Eyema Hugga - Pattern

Eyema Hugga loves to give hugs and is especially good for fiddly little (and big) hands.  She has wonderful back bobbles that provide a lovely sensation when you run your hands over them, and her hair tubes are fantastic to fiddle with.

Eyema was designed and made with Scheepjes Stone Washed XL which is a 70% Cotton and 30% Acrylic blend.  This makes her soft but resilient!  Stone Washed XL is exceptionally soft and squishy and rates a 3 (Fluffy Chickens) on our squishy rating scale.

Eyema has no hard edges and is made only from yarn and synthetic filling meaning she has no hard edges which is perfect for someone from the Hugga family!

 

 

I would like to give a special thanks to our three wonderful testers Glenys, Simone and Jo.  Without them Eyema would be just that little bit more difficult to make.  Their help is absolutely invaluable xxx

 

An extra special thank you to Harriet who not only modelled Eyema for me but also gave her lots of love xxx

 

 

 

Material

Stitches

1.    50g Tourmaline

Magic Ring

2.    50g Larimar

Double Crochet Foundation Stitches

3.    50g Deep Amethyst

ch = chain

4.    50g Peridot

sl/st = slip stitch

5.    50g Coral

dc = double crochet

6.    50g Moonstone

dc2tog = double crochet two stitches together

7.    50g Black Onyx

Crochet in the round

5mm Crochet Hook

Surface crochet chain

Synthetic Filling

UK Terms used

 

Please note that in the pattern I have stated Colour 1, 2, 3 etc. for different parts of the pattern however this was only how I used the colours, don’t feel restricted by my choices, change it up any way you like! 

When I recommend the use of a particular colour in part of the pattern I have stated the colour name.

You are welcome to share the pattern and sell your finished Eyema Hugga, however please acknowledge that the design belongs to Yarn Me Calm.  
Please respect my rights as a designer, thank you!
If you have questions about this pattern, please contact me at
andrea@yarnmecalm.com.au

 

 

Body 

Row 1: Double Crochet Foundation stitch 20 across in Colour 1. At the end of the row ch2 and turn. (20dcfs)

Rows 2-53: Skip the first stitch (the chain from the previous row counts as the first double crochet of the row) dc across the row until the end remembering to double crochet in the top of the turning chain from the previous row ch1 at the end of the row. (20 stitches in total), Repeat for another 51 rows and fasten off.

 

Double Crochet Foundation Stitch 

This stitch has been an absolute game changer for me, I used to detest that first row when I had to double or treble crochet into the chains I had made.  I always found it fiddly, and more often than not that first row of chains was a different tension to the rest of the project. With the foundation stitch I don’t have these issues, it’s fantastic, I hope you get as much use out of it as I do!!! 

  1. Slip stitch on hook
  2. Chain 2 
  3. Hook through 2nd chain from hook making sure you hook through 2 strands. Yarn over, pull up loop. (2 loops on hook)
  4. Yarn over, pull through the first loop only (chain stitch made) 
  5. Yarn over, pull through both loops (double crochet made)
  6. Hook through 2 strands of previous chain stitch (making sure you get both loops see picture 1.). Yarn over, pull up a loop. 
  7. Yarn over, pull through the first loop only see picture 2 (chain stitch made) 
  8. Yarn over, pull through both loops (double crochet made) 
  9. Continue from 6-8 until desired length achieved.

I find it easier to turn my work so that the foundation stitches are working down, like a normal chain would (see picture 3).

 

Picture 1

Picture 2

Picture 3

Arms & Legs (Make 4 in different colours)

For the arms and legs, we work ‘in the round’ this means that you just keep crocheting around in a spiral.  It’s important to use a stitch marker when working in the round because otherwise it’s very easy to lose track of where you are up to!

Row 1: Using Colour 2 create a magic ring and 6 dc into the ring (6)

Row 2: 2dc in each dc, repeat (12)

Row 3: 1dc, 2dc in the next dc, repeat (18)

Row 4: 2dc, 2dc in the next dc, repeat (24)

Row 5: 3dc, 2dc in the next dc, repeat (30)

Rows 6-10: dc in every stitch (30)

Row 11: 3dc, dc2tog, repeat (24)

Row 12: 2dc, dc2tog, repeat (18)

Row 13 1dc, dc2tog, repeat (12)

Rows 14-23: dc in every stitch and fasten off (12)

Fill the arms and legs only at the ends (where Eyema's hands and feet are).

 

Assemble the body, arms & legs.

Fold the body section in half with an opening on each side and at one end (rectangle approximately 17x13cm).

Pin the arms and legs in place at the side openings and at the bottom opening.  I turned Eyema inside out to do the sides however this isn’t necessary. 

Stuff Eyema so she is completely filled but still very squishy (don’t overstuff her as we don’t want to make her firm).

Sew the sides and the bottom together catching the arms and legs in place.

Eye

For the eye we work ‘in the round’.

 

Part One

Row 1: Using Colour 6 (Moonstone) create a magic ring and 6 dc into the ring (6) 

Row 2: 2dc in each dc, repeat (12) 

Row 3: 1dc, 2dc in the next dc, repeat (18) 

Row 4: 2dc, 2dc in the next dc, repeat (24) 

Row 5: 3dc, 2dc in the next dc, repeat (30)

Row 6: 4dc, 2dc in the next dc, repeat (36)

Row 7: 5dc, 2dc in the next dc, repeat(42)

Row 8: dc in every stitch & fasten off (42)

Part Two

Row 1: Using Colour 7 (Black Onyx) create a magic ring and 6 dc into the ring (6)

Row 2: 2dc in each dc, repeat (12)

Row 3: 1dc, 2dc in the next dc, repeat (18)

Change to Colour 4.

Row 4: 2dc, 2dc in the next dc, repeat (24)

Row 5: 3dc, 2dc in the next dc, repeat& fasten off leaving a tail for sewing (30)

Part Three

To put a ‘glint’ in Eyema’s eye! 

Using Colour 6 (Moonstone) sew a ‘V’ shape between Eyema’s pupil and the second last row of the Iris (the peridot section).

Sew part two onto the center of part one.   

Using Colour 7 (Black Onyx) dc15 around one edge of Eyema’s eye (Part One), this will be the base of her eyelashes. 

Sew the eye onto the middle of Eyema’s body then sew her eyelashes on. Starting at the first of the dc15, sew an eyelash on to Eyema’s body. 

There should be 15 eyelashes that match up to the dc15 that you created.

 

Back Bobbles

For the back bobbles we work ‘in the round’.

Make 2 large, 2 medium and 3 small bobbles in different colours!

 

Small

Row 1: create a magic ring and 6 dc into the ring (6)

Row 2: 2dc in each dc, repeat (12)

Row 3: dc in every stitch & fasten off leaving a tail for sewing (12)

 

Medium

Row 1: create a magic ring and 6 dc into the ring (6)

Row 2: 2dc in each dc, repeat (12)

Row 3: 1dc, 2dc in the next dc, repeat (18)

Row 4: dc in every stitch & fasten off leaving a tail for sewing (18)

  

Large

 
Row 1: create a magic ring and 6 dc into the ring (6)
 
Row 2: 2dc in each dc, repeat(12)
 
Row 3: 1dc, 2dc in the next dc, repeat(18)
 
Row 4: 2dc, 2dc in the next dc, repeat(24)
 
Row 5: dc in every stitch & fasten off leaving a tail for sewing (24)

 

Stuff the back bobbles loosely and sew onto Eyema’s back.

 

Hair Tubes

The hair is made using two techniques, the first is surface crochet and the second is crocheting in the round.  Surface crochet can be a little tricky when you first try it but is a fantastic technique to know.  We use it here because it anchors the hair to Eyema’s body far more effectively than stitching it on.  Usually surface crochet requires that the yarn is worked from behind your work, however with this project it is worked from the front. 

I made 8 hair tubes in different colours and they were placed on and around the ridge at the top of Eyema’s head. 

Row 1: Create a circle on top of Eyema’s head using 7 surface crochet stitches.

Row 2: dc in the round for 12-15 rounds (I made Eyema’s hair different lengths, maximum length was 15 rounds and shortest length was 12 rounds).

Row 3: 2dc in every stitch and fasten off (14)


Weave the tail back into the hair tube.

 

 

Surface Crochet

  • Make a slip knot and take it off the hook.
  • Insert hook under the stitch (picture 1)
  • pick up the slip knot (picture 2) y
  • yarn over and pull through, first surface stitch complete (picture 3).
  • Insert hook into base of stitch – in Eyema’s body (where you picked up the yarn from in the first stitch - see arrow in picture 4) 
  • bring the hook up where you want the stitch to finish.
  • Yarn over and pull through, second surface stitch completed (picture 5)
  • When creating a circle, the stitch will be worked diagonally (picture 6).

 Picture 1

Picture 2

Picture 3

Picture 4


Picture 5

Picture 6

 

Bow

Row 1: Double Crochet Foundation stitch 30 across in Colour 6. At the end of the row ch2 and turn. (30dcfs)

Row 2: Dc across the row and fasten off (30)

Sew the bow to the front of Eyema’s hair.

 

Finishing

Sew Eyema’s mouth on using Colour 7 (Black Onyx). Eyema should have a big smile!  I used backstitch however use any stitches that you are comfortable with.

 

I hope you enjoyed making Eyema Hugga as much I did. 
 
She is now ready to give lots of hugs and fiddly enjoyment!!!