Thursday, April 23, 2009

Amigurumi Snail



Materials:Snail 1
1 skein Lion Brand Yarn Vanna’s Choice 4ply Yarn in Rust
1 skein Lion Brand Yarn Moonlight Mohair 5ply in Rainbow Falls

Snail 2
1 skein of Lion Brand Yarn Vanna’s Choice 4 ply yarn in Linen
1 skein of Lion Brand Yarn Moonlight Mohair 5ply in Tundra

Crochet Hook:
3.00mm

Extras:
*Stitch marker
*Poly-fill
*Yarn needle
*One pair of 7mm safety eyes

Finished Measurements:
2 ½ inches high

Abbreviations used in this pattern:
ch chain
sc single crochet
sts stitchs
dec decrease a stitch (*insert hook into next st, yarn over, draw up a loop* twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.)
*repeat directions inside * as many times as indicated

Pattern is worked in continuous rounds. Do not join rounds. Use a stitch marker to mark the end of your rounds.

Shell-
With shell color yarn create a slip ring. Sc to secure circle, then 6 sc in ring. (6)
Round 1 2sc in each sc. (12)
Round 2*2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc* around (18)
Round 3 *2sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 2 sts* around (24)
Round 4 *2sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 3 sts* around (30)
Rounds 5-8 sc in each sc around
Round 9 *1 dec, 1 sc in next 3 sts* around (24)
Round 10 *1 dec, 1 sc in next 2 sts* around (18)
Round 11 *1 dec, 1 sc in next sc* around (12)
Round 12 *1 dec, 1 sc in next sc* around (8)
Leave a long length of yarn and weave through the stitches of the last round. Pull tight to close up hole and weave in ends to finish off.

Head & Body
With body color yarn create a slip ring. Sc to secure circle, then 6 sc in ring. (6)
Round 1 2 sc in each sc (12)
Round 2 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc* around (18)
Rounds 3-5 sc in each sc around (18)
Before you start to crochet the body, add safety eyes to head and stuff to desired firmness. Do not stuff the body.
Round 6 *1 dec, 1 sc in next sc* around (12)
Rounds 7-19 sc in each sc around *If you would like the body length longer or shorter, add or subtract these rows.
Round 20 *1 dec, 1 sc in next sc* around twice.
Leave a long length of yarn and weave it through the remaining stitches, pull the hole closed.

Assembly
With a long length of yarn sew the body to the shell. The most secure method to do this is to start at one side of the tail, sewn up one side of the body, across the neck, and down the other side of the body. Weave in loose ends.

6 comments:

theneon said...

these are just too precious. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity! Martha Kay

Unschool Girl said...

OMG!These are so cute!

Yarni Gras! said...

thanks for sharing the pattern.....I'll have to make a few of these up...tooooo cute!

Claire said...

Your snail s adorable!!!
But when I tried to print the pattern, only the first page would print! I would really like to make one!!!

Mandy said...

Thanks for sharing the pattern.

I have make one "Zoef de slak".
You can see him at http://pluizewol.blogspot.nl/

Greetz, Mandy

greyeyes said...

Thanks for all the great patterns you have created and shared with us!