Wombat

wombat 1

I know a few people who have a thing about wombats (who doesn’t?) so I thought this cute toy would fill a need πŸ™‚

Also, this pattern is ridiculously easy and would make a good project for a beginner.

The wombat is 18 cm long. He is made using grey and black 8ply wool and 4 ply hook. This pattern is written in American crochet notation.

wombat 2

Head/body

Head

With black wool

Round 1: 6sc in a magic ring (6 stitches)

Round 2: increase in every stitch (12 stitches)

With grey wool

Round 3: sc in the first stitch, increase in the next stitch – repeat (18 stitches)

Round 4: sc in each stitch (18 stitches)

Round 5: sc in the first two stitches, increase in the next stitch – repeat (24 stitches)

Round 6: sc in each stitch (24 stitches)

Round 7: sc in the first three stitches, increase in the next stitch – repeat (30 stitches)

Rounds 8 – 10: sc in each stitch (30 stitches)

Neck

Round 11: sc in the first three stitches, decrease the next two stitches together – repeat (24 stitches)

Round 12: sc in the first two stitches, decrease the next two stitches together – repeat (18 stitches)

Round 13: sc in the first stitch, decrease the next two stitches together – repeat (12 stitches)

Body

Round 14: sc in the first stitch, increase in the next stitch – repeat (18 stitches)

Round 15: sc in the first two stitches, increase in the next stitch – repeat (24 stitches)

Round 16: sc in the first three stitches, increase in the next stitch – repeat (30 stitches)

Round 17: sc in the first four stitches, increase in the next stitch – repeat (36 stitches)

Round 18: sc in the first five stitches, increase in the next stitch – repeat (42 stitches)

Rounds 19 – 28: sc in each stitch (42 stitches)

Round 29: sc in the first five stitches, decrease the next two stitches together – repeat (36 stitches)

Round 30: sc in the first four stitches, decrease the next two stitches together – repeat (30 stitches)

Round 31: sc in the first three stitches, decrease the next two stitches together – repeat (24 stitches)

stuff

Round 32: sc in the first two stitches, decrease the next two stitches together – repeat (18 stitches)

Round 33: sc in the first stitch, decrease the next two stitches together – repeat (12 stitches)

Round 34: decrease until the hole closes.

Fasten off, weave in end.

 

Legs (make four)

With grey wool

Round 1: 6sc in a magic ring (6 stitches)

Round 2: increase in every stitch (12 stitches)

Round 3: sc in the first two stitches, increase in the next stitch – repeat (16 stitches)

Rounds 4 – 8: sc in each stitch (16 stitches)

Slip stitch, fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

 

Ears (make two)

Attach grey wool to a spot behind an eye, chain 3, double-stitch in the same stitch, double-stitch in the next stitch, fasten off, weave in ends.

 

Assembly

 

Stuff the legs and sew them to the body. Sew on the eyes and then crochet the ears.

wombat 3

Enjoy wombat cuddles πŸ™‚

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