To crochet a small bug is a breeze with this pattern. But the little bug is not only pretty to look at, you can also use it as a hanger for a mobile or key chain.
Here you find the size specifications for the crocheted bug.
|2,5 mm (shown example)||125m / 50g, 100% Cotton||6cm|
|Häkelnadel 3,0 mm||110m / 50g, 100% Cotton||7,5cm|
The little bug we crochet in one piece from top down. Then we crochet all the small parts, like feelers, arms and legs. Finally everything is sewn together and you can still attach a few decorations. Here we go!
As already described, we crochet the head and body in one piece. We start to crochet from top with the head and work our way down in spiral rounds. Do not cut the thread when the head is done, because we continue with the body.
When your feelers are done, you just tie a knot at the beginning of the line of chain stitches . The thread end of the beginning is very useful to not break your fingers. However you need to be careful, that the knot is really on the line of chain stitches and not on the thread end. When you are done, you can carefully cut the thread end at the knot. But do not cut into the knot or into the chain stitches , otherwise it will literally dissolve in the air.
The feelers you tie both on the top of the head. They are seen from above in a line through the middle of the head and parallel to the eyes. The arms are tied after the 15th round with about 4 stitches distance and the legs after the 22nd round with about 3 stitches distance.
Here it helps to find the middle between the eyes first and the to attach the arms and the legs to the left and the right of it. It is more important to keep the same distance to the middle as to keep the distance between both parts exactly. To support you, you will find here also a tutorial that shows you how to tie small pieces to an amigurumi.
Now you can give your amigurumi bug its very own character. You can paint cheeks and tie a band around the neck, but you can also don’t do this. There are many ways to decorate a amigurumi, so let your imagination run wild!
Your little Amigurumi bug is already finished and I hope you will have fun with it!