Buttercup Crochet Pattern

Happy March!

This month’s mini tier pattern release is Buttercup the Unicorn from Toy Story.

It’s one of those patterns that don’t require a lot of mixed media to bring it to life. This pattern probably has one of the shortest material lists that I have written in a while! Fortunately, despite my obsession with mixed media I still had a lot of fun making this pattern.

Something that I didn’t consider when creating this pattern was how top-heavy Buttercup would be. Buttercup is unable to stand unaided due to the weight of his head. When I make this pattern again in the future, I plan on possibly adding some dried beans to the body to weigh it down. This additional weight should allow Buttercup to stand on his own.

The eyelashes are different to how I have done eyelashes in the past. My intention was to embroider them on, however when fastening the yarn to start embroidering the end was pulled in and made too short. It was then that I thought wait, this could work for me. To I decided to tie off the yarn and cut it to create “free flowing” eyelashes. This was a pleasant mistake, and I am very happy with the outcome.

Buttercup’s overall measurements are 19 cm/7.5 inches tall and 15 cm/6 inches long.

 

Materials
  • DK yarn (white, yellow and black)
  • 2.5mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Fire retardant Fibrefill
  • Fuchsia pink, white, black yellow and blue felt
  • Felt glue
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Stitch marker
  • Dried beans (or something to weight the body down) (optional)

 

Abbreviations

A full list of the abbreviations that I use in my patterns:

  • MR# – magic ring with the specified number of single crochets
  • SC – single crochet (double crochet English)
  • HDC – half double crochet (half treble English)
  • DC – double crochet (treble English)
  • INC – single crochet increase
  • #in1 – the specified number of SC in the same stitch (i.e. 3in1)
  • #DCin1 – the specified number of DC in the same stitch (i.e. 3DCin1)
  • #HDCin1 – the specified number of HDC in the same stitch (i.e. 3HDCin1)
  • hdcINC – half double crochet increase
  • dcINC – double crochet increase
  • DEC – invisible decrease (if it is a DEC in BLO I tend to use the 2TOG decrease method)
  • 2TOG – two stitches together decrease (non-invisible) method
  • *_______* X# – repeat sequence within the asterisks the specified number of times e.g. *SC, INC* x6)
  • FLO – front loop only
  • BLO – back loop only
  • CH – chain stitches
  • CC – colour change
  • CH1T – chain a stitch then turn your work
  • SS – slip stitch
  • ST/STS – stitch/stitches
  • OFFSET – a term I use when adding or taking away additional stitches in order to line up or get the right placement
  • = # ROWS – repeat the stitch sequence for the row the specified number of times e.g. 32SC (32) = 5 ROWS
  • FO – fasten off

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Next month’s mini tier pattern release is Chuckles the Clown from Toy Story.

Until the next post, HAPPY CROCHETING!

Chantelle X

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