Amigurumi pattern - Sleeping Bunny

Sleeping Bunny in the Clouds was my contribution for series of Easter related tutorials in croatian craft magazine Do!ts!

Sleepy is worked top-down, in continuous rounds – no joining, no slip sts, no turning work. However, you will have to mark either first or last stitch of current round!

Stuff Sleepy as you crochet!

You will need: cream and pale pink yarn od your choice, crochet hook, embroidery thread and fiber fill!

Abbreviations: ML – magic loop
                                    sc – single crochet
                                    rnd – round
                                    2sc tog – 2sc together

                                    *    * - repeat written instruction inside stars 

Let’s star!

HEAD AND BODY

ML
1.rnd:  5sc in ML
2.rnd:  2sc in each sc – 10sc
3.rnd: *sc, 2sc in next sc* - 15sc
4.rnd: *sc in next 2 sc, 2sc in next sc* - 20sc
5.rnd: *sc in next 3 sc, 2sc in next sc* - 25sc
6.rnd: *sc in next 4 sc, 2sc in next sc* - 30sc

7.-10.rnd: sc in each sc around

11.rnd: (sc in next 3sc, 2sc in next sc)2x, sc in next  2sc, 2sc in next 3sc, sc in next 4sc, 2sc in next 3sc, sc in next 2sc, (sc in next 3sc, 2sc in next sc)2x40sc
 

12.rnd: sc in next 14sc, 2sc in next 2sc, sc in next 8sc, 2sc in next 2 sc, sc in next 14sc – 44sc
13.rnd: sc in each sc around

14.rnd: sc in next 12sc, (2sc tog)4x,sc in next 4sc, (2sc tog)4x, sc in next 12sc – 36sc

15rnd: *sc in next 4sc, 2sc tog* - 30sc16.rnd: sc in each sc around

17.rnd: *sc in next 3sc, 2sctog* - 24sc
18.rnd: *sc in next 4sc, 2sctog* - 20sc
19.rnd: *sc in next 8sc, 2sctog* - 18sc

20.rnd: sc in each sc around


21.rnd: *sc in next 2sc, 2sc in next sc* - 24sc
22.rnd: sc in each sc around

23.rnd: *sc in next 3sc, 2sc in next sc* - 30sc
24.rnd: sc in each sc around

25.rnd: *sc in next 9sc, 2sc in next sc* - 33sc
26.-31.rnd: sc in each sc around

32.rnd: *2sc tog, sc in next 6sc, 2sc tog, sc* - 27sc
33.rnd: sc in each sc around

34.rnd:  *2sc tog, sc in next 4sc, 2sc tog, sc* - 21sc
35.rnd: sc in each sc around

36.rnd:  *2sc tog, sc in next 2sc, 2sc tog, sc* - 15sc
37.rnd: sc, (2sc tog)7x8sc

Leave thread long enough to sew open.

Since the Sleepy has its chin slightly lowered to its chest, mark 3-4 sc both on chin and chest:

Sew those sc sts together.
Then embroidery eyes and nose.

FOOT (2x) (cream coloure)

ML
1.rnd: 4sc in loop
2.rnd: 2sc in each sc – 8sc
3.rnd: *sc, 2sc in next sc* - 12sc
4.-5.rnd: sc in each sc around

6.rnd: *sc in next 2sc, 2sc in nxt sc* - 16sc
7.rnd: sc in each ec around

8.rnd: *sc in next 3sc, 2sc in next sc* - 20sc
9.-11.rnd­: sc in each sc around

(stuff foot slightly so it keeps flat shape)

12.rnd: *sc in next 2sc, 2sc tog* - 15sc
13.rnd: sc in each sc around

14.rnd: *sc, 2sc tog* - 10sc
15.rnd: *2sc tog* - 5sc

Leave the thread long enough to sew open.

ARMS(2X)(cream coloure)

ML
1.rnd: 4sc in loop
2.rnd: 2sc in each sc around – 8sc
3.rnd: 2sc in each sc around – 16sc

4.-6.rnd: sc in each sc around

7.rnd: *sc in next 2sc, 2sc tog* - 12sc
8.rnd: sc in each sc around
9.rnd: *sc, 2sc tog* - 8sc

10.-13.rnd: sc in each sc around

Leave thread long enough to sew open.

EARS(2X)(pale pink coloure)

ML
1.rnd: 5sc in loop
2.rnd:
2sc in each sc – 10sc
3.rnd: *sc, 2sc in next sc* - 15sc
4.rnd: *sc in next 2sc, 2sc in next sc* - 20sc

5.-7.rnd: sc in each sc around

8.rnd: *sc in next 8sc, 2sc tog* - 18sc
9.-10.rnd: sc in each sc around

11.rnd: *sc in next 7sc, 2sc tog* - 16sc
12.-13.rnd: sc in each sc around

14.rnd: *sc in next 6sc, 2sc tog* - 14sc
15.rnd:  sc in each sc around

16.rnd: sc, (sc, 2sc tog)4x, sc – 10sc

Leave thread long enough to sew open.

Sew arms , feet and ears to sides of body. Make pompon and attach it.

Sivko in Love (amigurumi pattern)

Croatian handmade magazine Do!ts asked me if I could did some amigurumi pattern in their second edition (Valentine’s day edition). I said „Yes“ just like I said it to hubby 14 years ago. And though I got married on Valentine’s day I am so not romantic kind of human, but little amigurumi for V day is more than OK!

You can see tutorial for Sivko in croatian on pages 86 - 87 of Do!ts and I’m using my blog to write it in english as well!

Materijal needed: main yarn for Sivko (Sivko – name from adjective grey), 2,5mm hook, eyes buttons, stuffing, heart shaped button, contrasting yarn

Crocheting knowledge: Magic Loop (ML)
                               single crochet (sc)
                               increasing
                               decreasing 

Sivko is worked top-down, in continuous rounds – no joining, no slip sts, no turning work. However, you will have to mark either first or last stitch of current round!

Let’s start!


1.R.: 6 sc in ML
2.R.: 2 sc in each sc – 12 sts
3.R.: *sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc* - repeat 5 more times – 18 sts
4.R.: *sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc* - repeat 5 more times – 24 sts
5.R.: *sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc* - repeat 5 more times – 30 sts
6.R.: *sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc* - repeat 5 more times – 36 sts 

7.-12.R.: sc in each sc

Attach the eyes:

13.R.: *sc in next 4 sc, sc 2tog in next sc* - repeat 5 more times – 30 sts
14.R.: *sc in next 3 sc, sc 2tog in next sc* - repeat 5 more times – 24 sts
15.R.: *sc in next 2 sc, sc 2tog in next sc* - repeat 5 more times – 18 sts
16.R.: *sc in next 4 sc, sc 2tog in next sc*- repeat 2 more times  - 15 sts

17.-18.R.: sc in each sc

19.R.: *sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc* - repeat 2 more times – 18 sts
20.R.: sc in each sc
21.R.: *sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc* - repeat 2 more times – 21 sts
22.R.: *sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc* - repeat 2 more times – 24 sts

23.-28.R.: sc in each sc

Sew on heart shaped button:

29.R.: *sc in next 2 sc, sc 2tog in next sc* - repeat 5 more times – 18 sts
30.R.: *sc in next  sc, sc 2tog in next sc* - repeat 5 more times – 12 sts
31.R.: sc 2tog around – 6 sts

Leave long enough thread to sew open.

ARMS: 1.R.: 6sc in ML
          2.R.: *sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc* - one more time – 8 sts
          3.-6.R.: sc in each sc

LEGS: 1.R.: 6sc in ML
         2.R.: 2 sc in each sc – 12 sts
         3.-4.R.: sc in each sc

Sew arms on body (no need to stuf them).
Stuff legs and fix them in place the best you can- use pins.
If you wanna Sivko’s tummy to look fuller – sew his legs better in back.

Cut 3 times 15cm of main yarn, pull it through the top of Sivko’s head:

and knot it! (cut excess off)

Cut 3 times 25 cm of contrasting yarn, wrap it around Sivko’s neck and tie it!

You can love Sivko just the way he is, you can  make him girlfriend or you can use his as pendant (as shown on first pic)!

NOTE: since Sivko is nothing new, nothing inovating, nothing spectacular  - no need to bother you with copyrights and all other yada yadas! So be free to do what ever you want with this tutorial!

Simple stretchy hat (with rolled brim) pattern

This is a pattern for simple hat without ribbed boreder and with just a few rounds of decreasing. You start with simple stocking stitches and end with *p1, k2* ribbing.

Yarn: “Amelie” (50% viscose, 50% acryl) by AP d.o.o. Majsperk
Needles: 3,5mm (cirs and dpns for shaping the top of the hat)

Gauge: 5cm =11sts (little stretched - I always stretch it when swatching for flattering hat)

k - knit
p - purl
k2tog - knit 2 together
sts - stitches
*  * - repeat between stars

Since you will end with 3 stitches repeat - it is important that total number of stitches is divided by 12  (also your pattern repeat is divided by 12)

Recommendation: - for newborn till 6 months -84st
                        - babies 6-12 months - 96 sts
                        - todlers - 108 sts
                        - children, pre-teen and teen - 120 sts

Let’s start!

Cast on certain number of stitches, join and be careful not to twist it.
Knit in stocking stitches for 2 - 4 cm.

 *p1, k11* for 3-4-5 cm

 *p1,k2,p1,k8* for 3-4-5 cm

 *p1, k2, p1, k2, p1, k5* for 3-4-5 cm

 *p1,k2* for 3-4 cm

Decreasing
When your hat measures 15 - 18 -20 -22cm from the bottom

*p1,k2tog*
next round: *p1,k1*
next round: *K2tog*
next round: *knit*
next round: *k2tog*
next round: *knit*
next round: *k2,k2tog*
next round: *k1,k2tog*
next round: *k2tog*

Make I cord from remaining stitches (tutorial here)

As you can notice - decreasing is taking only 6 rounds and starts (black dots) so close  to the point where hat finishes:

Thanks to adding purl sts gradually

 there are no puff or slouchy effects!

Make a knot with I-cord the way you like:

And if you get bored of knit sts - you can always turn hat inside out and have “new” one:

Happy knitting!