What the heck! I might as well post the pattern for the Crochet Digger Loader here as I am never going to get around to doing anything about my Etsy account. Have at it, aspiring farm implement crocheters!
For the pattern, click on the link below. For the original post, click here.
Click here for the Crochet Digger Pattern.
Please Read This Before You Download The Pattern:
I have used US Crochet Terminology.
Update: The little light has been left out of the pattern, sorry!
Little Orange Light Pattern
- With orange yarn and working into a magic ring: ch 1, 6 x sc. Continue working around, making the first st of the next round in the first st of this round. (6)
- Sc inc x 6. (12)
- Sc into the back loop only of every st around. (12)
- Sc x 12, working through both loops again from here on out. (12)
- Sc x 12. Ch 1 and bind off. Leave a long tail and sew to the top of the digger. (12)
Linen Stitch Tutorial
The crochet digger is made using the linen stitch, which is basically a mesh of *sc, ch-1, skip 1*. If you have never used the linen stitch, or would like a bit more help on how to make it, please see this photo tutorial.
Working Over the Slip Stitches
I have had some question about working over the slip stitches in this pattern (when making the “arms” and the “scoops/buckets”). Adding, and working over, slip stitches like this creates a very sturdy piece of work that will hold its shape much better.
Below I have included a photo that will hopefully clear up any confusion.
I hope you have fun making, and playing with, your crochet digger loader.