I had made the Rainbow Unicorn and the Travoltacorn for Iona. Ian asked if I could make him a snow monster, no a yeti, no a snow monster, no! Actually, yeah a Yeti. But a little Yeti I can out in my pocket. He has to be strong Yeti to beat up the snow monster...
I think this fella fits the bill. Ian did declare 'Mum he is cool. And so strong. Look at his muscles!' when he got up in the morning. Usually my makes are greeted with a Gru's Mum style 'Mehhh...'
If you want to make a Wee Yeti then this is how.
First you will need some yarn.
You only need tiny amounts, I used scraps of a sparkly white DK yarn and scraps of Stylecraft Special DK in Cloud Blue.
You will need some stuffing and a set of small safety eyes, I used 6mm ones.
A 3mm hook will keep the stitches nice and tight so the stuffing won't show through.
This is Amigurumi so is worked in spirals, without joining or turning at the end of each row.
Arms (make 2)
Start with a magic loop in Cloud Blue
1. 6dc in the loop
2. *2dc in next dc, dc in next dc* repeat 3 times (9 stitches)
3-4. dc in each dc
Change to white yarn
5. dc in each dc
6. 2dctog, 5 dc, 2dctog (7 stitches)
7-12 dc in each dc.
Cut yarn but leave a tail for sewing to body later.
Stuff his hands well, but don't stuff all the way up arms.
Chain 5 in Cloud Blue
Starting with 2nd chain from hook dc in first 3 dc then 2dc in last chain.
Work on other side of chain stitches
3dc then 2dc in last chain. This leaves a loop of 10 stitches.
dc in first 4 dc
dc in next dc, 2dc in next, dc in next 4, 2dc in next, dc in next dc.
slip stitch to next dc and fasten off leaving a tail for sewing on body later.
Legs (make 2)
Start with a Magic Loop in Cloud Blue
1. 6 dc in the loop
2. *2dc in next dc, dc in next* repeat 3 times (9 stitches)
3. dc in each dc
Change to white yarn
4. dc in each dc
5. dc in each dc.
Fasten off yarn on first leg, on second leg don't.
Join legs to start body as below.
Take the two legs and chain 2 from the second leg and slip stitch to the first leg.
Then 7 dc on second leg (leaving 2 dc unworked, the stitch you joined with slip stitch to first leg and one stitch next to it.
Chain 2 and join with slip stitch to the first leg (the second stitch from the base of two chain stitches to join the first and second leg.)
Now 7 dc on first leg as before.
You will be left with two joined legs.
Start the body.
1. dc in each of the first 7dc, dc in each of the 2 chain stitches, dc in each of the next 7dc and dc in each of the second set of chain stitches. (you will now have 18 dc in your round)
2. dc in each dc (18 stitches)
3. dc in first 16 dc, 2dc in next 2 dc (20 stitches) - your increases should be at the front of your yeti to make his chubby tummy.
4. dc in each until last 2 dc. 2dc in last 2 dc (22 stitches)
5 - 9 dc in each dc
10. *dc in next dc, 2dctog* repeat 7 times, dc in last dc (14 stitches)
Now use the safety eyes to attach the face panel to the front of work and use the tail end of blue yarn to stitch fully. Stuff the legs and body now.
11. *dc in next dc, 2dctog* repeat 5 times, (9 stitches)
12. 2dctog around until you have 5 stitches.
Cut yarn and use the tail to sew the hole on top of head up and then finish off yarn.
Sew on arms.
Use some sparkly white yarn to add a tiny tassle hairdo if you wish.
Now give him a name and let him scare tiny snow monsters...