Wednesday, June 15, 2011
I saw this cute pencil sharpener and decided it would make a wonderful soft toy as well. And it does.
I used an E(3.5 mm) hook throughout
Dome (make one)
Rnd 1: sc5 in a circle
Rnd 2: 2sc in each sc around (10)
Rnd 3: *sc1, 2sc in next sc* repeat around (15)
Rnd 4: *2sc in next sc, sc2* repeat around (20)
Rnd 5: *sc3, 2sc in next sc* repeat around (25)
Rnd 6-10: sc around (25)
Turret (make one)
Rnd 1: sc7 in a circle
Rnd 2-5: sc around (7) sl st last stitch
Sew turret rounded end to dome as shown in pictures.
Tank body (make one)
ch21, turn, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc19, *ch1, turn, sc20* repeat 12 times, ch1 sc along the edge to make 15 sc stitches along the side of your stitches, *ch1, turn, sc15* repeat 18 times. See picture for a better idea of this piece finished. Sew two ends together and sew top pieces on.
Side pieces (make 4) I made these a slightly different shade of green for contrast.
Rnd 1: sc6 in a circle
Rnd 2: 2sc in each sc around (12)
Rnd 3: *sc1, 2sc in next sc* repeat around (18)
Rnd 4: *2sc in next sc, sc2* repeat around (24)
Rnd 5: sc8, ch1, turn, sc in 2nd st from hook, sc7, *ch1, turn, sc8* repeat 3 times
Sew two side pieces together. Leave long tails to sew to sides. They will be a little larger than the tank because they are going to dome inward. Start sewing in the middle of the tank and the side piece working around and stretching as you go. Stuff tank and sew on other side.
Rivets (make 10)
Rnd 1: sc7 in a circle sl st once
Leave extra long tails to sew on. First sew five on one side then pull the yarn all the way through to the other side. Sew on the other five rivets and sew the two matching sets together through the tank to make the two sides bend in a little. See pictures for a better explanation.