Sunday, April 10, 2011

Flower Fairy & Mushroom Amigurumi (Free)




Today is my birthday and as my birthday present to you, here is Flower Fairy. I made the little basket with Easter in mind. I just love the look of the jelly beans. Yum! Of course, thank you Lotte for the idea!

Difficulty: This is an intermediate pattern, but the hair is difficult. I have been wanting to do this technique for a while, because I hate doing fringed hair. I am of course not the first, nor the last person to use this method of making hair. MyGurumi has an excellent tutorial for making hair. If you scroll down, you will see a method similar to the one I used. Her "troll with a short haired curly wig" has been made with the same concept. Please refer to that if you have trouble. http://mygurumi.blogspot.com/2008/10/how-to-amigurumi-hair.html

Also, like I have said before, if you are unfamiliar with the adjustable loop, it is also known as the Magic Ring. June Gilbank has an excellent tutorial. http://www.planetjune.com/blog/magic-ring-for-amigurumi/ If you are uncomfortable, please use the "ch 2, 6sc in 2nd ch from hook method instead through rnd 1.

Materials:
F hook
small amounts of Cream, Hot Pink, Hot Blue, Hot Green, Hot Orange, and White worsted weight yarn (I use Sugar'n Cream)
Stitch Markers
tapestry needle
2-6mm black amimal eyes


Notes: Parts are worked in continuous rounds without joining unless otherwise specified. Mark stitches to keep track of rows.

Hair:
Note: Hair is worked as a traditional sc circle, but with hair strands every 2 sts. Hair strands do not count as a st, so ignore them when working in "next sc." Work around hair strands, pulling them forward toward you.
With Hot Pink, Make adjustable loop, ch 1.
Rnd 1: [2 sc in loop, {ch 7, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc remaining 5 chs} hair strand made] 3 times (6sc, 3 hair strands)
Rnd 2: [2 sc in next sc of rnd 1, ch 7, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc remaining 5 chs] repeat around (12sc, 6 hair strands)
Rnd 3: [sc in next 2 sc of rnd 2, ch 7, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc remaining 5 chs, continuing rnd 3, sc in same st of rnd 2, sc in next sc, ch 7, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc remaining 5 chs, 2 sc in next sc of rnd 2, ch 7, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc remaining 5 chs] repeat around (18sc, 9 hair strands)
Rnd 4: [sc in next 2 sc of rnd 3, ch 7, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc remaining 5 chs, continuing rnd 4, 2 sc in next st of rnd 3, ch 7, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc remaining 5 chs] repeat around (24sc, 12 hair strands)
Rnd 5: [sc in next 2 sc of rnd 4, ch 10, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc remaining 8 chs] 8 times, [sc in next 2 sc of rnd 4, ch 7, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc remaining 5 chs] 4 times, sl st in beg sc, fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing (24sc, 8 long strands, 4 short strands)

Head & Body:
With Cream, Make adjustable loop, ch 1.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in loop, pull loop taut (6sc)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12sc)
Rnd 3: [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] repeat around (18sc)
Rnd 4: [sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st] repeat around (24sc)
Rnd 5-8: sc around (24 sts each rnd)
Rnd 9: [sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog] repeat around (18sc)
Rnd 10: [sc in next st, sc2tog] repeat around (12sc)
**Put safety eyes in between rnds 6 and 7 now if desired**
Rnd 11-12: sc around
Rnd 13: [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] repeat around (18sc)
Rnd 14: sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts (20sc)
Rnd 15: sc in next 11 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts (22sc)
Rnd 16: sc in next 10 sts, [sc2tog] 4 times, sc in next 4 sts (18sc)
Rnd 17-24: sc around (18 sts each rnd)
**STUFF**
Rnd 25: [sc2tog] repeat around (9sc)
Rnd 26: [sc2tog] repeat around, sc in last st, sl st into next st, fasten off. Weave tail through each st of rnd 26, pull taut, knot to secure and weave in end (5sc)

Dress:
With Hot Green, Ch 24, join with sl st in 1st ch to create a ring, being careful not to twist ch.
Dress Skirt
Note: Beg ch 3 counts as dc.
Rnd 1-4: ch 3 (mark bottom of ch 3 where ring was formed), dc in each st around, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3 (24 sts each rnd)
Rnd 5: [{ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, sk next st of rnd 4, sl st in next st} point made] repeat around, make last sl st in sl st in top of ch 3 of rnd 4 (12 points)
Dress Bodice
Rnd 1: Working on other side of foundation ch, join with sl st in marked st, sc in same st, sc in each remaining st around (24sc)
Rnd 2: sc in next 11 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 9 sts (26sc)
Rnd 3: sc in next 12 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 10 sts (28sc)
Rnd 4: sc in next 11 sts, [sc2tog] 4 times, sc in next 9 sts (24sc)
Rnd 5: (sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog) twice, ch 5, sk next st, sc in next st, sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, sc in next st, ch 5, sk next st, sc2tog in next st, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog (13 sc, 2-ch5 spcs)

Wings:
With White, Ch 25, 2 dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next st, hdc in next 5 sts, sc in next 8 sts, hdc in next 5 sts, dc in next st, 6 dc in next st, working on other side of foundation ch, dc in next st, hdc in next 5 sts, sc in next 8 sts, hdc in next 5 sts, dc in next st, 3 dc in next st, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3, fasten off.

Arms (Make 2):
With Cream, Make adjustable loop, ch 1.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in loop, pull loop taut (6sc)
Rnd 2-12: sc around, sl st into next st and fasten off leaving long tail for sewing at end of rnd 12 (6 sts each rnd)

Legs (Make 2):
With Cream, Make adjustable loop, ch 1.
Rnd 1: 8 sc in loop, pull loop taut (8sc)
Rnd 2-15: sc around, sl st into next st and fasten off leaving long tail for sewing at end of rnd 15 (8 sts each rnd)

Finishing: Weave tail in and out of sts of rnd 26 of body, pull taut and knot to secure. Sew hair to top of head, lining up 4 shorter hair strands in front for bangs, centered with bust, and tack down on all sides of head. Sew legs to bottom of body. Place dress on body, lining bust of body up with bust of dress. Weave tail through sts of rnd 12 of arms. Sew sides of arms to body through arm holes (straps) made in dress. Sew wings to back of body, sewing through dress and body to secure. Sew mouth to rnd 9 of face, using 2 strands of 4ply yarn or embroidery thread.

Mushroom:
With Hot Blue, Make adjustable loop, ch 1.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in loop, pull loop taut (6sc)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12sc)
Rnd 3: [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] repeat around (18sc)
Rnd 4: [sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st] repeat around (24sc)
Rnd 5: [sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st] repeat around (30sc)
Rnd 6: [sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st] repeat around (36sc)
Rnd 7: [sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st] repeat around (42sc)
Rnd 8-14: sc around (42 sts each rnd)
Rnd 15: [sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog] repeat around (36sc)
Rnd 16: [sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog] repeat around, sl st into next st, fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing (30sc)
Large Spot (Make 2):
With White, Make adjustable loop, ch 1.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in loop, pull loop taut (6sc)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12sc)
Rnd 3: [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] repeat around, sl st into next st, fasten off leaving long tail for sewing (18sc)
Small Spot (Make 2):
With White, Make adjustable loop, ch 1.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in loop, pull loop taut (6sc)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around, fasten off leaving long tail for sewing (12sc
**Sew Spots to Mushroom, alternating between large and small.**
Bottom of Mushroom:
With White, Make adjustable loop, ch 1.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in loop, pull loop taut (6sc)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12sc)
Rnd 3: [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] repeat around (18sc)
Rnd 4: [sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st] repeat around (24sc)
Rnd 5: [sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st] repeat around (30sc)
Rnd 6-8 sc around, sl st into next st and fasten off at end of rnd 8 (30 sts each rnd)
**Begin sewing bottom of mushroom to top, leaving an opening for stuffing. Place pennies in bottom of mushroom before closing up to give it some weight and stability if desired.**

Basket:
With Hot Orange, Make adjustable loop, ch 1.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in loop, pull loop taut (6sc)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12sc)
Rnd 3: [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] repeat around (18sc)
Rnd 4: [sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st] repeat around (24sc)
Rnd 5-7: sc around, sl st into next st (24sc)
Rnd 8 (handle): ch 15, sk next 12 sts, sl st in next st being careful not to twist ch, sl st in next st, ch 1, sc in each of the next 15 chs, sl st in next st of rnd 7, fasten off.

13 comments:

  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY :-))

    THANK YOU FOR THE PRESENT

    GREETINGS FROM GERMANY
    Hanni

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  2. This is sooo cute! Thank you for sharing...I definitely want to make one!

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  3. Thanks for the cute pattern!

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  4. Happy Belated Birthday!
    (I came here via Ravelry)
    Thanks for the cute pattern :)

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  5. Thank you everybody! I made a few corrections. I read through this pattern this morning and realized I had a few errors (it's much easier to find mistakes when you don't look at a pattern for a few days). Please email me at the email address at the top of the page if you have problems with the pattern that I don't catch.

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  6. I have tested this pattern and made corrections. Hopefully I have worked out any problems.

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  7. Oh! You did a fairy! :-D I wasn't able to check my internet for a while, so I've only seen it now.. I like it!

    And it's a bit late, but still; Happy birthday & happy easter!

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  8. hi, I loved this pattern and I was wandering what's the final sice of the fairy??

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  9. My little fairy is sitting on my windowsill keeping me company :)
    https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/R8rJFwDdN7Xo01ZNFycvkYj0FIU2gtpAqli97Mcfw5o?feat=directlink

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  10. Que bello trabajo, felicidades!!!

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  11. Hi, I was wondering if as long as we give credit back to you, if we could sell the finished product, not the pattern? Thanks for this great pattern!

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  12. You may sell the finished item. I just ask that if selling online that you credit me. Thanks for asking!

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