Craft cravings

I’m attending a crochet course on craftsy.com called “Amigurumi: Design your own monster" with Stacy Trock, which is just perfect for me. I was feeling a bit frustrated with patterns but didn’t have the courage to go ahead and do my own designs. I had to just jump in and try out my very first own design, and below you can see the pattern.
You can also see my sketch with some scribbles (besides those that the baby made ;) that totally makes sense if you attend Stacy’s course - it’s (almost) a copy of her brilliant shorthand notes she uses in her design work. They could be used as patterns too for simple designs :)
I totally recommend the course if you know how to crochet and want to try out your own amigurumi.

Hexapod - six legged creature

I usually start with a magic ring, not mentioned below. You’ll have to google that ;)
Crochet in back loop only if you want the same look as these.

Legs
Make 6 in same as body color or different colors.

Round 1: Sc 6 (6 sts).
Round 2: Sc twice in each st (12 sts).
Round 3: *Sc twice in next st, sc in next st; repeat from * 5 more times (18 sts).
Round 4: *Sc2tog, sc in next st; repeat from * 5 more times (12 sts).
Rounds 5-8: Sc in each st. Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Eyeballs
Crochet first round in eye color of your choice, then switch to white.

Round 1: Sc 6 (6 sts).
Round 2: switch to white and sc twice in each st (12 sts).
Round 3: *Sc twice in next st, sc in next st; repeat from * 5 more times (18 sts).
Round 4: Sc in each st. Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Body

Round 1: Sc 6 times (6 sts).
Round 2: Sc twice in each st (12 sts).
Round 3: *Sc twice in next st, sc in next st; repeat from * 5 more times (18 sts).
Round 4: *Sc twice in next st, sc in next 2 sts; repeat from * 5 more times (24 sts).
Round 5: *Sc twice in next st, sc in next 3 sts; repeat from * 5 more times (30 sts).
Round 6: *Sc twice in next st, sc in next 4 sts; repeat from * 5 more times (36 sts).
Round 7: *Sc twice in next st, sc in next 5 sts; repeat from * 5 more times (42 sts).
Round 8: *Sc twice in next st, sc in next 6 sts; repeat from * 5 more times (48 sts).
Round 9: *Sc twice in next st, sc in next 7 sts; repeat from * 5 more times (54 sts).
Round 10: *Sc twice in next st, sc in next 8 sts; repeat from * 5 more times (60 sts).
Rounds 11–20: Sc in each st.
Round 21: *Sc2tog, sc in next 8 sts; repeat from * 5 more times (54 sts).
Round 22: *Sc2tog, sc in next 7 sts; repeat from * 5 more times (48 sts).
Rounds 23–24: Sc in each st.

Stuff the body and continue.

Round 25: *Sc2tog, sc in next 6 sts; repeat from * 5 more times (42 sts).
Round 26: *Sc2tog, sc in next 5 sts; repeat from * 5 more times (36 sts).
Rounds 27–28: Sc in each st.
Round 29: *Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts; repeat from * 5 more times (30 sts).
Round 30: *Sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts; repeat from * 5 more times (24 sts).
Round 31: *Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts; repeat from * 5 more times (18 sts).
Round 32: *Sc2tog, sc in next 1 sts; repeat from * 5 more times (12 sts).
Round 33: *Sc2tog, repeat from * 5 more times (6 sts).
Round 34: End with a sc2tog in next st and 4th st, fasten off and hide the end thread.

Stuff the legs and attach to the body evenly about five rows above the last, fasten off and hide the thread.
Stuff the eyes and attach above two legs, fasten and hide.

Tada!

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