Most creatures can be made using the basic bean shape. I’ve written out some bean-bases to help you create something new!

It’s very useful to learn how different choices impact the size and shape of your work, so while I have given you 3 sizes of a bean-base here it might be good to play around with them. Adding more rows in the sc all around section makes it longer, adding rows of sc between your increase or decrease rows makes it more pointy, a well placed bobble stitch can become an ear/snout/leg ect. Colour switches and embroidery can add a lot to your design as well.

Experimentation is key to learning, if it doesn’t work out how you like you can always frog your piece.

Small bean 

1. Mc 6

2. Inc *6 (12)

3. Inc, sc *6 (18)

4. Inc, 2sc *6 (24)

5-12. Sc all around (8 rounds)

13. Dec, 2sc *6 (18)

14. Dec, sc *6 (12)

15. Dec *6 (6) 

Slipstich closed, sew up any remaining butt-gap

Medium bean

1. Mc 6

2. Inc *6 (12)

3. Inc, sc *6 (18)

4. Inc, 2sc *6 (24)

5. Inc, 3sc *6 (30)

6. Inc, 4sc *6 (36)

7-20. Sc all around (14 rounds)

21. Dec, 4sc *6 (30)

22. Dec 3sc * (24)

23. Dec, 2sc *6 (18)

24. Dec, sc *6 (12)

25. Dec *6 (6) 

Slipstich closed, sew up any remaining butt-gap

Big bean

1. Mc 8

2. Inc *8 (16)

3. Inc, sc *8 (24)

4. Inc, 2sc *8 (32)

5. Inc, 3sc *8 (40)

6. Inc, 4sc *8 (48)

7-24. Sc all around (18 rounds)

25. Dec, 4sc *8 (40)

26. Dec 3sc *8 (32)

27. Dec, 2sc *8 (24)

28. Dec, sc *8 (16)

29. Dec *8 (8) 

For references as to how you could turn these into plushies
Perry uses the small bean from this list

Another plushie, whose pattern will be out eventually, is Bobbie the Sloth, he uses a version of the big bean!

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