FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Amigurumi measures approximately 1 1/2”/4cm x 1/2”/13mm
YARN: Caron International’s Simply Soft: #0017 Lemon (A), #9727 Black (B), #9748 Rubine Red (C)
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), 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.
To Change Color: Work sc until 2 loops remain on hook, drop first color, yarn over with 2nd color, draw through last 2 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.
Cut 4 ft of A and 2 ft of B and split. With A, ch 2.
Round 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, do not join—6 sc. Place marker in last stitch.
Round 2: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; rep form * around—9 sc.
Rounds 3-4: Sc in each st around.
Round 5: *Sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog over next 2 sts; repeat from * around—6 sc. Stuff the amigurumi and continue to stuff as work progresses. Drop A to wrong side to be picked up later; join B.
Round 6: With B, sc in each st around.
Round 7: *Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around—9 sc. Drop B to wrong side to be picked up later; pick up A.
Rounds 8-9: Sc in each st around. Drop A; pick up B.
Rounds 10-11: With B, sc in each st around. Drop B; pick up A.
Round 12: With A, sc in each st around.
Round 13: [Sc2tog over next 2 sts] 5 times. Fasten off leaving a long sewing length. With yarn needle and sewing length, weave through final rnd of sts, pull tight and secure.
Wing (make 2)
With A, ch 7.
Round 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next 3 ch, sc in last ch. Fasten off with a long sewing length.
FINISHING: With yarn needle and sewing length, whipstitch wings to center back. With yarn needle and B, satin st 2 eyes on head as pictured. Draw a strand of B in then out of top of head as pictured. Tie each end of strand in an overhand knot close to head. Cut each antenna just above the knot. With C, back st a mouth as pictured. Weave in ends.