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.
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.