The idea for this little guy literally came to me in my sleep last night.
I woke up ready to crochet! My version of #iwokeuplikethis xD
My crafty mom recently made an adorable wooden pencil for a teacher friend and it inspired me to create something in appreciation of all the educators out there.
This is a quick and easy gift for your child’s teacher or a fun little toy for a toddler.
I tried to keep the pattern fairly simple and it works in continuous rounds for those of us who abhor joining each round.
Click here for an inexpensive printable version.
-Yarn: eraser pink, metal grey, pencil yellow, sharpened pencil creme, lead black
-H hook (although now I’m thinking G would be cute too if you want it even smaller)
(We will be working in continuous rounds, so I like to use my stitch marker in the first stitch of each round;
*asterisk denotes repeat until the end of the round)
with pink, in a magic circle, chain 1, SC 6, pull tight
Round 1: 2 SC in each stitch (12 stitches)
Round 2: 2 SC in the first stitch, SC in the next* (18 stitches)
Round 3: in the back (top) loops only, SC in each stitch around (18 stitches)
(this will give us the turn for our eraser in order to make it 3D)
Rounds 4-5: in both loops, SC in each stitch around (18 stitches)
(on the last stitch of the 5th round, switch to grey)
Rounds 6-7: SC in each stitch around (18 stitches)
(on the last stitch of the 7th round, switch to yellow)
Rounds 8-14: SC in each stitch around (18 stitches)
(on the last stitch of the 14th round, switch to creme)
At this point you can go ahead and secure his safety eyes in place.
Round 15: SC decrease, SC in the next stitch* (12 stitches)
Round 16: SC in each stitch around (12 stitches)
At this point, you can add his stuffing!
Round 17: SC decrease, SC in the next stitch* (8 stitches)
(on the last stitch of the 17th round, switch to black)
Round 18: SC in each stitch around (8 stitches)
Round 19: SC decrease until the opening is completely closed, chain 1, tie off and trim
I used the hook to pull the loose end through to the back and tied off where it would not be terribly noticeable.
And there we have it!
An adorable pencil to keep you, a teacher, or a toddler smiling!
I get quite a few requests for printable patterns so I have made this one available in my Etsy Store.
Thank you so much for your support of my creations.
I hope you have enjoyed this pattern!
Happy Crocheting Lovies!
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