Love Bugs

Love Bugs

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These cute-as-a-button Love Bugs are a great gift - alone or wrapped up in a box together.

Measurement

Single Size
Approx 3 ins [7.5 cm] high x 3 ins [7.5 cm] wide, excluding Legs and Antennae.
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The materials for this project cost $7.97

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Size:

  • Single Size

Approx 3 ins [7.5 cm] high x 3 ins [7.5 cm] wide, excluding Legs and Antennae.

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Step 2:

Click each color to change it or go with the colors recommended by the designer

Main Color (MC)

Lily Sugar 'n Cream | Red, 00095Edit Color
$2.49

Contrast A

Lily Sugar 'n Cream | Rose Pink, 00046Edit Color
$2.49

Bamboo Crochet Hook

Size G6/4mm
$2.99

Materials not included in this kit:

Stuffing. Small amount of black yarn for embroidery of mouth. 2 small beads for eyes.

The materials for this project cost $7.97

Abbreviations

Ch(s) = Chain(s)

rem = remain(ing)

rep = repeat

sc = single crochet

Sc2tog = Draw up a loop in next st) twice. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook

Sl st = Slip stitch

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Approx 3 ins [7.5 cm] high x 3 ins [7.5 cm] wide, excluding Legs and Antennae.

MATERIALS

Version 1
Lily Sugar 'n Cream (70 g/2.5 oz;109 m/120 yds)
Main Color (MC) Red (00095) 1
Contrast A Rose Pink (00046) 1
Makes six bugs. Size 4 mm (U.S. G or 6) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge. Stuffing. Small amount of black yarn for embroidery of mouth. 2 small beads for eyes.
Version 2
Lily Sugar 'n Cream (70 g/2.5 oz;109 m/120 yds)
Main Color (MC) Hot Pink (01740) 1
Contrast A Rose Pink (00046) 1
Makes six bugs. Size 4 mm (U.S. G or 6) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge. Stuffing. Small amount of black yarn for embroidery of mouth. 2 small beads for eyes.
Version 3
Lily Sugar 'n Cream (70 g/2.5 oz;109 m/120 yds)
Main Color (MC) Rose Pink (00046) 1
Contrast A Hot Pink (01740) 1
Makes six bugs. Size 4 mm (U.S. G or 6) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge. Stuffing. Small amount of black yarn for embroidery of mouth. 2 small beads for eyes.

GAUGE

15 sc and 16 rows = 4 ins [10 cm].

INSTRUCTIONS


With MC, ch 2.
1st rnd: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with sl st to first sc.
2nd rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
3rd rnd: Ch 1. *2 sc in next sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc. 12 sc.
4th rnd: As 2nd rnd.
5th rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in next sc. 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc. 18 sc.
6th rnd: As 2nd rnd.
7th rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 2 sc. 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc. 24 sc.
8th rnd: As 2nd rnd.
9th rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 3 sc. 2 sc in next sc.
Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc. 30 sc.
First Hump: 1st rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of next 15 sc. Join with sl st to first sc. Leave rem sts unworked.
**2nd rnd: Ch 1. Draw up a loop in each of next 2 sc. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook – sc2tog made. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. Sc2tog over next 2 sc. 1 sc in each sc to last 2 sc. Sc2tog over last 2 sc. Join with sl st to first st.
3rd rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each st around. Join with sl st to first sc.
4th rnd: Ch 1. *Sc2tog over next 2 sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first st. Fasten off, leaving long end. Pull end through rem loops and fasten securely.**
Stuff Heart.
Second Hump: 1st rnd: Join MC with sl st to first unworked sc. 1 sc in each sc to end of rnd. Join with sl st to first sc. 15 sc.
Work from ** to ** as given for First Hump, stuffing as you work. Sew opening between Humps closed.

Legs (make 4)
With A, ch 9. Sl st in 4th ch from hook. Sl st in each ch to end of ch. Fasten off.

Antennae (make 2)
Work as given for Legs.

FINISHING
Attach Legs and Antennae to Heart as shown in picture. With black yarn, embroider mouth. Sew on beads for eyes.