New knitting pattern: Pretty in Pink Shawlette

I’m continuing my series of posts sharing my pattern releases today with a new knitting pattern, the Pretty in Pink Shawlette.

Pretty in Pink Shawlette, knitting pattern by Marie Segares/Underground CrafterThis triangular shawl is knit from the top down in Galler Yarns Flore II. The pattern uses a combination of stockinette and drop stitches to create the appearance of stripes.

Pretty in Pink Shawlette, knitting pattern by Marie Segares/Underground CrafterIt also features a two stitch center spine, and an attractive border. The subtle stitch pattern really lets the mohair blend yarn shine. The pattern is now available for sale on Ravelry here.

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Crochet Pattern: Gift Pocket Bear

Free crochet pattern: Gift Pocket Bear amigurumi by Underground CrafterIn honor of Grandparent’s Day, I’m sharing this free pattern for the Gift Pocket Bear. My maternal grandmother taught me to crochet and she used to crochet adorable bears way before amigurumi was popular, so this seems a fitting homage. Of course, you can use this bear to spice up a gift card for anyone, or for any occasion.

This pattern was originally published on the Galler Yarns blog, which is no longer available. It was updated in June, 2018. Enjoy the pattern!

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Gift Pocket Bear

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Free crochet pattern: Gift Pocket Bear amigurumi by Underground Crafter02-easy 50 US terms 503-light 50This bear makes a great addition to a gift card or cash gift and serves as gift wrap.

 

Finished Size

  • 10” (25 cm) height.

Materials

  • Galler Yarns Flore II yarn (75% mohair/20% wool/5% nylon, 1.75 oz/50 g/100 yd/92 m) – 2 skeins in 106 Chesnut (MC) and 1 skein ea 015 Black (CB), 023 White (CC), 077 Pink Mist (CD), and 101 Light Violet (CE), or approximately 200 yd (184 m) in MC and 100 yd (92 m) in CB, CC, CD, and CE in any light weight yarn.
  • 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.
  • 10.5 mm safety eyes – 1 pair.
  • Fairfield Poly-Fil Fiber Fill, 16 oz. bag.

Gauge

  • Exact gauge is not critical for this project. Stitches should be small so that fiber filling doesn’t show.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BL – back loop only
  • CB – Color B
  • CC – Color C
  • CD – Color D
  • CE – Color E
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • ea – each
  • invdec – invisible decrease – Insert hook in back 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, though she works into the front loops instead.)
  • MC – Main Color
  • pm – place stitch marker
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • () Repeat instructions between parentheses in same stitch or space.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • Most pieces 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.
  • A tutorial for the whipstitch seam is available here.
  • When choosing colors, note that MC is the main (Head, Body, Ears, and limbs) color, CB is the color of the Muzzle and Mouth, CC is color of the first and last Round of the Gift Pocket Square, limbs, CD is the color of the second Round of the Gift Pocket Square, and CE is the color of the third Round of the Gift Pocket Square.

Pattern Instructions

Head

  • Beginning at back of Head 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, pm to mark last st. (6 sts)
  • Rnd 2: 2 sc in ea st around. (12 sts)
  • Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around. (18 sts)
  • Rnd 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around. (24 sts)
  • Rnd 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * around. (30 sts)
  • Rnd 6: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts; rep from * around. (36 sts)
  • Rnd 7: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts; rep from * around. (42 sts)
  • Rnd 8: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts; rep from * around. (48 sts)
  • Rnd 9: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts; rep from * around. (54 sts)
  • Rnd 10: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 8 sts; rep from * around. (60 sts)
  • Rnd 11: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 9 sts; rep from * around. (66 sts)
  • Rnd 12: Sc in ea st around.
  • Rnds 13 & 14: Rep Rnd 12 twice more.
  • Rnd 15: *Sc in next 9 sts, invdec; rep from * around. (60 sts)
  • Rnd 16: *Sc in next 8 sts, invdec; rep from * around. (54 sts)
  • Rnd 17: *Sc in next 7 sts, invdec; rep from * around. (48 sts)
  • Rnd 18: *Sc in next 6 sts; invdec; rep from * around. (42 sts)
  • Rnd 19: *Sc in next 5 sts, invdec; rep from * around. (36 sts)
  • Rnd 20: *Sc in next 4 sts, invdec; rep from * around. (30 sts)
  • Rnd 21: *Sc in next 3 sts, invdec; rep from * around. (24 sts)
  • Rnd 22: *Sc in next 2 sts, invdec; rep from * around. (18 sts) Fasten off.

Ears (Make 2)

  • Beginning at center of Ear with MC, start with magic adjustable ring (see Pattern Notes).
  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, 6 sc in ring, ull the yarn tail tightly to close ring, pm to mark last st.
  • Rnd 2: 2 sc in ea st around. (12 sts)
  • Rnd 3:*2 sc in next st, 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) Fasten off with long yarn tail for joining.

Muzzle

  • With CB, start with magic adjustable ring (see Pattern Notes).
  • Rnd 1: Ch1, 6 sc in ring, pull the yarn tail tightly to close ring, pm to mark last st.
  • Rnd 2: 2 sc in ea st around. (12sts)
  • Rnd 3: Sc in ea st around.
  • Rnd 4: Rep Rnd 3 once, changing to MC in last yo of final st of Rnd.
  • Rnd 5: Rep Rnd 3 once.
  • Rnd 6: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around. (18 sts)
  • Rnd 7: Rep Rnd 3 once. Fasten off with long yarn tail for joining.

Arms (Make 2)

  • With MC, rep instructions for Head through Rnd 3, pm to mark length, sc in ea st around until Arms measure approximately 1.5” (4 cm) from marker. Fasten off with long yarn tail for seaming.

Neck, Body, and Legs

  • Beginning at the neck with MC and a long yarn tail for joining, ch 18, being careful not to twist, join with sl st to first ch and begin working in the round, pm to mark last st.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in same st and in ea st around. (18 sts)
  • Rnd 2: Sc in ea st around.
  • Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around. (27 sts)
  • Rnd 4: Rep Rnd 2.
  • Rnd 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around. (36 sts)
  • Rnd 6: Rep Rnd 2.
  • Rnd 7: Rep Rnd 5. (48 sts)
  • Rnd 8: Rep Rnd 5. (64 sts)
  • Rnd 9: Rep Rnd 2. Pm to mark location.
  • Rnd 10: Rep Rnd 2 until body measures approximately 2” (5 cm) from marker, pm to mark last st.
  • Rnd 11: *Sc in next 6 sts, invdec; rep from * around. (56 sts)
  • Rnd 12: *Sc in next 5 sts, invdec; rep from * around. (48 sts)
  • Rnd 13: *Sc in next 4 sts, invdec; rep from * around. (40 sts)
  • Rnd 14: Rep Rnd 2.
  • Rnd 15: *Sc in next 8 sts, invdec; rep from * around. (36 sts) Do not fasten off.

Shape First Leg

  • Begin crocheting flat in rows.
  • Row 1: Sc in next 17 sts, pm.
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, sc in ea st across.
  • Row 3: Rep Row 2 until Leg measures approximately 2” (5 cm) from marker, ending on the wrong side (inside).
  • Row 4: Turn, ch 1, *sc in next 2 sts, invdec; rep from * across. (13 sts)
  • Row 5: Rep Row 2.
  • Row 6: Turn, ch 1, *sc in next 2 sts, invdec; rep from * across to last st, sc in next st. (10 sts)
  • Row 7: Rep Row 2. Fasten off with long yarn tail for joining and seaming.

Shape Second Leg

  • Join MC with sl st to body in third st from First Leg, ch 1, sc in next 17 sts.
  • Rows 2-7: Rep Rows 2-7 from First Leg.

Gift Pocket Square

  • With CC, ch 4, skip 3 ch, join with sl st to next ch to form ring.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), (2 dc, ch 2) in ring, [(3 dc, ch 2) in ring] 3 times, join with sl st to top of ch 3. Fasten off CC.
  • Rnd 2: Join CD with sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), 3 dc in same ch-2 sp, dcBL in next 3 sts, *7 dc in next ch-2 sp, dcBL in next 3 sts; rep from * twice more, 3 dc in first ch-2 sp, join CE with sl st to top of first ch 3, fasten off CD.
  • Rnd 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in same st, *scBL in next 9 sts,** 3 dc in next st; rep from * twice more, rep from * to ** once, join CC with sl st to top of first ch 3, fasten off CE.
  • Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same st, *3 dc in next st, scBL in next 11 sts; rep from * twice more, 3 dc in next st, scBL in next 10 sts, join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off CC with long yarn tail for joining.

Assembly and Finishing

  • Thread the yarn needle with the yarn tail from the first Ear. Match 6 stitches on the Ear to 6 stitches at the top of Head. With yarn needle, whipstitch Ear to Head (see Pattern Notes), going across the stitches on the front and then the back of the Ear. Repeat with other Ear.
  • Slide the safety eyes into position between stitches on the Head above the nose opening. When you are satisfied with the position, insert the washer until it clicks.
  • Thread yarn needle with the yarn tail from the Neck. Position the Neck at the bottom of the Head so that it is centered relative to Eyes and Ears. Join the Neck to the bottom of the head with the whipstitch.
  • Stuff the Head. Stuff the Muzzle. Thread the yarn needle with the yarn tail from the Muzzle. Join the Muzzle to the Head with the whipstitch.
  • Stuff the Arms. Position first Arm at the side of Body in the top quarter of the Body. Thread yarn needle with yarn tail from the Arm, join to the Body with the whipstitch. Repeat for other Arm.
  • Stuff the Neck and Body. Position the Gift Pocket Square towards the bottom of the body, about 1-2 Rows above the Legs. Thread yarn needle with long yarn tail from Gift Pocket Square, join the Square to the Body with the whipstitch on 3 sides, leaving the top of the square (underneath the Head) open to form a pocket.
  • Fold the first Leg in half. Thread the yarn needle with the long yarn tail from the Leg. Sew the sides of the Leg together until approximately 0.5” (1.5 cm) from the Body. Stuff the Leg and then finish sewing up the sides, adding stuffing as necessary. Join the Leg to the body with a whipstitch into the unworked sc on the body. Repeat with other Leg.
  • Cut an approximately 12” (30.5 cm) strand of yarn in CB. Thread into yarn needle. Starting 1-2 rounds below muzzle join, stitch around the surface of the crochet stitches to form a smile.
  • Weave all remaining ends into inside of Body.
© 2011, 2014, 2018 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern 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/2016/11/25/free-knitting-pattern-two-toned-diamonds-infinity-scarf. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Crochet Pattern: A Little Bit of Bling Shawl

A Little Bit of Bling shawl, free crochet pattern by Underground CrafterLast January, I crocheted some samples for the Kollabora booth at Vogue Knitting Live.

One was this shawl. Kollabora was looking for something that really stood out in the booth, and I held two strands of yarn together – a metallic and a mohair yarn. I’m really excited to be able to share the pattern for A Little Bit of Bling Shawl with you today. It’s a great project for the last days of summer – it’s quick and airy, but the long fringes provide good coverage in case it gets chilly.

A Little Bit of Bling Shawl, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

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This summer, I spent a great afternoon with my friend Carlota Zimmerman from the Creativity Yenta (interviewed here). In addition to being a contributing blogger for the Huffington Post, she’s a great model! After a trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, we went to Central Park to take some pictures, and Carlota had some great poses wearing this fun and flirty design. (Her tagline isn’t “Just your average sexy force of nature” for nothing!)

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A Little Bit of Bling Shawl, free crochet pattern by Underground CrafterA Little Bit of Bling Shawl

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Updated October 4, 2014

02-easy 50 3-light 50 US terms 50This quick and easy triangular shawl makes a great transitional weather accessory. The metallic yarn brightens up any outfit! Adjust the length of the fringe to fit your personal style.

Finished Size: Adjustable. Photographed sample is 50” (127 cm) wingspan length, 13.5” (34 cm) spine length, excluding fringe.

Materials:

  • Galler Yarns Kismet (87% polyester/13% nylon, 8 oz/227 g/1,400 yds/1,280 m) – 1 cone in 901 Silver, or approximately 300 yds (274 m) in any metallic, light weight yarn.
  • Galler Yarns Flore II (75% Kid Mohair/15% Wool/10% Nylon, 1.75 oz/50 g/100 yds/91 m/) – 3 skeins in 1005 Ocean, or approximately 300 yds (274 m) in any light weight mohair blend yarn.
  • L-11/8 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge: 10 fdc = 4” (10 cm) across.  Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern:

  • beg fdc – beginning foundation double crochet – Ch 4, turn, sk 3 sts, yo, insert hook in next ch, yo and draw up a loop, yo and pull through 1 loop (counts as ch 1), [yo and draw through 2 loops] twice.
  • ch – chain
  • fdc – foundation double crochet – Yo, insert hook in ch 1 from previous st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and pull through 1 loop (counts as ch 1), [yo and draw through 2 loops] twice.
  • ea – each
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.

A Little Bit of Bling Shawl, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

Pattern Notes:

  • Entire shawl is crocheted holding one strand of ea yarn together.
  • Shawl is worked from top (long) edge with steady decreases to point.

Pattern Instructions:

Shawl

  • Holding one strand of ea yarn, beg fdc, 103 fdc. (104 sts) (To adjust size, fdc in multiples of 4 sts until the appropriate length for long edge is reached.)
  • Row 1: Turn, *ch 5, sk 3 sts, sc in next st; rep from * across. (26 ch-5 sp)
  • Row 2: Turn, *ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp; rep from * across.
  • Row 3: Turn, sl st in ea of first 3 ch in first ch-5 sp, *ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp; rep from * across to last ch-5 sp, sk last ch-5 sp. (Decreases 2 sets of ch-5 sp)
  • Row 4: Rep Row 2.
  • Rep Rows 3 & 4 until 2 ch-5 sp remain, ending after Row 4.
  • Row 5: Turn, sl st in ea of first 3 ch in first ch-5 sp, ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp. Fasten off. (1 ch-5 sp)
  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.  Spray block if necessary.

A Little Bit of Bling Shawl, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

 

Make and attach fringe

  • For each fringe, hold one strand of each yarn together and cut strands to 40” (100 cm).
  • To attach fringe using crochet hook, insert hook into st or sp indicated below.  With fringe strands folded in half, insert hook into fold (center) of strands, pull up a loose loop in st or sp. Yo with both halves of the fringe strands and pull through the loop. Tighten loop to hold fringe in place.
  • Starting from top corner, use crochet hook to join fringe to third ch of first ch-5 sp. Working across angled edge, *sk next ch-5 sp, join fringe in next ch-5 sp; rep from * across edge until 2 ch-5 sp before center point.   Attach 2 strands of fringe (2 strands of ea yarn/4 strands of yarn) to center point, sk next ch-5 sp, rep from * along edge. Trim fringe as necessary.

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© 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/2014/09/01/free-pattern-a-little-bit-of-bling-shawl. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

A Little Bit of Bling Shawl, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

Announcing Chubby Sheep CAL!

We had so much fun with the Ripple Mania CAL that some people in my Ravelry group wanted to start another one right away!  With the holiday crafting season upon us, the Chubby Sheep pattern seemed like the best fit.

This cute little critter is crocheted with about 100-120 yards of the main color and 35-45 yards of the other color.  You will also need a small amount of embroidery floss for the eyes and a yarn needle for assembly.  I used Galler Yarns Flore II, which is a mohair blend yarn, and that added a fun, fuzzy texture.

The Chubby Sheep took me and most pattern testers about 5 hours to make, including all the (dreaded) amigurumi assembly.

If you’d like to make the Chubby Sheep as a Christmas gift, the pattern includes optional instructions to convert it to an ornament.

If you’ve never made crocheted popcorns before, I have a photo tutorial on the Galler Yarns blog here.  Some nice folks from Ravelry who have already made the pattern allowed me to share their project pictures with you.

Top row (left to right): adotlane, AEriko, aimeefae, and ayoung.  Bottom row: linda0504, Macstitcher, RobinBrz, and Timic.

The CAL will run from now through January 31, 2013.   You can download the pattern for free on my blog here.

I will have two giveaways for participants to share a photo of their completed project.  One will be for projects completed between now and December 31, and the other one will be for projects completed in January.  More details will be available as we get towards the end of December.  Ravelry members can chat and share progress in through the Underground Crafter group.  I’m looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with!

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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