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1 Skein – Lion Brand Feels Like Butta in Yellow
1 Skein – Lion Brand Feels Like Butta in Black
(or other Worsted, Medium Weight 4 yarn)
Scrap yarn in pink, blue and white
5.5 mm hook (for body)
4.o mm hook (for finishing)
430 yards / 395 meters
6 x 6 x 6 inches
15 x 15 x 15 centimeters
ch = chain
st = stitch
sk = skip
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
A square consisting of 8 blocks on each side should be roughly 3 x 3 inches (8 x 8 cm).
This pattern is worked in the mini corner to corner (mini C2C) method. You will be making two rectangular panels and then sewing them together. Your first diagonal row will consist of 1 square. Each subsequent row will add one square. After the first corner you will begin rows on the WS of the work by decreasing. After the second corner you will start and end all rows by decreasing.
To make the first square: ch 4, hdc in 3rd and 4th ch from hook (1st square & row 1 completed)
To start a row on an increase: ch 4, hdc in 3rd and 4th ch from hook, *sl st to ch 2 space of the next square from the previous row (you will need to flip the square up to reach it), ch 2, hdc twice in same ch 2 space* repeat from * to *
To end a row on an increase your last square will be worked above the final square of the row before.
To start a row on a decrease: turn your work, sl st once along the top of the last square you made and once into the ch 2 space of the last square, *ch 2, hdc twice in same ch 2 space, sl st to ch 2 space of the next square from the previous row* repeat from * to *
To end a row on a decrease your last square will be worked next to the final square of the row below.
Color Changes: When you have 3 loops of your hook from the last hdc of the current color, draw up a loop from the new color to pull through the 3 loops and finish the hdc, then sl st to the next square and complete it as normal with the new color.
Using your 4 mm hook, work 2 sc in the side of each square going all the way around each panel, ch 2 when you get to each corner, switch colors as you go so the border color matches the color of the squares you are working into.
*using black yarn*
Round 1: ch 1, sc 5, do not join or turn.
Rounds 2-5: ch 1, sc around, do not join or turn.
Fasten off, use yarn ends to sew to the body. Place it directly in the bullseye of panel 2.
Antennae (make 2):
*using black yarn*
Row 1: hdc in the 3rd loop from the hook, hdc, turn.
Row 2: ch 2, hdc 2 together, turn.
Rows 3-6: ch 2, hdc, turn.
Fasten off, use yarn ends to sew to the head. Use the two little single black squares on panel 1 as a placement guide.
Wings (make 2):
*using white yarn*
Note: Stitch counts for the round include both dc stitches and ch spaces.
Round 1: Ch 4 [counts as dc, ch 1], (dc, ch 1) x4, sl st to the 3rd ch of the starting ch. (10)
Round 2: Ch 4, (dc, ch 1) in each ch space and dc around, sl st to the 3rd ch of the starting ch. (20)
Round 3: Ch 4, dc in next ch space, * (dc, ch 1) in next dc), dc in next ch space. Repeat from * around. Sl st to the 3rd ch of the starting ch. (30)
Round 4: Ch 4, dc in next ch space, dc in next dc, *(dc, ch 1) in next dc, dc in next ch space, dc in next dc. Repeat from * around. Sl st to the 3rd ch of the starting ch. (40)
Fasten off, use yarn ends to sew wings onto body. Use the two little diagonal black lines on the second panel as a placement guide.
With right sides facing out, line up the top of the middle 14 squares of panel 1 with the left side of panel 2, sl st through the sc border on both panels to bind them together, ch 2 when you get to the corner.
Continue binding the two panels together in this fashion. Insert the box or stuff before you do the last 2 sides.
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