Back when I made my Garden Gnome and Flower Pot Dolls, I came up with an idea for a reversible toy that would turn from a Bumblebee to a Ladybug and back. The idea partly came from the Bumblebee and Ladybug Tic-Tac-Toe pieces I had made by painting rocks. Unfortunately, though, the idea never came to light as I was having problems designing a toy that could easily flip inside out and still have the shape of a ladybug and bumblebee. However, when a friend of mine came to me and asked me to create a design for a new digital Amigurumi Crochet magazine called, Get Stuffed, I decided to pull this design back out of the archives and rework the pattern. I am now quite happy with how it has turned out and it will be published in Issue 6 of the Get Stuffed Magazine, as well as, for sale in my Ravelry shop.
This pattern can be worked in any size yarn with the appropriate size hook for the yarn. I went up a size in hook than what is typically used for the weight to keep my stitches looser so the toy can flip inside out easier. I worked it up in two sizes, one with worsted weight yarn and size H (5.0mm) hook, and I worked it up using Lion Brand’s Bonbons which are a Sport/Fine weight and an E (3.5mm) hook.
- Worsted weight (4) yarn in black, red, and yellow. (I used Hobby Lobby’s I love this Cotton!) OR
- Sport/Fine weight (2) yarn in black, red, and yellow. (I used Lion Brand Bonbons)
- Size H (5.0mm) Crochet Hook OR
- Size E (3.5mm) Crochet Hook
- Yarn Needle
- Stitch Marker
Worsted weight – 3 ½” x 3″
Sport weight – 2 ½” x 2″
Worsted weight – 5 sts x 6 rows = 1” x 1”
Sport weight – 7 sts x 8 rows = 1” x 1”
Gauge is less important in this type of project.
|ch(s) = Chain(s)
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
sl st = Slip Stitch
sk = Skip
FO = Finish Off
sc = Single Crochet
|sc inc = Single Crochet Increase
sc dec = Single Crochet Decrease
blo = Back Loop Only
flo = Front Loop Only
RS = Right Side
WS = Wrong Side
|MC – Magic Circle|
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