Need a last minute gift idea for Mother’s Day? I’ve got you covered with this sweet little tulip amigurumi crochet pattern. I couldn’t decide whether I wanted to leave it as a pencil topper or make it into a full amigurumi so I’ve included the instructions for both.
It’s a really quick and easy pattern with very little sewing (no sewing at all if you choose to make the pencil topper) and you could easily turn it into a keychain or a brooch.
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- DK Weight Yarn in green and your colour of choice for the flower (I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in Grass Green for the stem and Buttercup Yellow and Lipstick Pink for the flowers)
- 2.5mm crochet hook
- 8mm safety eyes
- Polyester fiberfill
- Black embroidery floss
- Stitch marker, yarn needle, scissors
- ch – chain
- sc – single crochet
- inc – increase
- dec – decrease
- invdec – invisible decrease
- BLO – back loop only
- hdc – half double crochet
- dc – double crochet
- tr – treble crochet
- sk – skip
- sl st – slip stitch
- st/s – stitch/es
- […] = repeat the instructions in brackets
- (…) = indicates stitch count at end of round
Picot: Ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook.
The pattern is written using US terminology and measures approximately 3.25″ (8cm) tall when using the materials listed.
Pieces are worked in a continuous spiral starting with a magic ring unless otherwise specified. Mark the first stitch of each round with a removable stitch marker.
Gauge is not important if you are making the stuffed version. Use a hook size to match your chosen yarn. Make sure that your stitches are tight enough to prevent stuffing showing through and adjust hook size if necessary.
For the pencil topper, work the first 4 rounds of the stem and then check the fit. If it is too snug try going up a hook size.
R1: 8 sc in magic ring (8)
R2: BLO [inc] x8 (16)
R3: [Sc, inc] x8 (24)
R4: Sc, inc, [2 sc, inc] x7, sc (32)
R5-13: [Sc] x32 (32)
Insert safety eyes between R8 and R9, 6 sts apart.
R14: BLO sc, dec, [2 sc, dec] x7, sc (24)
Start stuffing and continue to stuff as you go.
R15: [Sc, invdec] x8 (16)
R16: [Invdec] x8 (8)
Fasten off and weave in end.
Join green yarn to the first leftover front loop from R2.
R1: Ch 1, sc in same st and each st around (8)
R2-10: [Sc] x8 (8)
Add small amounts of stuffing to the stem as you go.
Fasten off and weave in end.
Note: if you are making the pencil topper version, do not stuff. Stop after R8, fasten off invisibly and weave in end.
Join yarn to the first leftover front loop from R14 of the flower head.
Ch 1, hdc in same st. Dc in next st, 3 tr in next, dc in next, hdc in next, sk 1, sl st. [Sk 1, hdc in next st, dc in next, 3 tr in next, dc in next, hdc in next, sk 1, sl st] x3 (4 petals)
You will have one front loop left unworked. Fasten off invisibly in the first hdc.
Ch 10, dc in third ch from hook and next 4 chs, hdc in next, sc in next, sc, picot, sc in last ch. Working down other side of ch – sc in next ch, hdc in next, dc in next 4, 2 dc in last ch.
Fasten off invisibly in top of ch leaving a long tail for sewing.
Position the leaf on the side of the stem. Make sure that the bottom is level with the bottom of stem. Sew around the bottom and approximately half way up both sides of the leaf leaving the top free. Weave in end.
Using a single strand of embroidery floss, sew a little mouth between the eyes.
If you enjoyed this pattern, you can find more amigurumi patterns HERE.
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