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Free Crochet Pattern: Best Buddies Soft Toys

Lion Brand« Wool-Ease®
Pattern #: 60194AD
Rating: *****4.7 (based on 3 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size

About 10 in. [25.5 cm] tall



CORRECTIONS: (applied Nov 26, 2007)
#148 Turquoise 1 ball (D)
#116 Delft 1 ball (D)
#107 Blue Heather (D)
#158 Buttercup (G)
) #157 Pastel Yellow (G)

The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)
 
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Color (A)
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Color (B)
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To change colors, simply select color name from the drop-down above or else click the swatch you want to change and then click a color below
Wool-Ease®
Natural Heather Fisherman Ranch Red Blush Heather Blue Heather Navy Denim Blue Mist
Seaspray Mink Brown Cocoa Cranberry Dark Rose Heather Rose Heather Grey Heather Oxford Grey
Black Mustard Blossom Eggplant Gold Sage Avocado Loden
Chestnut Heather Forest Green Heather Paprika Violet Denim Twist Pumpkin Wood Multi White/Multi
Wheat Mushroom White Frost
*Wool-Ease® (Article #620).
  • Solid, Heather, Twist: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
  • Sprinkles, Wheat, Mushroom, Rainbow Mist: 86% acrylic, 10% wool, 4% rayon
  • Glitter/Multi-colors: 78% acrylic, 19% wool, 3% polyester
  • Frosts: 70% acrylic, 20% wool, 10% polyamide
  • Prints: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
; package size: Solid, Heather, Twist: 3 oz/85g; 197 yd/180m balls
Sprinkles, Wheat, Mushroom, Rainbow Mist: 3 oz/85g; 197 yd/180m balls
Glitter/Multi-colors: 2.5 oz./70g; 162 yd/146m balls
Frosts: 2.5 oz./70g; 162 yd/146m balls
Prints: 2.5 oz/70g; 162 yd/146m balls

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•  620-137 Wool-Ease Yarn: Fuchsia
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$ 0.00  
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Note: (A)
•  620-152 Wool-Ease Yarn: Oxford Grey
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$ 3.98  
Note: (B)
•  620-098 Wool-Ease Yarn: Natural Heather
   ball
$ 3.98  
Note: (C)
•  620-107 Wool-Ease Yarn: Blue Heather
   ball
$ 3.98  
Note: (D)
•  620-102 Wool-Ease Yarn: Ranch Red
   ball
$ 3.98  
Note: (E)
•  620-151 Wool-Ease Yarn: Grey Heather
   ball
$ 3.98  
Note: (F)
•  620-157 Wool-Ease Yarn: Pastel Yellow
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$ 4.69  
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Note: (G)
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size G-6 (4 mm)   $ 2.45  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
Polyester Fiberfill
 

Best Buddies Soft Toys

Lion Brand« Wool-Ease®

GAUGE:

16 sc + 18 rows = 4 in. [10 cm].

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

STITCH EXPLANATION:

Chain Stitch

  • Chain stitch (embroidery)Bring threaded needle from WS to RS through crocheted piece. * Insert needle back into where it last came out, do not pull tight, and form a small loop on RS. Bring needle back through to RS of piece and through small loop Repeat from * until chain is desired length.

French Knot

  • Thread needle and bring from WS to RS through crocheted piece. Wrap yarn around needle 3 times, insert needle back into crocheted piece close to where it emerged. Tighten knot.

sc2tog (sc dec)

  • Insert hook into stitch and draw up a loop. Insert hook into next stitch and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.

 

RECTANGLE
BODY (make 2)
With A, ch 22.
Row 1:
Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across - 21 sc.
Row 2:
Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.
Rep Row 2 until Rectangle measures 8 in. [20.5 cm] tall. Fasten off.

LEGS AND ARMS (make 4)

With B, ch 3, sl st in beg ch to form ring.
Rnd 1:
Work 5 sc in ring, join with sl st in beg sc.
Rnd 2:
Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, join with sl st in beg sc - 10 sc.
Rnd 3:
Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st in beg sc.
Rep Rnd 3 until piece measures 2¼ in. [5.75 cm]. Fasten off.

EYE (make 2)

With C, ch 3, sl st in beg ch to form ring.
Rnd 1:
Work 6 sc in ring, join with sl st in beg sc.
Rnd 2:
Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, join with sl st in beg sc to join - 12 sc.
Fasten off.

FINISHING

With C, sew each Eye in place on RS of 1 Rectangle. With D, work several straight stitches across each Eye. With 2 strands of B held together, embroider several chain stitches for mouth. With WS of Rectangles held together and working through both thicknesses, join A and sc around all sides, working 2 sc in each corner. Before closing final edge, stuff toy with polyester fiberfill. With D, embroider stripes in chain stitch around each Leg and Arm. Sew Arms and Legs in place. Weave in ends.

TRIANGLE
BODY (make 2)

With D, ch 27.
Row 1:
Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across - 26 sc.
Rows 2-7:
Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in each sc across - 20 sc.
Rows 8 and 9:
Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.
Rows 10-15: Rep Rows 2-7 - 14 sc.
Rows 16-31: Rep Rows 8-15 twice - 2 sc.
Row 32: Rep Row 2 - 1 sc.
Fasten off.

LEGS AND ARMS (make 4)

With B, ch 3, sl st in beg ch to form ring.
Rnd 1:
Work 5 sc in ring, join with sl st in beg sc.
Rnd 2:
Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, join with sl st in beg sc - 10 sc.
Rnd 3:
Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st in beg sc.
Rep Rnd 3 until piece measures 2¾ in. [7 cm]. Fasten off.

EYE (make 2)

With C, ch 3, sl st in beg ch to form ring.
Rnd 1:
Work 6 sc in ring, join with sl st in beg sc.
Rnd 2:
Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, join with sl st in beg sc - 12 sc.
Fasten off.

FINISHING

With C, sew each Eye in place on RS of 1 Triangle. With D, work several straight stitches across each Eye. With 2 strands of B held together, embroider several chain stitches for mouth. With WS of Triangles held together and working through both thicknesses, join D and sc around all sides, working 2 sc in each corner. Before closing final edge, stuff toy with polyester fiberfill. With C, embroider stripes in chain stitch around each Arm and Leg. Sew Arms and Legs in place. Weave in ends.

 

SQUARE
BODY (make 2)

With E, ch 26.
Row 1:
Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across - 25 sc.
Row 2:
Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across. Rep Row 2 until piece is as tall as it is wide. Fasten off.

LEGS AND ARMS (make 4)


With F, ch 3, sl st in beg ch to form ring.
Rnd 1:
Work 5 sc in ring, join with sl st in beg sc.
Rnd 2:
Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, join with sl st in beg sc - 10 sc.
Rnd 3:
Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st in beg sc.
Rep Rnd 3 until piece measures 2 in. [5 cm]. Fasten off.

EYE (make 2)

With C, ch 3, sl st in beg ch to form ring.
Rnd 1:
Work 6 sc in ring, join with sl st in beg sc.
Rnd 2:
Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, join with sl st in beg sc - 12 sc.
Fasten off.

FINISHING

With C, sew each Eye in place on RS of 1 Square. With A, work several straight stitches across each Eye. With 2 strands of F held together, embroider several chain stitches for mouth. With WS of Squares held together and working through both thicknesses, join E and sc around all sides, working 2 sc in each corner. Before closing final edge, stuff toy with polyester fiberfill. Sew Arms and Legs in place. Weave in ends.

CIRCLE
BODY (make 2)

With G, ch 3, sl st in beg ch to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 6 sc in ring.
Rnd 2:
Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, join with sl st in beg sc - 12 sc.
Rnd 3:
Ch 1, (2 sc in next 2 sc, sc in next sc) around, join with sl st in beg sc - 20 sc.
Rnd 4:
Ch 1, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) around, join with sl st in beg sc - 30 sc.
Rnd 5:
Ch 1, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc) around, join with sl st in beg sc - 36 sc. Continue working in rnds, increasing 6 sc evenly spaced each rnd, until piece measures 7 in. [17.75 cm] in diameter.
Fasten off.

LEGS AND ARMS (make 4)

With B, ch 3, sl st in beg ch to form ring.
Rnd 1:
Work 5 sc in ring, join with sl st in beg sc.
Rnd 2:
Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, join with sl st in beg sc - 10 sc.
Rnd 3:
Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st in beg sc.
Rep Rnd 3 until piece measures 2¼ in. [5.75 cm]. Fasten off.

EYE (make 2)

With F, ch 3, sl st in beg ch to form ring.
Rnd 1:
Work 6 sc in ring, join with sl st in beg sc.
Rnd 2:
Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, join with sl st in beg sc - 12 sc.
Fasten off.

FINISHING

With E, embroider a French knot in center of each Eye. With F, sew each Eye in place on RS of 1 Circle. With 2 strands of B held together, embroider several chain stitches for nose. With WS of Circles held together and working through both thicknesses, join G and sc around. Before closing Circles completely, stuff toy with polyester fiberfill. With E, embroider stripes in chain stitch around each Leg and Arm. Sew Arms and Legs in place. Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing) rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch WS = wrong side


  Learn to Crochet Instructions:  http://www.lionbrand.com/learnToCrochet.html


Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: *****4.7 (based on 3 reviews)
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Best Buddies Soft Toys Reviewed by Diana Paserba on 2010-09-17 *****
I've made these several times - they're easy and fun and educational! Great pattern.


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