Funmigurumi Stripers or Stripe Cuddlers: Mr. Swingler

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free crochet amigurumi monkey pattern

I am always happy to see how you love the toys and enjoy making the patterns. This new series is a lot of fun and since the little critters are rather easy to make, they can be enjoyed a whole LOT more! I call them stripers because they are all dressed in stripes, and cuddlers because they invite hugs. Mr. Swingler is a super easy but totally cute monkey, full of debonair fun, enjoy!

Size- 15 1/2" L x 9 1/2" W
Skill- Advanced beginner onward

Materials-
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Spring Green (4 oz)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Daffodil or Maize (4 oz)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Aruba Sea (4 oz)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Aran (4 oz)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Coffee (3 oz)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn White (2 oz)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Cherry Red or Favorite Red (2 oz)
Crochet hook size H
Fiberill
Blunt needle
Scissors
Pins

free amigurumi monkey pattern by Craftybegonia

Body (Make 2)-
With crochet hook size H and Turqua, ch 31.
Row 1- 1 sc in third ch from hook and in each ch till end of row. (30 sc, counting ch bump of first st.) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across and in top of ch bump of first st. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3 to 4- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 5 to 9- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 10- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Row 11- Join Spring Green, work 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 12 to 14- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 15- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Row 16- Join Daffodil or Maize, make 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 17 to 19- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 20- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Row 21- Join Aruba Sea, work 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 22 to 29- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 30- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc)  Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Sew Front and Back together at the sides and the Bottom. Fasten off, and weave in tails inside of Body.
Stuff Body well.
Tail-
With Spring Green and H hook, ch 59.
Row 1- 1 hdc in third ch from hook, 2 more hdc in same spot as first hdc, 4 hdc in next ch and in each ch across. 
Center at Back and pin down. Sew in place, making sure it is well attached, since kids sometimes like to pull tails


totally cute free crochet amigurumi monkey pattern by Craftybegonia

Arms (Make 2)-
With Turqua and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in second ch from hook, rep around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc)
Rnds 5 to 7- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnd 8- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, sc2tog over the next 2 sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 9- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, rep around. (14 sc) Fasten off, weave in tail.
Stuff as you go!
Rnd 10- Join Spring Green, work 1 sc in each sc around. (14 sc)
Rnds 11 to 12- 1 sc in each sc around. (14 sc) Fasten off, weave in tail.
Rnd 13- Join Daffodil or Maize, work 1 sc in each sc around. (14 sc)
Rnds 14 to 15- 1 sc in each sc around. (14 sc) Fasten off, weave in tail.
Rnd 16- Join Aruba Sea, make 1 sc in each sc around. (14 sc)
Rnds 17 to 29- 1 sc in each sc around. (14 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Finish stuffing and using blunt needle and tails, sew to side of Body as seen in photos. Fasten off and weave ends inside of Body.


super cute monkey wearing stripes and a hat by Craftybegonia

Feet and Legs (Make 2)-
With Spring Green and H hook, ch 2.
Repeat rnds 1 to 22 as for Arms. Fasten off, join Turqua.
Rnd 23- 1 sc in each sc around. (14 sc)
Rnds 24 to 29- 1 sc in each sc around. (14 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Sew to Body as seen in photos. Fasten off, weave in tails.
Head- 
Front-
Join Aran  skipping the first 5 sc of Body for Shoulder.
Row 1- Work 1 sc in each of next 20 sc, ch 1, turn, skipping the last 5 sc of row. (20 sc)
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (20 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3 to 14- 1 sc in each sc across. (20 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 15- 1 sc in each sc across. (20 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Back- 
Repeat as for Front.
Sew Sides of Head closed, leaving Top open for now.
Muzzle-
With Maize or Daffodil and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in second ch from hook, rep around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc) 
Rnds 5 to 6- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Eye Patches (Make 2)-
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in second ch from hook, rep around. (12 sc)
Semi row 3- 1 sc in each of first 10 sc. Fasten off, leaving last two stitches unworked. Fasten off, leaving tail to sew with.
Sew Patches to sides of Muzzle as seen in photos. Fasten off, weave in tails inside of Muzzle.
Eyes (make 2)-
With Coffee and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Sew Eyes onto Eye Patches, fasten off, weave in tails inside of Muzzle.
Optional-
Sew 1 "Dot" of light to each Eye with white yarn by making 3 small stitches in each Eye. Fasten off, and weave in tail at Back.
Mouth-
With Cherry Red or any other Red you like,  embroider Mouth as a running stitch across 9 sc 1 rnd below the bottom of the Nuzzle, for a huge and happy grin.
Pin Face Mask in place, 4 rows below Top of Head, and sew in place.
Stuff Head and sew Top closed, fasten off and weave in tail. 
Ears-
Ear # 1-
With Spring Green and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in second ch from hook, rep around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc) 
Rnd 5- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Ear # 2-
With Turqua and H hook, rep as for Ear #1.
Sew Ears in place. Fasten off, weave in tail.
Hat-
With Aruba Se and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc) 
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc)
Rnd 5- 1 sc in each of first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (30 sc)
Rnd 6- 1 sc in each of first 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (36 sc)
Rnd 7- 1 sc in each sc around. (36 sc)
Rnd 8- 1 sc in each of first 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (42 sc)
Rnd 9- 1 sc in each of first 7 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, rep around. (48 sc)
Rnd 10- 1 sc in each sc around. (48 sc)
Rnd 11- WORKING IN BACK LOOPS THIS RND ONLY, make 1 sc in each sc around. (48 sc)
Rnd 12- 1 sc in each sc around. (48 sc)
Rnd 13- [1 sc in each of first 5 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc,] rep 6 times, 1 sc in each sc till end of rnd. (42 sc)
Rnd 14- 1 sc in each of first 4 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, rep around. (36 sc)
Rnd 15- 1 sc in each of first 3 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, rep around. (30 sc)
Rnd 16- 1 sc in each sc around. (30 sc)
Brim of Hat-
Rnd 17- 1 sc in each of first 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (36 sc)
Rnd 18- [1 sc in each o first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc,] rep 6 times, 1 sc in each sc till end of rnd. (42 sc)
Rnds 19 to 26- 1 sc in each sc around. (42 sc) {Let the edge of the Hat's Brim roll up} Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Ribbon For Hat-
With Maize or Daffodil and H hook, ch 35.
Rnd 1- Place chain around Hat and slip stitch to close round. Work 1 sc in each ch around. (35 sc)
Rnd 2- 1 sc in each sc around. (35 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in each sc around. (35 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Use tail to tack the Ribbon in place around the Hat.
Stuff Hat softly and sew in place by tacking it in place with stitches that are as invisible as possible.
Fasten off, weave in tail.

Done!

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Funmigurumi Stripers: Tickler

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Here we go again! Having fun with a toy wearing stripes. This one is the sweetest and easiest puppy you'll ever make. If you are looking for an easy yet super cute pattern to make as a gift for a child you love, Tickler is a shoe-in for the job! If you would like to donate some toys to donate to a children's charity or even for a nursing home, Tickler will be a wonderful one to use because it is so easy and works up fast. For whatever reason you want him, he's really a lovable little pup, ready for squishy hugs!

Size- 15 1/2" L x 9 1/2" W
Skill- Advanced beginner onward

Materials-
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Spring Green (4 oz)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Bright Yellow (4 oz)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Pumpkin (3 oz)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Aran (4 oz)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Black (3 oz)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn White (2 oz)
Crochet hook size H
Fiberill
Blunt needle
Scissors
Pins

Body (Make 2)-
With crochet hook size H and Spring Green, ch 31.
Row 1- 1 sc in third ch from hook and in each ch till end of row. (30 sc, counting ch bump of first st.) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across and in top of ch bump of first st. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3 to 4- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 5- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 6- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Row 7- Join Bright Yellow, work 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 8 to 11- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 12- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Row 13- Join Pumpkin, make 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 14 to 15- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 16- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Row 17- Join Spring Green, work 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 18 to 21- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 22- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc)  Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Row 23- Join Bright Yellow, make 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 24 to 29- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 30- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.


Sew Front and Back together at the sides and the Bottom. Fasten off, and weave in tails inside of Body.


Arms (Make 2)-
With Pumpkin and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in second ch from hook, rep around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc)
Rnds 5 to 7- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnd 8- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, sc2tog over the next 2 sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 9- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, rep around. (14 sc)
Stuff as you go!
Rnd 10- 1 sc in each sc around. (14 sc)
Rnds 11 to 22- 1 sc in each sc around. (14 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Finish stuffing and using blunt needle and tails, sew to side of Body as seen in photos. Fasten off and weave ends inside of Body.

Feet and Legs (Make 2)-
With Spring Green and H hook, ch 2.
Repeat all rnds as for Arms. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Stuff Body and sew Legs and Arms on. Fasten off, weave in tails. Sew Muzzle unto Face and fasten off, weave in tails. Sew Eyes above Muzzle and stitch Eyebrows. Fasten off, weave in tails.
Sew sides of Head and stuff Head. Sew Top of Head closed. Fasten off, weave in tail. Position Beret as you like it best or as you see it in photos and sew it in place with careful small stitches.
Fasten off, weave in tails.



Tail (Stuff tail lightly as you go)-
With Bright Yellow and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in each of first 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc. (14 sc)
Stuff as you go!
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each sc around. (14 sc)
Rnds 5 to 12- 1 sc in each sc around. (14 sc) Fasten off Bright Yellow, leaving long tail to sew with.

Measure Back, centering tail as seen in photos, pin in place. Thread blunt needle with leftover tail and sew. Fasten off and secure tail inside Body.
 Stuff Body.


Head-
Front or "Face"-
With Aran and H hook, join to 6th sc of Front (skipping the first 5 sc for "Shoulder".)
Row 1- 1 sc in same sc as sc where you joined and in each of next 19 sc, skip last 5 sc for second "Shoulder." (20 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (20 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3 to 14- 1 sc in each sc across. (20 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 15- 1 sc in each sc across. (20 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Back of Head-
Repeat as for Front.

Muzzle-
With Aran and H hook, ch 6.
Rnd 1- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across (5 sc,) working in the opposite side across the loops of foundation ch, make 2 sc in first loop, 1 sc in each of next 3 loops, 2 sc in last loop, sl st to join rnd. (12 sc)
Rnds 2 to 6- 2 sc in each sc around. (24) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Nose-
With Black and H hook, ch 5.
Row 1- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. (4 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc each sc across. (4 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 3- 1 sc in each sc across. (4 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Pin Nose to Center of Muzzle as seen in photos and sew in place. Fasten off, weave tails inside of Muzzle. Embroider a small line of a Mouth, 3 rows below the Nose and across 5 sc. Fasten off, weave in tails.

Stuff Muzzle with Fiberfill and center it in Face on Row 2 of Face. Squeeze it down a bit, so that 4 rows of the Feace will be left free, above the Muzzle. Pin in place. Thread blunt needle with tail and sew Muzzle onto Face.
Fasten off, weave in tails.

Eyes (Make 2)-
With Black and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Pin Eyes on sides of Muzzle as seen in photos. Sew onto Face using tails. Fasten off, weave in tails inside of Head. Embroider a couple of "dots" of light using White yarn. Fasten off, weave in tails inside of Head.

Ears (Make 2)-
With H hook and Bright Yellow, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc)
Rnd 5- 1 sc in each of first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (30 sc)
Rnd 6- 1 sc in each of first 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (36)
Rnd 7- 1 sc in each of first 3 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, rep around. (29 sc)
Rnd 8- 1 sc in each of first 5 sc, sc2tog, 1 sc in each of next 5 sc, sc2tog, [1 sc in each of next 3 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc,] rep 3 times. (24 sc)
Rnd 9- [1 sc in each of first 3 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc,] rep 4 times, 1 sc in each of last 4 sc. (20 sc)
Rnd 10- 1 sc in each sc around. (20 sc)
Rnd 11- 1 sc in each of first 3 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, rep around. (16 sc)
Rnd 12- [1 sc in each of first 4 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc,] rep twice, 1 sc in each sc to end of rnd. (14 sc)
Rnd 13- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of rnd. Sl st to join rnd. (12 sc) Fasten off Bright Yellow, leaving long tail to sew with.

Stuff Body firmly. Sew "Shoulders" using Bright Yellow tails. Weave in ends inside of Body. Sew Sides of Head, leaving the Top open. Weave in tails inside of Head. Stuff Head firmly.

Stuff Head firmly. Thread blunt needle and sew the Head closed. Fasten off, weave in tail.
Place Ear In front of Face and sew straight across edge of Head. Fasten off, weave in tail. Fold Ear backwards and to the side, letting it fall gently to the side of the Face, somewhat over the Eyes. Repeat with the opposite Ear.

Done!

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Show And Tell!

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I love to feature those Funmigurumi lovers who enjoy making my critters. Some are faithful to the original pattern, others like to impress upon them their own ideas and creativity, giving them a personality that only could come from their hearts and minds. This time we feature the "Whatchamacallits" of Olinda Amtsberg (her term for the Funmigurumis she so graciously shared with all of us.) Enjoy looking at the work of a fellow Ami crocheter and give her a hand, will ya?








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Funmigurumi Stripers: Chay Chay

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We begin a new series today. The Holidays are coming and crochet Amigurumi lovers are looking for patterns to make. Stripers are super easy to make a very cute. Their name was inspired by the stripes they are wearing. They are great to make in quantities for charity or for gift-giving. We begin the series with a lovable French bear named Chay Chay, who loves to wear a beret. Enjoy!

Size- 16" L X 7 1/2" W
Skill- Advanced beginner onward

Materials-
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Paddy Green (4 oz)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Turqua (4 oz)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Daffodil or Bright Yellow (4 oz)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Spring Green (4 oz)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Pumpkin (4 oz)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Pale Blue (4 oz)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Aran (4 oz)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Coffee (2 oz)
Red Heart worsted weight White (1/2 yard)
Crochet hook sizes F, G, and H
Scissors
Pins
Blunt needle
Fiberfill

Body (Make 2)-
With Paddy Green and H hook, ch 31.
Row 1- 1 sc in third ch from hook and in each ch till end of row. (30 sc, counting ch bump of first st.) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across and in top of ch bump of first st. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3 to 4- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 5- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Row 6- Join Turqua, work 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 7- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 8 to 9- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 10- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Row 11- Join Daffodil or Bright Yellow. Make 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 12 to 14- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 15- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Row 16- Join Spring Green, work 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 17 to 19- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 20- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Row 21- Join Pumpkin. Make 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 22 to 24- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 25- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Row 26- Join Pale Blue. Work 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 27 to 29- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 30- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Using the tails you left, sew Sides and Bottom of both Front and Back of Body together, matching the color stripes. Fasten off and weave in tails inside of Body. Leave Top open.



Head-
Front or "Face"-
With Aran and H hook, join to 6th sc of Front (skipping the first 5 sc for "Shoulder".)
Row 1- 1 sc in same sc as sc where you joined and in each of next 19 sc, skip last 5 sc for second "Shoulder." (20 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (20 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3 to 14- 1 sc in each sc across. (20 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 15- 1 sc in each sc across. (20 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Back of Head-
Repeat as for Front.

Muzzle-
With Aran and F hook ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each sc in each of first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around (30 sc)
Rnd 5- 1 sc in each sc around. (30 sc)
Rnd 6- 1 sc in each sc around. (30 sc)
Rnd 7- 1 sc in each sc around. (30 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.


Nose-
With Coffee and F hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around, (12 sc) Sl st to join rnd. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew and embroider Mouth with.

Pin Nose to center of Muzzle and sew in place, with leftover yarn embroider Mouth as seen in photos. Fasten off, weave in tail inside of Muzzle.
Stuff Muzzle and center On Face. Pin it and sew in place. Fasten off, weave in tail.

Eyes Make 2-
With Coffee and F hook ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 8 sc in second ch from hook. Sl st to join rnd. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew and to stitch Eyebrows with.

"Light" of Eyes-
Thread blunt needle with White yarn and following the photos, stitch small straight stitches on both Eyes. Fasten off and weave in yarn inside of Head.

Pin Eyes to Face above the Muzzle and sew in place, stitching long straight Eyebrows before you finish. Fasten off and weave in tails inside of Head.

Stuff Head well. Sew top and weave in tail.

Ears (Make 2)-
With buff and G hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnds 4 to 5- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc) Don't worry that it will curl inward, that is exactly what you want so that your Ear will have a rim. Weave in beginning tail. Fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew with.

Sew Ears to sides of Head. Fasten off, weave in tails.



Beret-
With Paddy Green and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc)
Rnd 5- 1 sc in each of first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (30 sc)
Rnd 6- 1 sc in each of first 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (36 sc)
Rnds 7 to 9- 1 sc in each sc around. (36 sc)
Rnd  10- 1 sc in each of first 4 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, rep around. (30 sc)
Rnd 11- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, rep around. (24 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Position Beret as you like it best or as you see it in photos. Pin Beret in place and sew onto Head with the smallest stitches possible, so that the Beret won't come off. Fasten off, weave in tail.

Arms (Make 2)-
With Bright Yellow and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in second ch from hook, rep around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc)
Rnds 5 to 7- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnd 8- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, sc2tog over the next 2 sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 9- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, rep around. (14 sc)
Stuff as you go!
Rnd 10- 1 sc in each sc around. (14 sc)
Rnds 11 to 22- 1 sc in each sc around. (14 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Finish stuffing and using blunt needle and tails, sew to sides of Body as seen in photos. Fasten off and weave ends inside of Body.

Feet and Legs (Make 2)-
With Paddy Green and H hook, ch 2.
Repeat all rnds as for Arms. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Sew Legs on. Fasten off, weave in tails.

Done!



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Funmigurumi Cuddlers: Diggler the Mole

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This cute little mole dug his home under a flower bed and took the colors of the flowers growing above him.

Materials-
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Royal (4 oz)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Cherry Red (4 oz)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Spring Green (4 oz)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Baby Pink (2 oz)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Black (2 oz)
Fiberfill
Crochet hook size H
Scissors
Blunt needle to weave in ends and to sew
Measuring tape

Body (Make 2)-
With Royal and H hook, ch 31.
Row 1- 1 sc in third ch from hook and in each ch across. (30 sc, counting ch bump of first st) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across, and in top of ch bump of first st. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 3- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 4 to 14- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Fasten off Royal, leaving long tail to sew with.
Row 15- Join Cherry Red. Work 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 16- Work sc2tog over first 2 sc 1 sc in each sc until last 2 sc, sc2tog over last 2 sc. (28 sc)
Row 17-  Insert hook into first reduced st, pull up a loop, insert hook into next sc and pull up a loop, complete an sc2tog over these two loops, 1 sc in each sc till last sc, insert hook into last sc and pull up a loop, insert hook in top of last reduced sc of previous row, and work an sc2tog over those two loops. (26 sc)
Row 18- Rep row 15. (24 sc)
Row 19- Rep row 15. (22 sc)
Row 20- Rep row 15. (20 sc)
Row 21- Rep Row 15. (18 sc)
Row 22- Rep Row 15. (16 sc)
Row 23- Rep Row 15. (14 sc) Fasten off Cherry Red, leaving long tail to sew with.
Row 24- Join Spring green and work 1 sc in each sc across. (14 sc)
Row 25-  sc in each sc across. (14 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 26- 1 sc in each of first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of row. (16 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 27- 1 sc in each of first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of row. (18 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 28- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of row. (22 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 29- 1 sc in each of first 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of row. (26 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 30- 1 sc in each of first 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, [1 sc in each of next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc,] rep 3 more times, 1 sc in each sc till end of row. (30 sc)
Row 31- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc)
Rows 32 to 34- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Thread blunt needle with tail and sew Front and Back of Body together at the Bottom.

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Legs (Make 2)-
With Spring Green and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around.  (24 sc) Fasten off Spring Green, weave in tails.
Rnd 5- Join Bright Yellow, work 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnd 6- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off Bright Yellow, weave in tails.
Rnd 7- Join Cherry Red, work 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnds 8 to 10- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off Cherry Red, weave in tails.
Rnd 11- Join Royal, make 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnds 12 to 13- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Stuff Legs and sew to the Bottom of Body, fasten off, weave in tails inside of Body.

Tail-
Moles have a very short tail, so our little Diggler will have a tiny one too.
With Royal and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd.
Stuff as you go.
Rnds 2 to 9- 1 sc in each sc around. (6 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Measure and center tail at Back and sew in place. Fasten off, weave in tail.

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Arms (Make 2)-
With Spring Green and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc) Fasten off Spring Green and weave in tails.
Rnd 5- Join Bright Yellow, make 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc)
Rnd 6- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc) Fasten off Bright Yellow, weave in tails.
Rnd 7- Join Cherry Red, work 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc)
Rnds 8 to 12- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc) Fasten off Cherry Red, leaving long tail to sew with.

Snout-
Nose-
With Baby Pink and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnds 2 to 3- 1 sc in each sc around. (6 sc) Fasten off Baby Pink, weave in tail.
Rnd 4- Join Bright Yellow, make 1 sc in each sc around. (6 sc) Stuff lightly.
Rest of Snout-
Rnd 5- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 6- 1 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 7- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnds 8 to 9- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc)
Rnd 10- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around (24 sc)
Rnds 11 to 13- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Stuff Snout. Pin to Head. Begin to sew Snout 5 rows above the start of Spring Green Head, squeeze down the middle and sew the top to row 8 of Head, leaving 4 rows free . Fasten off, weave in tail inside of Head.
Make Eyes and sew in place.
Eyes (Make 2)-
With Black and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sts in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc). Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

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Pin Eyes in place above Snout as seen in photos. Sew in place. Fasten off inside of Head.
Stuff Head and sew to close. Fasten off, weave in tails.

Done!


The Significance of It All

Funmigurumi Cuddlers Plattie the Platypus

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crochet amigurumi platypus free pattern by craftybegonia
A few days ago, I shared my dialog with her. (The State of Things...) Spunky and bossy little girl who couldn't wait to be put together and come out and meet you all! Well, here she is, our first Platypus ever. Enjoy!

Materials-
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Claret (4 oz.)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Shocking Pink (4 oz.)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Pretty'N Pink (4 oz.)
Red Heart worsted weight Black yarn (Scraps, but to be exact, you’ll need 2 yards,  1 yard and per Eye and Eyelashes)
Crochet hook size H
Scissors
Fiberfill
Blunt needle
Measuring tape (to center things)
Pins

Size- 13' L x 9" W
Skill- Intermediate

Body (Make 2)-
With Claret and H hook, ch 31.
Row 1- 1 sc in third ch from hook and in each ch across. (30 sc, counting ch bump of first st) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across, and in top of ch bump of first st. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 3- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 4 to 14- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Fasten off Claret, leaving long tail to sew with.
Row 15- Join Shocking Pink. Work 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc)Ch 1, turn.
Row 16- Work sc2tog over first 2 sc 1 sc in each sc until last 2 sc, sc2tog over last 2 sc. (28 sc)
Row 17-  Insert hook into first reduced st, pull up a loop, insert hook into next sc and pull up a loop, complete an sc2tog over these two loops, 1 sc in each sc till last sc, insert hook into last sc and pull up a loop, insert hook in top of last reduced sc of previous row, and work an sc2tog over those two loops. (26 sc)
Row 18- Rep row 15. (24 sc)
Row 19- Rep row 15. (22 sc)
Row 20- Rep row 15. (20 sc)
Row 21- Rep Row 15. (18 sc)
Row 22- Rep Row 15. (16 sc)
Row 23- Rep Row 15. (14 sc)
Stuff as you go!
Row 24-  Work 1 sc in each sc across. (14 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Row 25- Join Pretty 'N Pink, work 1 sc in each sc across. (14 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 26- 1 sc in each of first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of row. (16 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 27- 1 sc in each of first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of row. (18 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 28- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of row. (22 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 29- 1 sc in each of first 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of row. (26 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 30- 1 sc in each of first 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, [1 sc in each of next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc,] rep 3 more times, 1 sc in each sc till end of row. (30 sc)
Row 31- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc)
Rows 32 to 34- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

funmigurumi platypus


Webbed Feet (Make 2)-
With Pumpkin and H hook, ch 14.
Rnd 1- 1 sc in third ch from hook and in each ch till last ch, 3 sc in last ch, now, working on opposite side across foundation loops of the beginning ch, make 1 sc in each loop till last loop, 2 sc in last loop. Sl st to join rnd. (28 sc, counting ch bump of first sc as 1 sc)
Rnd 2- 1 sc in each sc around. (28 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in each sc around. (28 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 18 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 sc in each of next 4 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of rnd. (26 sc)
Rnd 5- 1 sc in each sc around. (26 sc)
Rnd 6- 1 sc in each of first 15 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 sc in each of next 6 sc, sc2tog over last 2 sc of rnd. (24 sc)
Rnd 7- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Row 8- Sl st in each of first 3 sts, 1 sc in each of next 12 sc, ch 1, turn, leaving the rest of the stitches unworked. (12 sc)
Row 9- 1 sc in each sc across. (12 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 10- 1 sc in each sc across. (12 sc)
Row 11- Sc2tog over first 2 sc, 1 sc in each sc till last 2 sc, sc2tog over last 2 sc. (10 sc)
Row 12- Sc2tog over first 2 sc, 1 sc in each sc till last 2 sc, sc2tog over last 2 sc. (8 sc)
Row 13- Sc2tog over first 2 sc, 1 sc in each sc till last 2 sc, sc2tog over last 2 sc. (6 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 14- 1 sc in each sc across. (6 sc)
Rnd 15- Work 32 sc all around the edge of the Foot. Sl st to join rnd. (32 sc) Fasten off, weave in tail.
Stuff as you go!
Rnd 16- Rejoin yarn, just so that you will not workinging on the wrong side as you go around the foot. Make 1 sc in each of first 3 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, [1 sc in each of next 3 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc,] rep 5 more times, 1 sc in each sc till end of rnd. (24 sc)
Rnd 17- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnds 18 to 19- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Foot completed. Fasten off, weave in tails.
Ankle-
Rnd 20- Join Bright Yellow. Work 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnds 21 to 24- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off, weave in tails.
Leg-
Rnd 25- Join Shocking Pink, work 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnds 26 to 27- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off yarn, weave in tails.
Rnd 28- Join Claret amd make 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnd 29- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnds 30 to 32- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off yarn, leaving long tail to sew with.




Webbed Arms (Make 2)-
With Pumpkin and H hook, ch 13.
Rnd 1-  sc in third ch from hook and in each ch till last ch, 3 sc in last ch, now, working on opposite side across foundation loops of the beginning ch, make 1 sc in each loop till last loop, 2 sc in last loop. Sl st to join rnd. (26 sc, counting ch bump of first sc as 1 sc)
Rnd 2- 1 sc in each sc around. (26 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in each sc around. (26 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 8 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 sc in each of next 10 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of rnd. (24 sc)
Rnd 5- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnd 6- 1 sc in each of first 4 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, *1 sc in each of net 4 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, rep from * around. (20 sc)
Rnd 7- 1 sc in each sc around. (20 sc)
Rnd 8- 1 sc in each of first 7 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 sc in each of next 7 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of rnd. (18 sc)
Rnd 9- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc) Fasten off Pumpkin, weave in tails.
Wrist-
Rnd 10- Join Bright Yellow. Work 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc)
Rnd 11- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc)
Stuff as you go!
Rnds 12 to 13- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc) Fasten off yarn, weave in tails.
Rnd 14- Join Shocking Pink, make 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc)
Rnds 15 to 16- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc) Fasten off yarn, weave in tails.
Rnd 17- Join Claret. Work 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc)
Rnds 18 to 23- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc) Fasten off yarn, leaving long tail to sew with.

Sew Sides and Bottom of Body together, leaving Top open, stuff as you go! Fasten off, weave in tails inside of Body.
Sew Legs to Body, fasten off, weave in tails. Sew Arms to Body, fasten off, weave in tails.
Tail-
With Claret and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Make 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc)
Rnd 5- 1 sc in each of first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (30 sc)
Rnd 6- 1 sc in each of first 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (36 sc)
Rnd 7- 1 sc in each of first 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (42 sc)
Rnd 8- 1 sc in each of first 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (48 sc)
Rnds 9 to 11- 1 sc in each sc around. (48 sc)
Rnd 12- 1 sc in each of first 6 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, rep around. (42 sc) Fasten off Claret, weave in tails.
Rnd 13- Join Shocking Pink. Work 1 sc in each sc around. (42 sc)
Rnd 14- Make 1 sc in each of first 5 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, rep around. (36 sc)
Rnd 15- 1 sc in each of first 4 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, rep around. (30 sc)
Rnd 16- 1 sc in each sc around. (30 sc)
Rnd 17- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, [1 sc in each of next 2 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc,] rep 5 more times, 1 sc in each sc till end of rnd. (24 sc)
Rnd 18- 1 sc in first sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, rep around. (18 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with. Stuff tail VERY gently, only so that it won't be all wrinkled up, but do NOT turn it into a round ball!
Measure Back and center tail and pin and sew in place. Fasten off, weave in tails.
Note- I did not want to make the tail as a flat disk because it would have curled with use, this way, it will stay the way it is now.
Beak-
With Pumpkin and H hook, ch 12.
Rnd 1- 1 sc in third ch from hook and in each ch across till last ch, 2 sc in last ch. Working on opposite side across foundation loops, make 1 sc in each loop till last loop, 2 sc in last loop. Sl st to join rnd. (23 sts, counting ch bump of first st)
Rnd 2- 1 sc in each sc around. (23 sc)
Rbd 3- 1 sc in each sc around. (23 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 4 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 sc in each of next 6 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of rnd. (20 sc)
Rnd 5- 1 sc in each of first 6 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 sc in each of next 6 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of rnd. (18 sc)
Rnd 6- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc)
Rnd 7- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Measure Front of Head and center Beak and sew in place 5 rnds below the edge of Head. Fasten off and weave in tails inside of Head.

Eyes (Make 2)-
With Black and Hook hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew Eye with and to stitch Eyelashes as you go.

Position Eyes a little above and to the sides of Beak and pin down. Stitch the Eyelashes as seen in photos as you go. Fasten off and weave in tails inside of Head.
Stuff Head and sew top. Fasten off, weave in tail.

Done!

Don't Worry Yourself Into Emptiness

The State of Things...

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Me- Do you have any idea of what it takes to come up with a pattern out of thin air?
Platypus- Nope.
Me- Well, then don't complain that I'm working too slowly!
Platypus- But I don't have arms, I only have feet and legs...
Me- They're coming, they're coming!
Platypus- Okay, so long as you don't forget to add them or something...
Me- I won't do THAT!
Platypus- Okay, but when am I FINALLY coming together?
Me- I dunno! Maybe tomorrow...
She rolls her eyes...
Me- Would you believe the smart alecky Platypus I'm putting togther? Unreal little gal, bossy, but special, LOL! (Can't wait to show her to you!)
Platypus- Am I at least going to be cute?
Your turn to roll your eyes!

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More Fun With Show And Tell!

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Teresa Collins has shared again with us her rendition of one of Craftybegonia's patterns: Milketta Moolove.
Milketta is by far the most popular of the funny cows (and one little bull) of the Moolove clan. Here is Teresa's take on Milketta, isn't that too cute? Give her a hand! Thank you so much, Teresa for sharing with all of us!








Show And Tell!

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I love to see what you creatives of the crochet hook do with my patterns! It's been a while since we did a Show And Tell and I love it when one or more of you are willing to share your work with us. This time, Teresa Collins has be willing to share her wonderful rendition of Banjo the Funmigurumi Pony. Don't you think this is just precious?  As all Show And Tell participants, she has also been featured on our Craftybegonia Arts And Crafts Fan Page on Facebook and on our VIP Board on Pinterest.
Thank you so much Teresa, your work is lovely!





Teresa Collins has graciously contributed another one of the cuties she has made with a Craftybegonia pattern. This is her rendition of Briley the Hippo, I hope it serves as an inspiration to you all. Don't you think she's precious?



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Funmigurumi Cuddlers: Briley the Hippo

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free crochet amigurumi hippo pattern

We have a new baby in the Cuddlers series. This is Briley, a sweet little hippo girl ready to love the young of all ages and is especially looking for some squishy cuddles!

Materials-
Red Heart Worsted weight Yarn Orchid (1/2 skein)
Red Heart Worsted weight Bright Yellow (1/2 skein)
Red Heart Worsted weight Baby Pink (4 yards)
Red Heart Worsted weight Pretty 'N Pink (1 yard per Nostril)
Red Heart Worsted weight Black (1 yard per Eye)
Red Heart Worsted weight White (scraps)
Crochet hook size H

Body (Make 2)-
With Orchid and H hook, ch 31.
Row 1- 1 sc in third ch from hook and in each ch across. (30 sc, counting ch bump of first st) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across, and in top of ch bump of first st. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 3- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 4 to 14- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 15- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Fasten off Orchid, leaving long tail to sew with.
Row 16- Join Bright Yellow. Work sc2tog over first 2 sc 1 sc in each sc until last 2 sc, sc2tog over last 2 sc. (28 sc)
Row 17-  Insert hook into first reduced st, pull up a loop, insert hook into next sc and pull up a loop, complete an sc2tog over these two loops, 1 sc in each sc till last sc, insert hook into last sc and pull up a loop, insert hook in top of last reduced sc of previous row, and work an sc2tog over those two loops. (26 sc)
Row 18- Rep row 15. (24 sc)
Row 19- Rep row 15. (22 sc)
Row 20- Rep row 15. (20 sc)
Row 21- Rep Row 15. (18 sc)
Row 22- Rep Row 15. (16 sc)
Row 23- Rep Row 15. (14 sc)
Row 24-  Work 1 sc in each sc across. (14 sc)
Row 25- 1 sc in each of first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of row. (16 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 26- 1 sc in each of first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of row. (18 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 27-  1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of row. (20 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 28- 1 sc in each of first 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of row. (22 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 29-  1 sc in each of first 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of row. (24 sc)
Row 30- 1 sc in each of first 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of row. (26 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 31- 1 sc in each of first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of row. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Roq 32-  1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 33 to 34-  1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 35- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

super cute free crochet amigurumi hippo pattern


Arms (Make 2)-
With Bright Yellow and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook. Sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnds 4 to 6- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc) Fasten off, weave in ends.
Stuff as you go!
Rnd 7- Work 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc)
Rnds 8 to 14- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc)
Stuff Arms and sew to sides of Body as seen in photos. Fasten off, weave in tails.
Legs (Make 2)-
With Orchid and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook. Sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc)
Stuff as you go!
Rnds 5 to 14- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to
sew with.
Stuff Legs and sew them to Body as seen in photos. Fasten off, weave in tails.

precious free crochet amigurumi hippo pattern

Muzzle-
With Baby Pink, ch 9.
Rnd 1- 1 sc in third ch from hook and in each ch till last ch, 2sc in last ch (8 sc, counting ch bump of first st). Working on foundation loops of ch on the opposite side, make 2 sc in first loop, 1 sc in each loop till last loop, 2 sc in last loop. Sl st to join rnd. (18 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in each of next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 6 sc, 2 sc in last sc of rnd. (22 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in each sc around. (22 sc)
Rnd 4-1 sc in each sc around. (22 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Nostrils (Make 2)-
With Pretty 'N Pink and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with. (6 sc)
Pin Nostrils on Muzzle and sew in place using tail. Fasten off and secure inside of Muzzle.
Mouth-
Thread blunt needle with Black and embroider a straight line 1 row below Nostrils and running between the two Nostrils. Fasten off and secure inside of Muzzle.
Stuff Muzzle and Pin to lower part of Head. Sew in place using tail. Fasten off and weave in tail inside of Head.
Eyes (Make 2)-
With Black and H hook, ch 2.
Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with. (6 sc)
Pin Eyes on top of Muzzle and sew in place using tails, make 2 straight stitches as you go for Eyelashes (this is optional). Fasten off and weave in tail inside of Head.

sweet baby free hippo crochet amigurumi pattern

Tail-
With Orchid and H hook ch 25.
Row 1- 2 sc in third ch from hook (counts as 3 sts including ch bump of first st as an sc), 1 sc in next ch, *3 sc in next ch, 1 sc in next ch, rep from * across. (44 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Weave in beginning tail. Center Tail on Back of Body, right under the top row of the Orchid section of Body. Fasten off, secure inside of Body (you will have to dig a bit into the stuffing).
Ears (Make 2)-
With Bright Yellow and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 8 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (8 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (16 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, rep around. (11 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with. DO NOT STUFF EARS!
Sew Eras to corners of Head. Fasten off, weave in tails.
Stuff Arms and sew in place as seen in photos. Fasten off, weave in tails.

Done!
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