fredag 29 juni 2018

The Fennec Fox



So, this is the pattern for my original design The Fennec Fox. If you by any chance use it and want to share or sell your creation, please make a note about the gurus origin.

Height: Approx. 18 cm
Yarn: Tilda (by Svarta Fåret)
Yarn colours: light beige (base colour, 1 skein), beige, white and black (for details)
Hook size: 2,5 mm
Optional: If you want the arms to be bendable, put in a bent fluffy chenille in the arms while stuffing them.

Part I: The Head (Start with light beige)
1) Magic circle (6)
2) 2 sc in each st (12)
3) 1 sc in the next st then 2 in the next st (18)
4) 1 sc in the next 2 sts then 2 in the next st (24)
5) 1 sc in the next 3 sts then 2 in the next st (30)
6) 1 sc in the next 4 sts then 2 in the next st (36)
7) 1 sc in the next 5 sts then 2 in the next st (42)
8) 1 sc in the next 6 sts then 2 in the next st (48)
9) 1 sc in the next 7 sts then 2 in the next st (54)
10) 1 sc in the next 8 sts then 2 in the next st (60)
11) 1 sc in the next 9 sts then 2 in the next st (66)
12-19) I sc in each st for 8 rows (66)
20) 1 sc in the next 9 sts then 2 tog (60)
21) 1 sc in the next 8 sts then 2 tog (54)
22) 1 sc in the next 7 sts then 2 tog (48)
23) 1 sc in the next 6 sts then 2 tog (42)
24) 1 sc in the next 5 sts then 2 tog (36)
25) 1 sc in the next 4 sts then 2 tog (30)
26) 1 sc in the next 3 sts then 2 tog (24) – change colour on last st (beige)
27-28) I sc in each for 2 rows (24) – change colour on last st (white)
29-30) I sc in each for 2 rows (24) – stuff most of the head
31) 1 sc in the next 2 sts then 2 tog (18)
32-33) I sc in each st for 2 rows (18)
34) 1 sc in the next st then 2 tog (12)
35) 1 sc in the next 2 sts then 2 tog (9) – stuff and shape the rest of the head and muzzle
36) 2 tog, then f/o
Weave in and out of the remaining stitches and close the gap.

Sew the top of the  nose on using black yarn and needle.

Part II: The Ears (light beige)
1) Magic circle (6)
2) 2 sc in each st (12)
3) 1 sc in each st for 1 row (12)
4) 1 sc in the next 3 sts then 2 in the next st (15)
5) 1 sc in the next 4 sts then 2 in the next st (18)
6) 1 sc in the next 5 sts then 2 in the next st (21)
7) 1 sc in the next 6 sts then 2 in the next st  (24)
8) 1 sc in the next 7 sts then 2 in the next st (27)
9) 1 sc in the next 8 sts then 2 in the next st (30)
10) 1 sc in the next 9 sts then 2 in the next st (33)
11) 1 sc in the next 10 sts then 2 in the next st (36)
12) 1 sc in the next 11 sts then 2 in the next st (39)
13) 1 sc in the next 12 sts then 2 in the next st (42)
14-27) I sc in each st for 14 rows (42)
f/o and leave a long thread for sewing.

Part III: The Body (light beige – stuff as you go along)
1) Magic circle (6)
2) 2 sc in each st (12)
3) 1 sc in the next st then 2 in the next st (18)
4) 1 sc in the next 2 sts then 2 in the next st (24)
5) 1 sc in the next 3 sts then 2 in the next st (30)
6) 1 sc in the next 9 sts then 2 in the next st (33)
7) 1 sc in each in the back loop of each st (33) (this is for nicer folding – works without it as well; if so, just make a normal row.)
8-11) I sc in each st for 4 rows (33)
12) 1 sc in the next 9 sts then 2 tog (30)
13-14) I sc in each st for 2 rows (30)
15) 1 sc in the next 3 sts then 2 tog (24)
16-19) 1 sc in each st for 4 rows (24)
20) 1 sc in the next 4 sts then 2 tog (20)
21-22) 1 sc in each sts for 2 rows (20)
f/o, leave a long thread for sewing

Part IV: The Legs (light beige)
1) Magic circle (6)
2) 2 sc in each st (12)
3) 1 sc in the next 2 sts, then 2 in the next st (16)
4-9) 1 sc in each st for 6 rows. At the end of the last row: 1 ch, turn (this is the start of the heel)
10) 1 sc in the next 6 sts, then 1 ch, turn
11) 1 sc in each st for 1 row (20)
12) 1 sc in the next 3 sts, then 2 tog (16) 
13-14) 1 in each for 2 rows (16)
15) I sc in the next 2 sts, then 2 tog (12)
16-17) 1 sc in each st for 2 rows (12)
Stuff the foot and leg and leave a thread for sewing

Part V: The Arms (light beige)
1) Magic circle with 5 sts (5)
2) 2 sc in each st (10)
3) 1 sc in the next 4 sts then 2 in the next st (12)
4) 1 sc in the next 5 sts, then 2 in the next (14)
5-8) 1 sc in each st for 4 rows (14)
9) 1 sc in the front loops for 7 sts, 1 sc in the rest (14) (this is for nicer folding of the palm, if you use fluffy chenilles to make the arms bendable – works without it as well; if so, just make a normal row.)
10-12) 1 sc in each st for 3 rows (14)
13) 1 sc in the next 5 sts, then 2 tog (12)
14-22) 1 sc in each st for 9 rows  
f/o, leave a thread for sewing, stuff the arms lightly.

Optional: If you want the arms to be bendable, put in a bent fluffy chenille in the arms while stuffing them. Make sure there are no sharp ends sticking out.

Part VI: The Tail (start with black)
1) Magic circle (6)
2) I sc in the next st then 2 sc in the next st (9)
3) 1 sc in the next 2 sts then 2 in the next st (12)
4) 1 sc in each st for one row (12) – change colour on last st (beige)
5) 1 sc in the next 3 sts then 2 in the next st (15)
6) 1 sc in the next 4 sts then 2 in the next st (18)
7) 1 sc in each st for one row (18) – change colour on last st (light beige)
8) 1 sc in the next 5 sts then 2 in the next st (21)
9) 1 sc in the next 6 sts then 2 in the next st (24)
10-18) 1 sc in each st for 9 rows (24) 
19) 1 sc in the next 6 sts then 2 tog (21)
20) 1 sc in the next 5 sts then 2 tog (18)
21) 1 sc in each st for one row (18) (stuff most of the tail)
22) 1 sc in the next 4 sts then 2 tog (15)
23) 1 sc in each st for one row (15)
24) 1 sc in the next 3 sts then 2 tog (12)
25) 1 sc in the next 2 sts then 2 tog (9) (stuff the rest of the tail)
f/o, leave a thread for sewing

Now, assemble the Fennec! Good luck!



Head & Ears.

Head & Body.

Feet.

If you use a fluffy chenille in the arms, the Fennec will be able to climb!

Clingy Fennec.

lördag 21 oktober 2017

The Bedbugbear




So, this is the pattern for my design The Bedbugbear. A neat little guru that likes to hang out in beds and collect nightmares. The Bedbugbear stores the dreams in its night cap, so it really prefers to keep the cap on, no matter what. However, I will warn you right away - I don't have any pattern for the cap since I really just sew it by feeling. I measure the head of the guru and then I just cut out two triangular pieces of cloth, add a rubber band in the lining and just try to make the best of it. Anyhow, back to the bedbug.  I use the yarn Tilda from Svarta Fåret (big surprise) and by doing so, this particular bear will measure about 19 cm while standing up, and 15 cm while sitting down. Hook size: 2,5. Safety eyes size: 10 mm.  

Finally, here's the pattern. And oh - if you by any chance use it and want to share or sell your creation, please make a note about the gurus origin. Now, bedbug away!

 Part I: The Head (start with grey)
1) Magic circle (6)
2) 2 sc in each st (12)
3) 1 sc then 2 in the next st (18)
4) 1 sc in the next 2 st then 2 in the next st (24)
5) 1 sc in the next 3 st then 2 in the next st (30)
6) 1 sc in the next 4 st then 2 in the next st (36)
7) 1 sc in the next 5 st then 2 in the next st (42)
8) 1 sc in the next 6 st then 2 in the next st (48)
9) 1 sc in the next 7 st then 2 in the next st (54)
10) 1 sc in the next 8 st then 2 in the next st (60)
11) 1 sc in the next 9 st then 2 in the next st (66)
12-19) I sc in each st for 8 rows (66)
20) 1 sc in the next 9 st then 2 tog (60)
21) 1 sc in the next 8 st then 2 tog (54)
22) 1 sc in the next 7 st then 2 tog (48)
23) 1 sc in the next 6 st then 2 tog (42)
24) 1 sc in the next 5 st then 2 tog (36)
25) 1 sc in the next 4 st then 2 tog (30)
26) 1 sc in the next 3 st then 2 tog (24) – change colour on last st (white)
27) 1 sc for one row – place the safety eyes between row 24 and 25, 10 gaps between (before attachment)
28-29) I sc in each for 2 rows  (24) – stuff the head
30) 1 sc in the next 2 st then 2 tog (18)
31) I sc in each st for 1 row
32) 1 sc in the next st then 2 tog (12)
33) 1 sc in the next 2 sts then 2 tog (9) (Stuff and shape the rest of the muzzle)
34) 1 sc in the next st then 2 in the next (6)
f/o Weave in and out of the remaining stitches and close the gap. Use a long thread to sew the top of the muzzle (here: blue).

Part II: The Body (grey)
1) Magic circle (6)
2) 2 sc in each st (12)
3) 1 sc then 2 in the next st (18)
4) 1 sc in the next 2 st then 2 in the next st (24)
5) 1 sc in the next 3 st then 2 in the next st (30)
6-9) 1 sc in each st for 4 rows
10) 1 sc in the next 4 st then 2 in the next st (36)
11) 1 sc in each st for 1 row
12) 1 sc in the next 5 st then 2 in the next st (42)
13-14) 1 sc in each st for 2 rows
15) 1 sc in the next 6 st then 2 in the next st (48)
16-19) 1 sc in each st for 4 rows
20) 1 sc in the next 6 st then 2 tog (42)
21) 1 sc in the next 5 st then 2 tog (36)
22) 1 sc in the next 4 st then 2 tog (30)
23) 1 sc in the next 3 st then 2 tog (24)
24) 1 sc in the next 2 st then 2 tog (18)
25) 1 sc in the next st then 2 tog (12)
26) 1 sc in the next 2 st then 2 tog (9)
27) 2 tog then f/o,
weave in and out of the remaining sts and close the gap –leave a really long thread for sewing

Part III. The Feet (start with blue)
1) Magic circle (6) 
2) 2 sc in each st (12)
3) 1 sc then 2 in the next st (18)
4) 1 sc in the next 2 sts then 2 in the next st (24)
5) 1 sc in the next 3 sts then 2 in the next st (30)
6) 1 sc in the next 4 sts then 2 in the next st (36) – change colour on last st (grey)
7) 1 sc in the next 5 sts then 2 in the next st (42)
8-9) 1 sc in each st for 2 rows
10) 1 sc in the next 5 sts, then 2 tog (36)
11) 1 sc in the next 4 sts, then 2 tog (30)
12) 2 tog x 6, then 1 sc in each sc in each of the remaining sts (24)
13) 2 tog x 4, then 1 sc in each sc in each of the remaining sts (20)
14) 2 tog x 2, then 1 sc in each sc in each of the remaining sts (18)
15) 1 sc in the next 4 sts, then 2 tog (15)
16-19) 1 sc in each st for 4  rows  – stuff the foot while making the rows
Crochet the sides of the leg together , f/o, and leave a thread for sewing

Part IV: The Arms (grey)
1) Magic circle (6) 
2) 2 sc in each st (12)
3) 1 sc then 2 in the next st (18)
4) 1 sc in the next 2 sts then 2 in the next st (24)
5-7) 1 sc in each st for 3 rows
8) 1 sc in the next 2 sts then 2 tog (18)
9) 1 sc in each st for 1 row
10) 1 sc in the next 7 sts then 2 tog (16)
11-21) 1 sc in each st for 11 rows   stuff hand, and the arm lightly
f/o and leave a long thread for sewing.

Part V: The Ears (grey)
1) Magic circle (6) 
2) 2 sc in each st (12)
3) 1 sc then 2 in the next st (18)
4) 1 sc in the next 2 sts then 2 in the next st (24)
5-8) 1 sc in each st for 4 rows
f/o and leave a long thread for sewing.

Part VI: The Tail (grey)
1) Magic circle (6) 
2) 2 sc in each st (12)
3) 1 sc then 2 in the next st (18)
4-5) 1 sc in each st for 2 rows
f/o and leave a long thread for sewing.

Part VII: Assemble the Bedbugbear!
 
Part VIII:  If you prefer, you can add the details (scars) by sewing them on. 

Sleep well!

Some pictures that might or might not be helpful:

Just before bedtime.
From the back, with the cap in the wind.
As you can see, the body is pear shaped.
The head, body and feet attached. Arms on the way.
Rare footage: The Bedbugbear without its cap.

Bedtime stories.