In the little time I have between working on things at my house, I still like to make up my little crocheted friends. I've gotten so used to making them now that they are a great stress reliever and I can make them while I decompress at night and watch tv. So, don't think I'm slacking! I made this guy last week and I just got to take pic yesterday. This is Mr. Peanut the Elephant :)Crocheted Softies by Stacey Trock. He has been on my list of 'to makes' for a while, but I didn't have the right color of gray yarn. Then last weekend I looking at furniture at the SPCA thrift store and they had 5 new/old skeins of Patons Canadiana in Gray :) At $1 each (and no funky thrift store smell to them) I snatched them up with a hutch I got - I'll post about it soon.
- ch 51 and then sc 1 into the 2nd st from the hook and 43 more, ch2, and sc2. Weave in ends. *50 ch was what went around my guy's neck, so you can adjust this accordingly.
- For the bow: ch 20, join to 1st ch with sc (to make continuous spiral). sc in each stitch for 3 rows. Weave in ends.
- ch 8, sc into 2nd ch from hook and 6 more. Wrap small piece around center of larger tube piece (from step #2) and sew together with ends. Weave in ends.
- For the button: Make a magic ring, sc 6 into ring, pull ring to tighten, sl st to join. Use ends to tie button onto neck piece in appropriate spot so it lines up with the button hole.
I'm really happy with how this guy came out. He was really easy to make and really brightened my crazy week :)