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Crochet Tutorial: Otter Amigurumi

Crochet Tutorial: Otter Amigurumi

Another year of *playful* Punny Valentine’s have come to an end! These have been truly *otter* this world, and I hope they left you like you are *swimming* in love and happiness! I always try to do my best *otter-wise* it defeats the purpose of doing these. No time to get *laid back* over these projects! No way! Especially since I do this to express how I feel about my significant *otter,* Nate! So, if you are so inclined, *paddle* your *tail* over to my blog later this afternoon to find this free pattern just for you!! Happy Valentine’s Day, EVERYONE! Thank you for being *OTTER-LY* amazing. Now I am going back to listening to Adele, you know the song “Hello, from the *otter* side,” yeah, that’s the one! 😉 Ok, now I’m getting *otter* here!

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this project:

 

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Pattern:

Designed by Nadia Fuad
You *may* sell items made from my pattern, but please reference my website YARNutopia.com.
Please do not copy, sell, and/or post this pattern and claim it as your own.

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Super Saver in Warm Brown and Cafe Latte
Polyfil
-F-3.75mm Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger

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Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back Loop Only
FLO: Front Loop Only
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
SC2TOG: Single Crochet Decrease
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet

Pattern:

If you have any confusion or difficulty with reading this pattern, please watch the video tutorial to have visual instructions.

Body
Work in continuous rounds
With Cafe Latte
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnd 5: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (30)
Rnd 6: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 4 sts] 6 times. (36)
Rnds 7-25: SC in each st around. (36)
Do not fasten off, continue working the first leg.
Rnd 26: SC in 6 sts, SC in the last 6 sts of Rnd 25 (See video tutorial for visual instructions) (12 sts)
Rnds 27-30: SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 31: [SC2TOG] 6 times. (6)
SC first and 4th sts together. Fasten off, weave in end.
Go back to Round 25, and skip 6 sts from leg just made.
Attach yarn to next st
Ch 1
Rnd 26: SC in 12 sts. (12)
Work in continuous rounds
Rnds 27-30: SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 31: [SC2TOG] 6 times. (6)
SC first and 4th sts together. Fasten off, weave in end.
Second leg made.
Leave the middle hole open until the very end.
Go onto making the embellishments first.

Ears:
Make 2 in Cafe Latte
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 2 times. (8)
Rnds 3-4: SC in each st around. (8)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly: 
Flatten and sew ears to top of main piece, weave in ends.

Arms: 
Make 2
Work in continuous rounds
With Cafe Latte
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnds 3-6: SC in each st around. (12)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly:
Stuff arms and sew to each side of main piece. Weave in all ends.

Tail: 
Work in continuous rounds
With Cafe Latte
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: SC in each st around. (6)
Rnd 3: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 3 times. (9)
Rnd 4: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 3 times. (12)
Rnd 5: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnds 6-8: SC in each st around. (18)
Rnd 9: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)
Rnds 10-14: SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 15: [SC2TOG] 6 times. (6)
Rnd 16: SC in each st around. (6)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly:
Flatten tail and sew to the backside of the otter body.

Tummy:
With Warm Brown
Work in continuous rounds
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnd 5: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (30)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Face:
With Warm Brown
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook, Sl st to first SC. (6)
Rnd 2: Ch 3 (Counts as DC), DC in same st, [HDC, SC] in next st, [SC, HDC] in next st, 2 DC in next st,  [HDC, SC] in next st, [SC, HDC] in last st, sl st to ch 3 st.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, 2 HDC in first st and next st, HDC in next 4 sts, 2 HDC in next 2 sts, HDC in last 4 sts, sl st to first HDC. (16)
Rnd 4: Ch 1, 2 HDC in first 4 sts, HDC in next 4 sts, 2 HDC in next 4 sts, HDC in last 4 sts, sl st to first HDC. (24)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly:
Embroider eyes, nose and mouth of the face piece. Sew face piece and tummy piece to body of otter.
Weave in all ends.
Once all your pieces are attached to the otter body, stuff the body from the center bottom that was opened.
Sew up the bottom hole (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

This post contains affiliate links, which I may be compensated for when you make a purchase. That means if you click on any link and buy from the linked websites, I will receive a small percentage of the value of your order. The amount you pay is not changed. Thank you for all your support in clicking the links in my blog!! You all are so amazing!! ~Nadia

The yarn provided for this pattern is courtesy of Red Heart Yarns

 

 

 

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Crochet Tutorial: Frederick the Misfit Monster Toy

Crochet Tutorial: Frederick the Misfit Monster Toy

 

I had the wonderful pleasure of spending a few days with my sweet nephew. On Saturday afternoon, he and I set out to work on creating a character out of his imagination. My nephew chose the colors and the features as well as giving him a name. Meet Fredrick the Misfit Monster! This darling amigurumi was born from the imagination of a very special 4 year old.

 

Frederick is huggable and silly. He has lost most of his teeth but 3, from eating lots of candy that he sneaks at night. He loves adventures, finds mischief and mayhem, yet loves to cuddle. He protects and scares away creatures in the closet and under the bed or behind curtains! He likes to read books and play games on the iPad. Fredrick is a best friend. This is a great project to involve children. They can choose colors and features, as well as giving their very own misfit monster a name and personality! This simple project is sure to delight any child!!

 

 

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this project:

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Pattern:

Designed by Nadia Fuad
You *may* sell items made from my pattern, but please reference my website YARNutopia.com.
Please do not copy, sell, and/or post this pattern and claim it as your own.
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NOTES

-Watch the FULL introduction of the video tutorial for frequently asked questions and watch the full video for tips on how to make these smaller or bigger.
-I used Red Heart Super Saver Yarn but you can use any size 4 medium worsted weight yarn.
-You can use a smaller F-3.75mm crochet hook or go up to an H-5.00mm crochet hook. I wouldn’t recommend anything bigger than an H-hook.
-This toy measures 13.5 inches long and 20 inches wide.

Materials:
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Primary Stripes
Red Heart Super Saver in Glowworm
Red Heart Super Saver in Pumpkin
Red Heart Super Saver in White
Red Heart Super Saver in Black
Red Heart Super Saver in Gold
Red Heart Super Saver in Royal
Size G/6-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Polyfil
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Measuring Tape

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Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet

Pattern:

If you have any confusion or difficulty with reading this pattern, please watch the video tutorial to have visual instructions.

Pattern:

Legs: Make 2 in Primary Stripes
Start with the color yellow (see video tutorial)
Work in continuous rounds
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Stuff this piece as you go, it will be difficult to stuff it completely when you finish.
Rnds 4-31: SC in each st around. (18)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing

Arms: Make 2 in Primary Stripes
Start with the color yellow (see video tutorial)
Work in continuous rounds
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Stuff this piece as you go, it will be difficult to stuff it completely when you finish.
Rnds 3-37: SC in each st around. (12)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Horns: Make 2 in Royal
Work in continuous rounds
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 4 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (4)
Rnd 2: SC in each st around. (4)
Rnd 3: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in the rest of the sts on the round. (5)
Rnd 4: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in the rest of the sts on the round. (6)
Rnd 5: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in the rest of the sts on the round. (7)
Rnd 6: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in the rest of the sts on the round. (8)
Rnd 7: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in the rest of the sts on the round. (9)
Rnd 8: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in the rest of the sts on the round. (10)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Eyes:
Make 2 With Gold
Work in continuous rounds
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Make 1 in Pumpkin
Work in continuous rounds
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing

Pupil: Make 2 in Black
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook. (6)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Mouth: With Black
Ch 13
Fasten off with long tail for sewing

Teeth: Make 3 in White
Ch 4
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and next 2 chs, ch 1, turn. (3)
Row 2: SC across. (3)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Body: With Glowworm
Work in continuous rounds
Ch 17
Rnd 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across, put 3 SC in last ch, continue working on opposite side of foundation chain, SC across, put 2 SC in last st (the very first stitch of the round–there should already be 1 stitch in there). (34)
(See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Rnds 2-25: SC in each st around. (34)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing

 

Assembly:
Do not sew body closed before adding the embellishments.
Stuff arms and legs and attach them to the body, then add the mouth, teeth, eyes.
Add stuffing to the body and sew up the top.
Stuff and add the horns.
See video tutorial to learn how to attach your pieces and fasten off.
Weave in all the loose ends.

Enjoy!!

This post contains affiliate links, which I may be compensated for when you make a purchase. That means if you click on any link and buy from the linked websites, I will receive a small percentage of the value of your order. The amount you pay is not changed. Thank you for all your support in clicking the links in my blog!! You all are so amazing!! ~Nadia

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Shark Week Crochet Round-Up

Shark Week Crochet Round-Up

Shark week 2017 starts now! What better way to DIVE in than with a great round-up blog just SWIMMING with some great shark crochet patterns? HOOK yourself a great new project that is sure to make a few JAWS drop! There’s an OCEAN of possibilities for gift giving ideas in this one great place. So FISH out your favorite yarn and get ready for a FIN-tastic week of patterns you can really sink your TEETH into.

Ok, I know, I know, I get carried away with the puns!! I promise I am at the TAIL end of them. Seriously. Last one. Have a great Shark Week everyone!

Click the links or the photo to take you to each pattern.

Adult Shark Blanket
YARNutopia

 

Crochet Shark Amigurumi
One Dog Woof

Hammerhead Shark Free Crochet Pattern
Spin a Yarn Crochet

Shark Bag
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Shark Puppet Scrubby
Red Heart Yarns

Great White Shark Hand Puppet
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Below are some fabulous Shark crochet patterns for sale!

Shaaark Hooded Scarf
Snappy Tots

 

Shark Hat
Snappy Tots

Below there’s BONUS Under Water crochet patterns!

Mermaid Tail Afghan Pattern—3 Sizes
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Fish Amigurumi
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Mermaid Outfit For a Baby
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I made the One Skein Bunny!

A few years ago, I made the Caron One Pound One Skein Bunny, by Deb Richey, for my cousin. As Easter is approaching, she commissioned me to make another large bunny for her godson.

Although I did not use Caron’s One Pound Skein, I found a Red Heart Super Saver Jumbo skein to make this bunny pattern which worked just as well!


This pattern by Deb Richey is such a fun pattern to make! I forgot how adorable this bunny is! As it started to take shape, I remembered how lanky this creature is. What a fun stuffed toy for a little boy or girl during Easter!! This pattern took me a total of 10 hours to make.


Deb’s pattern is easy to follow and easy to read. In the end, it creates such an excellent piece. If you are looking for something fun to create this Easter, or any time of the year, this is a great project!  This would be lovely in a nursery, it would make a nice gift, or a fun companion for the little ones in your life. The overall size of this bunny measures 36 inches tall (92 cm).

Find all the supplies you will need below:

Pattern: One Pound One Skein Bunny
Caron’s One Pound Skein or
 Red Heart Super Saver Jumbo skein
Red Heart Yarns in Perfect Pink
Red Heart Yarns in Black
Size H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
Scissors
Yarn Needle
Polyfil

 

 

Have fun making this bunny in time for the holiday! I sure did!

~Nadia

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