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Banana Slug Amigurumi (small & medium size)
Created By: Sharon Morrison
Pattern Source: other:

I discovered amigurumi yarn critters a few months ago. I've enjoyed crocheting again.

I particularly like making more unusual creatures. I moved to the Seattle area 12 years ago, and was amazed at the size and variety of Banana slugs that I encountered in our local woods. (We have BIG slugs here - 8 inches long!)

I wanted to make a slug amigurumi for myself and my youngest daughter, but did not find any suitable patterns. After a couple of tries, I came up with two different sized 'sluggie' patterns, which I am happy to share with you. I made the medium size first and love the mustard color slug.



Banana Slug Amigurumi (small)

Banana slugs can be yellow, brown, green and almost white, with or without spots. Native to the Pacific Northwest coast of the U.S.



By Sharon Riger Morrison (May, 2009)



Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice yarn - fern (171) and Seaspray mist (304)

F crochet hook

Small black beads for eyes (4mm)



sc = single crochet (U.S.)

sc2tog = single crochet two stitches together, using front loops only

sl st = slip stitch

fo = finish off



Work as a spiral, do not close rings.



Slug head/body



R1 Start wirh magic circle, 6 sc in circle (6 sts)

R2 2 sc in each stitch (12 sts)

R3 1 sc in each stitch (12 sts)

R4 *(2sc in 1st stitch, 1 sc in next 3 st), repeat from * to end (15 sts)

R5-8 1 sc in each st to end

R9 1 sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog, sc2tog, 1 sc, sc2tog, sc2tog, 1 sc next 3 sts (11 sts)

R10 sc2tog, 1 sc in each stitch (10 sts)

R11-13 1 sc in each st to end, stuff head

R14 1 sc in next 4 sts, sctog, 1 sc in next 4 sts (9 sts)

R15 1 sc in each st to end

R16 sc2tog, 1 sc in each st to end (8 sts)

R17 sc2tog, 1 sc in each st to end (7 sts)

R18 sc2tog, 1 sc in each st to end (6 sts), stuff body

R19 sc2tog in each st to end (3 sts), fo



Optical stalks



Pick-up yarn loop on head end between R3 and R4 (make sure bulge at R9 is facing up, top of slug)

Ch 5, sc in 3rd st from end

sc in next 2 sts, sl st to head, make sure the optical stalk stands upright. fo

Sew small black bead inside the top of the stalk.



Repeat stalk on other side of the head



Work Skirt on lower edge of slug body.

Start at head end.

Sl st in second round, sl st in next round toward tail.

* (pick up next st and sc, pickup next st and 2 sc)

Repeat from * until tail (be sure to follow lower edge of body so the skirt touches the ground)

3sc in 3 sts around tail, so the skirt curves smoothly around tip of tail.

Repeat from * until 4th ring from front.

Sl st next 2 stitches, fo. (No skirt around front end of slug)

Weave ends in.



Optional spots

Add with spiral sl st , embroidery or glued felt.



Banana Slug Amigurumi (Medium)

Banana slugs can be yellow, brown, green and almost white, with or without spots. Native to the Pacific Northwest coast of the U.S.

By Sharon Riger Morrison (May, 2009)



Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice yarn Mustard (158) and chocolate (126) for spots.

F crochet hook

Black beads for eyes (6mm)



sc = single crochet (U.S.)

hdc = half-double crochet

sc2tog = single crochet two stitches together, using front loops only

sl st = slip stitch

fo = finish off



Work as a spiral, do not close rings.



Slug head/body



R1 Start wirh magic circle, 6 sc in circle (6 sts)

R2 *(2sc in 1st stitch, 1 sc in st), repeat from * to end (9 sts)

R3 1 sc in each stitch (9 sts)

R4 *(2sc in 1st stitch, 1 sc in next 2 st), repeat from * to end (12 sts)

R5 *(2sc in 1st st, 1 sc in next 3 sts), repeat from * to end (15 sts)

R6 1 sc in each st (15 sts)

R7 *(2sc in 1st st, 1 sc in next 4 sts), repeat from * to end (18 sts)

R8 1 sc in each st (18 sts)

R9 2sc in 1st st, 1 sc in each st to end (19 sts)

R10 sc next 8 sts, 2sc in 9th, sc in in each st until end (20 sts)

R11 2sc in 1st st, 1 sc in each st to end (21 sts)

R12-14 1 sc in each st (21 sts)

R15 1 sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog, 1 sc, sc2tog, 1 sc, sc2tog, 1 sc, sc2tog, 1 sc next 5 sts (17 sts)

R16-18 1 sc in each st – STUFF

R19 1 sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog, 1 sc in each stitch to end (16 sts)

R20 1 sc in each st (16)

R21 1 sc in next 10 sts, sctog, 1 sc in each st to end (15 sts)

R22 1 sc in each st to end

R23 1 sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog, 1 sc in each st to end (14 sts)

R24 sc2tog, 1 sc in each st to end (13 sts)

R25 1 sc in each st to end

R26 sc2tog, 1 sc in each st to end (12 sts), STUFF body

R27 sc2tog, 1 sc in each st to end (11 sts)

R28 sc2tog, 1 sc in each st to end (10 sts)

R29 1 sc in each st to end

R30 sc2tog, 1 sc in each st to end (9 sts)

R31 sc2tog, 1 sc in each st to end (8 sts), STUFF more

R32 sc2tog, 1 sc in each st to end (7 sts)

R33 sc2tog, 1 sc in each st to end (6 sts), STUFF more

R34 sc2tog in each st to end (3 sts), finish off



Optical stalks – make 2

R1 Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd st from hook, leave 4-5” tail

R2 1 sc in each st (6), weave tail into each st and close off the back of optical knob (‘eye’).

Ch 6 from bottom of optical knob, 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 hdc next ch, 1 sc next 2 leave 4” long tail. Use tail to secure pony bead (or 6mm round bead) inside optical knob (eyeball). Weave tail down through stem and use to sew stalk to body between R3 & R4 (make sure bulge at R15 is facing up, towards top of slug). Leave a wide base so stalk will stand upright.





Work Skirt on lower edge of slug body.

Start at head end.

Sl st in second round, sl st in next stitch towards tail.

* (pick up next st and sc, pickup next st and 2 sc)

Repeat from * until tail (be sure to follow lower edge of body so the skirt touches the ground)

3sc in 3 sts around tail, so the skirt curves smoothly round tip of tail.

Repeat from * until 4th ring from front.

Sl st next 2 stitches. (No skirt around front end of slug)

Crochet 2nd row of skirt, 1 sc in each st. fo.

Weave ends in.



Optional spots

Add with spiral sl st, embroidery or glued felt circles.








 
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