Flowerumi Pincushion or REALLY Cute Wallet!

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Materials: Worsted weight yarn scraps in colors of choice.
I used a small ball of yellow and two shades of brown scraps.
2 small buttons in a matching color
Tapestry needle
Crochet hook size H


Front-
With nose color (I used medium brown):
Round 1- Ch 2, 8 sc in 2nd ch from hk, sl st to join rnd. Fasten off. Weave in tail. (8 sc)


Round 2- Join body color (I used a happy, bright yellow): Ch 2, 1 hdc in same spot as ch 2, 2 hdc in each sc all around. (16 hdc made.)


Round 3- Continuing with body color, ch 2, 1 hdc in same space as ch 2, *1 hdc in next st, 2hdc in next st, rep from * around, ending with 2 hdc. (23 sts made. )


Round 4- Ch 2, 3 hdc in same spot as ch 2, 1 hdc in each of next 5 sts, 4 hdc next st, (corner made), 1 hdc in each of next 5 sts, 4 hdc in next hdc, 1 hdc in each of next 5 hdc, 4 hdc in next hdc, 1 hdc in each of last 4 hdc, join with sl st. (35 hdc)


Round 5- Sl st till center of first corner. Ch 2, 2 hdc in corner, 1 hdc in next 3 hdc, 2 hdc in next st, [1 hdc in each of next 4 hdc, 3 hdc in corner,] rep 3 more times, 1 extra hdc in last st. Join rnd with sl st. (47 hdc)
Round 6- Sl st till you reach center of first corner. Ch 2, 2 hdc in same spot as ch 2, 1 hdc in each of next 12 hdc, *3 hdc in next hdc, 1 hdc in each of next 11 hdc, rep from * twice, 3 hdc in next corner, 1 hdc in each of next 2 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, 1 hdc in each of next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of last 2 hdc. Sl st to join rnd. Fasten off.



Back- Rep rnds 1 to 6 but using only Bright Yellow.


Edging-


Row 1- With both Back and Front with Right Sides Facing outward, and using the same brown yarn you made the nose with, sc all around through both thicknesses, leaving top open to stuff it through. Ch 1, turn.


Row 2- 1 sc in each sc all the way to where you ended your Brown edging (it is not a real round because it only covers the bottom and sides.)


Ears-
With the same brown or color used for nose, Ch 2.



Rnd 1- 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to join. (5 sc) Rnd 2- Ch 1, 1 sc in same space, 2 sc in each sc around. (10 sc)
Rnd 3- Ch 1, *1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around from * to end, join with sl st. (15 sc)



Rnd 4- Ch 1, 1 sc all around. (15 sc) Fasten off. Leave a long tail to sew it with.


Eye patches- With lighter shade of brown, Ch 2, 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Add darker shade of brown and ch 1, make 11 sc around lighter brown circle. Fasten off leaving tail to sew it with.
Sew eye patches to Front above nose. If you want to, sew 1 button on top of each patch as an accent to the eyes . Gently stuff your pincushion. Sew top with original yellow yarn or sc across the top with the F hook. Sew ears to side corners. Sew a blossom or flower of your choice (use any pattern you like) to the top of the head.
Done!

Variation:
You can turn this flowerumi into a cute little wallet as follows: Make front patch, cut a piece of felt of a discreet color, like beige, a little bit smaller than the patch and sew it to the back. Repeat the same procedure with the back side. Of course, felt pieces must face inward. Follow the rest of the pattern until you come to the end. With the body color, make a small flap that will face the back of the little animal head, sew your blossom to the top of that flap, and make sure the ears are placed so that they lie on the sides of the head, and do not hinder the movement of the flap.
(the flap has to be somewhat narrower than the head). Cut a piece of felt and line that flap. Sew a piece of velcro to that felt lining. and another piece of velcro to where the flap will lie to close the little wallet. Clever and cute!
You could also increase the size and turn it into a cute purse for a little girl. The handle could be yellow and be sewn from side to side from the top of each ear.
You've got yourself one cute little purse!


Revised May 2011.


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2 comments:

tanya904 said...

It is really cute :) I may have to make one of these.. i love Panda Bears and it would be easy to make this look like a Panda
Thanks for sharing

Craftybegonia said...

Enjoy!