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Crochet twirly swirly mini clown doll ornament fray favor gift toy

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Spiral stitch miniature clown

Variegated and ombre yarns are so much fun! I love to see how the color patterns emerge. I especially like to make shawls with this type of yarn. After my project is finished, I usually have a small bit remaining. I thought a little palm sized clown doll would be a good way to make use of my leftovers. I used a spiral stitch for the arms and legs. What I like about this clown is that there is no sewing involved. It's made in one piece. This is nice for a tuck-in, tray favor, ornament or keychain.

Size: 4 inches high x 3 inches wide

No gauge necessary

Materials

For the body, less than ½ ounce worsted weight variegated yarn

For the face, 3 yards white variegated. You can also use another pale pastel color if you like

Scraps of black and red for facial features

Aluminum crochet hooks size F/3.75mm and size H/5mm

Yarn Needle

Special stitch: Sc 2 sts together =decrease

Insert hook into first sc, pull up a loop, 2 loops on hook; insert hook into next sc, pull up loop, 3 loops on hook; yarn over and pull through all three loops, decrease made.

Special Stitch: Sc 3 sts together = decrease

Insert hook into first sc, pull up a loop, 2 loops on hook; insert hook into next sc, pull up loop, 3 loops on hook; insert hook into next sc, pull up loop, 4 loops on hook; yarn over all 4 loops.

Instructions:

Rnd 1: Body: With F hook and variegated yarn, ch 2, 10 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook , sl st in first sc, ch 11, hdc in 2nd ch from the hook ,ch1, sl st in same ch as hdc, sl st in next ch, 3 sc in each rem 8 chs, sl st in each of next 2 sc---first hand and arm made, ch 15, dc in 3rd ch from the hook, ch 2, sl st in same ch as dc, sl st in next ch, 3 sc in each rem 11 chs, sl st in each of next 2 sc---first foot and leg made, ch 15, dc in 3rd ch from the hook, ch 2, sl st in same ch as dc, sl st in next ch, 3 sc in each rem 11 chs, sl st in each of next 2 sc---2nd foot and leg made, , ch 11, hdc in 2nd ch from the hook ,ch1, sl st in same ch as hdc, sl st in next ch, 3 sc in each rem 8 chs, sl st in next sc---2nd arm made, sl st in next sc. Fasten off.

Head

Row 1: Double over the white yarn so that you are working with 2 strands. With H hook Join white with a sl st to next sc right after join, ch 1, 3 sc in same st, ch 1 turn.(3 sc)

Row 2: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next st, 2 sc in last st, turn. ( 5 sc)

Row 3: Sc in each sc. Fasten off.

Hat

Row 1: With variegated and F hook, join with a sl st to first sc, ch 1. Sc in each of next 5 sc. Ch 1, turn.

Row 2: Sc 2 sts together, sc in next sc, sc 2 sts together, turn (3)

Row 3: Sc 3 sts together. (1) Turn.

Row 4: Ch 5, sl st in 5th ch from hook. Fasten off. Face: Separate black and red yarn into 2 plys so that the yarn is thinner. Embroider plus (+) signs for the eyes with black. Embroider a V for the mouth and a small over and over stitch for the nose in red.

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