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Clown Pattern

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Crochet hooks: size G and I (aluminum)

1 skein colorful variegated 4 ply yarn (4 oz. Red Heart "Kids" crayon color)

Small amount of white yarn for head, red for embroidering mouth, blue for embroidering eyes, orange for hair.

2oz. contrasting color for ruffle on hat and neck,

6 l .5"pompoms (for 2 hands, 2 feet and 1 on hat, and one cut down for nose) purchased

One plastic clown head (about 3" long) or make head according to pattern below




With size I hook, Ch 77

Row 1: 3Dc in 2 nd ch, 3 dc in each chain across (74 times), sc in first ch of ch 77, ch 1, turn.

Row 2: 3 Dc in each stitch for 50 stitches, and 3sc in last 25 dc of 74. Fasten off.

Face dc twists away from you, (about 15 -this is leg). Twist remaining sc twists so they go or twist back in the direction of the leg (this is arm).



Legs : Ch 74 with size I hook. 3Dc in 2 nd ch, then 3 dc in each chain across (72).

Ch 1, sc in first ch of ch 74, ch 1 turn.

3 DC in each stitch across and sc in last ch of 74 ch. Fasten off.

Twist and fold in middle.

Arms : Ch 54

Row 1 3 DC in 2 nd ch and in each ch, sc in last ch, ch 1 turn.

Row 2: Sc 3 times in each dc. Fasten off.

Twist and fold in middle.

HEAD : (Or use plastic head)

With white and size I hook, ch 4; join with sl st in first ch to form ring

Rnd 1: work 6 sc in ring. Use marker to mark end of each round.

Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each sc (12 sc)

Rnd 3: Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next st (6 times) (18 st)

Rnd 4: Sc in each of next 2 st, 2 sc in next sc k (6 times) (24 st)

Rnd 5-13: Sc in each sc (24)

Rnd 14: Sc in each on next 2 st, sc dec over next 2 sc (6 times) (18 st)

Rnd 15: Sc in next sc, sc dec over next 2 st (6 times) (12 st)

Rnd 16: Sc dc over the next 2 st 6 times (6 st). Fasten off leaving a 12" tail for sewing.


With size G hook ch 2l

Row 1: Ch 1, turn, sc in 2 nd sc and each sc across row, ch l turn.

Row 2: Sc in 10 sc's working in front loops only now and throughout hat. Ch 1, turn.

Row 3: Sc in 10 sc's, ch l, turn.

Row 4: Sc in 20 sc's, (last 10 are on Row 1)ch 1, turn

Row 5: Sc in 20 sc's, ch 1, turn.

Row 6-17: Repeat Row 2-5 (4 times)

Row 18: Sc in 10 sc's working in front loops only, ch 1, turn.

Row 19: Sc in 10 sc's, ch 1, turn, put sides together (This is the Row on matching up with Row 19) and sc, slip stitch or sew sides together in each sc.

Attach white or yellow yarn (or a contrasting color for ruffle) at back with size I hook, 4 dc in same stitch and 4 dc in each upright rib around. Joint to first dc and fasten off.

NECK RUFFLE : Ruffle may be one color, or each round a different color or variegated.

With size G hook ch 14

Row 1: Sc in 2 nd ch from hook and sc in each ch across, ch 1 turn. (13 sc)

Row 2: With size I, 3 dc in each chain across, ch 2 turn.

Row 3: Dc in each sc across,

Optional Row 4: ch 1 turn 1 sc in each stitch around. Fasten off.


Row 1: With size I hook, ch 25, dc in 2 rd st from end and in each ch across, ch 2

Row 2: Dc in each st using front loop only.

Row 3: DC in each dc using back loop only

Row 4: Repeat row 2

Row 5: Repeat row 3

Row 6: Dc in first 4 st., ch 2, turn, Dc in 4 st, ch2 turn dc in 4 st (Front of vest made)

Skip next 4 st, attach yarn, ch 2, dc in next 9 sts, ch 2, turn, dc in each st, ch 2

turn dc in each st. Fasten off (Back of vest)

Skip next 4 st, ch 2, dc in 4 last 4 sts, ch 2 turn, dc in 4 st, ch 2 turn dc in 4 st.

Fasten off leaving yarn for sewing. (Other front of vest) (Makes 8 rows on


Sew shoulder together. Starting in the middle back of the vest, attach yarn and using size G hook, sc around the outside of vest, 3sc in each corner. Sc around arm openings.

HAIR: Make 2-one for each side of head.

With size I hook, using orange yarn, ch 4 and join with sl st in the first ch to form ring.

Rd 1: Work 6 loop sts in ring

Rd 2: Work 2 loop sts in each loop around.


Sew seam on back of hat. Attach pom-pom to top and sew onto head.

Clip one pom-pom to make it smaller and the size you want the nose. Attach to front of head. Embroider on eyes and mouth. Sew hair "tufts" on each side of head.

Fold each twist piece at junction between arm and leg - about 16 th twist (or at center if making alternative pattern. Tie arms and legs together at this fold using double yarn to tie.

Sew to bottom of head.

Attach ruffle around neck, sew up back seam. If necessary, run the yarn around the neck edge of the ruffle and pull tight to make secure.

Tie: Make a tie by twisting 2 or 3 36" strands yarn firmly and folding it on itself after twisted. Hold center and allow to twist together into cord. Tie knot on end. Use to lace front of vest. Adjust length by making a knot and cut off excess.

(If have plastic head: Punch hole in both sides of neck to attach arms and legs. May punch hole in top of head and knot cord and push through to make a cord to hang clown by.)

Attach 1 pompom for each hand and for each foot.