Floppy Disk Cuddle Buddy

It’s my turn for the CAL Central Softie CAL and I have been wracking my brain to come up with something cool. While I initially was drawn to bring you another cute and snuggly animal, I spotted a Floppy Disk Coaster sewing pattern on Pinterest that I planned to make, and it hit me: that would be such a cute softie!!! So, here we are!

Anybody still have these disks kicking around? I bet if I dig deep enough into some boxes and totes, I’d find a few… not that I have any way to access the files anymore. LOL!


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I had kind of an obsession with them as a kid. I don’t know what it was about them, but I thought they were so cool and I wanted to have a bunch in every color.

So, I suppose it’s only fitting that I have a giant one to snuggle with now. Ha!

About this CAL

Every Monday from April 1 through June 3, 2019, we’ll share a free crochet pattern for a softie! You can make fun softie projects to keep, for gifts, or to donate to charity while chatting with other crocheters in the CAL group and sharing your projects to win giveaway prizes! Find all the details about the CAL and giveaway HERE.

What do you think? Do you like it? Keep reading to make your own.

Materials

Super Bulky Weight Yarn (#6)

  • Disk Color (A) [5 oz / 210 yds]
  • White (B) [2 oz / 42 yds]
  • Gray (C) [1 oz / 21 yds]
  • Pink (D) [Scraps]

L/11/8.00mm Crochet Hook
15mm Safety Eyes
Fairfield Poly-fil
Scissors

Gauge

Not important for this project

Finished Measurements

12″ x 12″

Stitch Guide

arnd = around
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
sl st(s) = slip stitch(es)
st(s) = stitch(es)
YO = Yarn Over

Skill Level

Easy

Written in U.S. Terms

>>Looking for other uses for Super Bulky Weight (#6) yarn? Check out my whole line of Character Baskets

It would also be great for my Nautical BasketFlamingo Friend, and Bird Baskets.

Notes

  • Beginning chains do not count as stitches
  • Bernat Blanket yarn was used for this Cuddle Buddy

Instructions

BASE
With Color A,
R1. 
Ch 31, sc down one side of ch, turn, and sc down opposite side of ch, do not join or chain here or throughout (60)
R2. Ch 1, sc in each st arnd (60) 
R3-28. Repeat R2
>>Stuff firmly (do not overstuff) and then Sew closed.

LABEL
With Color B,
R1. Ch 23, sc in back bump of 2nd ch and across, turn (22)
R2. Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn (22)
R3-23. Repeat R2; Fasten at the end of R23.

SHUTTER
With Color C,

R1. Ch 17, sc in back bump of 2nd ch and across, turn (16)
R2. Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn (16)
R3-10. Repeat R2
R11. Ch 1, dc in 1st st, ch 4, skip 4, dc x 6, ch 4, skip 4, dc in last, turn (8 dc, 8 skipped sts)
R12. Ch 1, sc in dc, 4 sc in ch-4 space, sc x 6, 4 sc in ch-4 space, sc in dc, turn (16)
R13. Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn (16)
R14. sl st in the end of each row and in each st arnd the outside, sl st to 1st sl st; Fasten.

CHEEKS (Make 2)
With Color D,
R1.
Make magic ring, ch 1, 6 sc in ring; Fasten. (6)

Finishing

  • Insert safety eyes between rows 6 & 7 (from the bottom) of label, leaving approximately 10 sts between them.
  • Attach cheeks to label, underneath the eyes, over rows 3 & 4, leaving approximately 12 sts between them.
  • Attach mouth to label over rows 2-4 (from the bottom). I used the embroidery chain stitch, but you could also chain 8 and then glue that to the front.
  • Attach label to the front of the disk, lining the bottom edge up with round 12 of the disk and folding down over the top & back.
  • Attach shutter to bottom of the disk, lining the top edge up with round 8 of the disk and folding it round the bottom and onto the back side.
  • Hide any loose tails.

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