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Bored? Listless? Yearning to voyeur? Well then, my friends have I got the thing for you! I’m teaming up with the set designer from Knitty Gritty to yarn bomb a tree that he’s sculpted for us. Tune in on Sunday to watch a live feed of me covering all 10 ft of it with knitting pieces of Sheep(ish) yarn.  It’ll be kind of like watching those feeds of birds in a nest…but with yarn and convention center lighting. 😉
I’ll be broadcasting using Ustream, so sign up today! You can log on by going to my channel: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/vickie-howell OR, if just go to my Facebook page and click on the Ustream icon in the left-hand column. I’ll get started at 10am PT, this Sunday.
I’ve never actually live streamed before, but I think you’ll be able to chat comments while you’re watching.
Hope to see you there!
Stitch.Rock.Love,
Vickie

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FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Amigurumi measures approximately 2”/5cm across

 

YARN: Caron International’s Simply Soft: #9748 Rubine Red (A), #9727 Black (B)

 

CROCHET HOOK: One size US E-4 (3.5 mm), or size to obtain gauge.

 

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS: Yarn needle, Fiberfill stuffing, Stitch marker

 

GAUGE: 22 sts and 23 rows sc = 4″/10cm. Exact gauge is not critical for this project, stitching should be tight.

 

STITCHES USED:  Chain (ch),  Single crochet (sc), Slip stitch (sl st)

 

SPECIAL TERMS: sc2tog: Single crochet 2 together—Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop (two loops on hook), insert hook into next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through all three loops on hook.

 

NOTE Do not join rounds. Place a marker in the last stitch of round and move up as rounds progress.

 

AMIGURUMI

Heart

With A, ch 2

Round 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, do not join—6 sc. Place marker in last st.

Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around—12 sc.

Round 3: Sc in each sc around.

Round 4: *Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * around—18 sc.

Round 5: Sc in each sc around.

Round 6: *Sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * around—24 sc.

Round 7: Sc in each sc around.

Round 8: *Sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * around—30 sc.

Rounds 9-11: Sc in each sc around.

Note: At this point, the heart will split and one side will be done and closed and then the yarn will be joined back to the piece and the other side will be done. Hook is positioned on one side of heart. With yarn needle and B, work 2 French knots for eyes and back st mouth on heart as pictured.

 

First Half

Round 12: Sc in next 7 sts, insert hook into next st, skip 14 sts, insert hook into next st, yarn over, draw yarn through all loops on hook (sl st made), sc in next 7 sts—14 sc.

Round 13: Sc in each sc around, skipping sl st.

Round 14: Sc in each sc around.

Round 15: [Sc2tog over next 2 sts] around—7 sc.

Round 16: Sc in next st, [sc2tog over next 2 sts] around—4 sc.

Round 17: Sc in each sc around.

Round 18: [Sc2tog over next 2 sts] twice—2 sc.

Fasten off leaving a long sewing length. With yarn needle and sewing length, weave through final rnd of sts, pull tight and secure. Stuff first half of heart. Attach yarn on back of heart to work second half.

 

Second Half

Round 12: Sc in each sc around, skipping sl st—14 sc.

Rounds 13-14: Sc in each sc around.

Round 15: [Sc2tog over next 2 sts] around—7 sc. Stuff this half of heart.

Round 16: Sc in first st, [sc2tog over next 2 sts] around—4 sc.

Round 17: Sc in each sc around.

Round 18: [Sc2tog over next 2 sts] twice—2 sc.

 

Fasten off leaving a long sewing length. With yarn needle and sewing length, weave through final rnd of sts, pull tight and secure

 

FINISHING: Weave in ends. Roll in hands to evenly distribute stuffing.

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FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Amigurumi measures approximately 2”/5cm long when bent

 

YARN: Caron International’s Simply Soft: #9607 Limelight, #9727 Black (B)

 

CROCHET HOOK: One size US E-4 (3.5 mm), or size to obtain gauge.

 

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS:  Yarn needle, Fiberfill stuffing, Stitch marker, Pipe cleaner

 

GAUGE: 22 sts and 23 rows sc = 4″/10 cm. Exact gauge is not critical for this project, stitching should be tight.

 

STITCHES USED: Chain (ch), Single crochet (sc)

 

SPECIAL TERMS: sc2tog: Single crochet 2 together—Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop (two loops on hook), insert hook into next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through all three loops on hook.

 

NOTE: Do not join rounds. Place a marker in the last stitch of round and move up as rounds progress.

 

AMIGURUMI

With A, ch 2.

Round 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, do not join—6 sc. Place marker in last stitch.

Rounds 2-9: Sc in each sc around.

Round 3: 2 sc in each sc around—12 sc.

Round 4: *Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * around—18 sc.

Rounds 5-6: Sc in each sc around. Cut pipe cleaner to 6”/15cm. Fold pipe cleaner in half, bend down points, insert into center of worm head. Stuff head.

Round 7: *Sc2tog over next 2 sts, sc in next sc; repeat from * around—12 sc.

Round 8: [Sc2tog over next 2 sts] around—6 sc.

Fasten off leaving a long sewing length. With yarn needle and sewing length, weave through final rnd of sts, pull tight and secure.

 

FINISHING: Bend worm into shape. With yarn needle and B, straight st 2 eyes and back st mouth on worm head as pictured. Weave in ends. Roll in hands to evenly distribute stuffing.

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FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Amigurumi measures approximately 1 1/2”/4cm tall.

YARN:  Caron International’s Simply Soft: #0017 Lemon (A), #9605 Mango (B), #9748 Rubine Red (C) small amount

CROCHET HOOK: One size US B-1 (2.25mm).

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS: Yarn needle,  Fiberfill stuffing, Stitch marker,

 

GAUGE: Exact gauge is not critical for this project, stitching should be tight.

STITCHES USED: Chain (ch), Double crochet (dc),  Half double crochet (hdc), Single crochet (sc), Slip stitch (slip st)

SPECIAL TERMS:  sc2tog: Single crochet 2 together—Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop (two loops on hook), insert hook into next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through all three loops on hook.

hdc2tog: Half double crochet 2 together—[Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop] twice, yarn over and draw through all five loops on hook.

NOTES: All yarn used is split into 2 strands of 2 plies each. Use 2 plies of yarn throughout. Do not join rounds. Place a marker in the last stitch of round and move up as rounds progress.

AMIGURUMI

Body

Cut 5 ft of A and split. With A, ch 2.

Round 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, do not join—6 sc.

Round 2-4: Sc in each sc around.

Round 5: Sc in next 2 sts, 3 sc in each of next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts—10 sc.

Round 6: Sc in each sc around.

Round 7: Sl st in first 2 sts, sc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts, sc in next st, sl st in next 2 sts—10 sts.

Rounds 8-9: Repeat Round 7. Stuff the amigurumi and continue to stuff as work progresses.

Rounds 10-13: Sc in each st around

Round 14: Hdc in next st, 2 hdc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in next st, sc in next 6 sts—12 sts.

Round 15: Hdc in each st around.

Round 16: Hdc in next st, [hdc2tog over next 2 sts] twice, hdc in next st, sc in next 6 sts—10 sts.

Rounds 17-18: Sc in each st around.

Round 19: *Sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog over next 2 sts, repeat from * once, sc in next 2 sts—8 sc. Stuff

Rounds 20-22: Sc in each st around

Round 23: *Sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog over next 2 sts, repeat from * once—6 sc. Fasten off leaving a long sewing length. With yarn needle and sewing length, draw yarn through sts of body to curl tail.

Wing (make 2)

Cut 2 ft of B and split. With B, ch 5.

Round 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in each of next 2 ch sts, hdc in next ch, sc in last ch. Fasten off leaving a long sewing length. With yarn needle and sewing length, whipstitch to center back of body.

FINISHING: With yarn needle and C, work 2 straight sts on face for eyes. Weave in ends.

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FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Amigurumi measures approximately 3/4”/2cm excluding ears.

 

YARN:  Caron International’s Simply Soft: #9747 Iris (A), #9717 Orchid (B), #0001 Vanilla (C),  #9727 Black (D), #9748 Rubine Red (E)

 

CROCHET HOOK: One size US C-2 (2.75mm).

 

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS: Yarn needle, Fiberfill stuffing, Stitch marker

 

GAUGE: Exact gauge is not critical for this project, stitching should be tight.

 

STITCHES USED: Chain (ch), Single crochet (sc), 6mm wiggle eyes or safety eyes

Slip stitch (slip st)

 

SPECIAL TERMS: sc2tog: Single crochet 2 together—Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop (two loops on hook), insert hook into next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through all three loops on hook.

 

NOTES: All yarn used is split into 2 strands of 2 plies each. Use 2 plies of yarn throughout. Do not join rounds. Place a marker in the last stitch of round and move up as rounds progress.

 

AMIGURUMI

Head

Cut 5 1/2 yds of A and split. With A, ch 4, join with a slip st to form a ring.

Round 1: 6 sc in ring and over tail, do not join, pull tail to close center ring—6 sc. Place marker in last stitch.

Round 2: 2 sc in each st around—12 sc.

Round 3: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around—18 sc.

Round 4: *Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around—24 sc.

Rounds 5-7: Sc in each st around.

Round 8: *Sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog over next 2 sts; repeat from * around—18 sc.

Round 9: *Sc in next st, sc2tog over next 2 sts; repeat from * around—12 sc. Stuff the amigurumi and continue to stuff as work progresses.

Round 10: [Sc2tog over next 2 sts] 6 times—6 sts, join with a sl st in next st. Fasten off leaving a long sewing length. With yarn needle and sewing length, weave through final rnd of sts, pull tight and secure.

 

Inner Ear (make 2)

Cut 1 1/2 yds B and split. With B, ch 2.

Row 1: 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, turn.

Rows 2-3: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in each st across, turn—4 sc at end of last row.

Rows 4-5: Sc in each st across, turn.

Rows 6-7: Repeat row 2—6 sc at end of last row.

Rows 8-9: Sc in each st across, turn. Fasten off at end of last row.

 

Outer Ear (make 2)

With A, repeat Rows 1-9 of inner ear. Do not fasten off.

Round 10: With inner and outer ear together, with right side of inner ear facing, matching sts, working through double thickness, sc evenly across first side of ear, work 3 sc in tip of ear, sc evenly across remaining side edge, fold bottom end in half, sc through folded end of ears, join with a sl st in first sc. Fasten off leaving a long sewing length. With yarn needle and sewing length, sew ears to head as pictured.

 

FINISHING: With yarn needle and C, satin st 2 eyes on head as pictured. With D, straight st a pupil in center of each eye. With E, satin st nose on head as pictured. Weave in ends.

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FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:Amigurumi measures approximately 2 1/2”/6.5cm tall

YARN:Caron International’s Simply Soft: #0001 Vanilla (A), #9730 Autumn Red (B)

CROCHET HOOK: One size US D-3 (3.25mm).

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS :Yarn needle, Fiberfill stuffing, 6mm wiggle eyes or safety eyes,  Stitch marker

GAUGE: Exact gauge is not critical for this project, stitching should be tight.

STITCHES USED: Chain (ch), Double crochet (dc),  Single crochet (sc), Slip stitch (slip st)

SPECIAL TERMS: sc2tog: Single crochet 2 together—Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop (two loops on hook), insert hook into next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through all three loops on hook.

 

NOTES: All yarn used is split into 2 strands of 2 plies each. Use 2 plies of yarn throughout. Do not join rounds. Place a marker in the last stitch of round and move up as rounds progress.

AMIGURUMI

Center (make 2)

Cut 2 yds of A and split. With A, leaving a long tail, ch 2.

Round 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join with a sl st in first sc—6 sc. Place marker in last stitch.

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st around, join with a sl st in first sc—12 sc.

Round 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around, join with a sl st in first sc—18 sc.

Round 4: Ch 1, working in back loops only, sc in each st around, join with a sl st in first sc. Fasten off leaving a long tail. With yarn needle and sewing length, with wrong sides of 2 centers together, matching sts, whipstitch 2 centers together, stuffing before closing completely.

Petals

Round 1: Cut 1 1/2 yds of B and split. Join B with sc in any seam st on edge of flower centers, *5 dc in next st, sc in next st; repeat from * around, join with a sl st in first sc—9 petals. Fasten off.

FINISHING: Glue or sew on eyes. With yarn needle and B, straight st a nose and back st a mouth on flower as pictured. Weave in ends.

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FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:

Amigurumi measures approximately 4”/9cm tall

YARN: Caron International’s Simply Soft: #9607 Limelight (A), #9727 Black (B), #9748 Rubine Red (C), #0001 Vanilla (D)

CROCHET HOOK: One size US C-2 (2.75mm).

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS: Yarn needle, Fiberfill stuffing, Stitch marker

GAUGE: Exact gauge is not critical for this project, stitching should be tight.

STITCHES USED:  Chain (ch), Single crochet (sc), Slip stitch (slip st)

SPECIAL TERMS: sc2tog: Single crochet 2 together—Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop (two loops on hook), insert hook into next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through all three loops on hook.

 

NOTES: Do not split the yarn. Use 4 plies of yarn throughout. Do not join rounds. Place a marker in the last stitch of round and move up as rounds progress.

AMIGURUMI

Head and Body

With A, leaving a long tail, ch 4, join with a slip st to form a ring.

Round 1: 8 sc in ring and over tail, do not join, pull tail to close center ring—8 sc. Place marker in last stitch.

Round 2: 2 sc in each st around—16 sc.

Round 3: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around—24 sc.

Rounds 4-7: Sc in each st around.

Round 8: *Sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog over next 2 sts; repeat from * around—20 sc. Stuff the amigurumi and continue to stuff as work progresses.

Round 9: *Sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog over next 2 sts; repeat from * around—16 sc.

Round 10: *Sc in 2 sts, sc2tog over next 2 sts; repeat from * around—12 sc.

Rounds 11-13: Sc in each st around.

Round 14: *Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around—15 sc.

Rounds 15-18: Sc in each st around.

Round 19: *Sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog over next 2 sts; repeat from * around—12 sc.

Round 20: *Sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog over next 2 sts; repeat from * around—9 sc. Fasten off leaving a long sewing length. With yarn needle and sewing length, weave through final rnd of sts, pull tight and secure.

Arm (make 2)

With A, ch 2.

Round 1: 7 sc in 2nd ch from hook, do not join—7 sc. Place marker in last stitch.

Rounds 2-6: Sc in each st around—7 sc. Stuff arm lightly.

Round 7: *Sc in next st, sc2tog over next 2 st; repat from * once, sc in next sc, join with sl st in next sc—5 sc. Fasten off leaving a long sewing length. With yarn needle and sewing length, weave through final rnd of sts, pull tight and secure.

Leg (make 2)

With A, leaving a long tail, ch 4, join with a slip st to form a ring.

Round 1: 6 sc in ring and over tail, do not join, pull tail to close center ring—6 sc. Place marker in last stitch.

Round 2: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around—9 sc.

Rounds 3-6: Sc in each st around. Stuff leg.

Round 7: *Sc in next st, sc2tog over next 2 sts; repeat from * 2 times—6 sc. Fasten off leaving a long sewing length. With yarn needle and sewing length, weave through final rnd of sts, pull tight and secure.

FINISHING: With yarn needle and sewing length, sew one arm to each side of body, just below the neck; sew legs to bottom of body. With yarn needle and D, satin st 2 eyes to face; with C, straight st a pupil in each eye; with B, satin st a nose in center of face as pictured. Weave in ends.

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