FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:Amigurumi measures approximately 2 1/2”/6.5cm tall
CROCHET HOOK: One size US D-3 (3.25mm).
ADDITIONAL MATERIALS :Yarn needle, Fiberfill stuffing, 6mm wiggle eyes or safety eyes, Stitch marker
GAUGE: Exact gauge is not critical for this project, stitching should be tight.
STITCHES USED: Chain (ch), Double crochet (dc), Single crochet (sc), Slip stitch (slip st)
SPECIAL TERMS: sc2tog: Single crochet 2 together—Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop (two loops on hook), insert hook into next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through all three loops on hook.
NOTES: All yarn used is split into 2 strands of 2 plies each. Use 2 plies of yarn throughout. Do not join rounds. Place a marker in the last stitch of round and move up as rounds progress.
Center (make 2)
Cut 2 yds of A and split. With A, leaving a long tail, ch 2.
Round 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join with a sl st in first sc—6 sc. Place marker in last stitch.
Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st around, join with a sl st in first sc—12 sc.
Round 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around, join with a sl st in first sc—18 sc.
Round 4: Ch 1, working in back loops only, sc in each st around, join with a sl st in first sc. Fasten off leaving a long tail. With yarn needle and sewing length, with wrong sides of 2 centers together, matching sts, whipstitch 2 centers together, stuffing before closing completely.
Round 1: Cut 1 1/2 yds of B and split. Join B with sc in any seam st on edge of flower centers, *5 dc in next st, sc in next st; repeat from * around, join with a sl st in first sc—9 petals. Fasten off.
FINISHING: Glue or sew on eyes. With yarn needle and B, straight st a nose and back st a mouth on flower as pictured. Weave in ends.