June the Lady Bug – Free Pattern Tuesdays

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June the Lady Bug – Free Pattern Tuesdays

Materials
Worsted Weight Yarn
I Love This Yarn – Firered
I Love This Yarn – Black
Scraps of White
Size E crochet hook
Polyfiberfill
Large Eye Needle

SC – Single Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
CH- Chain
FO – Fasten Off
SL ST – Slip Stitch
INC – Make two Single Crochet in Same Stitch
DEC – Single Crochet two stitches together
Puff Stitch –(Insert the hook in the stitch, yarn over, draw the yarn through the stitch) repeat 2 more times. You should have loops on your hook. Yarn over and draw through all 6 loops on the hook. Push the stitch out.
BLO – Back Loops Only
FLO – Front Loops Only
HDC – Half Double Crochet

Note: Entire project is worked in the round. Use a stitch marker or a scrap piece of yarn to mark the beginning of each row. Then you don’t have to count every row. Do not join unless instructed to.

Parentheses indicate a repeat. Repeat the stitches in the parentheses for the number of times indicated.

The bracketed number [] is the number of stitches at the end of each row.

I spread my increases out so there isn’t a seam on the finished piece. If you do not like this method, you can do regular increases.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at drunkenauntwendy@gmail.com

HEAD (black or contrast color)
Ch 2

Round 1: 4 SC in 2nd CH from hook [4].
Round 2: INC in each stitch around [8].
Round 3: (SC, INC) 4 times [12].
Round 4: (SC, INC, SC) 4 times [16].
Round 5: (3 SC, INC) 4 times [20].
Round 6: (2 SC, INC, 2 SC) 4 times [24].
Rounds 7-11: 5 rows SC [24 stitches per row].
Join with a slip stitch and fasten off.

HEAD (black or contrast color)
Ch 2

Round 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook [6].
Round 2: INC in each stitch [12].
Round 3: (SC, INC) 6 times [18].
Round 4: (SC, INC, SC) 6 times [24].
Round 5: (3SC, INC) 6 times [30].
Round 6: (2 SC, INC, 2 SC) 6 times [36].
*5 sc, inc* 6 times (42)
*6 sc, inc* 6 times (48)
*7 sc, inc* 6 times (54)
*8 sc, inc* 6 times (60)
*9sc, inc * 6 times (66)
*10 sc, inc* 6 times (72),

Join with slip stitch and fasten off.

Top (red or main color)
1. 6 sc in magic adjustable ring
2. 2 sc in each stitch (12 sc)
3. *1 sc, inc (2 sc in stitch)* 6 times (18 sc)
4. * 2 sc, inc* 6 times (24sc)
5. *3sc, inc* 6 times (30 sc)
6. *4 sc, inc* 6 times (36)
7. *5 sc, inc* 6 times (42)
8. *6 sc, inc* 6 times (48)
9. *7 sc, inc* 6 times (54)
10. *8 sc, inc* 6 times (60)
11. *9sc, inc * 6 times (66)
12. *10 sc, inc* 6 times (72)
13-20 8 rows SC
Single crochet top to bottom stuffing as you go. Leave 12 stitches remaining to single crochet top to head (do not fasten off continue to edging after the head is sewn on) stuff head and sew bottom of head to bottom of ladybug.

Edging: continue working around in main color as follows (Sc chain 2, 2hdc in same stitch) skip 2 stitches repeat around.

Antennae (black or contrast) make 2

1. Ch 7,
2. sc in 2nd chain from hook, SC each remaining stitch. Sew to top of head sticking upright
Legs (black or contrast ) make 6 optional

6 stitch I cord for 10 rows and bind off. Sew to bottom under edging.

Finishing

Embroider two white dots on the head to act as eyes.

Embroider a center line across the top in the contract color. I used long straight stitches from the center to each edge.

This is a fun project to change up your colors. You can also use size 14mm safety eyes.

Light Pink and Chocolate Brown adds a fun color combination

Bright Pink with a light blue and the 14 mm eyes.

 

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