Friday, 30 March 2018

newt scamander


Its just been my birthday and I really wanted to release a free pattern as a massive thank you to everyone. You guys really are awesome.

I know a lot of you are enjoying my new range of geeky doll patterns (you can find the full range here) so I decided to share the first of my new set inspired by the wizarding world of harry Potter

Please note this pattern is written using UK crochet abbreviations.

A USA abbreviations version will be available when the full set of patterns is released later this year.

This conversion chart may help till then


Newt Scamander
Inspired by The wizarding world of Harry Potter
By Liz Ward – Amigurumi barmy
www.lizwardcrochet.com

Skill level: intermediate
Time: 3-4 hours each
Size: 12x7cm
Tension: Tension is not critical for this amigurumi

You will need
4ply cotton yarn in cream, light brown, mustard, white, teal, grey, light grey and yellow (recommended yarn – Drop safran and colours 4ply cotton)
3mm crochet hook
15mm safety toy eyes
Wool needle
Toy stuffing
pink embroidery thread
navy felt scrap
cardboard

Abbreviations (UK)
ch: chain
sl st: slip stitch
dc: double crochet
tr: treble crochet
sts: stitches
dc2tog – double crochet the next two stitches together
blo – work in the back loop of the stitch only

The pattern is worked using the amigurumi method. Work stitches continuously in a spiral without closing off each round with a slip stitch. It may help to use a stitch marker in the first stitch of each round, moving it up as you work.



Head, body and legs are all made in one piece.

Head and body
Make one, start in light brown yarn.

Make a magic ring and work 6dc into the ring. 6sts
Rnd 1: 2dc in each st to the end. 12sts
Rnd 2: (dc in the first st, 2dc in the next st) repeat to end. 18sts
Rnd 3: (dc in the first two sts, 2dc in the next st) repeat to end. 24sts
Rnd 4: (dc in the first three Sts, 2dc in the next st) repeat to end. 30sts
Rnd 5: (dc in the first nine Sts, 2dc in the next st) repeat to end. 33sts
Rnd 6: (dc in the first ten Sts, 2dc in the next st) repeat to end. 36sts 
Rnd 7: (dc in the first eleven Sts, 2dc in the next st) repeat to end. 39sts Change to cream yarn at end of this round.
Rnd 8: (dc in the first twelve Sts, blo 2dc in the next st) repeat to end. 42sts
Rnd 9: (dc in the first thirteen Sts, 2dc in the next st) repeat to end. 45sts
Rnd 10: (dc in the first fourteen Sts, 2dc in the next st) repeat to end. 48sts
Rnd 11 - 12: dc in each st to the end. 48sts *mark round 11 with a stitch marker
Rnd 13: (dc2tog, dc in next six sts) repeat to end. 42sts
Rnd 14: (dc2tog, dc in next five sts) repeat to end. 36sts
Rnd 15: (dc2tog, dc in next four sts) repeat to end. 30sts *insert the toy eyes. These go on the marked round ten stitches apart.
Rnd 16: (dc2tog, dc in next three sts) repeat to end. 24sts
Rnd 17: (dc2tog, dc in next two sts) repeat to end. 18sts
Rnd 18: (dc2tog, dc in next st) repeat to end. 12sts *stuff the head now now*
Rnd 19: (dc2tog) repeat to end. 6sts *change to white yarn after this round
Rnd 20: (dc in the first st, 2dc in the next st) repeat to end. 9sts
Rnd 21: (dc in the first two sts, 2dc in the next st) repeat to end. 12sts *change to mustard yarn after this round
Rnd 22: (dc in the first three Sts, 2dc in the next st) repeat to end. 15sts
Rnd 23: (dc in the first four sts, 2dc in the next st) repeat to end. 18sts
Rnd 24: (dc in the first five sts, 2dc in the next st) repeat to end. 21sts
Rnd 25: (dc in the first six Sts, 2dc in the next st) repeat to end. 24sts
Rnd 26: (dc in the first seven sts, 2dc in the next st) repeat to end. 27sts
Rnd 27: (dc in the first eight sts, 2dc in the next st) repeat to end. 30sts *change to grey yarn after this round
Rnd 28: dc in each st to end. 30sts
Rnd 29: (dc2tog, dc in next eight sts) repeat to end. 27sts
Rnd 30: (dc2tog, dc in next seven sts) repeat to end. 24sts
Rnd 31: (dc2tog, dc in next six sts) repeat to end. 21sts
Rnd 32: (dc2tog, dc in next five sts) repeat to end. 18sts


*stuff the body now

Split to make the legs.

Put a pin or stitch marker through the stitch on the last row, that is at the centre front of your doll.

*The easiest way to do this is lay your doll on a hard surface facing forward and flatten slightly. Find the middle of the eyes with your pin and then run it straight down the body of the doll and attach it to the stitch on the last worked row.

Rnd 33: dc in each st skipping the marked st and the next 8sts. 9sts *work continues on these 9 sts only*
Rnd 34-37: dc in each st to end. 9 sts *change to light brown yarn after rnd 36
Fasten off.

Leg two
Re-join with grey yarn to any of the unmarked sts from round 32
Rnd 33-37: dc in each st to end. 9sts *change to grey yarn after rnd 36


Fasten off. Stuff legs and sew closed hole in base of the legs

Arms
Make two in starting in cream yarn

Make a magic ring and work 6dc into the ring. 6sts
Rnd 1: (dc in the first st, 2dc in the next st) repeat to end. 9sts
Rnd 2: dc in each st to end. 9sts
Rnd 3: (dc2tog, dc in next st) repeat to end. 6sts
Rnd 4-9: dc in each st to end. 6sts *change to teal yarn after rnd 5


Face decoration
Use pink embroidery thread to make a small V stitch to form the mouth. Use photo as a guide for placement.

Working the hair – Wrap lots of light brown round around the handle of a small crochet hook or knitting needle tie in place to secure. Wet the yarn and leave to dry. Use this curly hair around the front of the head when following the instructions for working the hair below.

The hair is worked by stitching long embroidery stitches over the head. Starting at the back of the head, work round the bottom edge of the hair line, working stitches that are approx 2 cms long over and over to completely hide the head. Start and finish all lengths of yarn by leaving 3-4cm of yarn at the front of the hair line. Continue working the stitches in the same way as the back to surround the face, continue until all the hair area is covered. Try not to keep the stitches too regimented to give the hair a natural look. Once covered sweep the loose end back and style.

Coat
Back
Make one in teal yarn
Ch 11
Row 1: dc in 2nd ch from hook. dc in each ch st. 10sts
Row 2-5: ch1, turn, dc in each st to end. 10sts
Row 6-12: ch1, turn, dc2tog, dc in each st to end. 3 sts at end of round 12
Row 13-14: ch1, turn, dc in each st to end. 3sts

Fasten off
Sides
Make two in teal yarn
Ch 6
Row 1: dc in 2nd ch from hook. dc in each ch st. 5sts
Row 2-14: ch1, turn, dc in each st to end. 5sts

Fasten off
 Pin the coat together at the neck and side then sew together to secure in place.
Inner coat.

Make two in light brown yarn

Ch10
Row 1: dc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in each st to end. 9sts
Fasten off.
Sew onto the inside front edge of each side of the coat.


Lapels
Make one of each in mustard yarn
Ch 6
Row 1: htr in 3rd ch from hook, dc in next st, sl st in next two sts.
Fasten off
Ch 5
Row 1: sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next st, dc in next st, htr in last st.
Fasten off
Sew to the top of the shirt, use photo as a guide.
Cut a bowtie out of blue felt and stick or sew in place.

Scarf
Make one starting in yellow yarn and changing colour every two rows between grey and yellow.
Ch 4
Row 1: dc in 2nd ch from hook. dc in each ch st. 3sts
Row 2-22: ch1, turn, dc in each st to end. 3sts

Fasten off. Place around the neck of the doll

Wand
Chop a cocktail stitch down to about 3cm. stick in place on the hand

Briefcase
Front and back
Make two in light brown yarn

Ch 11
Row 1: dc in 2nd ch from hook. dc in each ch st. 10sts
Row 2-4: ch1, turn, dc in each st to end. 10sts
Fasten off

Edge
Make one in light brown yarn

Ch 4
Row 1: dc in 2nd ch from hook. dc in each ch st. 3sts
Row 2-28: ch1, turn, dc in each st to end. 3sts
Fasten off.

Sew the edge all around the front piece of the case. Cut a little rectangle of cardboard to fit inside and keep the shape. Stuff slightly then sew the back on the same way.

Handle
Make one in light brown yarn
Ch6
Fasten off.

Sew in place on top of the case so that it forms a little arch.

Sew the briefcase to the hand to finish.


If you’ve enjoyed this pattern please share your photos on facebook, twitter or Instagram and tag @lizwardcrochet

Tina, Queenie and Jacob patterns coming soon available

For more patterns like this check out my esty pattern shop _ sale now on all patterns till 31st March 2018

No comments:

Post a Comment