I've had this design in the back of my mind for over a year now but never got around to doing it. And finally this year I gave myself a little kick and said get on it already! So I did :)
There is a famous picture online with a pile of blue "not so happy" smileys and one happy yellow one in that pile. Every time I see that picture I think of my aunt who we call our "Smiley Face Aunty". In fact one of my very first designs was a large smiley face that stands on 2 feet and I also designed that for her. You can see that pattern right here. That smiley has been my profile picture on my facebook page, Amigurumi Freely since I started in 2011, I don't think I'll ever change it.
So here you go Aunty Jane, another smiley just for you! Thanks for being your
awesome self :)
Read me ~> Work in continuous rounds, do not join. Have any questions or if you come across a mistake in the pattern please leave a message in the comment section below.
Read me ~> How to read the rows: Each row has a sequence as given below. Example: 1sc then 2sc in next st means repeat that sequence 1sc then 2sc in next st followed by 1sc then 2sc in next st over and over to the end of that particular row. The number inside the parentheses ( ~ ) is the number of stitches you should have at the end of that particular row.
worsted weight acrylic yarn medium #4
I used a 4.5mm hook but you can use any hook size really. If you see gaps in your stitches try a smaller hook size.
100% polyester stuffing
blunt end yarn needle
fabric glue or regular tacky glue
st = stitch
sc = single crochet
2tog = crochet 2 stitches together
f/o = finish off
This is a small ball that fits in the palm of your hand. It's about the same size as a juggling ball.here
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each (12)
3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
4) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (24)
5) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (30)
6-7) 1sc in each st for 2 rows
8) 1sc in next 9st then 2sc in next st (33)
9-10) 1sc in each st for 2 rows
11) 1sc in next 9st then 2tog (30)
12) 1sc in next 3st then 2tog (24)
13) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (18)
14) 1sc then 2tog (12) firmly stuff
15) 1sc then 2tog (8) add more stuffing if needed
f/o leaving a tail for closing up the gap. Weave in and out of the remaining stitches and pull tight to close. Knot off and hide yarn tails in the body.
Cut round shapes for the eyes and a long thin strip for the mouth. Round off the ends of the strips. Glue these in place.
The placement is adjustable of course so be sure they will look right on the rows I have suggested. The eyes are on the 7th row with about 4 visible stitches between them. For the sad mouth I put the top of the curve on the 8th row and the ends on the 10th row. For the happy mouth, the bottom of the curve is touching the 10th row and the ends on the 8th row.
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Many Blessings to you!
Many Blessings to you!
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