So I crocheted a Drupal drop as a surprise for our awesome developer at work. She loved it, by the way. And it was so quick and fun to make, that I'll probably make a few more.
And in the spirit of Open Source, here's the instructions to make your own:
- worsted weight yarn - bright blue
- worsted weight yarn - white
- 4.5mm G crochet hook
- yarn Needle for sewing pieces together
- ch = chain
- sc = single crochet
- sc dec = decrease (one sc across two stitches)
- sl st = slip stitch
- st = stitch
- hdc = half double crochet
- x 2 = repeat two times (etc for multiple numbers)
Body:Using blue yarn. Worked in a spiral. Do not join, do not turn.
Start a circle via magic ring or whatever is your preference.
Rnd 1: In the magic ring, 6 sc
Rnd 2: 2 Sc in each sc around: 12 sc
Rnd 3: [sc, 2 sc in next sc] x 6: 18 sc
Rnd 4: [sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next sc] x 6: 24 sc
Rnd 5: [sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc] x 6: 30 sc
Rnd 6: [sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc] x 6: 36 sc
Rnd 7: [sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc] x 6: 42 sc
Rnd 8 - 15: sc in each sc around: 42 sc
Rnd 16: [sc in the next 5 sc, sc dec] x 6: 36 sc
Rnd 17: [sc in the next 4 sc, sc dec] x 6: 30 sc
Rnd 18: [sc in the next 3 sc, sc dec] x 6: 24 sc
Rnd 19: [sc in the next 2 sc, sc dec] x 6: 18 sc Fill as full as you can with stuffing
Rnd 20: [sc, sc dec] x 6: 12 sc
Rnd 21: [sc, sc dec] x 4: 8 sc Fill any further you can with stuffing
Rnd 22: [sc, sc dec] x 2: 5 sc
Rnd 23: [sc dec, sc, sc dec]: 3 sc
Join 3 top stitches, finish off and hide the extra yarn.
Note: the eyes are a little complicated, so apologies there. I tried to explain what I did the best I could.using white yarn, ch 8
R1: hdc 3 times in the 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, sl st in next 3 chs, sc in next ch, hdc 3 times in last ch, and continue around to the other side of the chain (do not turn). You're circling around the chain.
R2: hdc in 1st st, sc in next st, sl st in next 2 stitches, sc, hdc, then sl st in next st.
R3: ch1, DO NOT TURN, sc, sc inc in next 2 st, sl st in next 5 st, sc, sc inc in next 2 st, sl stitch.
Finish off, leaving tail long enough to sew the eyes onto the face.
Using a yarn needle, sew eyes onto face (see picture), then sew nose and mouth using white yarn.