Mikey’s Mystery Crochet Adventure Clue #1

Let’s start a mystery crochet adventure together. Today, we are going to explore 1 component of our project. Just to keep myself organized and stop from slipping up saying what the project is, I’m going to nickname my project as Rex.

I can tell you with 100% certainty that Rex is super adorable and you will be proud of your finished results. You will have to give your creature a name too. Rex is an unsual creature as he is a ruminant, which means he has more than one stomach.

Let’s start to crochet our own versions.

Red Heart With Love or Red Heart Super Saver or equivalent.
•    Choose 1 skein for the main colour. You will use most of the skein. Color A
•    Choose 2 skeins for accenting colours.

Crochet Hook: 5.5 mm or Size I

Fiberfill stuffing, safety eyes (Optional), stitch markers, yarn needle

GAUGE: 11 sc = 3″ [7.5 cm]; 14 rounds = 4″ [10 cm] in single crochet. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS
sc2tog: [draw up a loop in next st] twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

Abbreviations:
A, B, C = Color A, B, C
ch = chain 
cm
 = centimeters 
dc
 = double crochet
mm = millimeters
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
[ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified
* or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated.

Make The Head

With A, ch 2.
Round 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Place marker for beginning of round.

Round 2: Working in continuous rounds, 2 sc in each sc around – 12 sc.

Round 3: [Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] around – 18 sc.

Round 4: [Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around – 24 sc.

Round 5: [Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around – 30 sc.

Round 6: [Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around – 36 sc.

Rounds 7-13: Sc in each sc around.

Round 14: [Sc in next 10 sc, sc2tog] around – 33 sc.

Round 15: Sc in each sc around.

Round 16: [Sc in next 9 sc, sc2tog] around – 30 sc.

Round 17: Sc in each sc around.

Round 18: [Sc2tog] 6 times, sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next 6 sc, sc in next 6 sc – 30 sc.

Rounds 19-20: Sc in each sc around.

Round 21: [Sc in next 3 sc, sc2tog] around – 24 sc.

Round 22: Sc in each sc around.

Round 23: [Sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog] around – 18 sc.
Stuff Head with fiberfill. You will need to attach the eyes if using safety eyes before proceeding.

Round 24: Sc in each sc around.

Round 25: [Sc in next sc, sc2tog] around – 12 sc.

Round 26:
 [Sc2tog] around – 6 sc.
Fasten off. Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.

Stuff the remaining space. Weave tail through remaining sts and pull to gather sts to close. If using safety eyes, attach to face before closing.

 

That’s it for this week. Join us next Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 for the next set of clues. You can make more than one creature for submissions.

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