Sunday, January 4, 2015

Tiny Critter Patterns

First I want to mention that these critters are basically worked the same way with some small changes for each one. But even though they are worked the same way, I have still typed up each pattern, this way you won't have to bounce back and forth comparing patterns when working on a specific animal.

Abbreviations
Ch-Chain
Sc-Single Crochet
Hdc-Half Double Crochet 
Inc-Increase
Dec-Decrease
Fo-Fasten Off

Supplies
Lion Brand Yarns Bonbons (in your choice of colors, I used the Nature Package) 
2mm Crochet Hook
6mm Safety Eyes
Back Crochet Thread
Needle
Scissors
Stuffing

***Update - Please note that I had the incorrect eyes listed. This patterns calls for 6mm safety eyes**

Finished Size
Each critter is 3.5 inches from the top of their head to their feet (not including the ears).

Bunny Pattern
Head and Body 
Rd1: Starting at the top of your bunny's head with tan yarn sc x 6 in an adjustable ring (6)
Rd2: Inc x 6 (12)
Rd3: Inc x 12 (24)
Rd4: Sc x 24 (24)
Rd5: [Sc x 2, inc] x 8 (32)
Rd6-11: Sc x 32 (32)
Rd12: [Sc x 2, inc] x 10, sc x 2 (42)
Rd13: Sc x 42 (42)
Rd14: Dec x 21 (21)
Rd15: Sc, dec x 10, stuff your bunny as you are working (11)
Rd16: Now you will insert your safety eyes in this round. The last stitch you just did in Rd15 is the middle of your dolls back, use this as a guide when placing your safety eyes, Place your eyes 8 rows down and 4 stitches apart. Dec x 5, sc (6)
Rd17: Change to pink yarn and inc x 6 (12)
Rd18: [Sc, inc] x 6 (18)
Rd19: [Sc x 2, inc] x 6 (24)
Rd20-22: Sc x 24 (24)
Rd23: Sc, inc, change to tan yarn and [sc x 2, inc] x 7, sc (32)
Rd24: Sc x 32 (32)
Rd25: Dec x 16 (16)
Rd26: Dec x 8 (8)
Rd27: Dec x 4, fo (4)

Leg (Make 2)
Rd1: Starting at the bottom of your leg with tan yarn sc x 5 in an adjustable ring (5)
Rd2: [Inc, sc] x 2, sc (7)
Rd3-5: Sc x 7, fo (7)

Arm (Make 2)
Rd1: Starting at the bottom of your arm with tan yarn sc x 5 in an adjustable ring (5)
Rd2: Inc, sc x 4 (6)
Rd3-4: Sc x  6 (6)
Rd5: Switch to pink yarn and sc x 6, fo (6)

Ear (Make 2)
Rd1: Starting at the top of your ear with tan yarn sc x 6 in an adjustable ring (6)
Rd2: [Inc, sc] x 3 (9)
Rd3-4: Sc x 9 (9)
Rd5: [Dec, sc x 2] x 2, sc  (7)
Rd6: Sc x 7 (7)
Rd7: Dec, sc x 5, fo (6)

Skirt
Row1: With pink yarn ch x 28 (28)
Row2: Turn, hdc x 27 (27)
Row3: Turn, [ch x 3, skip next stitch, sc] x 13, sc, fo (53)

Turtleneck
Row1: Ch15
Row2: Turn, hdc x 14 (14)
Row2: Turn, ch, sc x 14, fo (fo)

Assembly
Sew the arms, legs and ears on. Place the skirt between Row 22 and 23 and sew it in place. Weave in all ends and trim them. Then sew on a mouth and eyebrows. If you chose to have a turtleneck for your bunny, place it around your bunny's neck and sew in place.

Bear Pattern
Head and Body
Rd1: Starting at the top of your bear's head with white yarn sc x 6 in an adjustable ring (6)
Rd2: Inc x 6 (12)
Rd3: Inc x 12 (24)
Rd4: Sc x 24 (24)
Rd5: [Sc x 2, inc] x 8 (32)
Rd6-11: Sc x 32 (32)
Rd12: [Sc x 2, inc] x 10, sc x 2 (42)
Rd13: Sc x 42 (42)
Rd14: Dec x 21 (21)
Rd15: Sc, dec x 10, stuff your bear as you are working (11)
Rd16: Now you will insert your safety eyes in this round. The last stitch you just did in Rd15 is the middle of your dolls back, use this as a guide when placing your safety eyes, Place your eyes 8 rows down and 6 stitches apart. Dec x 5, sc (6)
Rd17: Change to brown yarn and inc x 6 (12)
Rd18: [Sc, inc] x 6 (18)
Rd19: Change to green yarn and [Sc x 2, inc] x 6 (24)
Rd20: Sc x 24 (24)
Rd21: Change to brown and sc x 24 (24)
Rd22: Sc x 24 (24)
Rd23: Sc, inc, change to white yarn and [sc x 2, inc] x 7, sc (32)
Rd24: Sc x 32 (32)
Rd25: Dec x 16 (16)
Rd26: Dec x 8 (8)
Rd27: Dec x 4, fo (4)

Leg (Make 2)
Rd1: Starting at the bottom of your leg with white yarn sc x 5 in an adjustable ring (5)
Rd2: [Inc, sc] x 2, sc (7)
Rd3-5: Sc x 7, fo (7)

Arm (Make 2)
Rd1: Starting at the bottom of your arm with white yarn sc x 5 in an adjustable ring (5)
Rd2: Inc, sc x 4 (6)
Rd3-4: Scx  6 (6)
Rd5: Switch to green yarn and sc x 6, fo (6)

Ear (Make 2)
Rd1: Starting at the top of your ear with white yarn sc x 6 in an adjustable ring (6)
Rd2: [Inc, sc] x 3 (9)
Rd3: [Sc x 2, inc] x 3 (12)
Rd4-5: sc x 12, fo a the end of Rd5 (12)

Muzzle
Rd1 With white yarn sc x 5 in an adjustable ring (5)
Rd2: [Inc, sc] x 2, sc (7)
Rd3: Sc x 7, fo (7)

Hem On Bottom Of Shirt
Row1: With brown yarn ch x 28, fo (28)

Assembly
Sew the arms, legs and ears on. Place the shirt hem between Row 22 and 23 and sew it in place. Sew a nose and mouth onto your muzzle, and then sew the muzzle onto your bear. Weave in all ends and trim them. Then sew on eyebrows. 
Turtle Pattern
Head and Body
Rd1: Starting at the top of your turtles head with yellow yarn sc x 6 in an adjustable ring (6)
Rd2: Inc x 6 (12)
Rd3: Inc x 12 (24)
Rd4: Sc x 24 (24)
Rd5: [Sc x 2, inc] x 8 (32)
Rd6-11: Sc x 32 (32)
Rd12: [Sc x 2, inc] x 10, sc x 2 (42)
Rd13: Sc x 42 (42)
Rd14: Dec x 21 (21)
Rd15: Sc, dec x 10, stuff your doll as you are working (11)
Rd16: Now you will insert your safety eyes in this round. The last stitch you just did in Rd15 is the middle of your dolls back, use this as a guide when placing your safety eyes, Place your eyes 8 rows down and 6 stitches apart. Dec x 5, sc (6)
Rd17: Inc x 6 (12)
Rd18: [Sc, inc] x 6 (18)
Rd19: [Sc x 2, inc] x 6 (24)
Rd20-22: Sc x 24 (24)
Rd23: Sc, inc, [sc x 2, inc] x 7, sc (32)
Rd24: Sc x 32 (32)
Rd25: Dec x 16 (16)
Rd26: Dec x 8 (8)
Rd27: Dec x 4, fo (4)

Leg (Make 2)
Rd1: Starting at the bottom of your leg with yellow yarn sc x 5 in an adjustable ring (5)
Rd2: [Inc, sc] x 2, sc (7)
Rd3-5: Sc x 7, fo (7)

Arm (Make 2)
Rd1: Starting at the bottom of your arm with yellow yarn sc x 5 in an adjustable ring (5)
Rd2: Inc, sc x 4 (6)
Rd3-5: Scx  6, fo at the end of Rd5 (6)


Turtle Shell
Rd1: Starting in the middle of your turtle shell with green yarn sc x 6 in an adjustable ring (6) 
Rd2: Inc x 6 (12)
Rd3: [Sc, inc] x 6 (18)
Rd4-6: Sc x 18 (18)
Rd7: Reverse sc x 18, fo (18)

Hat
Rd1: Starting at the top of your hat with brown yarn sc x 6 in an adjustable ring (6)
Rd2: Inc x 6 (12)
Rd3: Inc x 12 (24)
Rd4-5: Sc x 24 (24) 
Rd6: [Sc, inc] x 12 (36)
Rd7-10: Sc x 36 (36)
Row11: Now you will be starting the first ear flap. Turn, ch, sc x 5 (5)
Row12: Turn, ch, sc x 5 (5)
Row13: Turn, ch, dec, sc, dec , fo (3)

Second Ear Flap
Row1: Count 12 stitches over from your first earflap, insert your hook into the next stitch and with brown yarn sc, sc x 4 (5)
Row2: Turn, ch, sc x 5 (5)
Row3: Turn, ch, dec, sc, dec (3)
Rd4: Do not turn or ch, sc x 45 around the entire piece, fo (45)

Scarf
Row1: With brown yarn ch x 40, fo (40)

Assembly
Sew the arms and legs on. Sew half of the turtle shell on, then add some stuffing and then sew the rest of the turtle shell on. Add tassels onto your hat, and a pompom. Weave in all ends and trim them. Then sew on eyebrows and a mouth.

Feel free to sell finished items that you make using my patterns. But please do not distribute my patterns without my permission. If you have any questions please feel free to email me at amidorablecrochet@gmail.com

19 comments:

  1. Wonderful! They are so beautifully made and their character is so well expressed!

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  2. These are so cute!! I love teeny tiny things :-P

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  3. OH They are SO CUTE!!!, LOVE THEM!!, I'm gonna try it for sure!

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    1. Beautiful, but too difficult for me to follow the pattern.

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    2. Thank you, I hope you enjoy the patterns :)

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  4. thank you so much for sharing your fabulous patterns!
    you are so talented!
    i cannot wait to make them!
    :) melissa

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    1. Thank you Melissa! And have fun making your tiny Critters :)

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  5. Thx a lottt..really appreciate ur kindness in sharing all the patterns with us :) can't wait to make them

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  6. These look adorable and I am anxious to make them. Can you clarify if one pack of the Lion Brand Yarns Bonbons is enough for all 4 critters? Are these yarns weight category 2 or 3?
    Thanks!

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    1. Hello,

      Yes, I used one package to make all of the critters in the photo. And their Bonbons are a Category 2: Sport Weight :)

      Thanks!

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  7. Can you please verify the size of the safety eyes? The smallest I can find are 4.5mm. Thanks :)

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    1. Hello,

      For these critters you will need 1.5mm Safety Eyes.

      Thanks
      :)

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    2. Hello,

      I looked at my notes about this pattern, and I did have the incorrect eyes listed. This pattern calls for 6mm safety eyes. Sorry about the confusion.

      Thank you!

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  8. These are so adorable! they really cheered me up :-) I guess I'll have to make them now as they really do make me smile. Thank you for being so generous with the pattern xx

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