lördag 26 november 2016

The Silent Raccoon



So, this is the pattern for my design The Silent Raccoon. The raccoon doesn't say much, but if you make it, and use a thin yarn and needle size 2.5, the height will be about 17 cm if the raccoon sits down, and 23 cm if it decides to stand up. And yes, I use the yarn "Tilda" from SvartaFåret again. I always do. (Safety eyes size: 12 mm.)

For this particular racoon, you will have to start of sort of backways, making the eyes and back of the eyes first. This because you will have to attach those parts during the making of the skull and body. So first thing, you need to have the eye parts prepared - as "usual", you will find a sort-of-image-tutorial at the end of the pattern. Let's Raccoon away!

Part I. The Eyes (Black yarn and safety eyes)
1) Magic circle (6)
2) 2 sc in each st (12)
3) 1 sc in the next st,then 2 in the next st (18)
4) 2 sc in each of the next 3 sts, then 1 sc in the remaining sts (21)
5) 2 sc in each of the next 3 sts then 1 sc in the remaining sts (24)
6) 3 sc in each of the next 3 sts then 1 sc in the remaining sts (27)
f/o, leave a thread for sewing

- attach the safety eyes on the "plates" (see image further down) - but do not lock them. Lock them after attaching them to the head.

Part II. The Head/body (Grey)
1) Magic circle (6)
2) 2 sc in each st (12)
3) 1 sc then 2 in the next st (18)
4) 1 sc in the next 2 sts then 2 in the next st (24)
5) 1 sc in the next 3 sts then 2 in the next st (30)
6) 1 sc in the next 4 sts then 2 in the next st (36)
7) 1 sc in the next 5 sts then 2 in the next st (42)
8) 1 sc in the next 6 sts then 2 in the next st (48)
9) 1 sc in the next 7 sts then 2 in the next st (54)
10) 1 sc in the next 8 sts then 2 in the next st (60)
11) 1 sc in the next 9 sts then 2 in the next st (66)
12) 1 sc in the next 10 sts then 2 in the next st (72)
13) 1 sc in the next 11 sts then 2 in the next st (78)
14) 1 sc in the next 12 sts then 2 in the next st (84)
15-23) I sc in each st for 9 rows
24) 1 sc in the next 12 sts then 2 tog (78)
25) 1 sc in the next 11 sts then 2 tog (72)
26) 1 sc in the next 10 sts then 2 tog (66)
27) 1 sc in the next 9 sts then 2 tog (60)
28) 1 sc in the next 8 sts then 2 tog (54)
29) 1 sc in the next 7 sts then 2 tog (48) – attach the back of the eyes with the safety eyes placed  between rows 20-21. I place them so it's 5 sts between the back of the eyes..
30) 1 sc in the next 6 sts then 2 tog (42)
31) 1 sc in the next 5 sts then 2 tog (36)
32) 1 sc in the next 4 sts then 2 tog (30)
33) 1 sc in the next 3 sts then 2 tog (24) – stuff the head
34) 1 sc in the next 2 sts then 2 tog (18)
35-36) I sc in each st for 2 rows
37) 1 sc in the next 2 sts then 2 in the next (24)
38) 1 sc in the next 3 sts then 2 in the next (30)
39) 1 sc in the next 4 sts then 2 in the next (36) 
40-48 ) I sc in each st for 9 rows     
49) 1 sc in the next 5 sts then 2 in the next (42)
50) I sc in each st for 1 row
51) 1 sc in the next 5 sts then 2 tog (36)
52) 1 sc in the next 4 sts then 2 tog (30)
53) 1 sc in the next 3 sts then 2 tog (24)
54) 1 sc in the next 2 sts then 2 tog (18) – stuff the body
55) 1 sc in the next st then 2 tog (12)
56) 1 sc in the next 2 st then 2 tog (9)
57) 1 sc in the next st then 2 tog (6)
f/o – weave in and out of the remaining stitches and close the gap.

Part III. The Feet (Start with black)
1) Magic circle (6) 
2) 2 sc in each st (12)
3) 1 sc then 2 in the next st (18)
4) 1 sc in the next 2 sts then 2 in the next st (24)
5) 1 sc in the next 3 sts then 2 in the next st (30)
6) 1 sc in the next 4 sts then 2 in the next st (36) – change colour on last st (light grey)
7) 1 sc in the next 5 sts then 2 in the next st (42)
8-9) 1 sc in each st for 2 rows
10) 1 sc in the next 5 sts, then 2 tog (36)
11) 1 sc in the next 4 sts, then 2 tog (30)
12) 2 tog x 6, then 1 sc in each sc in each of the remaining sts (24)
13) 2 tog x 4, then 1 sc in each sc in each of the remaining sts (20)
14) 2 tog x 2, then 1 sc in each sc in each of the remaining sts (18)
15) 1 sc in the next 4 sts, then  2 tog (15)
16-17) 1 sc in each st for 2 rows – change colour on last (grey)
18-23) I sc in each st for 6 rows – stuff the foot
Crochet the sides of the leg together , f/o, and leave a thread for sewing

Part IV. The Ears (start with light grey)
1) Magic circle (6) 
2) 1 sc in each st for 1 row
3) 2 sc in each st (12)
4) 1 sc in the next 3 st then 2 in the next st (15)
5) 1 sc in the next 4 st then 2 in the next st  (18)
6) 1 sc in the next 5 st then 2 in the next st  (21)
7) 1 sc in the next 6 st then 2 in the next st (24)
8) 1 sc in the next 7 st then 2 in the next st (27)
9) 1 sc in the next 8 st then 2 in the next st (30) – change colour on last st (grey)
10) 1 sc in the next 9 st then 2 in the next st (33)
11) 1 sc in the next 10 st then 2 in the next st (36)
12) 1 sc in the next 11 st then 2 in the next st (39)
13-15) 1 sc in each st for 3 rows
 f/o and leave a long thread for sewing.

Part V. The Arms (Start with black)
1) Magic circle (6)
2) 2 sc in each st (12)
3) 1 sc in the next  5 sts then 2 in the next st (14)
4) 1 sc in the next  6 sts then 2 in the next st (16)
5) 1 sc in the next  7 sts then 2 in the next st (18)
6) 1 sc in the next  8 sts then 2 in the next st (20)
7) 1 sc in each st for 1 row  – change colour on last st (grey)
8) 1 sc in the next 8 sts then 2 tog (18)
9) 1 sc in the next 7 sts then 2 tog (16)
10) 1 sc in the next 6 sts then 2 tog (14)
11-23) 1 sc in each st for 13 rows – stuff the arm
f/o and leave a long thread for sewing.

Part VI. The Tail (Start with black)
1) Magic circle (6) 
2) I sc then 2 sc in the next st (9)
3) 1 sc in the next 2 st then 2 in the next st (12)
4) 1 sc in each st for one row
5) 1 sc in the next 3 st then 2 in the next st (15)
6) 1 sc in the next 4 st then 2 in the next st (18)
7) 1 sc in each st for one row (18) – change colour on last st (continuing: 5 rows grey/3 rows black/ finish with 2 rows black and 2 rows grey )
8) 1 sc in the next 5 st then 2 in the next st (21)
9) 1 sc in the next 6 st then 2 in the next st (24)
10) 1 sc in each st for one row
11) 1 sc in the next 7 st then 2 in the next st (27)
12) 1 sc in the next 8 st then 2 in the next st (30)
13-24) 1 sc in each st for 12 rows
25) 1 sc in the next 8 st then 2 tog (27)
26) 1 sc in the next 7 st then 2 tog (24)
27) 1 sc in each st for one row 
28) 1 sc in the next 6 st then 2 tog (21)
29) 1 sc in the next 5 st then 2 tog (18)
30) 1 sc in each st for one row (stuff most of the tail)
31) 1 sc in the next 4 st then 2 tog (15)
32) 1 sc in the next 3 st then 2 tog (12)
33) 1 sc in each st for one row (stuff the rest of the tail)
f/o leaving a thread for sewing

Part VII. The Muzzle (start with light grey)
1) Magic circle (6)
2) 1 sc ín the next st, then 2 in the next (9)
3) 1 sc ín the next 2 sts, then 2 in the next (12)
4) I sc in each st for 1 row
5) 1 sc in the next 3 sts, then 2 in the next (15)
6) 1 sc in the next 4 sts, then 2 in the next (18)
7) 1 sc in the next 5 sts, then 2 in the next (21) – change colour on last st (grey)
8) 1 sc in the next 6 sts, then 2 in the next (24)
9) 1 sc in the next 7 sts, then 2 in the next (15)
f/o, leave a thread for sewing
- stuff the muzzle while you sew it on - see image below

Part VIII. Assemble the Raccoon!

Image tutorial (sort of):
The back of the eyes with safety eyes attached.
While making the head/body, attach the back of the eyes with the safety eyes while crocheting. Sew the edges after stuffing the head.

Placing the ears.
Body parts.
The attachement of the muzzle. Leave a small gap
when it's almost attached - stuff the muzzle
through that hole, then sew the rest of the sts. 

Hope you made it. Let me know if you found any problems with the pattern!

8 kommentarer:

  1. ¡Hola!. Tu mapache es precioso. En realidad todo lo que he visto en tu blog hasta ahora me ha gustado mucho. Si decides añadir un gadget de seguidores, ahí estaré. Un saludo y gracias por el patrón.

    SvaraRadera
  2. Adorei seu blog. Obrigada por partilhar seus amigurumis.

    SvaraRadera
  3. Hej med dig!
    Hvad størrelse øjne har du brugt i opskriften?

    SvaraRadera
    Svar
    1. Hej på dig! Ledsen för sent svar, såg din fråga först nu! Ögonen har storlek 12 mm. :)

      Radera
    2. Hej på dig! Ledsen för sent svar, såg din fråga först nu! Ögonen har storlek 12 mm. :)

      Radera
  4. When I do the head I get to the 15-23 and it doesn't seem like the head is coming out right. Am I doing 1 sc in each st(84x) for 9 rows? Or am I doing 2 sc in each st for 9 rows? I'm just confused at what "I sc st in each st for 9 rows" means. Please help!!

    SvaraRadera
    Svar
    1. I'm really, reallt sorry for replying this late! You've probably given up or solved it by now but: it is supposed to be 1 single crochet in each stitch for 9 rows (84 sc x 9 times). The head is meant to be oval. Hope you made it! ❤

      Radera
    2. I'll correct the "st"-confusion in the pattern - thanks!!

      Radera