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Oct 20, 2014

Potted plant decoration - Ladybug









Materials:


  • black, red  yarn ( I use the yarn which gauge is 24.0 to 30.0 sts = 4 inches )
  • hook 3 mm
  • white sheet of foam (mine is 1 mm thick) for eyes
  • 2 black beads ( 4 mm would be best)
  • clothes pin - the best would be the smaller version - 3 cm 
  • hot glue gun
  • cotton or something else You will use as filament



Pattern:






Head

black yarn

R1: 6 sc in MR (6)

R2: inc around (12)

R3: * sc, inc * X6 (18)

R4: * sc 2, inc *X6 (24)

R5: sc around (24)

R6: sc around (24)

R7: * sc 3, inc *X6 (30)

R8: sc around (30)

R9: * sc 4, inc* X6 (36)

R10: * sc 3, dec* around (31)

R11: * sc, dec * around (21)

R12: * sc, dec * around (14)

stuff the head

R13: dec around (7)

R14: dec round (4) FO







From the white foam cut two circles for the eyes. If You don't like the edges of Your foam, You can use a nail file to make them better.
Sew them to the head with the bead in the center.










Antennas - make 2

black yarn

R1: 4 ch (4)

R2: starting from 2-nd ch ss 3 (3) FO

Sew antennas to the head.
Finished head:


Body

black yarn

R1: 6 sc in MR (6)

R2: inc around (12)

R3: * sc, inc *X6 (18)

R4: * sc 2, inc * X6 (24)

R5 - R8: sc around (24)

R9: * sc 2, dec *X6 (18)

stuff!

R10: * sc, dec *X6 (12) FO

Where You have ended is the part You will sew to the head.



Leg - make 2

black yarn

R1: 10 ch

R2: starting from 2-nd ss 9 (9) FO


Foot - make 2

red yarn

R1: 6 sc in MR (6)

R2: * sc, inc*X3 (9)

R3: sc around, ss last one (9) FO










Wing - make 2

red yarn

R1: 10 ch (10)

R2: 9 sc on one side of chain, 9 sc on other (18)

R3: 3 sc in 1, sc 7, 3 sc in 1, 3 sc in 1, sc 7, 3 sc in 1 (26)

R4: inc 2, sc 2, hdc, dc 3, hdc, sc 2, inc 4, sc 2, hdc, dc 3, hdc, sc 2, ss  FO



Dots - make 8 ( 4 for each wing, 2 for each side)

black yarn

R1: 6 sc in MR (6)

R2: ss in 1-st sc from R1 FO






Sew two dots on each side of wing just like You see on the pictures.

Then in any order sew head,body, both legs and wings together.

The last step is attaching the mini clothes pin. I glued it with hot glue gun the way You see on the picture below.