Monday, October 28, 2013

Crochet Hammer Toy




Hello beautiful people,

A fun and quirky little crocheted piece today! My girls just love to play make believe and they requested a hammer. Well, a crocheted hammer is a LOT safer to play with then anything I could buy, and I thought that other little tikes would get a bit of fun with this too. It is fairly simple to make and you could even add a rattler if you wanted to make it as a rattle.

You will need:
dk weight yarn in hammer head and handle colours
3.5mm hook
small amount of stuffing

Head crocheted in non continual rounds, join at the end of each round. Handle crocheted in continual rounds, place a stitch marker at the start of the row.

Head:
R1. ch2, 8sc in the first chain, join
R2. ch1, hdc in the same stitch, 2hdc in all remaining stitches, join
R3. ch1, hdc in the same stitch, *hdc, 2hdc in the next stitch* repeat around, join
R4. ch1, hdc in the same stitch, *hdc, hdc, 2hdc in the next stitch* repeat around, join
R5. ch1, hdc in each back loop only around, join
R6. ch1, hdc in each stitch around, join
R7. ch1, *hdc2tg, hdc, hdc* repeat around, join
R8-13. ch1, hdc in each stitch around, join
R14. ch1, *2hdc, hdc in the next 2 stitches* repeat around, join.
R15. ch1, hdc in each stitch around, join
R16. ch1, hdc in each back loop only around, join
*start stuffing your hammer head now*
R17. ch1, *hdc2tg, hdc in the next 2 stitches* repeat around, join
R18. ch1, *hdc2tg, hdc in the next stitch* repeat around, join
*finish stuffing*
R19. cfh1, hdc2tg around, join.
End off, weave in ends.





Handle
R1. ch2, 6sc in the first chain, place marker
R2. sc twice in each stitch around
R3. *2sc, sc in the next stitch* repeat around
R4. sc in each back loop only around
R5-7. scin each stitch around
R8. *sc in the next 2 stitches, sc2tg* repeat around
R9+ sc in each stitch around until desired length. End off yarn and weave in ends. Stuff handle firmly.

Tie on the end of the handle (optional)
R1. ch20, leaving long tails at each end for sewing as a loop into the bottom of the handle.

Attach the loop to the end of the handle.
Sew the handle to the hammer head. Weave in all ends.





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