This week has been pretty exciting! I found out my class schedule, started setting up my new classroom, began my new teacher orientation, and met some fellow n00bs from my school! Tomorrow I’ll meet the rest of the new teachers at a luncheon meet and greet. Life has been so busy and I feel like my to-do list keeps getting longer and longer, even as I check things off. In the few spare moments I’ve had this week, I whipped up this little amigurumi cutie, whom I’m calling Herman. My husband helped design him, and decided that Herman should be a little chunky, with stubby arms and legs. Now that he’s finished, I have to agree! If you love Herman too, don’t forget to add this free crochet pattern to your Ravelry queue!
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Feet (make two)
Row 1. 6 single crochet (sc) into a magic ring (6)
Row 2. 2 sc in each stitch (12)
Rows 3-4. 1 sc in each stitch (12)
Finish off with 2 slip stitches, then leave a long tail to use to sew onto Herman’s body. Stuff each leg with a little bit of fiberfill.
Arms (make two)
Row 1. 6 sc into a magic ring (6)
Rows 2-3. sc in each stitch (6)
Finish off with 2 slip stitches, then leave a long tail to use to sew onto Herman’s body
Row 1. 6 sc into a magic ring (6)
Row 2. 2 sc into each stitch (12)
Row 3. 2 sc into every other stitch (18)
Row 4. 2 sc into every third stitch (24)
Row 5. 2 sc into every fourth stitch (30)
Row 6. 2 sc into every fifth stitch (36)
Row 7. 2 sc into every sixth stitch (42)
Row 8. 2 sc into every seventh stitch (48)
Rows 9-16. sc in every stitch (48)
Somewhere in here, sew the legs to the underside of the amigurumi body, attach the arms, and pop in the safety eyes. I liked Herman without a mouth, but if you’d like to add one you should do so here. You can sew on a mouth using black yarn or embroidery floss.
Row 17. Decrease by crocheting every fifth and sixth stitch together (40)
Row 18. Decrease by crocheting every fourth and fifth stitch together (32)
Rows 19-20. sc in every stitch (32)
Begin stuffing Herman, and continue to stuff as you go.
Row 21. Decrease by crocheting every third and fourth stitch together (24)
Row 22. Decrease by crocheting every second and third stitch together (16)
Row 23. Decrease every stitch (8)
Row 24. Decrease every stitch (4)
Finish off with a slip stitch and leave a long tail. Using a tapestry needle, sew together the little opening and weave in the ends.
That’s pretty much it! Now you can accessorize your amigurumi cutie! I wrapped yarn around my hand a couple of times and made Herman a little pom pom hair piece. I think he turned out QUITE adorable, and the hubs loves him. What do you guys think? I love holding his little hand!
The finished Herman is about six inches tall, but you could easily make him smaller or larger by switching up your hook and yarn.
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