Well, today is the day when the 1st clue of Rabbit Bibi Amethyst is released. Thanks to my amazing testers! You can soon see their work and others' too on Bibi's Ravelry page (which I warmly suggest you to see because it has a lot of important information! http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rabbit-bibi-amethyst-cal :) ).
Okay, here it comes! :)
This animal, Bibi or Amethyst – whichever you want to call her - is big and full of character. She has colorful ears, face and eyes as well as a nice smile. If you prefer, you can also crochet a dress for her and even get more creative with accessories. :)
Sc – single crochet
Hdc – half double crochet
Dc – double crochet
Inc – increase
Dec – decrease
Skill level: Intermediate, but very suitable for a beginner too.
Yarn: I used 3 skeins of DROPS Paris (2 skeins of color 35 (yellow) for the body, legs, head and arms and 1 skein of color 60 (dark old pink/purple for the ears and the yoke of the dress) and 1 skein of DROPS Cotton Light in color 25 (light lilac) for the dress. DROPS Paris is worsted weight and DROPS Cotton Light is DK.
Hook: I used a 2.5 mm hook, but I really crocheted loosely with this yarn – usually I would use a hook 1 time smaller than the number suggested on the label.
Additional materials: Filling, safety eyes, some felt (optional).
Legs and body:
Magic ring and 6 sc into it.
Round 1: Work 2 sc in every st. (12s sts)
Round 2: *1 sc, inc* 6 times. (18 sts)
Rounds 3-5: Sc evenly around. (18 sts)
Round 6: 2 sc, dec 3 times, 10 sc. (15 sts)
Round 7: Sc evenly around. (15 sts)
Round 8: 10 sc, inc 3 times, 2 sc. (18 sts)
Rounds 9-10: Sc evenly around. (18 sts)
Round 11: 2 sc, dec, 2 sc, dec, 4 sc, inc in the next st, 2 sc, inc, 2 sc. (18 sts)
Rounds 12-16: 1 sc in every st. (18 sts)
Fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing. Make another leg this way (don't fasten off this one) and stuff both. Thanks to the increases and decreases, the legs have a leg shape.
Round 17: 9 sc, now start crocheting on the other leg (place them next to each other and both facing the same direction, you will be starting at the next unworked stitch available), 17 sc, skip the last sc, now crochet from the first leg, 9 sc. Later you can sew up the hole (from inside) using the yarn from the 1st leg. (35)
Round 18: inc, 8 sc, inc, 7 sc, inc, 8 sc, inc, 8 sc. (39 sts)
Round 19: inc, 18 sc, inc, 20 sc. (42 sts)
Rounds 20-23: sc evenly around. (42 sts)
Round 24: *7 sc, dec* 4 times, 6 sc. (38 sts)
Rounds 25-27: Sc evenly around. (38 sts) Start stuffing the body and continue to stuff as you go.
Round 28: *6 sc, dec* 4 times, 6 sc. (34 sts)
Round 29: Sc evenly around. (34 sts)
Round 30: 15 sc, dec, 15 sc, dec. (32 sts)
Round 31: Sc evenly around. (32 sts)
Round 32: 14 sc, dec, 14 sc, dec. (30 sts)
Round 33: Sc evenly around. (30 sts).
Round 34: 13 sc, dec, 13 sc, dec. (28 sts)
Round 35: Sc evenly around. (28 sts)
Round 36: 12 sc, dec, 12 sc, dec. (26 sts)
Round 37: Sc evenly around. (26 sts)
Round 38: 11 sc, dec, 11 sc, dec. (24 sts)
Round 39: Sc evenly around. (24 sts)
Round 40: 10 sc, dec, 10 sc, dec. (22 sts)
Round 41: 9 sc, dec, 9 sc, dec. (20 sts)
Share your photos or ideas with other crocheters too in the Ravelry and Facebook groups (FB: "Amigurumi MCAL 2016 by Kirju kui Liblikas" and Ravelry "Kirju kui Liblikas designs and CALS"). If you have any questions, feel free to ask me.
I hope you'll have a great time making her. :)
EDIT: Now that the CAL has ended, all the clues can be found here:
1st clue: http://kasitoopesa.weebly.com/blogi/first-clue-of-cal-bibi-amethyst
2nd clue: http://kasitoopesa.weebly.com/blogi/2nd-clue-of-bibi-amethyst-cal
3rd clue: http://kasitoopesa.weebly.com/blogi/3rd-clue-of-bibi-amethyst-cal
If you want to see what others have done with this pattern, check out the Ravelry link: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rabbit-bibi-amethyst-cal
I am a 14-year old Estonian girl who loves to crochet, knit, felt and paint, but I also do beadwork and chalk drawings. I have made over 100 knitted/felted/crocheted animals. Besides that, I like history and books.
Olen 14-aastane Eesti tüdruk, kes armastab heegeldada, kududa, viltida ja maalida, kuid samal ajal tegelen ma ka pärlitöö ja pastelljoonistamisega. Olen valmistanud üle 100 kootud-vilditud-heegeldatud looma. Lisaks sellele meeldivad mulle ajalugu ja raamatud.
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