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Hi everyone! My name is Vincent and I am the artist behind Knot Bad! I am the 23-year-old man who lives for Pokemon, heavy metal music, and my fair share of cinnamon rolls. I specialize in fun amigurumi and over the top crochet wear, however, I am making it a goal of 2018 to get into some fashion pieces. I reside in the Northwest of the United States in Portland, Oregon. I offer free patterns on my website, knotbadami.com, and you can find me on Instagram (@knot.bad) and Pinterest at Knot Bad Crochet! I may look familiar here to some of you, but to those who are now seeing me for the first time, it’s lovely to meet you!
With Summer upon us, who doesn’t love a great Ice cream treat?! I decided to come up with a fun spin on a “traditional” Ice Cream cone.. here is Laci the Banana Split Snail!
Some fun lore behind the name – Laci comes from combining the words “Lac” that comes from “Lactose” and the French suffix “ci” that means “here”. So her name translates to “the dairy right here”!
This week, I’m just introducing you and giving you a rundown of all the materials we will be needing to make this project. Down below you will see the materials lists, all the yarn I used (Mine was all from Lion Brand Yarn!) but if you can find the same or similar colors in any worsted weight yarn, that will do, too! We will be making the main body, then the pieces to attach in separate weeks.
The first part of the pattern will be released on July 14th. I can’t wait for you to join us, see you here next week! Be sure to join our CAL group on Facebook, Fun with Furls, and add this pattern to your Ravelry favorites.
The yarn I used- All Lion Brand, but any color for worsted weight yarn will do!
Vannas Choice in Lemon
Vannas Choice in Pink Grapefruit
Vannas Choice in White
Vannas Choice in Black (for embroidery)
Vannas Choice in Scarlett
Vannas Choice in Fern
Vannas Choice in Chocolate
12mm safety eyes (2 of them)
4mm Furls Odyssey Hook
And a fun attitude!
Today we will be making the full body of the Snail (head, neck, and body) and as you work it together, you realize that it’s all actually made in one piece! It’ll be important to be aware of when you will be working in the Front Loop Only.
This entire piece will be worked in continuous rounds, so it will be helpful to have a stitch marker so you don’t lose your place. It’ll be important to be aware of when you will be working in the Front Loop Only. Be sure to stuff firmly where indicated!
Sc- single crochet, Inc- Increase (2 sc in same stitch), Dec- Decrease, FLO- Front Loop Only, *- repeat around the row, ( )- number of stitches at the end of the round
Beginning with the head
Begin in lemon (yellow):
Rnd 1: Sc 6 into Magic Ring (6)
Rnd 2: *Inc* around (12)
Rnd 3: *Sc, Inc* around (18)
Rnd 4: *Sc 2, Inc* around (24)
Rnd 5: *Sc 3, Inc* around (30)
Rnd 6: *Sc 4, Inc* around (36)
Rnd 7: *Sc 5, Inc* around (42)
Rnd 8-14: Sc around (42)
Rnd 15: *Sc 5, Dec* around (36)
Rnd 16: *Sc 4, Dec* around (30)
Insert eyes into row 12, with 8 stitches apart.
Rnd 17: *Sc 3, Dec* around (24)
Begin stuffing firmly
Rnd 18: *Sc 2, Dec* around (18)
Rnd 19: Sc into FLO around (18)
Rnd 20-31: Sc around (18)
Shown above, you will stuff the neck up until this point, when it becomes a little wider after round 32. Stuff firmly!
Rnd 32: *Sc 2, Inc* around (24)
Rnd 33-52: Sc around (24)
Rnd 53: *Sc 2, dec* around (18)
Rnd 54: Sc around (18)
Rnd 55: *Sc, dec* around (12)
Rnd 56: Sc around (12)
Finish off and leave tail to close hole
Here is how your body should look at this point when completed!