May 9, 2011

Ant Amigurumi


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Materials: 

  • worsted weight yarn
  • size G (4mm) crochet hook 

  • stuffing 

  • yarn needle 



Instructions:

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.
(Dec, sc in next st)around. (12)
Dec, sc in next 8 sts, dec. (10)
Stuff.
Dec 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.
Dec 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.
(Dec, sc in next 7 sts)twice. (16)
(Dec, sc in next 6 sts)twice. (14)
(Dec, sc in next 5 sts)twice. (12)
Dec 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 bulkier end of head to one end of thorax. Sew bulkier end of abdomen to other end of thorax. Embroider eyes on either side of head. Create two antennae between 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. FO and secure to ant's head.

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