Sunday, May 9, 2010

One FREE Acre of Land for Everyone! Happy Mother's Day!

I think it's really fun to make something based on someone else's idea, which is how this creation came about.  The "client" (haha that sounds so professional; I love it) that ordered this guy wanted a stuffed "acre of land" complete with a river, trees, and whatever else, and the only stipulation was that he had a face, legs, and be super-cute.  I love etsy for being there when someone has a request like this.  Have you used their Alchemy feature?  It's awesome.  Anything you want, ask for it, and it will probably be done.  And lots of people will be chomping at the bit to do it for you.  So here is her teaching tool, a stuffed acre, an environmental awareness friend.  I think he looks like a Farmville mascot or something.  My kids love him and unfortunately will not be keeping him!  Also, a free pattern!  Hooray!

STUFFED ACRE:
Materials Needed:
Worsted weight yarns:
  Light Green
  Tan
  Blue
Brown Felt
Lt Green Felt
Dk Green Felt
Black 15mm Safety Eyes
12x12x1 Foam Square
Quilt batting
Polyester Fiberfill
E Hook
Yarn Needle



BODY:
With an E Hook and light green yarn, ch 49.
R1: 2sc into 2nd ch from hook, sc into next 46, 4 sc into last ch, working around other side of ch, sc into next 46 and 2sc into last ch.
R2: sc into 1st ch, 2sc into next ch, sc across and 2sc into next to last ch, sc next ch, 2sc next ch, sc across and 2sc next to last ch, sc into last ch.
R3: sc into back loops only (BLO) all the way around.
R4-38: hdc around.
R39: sc into BLO around.
R40: sc2tog at each corner(4 times total), sc across edges.
R41: sc2tog at each end (2 times), sc across edges.
Fasten off and leave a very long tail.

Insert two 15mm safety eyes as shown. Trim a 12x12x1 foam square as necessary (I trimmed about an inch off one edge to fit). Wrap square in quilt batting to make it rounder and softer. Stuff crocheted block and stitch closed with long yarn tail.

ARMS (Make 2):

With an E Hook and tan yarn, make an adjustable ring, ch 1, and sc 6 into ring. Pull closed.
R1: 2sc into each st (12)
R2: (2sc into next st, sc into next 3 st)* rep to end of rnd (15)
R3-4: sc into each st (15)
R5: dec 1, sc around (14)
R6: dec 1, sc into next 6 st, bobble stitch into next st, sc next 6 st (13)
R7: dec 1, sc around (12)
R8: (sc into next 4 st, sc2tog)* rep to end of rnd (10)
R9-20: sc into each st (10)
Fasten off and stuff firmly. Sew to side of body.

LEGS (Make 2):

With an E Hook and tan yarn, make an adjustable ring, ch 1, and sc 6 into ring. Pull closed.
R1: (2sc into next st, sc into next st)* rep to end of rnd (9)
R2: 2sc into first st, sc into each st (10)
R3-17: sc into each st (15)
R18: 3hdc into next st, sc into next 9 st (17)
R19: 3hdc into next st, hdc into next st, 3 hdc into next st, sc into next 9 st (21)
R20: sc around (21)
Fasten off.  Set aside.

SOLE OF FOOT (Make 2):

With an E Hook and tan yarn, ch 5.
R1: sc (into back bumps of ch) 3 st across. 3 sc into last ch, sc into st on other side of chain around, 2sc into last ch.
R2: sc into next 4 st, 3sc into next st, sc into next st, 3sc into next st, sc around other side, 2sc into last st.
Fasten off and leave a long tail. Stuff legs firmly and sew sole of foot to bottom of leg. Sew legs to body.

Stitch a face for your land. Use blush to make rosy cheeks. Add a river made of a long row of chain stitches. Decorate with felt trees. Add apples to the trees by using red yarn to make french knots. Sew or glue down to your land. Have fun decorating him!

Feel free to post this pattern whereever but PLEASE link back to me, Allison Hoffman, Crafty is Cool!, and gimme some credit!  I love posting free patterns but seeing them for sale or not credited back is....lame....
Thanks!

20 comments:

  1. Oh! So cute!!! Love it! =)

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  2. It's so great, Allison! Happy Mother's Day.

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  3. This is the cutest thing ever! :D My parents are thinking of selling an acre of their land and this would be a hilarious gift for them. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Oh....this is just adorable!!! Thanks so much for sharing:))

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  5. I featured your acre pattern on www.musthavecute.com today.

    best,

    Jessica

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  6. Cute!It looks like a laptop cozy.would the size be right for that?

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  18. Confused on how to do sides and back. Any quick tips or advice?

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