

 
« Last Edit: April 22, 2008 04:50:16 PM by tina522 » THIS ROCKS   Logged
ELFIE
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2008 04:49:01 PM »

 Cheesy  that is amazing
great job translating it from knit to crochet
I like the cute colors too!
thanks for sharing
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« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2008 06:57:04 PM »

Awesome possums!  Grin  Thank you for sharing with us!
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« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2008 09:29:37 AM »

So very cute! Thanks for sharing it!

How do you figure out how to translate from knit to crochet, anyway? Do you have to know how to knit to do it? Or is there a shortcut?
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« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2008 01:25:31 PM »

awesome job translating it to crochet! you actually make possums look cute, and i've never put those two words in a sentence.  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2008 02:32:42 PM »

So very cute! Thanks for sharing it!

How do you figure out how to translate from knit to crochet, anyway? Do you have to know how to knit to do it? Or is there a shortcut?
  Thanks for your comment.  It was total luck.  I know nothing of knitting, so I went by her numbers.  So if the row decreased, I would assume that I decreased that many stitches, and I saw certain knitting abbreviations that would go along with every time I  increased or decreased.  The pattern was simple so that made it easier to do.  I would try it again on another amigurumi-like pattern.  Actually I printed out a couple to try.  I really think it worked because it was using basically the same st. throughout.  It was fun seeing what I would end up with.
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« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2008 02:36:26 PM »

So very cute! Thanks for sharing it!

How do you figure out how to translate from knit to crochet, anyway? Do you have to know how to knit to do it? Or is there a shortcut?
  Thanks for your comment.  It was total luck.  I know nothing of knitting, so I went by her numbers.  So if the row decreased, I would assume that I decreased that many stitches, and I saw certain knitting abbreviations that would go along with every time I  increased or decreased.  The pattern was simple so that made it easier to do.  I would try it again on another amigurumi-like pattern.  Actually I printed out a couple to try.  I really think it worked because it was using basically the same st. throughout.  It was fun seeing what I would end up with.

Cool! I never would have thought of trying it that way. But it makes me sooo happy to hear your method, because I can't knit Wink I'll have to look around for a cute knit amigurumi pattern and try it out for myself.

Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2008 05:41:57 PM »

They are so cute! Great job translating the pattern to crochet, I can't wait to make one!!! YAY! Awesome! I love the fuzzy rainbow one!!! Grin
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