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Free Crochet Pattern: Mini Rectangle Creature

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Lion Brand® Fun Fur® - Wool-Ease® - Microspun
Pattern #: 80286AD
Rating: ****4.0 (based on 1 review)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size

About 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm) tall

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Color (A)
Fun Fur®

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 320-112: Fun Fur Yarn: Raspberry
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Color (B)

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Color (C)

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 910-158: Microspun Yarn: Buttercup
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Discontinued - click here for possible substitutions
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
Sorry, product is discontinued; no colors are available.
Fun Fur®
Ivory White Soft Pink Flamingo Sapphire Cobalt Raspberry Red
Champagne Tigers Eye Chocolate Taupe Terracotta Neon Orange Orchid Magenta
Grape Onyx Sterling Black Neon Lemon Amber Aquamarine Violet
Purpletini Neon Lime Indigo Lava Sandstone Confetti Citrus Tropical
Mango Ginger Café Cotton Candy Stripes South Beach Stripes Mexicana Stripes Copacabana Stripes Deep Sea Stripes
Natural Heather Fisherman Ranch Red Blush Heather Blue Heather Navy Denim Blue Mist
Seaspray Cocoa Cranberry Dark Rose Heather Rose Heather Grey Heather Oxford Grey Black
Mustard Eggplant Gold Avocado Chestnut Heather Forest Green Heather Paprika Denim Twist
Pumpkin Wood Multi White/Multi Wheat Mushroom White Frost
*Fun Fur (Article #320). 100% Polyester; package size: Solids: 1.75 oz/50g; 64 yd/58m balls
Prints: 1.5 oz/40g; 57 yd/52m balls
Exotics: 1.75 oz/50g; 55 yd/50m balls (Note: Exotics shades are lay flat to dry)
*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
*Microspun (Article #910). 100% Micro-Fiber Acrylic; package size: 2.50oz/70.00 gr. (168yds/154m) pull skeins

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•  320-112 Fun Fur Yarn: Raspberry
$ 4.99  
Note: (A)
•  620-126 Wool-Ease Yarn: Chocolate Brown
$ 3.75  
Not available, sorry!
Select a different color or click for yarn substitutions
Note: (B)
•  910-158 Microspun Yarn: Buttercup
$ 5.29  
Discontinued, sorry!
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Note: (C)
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size G-6 (4 mm)   $ 2.45  
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
Fiberfill stuffing

Mini Rectangle Creature

Lion Brand® Fun Fur® - Wool-Ease® - Microspun


16 sc + 18 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) with 2 strands of A held tog.

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

BODY (make 2)
With 2 strands of A held tog, ch 13.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across-12 sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Rep Row 2 until piece measures 5 in. (12.5 cm) from beg. Fasten off.

ARMS AND LEGS (make 4)

With 1 strand of B, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 8 sc in first ch. Place marker for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.
Rnds 2-11: Sc in each st around.
Fasten off.

OUTER EYE (make 2)
With 1 strand of B, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch. Place marker for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around-12 sts.
Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around-18 sts.
Fasten off.

INNER EYE (make 2)
With 1 strand of C, work through Rnd 2 of Outer Eye-12 sts. Fasten off.

PUPIL (make 2)
With 1 strand of B, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch. Fasten off.

Sew Inner Eyes centered on top of Outer Eyes. Sew Eyes to one Body piece. Sew Pupils to center of Eyes. With wrong side of Body pieces tog and working through both thicknesses, join 1 strand of A with sl st in edge and work sc evenly spaced around outer edge, leaving an opening for stuffing. Stuff Body then finish crocheting pieces tog. Stuff Arms and Legs and sew to Body.

Weave in ends.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing) rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together  

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Pattern Average Rating: ****4.0 (based on 1 review)
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Mini Rectangle Creature Reviewed by Fenian on 2009-09-23 ****
This monster is so cute! It's a really good way to learn how to do amigurumi projects. Very easy to make and simple!

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