Amigurumi Troubles With Tribbles!




Introduction: 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.

wool or cotton
crochet 4 mm or good to match the wool or cotton

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
*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.

Step 2: Fur

The brown tribble is done with very thin wool, worked with 7 yarn together. After finishing the tribble, I've put little pieces of wool through the stitches, to make the fur. This is simpler to do than to explain, so look at the diagram in this step. You can do it simply with the crochet. It's simple, but a little long work.

Step 3: Another Way to Do the Fur

Chomsky is made with a strange wool I've got from a friend. With this wool, I just needed to do the ball, the fur went  "naturally out".

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    4 years ago

    I plan to make this for my supervisor at work, then bring in first one and then several at a time. He is a huge Star Trek fan and will get such a kick out of this.


    6 years ago

    I AM SOOOO MAKING ONE!!!!!!!!!


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    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.)


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    I'd translate this as "do you have an Etsy store?"


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    For the pattern or for the actual tribble? No, sorry, btw.... I don't have a store.... should I? ;D

    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.


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    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.