May 31, 2012

Piranha Plant Amigurumi Pattern - May Pattern of the Month


Materials Needed:  Red, White, Black, White, Green Cotton yarn (or W.W. will do), G Hook, Poly Fiber Fill, Pipe Cleaner, Soda Can, Something to Fill can up with, Dark Green Felt, Small amount of cardboard, Glue (I used tacky glue, but a glue gun would work wonders here).

Note:  All stitches done in the round, unless otherwise noted. 

Stitches Used:  Slip Stitch (SS), Single Crochet (SC), Half Double Crochet (HDC), Double Crochet (DC), Triple Crochet (TRC), Single Crochet Decrease (SC2TOG), Back Loop Only (BLO), Magic Circle (MC), Stitch (ST)

Head of Piranha Plant:
1.      With red yarn, 6SC in Magic Circle
2.      2SC in each ST around (12)
3.      SC1, 2SC in next ST around (18)
4.      SC2, 2SC in next ST around (24)
5.      SC around (24)
6.      SC around, fasten off.   Repeat for second piece of head, this time leaving a good sized tail for sewing. (24)
7.      With the right sides of the head facing each other, sew along 12 stitches and leave an opening.  Weave in the ends of the red yarn. 
8.      Turn head inside out.

Lips of Head (use white):
1.      Slipstitch into the opening (I would do this in the corner of the head), CH1, SC in same spot.
2.      SC around opening (roughly 24SC, doesn’t have to be exact), join to CH1.
3.      CH1, turn, SC around again, join to CH1, fasten off, weave in ends.

Inside of Head:
1.      With black yarn, 6SC in MC
2.      2SC in each ST around (12)
3.      SC1, 2SC in next ST around (18)
4.      SC2, 2SC in next ST around (24)
5.      SC around (24)
6.      SC around (24)
7.      SC2, SC2TOG around (18)
8.      SC1, SC2TOG around (12)
9.      Fasten off, weave in ends, then stuff the black ball and shove it inside the red part of the head.
10.  Take white yarn, and sew the black ball in place by sewing into the white lip of the head.

Spots on Head:
With white yarn
1.      6SC in MC, then SLPST to BEG SC, fasten off, leave tail for sewing.  (MAKE TWO)
2.      8SC in MC, then SLPST to BEG SC, fasten off, leave tail for sewing.  (MAKE TWO)
3.      Sew to head.

Stem of Plant:
1.      6SC in MC
2.      2SC in each ST around (12)
3.      SC in each ST around (12)
4.      In BLO SC around (12)
5.      SC around (for the next FIVE rounds), trace bottom of plant, cut card board circle, insert into bottom of plant (for stability).
6.      SC1, SC2TOG (8)
7.      SC around (for next SIX rounds), fasten off weave in ends.  (8)
8.      Fold a pipe cleaner up, and stuff the stem with it, and add stuffing to make the stem stiff, remember it has to support the weight of the head!

Leaf One (Make Two in Green):
1.      Leave a long tail for sewing later!
2.      CH12, in 2nd CH from hook, SC, then SC, HDC, HDC, DC, DC, TRC, TRC, DC, DC, HDC, in next ST do 2SC.
3.      Going along the back side of the work you just did, do the following, HDC, DC, DC, TRC, TRC, HDC, SC and join to original SC.

Leaf Two (Make One in Green):
1.      CH7, in 2nd CH from hook, SC, then do HDC, DC, DC, HDC, and 2SC in next ST.
2.      Going along back side of leaf do, HDC, DC, DC, HDC, SC and join to BEG SC of previous row.

Teeth:
Cut white pieces of felt in long triangle shapes and glue to black part of face.  

Pipe:
1.      Carefully stab a hole in the pop can, cut around the can with scissors, cut vertical slats all around (about half an inch long), and fold down so there are no jagged edges. 
2.      Cut felt in strips that are long enough to fold down into the can.  Do one strip at a time!
3.      Cover area of can with glue, carefully lay down the felt, press so it sticks, then fold the excess over the rim and down into the can, and glue that down. 
4.      Repeat process until can is finished.   Take your time, the neater, the cooler it looks.
5.      Stuff bottom of the can with some poly fiber fill, put flower in the middle, and surround it with black pony beads (or whatever you want).  I used them, because I had them, use whatever is heavy so the can will not flip over under the weight of the flower.
6.      You can also cut a round piece of black felt and cover the beads so they don’t fall out.




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  1. I may not comment often but I visit regularly. Have a safe & fun 4th!

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