Monday, February 18, 2019

Crochet Sword In Stone


Stone,
This stone has become  part of a set I've been designing over time. I didn't know I was going to make this stone until recently when I suddenly became inspired to do so. I wrote a story about this sword, if you're interested in that, click here.  I hope you enjoy it! All character's pattern links in the story are located at the end of the story.

The Sword 
that fits this stone is a separate pattern here.

Scroll down this page for the Stone.  Have fun!


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Supplies:
worsted weight acrylic yarn in grey
4mm hook
blunt end yarn needle for sewing
scissors
polyester stuffing
optional - something to stuff inside for weight, I used a couple rocks

Abbreviations:
st = stitch
sc = single crochet
ch1 = chain one
BLO = back loops only
sl st = slip stitch
2tog = crochet 2 stitches together
f/o = finish off

Magic ring:
Many parts of this amigurumi begin with a magic ring. I have 2 short video tutorials that will show you 2 different methods of making a magic ring. Use the one that is
easiest for you. View 1st method here and 2nd method here.

How to read the rows:
Add a maker at the end of row 2 and move that marker each time you finish a row. Each row has a sequence. 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 row. When you land on the marker you should be putting in 2sc. The number inside the parentheses ( ~ ) is the number of stitches you should have at the end of that particular row.

Stone:
Before you begin, see if you have easy access to the yarn tail in the center of the yarn ball, it might be hidden. You can use this to make the sleeve once you get to row 14. If it's too difficult to dig out, just cut 4 yards
(12 feet) of the yarn you're using to make the stone with and set aside.
1) magic ring with 6sc (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
4) ch4 then sc into 4th st from start of ch, 1sc in remaining 14st (18)
5) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (24) work over the chain just as you would a regular row, skip over the last v in the chain.
6) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (30)
7-8) 1sc in each st for 2 rows
9) 1sc in next 9st then 2sc in next st (33)
10-14) 1sc in each st for 5 rows *do not finish off.

Turn stone inside out and crochet the sleeve for the sword.

Sleeve for sword: 
1) find the top of slit you made in row 4, insert yarn into the right corner of the slit, ch1 (does not count as a stitch)  then working to the left in the loops, crocheting over the starting yarn tail, 2sc in next 3 loops, 1sc in corner of the slit (7) ch1 and turn
2-9) skip ch, 1sc in each st for 8 rows (7) ch1 and turn at the end of each row and skip ch at the start of each row.
f/o leaving a tail for sewing. Sew the bottom of the sleeve in between the 12th and 13th row of the stone. Do not sew the sides down. f/o cut yarn tail short and leave it hanging or weave it in. Turn stone right side and carry on with row 15 of the stone.



15) in the BLO 1sc in each loop (33)
16) 1sc in next 9st then 2tog (30)
17) 1sc then 2tog (20)
18) 2tog around (10)
f/o leaving a tail for sewing. Weave in and out of the remaining st, stuff stone. I put in a couple small rocks around the bottom part for weighting the stone down. If you do the same be sure the rocks are not up against the sword sleeve. You do not need to firmly stuff the stone, a little less than full makes for better shaping, pull yarn tail to close the gap and knot off. Hide yarn tail inside stone.

Place sword into stone. You're done!

Optional:
If you wanted to add a ring of dirt and grass, this is easily done by inserting brown yarn into a loop of  row 15, ch1 then crochet around. You can add 2sc or 3sc into one loop every few loops or so to make the dirt look uneven.  Add green yarn for grass. Get creative with this part, you could even make a separate piece of dirt or grass for the the stone to sit on. But I think it's perfectly fine standing alone with no other decoration needed.

Place sword into stone. You're done!



Copyright 2019 Author: Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go, All rights reserved


2 comments:

  1. Qué maravilla, Sharon! Estás dando vida a una escena adorable! ♥

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