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Pattern for Earl Lenmeyer the Flask

I am finally getting around to posting my pattern for Earl Lenmeyer the Flask! Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. (On Ravelry, I am craftyshanna)

Correction (incorporated below):
Round 5 (white): (sc in first four sc, INC {corrected from "dec"}) around (= 15 sc)

If you see any errors in the pattern, please let me know! I'm happy to fix them. This was my first pattern, so it was a bit sketchy. Several people have pointed out problems, so I hope it is now error free - but you never know!

Earl Lenmeyer the Flask

Blue yarn (or color of your choice; any weight; size of flask will vary depending on yarn weight)
White yarn (same weight and preferably same brand as blue)
Size F crochet hook (or size needed for tight crochet
Two plastic safety eyes, googly eyes, or yarn/floss for embroidering eyes
Black embroidery floss
Fiberfill or other stuffing
Stitch marker

Gauge is not important. Finished size will vary depending on yarn weight, hook size, and tightness of crochet

Round 1: Magic Loop (or double ring) 6 stitches in blue or color of choice (or chain 2 and sc 6 times in 2nd chain from hook); place stitch marker. Move stitch marker to last stitch at end of each round.
Round 2: inc in each sc around (= 12 sc)
Round 3: (sc in first sc, inc in next sc) around (= 18 sc)
Round 4: (sc in first two sc, inc in next sc) around (= 24 sc)
Round 5: (sc in first three sc, inc in next sc) around (= 30 sc)
Round 6: (sc in first four sc, inc in next sc) around (= 36 sc)
Round 7: (sc in first five sc, inc in next sc) around (= 42 sc)
Round 8: (sc in first six sc, inc in next sc) around (= 48 sc)
Round 9: sc around in back loops only
Round 10: sc around
Round 11: (sc in first six sc, dec) around (= 42 sc)
Rounds 12 – 13: sc around
Round 14: (sc in first five sc, dec) around (= 36 sc)
Rounds 15 – 17: sc around
Round 18: (sc in first four sc, dec) around (= 30 sc)
Rounds 19 – 20: sc around
Round 21: (sc in first three sc, dec) around (= 24 sc)
Round 22: sc around
Place eyes if using safety eyes.
Round 23: in back loops only (sc in first two sc, dec) around (= 18 sc)
Round 24: (sc in first sc, dec) around (= 12 sc)
Stuff firmly.
Round 25: dec around (= 6 sc)
Pull tightly and finish off.

Round 1: Join white yarn in front loop of first sc of blue Round 23 and sc around (= 24 sc)
**Explanation- Since you only decreased in the back loops of round 23 above, there will still be 24 front loops into which the white can be joined and crocheted.**
Round 2: (sc in first two sc, dec) around (= 18 sc)
Rounds 3 – 4: sc around
Round 5: (sc in first four sc, dec) around (= 15 sc)
Rounds 6 – 10: sc around
Finish off.
Embroider smile and graduations (measurement markings).
Give him a hug!

Edited 3-8-2010 to correct some errors! (Thanks Bookette!)
Edited for clarification 4-26-2011.


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Jan. 19th, 2009 03:03 am (UTC)
during the white part round 5 should i be increasing ? to get the stitches back up to 15
Jan. 19th, 2009 10:54 pm (UTC)
Oops! Looks like it! The people who tested it for me didn't catch that. I'll change it above. Thanks for pointing that out. :)
May. 21st, 2009 02:21 am (UTC)
Hehe very cute. The name is clever too! I can just imagine making a bunch of these in different sizes, each with a different colour solution. Great job!

((found this from napoleana's weloveamigurumi post))
May. 21st, 2009 11:23 am (UTC)
On Ravelry, a couple of people have made beakers to go with their Earl. But I think I like your idea even BETTER! Thanks for the sweet comments. The name was my hubbie's idea. :)
May. 25th, 2009 02:10 am (UTC)
Hehe. As soon as I saw Earl, into my head popped a line of Earls going from smallest to largest, lined up in rainbow formation! If I ever actually execute this idea, I'll be sure to let you know :)
May. 26th, 2009 01:53 am (UTC)
Oooo - Sounds cute! Do it! Do it! Do it!
May. 21st, 2009 03:07 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for the pattern! I found it through Ravelry.
My chemistry major friend just graduated, and I can't wait to give this to her! Your amigurumi is amazing, please keep it up! ^__^
May. 21st, 2009 11:24 am (UTC)
Wow! I'm blushing! Thanks so much for the kind words. I hope she likes her Earl.

BTW, I love your icon! Too cute!
Nov. 11th, 2009 04:58 pm (UTC)
P-20 Pipetman
I just wanted to start by saying your skill is simply amazing, I love looking at all the fun stuff you create. I have a friend who is a scientist who is doing studies on cats and he would just LOVE having Pipetman if the pattern is available. Do you have pipetman pattern on etsy that I might be able to purchase or maybe be willing to email it to me?

Thank you in advance,

Nov. 12th, 2009 06:22 pm (UTC)
Re: P-20 Pipetman
Thanks so much Justin for your kind words! Unfortunately, the P-20 is one of a kind. I didn't write down the pattern as I was making it because there was a lot of ripping out and redoing to get the right shape. If I had a pattern, I'd share it with you! If you have made many amis, you could probably wing it like I did, though. There was a lot of holding it in my hand to see if the shape felt right. If not, I'd back up and make it bigger or smaller to get the right feel. If you decide to go for it and if I can help at all, let me know.

Good luck!
Dec. 9th, 2010 04:29 am (UTC)
Thank you for the amazing pattern! I knew I couldn't be the only person who wanted to crochet a beaker...my Chem major "Secret Santa" is going to love it. I know I do! <3
Dec. 9th, 2010 04:06 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you like it! Let me know if you have any questions or problems with the pattern. I'm not a professional pattern-writer, so there have been some issues with it.
Dec. 9th, 2010 09:39 pm (UTC)
I'm not exactly a professional pattern-follower, either. My result didn't quite come out the same yours did in the picture, but then again, I skipped three rows on accident. Still looks super-cute, though--and your pattern was easy enough to follow that I didn't have any problems with it.
Apr. 26th, 2011 07:10 pm (UTC)
I'm making this for my toxicoligist friend for her birthday, as I was browsing Ravelry and thought he was just too damn cute not to make :D Plus it's forced me to actually start crocheting...

I haven't quite reached the colour-change yet, but reading the pattern over, I'm slightly confused about the amount of stitches to pick up. In the blue part row 23 has 18 stitches (chains?), but when joining the white yarn the pattern says there should be 24, which then decreases to 18. From the photos it looks like the top of the flask flares out, but I can't quite tell how that works in the pattern.
Apr. 26th, 2011 08:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks for pointing out that this was confusing. I added an explanation that will hopefully clarify things. It's been a while since I made this guy though, so if it still doesn't make sense when you get to the point where you are switching to white, give me a holler! I think this explanation was how I did it, but I could be wrong. :P

I'm glad you like Earl! He and the other amigurumi in my science set were a lot of fun to make.
Jul. 13th, 2011 06:29 pm (UTC)
Hey, sorry it's taken me so long to reply to this. Your explanation made perfect sense, and for a first-ever crochet project Earl came out nearly perfectly, and my friend loved him :D However, she's already poking me to make her a gel to go with, though I have point-blank refused to even think of making her a pipette for at least two years...
Megan Harrison
Dec. 12th, 2012 03:21 am (UTC)
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This pattern is adorable, I've added it to the new site www.crochetatplay.com

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