Pin Sharpening Pin Cushion by Ashlea Konecny

Pin Sharpening Pin Cushion

Crochet
July 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
4.0 mm (G)
190 - 200 yards (174 - 183 m)
One size
US
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This pattern is available for free.

Penelope (or Pin-elope) is unique in that her body is not stuffed with Polyfil as with regular amigurumi. Oh no! Her body is stuffed with steel wool (or stainless steel scour pads) that will help her sharpen the pins as they are used. Of course, if you are making Penelope for a youngster or as a stuffed animal instead of a pin cushion, Polyfil would work just fine.

Materials:

Cotton yarn in two contrasting colors
-approx 120 yards of body
-approx 70 yards of underbelly
Scrap yarn for optional bow
Crochet hook in size G/4mm
Buttons for eyes OR Safety Eyes if giving to a child (9mm used)
Steel wool or (3) Steel scouring pads – 2.75’’ x 1.77” – possibly found at Dollar Tree in 3pks

Pattern Notes:

• Pattern written using US terms.
• Try the Invisible Decrease for the decreases along the base of the body.
• Do not join at the end of each row, rather use a marker to note the first stitch of each round.
• A tutorial for the bobble stitch can be found on Heart Hook Home.