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Monday, January 21, 2008

Ami Love Bug

Here is another one, in blue I have done... It's Mr. & Mrs. Love Bug, having a spot of tea... :P
This is the first one I did. (Mrs. Love Bug. Before she got married... lol)

Well here is my very first amigurumi. (One I made up on my own, anyway...) You will need ?? I don't know, 3 oz. of the main color in a worsted weight. (I used Red Heart) And less than that probably of the contrasting color. I'm not sure on the amounts. I had two big skeins (7 oz.) And a G hook. Also I used little lock on eyes. And a big yarn needle to sew everything on.

Do not join at ends of rounds. Place a marker in the first stich of each round.

Body/Head:

Round 1: With main color, ch 2. 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc.. (12sc)
3: *2 sc in 1st sc. Sc in next sc. Repeat from * around. (18 sc)
4: *2 sc in 1st sc. Sc in next 2 sc. Rep from * around. (24 sc)
5: *2 sc in 1st sc. Sc in next 3 sc. Rep from * around. (30 sc)
6: *2 sc in 1st sc. Sc in next 4 sc. Rep from * around. (36 sc)
7: *2 sc in 1st sc. Sc in next 5 sc. Rep from * around. (42 sc)
8-17: Sc in each sc.
18: *Sc 2 together, sc in next sc. Rep from *. (28 sc) Stuff body.
19: Sc 2 tog around. (14 sc) Finish stuffing as much as you can.
(Start head)
20: 2 sc in each sc around. (28 sc)
21: *Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc. Rep from *, ending w/ a sc in last sc. (37 sc)
22-29: Sc in each sc.
30: *Sc 2 tog, sc in next 2sc. Rep from *, ending w/ a sc in last sc. (28 sc)
31: *Sc 2 tog, sc in next sc. Rep from *, ending w/ a sc in last sc.(19sc) (Place eyes between rows 27 &28, 4 stitches apart, and stuff.)
32: Sc 2 tog around, w/a sc in last sc. (10 sc)
33: Repeat row 32. (5 sc) Fasten off, leaving a length, and pull through remaining stitches and tighten. Weave in loose end.

Wings (Make two):
With contrasting color, ch 4. Join w/ sl st to first ch to make a ring. Ch 5, 3 dc in ring. *Ch 2, 3 dc in ring. Rep from * one more time. Ch 2. 2 dc in ring. Join w/ sl st to 3rd ch of ch-5.
Round 2: Ch 3, 2dc, ch 1, 3dc, all in same space. *Dc in each dc, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in corner spaces. Repeat from* around, ending w/ a dc in last 3 dc.. Join w/ sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch 3.
(Now you will be making the 'bumps' on the heart)
Row 1: Sl st to corner. Ch 2, hdc in corner space. Hdc in each dc. 2 hdc in corner space. Ch 1, turn. (one side of granny square worked.)
2: Sc 1st 2 tog. Sc across to last 2. Sc last 2 tog, skipping the beginning ch 2 of row 1. (9 sc)
3-5: Rep row 2. You will have 7, 5, and 3 stitches at end of each row. At end of row 5, fasten off. Join yarn in corner space to the right of side just worked. Repeat 1st side. (Yu will only work on hdc in corner space where you already worked 2 hdc for first side, and only work one hdc for the first row instead of two.) Join yarn in "point" of heart (corner space) w/ sl st. Ch 1. 3 sc in same space. Sc evenly all around, w/ a sl st in "V" of heart. Sc evenly around other side. Join w/ sl st to first sc. Leaving a length to sew onto body, fasten off.

Heart for front of body:

Work first row of wing (basically a granny's daughter).
1: Sl st to corner space. Ch 1, 2 sc in same space. Sc in each dc. 2 sc in next corner space. Ch 1, turn.
2: Sc 1st 2 together, Sc in next 3 sc. Sc last 2 tog. Ch 1, turn. (5 sc)
3: Sc 1st 2 tog, sc in next sc, sc last 2 tog. Ch 1, turn.
4: Sc all 3 tog. Fasten off. Join yarn w/ sl st in ch-2 corner space to the right of side just worked. Repeat as first side.
Join yarn in 'point' of heart (corner space), 3 sc in same space. Sc evenly all around, w/ a sl st in 'v' of heart. Sc evenly around other side, join and fasten off, leaving a length to sew onto body.

Nose:
Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join, fasten off leaving a length to sew onto face.

Legs (Make four):
Ch 23. 3 dc in third ch from hook, and in each ch across. Fasten off, leaving a length to sew onto body with.

Antennae (Make two):
Leaving a length to sew onto head, ch 8. 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st in next 6 chains. Fasten off. (I use two loose ends to kind of tie to the head, if you can hide the knot somehow. Then sl st a couple/few times to the head. Pull loose ends into head.)