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Small Alien

from Sidrun's Zoo
(4) Name: 'Crocheting : Small Alien
Small Alien
Small Alien
Small Alien
Small Alien

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Crocheting in rounds.
  • Chain stitch.
  • Single crochet stitch.
  • Increasing and decreasing.

Pattern Description:

Includes one PDF file on 9 pages with all the instructions needed to make your own tiny alien.

Pattern is written in English, using US crochet terminology. I included detailed instructions, many step-by-step photos and useful tips and tricks.

In this tutorial I will explain starting a piece with an adjustable loop (magic ring), finishing a piece, joining pieces, knotting and hiding yarn tails. Pattern includes unlimited support from me via email.

For a little preview, take a look at the first three pages - http://engsidrun.spire.ee/blogs/media/blogs/a/patterns/EN-048.04_preview.pdf

Gauge:

You can use the same pattern to make smaller or larger toys by using finer or bulkier yarns. Make sure to pick a crochet hook at least a size smaller than suggested on the yarn label and crochet tightly enough to achieve a tight gauge that will not allow the stuffing to show through the fabric.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 9 cm (3 1/2") from head to toe, 12 cm (4 3/4") including antennae, with DK weight cotton and bamboo blend and a 2,50 mm crochet hook (US size 2/B).

Materials:

  • Yarn. I used DK weight cotton and bamboo blend, 50 g =100 m (50 g =109 yd) / 8 ply / 11 wpi. You will need about 25 g or 50 m (55 yd) of yarn.
  • 2,25 - 3,00 mm crochet hook (US size 1/B - 4/E) or according to the yarn.
  • Polyester fiberfill, wool, wadding etc. for stuffing.
  • 15 mm (3/5") safety eyes or buttons, beads, felt etc.
  • Embroidery floss.
  • Yarn needle, scissors, stitch marker.

Suggested yarn:

55 yards of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Katia
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$4.90

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All my toys are fairly easy to make and patterns written with beginner crocheters in mind - I always include many step-by-step photos, detailed instructions and useful tips and tricks.

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