11 Apr Sam Amigurumi
INSPIRATION + DESIGN
Coming from the Yangtze River forests, the Chinese gooseberry was introduce in New Zealand at the beginning of the past century, where it becomes known as “kiwi fruit” due to the same name bird, symbol of the country and its inhabitant’s nickname. The kiwi bird is one of most outrageous animal species living on earth. With brown plumage and a long beak to look for food, cannot fly because has not wings. This bird is considered a biological rarity.
Kiwi bird Sam wanted to see the world, not being able to fly push him to sharp its intellect to travel in order to fulfill his dream. He ask for work in Air New Zealand, his country airlines, and became a worldwide ambassador of his homeland. Sam flies now at 12.000 meters altitude, enjoying airline most exclusive services at the same time that invites other passengers to enjoy the best experiences of his country.
The fruit Sam is a delicious kiwi; it is part of our amigurumi fruits collection and takes its name from Sam’s bird story as a tribute of creativity and perseverance of those that, despite of not to have specific skills or resources, are able to overcome life barriers to reach their ends.
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STITCHES AND TECHNIQUES USED
Wrap yarn around two fingers, leaving 7cm long tail. Insert hook right to left under the two rows and pick the strand up (the one that leads to the skein), pulling the yarn back under the two rows, YO and pull through the loop (do not count as first stitch). Keep working the following stitches into the ring. Remove the ring from your fingers and pull the tail end to tight the ring.
SINGLE CROCHET (ABBREVIATION: sc)
Insert hook in stitch, YO and pull through the stitch (2 loops on hook), YO and pull through both loops on hook at once.
HALF DOUBLE CROCHET (ABBREVIATION: hdc)
YO, insert hook in stitch, YO and pull through the stitch (3 loops on hook), YO and pull through all 3 loops on hook at once.
INCREASE (ABBREVIATION: inc)
To work an extra stitch, you simply need to work into the same stitch more than once. Work one stitch as normal. Insert hook into same stitch you’ve just worked and complete another st.
The third bump, or back bar, lies right behind the back loop of a stitch.
CHANGING TO A NEW COLOR
You will change to another colour by joining in the new colour during the final step of the last stitch in the old colour as follows: work the last stitch in the old colour until the last two loops of the stitch are on the hook, then using the new colour, YO and pull through the 2 remaining old colored loops on your hook. The next stitch you make will be the first stitch in the new colour.
INVISIBLE FASTEN OFF
Cut yarn, pull the yarn tail through the last stitch completely and thread yarn tail onto yarn/tapestry needle. Skip one stitch then insert needle into the next stitch under booth loops of the second stitch of the last round. Next, insert needle back into the same stitch that the yarn tail is coming from but into the back loop only. This creates a closing stitch. Weave tail into wrong side before trimming.
- hdc = half double crochet
- -inc = increase (crochet 2 stitches into the same stitch, example: sc-inc)
- lp (s) = loop (s)
- rnd (s) = round (s)
- sc = single crochet
- st (s) = stitch (es)
- YO = yarn over
- Rnd … = At the beginning of each pattern line, you’ll find “Rnd” + a number to indicate which “round”.
- (…) = At the end of each line you will find the number of stitches you should have at end of each line.
- […] x … = When part of the instructions repeat throughout the “round”, it ́ll be placed between brackets x the number of times it should be repeated.
- (…) = stitches between (…) are worked into the same stitch.
- Example: Rnd 01. (3sc) in the same stitch, [2sc, sc-inc] x 2. (11 sts)
LEVEL 2 – EASY
- If you are looking for a relaxing project, this is what you want. These patterns are very repetitive. They use basic stitches and easy procedures.
WHAT YOU NEED
- Crochet hook 3.25 mm
- Yarn needle
- Stitch marker
- A piece of thick cardboard or plastic for fruit slice
- Fiberfill for stuffing
- Black beads 3 mm
- Sewing thread in white color.
- Cotton yarn: fingering.
Scheepjes Catona (100% Mercerized Cotton), 50g/1.8oz, 10x10cm = 26 sts x 36 rows, 125m :
nº 505 (linen); 1 skein
nº 205 (kiwi); 1 skein
nº 162 (black coffee); 1 skein
- Using fingering weight yarn, finished item will be approx. 05 cm x 04 cm.
- Choose a different yarn weight with the corresponding crochet hook size to make a bigger or smaller version.
- This pattern is written in US terminology.
- This pattern is worked bottom-up.
- When you crochet spiral rounds, you start with an adjustable ring (know as “magic ring”) and you will go on work in a continuos spiral. This means, you continue to crochet directly into the first stitch of the previous round to star the next round.
- You should mark the first stitch of the round to keep track of where the round begins.
- Changes in color should be made in the final YO of the previous stitch.
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Crochet in spiral with 3.25 mm (D US) crochet hook, in coffee color.
To begin: Make a magic ring.
Rnd 01. 6sc into ring, tighten the lp; place marker. (6)
Rnd 02. [sc-inc] x 6. (12)
Rnd 03. [sc-inc, sc] x 6. (18)
Rnd 04. sc, sc-inc, [2sc, sc-inc] x 5, sc. (24)
Rnd 05. [sc-inc, 3sc] x 6. (30)
Rnd 06. 2sc, sc-inc, [4sc, sc-inc] x 5, 2sc. (36)
Rnd 07/14.sc in each st around. (36)
Cut the yarn and make an invisible fasten off (see Stitches & Techniques used).
Weave in the ends.
CHECK PIC 01.
Crochet in spiral with 3.25 mm (D US) crochet hook, in linen color.
To begin: Make a magic ring.
Rnd 01. Linen 6sc into ring, tighten the lp; place marker. (6)
Rnd 02. Linen [sc-inc] x 6. (12)
Rnd 03. Kiwi [sc-inc, sc] x 6. (18)
Rnd 04. Kiwi hdc, hdc-inc, [2hdc, hdc-inc] x 5, hdc. (24)
Rnd 05. Kiwi [hdc-inc, 3hdc] x 6. (30)
Rnd 06. Kiwi 2sc, sc-inc, [4sc, sc-inc] x 5, 2sc. (36)
Cut the yarn, leaving a very long tail for sewing and make an invisible fasten off (see Stitches & Techniques used).
CHECK PIC 02.
There is a video tutorial available for this pattern on YouTube:
ASSEMBLY & DETAILS
STEP 01. CARDBOARD
Cut a small circle of cardboard approx. 5 cm diameter, the same size as the slice of your kiwi.
CHECK PIC 03.
STEP 02. EMBROIDER THE SEEDS
Use small black beads and white sewing thread to imitate the seeds of the kiwi, sew them randomly around round 03.
CHECK PICS 04 & 05.
STEP 03. SEW FRUIT SLICE INSIDE THE PEEL
Hold the peel and fruit slice together with right sides of both pieces facing outward, and the front piece facing towards you, line up the stitches of round 13 of the peel and round 6 of fruit slice. Join them using the needle and the long kiwi tail, working through both loops of the slice and third loop of the peel.
Once you are about half way round add fiberfill, making sure to not overstuff the kiwi and insert the cardboard.
Weave in the ends.
CHECK PICs 06 to 08.
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