Friday, March 18, 2016

Astronaut Easter Egg Amigurumi


Easter Egg Astronaut,

I had so much fun making this
set! This set includes patterns for the Alien Slug, a Rocket ship, and Astronaut.

The Rocket and Astronaut were designed around plastic Easter eggs. The rocket will hold one astronaut inside! (size of egg  is given further below with a photo)
This pattern page is for the Astronaut (scroll down to view), the Alien Slug pattern is here and the Rocket Ship is here 



As always, I hope you enjoy the patterns!

I do have more of the Easter Egg amigurumis, those are linked at the bottom of this page.
Scroll down this page for the Astronaut.


There is a print friendly button at the bottom of this pattern. If you would like to leave a donation please do so by using the donation button also located at the bottom of this pattern. Donations of any size are greatly appreciated and do help me to keep on
providing free patterns!

Thank you so much and enjoy!

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.
Read me ~>  Add in a marker at the end of row 2 and move that marker at the end of every row. I just use a short length of yarn and pull it through the last stitch I put in at the end of every row. 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.

Supplies:
Red Heart Comfort yarn in White and Green (feel free to use any color)

4.0mm hook *use a smaller hook if you crochet fairly loose, if you crochet tight like me use a 4.5mm
blunt end yarn needle for sewing
scissors

1
plastic Easter egg (C = 5.5" also see size pictured below)
emery board or sand paper
small piece of felt or leather for face mask
fabric fusion, tacky glue or hot glue

Abbreviations:

st = stitch
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch

f/o = finish off
*IMPORTANT - The legs need to be sewn in and arms whip stitched in before the egg is glued in place. More assembly instructions included in the pattern below.


click on photos to enlarge them
Astronaut: For all my other Easter egg patterns, the bottom half is the rounder or fatter part of the egg but for this Astronaut it is the opposite. The rounder or fatter part of the egg will be the head.



Top Half of Body with white:
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each (12) 
3) 1sc  then 2sc in next st (18)
4-7) 1sc in each st for 4 rows
sl st next st and f/o. Weave in the yarn tail
Note: For a slightly lighter weight yarn you might need to add more rows after row 7.
So before you sl st, place the the egg inside the body when you have finished row 7. If the bottom edge of row 7
reaches the line as pictured in "gluing the egg in" photo below then you can stop. You might have to
stretch it a bit for it to reach.

Mask for face: Cut a piece  of felt or leather and glue it to the head as pictured.


Bottom Half of Body with white:

1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each (12) 
3) 1sc  then 2sc in next st (18)
4-8) 1sc in each st for 5 rows 
sl st next st and f/o. Weave in the yarn tail
Note: For a slightly lighter weight yarn you might need to add more rows after row 8.
 Place the the egg inside the body when you have finished row 8. If the bottom edge of row 8
reaches the edge of the egg then you can stop. you might have to stretch it a bit for it to reach.
 

Legs make 2 with white:

1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2-3) 1sc in each st for 2 rows
sl st next st and f/o leaving a tail for sewing
Sew the legs side by side with no space between them to the very bottom of the body.

 
ARMS: The arms are just a series of yarn wraps added to the bottom half of the body in between rows 7 and 8, I didn't count the wraps but I would guess about 10 times around . Use a yarn needle to wrap the yarn around and around,  until you have a small patch that stick out as pictured. Knot the yarn tails inside.


Now glue the egg in place:

I borrowed a photo  from one of my other tutorials as the egg is glued in the same way. Today I tried hot glue instead of what I used on my other pattern pictured below and it works like a charm. If you use hot glue there is no need to rough up the egg first. The only thing I would say to you is that you could possibly ruin your project if you mess up with the hot glue! It's a bit stressful because once hot glue touches yarn, that's it, there's no going back and doing it over again. So be confident before you decide you will use  hot glue instead of fabric glue. You have to squeeze the hot glue  into the yarn body first, getting it all around but not putting in excessive amount or it will seep through the yarn, yikes! Then very carefully put in the egg, but again, be very careful, use a small amount of glue, work quickly before the glue dries, you have to pull the edges up to the proper edges before the glue dries!  View the photos below, each half has a different edge that you glue up to.

If you want to glue it in with no stress then follow my instructions below with fabric glue :)

4) Using the emery board or sand paper rough up the entire egg, making sure you rough up all around the edges or the glue won't hold. Glue the top half of egg in. Do not have any glue puddles or the glue will seep through the yarn and be visible. Instead spread the glue around evenly, making sure to also get the glue right around the edge but not over the edge. The top half should go all the way inside the body. You might have to stretch the body a bit to ensure that the bottom edge is completely in line with the top edge of the egg. 



9) Glue the bottom half of the egg in. The bottom half of the egg has a ridge, make sure this ridge is completely visible as pictured above and the crochet edge is below that ridge line or the egg will not close properly. Test the egg first to see how it opens and closes.
Leave the egg halves apart and check on them after 10 minutes to see if the all the edges are still as they should be and haven't drifted up or down. Let the glue completely dry before putting the halves together.



And now you're done. I hope you enjoyed the pattern Post pictures on my facebook page Amigurumi Freely. Or post them on instagram with the hashtag Sharon_Ojala.

  Donations of any size are greatly appreciated and help keep the patterns free. If you do give a donation, please accept this note as my sincere thanks and know that you have helped a great deal.
Many Blessings to you!


Copyright 2016 Author: Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go, All rights reserved 
 You may sell finished products. Do not reprint this pattern. If you'd like to share this pattern please link back to it. 



More Easter Egg amigurumis. 
  1. Frog Catches Flies
  2. Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly
  3. Fly
  4. Rosey The Monkey
  5. Browning The Bear
  6. Stacking Totoro
  7. Bunny Surprise 
  8. Alien Slug 
  9. Rocket Ship

2 comments:

  1. These are so cool! I love both of your blogs they are amazing and you are so talented. I especially love your dress me bunny and clothes. I have recently created a spiderman costume to fit the bunny and wondered if it would be ok with you if I posted it on my own blog. I will include a link to your bunny pattern but I just wanted to make sure you didn't mind :)

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    1. Hi Lucy,

      No, I don't mind at all. I look forward to seeing the costume!

      Thank you for the kind words and also for asking, it's much appreciated.

      Happy Crocheting!

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