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Best Buddies Soft Toys
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern Number: 60194AD
Kids will love these cuddly companions.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
About 10 in. [25.5 cm] tall

CORRECTIONS: (applied Nov 26, 2007)
#148 Turquoise 1 ball (D) #116 Delft 1 ball (D) #107 Blue Heather (D) #158 Buttercup (G) ) #157 Pastel Yellow (G)The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

620-137 Wool-Ease Yarn: Fuchsia Vibrant, tropical pink
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 3.99
Note: (A)

620-152 Wool-Ease Yarn: Oxford Grey

Light and medium iron grays


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.69
Note: (B)

620-098 Wool-Ease Yarn: Natural Heather

Heathered cream


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.69
Note: (C)

620-107 Wool-Ease Yarn: Blue Heather

Medium blue with gray


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.69
Note: (D)

620-102 Wool-Ease Yarn: Ranch Red

True red


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.69
Note: (E)

620-151 Wool-Ease Yarn: Grey Heather

Soft misty grays


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.69
Note: (F)

620-157 Wool-Ease Yarn: Pastel Yellow

Pale yellow


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.69
Note: (G)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size G-6 (4 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
Polyester Fiberfill
GAUGE:
16 sc + 18 rows = 4 in. [10 cm]. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
Chain Stitch Chain stitch (embroidery)Bring threaded needle from WS to RS through crocheted piece.

* Insert needle back into where it last came out, do not pull tight, and form a small loop on RS.

Bring needle back through to RS of piece and through small loop Repeat from * until chain is desired length.



French Knot Thread needle and bring from WS to RS through crocheted piece.

Wrap yarn around needle 3 times, insert needle back into crocheted piece close to where it emerged.

Tighten knot.



sc2tog (sc dec) Insert hook into stitch and draw up a loop.

Insert hook into next stitch and draw up a loop.

Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.


INSTRUCTIONS



RECTANGLE BODY (make 2) With A, ch 22.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across - 21 sc.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.

Rep Row 2 until Rectangle measures 8 in.

[20.5 cm] tall.

Fasten off.



LEGS AND ARMS (make 4)

With B, ch 3, sl st in beg ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Work 5 sc in ring, join with sl st in beg sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, join with sl st in beg sc - 10 sc.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st in beg sc.

Rep Rnd 3 until piece measures 2 1/4 in.

[5.75 cm].

Fasten off.



EYE (make 2)

With C, ch 3, sl st in beg ch to form ring.

Rnd 1:Work 6 sc in ring, join with sl st in beg sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, join with sl st in beg sc to join - 12 sc.

Fasten off.



FINISHING

With C, sew each Eye in place on RS of 1 Rectangle.

With D, work several straight stitches across each Eye.

With 2 strands of B held together, embroider several chain stitches for mouth.

With WS of Rectangles held together and working through both thicknesses, join A and sc around all sides, working 2 sc in each corner.

Before closing final edge, stuff toy with polyester fiberfill.

With D, embroider stripes in chain stitch around each Leg and Arm.

Sew Arms and Legs in place.

Weave in ends.



TRIANGLE BODY (make 2)

With D, ch 27.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across - 26 sc.

Rows 2-7: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in each sc across - 20 sc.

Rows 8 and 9: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.

Rows 10-15: Rep Rows 2-7 - 14 sc.

Rows 16-31: Rep Rows 8-15 twice - 2 sc.

Row 32: Rep Row 2 - 1 sc.

Fasten off.



LEGS AND ARMS (make 4)

With B, ch 3, sl st in beg ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Work 5 sc in ring, join with sl st in beg sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, join with sl st in beg sc - 10 sc.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st in beg sc.

Rep Rnd 3 until piece measures 2 3/4 in.

[7 cm].

Fasten off.



EYE (make 2)

With C, ch 3, sl st in beg ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in ring, join with sl st in beg sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, join with sl st in beg sc - 12 sc.

Fasten off.



FINISHING

With C, sew each Eye in place on RS of 1 Triangle.

With D, work several straight stitches across each Eye.

With 2 strands of B held together, embroider several chain stitches for mouth.

With WS of Triangles held together and working through both thicknesses, join D and sc around all sides, working 2 sc in each corner.

Before closing final edge, stuff toy with polyester fiberfill.

With C, embroider stripes in chain stitch around each Arm and Leg.

Sew Arms and Legs in place.

Weave in ends.



SQUARE BODY (make 2) With E, ch 26.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across - 25 sc.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.

Rep Row 2 until piece is as tall as it is wide.

Fasten off.



LEGS AND ARMS (make 4)

With F, ch 3, sl st in beg ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Work 5 sc in ring, join with sl st in beg sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, join with sl st in beg sc - 10 sc.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st in beg sc.

Rep Rnd 3 until piece measures 2 in.

[5 cm].

Fasten off.



EYE (make 2)

With C, ch 3, sl st in beg ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in ring, join with sl st in beg sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, join with sl st in beg sc - 12 sc.

Fasten off.



FINISHING

With C, sew each Eye in place on RS of 1 Square.

With A, work several straight stitches across each Eye.

With 2 strands of F held together, embroider several chain stitches for mouth.

With WS of Squares held together and working through both thicknesses, join E and sc around all sides, working 2 sc in each corner.

Before closing final edge, stuff toy with polyester fiberfill.

Sew Arms and Legs in place.

Weave in ends.



CIRCLE BODY (make 2)

With G, ch 3, sl st in beg ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 6 sc in ring.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, join with sl st in beg sc - 12 sc.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, (2 sc in next 2 sc, sc in next sc) around, join with sl st in beg sc - 20 sc.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) around, join with sl st in beg sc - 30 sc.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc) around, join with sl st in beg sc - 36 sc.

Continue working in rnds, increasing 6 sc evenly spaced each rnd, until piece measures 7 in.

[17.75 cm] in diameter.

Fasten off.



LEGS AND ARMS (make 4)

With B, ch 3, sl st in beg ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Work 5 sc in ring, join with sl st in beg sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, join with sl st in beg sc - 10 sc.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st in beg sc.

Rep Rnd 3 until piece measures 2 1/4 in.

[5.75 cm].

Fasten off.



EYE (make 2)

With F, ch 3, sl st in beg ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in ring, join with sl st in beg sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, join with sl st in beg sc - 12 sc.

Fasten off.



FINISHING

With E, embroider a French knot in center of each Eye.

With F, sew each Eye in place on RS of 1 Circle.

With 2 strands of B held together, embroider several chain stitches for nose.

With WS of Circles held together and working through both thicknesses, join G and sc around.

Before closing Circles completely, stuff toy with polyester fiberfill.

With E, embroider stripes in chain stitch around each Leg and Arm.

Sew Arms and Legs in place.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
WS = wrong side


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