Friday, October 17, 2008

Axelrod The Ami Alien



Here is Axelrod - the Ami alien. This was requested by my son-in-law. And since he got one, my daughter wanted one too - so I made one in Purple for her - the Blue Eyed Purple People Eater.
It is a quickie project and cute. Here is the pattern:


Materials:
Red Heart Soft - Guacamole
Size US-F/3.75mm Crochet Hook
Black Embroidery Floss
2 - 12mm Safety Eyes
Polyester Fiberfill
Blunt darning needle

Abbreviations:
SC = Single Crochet
Ch = Chain
Rnd(s) = Round(s)
Beg = Beginning
Sts = Stitches
2tog = Crochet 2 stitches together (decrease)
* = Repeat stitches from * to end of *

Note:
This pattern is worked in continuous rounds; do not join and do not turn.
Use stitch marker to indicate beginning of rounds.
Yarns listed is what I used – size may vary with other yarns.

Head:
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 5 sc in second ch from hook = 5 sc
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc = 10 sc
Rnd 3: *Sc in first sc, 2 sc in second sc*, repeat from * around = 15 sc
Rnd 4: *Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * around = 20 sc
Rnd 5: *Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * around = 25 sc
Rnd 6: *Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * around = 30 sc
Rnds 7-11: Sc in each sc around
Rnd 12: *Sc in next 4 sc, sc 2tog*, repeat from * around = 25 sc
Rnd 13: *Sc in next 3 sc, sc 2tog*, repeat from * around = 20 sc
Rnd 14: *Sc in next 2 sc, sc 2tog*, repeat from * around = 15 sc
Fasten off, leaving a long tail; insert safety eyes and stuff firmly. Sew opening closed. Shape top of head into a “cone”.

Ears: (Make 2)
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 5 sc in second ch from hook = 5 sc
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc = 10 sc
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew ears on side of head.

Body:
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 5 sc in second ch from hook = 5 sc
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc = 10 sc
Rnd 3: *Sc in first sc, 2 sc in second sc*, repeat from * around = 15 sc
Rnd 4: *Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * around = 20 sc
Rnd 5: *Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * around = 25 sc
Rnd 6: *Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * around = 30 sc
Rnds 7-12: Sc in each sc around
Rnd 13: *Sc in next 4 sc, sc 2 tog*, repeat from * around = 25 sc
Rnd 14: *Sc in next 3 sc, sc 2tog*, repeat from * around = 20 sc
Rnd 15: *Sc in next 2 sc, sc 2tog*, repeat from * around = 15 sc
Rnd 16: &Sc in next sc, sc 2tog*, repeat from * around = 10 sc
Fasten off leave long tail; stuff firmly. Sew opening closed (this will be the bottom). Flatten bottom so alien can stand. Sew head on to body. Wrap remaining yarn around neck 4 or 5 times, secure and trim.

Arms: (Make 2)
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 5 sc in second ch from hook = 5 sc
Rnd 2: Sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in remaining 3 sc = 6 sc
Rnd 3-7: Sc around
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Do not stuff.

Legs: (make 2)
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 5 sc in second ch from hook = 5 sc
Rnd 2: 2 sc in ea sc around = 10 sc
Rnd 3-5: Sc around
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Stuff lightly.

To Assemble:
1. Attach head to body.
2. Attach arms, just below head.
3. Attach legs.

Your Ami Alien is complete!

Alien measures 4-1/2” tall.

Happy Crocheting!




The Pair together

8 comments:

ViVy said...

cute♥♥♥

Armina said...

Thank you :-)

Tania said...

ohhh!! I like the purple one better but both are really cute!!

Armina said...

Thank you... The purple one was requested by my daughter. She loves it!

jen721 said...

I just love him. I will have to give him a try! Too much fun!

Armina said...

Thank you - its a quickie, instant gratification... :-)

May said...

its adorable!! my friend suggested antennas..and i would need to think of an idea for it.. does this come out pretty small??

Armina said...

Finished size is about 4-1/2" - antenna would be cute.