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Who is Flat Yarnie?

Who else is stuck in their house trying to remember what the world looks like outside your neighborhood? Well, I have a way to for everyone to see other parts of the world while social distancing. It will be a great way for all of us yarn fanatics to connect while seeing other parts of your own country or an other part of the world. To do that you will need to crochet your own Flat Yarnie.

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Now Flat Yarnie is a ball of yarn that went through a long journey before ending up squished. Now that he is flat, he can go everywhere with you easily and have adventures. So I would like all of you to make your own Flat Yarnie and take pictures of him doing things and share it using #flatyarnie. Maybe he is crocheting, cooking a meal, or hanging from the curtain rod waiting for UPS to deliver more yarn. Take your photos and share them on Instagram, Facebook, or in a video on YouTube and tag others.

My goal is to reach and encourage as many people as I can to participate. I want people to find amusement, laughter, or just to see what another part of the world looks like. Use these pictures to distract yourself or imagine that you are on a vacation with Flat Yarnie in another town. Find pictures to show your children and let them have fun too.

If you would like to hear about how Flat Yarnie became flat, go to my YouTube Channel to hear the story.

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I do know what some of you are thinking. Yes Flat Stanley was the inspiration for Flat Yarnie along with my son’s amazing preschool teachers. For those of you who don’t know Flat Stanley, he is a character from an adventure series. He was flattened by a bulletin board and can now go lots of places because he can slide himself anywhere. Teachers who read these books in school have their students color in their own Flat Stanley, mail it to a family member, and have them take pictures of him having adventures.

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Below you will find a pattern for Flat Yarnie both before and after becoming flat. Choose which one you would like to make and help your Flat Yarnie explore where you live.

Now go make your own Flat Yarnie and explore the world through his eyes.

Size

         7” x 5.5”

Materials

         Worsted Weight Yarn (any color)

         Size G hook (4.0 mm)

         Needles

         Scissors

         Stitch Marker

Gauge

         10 sts X 7 rows = 2”

Abbreviations

         sc – single crochet

         hdc – half double crochet

         inc – increase

         dec – decrease

         St(s) – stitch(es)

         Ch – chain

Sl st – slip stitch

MR – Magic Ring

Notes

  • If you have trouble making the magic ring, ch 4 and sl st to 1st ch.  Hdc 8 into circle and continue to step 2.
  • The round body of Flat Yarnie is worked in continuous round.
  • You will be placing your hdc in the 3rd loop.  If you look at the top v stitch that you would normally place your hook, turn it towards you and there will be a 3rd loop.  That is what you will use.
  • To start the arms and legs, insert your hook into loop where you are attaching them, pull a loop through and ch 1, and then continue by chaining the amount the instructions call for.
  • If you are new to amigurumi and do not feel comfortable making the legs and arms, sl st to the body and make 10 chains.
  • Gauge is provided but it is not important for Flat Yarnie.  There is no right or wrong way to make Flat Yarnie.  Be creative.
  • Don’t forget to share your Flat Yarnie’s adventures using #flatyarnie.
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Let’s Get Started!   

Flat Yarnie

         Body (It will be worked in continuous rounds and rows 2-7 are done in the 3rd loop)

  1.  In a MR, hdc 8 (do not sl st to first st) – 8 sts
  2. Place st marker in 1st st of this round.  2 hdc in 3rd loop of 1st hdc made, place stitch marker in 1st stitch, 2 hdc in each 3rd loop around – 16 sts
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3rd loop

(Continue to use the stitch marker to mark the beginning of each round)2 hdc in next 2 sts, (hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st) repeat 3 times, 2 hdc in next 2 sts, (hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st) repeat 3 times – 26 sts

3. (hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st) repeat 4 times, 2 hdc in next st, (hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st) repeat 4 times, 2 hdc in next st – 36 sts

4. (hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st) repeat 9 times – 45 sts

5. (hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st) repeat 9 times – 54

6. (hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st) repeat 9 times – 63 sts

7. (This will be the first arm.)Ch 10, sl st in 2nd from hook, sc in next, hdc across (1 sl st, 1 sc, 7 hdc)

2nd Arm (Place across from first arm.)

sl st, ch 9, sl st in 2nd st from hook, sc in next, hdc across, sl st to body. Fasten off.  (1 sl st, 1sc, 7 hdc)

Legs (make 2)

Sl st to bottom below an eye, ch 18, hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, hdc dec over 3 sts 2 times, 9 hdc, sl st to body. Fasten Off.  (2 hdc, 2 hdc dec, 9 hdc)

Pre-Flattened Flat Yarnie

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                  Body (make 2) (work in continuous rounds and in 3rd loop)

  1. In MR, hdc 8 (do not sl st to 1st st) (8 sts)
  2. Place st marker in 1st st of this round, 2 hdc in 3rd loop of 1st st from round 1, 2 hdc in each st around (16 sts)

(Continue to use the stitch marker to mark the beginning of each round)

3. (hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next) repeat 8 times (24 sts)

4. (hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next) repeat 8 times (32 sts)

5. (hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next) repeat 8 times (40 sts)

6. (hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next) repeat 8 times (48 sts)

7. (hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next) repeat 8 times (56 sts)

8. (hdc in next 6 sts, 2 hdc in next) repeat 8 times (64 sts)

9. A. For 1st one only, Ch 11.  Now either attach your safety eyes, nose and sew on a smile or sew your entire face on.  The chains you made are an arm so use that as a reference point for where you place Flat Yarnie’s face. 

9. B. For 2nd one only, line the two body pieces up so the wrong sides are facing each other lining them up so where one ended the other one starts.  Using the 3rd loop from both sides, sl st them together all the way around until you get to the chains you made at the end of the first body piece.  Hdc down 7 ch, sc, sl st at the end. Fasten off.

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To complete the arms and legs, follow the same directions as Flat version of Flat Yarnie.  I attached the arms and legs to the sl st I made when putting the two sides together.

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When you are done, feel free to share your finished work on Instagram using #llamaunraveled. You are welcome to sell completed projects, but please link back to my site. Please do not copy my pattern, do not redistribute my pattern, do not claim it as your own, and do not publish it anywhere.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me.

llamaunraveled@gmail.com

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