niedziela, 31 maja 2020

Busy Bugs - BUSY FIREFLY free pattern

Hi, I present you the last bug - BUSY FIREFLY. In the post I wrote down 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. Subscribe my channel and crochet with me! :)

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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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Busy firefly – the book tells the short story: when the night has come and it is getting dark, little firefly wants to light up the sky. It asked the moon to open his eyes, flicked his nose and awoke the sleepyhead. The bug flied to the stars to light them up. Now the starts twinkle and the dark has passed. All the sky is bright and the firefly yawned and went to sleep. Firefly waves tired wing to the stars, close the eyes and fell asleep, blinking his green light.

Tutorial for the Busy Firefly is here:




 The tutorial for the Hard-working Bee (in four parts) is here.

The tutorial for the Clever Ladybug is here.

Tutorial for the Rushed Ant is here.


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

Materials:

  • YarnArt Jeans: light beige, black, green, grey (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
  • rattle
  • 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 but I added rnd 20 in the end - 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.

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]
Rnd 20: (1 sc, dec, 1 sc) 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.


BODY


Black 
Count from the first round.

Rnd 1: (1 sc, inc, 1 sc) x 6 [24]
Rnd 2: (1 sc, inc) x 12 [36]
Rnd 3: 36 sc [30]
Rnd 4: (1 sc, dec) x 12 [24]
Rnd 5: (1 sc, dec, 1 sc) x 6 [18]
Rnd 6: (1 sc, inc, 1 sc) x 6 [24]
Rnd 7: (3 sc, inc) x 6 [30]
Rnd 8-12: 30 sc [30]


Change to green:
Rnds 13-14: 30 sc [30]
Rnd 15: (3 sc, dec) x 6 [24]
Rnd 16: (1 sc, dec, 1 sc) x 6 [18]
Rnd 17: (1 sc, dec) x 6 [12]

Fold in half, crochet 6 sc, hooking through the opposite stitches.
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 17 add rnd 18:
Rnd 18: 6 dec [6]
Then fasten off and close the opening.


CAP

The cap is the same like the ant.
Compare with the ladybug but there is difference in rnd 13 (instead of making the pointed part I crochet 48 sc) - WATCH THE TUTORIAL.  


green
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 9-13: 48 sc [48]

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.

I also embroidered the glasses - I used whipped backstitch.

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.

Photo presents ant's brown cap


WINGS

Green (make 2)

ch 8, insert the hook in 2nd ch from the hook and work: 3 sc, 2 hdc, 1 dc, 5 dc in the last st, 1 dc, 2 hdc, 3 sc [17]

Grey (make 2)

ch 10, insert the hook in 2nd ch from the hook and work: 4 sc, 2 hdc, 2 dc, 5 dc in the last st, 2 dc, 2 hdc, 4 sc [17]


Sew the grey wings in rnds 4-5 and the green in rnds 6-7.

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 2-3;
- between rnds 5-6;
- between rnds 8-9.


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

The FIREFLY is done :) 

Now you've made all the bugs. I hope you like the pattern.

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