Preview of Plex

Crocheted plex head

Update 2018: While I still have the pieces of Plex, my dogs ate the papers with my notes. I don’t know if I will ever finish him. 

Once again I have gone overboard with the size. Here’s Plex’s head. It’s 10″ tall and 13″ wide. I have no idea how big this thing is going to end up being.

Pattern will be posted as soon as I am done.

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Foofa Pattern

Crocheted plush foofa large

Here is likely my last Yo Gabba Gabba pattern. I tried Plex, but my Chihuahuas ate my notes and I doubt I will start over again.

Muno and Brobee are available.

Reminder, these suckers are enormous. Foofa is approximately 3 feet tall. She takes a lot of yarn.

If you make her, let me know either via email or #drunkenauntwendy.


Foofa

Materials

I love this yarn in Pink, Yellow, Soft Pink, White and Black

Size E crochet hook

Polyfiberfill

Large Eye Blunt Needle

Abbreviations

SC – Single Crochet

INC – increase (two SC in one stitch)

DEC – decrease (SC two stitches together)

BLO – Back Loops Only

SL – Slip Stitch

HDC – Half Double crochet

Gauge – Gauge is not important to this project

Size – 31″ tall

Instructions

Body – In Pink

Chain 2

6 SC in 2nd chain from hook (6)

INC in each stitch (12)

[SC, INC] 6 times (18)

[1 SC, INC, 1 SC] 6 times (24)

[3 SC, INC] 6 times (30)

[2 SC, INC, 2 SC] 6 times (36)

[5 SC, INC] 6 times (42)

[3 SC, INC, 3 SC] 6 times (48)

[7 SC, INC] 6 times (54)

[4 SC, INC, 4 SC] 6 times (60)

[9 SC, INC] 6 times (66)

[5 SC, INC, 5 SC] 6 times (72)

[11 SC, INC] 6 times (78)

[6 SC, INC, 6 SC] 6 times (84)

[13 SC, INC] 6 times (90)

[7 SC, INC, 7 SC] 6 times (96)

[15 SC, INC] 6 times (102)

[8 SC, INC, 8 SC] 6 times (108)

[17 SC, INC] 6 times (114)

[9 SC, INC, 9 SC] 6 times (120)

[19 SC, INC] 6 times (126)

[10 SC, INC, 10 SC] 6 times (132)

23-37 15 rows SC

38. [10 SC, DEC, 10 SC] 6 times (126)

39-40 2 rows SC

41. [19 SC, DEC] 6 times (120)

42-43 2 rows SC

44. [9 SC, DEC, 9SC] 6 times (114)

45-46 2 rows SC

47. [17 SC, DEC] 6 times (108)

48-49 2 rows SC

50. [8 SC, DEC, 8 SC] 6 times (102)

51-52. 2 rows SC

53. [15 SC, DEC] 6 times (96)

54. SC row

55. [7 SC, DEC, 7 SC] 6 times (90)

56. SC row

57. [13 SC, DEC] 6 times (84)

58. SC row

59. [12 SC, DEC] 6 times (78)

60. SC row

61. [11 SC, DEC] 6 times (72)

62. SC row

63. [10 SC, DEC] 6 times (66)

64. [9 SC, DEC] 6 times (60)

65. [8 SC, DEC] 6 times (54)

66. [7 SC, DEC] 6 times (48)

67. [6 SC, DEC] 6 times (42)

Fasten Off

Stuff firmly

Head – in pink

Chain 2

6 SC in 2nd chain from hook (6)

INC in each stitch (12)

3-4. 2 rows SC

5. [1 SC, INC] 6 times (18)

6-7. 2 rows SC

8. [1 SC, INC, 1 SC] 6 times (24)

9-10. 2 rows SC

11. [3 SC, INC] 6 times (30)

12-13. 2 rows SC

14. [2 SC, INC, 2 SC] 6 times (36)

15-16. 2 rows SC

17. [5 SC, INC] 6 times (42)

18-19. 2 rows SC

20. [3 SC, INC, 3 SC] 6 times (48)

21-22. 2 rows SC

23. [7 SC, INC] 6 times (54)

24. SC row

25. [4 SC, INC, 4 SC] 6 times (60)

26. SC row

27. [9 SC, INC] 6 times (66)

28. SC row

29. [5 SC, INC, 5 SC] 6 times (72)

30. [11 SC, INC] 6 times (78)

31. [6 SC, INC, 6 SC] 6 times (84)

32-48. 17 rows SC

49. [12 SC, DEC] 6 times (78)

50. [11 SC, DEC] 6 times (72)

51. [10 SC, DEC] 6 times (66)

52. [9 SC, DEC] 6 times (60)

53. [8 SC, DEC] 6 times (54)

54. [7 SC, DEC] 6 times (48)

55. [6 SC, DEC] 6 times (42)

56. [5 SC, DEC] 6 times (36)

57. [4 SC, DEC] 6 times (30)

58. [3 SC, DEC] 6 times (24)

Start Stuffing, make sure to get the point filled.

59. [2 SC, DEC] 6 times (18)

60. [1 SC, DEC] 6 times (12)

61. [DEC] 6 times (6)

fasten off, use the long tail and thread through the last stitches and pull up tight to close the hole. Don’t sew to the body yet.

EYES (make 2 in white)

Chain 6

SC in 2nd chain from hook, 3 SC, 3 SC in last stitch, 4 SC in the unused loops, 3 SC in last stitch. (14)

[4 SC, INC in next 3 stitches] 2 times (20)

[4 SC, (1 SC, INC) 3 times] 2 times (26)

[4 SC, (1 SC, INC, 1 SC) 3 times] 2 times (32)

[4 SC, (3 SC, INC) 3 times] 2 times (38)

Fasten off, sew to face at a slight angle

PUPILS (make 2 in black)

Chain 2, 6 SC in 2nd chain from hook, join with a slip stitch. Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew pupils to eyes. use the long tail to make four lashes with straight stitches. Refer to picture for placement.

MOUTH – in black

Chain 16

SL in 2nd chain from hook, SL, 3 SC, 5 HDC, 3 SC, 2 SL

Fasten off and sew to face

NOSE – in pink

Ch 2

6 SC in 2nd chain from hook

INC in each stitch (12)

3-4. 2 rows SC

Fasten off and stuff and sew to face

HEAD FLOWER in yellow and soft pink

center in yellow

Chain 2

6 SC in 2nd chain from hook

INC in each stitch (12)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Petals in soft pink – make 6

Chain 2

6 SC in 2nd chain from hook

INC in each stitch (12)

3-7. 5 rows SC

8. [4 SC, DEC] 2 times (10)

9. SC row

10. [3 SC, DEC] 2 times (8)

11. [2 SC, DEC] 2 times (6)

12. SC opening together

Sew Petals to center. Using the yellow sew flower to the top of Foofa’s head on her point.

PETAL NECKLACE in Soft Pink

Make 8 petals, do not work in the round. Petals will be joined together.

Chain 2

4 Sc in 2nd chain from hook, Chain 1, turn

INC in each stitch (8), Chain 1, turn

[1 SC, INC) 4 times (12), Chain 1, turn

[1 SC, INC, 1 SC] 4 times (16), Chain 1, turn

[3 SC, INC] 4 times (20), Chain 1, turn

[2 SC, INC, 2 SC] 4 times (24)

Fasten off on all but the last one.

7. Ch 1, turn SC across flat edge of petals, 11 Stitches per petal stitches overlap 1st and last of each petal, (96) Note – SC over loose ends as you go for less weaving in later. Begin working in the round now.

8. SC Row

9. [14 SC, DEC] 6 times (90)

10. [13 SC, DEC] 6 times (84)

11. [12 SC, DEC] 6 times (78)

12. [11 SC, DEC] 6 times (72)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Sew necklace to body opening. Because of extra stitches sew two soft pink stitches per regular pink.

sew head to body opening

ARMS (make 2 in Pink)

1. Chain 9

SC in 2nd chain from hook, 7 SC, 3 SC in last stitch, 7 SC in the unused loops, 3 SC in last stitch. (20)

[7 SC, INC in next 3 stitches] 2 times (26)

[7 SC, (1 SC, INC) 3 times] 2 times (32)

4-38. 35 rows SC

Stuff making sure to stuff hand firmer than the arm.

Fold in half and SC opening closed, depending on the twist you may have to SL so that if folds in half evenly. Sew to body under the petal necklace.

LEGS (make 2 in Pink)

Chain 2

6 SC in 2nd chain from hook (6)

INC in each stitch (12)

[SC, INC] 6 times (18)

[1 SC, INC, 1 SC] 6 times (24)

[3 SC, INC] 6 times (30)

[2 SC, INC, 2 SC] 6 times (36)

[5 SC, INC] 6 times (42)

[3 SC, INC, 3 SC] 6 times (48)

[7 SC, INC] 6 times (54)

[4 SC, INC, 4 SC] 6 times (60)

[9 SC, INC] 6 times (66)

12. In BLO SC row

13-17. 5 rows SC

18. [DEC, 14 SC, DEC, DEC, 14 SC, DEC] Single crochet remaining 30 stitches (62)

19. SC row

20. [DEC, 5 SC, DEC, 5 SC, DEC], 2 times,  Single crochet remaining 30 SC (56)

21. [DEC, 4 SC, DEC, 3 SC, DEC], 2 times, 30 SC (50)

22. SC row

23. [DEC, 2 SC, DEC, 2 SC, DEC] 2 times, 30 SC (44)

24. SC row

25. [DEC, DEC, SC, DEC] 2 times, 30 SC (38)

26. 5 DEC,  26 SC, DEC (32)

28-37. 10 rows SC

38. [4 SC, INC] 6 times, SC 2 (38)

39-48. 10 rows SC

49. [5 SC, INC] 6 times, SC 2 (44).

50-54. 5 rows SC

fasten off and stuff firmly.

Foofa will likely need support to stand up on her own.

Finished items is approximately 31″

I hope you had fun making this patten.

The Foofa image is copyrighted by Yo Gabba Gabba.

This pattern is copyrighted by Drunken Aunt Wendy.

Please do not reprint this pattern. Feel free to sell any items made from this pattern.

As always, check out my Etsy Shop for patterns, kits and completed plush.

Working on Foofa and other pictures.

Crocheted pink robot plush

I know I haven’t posted in quite awhile. I can’t seem to tear myself away from crocheting to actually do a post. I am working on Foofa to add to the Yo Gabba Gabba collection. As soon as she is done I will post the pattern here for free. I just need to do the feet.

I’ve also been working on a couple of other things and with the help of the fabulous lphotographie, LLC, I have the following fabulous pictures to show off:

Annabelle is pink and sweet and definitely ready to wheel around. Her smile lets you know she is definitely up to something. The listing for Annabelle is at http://www.etsy.com/listing/79899970/annabelle-the-little-pink-robot

 

 

Soon to come there will be Hermie:

 

And I was having some fun with the pigs from Angry Birds:

 

I will try to be better about posting.

Wendy

Yo Gabba Gabba inspired Muno – Free Crochet Pattern

Crocheted muno plush


I may be tapped out on my Yo Gabba Gabba inspired patterns as they are over two feet tall apiece and take about three weeks to make, but here is another one for free. Enjoy.

Click the links to find Brobee and Foofa. If you make Muno, please use #drunkenauntwendy so I can find him and give you love.

MUNO – Crochet Pattern Instructions

Copyright © 2010 Wendy’s Wild Life. All Rights Reserved

Materials

Size E Crochet Hook

Vanna’s Choice Scarlet (four regular size skeins)

Vanna’s Choice While

Scraps of black for the mouth and Pupil

Tips

Use a piece of yarn in a contrasting color to mark the beginning of every row.

Abbreviations

SC – Single Crochet

INC – 2 single Crochet in the same stitch

DEC – Single crochet two stitches together

SLST – Slip Stitch

BLO – Back loops only

CH-Chain

HEAD and BODY (in red)

  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)

12-61 SC Rows (50 rows)

62 *10sc, inc* 6 times (70)

63-69 SC Rows (7 rows)

70 *11sc, inc * 6 times (76)

71-77 SC Rows (7 rows)

78 *12sc, inc* 6 times (82)

79-86 SC Rows (8 rows)

Fasten off

LEGS in red (make 2)

  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. *10sc, inc * 6 times (72)
  13. *11sc, inc * 6 times (78)
  14. IN BLO only SC Row

15-19 SC Rows (5 rows)

20. *Dec, 11sc * 3 times, SC remaining stitches (75)

21. *Dec, 10sc * 3 times, SC remaining stitches (72)

22. *Dec, 9sc * 3 times, SC remaining stitches (69)

23. *Dec, 8sc * 3 times, SC remaining stitches (66)

24. *Dec, 7sc * 3 times, SC remaining stitches (63)

25. *Dec, 6sc * 3 times, SC remaining stitches (60)

26. *Dec, 5sc * 3 times, SC remaining stitches (57)

27. *Dec, 4sc * 3 times, SC remaining stitches (54)

28. *Dec, 3sc * 3 times, SC remaining stitches (51)

29. *Dec, 2sc * 3 times, SC remaining stitches (48)

30-39 SC Rows (10 rows)

40. *7 sc, inc* 6 times (54)

41-49 SC Rows (9 rows)

50. *8 sc, inc* 6 times (60)

51-59 SC Rows (9 rows)

Fasten off

Stuff legs & Head/body

Make sure both foot bumps face forward sew the legs together creating a center seam. Then sew the legs to the opening from the body. You should have the same number of stitches to go around.

EYE – make one white

  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)

Fasten off

Pupil – make one black

  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)

Fasten off – sew to center of eye

Sew eye to head/body on the top third of the head/body – use the photos for placement.

MOUTH – make one black

  1. CH 17
    1. turn, SC 16
    2. turn, Inc, SC 14, INC
    3. turn, DEC, SC 14, DEC

fasten off

Sew to Head/body under eye embroider teeth on using straight stitches and white.

ARMS – make 2 in red

  1. 8SC in Magic Ring
  2. 2 INC, 2sc, 2 inc, 2 sc (12)
  3. SC, 2 inc, 3 sc, 2 Inc, 4 sc (16)
  4. 2 sc, 2inc, 4 sc, 2 inc, 6 sc (20)
  5. 3 sc, 2 inc, 5sc, 2 inc, 8 sc (24)
  6. 4 sc, 2 inc, 6 sc, 2 inc, 10 sc (28)
  7. 5 sc, 2 inc, 7 sc, 2 inc, 12 sc (32)
  8. 6 sc, 2 inc, 8 sc, 2 inc, 14 sc (36)

9-13 SC Rows (5 rows)

14. 17 SC, INC, 17 Sc, inc (38)

15-16 SC Rows (2 rows)

17. 17 sc, Dec, 17 sc, dec (36)

18-22 SC rows (5 rows)

23. *5 SC, Inc* 6 times (42)

24-27 SC Rows (4 rows)

28. *6 SC, INC * 6 times (48)

29-32. SC Rows (4 rows)

33. *7sc, inc* 6 times (54)

34-37 SC Rows (4 rows)

The next few rows create almost a shoulder so you can sew the arms on with a rounded effect, but avoid the end of row decrease appearance in the back.

38. 36 SC, Sl St, turn

39. 35 SC, Sl St, turn

40. 34 SC, Sl St, turn

41. 33 SC, Sl St, turn

42 32 SC, Sl St, turn

43. 31 SC, Sl St, turn

44. 30 SC, Sl St, turn

45. 29 SC, Sl St, turn

46. 28 SC, Sl St, turn

47. 27 SC, Sl St, turn

Fasten off.

Stuff firmly and sew on sides of head/body below mouth

Thumb – make 2 in red

  1. 4 SC in magic ring
  2. Inc, 3 SC (5)
  3. Inc, 4 SC (6)
  4. Inc, 5 SC (7)
  5. Inc, 6 SC (8)
  6. Inc, 7 SC (9)

Fasten off. Sew to arms so the thumb sticks upright

Bumps – make at least 30 – more if you want – in red

  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)

4-5 SC Rows (2 rows)

Fasten off sew around the body and on the legs and arms stuffing as you sew them.

Muno and his likeness is copyrighted by the Yo Gabba Gabba Company.

Check out my Etsy shop for more patterns, kits, and completed plush.

 

Free Crochet Pattern – Brobee

Large Brobee Crochet

I took this pattern down from my shop so I though I would just offer it for free here.

I’d love photos of any completed projects. Forewarning, this guy is enormous. The finished plush doll is over 2 feet tall. Use #drunkenauntwendy if you post on Instagram. I would love to see them.

BROBEE

Crochet Pattern Instructions

© Wendy’s Wild Life 2010. All Rights Reserved

Materials

Size E crochet hook

Polyfiberfil

Red Heart Yarn in Hunter Green and Spring Green (2 7oz balls of each)

Vanna’s Choice Yarn in Scarlet, Black and White

Tapestry Needle

Tips

Use a piece of yarn in a contrasting color to mark the beginning of every row.

Abbreviations

SC – Single Crochet

INC – 2 single Crochet in the same stitch

DEC – Single crochet two stitches together

SLST – Slip Stitch

BLO – Back loops only

CH-Chain

Head and Body

 

In Spring Green Chain 20

1.         SC in 2nd Chain from hook, SC 17 more stitches, 3 SC in last chain, working in unused loops on the opposite side of the first row SC 18 and 3 SC in end.

2.         [SC 18, 3 INC (these are the three stitches at the end of the row)] twice

3.         [SC 18 (inc, SC) 3 times] twice

4.         [SC 18 (SC, inc, SC) 3 times] twice

5.         [SC 18 (inc, 3 SC) 3 times] twice

6.         [SC 18 (2 SC, inc, 2 SC) 3 times] twice

7.         [SC 18 (inc, 5 SC) 3 times] twice

8.         [SC 18 (3 SC, inc, 3 SC) 3 times] twice

9.         [SC 18 (inc, 7 SC) 3 times] twice

10.       [SC 18 (4 SC, inc, 4 SC) 3 times] twice

11.       [SC 18 (inc, 9 SC) 3 times] twice

12.       [SC 18 (5 SC, inc,  5 SC) 3 times] twice

30 rows SC in Spring Green

10 Rows SC in Hunter Green

10 Rows SC in Spring Green

10 Rows SC in Hunter Green

10 Rows SC in Spring Green

10 Rows SC in Hunter Green

Join with a slip stitch and fasten off.

Arms (make two)

 

In Hunter Green

Ch 2

  1. 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook
  2. INC in each stitch (12 sc)
  3.  *1 SC, INC * 6 times (18 sc)
  4. * 2 SC, INC* 6 times (24sc)
  5. *3 SC, INC* 6 times (30 sc)
  6. *4 SC, INC* 6 times (36)
  7. *5 SC, INC* 6 times (42)

10 Rows SC in Hunter Green

10 Rows SC in Spring Green

10 Rows SC in Hunter Green

10 Rows SC in Spring Green

10 Rows SC in Hunter Green


 

Legs (Make two)

In Hunter Green

Ch 2

  1. 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook
  2. INC in each stitch (12 sc)
  3.  *1 SC, INC * 6 times (18 sc)
  4. * 2 SC, INC* 6 times (24sc)
  5. *3 SC, 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. *9 SC, INC* 6 times (66)
  12. *10 SC, INC* 6 times (72)
  13. *11 SC, INC* 6 times (78)
  14. *12 SC, INC* 6 times (84)
  15. SC Row in BLO

16-19   4 Rows SC

20.       (DEC, 12 SC) 4 times, SC remaining stitches (80)

21        (5SC, DEC, 6SC) 4 times, SC remaining stitches (76)

22.       (DEC, 10 SC) 4 times, SC remaining stitches (72)

23.       (2SC, DEC) 12 times, SC remaining stitches (60)

24.       SC Row

25.       (1SC, DEC) 12 times, SC remaining stitches (48)

26-28   3 rows SC

29.       (DEC, 6 SC) 6 times (42)

Change Colors to Spring Green

30-33   4 Rows SC

34.       (6SC, INC) 6 times (48)

35-38   4 Rows SC

39.       (7SC, INC) 6 times (54)

Change Colors to Hunter Green

40-43   4 Rows SC

44.       (8SC, INC) 6 times (60)

45-48   4 Rows SC

49.       (9SC, INC) 6 times (66)

Change Colors to Spring Green

50-53   4 Rows SC

54.       (10 SC, INC) 6 times (72)

55-58   4 Rows SC

59.       (11SC, INC) 6 times (78)

Change Colors to Hunter Green

60.       (12 SC, INC) 6 times fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Horns  (Make 3)

In Scarlet Ch 2

  1. 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook
  2. (INC, 2 SC) twice (8 sc)
  3. (INC, 3 SC) twice (10 sc)
  4. (INC, 4 SC) twice (12 sc)
  5. (INC, 5 SC) twice (14 sc)

6-7       2 Rows SC

8.         (INC, 6 SC) twice (16 sc)

9.         (INC, 7 SC) twice (18 sc)

10.       (INC, 8 SC) twice (20 sc)

11.       (INC, 9 SC) twice (22 sc)

12-13   2 Rows SC fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing

EYEBROW

In Black Ch 36

1          SC in 2nd Chain from hook and SC remaining stitches

2          CH 1, turn and SC row, fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Mouth

In Black Ch 26

1.         SC in 2nd Chain from hook, SC 23 stitches, Change Colors to Scarlet, 3 SC in last stitch, 24 SC in unused loops, 3 SC in last stitch

2.         3 SC, DEC, SC 14, DEC, 3 SC, 3 INC, 2 SC, INC, 18 SC, INC, 2 SC, 3 INC

3.         2 SC, DEC, DEC, 9 SC, DEC, DEC, 2 SC join with a slip stitch and fasten off

Pupil

In Black Ch 2

  1. 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook
  2. INC in each stitch (12 sc), fasten off

Eyes (Make two)

In White Chain 4

1.         SC in 2nd Chain from hook, SC 1 more stitches, 3 SC in last chain, working in unused loops on the opposite side of the first row SC 2 and 3 SC in end.

2.         [SC 2, 3 INC (these are the three stitches at the end of the row)] twice

3.         [SC 2 (inc, SC) 3 times] twice

4.         [SC 2 (SC, inc, SC) 3 times] twice

5.         [SC 2 (inc, 3 SC) 3 times] twice

6.         [SC 2 (2 SC, inc, 2 SC) 3 times] twice

7.         [SC 2 (inc, 5 SC) 3 times] twice

8.         [SC 2 (3 SC, inc, 3 SC) 3 times] twice

Change Colors to Black

Slip Stitch in each stitch around and join with a slip stitch. Fasten Off

Assembly

 

Pin face and horns in place before attaching to ensure proper placement. I like to sew the pupils on to the eyes before I sew the eyes onto the body.

This is easier if the head is stuffed.

Stuff Body, Sew legs to bottom feet facing forward. The unused leg stitches with form a center seam. Sew up the seam between the legs.

Stuff the arms up to the bottom of the last hunter green band. Fold open edges together and sew to the sides of the body two rows down from beginning of top hunter green band

Have fun, take him everywhere because he is huge.

For other patterns, check out my etsy shop.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/WendysWildLife?ref=si_shop

Getting ready to go down the slide. He was a little scared at first.

Sheldon the Crab – free crochet pattern

Crochet Crab pattern

I’ve decided this year to start blogging my patterns. They will be available free in the untested version. If you would like the tested .pdf version with no ads, visit my etsy shop Drunken Aunt Wendy. I also have kits available to make Sheldon in his alternate light blue and purple color scheme. This is my Cuddly Aquarium series. Other in this series include Puck the Seal, Max the Mantis Shrimp, Lennie the Jellyfish, Silas the Snail, Cecilia the Narwhal, and Lucy the Lobster. All are available in my Etsy Shop. I have a few more to design and print and I will issue an ebook.

Sheldon started out as a way for me to figure out how to make claws and then moved on from there.

The pattern is below. As most crocheters say, please provide a link back to me so that I can get credit for this design.

SHELDON the Crab

Created in Vanna’s Choice Sapphire (A) and Vanna’s Choice Baby Little Boy Blue (B)

CLAW (make 2 in A)

Claw is initially made in two parts and then single crocheted together before you finish the base

Large part of claw.

  1. 2sc into magic ring
  2. inc in each stitch (4)-
  3. inc, 3sc (5)
  4. inc, 4sc (6)
  5. inc, 5sc (7)
  6. inc, 6sc (8)
  7. inc, 7sc (9)
  8. inc, 8 sc (10)
  9. inc, 9 sc (11)
  10. inc, 10 sc (12)
  11. inc, 11 sc (13)
  12. inc, 12 sc (14)
  13. inc, 13 sc (15)
  14. inc, 14 sc (16)
  15. inc, 15 sc (17)

fasten off

small part of claw

  1. 2sc into magic ring
  2. inc in each stitch (4)-
  3. inc, 3sc (5)
  4. inc, 4sc (6)
  5. inc, 5sc (7)
  6. inc, 6sc (8)
  7. inc, 7sc (9)
  8. inc, 8 sc (10)
  9. inc, 9 sc (11)

do not fasten off.

Base

  1. Single crochet join with one stitch to side of big claw, continue sc row around claw to other side, single crochet join on far side (should be a two stitch gap) finish the row in single crochet (27 stitches)
  2. SC Row, sew gap between two parts of claw together, start stuffing
  3. *3sc, dec* around, sc remaining stitches (should be 3)
  4. SC row
  5. *2sc, dec* around sc remaining stitches
  6. SC row
  7. *1sc, dec* around, sc remaining stitches
  8. SC row
  9. dec around

fasten off and sew up opening.

BOTTOM (B)

  1. 6 in magic ring
  2. inc each stitch (12)
  3. *1sc, inc* 6 times (18)
  4. *2sc, inc* 6 times (24)
  5. *3sc, inc* 6 times (30)
  6. *4sc, inc* 6 times (36)
  7. *5sc, inc* 6 times (42)
  8. *6sc, inc* 6 times (48)
  9. *7sc, inc* 6 times (54)
  10. *8sc, inc* 6 times (60)
  11. *9sc, inc* 3 times, sc remaining stitched (63)
  12. SC Row
  13. *10 sc, inc* 3 times, sc around (66)
  14. SC ROW
  15. *11 sc, inc * 3 times, sc around (69)
  16. *12 sc, Inc* 3 times, SC Around (72)
  17. *13 sc, inc* 3 times, SC Around (75)
  18. *14 Sc, inc* 3 times, SC Around (78)
  19. *15 sc, inc * 3 times, SC Around (81)
  20. *16 sc, inc* 3 times, SC around (84)

Fasten Off

TOP (A)

  1. 6 in magic ring
  2. inc each stitch (12)
  3. *1sc, inc* 6 times (18)
  4. *2sc, inc* 6 times (24)
  5. *3sc, inc* 6 times (30)
  6. *4sc, inc* 6 times (36)
  7. *5sc, inc* 6 times (42)
  8. *6sc, inc* 6 times (48)
  9. *7sc, inc* 6 times (54)
  10. *8sc, inc* 6 times (60)
  11. *9sc, inc* 6 times (66)
  12. *10 sc, inc * 6 times (72)
  13. *11sc, inc * 6 times (78)
  14. *12 sc, inc * 6 times (84)

15.-16  SC rows

17.        SC top to bottom

18-20    SC Rows

LEGS (make 8 in B)

  1. 4sc in magic ring
  2. inc in each stitch around
  3. single crochet through BLO

4-7               SC

8                    2 dec, sc, 2 inc, sc

9                    SC row

10-13      repeat 8 and 9, twice

14-15      SC rows

Fasten off and join to side of body under top overlap four on each side.

Antennae (make 2 in B)

  1. 4sc in magic ring
  2. inc around (8)
  3. *1sc, inc* 4 times (12)
  4. sc row
  5. *1sc, dec* 4 times (8)
  6. 4 dec (4)

7-8              SC rows

Fasten off and sew to top as in photo

Connectors between claw and body (make 2 in A)

  1. Chain 8 and joins with a slip stitch to make a ring

2-6              Single Crochet

  1. 2 dec, sc, 2 inc, sc
  2. 2 dec, sc, 2 inc, sc

9-10          Single crochet

Join with slip stitch

Sew to claw, stuff arm and sew to front of crab, just outside the antennae line (as in photo)

EYES (White make two)

  1. 6 sc in magic ring
  2. 2 inc, 2 hdc inc, 2 inc

Fasten off. Sew to front of body in between antennae under the top overhang

PUPILS (black make two)

  1. 4sc in magic ring, fasten off, sew to bottom of eyes as in photo