Friday, February 26, 2010

Crochet Ogeechee Bear - Amigurumi







Crochet Ogeechee Bear - Amigurumi

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: Crochet Ogeechee Bear - Amigurumi

Video Tutorial: Left Hand Crochet Ogeechee Bear - Amigurumi

Video Tutorial: Magic Circle

Skill Level - Easy

Abbreviations
HDC - Half Double Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch

Materials
Size G/4.25 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle
Stuffing or filling



Ogeechee Bear Cap

Stitch Instructions and Definitions
Single Crochet Decrease - Insert the crochet through the first stitch, wrap the yarn over the hook and pull it through, insert the crochet hook through the next stitch, wrap the yarn over the hook and pull it through. There will be 3 loops on the hook. Wrap the yarn and pull through all 3 loops.

Continual Round - Instead of joining, work the first single crochet in the top of the first stitch. You will want a yarn marker to mark the first stitch of the round. This is so you know when to change rounds. A scrap piece of yarn or left over tail work very well for a yarn marker.

Arm - Make 2
Magic Circle
Round 1: Work 6 SC through the loop. (6 Single Crochet Total)
Do not join, work a continual round.
Round 2: Work 2 SC in each SC around. (12 Single Crochet Total)
Knot and secure the magic circle.
Round 3-11: Work 1 SC in each stitch around. (12 Single Crochet Total)
Round 12: Work 6 Single Crochet Decrease total
Cut a long length of tail. Stuff the arm and sew it shut.

Leg - Make 2
Magic Circle
Round 1: Work 9 SC through the loop. (9 Single Crochet Total)
Do not join, work a continual round.
Round 2: Work 2 SC in each SC around. (18 Single Crochet Total)
Knot and secure the magic circle.
Round 3: Work 1 SC in each stitch around. (18 Single Crochet Total)
Round 4: 1 SC in ea of the next 3 stitches, work 6 SC DEC, work 1 SC in ea of the next 3. (12 Single Crochet Total)
Round 5-12: Work 1 SC in each stitch around. (12 Single Crochet Total)
Round 13: Work 6 Single Crochet Decrease total
Cut a long length of tail. Stuff the leg and sew it shut.

Body
Magic Circle
Round 1: Work 9 SC through the loop. (9 Single Crochet Total)
Do not join, work a continual round.
Round 2:
Work 2 SC in each SC around. (18 Single Crochet Total)
Knot and secure the magic circle.
Round 3: Work 1 SC, work 2 SC . (27 Single Crochet Total)
Round 4-12:
Work 1 SC in each stitch around . (27 Single Crochet Total)
Round 13: Work 1 SC DEC, work 1 SC.
(18 Single Crochet Total)
Round 14-15:
Work 1 SC in each stitch around. (18 Single Crochet Total)
Round 16:
Work 9 single crochet decrease total Cut a long length of tail. Stuff and sew shut.

Head

Magic Circle
Round 1: Work 9 SC through the loop. (9 Single Crochet Total)
Do not join, work a continual round.
Round 2:
Work 2 SC in each SC around. (18 Single Crochet Total)
Knot and secure the magic circle.
Round 3: Work 1 SC, work 2 SC . (27 Single Crochet Total)
Round 4:
Work 1 SC in ea of next 4, work 2 SC in next, continue around. (32 Single Crochet Total)
Round 5-11: 1 SC in each stitch around
(32 Single Crochet Total)
Round 12: Work 16 single crochet decrease.
Stuff the head.
Round 13: Work 8 single crochet decrease. Sew the top of the head shut.

Sew round 13 of the head to round 16 of the body. Knot, secure and sew in the tail. Align and sew the arms and legs to the bear.
Knot, secure and sew in the tails.

Snout
Magic Circle
Round 1: Work 6 single crochet
( 6 single crochet total)
Do not join, work a continual round.
Round 2: Work 2 SC in each stitch around. ( 12 single crochet total)
Knot and secure the magic circle.
Round 3: Work 1 SC in each stitch around. (12 single crochet total)
Stuff the snout. Align to the lower front of the head and sew in place.
Knot, secure and sew in the tails.

Ear - Make 2
Magic Circle
Row 1: Work 5 single crochet through the loop, Chain and turn. (5 Single Crochet total)
Row 2: Work 2 SC in each stitch across, Chain and turn. (10 Single Crochet total)
Row 3: Work 1 SC in each stitch across, cut the yarn and secure.
Round 4: With a contrasting color work 1 row of the reverse single crochet.
Align and sew the ears to the top of the head. Knot, secure and sew in the tails.




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