Friday, April 22, 2016

Free Pattern Friday: Raven Amigurumi REVAMP

A 7" tall amigurumi of a raven. The pattern is available on Ravelry or you can find it written below. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at icrochetthings@gmail.com.

Two patterns in one day? Nonsense.

Another revamp because that's my thing now, this time its of my old Raven pattern. Decided to remake it so it looks more like a real bird. It's also kind of Game of Thrones-y because of the three-eyed raven and all that. Only two eyes on this guy though. He's able to stand on his own, but you have to find that sweet spot and make sure to stuff the legs pretty well. In order to get the body to have a bird-like shape, I had to be a bit creative. The pattern looks complicated, take it slow and feel free to ask questions.

Here's a comparison pic:



This is an icrochetthings original pattern © 2014-2016. Do not claim as your own. Do not copy, sell, or distribute this pattern. Do not sell any products made from this pattern.

Materials:

▪  Worsted weight yarn in black, dark grey
▪  E hook (3.50 mm)
▪  Stuffing
▪  9 mm safety eyes
▪  Scissors
▪  Tapestry needle

Difficulty: Medium

You should know how to work in the round, increase, and decrease.


Head and Body

Starting with black

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [inc] around  (12)
3.  [sc, inc] around  (18)
4.  [2 sc, inc] around  (24)
5.  [3 sc, inc] around  (30)
6.  [4 sc, inc] around  (36)
7.  [5 sc, inc] around  (42)
8 – 10.  [sc] around  (42)
11.  [6 sc, inc] three times, 21 sc  (45)
12.  [7 sc, inc] three times, 21 sc  (48)
13.  15 sc, ch 7, [sc] across the chs, sc in next st, 14 sc, [sc, dec] six times  (48)
14.  15 sc, sc up the opposite side of the chs, 33 sc  (54)
*** For those having trouble with these rounds, see bottom of post for a more detailed explanation
15.  [sc] around  (54)
16.  42 sc, 6 dec  (48)
17.  21 sc, 4 sc in next st, 4 sc in next st, 25 sc  (54)
18.  [sc] around  (54)
Attach safety eyes (I placed mine between rounds 10 and 11 at about 14 sts apart)
19.  52 sc, 4 sc in next st, 4 sc in next st  (60)
20 – 22.  [sc] around  (60)
23.  [3 sc, dec] around  (48)
24 – 26.  [sc] around  (48)
27.  [2 sc, dec] around  (36)
28.  [sc] around  (36)
29.  [4 sc, dec] around  (30)
30.  [3 sc, dec] around  (24)
Stuff
31.  [2 sc, dec] around  (18)
32.  [sc, dec] around  (12)
33.  [dec] around  (6)

F/O, sew shut


Beak

Starting with dark grey

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [sc] around  (6)
3.  [sc, inc] around  (9)
4.  [2 sc, inc] around  (12)
5.  Turn, 8 sc  (8)
6.  Turn, 8 sc, sc down to round 4, sc around and back up to the beginning of round 6  (12)
7 – 8.  [sc] around  (12)
9.  [3 sc, inc] around  (15)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

2 Haunches

Starting with black

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [inc] around  (12)
3.  [sc] around  (12)
4.  [sc, inc] around  (18)
5.  [2 sc, inc] around (24)
6.  [sc] around  (24)
7.  Turn, 12 sc  (12)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

2 Legs

Starting with dark grey

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2 – 5.  [sc] around  (6)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

2 Wings

Starting with black

1.  ch 7, [sc] across, working on the opposite side of the chs: [sc] across  (12)
2.  [sc, inc] around  (18)
3.  [2 sc, inc] around  (24)
4.  [3 sc, inc] around  (30)
5.  6 sc, turn  (6)
6.  10 sc, turn  (10)
7.  9 sc, turn  (9)
8.  8 sc, turn  (8)
9.  7 sc, turn  (7)
10.  6 sc, turn  (6)
11.  5 sc, turn  (5)
12.  4 sc, turn  (4)
13.  3 sc, sc down the side and around the round edge of the piece, stopping when you reach row 7

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

2 Feet

Starting with dark grey

First Toe
1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2 – 5.  [sc] around  (6)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Second Toe
Work the same as the first toe, DO NOT F/O
6.  sc into one of the sts in the first toe, [sc] around the first toe
      sc into the next st in the second toe, [sc] around the second toe  (12)
7.  [2 sc, dec] around  (9)
8.  [sc] around  (9)
Use the leftover tail from the first toe to sew the hole between the toes shut
9.  [sc, dec] around  (6)
10 – 11.  [sc] around  (6)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing, sew shut


Assembly

▪  Sew the beak onto the front of the head, stuffing as you go
▪  Sew the wings on either side of the body
▪  Sew the feet onto the bottom of the legs
▪  Sew the legs onto the bottom of the body, stuffing as you go




*** More Detailed Instructions for Rounds 13 and 14

13. Do 15 sc as normal. Chain 7 and sc down the chains, back to the main piece. Resume single crocheting around the body for another 15 stitches. [sc, dec] six times until you reach the end of the round.
14. Do 15 sc as normal. Single crochet up the opposite side of the chains you made in the previous round. You should now be at the top of the chain extension. Single crochet back down the chain piece and back into the main piece. Do 33 sc as normal to the end of the round.

You should now have one piece with 54 stitches around. Proceed to round 15.

Basically the point of these rounds is to extend the length of the body to give it more of a bird shape. This is done using a chain extension that you incorporate into the rest of the piece, which adds an extra 12 stitches lengthwise onto the piece.

I hope this helps!

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  2. I'm a little confused with head/body with step 13-14. In 14 do I now attach the chain to the full piece. Or do I keep crocheting around it? Because it says up one side?

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  3. Please could you help me because I like this pattern very much. I am stuck at row 13/14 too.
    Just like the person above.

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  4. Hello, I'm also having trouble with row 13&14 of this pattern. Has anyone figured it out or heard from the author?

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  5. Hello! Just want to let everyone who is having trouble with rounds 13 and 14 that I’ve made a more detailed explanation in my blog post that hopefully will help explain it better. While doing this I also noticed a small mathematical error and modified round 15 to accommodate. Apologies for the confusion!

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  6. In Row 13 you start to work the back of the raven, after 15 sc (Do not trim the yarn) create 7 chains APART from your main piece, then sc in these chains, do one more sc back to the main piece. Finish the round with [sc, dec] six times.

    row 14: 15 sc, then sc around this extension as many times as you need until you reach the main piece again, then 33 sc

    Also, here is a graphic explanation in my twitter account:
    https://twitter.com/dianacc120/status/819666519894454272

    Keep working the next rows normally

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  8. The math here just isn't working. You state in your addendum that there are 60 stitches in the round after round 14. However this isn't reflected in the actual pattern. And when you say to do 42 st and 6 decreases in row 16, there are extra stitches left over. 42+12 = 54, not 60. Do we sc to the end of the round? Is this an error? Same for in row 13. Doing (sc, dec) 6 times leaves stitches unworked. However if I do (2 sc, dec) it works.

    This is incredibly frustrating and I am no beginner. I really want to make this bird, but I don't want to rewrite the pattern to make it work.

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    1. Okay, I've gone and made the pattern myself to double check. You're right that the addendum is incorrect and there should be 54 stitches at the end of round 14, not 60. I've gone ahead and fixed that. But if you follow the actual pattern and ignore the addendum then there shouldn't be a problem. There shouldn't be any extra stitches at the end of round 13; you work 15 sc, do the chain part, 15 more sc and then six [sc, dec]. 15 + 15 + 18 = 48, the number of stitches in round 12.

      I hope this helps you and I apologize for the error and any frustration stemming from it. I guess in trying to explain myself I just made it more confusing. :P

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  9. This is adorable and I MUST make one asap. I just wanted to comment that I've made other small crocheted critters in the past and have made them bendable by crocheting around twisted-together pipe cleaners. Simply form a bunch of pipe cleaners into the general shape you want and bend them back on themselves so there are no sharp cut-wire ends. Then crochet around them, adding small bits of stuffing as you go to pad them. This might work well with the feet of your raven to make him pose-able, and also to help him stand up. I plan to add a tail to mine, which may also help counterbalance that beak and help to make it stand up better.

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