Getting into the Olympic Spirit

In honor of the Olympics, I decided that it was perfectly appropriate to crochet an Olympic torch. So I did!

Here is the pattern:

Mini Olympic Torch Pattern
by Emi Karydes

Materials:
Small amounts of yellow (flame) and dark grey (torch) yarn
G crochet hook
Stuffing
Tapestry needle

Notes:
–For front/back post single crochet, it’s best to look up a tutorial video. It’s a bit confusing to explain in writing. ^_^

Flame:
I) Chain 2, single crochet 3 into first stitch
Sc 3 around
Increase around (6)
Sc around
*Sc 1, inc* around (9)
Sc 4, decrease 2, sc 1 (7)
Sc 1, inc, sc 5 (8)
Sc 2
Cut yarn, leave medium length tail

II) Chain 2, single crochet 3 into first stitch
Sc 3 around
Increase around (6)
Sc around
*Sc 1, inc* around (9)
Sc around
*Sc 2, inc* around (12)
Sc around
Dec 2, sc 2, inc 2, sc 2 (11)
Sc around

Attaching the two parts:
Sc 7 (from II), sc 8 (around the base of I), sc 5 (from II) (20)
Sew up any gap between the two
Sc around 2 times
*Sc 3, dec* around (16)
*Sc 2, dec* around (12)
Cut yarn

Base:
Chain 2, single crochet 3 into first stitch
Sc 3 around
Increase around (6)
Sc around 2 rows
*Sc 1, inc* around (9)
Sc 3 rows
*Sc 2, inc* around (12)
Sc 2 rows
*Sc 3, inc* around (15)
Sc 1 row
*Sc 4, inc* around (18)
Sc 1 row
[*Front post single crochet, back post single crochet* around for 2 rows (makes nice decorative pattern)
OR sc 2 rows]
Sc 1 row
*Sc 5, inc* around (21)
Sc around
Cut yarn, leaving tail to sew with

Stuff the top, gently stuff the bottom, sew the top inside the bottom 2 rows in from the edge, keep stuffing the bottom as you go.
Sing the Olympic theme song to yourself as you hold your Olympic torch aloft!
*Dun, dun, dun dun dun dun dun, dun dun dun dunna dundundundundundundun!*

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2 comments

  1. Nailya · August 1, 2012

    Hi! This is cute! I made a crochet Olympic torch too. I am not that good at creating patterns though. Come look at it, let me know what you think.

    • Em1k0 · August 1, 2012

      Thanks! Writing patterns isn’t too hard, as long as you are writing it down as you go. Trying to write it down after can be tricky! If you send me your pattern, I’ll definitely take a look. ^_^

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