Even though today is a cloudy day, I would like to share with you my small tutorial applique that calls – Funny buddies. Using this applique you can decorate baby hat, jumper or use it as patch to hide dirty spots or holes. This is a cool way to finish leftovers of your threads.
So let’s start. Chain 17 (ch). These 17 chains mean length of the arms, therefore if you want bigger or smaller body just increase or decrease the number of chains. In the second loop from the hook make single crochet (sc) and in all loops till the end of the row. Now
Now you have 16 sc, make ch 1 and turn. * In the next row make again 1 sc and ch1 at the end. Repeat from *- 2 times more and cut the thread.
Tie the same thread in the 5th loop, ch 1, 7 sc, ch1, turn. (we don’t crochet all loops till the end of the row) * In the next row make 8 sc, ch1. Repeat from * - 2 more times. Don’t cut the thread and continue crochet left leg.
Left and right legs:
Make 4 sc, ch 1, turn. * Skip first sc and make 2 sc into the next 2 loops, 2 sc in the last loop, ch1. Turn. ** In the next row make 4 sc, ch 1. Repeat from * to **. In the next row make 2 sc in the next 2 loops, skip next sc, and sc in the last 4th loop.
By skipping some loops, I am rounding slightly the leg. Cut the thread. Now tie the thread from the other side of the body and continue with right leg using the same scheme.
Now, we are going to work with the upper side of the body. Tie the thread in the 7th loop, make ch1, 3 sc, ch 1, turn. In the next row make 2 sc in the first loop, 2 sc in the next 2 loops and 2 sc in the last loop, ch1, turn. *Crochet 6 sc in the next row. Repeat from * - 2 more times. Don’t forget to make ch 1 at the end of each row. In the next row make sc in the first loop, skip the second loop, 2 sc in the third and forth loops, skip 5th loop, and sc in the 6th loop. Again, I would like to slightly round the head. Cut the thread.
Now change the color and crochet around the whole body with sc. In this step don’t forget to hide all your tails that you have. Glue the eyes, sew buttons and embroider mouth. Funny buddy is ready.
There is one example how I used this applique.