You've met Oh Poo! Now meet his evil nemesis Crabby P!
Naida started an Amigurumi-along at CFL and as much as I like amigurumi, I don't like crocheting in the tight circles you have to crochet in to make arms and legs. Then I had a wonderous idea! I'll make a partner for Naida's Oh Poo! And Crabby P was born.
In interviewing Mr. P, I asked him if there was any competition between him and Oh Poo! for the limelight. He simply replied, "Let's just say I always come out first."
Wanna a Crabby P of your very own? Here's everything you need:
Some yellow yarn – the brighter, the better
2 Green cat eyes (safety eyes that are attached with washers)
A little bit of stuffing
A yarn needle
A stitch marker (to mark your place if you’re not used to working in continuous rounds)
Size E / 3.5mm hook
The model was worked with Bernat Satin in Banana which is a very soft yarn. For amigurumi, it is better to use a standard acrylic yarn such as Red Heart Super Saver or Vanna’s Choice.
You will be working in continuous rounds.
Gauge is not important, but adjust hook size as needed to achieve tight stitches.
You should not see the stuffing through the stitches.
Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Rnd 1: 2 sc in each sc around (12 sc)
Rnd 2: *Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around (18 sc)
Rnd 3: *Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around (24 sc)
Rnd 4: *Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around (30 sc)
Rnd 5: *Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around (36 sc)
Rnd 6 - 9: Sc in ea sc around (36 sc)
Rnd 10: *Sc in next 4 sc, dec over next 2 sc; rep from * around (30 sc)
Rnd 11: Sc in ea sc around (30 sc)
Attach eyes 3rd row from the top approx. 1½” apart.
Rnd 12: *Sc in next 3 sc, dec over next 2 sc; rep from * around (24 sc)
Rnds 13 & 14: Sc in ea sc around (24 sc)
Rnd 15: *Sc in next 2 sc, dec over next 2 sc; rep from * around (18 sc)
Rnds 16 & 17: Sc in ea sc around (18 sc)
Stuff some more.
Rnd 18: *Sc in next sc, dec over next 2 sc; rep from * around (12 sc)
Rnd 19: Sc in ea sc around (12 sc)
Rnd 20: *Dec over next 2 sc; rep from * around (6 sc)
Last call for stuffing.
Rnd 21: *Dec over next 2 sc; rep from * around (3 sc)
Finishing: Insert hook and pull up a loop in ea remaining sc, yo, pull through all loops on hook. Ch 10, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in ea remaining ch, pull up a 12” loop and cut.
Thread yarn needle, anchor sc strip to top of Crabby P, thread yarn through back of sc strip and out tip; insert needle at tip of Crabby P and run needle through his body (forming curl); weave in end at bottom of doll.
The fine print: Copyright 2008. Feel free to make these for yourself, as gifts, for charity bazaars or craft shows to supplement your income. You may not use this pattern for large-scale commerical profit. Do not distribute this pattern outside of providing a link to this site. And for crying out loud, don't claim it as your own.