Exhausted Wehrmacht troopers travelling in convoy on a BMW R12 and sidecar of the 2./Motorcycle Infantry Company, 8th Panzer Division, somewhere on the Eastern Front in 1941.
During the campaigns that spread across Europe and into the Soviet Union, motorcycle troopers served a variety of functions including chauffeuring officers, delivering dispatches and even hot meals, and scouting on patrol. Motorcycles also were point vehicles taking the brunt of battle, sometimes as specially equipped tank destroyers. As with all motorcyclists, there was a kinship among these soldiers who called themselves “kradfahrer.” They rode exposed without the armor plating of the Panzers, without the safety of hundreds of foot soldiers beside them—moving targets, as it were, or sniper magnets. And then there were minefields, artillery fire, and strafing aircraft to contend with. (warfarehistorynetwork.com)
This is just a little pattern i whipped up inspired by some adorable pictures i saw.
I used a light tan wool for the body, legs, and tail, and a mid brown wool for the ears. The face is embroidered using brown, pink, and black thread. (feel free to use buttons or felt or improvise for the face if you dont want to embroider though haha) I used a size 3 crochet hook, but a slightly larger hook is also fine.
Body & tail R1: mc 4 (4) R2: inc around (8) R3: *sc, inc* around (12) R4: *sc2, inc* around (16) R5: *sc3, inc* around (20) R6-10: sc around (20) R11: *dec, sc2* around (15) R12: *dec, sc* around (10) (attach legs, stuff) R13: dec around (5) R14: slst gap closed, don’t cut wool Tail (continuing from butt) R15: ch 5 R16: hdc in 2nd chain from hook back to the body slst to attach to body tie off wool end and cut and weave in attach ears and embroider face
Paws X4 mc 3 (3) inc around (6)
Ears X2 ch5, turn (do not ch1 when turning) sc4, turn sc3, turn sc2, turn slst weave wool tail back through, attach
That’s all there is to it! Go forth and make yourself an adorable lil potato
Please feel free to contact me if you find an error in the pattern.
✧°｡ — under the cut you will find #61 gif icons of diego barrueco as requested by anonymous. all of them were cropped and edited by rima in style R12,but full credits goes to the original makers. please, like or reblog if you find this useful !!