Everyone likes a long john…donut…and these guys look delicious! They are crocheted in the amigurumi style, never joining rows. They’re so cute you may have to make one of every flavor and the best part is your hands won’t get messy!
- Ch – Chain
- Sl – Slip Stitch
- Sc – Single Crochet
- Sc3Inc – 3 Single Crochets in one stitch
- ScDec – Single Crochet Decrease, single crochet two stitches together
- D Hook
- Worsted Weight Yarn in a shade of brown and in any shade of icing you like
- 6 mm safety eyes
- Sewing thread and needle
Amigurumi Long John Pattern
Row 1 – ScInc in 2nd Ch from hook and in each of the next 6 Ch, Sc3Inc, turning the piece to finish the rest of the row in the bottom loops of foundation Chs, Sc in next 7 loops. (18)
Row 2 – Sc, Sc3Inc, Sc in next 6 Sc, Sc3Inc, Sc, Sc3Inc, Sc in next 6 Sc, Sc3Inc. (26)
Row 3 – Sc, Sc, Sc3Inc, Sc in next 8 Sc, Sc3Inc, Sc in next 3 Sc, Sc3Inc, Sc in next 8 Sc, Sc3Inc, Sc. (34)
Row 4 – Sc in next 3 Sc, Sc3Inc, Sc in next 10 Sc, Sc3Inc, Sc in next 5 Sc, Sc3Inc, Sc in next 10 Sc, Sc3Inc, Sc in 2. (42)
Row 5 & 6- Sc in each Sc around. (42)
Row 7 – In back loops only, Sc in every Sc around. (42)
Row 8 – Sc, Sc, ScDec, Sc, ScDec, Sc in next 8 Sc, ScDec, Sc, ScDec, Sc in next 3 Sc, ScDec, Sc, ScDec, Sc in next 8 Sc, ScDec, Sc, ScDec, Sc. (34)
Row 9 – Sc, ScDec, Sc, ScDec, Sc in next 6 sc (ScDec, Sc) 3 times, ScDec, Sc in next 6 Sc, ScDec, Sc, ScDec. (26)
Row 10 – Sc, ScDec twice, Sc in next 4 Sc, ScDec twice, Sc, ScDec twice, Sc in next 4 Sc, ScDec twice. Sl into next Sc. Fasten off leaving a long end for sewing.
Use rows 1-3 of the Donut pattern for your Icing. Make sure to leave a long tail for sewing.
Now that you’ve made your Icing it’s time to attach the eyes and embroider the face. Check out the pics to the right. The addition of eyebrows or a tilted smile can totally change the appearance of your long john. Don’t be afraid to experiment with simple expressions!
Line up the Icing with the flat side of your Donut and whip-stitch around the edge to secure the Icing in place. You’re almost there!
Stuff that Donut, but don’t use jelly! Use polyester fiberfill instead. Pull the sides of your long john together and use the long end from the Donut piece to sew the long john closed. Fasten off and weave in the end.
You crocheted an Amigurumi Long John!