Year of the Rat Amigurumi by anniegurumi

Year of the Rat Amigurumi

Crochet
February 2020
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
Gauge is not important :)
3.25 mm (D)
87 - 109 yards (80 - 100 m)
16cm from head to toe.
US
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Happy year of the rat my friends! The lunar calendar has come full circle and the year of the rat is the 1st to win the zodiac race. If you would like to learn more about the Zodiac Race and the Chinese Lunar Zodiac, please have a look at Youtube. There are so many wonderful videos to watch and learn.
Here I have made a small amigurumi for you to enjoy. I made these two for my son and his cousin for our festive Lunar New Year.

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Materials: (You only need partial of each colourway)

Head & Body: Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran in Misty Grey

Shirt: Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran in Red Pillar
Buttons: Chunky Gold Yarn (If you don’t have, you can double aran weight gold yarn)

Button Loops: Aran Weight Gold Yarn

Crochet Hook 3.25mm

Stitch Marker

Tapestry Needle

Eyes: 2 amigurumi eyes (6mm)

Nose: 1 amigurumi eye in black (9mm) - please ensure the backing is not too big but secure.

Optional: blusher to colour inner ears, black yarn to embroider nose


Stitches: (US Crochet Terms)
MR: magic ring

ch: chain

sc: single crochet

inc: increase (2sc in one st)

dec: decrease (I prefer invisible decrease)

sl st: slip stitch

BLO: back loop only

BB: back bump or 3rd loop

FO: fasten off


French Knots