Saturday, March 12, 2016

Spring Bunnies - Spring MCAL

Spring MCAL
Mystery by Melissa’s Crochet Patterns

Spring is almost here,
The birds are chirping and the sun is shining.
Our crochet hooks are glowing,
Let’s get this mystery going!

This mystery crochet along will be a new amigurumi crochet pattern.
The finished size is approx. 12 inches long.

Clues for this mystery will be given every day as listed below…

Clue #1 - Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Clue #2 - Friday, March 18th, 2016

Clue #3 - Saturday, March 19th, 2016

Clue #4 - Sunday, March 20th, 2016

Clue #5 - Monday, March 21st, 2016

Clue #6 - Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Sewing Together - Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Clues will be posted in my Ravelry Group, on my blog,
and on my Facebook page.

Clues will also be available on Ravelry in pdf form to download and print.

Here are some helpful tutorials on my blog to help you better understand this pattern.

Photo Tutorial of Sewing the Pieces Together

Crocheting through both sides of an arm/leg/ear/tail together

How I embroider animal noses and mouths

I will have a new photo tutorial of how to sew together this MCAL available on the last day of the mystery, March 23rd, 2016 on my blog.

You will need…

  • Yarn Color A - 100 yards
  • Yarn Color B - 20 yards - recommended lighter than Yarn Color A
  • Yarn Color C - 20 yards - recommended white or a very light color
  • 12mm-15mm safety eyes, or desired
  • 3.25mm crochet hook (Size D), or desired crochet hook
  • Fiberfill Stuffing
  • Yarn Needle
  • Sewing Pins to hold pieces in place before sewing (optional)
  • Stitch Markers

Stitches and Abbreviations used…

  • Ch - chain
  • Sl - slip stitch
  • Sc - single crochet
  • St - stitch
  • Sts - stitches
  • Rpt - repeat
  • Inc - increase, 2 sc in the same space
  • Dec - decrease or sc2tog (single crochet 2 together)

Different threads will be opened to go along with the mystery in my Ravelry group - a spoilers thread to share pictures, a question thread for anyone with questions, and a regular thread to talk with others about the mystery.

Feel free to contact me throughout the mystery if you have any questions.
MelissasCrochetPatterns@gmail.com
Ravelry ~ MelissaTrenado










Note : All pieces are made in a continuous spiral. Most pieces begin with a magic ring, but you can also use a ch 2 to start.

Pieces A & B (2 pieces total)
  • With Yarn Color B
Rnd 1 ~ Using a magic ring, place 6 sc into the magic ring
Rnd 2 ~ inc around (12 sc)
Rnd 3 ~ sc in 3, inc / rpt around (15 sc)
Rnd 4 ~ sc around (15 sc)
  • Change to Yarn Color A (You are done using Yarn Color B)
Rnds 5-6 ~ sc around (15 sc)
Rnd 7 ~ sc in 13, dec (14 sc)
Rnd 8 ~ sc in 5, dec / rpt (12 sc)
Rnds 9-15 ~ sc around (12 sc)
Rnd 16 ~ sc in 4, dec / rpt (10 sc)
  • Stuff, stuffing the end lightly.
Rnd 17 ~ ch 1, fold in half crocheting through both sides at the same time (5 sc)
  • Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing at the end of the mystery.

You are all done with your first clue! Your next clue will be on Friday, March 18th, 2016.




Note : All pieces are made in a continuous spiral. Most pieces begin with a magic ring, but you can also use a ch 2 to start.


Pieces C & D (2 pieces total)
  • With Yarn Color B
Rnd 1 ~ Using a magic ring, place 6 sc into the magic ring
Rnd 2 ~ inc around (12 sc)
Rnd 3 ~ sc, inc / rpt around (18 sc)
Rnd 4 ~ sc around (18 sc)
  • Change to Yarn Color A (You are done using Yarn Color B)
Rnds 5-7 ~ sc around (18 sc)
Rnd 8 ~ sc in 7, dec / rpt (16 sc)
Rnds 9-12 ~ sc around (16 sc)
Rnd 13 ~ sc in 6, dec / rpt (14 sc)
Rnd 14 ~ sc in 5, dec / rpt (12 sc)
  • Stuff, stuffing the end lightly.
Rnd 15 ~ ch 1, fold in half crocheting through both sides at the same time (6 sc)
  • Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing at the end of the mystery.


You are all done with your second clue! Your next clue will be on Saturday, March 19th, 2016.






Note : All pieces are made in a continuous spiral. Most pieces begin with a magic ring, but you can also use a ch 2 to start.

Piece E
  • With Yarn Color C
Rnd 1 ~ Using a magic ring, place 6 sc into the magic ring
Rnd 2 ~ inc around (12 sc)
Rnd 3 ~ sc, inc / rpt around (18 sc)
Rnd 4 ~ sc around (18 sc)
  • Sl in next st.
  • Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing at the end of the mystery.


Piece F
  • With Yarn Color B
Rnd 1 ~ Using a magic ring, place 6 sc into the magic ring
Rnd 2 ~ inc around (12 sc)
Rnd 3 ~ sc in 3, inc / rpt around (15 sc)
Rnds 4-5 ~ sc around (15 sc)
Rnd 6 ~ sc in 3, dec / rpt around (12 sc)
  • Sl in next st.
  • Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing at the end of the mystery.

You are all done with your third clue! Your next clue will be on Sunday, March 20th, 2016.








Note : All pieces are made in a continuous spiral. Most pieces begin with a magic ring, but you can also use a ch 2 to start.


Piece G
  • With Yarn Color A
Rnd 1 ~ Using a magic ring, place 6 sc into the magic ring
Rnd 2 ~ inc around (12 sc)
Rnd 3 ~ inc 3 times, sc in 3 / rpt (18 sc)
Rnd 4 ~ sc, inc 4 times, sc in 5, inc 4 times, sc in 4 (26 sc)
Rnds 5-8 ~ sc around (26 sc)
Rnd 9 ~ sc in 4, inc 2 times, sc in 11, inc 2 times, sc in 7 (30 sc)
Rnds 10-12 ~ sc around (30 sc)
  • Change to Yarn Color C
Rnd 13 ~ sc around (30 sc)
Rnd 14 ~ sc in 6, inc 2 times, sc in 13, inc 2 times, sc in 7 (34 sc)
Rnds 15-16 ~ sc around (34 sc)
Rnd 17 ~ sc in 9, inc 2 times, sc in 15, inc 2 times, sc in 6 (38 sc)
Rnd 18 ~ sc in 7, dec 3 times, sc in 12, dec 3 times, sc in 7 (32 sc)
Rnd 19 ~ sc in 6, dec 2 times, sc in 12, dec 2 times, sc in 6 (28 sc)
  • Insert safety eyes between Rnds 11 & 12, about 6 sts apart.


If you would like to view a picture of this piece with the eyes inserted click HERE.


Rnd 20 ~ sc in 4, dec 3 times, sc in 8, dec 3 times, sc in 4 (22 sc)
  • Start stuffing.


DO NOT FASTEN OFF, YOU WILL CONTINUE
THIS PIECE ON THE NEXT CLUE.


You are all done with your fourth clue! Your next clue will be on Monday, March 21st, 2016.









Note : All pieces are made in a continuous spiral. Most pieces begin with a magic ring, but you can also use a ch 2 to start.

Continue working on Piece G
  • Continuing in Yarn Color C
Rnd 21 ~ sc in 2, dec / 5 times, sc in the last 2 sts (17 sc)
  • Change to Yarn Color A (You are done using Yarn Color C)
Rnd 22 ~ sc around (17 sc)
Rnd 23 ~ sc in 2, inc / 5 times, sc in the last 2 sts (22 sc)
Rnd 24 ~ sc in 10, inc / rpt (24 sc)
Rnd 25 ~ sc in 5, inc / rpt around (28 sc)
Rnds 26-28 ~ sc around (28 sc)
Rnd 29 ~ sc in 13, inc / rpt (30 sc)
Rnd 30 ~ sc around (30 sc)
Rnd 31 ~ sc in 14, inc / rpt around (32 sc)
Rnd 32 ~ sc around (32 sc)
Rnd 33 ~ sc in 15, inc / rpt around (34 sc)
Rnds 34-35 ~ sc around (34 sc)
Rnd 36 ~ sc in 6, dec / 4 times, sc in the last 2 sts (30 sc)
Rnd 37 ~ sc in 3, dec / rpt around (24 sc)
  • Stuff firmly, add more stuffing as needed.
Rnd 38 ~ sc in 2, dec / rpt around (18 sc)
Rnd 39 ~ sc, dec / rpt around (12 sc)
Rnd 40 ~ dec around (6 sc)
  • Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing at the end of the mystery.

You are all done with your fifth clue! Your next clue will be on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016.






Note : All pieces are made in a continuous spiral. Most pieces begin with a magic ring, but you can also use a ch 2 to start.

Pieces H & I (2 pieces total)
  • With Yarn Color A
  • Do not stuff
Rnd 1 ~ Using a magic ring, place 6 sc into the magic ring
Rnd 2 ~ sc around (6 sc)
Rnd 3 ~ sc in 2, inc / rpt (8 sc)
Rnd 4 ~ sc in 3, inc / rpt (10 sc)
Rnd 5 ~ sc around (10 sc)
Rnd 6 ~ sc in 4, inc / rpt (12 sc)
Rnd 7 ~ sc around (12 sc)
Rnd 8 ~ sc in 5, inc / rpt (14 sc)
Rnds 9-12 ~ sc around (14 sc)
Rnd 13 ~ sc in 5, dec / rpt (12 sc)
Rnd 14 ~ sc in 4, dec / rpt (10 sc)
Rnd 15 ~ ch 1, fold in half crocheting through both sides at the same time (5 sc)
  • Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing at the end of the mystery.

You are all done with your sixth clue! Sewing instructions will be on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016.



Sewing Together


You have now crocheted all the pieces for the Spring MCAL.


This is a photo tutorial on how to sew together the MCAL.




Tip for sewing - for pieces that have color changes, turn the color changes towards the back of the body so they won’t be seen.


Step 1 - With your yarn needle, sew the remaining hole closed of piece G (the head/body piece).




Step 2 - With your yarn needle, sew each arm (pieces A and B) onto the side of the body, right below the head, about Round 20.




Step 3 - With your yarn needle, sew the legs (pieces C and D) onto the bottom of the body. The last round of piece G will be the center of the legs. Sew legs in a slight V shape.








Step 4 - Stuff muzzle (piece E) lightly. Sew onto the face, placing the last round right between the eyes.




Step 5 - Stuff tail (piece F). With your yarn needle, sew the tail onto the bottom back of the body.



Step 6 - With your yarn needle, sew the ears onto the top of the head. The first round of the head will be the center between the ears.




Step 7 - With a very long strand of Yarn Color A and your yarn needle you will make a nose and mouth on the muzzle.


Round 1 of the nose with be the bottom center of the slight v shape.
Completely fill in the v shape.


   
Then go over the top of the v 3-4 times.




Make a line going straight down from the center of the nose about half way to the bottom of the muzzle.











I hope you enjoyed this mystery crochet along!


If you have any questions feel free to contact me at any time! Please do not claim this pattern as your own, I do not mind if you sell the finished product, but do not sell this pattern as your own.
MelissasCrochetPatterns@gmail.com
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