Difficulty Level: Easy-Intermediate
Materials needed to make all 3 toys:
- Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran
Astronaut: Melon Sorbet, Misty Grey, Pale Dolphin Blue, and Champagne White
Rocket: Vintage Pink, Stormy Grey, Pale Lilac, Pansy Purple, and Champagne White
Alien: Lime Green, Vintage Pink, and Pure Black
- 3.5mm Crochet Hook
- Darning Needle
- Locking Stitch Markers (Optional)
- Polyfil Stuffing or Scrap Yarn
- Felt Sheets for Details (Optional for Astronaut)
- Fabric Glue (Optional for Astronaut)
I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran for all 3 patterns in the Space Explorer Collection, but you can use any cotton yarn as long as you correspond your hook to the weight of your yarn.
For the Astronaut, I used roughly 40g of Misty Grey (a little less than one skein of yarn), 18g of Dolphin Blue (< half a skein of yarn), 10g of Melon Sorbet (< 1), and 35g Champagne White.
For the Rocket, I used roughly 50g of Vintage Pink (about one skein of yarn), 85g of Stormy Grey (< 2 skeins of yarn), a little bit of Pale Lilac, a little bit of Pansy Purple, and a little bit of Champagne White for the window reflection.
For the Alien, I used roughly 20-25g of Lime Green (about half a skein of yarn), a little bit of Vintage Pink for the blush, and a little bit of Pure Black for the mouth.
TERMINOLOGY USED IN THIS PATTERN
sl st: slip stitch
sc: single crochet
inc: two single crochet in one stitch
dec: invisible decrease, single crochet two stitches together through the front loops only
sc3tog: single crochet three stitches together: (insert hook into next stitch, YO, draw up a loop) x 3. You should have 4 loops on your hook. YO and draw through all 4 of the loops on your hook.
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
(…) x #: repeat anything in the parenthesis however many times the number indicates
[#]: total number of stitches for that row
#sc: one sc in the following # stitches
sc#: sc # times in the next stitch
YO: yarn over
3dc-bobble: 3-Double Crochet Bobble Stitch: (YO, insert hook into the indicated stitch, YO and draw up a loop, YO and draw through 2 loops) x 3. You should have 4 loops on your hook after that. YO and draw through all 4 loops on your hook.
5dc-bobble: 5-Double Crochet Bobble Stitch: (YO, insert hook into the indicated stitch, YO and draw up a loop, YO and draw through 2 loops) x 5. You should have 6 loops on your hook after that. YO and draw through all 6 loops on your hook.
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