Proyekto Amigurumi | Bear and bunny with a special message

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For fans of Amigurumi 100% Cotton, and for initiates of this Japanese art, Mel from Gallimelmas is sharing a basic pattern to make amigurumi bears and bunnies. Learn to give shape to a simple crochet base, add some bear or rabbit ears, include some extra details and as a result you’ll have what Gallimelmas call “a 3 in 1 amigurumi: quick, easy and cute”. A handmade gift that you can also use to convey a special message. Make a small placard and write a phrase on it congratulating a loved one. Take a look at the Gallimelmas blog and discover many creations using our threads and yarns.

WARNING: Seeing Mel’s amigurumis can provoke a strong desire to grab a crochet hook and learn. ;P 

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Bear and bunny with a special message by www.gallimelmas.com

Materials

Katia Amigurumi 100% Cotton · Crochet hook D3 (U.S.)/(3 mm) · Plastic eyes · Scissors · Tapestry sewing needle · Filling · Cardboard · Gel pen · Cocktail stick

Abbreviations

X= Single crochet

l= Slip stitch

m= Chain stitch

V = Increase

Ʌ= Decrease

Head-body

Rows Stitches to be worked Total no. stitches
Start Magic ring with 6 X 6
1 V in each stitch 12
2 (X + V)* 6 times 18
3 (2 X + V)* 6 times 24
4 (3 X + V)* 6 times 30
5 (4 X + V)* 6 times 36
6 – 18 X in each stitch 36
19 (4 X + Ʌ)* 6 times 30
20 (3 X + Ʌ)* 6 times 24
21 (2 X + Ʌ)* 6 times

Fill

18
22 (+ Ʌ)* 6 times 12
23 (Ʌ)* 6 times 6

Close.

Embroider the nose and sew an eye onto each side of the head.

Arms x 2

Rows Stitches to be worked Total no. stitches
Start Magic ring with 6 X 6
1-4 X in each stitch

l to close

6

Cut yarn leaving a longish length to sew with later. Fill.

Sew 1 arm to each side of body.

Paws x2

Rows Stitches to be worked Total no. stitches
Start Magic ring with 6 X 6
1 V in each stitch 12
2-5 X in each stitch

l to close

12

Cut yarn leaving a longish length to sew with later. Fill.

Sew 1 paw to each side of the body as if in a sitting position.

Tail

Rows Stitches to be worked Total no. stitches
Start Magic ring with 6 X 6
1 X in each stitch

l to close

6

Cut yarn leaving a longish length to sew with later.

Sew onto back of body.

Bear’s ears x 2

Rows Stitches to be worked Total no. stitches
Start Magic ring with 6 X 6
1 (X + V)* 3 times

l to close

9

Cut yarn leaving a longish length to sew with later.

Sew ears onto head.

Rabbit’s ears x 2

Rows Stitches to be worked Total no. stitches
Start Magic ring with 6 X 6
1  3 V + 3 X 9
2-5 3 X + 3 V + 3 X

l to close

12

Cut yarn leaving a longish length to sew with later.

Fold the ears at the bottom and sew 1 to each side of the head.

Bow

Rows Stitches to be worked Total no. stitches
Start 9 m 9
1-3 8 X +  m

 Turn work

9

Cut yarn leaving a longish length to sew with later.

Wrap the yarn around the centre of the rectangle a few times to make the bow. Sew below the nose/snout.

Placard: Cut a rectangle of card and write our message on it.  Stick it onto the cocktail stick and it’s ready!

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