Amigurumi Crochet LadyBug Princess
















Crochet LadyBug Princess

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Amigurumi LadyBug Princess

Video Tutorial:  Left Hand Amigurumi Crochet LadyBug Princess

Skill Level - Intermediate

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

ST - Stitch

Materials
Size H/5 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn - 2 Main Colors
Tapestry Needle

Yarn Marker - A piece of scrap yarn will work to mark rounds

You can use different size crochet hooks and yarn with this project.  If the hook/yarn is smaller, it will make a smaller finished piece. If the hook/yarn is larger, it will make a larger finished piece.


The chain can be replaced with the magic circle, if you familiar with the technique.


LadyBug Shell Top

Attach a slip knot to the crochet hook. Chain 3, join
Round 1: Work 12 SC through the center of the chain. Do not join. The rest of this section will be worked with the continual round. Attach a yarn marker to mark the first stitch.

Round 2: Work 2 SC in each stitch around.  (24 single crochet total)
Round 3-4: 1 SC in each stitch around. (24 single crochet total)
Round 5: *1 SC in each of the next 2 stitches, 2 SC in the next ST. Continue around from * 8 times total. (32 single crochet total)
Round 6: 1 SC in EA ST around.  (32 single crochet total)
Round 7: *1 SC in EA of the next 7 ST. 2 SC in the next ST. Continue around from * 4 times total.   (36 single crochet total)
Round 8-10: 1 SC in EA stitch around.  (36 single crochet total)

LadyBug Bottom
Attach a slip knot to the crochet hook. Chain 3, Join.
Round 1: Work 12 SC through the chain.  Do not join. The rest of this section will be worked with the continual round. Attach a yarn marker to mark the first stitch.
Round 2: Work 2 SC in each stitch around.  (24 single crochet total)
Round 3: Work 1 SC in each stitch around.  (24 single crochet total)
Round 4: *1 SC in ea of the next 3 stitches, 2 SC in the next, continue around from *. (30 single crochet total)
Round 5:  *1 SC in ea of the next 4 stitches, 2 SC in the next, continue around from *. (36 single crochet total)
Round 6: 1 SC in each stitch around, skip 1 stitch, slip stitch in the next to even off the round.  (36 single crochet total)

Legs
Chain 6, work 1 SC in each of the next 2 chains. Work 3 HDC in each of the next 3 chains. SL ST at the base of the HDC. Cut a long length of yarn, pull the tail through to secure.  This yarn will be used to attach the legs to the shell.


Head
CH 5.
Round 1: 1 SC in each of the 4 chains, 2 SC in the same chain, 1 SC in each of the next 2, 2 SC in the same chain as the first SC. Do not join and work in a continual round. (10 Stitches total)
Round 2:  2 SC in the same stitch, 1 SC in ea of the next 2,  2 SC in ea of the next 3 stitches, 1 SC in ea of the next 2, 2 SC in ea of the next 2 stitches. (16 stitches total)
Round 3: 1 SC in ea of next 6 stitches, 2 SC in ea of next 2 stitches, 1 SC in ea of next 6, 2 SC in ea of next 2. (20 stitches total)
Round 4-6: 1 SC in each stitch around.  (20 stitches total)

Eyes - Chain 3, join. With a contrasting color, work a French Knot in the center of the eye.  Sew a knot to secure on the inside of the head.  


Dots - Chain 3, join. Cut an extra long length of yarn. Pull both tails to the inside.  Knot the two tails. Take the long tail and secure the dot. Work some French Knots for different size dots.


Mouth and Shell Line:  Work an embroidery chain.  I found that pulling 4 ply yarn apart and using 2 strands made a thinner line.  Knot the tails on the inside of the head.

Comments

  1. This is so cute! I am going to have to make one soon!

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  2. Hi!

    Do yu think you can make a video on how to crochet the FLAT BRAID JOIN?

    Susan

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  3. love the video thanks for the insight and the tips

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  4. Hi Teresa ^^

    I didn't visit your blog from alooooooooong time

    "this is because of my study" (T.T)

    anyway ...

    Amazing Left-hand work!!!!!!!

    and may God bless you for all your efforts and videos ^^



    small Q.
    is there another way to contact you??


    wormest regards

    Eomi
    ^^

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  5. Dear Teresa,
    I love your blog and I love your YouTube blog!
    You are such an inspiration, I learned how to crochet from you, and now I am making sweaters, hats, flower headbands, and much more! I learned how to do all these in a matter of about three weeks! I even made a crochet blog, this is the name of my blog Ooh La la crochet! Please come and visit!

    Inspired reader,
    Mylena

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  6. you are increadible!!!!thanks for sharing your knowledge

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  7. Hi Teresa! Thank you for your blog: your tutorials are so simple and so useful! I follow you!Take care of you!Mopo

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  8. I am the proud Godmother of 5-month-old twin girls whom I affectionately call "LadyBug".

    Your pattern is adorable and I can't wait to make two for my little Ladybugs.

    NICU Hats-Half of 100

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  9. Very cute, simple pattern. I modified it into a turtle rather than a ladybug, adding two rounds to the shell top so that they'd curl. It was a gift and went over amazingly well! Thank you for your work. (http://i53.tinypic.com/2i7uudk.jpg <- the turtle, in case you're interested)

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  10. thanks for all of yor tutorials!! are great!

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