Lady bug, lady bug …

Okay, I set out to work ALL this weekend on my storage shed.  Well, things just don’t workout like you want huh?  Saturday we went to my auntie’s house to watch UH be beaten by Floriday (it’s only on pay per view now). That was at 6:30 in the morning (we didn’t go till 7:30).  Then Kawika had his last baseball game, I went a little late but was just in time to watch him hit a homerun!  He did really good, too bad they didn’t win.  Oh well, when they are that young that kinda doesn’t matter since they get trophies and goodies!  Then I went to Ben Franklin to return something and what do you know? they had all kinds of make and take (for a fee) and demonstations.  I got interested in this lady making a crocheted amigurumi ladybug.  Amigurumis are really easy cause they only use single crochet.  Anyway, she made one and I took down the instructions and printed it out.  And lucky you get to see it! 
 
  
 
Cute huh?  it’s sitting on my mom’s microwave so it’s kinda little.  I think it’ll be good for a pin or a magnet. 
Here are the instructions:
 

Crocheted Amigurumi Lady Bug

Body: With Red,

Row 1:   Ch 2, 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook

Row 2:   Join, ch 1, 2 sc in each sc. 10 st.

Row 3:   Join, ch 1, 2 sc, 1 sc, repeat around. 15 Sc.

Row 4:   Join, ch 1, 2 sc, 1 sc, 1 sc, repeat around. 20 sc.

Row 5:   Join, ch 1, work even around

Row 6:   Join, ch 1, work even around.

Row 7:   Join, ch 1 work even around. ( Now is a good time to stuff the lady bug’s body)

Row 8:   Join, ch 1, working in back looks only, sc in every other sc,

Row 9:   Join, ch 1 , sc in every other sc, keep going around  till only 1 sc left.

Secure, weave in end.

Head: With Black,

Row 1:   Ch 2, 5 sc in 2nd chain from hook.

Row 2:   Join, ch 1, 2 sc in each sc. 10 sc.

Row 3:   Join, ch 1, work even around. 10 sc.

Row 4:   Join, end, leave a long tail for sewing.

Putting it together:

Cut a 2 inch piece of black pipe cleaner, bend in half and curl ends.

Sew the head onto the body, after a stitch, straddle the pipe cleaner in between the stitch and continue sewing the head on.

Using blk yarn, sew the spots by making 3 stitches per spot. Weave in ends.

Glue 2 googley eyes to head.

Pau.

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