Sunday, 22 November 2015

Crazy Chick Crochet Shelf Sitter - free tutorial



Crazy Chick is a cute 'shelf sitter.  Textured yarn can be a little challenging to work with, but stick with it, the result is worth it.  It is made on a smaller hook than usual to make it a more solid texture.

You will need:
 50g Fancy Textured Yarn
  Yellow Yarn
  Coloured Yarn
  4mm Crochet Hook
  Sewing up needles
  Thread
  Stuffing
  Felt
Googly Eyes (the sew on kind)


Stitches explained:

Chain Stitch (CH) - Yarn around hook (from the back) and pull the new yarn through the loop on your hook.  This is ONE chain.  Repeat as needed.
Double Crochet (DC) - Put hook through work, draw yarn back through (2 loops on hook) yarn around hook (from the back) draw yarn through the 2 loops on the hook.
Half Treble Crochet (HTR)- Yarn around hook (from the back) put hook through work and draw yarn back through (3 loops on hook) yarn around hook, draw through 2 loops on hook, yarn around hook, draw through 2 loops on hook.
Treble Crochet (TR) - Yarn around hook (from the back) put hook through work and draw yarn back through (3 loops on hook) yarn around hook, draw through 2 loops on hook, yarn around hook, draw through 2 loops on hook.
Double Treble Crochet (DTR) - Yarn around hook TWICE (from the back) put hook through work and draw yarn back through (4 loops on hook) yarn around hook, draw through 2 loops on hook, yarn around hook, draw through 2 loops on hook, draw through 2 loops on hook.

Slip Stitch (SS) - Put hook through work, draw yarn back through work and the stitch on your hook.


Body. Using the fancy  yarn, start with a slip knot then make 2 chain stitches. 
From here you will be working into the 2nd chain from the hook as shown by the thinner hook in the photo.

 Row 1. So, into that stitch work 6 x DC's, then SS into the first stitch to join into a ring. (6 stitches)

Row 2. Chain 2, then DC into the SAME stitch.  Then make 2 x DC's into EACH following stitch, SS to join into first stitch.  (12 stitches)

Row 3. Chain 2, then DC into the SAME stitch.  Then make 2 x DC's into EACH following stitch, SS to join into first stitch.  (24 stitches)
Row 4. Chain 2, then DC into the next stitch.  Make 2 x DC's into the NEXT stitch, *then a single DC into the next TWO stitches, followed by 2 x DC's into the NEXT stitch*  repeat from * to * all the way round.  (you will end on a 2 x DC into the same stitch)  (32 stitches)
Row 5. Chain 2, then a single DC into the next 2 stitches.  Make 2 x DC's into the NEXT stitch, *then a single DC into the next THREE stitches, followed by 2 x DC's into the NEXT stitch*  repeat from * to * all the way round.  (you will end on a 2 x DC into the same stitch)  (40 stitches)
Rows 6-16. Work 11 rows in straight rounds without increasing.  Each row should have 40 stitches.
Row 17.  Chain 2, then DC into the next two stitches.  Miss a stitch and DC into the next.
* DC 3, then miss a stitch and DC into the next Repeat from * to * all the way round.  (32 stitches)
Row 18.  Chain 2, then DC into the next stitch.  Miss a stitch and DC into the next.  * DC 2, then miss a stitch and DC into the next Repeat from * to * all the way round.  (24 stitches)
Row 19.  Chain 2,  * miss a stitch and DC into the next.  Repeat from * (12 stitches)
Row 20. Stuff your work firmly before working this next part.  Working in rounds, miss a stitch then DC in the next, round and round until the hole is closed.   Break of your thread and sew the hole securely with the tail.
Wings.  (Make 2)
CH 10 with the pink yarn.
Row 1. DC into the 2nd CH from the hook and in the next TWO stitches.  Work a HTR into the next THREE then a TR into the next TWO.  Into the last stitch work - 3TR / 3DTR / 3TR  (all in the same stitch)
Instead of working back down the row now we are going to turn and  work back down the foundation chain so it makes it into a spine almost.
Work a TR into the next TWO stitches, then a HTR into the next THREE, followed by a DC into the next TWO and finally SS into the first stitch to join.
Row 2. CH2 and DC into the same and the following FOUR stitches, work a HTR into the next FIVE stitches, then 2 x TR's into the next.  Put 3 x TR's into each of the next THREE stitches followed by 2 x TR's into the next.  Put a HTR into each of the next FIVE stitches, followed by a DC into the final FIVE stitches. SS to join.
Feet.  (Make 2)
CH 5 with the pink yarn.
Row 1. DC into the 2nd CH from the hook then work a HTR into the next , then a TR into the next.  Into the last stitch work  6 x TR's (all in the same stitch)
Instead of working back down the row now we are going to turn and  work back down the foundation chain so it makes it into a spine almost.
Work a TR into the next stitch, then a HTR into the next, followed by a DC into the next TWO and finally SS into the first stitch to join.
Row 2. CH2 and DC into the same and the following TWO stitches, work a HTR into the next TWO stitches.  Put 3 x TR's into each of the next THREE stitches followed by a HTR into the next TWO then a DC into the next THREE.  SS to join.  Leave a long enough thread to use for sewing to the legs.
Legs.  (Make 2)
CH 20 with the yellow yarn.
Work 2 x DC's into the second chain from the hook, then 2 x DC's  in every CH across. It will start to curl.  Cut the yarn leaving a long tail to sew with.
Attach the foot to the bottom.
Assembly.
Sew the wings to the side of the body.
Attach the legs to the underside  (the feet will turn, but that's part of the charm)
Sew on the googly eyes, cut a triangle out of the felt and tack along the top at the same time.
Display your Chick with pride!

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