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Gregory the Crab Free Crochet Pattern


Hi my fellow crafters!


Let me introduce you to Gregory the Crab! He's a smart little guy that loves collecting shells and studying everything about see creatures!


This new adorable character has joined Bonnie the Jellyfish and Ralph the Happy Fish and soon they'll be part of a colorful crib mobile...If you are curious to see it, just stick around!


But now it is time to grab your favorite hook and yarn and start working on this easy and fun crochet project!


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Here's the FREE pattern! Have fun!


SKILL LEVEL: Beginner

YARN: Medium Weight Yarn (4) in Red, Yellow and Black

OTHER MATERIALS: Polyester Fiber Filling; 6 mm Plastic Safety Eyes (2); White Felt

HOOK SIZES: 3.25 mm

STITCHES USED and ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), chain (ch), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), back loop only (BLO), decrease (dec), increase (inc), fasten off (F/O), round (rnd).

FINISHED SIZE: 4”x7”

INSTRUCTIONS: work in rounds (join with a sl st and ch1 at the end of each row) unless otherwise instructed

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BODY (red and yellow yarn)

1) starting off with red yarn, 11 ch, 1 sc inc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 8 sc, 2 sc inc in the last st, keep working on the opposite side of the foundation chain, 8 sc, 1 sc inc in the last st that already contains 2 sc (24)

2) 2 sc inc, 8 sc, 4 sc inc, 8 sc, 2 sc inc (32)

3) 2 sc inc, 12 sc, 4 sc inc, 12 sc, 2 sc inc (40)

4) 1 sc inc, 18 sc, 2 sc inc, 18 sc, 1 sc inc (44)

5-6) sc even (44)

7) 1 sc inc, 20 sc, 2 sc inc, 20 sc, 1 sc inc (48)

8-15) sc even (48)

Cut two 6/8” rounded pieces of white felt, create a hole in them white the scissors, insert the plastic safety eyes in the hole and the place them between rounds #8-9, 3 stitches apart. Secure the eyes with the back parts.

16) *1 sc with red yarn, 1 sc with yellow yarn*, repeat ** around (48)

17) sc even with red yarn (48)

18) *1 sc with yellow yarn, 1 sc with red yarn*, repeat ** around (48)

19) sc even with red yarn (48)

20) *1 sc with red yarn, 1 sc with yellow yarn*, repeat ** around (48)

21) sc even with red yarn (48)

22) *1 sc with yellow yarn, 1 sc with red yarn*, repeat ** around (48)

23) sc even with red yarn (48); start stuffing the body

24) working in BLO, *6 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (42) 25) working in both loops now, *5 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (36)

26) *4 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (30)

27) *3 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (24)

28) *2 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (18); finish stuffing the body firmly

29) *1 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (12)

30) sc dec around (6); F/O, cut and hide the yarn.


Embroider the v-shaped MOUTH with a scrap piece of black yarn between rnds # 11-14


LONG LEGS (red yarn; make two)

1) 8 sc in a mr (8)

2-9) sc even (8); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn for sewing the legs between rnds #23-24 of the body. Stuff the legs before attaching it.


SHORT LEGS (red yarn; make two)

1) 8 sc in a mr (8)

2-7) sc even (8); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn for sewing the legs between rounds #23-24 of the body. Stuff the legs before attaching it.


CLAWS (red yarn; make two)

Small Claw:

1) 4 sc in a mr (4)

2) *1 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** twice (6)

3) *2 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** twice (8); stuff the claw

4) sc even (8); F/O and hide the yarn.


Big Claw:

1) 4 sc in a mr (4)

2) *1 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** twice (6)

3) *2 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** twice (8)

4) sc even (8)

5) *3 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** twice (10)

6) sc even (10); stuff the claw


Do not cut the yarn once you have completed the Big Claw.


Merge the two claws together:

7) join the yarn with a sl st to the small claw, ch 1 and sc in the same st, 7 sc, keep crocheting on the big claw, 10 sc (18)

8) *1 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (12)

9) *1 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (8); finish stuffing

10-11) sc even (8); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to sew the claw to the side of the body between rnds # 11-15.



I can't wait to see your version of my GREGORY the CRAB! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like!


Elisa

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