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zondag 10 februari 2013

Here's a free pattern inspired by the long-legged friends


I love a cuddly toy that has long arms and legs so that if a kid would take it by the arm it just hangs there, looking silly haha. So I came up with a pattern inspired by the popular long-legged friends from Japan.
It's really very easy and even if you should make a mistake it doesn't matter at all.

I use catania cotton yarn but use any yarn you want, it doesn't matter.
And crochet hook size 3mm, but check on the wrapping of your yarn what hook it requires.
The pattern is crocheted in the round, do not join rounds.
I always begin by making a "magic ring", it's not hard at all but check on the internet for a tutorial because I can't explain it that well... Also for the color changes maybe check the internet for tips.
For the stuffing you can use fiberfill, or like i do : buy a pillow in a really cheap store and use the filling.

Abbreviations:

ch = chain
sc = single crochet
slst = slipstitch
to increase : crochet 2 sc in one stitch
crtog = crochet 2 stitches together by pulling up the front loop of the next stitch and yarn over, then pull up the front loop of the second next stitch and yarn over, and then yarn over again and pull through all 3 loops
(nr) = the number of stitches at the end of each row

Body :

starting with the color of the underpants

1) in the "magic ring" create 6 sc           (6)
2) 2 sc in each sc                                    (12)
3) 2 sc in each second sc                        (18)
4) 2 sc in each 3rd sc                              (24)
5) 2 sc in each 4th sc                              (30)
6) 2 sc in each 5th sc                              (36)
7) 2 sc in each 6th sc                              (42)
8) 2 sc in each 7th sc                              (48)
9) until 15) crochet around                     (48)

now change color for the tummy

16) crtog each 7th and 8th sc                 (42)
17) until 20) sc around                           (42)
21) crtog each 6th and 7th sc                 (36)
22) until 26) sc around                           (36)
27) crtog each 5th and 6th sc                 (30)
28) until 43) sc around                           (30)
44) crtog each 4th and 5th sc                 (24)
45) crtog each 3rd and 4th sc                 (18)

stuff the tummy

46) sc around                                         (18)
47) 2 sc in each 3rd sc                           (24)
48) 2 sc in each 4th sc                           (30)
49) 2 sc in each 5th sc                           (36)
50) 2 sc in each 6th sc                           (42)
51) 2 sc in each 7th sc                           (48)
52) until 57) sc around                          (48)
58) crtog each 7th and 8th sc                 (42)
59) crtog each 6th and 7th sc                 (36)
60) crtog each 5th and 6th sc                 (30)
61) crtog each 4th and 5th sc                 (24)
62) crtog each 3rd and 4th sc                 (18)

stuff the head and add eyes, I place safety eyes just above the centerline and leave about 5 sc in-between (I always use Suncatcher's safety eyes, they don't know me and I'm not getting payed to advertise but their safety eyes really look so good and life-like that I just have to mention it)

63) crtog each 2nd and 3rd sc                (12)
64) crtog each 1st and 2nd sc                 (6)
65) slst, cut the yarn and with a needle go through all the front loops of the last round, pull tight and tuck in the excess

Legs :

1) in the "magic ring' create 6 sc            (6)
2) 2 sc in each sc                                    (12)
3) 2 sc in each 6th sc                              (14)
4) until 49) sc around                             (14)
you can play around with the colors, I like to do a foot (about 7 rows) and then some stripes (2 rows each time) But if you do the color changes at the end of each row the pattern will turn as you go, so try to change  the colors right above each other and then you will go straight up. You don't even need to use a marker at the end of rows.
50) stuff the leg and pinch it together, now sc 6 through both layers, slipstitch and fasten off.

Arms :

1) in the "magic ring" create 6 sc            (6)
2) 2 sc in each sc                                     (12)
3) 2 sc in each 6 th sc                              (14)
4) until 43) sc around                              (14)
just like the legs you can play around with colors, I did a little stripe of 2 rows after 26 rows.
44) stuff the arm and pinch together, sc 6 through both layers, slipstitch and fasten off.

Beak :

1) in the "magic ring" create 6 sc             (6)
2) 2 sc in each 2 nd sc                              (9)
3) and 4) sc around                                   (9)
5) 2 sc in each 3rd sc                                (12)
6) 2 sc in each 4th sc                                (15)
slipstitch and fasten off, stuff the beak and sew onto the head

Combe :

1) in the "magic ring" create 6 sc            (6)
2) 2 sc in each 2 nd sc                             (9)
3)  until 9) sc around                               (9)
now make 2 more, one of 7 rows and one of 5 rows
Sew onto the head, the largest on the front and the smallest on the back

Toes :

1) in the "magic ring" create 6 sc           (6)
2) 2 sc in each sc                                    (12)
3) create a "bobble", I'll try to explain :
    yarn over and insert into the stitch
    yarn over again and pull up through stitch
    yarn over again and pull through 2 loops
    repeat this 4 more times, working still in the same stitch, until you have 6 loops on the hook.
    yarn over and pull through all 6 loops, now you have 1 loop left on the hook
    do 1 sc and make another bobble and do this one more time so you have 3 toes.
    Sew the toes underneath the feet.

Tail :

the tail on my chicken look a bit stupid but I love it like that

1) ch 2 and do 6 sc in the first chain, turn    (6)
2) ch 1 , then sc in each sc                           (6)
3) ch 3 and sc in next sc, repeat this till the end
 fasten off and tuck in the end, then sew just above the bottom of the chicken

You're done! I hope this pattern is clear to you and you can make your own lovely long-legged friend ;)

I wrote this pattern for personal use only and is not for you to sell, the finished toy you can sell off course.







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