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{ Ulises, the Robot }

This is Ulises, a robot based on a drawing by my eldest son, Iñaki. He has many purposes, all of them extremely useful. He can sharpen pencils and find socks that have lost their fellow companions. He can make untie-able knots on sneaker laces and tidy up toys when mom shouts "Go clean your room NOW!". He can also inflate rugby balls and bicycle tires. But the best thing is that he needs no batteries. Just a lot of love!

Here's its pattern, so that you can crochet one at home!

Materials:
- Crochet hook 3.00
- 100% cotton yarn for a 3.00 crochet hook (three colors needed)
- A pair of safety ejes
- Tapestry needle
- Soft stuffing like polyfiber fill

Abbreviations
st = stitch
ch = chain stitch
slst = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
increase = 2 sc in one same st
decrease = 1 sc joining 2 stitches

Ready?
Note: Ulises measures 15 cm approximately. Of course should you use a different yarn calling, measures will vary.

Body
(Start with the color of his head. See the photos. I used a creamy-colored yarn…)
1. Start with a magic ring of 6 sc
2. Crochet *2 sc in each st*, repeat * (12)
3. Crochet *1 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (18)
4. Crochet *2 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (24)
5. Crochet *3 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (30)
6. Crochet *4 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (36)
7. Crochet *5 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (42)
8. Crochet *6 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (48)
9. to 16. Crochet 48 sc
17. Change to the color of the strip  (I used green) and, only through back loops, crochet 48 sc
18. Crochet 48 sc
19. Change to the color of the body (I used a petroleum bleu) and, only through back loops, crochet 48 sc
(Place safety eyes...)
20. to 34. Crochet 48 sc
Close and break the yarn.

Base of the body
(Using the color you chose for the body. I used petroleum blue…)
1. Start with a magic ring of 6 sc
2. Crochet *2 sc in each st*, repeat * (12)
3. Crochet *1 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (18)
4. Crochet *2 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (24)
5. Crochet *3 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (30)
6. Crochet *4 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (36)
7. Crochet *5 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (42)
8. Crochet *6 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (48)
Do not close or break the yarn!!!!!
Stuff the body of your robot. Turn it head down and place the base on top of the opening, as a lid. Join the base to the body, to close it, crocheting a round of 48 sc, joining one stitch of the base with the corresponding one of the body. Before closing it completely, stuff it a bit more.

Small button
(Using the color you chose for the head. I used a creamy-colored yarn…)
Make a magic ring of 8 sc. 
Close with a slst and break the yarn, leaving a long tail to sew it to the body.

Big button
(Using the color you chose for the head. I used a creamy-colored yarn…)
1. Magic ring of 6 sc
2. Crochet *2 sc in each st*, repeat * (12)
Close with a slst and break the yarn, leaving a long tail to sew it to the body.

Antennae
(Make two. Use the color of the body strip. I used green...)
1. Chain 2. In the 2nd chain from hook, crochet 4 sc.
2 . Crochet *2 sc in each st*, repeat * (8)
3. to 7. Crochet 8 sc
Close with a slst and break the yarn, leaving a long tail to sew them to the head.

Arms
(Make two. Use the color of the body strip. I used green...)
1. Magic ring of 6 sc
2. Crochet *2 sc in each st*, repeat * (12)
3. to 9. Crochet 12 sc
(Stuff the arms...)
10. Flatten the opening with your fingers and join both opposing sides with 6 sc, to close it.
Break the yarn leaving a long tail to sew them to the body.

Little legs
(Make three. Use the color of the body strip. I used green...)
1. Chain 2. In the 2nd chain from hook, crochet 4 sc.
2 . Crochet *2 sc in each st*, repeat * (8)
3. to 5. Crochet 8 sc
Close with a slst and break the yarn, leaving a long tail to sew them to the base of the body.
Assembly
- Sew the buttons to the body. The small one, on top, and the larger one, below.
- Sew the arms to the sides of the body.
- Stuff the antennae a bit and sew them to the head.
- Stuff the little legs and sew them to the base of the body.
That's it!!! You are done!!!! Congratulations!!

© 2016 - Ulises, the Robot, is a design by Carla Mitrani for {Amour Fou} – All rights reserved. This pattern is for personal use ONLY. This pattern or parts of it must not be reproduced or published (printed or online), altered, resold or used for commercial purposes without authorization. You can neither reproduce, publish, alter, sell or use for commercial purposes FINISHED DOLLS made with this pattern without authorization. Thank you!