Sunday, October 3, 2010

Baby Uglee has arrived!


Baby Uglee
Original pattern by Caroline Chrisco
A little toy who’s so ugly, you can’t help but see how cute it is... make one in every color!

Materials:
WW yarn
G hook
Yarn needle
Small amounts of felt
9mm safety eyes
embroidery needle & thread
polyester stuffing

Chain 22
Row 1: Turn and sc in 2nd chain from hook, then sc in each chain. (20sc)
Row 2: Turn, chain 1 sc in each sc (20 sc)
Row 3-38 Repeat Row 2, fasten off, and leave a long tail for sewing 2 sides together.
*You should have a rectangle that measures approximately 5in. X 10 in. Fold in halfand whip-stitch two sides together.

Face: I work on the facial features now before stuffing and I can easily embroider with my hand inside the “body”.

Eyes:
Since this pattern can fashion more than one particular looking “Uglee” You need to decide how ugly it should be. I choose from a whole host of combinations for eyes.

*2 mis-matched somewhat circular or oblong eyes. ( I use quarters for larger circles and dimes for smaller.
*1 funny shaped eye
*A giant X for one or both eyes.

But this is your Uglee so if you think of an eye that matches the personality of yours, go for it!!!
Trace the pattern of your desired eye shape onto the white felt. Cut it out, also cut a small notch out of the center of the piece of felt so you can slip the safety eye easily through the felt.
Attach the safety eye and felt between rows 7 and 8 on the front of your Uglee. Using white embroidery floss, fasten the felt with very fine stitches all around the edges of the felt to secure it in place.
Repeat with your second eye.

Mouth:
The same “eye” philosophy applies for deciding the personality of the mouth of your Uglee. Choose from these basic mouth styles or design your own.
A “V” shaped smile
A crooked smile
A straight line
Use a WW weight black yarn (RHSS) in a large eye yarn needle and stitch in the mouth.

Teeth/Tongue:
Choose from these basic teeth styles:
1,2, or 3 small square teeth
1 fang
Tongue sticking out
Fashion these the same way as the background for the eyes. Attach the felt pieces with matching thread to correct positon Body:
When you have the facial features completed you are now ready to finish whip-stitching the remaining sides of the square; leaving a small opening to insert the stuffing. Use the eraser end of a pencil to carefully fill in all the corners. When stuffed to your liking, whip stitch the remaining opening closed.


Legs(make 2):
Legs are made in a continuous spiral. Do not turn. Use a stitch marker to move up after every completed row or count your stitches.
Using the main body color, chain 2.
Row 1 6 sc into second chain from hook (6sc)
Row 2 2sc into every stitch around (12sc)
Row 3 *2 sc into next sc then 1sc in next stitch* repeat all the way around (18sc)
Rows 4-8 sc in every stitch
Row 9 *sc dec in next stitch then sc in neighboring stitch* repeat all the way around (12sc)
Row 10 *sc dec in every stitch around(6sc)
Rows 11 & 12 sc in every stitch around
Fasten off
Stuff lightly

*Additional pattern notes:
I use the invisible single crochet decrease. You can find a great tutorial at http://www.planetjune.com/blog/the-ultimate-finish-for-amigurumi

Arms (make 2):
Arms are made in a continuous spiral. Do not turn. Use a stitch marker to move up after every completed row or count your stitches.
Using main body color, chain 2
Row 1 6 sc into second chain from hook (6sc)
Row 2 2sc in next sc, then sc in each of the next 2 stitches, then 2sc in next stitch, rpeat 2 more times(9sc)
Rows 3-7 sc in each stitch,
At the end of row 7,
Row 8 sc dec in first stitch then sc in next 2 stitches; repeat around(6sc)
Rows 9-10 sc in every stitch
Fasten off.
Stuff lightly.
Attach arms and legs to desired sides.



11 comments:

Teri said...

Those are soooo cute. My little nieces will love them. I haven't had much luck making those kind of things but this looks easier than the other ones I have tried.

Libby said...

They look great - the entire Uglee family!!! :-)

Doris Sturm said...

Thanks so much for the pattern. I think I'll make a pink one with a squeaker inside in cotton for my Gizzy boy for Christmas - they are adorable :-)

Crafty Christina said...

*gasp* They are so cute!!

Dragonflymom said...

well omg those are way too cute!!!

Melissa said...

How adorable :)

Rita :) said...

Hi !
I've just discovered your blog searching for some Halloween patterns.
Your creations are amazing. I've just start crocheting few weeks ago, but I have the hope to, some day be able to do things like the ones you do .

Congrats from Spain :)

Frogma said...

I adore the Uglees! Do you know when you'll be posting the rest of the patterns?

Elise said...

I love this pattern they are so ugly they are cute. I can't wait to make them for my niece nephew and daughter for christmas.
you are awesome

Anonymous said...

have you created the whole uglee family yet ?

Amarilis said...

Hola
He conocido tu blog gracias a ravelry, y tus muñecos son bonitos.

Me ha llamado la atención que seas profesora de Español.
te deseo un buen fin de semana.