Chuckles Crochet Pattern

Happy April!

This month’s Mini tier pattern is Chuckles from Toy Story.

I think that clowns can be a very creepy if not done correctly, so I was worried how chuckles would turn out. Fortunately, I think that he looks more cute than creepy – and I hope that you agree with me!

This pattern is straight forward, with the exception to the shoes I applied my usual techniques that I have used multiple times in my previous patterns – such as with the hands, attaching the hair and a little thread contouring.

I did have to get a little creative when it came to the clown shoes. I wanted to be able to crochet it all as once piece, but in the end, it was just unnecessarily complicated. So, I opted to crochet the main shoe first and the attach the yarn and crochet the ball tip of the shoes afterwards. I am very happy with the finished look and didn’t feel that it was very complicated. I love that thanks to the feet my Chuckles can stand unaided – it makes it easier to take pictures!

There weren’t huge opportunities for mixed media in this project, but I still found a way to squeeze some polymer clay buttons in. Aside from the buttons the only other medium used is felt for the details applied to the face, shirt and trousers.

Chuckles measures approximately 5.25 inches/13.5cm tall and 6 inches/15cm wide.

Materials

  • DK yarn (purple, blue, white, red and yellow)
  • 2.5mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Fire retardant Fibrefill
  • Black, dark purple, red and orange felt
  • Felt glue
  • Cardboard (optional)
  • 2 orange buttons (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Stitch marker

 

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
  • SSJ – slip stitch join
  • 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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You are now complete.

I hope that you found this pattern easy enough to follow. If you happy to need any assistance, I am always here and more than happy to help.

Next month’s mini tier pattern is Dolly from Toy Story. In the meantime, if you haven’t already, you can check out the other patterns that I have available from my Toy Story series HERE.

Until the next post, happy crocheting!

Chantelle X

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