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CROCHET PATTERNS >> Elmer

Elmer
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Designed by Kaitlyn Stuart

 

Elmer sits 6" high.
 
STITCH NATION by Debbie Stoller™ “Full o’ Sheep™”: 1 ball each 2510 Aquamarine A, 2260 Clementine B, and 2205 Little Lamb C.
Crochet Hook: 4mm [US G-6].
Split lock stitch marker, yarn needle, 12mm safety eyes, stuffing.
GAUGE: 18 sts = 4"; 20 rounds = 4" in sc. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
 
Special Abbreviations
Inc (increase) = 2 sc in next sc.
Dec (decrease) = draw up a loop in next 2 sc, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
 
Note: Work in continuous rounds without joining. Place marker in last st of round; move marker up each round.
 
EARS (Make 2)
Round 1: With B, ch 2; 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Round 2: [Inc, sc in next sc] 3 times – 9 sc.
Rounds 3 and 5: Sc in each sc around.
Round 4: [Inc, sc in next 2 sc] 3 times – 12 sc.
Round 6: [Inc, sc in next 3 sc] 3 times – 15 sc.
Round 7: [Inc, sc in next 4 sc] 3 times – 18 sc.
Round 8: [Inc, sc in next 5 sc] 3 times – 21 sc.
Rounds 9-11: Sc in each sc around.
Round 12: [Dec, sc in next 5 sc] 3 times – 18 sc.
Round 13: [Dec, sc in next 4 sc] 3 times – 15 sc.
Round 14: [Dec, sc in next 3 sc] 3 times – 12 sc.
Fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing.
HEAD
Round 1: With C, ch 2; 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Round 2: [Inc, sc in next sc] 3 times – 9 sc.
Rounds 3, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13: Sc in each sc around.
Round 5: [Inc, sc in next sc] 4 times, sc in last sc – 13 sc.
Round 7: [Inc, sc in next 2 sc] 4 times, sc in last sc – 17 sc.
Round 9: [Inc, sc in next 3 sc] 4 times, sc in last sc – 21 sc.
Round 10: [Inc, sc in next 2 sc] 7 times – 28 sc.
Round 12: [Inc, sc in next 3 sc] 7 times – 35 sc.
Round 14: [Inc, sc in next 4 sc] 7 times – 42 sc.
Rounds 15-19: With B, sc in each sc around.
Attach ears and safety eyes to the head, and embroider the nose with scrap of B and yarn needle. Begin stuffing the head, and continue to stuff until head is fastened off.
Round 20: [Dec, sc in next 5 sc] 6 times – 36 sc.
Round 21: [Dec, sc in next 4 sc] 6 times – 30 sc.
Round 22: Sc in each sc around.
Round 23: [Dec, sc in next 3 sc] 6 times – 24 sc.
Round 24: [Dec, sc in next 2 sc] 6 times – 18 sc.
Round 25: [Dec, sc in next sc] 6 times – 12 sc.
Round 26: [Dec] 6 times – 6 sc. Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Finish stuffing. Weave tail through last round and gather tightly. Knot to secure.
BODY
Round 1: With A, ch 2; 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Round 2: [Inc] 6 times – 12 sc.
Round 3: [Inc, sc in next sc] 6 times – 18 sc.
Round 4: [Inc, sc in next 2 sc] 6 times – 24 sc.
Round 5: [Inc, sc in next 3 sc] 6 times – 30 sc.
Round 6: [Inc, sc in next 4 sc] 6 times – 36 sc.
Round 7: [Inc, sc in next 5 sc] 6 times – 42 sc.
Rounds 8-12: Sc in each sc around.
Round 13: [Dec, sc in next 5 sc] 6 times – 36 sc.
Round 14: Sc in each sc around.
Round 15: With B, sc in each sc around.
Round 16: [Dec, sc in next 4 sc] 6 times – 30 sc.
Rounds 17-21: Sc in each sc around.
Round 22: [Dec, sc in next 3 sc] 6 times – 24 sc. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
ARMS (Make 2)
Round 1: With C, ch 2; 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Round 2: [Inc] 6 times – 12 sc.
Round 3: Sc in each sc around.
Rounds 4-14: With B, sc in each sc around. Fasten off at end of last round leaving a long tail for sewing.
LEGS (Make 2)
Round 1: With C, ch 2; 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Round 2: [Inc] 6 times – 12 sc.
Round 3: [Inc, sc in next 2 sc] 4 times – 16 sc.
Rounds 4-13: With A, sc in each sc around. Fasten off at end of last round leaving a long tail for sewing.
 
FINISHING
Stuff the body. Sew on the head. Stuff arms and legs and sew onto body.
 
STITCH NATION by Debbie Stoller™ “Full o’ Sheep™” Art. T100 available in 3.5 oz (100 g); 155 yd (142 m) balls.
 
ABBREVIATIONS: A, B, C = color A, B, C; ch = chain; mm = millimeters; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch (es); [] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.
 
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