Mini Clara the Ice Cream Cone

I have a fun little treat (pun might be intended) for everyone today!

 One of the new patterns in my Snack-Sized Softies: Junk Food eBook is a tiny ice cream cone, which is not the first ice cream cone I have designed. My third pattern ever released was the rather silly Clara the Ice Cream Cone "monster". And you should know me by now, I love miniaturizing my patterns! It should not be much of a surprise that when I was originally brainstorming ideas for the eBooks,  I was planning on making the Ice Cream Cone in the style of a Mini Clara the Ice Cream Cone.

There was one major issue, however: this Mini Clara the Ice Cream Cone wouldn’t have fit in with the rest of the Snacks, since I was not planning on giving any of the others arms or legs. So I chose to forego making the Mini version of Clara and left it as a plain old mini ice cream cone to match the other patterns.

I didn’t want to completely give up on a Mini Clara, though, so here is a modification/extension of the ice cream cone pattern to transform it into a smaller version of Clara. Enjoy!

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Yardage Requirement:

(Shown in Vanna's Choice Solids)

  • Color 1: Rose (25 yards)
  • Color 2: Beige (10 yards)

Cone, Scoop, and Ruffle:

Work as directed in the pattern.

Arms (Make 2):

Round 1: With Color 1, SC 6 in Magic Ring— 6 sts

Round 2: (SC 2 in next st) 6 times— 12 sts

Round 3 and 4: SC in each st around—2 rounds

Round 5: (SC2tog, SC in next st) 3 times—9 sts

Fasten off with long tail.

Legs (Make 2):

Round 1: With Color 1, SC 6 in Magic Ring— 6 sts

Round 2: (SC 2 in next st) 6 times— 12 sts

Round 3: SC in each st around

Round 4: (SC2tog, SC in next st) 3 times—9 sts

Fasten off with long tail.

Finishing:

Stuff the cone; start with a small bit in the point and slowly fill the remainder of the cone for the best shape.

Using the tail end, sew the cone to the top of the scoop at round 4. If desired, you could also offset the cone to one side. There is no exact science to sewing on an offset cone, just keep going around in a circle as best as possible.

Lightly stuff the arms and legs.  Flatten the arms and attach to round 8 on either side of the body. Flatten the legs and attach them to round 11, spaced 1 or 2 stitches apart.

With a scrap of black, embroider the eyes at round 8, spaced 3 or 4 stitches apart. Make 4 or 5 vertical stitches for each eye, or as many as needed to make a nice, rounded eye shape. Use another scrap of black to embroider the mouth. I prefer to use stem stitch to get a nice, smooth line but you can easily substitute your favorite embroidery stitch instead.

Weave in any loose ends.

Congratulations on your finished Mini Clara the Ice Cream Cone!

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Posted by Joan on
Thank you, I have Clara and now a cute mini Clara. This added to a happy summer day for me.
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