“Something’s in the Finding Place! I wonder what we’ll find today?”
Here’s a cute and quick way to add a little more playtime adventure to your day. You can learn to quickly crochet the Barnacles that live in the Finding Place in Tumble Leaf!
Let’s get crafty!
Tumble Leaf Barnacles
Measures approximately 2” long by 2” wide by 2” tall
Caron Simply Soft yarn in Watermelon, Pumpkin, Harvest Red, Blue Mint, Super Duper yellow, Limelight
9mm safety eyes
Jewelry pliers for the needle gets stuck
Sl st: slip stitch
Sc: single crochet
Inc: Increase, Two Sc in the same Sc
Dec: decrease or sc2tog (it will make your project look cleaner if you do an “invisible” decrease where available)
Notes before Starting:
*This pattern is written in U.S. terms.
*This project is worked both in rounds and rows.
*Your total stitch count will be in parentheses at the end of every round. This will help you to keep count of your stitches and make sure the finished product looks right. Chains and Slip Stitches do not count as stitches.
Round 1: Magic Circle 6 (6)
Round 2: Inc in each Sc around (12)
Round 3: (Sc, Inc) repeat around (18)
Round 4: Sc, (Inc, Sc 2) repeat around, Inc, Sc in last 2 Sc (24)
Round 5: (Sc 3, Inc) repeat around (30)
Rounds 6-7: Sc in each Sc around (30) (2 rounds)
Round 8: (Sc 3, Dec) repeat around (24)
Round 9: (Sc 2, Dec) repeat around (18)
Round 10: (Sc, Dec) repeat around (12)
Place 9mm eyes 3 Sc apart in between Rounds 5 and 6
Stuff the barnacle firmly
Round 11: Dec around (6)
Finish off and weave in all ends
Measure out 4-inch strands, about 16-20 of them. Taking 2 strands at a time, insert your hook into the top center of the barnacle, loop the 2 strands over the hook and pull through. Pull the strand tails through the loop created when it was pulled through the barnacle head.
Follow the spiral around the top of the head to add 8-10 hair pieces. Use a small slicker brush to brush out the yarn tails to make it fuzzy. Then snip the hair to shape and shorten the fuzz on top.
You can see a quick video on how to brush and trim the hairdo you visit 3rd House from the End on Facebook HERE.
What will you find in the Finding Place?
Have an awesome day!
Jessica from 3rd House
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