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Crabby the Crab

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If you're looking for a fun pattern to give as a gift or just have laying out around your house then this is perfect for you. Crochet this little crab from http://nareeoo.blogspot.com. The instructions are also written in crochet symbol style. In this pattern you can find two versions. First Line is the Crochet symbol version and the second line is the traditional English version.

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Materials:

  • Crochet Hook 1.5 mm (No.2)
  • Orange, White, Light brown, brown, green yarns
  • Black and Red yarn for decorate crabby
  • Yarn needle
  • Polyester fiber or Cotton to stuff in
  • Pin
  • Scissors
  • Color yarn use as marker of our workpiece


Finish size

1.5” tall
4” width


Crochet techniques required

  • Single crochet
  • Increase and Decrease
  • Adjustable ring (Magic ring) or crochet to the first chain
  • Crochet in spiral

Steps:

Crabby's Body
Use orange yarn, start with adjustable ring
Row 1: [X] 5 times to the ring -(5)
= sc 5 times to the ring -(5)
Row 2: [V] 5 times -(10)
= [2sc in next stitch] 5 times -(10)
Row 3: [X V] 5 times -(15)
= [sc, 2sc in next stitch] 5 times -(15)
Row 4: [X V] 7 times, X -(22)
= [sc, 2sc in next stitch] 7 times, sc -(22)
Row 5: [V X X] 7 times, V in next stitch -(30)
= [2sc in next stitch, sc in next 2 stitches] 7 times, 2sc in next stitch -(30)
Row 6: [X] 30 times -(30)
= sc in next 30 stitches -(30)
Row 7: [X] 30 times -(30)
= sc in next 30 stitches -(30)
Row 8: [V] 3 times, [X] 12 times, [V] 3 times, [X] 12 times -(36)
= [2sc in next stitch] 3 times, sc in next 12 stitches, [2sc in next stitch] 3 times, sc in next 12 stitches -(36)
Row 9: [X] 36 times -(36)
= sc in next 36 stitches -(36)
Row 10: [X] 36 times -(36)
= sc in next 36 stitches -(36)
Row 11: [Λ] 3 times, [X] 12 times, [Λ] 3 times, [X] 12 times -(30)
= [sc2tog] 3 times, sc in next 12 stitches, [sc2tog] 3 times, sc in next 12 stitches -(30)
Row 12: [Λ X X] 7 times, Λ -(22)
= [sc2tog, sc in next 2 stitches] 7 times, sc2tog -(22)
Row 13: [Λ X] 7 times, X -(15) * Insert polyester fiber
= [sc in next stitch, sc2tog] 7 times, sc -(15) *Insert polyester fiber
Row 14: [X Λ] 5 times -(10)
= [sc in next stitch, sc2tog] 5 times -(10)
Row 15: [Λ] 3 times -(5)
= [sc2tog] 3 times -(5)


Crabby's Legs
(6)
Use orange yarn
Row 1: [X] 7 times to the ring -(7)
= sc 7 times to the ring -(7)
Row 2 - 7: [X] 7 times -(7)
= sc in next 7 stitches -(7)


Crabby's Eyes
(2)
Use white yarn
Row 1: [X] 6 times to the ring -(6)
= sc 6 times to the ring -(6)
Row 2: [V] 6 times -(12)
= [2sc in next stitch] 6 times -(12)
Row 3: [X V] 6 times -(18)
= [sc, 2sc in next stitch] 6 times -(18)
Row 4: [X] 18 times -(18)
= sc in next 18 stitches -(18)
Row 5: [X] 18 times -(18)
= sc in next 18 stitches -(18)
Row 6: [X] 18 times -(18) *insert polyester fiber
= sc in next 18 stitches -(18) * insert polyester fiber
Row 7: [X Λ] 6 times -(12)
= [sc in next stitch, sc2tog] 6 times -(12)
Row 8: [Λ] 6 times -(6)
= [sc2tog] 6 times -(6)


Crabby's Claw (2)

Use orange yarn
Row 1: [X] 7 times to the ring -(7)
= sc 7 times to the ring -(7)
Row 2 - 7: [X] 7 times -(7)
= sc in next 7 stitches -(7)
Row 8: [V] 7 times -(14)
= [2sc in next stitch] 7 times -(14)
Row 9: [X V] 7 times -(22)
= [2sc in next stitch, sc] 7 times -(22)
Next part work crochet in row, crochet and turn workpiece before next row.
Row 10: O [X] 10 times then turn over workpiece -(10)
= make a chain then sc in next 10 stitches then turn over workpiece -(10)
Row 11: O X X Λ X X Λ X X then turn over workpiece -(8)
= make a chain then sc in next 2 stitches, sc2tog, sc in next 2 stitches, sc2tog, sc in next 2 stitches
then turn over workpiece -(10)
Row 12: O X X Λ Λ X X then turn over workpiece -(6)
= make a chain then sc in next 2 stitches, sc2tog, sc2tog, sc in next 2 stitches then turn over workpiece -(10)
Row 13: O [Λ] 3 times -(3)
= make a chain then [sc2tog] 3 times -(3)
Repeat from Row 10 – 13 for remaining stitches. Then insert polyester fiber and sew the claws.

     

Forming Crabby

  1. Pin legs and body of crabby together (position in below picture). Notice the body bottom is bigger than upside.
     
  2. Sew them together using orange yarn.

     
     
  3. Attach the eyes of crabby to body of crabby and pin them. Then sew eyes with white yarn to crabby body.
     
  4. Sew the eyes to crabby using black yarn.


     
  5. Attach claw to the body of crabby and sew it together.
     
  6. Sew the mouth to crabby body using black yarn.
     
  7. Sew crabby cheeks using red yarn.


     

 

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