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#1 KristieMN

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Posted 25 August 2006 - 08:14 AM

A fellow C'viller asked me to figure out a camel to help finish her nativity scene... here is what I came up with.
Claude is about 5 inches tall, and about 5-6 inches from nose to tail.
This pattern has not been tested, so if you find any errors, please let me know!
Enjoy!

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Claude the 2 Humped Camel

Supplies needed:
G Hook
Small amounts of WW yarn
Buttons for eyes (optional)
Fiberfill
1 pipe cleaner


Terms used
Sc = single crochet
Sc-dec = single crochet decrease over 2 stitches
Dc= double crochet
Trc= Triple crochet
Ch = chain
BLO= Back loops only
Slp stch= slip stitch
FO = Finish off, or Fasten off


Body and neck
Each round is joined with a slp st to first stitch made in that row
Ch 2,
1) 6 sc in 2nd chain from hook,
2) ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around (12 sc)
3) ch 1, (2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc) repeat around (18 sc)
4-10) ch 1, sc in each sc around
11) ch 1, (sc-dec, sc in next sc) (12 sc)
STUFF
12) ch 1, (sc-dec, sc in next sc) (8 sc)
Body is not complete..DO NOT finish off, moving onto neck,
STUFF as you go.
13-20) ch 1, sc in each sc around.
FO leaving longer tail for sewing.


Head
Each round is joined with a slp st to first stitch made in that row
Ch 2
1) 6 sc in 2nd chain from hook
2) ch 1, sc in each sc around
3) ch 1, sc in first 2 sc, 2 sc in each of next 3 sc, sc in last sc (9 sc)
4) ch 1, (2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc) repeat 3 MORE times, sc in last sc (13sc)
5-9) ch 1, sc in each sc around
It is easiest if you emboider nose now,
10) ch 1, (sc-dec, sc in next sc) repeat 3 MORE times, sc in last sc. (9 sc)
STUFF, sew or emboider eyes is easiest if done here.
11) ch 1, sc-dec around, end with sc in last sc
FO

Use tail to sew hole shut.
Fold pipe cleaner in half. Push folded pipe cleaner up neck of camel and into body, leaving about ½ inch sticking out. Place head on end of neck, pushing remaining pipe cleaner into head. Make sure seam side of head is used as the bottom of head. Trim pipe cleaner if necessary. Sew head to neck.


Ears (make 2)
Ears are done in continous spiral, do not join at round end
Ch 2
1) 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook
2) sc in each sc around
Slp st to next sc,
FO

Sew ears towards back of head.
Sew or emboider eyes on head


First hump
Rows are done in continous spiral, do not join at round end
Ch 2
1) 6 sc in 2nd chain from hook
2) (2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc) repeat around (9 sc)
3) (2 sc in first sc, sc in next 2 sc) repeat around (12 sc)
Slp st to next sc
FO


Second hump:
Repeat directions for first hump EXCEPT do not slp st to next sc at end of round 3..instead,
4) sc in first 4 sc, dc in next sc, trc in next sc, now, take first hump made,(NO NOT fasten off!) and trc in any sc on first hump, Wornking on first hump dc in next sc, sc in next 8 sc, dc in next sc, trc in next sc, Working now on second hump, trc in first unused sc on second hump (this will be the first one immediately after the trc made before joining the first hump), dc in next sc, sc in last 4 sc.
Slp stch to next sc
FO leaving LONG tail.

Sew hump to camel body, stuffing slightly under the hump if desired.


Feet (make 4)
Feet are made in one continous spiral, do not join round ends A stich marker may be helpful here.
Chain 2,
1) 6 sc in 2nd chain from hook
2) IN BACK LOOPS ONLY. ch 1, sc in each sc around
3-6) sc in each sc around.
FO leaving longer tail for sewing.

Stuff legs if desired. (I didn’t do this to mine, and it still stands up!)
Sew legs to camel


Tail
Ch 6
1) slp stch in 2nd chain from hook, slp stch in next 2 chs, sc in last 2 chs.
FO
Sew tail to camel.
Bend Camels neck as desired.
Enjoy!



#2 mudpie

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Posted 25 August 2006 - 08:16 AM

What a cutie!

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Posted 25 August 2006 - 09:07 AM

Adorable! And my 8yo daughter loves it! I've shown her a few of the animals you've designed, and she says (and it's true!) you do cute stuff! She's adding a smilie here...
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Posted 25 August 2006 - 09:17 AM

:manyheart your Camel!! Added him to the book.. Thanks for sharing the pattern...
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Posted 25 August 2006 - 09:18 AM

Kristie! I love all your animals, but he's one of my favorites!!! Too Cute!
By the way, My hubby has the cat I made from your pattern on his monitor and I have the raccoon on mine. :D

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Posted 25 August 2006 - 09:21 AM

Oh, he's cute! I love your great animal patterns! I can't wait to make a "menagerie" for my kids for Christmas. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent!

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Posted 25 August 2006 - 09:28 AM

Thanks Kristy for another very cute origional!

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Posted 25 August 2006 - 09:41 AM

Claude is great! You do such good work Kristie! :cheer
Thanks for the pattern.

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Posted 25 August 2006 - 09:43 AM

He's absolutely adorable! I can't wait to make him.:clap

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Posted 25 August 2006 - 10:17 AM

Wow! Thank you so much!! (when do you have time??)
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Posted 25 August 2006 - 10:29 AM

Oh he is just too cute!

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Posted 25 August 2006 - 10:50 AM

Perfect, absolutely PERFECT! :cheer :clap :cheer :jumpyay :woo
You deseve a reward for this one!
:nworthy :applause :tup Fabulous and awesome job Kristie!
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Posted 25 August 2006 - 10:52 AM

OMG! That is WAY too cute for words. :hook

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#14 KristieMN

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Posted 25 August 2006 - 11:08 AM

I am glad you all like them.
I honestly thought he was a bit homely looking!:lol

Thank you all for the compliments!
The lady that suggested the design (you know who you are!)....apparently likes him too:lol

Thanks again!

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Posted 25 August 2006 - 11:31 AM

Very cute!!!
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Posted 25 August 2006 - 11:52 AM

Kristie I think he is CUTE and will add him to my group of your creations
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Posted 25 August 2006 - 12:18 PM

wow, thank you so much for sharing him, too cute. :bounce :tup
you are so talented,:bow
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Posted 25 August 2006 - 12:21 PM

Cute! And a darling expression. You are so talented!

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Posted 25 August 2006 - 12:25 PM

Love the expression on his face -- very, well, camel-y! Another great job!
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Posted 25 August 2006 - 12:43 PM

He is so cute!! I have a friend doing her nursery in ANIMALS - all kinds - I will definately be making her a camel to go with the collections of other critters,:clap :clap
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