Saturday, March 19, 2016

Easter Egg Rocket With and Without the Egg


Easter Egg Rocket,

This rocket is part of a 3 pattern set that includes an Alien Slug and an Astronaut. The rocket was designed around a large plastic Easter Egg so that it could hold one astronaut inside. I know those larger eggs are hard to find so I've also included instructions to make the rocket ship with no egg, it is a solid body so you will not be able to open and close it.


 (size of egg  is given below with a photo)


As always, I hope you enjoy the pattern!


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

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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 (feel free to use any color)

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

1 large plastic Easter egg  to make the Rocket (C = 9" or see size pictured below)
emery board or sand paper
fabric fusion tacky glue or hot glue
polyester stuffing if you make the ship with no egg

Abbreviations:

st = stitch
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
f/o = finish off
*IMPORTANT - The parts need to be sewn in before the egg is glued in place. There are assembly instructions throughout the pattern below.
click on photos to enlarge them

Large Easter Egg Rocket:

White Fins, make 3:

1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 1sc in each st for 1 row
3) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (8)

4) 1sc in each st for 1 row
5) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (10)

6-7) 1sc in each st for 2 row
sl st next st and f/o leaving a tail for sewing. You can stuff the fins with stuffing or do as I did and stuff each fin with 1 pipe cleaner each. Fold the pipe cleaner over and over, the same length as the fin. Make sure there are no pointy parts at the ends. Push inside the fin.
Before sewing the fins to the bottom half of the rocket, pin them on to make sure they are positioned just right. For the rocket with the egg, I put the egg inside the bottom half first then I pinned them on so I could make sure the fins were perfectly positioned. Take your time, the first time I did this I had to undo one of the fins I sewed on because it was higher than the other 2 so the rocket was crooked.




Wing with red make 2:
1) ch5
2) starting with the 2nd ch from the hook, 1sc in each ch (4)
3) ch1 and turn, 2tog then 1sc in next 2st (3)
4) ch1 and turn, 1sc in each st
5) ch1 and turn, 2tog then 1sc in next st (2)
6) ch1 and turn, 2tog and f/o leaving a tail for sewing.
places wings together and whip stitch around all 3 edges. f/o leaving the tail long for sewing. The wing is sewn to the bottom half of the rocket.



Flames: with grey or black we'll make a circle to add the flames to1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each (12)
sl st next st and f/o leaving a tail for sewing
Add in the flames. You can use one color, 2 colors or all the colors I did. Root 2 strands of each color: red, orange, yellow and bright yellow to the circle. Cut them up a bit shorter then unravel each of the strands by spinning them in the opposite direction of the way they were originally spun, then use a yarn needle to help separate the strands. Once they are all unraveled, brush the  strands with a pet brush. If you don't have a pet brush or if you don't want to unravel them then you might want to consider adding in more strands of yarn to make the flames fuller.


Pointy tip of rocket: *please not this part is optional. I added a pointy tip but I decided I didn't like it so I removed it. It was pictured a few times in the other patterns. It's up to you if you want to add it or not.
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each (12)
3) 1sc in each st for 1 row

sl st next st and finish off leaving a tail for sewing. Sew to the top
half of the rocket


Bottom Half of Body:

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) 1sc in next 14st then 2sc in next st (32)
7-11) 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 11. Place the the egg inside the body when you have finished row 11. If the bottom edge of row 11 reaches the line as pictured in assembly photos below then you can stop. you might have to stretch it a bit for it to reach
 

Top Half of Body:
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 each st for 1 row
6) 1sc in next 5st then 2sc in next st (28)
7) 1sc in next 6st then 2sc in next st (32)
 

8-11) 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 11. Place the the egg inside the body when you have finished row 11. If the bottom edge of row 11 reaches the edge of the egg then you can stop. you might have to stretch it a bit for it to reach.

Solid Rocket Ship body with no egg inside: starting at the nose of the ship and working down to the bottom, with any color
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 each st for 1 row
6) 1sc in next 5st then 2sc in next st (28)

7
) 1sc in each st for 1 row

8
) 1sc in next 6st then 2sc in next st (32)
 

9-11) 1sc in each st for 3 rows
12
) 1sc in next 7st then 2sc in next st (36)
 

13-14) 1sc in each st for 2 rows
15) 1sc in next 7st then 2tog (32) 
16) 1sc in each st for 1 row
17
) 1sc in next 6st then 2tog (28)
 

18) 1sc in next 5st then 2tog (24)
19) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (18) *stuff body
20
) 1sc  then 2tog (12)
*stuff some more
21
) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (9)
 

f/o leaving a tail for closing up the gap. Weave in and out of the remaining stitches then put more stuffing in, use your finger or stuffing stick to get the stuffing all around the bottom edge. Stuff and shape so that you have a good egg shape. Once you are done, pull the yarn tail and knot off. Hide the yarn tail inside the body.


Gluing 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 bunny 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 bunny 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. 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. 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.


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Copyright 2016 Author: Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go, All rights reserved 
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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. Astronaut

1 comment:

  1. Amazing what you design for easter eggs. I lot of kids will love your rochet, astronaut and alien. Thanks a lot.

    Have a nice weekend, Margaret

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