Trixie the Funmigurumi Smoochies Bear

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We continue with the cuties in the Smoochies clan, this one is a baby who cannot wait to be cuddled and loved by someone you love. Have fun making her and giving her to make a bear lover happy!

Materials-
Red Heart worsted weight yarn, Petal Pink (4 oz)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn, Spring Green (4 oz)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn, Pretty 'N Pink (3 oz)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn, Light Raspberry (3 oz)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn, Black (3 oz)
Crochet hook size H
Blunt needle
Fiberfill
Optional- Something to color cheeks with (Personally, I use Artists' chalk pastels)

Note-
This toy is worked in rounds. If you prefer to use the magic circle to begin crocheting, go ahead and use it, just work into it the amount of sts the beginning round tells you to, that way your toy will have the required size. 
Skill- Moderately easy
Size- Approx. 18 1/2" L x 9" W 
Head-
With Petal Pink and H hok, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, slip stitch to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in each of first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep 6 times, (18 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep  increases 6 times. (24 sc)
Rnd 5- 1 sc in each of first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep increases 6 times. (30 sc)
Rnd 6- 1 sc in each of first 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep increases 6 times. (36 sc)
Rnd 7- 1 sc in each of first 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep increases 6 times. (42 sc)
Rnd 8- 1 sc in each of first 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep increases 6 times. (48 sc)
Rnd 9- 1 sc in each of first 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep increases 6 times. (54 sc)
Rnd 10- 1 sc in each of first 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep increases 6 times. (60 sc)
Rnd 11- 1 sc in each of first 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep increases 6 times. (66 sc)
Rnd 12- 1 sc in each of first 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep increases 6 times. (72 sc)
Rnd 13- 1 sc in each of first 11 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep increases 6 times. (78 sc)
Rnd 14- 1 sc in each of first 12 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep increases 6 times. (84 sc)
Rnds 15 to 17- 1 sc in each sc around. (84 sc)
Note: When working the decrease rounds, repeat decreases only 6 times around, then work 1 sc in each sc that is left till the end of rnd, if appropriate.
Rnd 18- 1 sc in each of first 11 sc, sc2tog over the next 2 sc, rep decreases 6 times. (78 sc)
Rnd 19- 1 sc in each of first 10 sc, sc2tog over the next 2 sc, rep decreases 6 times. (72 sc)
Rnd 20- 1 sc in each st around. (72 sc)
Rnds 21 to 25- 1 sc in each sc around. (72 sc) Fasten off, weave in tail.


Stuff as you go!


Hat-
With Spring Green and H hook, ch 3.
Rnd 1- Work 7 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (8 sts)
Rnd 2- Make 2 sc in each sc around. (16 sc)
Rnd 3- Work 1 hdc in first st and 2 hdc in next st, rep until you have 8 increases, work 1 hdc in each remaining st till end of rnd. (24 sc)
Rnd 4- Work 10 increases evenly around. (34 sc)
Rnd 5- Make 6 hdc increases evenly as you go. (40 sc)
Rnd 6- Work 1 sc in each st around. (40 sts)
Rnd 7- Make 1 hdc in each st around. (40 sts)
Rnd 8- Working in BACK LOOPS ONLY, make 1 sc in each st around. (40 sts)
Rnd 9- 1 sc in BOTH LOOPS of each stitch around. (40 sts) 
Decorative Shell Row-
Rnd 1- Working in the Loops you left in Rnd 8 of Hat, join Pretty 'N Pink yarn and make a ch 3 plus 4 dc in the first loop of rnd using H hook, *skip 1 loop, make 1 sc in next loop, skip next loop, work a shell of 5 dc in next loop, rep from * around, slip st to join rnd. Fasten off, weave in tails. 
Button (The Button at the top of the Hat is optional but makes the Hat prettier)-
With Pretty 'N Pink and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 4- Sc2tog over first sts, rep around. (6 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Thread blunt needle with tail and sew button to Top of Hat. Fasten off and weave in tails inside of Hat.
Ears-
Ear No. 1-
With Light Raspberry and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- 6 s in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each st arouond. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc)
Rnds 5 to 7- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnd 8- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 8- 1 sc in first sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, rep around. (12 sc)
Rnd 9- 2 sc in each sc around (6 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with. 
Ear No. 2-
With Petal Pink and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- 6 s in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each st arouond. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc)
Rnds 5 to 7- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnd 8- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 8- 1 sc in first sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, rep around. (12 sc)
Rnd 9- 2 sc in each sc around (6 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Sew Ears to sides of Button on Hat. Fasten off, weave in tails. Sew Hat to Top of Head, weave in tails.


Face-
Muzzle-
With Light Raspbery and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, slip stitch to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in each of first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep 6 times, (18 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep  increases 6 times. (24 sc)
Rnds 5 to 7- Make 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew with.
Nose-
With Black and H hook, ch 5.
Row 1- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn. (4 sc)
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. (4 sc)
Row 3- 1 sc in each sc across. (4 sc) Fasten off, leaving a tail long enough to sew Nose onto Muzzle and to embroider Mouth with and weave in the end.
Mouth-
With tail left from sewing Nose, use blunt needle to stitch Mouth by simply making small, continuous straight stitches downwards across 5 rounds. Fasten off and weave in tail inside of Muzzle. 
Stuff Muzzle, center and pin to "Face."
Eyes (Make 2)-
With Black and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Row 2- Make 2 sc in each of first 3 sc, sl st to end of rnd. (9 sts) Fasten off. leaving long enough to sew each with it, plus 3 straight stitches for Eyelashes, and to fasten off and weave in the last tail.
Pin Eyes to Sides of Muzzle and see everything in place, stitching also the Eyelashes.
Body-
Clothes-
Rnd 26- Join Spring Green, 1 sc in each sc around. (72 sc)
Rnds 27 to 55- 1 sc in each sc around. (72 sc) Fasten off, weave in tail.
Arms (Make 2)-
With Petal Pink and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl stitch to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc aound. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4 to 10- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc) Fasten off, weave in tail.
Sleeves-
Rnd 1- Join Spring Green and working with H hook, make 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc)
Rnd 2- (Work in BACK LOOPS THIS RND ONLY) 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc)
Rnds 4 to 10- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc) Fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew with.
Decoration of Sleeves-
(Work the same way for each Arm)
Join yarn to Front Loop of indicated Round and make shells as specified, while holding the piece with the "Hand" of toy facing downward.
Rnd 1- With H and Pretty 'N Pink work ch 3 plus 4 dc in first loop of rnd, skip 2 loops, *make 1 sc in next loop, skip 2 loops, work 5 dc in next loop, skip 2 loops, rep from * around. When you reach the last 4 loops, skip only 1 loop to make last shell, then skip only 1 loop to make the last sc of rnd, slip stitch to join rnd to top to first shell, fasten off and weave in tail.
Legs and Pants-
(Make 2)
Feet (Work the same way for each)-
With Petal Pink and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl stitch to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc aound. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc)
Rnds 5 to 10- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off, weave in tail.
Pants and Legs-
Rnd 1- Join Spring Green and working with H hook, make 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnd 2- (Work in BACK LOOPS THIS RND ONLY) 1 sc in eac sc around. (24 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnds 4 to 11- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with. 
Decorative Edge for Pants (Work the same way for both Legs)-
Join Pretty 'N Pink to Rnd 2 of pants and proceed as for Arms until you have only 5 loops left on the round, then work as follows: Skip 1 loop, work 1 sc in next loop, skip 1 loop, make 1 shell in next loop, work 1 sc in last loop, slip stitch in top of beginning chain to end round. Fasten off, weave in tails. 
Finish stuffing the Body of the toy. Stuff Arms and Legs and sew them in place. Fasten off and weave in ends. Apply blush (optional).
She's ready to play!

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Maxwell the Funmigurumi Smoochies Bear

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Size- 20" L x 8 1/2" W
Skill- Relatively easy

Materials-

Red Heart worsted weight yarn, Bright Yellow (5 oz)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn, Delft Blue (5 oz)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn, Pumpkin (5 oz)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn, Aran (3 oz)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn, White (3 oz)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn, Black (3 oz)
Crochet hooks size H
Scissors
Blunt needle
Fiberfill
Pins
Stitch marker
Optional: Color for "Cheeks"


Head-
With H hook and Pumpkin ch 21.
Rnd 1- 1 in second ch from hook and in each sc across (20 sc), now, working on the opposite side across foundation loops, make 1 sc in each loop, sl st to join rnd. (40 sc)
Rnd 2-1 sc in each sc around. (40 sc)
Rnds 3 to 30- 1 sc in each sc around. (40 sc) Fasten off, weave in ends.

Stuff Head firmly.

Body-
Rnd 1- Join Delft Blue and with H hook, work 1 in each sc around. (40 sc)
Rnd 2- 1 sc in each sc around. (40 sc)
Rnds 3 to 15- 1 sc in each sc around. (40 sc) Fasten off, weave in ends.
Rnds 16 to 30- 1 sc in each sc around. ( sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew Bottom with.

Face-
Muzzle-
With Aran and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sys in second ch fromm hook, slip st to join ring.(6 sts)
Rnd 2- Work 2 sc in each st around. (12 sts)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first st, 2 sc in next st, rep around. (18 sts)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, rep around. (24 sts)
Rnd 5- 1 sc in each of first 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, rep around. (30 sts)
Rnd 6- 1 sc in each of first 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, rep around. (36 sts)
Rnds 7 to 8- 1 sc in each st around. (36 sts) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.



Nose-
With Black and H hook, ch 5.

Row 1- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. (4 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (4 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 3- 1 sc in each sc across. (4 sc) Fasten off, leaving long enough tail to sew and to stitch Mouth with and weave in tail.

Center Nose on Muzzle and pin down. Thread yarn needle with the Black tail and stitch Nose in place. Embroider Mouth as a straight line down and then across 4 stitches.
Fasten off and weave in tail inside of Muzzle.

Eyes (Make 2)-
Pupils-

With Black and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, slip st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each around. (12 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Whites of Eyes (Make 2)-

With White and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, slip st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each around. (12 sc) DO NOT TURN.
Row 3 (Semi round)- Ch 1, 1 sc in each of first 4 sc, slip st in next st. (4 sts) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with. (It must form an oval).

Light of Eyes-

Stitch a dot of White in each Eye, once or twice. Fasten off.

Pin Eyes to Face on both sides of the Muzzle and sew in place, fasten off and weave in tails.

Ears (Make 2)-

With Pumpkin and H hook, ch2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, slip st to join rnd. (6 sts)
Rnd 2- Work 2 sc in each st around. (12 sts)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first st, 2 sts in next st, rep around, (18 sts)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of the first 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, rep around. (24 sts)
Rnds 5 to 9- 1 sc in each st around. (24 sts)
Rnd 10- 1 sc in first sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, rep around (18 sts)
Rnd 11- 1 sc in first st, sc2tog over next 2 sts, rep around. (12 sts) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Stuff Body firmly and sew Bottom of it. Fasten off and weave in tail.

Arms (Make 2)-

With Pumpkin and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- work 6 sc in second ch from hook, slip st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc)
Rnds 5 to 10- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off, weave in tail.
Join Delft Blue.
Rnd 11- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnds 12 to 13- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off, weave in tail.
Join Bright Yellow.
Rnds 14 to 20- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off, weave in tail.
Join Delft Blue.
Rnds 21 to 28- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Stuff Arms and sew to sides of Body. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Legs (Make 2)-

With Delft Blue and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- work 6 sc in second ch from hook, slip st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc)
Rnds 5 to 10- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off, weave in ends.
Rnd 8- Join Bright Yellow and work 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnd 9- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnds 10 to 25- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew with.

Sew Legs to Bottom of Body, leaving 6 stitches in the middle, in between Legs. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Optional: Put some color on "Cheeks."

You're done!

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Cutes the Funmigurumi Smoochies Bear

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Continuing with our new series, we have a super cute and easy little bear for you to make for children who love teddy bears.

Size- 16 1/2" L x 8" W
Skill- Relatively easy

Materials-

Red Heart worsted wight yarn, Bright Yellow (5 oz)
Red Heart worsted wight yarn, Turqua (5 oz)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn, White (3 oz)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn, Black (3 oz)
Crochet hooks sizes H and F
Scissors
Blunt needle
Fiberfill
Stitch marker

Head-
With H hook and Bright Yellow ch 21.
Rnd 1- 1 in second ch from hook and in each sc across (20 sc), now, working on the opposite side across foundation loops, make 1 sc in each loop, sl st to join rnd. (40 sc)
Rnd 2-1 sc in each sc around. (40 sc)
Rnds 3 to 26- 1 sc in each sc around. (40 sc) Fasten off, weave in ends.

Stuff Head firmly.

Body-
Rnd 1- Join Turqua and with H hook, work 1 sc in each of first 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, [make 1 sc in each of next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc,] rep 3 times, 1 sc in each of next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc. (45 sc -5 increases)
Rnd 2- 1 sc in each sc around. (45 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in each of first 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, [1 sc in each of next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc.] rep 4 times, 1 sc in each sc till end of rnd. (50 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each sc around. (50 sc)
Rnd 5- 1 sc in each of first 15 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 15 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of rnd. (52 sc)
Rnd 6- 1 sc in each sc around. 
Rnd 7- 1 sc in each of first 16 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 16 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of rnd. (54 sc)
Rnds 8 to 26- 1 sc in each sc around. (54 sc) Fasten off. weave in tail.


Face- 

Muzzle-

With Bright Yellow and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- work 6 sc in second ch from hook, slip st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc)
Rnd 5- 1 sc in each of first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (30 sc)
Rnd 6- 1 sc in each of first 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (36 sc)
Rnds 7 to 8- 1 sc in each sc around. (36 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.


Nose-
With Black and F hook, ch 5.

Row 1- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. (4 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (4 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 3 to 4- 1 sc in each sc across. (4 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 5- 1 sc in each sc across. (4 sc) Fasten off, leaving long enough tail to sew and to stitch Mouth with and weave in tail.

Center Nose on Muzzle and pin down. Thread yarn needle with the Black tail and stitch Nose in place. Embroider Mouth as a straight line
downwards. Fasten off and weave in tail inside of Muzzle.

Eyes (Make 2)-
Pupils-

With Black and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, slip st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each around. (12 sc) Fasten off, weave in tail.

Whites of Eyes (Make 2)-

Join White.

Rnd 1-  Working in Back Loops ONLY, make 1 sc in each of first 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st. (16 sts)
Rnd 2- Working in BOTH Loops, make 1 sc in each st around. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with. (16 sts)

Pin Eyes to Face on both sides of the Muzzle and sew in place, fasten off and weave in tails.


Ears (Make 2)-
With Bright Yellow and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd in top of first sc made. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep sc around. (24 sc)
Rnd 5- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnd 6- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with. Sew an Ear on each side of the Head. Fasten off, weave in tails.

Body-
Join Turqua to edge of Head.
Rnd 1- With H hook, work 1 sc in each of first 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, [make 1 sc in each of next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc,] rep 3 times, 1 sc in each of next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc. (45 sc -5 increases)
Rnd 2- 1 sc in each sc around. (45 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in each of first 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, [1 sc in each of next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc.] rep 4 times, 1 sc in each sc till end of rnd. (50 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each sc around. (50 sc)
Rnd 5- 1 sc in each of first 15 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 15 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of rnd. (52 sc)
Rnd 6- 1 sc in each sc around. 
Rnd 7- 1 sc in each of first 16 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 16 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of rnd. (54 sc)
Rnds 8 to 26- 1 sc in each sc around. (54 sc) Fasten off. weave in tail.

Stuff Body firmly and sew Bottom of it. Fasten off and weave in tail.


Arms (Make 2)- 

With Bright Yellow and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- work 6 sc in second ch from hook, slip st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc)
Rnds 5 to 8- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc) Fasten off, weave in tail.
Join Turqua.
Rnd 9- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc)
Rnds 7 to 17- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Stuff Arms and sew to sides of Body. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Legs (Make 2)-

With Turqua and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- work 6 sc in second ch from hook, slip st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc)
Rnds 5 to 7- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off, weave in ends.
Rnd 8- Join Pretty 'N Pink and work 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnd 9- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnds 10 to 20- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew with.

Sew Legs to Bottom of Body, leaving 6 stitches in the middle, in between Legs. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Optional- Color the cheeks.

You're done!


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Pinkly the Funmigurumi Smoochies Pig

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Continuing with our new style of Funmigurumi, here is a little pig for all of you farm animal lovers. She's quite easy to make and I hope you have fun with her!

Materials-
Red Heart worsted wight yarn, Shocking Pink (5 oz)
Red Heart worsted wight yarn, Petal Pink (5 oz)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn, White (3 oz)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn, Black (3 oz)
Crochet hooks size H
Pins
Scissors
Blunt needle
Fiberfill
Optional: Something to color cheeks, I used a hot pink Artist's chalk pastel.

Head-
With H hook and Petal Pink ch 21.
Rnd 1- 1 in second ch from hook and in each sc across (20 sc), now, working on the opposite side across foundation loops, make 1 sc in each loop, sl st to join rnd. (40 sc)
Rnd 2-1 sc in each sc around. (40 sc)
Rnds 3 to 24- 1 sc in each sc around. (40 sc) Fasten off, weave in ends.

Stuff Head firmly.

Body-
Rnd 1- Join Shocking Pink and with H hook, work 1 sc in each of first 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, [make 1 sc in each of next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc,] rep 3 times, 1 sc in each of next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc. (45 sc -5 increases)
Rnd 2- 1 sc in each sc around. (45 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in each of first 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, [1 sc in each of next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc.] rep 4 times, 1 sc in each sc till end of rnd. (50 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each sc around. (50 sc)
Rnd 5- 1 sc in each of first 15 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 15 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of rnd. (52 sc)
Rnd 6- 1 sc in each sc around.
Rnd 7- 1 sc in each of first 16 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 16 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of rnd. (54 sc)
Rnds 8 to 20- 1 sc in each sc around. (54 sc) Fasten off. weave in tail. Set aside for now.


Legs and Lower Part of Body-

Legs (Make 2)- 
With Shocking Pink and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- work 6 sc in second ch from hook, slip st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc)
Rnds 5 to 10- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off, weave in tail.
Rnd 11- Join Petal Pink and work 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnds 12 to 17-  1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off, weave in tail.
Rnd 18- Join Shocking Pink and make 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnds 19 to 23- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off, weave in tail.

Leg 2-
Repeat rnds 1 to 23 of Leg 1, but when you finish Rnd 23, DO NOT FASTEN OFF.



Joining Legs-
Rnd 1- Place the Legs together, insert the hook into one of the stitches of Leg 1, yarn over and pull through the loop of the yarn you left when you reached the end of Rnd 23 of Leg 2, catching both sc stitches, chain 1, make 1 sc in same space. Place a stitch marker.
Work 1 sc in each stitch, going all around both Legs until you reach the beginning sc where the stitch marker is. (48 sc)
Rnd 2- 1 sc in each sc around. (48 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in each sc around. (48 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of the first 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep 6 times, 1 sc in each sc till end of rnd. (54 sc)
Rnds 5 to 6- 1 sc in each sc around. (54 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew to lower part of Body.

Stuff  Body firmly. Stuff Legs well and sew to Bottom of Body to form the whole toy. Fasten off, weave in tail.

Arms (Make 2)-
With Petal Pink and Ho hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- work 6 sc in second ch from hook, slip st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnds 4 to 7- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc) Fasten off, weave in ends.
Rnd 8- Join Shocking Pink and work 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc)
Rnds 9 to 12- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc)Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Stuff Arms and Sew to sides of Body as seen in photos. Fasten off, weave in tails.


Face-

Snout-
With Petal Pink and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- work 6 sc in second ch from hook, slip st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc)
Rnd 5- Working in BACK LOOPS THIS RND ONLY, make 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnds 6 to 7- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Optional: With A little bit of Black, stitch Nostrils on Snout as seen in photos and fasten off and weave in ends inside of Snout.

Stuff Snout and center on the Face and sew in place. Fasten off and weave in tail.

Eyes (Make 2)-

White of Eyes (Make 2)-
With White and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- work 6 sc in second ch from hook, slip st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Pupils (Make 2)-
With Black and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- work 6 sc in second ch from hook, slip st to join rnd. (6 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Sew Pupils to Whites of Eyes, fasten off and weave in tail at Back. Pin to Face and sew in place. Fasten off, weave in tails.

Optional: Dot Pupils with a couple of small White stitches to give them some light.
Optional: Make a couple of Eyebrows by stitching long stitches over the eyes. I stitched mine 3 rows above Eyes and across 3 sc, but you can do whatever you like.
Optional: Put some color on "Cheeks."

Tail-
With Petal pink and H hook, ch 16, work 4 sc in second ch from hook and in each sc across.  Fasten off, leaving long yarn end to sew with.
Pin at center of Back, about 5 rounds up from the bottom of PJs and sew in place. Fasten off, weave in end.

Done! Look at the cutie that you just finished!


Blinky the Funmigurumi Smoochies Cat

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Today we start a new series of animals, I hope that you will make all of them with me. I want to make them fun and funny, as all my animals have been (that is what makes them Funmigurumi, after all). So get ready for some smoochies!

Materials-

Red Heart worsted wight yarn, Spring Green (5 oz)
Red Heart worsted wight yarn, Pretty 'N Pink (5 oz)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn, Bright Yellow (5 oz)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn, Black (3 oz)
Crochet hooks sizes H and F
Scissors
Blunt needle
Fiberfill



Head-

With H hook and Spring Green ch 21.
Rnd 1- 1 in second ch from hook and in each sc across (20 sc), now, working on the opposite side across foundation loops, make 1 sc in each loop, sl st to join rnd. (40 sc)
Rnd 2-1 sc in each sc around. (40 sc)
Rnds 3 to 24- 1 sc in each sc around. (40 sc) Fasten off, weave in ends.

Stuff Head firmly.


Body-

Rnd 1- Join Pretty 'N Pink and with H hook, work 1 sc in each of first 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, [make 1 sc in each of next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc,] rep 3 times, 1 sc in each of next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc. (45 sc -5 increases)
Rnd 2- 1 sc in each sc around. (45 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in each of first 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, [1 sc in each of next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc.] rep 4 times, 1 sc in each sc till end of rnd. (50 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each sc around. (50 sc)
Rnd 5- 1 sc in each of first 15 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 15 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of rnd. (52 sc)
Rnd 6- 1 sc in each sc around.
Rnd 7- 1 sc in each of first 16 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 16 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of rnd. (54 sc)
Rnds 8 to 24- 1 sc in each sc around. (54 sc) Fasten off. weave in tail.

Stuff  Body firmly.

Face- 

Muzzle (Make 2)-

With Bright Yellow and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- work 6 sc in second ch from hook, slip st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Eyes (Make 2)-

With Black and F hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, slip st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each around. (12 sc) Fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew with.

Pupils (Make 2)-
With Spring Green and F hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, slip st to join rnd. (6 sc) Fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew with.



Ears-

Ear 1-

With Spring Green and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 4 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd in top of first sc made. (4 sc)
Rnd 2- 1 sc in each sc around. (4 sc)
Rnd 3- 2 sc in each sc around. (8 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each sc around. (8 sc)
Rnd 5- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (12 sc)
Rnd 6- 1 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 7- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (16 sc)
Rnd 8- 1 sc in each sc around. (16 sc)
Rnd 9- 1 c in each of first 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of rnd. (18 sc)
Rnd 10- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Ear 2-

With Bright Yellow and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 4 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd in top of first sc made. (4 sc)
Rnd 2- 1 sc in each sc around. (4 sc)
Rnd 3- 2 sc in each sc around. (8 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each sc around. (8 sc)
Rnd 5- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (12 sc)
Rnd 6- 1 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 7- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (16 sc)
Rnd 8- 1 sc in each sc around. (16 sc)
Rnd 9- 1 c in each of first 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of rnd. (18 sc)
Rnd 10- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Arms (Make 2)- 

With Pretty 'N Pink and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- work 6 sc in second ch from hook, slip st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc)
Rnd 5- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc) Fasten off, weave in tail.
Join Pretty 'N Pink.
Rnd 6- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc)
Rnds 7 to 11- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Stuff Arms and sew to sides of clothes. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Legs (Make 2)-

With Spring Green and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- work 6 sc in second ch from hook, slip st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc)
Rnds 5 to 7- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off, weave in ends.
Rnd 8- Join Pretty 'N Pink and work 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnd 9- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnds 10 to 13- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew with.

Sew Legs at Bottom of Body, stitch across the 6 stitches in the middle, in between Legs. Fasten off,
weave in ends.


Tail- 
With Bright Yellow and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- work 6 sc in second ch from hook, slip st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each st till end of rnd. (8 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in each sc around. (8 sc)
Stuff as you very lightly as you go.
Rnds 4 to 8- 1 sc in each sc around. (8 sc) Fasten off, weave in tail.
Rnd 9- Join Spring Green and work 1 sc in each sc around. (8 sc)
Rnd 10- 1 sc in each sc around. (8 sc)
Rnds 11 to 38- 1 sc in each sc around. (8 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to

Putting our little one together:
Do NOT stuff Ears, insert Ears into corners of Head and sew in place, fasten off, weave in tails.

Bow-
With Pretty'N Pink and H hook, ch 11.
Rnd 1- 2 sc in second ch from hook, 1 ch till last ch, 2 sc in last ch, working on the opposite side of the piece, make 1 sc in each loop of foundation chain, sl st to join rnd. (24 sc)
Rnd 2- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail  that is long enough to wrap around the middle of the  bow and also to sew with.

Insert the Ears into the corners of the Head, and sew in place. Fasten off, weave in tail. Place the bow in the middle of the Head, and tack the ends, curving the Bow a little bit on both sides so that it will fit snuggly but also so that it will not lie flat on the Head. Fasten off, weave in tail.
Pin the Muzzle 6 rounds above the bottom of the Spring Green Head. and sew in place using the tails you left. Fasten off, weave in ends.
Sew the green Pupils onto the Black disk of Eyes. Fasten off, weave in tail behind the Black disks. Pin the disks just above the Muzzle and sew in place, stitch a large straight stitch in the center for the cat's eye. Stitch  Eyebrows above each Eye as seen in photos (about 2 rnds above each Eye). Fasten off, weave in tail.
Stitch straight whiskers at the ends of the Muzzle. Fasten off, weave in tail. Center Tail at the Back of Body, pin and sew in place. Fasten off, weave in yarn end.

You're done!

He Never Disappoints

FUN WITH SHOW AND TELL

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It's been a while since our last Show And Tell, but Shandy Mcjarrow has graciously agreed to share with all of us her precious version of our Funmigurumi Cheeks. Isn't this totally lovable?

This precious version of Ceeks will also be shared on Craftybegonia's Facebook page and also on our VIP board on Pinterest.

Thank you so much Shandy McJarrow for sharing with us your lovely interpretation of our toys.

Your Strength and Song

Primrose the Summer Love Bug

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After he offended all the mothers in Bugsville because he refused to date their very eager daughters, our silly boy (Spring Love Bug) decided to sign up with the Bugs Connection Dating Service and "import" a mail order bride from Florida! You cannot believe the flying rumors, especially when the girl did not provide a selfie and it was discovered that she did not have a Facebook nor an Instagram page. Oh, the comments! Our poor fellow was terrified when they told him she was probably too ugly for words, and that that was the reason he couldn't get her to spend some time chatting with him on a well known video site. With trepidation, he went to receive the package in which she traveled. After opening it, out came his super cute bride and it was total love at first sight. Don't you think the Bugs Connection Dating Service sent him a real cutie?



Follow the easy pattern to make this absolutely precious and hilarious "love" bug bride!

Skill- Moderately easy
Size- 21" T (from top of blooming antennae to shoes) x 8 1/2 W

Primrose the Love Bug


Materials-

Red Heart worsted weight yarn Shocking Pink (4 oz)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Bright Yellow (4 oz)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Spring Green (4 oz)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Baby Pink (4 oz)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Aran (4 oz)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Black (2 oz)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn White (4 yards)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Burgundy (1 yard, 3 inches)
Crochet hook size H
Fiberfill
Scissors
Pins
Blunt needle
Optional: Color for cheeks (I use a chalk pastel bar but you can use anything you like)



Body (Make 2)-
With Shocking Pink and H hook, ch 31.
Row 1- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. (30 sts) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sts) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3 to 10- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sts) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Roe 11- Join Bright Yellow and work 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 12 to 14- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sts) Ch 1, turn.
Row 15- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew with.
Row 16- Join Spring Green and work 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sts) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 17 to 19- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sts) Ch 1, turn.
Row 20- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sc) Fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew with.
Row 21- Join Baby Pink and work 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sts) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 22 to 29- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sts) Ch 1, turn.
Row 30- 1 sc in each sc across. (30 sts) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Sew and stuff  the Sides of Body. Fasten off and weave tails inside of Body.

With blunt needle, sew Bottom and Sides of Body, leaving top open for now. Fasten off, weave in tails.
Stuff with Fiberfill, making sure you get at the corners of the body.



Legs (Make 2)-

With Spring and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc)
Rnds 5 to 11- 1 sc in each c around. (24 sc) Fasten off, weave in tail.
Rnd 12- Join Bright Yellow, make 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnd 13- 1 sc in ecach of first 2 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Stuff firmly.
Rnd 14- 1 sc in first sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, rep aroun. (12 sc)
Rnd 15- 1 sc in each sc around. (12 sc) Fasten off, weave in ends.
Rnd 16- Join Shocking Pink. Work 1 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Stuff as you go!
Rnd 17-1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc
Rnd 18- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc.)
Rnd 19- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnds 20 to 27- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Finish stuffing and sew to Bottom of Body. Fasten off and weave in tail inside of Body.

Arms (Make 2)-
With Aran and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc)
Rnd 5- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off, weave in tail.
Rnd 6- Join Spring Green and work 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnd 7- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off, weave in tail.
Rnd 8- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnd 9- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off, weave in tails.
Rnd 10- Join Bright Yellow, make 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, *1 sc in each of next 2 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, rep from * around. (18 sc)
Rnd 11- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc)  Fasten off, weave in tail.
Rnd 12- 1 sc in first sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, *1 sc in next sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, rep from * around. (12 sc)
Rnd 13- Join Spring Green, 1 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 14- 1 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 15- 1 sc in each sc around. (12 sc) Fasten of, weave in tails.
Rnd 16- Join Baby Pink, work 1 sc in each sc around. (12 sc) Fasten off, weave in tail.
Rnd 17- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 18- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc)
Rnds 19 to 27- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten of, leaving long tail to sew with.

Stuff and sew to the Sides of Body. Fasten off and weave tails inside of Body.



Head (Make 2, Front and Back)-
Row 1- Skip first 5 sc from Top of Body, join Aran and and with H hook, work 20 sc, ch 1, turn, leaving the last 5 sc of Top of Body unworked. (20 sc)
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (20 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3 to 19- 1 sc in each sc across. (20 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 20- 1 sc in each sc across. (20 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Sew Shoulders of Body with matching yarn color, fasten off and weave in tails. Sew sides of Head, leaving Top open for now. Fasten off, weave in ends.
Stuff Body.



Face-

Mouth-
With Burgundy and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc) Fasten off, leaving tail to sew with, but slip stitch so that you can continue working.
Rnd 3- Join Shocking Pink and workin in Back Loops ONLY, make 1 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 4- Working in Both Loops, make 1 sc in each sc around. (12 sc) Fasten off, weave in tail.

Thread blunt needle with leftover Burgundy tail and centering Mouth on Face, about 2 rows above the Bottom of the Head. Stitch carefully INSIDE the Mouth, leaving the Lips free. Fasten off, weave in tail inside of Head.

Eyes (Make 2)-
With Black and H hook, ch 2.
Row 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, (DO NOT SLIP STITCH INTO A ROUND!) (6 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 2 sc in each stitch across. (12 c) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with and a little extra for eyelashes, about 39 inches long. (it's better to have a little more than too little, it must suit your style of sewing).
Pin the eyes 14 rows from Bottom and ending 1 row Below top of Head. Sew in place and stitch straight eyelashes on the sides of Eyes. Fasten off and weave in tails at back of Head.

"Light" of Eyes-
Thread a blunt needle with White yarn and "dot" small straight stitches on both Eyes as seen in photos. Weave in ends behind Face.



Nose-
With Black and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 1 sc in each sc around. (6 sc)
Begin to stuff
Rnd 3- 1 sc in each sc around. (6 sc) Fasten of, leaving long tail to sew with.
Finish stuffing and sew onto Face just 1 row above the Mouth. Fasten off, weave in tail inside of Head.



Antennae

Make 2

With Spring Green and H hook ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook and sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- Working in back loops all through rnd, make 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (you will be using the free loops to sew the Antenna onto the Head)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each st around. (18 sc)
Stuff as you go
Rnd 5- 1 sc in first sc, sc2tog over next 2 sts, rep around. (12 sc)
Rnd 6- Sc2 tog, rep around. (6 sc) Fasten off, weave in tail.
Rnd 7- Join Bright Yellow and work 1 sc in each st around. (6 sc)
Rnd 8- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 9- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 10- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc)
Rnd 11- 1 sc in first sc, sc2tog over next 2 sts, rep around. (12 sc)
Stuff as you go.
Rnd 12- Working in back loops all through rnd, make 1 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 13- Sc2 tog, rep around. (6 sc) Fasten off, leaving a tail that is 36 inches long.
Using the long tail sew the top closed and then, piercing carefully through the side of the ball, find your was to the base of the Yellow Ball (Rnd 7), wrap yarn around the base of the Ball 8 times to give it support for the use the toy will have, then weave in what you have left.
Flower-
Rnd 1- Join Shocking Pink to the first loop left of Rnd 12 or Yellow Ball, ch 3, make 5 dc in same loop, 1 sc in next loop, *6 dc in next loop, 1 sc in next loop, rep around, to finish flower, make 5 dc in next loop, skip 1 loop and sc in last loop, slip stitch in top of beginning ch 3. Fasten off, leaving long tail to weave ends with.
Weave in ends.
Sew Base of Antenna using Spring Green to Top of Head as seen in photos.

Hair-
Count 9 stitches from the edge of the Head toward the Center of the Head, join Spring to FRONT LOOP of that 9th st with a slip stitch, ch 10, sl st in same loop, [slip stitch in front loop of next st, ch 10, slip st in same loop] rep twice, fasten off, weave in tails inside of Head.

Stuff Head and sew Top of Head closed. Sew Antennae to Top of Head as seen in photos. Fasten off and weave in tails.

Done!

And here they are, the Love Bugs! Don't you just love them?



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