Yellow Ladybug

Feb 23, 2008
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Author

Stacey Chaffee

Introduction

I know so many people who love ladybugs but I could never find a great pattern, so here it is!

Materials List

a ball of yarn about the size of your fist in any color you choose and black
crochet hook size H/8
yarn needle

polyfill

Finished Size

Roughly 6" x 4" x 2"

Gauge

Gauge is unimportant since this is a toy

Notes

On round one for the body, head and dots you may find the instructions confusing or difficult. If this is the case you can use these ones instead:
ch 2, sc six times in sec ch from hook, mark first sc with a scrap of yarn in a different color so you know where the round begins
ABBREVIATIONS
sc - single crochet
scs - single crochets
rnd - round
ch - chain
slpst - slip stitch
sec - secound

lp - loop

The Pattern

GETTING STARTED
BODY
RND 1: With the color of your choice make a loop in the yarn. Hold the yarn together where it crosses. Make sure the tail is on the right and the ball end on the left. sc six times in the lp, mark first sc with a scrap of yarn in a different color so you know where the round begins. Hold onto the tail of the yarn and push your stitches together until it forms something like a ring.
RND 2: sc twice in next six sc (12 sc)
RND 3: *sc in next sc, sc twice in next sc*, repeat from * to * around (18 sc)
RND 4:*sc in next two scs, sc twice in next sc*, repeat from * to * around (24 sc)
RND 5:*sc in next three scs, sc twice in next sc*, repeat from * to * around (30 sc)
RND 6:*sc in next four scs, sc twice in next sc*, repeat from * to * around (36 sc)
RND 7:*sc in next five scs, sc twice in next sc, repeat from * to * around (42 sc)
RNDS 8-10:sc in next sc and in each sc around (42 sc)
join with slpst to next sc, finish off
RND 11: join black with slpst to any sc, *skip next sc, sc in next 6 scs*, repeat from * to * around (36 sc)
RND 12:*skip next sc, sc in the next 5 scs*, repeat from * to * around (30 sc)
RND 13:*skip next sc, sc in the next 4 scs*, repeat from * to * around (24 scs)
RND 14:*skip next sc, sc in the next 3 scs*, repeat from * to * around (18 scs)
RND 15:*skip next sc, sc in the next 2 scs*, repeat from * to * around (12 scs)
Before you close off the body stuff it now.
RND 16:*skip next sc, sc in next sc*, repeat from * to * around (6 scs)
RND 17:sc in next sc and in every sc following, finish off and close remaining hole.
THE BODY IS FINISHED!
HEAD
RND 1: With black, make a loop in the yarn. Hold the yarn together where it crosses. Make sure the tail is on the right and the ball end on the left. sc six times in the lp, mark first sc with a scrap of yarn in a different color so you know where the round begins. Hold onto the tail of the yarn and push your stitches together until it forms something like a ring.
RND 2:sc twice in next sc and in each sc around (12 scs)
RND 3:*sc in next sc, sc twice in next sc*, repeat from * to * around (18 scs)
RND 4:*sc in next 2 scs, sc twice in next sc*, repeat from * to * around (24 scs)
RND 5-7:sc in each sc around
RND 8:*skip next sc, sc in next 3 scs*, repeat from * to * around (18 scs)
RND 9:*skip next sc, sc in next 2 scs*, repeat from * to * around (12 scs)
Stuff head then continue to round 10
RND 10:*skip next sc, sc in next sc*, repeat from * to * around
(6 scs)
finsih off and attach head to body
ANTENNE (MAKE 2)
With black ch 4, sc in sec ch from hook andin next 2 scs, finish off and attach to head
LEGS (MAKE 6)
With black ch 8, sc in sec ch from hook and in next 6 scs, finish off and attach to body
BIG DOTS (MAKE 2)
RND 1: With black, make a loop in the yarn. Hold the yarn together where it crosses. Make sure the tail is on the right and the ball end on the left. sc six times in the lp. Hold onto the tail of the yarn and push your stitches together until it forms something like a ring.
RND 2: sc twice in next 6 scs, join to next sc with a slpst, finish off and attach to sides of body
SMALL DOTS (MAKE 5)
with black, ch 2, sc 6 times in sec ch from hook, slpst in next sc, finish off and sew onto body where you think it looks best.
Stitch on face with scraps of yarn.

YOUR LADYBUG IS NOW FINISHED!!!!

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