Friday, February 19, 2016

Tato! The Singing Potato!

Hey!  I'm back, yet again!  And with a pattern!  This one is of a character that a friend I made in the RP community on tumblr made on a whim.  Allow me to introduce you to the cutest potato on the internet, TATO!

(Disclaimer:  This post was made late at night, so it may contain some sillyness within the pattern it's self)

Look at that adorable spud!  Want to make your own singing tatter?  Just look below for the pattern!

WW yarn in a light tan (I used RHSS in Buff), light green (I used RHSS in Tea Leaf), and small amounts of both white and black yarn(RHSS White and Black used)
12 or 15 mm saftey eyes (up to you how surprised you want your Tato to be)
G (4-4.25 mm) hook
White felt (optional)
Black fabric paint (optional)

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
Rnd 2: inc around (12)
Rnd 3: (sc, inc) around (18)
Rnd 4: (sc 2, inc) around (24)
Rnd 5: (sc 3, inc) around (30)
Rnd 6: (sc 4, inc) around (36)
Rnd 7: (sc 5, inc) around (42)
Rnd 8-22: sc even (42)  Add eyes now.  Place them between rounds 10 and 11, about 7 stitches apart.
Rnd 23: (sc 5, dec) around (36)
Rnd 24: (sc 4, dec) around (30)
Rnd 25: (sc 3, dec) around (24) start stuffing
Rnd 26: (sc 2, dec) around (18)
Rnd 27: (sc, dec) around (12)
Rnd 28: dec around (6)
F/O, finish stuffing, and sew shut.

Look at that!  Tato is watching your progress!  He approves, and sings to encourage you!

for leaf
use this pattern in your green

To make the stem, keep slip stitching to the 5th trc.  Ch 9, slst in 2nd ch from hook, and each remaining ch.  Slst back into the stitch you started from, then slst in the top of the remaining trc.
F/O, sew that hole in the center shut as best you can, sew to top of Tato.  Right at the top of his head.

Mouth:  Starting with white
Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
Rnd 2: inc around (12) change to black at end of round.  F/O white.
Rnd 3: sc even (12)
F/O, sew to face with top of mouth at about round 11.

If you don't want to crochet the mouth, just use white felt, and paint the outside of the mouth black with the fabric paint.  Then just glue it on with either fabric glue, or hot glue it on.

Ta-da!  You have a Tato!

Tato was created by Dahlia, who runs this brand new Link rp blog, as well as this Kadaj blog(currently on hiatus).  I'm just a lucky fan who got to make the crochet pattern for this little cutie!  If you use this pattern, please give credit to her for creating Tato, and to me for creating the pattern, simple as it is.