piątek, 24 kwietnia 2020

Busy Bugs - CLEVER LADYBUG free pattern


Hi, I would like to show you the second bug - CLEVER LADYBUG. In the post I give you the pattern and you may watch the tutorial on YouTube (in English and Polish). I also recommend you to watch Amigurumi Workshop #13 about the bugs.


Just to remind you - I was inspired by the set of contrast books for babies 10 and 12 month. The set of four books in Polish (by Wilga | Foksal Publishing House) in the cardboard box includes the short stories about: ant, ladybug, bee and firefly. I told you something about the books stories and I described my crochet project in Amigurumi Workshop #13, so I recommend you to watch the video before you start crocheting and read the post here.


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Clever ladybug – wanted to be an artist and she painted everything with dots (the sun, mushroom, flowers). She was working really hard and finally she went to bed and was dreaming about dots.

Tutorial step by step for the Clever Ladybug is here:

The tutorial for Hard-working Bee (in four parts) is on YouTube.


You may watch Amigurumi Workshop #13 about the Busy Bugs below:

Materials:

  • YarnArt Jeans: light beige, black, red (1 skein of each color is enough), small amout of pink for the cheeks (I split the yarn in two threads);
  • crochet hook 2 mm
  • teether
  • squeaky toy
  • stuffing
  • tapestry needle 

Abbreviations


• st = stitch
• sl st = slip stitch
• ch = chain
• tch = turning chain (in the end of a row)
• sc = single crochet
• hdc = half double crochet
• dc = double crochet

• inc = increase (2 sc in one st)
• dec = decrease (sc2tog)
• (..) = repeat the pattern particular number of times
• [..] = complete number of st in the round / row
• rnd = round
• BLO = back loop only
• FLO = front loop only
• MR = magic ring

HEAD

Light beige

The head is the same as for the bee - WATCH THE TUTORIAL.
You may add the rattle inside the head (after crocheting the middle rounds) before closing the opening. Rattle should be hidden inside the stuffing.
I will add the squeaky toy into the body later.
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  [36]
Rnd 7: (5 sc, inc) x 6 [42]
Rnd 8: (3 sc, inc, 3 sc) x 6 [48]
Rnds 9-15: 48 sc [48]
Rnd 16: (3 sc, dec, 3 sc) x 6 [42]
Rnd 17: (5 sc, dec) x 6 [36]
Rnd 18: (2 sc, dec, 2 sc) x 6 [30]
Rnd 19: (3 sc, dec) x 6 [24]
You may also add safety eyes between rnds 11-12 (but do this before stuffing the head and crocheting the body). I will embroider the eyes later.
Cut the yarn, fasten off, make invisible finish.
Change yarn to black.



BODY

I adjusted the body to the squeaky toy, so it is wider than the bee's body.


Black
Rnd 20: 24 sc [24]
Rnd 21: (3 sc, inc) x 6 [30]
Rnds 22-23: 30 sc [30]
Rnd 24:(2 sc, inc, 2 sc) x 6 [36]
Rnds 25-26: 36 sc [36]
Rnd 27: (5 sc, inc) x 6 [42]
Rnds 28-31: 42 sc [42]
Rnd 32: (5 sc, dec) x 6 [36]
Rnd 33: (2 sc, dec, 2 sc) x 6 [30]
Rnd 34: (3 sc, dec) x 6 [24]
Add the squeaky toy inside the body and stuff.

Rnd 35: (1 sc, dec, 1 sc) x 6 [18]
Rnd 36: (1 sc, dec) x 6 [12]


Fold in half, crochet 6 sc, hooking through the stitches of the opposite sides.
Work 10 rows (1 tch in the end of the row) or adjust the length to your teether.
Wrap the stripe around the teether and sew.

Version without teether:

If you don't want to add teether, modificate the pattern of the body - after crocheting rnd 36 add rnd 37:
Rnd 37: 6 dec [6]
Then fasten off and close the opening.


CAP

The cap with a pointed part is alike the bee - WATCH THE TUTORIAL.  

Black
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  [36]
Rnd 7: (5 sc, inc) x 6 [42]
Rnd 8: (3 sc, inc, 3 sc) x 6 [48]
Rnds 9-12: 48 sc [48]
Rnd 13: 23 sc, 1 hdc, (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in one st, 1 hdc, 22 sc
Put the cap onto the head, pin it and sew.

FACE DETAILS

All the bugs have the same face details that make them similar to each other -
WATCH THE TUTORIAL.
As an example I show you the bee face with an explanation on the placement of particular details.

In the picture above you see pins:
- eyes marked with black thread in rnd 11 (distance of 2 sc between the eyes). I embroider the eyes.
You may also add safety eyes between rnds 11-12 if you want to (but do this before stuffing the head and crocheting the body).

- blue for the nose: between rnds 12-13
- red x 3 for the smile: between rnds 13-14 (outer points) and 15-16 (lower point)


Embroider the cheeks with woven wheel stitch (shown in the tutorial for the bee).
I used woven wheel stitch for the cheeks and the ladybug dots. I use the stitch really often if I want to make small cheeks or dots for my toys. I used it in my other projects, e.g. four-leaf clover or the frog keychain.

 

WING (make 2)

Red
Pattern for the right and the left wing is the same in rnds 1-3. Then it slightly changes.

Rnd 1: ch 3, insert the hook in 2nd ch from the hook and work:
inc, 5 sc in one st, inc, 3 sc in one st [12]
Rnd 2: 3 sc, 3 inc, 3 sc, 3 inc [18]
Rnd 3: 3 sc, (1 sc, inc) x 3, 5 sc, 2 inc, 2 sc [23]

THE RIGHT WING

Rnd 4: 3 sc, (2 sc, inc) x 3, 5 sc, (1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc) in one st, 5 sc [28]
Rnd 5: (3 sc, inc) x 5, (1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc) in one st, 7 sc [35]
Rnd 6: 13 sc (don't crochet more sc)
Fasten off, cut the yarn, leaving a tail for sewing.

THE LEFT WING

Rnd 4: 3 sc, (2 sc, inc) x 3, 8 sc, (1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc) in one st, 2 sc [28]
Rnd 5: (3 sc, inc) x 5, 7 sc, (1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc) in one st [35]
Rnd 6: 13 sc (don't crochet more sc)

Fasten off, cut the yarn, leaving a tail for sewing.


Embroider black dots onto the wings (as many as you wish - I embroider 7). I use woven wheel stitch (the same as for the cheeks).
I split the black YarnArt Jeans in two threads to make thinner thread for embroidering.


Sew the wings at the back of the body.

ANTENNAE (make 2) 

Insert the hook into the stitches of the head - distance between the antennae is 5 rounds (photo below)
ch 8, insert the hook in 2nd ch from the hook and make the bobble (shown in the tutorial).
In the end you have 4 loops on the hook, so pull through all the loops.


LEGS (make 6)


Insert the hook into the stitches of the body (the sides - look at the red pins on the photo below):
- between rnds 3-4 if you count from black (or rnds 22-23, if you count from the magic ring)
- between rnd 6-7 if you count from black (or rnds 25-26, if you count from the magic ring)
- between rnds 9-10 if you count from black (or rnds 28-29, if you count from the magic ring)


ch 8, insert the hook in 2nd ch from the hook and work: 7 sl st [7]

Ladybug is ready :)





Tutorial for next bugs will be soon :)

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