December 16, 2017

Jester-Style Clown Doll

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Materials:
  • Red Heart Super Saver in the following colors;
      Cherry Red
      Gold
      Dark Orchid
      White
      a very small amount of black yarn for stitching the eyes
  • size G (4mm) crochet hook
  • yarn needle
  • stuffing

Instructions:

HAT

HAT PART 1
With Dark Orchid, make a magic ring and 6 sc into ring. (Or ch2, 6sc in 2nd ch from hook.)
Round 1: 2sc in each st around. (12 sts)
Round 2: *(Sc in each of next 2 sts, 2sc in next st), repeat from * around. (16 sts)
Rounds 3-5 (3 rounds): Sc in each st around. (16 sts)
Round 6: *(Sc in each of next 2 sts, dec), repeat from * around. (12 sts)
Add stuffing.
Round 7: Dec around. (6 sts)
Fasten off Dark Orchid. Attach Cherry Red.
Round 8: Sc through BLO of each st around. (6 sts)
Rounds 9-11 (3 rounds): Sc in each st around. (6 sts)
Round 12: 2sc in next st, sc in each of next 5 sts. (7 sts)
Round 13: 2sc in next st, sc in each of next 6 sts. (8 sts)
Round 14: 2sc in next st, sc in each of next 7 sts. (9 sts)
Round 15: 2sc in next st, sc in each of next 8 sts. (10 sts)
Round 16: *(2sc in next st, sc in next st), repeat from * around. (15 sts)
Rounds 17-18: Sc in each st around. (15 sts)
Round 19: *(2sc in next st, sc in each of next 4 sts), repeat from * around. (18 sts)
Round 20: *(2sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts), repeat from * around. (24 sts)
Round 21: Sc in each st around. (24 sts)
Round 22: *(2sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts), repeat from * around. (30 sts)
Rounds 23-25 (3 rounds): Sc in each st around. (30 sts)
Sl st in next st and fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.
Add stuffing.

HAT PART 2
Work same as PART 1, but use Gold yarn instead of Cherry Red.

HEAD
With White, make a magic ring and 6 sc into ring. (Or ch2, 6sc in 2nd ch from hook.)
Round 1: 2sc in each st around. (12 sts)
Round 2: *(Sc in next st, 2sc in next st), repeat from * around. (18 sts)
Round 3: *(Sc in each of next 2 sts, 2sc in next st), repeat from * around. (24 sts)
Round 4: Sc in each st around. (24 sts)
Round 5: *(Sc in each of next 3 sts, 2sc in next st), repeat from * around. (30 sts)
Round 6: *(Sc in each of next 4 sts, 2sc in next st), repeat from * around. (36 sts)
Rounds 7-14 (8 rounds): Sc in each st around. (36 sts)
Round 15: *(Dec, sc in each of next 2 sts), repeat from * around. (27 sts)
Round 16: Sc in each st around. (27 sts)
Fasten off White. Attach Dark Orchid.
Rounds 17-19 (3 rounds): Sc in each st around. (27 sts)
Sl st in next st and fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.
Add stuffing.

ARM 1
With White, make a magic ring and 6 sc into ring. (Or ch2, 6sc in 2nd ch from hook.)
Round 1: 2sc in each st around. (12 sts)
Rounds 2-4 (3 rounds): Sc in each st around. (12 sts)
Round 5: *(Sc in each of next 2 sts, 2sc in next st), repeat from * around. (16 sts)
Rounds 6-7: Sc in each st around. (16 sts)
Add stuffing.
Round 8: Dec, sc in each of next 2 sts, dec remaining sts of round. (9 sts)
Round 9: (Sc in next st, dec)three times. (6 sts)
Fasten off White. Attach Gold.
Round 10: 2sc in each st around. (12 sts)
Round 11: 2 sc in each st around. (24 sts)
Rounds 12-19 (8 rounds): Sc in each st around. (24 sts)
Round 20: *(Sc in each of next 4 sts, dec), repeat from * around. (20 sts)
Rounds 21-22: Sc in each st around. (20 sts)
Round 23: *(Sc in each of next 3 sts, dec), repeat from * around. (16 sts)
Rounds 24-25: Sc in each st around. (16 sts)
Add stuffing.
Round 26: *(Sc in each of next 2 sts, dec), repeat from * around. (12 sts)
Round 27: Sc in each st around. (12 sts)
Add more stuffing.
Round 28: Dec around. (6 sts)
Fasten off, leaving a length of yarn to thread through remaining sts and pull closed.

ARM 2
Work same as ARM 1, but use Cherry Red yarn instead of Gold.

FOOT 1
With Dark Orchid, ch6.
Round 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 3 ch, 2sc in last ch. Turn so that you are working on opposite side, sc in each of next 4 ch, 2sc in last ch. (12 sts)
Round 2: *(2sc in next st, sc in next st), repeat from * around. (18 sts)
Round 3: (2sc, sc, 2sc, sc in next 4 sts)twice, (2sc, sc)twice. (24 sts)
Round 4: [(2sc, sc)twice, sc in next 6 sts]twice, (2sc, sc)twice. (30 sts)
Round 5: (2sc, sc)three times, sc in next 7 sts, (2sc, sc)twice, sc in next 7 sts, (2sc, sc)three times. (38 sts)
Fasten off Dark Orchid. Attach Gold.
Round 6: Sc through BLO of each st around. (38 sts)
Round 7: Sc in each of next 12 sts, ch6, skip next 12 sts, sc in next st (being careful not to twist chain, sc in each of next 13 sts. (38 sc, 6 ch)
From here until fastening off Gold, you will be ignoring some of the stitches.
Round 8: Sc in each of next 12 sts, sc in BLO of each ch, sc in each of next 14 sts. (32 sts)
Round 9: Sc in each st around. (32 sts)
Round 10: *(Sc in each of next 2 sts, dec), repeat from * around. (24 sts)
Round 11: Sc in each st around. (24 sts)
Round 12: Repeat round 10. (18 sts)
Round 13: *(Sc in next st, dec), repeat from * around. (12 sts)
Round 14: Dec around. (6 sts)
Fasten off, leaving a length of yarn to thread through remaining sts and pull closed.
Add stuffing.

FOOT 2
Work same as FOOT 1, but use Cherry Red yarn instead of Gold.

LEG 1
Round 1: Attach Cherry Red to the unworked sc row of foot and sc in each of the 12 sts, then sc in each of the 6 ch. (18 sts)
Rounds 2-4 (3 rounds): Sc in each st around. (18 sts)
Round 5: *(2sc in next st, sc in each of next 5 sts), repeat from * around. (21 sts)
Rounds 6-9 (4 rounds): Sc in each st around. (21 sts)
Round 10: *(2sc in next st, sc in each of next 6 sts), repeat from * around. (24 sts)
Rounds 11-12: Sc in each st around. (24 sts)
Round 13: *(2sc in next st, sc in each of next 5 sts), repeat from * around. (28 sts)
Rounds 14-16 (3 rounds): Sc in each st around. (28 sts)
Round 17: *(2sc in next st, sc in each of next 6 sts), repeat from * around. (32 sts)
Rounds 18-20 (3 rounds): Sc in each st around. (32 sts)
Round 21: *(Dec, sc in each of next 2 sts), repeat from * around. (24 sts)
Sl st in next st and fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.
Add stuffing.

LEG 2
Work same as LEG 1, but use Gold yarn instead of Cherry Red.

BODY
Round 1: With Gold, ch11. 2sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each of next 8 ch, 2sc in next ch, Turn so that you are working on opposite side, 2sc, sc in each of next 8 ch, 2sc. (24 sts)
Round 2: (2sc, sc)twice, sc in next 4 sts, (2sc, sc)twice, (sc, 2sc)twice, sc in next 4 sts, (sc, 2sc)twice. (32 sts)
Round 3: Sc in each st around. (32 sts)
Round 4: (2sc, sc)twice, sc in next 10 sts, 2sc, sc in next 2 sts, 2sc, sc in next 10 sts, (sc, 2sc)twice. (38 sts)
Round 5: Sc, 2sc, sc in next 15 sts, 2sc, sc in next 2 sts, 2sc, sc in next 15 sts, 2sc, sc. (42 sts)
Round 6: Sc in each st around. (42 sts)
Round 7: (2sc, sc)twice, sc in next 15 sts, 2sc, sc in next 2 sts, 2sc, sc in next 15 sts, (sc, 2sc)twice. (46 sts)
Rounds 8-14 (7 rounds): Sc in each st around. (46 sts)
Fasten off Gold. Attach Cherry Red.
Rounds 15-21 (7 rounds): Sc in each st around. (46 sts)
Round 22: (Dec, sc)twice, sc in next 15 sts, dec, sc in next 2 sts, dec, sc in next 15 sts, (sc, dec)twice. (42 sts)
Round 23: Sc in each st around. (42 sts)
Round 24: Sc, dec, sc in next 15 sts, dec, sc in next 2 sts, dec, sc in next 15 sts, dec, sc. (38 sts)
Round 25: (Dec, sc)twice, sc in next 10 sts, dec, sc in next 2 sts, dec, sc in next 10 sts, (sc, dec)twice. (32 sts)
Round 26: Sc in each st around. (32 sts)
Round 27: (Dec, sc)twice, sc in next 4 sts, (dec, sc)twice, (sc, dec)twice, sc in next 4 sts, (sc, dec)twice. (24 sts)
Stuff.
Round 28: Dec around. (12 sts)
Fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.
Add more stuffing. Sew opening closed.

LARGE BOBBLE BUTTON
With Dark Orchid, make a magic ring and 6 sc into ring. (Or ch2, 6sc in 2nd ch from hook.)
Round 1: 2sc in each st around. (12 sts)
Round 2: *(Sc in each of next 2 sts, 2sc in next st), repeat from * around. (16 sts)
Rounds 3-5 (3 rounds): Sc in each st around. (16 sts)
Round 6: *(Sc in each of next 2 sts, dec), repeat from * around. (12 sts)
Add stuffing.
Round 7: Dec around. (6 sts)
Fasten off, leaving a length of yarn.
Thread yarn through remaining sts and pull closed.

SMALL BOBBLE BUTTON
With Dark Orchid, make a magic ring and 6 sc into ring. (Or ch2, 6sc in 2nd ch from hook.)
Round 1: 2sc in each st around. (12 sts)
Rounds 2-4 (3 rounds): Sc in each st around. (12 sts)
Add stuffing.
Round 5: Dec around. (6 sts)
Fasten off, leaving a length of yarn.
Thread yarn through remaining sts and pull closed.

NOSE
Work same as SMALL BOBBLE BUTTON, but use Cherry Red yarn instead of Dark Orchid.

ASSEMBLY
Sew Leg 1 to the red half of the body. Sew Leg 2 to the yellow half of the body.
Sew head to top of body.
Sew Arm 1 to the red half of the body. Sew Arm 2 to the yellow half of the body.
Place Hat Part 1 on the top of the head facing towards the red side of the body and arm. Place Hat Part 2 on the top of the head facing towards the yellow side of the body and arm. Sew 6 sts of Hat Part 1 and Hat Part 2 together where they meet at the center-top of the head. Sew both parts to top of head: red side facing the red side, yellow side facing the yellow side.
Sew nose to center of face.
With black yarn, stitch eyes on face.

Small Maneki-Neko

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Finished Size: approx. 4 in / 10 cm

Materials:
  • Red Heart Super Saver: Soft White, Gold, and a very small amount of the following colors; Cherry Red, Burgundy, Black
  • size F (3.75mm) crochet hook
  • yarn needle
  • stuffing
  • optional: small bell

Instructions:

BODY & HEAD
With Soft White, 6sc into MR.
R1: (2sc)x6. (12)
R2: (Sc, 2sc)x6. (18)
R3: (Sc 2, 2sc)x6. (24)
R4: (Sc 3, 2sc)x6. (30)
R5: Sc 30. (30)
R6: (Sc 4, 2sc)x6. (36)
R7-10: Sc 36. (36)
R11: (Sc 4, DEC)x6. (30)
R12: Sc 30. (30)
R13: (Sc 3, DEC)x6. (24)
R14: (DEC)x6. (12)
R15: (2sc)x6. (24)
R16: Sc 24. (24)
R17: (Sc 3, 2sc)x6. (30)
R18-20: Sc 30. (30)
R21: (Sc 3, DEC)x6. (24)
R22: (Sc 2, DEC)x6. (18)
R23: (Sc, DEC)x6. (12)
R24: (DEC)x6. (6)
F/O, draw yarn through remaining sts and pull closed.

RAISED PAW
With Soft White, 6sc into MR.
R1: (2sc, sc)x6. (9)
R2: Sc 7, DEC. (8)
R3: Ch1, turn. Fold piece together and sc through both sides. Ch1, turn. (4)
R4: Sc 4 FLO, turn so that the unworked back loops are now the front loops, sc 4 FLO. (8)
R5-8: Sc 8. (8)
F/O.

PAW HOLDING TOKEN
With Soft White, 6sc into MR.
R1: (2sc, sc 2)x2. (8)
R2-5: Sc 8. (8)
R6: Ch1, turn. Fold piece together and sc through both sides. (4)
F/O.

FEET
With Soft White, 8sc into MR.
R1-3: Sc 8. (8)
F/O.

EARS
With Soft White, 6sc into MR.
R1: Sc 6. (6)
R2: (2sc, sc 2)x2. (8)
R3: (2sc, sc 3)x2. (10)
F/O.

TAIL
With Soft White, Ch4, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 2 ch.
F/O.

TOKEN
With Gold, Ch7.
R1: 2sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 4, 2sc, turn to work on opposite side of chain, 2sc, sc 4, 2sc. (16)
R2: [(2sc)x2, sc 4, (2sc)x2]x2. (24)
R3: Sl st 24. (24)
F/O.

ASSEMBLY
Sew ears to top of head.
Sew arms to body.
Sew legs to body.
Sew tail to body.
With Black, stitch eyes on head.
With Burgundy, stitch mouth on head.
Look up a few photos of Maneki-Neko cats online, and with Black stitch an approximation of the characters on the token.
Cut 2 lengths of Cherry Red, approximately 5 inches each and tie around the neck of the Maneki-Neko (if you have a small bell, thread the bell onto the yarn before you tie it around the neck). Trim the ends.