Stitch Nation by Debbie Stoller™ Elmer Toy
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Stitch Nation by Debbie Stoller™ Elmer Toy

Elmer is crocheted in soft natural wool with lots of cuddle appeal.

Designed by Kaitlyn Stuart

Craft Time: varies
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Stitch Nation by Debbie Stoller™ “Full o’ Sheep™”: 1 ball each 2510 Aquamarine A, 2260 Clementine B, and 2205 Little Lamb C
  • Crochet Hook: 4mm [US G-6]
  • Split Lock Stitch Marker
  • Yarn Needle
  • 12mm Safety Eyes
  • Stuffing
 

Project Instructions

Elmer sits 6" high.

GAUGE
18 sts = 4"; 20 rounds = 4" in sc. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS
Inc (increase) = 2 sc in next sc.
Dec (decrease) = draw up a loop in next 2 sc, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

Note: Work in continuous rounds without joining. Place marker in last st of round; move marker up each round.

 

EARS (Make 2)
Round 1: With B, ch 2; 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Round 2: [Inc, sc in next sc] 3 times – 9 sc.
Rounds 3 and 5: Sc in each sc around.
Round 4: [Inc, sc in next 2 sc] 3 times – 12 sc.
Round 6: [Inc, sc in next 3 sc] 3 times – 15 sc.
Round 7: [Inc, sc in next 4 sc] 3 times – 18 sc.
Round 8: [Inc, sc in next 5 sc] 3 times – 21 sc.
Rounds 9-11: Sc in each sc around.
Round 12: [Dec, sc in next 5 sc] 3 times – 18 sc.
Round 13: [Dec, sc in next 4 sc] 3 times – 15 sc.
Round 14: [Dec, sc in next 3 sc] 3 times – 12 sc.
Fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing.

 

HEAD
Round 1: With C, ch 2; 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Round 2: [Inc, sc in next sc] 3 times – 9 sc.
Rounds 3, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13: Sc in each sc around.
Round 5: [Inc, sc in next sc] 4 times, sc in last sc – 13 sc.
Round 7: [Inc, sc in next 2 sc] 4 times, sc in last sc – 17 sc.
Round 9: [Inc, sc in next 3 sc] 4 times, sc in last sc – 21 sc.
Round 10: [Inc, sc in next 2 sc] 7 times – 28 sc.
Round 12: [Inc, sc in next 3 sc] 7 times – 35 sc.
Round 14: [Inc, sc in next 4 sc] 7 times – 42 sc.
Rounds 15-19: With B, sc in each sc around.

Attach ears and safety eyes to the head, and embroider the nose with scrap of B and yarn needle. Begin stuffing the head, and continue to stuff until head is fastened off.

Round 20: [Dec, sc in next 5 sc] 6 times – 36 sc.
Round 21: [Dec, sc in next 4 sc] 6 times – 30 sc.
Round 22: Sc in each sc around.
Round 23: [Dec, sc in next 3 sc] 6 times – 24 sc.
Round 24: [Dec, sc in next 2 sc] 6 times – 18 sc.
Round 25: [Dec, sc in next sc] 6 times – 12 sc.
Round 26: [Dec] 6 times – 6 sc. Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Finish stuffing. Weave tail through last round and gather tightly. Knot to secure.

 

BODY
Round 1: With A, ch 2; 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Round 2: [Inc] 6 times – 12 sc.
Round 3: [Inc, sc in next sc] 6 times – 18 sc.
Round 4: [Inc, sc in next 2 sc] 6 times – 24 sc.
Round 5: [Inc, sc in next 3 sc] 6 times – 30 sc.
Round 6: [Inc, sc in next 4 sc] 6 times – 36 sc.
Round 7: [Inc, sc in next 5 sc] 6 times – 42 sc.
Rounds 8-12: Sc in each sc around.
Round 13: [Dec, sc in next 5 sc] 6 times – 36 sc.
Round 14: Sc in each sc around.
Round 15: With B, sc in each sc around.
Round 16: [Dec, sc in next 4 sc] 6 times – 30 sc.
Rounds 17-21: Sc in each sc around.
Round 22: [Dec, sc in next 3 sc] 6 times – 24 sc. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

 

ARMS (Make 2)
Round 1: With C, ch 2; 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Round 2: [Inc] 6 times – 12 sc.
Round 3: Sc in each sc around.
Rounds 4-14: With B, sc in each sc around. Fasten off at end of last round leaving a long tail for sewing.

 

LEGS (Make 2)
Round 1: With C, ch 2; 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Round 2: [Inc] 6 times – 12 sc.
Round 3: [Inc, sc in next 2 sc] 4 times – 16 sc.
Rounds 4-13: With A, sc in each sc around. Fasten off at end of last round leaving a long tail for sewing.

 

FINISHING
Stuff the body. Sew on the head. Stuff arms and legs and sew onto body.

Tips

This little critter is crocheted tightly so that his stuffing stays inside.