Thursday, December 25, 2008

Little Miss Peanut - Free Crochet Pattern


A Peanut for the Peanut
Little Miss Peanut is the perfect cuddly plushie for you or a loved one. She’ll always lift you spirits because she’s never without a smile to share!

My creation
(Little Miss Peanut was designed for my baby niece Danika, who we call Peanut.)


Materials:

G hook
Worsted weight yarn (tan, whatever color you want for the bow, brown or black)
Yarn needle
Fiberfill stuffing

[Note: Bow can be used as bow tie placed on the neck area for a boy peanut.]


Body:

(Make 2)

With tan, ch 4.

Row 1 – 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in the next ch, 2 sc in last ch, ch 1, turn. (5 sc)

Row 2 – 2 sc in first sc, 3 sc, 2 sc in last sc, ch 1, turn. (7 sc)

Row 3 – 2 sc in first sc, 5 sc, 2 sc in last sc, ch 1, turn. (9 sc)

Row 4 – 2 sc in first sc, 7 sc, 2 sc in last sc, ch1, turn. (11 sc)

Row 5 – 2 sc in first sc, 9 sc, 2 sc in last sc, ch 1, turn. (13 sc)

Row 6 – 2 sc in first sc, 11 sc, 2 sc in last sc, ch 1, turn. (15 sc)

Rows 7-15 – sc in each sc, ch 1, turn. (15 sc)

Row 16 – sc 2 tog, sc 11, sc 2 tog, ch 1, turn. (13 sc)

Row 17-18 – sc in each sc, ch 1, turn. (13 sc)

Row 19 – sc 2 tog, sc 9, sc 2 tog, ch 1, turn. (11 sc)

Row 20 – sc in each sc, ch 1, turn. (11 sc)

Row 21 – sc 2 tog, sc 7, sc 2 tog, ch 1, turn. (9 sc)

Row 22 – 2 sc in first sc, 7 sc, 2 sc in last sc, ch 1, turn. (11 sc)

Row 23 – sc in each sc, ch 1, turn. (11 sc)

Row 24 – 2 sc in first sc, 9 sc, 2 sc in last sc, ch 1, turn. (13 sc)

Row 25 – sc in each sc, ch 1, turn. (13 sc)

Row 26 – 2 sc in first sc, 11 sc, 2 sc in last sc, ch 1, turn. (15 sc)

Row 27-29 – sc in each sc, ch 1, turn. (15 sc)

Row 30 – sc 2 tog, 11 sc, sc 2 tog, ch 1, turn. (13 sc)

Row 31 – sc 2 tog, 9 sc, sc 2 tog, ch 1, turn. (11 sc)

Row 32 – sc 2 tog, 7 sc, sc 2 tog, ch 1, turn. (9 sc)

Row 33 – sc 2 tog, 5 sc, sc 2 tog, ch 1, turn. (7 sc)

Row 34 – sc 2 tog, 3 sc, sc 2 tog, ch 1, turn. (5 sc)

Row 35 – sc 2 tog, 1 sc, sc 2 tog, ch 1, turn. (2 sc)

Row 36 – sc 3 remaining sc’s tog, finish off.


Bow:

With bow color, ch 6.

[Note: Starting at fourth chain from hook, you will be crocheting 3 dc’s tog. When finished with this step, you should have the ch 3 that counts as the first dc, then the 3 dc’s crocheted together.]

Yo, insert hook in 4th ch from hook

[Yo, pull up a loop] twice (2 loops on hook)

Yo, insert hook in next ch

[Yo, pull up a loop] twice (3 loops on hook)

Yo, insert hook in next ch

[Yo, pull up a loop] twice (4 loops on hook)

Yo, pull through all 4 loops (3 dc tog complete)

Ch 5

3 dc in 4th chain from hook, finish off.


Center of Bow Wrap:

With bow color, ch 6

Row 1 – sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each of 4 remaining chs, finish off.


Wrap tie around the middle of the bow and sew the ends of tie together, overlapping if necessary.

Securely sew bow to head for a girl, to the neck area for a boy.

With brown or black, stitch on face and peanut texture detail.

[Note: Holding the two body pieces exactly matched up as you crochet helps to keep them even with each other. This way you can see the matching stitches and sc them together.]

Sc the two body pieces together, leaving a small opening for stuffing. Stuff lightly, it’s supposed to be fairly flat.

Finish sewing pieces together, finish off.

Weave in any loose ends.


Enjoy your peanut or give her (or him) to a loved one!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a cute pattern, and a sweet gift to us all. Thank you, our little Lily Rose will love it.

Mary

Christina said...

Both of those little peanuts are very cute. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

The pattern's REALLY cute and all, but I'm totally not understanding how to make the bow...could you explain please? I'd be glad to give you my e-mail, if needed :)

EJ

Amber said...

EJ,

Please e-mail me at yarnpixie@yahoo.com

Amber

Anonymous said...

love it. will be making one.my grandbabys nick name is Peanut.thanks for the pattern

Anonymous said...

I just made a peanut for my daughters first birthday coming up. She loves it. Thanks so much for the pattern. I probably will be making one for my son as well!