Monday, March 23, 2009

Large Amigurumi Egg or Mouse


The Large Egg has the purple line around it in the image.

Large Amigurumi Egg or Mouse

Written by Teresa Richardson

The Video is for the medium size mouse. It will give you a good idea how amigurumi is done.
Video Tutorial:
Amigurumi Crochet Mouse

Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Materials
Size H/5mm Crochet Hook
4-ply Yarn
Polyester Fiberfill
Tapestry Needle
2 buttons

Abbreviations
SC - Single Crochet
SL ST - Slip Stitch
EA - Each
ST - Stitch
SC DEC - Single Crochet Decrease
MC - Magic Circle
HDC - Half Double Crochet
Single Crochet Decrease - This is where you join 2 single crochet, reducing them down to 1 stitch. Insert the hook in the first stitch, wrap the yarn over, pull it through. There will be 2 loops on the hook. Insert the hook in the next stitch, wrap the yarn over and pull it through the stitch. There will be 3 loops on the hook. Wrap the yarn over the hook and pull through all 3 loops on the hook. This completes the single crochet decrease.

Chain 3, Join.
Round 1: 6 SC in loop, do not join. (6 single crochet total)
The first single crochet will be in the top of the previous round without joining. The remaining project will be worked in a continual round.

Round 2: 2 SC in ea SC around ( 12 single crochet total) Mark the last stitch with a yarn marker.

Round 3-4: 1 SC in ea SC around (12 single crochet total)

Round 5: *1 SC in the next ST, 2 SC in the next ST. Continue around from* 6 times total. (18 single crochet total)

Round 6-7: 1 SC in ea SC around. (18 Single Crochet total)

Round 8: *1 SC in next SC, 2 SC in next SC, Continue around from *. (18 Single Crochet total)

Round 9-12: 1 SC in ea SC around. (24 Single Crochet total)

Round 13: Work 12 Single Crochet decrease. (12 Single Crochet total)

Round 14: Work 6 Single Crochet decrease. (6 Single Crochet total)

Cut the yarn and secure the tail by pulling it through the stitch. Weave the needle through the remaining stitch and pull the opening shut. Knot and secure a couple of times. Sew the tail up through the center of the mouse. Cut off any remaining portion of the tail.

Ears: Magic Circle, ch1, pull loop up, Work 6 HDC through the loop. Do not join. Sew the first HDC and last HDC together to shape ear. Knot and secure both tails. Sew to the mouse body. See image for placement

Tail: CH 10, cut yarn. Sew tail to mouse. Weave the tail at the end of the tail through the chains. Knot and secure both tails and sew in to the body.

Eyes: Sew both buttons to the head. Knot and secure the tail and sew in to the body.

Front Feet: Slip stitch yarn to front bottom side of mouse. CH1, SC, turn , SC in previous SC. Cut yarn, knot, secure and hide tails in the mouse body. (Make 2)

Back Feet: Slip stitch yarn to back bottom side of mouse. CH 1, Work 2 SC, *turn, work 1 SC in ea of the 2 SC, Complete 2 times total from *. Cut yarn, knot, secure and hide tails in the mouse body. (Make 2)

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