barrot (half bass / half carrot)

Barrot is made in almost exactly the same way as Tunip. Apart from the colours, the only other change is to his sprout. 

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Yarn

 

I used Stylecraft Special DK yarn. Barrot's head is Spice orange, and his carrot top wrinkles are in Copper. His body, tail and flippers are Aspen, and his sprout is Grass Green. His muzzle is cream.

Hook Size

 

Barrot was made with a 3.25 mm hook.

Stitches

 

The pattern is written in US terms. The abbreviations

are as follows:
CH – chain;
SL ST – slip stitch;
SC - single crochet;

HDC - half double crochet
INC - 2 SC in the same stitch;
DEC - SC decrease. I use the invisible SC decrease (insert hook into front loop only of next two stitches, draw up a loop through both stitches (two loops on hook), draw a loop through both loops on hook).

Notes

 

The pattern uses the invisible join. If you haven't used this before, have a look at my quick guide here.

 

Barrot has two 8 mm safety eyes and the head and body is stuffed with toy filling. If you are making your vegimal as a toy for child under three, for safety reasons you should embroider the eyes instead. 

 

The head and body are made separately and sewn together. I attached the eyes, sprout and muzzle to the head, and crocheted the wrinkles, before sewing. The flippers and tail were also attached to the body section before sewing the head and body together. Make sure to attach all parts firmly and securely so that it will be safe for small children.

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Head


Use orange yarn, and 3.25 mm hook.

Start with a magic circle.
Row 1:    6 SC into magic circle (6)
Row 2:    INC around (12)
Row 3:    [SC, INC] around (18)
Row 4:    [2 SC, INC] around (24)
Row 5:    [3SC, INC] around (30)
Rows 6 - 9: SC around (4 rows of 30)

Row 10:  [SC8, DEC] three times (27)

Row 11:  SC around (27)

SL ST into next two stitches, cut yarn leaving a long

tail, and finish with an invisible join.

Sprout

Use green yarn, and 3.25 mm hook.

CH 13, SC into second chain from the hook, HDC into next four stitches, then SC, and then SL ST into the next six stitches to the end of the chain

CH 11, SC into second chain from the hook, HDC into next two, SC, then SL ST to end of chain

CH 11, SC into second chain from the hook, HDC into next two, SC, then SL ST to end of chain

 

Now turn and 2 SC into the starting chain for each leaf. SL ST into the first SC to join as a round (6 SC)

INC around (12 SC)

Cut yarn leaving a bit of a tail, and finish with an invisible join.

Muzzle

Use white or cream yarn, and 3.25 mm hook.

 

Start with a magic circle.

SL ST, [SC, 2 HDC, SC, SL ST] twice

Pull circle to close

Cut yarn and pull through, and weave the yarn over

and around the SL STs (in the middle of the muzzle at

the top and bottom) to help form the muzzle shape.

Body

Use blue yarn, and 3.25 mm hook.

Start with a magic circle.
Row 1:    6 SC into magic circle (6)
Row 2:    INC around (12)
Row 3:    SC around (12)
Row 4:    [3 SC, INC] three times (15)
Row 5:    SC around (15)
Row 6:    [4 SC, INC] three times (18)
Row 7:    SC around (18)
Row 8:    [5 SC, INC] three times (21)
Row 9:    SC around (21)
Row 10:  [6 SC, INC] (24)
Row 11:  SC around (24)
Row 12:  [7 SC, INC] (27)
SL ST into next two stitches, cut yarn, and finish with an invisible join.
 

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Fins


Use blue yarn, and 3.25 mm hook. Make two.

Start with a magic circle.
Row 1:    6 SC into magic circle (6)
Row 2:    [SC, INC] three times (9)
Row 3:    SC around (9)
Row 4:    [2 SC, INC] three times (12)
Row 5:    SC around (12)
Leave a bit of a yarn tail to attach the fin to the body.

Tail


Use blue yarn, and 3.25 mm hook. Make two.

Start with a magic circle.
Row 1:    6 SC into magic circle (6)
Row 2:    [SC, INC] three times (9)
Row 3:    [2 SC, INC] three times (12)
Row 4:    SC around (12)
Row 5:    [2 SC, DEC] three times (9)
Row 6     [SC, DEC] three times (6)

Leave a bit of a yarn tail to attach the tail to the body.

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Assembly


Using the yarn tail, sew the sprout onto the top of the head after the second row.

 

With a darker red or brown, pull through some SL STs to make the carrot top wrinkles after the third and fourth row of the head. Aim for 4 or 5 wrinkles of between 2 - 5 stitches.

I attached the eyes in row eight, with 7 stitches in between. The muzzle was sewn on in between the eyes, on rows eight and nine. This was a mistake - I had intended to place these the same as with Tunip - with the eyes in row nine, and the muzzle on rows nine and ten. I prefer the placement on Tunip, but my son likes Barrot as he is, so I'
m not allowed to change him!

 

I used the blue yarn to sew one stitch at the top of the muzzle for the nose.


The tail pieces are attached after the first row of the body, one each side. Pinch the end flat and use the yarn tail to sew through both sides of the tail piece at the same time.

The fins are attached either side, between rows 10 (the back of the fin) and 11 (the front). They are angled so that when Barrot is fully assembled, they are higher at the front than the back. Again, pinch the end flat and use the yarn tail to sew through both sides of the fin at the same time.

Finally, use the long orange yarn tail from the head to sew the head and body together. Stuff once you've sewn just over three quarters of the way around.
 

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