Bookworm Crochet Pattern

Happy June!

My last Mini tier pattern until September is Bookworm from Toy Story.

At the time of writing this post I have realised that I forgot to crochet the flashlight! I will need to do that once I have finished typing up and scheduling this post. Fortunately, Bookworm doesn’t look incomplete without it, and I am very happy with how he turned out. Off the top of my head, I cannot name a project I’ve created that only requires the use of a single colour of yarn. It is definitely something that doesn’t happy often. However, as per usual, in my strive for mixed media I completed the finishing touches with felt. The felt details really brought Bookworm to life. I have included a PDF template for the vest and waistcoat.

Bookworm can stand unaided with a bit of squishing and careful placement, but it is always an option to also add popcorn kernels to the body along with the fibrefill if it brothers you too much.

For me, this pattern was straightforward. The only difficulty might be with the fingers, primarily if you haven’t made any of my projects which have fingers crocheted this way. Due to its simplicity, there is not much more information that I can offer about this pattern so its best just to head into the tutorial itself.

Bookworm’s approximate overall measurements are a height of 4.75 inches/12cm, a width (arm span) of 6 inches/15cm and a length of 5 inches/13cm.

  • DK yarn (I used a green from my stash and I’m not sure which brand it is but It’s likely Stylecraft or Hayfield)
  • 2.5mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Fire retardant Fibrefill
  • White, Purple, Black and green felt (the green felt should be a similar colour to your bookworm)
  • Felt glue
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Stitch marker

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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You are now complete!

I hope that this pattern was straightforward for you and turned out as you imagined. I would love to see completed pictures (or even WIP pictures) of your project.

Just a reminder that this is the last pattern that I will be posting until September due to my Hiatus. When I return the Mini tier pattern will be Lotso the Bear from Toy Story. If you haven’t already why not check out some of the other patterns that are available in my Toy Story series HERE.

Until September – HAPPY CROCHETING!

Chantelle X

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