Brutus the bat by Sonja van der Wijk
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Brutus the bat

Crochet
September 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
3.5 mm (E)
US
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This is a .pdf crochet pattern, written in standard American crochet terms, for Brutus the bat.

Brutus is a cool (fruit)bat, also called flying fox. With this pattern you can make a very characteristic and playful bat. The pattern is easy and quick to crochet.

Size
Span width: 10.2 inch/ 26 cm, sitting: 5.9 inch/ 15 cm, when made with worsted weight yarn.

The crochet pattern contains
An intro with useful info. List of materials, tools and accessories needed. Brand and colour numbers of the needed yarn. A clear and colour coded description of how to crochet and assemble the animal. Pictures and illustrations to help getting everything right. All my patterns are text edited for correct English and have been tested by an experienced crocheter before publishing.

Materials
For this cool bat you’ll need worsted weight yarn and an E US/3.5 mm crochet hook. You’ll need two colours of yarn, brown black (1/8 of a 100 yard skein), and murky brown (1/4). These quantities are estimates. For the eyes I’ve used 8 mm animal eyes and crocheted a nose. You will also need fibrefill and pellets for a bit of extra weight in the body (I use Hama beads). Lopi colour numbers: 0052 and 1420.

Yarn
Istex Lett lopi. I strongly recommend using a fuzzy yarn because it gives the best result.

Gauge is unimportant for this pattern. If the pieces are crocheted tightly enough, they will not gape visibly when stuffed. You can make a little test swap to be sure.

For fun, support, suggestions, crochet alongs, showing off and much more, please come and join us in the Son’s Popkes crochet animal group.