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Monday, August 26, 2013

Cocheted Plush Tanks

I used a variegated Red Heart yarn for these. You can use any type of yarn and hook, you just don't want your stitches to be too loose or the stuffing may come out.

You will need:
  • Yarn of your choice
  • Crochet hook
  • Stitch marker(s)
  • Yarn needle
  • Stuffing
Abbreviations:
  • sc - single crochet
  • st - stitch
  • ch - chain
  • yo - yarn over
  • sl st - slip stitch


Bottom
Ch 23, turn. Sc in second chain from hook and in each ch across. (22 sc made). Ch1, turn.
Make a total of 19 Rows. This is the bottom of the tank.
Place a stitch marker at each of the corners.
We will continue on to the sides without fastening off, the sides are made in a continuous round.

Sides
Round 1- Step1.  Continuing on to the short side, you will sc 18 along this edge.
                Step2.  On the long side, sc in each stitch. (Repeat 1 and 2.)
Round 2- Decreasing at each corner.
                Hook through next stitch, yo, pull through st (2 loops on hook) hook through next stitch,
                yo, pull through stitch, yo and pull through all 3 loops on hook. 1 decrease made.
Round 3 through 7- sc in each st. Sides made.

Top
Ch1, turn. Sc in each st to corner. You can choose to do 20 OR 21 stitches, making 20 will make the sides lean in more when you sew the edges later.
*Ch1, turn, sc across. Repeat to make a total of 15 OR 16 rows. Again, fewer rows will make the sides of the tank lean in more after sewing.
Sew the edges, remember to stuff your tank before finishing off!

Turret
 This is not what the picture shows, but using rounds is a much easier way to make the turret.
You may want to use a stitch marker to mark the ends of your rounds.
Ch4, sl st into first ch to form a circle.
Round 1- ch1, 8sc into circle.
Round 2- 2sc into each st.
Round 3- sc into next 3 st, 2sc into next st. Repeat around.
Round 4- sc in next 5 st, 2sc in next st. Repeat around.
Round 5 through 10- sc in each st.
Sew turret onto tank, stuff turret before finishing off.

Gun
Ch12, turn, sc in second ch from hook and in each st across (11 sc total)
Ch1, turn, sc in each st across.
Make 5 rows total.
Sew the long edge together and attach to turret (no stuffing is needed for the gun)

4 comments:

  1. These are so cool. One looks kind of girly, doesn't it? I loved to play with guns and tanks and other boy stuff when I was little-so much more exciting than dolls LOL

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    1. I used a 3.25 size hook. But you can you a little bigger if you crochet tightly. :)

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