Maidan Activists on Barricades

Crocheted amigurumi toys Maidan activists on barricades

Installation “Maidan Activists on Barricades” is dedicated to all Ukrainians who for the last three months are participating in the national struggle for revival of Ukraine!

Currently we are celebrating a major victory of our people! Although our reality is much more complex than that of small crocheted Maidan activists, we still believe that we will easily overcome any difficulties.

And here is another barricade … :)

Crocheted amigurumi toys Maidan activists on barricades

Everyone who likes the idea, can make a similar installation at home.

For the barricades you can use cotton wool in a transparent pack, which is maximally released of the air. Tires are made of little black scrunchies, black thing on the photo – is just a twisted crocheted phone cover (you can use a piece of cloth), pales – toothpicks, flag – the core of a ballpoint pen with a piece of ribbon from Maidan. If you are away from Ukraine and you do not have such ribbon, you can glue together two pieces of yellow and blue fabric.

Now we consider the main participants. All Maidan activists are crocheted using one simple pattern, only in different colors.

Maidan Activist Pattern

Terminology

Materials: yarn KARTOPU GONCA (100% acrylic, 100 grams, 300 m) in blue, light blue and yellow, 2.1 mm crotchet hook, polyester fiberfill stuffing, small black beads for eyes.

We crochet girls in yellow color and guys in blue and light blue.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6 st)
Rnd 2: inc in each st around (12 st)
Rnd 3: (1 sc, inc)*6 times (18 st)
Rnd 4-8 (5 rows): 18 sc

Then, without cutting the thread, skip 9 stitches and continue to crochet from 10th stitch. A small circle of 9 stitches will be formed. This is will be the first leg.

Rnd 9: 9 sc
Rnd 10: (1 sc, dec)*3 times (6 st), close the hole at the end of the first leg, cut the thread.

Now staff the toy with filler through the hole remaining in place for the second leg. Then attach a new thread and crochet the second leg, similar to first. Not cutting thread, insert it inwards and pull slightly. As a result, at the bottom the leg becomes more flat and you get something like a foot.

Between the legs there can be a pretty big hole remaining. Through it we can add filler, if necessary, and then sew it up with the thread from the second leg. Now hide all threads (when you hide the thread for the first leg, do not forget to also form a flat “foot”).

Now we take a closer look on this hero.

Crocheted amigurumi toys Maidan activist in helmet

All Maidan activists except this one are monochrome. But the blue one is wearing balaclava, so he has an aperture for eyes. We should crochet it in light blue:

Rnd 5-6: begin at 6th stitch, 7 sc with light blue yarn.

Eye-beads are sewn on at the 6th row for all our heroes.

Crocheted amigurumi toys Maidan activists

Bows and ribbons should be created with threads of opposite colors. It’s worth to describe only blue flower on the yellow girl’s head and a yellow helmet of the blue Maidan activist.

Flower

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6 st)
Rnd 2: (2 dc (double crochet) in one st, ss (slip stitch))*3 times, fix the thread.

Helmet

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6 st)
Rnd 2: inc in each st around (12 st)
Rnd 3: (1 sc, inc)*6 times (18 st)
Rnd 4-7 (4 rows): 18 sc

Fix the thread and crochet 16 chains, fix the thread again at the other side of circle, hide the rest of thread. This will be a helmet strap.

And finally, a group photo with the Hamster which is known to be always on the side of Good! :)

Crocheted amigurumi toys Hamster and Maidan activists!

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