Sunday, January 4, 2009

Finished for Friday - Rocket Ship

Motor Mouth has been asking me to crochet him a rocket ship. I'm a good mommy, so I searched and searched for patterns. Couldn't find one for the life of me! So, with just 2 months of crocheting under my belt, I decided I had the skill and expertise to CREATE a pattern.

It's not Friday, but I wanted to post this today, 
so I could get it on

Here is the pattern if you are interested


Body: 4.25 mm
Fins & Tip:  3.75 mm

Yarn A: Gray, Vanna’s Choice 100% Acrylic 3.5 oz
Yarn B: Black, Vanna’s Choice 100% Acrylic 3.5 oz
I use washable yarn & polyester fiberfill for kids' projects

With Yarn A, ch 2
Row 1: 6 sc in first ch, 6 sts
Row 2: 2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep, 12 sts
Row 3: 2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep, 18 sts
Row 4: sc in each st, 18 sts
Row 5: 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts; rep, 24 sts 
Row 6-8: sc in each st, 24 sts
Row 9: 2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts; rep, 30 sts
Row 10: 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts; rep, 36 sts
Row 11-12: sc in each st, 36 sts
Row 13: DC* in each st, 36 sts
Row 14-35: sc in st, 36 sts
Row 36: SC2DEC*, sc in next 4 sts; rep, 30 sts
Stuff with polyester fiberfill
Row 37: sc2dec, sc in next 3 sts; rep, 24 sts
Row 38: sc2dec, sc in next 2 sts; rep, 18 sts
Row 39: sc2dec, sc in each st, 12 sts
Sl st and fasten off and work tail into body.

With Yarn B, ch 10, turn
2 dc in next 6 st
Sl st and fasten off, leaving tail for attaching to body
Use needle to attach to body through hole in top. 
Note: Chain 1-4 should be inside body for support

FINS - Make 3
With Yarn B, ch  3
Row 1: HDC*** in 2nd and 1st ch, ch 1, turn
Row 2: 2 hdc in each; ch 1, turn, 4
Row 3: 2 hdc in each; ch 1, turn, 8
Row 4: 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next; rep, ch 1, turn 12
Row 5: hdc in each, 12
Sl st, fasten off, and sew to body

*  DC - Double crochet
** SC2DEC - Single crochet decrease
*** HDC - Half double crochet

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the home of Finished for Friday, 
to view her fabulous work.
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Shan said...

Dude, seriously!? You are amazing!! I want to learn to do that really bad. Like I have time to crochet... but still I want to!

FaithChick said...

I was worried but it turned out really nice. it is so cute.

Norma-ann at The Mommy Project said...


Widney Woman said...

Shan - You fit it in while watching TV and your husband drives you around town. You can also get a few stitches in during church service if you sit in the back, or the video room or sound booth....

FaithChick - I got such a razzing at Christmas, I almost put my needle down for good. J kept saying it looked like I was making him a 'jacket' for the cold walk to the bus stop. I will steer away from elephants with long tusks and rocket ships in future.

MommyProject - ;->

Threeundertwo said...

You've been crocheting *how* long?!? That is amazing. You did a great job! And even wrote down the instructions! I am absolutely in awe.

(I'm expecting a crocheted gingerbread house this year. You have about 11+ months to work on it. Please include instructions.)

Thanks for joining in!