Happy first of the month!
11/06/2020 UPDATE: I have made a youtube tutorial to assist you if there are any parts of this written tutorial that you need help with. There are three parts in total, you can watch part 1 here.
I have received a lot of support through this journey and I want to thank my supporters for boosting my passion and ensuring that I keep the drive to continue. Below is my Ray Firefly pattern which is quite simple for those of you who have experience making amigurumi. I have included pictures of each completed part. At a later date there will also be a Youtube tutorial for those of you who prefer to crochet with visual cues. This will be my first tutorial video, so I have some trial and error to do but promise to keep investigating ways to improve and start producing outstanding tutorials for you.
An area that I still need to improve upon is taking pictures at vital stages as I crochet. This causes me to waste so much time having to crochet everything twice so that I can take the necessary pictures. It does have some benefits though. For example, it gives me the opportunity to see any errors that I have made and to make any necessary changes. This way the overall quality of my amigurumi products and the related tutorials are better as a result. Therefore, I will continue to crochet everything twice and for each Patreon goal that I reach, I will do a giveaway to a very lucky supporter. My current Patreon goal is to giveaway my COMPLETED Princess and the Frog set to one lucky Patreon if I reach 30 pledges.
- 4PLY yarn (I used Scheepjes catona yarn in colours 512 – lime, 522 – primrose, 249 – saffron, 395 – willow, 387 – dark olive, 130 – old lace, 110 – jet black, 189 – royal orange and 525 – fir
- 2mm crochet hook
- Yarn needle
- Fire retardant Fibrefill
- Green garden wire (or alternative)
- Stitch marker (optional)
The pattern can be scaled up and down by using a different yarn weight and hook. Below is a guide of the various sizes that I have made:
- Scheepjes Catona 4ply yarn with a 2mm hook: 3.5 inches long
- Stylecraft Special DK yarn with a 3mm hook: 4.75 inches long
- Stylecraft Special DK yarn (tripled) with a 4.5mm hook: 7.5 inches long
- MR6 – magic ring with the specified number of single crochets
- SC – single crochet (double crochet English)
- HDC – half double crochet (half treble crochet English)
- DC – double crochet (treble crochet English)
- INC – increase
- hdcINC – half double crochet increase
- dcINC – double crochet increase
- DEC – invisible decrease
- SS – slip stitch
- FLO – front loop only
- BLO – back loop only
- *_______* X# – repeat sequence within the asterisks the specified number of times e.g. *SC, INC* x6)
- CC – colour change yarn
- CH# – chain specified number of stitches
- CH1T – chain 1 stitch then turn your work
- ST/STS – stitch/stitches
- FO – fasten off
This pattern is quick to make and I was able to crochet and assemble him in about 2 hours. I would absolutely LOVE to see your completed Ray so don’t forget to send me pictures or tag me in your photos on social media (@onescreativemind). I am also always open to ideas for future projects, so if there are any themes that you would like to see me do please share your ideas with me.
Until next time happy crocheting!