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Friday, July 25, 2014

Friday Freebies : Teru Teru Bozu

So today, I bring you a free design inspired by the country that I am going to be visiting in another 32 days. I have made a little teru teru bozu doll!

To find out more about this doll, please venture over to Wiki. :)

This is a very simple pattern and was definitely a lot of fun to make. So I hope this fortnight's pattern didn't disappoint in any way!

Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3: [2SC, SC]x6 (18)
Round 4: [2SC, SCx2]x6 (24)
Round 5 – 8: SCx24 (24, 4 rounds)
Round 9: [SC2tog, SCx2]x6 (18)
Round 10: [SC2tog, SC]x6 (12)
Attach the eyes and stuff firmly. (I attached my eyes between rounds 6 and 7 and about 5 stitches apart.)
Round 11: SC2togx6 (6)
Sew closed and leave a long tail.
Needlefelt on the cute mouth or embroider on, depending on which technique you feel comfortable with.

Swishy tail

Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12) [in this round, I pick up the tail from round 1 and crochet it into the piece so there isn’t a loose tail. You can also just weave this tail in if it’s easier for you]
Round 3: [2SC, SC]x6 (18)
Round 4: [2SC, SCx2]x6 (24)
Round 5: [2SC, SCx3]x6 (30)
Round 6: [2SC, SCx4]x6 (36)
Round 7: [2SC, SCx5]x6 (42)
Round 8: [2SC, SCx6]x6 (48)
Round 9: [2SC, SCx7]x6 (54)
Round 10: [2SC, SCx7]x6 (60)
Round 11: [Skip a stitch, 5DC, Skip a stitch, SC]x15 (90)
Weave in the end after stitching it to the first stitch of the shell edging.
Sew the head to round 2 of the swishy tail piece.

Chain 5
In the 5th stitch from the hook, treble crochet three times
Chain 5 and slip stitch to that first stitch again
Chain 5 again. Then treble crochet three times again back into the same loop that all the work has been done in so far.
Chain 5 and slip stitch back again in the same loop.
So if this was working in the round like a normal piece, this was all Round 1.
You can now use the tail that was left at the start to tighten the hole.
Leave a long tail. Wrap the tail around the ribbon to create a more distinct ribbon shape and sew to the front of your teru teru bozu.

Hanging loop
To create the hanging loop, insert the hook into round 1 of the head with no yarn. Then use the hook to pull the yarn through the head so this creates a loop. Now push the hook back into the head and use that to pull the yarn through again so you can complete one single crochet.
Chainx10 and then slip stitch back into the head. Tie off the ends and pull them back through the head and snip off.


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  2. Hello! Could I start the swishy tail part with a magic circle?

    1. Hello! You can start any of the parts that say "Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)" with a magic circle. :)

    2. Thank you! The design is really cute btw! :D