My apologies. Work went a little insane last Friday right when I was getting ready to post this first part of the pattern. Then it kept going until today. Actually, I am still supposed to be making phone calls, but I needed a breather.
What are your thoughts on pictures? I don’t want to give it away, but I would love to see progress posts. I’ll put mine on Facebook.
I’ve already made some edits to the pattern. Please let me know if there is anything you think needs changing or clarified.
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.
Crochet section is worked in partly 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.
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EYES (Make 2) – in white
The eyes are made by doing an oval increase. Sometime it helps to mark where your increases are going to go with a spare piece of contrasting yarn. Just note that the first row is worked on both sides of the starting chain.
Round 1: SC in 2nd Ch, SC in next stitch. 3 SC in last stitch. Working in the unused loops from the chain, SC 2, 3 SC in last chain. .
Round 2: 2 SC, 3 INC, 2 SC, 3 INC .
Fasten off. You will insert your 10.5 mm eyes through the white eyes and through the orange body when you insert them and sew them down. Posts of eyes will be off center.
BODY – in orange neon
Round 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook .
Round 2: INC in each stitch .
Round 3: (SC, INC) 6 times .
Round 4: (SC, INC, SC) 6 times .
Round 5: (3 SC, INC) 6 times .
Round 6: (2 SC, INC, 2 SC) 6 times .
Round 7: (5 SC, INC) 6 times .
Round 8: (3 SC, INC, 3 SC) 6 times .
Round 9: (7 SC, INC) 6 times .
Rounds 10-23: 14 rows SC [54 stitches per row].
Insert eyes 6 stitches apart between rows 14-15. Sew down the whites of the eyes.