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Amigurumi Pencil Pattern

01 October, 2015

The endless possibilities of our beautiful new Natura XL yarn. This yarn is perfect for home decor pieces. Our Barcelona DIY Artisans designed these fun pencil crochet pillows using Natura XL to decorate your home. Get the Amigurumi tutorial below.

 

Note:

Do not join and do not turn at the end of each round, rounds are worked in continuous spirals.

How to read the rows: Each row has a sequence as given below. Example: 1sc then 2sc in next st means repeat that sequence 1sc then 2sc in next st followed by 1sc then 2sc in next st over and over to the end of that particular row. The number inside the parentheses ( ~ ) is the number of stitches you should have at the end of that particular row.

Use a stitch marker to mark the beginning of each round. Move the marker up each time you start a new round.

Finished measurements: approximately 24” long and 5” diameter.

 

Pencil 1

DMC#1-0228

Materials:

  • Natura XL 07 (turquoise) 2 balls
  • Natura XL 42 (pink) 1 ball
  • Natura XL 12 (grey) 1 ball
  • Natura XL 31 (beige) 1 ball
  • 6 mm crochet hook (use a smaller hook if you see gaps in your stitches)
  • DMC tapestry needle size 13
  • Scissors
  • Polyester stuffing

Abreviations:

Rnd = Round

sc = single crochet

ch = chain

sl st = slip stitch

st = stitch

DMC#1-0218

Piece 1:

With Natura XL 42 (pink)

Make a magic ring, ch 1.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring and pull the ring to close (6st)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12 st)

Rnd 3: [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] six times (18 st)

Rnd 4: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 st] six times (24 st)

Rnd 5: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 st] six times (30 st)

Rnd 6: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 st] six times (36 st)

Join with sl st to next st. Finish off and weave in ends.

Piece 2:

Starting at the bottom of the pencil working up to the top of the pencil:

With Natura XL 07 (turquoise)

Make a magic ring, ch 1.

Rnd 1: 5 sc in magic ring and pull the ring to close (5 st)

Rnd 2-3: sc in each st around (5 st)

Rnd 4: 2 sc in next st, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st (8 st)

Rnd 5: sc in each st around (8 st)

Switch to Natura XL 31 (beige)

Rnd 6-7: sc in each st around (8 st)

Rnd 8: [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] six times (12 st)

Rnd 9: sc in each st around (12st)

Rnd 10: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 st] four times (16 st)

Rnd 11: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 st] four times (20 st)

Rnd 12: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 st] four times (24 st)

Rnd 13: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 st] four times (28 st)

Rnd 14: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 st] four times (32 st)

Rnd 15: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 7 st] four times (36 st)

Switch to Natura XL 07 (turquoise)

Rnd 16-62: sc in each st around (36 st)

Switch to Natura XL 12 (grey)

Rnd 62-63: sc in each st around (36 st)

Switch to Natura XL 42 (pink)

Rnd 64-70: sc in each st around (36 st)

Join with sl st to next st. the yarn, leaving a long end for sewing.

Fill this piece.

Assembly:

Sew piece 1 to piece 2 using the DMC Tapestry Needle.

 

Pencil 2

 DMC#1-0223

Materials:

  • Natura XL 09 (yellow) 1 ball
  • Natura XL 02 (black) 1 ball
  • Natura XL 42 (pink) 1 ball
  • Natura XL 12 (grey) 1 ball
  • Natura XL 31 (beige) 1 ball
  • 6 mm crochet hook (use a smaller hook if you  see gaps in your stitches
  • DMC tapestry needle size 13
  • Scissors
  • Polyester stuffing

 

DMC#1-0218

Piece 1:

With Natura XL 42 (pink)

Make a magic ring, ch 1.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring and pull the ring to close (6st)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12 st)

Rnd 3: [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] six times (18 st)

Rnd 4: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 st] six times (24 st)

Rnd 5: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 st] six times (30 st)

Rnd 6: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 st] six times (36 st)

Join with sl st to next st. Finish off and weave in ends.

Piece 2:

Starting at the bottom of the pencil working up to the top of the pencil:

With Natura XL 02 (black)

Make a magic ring, ch 1.

Rnd 1: 5 sc in magic ring and pull the ring to close (5 st)

Rnd 2-3: sc in each st around (5 st)

Rnd 4: 2 sc in next st, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st (8 st)

Rnd 5: sc in each st around (8 st)

Switch to Natura XL 31 (beige)

Rnd 6-7: sc in each st around (8 st)

Rnd 8: [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] six times (12 st)

Rnd 9: sc in each st around (12st)

Rnd 10: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 st] four times (16 st)

Rnd 11: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 st] four times (20 st)

Rnd 12: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 st] four times (24 st)

Rnd 13: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 st] four times (28 st)

Rnd 14: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 st] four times (32 st)

Rnd 15: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 7 st] four times (36 st)

Leaving a 4" tail, begin carrying Natura XL 02 (black) and Natura XL 09 (yellow) carrying the colors not in use under the working strand throughout.

Switch to Natura XL 02 (black) and Natura XL 09 (yellow) and work using tapestry crochet technique.

Rnd 16-58: working in back loops only, [with Natura XL 02 (black) sc in each 6 st, with Natura XL 09 (yellow) sc in each 6 st] three times (36 st)

Switch to Natura XL 12 (grey)

Rnd 59-60: sc in each st around (36 st)

Switch to Natura XL 42 (pink)

Rnd 61-66: sc in each st around (36 st)

Join with sl st to next st. the yarn, leaving a long end for sewing.

Fill this piece.

Assembly:

Sew piece 1 to piece 2 using the tapestry needle.

 

 

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The Commonthread Team