Feb 022020
 

This pattern is for Norman Snodgrass and his companion, Spong, from Sue Bough’s “Norman Snodgrass Saves the Green Planet”. 

Please do check out her website. 

Details:
Unless specified otherwise, all rounds are worked as a continuous spiral. 
3mm hook works well with any DK yarn – I’ve used 100% acrylic, but you can try other yarns for a softer or different feel. 
Pattern uses US crochet terms. 
For Spong, an “eyelash” type yarn is required. 
Two pairs of 6mm safety eyes are also required – one pair per character.

Yarn
MC 1 is light blue
MC2 is bright orange
Small amounts of black, yellow, white and the eyelash orange are required for detail. 

Norman

Eyes (Make 2)
Sc 6 into MR. Join with SS.
Alternate: Chain 3, join with SS. Sc6 into centre of ring, join with SS.

Head
1. Sc8 in MR (8)
2. Sc8 in front loop only. Slst to next st, cut yarn and pull through.
3. Join yarn in back loop of round 2, sc 7 in BLO (8)


Stuff nose as you go – if you don’t do it each round, the opening becomes very narrow and difficult to stuff

4. Sc2tog, s6 (7)
5. Sc3, sc2tog, sc2 (6)
6-8. Sc 6 around
12. Sc2 into each stitch (inc) around (12)
13. (Sc, inc) around (18)
14. (Sc, inc, sc) around (24)
15-18. Sc24 around 

Keep stuffing as you go. Sew eyes over rounds 12-14 and insert safety eyes through the centre of the white eye. Embroider mouth under nose between rows 13-14.

19. (Sc, sc2tog, sc) around (18)
20. (Sc2tog, sc) around (12)
21. Sc2tog 6 times. Join with a slst. (6)
Finish stuffing, then sew the end through the six stitches, pulling tight to close the hole.

Ears (make 2)
(Note: ears are not made in the round)
1. Ch5, sc into 2nd ch from hook, sc3. Turn, Ch1. (4)
2-4. Sc4, turn, ch1 (4)
5. Sc1, sc2tog, sc1, turn, ch1 (3)
6. Sc3, turn, ch1(3)
7. Sc1, sc2tog, turn, ch1 (2)
8. Sc2, turn, ch1 (2)
9. Sc2tog, finish off. (1)

Sew ears on head, above eyes, in a triangular shape to give the ears depth.

Body
1. Sc4 into a magic loop (4)
2. (Inc) into each stitch around (8)
3. (Sc1, inc) around (12)
4. Sc1, inc, (sc2, inc)x3, sc1 (16)
5. (Sc3, inc) around (20)
6. Sc2, inc, (sc4, inc)x3, sc2 (24)
7. (Sc5, inc) around (28)
8. Sc3, inc, (sc6, inc)x3, sc3 (32)
9. (Sc7, inc) around (36)
10-18. Sc36 around.

Stuff the body as you go.

19. Sc2, sc2tog, (sc4, sc2tog)x5, sc2 (30)
20. (Sc2tog, sc3) around (24)
21. Sc1, sc2tog, (sc2, sc2tog)x5, sc1 (18)
22. (Sc2tog, sc1) around (12)
23. Sc2tog 6 times. Join with a slst. (6)
Break the yarn and close the remaining 6 stitches.

Sew head on body at the narrower end. It helps to push the “peak” of the egg shape down into the body to create a space for the head to rest in.

Feet (make 2)
1. Sc 4 in MR (4)
2. 2sc in each st around (8)
3-4. Sc8 (8)

Ch 1, press sides of foot together & Sc top closed. Cut yarn and leave a long end for sewing.

On round 2, attach yarn.

Toe 1: Chain 3, Slst in 2nd st from hook then SlSt into next st.
Toe 2: Sl St onto next st on foot. Ch6, sl st into second ch from hook and next 4 sts.
Toe 3: Slst onto next st on foot. Ch3, Sl st into second ch from hook and next 2 sts

Sl St in next st in foot. Cut yarn and sew ends into foot.

Sew feet between row 14-15

Hands (make 2)
1. Sc 4 in MR (4)
2. 2sc in each st around (8)
3-4. Sc8 (8)

Ch 1, press sides of foot together & Sc top closed. Cut yarn and leave a long end for sewing.
On round 2, attach yarn.

Finger 1: Chain 3, Slst in 2nd st from hook then SlSt into next st.
Finger 2: Slst onto next st on foot. Ch3, Sl st into second ch from hook and next 2 sts
Finger 3: Slst onto next st on foot. Ch3, Sl st into second ch from hook and next 2 sts
Sl St in next st in foot. Cut yarn and sew ends into foot.

Sew hands & feet on to body, embroider belt (Including star shaped belly button – a white or yellow asterisk * over the middle of the belt works).

Spong

In Orange DK:
1. Sc4 in MR (4)
2. Sc4 (4)
3. Sc, inc, sc2 (5)
4. Sc5 (5)
5. 2sc, inc, 2sc (6)
6-7. sc around (6)
8. Sc2 into each stitch (inc) around (12)

Add orange eyelash yarn – continue pattern with two yarns held together, or with eyelash yarn on its’ own
6. (Sc, inc) around (18)
7. (Sc, inc, sc) around (24)
8-11. Sc24 around
Stuff the nose. Insert safety eyes between rows 6 & 7.
French Knot on opposite side from eyes.
12. (Sc, sc2tog, sc) around (18)
13. (Sc2tog, sc) around (12)
14. Sc2tog 6 times. Join with a slst. (6)
Finish stuffing, then sew the end through the six stitches, pulling tight to close the hole.

Sew in ends.

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