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Melly Teddy Ragdoll Calliope Cow Preamble

Melly Teddy Ragdoll Calliope Cow Preamble

HOW A FREE CROCHET ALONG WORKS

  • The pattern is released in 6 parts over 3 weeks.
  • You get each part separately on my blog.
  • The free version will be available online until the 31st May 2022.

DATES

Preamble – 11 March 2022

Part 1 – 15 March
Part 2 – 18 March
Part 3 – 22 March
Part 4 – 25 March
Part 5 – 29 March
Part 6 – 1 April

WHAT YOU WILL CROCHET

  • Ragdolls have a firmly stuffed head, feet and hands, and a flat body; a cross between a soft toy and a lovey blanket – perfect for lots of cuddles.

FINISHED SIZE

  • Each ragdoll is 46 cm (18 inches) from the top of the head to the bottom of the feet.

CROCHET SKILL

  • Easy to adventurous beginner.
  • You will need a basic knowledge of the amigurumi technique.
  • The pattern has helpful hints along the way which are highlighted in purple.

TERMINOLOGY

  • US with metric sizes

WHAT YOU NEED

  • 3.5 mm hook
  • Stuffing
  • Sewing needle
  • Stitch marker
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Disappearing ink marker (optional)

WHAT YOU GET

  • Easy to follow written instructions available on my blog in 6 parts
  • Tutorial photographs
  • Unique birth certificate
  • Full pattern support

YARN 

  • Vinnis Colours – DK Nikkim 100% cotton (50 grams/119 metres)
    • White – 120 grams
    • Princess Pink – 40 grams
    • Antique – 50 grams
    • Sand – 40 grams
    • Black – 5 grams
    • Willow Green – 5 grams
    • Peach – 5 grams

ABBREVIATIONS

TERM ABBREVIATION STITCH INSTRUCTIONS
Back loop only BLO Insert hook into the back loop of the stitch only.
Chain ch Yarn over, pull through.
Double crochet dc Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through two loops.
Double crochet two together dc2tog Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over insert hook into next stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over,  pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through three loops.
Front loop only FLO Insert hook into the front loop of the stitch only.
Half double crochet hdc Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through all three loops.
Invisible single crochet two together inv sc2tog Insert hook into the front loop only of the next two stitches, yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through two loops.
Magic circle mc
Needle join nj When you have finished your last stitch, do not join, instead cut the yarn and pull it through the last stitch. Using a needle, insert into both loops of the first stitch of the same round/row. Go back into the back loop only of the last stitch of the round/row, and gently tighten the join, and it will form a “loop” on top of the stitch and look just like a regular stitch.
Repeat rep Repeat the stitches between *.* the required number of times.
Single crochet sc Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through two loops.
Skip sk Skip a stitch or space.
Slip stitch ss Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull through both the stitch and loop on hook.
Space/s sp/s The space between the stitches.
Stitch/es st/s The stitch itself.
Treble tr Yarn over twice, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through two loops.

NOTES

  • My pattern uses US terminology.
  • Always read through the pattern before you start to familiarise yourself with it.
  • When working in the round, use a stitch marker or a running stitch marker to keep track of the rounds/rows.
  • Colours are for reference only and will vary depending on the light settings of your monitor/devices.
  • Some of the photo tutorials are from other designs or will show more completed parts, so do not worry about the colour or other parts – use them as a guide to check your work looks as it should.
  • My ragdolls are designed using safety eyes, if gifting to babies and small children please remember safety first – you are welcome to embroider the eyes.
  • In this pattern I use a safety nose – this can also be embroidered.
  • The pattern was designed in cotton but can be made in any yarn. Just remember to use the correct hook size for the yarn you have chosen.
  • If you are working in thicker or thinner yarn your ragdoll size may vary.
  • Tension and hook size could also influence the overall size.
  • And lastly, COUNT your stitches and have loads of FUN.

HELPFUL TIPS

  • Secure starting ends as you go along.
  • When changing colours do not finish off the final stitch; add new colour and finish off the last stitch to complete the colour change.
  • The best way to make sure that your tail is long enough to attach the piece to the ragdoll is to run the yarn close to the edge of the piece and cut the yarn 2 ½ times the length.
  • Chain stitches and slip stitches do not count as a stitch unless otherwise indicated.
  • Stitch counts are at the end of each round/row, bold and in parentheses.
  • When joining new yarn (other than for a colour change), use a slip stitch.
  • With my patterns, I usually always start with an increase in the 1st stitch, so if your increase stitch falls in the 1st stitch of the increase stitch from the last round, your stitch count should be correct.

PATTERN SUPPORT

TEST TEAM

  • A big thank you to my amazing, patient test team – I could not do this without your help, encouragement, and hours of hard work – You guys ROCK!

PURCHASE THE PDF PATTERN

If you would like to purchase the PDF pattern follow the link below to your preferred shop

  • Click HERE to purchase from my Online Shop
  • Click HERE to purchase from my Ravelry Store
  • Click HERE to purchase from my Etsy Shop

THANK YOU

Thank you for your support and I hope that you enjoy making this pattern as much as I did during the design process.

Hugs xxx

Melanie

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