• A small amount of yarn of your choice
About yarn used for samples
• Aran weight, 100g per 150m, 100% Acrylic,
• Chunky weight, 100g per 130m, 55% Nylon, 45% Acrylic
# Lady bird
• [A] A small amount of red 4-ply
• [B] A small amount of black 4-ply
• A small amount of stuffing
• [A] A small amount of aran weight yarn in colour of your choice
• [B] A small amount of yellow a ran weight
Dc: double crochet(UK), single crochet(US)
(insert hook in next st, yarn around hook and draw a loop through)
twice, yarn around hook and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
1 stitch decreased.
Htr: half-treble crochet (UK), half-double crochet (US)
Tr: treble crochet (UK), double crochet (US)
Dtr: double treble (UK), treble (US)
Ss: slip stitch
Make 12 chs. Starting in 2nd ch from hook, 1ss, 1dc, 1htr, 1tr, 4dtr, 1htr, 1dc, 1ss, make 5ch, starting in 2nd ch from hook, 1ss in each of next 4 ch, working on the other side of starting 12 ch, 1ss, 1dc, 1htr, 4dtr, 1tr, 1htr, 1dc, 1ss. Fasten off.
With a protective cloth placed over the motif, gently press flat with a steam iron.
Rnd 1: With yarn A and working into a magic ring, 6dc, join with a ss in first st. 6 sts
Rnd 2: lch (does not count asst throughout), (2dc) in each st to end, join with a ss in first st. 12 sts
Rnds 3-4: lch, ldc in each st to end, join with a ss in first st.
Rnd 5: lch, working in back loop only, ldc in each st to end, join with ass in first st.
Rnd 6: lch, (dc2tog) 6 times, join with a ss in first st. 6 sts
With yarn Band working into a magic ring, 3dc into ring. Fasten off. Stitch the side ends together.
To make up: Attach head to body. With yarn B, French knot the dots and embroider the centre line.
Rnd 1: With yarn B and working into a magic ring, 6dc, join with a ss in first st. 6 sts
Change to yarn A.
Rnd 2: With yarn A, (ch3, ltr, ch3, ss) all in first st, *(ss, ch3, ltr, ch3, ss)
all in next st; repeat from * to end 5 times.
To finish: Weave in yarn ends into the flower.