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My Shape Buddy Clown | Guest Contributor Post | Creative Crochet Workshop @Oombawka Design

A fun clown buddy made of shapes! Great to play with and to learn at the same time 🙂

My Shape Buddy Clown | Guest Post Contributor | Creative Crochet Workshop @OombawkaDesign

My Shape Buddy Clown

Skill Level:

Easy

Materials:

  • 25 grams of medium weight worsted yarn in pink, blue, cream and green
  • Small amounts of medium weight worsted yarn in white, dark blue and red
  • Small amount of black yarn for embroidery
  • Size 4.00 mm Hook
  • 2 small buttons (optional)
  • Yarn Needle
  • Stitch Marker

Abbreviations:

sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet

hdc – half double crochet

SC2tog – work 2 single crochet stitches together

SC3tog – work 3 single crochet stitches together

sl st – slip stitch

 

Gauge: Tension/Gauge is not necessary for this project to be perfect

Finished Size:

Buddy measures approx 27cm in length

 

Instructions:

Note: Everything is made using the 4.00mm hook and medium worsted yarn

 

Circle: Make 2 –  9cm x 9cm

Cream yarn

This part is made by working in continuous rounds, so you may want to use a stitch marker to keep record of your current rnd.

Make a magic ring

Rnd 1: Work 6 SC into the ring. Place a stitch marker in the last SC to designate the end of the rnd.

Rnd 2: Work 2 SC in each ST around (12 SC). MM

Rnd 3: *Work 2 SC in first ST and 1 SC in next ST. Repeat from * around (18 SC). MM

Rnd 4: *Work 2 SC in first ST and 1 SC in next two STS. Repeat from * around (24 SC). MM

Rnd 5: *Work 2 SC in first ST and 1 SC in next three STS. Repeat from * around (30 SC). MM

Rnd 6: *Work 2 SC in first ST and 1 SC in next four STS. Repeat from * around (36 SC). MM

Rnd 7: *Work 2 SC in first ST and 1 SC in next five STS. Repeat from * around (42 SC). MM

Rnd 8: *Work 2 SC in first ST and 1 SC in next six STS. Repeat from * around (48 SC). Fasten off

Leave a long tail on one circle for sewing

 

Square: Make 2 – 12cm x 12cm

Pink Yarn

CH21

Row 1 : Work 1 SC into 2nd chain from hook. Work 1 SC into each ST until end, turn (20SC)

Row 2 – 22: CH 1, work 1 SC into each ST until end, turn. Fasten off on last row.

Leave a long tail on one square for sewing

 

Triangle: Make 2 – 9cm bottom row x 8cm in length

Blue Yarn

CH16

Row 1: Work 1 SC into 2nd chain from hook. Work 1 SC into each ST until end, turn (15SC)

Row 2: CH1, SC2tog, work 1 SC into next 11 STS, SC2tog, turn

Row 3: CH1, work 1 SC into next 13 STS, turn

Row 4: CH1, SC2tog, work 1 SC into next 9 STS, SC2tog, turn

Row 5: CH1, work 1 SC into next 11 STS, turn

Row 6: CH1, SC2tog, work 1 SC into next 7 STS, SC2tog, turn

Row 7: CH1, work 1 SC into next 9 STS, turn

Row 8: CH1, SC2tog, work 1 SC into next 5 STS, SC2tog, turn

Row 9: CH1, work 1 SC into next 7STS, turn

Row 10: CH1, SC2tog, work 1 SC into next 3 STS, SC2tog, turn

Row 11: CH1, work 1 SC into next 5STS, turn

Row 12: CH1, SC2tog, work 1 SC into next 1 ST, SC2tog, turn

Row 13: CH1, SC3tog. Fasten off

Leave a long tail on one triangle for sewing

 

Arms and Legs: Make 4 – 18cm in length

Green Yarn

CH32

Row 1: Work 1 DC into 4th chain from hook. Work 1 DC into each ST until end. Fasten off

Leave a tail for sewing

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Assemble:

Whipstitch the two circles together and stuff firmly before closing.

Whipstitch the two squares together and stuff firmly before closing.

Whipstitch the two triangles together and stuff firmly before closing.

( DO NOT OVERSTUFF)

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Sewing shapes together as shown in photo
(Sew triangle onto top of circle, sew circle onto top of square)

The Finishing Touches:
Eyes: Make 2

White Yarn

Make a magic circle

Work 3CH, then 11 DC into ring. SL ST into top of 3CH. Fasten off and weave in ring tail.

Leave a tail for sewing

 

Eyelids: Make 2

Dark Blue Yarn

Make a magic circle

Work 3CH, then 7 DC into ring. SL ST into top of 3CH. Fasten off and weave in ring tail.

Leave a tail for sewing

 

Mouth: Make 1

Red Yarn

CH 11

Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into next ST, work 1 HDC into next 2 STS, work 2 DC into next 2 STS, work 1 HDC into next 2 STS, work 1 SC into next 2 STS, SL ST into same ST as last SC. Fasten off.

Leave a tail for sewing

 

Star: Make 1

Dark Blue Yarn

CH 4, join with a SL ST to form a ring

 

Rnd 1: CH3 (counts as 1DC), work 9 DC into ring, join with a SL ST into top of 3 CH

Rnd 2: *CH5, work 1 SC into 2nd chain from hook, work 1 HDC into next CH, work 1 DC into next CH, work 1 DC into last CH. SKIP 1 ST, SL ST into next*. Repeat from * to * 4 more times. Fasten off.

Leave a tail for sewing

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Sew facial pieces to circle – use photo as guide.
I used a small button for the nose.

Sew star onto square. I sewed on a small star button into the middle of the square.

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Have fun with your new Shape Buddy Clown!

Happy Hooking 🙂


Joanita Theron is the Owner and Designer at the Creative Crochet Workshop. For more fun and inspiring crochet designs please visit her at one of the following links:

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On behalf of the Oombawka Design readers, and myself, I would like to Thank Joanita for sharing this great learning toy! Teach your little one their shapes using this fun little Shape Buddy Clown! Both Darla and Drew love it – so I know your little one will too!

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