Puck The Penguin – CAL lesson 1

Whoop whoop! Are you as exciting as I am? :) So great to have you here. We are going to have lot’s of fun crocheting Puck together. Do you have all your materials ready? If not, check out this blog post about what you need for Puck.


These are all the lessons in this series:

  • Materials: Here you can find all the materials you need to start with your first crochet lesson.
  • Lesson 1: Making your first stitches (called ‘single crochet’) in a magic loop. Really magical I promise ;)
  • Lesson 2: You will learn about eyes, making decreases, stuffing and closing your amigurumi.
  • Lesson 3: Time for tiny parts, they are fiddly, but I’m sure you can do it!
  • Lesson 4: Oval shapes, you will learn to make ‘chain stitches’ and crochet around them.
  • Lesson 5: Finally you will assemble your amigurumi like a pro.

Today we will be learning how to make a magic loop, how to make your first single crochet and how to increase. I’ll be crocheting with you through a YouTube video.

This is the pattern of what we will be making today.

Body

With amigurumi you crochet in rounds. A pattern will tell you for each round what you need to do.

Round 1:  6 single crochets in a magic loop
Round 2: make 6 increases. This will give you 12 single crochets in your round.

In most patterns you will find these lines like this:

R1: 6sc in a magic loop          (6)
R2: 6 x inc                         (12)

Does that make sense? Let’s see if you understand the next line:

R3: { 1sc, 1 x inc } x 6           (18)

This means that you make 1 single crochet and 1 increase and repeat that 6 times. This will give you 18 stitches in your round. This is the rest of the pattern:

R4: { 2sc, 1 x inc } x 6          (24)
R5: { 3sc, 1 x inc } x 6          (30)
R6: 4sc, 1 x inc, 4sc, 1 x inc, 1sc, 1sc in BLO, 2sc, 1 x inc, 1 sc, 1sc in BLO, 2sc, 1 x inc, 4 sc, 1 x inc, 4sc, 1  x inc    (36)

Wow round 6 sounds complicated! Check the video to follow along with the counting, counting could be a bit difficult in your first project. Once you get the hang of counting and all the terminology for crochet it such a row in a pattern will be much less intimidating. (‘1sc in BLO’, means one single crochet in the back loop only. BLO will be explained in the video.)

R7: 36sc
R8: 36sc
R9: 7sc, 3sc in BLO, 14sc, 3sc in BLO, 9sc

Please note, row 9 is a tiny bit different then I mention in the video. Oops. It won’t be a huge problem if you’ve followed the video instructions ;)

R10: 36sc
R11: 36sc
R12: 36sc

That is all we will do for the body today. We’ll continue on that tomorrow. You can also make two eyes today:

Eyes

R1: 6sc in a magc loop         (6)
R2: 5 x inc                       (11)

Fasten off and leave a tail to later sew the eyes to the body. Check the video on how to finish off your yarn.

 

That is it for today. Tomorrow we will finish the body and give Puck some eyes :)

Comment down below to let us know you’re joining the crochet along!

Love,
Irene

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 replies
  1. Elizabeth Rose says:

    I have only crochet Granny Squares I have never crochet a pattern before but I am hoping to start Mike The Monkey is it easy to do & do you have a video of how to crochet it look forward to hearing from you Much Appreciated
    Thanks
    Elizabeth Rose

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    • Irene says:

      Hi Elizabeth,
      I think when you follow the lessons for Puck you should be able to make Mike as well. There might be some different stitched in there, like stitching the nozzle to the head. But if you run into any trouble you can always send me an email and I’ll help you with some YouTube instructions.
      Hope that helps!
      Irene

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