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#1 KristieMN

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Posted 16 June 2006 - 07:42 AM

These little guys are 2 1/4 inches long, and 1 3/4 inches wide.
Enjoy!!

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Little Ladybug

General supplies:
Size F Crochet Hook
Small amounts of ww yarn
Tapestry needle for sewing
Fiberfill
Google eyes
Black pipe cleaner for antennas

General terms
Sc-dec= single crochet decrease (decrease over 2 stitches)
Sc= single crochet
FO= finish off
BLO= Back loops only

Body

At the end of each round, join with a slip stitch to beginning sc.
With red,
Chain 2, (starting at top of bug body)
1) 5 sc in 2nd chain from hook
2) ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around (10 sc)
3) ch 1, (2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc) repeat around (15 sc)
4) ch 1, (2 sc in first sc, sc in next 2 sc) repeat around (20 sc)
5-7) ch 1, sc in each sc around.. DO NOT FINISH OFF...
Embroider spots now. With black yarn, embroider small X's on bug body.
Resuming with red yarn,.
8) In BLO, ch 1, sc-dec around (10 sc)
STUFF
9) ch 1, sc-dec around (5 sc)
FO leaving long tail. Use tail to sew hole shut on bottom
Weave in ends

Head
With black
Chain 2
1) 5 sc in 2nd chain from hook
2) ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around (10 sc)
3) ch 1, sc in each sc around
FO leaving long tail.
Sew head to body.

Antennas
Cut a 2½ piece of black pipe cleaner. Push through head and bend up.
Trim as desired

Glue on google eyes.



#2 amyquilt

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Posted 16 June 2006 - 07:50 AM

Kristie,
You've done it again! These little guys are SO CUTE!

I ordered the Lazy Days 2 pattern from your Etsy store last night...and the Under the Sea a couple of weeks ago. I cannot wait to get started on some of these things once we get moved and settled. (We are re-locating on about 4 weeks with my dh job). Heck, I think I just need to go and buy your other patterns on Etsy, just so I have them, too. I'll be a crocheting fool once we are settled.

Thanks!
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#3 ktornatola

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Posted 16 June 2006 - 07:54 AM

You are fabulous!!! Great job....can't wait to try this one!

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Posted 16 June 2006 - 07:56 AM

OMG :eek ... that is just sooooooooo cute .. hee hee .. your just so talented . i love her .. note i said her hee hee .. my daughter just loves ladybugs .. :ladybug :ladybug :ladybug :ladybug Thank you for sharing the pattern .. :D
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Posted 16 June 2006 - 08:01 AM

They are so cute !!! I love them. Thanks for listing the pattern. :clap

#6 Yarn Duck

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Posted 16 June 2006 - 08:16 AM

Cute....Cute....Cute...Cute....Cute! :yes

And I know a ladybug collector who will love to have a couple of these.
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#7 RachelG

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Posted 16 June 2006 - 08:20 AM

Awwww how cute!
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Posted 16 June 2006 - 08:27 AM

Oh My..............those ladybugs are adorable! I LOVE ladybugs! I'm gonna have to make some for me....yup....just me! Thank you for sharing that fabulous pattern! Gotta love ladybugs :cheer :cheer :cheer How do you do that????:eek You make up the cutest patterns ever!
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Posted 16 June 2006 - 08:45 AM

Oh thank you thank you thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are the best!

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Posted 16 June 2006 - 09:19 AM

What will you come up with next ?? I just know your mind is already thinking of new things . hmmmmmmm :think ... now that you have done animals maybe dolls ??? just a thought ... or a horse .. hee hee
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Posted 16 June 2006 - 09:23 AM

Wow Kristen you've done it again :cheer This is just precious ;)

#12 Brandy

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Posted 16 June 2006 - 09:32 AM

That is just too cute! I can't wait to make some! Thanks for the pattern!! :U

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Posted 16 June 2006 - 10:16 AM

These are just too cute. Thanks for being so generous and sharing your patterns and talent.

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Posted 16 June 2006 - 10:27 AM

I love these ladybugs! Thanks for sharing.
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#15 CrazeeMoi

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Posted 16 June 2006 - 12:25 PM

Thank YOU so much for sharing your wonderful talent with us!

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Posted 16 June 2006 - 12:38 PM

Oh, too cute! I can't wait to make one! Thank you for sharing!
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Posted 16 June 2006 - 01:44 PM

That is so cute! My dad loves ladybugs, so I will whip some up this weekend to add to his father's day gift. Thanks!
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Posted 16 June 2006 - 03:15 PM

TOO CUTE!
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#19 Stine

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Posted 16 June 2006 - 04:32 PM

How cute are these ladybugs!!?!!! Thanks so much for sharing?
Someone else had a suggestion, so I will put in mine as well. How about a cutely snail, or a lizard/gecko sort of beasty? You are so terribly talented! We all appreciate your generosity to use!

#20 ChainOFools

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Posted 16 June 2006 - 04:54 PM

Oh Kristen, those are so adorable!! Thank you for again being so generous to share your pattern! :ladybug :ladybug :ladybug :ladybug
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