Thursday, 27 August 2015

Keyring Puppy (Short Ears)


Materials Needed
  • DK or light DK yarn in coat colour,  main colour,  eye patch colour + small amounts of black for embroidering face features.
  • A 2.5 mm crochet hook. The size of the hook is important, as anything bigger than 2.5 mm might result in an animal that is too large for a keyring. 
  • Polyester fiberfill stuffing.
  • A pair of 6 mm safety eyes.
  • A yarn needle for sewing the different parts together.
  • An embroidery needle for embroidering face features. 
  • A stitch marker for working in the round (I use a bit of contrasting yarn, but you can also use especially designed plastic ones).
  • A keyring keychain.

Eye Patch
With eye patch colour
Sc 6 in magic ring.
Sl st. 
FO leaving long tail for sewing.

Body and Head

Start with coat colour
R1: 6 sc in magic ring.  (6)
R2: inc in each  (12)
R3: (inc, 1) x 6  (18)
R4 & 5: sc in each          (18)
R6: (dec, 4) x 3  (15)
R7: sc in each          (15)
R8: (dec, 3) x 3  (12) cc to main colour
R9: sc in each          (12)
R10: (dec, 2) x 3  (9)
R11: inc in each  (18)
R12: (inc, 2) x 6  (24)
R13-16: sc in each          (24)
Insert one safety eye through the center of the eye patch. Insert safety eyes between R14 and R15 (2 rounds below the current one), ~ 5 sts apart. 
R17: (dec, 2) x 6  (18)
Stuff body and head. Add extra stuffing as you go. 
R18: (dec, 1) x 6  (12) 
R19: dec x 6           (6)
FO leaving long tail for sewing to the keyring. 

Legs (make 4)

Start with main colour
R1: 6 sc in magic ring  (6)
R2: sc in each           (6) cc to coat colour
R3-6: sc in each  (6)
Stuff with the loose ends of yarn. 
Sl st. 
FO, leaving long tail for sewing. 
Sew back legs in a seating position. Sew front legs either stretched forward or hanging down. 

Muzzle

With main colour or a lighter colour such as cream or white.
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. 

Ears 
(make 2: one with main colour, one with eye patch colour).
R1: 6 sc in magic ring.  (6)
R2: (inc, 1) x 3  (9)
R3 & 4: sc in each          (9)
R5: (dec, 1) x 3 (6)
R6 - 8: sc in each          (6)
Sl st. 
FO, leaving long tail for sewing. 
Sew eye patch in place. 
Sew muzzle and ears to head. Fold the ears towards the front and sew them in this folded position. 
Embroider face features (see photos for guidance). 
Attach puppy to keyring. 

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