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Half of a skein of worsted weight yarn; I used scrap for mine
Size 6 (4mm) double-pointed needles
Size D (3.5mm) crochet hook
2 eyes—this pattern uses buttons
Using dpns, CO 5 sts. Join to work in the round. Place marker.
Row 1. Knit in the front and back of each st (kfb). 10 sts.
Row 2. Kfb, k1. Rep. until end of row. 15 sts.
Row 3. Kfb, k2. Rep. until end of row. 20 sts.
Row 4. Kfb, k3. Rep. until end of row. 25 sts.
Row 5. Kfb, k4. Rep. until end of row. 30 sts.
Row 6. Kfb, k5. Rep. until end of row. 35 sts.
Row 7. Kfb, k6. Rep. until end of row. 40 sts.
Row 8. Kfb, k7. Rep. until end of row. 45 sts.
Knit 6 rows.
Row 15. K2tog, k22, pm, k2tog, knit to end of row. 43 sts.
Row 16. K2tog, knit to marker, k2tog, knit to end of row.
Repeat Row 16 until there are 13 sts left, dec 2 sts each row.
BO, leaving a tail to sew the legs on later.
LEGS (make 8)
*Note: To make the legs curly, be sure to use a different gauge for the chain and 1st row.
Using crochet hook, ch 25.
Row 1. Sk 1st ch, sc in each ch across. 24 sts.
Using tapestry needle, sew the ends of the legs with the tails inside the opening of the body. Sew body closed.
Using thread and sewing needle, sew eyes to body.
Weave in any loose ends.
©Tricia Keffer 2009.