Free Crochet Pattern – Anthrax
If you follow me on Instagram, you have seen Clint and Lydia Chlamydia. I’ve also done an Sperm and Ovum, Adam and Eve. Those two have magnets to facilitate their attraction.
There has also been MRSA. He’s a super virus, hence the cape.
I like my cuddly microbes. There has already been Mr. Sniffles, the cold virus.
Meet Anthrax. He’s a biohazard with a malicious sense of humor.
Remember the patterns on my blog aren’t tested. Let me know if there are problems. If you make Anthrax make sure you use #drunkenauntwendy so I can find it.
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Worsted Weight Yarn
I love this yarn – Amethyst (55 yds)
I love this yarn – Black (1 yd)
Size E crochet hook
Large Eye Needle
Size 18 mm safety eyes
Red Spray Paint Glossy
SC – Single Crochet
HDC – Half Double Crochet
FO – Fasten Off
SL ST – Slip Stitch
INC – Make two Single Crochet in Same Stitch
DEC – Single Crochet two stitches together
BLO – Back Loops Only
FLO – Front Loops Only
Note: Almost the 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 email@example.com.
Spray paint eyes red. I use a clothespin to hold them. I recommend two coats.
BODY – in Amethyst
Body is worked as an oval. The increases go on the sides of the oval.
Round 1: SC in 2nd Ch from hook, SC for 5 stitches, 3 SC in last stitch, working in the unused loops from the first few stitches, 6 SC, 3 SC in the beginning loop .
Round 2: 6 SC, INC 3 times, 6 SC, INC 3 times .
Round 3: 6 SC, (SC, INC) 3 times, 6 SC, (SC, INC) 3 times .
Round 4: 6 SC, (SC, INC, SC) 3 times, 6 SC, (SC, INC, SC) 3 times .
Round 5: 6 SC, (3 SC, INC) 3 times, 6 SC, (3 SC, INC) 3 times .
Round 6: 6 SC, (2 SC, INC, 2 SC) 3 times, 6 SC, (2 SC, INC, 2 SC) 3 times .
Round 7: 6 SC, (5 SC, INC) 3 times, 6 SC, (5 SC, INC) 3 times .
Round 8: 6 SC, (3 SC, INC, 3 SC) 3 times, 6 SC, (3 SC, INC, 3 SC) 3 times .
Rounds 9-16: 8 rows SC [60 stitches per row.
Stop here and insert eyes. Eyes should go between rows 12-13. Place the eyes 7 stitches apart.
Round 17: (DEC, 8 SC) 6 times .
Round 18: (DEC, 7 SC) 6 times .
Round 19: (DEC, 6 SC) 6 times .
Round 20: (DEC, 5 SC) 6 times .
Round 21: (DEC, 4 SC) 6 times .
Embroider Smirk in Black
Round 22: (DEC, 3 SC) 6 times .
Round 23: (DEC, 2 SC) 6 times .
Round 24: (DEC, SC) 6 times .
Round 25: DEC 6 times .
Fasten off. Thread tail through Round 25. Pull up tight to close the hole.