Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Scrat the Squirrel


SCRAT!!!  I'm a huge Scrat fan (though I'm not sure why) so I crocheted this nutty buddy.  I crocheted him because the new movie Ice Age 4 is coming out.  But if you make him, make sure you crochet his nut, too. ; )

Note: If you do not have an acorn for Scrat to hold onto, you may want to make his arms shorter.

Scrat the Squirrel

Materials:
F hook
Tan yarn
Light grey yarn
Dark grey yarn
White yarn
Pink yarn
Black yarn
Black felt
Brown or green felt
Black thread and needle
18mm black nose

Nose/Head/Body (use tan yarn)

1. ch 6 in ring-6
2. sc in first st, 2sc in next st, sc in next 2st, 2sc in next st, sc in last st-8
3-4. sc in each st around-8
Stop and place 18mm black nose in middle of 6chs.
5. sc in next 3st, sk 1, sc in last 4st-7
6-7. sc in each st around-7
8. sc in next 3st, 2sc in next st, sc in last 3st-8
9. sc in next 2st, 2sc in next st, sc in next 3st, 2sc in next st, sc in last st-10
10. sc in next 3st, 2sc in next st, sc in next 3st, 2sc in next st, sc in last 2st-12
11. 2sc in first st, sc in next 11st-13
12. 2sc in first st, sc in next 3st, 2sc in next st, sc in next 4st, 2sc in next st, sc in last 3st-16
13. sc in first 4st, 2sc in next st, sc in next 8st, 2sc in next st, sc in last 2st-18
14. sc in first 7st, (Tuft filling: ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next 3ch, sk 1) sc in next 3st, sk 1, sc in next 3st, crochet from (to), sc in last 2st-15
15. sc in first st, (sk 1, sc in next 2st) two times, sk chs, sc in next 6st, sk chs, sc in last 2st-13
16. sc in next 6st, FLO-2sc in next 4st, both loops- sc in last 3st-17
17. (sk 1, sc in next st) 3 times, sc in next 3st, 2sc in next 2st, sc in next 4st, sk 1, sc in last st-15
18. sc in next 4st, 2sc in next st, sc in next 5st, 2sc in next st, sc in next 3st-17
19. (sc2tog) two times, sc in next 5st, 2sc in next st, sc in last 7st-16
20. sc2tog, sc around-15
21. sc2tog, sc in next 4st, 2sc in next st, sc in next 2st, 2sc in next st, sc in last 5st-16
22. sc in next 5st, 2sc in next st, sc in next 2st, 2sc in next st, sc in next 2st, 2sc in next st, sc in last 4st-18
23. sc in first st, sk 1, (sc in next 2st, 2sc in next st) two times, sc in next 3st, (2sc in next st, sc in next 2st) two times, sc2tog-21
24. sc in next 10st,2sc in next st, sc in last 10st-22
25. sc in each st around-22
26. sc in next 11st, 2sc in next st, sc in next 2st, 2sc in next st, sc in last 6st-23
27. sc in first st, 2sc in next st, sc in next 20st, 2sc in last st-25
28. sc in next 10st, sk 1, sc in next 5st, sk 1, sc in last 8st-23
29. sc in first st, sk 1, sc around-22
30. sc in first 2st, sk 1, sc in next 17 st, sk 1, sc in last st-20
31. sc in each st around-20
32. (sc in next 3st, sc2tog) around-16
33. (sc in next 2st, sc2tog) around-12
34. (sc in next st, sc2tog) around-8 F/O

Tail (use light grey yarn)

1. ch 6 in ring-6
2. 2sc in each st around-12
3. sc in each st around-12
4. sc in next 2st, 2sc in next st, sc in next 6st, 2sc in next st, sc in last 2st-14
5. sc in each st around-14
6. sc in next 2st, 2sc in next st, sc in next st, 2sc in next st, sc in next 4st, 2sc in next st, sc in next st, 2sc in next st, sc in last 2st-18
7-8. sc in each st around-18
9. sc in next 4st, 2st in next st, sc in next 8st, 2sc in next st, sc in last 4st-20
10. sc in each st around-20
11. sc in next 5st, 2st in next st, sc in next 9st, 2sc in next st, sc in last 4st-22
12-20. sc in each st around-22
21. sc in next 5st, sc2tog, sc in next 9st, sc2tog, sc in last 4st-20
22-23. sc in each st around-20
24. sc in next 4st, sc2tog, sc in next 8st, sc2tog, sc in last 4st-18
25. sc in each st arounnd-18 F/O

Eyes (use white and tan yarn, make 2)

1. with white yarn, ch 6 in ring-6
2. sc in each st around-6
3. with tan yarn, 2sc in next 4st- F/O


Ears (use tan yarn, make 2)

1. ch 5 in ring-5
2. ch 1, slst in next 2st, 2sc in next st, slst on next 2st-6 F/O

Filling in Ears (use pink yarn, make 2)

1. ch 2, slst in 2nd ch from hook- F/O

Teeth (use white yarn, make 2)

1. ch 6, slst in 2nd ch from and across-F/O

Tufts (use tan yarn, make 2)

1. ch 5 in ring-5
2. sc in next 2st, 2sc in next st, sc in last st-6
3. sc in each st around-6
4. sc in next 3st, 2sc in next st, sc in last 2st-7
5. sc in each st around-7 F/O

Arms (use tan yarn, make 2)

1. ch 5 in ring-5
2-7. sc in each st around-5
8. sc in next 2st, sk 1, sc in last 2st-4
9-11. sc in each st around-4
12. sc in next 2st, 2sc in next st, sc in last st-5
13. (change to pink yarn) sc in next 2st, (ch 3, slst in 2nd ch, 2slst in next ch, slst in next st) 2 times, ch 3, slst in 2nd ch, 2slst in next ch, sc in last st-F/O


Legs (use tan yarn, make 2)

1. ch 5 in ring-5
2-8. sc in each st around-5
9. sc in first 2st, 2sc in next st, sc in last-6
10. (change to pink yarn) sc in first 2st, (ch 3, slst in 2nd ch, 2slst in next ch, slst in next st) 2 times, ch 3, slst in 2nd ch, 2slst in next ch, sc in last 2st-F/O


Hips (use tan yarn, make 2)

1. ch 6 in ring-6
2. 2sc in each st around-12
3. sc in each st around-12
4. sc in next 11st, slst in next st-F/O


Assembly:
Here we go- Cut a 2 circles from the brown or green felt, then cut 2 smaller circles from the black felt.  Sew the circles together using thread and needle, and then sew the circles onto the Eyes.  Sew Ear Filling in Ears.  Sew Teeth below 18mm nose, Eyes on top of head, Ears behind Eyes, Tufts to side of Eyes, Arms behind Tufts, Hips on sides of Body, Legs on bottom of Hips, and Tail on bottom of Body.  Embroidery stripes on Back and Tail with dark grey yarn.  Embroidery mouth with black thread or yarn.  Tie black yarn on tips of fingers and toes.  If you wish, you may sew his hands onto Scrat's Acorn.




Scrat belongs to his original creators and the acorn belongs to Scrat. (But the pattern belongs to me)


75 comments:

  1. This is a really neat scrat and I like your hand carved scrat too. Guess who?

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  2. I found your blog via pinterest. You make very cute things!

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  5. someone on ravelry found your Scrat for me, and i love him! i'm making him for me, but i know my daughter is going to some how acquire him somehow. heh.

    but, i have a question about making the body. in row 14, you say: sc in first 7st, (ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next 3ch, sk 1) sc in next 3st, sk 1, sc in next 3st, sk 1, sc in next 3st, crochet from (to), sc in last 2st-15

    my question is - do i do it as "(ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next 3ch, sk 1) sc in next 3st, sk 1, sc in next 3st, sk 1, sc in next 3st, (ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next 3ch, sk 1)"?

    if so, that gives me the 15 stitches, and i don't have any more stitches to sc in after that.

    this would result in the "(ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next 3ch, sk 1)" tabs opposite form each other, correct?

    thank you!

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    1. Well, I've already sent you this reply, but it I'm not sure if you got it. So from now on I will reply on my blog instead of by Gmail.

      Alright, let's see. Basically what I did with the (ch 5...) was I was trying to make Scrat's fluff on his cheeks. But after I was done his body, I didn't like how it looked. So I made other ones separate from his body and put it over the first ones I made. So basically, I just used the (ch 5...) as stuffing for the other cheeks. So you actually don't really need to do the (ch 5..) at all.



      So- yes, you do do (ch 5..) again when I said do ( to ). Oh, I see what you're saying. If you follow my instructions, you would need 22st, but you only have 18. So that means I have 4 st over what I need. I think what I did, is I put (sc in next 3st, sk 1) twice by accident. So if I'm not mistaken, if I delete that, I should have the correct number of sts.



      Thank you for pointing that out! Please let me know if that fixed your problem.

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    2. i just skipped the whole ch-5 part and worked around with 15 stitches, is all. thanks for replying.

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  6. http://cute-amigurumi.blogspot.nl/#!/p/fotos.html I made him to... A year ago. And didnot write the pattern down. So like yours to...
    Ami fan

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  7. Waouu ! Really great ! I'm a huge scrat fan too...I have to translate your tuto in french before...and after...I 'm going to try to crochet it !!!! Merci mille fois ! :))Virginie from Paris

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  8. This tutorial is great! My only problem is that i need to translate it al.
    Could you please send me the full terms for:

    sk
    chs

    Thank you so much!

    Judith

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    1. Sk= skip 1 st


      Chs= Chains


      That happens to me all the time, too. I hope you can finish translating and make Scrat!


      Thanks!

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  9. Marie ilvjesus@stovesfamily.usMarch 25, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    I'm having trouble with the nose,head,body on row 15 it says to skip chains. but the second chain is not lining up and also is single crocheted so it is 'thicker' than the other chain. are these eyelids? or did I mess up someplace?

    Also, do you have the directions for the acorn?

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    1. Marie, I actually did send you a reply afew months ago through Gmail, but I'm not sure if you got it.

      I think I fixed the problem, but if it still doesn't line up I may have to make another Scrat so I can perfect the pattern.

      Those things are the little tuffs of fur that stick out from his cheeks. (look up at my reply to Caren to learn more about them) And yes, I have the pattern for his acorn on my blog as well.

      Let me know if you are still having problems.

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  10. Thank you Thank you for this wonderful pattern, I know so many people that will wanting a Scrat. I had better get started.Thank you for sharing.

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  11. The Scrat is adorable, but I'm having trouble with the pattern as written. Have there been updates and corrections to make the pattern easier to complete?

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    1. I believe so. If you still have problems with the pattern, let me know your specific problem so I can help you out more.

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  12. i have a problem too,i don't understand the 14th and 15th row can you explain it please?when i make 14 row i have something like rabbit's ears.how it has to be there?

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  13. I have problems in rows 14th and 15th, I don't understand , could somebody help me?

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    1. Don't worry, Roser, I have had MANY people having problems with those exact rows. My reply to Caren (above) explains my reasons for making rows 14 and 15 so confusing. I hope that helps you.

      If you have any more problems let me know.

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  14. Where can I found pattern for the acorn?

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    1. I made his acorn in December right before I made Scrat. So, I have the written pattern for Scrat's acorn here on my blog as well as Scrat.

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  15. Awesome! I've been looking for an ice age related pattern.

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  16. Sehr schön,ich werde es sicher auch versuchen so einen kleinen verrückten Kerl zu häkeln.Danke für die Anleitung

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  17. do u happen to have the crochet pattern for the acorn to make the pattern the set together ty

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    1. Yes, I do. It is on my blog as well. (I posted it before Scrat)

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  18. No se si me podrian ayudar,yo quisiera hacer un scrat y me gusta el vuestro, pero no entiendo vuestro patron, podriais traducirmelo? gracias

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  19. Hi,

    Would you, please, explain what does sc2tog mean?
    Thanks

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  20. It means single crochet 2 together, but I prefer to simply skip 1, then sc in next st.

    Hope that helps!

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  21. I am spanish but i found your blog and your patterns are very easy to follow, thanks for sharing!!
    Your creations are great, you are an artist!
    Eva

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  22. Hi !
    Thank you very much for this very neat pattern !!
    Here is my scrat ! http://ahooka.canalblog.com/archives/2014/01/23/29026559.html

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  23. hello rebekah :) ty for the scrat pattern, i love him. but i stuck on row 19, maybe i understand something wrong...

    when i start this row, i have 17 stitches, 2 together-2 times, then 5sc, 2sc in the next, sc in last 7... after this i have only 16 sc and not 18 :(

    what did i wrong?

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  24. You're right, there should only be 16st. Thank you for pointing that out! I think I fixed it, but if you have any more problems please let me know.

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  25. Thank you so much for the pattern, lovely site;-)

    Grzzz Willemina.

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  26. Qualcuno può aiutarmi ad avere la traduzione in italiano? Ci ringrazio in anticipo letizia

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  27. Adoro questo personaggio ma purtroppo ho difficoltà a realizzare il lavoro perché non riesco a tradurre bene la spiegazione in italiano. Qualcuno può aiutarmi? Grazie

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  28. This is awesome - but I'm confused as to what the abbreviation "FLO" in row 16 means? Can you help please?

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  29. It means Front Loops Only, which means you only crochet in the Front Loops.

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  30. Hi Rebekah

    I’m writing you to ask permission to translate your crochet pattern ”Scrat the Squirrel” into Danish.

    On my blog, I translate a lot of English language patterns into Danish because we do not have a lot of nice patterns ourselves and most Danish women does not understand English patterns.

    I do always give full credit and link to both the original pattern and the designer.

    Please let me know if you will grant me the permission to translate.

    You are welcome to look in on my blog: www.tullemomsemor.dk

    Love from Denmark
    Marianne Topping

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    1. Hello,

      Yes, of course you can. Thank you for asking! If you have any problems, feel free to ask me.

      I hope you like the pattern!

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  31. podrias,por favor explicarme como hacer las piernas y los brazos, no consigo entender las indicaciones, muchas gracias

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  32. perdona de nuevo, lo que no entiendo es.....pb en el primer 2,(ch 3,SLST en el segundo ch, 2slst en el CH,SLST en el sig) 2 veces, 3 cad, SLST en el segundo ch, 2slst en el CH, pb en el ultimo 2st _F/S.... que quiere decir SLST?...muchisimas gracias otra vez

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    1. After you sc (single crochet) in last round, you F/O, which means Fasten Off.

      I hope that answers your problem!

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  33. Are'u working in countinues or joining rounds ?

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    1. I believe you would call it countinues.

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  34. Love Scrat!!!! Thanks for sharing :-)
    One question - Is there any other way to follow your blog other than Google?

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    1. I don't believe so. Maybe I'll look into that...

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  35. Scrat is great! what weight yarn is he in?

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  36. Love Scrat. What weight yarn did you use?

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    1. I used worsted weight 4ply yarn. To be specific, I used (and almost always use) Bernat Super Value yarn and Red Heart Super Saver yarn.

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  37. Great tutorial, many thanks for sharing.

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  38. hi, do u have any photos of how to sew the upper part of the leg to the actual leg?hip i mean?

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    1. No I do not, but all you have to do is first sew the hips onto his sides (you may want to lightly stuff them first), then sew one side of his leg onto the bottom of the hip and the other side onto his body (look at photos for placement ideas)

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  39. Hey Rebekah... I really like this pattern, but I have run into a problem on row 26. Once I get through working the pattern, I have seven stitches left at the end, not six. Should I just sc to the end or what? Thank you for your help. Kathy Landwehr. P.s. my maiden name is Fair.

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    1. Yes, you should sc in 7st, not 6. Thanks for pointing that out. Now let's hope that there will be no more flaws in this pattern.

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    2. Thank you so much! I am anxious to finish this wonderful pattern!

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  41. Thanks for the awesome pattern!
    Found this free pattern for an acorn incase anyone needs it:)

    http://squirrelpicnic.com/2013/08/24/pattern-for-crochet-acorns-and-fantastic-ways-to-use-them/

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  42. Hi Rebekah,

    I’m writing you to ask permission to translate your crochet pattern ”Scrat the Squirrel” into Dutch and German. I also give full credit and link to both the original pattern and the designer.

    Please let me know if you will grant me the permission to translate.

    You are welcome to look in on my blog: www.recycleandcreate.com

    Best regards from the Netherlands,
    Mariam from Mariam's Creations recycle and create

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    1. Hello Mariam,

      You have my permission to translate any of my patterns as long as you give me credit like you said. Thank you for asking! I appreciate it.

      Sincerely,
      Rebekah

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  43. Hi Rebekah

    I’m writing you to ask permission to translate your crochet pattern ”Scrat the Squirrel” into both Dutch and German.

    I will give full credit and link to both the original pattern and the designer. Please let me know if you will grant me the permission to translate.

    You are welcome to look in on my blog: www.recycleandcreate.com

    Warm regards,
    Mariam from Mariam’s Creations recycle and create

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  44. I'm finding alot of mistakes in your pattern . I'm sorry . I'm still trying to make him he is very cool looking but we shall see how he turns up . so far his ears point down to the body and looks sad lol

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    1. Sorry about that. Yeah, I had just started crocheting when I made him. If there's anything I can fix just let me know.

      Also, I believe you have his tufts confused with his ears. The ears are actually a separate pattern that you can sew on wherever you want. The things sticking out of the side of his head were originally going to be his tufts, but I didn't like them so I used them as filling for the other tufts I made. I thought I had clarified that in the pattern but I didn't see anything about it. I'll have to fix that.

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    2. Maybe you could fix the pattern so these mistakes are gone. I just started with the pattern and it's very annoying to find these mistakes and come back here to find the solution.

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    3. Maybe you could fix these mistakes in the pattern??

      I just started on the pattern myself and its very annoying to find these mistakes and to come back here to find the solution. A lot of people already pointed out the mistakes and you found the solution, maybe actually incorporate these solution in the pattern?

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  45. love your scrat sorry but i am having a problem w row 15 is this correct or am i doing something wrong every which i tried it comes out different plzzzzzzzzzzz help thank u

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    1. I looked at the pattern and it seems to be correct. Pay close attention to the directions and let me know if and how you're having problems with it and I'll see what I can do.

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  46. hello, my friend found your website, and she love it. But she's french. Is it possible for you to translate in french the pattern? She would be so happy. I'm waiting for your answer, thank you.

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    1. Hi, I'm sorry but I am currently unable to translate my patterns. There is a translate button at the top/right of this page, but I'm pretty sure that doesn't translate the crochet terms. There are also several conversion charts online. Sorry again!

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  47. Hi, I love the pattern for Skrat. I made him the first time back in May 2013. I had my computer crash a while back and have been going around the web to find patterns I lost in the crash. I wanted to say that I had no trouble making him with your pattern before and do not look to have any problems this time. I have been doing crochet for many, many years though (heading for 70 yrs old) so that could be the reason. Thanks for a great pattern.

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  48. In row 15 it says to sk chs but it say how many to skip can u tell me how many thx

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  49. Hello Rebecah,
    my name is Jessica and I'm an enthusiastic german crocheting woman. A few months ago, I started my own blog, on which I post normal posts, but also my own patterns for free. Since I already crochet scrat after a pattern of yours and really love it, I want to ask you, if I could translate your patterns and post them on my blog. Of course I will link your original pattern as well as the notice, that you are the creator of them.
    I want to translate them, because there are just a few numbers of good german patterns on the internet and a lot of germans have their difficulties with english.

    I would appreciate a positive feedback of yours.

    Yours sincerely,
    Jessica Blacha alias YarnYessi

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  50. Hello Rebecah,
    my name is Jessica and I'm an enthusiastic german crocheting woman. A few months ago, I started my own blog, on which I post normal posts, but also my own patterns for free. Since I already crochet srcat after a pattern of yours and really love it, I want to ask you, if I could translate the patterns and post them on my blog. Of course I will link your original patterns as well as the notice, that you are the creator of them.
    I want to translate them, because there are just a few numbers of good german patterns on the internet and a lot of germans have their difficulties with english.

    I would appreciate a positive feedback of yours.

    Yours sincerely,
    Jessica Blacha alias YarnYessi

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  51. Hi Rebecca,

    Thanks a lot for this wonderful pattern! I've a question about fastening of the dirrerent body parts. I'm dutch, and don't know exactly what you mean. Do you close the gap, orjust fasten of as it is?
    I hope you understand what i mean.
    Thank you!

    Kind regards,

    Niniane

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  52. I've just found this pattern. I've been at a loss as to what to give my brother for years, and he's got many mass-produced Scrat toys, collected over the years. I'd love to make this for him. He's turned out gorgeous for you.

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