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Amigurumi Lady Bug

There are about 5,000 different

species of ladybugs in the world.

Crochet Lady Bug

These much loved critters are also known as lady beetles or ladybird beetles. They come in many

different colors and patterns, but the most familiar in North America is the

seven-spotted ladybug, with its shiny, red-and-black body.

In many cultures,

ladybugs are considered good luck...




You will need:

Cotton yarn white color

Cotton yarn black color

Cotton yarn Red color

Crochet hook 3.5mm

Needle for sewing

Fiberfill

Safety eyes

Wire


Stitch guide:

CLICK FOR BASIC CROCHET STITCHES

chain (ch): Yarn over and pull through loop.

Single crochet (sc): Insert hook in stitch. Yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over and draw through 2 loops.

Slip stitch (slst): Insert hook in stitch yarn over and pull through 2 loops.

Single crochet increase (inc): 2 single crochet in the same stitch follow the instructions.

Single crochet decrease (dec): insert hook in front loop of the next 2 stitches. Yarn over draw through 2 loops.

Doll size: 9.5 inch (24 cm)


Notes:

- Can be made from any LovLim yarn kit

- Creation instructions:

Start with the legs then continue with the body, head and wing.

-This pattern is worked in a continuous spiral without closing off each round. Please mark the first stitch of each round and move the marker up as you work.

The pattern:


Legs (make 2):



With white color

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (MR)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc across (12)

Rnd 3: (sc in next 1 stitches, inc) repeat 6 times (18)

Rnd 4: (sc in next 2 stitches, inc) repeat 6 times, change to black color on the last stitch (24)

Rnd 5: 24 sc blo (24)

Rnd 6-7: 24 sc, repeat for 2 rounds, (24)

Rnd 8: sc in the next 6 stitches, (dec) repeat 6 times, sc in the next 6 stitches (18)

Rnd 9: 18 sc (18)

Rnd 10: (sc in next 1 stitches, dec) repeat 6 times, change to white color on the last stitch (12)

Rnd 11: 12 sc (12)

Rnd 12: sc in the next 3 stitches, (dec) repeat 3 times, sc in the next 3 stitches (9)

Rnd 13-18: 9 sc, repeat for 6 rounds, (9)

Fiberfill the legs.

Don't fasten off and cut the yarn after finishing the second leg , squeeze the leg and close it with 4 sc



ch 3



Then continue with the other leg, squeeze and close the leg with 4 sc



Don't cut the yarn, continue crocheting in a spiral with black yarn, starting the body


Body and Head:


Rnd 1: ch 1, sc flo in the next 4 stitches, sc in the next 3 stitches (in the ch3 from the previous round), sc flo in the next 4 stitches, continue to the other side of the legs, sc blo (the other side of the sc) in the next 4 stitches, sc in the next 3 stitches (in the ch3 from the previous round), sc blo in the next 4 stitches (22)

Rnd 2-11: 22 sc, repeat for 10 rounds (22)



Rnd 12: (sc in next 9 stitches, dec) repeat 2 times (20)

Rnd 13: (sc in next 3 stitches, dec) repeat 4 times (16)

Rnd 14: (sc in next 2 stitches, dec) repeat 4 times (12)

Rnd 15: (sc in next 1 stitch, dec) repeat 4 times, change to white color on the last stitch (8)

Continue with the head, and stuff the body firmly with fiberfill while crocheting

Rnd 16: 2 sc in each sc across (16)

Rnd 17: (sc in next 1 stitches, inc) repeat 8 times (24)

Rnd 18: (sc in next 3 stitches, inc) repeat 6 times (30)

Rnd 19: (sc in next 4 stitches, inc) repeat 6 times (36)

Rnd 20: (sc in next 5 stitches, inc) repeat 6 times (42)

Rnd 21: (sc in next 6 stitches, inc) repeat 6 times (48)

Rnd 22-28: 48 sc, repeat for 7 rounds, change to red color on the last stitch of round 27 (48)

Rnd 29: (sc in next 6 stitches, dec) repeat 6 times (42)

Rnd 30: (sc in next 5 stitches, dec) repeat 6 times (36)

* Pause crocheting the head and crochet the eye lead

Eye Lead - 6 sc in MR, don't close the MR



Tighten the Eye lead around the safety eyes :




Assemble the safety eyes between round 24-25, while leaving 6 stitches between the eyes

Stuff the head firmly with fiberfill while crocheting



Continue crocheting the head

Rnd 31: (sc in next 4 stitches, dec) repeat 6 times (30)

For extra stability you can add wire to the head (optional):


Rnd 32: (sc in next 3 stitches, dec) repeat 6 times (24)

Rnd 33: (sc in next 2 stitches, dec) repeat 6 times (18)

Rnd 34: (sc in next 1 stitches, dec) repeat 6 times (12)

Fasten off, close the head with sewing



Wings (make 2):

With Red color

Rnd 1: 6 sc in MR (6)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc across (12)

Rnd 3: 12 sc (12)

Rnd 4: (sc in next 1 stitches, inc) repeat 6 times (18)

Rnd 5: 18 sc (18)

Rnd 6: (sc in next 2 stitches, inc) repeat 6 times (24)

Rnd 7-9: 24 sc, repeat for 3 rounds (24)

Rnd 10: (sc in next 2 stitches, dec) repeat 6 times (18)

Rnd 11: (sc in next stitch, dec) repeat 6 times (12) Rnd 12: (sc in next 2 stitches, dec) repeat 3 times (9)

Assemble the wings to the body:


Sew the top of the wings together


Dots (make 15):


With Black color

You can make as many as you want, I used 15, 3 in each wing and 9 in the head

the dots are just 6 sc in MR close with sl st and leave yarn for sewing

Sew 9 dots to the head

Sew the dots to the wings only to the top layer of the wing






Tentacles (make 2):


With black color

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (MR)

Rnd 2: (sc in next 1 stitches, inc) repeat 3 times (9)

Rnd 3: 9 sc (9)

Rnd 4: (sc in next 1 stitches, dec) repeat 3 times (6)

Rnd 5-7: 6 sc, repeat for 3 rounds (6)

Fasten off leaving yarn for sewing.

Assemble the ears to the head:



Arms (make 2):



With white color

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (MR)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc across (12)

Rnd 3: 12 sc (12)

Rnd 4: (sc in next 2 stitches, dec) repeat 3 times (9)

Rnd 5: 9 sc, change to black color (9)

Rnd 6-7: 9 sc, repeat for 2 rounds (9)

Rnd 8: dec, sc in next 7 stitches (8)

Rnd 9-12: 8 sc, repeat for 4 rounds (8)

Fasten off leaving yarn for sewing, fiberfill the hand only do not fiberfill the arms.

Assemble the arms to the body, with a little angle towards the body .



Embroider the eyebrows and the nose and the mouth:



Shoe dots (make 2):



With Red color

6 sc in MR, sl st to fasten leave yarn for sewing to the shoes





Done🐞🐞🐞🐞🐞🐞🐞 !!!!























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