Do you say possum or opossum?
“The ‘O’ is silent, I think,” suggests Mike.
Or we can say, “possum, o-possum” all poetic-like. Which reminds me of the wonderful voice-acting of William Shatner in Over the Hedge as Ozzie the possum, especially in the “Rosebud” scene.
Here’s the 10th (!!) pattern of our 12 Days of Woodland Creatures project! A possum!
Worsted weight yarn in white, grey and pink
3.5 mm hook
2 small beads for eyes
Needle and thread for sewing and embroidering
Round 1: With white, 4 sc in magic ring, join in first sc.
Round 2: ch 1, *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc*, repeat from * to * around, join in first sc.
Round 3–4: repeat round 2.
Round 5–6: ch 1, 1 sc in each sc around, join in first sc.
Round 7 (ears):
Change to grey, fasten off white, press head flat so that the working loop on the hook is on the right top corner of head. So there would be 1 stitch at each corner of head, and 6 stitches in between on both sides (14 stitches around altogether). Crochet through both layers of head.
ch 2, hdc in next sc through both layers, ch 2, sl st in same st as the hdc, sc in next sc, skip next sc, 3 sc in the stitch directly below next sc (in the row below), sc in next sc, sl st in next sc, ch 2, hdc in last sc, ch 2, sl st in last sc, fasten off, weave in ends.
Round 1: With grey, 6 sc in magic ring, do not join.
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around, do not join (12 sc).
Continue making 1 sc in each sc around until piece is 1″ tall.
Next row: *1 sc in next sc, 2 sc tog over next 2 sc*, repeat from * to * 3 more times.
1 sc in each sc around until piece is 1.75″ tall. Fasten off, leave tail for sewing.
With pink, ch 12, sl st in second ch from hook, sl st in each ch to end, fasten off, leave tail for sewing.
Embroider nose with pink yarn. Sew on eyes. *Tip: insert sewing/embroidering needles from the lower (or chin) part in the back of the head and tie off threads/yarn there, because it will be covered by the neck part of the body when it’s attached to the head.
Attach body to lower part of the head on the back of the head.
Attach tail to lower bottom of body.
Possum is wishing everyone a very happy week! :D