May 9, 2011

Ant Amigurumi Pattern


ANT
FINISHED SIZE: 4.5 inches

MATERIALS:
Lion Brand Wool-Ease (Sienna)
small amount of black yarn
size G crochet hook stuffing
yarn needle

HEAD:
Start with a magic ring.
Ch1, 6 sc in ring.
2 sc in ea st around. (12)
(2 sc in next st, sc in next st)around. (18)
Sc in ea st around for 3 rounds.
(Sc2tog, sc in next st)around. (12)
Sc2tog, sc in next 8 sts, sc2tog. (10)
Stuff.
Sc2tog around. (5)
Fasten off.
Draw yarn through remaining sts and pull tight.

THORAX:
Start with a magic ring.
Ch 1, 6 sc in ring.
2 sc in ea st around. (12)
Sc in blo of ea st around.
Sc in ea st around.
Sc2tog in blo of ea st around. (6)
Fasten off.
Draw yarn through remaining sts and pull tight.

ABDOMEN:
Start with a magic ring.
Ch 1, 6 sc in ring.
2 sc in ea st around. (12)
(2 sc in next st, sc in next st)around. (18)
Sc in ea st around for 3 rounds.
(Sc2tog, sc in next 7 sts)twice. (16)
(Sc2tog, sc in next 6 sts)twice. (14)
(Sc2tog, sc in next 5 sts)twice. (12)
Sc2tog until 3 sts remain.
Fasten off and draw yarn through remaining sts.

LEGS:
Attach yarn to the side of the ant's thorax and anchor with a ch st.
Ch 9. Turn. Sl st in second ch from hook and in next 7 chains.
*Sl st in joining space. Ch 9. Skipping the first ch, sl st in next 8 sts.
Repeat from * once.
Fasten off and secure yarn ends.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the bulkier end of the head to one end of the thorax, and sew the bulkier end of the abdomen to the other end of the thorax.
Embroider eyes on either side of head.
Create two antennae between the ant's eyes as follows:
Attach yarn and anchor with a ch st.

Ch 5. Turn. Sl st in second ch from hook and in next 3 chains.
Fasten off and secure it to the head.



Enjoy. Feel free to give away or sell any items made using this pattern.

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