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Flat Fuzzy Friend

This is a quick project that you can make with a few ounces of scrap yarn. A basic pattern for a cute little cuddly friend. Fun to embellish and personalize for your favorite child (if you can pick a favorite that is!).
Sizes and Materials List ...
Size: 11" x 8.5"
Hook(s):

US H/8 (5.00 mm)
US K/10 ½ (6.50 mm)

Yarn: Lion Brand Yarn, Jiffy [ 100% Acrylic, 135 yds/85g ball, #5 Bulky]
Lion Brand Yarn, Vanna’s Choice [100% Acrylic, 170 yds/100g ball, #4 medium]
Colors &
Approx. Yardage
(A) Jiffy (#158 Lemon), 45 yds
(B) Vanna’s Choice (#171 Fern), 40 yds
Notions Yarn Needle
4 - Stitch markers
2 - Buttons or Commercial safety eyes
Embroidery thread
PolyFill stuffing
Gauge: Rounds 1-2 of Body = 3” diameter
Gauge is not important as long as body lays flat and head, hands, feet do not let stuffing through
Skill Level - Easy Download pattern in PDF format
Notes ...
Construction

All rounds are worked in a spiral. Use stitch marker to mark last stitch of each round, move up as you finish each round.

Leave long tails (At least 10 inches, longer for the face) on hands, feet, head, and face pieces for sewing together.

I recommend using an adjustable slip knot for beginning chains to be able to tighten ring openings in the center of each piece. Lay working end of yarn across palm, bring tail end over to form loop, insert hook from top to bottom and pull up loop of tail, tighten on hook by pulling tail.

Head, hands, and feet are all constructed with what is traditionally the “wrong side” of sc as the right side.


Body is worked in the round, so do not join at end of each round unless specifically mentioned in pattern.
Stitches Used
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Single Crochet (sc)
Half-Double Crochet (hdc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Reverse Single Crochet (rev sc)
Abbreviations Loop(s) (lp / lps)
Skip (sk)
Stitch(es) (st / sts)
Yarn Over (yo)
Special Stitches

3 Double Crochet Cluster (3DC cluster)

*Yo, insert hook in st, yo pull up lp, yo pull thru 2 lps on hook; repeat from * 2 times, yo and pull thru all 4 loops remaining on hook.

Tambour Chain Stitch (TCS)

Holding working yarn on wrong side insert hook from right side and pull thru a loop, insert hook into next opening at base of stitch and pull up a loop thru previous loop.

Instructions ...
Body
Round 1 With K hook and color A, ch 2, work 2 sc, 6 hdc, 4 dc in second ch from hook; place stitch marker in last st.
Round 2 2 dc in each st of previous round. [24 dc]
Round 3
(1 dc, 2dc in next st) 12 times. [36 dc]
Round 4
(1 dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc next st) 12 times. [48 dc]
Round 5
(1 dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc next st) 12 times. [60 dc]
Round 6 Dc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc next st, sc next 2 sts, sl st next st, ch 1, rev sc in sts just worked and in each stitch around entire edge of remainder (54 sts) of round 5. Sl st to first rev sc (can use a needle join instead of sl st). Fasten off yarn and weave in ends.

Spiral on Body

Attach color B using H hook starting at outside edge of body. TCS in base of stitches to center of spiral/body. Fasten off yarn and weave in ends.

Hands and Feet (make 4)
Round 1 With H hook and color B, ch 2, work 6 sc in second ch from hook.
Round 2 2 sc in each st of previous round. [12 sc]
Rounds 3-4 1 sc in each st of previous round. Cut tail and make sl st in first st of previous round, pull yarn thru. [12 sc]
Head Back
Round 1 With H hook and B, ch 2, work 6 sc in second ch from hook.
Round 2 2 sc in each st of previous round. [12 sc]
Round 3 (1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) 6 times. [18 sc]
Round 4 (1 sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st) 6 times. [24 sc]
Round 5 (1 sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st) 6 times. [30 sc]
Round 6 (1 sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st) 6 times. Cut yarn fasten off in last st. [36 sc]

Kid tested, Mother approved
Face (Head Front)
Round 1 With H hook and B, ch 2, work 6 sc in second ch from hook.
Round 2 2 sc in next 2 sts, 3 dc cluster and sc in next st, 2 sc in next 3 sts; push dc cluster to back of work. [11 sc, 1 dc cluster]
Note: Cluster creates the nose.
Rounds 3-6 Rep round 3-6 of Head Back.

Finishing ...

Weave in center tails for each piece. Do not cut center tails for hands and feet.

Push center tails down into hands and feet, sew ending tail around stitches in final round as a drawstring.

Stuff hands and feet lightly with polyfil and snug up tail to close opening, making a soft little ball. Close with a few stitches.

Attach safety eyes and embroider mouth on face (if giving to child under 3 years of age, embroider eyes). Match up face and head so last sts fit side by side. Use whip stitch to sew them together until a 1.5 inch opening remains, stuff lightly with polyfil then finish seam.

Sew head, hands, and feet snuggly to edge of body according to photo or your preference. Weave in remaining ends.

Pattern and photos © Andee Graves, M2H Designs

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