Crayon

My daughter loves crayons and since she started colouring on everything that she shouldn’t she is now stuck in her high chair whenever she has crayons. I figured I would make her a crayon that she could carry around with her. It didn’t go over as well as Elmo, but both kids like to chew on the end.

A bit of warning, this takes a lot of stuffing. A LOT.

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Materials:

  • I used worsted weight blue, light blue, and black.
  • G-sized crochet hook. It’s not the size that’s important so I’m not including a gauge. I crochet pretty tightly, if your stitches are looser you may want to use a smaller hook. The important thing is to make sure that the stitches are tight enough to hold in the stuffing.
  • I used polyfiber stuffing, but any stuffing will do.
  • Scissors to cut the yarn.
  • A needle with an eye big enough for yarn.
  • Safety pin, optional.
  • Cardboard- I used an old cereal box.
  • Hot glue gun

This is worked in continuous rounds. Use a stitch marker to keep your place and move it up as you complete rows. I use a safety pin and just put it through the last stitch of a round.

Crayon
1) ch 6, join with sl st, sc in each ch (6)
2) 2 sc in each sc (12)
3) sc, 2 sc in next sc* around (18)
4) sc2, 2 sc in next sc* around (24)
5) sc3, 2 sc in next sc* around (30)
6) sc4, 2 sc in next sc* around (36)
7) in back loops only, sc in each sc around (36)
8) in both loops, sc in each sc around (36)
Cut a circle out of the cardboard to fit snugly inside the bottom of the crayon. Glue in place.
9-11) switch to second colour, sc in each sc around (36)
12) switch to black, sc in each sc around (36)
13) switch to second colour, sc in each sc around (36)
14) switch to black, sc in each sc around (36)
15-34) switch to second colour, sc in each sc around (36)
35) switch to black, sc in each sc around (36)
36) switch to second colour, sc in each sc around (36)
37) switch to black, sc in each sc around (36)
38-40) switch to second colour, sc in each sc around (36)
41-42) switch to first colour, sc in each sc around (36)
43) in back loops only, * sc10, dec over 2 sc* around (33)
44) in both loops, *sc9, dec over 2 sc* around (30)
45) sc8, dec over 2 sc* around (27)
46) sc7, dec over 2 sc* around (24)
47) sc6 in each sc around (21)
48) sc in each sc around (21)
49) sc5, dec over 2 sc* around (18)
50) sc in each sc around (18)
51) sc4, dec over 2 sc* around (15)
52) sc in each sc around (15)
53) sc3, dec over 2 sc* around (12)
54) sc in each sc around (12)
55) dec over 2 sc around (6)
break yarn, sew closed, weave in ends

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8 responses to “Crayon

  1. Thanks! πŸ˜€ I'm planning on doing a set of smaller crayons that are a little closer to crayon-size (and take less stuffing!)

  2. This came out adorable!!! It was a perfect pattern too: easy to follow, and it came out just as it should. THANK YOU! I am making one for each of my girls! Adorable!

  3. Approximately how big does this crayon end up being? If you could offer some measurements, that would be great! Thanks πŸ™‚

  4. esta muy bonito yo hice uno pero es una cartuchera y mi hija contenta

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