Lion Brand® Vanna’s Choice® Crochet Lorelei the Ladybug
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Lion Brand® Vanna’s Choice® Crochet Lorelei the Ladybug

This adorable bug is easy and fun to make and give. Designed by Lion Brand®, #90228
Craft Time: varies
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Vanna's Choice® Yarn: Scarlet and Black- 1 Ball Each
  • Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size G-6
  • Lion Brand Stitch Markers
  • Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
  • 2 Plastic Safety Eyes- 6 mm Diameter
  • Fiberfill Stuffing
 

Project Instructions

Step: 1

GAUGE:


Step: 2

Exact gauge is not essential to this project.


Step: 3

STITCH EXPLANATION:


Step: 4

sc2tog (sc decrease) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop. Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.


Step: 5

NOTES:


Step: 6

Work in continuous rnds; do not join or turn unless otherwise instructed.


Step: 7

LADY BUG


Step: 8

UPPER BODY


Step: 9

With A, ch 2.


Step: 10

Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch.


Step: 11

Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.


Step: 12

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around - 12 sts.


Step: 13

Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around - 18 sts.


Step: 14

Rnd 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around - 24 sts.


Step: 15

Rnd 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * around - 30 sts.


Step: 16

Rnd 6: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts; rep from * around - 36 sts.


Step: 17

Rnd 7: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts; rep from * around - 42 sts.


Step: 18

Rnds 8-16: Sc in each st around.


Step: 19

Fasten off.


Step: 20

BASE


Step: 21

With B, ch 2.


Step: 22

Rnds 1-8: Work Rnds 1-8 of Upper Body - 42 sts.


Step: 23

Fasten off.


Step: 24

HEAD


Step: 25

With B, ch 2.


Step: 26

Rnds 1-4: Work Rnds 1-4 of Upper Body - 24 sts.


Step: 27

Rnds 5-8: Sc in each st around.


Step: 28

Rnd 9: *Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around - 18 sts.


Step: 29

Fasten off.


Step: 30

LEGS (make 6)


Step: 31

With B, ch 2.


Step: 32

Rnd 1: Work 4 sc in first ch.


Step: 33

Place marker to indicate beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.


Step: 34

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around - 8 sts.


Step: 35

Rnds 3 and 4: Sc in each st around.


Step: 36

Fasten off.


Step: 37

SPOTS (make 6)


Step: 38

With B, ch 2.


Step: 39

Rnds 1 and 2: Work Rnds 1 and 2 of Upper Body - 12 sts.


Step: 40

Fasten off.


Step: 41

FINISHING


Step: 42

Following package directions, attach safety eyes to Head. Stuff Upper Body and sew to Base. Stuff Head and sew to Body. Stuff Legs very lightly and sew three to each side of Body at Base. With A, embroider a straight st mouth and make 2 antennae, each about 1 in. (2.5 cm) long on top of Head. Weave in ends.


Tips

Refer to photo to complete project.

Follow manufacturer's directions for all products used.