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I've decided to begin offering up some of my patterns for free to anyone interested in using them.

This pattern is untested. This is how I wrote it as it was made the first time. If you would like to test this pattern I'd be grateful. Please reply to this journal with your comments about the pattern. Include any edits/corrections you would like to contribute and a link to your deviation, so I can add a thumbnail of it to this post. Thanks so much in advance!


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Cocoabo Familiar Pattern

Amigurumi Cocoabo of Loathing by WireMySoul

Yarn used: Red Heart Comfort colour 3202 - Java : Use any comfortable worsted weight in a chocolatey colour.
Hook: H/8 - 5.0 mm
EDIT: I used a 5.0mm hook, but would choose a smaller hook in future to close up those holes between stitches. Try this with a 3.75 or 4.0mm hook!

Abbreviations:
R = round or row
sc = single crochet
st = stitch
tog = together (sc 2 tog = decrease)
sl st = slip stitch
instructions between * are repeated


R1 – sc 6 in a circle (Amigurumi Double Ring) = 6 st
R2 – 2 sc in each st = 12 st
R3 - *sc 1, sc 2 in next st* = 18 st
R4 - *sc 8, sc 2 in next st* = 20 st
R5 - *sc 9, sc 2 in next st* = 22 st
R6 - *sc 10, sc 2 in next st* = 24 st
R7 - *sc 11, sc 2 in next st* = 26 st
R8 - 2 sc next st, sc 4, sc 2 tog, sc 4
R9 - 2 sc next st, sc 5, sc 2 tog, sc 5

Forming the tail:

Turn form right side out and sc next 2 tog. sc 3 then jump across the gap to the 4th st behind your decrease to close this end. sc around the tail circle for 4 - 5 rounds, depending how long you want it.
Bind off with a sl st and cut, leaving a long end to sew tail shut. Fill with fibrefill.

Thread your long end along the tail to where the back opens. Whip stitch it shut to the tip of the neck, stuffing with fibrefill as you go. Don't overstuff it. Give the back some sway, so it looks like a crescent moon. Weave in ends after sewing.


Cocoabo head:

R1 - sc 6 in a circle (amigurumi double ring) = 6 st
R2 - 2 sc in each st = 12 st
R3 - *sc 2, sc 2 in next st* = 15 st
R4 - sc around, (sc in beads on this row for eyes if desired) = 15 st
R5 - sc around = 15 st
R6 - *sc 2 tog, sc 6*
R7 - *sc 2 tog, sc 5*
... stuffing with polyester fibrefill as you go, decrease both sides until you come to a point. bind off with a sl st and cut yarn, sewing point shut with the end, then use end to sew head to neck at appropriate place.

The cocoabo pictured has no eyes, but you can add whatever eyes you like; beads, safety eyes, embroidery or even speed-sew some felt pieces on.

"Crest"
Cut 3 pieces of yarn, each 2-3 inches long. Tie these to the back of the head in a triangle formation, 'latch-hook' style. Trim them to desired length.

Legs (make 2):

Chain 15.
1st talon: sl st in the 2nd chain from the hook, sl st 3 more.
2nd talon: Chain 6; sl st 5, back along these to the main chain.
3rd talon: Chain 5, sl st 4, back along these to the main chain.
Put hook through the bottom of the 2nd talon's chain, yarn over, pull through, keaving loop on hook.
Put hook through chain beside third talon, yarn over, pull through all loops on hook.
sl st back along the leg, bind off at first chain and cut yarn. Use ends to sew the leg to the body.
Talon guide image
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YES!! I love it! hooray for free patterns INDEED.
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