The Tribble

My father says they look like Star Trek Tribbles. If you make yours into a purse you will have people petting your purse (yes, I’m serious.)
I have made MANY of these. VERY easy! This works up extremely quickly. I can make 1 in 2 hours.

for those who need a good pattern…
here is a simple hat pattern.

for the brave: (my 1st time to write down a pattern, so qritiques welcome)

Supplies: 1 skein Lyon Brand Fun Fur. (color of your choice, this one is the green/blue, whites, blacks and browns end up looking the most like tribbles)
K Hook
Tapestry needle (Ball only)
needle and tread (for purse only)

Gauge: 1 stitch per inch
stitches are supposed to be loose. when working the dcs don't put your hook under the "v" just go through the big part in the stitch.
row 1: c6, join to 1st c.
row 2: c3, dc11 in ring.
body of tribble: increase 6 dc every row. it does not have to be exact. when you feel that it is big enough (I usually check to make sure it can fit on my head) stop inc and just put dc even.
continue until your 1 skein runs out of yarn.
yes, use the ENTIRE skein.

Hat: leave it there and you have a hat.
Ball: stuff with fiberfill and run yarn end through the top stitches, cinch and tie off, and you have a ball. to make different size balls increase less and don't used as much of the skein.

Purse: weave ribbon (or a long c of the same or contrasting yarn) through the top row and sew the ends to one of the dc posts and you have a purse.

as a purse it can hold ALOT!! (no I do not normally carry a wii remotes just wanted to show some of what it can hold.) I have carried books in some of them.

I made 32 of the balls in diffrent sizes and diffrent colors for a sculpture project once, I used clear sewing tread to hang them from the ceiling at diffrent heights. when the wind blowed they would sway. It look really neat, but I do not have pictures as this was years ago and I gave away most of them.

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