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Ladybug in training by DROPS Design

Crochet DROPS lady bug with shoulder straps in ”Paris”.

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DROPS Extra 0-891

DROPS design: Pattern no w-033-bn
Yarn group C
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Measurements: approx. diameter 24-28 cm / 9½"-11".

Materials: DROPS PARIS from Garnstudio
100-100 g color no 12, red
100-100 g color no 15, black

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 5 mm / H/8 – or size needed to get 14 dc x 8 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

DROPS BUTTON (wood button burned 15 mm no 513): 2 pieces

ACCESSORIES: Some poly stuffing for filling

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NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
CROCHET TIP 1: Beg every round with 3 ch and these replace first dc.

CROCHET TIP 2: Always replace first sc from beg of row with 1 ch.

CROCHET TIP 3: Crochet 2 sc tog as follows: Work 1 sc but wait with
last pull through (= 2 sts on hook), then work next sc but on last pull through, pull yarn through all sts on hook = 1 st dec.

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UNDERSIDE OF LADY BUG:
Work with black and hook size 5 mm / H/8.
Ch 4 and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch.
READ CROCHET TIP 1!
Round 1: 12 dc in ch-ring, finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round.
Round 2: 2 dc in every st, finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round = 24 sts.
Round 3: 1 dc in every st - but in every other st work 2 dc, finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round = 36 sts.
Round 4: 1 dc in every st - but in every 3rd st work 2 dc, finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round = 48 sts.
Continue to work 1 dc more between every time 2 dc are worked in
same st. Continue like this until piece measures approx. 12-14 cm / 4 3/4"-5½" from the middle and out, then put piece aside.

TOP SIDE OF LADY BUG:
Work top side as underside but with red.
When piece measures 12-14 cm / 4 3/4"-5½" (same no of rounds as on underside), work another 2 rounds without inc. Now place the underside and top side on top of each other and work them tog with a sc round through both layers while at the same time filling the lady bug with poly stuffing.
Fasten off.

LADY BUG'S DOTS:
Work 6 small dots with black as follows:
Ch 5 and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch.
READ CROCHET TIP 1!
Round 1: 12 dc in ch-ring, finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round.
Round 2: 2 dc in every st = 24 sts, finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round.
Fasten off. Fasten the dots on the top side.
Work a ch row of 24-28 cm / 9½"-11 with black.
Fasten the row down along the middle of the top side.


SHOULDER STRAPS:
Ch 6 on hook size 5 mm / H/8 with black. Work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, then work 1 sc in every ch = 5 sc - Read CROCHET TIP 2.
Then work back and forth with 1 sc in every sc until piece measures approx. 35-40 cm / 13 3/4"-15 3/4" - AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 25 cm / 9 3/4'' work a buttonhole by ch 1 instead of the middle sc and on next row work 1 sc in this ch. Repeat buttonhole every 4 cm / 1½'' a total of 2-3 times.
Fasten the shoulder straps to sc row at the top of lady bug approx. 8-10 cm / 3"-4" apart and fasten a button approx. 16-18 cm / 6 1/4"-7" from strap.

ANTENNAS ON HEADBAND:
Work 2 antennas with black on hook size 5 mm / H/8.
Ch 2.
Round 1: Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, finish with 1 sl st in first sc on round.
Round 2: ch 1, 1 sc in every st - but in every other st work 2 sc, finish with 1 sl st in first sc from beg of round = 9 sts.
Round 3: ch 1, 1 sc in every st - but in every 3rd st work 2 sc, finish with 1 sl st in first ch from beg of round = 12 sts.
Round 4: ch 1, 1 sc in every st - but in every 3rd st work 2 sc, finish with 1 sl st in first ch from beg of round = 16 sts.
Round 5: ch 1, 1 sc in every st, finish with 1 sl st in first ch on round = 16 sts.
Round 6: ch 1, 1 sc in every st - but work every 3rd and 4th st tog - read CROCHET TIP 3, finish with 1 sl st in first ch on round = 12 sts.
Round 7: ch 1, 1 sc in every st - but work every 2nd and 3rd st tog, finish with 1 sl st in first ch on round = 8 sts.
Round 8-16: ch 1, 1 sc in every st, finish with 1 sl st in first ch on round = 8 sts.
Round 17: ch 1, 2 sc in every st, finish with 1 sl st in first ch on round = 16 sts.
Round 18: ch 1, 2 sc in every st, finish with 1 sl st in first ch on round = 32 sts.
Fasten off, fill the antenna with some poly stuffing and pull it on to a headband.
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