Sugarglider

 

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It turns out that Sugargliders have quite complex markings that vary significantly between individuals. So this toy isn’t completely accurate. It is also significantly larger than a real sugarglider, and therefore an excellent hugging size.

This pattern is written in American crochet notation.

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Head

Round 1: with pink wool, 6 sc in a magic ring (6 stitches)

Round 2: sc in each sc (6 stitches)

Change to grey wool

Round 3: increase in each sc (12 stitches)

Round 4: sc in each sc (12 stitches)

Round 5: sc, increase – repeat (18 stitches)

Round 6: sc in each sc (18 stitches)

Round 7: 2 sc, increase – repeat (24 stitches)

Round 8: sc around

Round 9: 3 sc, increase – repeat (30 stitches)

Round 10: 4 sc, increase – repeat (36 stitches)

Round 11: sc in each sc (36 stitches)

Round 12: 5 sc, increase – repeat (42 stitches)

Round 13: 6 sc, increase – repeat (48 stitches)

Round 14: sc in each sc (48 stitches)

Round 15: 7 sc, increase – repeat (54 stitches)

Rounds 16 – 20: sc in each sc (54 stitches)

Round 21: 7 sc, decrease – repeat (48 stitches)

Round 22: 6 sc, decrease – repeat (42 stitches)

Round 23: 5 sc, decrease – repeat (36 stitches)

Round 24: 4 sc, decrease – repeat (30 stitches)

Round 25: 3 sc, decrease – repeat (24 stitches)

Round 26: 2 sc, decrease – repeat (18 stitches)

Stuff

Round 27: sc, decrease – repeat (12 stitches)

Decrease until the hole closes. Fasten off.

Eyes (make two)

Round 1: with black wool, 6 sc in a magic ring (6 stitches)

Round 2: increase in each sc (12 stitches)

Round 3: increase, sc – repeat (18 stitches)

Slip stitch, fasten off.

Ears (outside) (make two)

Row 1: with grey wool, chain 10

Rows 2 – 5: sc in each stitch (9 stitches)

Row 6: decrease, 5 sc, decrease (7 stitches)

Row 7: decrease, 3 sc, decrease (5 stitches)

Row 8: decrease, 1 sc, decrease (3 stitches)

Row 9: decrease, sc (2 stitches)

Row 10: decrease (1 stitch)

Fasten off

Ears (inside) (make two)

Row 1: chain 6

Rows 2 – 4: sc in each stitch (5 stitches)

Row 5: decrease, sc, decrease (3 stitches)

Row 6: decrease by sc-ing all three stitches together (1 stitch)

Fasten off

Back

Row 1: with grey wool, chain 51

Rows 2 – 50: sc in each stitch (50 stitches)

Fasten off

Body

Row 1: with white wool, chain 61

Rows 2 – 16: sc in each stitch (60 stitches)

Row 17: slip stitch in 15 stitches, sc in next 30 stitches, turn (30 stitches)

Rows 18 – 58: sc in each sc (30 stitches)

Rows 59 – 60: sc in each stitch then chain 16

Rows 61 – 77: sc in each sc (60 stitches)

Fasten off.

Hands and feet (make four)

Fingers (make five for each hand or foot)

Round 1: with pink wool, 4 sc in a magic ring (4 stitches)

Rounds 2 – 4: sc in each sc (4 stitches)

Assembling the hands and feet

Round 5: crochet all the fingers together (so start with two stitches on one finger, then two stitches on next etc until you do four stitches on the last finger and start to do two stitches on the other side of each of the fingers until you reach the start of the round again)

Rounds 6 – 7: decrease around

Rounds 8 – 9: sc around

Fasten off

Tail

Round 1: with black wool, 6 sc in a magic ring (6 stitches)

Round 2: increase in each sc (12 stitches)

Round 3: sc in each sc (12 stitches)

Round 4: sc, increase – repeat (18 stitches)

Rounds 5 – 9: sc in each sc (18 stitches)

Round 10: 2 sc, increase – repeat (24 stitches)

Rounds 11 – 13: sc in each sc (24 stitches)

Round 14: 3 sc, increase – repeat (30 stitches)

Rounds 15 – 18: sc in each sc (30 stitches)

Mark this stitch and a stitch 15 stitches distant – from here on sc grey on one side and white on the other

Rounds 19 – 20: sc in each sc (30 stitches)

Round 21: 4 sc, increase – repeat (36 stitches)

Rounds 22 – 24: sc in each sc (36 stitches)

Round 25: 5 sc, increase – repeat (42 stitches)

Rounds 26 – 29: sc in each sc (42 stitches)

Round 30: 4 sc, increase – repeat (the maths is too hard now)

Rounds 31 – 32: sc in each sc

Round 33: 4 sc, increase – repeat

Rounds 34 – 35: sc in each sc

Round 36: 4 sc, increase – repeat

Rounds 37 – 46: sc in each sc

Round 47: 3 sc, increase – repeat

Rounds 48 – 52: sc in each sc

Fasten off

Stripe

Row 1: chain 3

Rows 2 – 10: sc in each stitch (2 stitches)

Row 11: increase twice (4 stitches)

Rows 12 – 21: sc in each sc (4 stitches)

Row 22: increase, 2 sc, increase (6 stitches)

Rows 23 – 24: sc in each sc (6 stitches)

Row 25: increase, 4sc, increase (8 stitches)

Rows 26 – 55: sc in each sc (8 stitches)

Row 56: 2 sc, 2 slip stitch, double stitch, 2 slip stitch, sc (8 stitches)

Fasten off

Assembly

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Sew the inside and outside of the ears together. Sew the ears and eyes to the head. Embroider a mouth if you like. Sew the back and body together. Stuff the body and then sew on the hands and feet. Stuff the tail and sew it to the body. Sew on the head. Sew the stripe onto the headand back. Give your new sugarglider a cuddle 🙂

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