Curly Critter

This little toy creature stands only 6“ tall, so it’s a perfect toy for children over the age of three years.  When I made mine, I used the 4.5 hook for the body and head, and the 4.0 for the wings.  I didn’t say that you have to sew the thing on the head down in a curl because I assumed that you’d guess.  Go right ahead and sell these Critters, but please do not sell this pattern.  I called it a “curly critter” because of the little curl on top.  You can sew it down like the top of a Hershey’s Kiss, but I didn’t.  Actually, I just came up with that idea right now, months after I wrote this pattern!  Weird, eh?

Materials

Yarn-

Softee Chunky by BERNAT premium – ‘Seaspray’ (or equivalent)
Le Tricot De Mamie/Momy’s Knitting Regular – ‘Maize’ (or equivalent)
Hook-
4.5mm
4mm
Eyes-
2 14mm two-hole buttons
Needle-
Darning or tapestry needle—eye must be large enough for chunky yarn
Stuffing-
Polyester Fibrefill or yarn scraps
Stitches Used-
-Single Crochet
-Slip Stitch
-Increase
-Invisible Decrease
-Chain

Body (x1)
Starting at bottom, ch 2.
Rnd 1  MR 6
Rnd 2  Inc 6 times.  (12 sc)
Rnd 3  Inc 12 times.  (24 sc)
Rnd 4  *Sc, inc* 12 times.  (37 sc)
Rnd 5  Sc around.  (37 sc)
Rnd 6-7  Rep 5.  (37 sc)
Rnd 8  *Sc, dec* 13 times.  (24 sc)
Rnd 9  Sc around.  (24 sc)
Rnd 10  *Sc, sc, dec* 6 times.  (18 sc)
Rnd 11-12  Sc around.  (18 sc)
Rnd 13  *Sc, dec* 6 times.  (12 sc)
Rnd 14-15  Sc around.  (12 sc)
End off.  Do not weave in ends.  Cut the yarn tail inside the body short, then stuff the body.

Head (x1)
Starting at bottom, ch 2.
Rnd 1  MR 6.

Rnd 2  Inc 6 times.  (12 sc)

Rnd 3  Inc 12 times.  (24 sc)

Rnd 4-7  Sc around.  (24 sc)

Rnd 8  *Sc, sc, dec* 6 times.  (18 sc)

Rnd 9  *Sc, dec* 6 times.  (12 sc)

Rnd 10  Sc around.  Stuff the head.  (12 sc)

Rnd 11  *Sc, dec* 4 times.  (8 sc)

Rnd 12-13  Sc around.  (8 sc)

Rnd 14  *Sc, dec* 3 times.  (5 sc)

Rnd 15-19  Sc around.  (5 sc)

Rnd 20  Sc, dec, dec.  (3 sc)

Rnd 21  Sc straight through all sts, ch 2.

End off, leaving a long tail.

Wing (x2)

Starting in the middle, ch 7.

Rnd 1  Sc in 2nd ch from hk and each ch across, 3 in end ch.  Working other side of ch, sc in next 6 chs, 2 in end ch.  Pull the yarn tail if the st is loose.

Rnd 2  Inc, sc 4 times, inc 3 times, sc 5 times, inc 3 more times.

Rnd 3  Sc 6 times, inc 3 times, sc 9 times, inc 2 times.

Rnd 4  Sc 10 times, inc 3 times, sc 11 times, sc 2 more, ch 1, turn, sc 2 times, don’t ch, turn, sc 14 times, inc 4 times, sc 12 times, inc 2 times, sc once, sl 1 st.

End off, leaving a long tail.  Weave in the shorter tail, leaving the longer one for sewing.

Finish your Curly Critter by sewing all the parts together, head to neck, wings to back, etc.  Enjoy your Curly Critter!



7 thoughts on “Curly Critter

  1. no-name-given says:

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  2. Eleni says:

    Excellent post I must say.. Simple but yet entertaining and engaging.. Keep up the awesome work!

  3. Ulya says:

    I’m a little confuse when doing the wings. The number of ch doesn’t match for each round. For example, in the end of round 2, there would be 23 chs, but round 3 only has 20 chs to go. Can you explain this? I’ll be so thankful (^^,)

    • Katy says:

      hi, Ulya! i’m sure that, if i was to go and reread my pattern, i would find that it contains multiple cases of mismatched numbers. that is how i used to crochet – ignore the numbers and wing it. 🙂 so i’m sorry if you prefer accurate patterns. i’ll try making a Curly Critter 2.0 later! 🙂
      thanks for your feedback!
      katy

  4. Dawn says:

    Would it be fine if I added this pattern to Ravelry? It will give you credit for the pattern,because it will link to this page. I just thought I would ask first.

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