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Pond Friends Stacking Toy
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice® Baby
Pattern Number: 90075AD These plushy amigurumi stacking toys make a great baby shower gift.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
About 8 x 10 in. (20.5 x 25.5 cm)

CORRECTIONS: (applied Jan 26, 2010)
BEE RING Rnd 1: *2 sc in first ch, 2 1 sc in each of next 2 ch* rep from * around. LADYBUG RING Rnd 1: *2 sc in first ch, 2 1 sc in each of next 2 ch* rep from * around. Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed - 40 sts at end of rnd.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

840-106 Vanna's Choice Baby Yarn: Little Boy Blue

Medium blue


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Note: (A)

840-169 Vanna's Choice Baby Yarn: Sweet Pea

Light spring green


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Note: (B)

840-100 Vanna's Choice Baby Yarn: Angel White

Crisp, clean white


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Note: (C)

840-103 Vanna's Choice Baby Yarn: Lullaby Pink

Dusty light pink


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Note: (D)

840-128 Vanna's Choice Baby Yarn: Chocolate Cake

Deep chocolate brown


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Note: (E)

840-157 Vanna's Choice Baby Yarn: Duckie

Soft yellow


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Note: (F)

840-114 Vanna's Choice Baby Yarn: Cheery Cherry

Bright cherry red


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Note: (G)

840-108 Vanna's Choice Baby Yarn: Bluebell

Light periwinkle


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Note: (H)

840-098 Vanna's Choice Baby Yarn: Lamb

Creamy off-white


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Note: (I)

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
Fiberfill stuffing Small amount of black yarn
GAUGE:
16 sc = about 4 in. (10 cm) with A. 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:
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.

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


INSTRUCTIONS



BASE
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 at end of rnd.


Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st (inc), 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.


Rnd 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts, rep from * around - 30 sts.


Rnds 6-14: Continue to increase as established, having one more st between incs on each rnd - 84 sts at end of Rnd 14.


Rnd 15: Working through back loops only, sc in each st around.


Rnds 16-20: Sc in each st around - 84 sts.


Rnd 21: Working through back loops, *sc2tog, sc in each of next 12 sts, rep from * around - 78 sts rem at end of rnd.


Rnd 22: *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 11 sts, rep from * around - 72 sts.


Rnd 23: *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 10 sts, rep from * around - 66 sts.


Rnd 24: *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 9 sts, rep from * around - 60 sts.


Rnds 25-27: Continue as established, having one less st between decs on each rnd - 42 sts at end of Rnd 27.


Rnd 28: *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 5 sts, rep from * around - 36 sts.

Begin to stuff piece firmly.

Continue to stuff as work progresses.


Rnds 29-32: Continue as established, having one less st between decs on each rnd - 12 sts at end of Rnd 32.


Rnd 33: *Sc2tog rep from * around - 6 sts.


Fasten off.



FROG POST
With B, ch 2.


Rnds 1-4: Rep Rnds 1-4 of Base - 24 sts.


Rnds 5-11: Sc in each st around.


Rnd 12: *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * around - 18 sts.

Begin to stuff piece firmly.

Continue to stuff as work progresses.


Rnds 13-40: Sc in each st around.


Fasten off.



FROG EYES (make 2)
With C, ch 2.


Rnd 1: Work 4 sc in first ch.


Rnd 2: Sc in each st around.


Fasten off.



LILY PADS (make 3)
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 st around - 12 sts at end of rnd.


Row 3: Ch 1, turn, *2 sc in next st, sc in next st, rep from * around 4 times, leave rem sts unworked.


Fasten off.



FLOWERS (make 3)
With D, ch 5, join with sl st in beg ch (first petal made).


Rnd 1: *Ch 4, sl st in beg ch; rep from * 3 more times.


Fasten off.



FINISHING
With black yarn, embroider French knot pupils onto Frog Eyes.

Sew Eyes to Frog Post.

With D, embroider straight stitch mouth onto Post.

Sew last rnd of Post to center of Base.

Sew Flowers to Lily Pads.

Sew Lily Pads around edge of Base as desired.

Weave in ends.



BEE RING
With E, ch 30, join with sl st in beg ch to form a ring.


Rnd 1: *2 sc in first ch, 1 sc in each of next 2 ch* rep from * around.

Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed - 40 sts at end of rnd.


Rnd 2: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts, rep from * around - 50 sts.

Change to F.


Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 4 sts, rep from * around - 60 sts.


Rnd 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 5 sts, rep from * around - 70 sts.


Rnd 5: Sc in each st around.

Change to E.


Rnds 6-8: Sc in each st around.

Change to F.


Rnds 9-11: Sc in each st around.

Change to E.


Rnds 12-14: Rep Rnds 6-8.


Rnds 15-17: Rep Rnds 9-11.


Rnd 18: With E, sc in each st around.


Rnd 19: *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 5 sts, rep from * around - 60 sts.


Rnd 20: *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 4 sts, rep from * around - 50 sts.

Change to F.


Rnd 21: *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 3 sts, rep from * around - 40 sts.


Rnd 22: *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * around - 30 sts.


Rnd 23: Sc in each st around.

Change to E.


Rnd 24: Sc in each st around.

Fasten off.



BEE HEAD
With F, ch 2.


Rnds 1-4: Rep Rnds 1-4 of Base - 24 sts.


Rnds 5-7: Sc in each sc around.

Fasten off.



BEE STINGER
With E, ch 2.


Rnd 1: Work 3 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 - 6 sts at end of rnd.


Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st, rep from * around - 9 sts.


Rnd 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * around - 12 sts.


Rnd 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts, rep from * around - 15 sts.


Rnd 6: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 4 sts, rep from * around - 18 sts.

Fasten off.



BEE WINGS (make 2)
With C, ch 2.


Row 1: Work 4 sc in first ch.


Row 2: Ch 1, turn, work 2 sc in each st across - 8 sts at end of row.


Row 3: Ch 1, turn, *2 sc in next st, sc in next st, rep from * across - 12 sts.


Row 4: Ch 1, turn, *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * across - 16 sts.


Row 5: Ch 1, turn, *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts, rep from * across - 20 sts.


Rows 6-8: Continue as established, having one more st between incs on each row - 32 sts at end of Row 8.

Fasten off.



FINISHING
Sew first rnd of Bee Ring to last rnd of Ring, stuffing firmly before sewing closed.

With E, embroider French knot eyes onto Head.

Knot 2 lengths of E to Bee Head for antennae, knot ends.

With G, embroider straight st mouth onto Head.

Stuff Head and Stinger and sew to opposite sides of Ring.

Sew Wings to Ring.

Weave in ends.



LADYBUG RING
With G, ch 30, join with sl st in beg ch to form a ring.


Rnd 1: *2 sc in first ch, 1 sc in each of next 2 ch* rep from * around.

Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed - 40 sts at end of rnd.


Rnd 2: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts, rep from * around - 50 sts.


Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 4 sts, rep from * around - 60 sts.


Rnds 4-13: Sc in each st around.


Rnd 14: *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 4 sts, rep from * around - 50 sts.


Rnd 15: *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 3 sts, rep from * around - 40 sts.


Rnd 16: *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * around - 30 sts.


Rnds 17 and 18: Sc in each st around.

Fasten off.



LADYBUG HEAD
With E, ch 2.


Rnds 1-3: Rep Rnds 1-3 of Base - 18 sts.


Rnds 4-6: Sc in each st around.

Fasten off.



LARGE LADYBUG SPOTS (make 4)
With E, ch 2.


Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch.


Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around - 12 sts at end of rnd.

Fasten off.



SMALL LADYBUG SPOTS (make 4)
With E, ch 2.


Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch.

Fasten off.



FINISHING
Sew and stuff ring as for Bee Ring.

Stuff Head and sew to Ring.

With black yarn, embroider French knot eyes onto Head.

Knot 2 lengths of E to Head for antennae, knot ends.

With D, embroider straight st mouth onto Head.

Sew Spots to Ring as desired.

Weave in ends.



DRAGONFLY RING
With H, ch 30.


Rnds 1 and 2: Rep Rnds 1 and 2 of Ladybug Ring - 50 sts at end of Rnd 2.


Rnds 3-10: Sc in each st around.


Rnds 11 and 12: Rep Rnds 15 and 16 of Ladybug Ring - 30 sts at end of Rnd 12.


Rnds 13 and 14: Sc in each st around.

Fasten off.



DRAGONFLY HEAD
With H, ch 2.


Rnds 1 and 2: Rep Rnds 1 and 2 of Base.


Rnds 3 and 4: Sc in each st around.

Fasten off.



DRAGONFLY TAIL
With H, 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 at end of rnd.


Rnds 3 and 4: Sc in each st around.


Rnd 5: Sc2tog around - 5 sts.


Rnd 6: Sc in each st around.


Rnd 7: Work 2 sc in each st around - 10 sts.


Rnds 8-10: Sc in each st around.


Fasten off.



LARGE DRAGONFLY WINGS (make 4)
With I, ch 10.


Rnd 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, hdc in each of next 3 ch, dc in each of next 2 ch, 6 dc in next ch - 14 sts at end of rnd.


Rnd 2: Turn to work on opposite side of foundation ch, dc in each of next 2 ch, hdc in each of next 3 ch, sc in each of next 3 ch - 22 sts.

Fasten off.



SMALL DRAGONFLY WINGS (make 4)
With I, ch 7.


Rnd 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next ch, hdc in each of next 2 ch, dc in next ch, 6 dc in next ch - 11 sts at end of rnd.


Rnd 2: Turn to work on opposite side of foundation ch, dc in next ch, hdc in each of next 2 ch, sc in each of next 2 ch - 16 sts.

Fasten off.



FINISHING
Sew and stuff Ring as for Bee Ring.

Stuff Head and Tail and sew to Ring.

With black yarn, embroider French knot eyes onto Head.

With G, embroider straight st mouth onto Head.

Sew Small Wings together in pairs, then sew to Ring.

Rep with Large Wings.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sc2tog = single crochet 2 together
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
k = knit
p = purl
Pm = place marker
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sm = slip marker
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
hdc = half double crochet
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tbl = through the back loop


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