Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Cheeky Chipmunks


Materials needed
- DK yarn in main colour (beige/light brown/yellow), cream (optional), coat colour, + small amounts of black & pink for face features. 
- 2.5 or 3 mm crochet hook
- yarn needle
- polyfiber stuffing
- a pair of 6 mm safety eyes
- stitch marker for working in the round

If made with light DK yarn and a 2.5 mm crochet hook, these chipmunks are small enough to be used as a keyring. 

Head & Body
Start with main colour
R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
R2: inc in each (12)
R3: (inc, 3) x 3 (15)
R4: 2, (inc, 4) x 2, inc, 2 (18)
R5: (inc, 5) x 3 (21)
R6: 3, (inc, 6) x 2, inc, 3 (24)
R7-11: sc in each (24)
R12: (dec, 6) x 3 (21) cc to coat colour
R13: (inc, 6) x 3 (24)
Insert safety eyes between R 7 and 8 about 5 sts apart. 
R14,15: sc in each (24)
R16: (inc, 7) x 3 (27)
R17,18: sc in each (27)
R19: (inc, 8) x 3 (30)
R20, 21: sc in each (30)
R22: (dec, 3) x 6 (24)
R23: (dec, 2) x 6 (18)
Stuff. 
R24: (dec, 1) x 6 (12)
Stuff a bit more.
R25: dec x 6 (6)
FO

Muzzle (with cream or main colour)
R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
R2: (inc, 1) x 3 (9)
R3: inc, 4, inc, 3 (11)
Sl st. 
FO leaving long tail for sewing. 
Stuff with the other yarn end. 

Cheeks (2 with main colour)
R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
R2: (inc, 1) x 3 (9)
R3: sc in each (9)
Sl st. 
FO leaving long tail for sewing.
Stuff with the other yarn end. 

Ears (with main colour)
R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
R2-3: sc in each (6)
Sl st. 
FO leaving long tail for sewing.
Stuff with the other yarn end.

Legs (make 4)
Start with main colour)
R1: sc 6 in magic ring (6)
R2: sc in each (6) cc to coat colour
R3-5: sc in each (6)
Sl st. 
FO leaving long tail for sewing.
Stuff with the yarn ends. 


Assembly (use photos as guide)
Sew muzzle to face so that the bottom of the muzzle lines up with the last round of main colour of the head.
Sew the cheeks under each eye. 
Sew ears. 
Sew legs.
Embroider nose with pink. Embroider mouth & eye brows with black. 


That's it! Your cheeky chipmunk is done ☺️



6 comments:

  1. Cheeky Chipmunks - they are the cutest! Thanks for sharing and making my day bright and cheerful.

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    1. Thanks for your kind words. It makes my day to know that I have made someone's day bright and cheerful :))

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  2. Thanks for sharing your awesome creativity! You bless many lives!

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    1. It's a pleasure. Thank you very much for your kind words. :)

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  3. These are ADORABLE!!! Thank you!

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  4. These are ADORABLE!!! Thank you!

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