Flat Flora (English Pattern)

FLAT FLORA – CROCHET PATTERN

Flat Flora is a cozy friend for even the smallest family member. She can be used for both hugs and act as a pillow for the little ones and she loves to play peek-a-boo with her long fluffy ears!

Please use the tag #rikkewittendesign and/or #FlatFlora if you share photos of the things you crochet, using this pattern.

 

YARN:
1 thread of Mayflower Fake Fur (or similar available fur-yarn) and 1 thread of fingering cotton in the same color.

– 150 g (approx. 250 meters) Fake Fur (Body color)
– 75 g (approx. 250 meters) Fingering cotton (Body color)
– Scraps of fringering cotton, Black (Eyes. < 20 g)
– Scraps of fringering cotton, White (Eyes. < 10 g)

 

TOOLS:
– Crochet hook size 4.00 mm for body (US = 6, UK = 8)
– Crochet hook size 2.50 mm for eyes (US = 1, UK = 13)
– 30×60 cm batting (+ paper/waxpaper for template)
– Scissors and needle
– Stitch/Row Counter (as the fur-yarn can be difficult to navigate in..)

 

ABBREVIATIONS:
ML = Magic Ring
st = Stitch
ch = Chain
sl st = Slip Stitch
sc = Single Crochet
hdc = Half Double Crochet
inc = Increase with sc (2 sc in the same st)
dec = Decrease with sc (2 st to 1 sc)
inc hdc = Increase with hdc (2 hdc in same st)
(x) = The total number of stitches in each row

 

PATTERN:

– The pieces for the body are crocheted back and forth and each row is turned with 1 chain.
– The pieces for the body are 1 thread of Mayflower Fake Fur (or similar available fur-yarn) and 1 thread of fingering cotton in the same color.
– 2 identical pieces are made and crocheted together in the end.

1. LEG (make 2):

1. row: 5 ch (incl. the 1 ch for turning to next row), start in 2. st from the hook and crochet 4 sc back. (4)
2. row: inc, 2 sc, inc (6)
3. row: inc, 4 sc, inc (8)
4. row: inc, 6 sc, inc (10)
5.-13. row (9 rows in total): 1 sc in each st (10)

– Finish with a ch, cut the yarn and pull it all the way through the loop.

 

2. LEG + BODY (make 2):
– Start like row 1-13 of 1. LEG, but do not finish with ach and do not cut the yarn.
– Continue on from row 13 like this:

14. row: 1 sc in each st, 2 ch, 1 sc in each sts on 1. LEG. (1. LEG should be facing with the finishing threads to the right, and with the 2. LEG to the right.) (22)
15. row: inc, 20 sc, inc (24)
16.-19. row (4 rows in total): 1 sc in each st (24)
20. row: 1 sc in each st, 5 ch (including the ch for turning) (28)
21. row: (Start in the 2nd st from the hook) 1 sc in each st, 5 ch (including the ch for turning) (32)
22. row: (Start in the 2nd st from the hook) 31 sc, inc (33)
23. row: inc, 31 sc, inc (35)
24. row: inc, 33 sc, inc (37)
25. row: 36 sc, inc (38)
26.-28. row (3 rows in total): 1 sc in each st (38)
29. row: 36 sc, dec (37)
30. row: dec, 33 sc, dec (35)
31. row: dec, 25 sc (26)
32. row: 20 sc (20)
33. row: 1 sc in each st (20)
34. row: inc, 18 sc, inc (22)
35.-44. row (10 rows in total): 1 sc in each st (22)
45. row: dec, 18 sc, dec  (20)
46. row: dec, 16 sc, dec (18)
47. row: dec, 14 sc, dec (16)

– Continue on to the 1. EAR. Do not cut the yarn.

 

1. EAR:
– Continue from row 47 on the BODY like this:

48. row: 6 sc (6)
49.-52. row (4 rows in total): 1 sc in each st (6)
53. row: inc, 4 sc, inc (8)
54.-55. row (2 rows in total): 1 sc in each st (8)
56. row: inc, 6 sc, inc (10)
57.-60. row (4 rows in total): 1 sc in each st (10)
61. row: dec, 6 sc, dec (8)
62. row: 1 sc in each st (8)
63. row: dec, 4 sc, dec (6)
64. row: dec, 2 sc, dec (4)
65. row: 1 sc in each st (4)
66. row: (dec)x2 (2)
67. row: dec (1)

– Finish with a ch, cut the yarn and pull it all the way through the loop.

 

2. EAR:
– Continue on the BODY in the 6th st from the left (the piece should be facing with the 1. EAR to the right)
– Start with a sl st in the 6th st from the left, crochet 1 ch, in order to “turn” to the next row. The 1. sc inrow 48 is crocheted in the same st as the sl st.

48.-67. row: As 1. EAR.

 

EYE (make 2):
– The eyes are crocheted in the round.
– Start with black fingering cotton an hook size 2.50 mm (US = 1, UK = 13):

1. round: MR of 6 sc (6)
2. round: (inc)x2, (inc hdc)x2, (inc)x2 (12)
3. round: 4 sl st, 1 sc, (inc hdc)x2, 1 sc, 4 sl st (14)

– Cut the yarn and pull it all the way through the loop..
– A little ” shine” can be embroided into the eyes with the white fingering yarn, as shown in the photo.


JOINING:

EYES are sewn onto one of the BODY-pieces. Since the pieces are crocheted back and forth, there is no right or wrongsides to the pieces.

TIP: Before the eyes are sewn onto the BODY, it would be a good idea to play with the placing a bit, in order to find the spot, that gives the bunny the perfect expression. When the perfect spot has been found, it can be a good idea to fasten the eyes with pins, in order to keep them from moving, while sewing.

THE STUFFING consists of 2 layers of batting, in order to keep the flatness, but still get a soft and fluffy toy. Since there is a huge difference in chrochet tension from person to person, there can be a difference in the size of the body. For that reason, I have chosen not to make a template for cutting the batting.
It is therefore up to you, to draw a template, by using one of the crocheted body-pieces. REMEMBER to make the template approx. 1 cm smaller than the body, all the way around, in order for the batting not to get lumpy due to lack of space, when the 2 pieces are joined!

The ears should notbe stuffed. The batting is therefore cut in a straight line at the top of the head, as shown in the photos.

THE BODY is joined by crocheting the 2 pieces together with the wrong sides facing inwards. (It is only the piece with the eyes, that has an actual right and wrong side, so the other piece can face which ever way you like.)

1. Place the 2 pieces on top of each other with the wrong sides facing inwards and the batting in between.

2. Secure the pieces with pins, in order to make sure they will not scew when you start joining them.

3. The body is crocheted together with 1 tread of Fake Fur (or similar) and 1 thread of the fingering cotton. The “Doube Sided sc”-method is used for the body part, in order to get an almost invisible join. In order to get the ears as flat as possible, the “Standard”-method is used for joining these parts. (Click the link/name for each joining method, to get to the guide with step-by-step photos and videoguide!)

4. Preferably, you can tack through the body and batting at the neck and legs, to secure the batting from moving around, as time passes.

5. Finish the joining round with a chin the first sc, cut the yarn and pull it all the way through the loop. Sew in all loose ends.

 

Done!
Congrats with your new flat friend. 😀

 

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