Ladybug & Bumblebee Flippy by The Ginger Hooker

Ladybug & Bumblebee Flippy

April 2017
Aran (8 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 6 rows = 1 inch
in sc across
3.5 mm (E)
5.0 mm (H)
Worsted weight – 3 ½" x 3",Sport weight – 2 ½" x 2"
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Back when I made my Garden Gnome and Flower Pot Dolls, I came up with an idea for a reversible toy that would turn from a Bumblebee to a Ladybug and back. The idea partly came from the Bumblebee and Ladybug Tic-Tac-Toe pieces I had made by painting rocks. Unfortunately, though, the idea never came to light as I was having problems designing a toy that could easily flip inside out and still have the shape of a ladybug and bumblebee. However, when a friend of mine came to me and asked me to create a design for a new digital Amigurumi Crochet magazine called, Get Stuffed, I decided to pull this design back out of the archives and rework the pattern. I am now quite happy with how it has turned out and it will be published in Issue 6 of the Get Stuffed Magazine, as well as, for sale in my Ravelry shop.

This pattern can be worked in any size yarn with the appropriate size hook for the yarn. I went up a size in hook than what is typically used for the weight to keep my stitches looser so the toy can flip inside out easier. I worked it up in two sizes, one with worsted weight yarn and size H (5.0mm) hook, and I worked it up using Lion Brand’s Bonbons which are a Sport/Fine weight and an E (3.5mm) hook.

This pattern is written in American Standard

Worsted weight – 3 ½“ x 3”
Sport weight – 2 ½” x 2”

– Worsted weight (4) yarn in black, red, and yellow OR
– Sport/Fine weight (2) yarn in black, red, and yellow
– Yarn Needle
– Stitch Marker

Crochet Hook - Size H (5.0mm) OR E (3.5mm)

Pattern Stitches:
ch = Chain
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
sl st = Slip Stitch
sc = Single Crochet
inc= Single Crochet Increase
dec = Single Crochet Decrease
flo - Front Loop Only
blo - Back Loop Only
FO = Finish Off

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