Hi guys! I am Molly, the designer behind the Etsy shop, Odllyenough. I learned how to crochet when I was about eight years old, but really started designing in high school after I saw amigurumi. I opened my Etsy shop without much expectation, my only hope was to get some extra yarn money. Since then I have just been enjoying the journey, every sale and achievement has exceeded anything I imagined from this shop. So I want to thank anyone who has supported me along the way, it means the world to me!
- Size 3- DK weight yarn (I used Baby Bee sweet delight yarn from Hobby Lobby)
- 2.75mm crochet hook
- 6mm safety eyes
- Black embroidery thread
- White ribbon (1/8in)
- Yarn needle
- Ball chain keychain
- Stitch marker (optional)
- Mc- magic circle
- Sl st- slip stitch
- Sc- single crochet
- Inc- increase
- Rnd(s)- round(s)
- St(s)- stitch(es)
- Sc 6 sts in mc
- *Sc 1, inc 1* 3 times (9)
- *Sc 2, inc 1* 3 times (12)
- *Sc 3, inc 1* 3 times (15)
- *Sc 4, inc 1* 3 times (18)
- *Sc 5, inc 1* 3 times (21)
- *Sc 6, inc 1* 3 times (24)
- Sl st and fasten off leaving a long tail of yarn to use to sew the ice cream on
I am going to explain how to make the watermelon ice cream, however if you omit step 6 below you can make them a solid color so they can be any flavor you want.
- Sc 6 sts in mc
- Inc around (12)
- *Sc 1, inc 1* 6 times (18)
- *Sc 2, inc 1* 6 times (24)
- Sc 4 rnds
When you make amigurumi, your pieces curl in, you are technically supposed to turn them inside out to get the “right” side of the fabric facing you. I personally prefer the “wrong” side of the fabric so I just allow mine to curl. However, you will see in the next step that by doing this I have to change the direction I crochet in so that I can have the sl sts show on the outside. It really is just personal preference, if you don’t want to change the direction you crochet in you can turn your work inside out instead. You just want to make sure the slip sts show on the outside of your piece.
- Now you want to switch to white yarn, but instead of continuing on as you normally would (as shown in first picture below), you want to turn your work and start crocheting in the opposite direction (as shown in the second picture below.) Or as explained in the note above, you can turn your piece inside out instead.
Make one row of sl sts around (the white sts should show on the outside of your piece)
Now you should have a row of white sts on the outside, and a row of red sts on the inside (as shown in the picture below) for the next row, ignore the white sts and work through the red ones. Switch to green yarn.
7. Now for this row, instead of working through both of your red loops, as you normally would, only insert your hook through the loop closest to you (as shown in the picture below)
*5 scs in one st, skip next st, sl st 1, skip next st* repeat around, ending with a sl st, fasten off. You should have six scallops.
Tie all of your colors off on the inside, so they don't come undone.
- Now you can thread your ribbon through the top, and tie it into a knot on the inside
9. Now add your face, and stitch black seeds on with embroidery thread (I made my seeds look like little hearts, but normal ones would look super cute too.)
10. All that's left now is attaching the ice cream to the cone. I add just a little stuffing to each piece, to help it keep its shape, then finish stuffing when its almost sewn together. You should have a row of red loops on the inside (left over from step 7, when you crocheted in the red sts closest to you) these are the loops you want to sew through.