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#1 ctawq

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 09:36 AM

Heeerrree's Arty!!!
He is a little more challenging than your usual amigurumi, but I think you will like him.



Arty the Armadillo



Original Design by Carrie Au


Arty front.jpg


Skill Level: Medium
Size:3 ¾” tall x 6 ½” long

Materials:
e Worsted Weight yarn – Tan or Light Brown 18 g.
e Bernat Denimstyle color: Sweatshirt 20 g.
e Crochet Hook - H
e Row Markers
e 6 mm Black Beads - 2
e Tapestry Needle (steel)
e Stuffing

Work in spirals unless otherwise noted.


Nose & Tummy:


With light brown or tan yarn.
Rnd 1: Magic loop, sc 6.
Rnd 2: [2 sc (inc), sc 1] 3 times. (9 sts)
Rnd 3: Work even, sc around.
Rnd 4: [2 sc (inc), sc 2] 3 times. (12 sts)
Rnd 5: Work even, sc around.
Rnd 6: [2 sc (inc), sc 3] 3 times. (15 sts)
Rnd 7: [2 sc (inc), sc 4] 3 times. (18 sts)
Rnd 8: Sc 2, [2 sc (inc)] 6 times, sc 10. (24 sts)
Rnd 9: Back loops only, sc 4, 2 sc (inc), sc 2, 2 sc (inc), sc 3, 2 sc (inc), sc 4, both loops the rest of the rnd sc 2, [sc 2 tog] twice, sc 2. (25 sts) Place stitch marker for Shell Rnd 1.

Work back and forth for the rest of the Tummy.
Rnd 10: Ch 1, turn, sc 6. Leave remaining sts unworked.
Rnd 11: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc (inc), sc 4, 2 sc (inc). (8 sts)
Rnd 12: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc (inc), sc 6, 2 sc (inc). (10sts)
Rnd 13 - 16: Ch 1, turn, sc 10.
Rnd 17: Ch 1, turn, sc 2 tog, sc 6, sc 2 tog. (8 sts)
Rnd 18: Ch 1, turn, sc 8.
Rnd 19: Ch 1, turn, sc 2 tog, sc 4, sc 2 tog. (6 sts)
Rnd 20 - 22: Ch 1, turn, sc 6.

Pull up a loop, do not cut yarn. You will pick up this loop when working the Tail.

Shell: Work back and forth.
With gray or gray variegated yarn.

Unused Loop.jpg
Figure 1: Unused Loop


Top Dbl.jpg

Figure 2: Top of Dbl

Done Sc.jpg
Figure 3: Finished Sc


Ridge 1.
Rnd 1: Sl st join to last sc in Nose & Tummy Rnd 9, ch 2, in front loops only dbl 19. (19 sts)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, turn, sc through unused loops (figure 1) of Nose & Tummy Rnd 9 and the top of dbl of Rnd 1 (figure 2) - 19 times.
Ridge 2.
Rnd 3: Ch 2, turn, in front loops of Rnd 2 - dbl 5, 2 dbl (inc), dbl 4, 2 dbl (inc), dbl 3, 2 dbl (inc), dbl 5. (23 sts)
Rnd 4: Ch 1, turn, sc through unused loops of Rnd 2 and the top of dbl of Rnd 3 - 23 times.
Ridge 3.
Rnd 5: Ch 2, turn, in front loops of Rnd 4 - dbl 23. (23 sts)
Rnd 6: Ch 1, turn, sc through unused loops of Rnd 4 and the top of dbl of Rnd 5 - 23 times.
Ridge 4.
Rnd 7 – 8: Repeat Rnds 5 – 6.
Ridge 5.
Rnd 9: Ch 2, turn, in front loops of Rnd 8, dbl 5, *sk 1, dbl 5; repeat from * across. (20 sts)
Rnd 10: Ch 1, turn, sc through unused loops of Rnd 8 and the top of dbl of Rnd 9 - 20 times.
Ridge 6.
Rnd 11: Ch 2, turn, in front loops of Rnd 10, sk 1, dbl 4 *sk 1, dbl 4; repeat from * across. (16 sts)
Rnd 12: Ch 1, turn, sc through unused loops of Rnd 10 and the top of dbl of Rnd 11 - 16 times.
Ridge 7.
Rnd 13: Ch 2, turn, in front loops of Rnd 12, sk 1, dbl 3 *sk 1, dbl 3; repeat from * across. (12 sts)
Rnd 14: Ch 1, turn, sc through unused loops of Rnd 12 and the top of dbl of Rnd 13 - 12 times.
Ridge 8.
Rnd 15: Ch 2, turn, in front loops of Rnd 14, sk 1, dbl 2 *sk 1, dbl 2; repeat from * across. (8 sts)
Rnd 16: Ch 1, turn, sc through unused loops of Rnd 14 and the top of dbl of Rnd 15 - 8 times.

Do not cut yarn. Turn Shell inside out, single crochet join to Tummy piece with gray using only chain 1 spaces or single crochet spaces, cut and knot yarn. Repeat with other side of Shell. This leaves the dbl bumps to hang over the Tummy.


Inside SC.jpg
Inside Sc completed

Outlide Dbl.jpg
Outside Dbl completed

Tail:

With light brown or tan yarn.
Rnd 1: Pick up brown loop from Tummy piece, ch 1, turn, sc 6, in back loops only sc 8. (14 sts)
Fill body with stuffing.
Rnd 2: Sc 1, [sc 2 tog] twice, sc 1, sc 2 tog, sc 3, sc 2 tog, sc 1. (10 sts)
Rnd 3: Work even, sc around.
Rnd 4: Sc 2 tog, sc 1, sc 2 tog, sc 5. (8 sts)
Rnd 5: Stuff Tail, [sc 2 tog] 4 times, sc 1, sl st.

Cut an 8” tail, finish off, and weave in tail.

Feet:(make 4)

With light brown or tan yarn.
Rnd 1: With magic loop, sc 8. Pull super tight on the magic loop to close the ring snug.
Rnd 2:Back loops only sc 8. This creates the foot edge. (8 sts)
Rnd 3 - 4:Work even, sc around.

Finish off with sl st and an 8” tail, fill with stuffing, sew to body.

Ear: (make 2) Work back and forth.

With light brown or tan yarn.
Rnd 1: With magic loop, sc 4.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc (inc), [sc 1, dbl 1] in next st, [dbl 1, sc 1] in next st, 2 sc (inc). (8 sts)
To pinch the sides of the ear together, sl st to the ch 1 of Rnd 2.

Finish off with an 8” tail, sew to body.

With light brown or tan sew on beads for the eyes.

Enjoy!


Arty side.jpg
Terminology


sc - Single Crochet
dbl - Double Crochet
ch - Chain Stitch
sl st - Slip Stitch
(inc) - Increase stitches
(dec) - Decrease stitches

tog - Together


A good tutorial for the magic loop can be found here.
http://www.planetjune.com/blog/magic-ring-for-amigurumi/



copyright. Carrie Au 2009. This is my own original design.
You may use this pattern for yourself, or as gifts, or for charities. As always,
you do NOT have permission to sell this pattern in any form, or pass it off as your own.


Edited by ctawq, 13 January 2011 - 06:23 PM.

Carrie

Don't worry every knot can be undone.
Just don't let the cat help, it will be more interesting, but will take a lot longer. :D

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#2 wiz3283

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 09:42 AM

He is adorable. Thanks for sharing.
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Posted 23 May 2009 - 12:41 PM

that's aaaaaaadorable!
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Posted 23 May 2009 - 01:03 PM

Very cute! Thank you for the pattern.

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 02:50 PM

He's cute!
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Posted 23 May 2009 - 04:18 PM

since i am forbidden to bring any more animals home that eat :lol, I want him, so cute
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Posted 23 May 2009 - 06:44 PM

since i am forbidden to bring any more animals home that eat :lol, I want him, so cute


He doesn't eat anything that is true, but he is well stuffed. :lol


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Don't worry every knot can be undone.
Just don't let the cat help, it will be more interesting, but will take a lot longer. :D

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 06:52 PM

Wow, Arty is adorable!!! Thanks very much for sharing! :ty

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 03:55 AM

Arty is very cute, thanks for sharing him.
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Posted 25 May 2009 - 06:38 AM

Very cute and clever. Thank you for sharing he is a definite must do!


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Posted 25 May 2009 - 10:21 AM

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 01:24 PM

OMG!!!! I have been looking for a armadillo pattern for DH he can't seem the catch the ones that are digging up our gardens.I'm making this for him for fathers' day.
Thank you so much for the pattern. he is the cutest thing.

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Posted 07 June 2009 - 01:38 AM

he's adorable. thanks for the pattern.
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Posted 07 June 2009 - 07:34 AM

Very Very Cute. Suellen

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 05:06 PM

Can anyone please tell mi if that yarn is as shiny in person as it appears in the photo?

I'm looking at it online, but the online photo (Joann's) is... odd, and I cannot tell if it has as much of a sheen as it appears on this DARLING 'dillo.

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 08:09 AM

Can anyone please tell mi if that yarn is as shiny in person as it appears in the photo?

I'm looking at it online, but the online photo (Joann's) is... odd, and I cannot tell if it has as much of a sheen as it appears on this DARLING 'dillo.



The yarn I used for the original design was - Bernat Denimstyle color: Sweatshirt. I ran out of it when I was helping some of my testers figure a better way to pharse the instructions. So I used a Simply Soft: gray. My photo program really brighten up the color on the close ups. Here are 2 of the completed Arty's from my testers, they used yarns of same weight not the Denimstyle. This gives you an idea of how you can change Arty to be your special armadillo.

By Kendall
Arty[1].jpg

By Amber
Arty by Amber 2.jpg
Carrie

Don't worry every knot can be undone.
Just don't let the cat help, it will be more interesting, but will take a lot longer. :D

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Posted 16 June 2009 - 01:39 PM

Super CUTE!!!
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Posted 16 June 2009 - 09:49 PM

Super cute! And we see alot of those around here. Only yours is much cuter!!!!
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Posted 30 December 2009 - 09:38 PM

that is so cute!

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 09:51 PM

awww so cute!