Having Memorial Day off of work, as lovely as it was, really really threw me off for the rest of the week. So, Freebie Saturday got moved to Sunday. Never fear, I have cupcakes slated for tomorrow.
Sometimes, in a caffeine-fueled frenzy late at night on a weekend, I start randomly crocheting shapes and kind of see what they turn into. Once, I made a tiny penguin. Another time, a baby seal. Last night? Well, last night this cutie took shape before my eyes and I had to share her with you.
It’s been a bit rainy here in the last few days, with everything from drizzle to major thunderstorms so I had rain on the brain. Drip the Droplette is a cute and positive take on rain… complete with a pom-pom headdress!
She’s pretty small…
And she’s much happier when in brighter climates… my Vera Bradley Kindle cover made her very happy.
I whipped her up in about an hour, and I can’t wait to gift her to her new home. The pattern for her is below, or you can download the PDF here. If you need help with crochet stitches, check out Crochet Pattern Central for tutorials.
If you make her, please share your pictures with me! I love to see my patterns at work!
This is an original pattern for a cute little creature, nicknamed a “Droplette”. Feel free to make as many as you wish, and you may sell the final products; please credit What’s for Dinner (Mara Rosenbloom) as the pattern creator.
Worsted weight yarn in two colors
Two 6mm safety eyes
Small bit of embroidery floss for mouth
3.75 (F) crochet hook
Main Body Pattern
Round 1: ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd stitch
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc (12)
Round 3: (1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next stitch) around (18)
Round 4: (2 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) around (24)
Round 5: (3 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) around (30)
Rounds 6-8: sc around (30)
Round 9: (dec 1, 3 sc ) around (24)
Rounds 10-12: sc around
Attach safety eyes between rows 6 & 7, about 6 stitches apart.
Round 13: (dec 1, 2 sc) around (12)
Rounds 14-16: sc around (12)
Fill with fiberfill at this point,
Round 17: dec around (6)
Round 18-21: sc around (6)
finish off, bend the top to make the “droplet” effect.
Round 1: ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd stitch from hook
Rounds 2-3: sc around (6 st.)
Finish off, sew to bottom of Droplette
Make the pom-pom top
Wrap cream-colored yarn around your first two fingers about 15-20 times.
Slide the yarn off and tie in the middle with another piece of yarn.
Cut all the loops, then sew pom pom to the end of your droplette’s head.
Enjoy your new friend!
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