|"Someone took a bite out of me"|
Yarn, Hook and Other Materials:
(feel free to substitute with your favourite worsted weight yarn and hook size)
E hook / 3.5mm hook
Pink yarn: Bernat Satin Cameo
Cream yarn: Red Heart Soft Touch Off White
Brown yarn: Red Heart Soft Touch Chocolate
Small amount of light brown yarn: Bernat Satin Sable
Yarn needle to weave in ends and embroider the sprinkles on
A pair of safety eyes or beads
Cream and black embroidery thread
Polyester fiberfill stuffing
A small piece of cardboard (optional)
Dimensions / Gauge:
Popsicle is approximately 5.5" tall and 2" wide.
Exact gauge is not important, but as with all amigurumi, crochet tightly to make sure no stuffing will be seen between stitches.
sc single crochet
sl st slip stitch
inv dec invisible decrease
Number in ( ) at the end of each round: total number of stitches you should have by the end of the round.
I worked in continuous spirals instead of joined rounds, because personally I don't like that diagonal seam line, but if you prefer to do it that way to make a better colour change, it's totally fine too.
Main body of the popsicle:
Using pink yarn: we're starting from the bottom of the popsicle and working our way up
|Rnd 1||Ch 12. 1 sc in the 2nd ch from hook, and sc in the next 9 ch.
In the last ch, do 3 sc. (This will help the oval to "turn" the corner so to speak)
Rotate your work so the other side of the chain is facing up.
Sc in each loop of ch (11 sc), until you reach the last loop. Do 3 sc in that loop.
You should have a total of 26 sc at the end of the round (26)
|Rnd 2||1 sc along the straight side (11 sc),
then 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, and 2 sc in the next st. That should round up the corner,
and now continue doing 1 sc on the straight side again (9 sc).
Then 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next, and 2 sc in the last st (30 total for the round)
|Rnd 3||1 sc all around (30)|
|Rnd 4||1 sc all around in the back loops only (30)|
|Rnd 5-11||1 sc all around in both loops again (30)|
|Rnd 12||Change to off-white yarn. 1 sc all around. (30)
If you're using safety eyes, add them in now.
|Rnd 13-18||1 sc all around (30)|
|Rnd 19||Change to brown yarn. 1 sc all around. (30)|
|Rnd 20-23||1 sc all around. (30)|
Now we're ready for the fun part and create the "bite" in our popsicle.
Bascially, the uneven edge of the bite is created by not crocheting all around in the 30 stitches, but turning and leaving stitches undone in every round. The number of stitches you'll have to do for each row will get smaller and smaller as you go up to the top of the popsicle.
In the crochet world I think they call that a decrease for each row to create a staircase effect.
On the opposite side of the bite (in mine, the left side of the popsicle), we will gradually work in invisible decreases to shape the popsicle.
As you're crocheting, you can adjust accordingly to create the size and the look of the bite you want. I've put down a rough estimate of what I did, but it's more fun to shape it as you go along.
|Rnd 1||Using brown yarn.If you flatten your popsicle, we're going to start from the 3rd stitch from the right edge.
Insert your hook into that stitch, and pull up a loop with the new brown yarn. Ch 1.
1 sc in the next st, sc into the next 23 stitch, and sl st into the next st.
|Rnd 2||Ch 1. Turn (so you're now inserting your hook from the inside of the popsicle to outside, going left to right again (if you're right-handed). Sc in the next st, sc into the next 22 sc, sl st into next st.|
|Rnd 3||Ch 1. Turn. Sc in the next st, sc into the next 8 st, inv dec, inv dec, sc in next 8 st, sl st into the next st.|
|Rnd 4||Ch 1. Turn. Sc in all st around.|
|Rnd 5||Ch 3. Turn. Sl st into the base st of the chain (This will create a "bump" that stick out in your bite). Sc in the next 7 st, inv dec, inv dec, sc in the next 7 st, sl st into the last st.|
|Rnd 6||Ch 3. Turn. Sl st into the base st of the chain. Sc in all st around, sl st into the last st.|
|Rnd 7||Ch 1. Turn. Sc in the next 5 st, inv dec, inv dec, sc in the 4 st, sl st into the last st.|
|Rnd 8||Ch 1. Turn. Sc in all st around.|
|Rnd 9||Ch 1. Turn. Sc in next 4 st, inv dec, then sc in the remaining st.|
|Rnd 10||Ch 1. Turn. Sc in all st around.|
Whip stitch the top of the front and back chocolate pieces together using the tail.
If you prefer, you can embroider the sprinkles in now or wait till later.
|Rnd 1||Starting with pink yarn Ch 4. 1 sc in the 2nd ch from hook, then sc in the next ch, then 3 sc in the last ch. Rotate your work so the other side of the chain is facing up. 1 sc in the first 2 loops, and 2 sc in the last one. (9)|
|Rnd 2||Change to off-white yarn *1 sc in next st, then 2 sc in next* repeat till end of round (13)|
|Rnd 3-5||1 sc in each st around
Whether you need another round or not depends on how big you've created your bite, so put this inside your popsicle to see if it fits well or not.
Using light brown yarn
|Rnd 1||Make a magic ring with 6 stitches in it.|
|Rnd 2||*1 sc in the next st, then 2 sc in the next* repeat 3 times (9)|
|Rnd 3-7||1 sc in each st around|
And now for some quick embroidery work
Then add the mouth in using the black embroidery thread. And of course, you can have your popsicle smiling instead.
Pattern is for personal use only. Please do not sell items made from it (charity okay). Please do not reproduce the pattern anywhere, but link to this post ( http://ow.ly/cPHJD ). Thanks!