Thursday, August 2, 2012

Crochet Koala


I was in a crochety kind of mood today, and came across a link on Craft Passion to a super cute, simple and  quick to crochet pattern for a amigurumi koala from Woman's Day Magazine, that will work perfectly as a gift for one of C's friends' upcoming birthday.



Craft Passion offers a few hints and variations for putting the koala together.  I pretty much followed the original pattern, except I found the ears and nose as written, turned out a little small, and not the usual rounds of an amigurumi pattern, so I reworked them as follows, just for personal preference.

Ears (make 2):
With white yarn -
Ch 3, slip stitch through the first ch to form a loop.
R1 - Make 4 sc into the center of the loop (4 sc).
R2 - 2 sc into each sc around (8 sc). FO.
R3 - Start grey yarn with a slip stitch in the first sc, then 2sc in that same sc, and one sc in the next sc around (12 sc).
R4 - Sc in each sc around (12 sc). FO, leaving a tail for sewing onto the head.
Weave in remaining loose ends.

Nose:
With black yarn -
Ch 3, slip stitch through the first ch to form a loop.
R1 - Make 3 sc into the center of the loop (3 sc).
R2 - 2 sc into each sc around (6 sc).
R3 - 2 sc into first sc, 1 sc in the next two sc around (9 sc). FO, leaving a tail for sewing on.
Sew the nose onto face with one corner of the three sides facing down.

It's great to be a homeschooler.

5 comments:

Ticia said...

Well I'll pin this to my "pretend I crochet" board, you know, for when I can crochet something that isn't just a square or a rectangle.......... I'm making some progress.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Ticia - Amigurumi is easier than you might think - really just single crochet. You might want to check out one of Paula Rimoli's amigurumi crochet books. She gives good directions at the back for beginners.

Crafty Cristy said...

Crochet only makes it into my winter activities. I'll have to pin this for those cold days when I want yarn on my lap. (Is that dumb? I can't stand the feeling of yarn on my lap when I am hot.)

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Crafty Christy - No, I totally get that. We were having a stormy, rainy kind of day, and had the air conditioner going, so it was playing games on my mind.

Raising a Happy Child said...

Oh, how cute. I love your little koala.