I’m teaching a couple of girls to crochet, and I wanted to introduce them to the wonderful world of amigurumi. Therefore I present to you the Happy Blob, the lamest excuse for a pattern there ever was. 🙂 However, it is ideal for the absolute beginner (provided they know the single crochet), and that’s what I needed. So if you want a super easy project, or if you just want to add a few blobs to your ami collection, read on.
I realize this is similar to my Fuzzy Blob pattern (the one inspired by ea1701), but this one is far easier. It’s just a crocheted sphere. And while I don’t claim to have invented either crochet or the sphere, I did coin this particular pattern…please don’t get mad if you find a similar one. 🙂
Depending on your yarn + hook choice, your blob can turn out very different sizes. I made the four above using the same pattern! From left to right: bulky yarn & J (6 MM) hook, worsted weight yarn & I (5.5 MM) hook, worsted weight yarn & G (4 MM) hook, size 10 crochet thread & 2.1 MM hook. I originally did the size G hook with worsted weight yarn since that’s what I use in almost all of my patterns. (Click to enlarge the picture.)
Super-Shorthand Pattern (for the crochet experts)
Start with 6 sc in a ring and increase evenly for three more rounds, ending up w/ 24 sts. Do 3 rounds of plain sc. Then decrease evenly until you have 6 sts left. Stuff, finish, weave in ends.
Chain 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. (Alternatively you can use a magic ring, but I wouldn’t advise that if you are just starting out.)
Round 2: *2 sc in next st* 6x. (12)
Round 3: *sc 1, 2sc in next st* 6x (18)
Round 4: *sc 2, 2sc in next st* 6x (24)
Rounds 5, 6, & 7: sc evenly around (24)
Round 8: *sc 2, sc2tog* 6x (18)
Round 9: *sc 1, sc2tog* 6x (12)
Round 10: *sc2tog* 6x (6)
Sl st in next st, fasten off, stuff and weave in ends. I left my blobs as just blobs with no faces but you could add googly eyes if you like…
Have fun crocheting blobs! This is great if you have somebody who wants to make amigurumi but isn’t ready to tackle a giant project yet. But be warned…they multiply like rabbits. Or those Tribble things in Star Wars. Duh…I typed the wrong Star thing…eidiliat reminded me it’s Star TREK. 🙂
Also wanted to say…thanks for your wonderful response to Hildegard! I really appreciate all of your comments!