Saturday, June 15, 2013

Crochet Koala Applique

Crochet Koala Applique Pattern

It looks great on a hat (pattern for hat)

Koala Crochet Appliqué

Size of koala: 4 inches high, 5 inches wide
Hook: 3.5 mm Yarn: 8 ply, small amount of grey, white and black, sewing needle, scissors
Terms: US
Time: 2 to 3 hours
Skill level: Beginner +
Stitches used:
Magic ring
Sl st – slip stitch
Ch = chain
Sc = single crochet
Hdc = half double crochet
Dc = double crochet
Trbl = triple crochet (treble crochet)
Scfr = single crochet foundation row
Hdcfr = half double crochet foundation row
Bst = bullion stitch, 5 yo


 Construction:
2 body pieces, 2 ears, 2 eyes, 2 legs, 1 nose, rounds are joined.



Body: Make 2: 1 Grey and 1 White
Row 1, magic ring, ch 1, 6 sc into magic ring, (close magic ring), sl st to join round into beginning sc (6 sc’s)
Row2, ch 1, work 2 sc’s in each st around, sl st to join in beginning sc (12 sc’s)
Row 3, ch 1, work 2 sc’s in each st around, sl st to join in beginning sc (24 sc’s)
Row 4, ch 1,* work 1 sc into next 5 st’s, work 2 sc into next st,* repeat from *to* to end of round, sl st to join in beginning sc (28 sc’s), finish off leaving a long tail for weaving, hide beginning tail by sewing it in


Ears: Make 2, beginning with white in the first 2 rows, followed by the grey in the next 2 rows.
Row 1, magic ring, ch 1, 6 sc into magic ring, (close magic ring), sl st to join round into beginning sc (6 sc’s)
Row 2, ch 1,  work 1 sc into next 2 sc, work 2 sc into next sc, work 1 sc into next 2 sc, work 2 sc into next sc, sl st to join in beginning sc (8 sc), break off white and continue on with grey color
Row 3, ch 1, work 1 sc into next 3 sc, work 2 sc into next sc, work 1 sc into next 3 sc, work 2 sc into next sc, sl st to join in beginning sc (10 sc)

Left Ear: Row 4
Row 4, ch 1, sl st into same space as ch 1, sl st into next 2 st’s, work 2 sc’s into next 4 st’s, work 2 dc into next st, work 2 trbl into next st, work 2 dc into next st, sl st to join in beginning sl st, finish off leaving a long tail for weaving, hide beginning tail by sewing it in

Right Ear: Row 4
Row 4, ch 3, work 1 dc in same space as ch 3, work 2 trbl into next st, work 2 dc into next st, work 2 sc into next 4 st’s, work 1 sl st into next 3 st’s, sl st to join in the bottom of the starting ch 3 of the round, finish off leaving a long tail for weaving, hide beginning tail by sewing it in


Legs: make 2, grey color
Row 1, make a hdc foundation row of 10 hdc’s, finish off leaving a tail for weaving, hide beginning tail by sewing it in



Nose: make 1, black color
Row 1, working a sc foundation row, work 3 sc foundations, changing to a hdc foundation row, make 6 hdc foundations, , finish off leaving a tail for weaving, do not hide beginning tail, follow construction instructions

Eyes: make 2, black color
Row 1, magic ring, ch 3, work 1,(5 yo’s) bullion st, into ring, close ring, sl st to top of ch 3 and close work, forming the shape of a small eye, finish off leaving a tail for weaving, hide beginning tail by sewing it in


Construction:
Pull slightly on body and head pieces to form almost an oval shape, the sewing tail will be poking out to the left side or the right side of the body or head once manipulated correctly.
Sew grey head to white body by over lapping the head over the body slightly.
Place the legs with the long tail for sewing on the shoulder of the body, legs should be curved slightly and sticking over the bottom of the body slightly.

Nose construction: sew beginning tail to end tale position, hide in tail and finish that piece of yarn off, pull nose into shape, small arch at the top, larger arch at the bottom, sew center space of nose opening closed, do not make this too tight, position nose and sew on the nose

Position ears, the larger part of the ear should be on a down ward slope (see pictures)
Sew on eyes
Sew on a mouth; I visualize a sideways C that meets in the middle
Sew on some claws, I used 3 small sewing st’s on each

Once all of this was made I did a few grey sc’s in between the legs and left a very long tail to sew my appliqué on with.




First Video Tutorial Crochet Koala Applique







 Good luck with your project, I’d love to hear your feed back. Please do not sell this pattern, please link back to me if you use this pattern, I’d love to see this used for charity, and you can make and sell items from this pattern too. TO PRINT OUT THE PATTERN, COPY AND PASTE TO A WORD DOCUMENT ON YOUR COMPUTER

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi, I am not understanding the nose, do you make a chain of so many, if so how many, thanks

Cathy Wood said...

the nose begins with a 3 scfr, single crochet foundation row. There are good instructions on you tube for a single crochet foundation row, cheers Cat :)