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Free Crochet Pattern – Tiny Amigurumi Platypus tutorial

Amirugumi, Crochet  |  September 30th 2011  |  0 Comment

Free Crochet Pattern – Tiny Amigurumi Platypus tutorial

I made this adorable little fella using 2 strand crochet cotton (14wraps/cm) and 1.5mm hook.  The finished platypus is 3.8cm tall, and super cute!    I think he will probably end up attached to my mobile phone.  :D

The awesome free pattern on Craftster, courtesy of Beavisfreak.  (You may need to register on Craftster to view the pattern, but that only takes a minute :) ).  The platypus in the photo in her pattern is considerably larger than my little guy.  I did not have any trouble following the pattern exactly to make this tiny, scaled down version though.

Here is the pattern in all of its squee-happy glory!

Materials:
Yarn
Hook
Safety eyes – 10 mm

Gauge:
Doesn’t matter, the smaller the yarn and hook, the smaller the platypus, and vice versa.

Head:
1.  magic ring (6)
2.  inc around (12)
3.  *sc, inc* around (18)
4.  *2 sc, inc* around (24)
5.  *3 sc, inc* around (30)
6.  *4 sc, inc* around (36)
7-12.  sc around (36)
13.  *4 sc, dec* (30)
14.  *3 sc, dec* (24)  Now put eyes on 10 sts apart, between rows 7 and 8.
15.  *2 sc, dec* (18)  Finish off, weaving the end into the head.  Stuff.

Body:
1.  magic ring (6)
2.  inc around (12)
3.  *sc, inc* around (18)
4-10.  sc around (18)  Finish off.  You will use the tail from the body to sew on the head, so leave enough!  Stuff.

Bill:
1.  magic ring (6)
2.  inc around (12)
3.  *5 sc, inc* around (14)
4.  *6 sc, inc* around (16)
5-6.  sc around (16)  Finish off.

Tail:
1.  magic ring (6)
2.  inc around (12)
3.  *5 sc, inc* around (14)
4.  *6 sc, inc* around (16)
5-7.  sc around (16)
8.  *6 sc, dec* around (14)
9.  *5 sc, dec* around (12)
10.  *4 sc, dec* around (10)  Finish off.

Arms (2):
1.  magic ring (6)
2-3.  sc around (6)  Finish off.

Do not stuff the bill, tail or arms.

Feet (2):
1.  magic ring (6)
2.  inc around (12)
3-4.  sc around (12)
5.  *sc, dec* around (6)  Finish off.  Stuff.

Happy Crocheting!