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Crochet LadyBug Amigurumi Princess http://crochet-mania.blogspot.com/2010/10/amigurumi-crochet-ladybug-princess.html Teaching the world to crochet, one stitch at a time. Free crochet lessons and video tutorials for beginner crocheters. More from Crochet Geek on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/tjw1963 http://www.youtube.com/user/crochet Blogger - http://www.crochet-mania.blogspot.com/ Subscribe - http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=tjw1963 Crochet LadyBug Princess Written by Teresa Richardson Skill Level - Intermediate Abbreviations HDC - Half Double Crochet CH - Chain SL ST - Slip Stitch EA - Each ST - Stitch Materials Size H/5 mm crochet hook 4 ply yarn - 2 Main Colors Tapestry Needle Yarn Marker - A piece of scrap yarn will work to mark rounds You can use different size crochet hooks and yarn with this project. If the hook/yarn is smaller, it will make a smaller finished piece. If the hook/yarn is larger, it will make a larger finished piece. The chain can be replaced with the magic circle, if you familiar with the technique. LadyBug Shell Top Attach a slip knot to the crochet hook. Chain 3, join Round 1: Work 12 SC through the center of the chain. Do not join. The rest of this section will be worked with the continual round. Attach a yarn marker to mark the first stitch. Round 2: Work 2 SC in each stitch around. (24 single crochet total) Round 3-4: 1 SC in each stitch around. (24 single crochet total) Round 5: *1 SC in each of the next 2 stitches, 2 SC in the next ST. Continue around from * 8 times total. (32 single crochet total) Round 6: 1 SC in EA ST around. (32 single crochet total) Round 7: *1 SC in EA of the next 7 ST. 2 SC in the next ST. Continue around from * 4 times total. (36 single crochet total) Round 8-10: 1 SC in EA stitch around. (36 single crochet total) LadyBug Bottom Attach a slip knot to the crochet hook. Chain 3, Join. Round 1: Work 12 SC through the chain. Do not join. The rest of this section will be worked with the continual round. Attach a yarn marker to mark the first stitch. Round 2: Work 2 SC in each stitch around. (24 single crochet total) Round 3: Work 1 SC in each stitch around. (24 single crochet total) Round 4: *1 SC in ea of the next 3 stitches, 2 SC in the next, continue around from *. (30 single crochet total) Round 5: *1 SC in ea of the next 4 stitches, 2 SC in the next, continue around from *. (36 single crochet total) Round 6: 1 SC in each stitch around, skip 1 stitch, slip stitch in the next to even off the round. (36 single crochet total) Legs Chain 6, work 1 SC in each of the next 2 chains. Work 3 HDC in each of the next 3 chains. SL ST at the base of the HDC. Cut a long length of yarn, pull the tail through to secure. This yarn will be used to attach the legs to the shell. Head CH 5. Round 1: 1 SC in each of the 4 chains, 2 SC in the same chain, 1 SC in each of the next 2, 2 SC in the same chain as the first SC. Do not join and work in a continual round. (10 Stitches total) Round 2: 2 SC in the same stitch, 1 SC in ea of the next 2, 2 SC in ea of the next 3 stitches, 1 SC in ea of the next 2, 2 SC in ea of the next 2 stitches. (16 stitches total) Round 3: 1 SC in ea of next 6 stitches, 2 SC in ea of next 2 stitches, 1 SC in ea of next 6, 2 SC in ea of next 2. (20 stitches total) Round 4-6: 1 SC in each stitch around. (20 stitches total) Eyes - Chain 3, join. With a contrasting color, work a French Knot in the center of the eye. Sew a knot to secure on the inside of the head. Dots - Chain 3, join. Cut an extra long length of yarn. Pull both tails to the inside. Knot the two tails. Take the long tail and secure the dot. Work some French Knots for different size dots. Mouth and Shell Line: Work an embroidery chain. I found that pulling 4 ply yarn apart and using 2 strands made a thinner line. Knot the tails on the inside of the head.
Length: 41:17

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