Introducing Base
– one pattern, but many options – the Beta Version

Base - One Pattern - Many options
Free crochet pattern by Ina Rho

The original Base can be viewed here

BIG TIP: Make your changing of colors go to the back of the toy.
Remember to fill as you go. All parts except arms and ears need to be filled firmly.

Equipements:
Hook 3.0 mm
Yarn (this is the yarn I used):
DROPS <3 You #5 100% cotton –  50g/75m
DROPS Paris 100% cotton – 50g/75m
Something for filling (polyester filling)
10.5mm safety eyes
Needle to weave in ends

Size: Using the same hook and yarn as me the finished bear measures approx. 25 cm (tall)

The second Base (the dog)

 

Pattern by Ina Rho

 

 

PATTERN:

1st leg:
R1: 6sc in MR
R2: inc x6 (12)
R3: (3sc, inc) x3 (15)
R4-6 (3rnds): 15sc (with black)
Change color; Check out this page to get tips on how to change color when working in spiral
R7-9 (3rnds): 15sc (with white)
Change color;
R10-12 (3rnds): 15sc (with black)
Change color;
R13-15 (3rnds): 15sc (with white)
Change color;
R16-19 (4rnds): 15sc (with black)
Add filling, cut tread and fasten off

2nd leg:
Same as 1st, but don’t cut the thread
Now you are going to join the legs;

BODY:
Continue from 2nd leg;
R1: ch5, 15sc (in sts 1st leg), 5sc in the ch you just made, 15sc (2nd leg)
R2: 40sc
Change color;
R3-19 (17rnds):  40sc
Change to base color (grey);
R19-24 (6rnds): 40 sc  (40)
R25: (dec, 8sc) x4 (36)
R26: 36sc (ear level)
R27: (dec, sc4)x6 (30)
R28: 30sc (30)
R29: (3sc, dec)x6 (24)
If using safety eyes, attach eyes to between R24-25 (I kept 8sts between each)
R30: (2sc, dec)x6 (18)
R31: (sc, dec)x6 (12)
R32: decx6 (6)
Weave in ends.

Arms:6in MR, incx6, 12sc with grey until R14. 12sc with pink until R20
Attach to body

Ears: R1: 6in MR,
R2: incx6 (12)
R3: (sc, inc) x6 (18)
R4: (5sc, inc) x3 (21)
R5-6: 21sc
R7: (5sc, dec) x3 (18)
R8: 18sc
R9: (4sc, dec) x3 (15)
R10: 15sc
R11: (3sc, dec) x3 (12)
R12-24: 12 sc

Finally embroid/sew on a nose, ears and some details if you’d like – this is not my best skill, so I will leave this part without further explanation (for now …)

Good luck and please show off your Base on Instagram using tag @inarho or #inarho. I cannot wait to see it!

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