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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!








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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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Funmigurumi Cuddlers: Briley the Hippo

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free crochet amigurumi hippo pattern

We have a new baby in the Cuddlers series. This is Briley, a sweet little hippo girl ready to love the young of all ages and is especially looking for some squishy cuddles!

Materials-
Red Heart Worsted weight Yarn Orchid (1/2 skein)
Red Heart Worsted weight Bright Yellow (1/2 skein)
Red Heart Worsted weight Baby Pink (4 yards)
Red Heart Worsted weight Pretty 'N Pink (1 yard per Nostril)
Red Heart Worsted weight Black (1 yard per Eye)
Red Heart Worsted weight White (scraps)
Crochet hook size H

Body (Make 2)-
With Orchid 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) Ch 1, turn.
Row 15- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Fasten off Orchid, leaving long tail to sew with.
Row 16- Join Bright Yellow. 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)
Row 24-  Work 1 sc in each sc across. (14 sc)
Row 25- 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 26- 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 27-  1 sc in first 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. (20 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 28- 1 sc in each of first 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 10 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 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of row. (24 sc)
Row 30- 1 sc in each of first 8 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. (26 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 31- 1 sc in each of first 3 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 6 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. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Roq 32-  1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 33 to 34-  1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 35- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

super cute free crochet amigurumi hippo pattern


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 each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnds 4 to 6- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc) Fasten off, weave in ends.
Stuff as you go!
Rnd 7- Work 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc)
Rnds 8 to 14- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc)
Stuff Arms and sew to sides of Body as seen in photos. Fasten off, weave in tails.
Legs (Make 2)-
With Orchid 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)
Stuff as you go!
Rnds 5 to 14- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to
sew with.
Stuff Legs and sew them to Body as seen in photos. Fasten off, weave in tails.

precious free crochet amigurumi hippo pattern

Muzzle-
With Baby Pink, ch 9.
Rnd 1- 1 sc in third ch from hook and in each ch till last ch, 2sc in last ch (8 sc, counting ch bump of first st). Working on foundation loops of ch on the opposite side, make 2 sc in first loop, 1 sc in each loop till last loop, 2 sc in last loop. Sl st to join rnd. (18 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in each of next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 6 sc, 2 sc in last sc of rnd. (22 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in each sc around. (22 sc)
Rnd 4-1 sc in each sc around. (22 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Nostrils (Make 2)-
With Pretty 'N Pink and H 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 with. (6 sc)
Pin Nostrils on Muzzle and sew in place using tail. Fasten off and secure inside of Muzzle.
Mouth-
Thread blunt needle with Black and embroider a straight line 1 row below Nostrils and running between the two Nostrils. Fasten off and secure inside of Muzzle.
Stuff Muzzle and Pin to lower part of Head. Sew in place using tail. Fasten off and weave in tail inside of Head.
Eyes (Make 2)-
With Black and H hook, ch 2.
Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with. (6 sc)
Pin Eyes on top of Muzzle and sew in place using tails, make 2 straight stitches as you go for Eyelashes (this is optional). Fasten off and weave in tail inside of Head.

sweet baby free hippo crochet amigurumi pattern

Tail-
With Orchid and H hook ch 25.
Row 1- 2 sc in third ch from hook (counts as 3 sts including ch bump of first st as an sc), 1 sc in next ch, *3 sc in next ch, 1 sc in next ch, rep from * across. (44 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Weave in beginning tail. Center Tail on Back of Body, right under the top row of the Orchid section of Body. Fasten off, secure inside of Body (you will have to dig a bit into the stuffing).
Ears (Make 2)-
With Bright Yellow and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 8 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (8 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (16 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, rep around. (11 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with. DO NOT STUFF EARS!
Sew Eras to corners of Head. Fasten off, weave in tails.
Stuff Arms and sew in place as seen in photos. Fasten off, weave in tails.

Done!
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Funmigurumi Cuddlers: Hallie the Bear

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Do you know a little girl who hates some feature about herself? The shape of her nose, the fact that she has freckles, the color of her hair, the fact that she's taller than her friends or that she has to wear glasses or braces, or something like that? Make Hallie for her!
Hallie is a love-the-way-you-are comfort Cuddler bear. If you have noticed, her ears are too big for her head, and she didn't like that, until her friends made her realize that she was special to them, just the way she was. Make your favorite little girl realize she's special too, just the way she is!


Funmigurumi Cuddlers: Hallie the Bear
Materials-

Red Heart worsted weight yarn, Burgundy (1/2 skein)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn, Shocking Pink (1/2 skein)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn, Pretty 'N Pink (1/2 skein)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn, Black (1 yard and 6" for Nose, and 1 yard and 6" for each Eye, Eyelashes and Eyebrow)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn, Baby Pink (5 yards for Muzzle)

Crochet hook size H
Fiberfill
Pins
Scissors
Measuring tape (if you needed to measure and position Muzzle)
Optional: Something to apply color to the cheeks (I used chalk Artist's pastels, which are permanent)
Body-
With Burgundy 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 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across and in top of chain bump of first sc. (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.
Row 6- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 7 to 13- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Row 14- Join Shocking Pink. Work sc2tog over first 2 sc 1 sc in each sc until last 2 sc, sc2tog over last 2 sc. (28 sc)
Row 15- 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 16- Rep row 15. (24 sc)      
Row 17- Rep row 15. (22 sc)
Row 18- Rep row 15. (20 sc)
Row 19- Rep Row 15. (18 sc)
Row 20- Rep Row 15. (16 sc)
Row 21- Rep Row 15. (14 sc) Fasten off, weave in tail.
Row 22- Join Pretty 'N Pink. Work 1 sc in each sc across. (14 sc)
Row 23- 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 24- 1 sc in each of first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of row. (18 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 25- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 13 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of row. (20 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 26- 1 sc in each of first 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of row. (22 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 27- 1 sc in each of first 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of row. (24 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Row 28- 1 sc in each of first 8 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. (26 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 29- 1 sc in each of first 3 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 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of row. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 30- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Row 31- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 32 to 35- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 36- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Fasten off Pretty N' Pink, leaving long tail to sew with.
Once you have made both Front and Back of Body, sew Sides and Bottom together, using tails, leave Top open till the end, stuff Body as you sew. Fasten off, weave in tails. Stuff firmly, taking care of filling the corners well.



Arms (Make 2)-
With Shocking Pink 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)
Rnds 4 to 6- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc) Fasten off Shocking Pink, weave in ends.
Stuff as you go!
Rnd 7- Join Pretty 'N Pink, work 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc)
Rnds 8 to 11- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Fastenoff, weave in tails.
Rnd 12- Join Shocking Pink and make 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc)
Rnds 13 to 14- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Stuff Arms and sew to sides of Body as seen in photos. Fasten off, weave in tails.
Legs (Make 2-)
With Burgundy 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)
Stuff as you go!
Rnds 5 to 14- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off Burgundy, leaving long tail to
sew with.
Stuff Legs and sew them to Body as seen in photos. Fasten off, weave in tails.
Muzzle-
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)
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 sc around. (24 sc)
Rnd 6- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Nose-
With Black and H 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 and to embroider Mouth with.
Pin Nose to the center of Muzzle and sew in place. Don't Fasten Off!
Mouth-
Embroider Mouth as seen in photos. Fasten off, weave in tail inside of Muzzle.


Stuff Muzzle with Fiberfill and center it and pin it to Hallie's face. Sew it on using tail you left. Fasten off and weave in ends inside of Head.
Eyes (Make 2)-
With Black and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc) Fasten off, leaving long enough tail to sew Eye with and also to work Eyelashes and a short Eyebrow.
Pin Eyes to Face and sew to between rows 4 and 5 of Head, counting from the Top. Make 3 long stitches as you o for Eyelashes, and as you reach the top, work 2 long diagonal stitches for Eyebrows. Fasten off and weave in tails inside of Head. Thread blunt needle with White, and make 3 dots of White on each Eye as seen in photos. Fasten off, weave in tails inside of Head.
Ears (Make 2)-
With Pretty 'N Pink 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)
Rnds 4 to 6- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Sew Ears to sides of Head as seen in photos. Fasten off, weave in tails.
Done!

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Funmigurumi Cuddlers: Wallace the Dog

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free crochet amigurumi dog pattern

Funmigurumi come in many shapes and sizes, they are like a fun tickle to your imagination and your crocheting! Cuddlers are a new style of Funmigurumi. Wallace is a sweet and fun dog. 

Materials-

Red Heart worsted weight yarn, Orchid (about ½ skein)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn, Bright Yellow (about ½ skein)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn, Carrot (about ½ skein)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn, Spring Green, (about ½ skein)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn, Coffee or Black (Scraps, or 1 yard +2” for Nose, the same amount for each Eye, 36" to embroider Mouth)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn, White for “Light” of Eyes (1 yard per Eye)
Fiberfill
Crochet hook size H
Scissors
Blunt needle
Pins

Size- 12 1/2" (from Ears down) T x 9" W
Skill- Advanced beginner onwards.


Body-

Front-

With Orchid 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 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across and in top of chain bump of first sc. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3 to 9- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 10- 1 sc in each sc across. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Row 11- Join Bright Yellow, work 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 12 to 13- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 14- Sc2tog over first 2 sc 1 sc in each sc until last 2 sc, sc2tog over last 2 sc. (28 sc)
Row 15- 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 16- Rep row 15. (24 sc) Fasten off Bright Yellow, leaving long tail to sew with.
Row 17- Join Carrot. Rep row 15. (22 sc)
Row 18- Rep row 15. (20 sc)
Row 19- Rep Row 15. (18 sc)
Row 20- Rep Row 15. (16 sc)
Row 21- Rep Row 15. (14 sc)
Row 22- 1 sc in each sc across. (14 sc)
Row 23- 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 24- 1 sc in each of first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of row. (18 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 25- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 13 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of row. (20 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 26- 1 sc in each of first 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of row. (22 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 27- 1 sc in each of first 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of row. (24 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Row 28- Join Bright Yellow, work 1 sc in each of first 8 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. (26 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 29- 1 sc in each of first 3 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 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of row. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 30- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Row 31- Join Spring Green and work 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 32 to 35- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 36- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Fasten off Spring Green, leaving long tail to sew with.
Once you have made both Front and Back of Body, sew Sides and Bottom together, using tails, leave Top open till the end, stuff Body as you sew. Fasten off, weave in tails.

Tail-

With Carrot and G hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rned. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnds 3 to 6- 1 sc in each sc around. (12 sc) Fasten off, weave in tail.
Stuff as you go!
Rnd 7- Join Bright Yellow, work 1 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnds 8 to 10- 1 sc in each sc around. (12 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Center Tail at Back, and sew in the middle of Bright Yellow Body section. Fasten off and weave in tail inside of Body.

Arms-

Arm # 1-

With Carrot 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)
Rnds 4 to 6- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc) Fasten off, weave in tail.
Rnd 7- Join Bright Yellow. Work 1 sc in each sc around.
Rnds 8 to 14- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Stuff Arms and sew to sides as seen in photos. Fasten off, weave in tails.

Arm # 2-

With Orchid 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)
Rnds 4 to 6- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc) Fasten off, weave in tail.
Rnd 7- Join Bright Yellow. Work 1 sc in each sc around.
Rnds 8 to 14- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Stuff Arms and sew to sides as seen in photos. Fasten off, weave in tails.
Stuff Arms well. Thread blunt needle with tails and sew Arms to sides of Body two rows below the Top or Edge of Body. Fasten off, weave in tails inside of Body.


Legs-

Leg #1-

With Carrot 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)
Rnds 5 to 6- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off, weave in tail.
Rnd 7- Join Bright Yellow, make 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnds 8 to 11- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off, weave in tail.
Rnd 12- Join Orchid, work 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnds 13 to 15- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Leg #2-

With Orchid 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)
Rnds 5 to 6- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off, weave in tail.
Rnd 7- Join Bright Yellow, make 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnds 8 to 11- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off, weave in tail.
Rnd 12- Join Orchid, work 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnds 13 to 15- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Stuff Legs and sew to Bottom of Body as seen in photos, weave in tails.

Muzzle-

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 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)
Rnds 5 to 6- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Nose-

With Coffee or Black and G hook, ch 5.
Row 1- 1 sc in third ch from hook and in each ch across. (4 sc, counting ch bump of first ch) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across and in top of ch bump of first st. (4 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 3- 1 sc in each sc across. (4 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Pin Nose to center of Muzzle (before stitching Muzzle on) and using tail you left, sew in place. Fasten off inside of Muzzle.
Stuff Muzzle and center it on Face section of Top of Front of Body, between fourth Spring Green row and seventh Carrot row. Fasten off, weave in tail inside of Body. Thread blunt needle with yarn and embroider Mouth as seen in photos. Fasten off and weave in tail inside of Body.
Eyes (Make 2)-
With Coffee or Black and G hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
"Light" of Eyes-
Thread blunt needle with White and stitch White dots on Eyes as seen in photos, make each stitch at least twice for them to be clearly noticeable. Fasten off and weave in tail inside of Body.

Ears-

Ear #1-

With Carrot 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)
Rnd 4- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 5- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 6- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc)
Rnd 7- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc) Fasten off Carrot, weave in tail.
Rnd 8- Join Spring Green, work 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnd 9- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnd 10- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 11- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc)
Rnd 12- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, rep around. (14 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Ear #2-
Rep as for Ear #1, using only Spring Green yarn. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Do NOT stuff Ears!
Stuff Body Well. Using tail you left, sew Top of Body closed. Fasten off, weave in tail.
Sew Ears as seen in photos. Fasten off, weave in tails.
Done!

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Funmigurumi Cuddlers: MeeShoo

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If you are new to Funmigurumi, you will find that they are not really your regular Amigurumi. Funmigurumi are bursting with color and they have funny shapes and cute and lovable faces. They are not always easy to crochet, but some of them are very easy, they are also funny to the greatest degree, fun to make and to give. Every time I design one and show it to people, they laugh, the same thing happens with children. So if you want to learn how to make fun and funny Gurumis, you have come to the home of them!
I wanted to start a new series of toys and was passing through my house and an object caught my eye. I grabbed it and took it with me to my crocheting corner and turned it into a toy. It had the natural shape and it screamed, "Make me into something cute and funny!" So here it is. Hope you like him!

Size- 12' T x 9" W
Skill- Advanced beginner onwards.

Materials-
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Soft Navy (Scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Bright Yellow (Scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Spring Green (about 1/2 skein)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Pumpkin (Scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Black (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn White (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Carrot or Coral (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Pretty 'N Pink (scraps)
Crochet hook sizes H, G.
Fiberfill
Blunt needle
Scissors


Body-
Front-
With Soft Navy 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 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across and in top of chain bump of first sc. (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. Fasten off, weave in tail.
Row 6- Join Bright Yellow. Make 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 7 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, weave in tail.
Row 11- Join Spring Green. Work 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn
Rows 12 to 13- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 14- Sc2tog over first 2 sc 1 sc in each sc until last 2 sc, sc2tog over last 2 sc. (28 sc)
Row 15- 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 16- Rep row 15. (24 sc)                     
Row 17- Rep row 15. (22 sc)
Row 18- Rep row 15. (20 sc)
Row 19- Rep Row 15. (18 sc)
Row 20- Rep Row 15. (16 sc)
Row 21- Rep Row 15. (14 sc)
Row 22- 1 sc in each sc across. (14 sc)
Row 23- 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 24- 1 sc in each of first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of row. (18 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 25- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 14 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of row. (20 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 12 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of row. (22 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 27- 1 sc in each of first 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of row. (24 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Row 28- Join Bright Yellow, work 1 sc in each of first 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of row. (26 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 29- 1 sc in each of first 3 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 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of row. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 30- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 31 to 32- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 33- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Fasten off Bright Yellow, leaving long tail to sew with.
Row 34- Join Pumpkin. Work 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 35 to 36- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 37- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Once you have made both Front and Back of Body, sew Sides and Bottom together, using tails, leave Top open till the end, stuff Body as you sew. Fasten off, weave in tails.


Arms (Make 2)-
With Pumpkin 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)
Rnds 4 to 14- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Stuff Arms and sew to sides as seen in photos. Fasten off, weave in tails.



Legs (Make 2)-
With Pumpkin 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 Pumpking, weave in tail.
Rnd 5- Join Bright Yellow, work 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnds 6 to 7- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off, weave in tail.
Rnd 8- Join Spring Green, make 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnds 9 to 12- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off, weave in tail.
Rnd 13- Join Soft Navy, work 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnds 14 to 15- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Stuff Legs and sew to Bottom of Body as seen in photos, weave in tails.
Tail-
With Bright Yellow and H hook, ch 38.
Row 1- Work 4 dc in fourth ch from hook, *5 dc in next ch, rep from * across. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Center Tail on Back of MeeShoo's Body, on the last row of the Bright Yellow Stripe and sew in place. Fasten off, weave in ends.


Ears (Make 2)-
With Pumpkin and G hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 1 sc in each sc around. (6 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc. (8 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc. (10 sc)
Rnd 5- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (15 sc)
Rnd 6- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (20 sc)
Rnd 7- 1 sc in each of first 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, [1 sc in each of first 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc,] rep twice, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of rnd. (24 sc)
Rnd 8- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnds 9 to 10- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
 Muzzle (Make 2)-
With Carrot or Coral 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) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Center Muzzle pieces on the top Bright Yellow Stripe of Front of Body, pin in place. Thread blunt needle with tail and sew. As you go around the round pieces, make some short, straight stitches in between the two to "join" the Muzzle. Fasten off and weave in tail inside of Body.


Nose-
With G hook and Pretty 'N Pink, ch 2.
Row 1- Work 1 sc in second ch from hook. (1 sc) Ch 2, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in second ch from hook, 1 sc in next sc and in top of turning ch. (3 sc) Ch 2, turn.
Row 3- 1 sc in second ch from hook, 1 sc in each sc across and in top of turning ch. (5 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Pin the Nose in between the two pieces of the Muzzle and sew in place. Sew as close to the edge of the Muzzle as possible, not allowing any of the Yellow below to show. Fasten off and weave in tail inside of Body.
Eyes (Make 2)-
"White" of Eyes-
With White and G hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd.
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 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, 1 sc in each sc till end of Rnd. (14 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Pupils (Make 2-)
With Spring Green and G 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 with.

Pin Pupil to White of Eyes and sew all around. Make a few stitches with White yarn to give the Eyes some expression. Fasten off and weave in tail at Back. Pin the Eye to the Face where you see it in the photos and sew in place. Fasten off and weave in tail inside of Body.

Thread blunt needle with Black and embroider the Whiskers and the Eyebrows. Fasten off and weave in tail inside of Body. Thread Blunt needle with Black and embroider Mouth as seen in photos. Fasten off, weave in tail inside of Body.
Stuff Head and sew Top closed. Fasten off and weave in tail. Stick Ears sideways at corners of Head and sew in place (do not stuff!) Fasten off, weave in tails.

Done!


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