Difficulty Level: Easy-Intermediate
Materials needed to make all 4 toys:
- Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran
Nurse Cat: Melon Sorbet, Slate Grey, Misty Grey, Blood Orange, and Champagne White
Grocery Clerk Bunny: Ballet Pink, Vintage Pink, Grass Green, and Blood Orange
Firefighter Panda: Pansy Purple, Pale Lilac, Soft Fudge, Buttercup Yellow, Pillar Red, Misty Grey, and Granite Grey
Postal Worker Puppy: Banana Cream, Mustard Yellow, Duck Egg Blue, Sailor Blue, Coffee Bean, and Champagne White
- 3.5mm Crochet Hook
- Darning Needle
- Locking Stitch Markers (Optional)
- Polyfil Stuffing or Scrap Yarn
- White Felt (Optional for details)
- Fabric Glue (This is optional, but I use it to glue down the exposed ends)
I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran for all 4 patterns in the Everyday Heroes Pattern Collection, but you can use any cotton yarn as long as you correspond your hook to the weight of your yarn.
For the Nurse Cat, I used roughly 30g of Melon Sorbet (> half a skein of yarn), 15g of Marine Blue (< half a skein of yarn), a little bit of: Slate Grey, Misty Grey, Blood Orange and Champagne White.
For the Grocer Bunny, I used roughly 30g of Ballet Pink (> half a skein of yarn), 5g of Vintage Pink, 5g of Grass Green, and a little bit Blood Orange.
For the Firefighter Panda, I used roughly 25g of Pale Lilac (~ half a skein of yarn), 10g of Marine Blue (< half a skein of yarn), 25g of Soft Fudge (~ half a skein), 15g of Pillar Red a (< half a skein), and a little bit of: Buttercup Yellow, Granite Grey, Misty Grey
For the Postal Worker Puppy, I used roughly 30g of Banana Cream (> half a skein of yarn), 5g of Mustard Yellow (< half a skein of yarn), 10g of Duck Egg Blue (< half a skein), 10g of Sailor Blue a (< half a skein), 5g of Coffee Bean, and a little bit of Champagne White
TERMINOLOGY USED IN THIS PATTERN
sl st: slip stitch
sc: single crochet
hdc: half double crochet
dc: double crochet
tr: triple crochet
inc: two single crochet in one stitch
dec: invisible decrease, single crochet two stitches together through the front loops only
BLO: crochet only in the back loops (loop away from you) of each stitch
FLO: crochet only in the front loops (loop closest to you) of each stitch
sk next # st/ch: skip the next number of stitches or chains and work the next step into the st/ch after the ones you skipped
ch sp: chain space, the space you create when you chain and skip stitches
(…) x #: repeat anything in the parenthesis however many times the number indicates
[#]: total number of stitches for that row
#sc/hdc/dc: one sc/hdc/dc in the following # stitches
sc/hdc/dc#: # sc/hdc/dc in one stitch
(x, y) in the next st: work both of the indicated crochet stitches into one stitch
turn: turn your work
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