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Crochet Lady Bug

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Lion Brand
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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Lion Brand® Vanna’s Choice® yarn:
    • 1 skein Scarlet (A)
    • 1 skein Black (B)
  • Lion Brand® crochet hook, size G-6
  • Lion Brand® stitch marker
  • Lion Brand® large-eyed blunt needle
  • 2 plastic safety eyes, 6 mm diameter
  • Fiberfill stuffing

DIRECTIONS:

GAUGE:EXACT GAUGE IS NOT ESSENTIAL FOR THIS PROJECT
NOTE:Work in continuous rnds; do not join or turn unless otherwise instructed.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
sc2tog (sc decrease):
Insert hook into st and draw up a loop. Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.

UPPER BODY

With A, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch.
Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around – 12 sts.
Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around – 18 sts.
Rnd 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around – 24 sts.
Rnd 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * around – 30 sts.
Rnd 6: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts; rep from * around – 36 sts.
Rnd 7: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts; rep from * around – 42 sts.
Rnds 8–16: Sc in each st around.
Fasten off.

BASE
With B, ch 2.
Rnds 1-8: Work Rnds 1-8 of Upper Body – 42 sts.
Fasten off.

HEAD
With B, ch 2.
Rnds 1-4: Work Rnds 1-4 of Upper Body – 24 sts.
Rnds 5-8: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 9: *Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around – 18 sts.
Fasten off.

LEGS (make 6)
With B, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 4 sc in first ch.
Place marker to indicate beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around – 8 sts.
Rnds 3 and 4: Sc in each st around.
Fasten off.

SPOTS (make 6)
With B, ch 2.
Rnds 1 and 2: Work Rnds 1 and 2 of Upper Body – 12 sts.
Fasten off.

FINISHING
Following package directions, attach safety eyes to head. Stuff upper body and sew to base. Stuff head and sew to body. Stuff legs very lightly and sew three to each side of body at base. With A, embroider a straight st mouth and make 2 antennae, each about 1" long on top of head. Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS
beg = begin(ning)
ch = chain
rep = repeat
rnd(s) = round
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)

Finished size: 2" tall

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