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Amigurumi troubles with tribbles!

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You do probably know "Star Trek: The Original Series" episode "Troubles with Tribbles". I reallt like this episode, it's one of my favourite. Sometimes ago I did two tribbles, and I called one Chomsky from Noam Chomsky after I did a "revisited screencap" from "Star Trek: Enterprise - The Breach".

As ever, I know I can't win. I just want to enter the contest because I'm an amigurumi addict and just because I like to take part in it and I like to have my works be listed with similar ones.

I've made two types of tribbles, but the pattern is more or less the same.

Materials:
wool or cotton
stuffing
crochet 4 mm or good to match the wool or cotton
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Step 1: Pattern

The pattern is quite simple, it's ball flat on the bottom.

sc = single crochet
inc = increasing sc
dec = decreasing sc

In a magic ring:
6 sc (6)
6 inc (12)
*1 inc 1 sc** 6 times (18)
*1 inc 2 sc** 6 times (24)
*1 inc 3 sc** 6 times (30)
*1 inc 4 sc** 6 times (36)
*1 inc 5 sc** 6 times (42)
*1 inc 6 sc** 6 times (48)
work evenly 48 sc for 4 rounds
*1 dec 6 sc** 6 times (42)
work evenly 42 sc
*1 dec 5 sc** 6 times (36)
work evenly 36 sc
*1 dec 4 sc** 6 times (30)
work evenly 30 sc
*1 dec 3 sc** 6 times (24)
work evenly 24 sc
Stuff
*1 dec 2 sc** 6 times (18)
*1 dec 1 sc** 6 times (12)
6 dec (6)

Sew close the top hole.

You can go on with inc to have a bigger tribble, or stop eraly to make a littler.

You can also stitch from top to botton, just crochet the evenly rounds when increasing and not when decreasing.
StarwarsChick3 months ago
I AM SOOOO MAKING ONE!!!!!!!!!
MicioGatta (author)  StarwarsChick3 months ago
Please, post the photos! :)
monsterlego2 years ago
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MicioGatta (author)  monsterlego2 years ago
Hi Monsterlego (great nickname, it seems we have a passion in common, I do love Lego).... sorry, but I hadn't understand this comment. >O.o< (And no, I don't watch Futurama.... just some episode here and there.)
I'd translate this as "do you have an Etsy store?"
MicioGatta (author)  canida2 years ago
For the pattern or for the actual tribble? No, sorry, btw.... I don't have a store.... should I? ;D
thanks! It just a nerdy way of saying i would pay for this. :)
MicioGatta (author)  monsterlego2 years ago
Ah, okay! :D Thank you!
np
Awesome! So fluffy! How long did it take to add in the fur do you think? I've been thinking of adding that in the a planned amigurumi, but wasn't sure how long it would take.
MicioGatta (author)  Penolopy Bulnick2 years ago
Thank you! >^.^<
Of course it depends on how big is your tribble. If I remeber right, it took me more or less two hours to start and finish the brown tribble. But I often stopped to reply some email or to do something else ;D. A way to shorten the work is to cut the piece of yarn using a cardboard. Cut it the size you want the fur to be, plus 1 cm for the knot. Then spool around it the yarn a lot of times, then cut it only on one size. You'll have the pieces of yarn ready to be put in place. See the diagram, I something have still difficults explaining because English it's not my native language. In Italian would be very simpler ;D If something is not clear, please tell me.
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