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Cody the Count
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern Number: 80739AD Get into the Halloween spirit with this vampire amigurumi. This pattern was featured in the 2011 Halloween Caption Contest on the Lion Brand Notebook.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
About 8 in. (20.5 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

860-123 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Beige

Golden off-white


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.39
Note: (A)

860-153 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Black

True black


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Note: (B)

860-125 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Taupe

Dusty gray-brown


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Note: (C)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size G-6 (4 mm)
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
2 plastic safety eyes, 6 mm diameter Fiberfill stuffing Scraps of red and white yarn
STITCH EXPLANATION:
sc2tog (sc decrease) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop.

Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop.

Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook - 1 st decreased.

NOTES:
Work in continuous rnds; do not join or turn unless otherwise instructed.


INSTRUCTIONS



VAMPIRE
HEAD AND BODY
Beg at top of head, with A, ch 2.


Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch.

Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.


Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around - 12 sts.


Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st, rep from * around - 18 sts.


Rnd 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * around - 24 sts.


Rnds 5-10: Sc in each st around.


Rnd 11: *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * around - 18 sts.

Following package instructions, attach safety eyes.

Beg stuffing, continue to add additional stuffing as work progresses.


Rnd 12: *Sc2tog, sc in next st, rep from * around - 12 sts.

Change to B.


Rnd 13: Sc in each st around.


Rnd 14: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st, rep from * around - 18 sts.


Rnd 15: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * around - 24 sts.


Rnd 16: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts, rep from * around - 30 sts.


Rnds 17-25: Sc in each st around.


Rnd 26: *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 3 sts, rep from * around - 24 sts.


Rnd 27: *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * around - 18 sts.


Rnd 28: *Sc2tog, sc in next st, rep from * around - 12 sts.


Rnd 29: Sc2tog around - 6 sts.

Fasten off.



ARMS (make 2)
With A, ch 2.


Rnd 1: Work 5 sc in first ch.

Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.


Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around - 10 sts.


Rnd 3: Sc in each st around.


Rnd 4: Sc in each of next 3 sts, (sc2tog) twice, sc in each of next 3 sts - 8 sts.

Change to B.


Rnds 5-9: Sc in each st around.

Fasten off.



LEGS (make 2)
With B, ch 2.


Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch.

Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.


Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around - 12 sts.


Rnd 3: Sc in each st around.


Rnd 4: Sc in each of next 4 sts, (sc2tog) twice, sc in each of next 4 sts - 10 sts.


Rnd 5: Sc in each of next 3 sts, (sc2tog) twice, sc in each of next 3 sts - 8 sts.


Rnds 6-11: Sc in each st around.

Fasten off.



HAIR
With C, ch 2.


Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch.

Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.


Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around - 12 sts.


Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st, rep from * around - 18 sts.


Rnd 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * around - 24 sts.


Rnds 5-6: Sc in each st around.

Change to working in rows rather than in rnds.


Row 7-8: Ch 1, turn, sc in each of the next 18 sts - 18 sts.

Fasten off.



CAPE
With B, ch 21.


Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across - 20 sts.


Rows 2- 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.


Row 5: Ch 1, turn, *sc2tog; rep from * across -10 sts.


Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.


Row 7: Ch 1, turn, *Work 2 sc in each st across - 20 sts.


Row 8: Ch 1, turn, *2 sc in next st, sc in next st, rep from * across - 30 sts.


Rows 9- 20: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Fasten off.



FINISHING
Stuff Arms and Legs lightly and sew to body.

Sew Hair to head.

With red yarn, embroider a straight st smile.

With white yarn, embroider 'fangs'.

Weave a length of B through Row 5 of Cape, tie Cape around Count's neck.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl = slip
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)


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