Why do I have different price points? I know that some people can't afford to spend a lot of money, which is why I started using the Pay What You Can system where you can choose to pay the full price, 75% or 50% of the price. PayHip and Ravelry make it possible to implement this system but Love Crafts and Ribblr do not, which is why I have set up an initial discount price of 5 Euro until the end of February. Choosing a platform to buy from: 1. Do not use Ravelry if you have a history of migraine and/or epilepsy, or if your eyes strain easily, since they still have not corrected the layout issues on their site. So, if you can't use Ravelry but want to use Pay What You Can use PayHip. 2. PayHip is a very easy to use sales platform. When you pay for your pattern you can adjust the amount, if you feel that you would like to pay more for the pattern. You need a PayPal account to buy through PayHip. 3. LoveCrafts is an online shop that sells craft supplies as well as patterns for downloading and you can use PayPal, Master or VISA cards as well as Klarna to make purchase. 4. Ribblr is a fairly new pattern platform and I quite like it because it is very interactive. The downside is that you will have to open a Swipe account to buy from Ribblr. Opening an account with Swipe is very easy and straight forward though, the service is similar to PayPal, however Swipe links directly to your bank account, so you are basically doing a money transfer through Swipe. But now a bit about the pattern: Ruby is a loving rhino looking for a new friend.
The pattern is available in US and UK terminology and is easy to intermediate. She is worked in the traditional amigurumi method, consisting of single crochet stitches as well as increases and decreases.
Here's a look at the terms I use.
blp(s) - back loop(s)
ch(s) - chain(s)
ch-sp(s) - chain space(s)
ea - each
flp(s) - front loop
fsc - foundation single crochet
hk - hook
inc - increase
inc-3 - increase three
invd - invisible decrease
invd-3 - invisible decrease three
ins - insert
inc - increase
lp(s) - loop
rep - repeat
sc - singe crochet
slst(s) - slip stitch(es)
st(s) - stitch(es)
yo - yarn over hook
You will need 4 balls of Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in Slate Grey, Colour 406 (125m/50g). If you cannot buy Paintbox Yarns where you are look for a natural cotton yarn with a similar meterage to the one supplied above. Alternatively you could use acrylic or an acrylic cotton blend. I don't suggest using wool for amigurumi since it could stretch.
Hooks and Notions you will need to make Ruby are as follows:
3mm crochet hook, or appropriate size for correct tension
One pair of black 12mm safety eyes
Black and red yarn remnants
One large red heart button (3cm from top to bottom)
A piece of cardboard or a thin piece of plastic, such as an ice cream container lid, cut into 4 circles with a 5.5cm-6cm diameter
Ruby is 35cm, from the tip of the ears to the bottom of the feet. Her body is 24cm long and her legs are 14cm long.
Enjoy making Ruby and please share your progress and finished Ruby's on Instagram with the hashtag #RubyTheRhino.