Monday, 22 October 2012

The Cranky Angel

This is the pattern for Buddy's nemesis/best friend, the Cranky Angel. Scroll down past the pattern for a short Cranky Angel comic.


The Cranky Angel


Size
8cm/3in tall, 7cm/2 ¾in wide

Skill Level
Easy.

Note on yarn and hook size
I crochet with a light worsted (DK) weight yarn. You can use a slightly heavier or lighter yarn as long as you use the same type of yarn for the different colours. This will ensure your toy is in proportion. Use a hook size that will give you a nice firm stitch. The 3.00mm is my favourite hook.

Materials
Yarn
Cream
Yellow
White

Crochet Hook – 3.00mm or preferred size
Filling
Plastic pellets or dried beans and stocking (optional)
Tapestry needle
Black felt
Black cotton or embroidery floss to use for the mouth
Craft glue and/or thread and sharp needle for attaching felt

Terminology
***This pattern was written using US crochet terminology***
ch – Chain
Rnd – Round
sc – Single crochet
sc2tog – Single crochet two stitches together.
sl st – Slip stitch
st – Stitch. This term covers ch, sc, hdc, sl st and other stitches used in crochet.

Make a ring – The starting point for crocheting in a spiral. Use which ever method you prefer.
* * - Repeat the instructions between the asterisks as directed.
( ) – The number of stitches that should be in a completed round are placed in brackets at the end of that round’s instructions.

Instructions

Body (in Cream)

Make a ring.
Row 1: 6 sc in ring (6)
Row 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
Rnd 3: *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st*  around (18)
Rnd 4: *sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st*  around (24)
Rnd 5: *sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next st*  around (30)
Rnd 6: *sc in next 4 st, 2 sc in next st*  around (36)
Rnd 7: *sc in next 5 st, 2 sc in next st*  around (42)
Rnd 8: *sc in next 6 st, 2 sc in next st*  around (48)
Rnd 9: Working in back loops only. Sc in each st around (48)
Rnd 10-11: sc in each st around
Rnd 12: *sc in next 6 st, sc2tog*  around (42)
Rnd 13: *sc in next 5 st, sc2tog*  around (36)
Rnd 14-15: sc in each st around
Rnd 16: *sc in next 4 st, sc2tog*  around (30)
Rnd 17: *sc in next 3 st, sc2tog*  around (24)
Can start lightly stuffing now. Plastic pellets or dried beans tied in a stocking can be placed at the bottom of the body to give it a bit of weight.
Rnd 18: *sc in next 5 st, 2 sc in next st*  around (28)
Rnd 19: *sc in next 6 st, 2 sc in next st*  around (32)
Rnd 20: *sc in next 7 st, 2 sc in next st*  around (36)
Rnd 21: sc in each st around
Rnd 22: *sc in next 7 st, sc2tog*  around (32)
Rnd 23: *sc in next 6 st, sc2tog*  around (28)
Rnd 24: *sc in next 2 st, sc2tog*  around (21)
Rnd 25: *sc in next st, sc2tog*  around (14)
Finish stuffing firmly.
Rnd 26: sc2tog  around (7)
Weave yarn through remaining stitches and pull tight to close up hole. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Arms (in Cream)
Make a ring.
Rnd 1: 7 sc in ring (7)
Rnd 2-6: sc in each st around
Cut yarn and fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn. Leave unstuffed. Make two.

Halo (in Yellow)
Chain 20. Sl st in 1st chain made to make a ring.
Rnd 1: sc in each chain around (19)
Sl st in next st, cut yarn and pull through. Leave a tail of yarn to use for joining.

Wings (in Yellow)
The wings are identical to those made for Buddy’s Angel Costume. Follow those instructions to make two wings in yellow for the Cranky Angel.

Big Eye ( in White)
Make a ring.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in ring (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
Sl st in next st and pull through yarn. Leave a tail for joining to the body.

Small Eye (in White)
Make a ring.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in ring (6)
Sl st in next st and pull through yarn. Leave a tail for joining to the body.

You can now attach a small circle of black felt to each eye to make the pupils, using needle and thread or glue. They should sit off-centre, close to the edge of the eye.


Assembly
***These are guidelines only. Be guided by your own eye at all times.***

Join the arms to the body. Attach the arms just below the neck, the narrowest part of the body, using the tails of yarn left on the arms.


Join the wings to the body. 



Join the halo to the body. 


Join the eyes to the body.  The eyes sit close together just below the horns. Position the eyes so that the pupils are close together. Use the tails of yarn left on the eyes to stitch them on to the body.


Make him cranky! Cut out a ‘v’ shape from black felt for the brows of the angel. Attach above the eyes using needle and thread or glue.


Give him a mouth. Use black sewing cotton or embroidery floss to stitch in a mouth. You could use black yarn but I think it looks a little too bold against the cream of the angel.


Yay! Your Cranky Angel is now complete. Treat him well - even a cranky angel needs a hug now and then ;)

Are you curious to know what happens when you mess with the Cranky Angel? Take a look at what happened to poor Buddy ...



Copyright © Kim Lapsley 2012

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