Nigel the Crab by Tokyo Dragon Crochet

Nigel the Crab

Crochet
June 2021
4.5 mm
US
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This pattern is available from etsy.com for $5.00.

Gauge is not critical to this pattern, but note that the size of the finished Nigel will vary depending on the yarn type, hook size, and tension. The yardage listed below is an estimate.

This pattern is worked in continuous rounds. If using the recommended yarn and hook size, the finished dimensions of Nigel will be approximately 3 inches tall (5.5 inches with the hat) and 7.5 inches wide on the body. Written in US terminology.

Note that if you choose not to add the wires, you will not be able to pose Nigel as pictured.

You can find some helpful tutorials on my YouTube channel for how to start a magic circle, color changing, and more!

Materials:
Acrylic yarn (ex: Red Heart)
Main Body Color: <100yds
12mm safety eyes (2)
Stuffing
Crochet Hook (size G/4.5mm)
Darning needle
Scissors
Optional for Wiring the Legs & Arms:
12 gauge floral wire
Jewelry/wire pliers

Stitch Library:
MC = Magic circle
CH = chain
SC = Single crochet
INC = Increase
HDC = Half double crochet
DEC = Decrease
SS = Slip stitch
BLO = back loops only
FLO = front loops only
* = Repeat around