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Crochet Crab

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Spinrite
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Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • 1 skein Lily® Sugar ‘n Cream® Super Size:
    Contrast A White
  • 1 skein Bernat® Handicrafter DeLux:
    Main Color (MC) Poppy Red (One skein of MC will make 2 Crabs)
  • Size U.S. G/6 crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Stuffing
  • 4" square piece of light cardboard
  • Piece of black craft felt
  • Hot glue gun & glue sticks
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors

DIRECTIONS:

Gauge: 15 sc and 16 rows = 4"

Body
**With MC, ch 7.
1st rnd: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each of next 4 ch. 3 sc in last ch. Do not turn. Working in rem loops of foundation ch, 1 sc in each of next 4 ch. 2 sc in last ch. Join with sl st to first sc. 14 sc.
2nd rnd: Ch 1. 2 sc in first sc. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. 2 sc in each of next 3 sc. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. 2 sc in each of next 2 sc. Join with sl st to first sc. 20 sc.
3rd rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. 2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 5 sc. (2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in next sc) 3 times. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. 2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in next sc. 2 sc in last sc. Join with sl st to first sc. 26 sc.
4th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc. 2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 6 sc. (2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc) 3 times. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. 2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc. 2 sc in last sc. Join with sl st to first sc. 32 sc.
5th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of next 3 sc. 2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 7 sc. (2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 3 sc) 3 times. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. 2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 3 sc. 2 sc in last sc. Join with sl st to first sc. 38 sc.**
6th to 9th rnds: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off at end of 9th rnd.

Base
Work from ** to ** as given for Body. Fasten off, leaving a long end.
Trace shape of base onto light cardboard. Cut out shape.
With end, sew last rnd of Base to last rnd of Body, leaving an opening to insert cardboard base and stuff Body. Sew rem closed.

Eyeballs (make 2)
With A, ch 2.
1st rnd: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with sl st to first sc.
2nd rnd: Ch 1. 2 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc. 12 sc.
3rd and 4th rnds: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
5th rnd: Ch 1. (Draw up a loop in each of next 2 sts. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook – sc2tog made) 6 times.
Stuff eyeball. Fasten off, leaving a long end. Thread end through rem loops and draw up tightly. Fasten securely.

Eye ‘stems’ (make 2)
***With MC, ch 7. Join with sl st to first ch.
1st rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each ch around. Join with sl st to first sc. 7 sc.
2nd rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.***

Sew Eyeball to top of Stem. Sew Stem to top of Body as shown in picture.

Claws
(make 2).
With MC, ch 2.
1st rnd: 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with sl st to first sc.
2nd rnd: Ch 1. 2 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc. 16 sc.
3rd and 4th rnds:
Ch 1. *1 sc in next sc. 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * around. 36 sc at end of 4th rnd.
Fold piece in half. Ch 1. Working through both thicknesses, 1 sc in each of next 18 sc. Fasten off.

Arms (make 2)
Work from *** to *** as given for Eye stems.
Rep 2nd rnd 3 times more. Fasten off.
Stuff Arms. Sew Claw to end of Arm. Sew Arm to Body as shown in picture.

Finishing
Cut pupils and mouth from black felt. Glue pupils to Eyeballs. Glue mouth to Body as shown in picture.

Size: Approx 8" wide, including Claws x 5" tall, including Eyes.

Stitch Glossary
Approx =
Approximately
Beg = Begin(ing)
Ch = Chain(s)
Rem = Remain(ing)
Rnd(s) = Round(s)
Sc = Single crochet
Sl st = Slip stitch
Yoh = Yarn over hook

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