I Love You Dude

Author

Tina Pace

Introduction

Ok, so here is my I Love You Dude. I made him from a cute pic I found while surfing. I have had a few people ask for the pattern, so I am posting it for free. I hope you like him 🙂

 This pattern is very easy and makes a great little gift. If you want to buy the finished Dude, please visit my Etsy Store at http://www.menwy74.etsy.com/

This is the pic that I designed him from 🙂

Materials List

Materials: white ww yarn ( I used Red Heart), red light ww yarn (I used Caron Simply Soft)

size E crochet hook, tapestry needle, fiberfil, black felt, hot glue gun,  (keyfob, if desired), stitch marker or bobby pin

Finished Size

approximately 5″ tall

Gauge

gauge is not important for this little guy

Notes

Pattern notes: this pattern is crocheted using continuous rounds,mark your first stitch in each round and move marker up as you go.

 hint: try using a bobby pin they are very easy to slip in and out of stitches 🙂

stitches used: magic ring, single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), double crochet (dc), slip stitch (sl st), decrease (dec), and increase (inc)

 If desired, you can replace the magic ring with a ch 2, then single crochet in the second ch from hook. ex: ch 2, sc 6 in second ch from hook, then pull tight to close.

 

The Pattern

Body

with white yarn:

 rd 1. 6 sc in magic ring- 6 sts

rd 2. increase around- 12 sts

rd 3. (sc 1, inc) around- 18 sts

rd 4. (sc 2, inc) around- 24 sts

rd 5. (sc 3, inc) around- 30 sts

rds 6-10. sc around- 30 sts

rd 11. (sc 3, dec) around- 24 sts

rd 12. (sc 2, dec) around – 18 sts

rd 13. (sc1, dec) around – 12 sts this is a good place to begin stuffing 

rd 14. dec around – 6 sts

fasten off, leaving a tail.

 

Feet (make 2)

with white yarn:

 rd 1. 5 sc in magic ring – 5 sts

rd 2. inc around – 10 sts

rd 3. (sc 1, inc) around – 15 sts

rd 4. sc around – 15 sts – stuff

rd 5. (sc 1, dec) around – 10 sts

fasten off, leaving tail for sewing

 

 Arms (make 2)

with white yarn:

 rd 1. 4 sc in magic ring – 4 sts

rd 2. inc around – 8 sts

rd 3. (sc 1, inc) around – 12 sts – stuff

fasten off leaving tail for sewing

 

  Heart (make 2)

with red yarn:

 rd 1. ch. 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook (pull sts tight) – 6 sts

rd 2. inc around – 12 sts TURN

rd 3. hdc in next 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc, (hdc,dc,hdc) all in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, hdc in next 2 sc, sl st in last sc of previous rnd. fasten off

 * for second heart, do not fasten off. Holding heart pieces wrong sides together and working through both pieces:

ch 1, sc in each sc, 2 sc in each hdc, 3 sc in dc, around. Stuff before closing. Join and fasten off leaving tail for sewing.

 

 Assembly

using photo as a guide:

 roll the body between your palms a bit to make your dude egg shaped. Cut two oblong shaped pieces of black felt (I used a dime for the basic pattern, then trimmed the sides a bit), and glue them to the body using the photo as a guide.

thread yarn on tapestry needle and sew legs to the bottom of the body to where they are almost touching.

sew heart to middle of tummy area.

sew arms to side of body, then stitch them to each side of heart.

attatch a keyfob through several stitches at the top of the body, if desired.

Well, that’s the I Love You Dude! Enjoy!

 

*this is an original design. You may print it out for private use, but please do not repost, or sell the pattern or the finished Dude. Thank You

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