Show And Tell!

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I love to feature those Funmigurumi lovers who enjoy making my critters. Some are faithful to the original pattern, others like to impress upon them their own ideas and creativity, giving them a personality that only could come from their hearts and minds. This time we feature the "Whatchamacallits" of Olinda Amtsberg (her term for the Fhunmigurumis she so graciously shared with all of us.) Enjoy looking at the work of a fellow Ami crocheter and give her a hand, will ya?








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Funmigurumi Stripers: Chay Chay

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We begin a new series today. The Holidays are coming and crochet Amigurumi lovers are looking for patterns to make. Stripers are super easy to make a very cute. Their name was inspired by the stripes they are wearing. They are great to make in quantities for charity or for gift-giving. We begin the series with a lovable French bear named Chay Chay, who loves to wear a beret. Enjoy!

Size- 16" L X 7 1/2" W
Skill- Advanced beginner onward

Materials-
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Paddy Green (4 oz)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Turqua (4 oz)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Daffodil or Bright Yellow (4 oz)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Spring Green (4 oz)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Pumpkin (4 oz)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Pale Blue (4 oz)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Aran (4 oz)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Coffee (2 oz)
Red Heart worsted weight White (1/2 yard)
Crochet hook sizes F, G, and H
Scissors
Pins
Blunt needle
Fiberfill

Body (Make 2)-
With Paddy Green and H hook, ch 31.
Row 1- 1 sc in third ch from hook and in each ch till end of row. (30 sc, counting ch bump of first st.) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across and in top of ch bump of first st. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3 to 4- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 5- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Row 6- Join Turqua, work 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 7- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 8 to 9- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 10- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Row 11- Join Daffodil or Bright Yellow. Make 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 12 to 14- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 15- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Row 16- Join Spring Green, work 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 17 to 19- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 20- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Row 21- Join Pumpkin. Make 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 22 to 24- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 25- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Row 26- Join Pale Blue. Work 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 27 to 29- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 30- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Using the tails you left, sew Sides and Bottom of both Front and Back of Body together, matching the color stripes. Fasten off and weave in tails inside of Body. Leave Top open.



Head-
Front or "Face"-
With Aran and H hook, join to 6th sc of Front (skipping the first 5 sc for "Shoulder".)
Row 1- 1 sc in same sc as sc where you joined and in each of next 19 sc, skip last 5 sc for second "Shoulder." (20 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (20 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3 to 14- 1 sc in each sc across. (20 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 15- 1 sc in each sc across. (20 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Back of Head-
Repeat as for Front.

Muzzle-
With Aran and F hook ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each sc in each of first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around (30 sc)
Rnd 5- 1 sc in each sc around. (30 sc)
Rnd 6- 1 sc in each sc around. (30 sc)
Rnd 7- 1 sc in each sc around. (30 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.


Nose-
With Coffee and F hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around, (12 sc) Sl st to join rnd. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew and embroider Mouth with.

Pin Nose to center of Muzzle and sew in place, with leftover yarn embroider Mouth as seen in photos. Fasten off, weave in tail inside of Muzzle.
Stuff Muzzle and center On Face. Pin it and sew in place. Fasten off, weave in tail.

Eyes Make 2-
With Coffee and F hook ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 8 sc in second ch from hook. Sl st to join rnd. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew and to stitch Eyebrows with.

"Light" of Eyes-
Thread blunt needle with White yarn and following the photos, stitch small straight stitches on both Eyes. Fasten off and weave in yarn inside of Head.

Pin Eyes to Face above the Muzzle and sew in place, stitching long straight Eyebrows before you finish. Fasten off and weave in tails inside of Head.

Stuff Head well. Sew top and weave in tail.

Ears (Make 2)-
With buff and G hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnds 4 to 5- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc) Don't worry that it will curl inward, that is exactly what you want so that your Ear will have a rim. Weave in beginning tail. Fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew with.

Sew Ears to sides of Head. Fasten off, weave in tails.



Beret-
With Paddy Green and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc)
Rnd 5- 1 sc in each of first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (30 sc)
Rnd 6- 1 sc in each of first 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (36 sc)
Rnds 7 to 9- 1 sc in each sc around. (36 sc)
Rnd  10- 1 sc in each of first 4 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, rep around. (30 sc)
Rnd 11- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, rep around. (24 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Position Beret as you like it best or as you see it in photos. Pin Beret in place and sew onto Head with the smallest stitches possible, so that the Beret won't come off. Fasten off, weave in tail.

Arms (Make 2)-
With Bright Yellow and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in second ch from hook, rep around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc)
Rnds 5 to 7- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnd 8- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, sc2tog over the next 2 sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 9- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, rep around. (14 sc)
Stuff as you go!
Rnd 10- 1 sc in each sc around. (14 sc)
Rnds 11 to 22- 1 sc in each sc around. (14 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Finish stuffing and using blunt needle and tails, sew to sides of Body as seen in photos. Fasten off and weave ends inside of Body.

Feet and Legs (Make 2)-
With Paddy Green and H hook, ch 2.
Repeat all rnds as for Arms. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Sew Legs on. Fasten off, weave in tails.

Done!



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Funmigurumi Cuddlers: Diggler the Mole

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This cute little mole dug his home under a flower bed and took the colors of the flowers growing above him.

Materials-
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Royal (4 oz)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Cherry Red (4 oz)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Spring Green (4 oz)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Baby Pink (2 oz)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Black (2 oz)
Fiberfill
Crochet hook size H
Scissors
Blunt needle to weave in ends and to sew
Measuring tape

Body (Make 2)-
With Royal and H hook, ch 31.
Row 1- 1 sc in third ch from hook and in each ch across. (30 sc, counting ch bump of first st) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across, and in top of ch bump of first st. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 3- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 4 to 14- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Fasten off Royal, leaving long tail to sew with.
Row 15- Join Cherry Red. Work 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 16- Work sc2tog over first 2 sc 1 sc in each sc until last 2 sc, sc2tog over last 2 sc. (28 sc)
Row 17-  Insert hook into first reduced st, pull up a loop, insert hook into next sc and pull up a loop, complete an sc2tog over these two loops, 1 sc in each sc till last sc, insert hook into last sc and pull up a loop, insert hook in top of last reduced sc of previous row, and work an sc2tog over those two loops. (26 sc)
Row 18- Rep row 15. (24 sc)
Row 19- Rep row 15. (22 sc)
Row 20- Rep row 15. (20 sc)
Row 21- Rep Row 15. (18 sc)
Row 22- Rep Row 15. (16 sc)
Row 23- Rep Row 15. (14 sc) Fasten off Cherry Red, leaving long tail to sew with.
Row 24- Join Spring green and work 1 sc in each sc across. (14 sc)
Row 25-  sc in each sc across. (14 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 26- 1 sc in each of first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of row. (16 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 27- 1 sc in each of first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of row. (18 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 28- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of row. (22 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 29- 1 sc in each of first 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of row. (26 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 30- 1 sc in each of first 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, [1 sc in each of next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc,] rep 3 more times, 1 sc in each sc till end of row. (30 sc)
Row 31- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc)
Rows 32 to 34- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Thread blunt needle with tail and sew Front and Back of Body together at the Bottom.

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Legs (Make 2)-
With Spring Green and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around.  (24 sc) Fasten off Spring Green, weave in tails.
Rnd 5- Join Bright Yellow, work 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnd 6- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off Bright Yellow, weave in tails.
Rnd 7- Join Cherry Red, work 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnds 8 to 10- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off Cherry Red, weave in tails.
Rnd 11- Join Royal, make 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnds 12 to 13- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Stuff Legs and sew to the Bottom of Body, fasten off, weave in tails inside of Body.

Tail-
Moles have a very short tail, so our little Diggler will have a tiny one too.
With Royal and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd.
Stuff as you go.
Rnds 2 to 9- 1 sc in each sc around. (6 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Measure and center tail at Back and sew in place. Fasten off, weave in tail.

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Arms (Make 2)-
With Spring Green and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc) Fasten off Spring Green and weave in tails.
Rnd 5- Join Bright Yellow, make 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc)
Rnd 6- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc) Fasten off Bright Yellow, weave in tails.
Rnd 7- Join Cherry Red, work 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc)
Rnds 8 to 12- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc) Fasten off Cherry Red, leaving long tail to sew with.

Snout-
Nose-
With Baby Pink and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnds 2 to 3- 1 sc in each sc around. (6 sc) Fasten off Baby Pink, weave in tail.
Rnd 4- Join Bright Yellow, make 1 sc in each sc around. (6 sc) Stuff lightly.
Rest of Snout-
Rnd 5- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 6- 1 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 7- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnds 8 to 9- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc)
Rnd 10- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around (24 sc)
Rnds 11 to 13- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Stuff Snout. Pin to Head. Begin to sew Snout 5 rows above the start of Spring Green Head, squeeze down the middle and sew the top to row 8 of Head, leaving 4 rows free . Fasten off, weave in tail inside of Head.
Make Eyes and sew in place.
Eyes (Make 2)-
With Black and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sts in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc). Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

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Pin Eyes in place above Snout as seen in photos. Sew in place. Fasten off inside of Head.
Stuff Head and sew to close. Fasten off, weave in tails.

Done!


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Funmigurumi Cuddlers Plattie the Platypus

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A few days ago, I shared my dialog with her. (The State of Things...) Spunky and bossy little girl who couldn't wait to be put together and come out and meet you all! Well, here she is, our first Platypus ever. Enjoy!

Materials-
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Claret (4 oz.)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Shocking Pink (4 oz.)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Pretty'N Pink (4 oz.)
Red Heart worsted weight Black yarn (Scraps, but to be exact, you’ll need 2 yards,  1 yard and per Eye and Eyelashes)
Crochet hook size H
Scissors
Fiberfill
Blunt needle
Measuring tape (to center things)
Pins

Size- 13' L x 9" W
Skill- Intermediate

Body (Make 2)-
With Claret and H hook, ch 31.
Row 1- 1 sc in third ch from hook and in each ch across. (30 sc, counting ch bump of first st) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across, and in top of ch bump of first st. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 3- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 4 to 14- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Fasten off Claret, leaving long tail to sew with.
Row 15- Join Shocking Pink. Work 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc)Ch 1, turn.
Row 16- Work sc2tog over first 2 sc 1 sc in each sc until last 2 sc, sc2tog over last 2 sc. (28 sc)
Row 17-  Insert hook into first reduced st, pull up a loop, insert hook into next sc and pull up a loop, complete an sc2tog over these two loops, 1 sc in each sc till last sc, insert hook into last sc and pull up a loop, insert hook in top of last reduced sc of previous row, and work an sc2tog over those two loops. (26 sc)
Row 18- Rep row 15. (24 sc)
Row 19- Rep row 15. (22 sc)
Row 20- Rep row 15. (20 sc)
Row 21- Rep Row 15. (18 sc)
Row 22- Rep Row 15. (16 sc)
Row 23- Rep Row 15. (14 sc)
Stuff as you go!
Row 24-  Work 1 sc in each sc across. (14 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Row 25- Join Pretty 'N Pink, work 1 sc in each sc across. (14 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 26- 1 sc in each of first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of row. (16 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 27- 1 sc in each of first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of row. (18 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 28- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of row. (22 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 29- 1 sc in each of first 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of row. (26 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 30- 1 sc in each of first 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, [1 sc in each of next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc,] rep 3 more times, 1 sc in each sc till end of row. (30 sc)
Row 31- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc)
Rows 32 to 34- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

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Webbed Feet (Make 2)-
With Pumpkin and H hook, ch 14.
Rnd 1- 1 sc in third ch from hook and in each ch till last ch, 3 sc in last ch, now, working on opposite side across foundation loops of the beginning ch, make 1 sc in each loop till last loop, 2 sc in last loop. Sl st to join rnd. (28 sc, counting ch bump of first sc as 1 sc)
Rnd 2- 1 sc in each sc around. (28 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in each sc around. (28 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 18 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 sc in each of next 4 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of rnd. (26 sc)
Rnd 5- 1 sc in each sc around. (26 sc)
Rnd 6- 1 sc in each of first 15 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 sc in each of next 6 sc, sc2tog over last 2 sc of rnd. (24 sc)
Rnd 7- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Row 8- Sl st in each of first 3 sts, 1 sc in each of next 12 sc, ch 1, turn, leaving the rest of the stitches unworked. (12 sc)
Row 9- 1 sc in each sc across. (12 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 10- 1 sc in each sc across. (12 sc)
Row 11- Sc2tog over first 2 sc, 1 sc in each sc till last 2 sc, sc2tog over last 2 sc. (10 sc)
Row 12- Sc2tog over first 2 sc, 1 sc in each sc till last 2 sc, sc2tog over last 2 sc. (8 sc)
Row 13- Sc2tog over first 2 sc, 1 sc in each sc till last 2 sc, sc2tog over last 2 sc. (6 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 14- 1 sc in each sc across. (6 sc)
Rnd 15- Work 32 sc all around the edge of the Foot. Sl st to join rnd. (32 sc) Fasten off, weave in tail.
Stuff as you go!
Rnd 16- Rejoin yarn, just so that you will not workinging on the wrong side as you go around the foot. Make 1 sc in each of first 3 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, [1 sc in each of next 3 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc,] rep 5 more times, 1 sc in each sc till end of rnd. (24 sc)
Rnd 17- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnds 18 to 19- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Foot completed. Fasten off, weave in tails.
Ankle-
Rnd 20- Join Bright Yellow. Work 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnds 21 to 24- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off, weave in tails.
Leg-
Rnd 25- Join Shocking Pink, work 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnds 26 to 27- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off yarn, weave in tails.
Rnd 28- Join Claret amd make 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnd 29- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnds 30 to 32- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off yarn, leaving long tail to sew with.




Webbed Arms (Make 2)-
With Pumpkin and H hook, ch 13.
Rnd 1-  sc in third ch from hook and in each ch till last ch, 3 sc in last ch, now, working on opposite side across foundation loops of the beginning ch, make 1 sc in each loop till last loop, 2 sc in last loop. Sl st to join rnd. (26 sc, counting ch bump of first sc as 1 sc)
Rnd 2- 1 sc in each sc around. (26 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in each sc around. (26 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 8 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 sc in each of next 10 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of rnd. (24 sc)
Rnd 5- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnd 6- 1 sc in each of first 4 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, *1 sc in each of net 4 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, rep from * around. (20 sc)
Rnd 7- 1 sc in each sc around. (20 sc)
Rnd 8- 1 sc in each of first 7 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 sc in each of next 7 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of rnd. (18 sc)
Rnd 9- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc) Fasten off Pumpkin, weave in tails.
Wrist-
Rnd 10- Join Bright Yellow. Work 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc)
Rnd 11- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc)
Stuff as you go!
Rnds 12 to 13- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc) Fasten off yarn, weave in tails.
Rnd 14- Join Shocking Pink, make 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc)
Rnds 15 to 16- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc) Fasten off yarn, weave in tails.
Rnd 17- Join Claret. Work 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc)
Rnds 18 to 23- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc) Fasten off yarn, leaving long tail to sew with.

Sew Sides and Bottom of Body together, leaving Top open, stuff as you go! Fasten off, weave in tails inside of Body.
Sew Legs to Body, fasten off, weave in tails. Sew Arms to Body, fasten off, weave in tails.
Tail-
With Claret and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Make 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc)
Rnd 5- 1 sc in each of first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (30 sc)
Rnd 6- 1 sc in each of first 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (36 sc)
Rnd 7- 1 sc in each of first 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (42 sc)
Rnd 8- 1 sc in each of first 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (48 sc)
Rnds 9 to 11- 1 sc in each sc around. (48 sc)
Rnd 12- 1 sc in each of first 6 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, rep around. (42 sc) Fasten off Claret, weave in tails.
Rnd 13- Join Shocking Pink. Work 1 sc in each sc around. (42 sc)
Rnd 14- Make 1 sc in each of first 5 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, rep around. (36 sc)
Rnd 15- 1 sc in each of first 4 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, rep around. (30 sc)
Rnd 16- 1 sc in each sc around. (30 sc)
Rnd 17- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, [1 sc in each of next 2 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc,] rep 5 more times, 1 sc in each sc till end of rnd. (24 sc)
Rnd 18- 1 sc in first sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, rep around. (18 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with. Stuff tail VERY gently, only so that it won't be all wrinkled up, but do NOT turn it into a round ball!
Measure Back and center tail and pin and sew in place. Fasten off, weave in tails.
Note- I did not want to make the tail as a flat disk because it would have curled with use, this way, it will stay the way it is now.
Beak-
With Pumpkin and H hook, ch 12.
Rnd 1- 1 sc in third ch from hook and in each ch across till last ch, 2 sc in last ch. Working on opposite side across foundation loops, make 1 sc in each loop till last loop, 2 sc in last loop. Sl st to join rnd. (23 sts, counting ch bump of first st)
Rnd 2- 1 sc in each sc around. (23 sc)
Rbd 3- 1 sc in each sc around. (23 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 4 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 sc in each of next 6 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of rnd. (20 sc)
Rnd 5- 1 sc in each of first 6 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 sc in each of next 6 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of rnd. (18 sc)
Rnd 6- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc)
Rnd 7- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Measure Front of Head and center Beak and sew in place 5 rnds below the edge of Head. Fasten off and weave in tails inside of Head.

Eyes (Make 2)-
With Black and Hook hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew Eye with and to stitch Eyelashes as you go.

Position Eyes a little above and to the sides of Beak and pin down. Stitch the Eyelashes as seen in photos as you go. Fasten off and weave in tails inside of Head.
Stuff Head and sew top. Fasten off, weave in tail.

Done!

Don't Worry Yourself Into Emptiness

The State of Things...

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Me- Do you have any idea of what it takes to come up with a pattern out of thin air?
Platypus- Nope.
Me- Well, then don't complain that I'm working too slowly!
Platypus- But I don't have arms, I only have feet and legs...
Me- They're coming, they're coming!
Platypus- Okay, so long as you don't forget to add them or something...
Me- I won't do THAT!
Platypus- Okay, but when am I FINALLY coming together?
Me- I dunno! Maybe tomorrow...
She rolls her eyes...
Me- Would you believe the smart alecky Platypus I'm putting togther? Unreal little gal, bossy, but special, LOL! (Can't wait to show her to you!)
Platypus- Am I at least going to be cute?
Your turn to roll your eyes!

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More Fun With Show And Tell!

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Teresa Collins has shared again with us her rendition of one of Craftybegonia's patterns: Milketta Moolove.
Milketta is by far the most popular of the funny cows (and one little bull) of the Moolove clan. Here is Teresa's take on Milketta, isn't that too cute? Give her a hand! Thank you so much, Teresa for sharing with all of us!








Show And Tell!

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I love to see what you creatives of the crochet hook do with my patterns! It's been a while since we did a Show And Tell and I love it when one or more of you are willing to share your work with us. This time, Teresa Collins has be willing to share her wonderful rendition of Banjo the Funmigurumi Pony. Don't you think this is just precious?  As all Show And Tell participants, she has also been featured on our Craftybegonia Arts And Crafts Fan Page on Facebook and on our VIP Board on Pinterest.
Thank you so much Teresa, your work is lovely!





Teresa Collins has graciously contributed another one of the cuties she has made with a Craftybegonia pattern. This is her rendition of Briley the Hippo, I hope it serves as an inspiration to you all. Don't you think she's precious?



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