Tunisian Crochet Pattern: All Weather Cowl

This pattern was updated on January 2, 2015 to be clearer and easier to read, especially for beginners. Let me know if you have any questions!

I’m excited to announce another free pattern in collaboration with Galler Yarns.

Using one jumbo skein of Galler Yarns Aztec Boucle, an organic cotton yarn with just a little bit of nylon added, this cowl is a great all weather accessory.  The eyelets created by the stitch patterns and the cotton yarn make it breathable in warmer weather, but the length allows you to wrap it around three times for warmth in cold weather.

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All Weather Cowl, free Tunisian crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

This is a reversible stitch pattern that can be made even by Tunisian crochet newbies.  It doesn’t hurt that the yarn texture will cover any mistakes you make ;).

All Weather Cowl, free Tunisian crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

The All Weather Cowl is crocheted across lengthwise and then seamed.

Since you will have 80 inches (203 cm) of stitches on your hook, I recommend using a Tunisian crochet hook with a flexible cable.

All Weather Cowl, free Tunisian crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

The Aztec Boucle works up nicely and creates a great gift for any eco-conscious person on your list.

All Weather Cowl, free Tunisian crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

Enjoy!

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All Weather Cowl

Tunisian Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

02-easy 50 US terms 50 3-light 50This delightful unisex cowl/ circle scarf is made with reversible stitch patterns. The eyelets and lightweight yarn make this a perfect cowl for all seasons.  Wear it wrapped three times in the cold or loosely in warm weather.

Finished Size

  • 6” (15 cm) x 80” (203 cm)

Materials

  • Galler Yarns Aztec Boucle yarn (8 oz/227 g/545 yds/498 m/97% Organic Cotton, 3% Nylon) – 1 skein, or approximately 545 yds/498 m in any light weight cotton yarn.
  • J-10 (6 mm) Tunisian crochet hook or any size needed to obtain gauge (Tip: a Tunisian crochet hook with a flexible cable is recommended.)
  • Yarn needle

Gauge

  • 7.5 sts in pattern = 4” (10 cm).  Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • ch – chain
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • Tss – Tunisian simple stitch – Insert hook behind next vertical bar, yo, draw through loop, and leave it on hook.
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Instructions

  • Ch 150.

Tunisian Base Row:

  • Forward: Working in back ridge of the ch (rather than through front loop), insert hook in second ch from hook, *yo, draw up a loop and leave it on hook; rep from * across.
  • Return: Do not turn, ch 1, *yo and pull through 2 loops; rep from * across.

Row 1:

  • Forward: Skip first vertical bar, *in sp before next vertical bar, insert hook from front to back. yo, and draw up a loop, yo, insert hook in same sp, yo, and draw up a loop; rep from * across to last sp, skip last sp, Tss.
  • Return: Ch 1, *yo and draw through 4 loops; rep from * across to last 2 loops, yo and draw through 2 loops.

Row 2:

  • Forward: Skip first vertical bar and first sp, *in sp before next vertical bar, insert hook from front to back. yo, and draw up a loop, yo, insert hook in same sp, yo, and draw up a loop; rep from * across to last vertical bar, Tss.
  • Return: Row 1 return.
  • Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until width measures approximately 5.75” (14.5 cm), ending after Row 1. Finish with final row.

Final Row:

  • Forward: Skip first vertical bar and first sp, *in sp before next vertical bar, insert hook from front to back, yo, and draw up a loop, yo, insert hook in same sp, yo, and draw up a loop, yo and draw through all loops on hook; rep from * across to last vertical bar, Tss, yo and draw through both loops on hook. Do not fasten off.

Assembly and Finishing:

  • Turn. With same sides facing, match up sts along short edge. Join with slip st through ea st on both edges. Fasten off. With yarn needle, weave in ends securely.

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© 2012, 2014, 2015 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use it to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2012/11/24/free-pattern-all-weather-cowl/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Crochet Pattern: Broomstick Lace Mug Hug

I’m excited share my post today as part of the Inca Eco blog tour.  As you may know if you’ve been following my blog, I’ve been working with Galler Yarns, a third generation family owned yarn importer, since last fall.

I was attracted to working with Galler Yarns for a few reasons.  Their yarns are largely made with natural fibers, and I’ve been trying to be more thoughtful about the environmental impact of my crocheting and knitting.  Galler Yarns is a family business, a small business, and a woman-owned business.  All of these things are close to my heart since my mom is an entrepreneur and president of a certified women’s business enterprise.  Star Galler, the woman at the helm of Galler Yarns, spent plenty of time with her grandparents as a child, as I did, and her grandmother was a knitter as mine was.

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Here’s a picture of Renee Galler, Star’s grandma, with her knit creations at a yarn show in 1953. (Image courtesy of Galler Yarns.)

Inca Eco is one of the newest yarns in the Galler Yarns line, and I’ve had the pleasure of working with it for a few designs already.

I wish I could say that I took this picture, but it is courtesy of Galler Yarns. This is the colorway I’ve been using most recently, Sage.

Inca Eco is an organic cotton yarn that comes in 140 yard (128 m/100 g/3.5 oz) skeins.  All of the colors are dyed with low impact, eco-friendly dyes, except for Ecru, which is undyed.  I love the softness of the yarn as well as the thick and thin texture.  Inca Eco isn’t scratchy like kitchen cotton and looks almost handspun.  Inca Eco is great for baby projects, especially if you are gifting to a family worried about the environmental impact of acrylic or about harsh chemical dyes.  For the first time in a few years, I don’t seem to have any pregnant friends or co-workers, but I would love to use Inca Eco on my next baby blanket.

You could also make some great scrubbies and washcloths which could be part of a nice spa or pampering gift.  (Galler Yarns will be releasing one of my patterns on their blog later in April that is along these lines.)

As for my contribution to this blog tour, on Friday, I unveiled a quicky project I made for myself with some scraps of Inca Eco left over from a design sample.

Broomstick Lace Mug Hug, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter
I made this in the hours after a comprehensive eye exam, and my pupils were dilated.  So let’s just ignore those gauge changes and scraggly corners.
Broomstick Lace Mug Hug, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter
A crocheted mug hug!

This is a simple project that only uses about 1/10 of a skein of Inca Eco :).  You could easily make up a batch of these to give as gifts or to use on your own beverages with one skein.

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Broomstick Lace Mug Hug

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

02-easy 50 US terms 50 4-medium 50This mini project is a great introduction to broomstick lace!

 

Finished Size: Approximately 2.5″ (6 cm) wide by 9.5″ (24 cm) long

Materials: 

  • About 18 yds (16.5 m) of Inca Eco (colorway Sage is pictured), or equivalent length any medium weight yarn
  • I-9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook and US 35 (19 mm) knitting needle or any sizes needed to obtain gauge
  • Yarn needle
  • 2 buttons (large enough to fit inside of broomstick lace loops)

Gauge:  9 sc = 2.5″ (6 cm)  Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Broomstick Lace Mug Hug, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern:

  • 3 lp-sp – space created by 3 broomstick lace loops on hook
  • blo – back loop only
  • ch – chain(s)
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet(s)
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.

If you haven’t made broomstick lace before, check out my tutorial here.  (Note that this pattern uses groups of 3 broomstick lace loops and 3 single crochets while the tutorial uses groups of 5.)

Pattern Instructions:

  • With crochet hook, ch 10.
  • Row 1: Turn, skip first ch, sc in each of next 9 chs.  (9 sc)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, sc in each sc across.
  • Rep Row 2 until piece measures approximately 1.5″ (4 cm) from beginning.
  • Row 3: Do not turn.  Pull up loop on hook and place it on knitting needle, skip first sc, *insert hook in blo of next sc, yo and draw up loop onto needle; rep from * across.  (9 broomstick lace loops)
  • Row 4: Do not turn.  Insert hook under first 3 loops, remove loops from knitting needle, being careful not to unravel, yo, draw yarn through 3 lp-sp, ch 1, 3 sc in 3 lp-sp, *insert hook under next 3 loops, remove loops from knitting needle, 3 sc in 3 lp-sp; rep from * once more to end of row.  (3 broomstick lace groups/9 sc)
  • Rep Rows 3 & 4 until piece measures approximately 9″ (23 cm) long.
  • Row 5: Rep Row 2.
  • Fasten off. Using yarn needle, weave in ends.  With yarn and yarn needle, sew buttons to single crochet area (Rows 1-2), using picture as a guide.  Slip buttons through broomstick lace loops as button holes.
  • Tip: You could also make a broomstick lace bracelet (or choker) using this basic formula.  Adjust the length for the Repeats of Rows 3 and 4 to measure the circumference of your wrist (or neck).

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© 2012, 2014 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use it to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2012/04/01/inca-eco-blog-tour-day-14/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Crochet Pattern: Twisted Crocodile Stitch Keyhole Scarf

I am pleased to share another free pattern in collaboration with Galler Yarns!

I actually finished this keyhole scarf around Thanksgiving, but have been waiting to release the pattern before sharing pictures.  (I took these pictures in Central Park on the same day as my Chubby Sheep free pattern photos, so you may see some background similarities.)

I love keyhole scarves.  I commute on the subway and share a work space (and coat rack) with many people, so I don’t like carrying around a lot of big stuff in the winter because there is no place to keep it.  If you’ve been to New York City in January, though, you know you still need to bundle up  in the winter.  A keyhole scarf is my compromise because it keeps you warm but is small enough to stuff in your pocket when you hang up your coat.  (Hint: It is also a great last minute gift, since it is much faster to make than a full length scarf!)

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This is a self-portrait of me wearing the completed twisted crocodile stitch keyhole scarf.

I made this keyhole scarf using Galler’s Heather Prime Alpaca.  This yarn is a DK/sport/#3 weight superfine alpaca grown from Peru.  I love alpaca yarns, and Heather Prime Alpaca is super soft.  Somehow, even though I didn’t pick the color myself, the folks at Galler Yarns must have known that I love everything in the purple family because they sent me color 207, which is a heather purple.  The yarn skein is so large (0.5 lbs or 600 yards!) that you can make two of these keyhole scarves with one skein, and still have some yarn to spare.

Here’s a more artsy self-portrait, in black and white.

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I really have to thank my pattern testers, Daynawithay, patriciaelizabeth, soxvixen, and ss9904 on Ravelry, for all of their great suggestions, including the one about reducing the size of the keyhole in the final pattern.

Here’s a detail of the keyhole opening. It is small to keep the warmth inside.

I really had a lot of fun with this stitch…

Here’s a stitch detail.  You can see the yummy heatheriness (ok, I know it isn’t a word) of the yarn.

… but it was hard to explain.  So I included a photo tutorial in the pattern.

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Twisted Crocodile Stitch Keyhole Scarf

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter 

03-intermediateUS terms 50 3-light 50This keyhole scarf is made using a variation on the crocodile stitch to create a ruffled “scaled” texture. 

 

Finished Size:

  • Adult (4” x 27”/10 cm x 69 cm)

Materials:

  • Galler Yarns Heather Prime Alpaca yarn (8 oz/227g/665 yds/608 m/100% superfine alpaca/light weight) – Color 207, or approximately 300 yds (274 m) in any light weight yarn.
  • H-8 (5 mm) crochet hook or any size needed to obtain correct gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge:

  • Row width = 4” (10 cm). Follow the pattern for 4” (10 cm) in length before measuring gauge.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern:

  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • V-st – V-stitch –  (dc, ch 1, dc) in the same st or sp
  • WS – wrong (back) side
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Repeat from asterisk as indicated

Keyhole Scarf

  • Ch 20.
  • Row 1: (WS) Turn, sk 1 ch, sc in next ch, *ch 2, sk 2 ch, V-st in next ch, ch 2, sk 2 ch, sc in next ch; rep from * across.
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, sc in sc, *sk 2 ch, 6 dc around post of first dc of next V-st, working from top to bottom of post, ch 1, 6 dc around post of second dc of same V-st, working from top to bottom of post. (Tip: Rotating your work towards your hook until the post is horizontal makes this easier. See photos tutorial below for details.) Sk 2 ch, sc in sc; rep from * across.
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 1, sc in sc, *ch 2, sk 6 dc, V-st in next ch-1 sp, ch 2, sk 6 dc, sc in next sc; rep from * across.
  • Rep Rows 2 & 3 until scarf measures approximately 22” (56 cm), ending on Row 2. Do not fasten off.

Shape left side of keyhole opening.

  • Row 4: Turn, ch 1, sc in sc, ch 2, sk 6 dc, V-st in next ch-1 sp, ch 2, sk 6 dc, sc in next sc.
  • Row 5: Turn, ch 1, sc in sc, sk 2 ch, 6 dc around post of first dc of next V-st, working from top to bottom of post. Ch 1, 6 dc around post of second dc of same V-st, working from top to bottom of post. Sk 2 ch, sc in sc.
  • Row 6: Rep Row 4. Fasten off.

Shape right side of keyhole opening.

  • Row 7: With WS facing and Rows 4-6 on your right (on your left if left-handed), sk Rows 4-6, 6 dc, ch-1 sp, and 6 dc. Join with sl st to next sc, ch 1, sc in sc, ch 2, sk 6 dc, V-st in next ch-1 sp, ch 2, sk 6 dc, sc in next sc.
  • Row 8: Rep Row 5.
  • Row 9: Rep Row 4.

Join keyhole opening.

  • Row 10: Turn, ch 1, *sc in sc, sk 2 ch, 6 dc around post of first dc of next V-st, working from top to bottom of post. Ch 1, 6 dc around post of second dc of same V-st, working from top to bottom of post, sk 2 ch, sc in sc,** ch 5; rep from * to ** once.
  • Row 11: Turn, ch 1, sc in sc, *ch 2, sk 6 dc, V-st in next ch-1 sp, ch 2, sk 6 dc, sc in next sc,** ch 2, sk 2 ch, V-st in next ch, sk 2 ch. Rep from * to ** once.
  • Rep Rows 2 & 3 until scarf measures approximately 27” (69 cm), ending on Row 2.
  • Fasten off. Using yarn needle, weave in ends.

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Twisted Crocodile Stitch Tutorial

6 dc around post of first dc of V-stitch, working from top to bottom of the post.

TwistedCroc1

The completed set of 6 dc will look like this.

TwistedCroc2

Rotate your work until the next dc of V-st is horizontal. This will make it easier to crochet the next group of stitches.

TwistedCroc3

6 dc around post of second dc of V-stitch, working from top to bottom of the post.

TwistedCroc4

Rotate work back to original position.

TwistedCroc5

Continue to work in pattern.

TwistedCroc6

© 2011, 2013 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern and the accompanying tutorial are for personal use only. You may use it to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern, the tutorial, or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2011/12/16/free-pattern-twisted-crocodile-stitch-keyhole-scarf/ Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Crochet Pattern: Chubby Sheep

Free crochet pattern: Chubby Sheep amigurumi by Underground CrafterI’m excited to share my first free pattern on the blog, Chubby Sheep. This adorable character is a very simple amigurumi project. I’ve even included tutorials for the special stitches.

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This is one of the super secret projects I’ve been working on, in collaboration with Galler Yarns.

I made this using Flore II, an awesome blend of kid mohair, wool, and nylon.  The kid mohair really makes the difference in the final texture.

Just in time for the holidays, the pattern also includes (optional) instructions to transform Chubby Sheep into an ornament or hanging decoration.

Exact gauge is not critical for this project but stitches should be small so that fiber filling doesn’t show.  This pattern was tested by aimeefae, anamoji, ayoung, and ss9904 on Ravelry.  It takes about 5-6 hours to complete.  Enjoy!

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Chubby Sheep

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Free crochet pattern: Chubby Sheep amigurumi by Underground Crafter02-easy 50US terms 503-light 50This rotund sheep is fun to play with and simple to make. The shape and textured bottom allow it to “sit up” without legs. Optional instructions are included to transform the sheep into an ornament or hanging decoration.

 

Finished Size

  • 3.75” (9.5 cm) height from base of body to top of head.

Materials

  • Galler Yarns Flore II yarn (1.75 oz/50 g/100 yd/91 m/75% Kid Mohair, 15% Wool, 10% Nylon) – 1 skein in each of 2 colors, or approximately 100 yd (91.5 m) in Main Color and 35 yd (32 m) in Color B in any light weight yarn.
  • Small amount of embroidery floss for facial features.
  • US Size E-4/3.5 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Clover Quick Locking Stitch Marker set, or locking stitch markers.
  • Fairfield Poly-Fil Fiber Fill, 16 oz. bag.

Gauge

  • Body through Round 12 = 3.75” (9.5 cm) diameter. Exact gauge is not critical for this project. Stitches should be small so that fiber filling doesn’t show.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CB – Color B
  • ch – chain
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • invdec – invisible decrease – Insert hook in front loop only of each of next 2 sts, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops. (Planet June has a great invisible decrease tutorial here.)
  • MC – Main Color
  • pop – popcorn – Hdc 4 times in same st, remove hook from loop and insert hook from front to back of first hdc in group, pick up dropped loop and pull through loop on hook. A photo tutorial for this stitch is available at the end of this pattern.
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • The Head and Body are worked in rounds in continuous spirals without joining. Move stitch marker up each round to mark last st.
  • Most pieces start with magic adjustable ring. Oombawka Design has a helpful magic ring tutorial here.
  • For the Ears, ch 2 does not count as a stitch.
  • When choosing colors, note that MC is the main (Head and Body) color and CB is the color of the Snout and Ears.
  • Instructions for making an ornament or hanging decoration are at the end of this pattern.

Pattern Instructions

Head

  • Beginning at crown, with MC, start with magic adjustable ring (see Pattern Notes).
  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, 6 sc in ring, pull the yarn tail tightly to close ring, place marker to mark last st. (6 sts)
  • Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. (12 sts)
  • Rnd 3: Sc in each st around.
  • Rnd 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around. (18 sts)
  • Rnds 5 & 6: Rep Rnd 3 twice.
  • Rnd 7: Change to CB in last yo of next sc, sc in each st to marker.
  • Rnds 8 – 13: Rep Rnd 3, 6 times.
  • Rnd 14: *Invdec, sc; rep from * around. Do not fasten off. (12 sts)

Create Eyes

  • Thread yarn needle with embroidery floss. Starting with floss inside of the head, stitch 2 eyes in third row of CB, using photos as a guide. Stuff head firmly with fiber filling.

Finish Snout

  • Rnd 15: *Invdec; rep from * around. (6 sts)
  • Rnd 16: *Invdec; rep from * around. Fasten off with long yarn tail (approximately 9”/23 cm) for seaming. (3 sts).
  • Thread yarn needle with yarn tail, sew remaining sts together to close Snout. Weave in yarn tail through Head before finishing off.

Ears (Make 2)

  • With CB, ch 3. Begin working flat in rows.
  • Row 1: Turn, skip 2 ch, 2 dc in third ch from hook.
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 2 (see Pattern Notes), hdc in first st, 2 hdc in next st. (3 sts)
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 2, hdc in first 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st. (4 sts)
  • Row 4: Turn, ch 2, hdc in first 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st. (5 sts)
  • Row 5: Turn, ch 2, hdc in first 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st. Do not fasten off. (6 sts)
  • Fold Ear in half across Row 5, so that first and last st of row are back to back. Join with sl st to top of first hdc.
  • Row 6: Do not turn, ch 1, join edge of ear with sc in each of next 3 sts, working through both layers. Fasten off with a 9” (23 cm) yarn tail for seaming.

Join Ears to Head

  • Thread yarn needle with yarn tail. Sew ears to second row of MC (Rnd 5 of Head), using photos as a guide. Weave in yarn tail through Head before finishing off.

Free crochet pattern: Chubby Sheep amigurumi by Underground Crafter - head and ears assembly collageBody

  • Beginning at bottom of body, with MC, start with magic adjustable ring (see Pattern Notes).
  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, 6 sc in ring, pull the yarn tail tightly to close ring, place marker to mark last st. (6 sts)
  • Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. (12 sts)
  • Rnd 3: *Pop in next st, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around. (18 sts)
  • Rnd 4: *Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around. (24 sts)
  • Rnd 5: *Pop in next st, sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around. (30 sts)
  • Rnd 6: Sc in each st around.
  • Rnd 7: *[Sc in next st, pop in next st] twice, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around. (35 sts)
  • Rnd 8: *Sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around. (40 sts)
  • Rnd 9: *[Pop in next st, sc in next 2 sts] twice, pop in next st, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around. (45 sts)
  • Rnd 10: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 8 sts; rep from * around. (50 sts)
  • Rnd 11: *[Pop in next st, sc in next 2 sts] 3 times, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around. (55 sts)
  • Rnd 12: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 10 sts; rep from * around. (60 sts)
  • Rnd 13: *Pop in next st, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around.
  • Rnd 14: Sc in each st around.
  • Rnds 15 & 16: Repeat Rnds 13 & 14 once.
  • Rnd 17: *[Pop in next st, sc in next 2 sts] 3 times, sc in next st, invdec; rep from * around. (55 sts)
  • Rnd 18: *Invdec, sc in next 9 sts; rep from * around. (50 sts)
  • Rnd 19: *[Pop in next st, sc in next 2 sts] twice, pop in next st, sc in next st, invdec; rep from * 3 more times, pop in next st, sc in next 7 sts, invdec. (45 sts)
  • Rnd 20: *Invdec, sc in next 7 sts; rep from * around. (40 sts)
  • Rnd 21: *[Pop in next st, sc in next 2 sts] twice, invdec; rep from * 3 more times, sc in next 6 sts, invdec. (35 sts)
  • Rnd 22: *Invdec, sc in next 5 sts; rep from * around. (30 sts)
  • Rnd 23: *Pop in next st, sc in next 4 sts; rep from * around.
  • Rnd 24: *Invdec, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * around. (24 sts)
  • Rnd 25: *Invdec, pop in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around. Do not fasten off. (18 sts)

Join Head to Body

  • Thread yarn needle with 9” (23 cm) strand of MC. Sew Head to Body in flat area with fewer popcorns (Rnds 18-22), using photos as guide. Stuff Body firmly. Weave in yarn tails from joining into Body.

Free crochet pattern: Chubby Sheep amigurumi by Underground Crafter - head and body assembly collageFinish Body

  • Rnd 26: *Invdec, sc in next st; rep from * around. (12 sts)
  • Rnd 27: *Invdec, pop in next st; rep from * around. Fasten off with long yarn tail (approximately 9”/23 cm) for seaming. (8 sts).
  • Thread yarn needle with yarn tail, sew remaining sts together to close Body. Weave in yarn tail through Body before finishing off.

Free crochet pattern: Chubby Sheep amigurumi by Underground Crafter - finishingOrnament/Decorative Hanging Loop (optional)

Free crochet pattern: Chubby Sheep amigurumi by Underground Crafter - Chubby Sheep ornament on tree

  • To use Chubby Sheep as an ornament or decorative hanging, join MC with sl st to any st in center top of Body after assembly, sc in same st, ch 25, sc to another nearby st in center top. Fasten off. Weave in yarn tail through body before finishing off.

Popcorn Tutorial

  • Step 1: Make 4 half double crochet in same stitch.

Free crochet pattern: Chubby Sheep amigurumi by Underground Crafter - How to make the hdc popcorn tutorial 1

  • Step 2: Remove hook from loop. Insert hook from front to back of first hdc in group.

Free crochet pattern: Chubby Sheep amigurumi by Underground Crafter - How to make the hdc popcorn tutorial 2

  • Step 3: Pick up dropped loop.

Free crochet pattern: Chubby Sheep amigurumi by Underground Crafter - How to make the hdc popcorn tutorial 3

  • Step 4: Pull the dropped loop through loop on hook to complete popcorn.

Free crochet pattern: Chubby Sheep amigurumi by Underground Crafter - How to make the hdc popcorn tutorial 4

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