Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Oenfpp

Meet Oenfpp, the One-Eyed, Non-horned, Flightless Purple People-eater.
My husband hates him. My son likes him. I think he's rather cute.
I might be a little attached to him, since he's the first amigurumi pattern I've improvised. I took Stacey Trock's Craftsy class on designing amigurumi monsters, and this was my first attempt.

And, because it's the new year and I like to share things, I've written out the pattern! So without further ado, here it is!

You will need:
Yarn – worsted weight, MC: approx. 100g/220yards/200m (I used Stitch Nation Washable Ewe in Currant. This yarn has been discontinued, but any worsted weight will do.)
small amount of white yarn for eye, small amount of black yarn for pupils and mouth
Hook – size G/4mm
Polyfil
Notions – stitch marker, scrap yarn for eyes and mouth

Skills needed: Magic circle, single crochet, single crochet 2 together
Abbreviations: sc : single crochet
sc2tog: single crochet 2 together (decrease)

This pattern is worked continuously in-the-round, without joining.

Body:

Round 1: Using MC and magic circle, 6sc and join to work in round. (6)
Round 2: 2sc in each stitch (12)
Round 3: [2sc in first stitch, sc in next stitch] around (18)
Round 4: [2sc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches] around (24)
Round 5: [2sc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches] around (30)
Round 6: [2sc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches] around (36)
Round 7: [2sc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches] around (42)
Round 8: [2sc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches] around (48)
Round 9: [2sc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches] around (54)
Round 10-18: Sc in each stitch (54)
Round 19: [sc2tog, sc in next 7 stitches] around (48)
Round 20: [sc2tog, sc in next 6 stitches] around (42)
Round 21: [sc2tog, sc in next 5 stitches] around (36)
Round 22: [sc2tog, sc in next 4 stitches] around (30)
Round 23: sc in each stitch (30)
Round 24: [2sc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches] around (36)
Round 25: [2sc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches] around (42)
Round 26: [2sc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches] around (48)
Round 27: [2sc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches] around (54)
Round 28-36: sc in each stitch (54)
Round 37: [sc2tog, sc in next 7 stitches] around (48)
Round 38: [sc2tog, sc in next 6 stitches] around (42)
Round 39: [sc2tog, sc in next 5 stitches] around (36)
Round 40: [sc2tog, sc in next 4 stitches] around (30)
Round 41: sc in each stitch (30)
Round 42: [2sc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches] around (36)
Round 43: [2sc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches] around (42)
Round 44: [2sc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches] around (48)
Round 45: [2sc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches] around (54)
Round 46-55: sc in each stitch (54)
Round 56: [sc2tog, sc in next 7 stitches] around (48)
Round 57: [sc2tog, sc in next 6 stitches] around (42)
Round 58: [sc2tog, sc in next 5 stitches] around (36)
Round 59: [sc2tog, sc in next 4 stitches] around (30)
Round 60: [sc2tog, sc in next 3 stitches] around (24)

Stuff with polyfil.

Round 61: [sc2tog, sc in next 2 stitches] around (18)
Round 62: [sc2tog, sc in next stitch] around (12)
Round 63: sc2tog around (6)
Break yarn and thread through all 6 stitches, pull tight and fasten off.


Arms:

Round 1: Using MC and magic circle, 6sc and join to work in the round. (6)
Round 2: 2sc in each stitch (12)
Round 3: [2sc in first stitch, sc in next stitch] around (18)
Round 4: [2sc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches] around (24)
Round 5-22: sc in each stitch (24)
Break yarn, leaving a long tail. Stuff arms with small amount of polyfil and sew to body.

Eye:

Round 1: Using white yarn and magic circle, 6sc and join to work in the round. (6)
Round 2: 2sc in each stitch (12)
Round 3: [2sc in first stitch, sc in next stitch] around (18)
Break yarn, leaving a long tail. Using black yarn, embroider pupil (or use a safety eye if you prefer)
Sew eye to body.

Mouth: Using scrap yarn, embroider mouth as desired.

And enjoy! Oenfpp makes an awesome bookshelf guardian, couch buddy, or just add to your monster menagerie!

This pattern is also available as a Ravelry download.

2 comments:

  1. Happy New Year. It's amazing how much you have accomplished with a crawling baby and a job. Glad to see you are still doing well. How much longer to you have in Japan?

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    1. Thank you! I'm amazed at this past year, too, especially since that baby graduated from crawling to walking!
      We've got less than a year left here in Japan, and then it's back to the USA.
      Happy New Year!

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