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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Aliens Invasion

Since my daughter was born (over a year ago) we've been renting the past seasons of X-Files and lately, I've been passing that time crocheting as well. I knew what the result would inevitably be -a crocheted alien.

A lady at Crochetville is doing a toy drive for the children's ward of a hospital. She needs small toys to donate for Bingo prizes. The age group is from 3 or 4 (I think) to 16-17 years old. So I was wondering what a 16 year old boy would want and not much came to mind. There aren't many crocheted things you can give to boys, especially 16 year old boys. So this is the closest I could get. An alien chapstick holder. Quirky, I know. But he didn't turn out to grotesque. We think he looks like an alien embryo. (Too much X-Files!)



Alien Chapstick Holder



Materials Needed:
Caron Simply Soft in Limelight (or other lightweight green yarn)
Black worsted weight yarn for face (small amount)
Size F hook
Yarn needle
Fiberfill (small amount)
Stitch marker (optional)
Mini carabineer or key chain
chapstick

If using other ww yarns, you will have to make some adjustments since Caron SS is thinner.

Head and Body
Rnd 1: ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: inc (2 sc) in each stitch around. (12)
Rnd 3-14: sc in each stitch around. (12)
Rnd 15: (working in outside loops only) inc (2 sc) in each stitch around. (24)
Rnd 16-18: sc in each stitch around. (24)
Rnd 19: *sc in next 2 stitches, dec. Repeat from * around. (18)
Rnd 20-21: sc in each stitch around. (18)
Rnd 22: *sc in next stitch, dec. Repeat from * around. (12)
Rnd 23: sc in each stitch around. Sl st in next stitch. Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing. (12)

Fold top over to form head and stuff lightly. Sew Round 23 to Round 7 to close.

Arms (make 2)
Attach with sl st at Round 6. Ch 8, 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st back down original chain.

Legs (make 2)
Attach with sl st at Round 6. Ch 8, 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st back down original chain.

Loop
Attach with sl st to back of head near top. Ch 5 (or more), sl st to head near original sl st. Sl st back along original chain to first sl st. Fasten off and weave in tail.

Embroider face with black yarn.

Attach carabineer or key chain.

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1 Comments:

  • He turned out great! I was thinking of making a cell phone cover or I-Pod cover for the boys.

    By Blogger RdDesigns, At 2:58 AM  

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