Worsted Weight Yarn
Size 5.0mm crochet hook
6mm black doll eyes
Polyester stuffing material
mm-move stitch marker
sc2tog-decrease single crochet two stitches together
Stuff and attach eyes low on the face, set wide.
Ch5, hdc 3 times in 2nd ch from hook, slip stitch in next 3 ch, FO
Stitch Antennae to the top of the head, widely set.
By Kathleen Watkins
(c) 2005 K. Watkins
With K hook
3 ply yarn (for smaller or larger size, adjust hook size)
2 Buttons 1-1 ½ inches
SLIPPER– make 2
*note.. Do not join rounds 1 through 17– just work in rounds
Row 1: Ch 2. 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6sts)
Row 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12 sts)
Row 3: * sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc* around (18 sts)
Rows 4- 17: sc in each sc around (18 sts)
Row 18: Sl st in next st, turn. Sc in st you just sl st in and in next 14 sc, leaving the next 3 sts unworked. Ch 1, turn. (15 sts)
Rows 19-25: Sc in 15 sc. Ch 1, turn. (15 sts)
Row 26: 2 sc in first st. Sc in next 13 sts. 2 sc in last st, ch 1, turn. (17 sts)
Row 27: Sc in each sc. Ch 1, turn. (17 sts)
Row 28: Sc in each sc (17 sts)
To finish off slipper portion, leave a 12 inch length of yarn at end of row 28. Place right sides of heel together and sew together heel with needle using 12 inch length.
STRAP– make 2
1: Ch 18, sc in 12th ch from hook. Continue to sc in next 11 sts. Ch 1 (note–this is where you will adjust the strap for different sized buttons.(see finishing note B)
2: Along opposite side of row just worked, sc in next 12 sc. 6 sc in to loop, 12 sc along original side to beginning of round. You will have crocheted 30 sts around entire strap. Fasten off leaving a 12 inch length of yarn for attaching strap to slipper later.
1. Starting at heel, sc 28 sc evenly around slipper opening, do not join and repeat 28 sc for a second round. Finish off and weave in loose ends.
2. Place strap approximately 1 – 1 ½ inches from heel seam and sew in place. Put button on opposite side of slipper approximately 1 – 1 ½ inches from heel seam. REMEMBER: the straps are sewn onto the inside of the slipper, and the buttons are sewn onto the outside of the slipper. Each slipper will be a mirror of the other.
A. If you choose a longer or shorter slipper, adjust the pattern between the rows 19-25.
B. If you choose larger or smaller buttons, adjust your strap loop size making the l
A tiny little bluebird is knit in Comfort.
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Approximately 3” across x 3” high
1 Ball BERROCO COMFORT (100 grs), #9735 Delft Blue, and a small amount each #9743 Goldenrod (gold) and #9734 Liquorice (black)
1 Set (4) double pointed knitting needles (dpn), size 7 (4.50 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
1 St marker
22 sts = 4”; 29 rows = 4” in St st
TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE
With dpn’s, using blue, cast on 9 sts. Divide sts evenly onto 3 needles (3 sts per needle). Join, being careful not to twists sts. Mark for beg of rnd and carry marker up.
Rnds 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 and 13: Knit.
Rnd 2: * K1, M1k, k2, rep from * twice more – 12 sts.
Rnd 4: * K1, M1k, k3, rep from * twice more – 15 sts.
Rnd 6: * K1, M1k, k4, rep from * twice more – 18 sts. Continue to inc 3 sts in this manner every other rnd, having 1 more st between incs each time until there are 30 sts on needles (10 sts per needle). Work even in St st (k EVERY rnd) for 6 rnds.
Dec Rnd 1: * SSK, k1, k2 tog, k5, rep from * twice more – 24 sts. Knit 2 rnds.
Dec Rnd 2: * SSK, k1, k2 tog, k3, rep from * twice more – 18 sts. Knit 2 rnds.
Dec Rnd 3: * SSK, k1, k2 tog, k1, rep from * twice more – 12 sts. Knit 2 rnds.
Dec Rnd 4: * SSK, k2 tog, rep from * twice more – 6 sts. Break off yarn leaving a long tail. Thread tail into tapestry needle and draw through all sts on needles. Stuff bird firmly. Pull up sts and secure. Thread cast-on tail into tapestry needle and thread through cast-on sts. Pull in tightly and secure.
WINGS AND TAIL (Make 3)
Note: Sl the first st of every row purlwise.
With 2 dpn’s, using blue, cast on 8 sts.
Rows 1 and 2: Knit.
Row 3: K to last 3 sts, k2 tog, k1 – 7 sts. Rep Row 3 four times more – 3 sts. Break off yarn leaving a long tail. Thread tail into tapestry needle and draw through all sts on needle. Pull up tightly and secure.
Note: Sl the first st of every row knitwise on knit side and purlwise on purl side.
With 2 dpn’s, using gold, cast on 8 sts.
Row 1: Purl.
Row 2: K to last 3 sts, k2 tog, k1 – 7 sts.
Row 3: P to last 3 sts, p2 tog, p1 – 6 sts. Rep Rows 2 and 3 once more – 4 sts. Break off yarn leaving a long end. Thread end into tapestry needle and draw through all sts on needle. Pull up tightly and secure.
With tapestry needle, using blue, weave yarn in and out of bird 1/3 down from top. Pull in tightly and secure forming neck. Sew wings to each side along this line. Sew tail to back. With gold, sew beak to face. With tapestry needle and black, embroider eyes as in photo.
1) Bootie is worked in one piece beginning at back of Sole. 2) Work into both loops on Sole, but into front loops only for remainder of Bootie. | BOOTIE Sole Ch 5 (8, 11, 11). Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across – 4 (7, 10, 10) sc. Rows 2-7 (7, 8, 8): Working into both loops, ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across. Row 8 (8, 9, 9): Ch 1, turn. Working in both loops, work 2 sc in first sc, sc in each sc to last sc, 2 sc in last sc – 6 (9, 12, 12) sc. Row 9 (9, 10, 10): Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across. Rep last row until Sole measures 3 3/4 (4 3/4, 5 3/4, 6 3/4) in. (9.5 (12, 14.5, 17) cm) from beginning. Mark last st worked. At end of last row, do not fasten off and do not turn. Side Rnd 1: Work 10 (14, 16, 20) evenly spaced down side of Sole; work 4 (7, 10, 10) sc along opposite side of foundation ch for back of heel; work 10 (14, 16, 20) sc evenly spaced along other side of Sole; work 6 (9, 12, 12) sc across to marker – 30 (44, 54, 62) sc. Rnds 2 and 3: Working in front loops only, sc in each sc around. Do not fasten off. Instep Note: Work in front loops only for remainder of Bootie. Row 1: Sc in first 2 sc past marker, turn, sc in next 7 (10, 13, 13) sc; leave remaining sc unworked. Rows 2-7 (9, 11, 13): Turn, skip first sc, sc in next 6 (9, 12, 12) sc across instep, sc in next 2 sc along side of Bootie. At end of last row, do not fasten off and do not turn. Cuff Rnd 1: Sc in each sc around Bootie opening. Rep last rnd until Cuff measures 1 1/2 (2, 3, 4) in. (4 (5, 7.5, 10) cm), end at marker (center of heel). Fasten off. FINISHING Weave in ends.
Lion’s Ears, Arms and Legs are worked in continuous rnds; do not join or turn unless otherwise instructed. | BODY FRONT With B, ch 17. Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across – 16 sc. Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across. Rep Row 2 until piece measures 5 in. (12.5 cm) from beg. Fasten off. BODY BACK Make same as Front. ARMS AND LEGS (make 4) With A, ch 2. Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch; place marker to indicate beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed. Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around – 12 sc. Rnds 3-7: Sc in each sc around. Fasten off. EARS (make 2) With A, ch 2. Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch; place marker to indicate beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed. Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around – 12 sc. Rnd 3: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * around – 18 sc. Fasten off. TAIL With A, ch 10, yarn over with C and draw up a loop (1 ch made), work 3 hdc in 2nd ch from hook. Fasten off. FINISHING Following package directions, attach safety eyes to Body Front. With A, embroider a straight stitch nose. Join Body Front and Back with A by working sc evenly spaced around 3 sides through both thicknesses, working 2 sc at each corner. Before closing last side, stuff Body. Fasten off A. Stuff Arms and Legs and sew to Body. Join C with sl st just above one Arm and sc around to other Arm for mane. Fasten off C. Fold Ears in half and sew across corners of head. Sew Tail to back of Body. Weave in ends.
© June Gilbank 2007
Make your own amigurumi acorn complete with removable cup! Standing at just over 2 inches tall, these litle acorns are quick and easy to make.
This is a free PlanetJune original crochet pattern. Feel free to use it however you wish, but I’d appreciate credit as the pattern designer. Please do not reproduce the pattern anywhere else; instead post a link tohttp://www.planetjune.com/blog/free-crochet-patterns/amigurumi-acorn/
|sc||single crochet (double crochet for UK/Aus)|
|sc2tog||single crochet decrease (insert hook into stitch and draw up a loop, insert hook into next stitch and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook)|
• Do not join at the end of each round; rounds are worked in continuous spirals.
• Use a stitch marker to mark the beginning of each round. Move the marker up each time you start a new round.
You will need…
• E US/3.5mm crochet hook
• Small amount of worsted weight yarn in 2 colours (for acorn and cup)
• Polyester fibrefill stuffing
• Yarn needle to weave in ends
• Stitch marker
• Embellishments (see below for ideas)
• Pipe cleaner to make twig (optional)
worked from top to bottom
Make a magic ring, ch 1.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring. (6 st)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. (12 st)
Rnd 3: sc in each st around. (12 st)
Rnd 4: (sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) six times. (18 st)
Rnds 5-10: sc in each st around. (18 st)
Rnd 11: (sc in next st, sc2tog) six times. (12 st). Stuff acorn through hole.
Rnd 12: sc2tog six times. Close up remaining hole, fasten off and weave in ends.
Acorn Cup Pattern
Make a magic ring, ch 1.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring. (6 st)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. (12 st)
Rnd 3: (sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) six times. (18 st)
Rnd 4: (sc in next 5 st, 2 sc in next st) three times. (21 st)
Rnds 5-6: sc in each st around. (21 st)
Rnd 7: sc in next 9 st, sc2tog, sc in next 8 st, sc2tog. (19 st).
Join with sl st to next stitch. Fasten off and weave in ends.
The acorn should fit snugly in its cup so it won’t fall out by accident.
Your acorn will need a cute face. This can be as simple as just two eyes, or you can embroider on a nose and/or mouth as well – it’s up to you!
Suggestions for the eyes (approx 6mm diameter):
- sew on small round beads or buttons
- use animal (safety) eyes
- embroider circles to make an alert acorn
- embroider ‘u’ shapes to make a sleeping acorn
- glue on googly eyes
Optional extra: make a twig for your acorn’s cup by single crocheting around a short length of pipe cleaner and then stitching it to the bottom of the cup with the same colour yarn. (NB please don’t do this if your acorn will be a toy for a small child, as the wire is not safe for children.)
UPDATED TO ADD:
For those of you with an autumn-themed Christmas tree, you could also attach the face upside down (so the cup becomes a ‘hat’ at the top), stitch the cup to the acorn so it won’t fall off, and make a hanging loop on the base of the cup so the acorns can dangle from your tree branches!