środa, 3 października 2018

CUTIES - Boris the beaver FREE PATTERN

Hello, it's time for my next project series - THE CUTIES CREATURES. I was inspired by toys from Biedronka supermarket (the name translates as Ladybug in English). Let's warmly welcome Boris the beaver! :-) I've written down FREE PATTERN for you. The toy size is 10 cm tall (if you use materials stated in the pattern), so you may use it as keychain for your bag or hang it in your car. BTW - subscribe my blog and channel on YouTube :-)
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I worked with YarnArt Jeans.
- dark brown no 70 (main yarn, for body and paws)
- light brown no 40 (ears)
- beige no 07 (muzzle)
- beige no 48 (tail)
- blue no 15 (eyes)
- white
- black

YarnArt Jeans is not so soft yarn, but I wanted to see the stitches while preparing basic pattern for the rest of the forest team :-) Crochet hook 2.5 mm.
I'm going to use for my other cuties different kinds of yarns (e.g. YarnArt Mink, Alize Softy, YarnArt Samba or angora) working with the same 2.5 mm crochet hook to obtain the same size of the toys. I hope it will work :-)

In my pattern, in even-numbered rounds, I divided scs to obtain almost perfect round (not hexagonal shape): e.g. Rnd 4: (1 sc, inc, 1 sc) x 6 [24]. You can of course crochet traditional way: Rnd 4: (2 sc, inc) x 6 [24].

HEAD & BODY


Rnd 1: 6 sc in MR [6]
Rnd 2: 6 inc [12]
Rnd 3: (1 sc, inc) x 6 [18]
Rnd 4: (1 sc, inc, 1 sc) x 6 [24]
Rnd 5: (3 sc, inc) x 6 [30]
Rnd 6: (2 sc, inc, 2 sc) x 6 [36]
Rnd 7: (5 sc, inc) x 6 [42]
Rnd 8: (3 sc, inc, 3 sc) x 6 [48]
Rnd 9: (7 sc, inc) x 6 [54]
Rnd 10: (4 sc, inc, 4 sc) x 6 [60]
Rnd 11: (9 sc, inc) x 6 [66]
Rnd 12: (5 sc, inc, 5 sc) x 6 [72]
Rnds 13-25: 72 sc [72]
Rnd 26: (5 sc, dec, 5 sc) x 6 [66]
Rnd 27: (9 sc, dec) x 6 [60]
Rnd 28: (4 sc, dec, 4 sc) x 6 [54]
Rnd 29: (7 sc, dec) x 6 [48]
Rnd 30: (3 sc, dec, 3 sc) x 6 [42]
Rnd 31: (5 sc, dec) x 6 [36]
Rnd 32: (2 sc, dec, 2 sc) x 6 [30]
Rnd 33: (3 sc, dec) x 6 [24]
Rnd 34: (1 sc, dec, 1 sc) x 6 [18]
Rnd 35: (1 sc, dec) x 6 [12]
Rnd 36: 6 dec [6]

Fasten off, close the opening and weave in yarn ends.

MUZZLE

Rnd 1: 6 sc in MR [6]
Rnd 2: 6 inc [12]
Rnd 3: (1 sc, inc) x 6 [18]
Rnd 4: 18 sc [18]

Stuff while sewing to the head.


Embroider the nose and mouth (with black floss) and teeth (with white and black floss to make frame for teeth). I divided the muzzle down the middle to mark the mouth, nose and teeth.

EAR (make 2)

Ear (dark brown)

Rnd 1: 5 sc in MR [5]
Rnd 2: 5 inc [10]
Rnd 3: 10 sc [10]
Rnd 4: (4 sc, inc) x 2 [12]
Rnd 5: (5 sc, inc) x 2 [14]

EAR (inner part - light brown)

Work in rows.
Row 1: 5 sc, 1 tch, turn  [5]
Row 2: 2 sc, inc, 2 sc [6] (on the arch) and then work 3 sc on the flat/bottom part to smooth the edges.
Sew the inner part to the ear (be careful not to sew through both sides of the ear, but only through the first surface; the seam should be inside the ear).





PAW (make 4)


Rnd 1: 6 sc in MR [6]
Rnd 2: 6 inc [12]
Rnd 3: (5 sc, inc) x 2 [14]
Rnd 4: (6 sc, inc) x 2 [16]
Rnds 5-7: 16 sc [16]
Rnd 8: (2 sc, dec) x 4 [12]
Rnd 9: 12 sc [12]

Add some stuffing.
Flat the piece in half. Close the opening by working 6 sc hooking through the stitches of opposite sides. Fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing.

In the picture below you see white lines which indicate the place for sewing paws.
The red line is for the tail.

EYE (make 2)


Version 1 - flat

Crochet hook 2 mm.
We start from the pupil (black yarn)  and then we change color to crochet iris.
Rnd 1: 8 sc in MR [8]
Rnd 2: (1 sc, inc) x 4 [12]
Rnd 3: 1 sc, inc, (1sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in one st, inc, 1 sc, change color: (1 sc, inc) x 3, 1 sc.
Fasten off (I do invisible finish), weave in yarn ends.

I work edging using black thin thread and crochet hook 1 mm (if you want to make black frame for the eyes, as in the original cutie creature). I work 2 sc in each stitch.
Finally I embroider white reflections in the centre of each eye.


Version 2 - 3D eyes

If you want to make 3D eyes, you may use safety eyes.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in MR [6]
Rnd 2: 6 inc [12]
Rnd 3: (1 sc, inc) x 6 [18]
Rnds 4-6: 18 sc [18]
Rnd 7: (1 sc, dec) x 6 [12]
Rnd 8: 6 dec [6]

TAIL

Rnd 1: 6 sc in MR [6]
Rnd 2: 6 inc [12]
Rnd 3: (1 sc, inc) x 6 [18]
Rnd 4: (1 sc, inc, 1 sc) x 6 [24]
Rnd 5: (3 sc, inc) x 6 [30]
Rnds 6-7: 30 sc [30]
Rnd 8: (13 sc, dec) x 2 [28]
Rnd 9: 28 sc [28]
Rnd 10: (12 sc, dec) x 2 [26]
Rnd 11: 26 sc [26]
Rnd 12: (11 sc, dec) x 2 [24]
Rnd 13: (10 sc, dec) x 2 [22]
Rnd 14: 22 sc [22]
Rnd 15: (9 sc, dec) x 2 [20]
Rnd 16: (8 sc, dec) x 2 [18]
Rnd 17: 18 sc [18]
Rnd 18: (7 sc, dec) x 2 [16]
Rnd 19: (6 sc, dec) x 2 [14]
Rnd 20: 14 sc [14]
Flat the tail in half. Close the opening by working 7 sc hooking through the opposite stitches.
Fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing.

In the pictures below you see how I embroider black lines through the tail.

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Look at the beaver. Do you like him? Don't hesitate to leave a comment and crochet with me.

Next creatures soon ;-)

 Boris says bye bye! 

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