Sunday Afternoon Housewife

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FREE Crochet Pattern-Amigurumi Corn on the Cob January 20, 2010

Filed under: craft,crochet,free patterns — sundayafternoonhousewife @ 9:33 pm

Hiya avid readers! It’s Wednesday already-wow this week has flown by for me! Here I am trying to keep current on my blog, and instead of get up nice and early and write what I wanted to write about today, I stayed in bed late with a stuffy nose and drug myself out just in time to make it to work. So, I am coping out and giving you a free crochet pattern today. This cute little corn pattern is one of my own creations. I hope you will enjoy it, and if you don’t like corn on the cob, you can always switch the green for a darker yellow and make a banana instead! Enjoy, and don’t forget to let me know if you make this cute little guy. I’d really love to see your photos!

Materials:

1 ball of Light Yellow, Dark Yellow, and Green Yarn (I used Red Heart)

Small amout of black yarn or embroidery thread

6mm saftey eyes (2)

Size G/6 crochet hook

small amount of polyfiber stuffing

Yarn needle

Stitch marker

1” circular or 1×1/2 inch magnet

Hot glue gun

This corn is worked in a spiral from the bottom up. Don’t join the rounds, just use the stitch marker to mark your place as you work. The corn is about 6 inches from tip to the top of the ear when finished.

Bottom of corn: Using green yarn

round 1: Ch 2, sc 6 in 1st chain

round 2: 2 sc in each st

round 3: 2sc in each st

rounds 4-10: 1 sc in each st

Round 11: sc through the back post – (insert hook from BACK of work to front, around post of next stitch to the back again, yarn over, pull up loop, yarn over, pull through both loops on hook.)

As you complete this round you will see that a second row of “v’s” are forming. This second row will be the “ridge” or outer ring of v’s where the leaves will attach. The inside row will be where the yellow part of the corn extends from. When you reach the stitch marker again you will need to slip stitch into the first “v” on the outside row and fasten off the green yarn.

Corn: (with light yellow and dark yellow used as accents randomly throughout the ear)

round 1-8: sc into each stitch on the INSIDE set of green v’s and work around until you have 8 rows of yellow. You can change colors to dark yellow at random and back again if you wish to obtain a “bicolor” ear of corn, or simply keep it all light yellow.

round 9: sc 6, sc2tog (sc2tog=single crochet two together), repeat for entire round

round 10: sc 5, sc2tog, repeat around

round 11: sc 4, sc2tog, repeat around

round 12: sc 3, sc2tog, repeat around

round 13: sc 2, sc2tog, repeat around

At this point you will want to attach the safety eyes, embroider on the mouth, and stuff tightly with polyfiber stuffing.

round 14: sc2tog all the way around to close the hole at the top. Break yarn and fasten off. Weave in any loose ends.

Leaves (attach 3): Leaves are made attached to the body of the corn. Leave one sc between each leaf. You will want to start to the left or right of one of the eyes so that the face still shows through when the leaves are folded up.

Row 1: pick up/ sc into 7 of the stitches from the outside set of v’s. chain 1, turn.

row 2: sc in each st, ch 1, turn

row 3: sc in each st, ch 1, turn

row 4: sc2tog, sc 3, sc2tog (5sts remain)

row 5-8:  sc in each st, ch 1, turn

row 9: sc2tog, sc 1, sc2tof (3 sts remain)

row 10: sc in each st, ch 1, turn

row 11: sc in each st,ch 1, turn

row 12: sc3tog, break yarn, fasten off, weave in any loose ends.

Reapeat this sequence twice more for 3 leaves total.

BANANA VARIATION:

Instead of using green yarn for the bottom, use the dark yellow for the banana peel and use the light yellow for the banana itself. Also use the dark yellow for the peels (the leaves on the corn)

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