Here is a better picture of the snails up close.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
1 skein Lion Brand Yarn Vanna’s Choice 4ply Yarn in Rust
1 skein Lion Brand Yarn Moonlight Mohair 5ply in Rainbow Falls
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
*One pair of 7mm safety eyes
2 ½ inches high
Abbreviations used in this pattern:
sc single crochet
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.
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.
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.
It’s been a long time since my Etsy shop has been open, but I’m happy to say that this weekend I will be re-opening it! I have been hard at work re-making old patterns and polishing up the pattern files, as well as creating a few new patterns. These are most of the dolls for the patterns I am going to be releasing. There are just two missing, a frog, and another amigurumi doll. I am so excited I just can’t wait to see how they do on Etsy. I also am going to be releasing one free pattern here on my blog every time that I release a new pattern group in my shop. This month, the free pattern is one of my old favorites, the snail. I hope you like it!