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This year’s teacher’s presents included fabric and yarn decorative sailboats. For the fabric ones, I first drew the outlines I wanted on a paper, and used that to cut out the fabric. For the crochet ones I used the following pattern.

Materials: You will need a 2.5 mm crochet hook and suitable weight cotton yarn. Fibrefill stuffing and a tapestry needle. Garnish with optional buttons.

blue sail

Abbreviations:

ch: chain

sc: single crochet

sc2tog: single crochet 2 together (decrease)

st(s): stitch(es)

For the sail:

Work in continuous rounds, use a stitch marker to keep track off your rounds.

Round 1: In magic ring work 6 sc. (6 st).

Round 2:  2 sc in each st around. (12 sts).

Round 3: *1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st*, repeat from * to * until the end of the round. (18 sts).

Round 4: *1 sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st*, repeat from * to * until the end of the round. (24 sts).

Rounds 5 – 8: 1 sc in each st around. (24 sts).

Round 9: *1 sc in next 11 sts. (11 sts).

Round 10: Skip the next 13 sts, work 1 sc in the first st of the previous round and 1 sc in the next 10 sts. (11 sts).

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Round 11:  1 sc in the next 11 sts. (11 sts).

Round 12: *sc2tog ,1 sc in next st*, repeat from * to * 2 more times, sc2tog. (7 sts).

Round 13: *1 sc in next st, sc2tog *, repeat from * to * 1 more time, 1 sc in the next st. (5 sts). Fasten off, use tail to sew hole closed.

For the other side of the sail, attach new yarn in the first free st (see picture).

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Round 14:  1 sc in the next 11 sts. (11 sts).

Round 15: Work 1 sc in the first st of the previous round and 1 sc in the next 10 sts. (11 sts).

Rounds 16 – 17: 1 sc in each st around. (11 sts).

Round 18: *sc2tog ,1 sc in next st*, repeat from * to * 2 more times, sc2tog. (7 sts).

Round 19: *1 sc in next st, sc2tog *, repeat from * to * 1 more time, 1 sc in the next st. (5 sts). Fasten off, use tail to sew hole closed.

Use the opening in the middle to stuff with fibrefill and then sew it closed.

boat

For the boat:

Work in continuous rounds, use a stitch marker to keep track off your rounds.

Ch 11.

Round 1: 1 sc in the next 9 sts, 3 sc in the last st of the ch, turn and work on the opposite side of the chain. Work 1 sc in the next 8 sts and 2 sc in the last st. (22 sts).

Round 2: *1 sc in the next 10 sts, 2sc in the next*, repeat from * to * one more time. (24 sts).

Rounds 3 – 4: 1 sc in each st around. (24 sts).

Round 5: *1 sc in the next 10 sts, 2 sc in the next*, repeat from * to * one more time. (28 sts).

Round 6: 1 sc in each sts around. (28 sts). Fasten off, leave long tail for sewing. Stuff the boat with fiberfill and stitch close the open side.

Attach the sail to the boat with a couple of  stitches. Use buttons for embellishment and attach some yarn in the sail so you can hang it.

red sail

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