Buttons McZipperson from the 2012 Calendar

Buttons McZ is an interactive amigurumi with a floppy, comical rag-doll persona. His eyes snap on and off, limbs button on and off, and his mouth zips. He’d be fun sitting on a shelf in the office or can serve as a learning tool for preschoolers.

Designer: Nancy Anderson
Finished Size: 18″ tall.
Yarn: Worsted Weight (#4 Medium).
Shown Here: Red Heart Super Saver (100% acrylic; 364 yd [333 m]/7 oz [198 g]; ): #313 aran (off white), 1 skein. Yarn distributed by Coats & Clark.
Hook: Size 7 (4.5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Notions: Stitch marker (m); green felt scraps; 6-8″ large toothed zipper; sewing thread and needle; polyester fiberfill; optional plastic pellets and knee-high stocking for making pellet packet; extra-large snaps;
six 1″ buttons; two ¾” buttons; embroidery floss and embroidery needle.
Gauge: 16 sts and 20 rows = 4″ in sc. Gauge is not critical for this project.
Skill Level: Easy.

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