Crochet Hollow Log Part Two



The Hollow Log Part Two,

In part one we made the log itself with branches and bark, that part is here.  In this post we will make an inch worm, vines, fungus and more.

Have fun! Post pictures on my facebok page Amigurumi Freely

Supplies:
yarn of your choice.
I used worsted weight (Red Heart Comfort) yarn for everything.
hook size can vary. I used a 4mm
scissors
blunt end yarn needle (I used a size 13)

For the ladybug:
I used hot glue to attach the ladybug to the log. You can sew it on but hot glue makes it super easy. The ladybug was designed for this log and would not make a great stand alone pattern unless you use it in the same way as used for this log.

Abbreviations:
st = stitch
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
f/o = finish off

Vines: 
I added a few of these around the log by making a couple or a few chains. They can vary in length from 50 to 75 chains. f/o with long yarn tails for sewing. I sew these on first before adding anything else. You can sew them around the branches. If you sew over the front closing part like I did be sure to not sew into the chain that closes up the front. 

Leaves: make any number of these
1) ch4 (4)
2) 1sc into 2nd ch from hook, 2hdc into next ch, 1sc in last ch
f/o leaving a tail for sewing


French Knot Fungus:
This is a fun way to add some color and texture using French Knots. If you've never made one before, watch my video here and fast forward to 4:41. I used the French Knot in that video to make tiny flowers but this patch of fungus is made the same way.



Shelf Mushroom:
with any color, I used cream
1) magic ring with 6sc (6) ch1 and turn
2) skip ch, 2sc in each st (12) ch1 and turn
3) skip ch, 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
f/o leaving a tail for sewing

If you have a starting yarn tail, weave it in now to hide it. Use the finishing yarn tail to sew up the mushroom that will create the stem.

Fold the circle in half and whip stitch the sides together, about 4 stitches together.  Roll the cap down to form the shape.

You can leave the stem as it is,  fat, or use the yarn tail to make it skinny by wrapping tightly around the stem. If you wrap the stem it will be a bit harder to get the needle through it when sewing. I like  how both ways look. Knot off, use the yarn tail to sew the stem to the log. I sewed 2 of them to one of the branches.



Inch Worm: 
1) magic ring with 5sc (5) - If using a light weight yarn you can use m6 instead
2-15) 1sc in each st for 14 rows 
f/o leaving a tail for shaping and sewing.

Wrap the yarn tail around the end many times until you have what's pictured below. I dotted on eyes and a mouth using a black felt pen.

To sew it on, pose the worm as you wish then whip stitch each end in place.


Red (or any color) Cap Mushrooms:

Make the stems first, the cap is attached to the stem during the final row of the cap.
I made 3 different sized mushrooms, 1 of each size. You don't have to do the exact same as I did, feel free to play around with this part.

Please note: The wide part of the stem will feel smaller than the cap when you get part way around attaching them together but keep crocheting as instructed and you'll see in the end it turns out just fine.


Refresher on 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.

Small Stem: with white or cream
1) magic ring with 5sc (5)
2-4) 1sc in each st for 3 rows
5) 2sc in each st (10)
6) 1sc in next 4st then 2sc in next st (12)
f/o leaving a long tail for adding spots and sewing. Carry the yarn tail out through the bottom of the stem and leave it hanging. Do not knot this off until after the spots are added.


Small Mushroom Cap: with any color
1) magic ring with 6sc (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc in each st for 1 row
4) Place the stem under the cap and line up the first few stitches. 1sc through both a stitch of the cap and the stem all the way around. sl st next st and f/o. Weave in yarn tail.


Medium Stem: with white or cream
1) magic ring with 6sc (6)
2-6) 1sc in each st for 5 rows
7) 2sc in each st (12)
8) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
f/o leaving a long tail for adding spots and sewing. Carry the yarn tail out through the bottom of the stem and leave it hanging. Do not knot this off until after the spots are added.


Medium Mushroom Cap: with any color
1) magic ring with 6sc (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
4) 1sc in each st for 1 row
5) Place the stem under the cap and line up the first few stitches. 1sc through both a stitch of the cap and the stem all the way around. sl st next st and f/o. Weave in yarn tail


Large Stem: with white or cream
1) magic ring with 7sc (7)
2-7) 1sc in each st for 6 rows
8) 2sc in the first st then 1sc in next 6st (8)
9) 2sc in each st (16)
10) 1sc then 2sc in next st (24)
f/o leaving a long tail for adding spots and sewing. Carry the yarn tail out through the bottom of the stem and leave it hanging. Do not knot this off until after the spots are added.


Large Mushroom Cap: with any color
1) magic ring with 6sc (6)
2) 2sc in each st (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) Place the stem under the cap and line up the first few stitches. 1sc through both a stitch of the cap and the stem all the way around. sl st next st and f/o. Weave in yarn tail




Spots for all 3 sizes of Mushrooms:
Pull the the stem yarn tail that is hanging out the bottom of the stem, pull it until the finishing stitch of the stem under the cap has evened out. Bring the yarn tail back up through the stem and out of the cap.

Add in any number of spots you wish then bring the yarn tail back down through the stem and knot off at the bottom. Use this yarn tail to sew the stem to the log. When you are sewing the stems to the log be sure to pull the sewing stitches fairly tight so that the stem and the log are firmly attached once done sewing.





If you missed the supplies list, please read that before starting this ladybug

Ladybug:
with red
1) magic ring with 5sc (5) - if using a light weight yarn you can start with a m6
2) 2sc in each st (10) - if you started with a m6 then this 2nd row will have 12st
3) 1sc in each st for 1 row
sl st next st and f/o



Head, line and spots: using black yarn
To create the head bring a strand of  yarn from the inside to the outside where the head will go then flatten the piece. Wrap the yarn around and around a small section about 9 times creating a black bump. This black bump is the head.

Once done wrapping bring the yarn tail back inside then out just above the center hole of row 1 and wrap over to the back creating the line down the back of the ladybug. Now use the same yarn strand to create a few dots here and there.




Fill up the inside shell with the yarn tails to fully stuff the shell then cut off any excess. Pull out the insides to empty the shell then fill with hot glue. Push the insides back inside, the glue will hold it all in. Let cool then you can hot glue the lady bug to the log.




And you're done! I hope you enjoyed this pattern.


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  1. Making these was so much fun!!! Thank you so much for this fun pattern ♥

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