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Free Valentine Crochet Pattern with Giveaway Information at the End!

January 20th, 2009 · 24 Comments

If you stick with me to the end of this post, you’ll find out about a cool giveaway at the end!  My first giveaway! Edited to Add: The Giveaway Post is here!

This cute little creature isn’t just for Valentine’s Day, make it in a variety of colors for a cute little gift or decoration any time of year!

My daughter created this little critter.  You can read about it here!  It is a really easy pattern and so quick to make.  Let’s get started!

 

 

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My Amazing Daughter’s Creation for Crochet

Pattern created by Gayle www.planetmfiles.com

Size: approximately 2 inches, not including tail!

Materials:

  • I used Red Heart Supersaver Yarn in a variety of colors
  • Size G Hook
  • Stitch marker (I use a small piece of a contrasting color yarn)
  • Small amount of black and white felt for the eyes
  • Small amount of fiberfill

Gauge: Not important

Abbreviations: sc = single crochet, ch = chain, st = stitch, sl st = slip stitch, sc dec = single crochet decrease

 

Notes: Rounds are worked in continuous spirals (except where noted), do not join.  Do not turn at the end of each round.

Beak (not worked in the round)

  1. With color of your choice, ch 2 leaving a beginning tail long enough to use to attach beak to body
  2. 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook
  3. Finish off leaving a long enough tail to attach beak to body.

Body/Head

  1. With color of your choice,  ch 2
  2. 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Mark first st for beginning of round and move marker up for each round.
  3. 2 sc in each sc – 10
  4. *2 sc, 1 sc * around – 15
  5. sc in each sc around, in back loops only – 15
  6. sc in each sc around for two rounds – 15 each round
  7. *sc dec, sc* around -10    When you finish this round it is a good time to attach the beak, before the opening gets too small.  See the photos for where I place the beak.
  8. sc dec around – 5   When you finish this round it is a good time to stuff the body with fiberfill, before the opening gets too small.
  9. Do 1 sc dec
  10. Finish off.
  11. Weave yarn in and out around the hole in the top.  Pull tight to close and knot it.

Ears – make 2 (Not worked in the round)

  1. With color of your choice, ch 2
  2. 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
  3. Finish off leaving a long yarn tail for sewing to body/head.

Tail – Make 1 or 2!

  1. With color of your choice, ch 2. Mark first st for beginning of round and move marker up for each round.
  2. 3 sc in second ch from hook
  3. 1 sc  in each sc around – 3
  4. 2 sc in first sc, 1 sc , 1 sc – 4
  5. *2 sc, 1 sc* twice – 6
  6. 1 sc in each sc  for eight rounds – 6  in each round (do more or less rounds depending on how long you want the tail to be.)
  7. sl st
  8. Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing onto body/head.

Feet – Make 2 (Not worked in the round)

  1. ch 2
  2. 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook
  3. 1 sc (as though you are beginning another round)
  4. ch 1, turn
  5. 1 sc in each of the next 4 sc – 4
  6. ch 2, turn
  7. *sl st, ch 2* in the next three sc’s
  8. sl st
  9. Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing onto body/head.

Assembly

  • Beak should already be attached.
  • Sew ears onto body/head.
  • If you are making your eyes out of felt, cut out eye shapes from your black and white felt and glue them onto the body/head. I use a low temperature glue gun.
  • Sew tail onto body/head.  If you want the tail to stand up like I have it, you also need to tac the tail to your critter’s back either with yarn, or a glue gun.
  • sew feet onto body/head.
  • Sheesh, I’m tired of typing body/head so many times!

This pattern is my own and is protected by copyright laws.  It is intended for your personal use only.  All other uses are strictly prohibited.  This pattern and items made from it may not be sold or used for monetary gains.

This pattern and all photographs are copyrighted.

All Rights Reserved.

© 2008 to the end of time – Planet M Files

If you have any questions, you can leave them in the comments or email me: gayle at planetmfiles dot com

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Check back here next Monday, Jan.  26, 2009 for my very first giveaway!  I’ve got a great knitting book and I am just not good enough at knitting to attempt the cool things in the book!  Do you knit?  Have a friend that knits?  Then this giveaway is for you!

 

 

Tags: Crocheted Stuff · Free Patterns · Giveaways

24 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Brandee // Jan 20, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    That is darling! What a great kid project.

  • 2 Gayle // Jan 20, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    Hi Brandee!

    Thanks!

  • 3 Kim@ForeverWherever // Jan 20, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    What a cute little critter! Do you sell your little guys in the header already made? :-) (guinea pigs)

    I have a little heart pattern link at http://www.EverythingEtsy.com — not by me! :-)

    Thanks!
    -Kim

  • 4 Gayle // Jan 21, 2009 at 8:58 am

    Hi Kim,

    So far, I don’t. Thanks!

  • 5 maya | springtree road // Jan 21, 2009 at 10:20 am

    too cute! i can’t crochet, but (as you know :) i knit so it looks like that give away *is* for me!

    i’ll be back… :)

  • 6 Gayle // Jan 21, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    Hi maya!

    Great!

  • 7 Rachel // Jan 21, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    I love to knit, but haven’t been successful at learning how to crochet yet. I’ll just have to keep trying! I’ll be back on Monday to see about the giveaway. 😀 Btw, been checking your site out for a week or so now, I love reading it! And you take some great pictures. Always a pleasure. :)

  • 8 Gayle // Jan 21, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    Hi Rachel!

    Thank you for visiting and for leaving such a nice comment! Maybe you can learn crocheting and I can learn knitting!

  • 9 Monkey's Momma // Jan 21, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    She is very talented, just like her mom!

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  • 11 Gayle // Jan 22, 2009 at 10:26 am

    Hi Monkey’s Momma!

    We’re a good team! She designs and draws and I crochet her design!

  • 12 Rug Shopping, Help! // Jan 23, 2009 at 10:28 am

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  • 13 Jean // Jan 25, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    Those are the most adorable critters I have every seen! Your daughter has a wonderful imagination.

  • 14 Lettetia // Jan 26, 2009 at 8:45 am

    That pattern is just too cute for words! I know what I will be making for all of the kids at church.

    Your daughter is a future designer, me thinks.

  • 15 Gayle // Jan 26, 2009 at 8:51 am

    Hi Lettitia!

    Thank you! I will pass along your compliment to my daughter!

  • 16 Gayle // Jan 26, 2009 at 8:52 am

    Hi Jean!

    Thank you for visiting and for leaving such a nice comment! I will pass your compliment on to my daughter, also!

  • 17 Taerie // Jan 30, 2009 at 7:08 am

    adorable!! Can’t wait to try making one.

  • 18 Kim Mullins // Jan 30, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Your daughter is very talented and I hope you incourage her to follow her heart. The critters are darling.

  • 19 Gayle // Jan 30, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Hi Taerie!
    Thank you!

    Hi Kim!
    I will pass your compliment on to my daughter. Thank you!

  • 20 Cathy // Feb 10, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    I love to knit and crochet items for the local crisis nursery the kids love the homemade toys and blankets I make
    I would love any patterns you could share with me
    Thanks

  • 21 Gayle // Feb 10, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    Hi Cathy!

    Thank you for visiting and commenting! You can see my free patterns in my free pattern archives here: http://planetmfiles.com/category/free-patterns/

    Also, if you haven’t already, visit Crochet Pattern Central here: http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/ They have so many wonderful free patterns!

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  • 23 great // Jan 30, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    That is a very kool crochet item

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