Saturday, July 9, 2011

Amigurumi Traffic Cone

Amigurumi Traffic Cone:


Materials: I used worsted-weight acrylic yarn held double, in white, black, and the brightest neon orange I could find. Also a small amount of polyfill or yarn or fabric scraps to use as stuffing, and 12mm safety eyes if desired.
Hook: Size H.
Gauge: Not important. Feel free to substitute smaller yarn and hook sizes to make smaller cones, the only important thing is to make sure you are crocheting the yarn tightly so the stuffing won't show or come out.

Use the charts here (click for full size), or use the written instructions below.



Cone:
Center: Start with the orange yarn. Using the magic ring method, make a loop, sc 5 into the loop, pull the tail to draw the loop closed. Sl st into the first sc to complete the center round.
Round 1: Ch 1, sc into all 5 sts of the round below, switch to using the white yarn, sl st into the first sc of this round.
Round 2: Ch 1, sc in the 1st st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st, (7 sts total), sl st into the first sc of this round.
Round 3: Ch 1, sc in all sts, switch back to using the orange yarn, sl st into first sc of this round.
Round 4: Ch 1, sc in 1st two sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st, (9 sts total), switch to using the white yarn, sl st into the first sc of this round.
Round 5: Ch 1, sc in all sts, sl st into first sc of this round.
Round 6: Ch 1, sc in the 1st st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, (11 sts total), switch back to using the orange yarn, sl st into first sc of this round.
Round 7: Ch 1, sc in all sts, sl st into first sc of this round.
Round 8: Ch 1, sc in the 1st four sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st, (13 sts total), sl st into first sc of this round.
Round 9: Ch 1, sc in all sts, sl st into first sc of this round.
Round 10: Ch 1, sc in the 1st st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts, (15 sts total), sl st into first sc of this round.
Round 11: Ch 1, sc in all sts, sl st into first sc of this round.
Round 12: Ch 1, sc in the 1st five sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, (17 sts total), sl st into first sc of this round. Cut yarn and pull through loop to bind off, leaving a long tail to use for sewing the pieces together.

Base:
The base is done like a little solid single crochet granny square.
Center: Use the black yarn. With the magic ring method, make a loop, sc 1 ch 1 into the loop four times, pull the tail to draw the loop closed. Sl st into the first sc to complete the center round.
Round 1: Ch 1, sc in the 1st st, sc 1 ch 1 sc 1 into the corner ch st, *sc in next st, sc 1 ch 1 sc 1 into the corner ch st*, repeat between *s two more times, sl st into first sc of this round.
Round 2: Ch 1, sc in the 1st 2 sts, sc 1 ch 1 sc 1 into the corner ch st, *sc in next 3 sts, sc 1 ch 1 sc 1 into the corner ch st*, repeat between *s two more times, sc in next st, sl st into first sc of this round.
Round 3: Ch 1, sc in the 1st 3 sts, sc 1 ch 1 sc 1 into the corner ch st, *sc in next 5 sts, sc 1 ch 1 sc 1 into the corner ch st*, repeat between *s two more times, sc in next 2 sts, sl st into first sc of this round.
Round 4: Ch 1, sc in the 1st 4 sts, sc 1 ch 1 sc 1 into the corner ch st, *sc in next 7 sts, sc 1 ch 1 sc 1 into the corner ch st*, repeat between *s two more times, sc in next 3 sts, sl st into first sc of this round. Cut yarn and pull through loop to bind off, weave in end.

Finishing:
If you want, attach safety eyes between the 8th and 9th rows on the cone, 5 sts apart. Stuff the cone with polyfill or other stuffing material. Using the yarn tail on the cone, sew the cone onto the base. Weave in all remaining ends. Now you may direct tiny crocheted traffic with your tiny crocheted traffic cone.


(The Emergency Dog is using a modified version of my traffic cone pattern as a hat for something that is NOT my pattern, from the fabulous amigurumi book Ami Ami Dogs, which I highly recommend and am currently obsessed with- Seriously, I have a pile of 12 tiny dogs sitting on my couch right now and more will be joining them shortly.)

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