My Bronco cup is full.
My valentine candy box is empty.
Tiny bits of leftover natural-dyed cotton are beginning to amass.
Add a little glue, a few eyeballs or sequins, some hearts, and a free crochet pattern, and oh, my goodness, did I renew my Honey's valentine!!!
You may do whatever you'd like with amigurumi you make from this pattern, but you may not sell or republish the pattern. Thanks, and enjoy!
Materials: Worsted yarn, size G crochet hook, stuffing (I used my quilt and sewing remnants, shown above in the Broncos cup.)
Simple Amigurumi Ball Instructions
Make magic ring.
Round 1: 6 sc in ring; do not join on this or any of the following Rounds. Pull magic circle tight.
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around for a total of 12 sc.
Rounds 3-4: 1 sc in each sc around.
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Round 5: 6 sc dec around for a total of 6 sc, stuffing as your work, including stuffing in the starting tail; bind off. Weave finishing end through each of remaining 6 sc and pull tight. Weave in end.
Finish: Glue crocheted ball onto heart for feet if desired. Without feet, the eyeballs can make the balls top heavy, and without feet to stabilize, these balls will roll around, but that could be a good thing, too. After fighting with my amigurumi, trying to keep them still for pictures, I used wooden hearts leftover from projects from previous Valentines Days to make feet, but crocheted or padded felt hearts would work, too. Use your imagination!
Pompoms, cotton balls and felted fiber balls would work instead of crocheted amigurumi balls, too.
Glue on googly eyes, sequins, beads or felt eyes, or draw on with permanent markers. I used glow-in-the-dark googly eyes. Use your imagination!
Insert Unchocolate Cuddlies into empty valentine candy box, and either keep for yourself or give away. Then smile for making the world a better place by brightening someone's day without adding calories while making the world a better place by reusing, recycling, renewing and creating!