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Clearly this pattern did not work out for me December 30, 2007

Filed under: amigurumi,crochet,family,free patterns,kittens — gnathalie2 @ 10:38 pm

I tried making a little doggie using a pattern, but the muzzle looked way different than the photo in the book.  So i just kept crocheting, i added a couple legs and this is what happened:

066-1.jpg  He looked friendly enough, so i made him a little birdy companion:

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Want one?  Well, here we go:

Materials:

g hook

ww yarn ( i used Vanna’s Choice in beige, red heart soft in green, and red heart white)

Head/Body:

4 sc in a ring

rd1: 2 sc in each sc around (8 sc)

rd2: 2 sc in each sc around (16 sc)

rd3: 2sc in first sc, sc in next sc around (24 sc)

rd4-9: sc in each sc around (24 sc)

rd10: sc2tog over first 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc around (20 sc)

rd11-14: sc in each sc around (20 sc)

rd15: sc in next 6 sc, fold piece in half, sl st in middle sc to join the two sides, sc around  the new ‘leg’ (12 sc)

rd16-19: sc in each sc around (12 sc)

rd20: change color to green, sc in next 12 sc (12 sc)

rd21: sc in next 2 sc, 2sc in next 4 sc, sc in last 6 sc (16 sc)

rd22: sc in next 3 sc, (2sc in next, sc) 3 times, sc in last 7 sc (19 sc)

rd23 & 24: sc in each sc around (19 sc)

rd25: In Back Loop Only, sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc around

rd26: sc2tog, sc in next sc around

rd27: sc2tog around, fasten off

Second Leg:

Join beige yarn with a sl st at the ‘crotch’, sc around

Repeat rds 16-27.

Nose:

with white, 5 sc in a ring

rd1: 2 sc in each sc around (10 sc)

rd2: 2sc in first sc, sc in next sc around (15 sc)

rd3: sc in each sc around (15 sc)

fasten off.

Finishing/notes:

I stuffed the body/head thing before i fastened off the first leg, and again before totally finishing the second leg. 

Sew the nose on before joining the two sides, and use whatever colors you like for the nose and mouth. 

The bird is a smaller version of the bigger ‘thing’, and i used a spare ear from another project for its beak.

Enjoy!

And now more from my kitties:

The baby kittens are now trying to ‘meow’ their way out of the girls closet

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I had the closet blocked with a couple of the plastic shelves from one of those organizer things from walmart, but Tasha has caught Snowball trying to move them under Madaleines bed.  In my opinion, that’s not a great place cause now we’re gonna have to watch our step!!!

046-1.jpg I don’t think they like the ‘great wide open’ yet!!! 

Nathalie

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10 Responses to “Clearly this pattern did not work out for me”

  1. Oh my gosh! They are adorable! All of them. He looks like a tooth or a root vegetable and I love the birdy pal!

  2. gnathalie2 Says:

    Thank you! I figured even though the dog didn’t work out, i could at least practice crocheting legs!!! LOL!! He does look like a root veggie!!!!
    Nathalie

  3. stephanie75 Says:

    The first one looks like ummm…naughty bits….

    🙂

  4. superjen Says:

    Hey Steph, I emailed her that it looks testicular, glad I’m not the only one that thought so!

    You coming down to the party tonight?
    How about you Nat?
    I hope so!

  5. stephanie75 Says:

    I’m trying to get to go to Sharons ex-roommates party, don’t know if Gareth will take the kids or not.

  6. Suse Says:

    Beautiful – I love the cute toys AND the kittens 🙂

    Happy New Year – I hope you have a great, wonderful and creative 2008!

    Greetings from Berlin!

  7. Nathalie Says:

    Thank you!! Happy New Year to you and your family!!
    Nathalie

  8. Sue Says:

    You have a great sense of humor!. We enjoyed your creations!

  9. melissa Says:

    i’m perusing your blog…and, i’m in love with your kittens!! i have 4 cats…
    those are adorable…so are the stuffed animals!

  10. Alison Says:

    I love them – very comiclal. Am hopeless at crochet – get more holes than should be – lol. Any chance of a knitted one. Your 2 little kittens are just too cute.


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