Scarecrow

So I wanted to make a Wizard of Oz set for yet another Norbert pattern. I found this wonderful pattern for Tin Man (which take some time to look at her other lovely patterns! I have loved her work and never had a problem with any of the patterns.), but there wasn’t one for the Scarecrow or Lion. So I based Scarecrow off of her pattern to make the set.  Other links: Tin ManCowardly LionDorothyWicked Witch, and Flying Monkey

Worsted weight yarn in colors desired, G Hook and 9mm safety eyes

Head and Body, start with light tan for head
1. 6 sc in magic circle
2. 2sc around
3. *inc, sc in next sc* around
4. *inc, sc in next 2sc* around
5. *inc, sc in next 3sc* around
6-12. sc around
Place safety eyes between rounds 8-9
13. *dec, sc in next 3* around
14. *dec, sc in next 2* around
15. *dec, sc in next sc* around, make sure to stuff head and continue to stuff as you go
16. *inc, sc in next sc* around in BLO then switch to green for shirt
17. *inc, sc in next 2sc* around
18-23. sc around
24. sc in BLO around then switch to reddish brown for pants
Stuff body
25. *dec, sc in next 2* around
26. *dec, sc in next sc* around
27. *dec around*, bind off and close up hole

Neck ruffle
Ok admittedly this is not in the best place so it is a bit challenging. Just take it slow and don’t get frustrated. I found it best to almost push the head and body away from each other to push the FLO out more. Make sure the head is facing down.
attach head tan yarn in any of the round 16 FLO that are exposed.
1. Ch 1, *inc* around, do NOT sl st to the first, but continue on in a spiral
2. *inc, sc in next* around
3. *inc, sc in next 2* around, bind off and weave in end

Shirt ruffle
Attach shirt green color in any of the round 24 FLO that are exposed, making sure the head in facing down.
1. ch 1, sc around, do NOT sl st to the first, but continue on in a spiral
2-4. sc around, bind off and weave in end

Legs, make sure to stuff as you go, start with medium brown for the shoes
1. 6 sc in magic circle
2. 3sc in first st, sc in next 3sc, 3sc in next sc, sc in next sc
3. 2hdc in next 4sc then sc in next 6sc
4. hdc in next 8hdc then sc in next 2sc, dec, sc in next 2sc
5. *dec, sc in next* x3, sc in next 4sc
6. sc in next 3sc, dec, sc in next, dec, sc in next 2sc and switch to pants color
7-14. sc around
15. sc in next 2, inc x2, sc in next 2, inc x2 (This round is optional as it should just be some inc in the front and back of the leg, but it does make sewing the legs on easier.) Bind off and sew onto body. It helps to flip up the shirt ruffle until the legs are sewn on then flip back down.

Arms, make sure to stuff hand, but lightly stuff arm, starting with light tan
1. 6 sc in magic circle
2. *inc, sc in next sc* around
3-4. sc around
5. dec x2, sc in next 5sc, switch to green shirt color
6-12. sc around. Bind off and sew onto body.

Hat
1. 6 sc in magic circle
2. sc around
3. *hdc inc, hdc in next 2* around
4. *hdc inc, hdc in next 3* around
5. *hdc inc, hdc in next 4* around
6. *hdc inc, hdc in next 3* around
7. *hdc inc, hdc in next 4* around
8. *hdc inc, hdc in next 2* around
9. *hdc inc, hdc in next 3* around
10. *hdc inc, hdc in next 4* around
11. *hdc inc, hdc in next 11* around
12. FLO sc around
13. *hdc inc* around
14. hdc around, bind off and leave a tail for sewing. Weave end up to round 11 and then sew this round loosely to the head.

Ties
Using brown yarn tie a length of yarn around the neck above the ruffle leaving the ends hanging. Tie another around the waist above the shirt ruffle.

Straw
Using straw colored yarn attach in various places like you would hair. I used 3-4″ yarn then just trimmed as necessary. You actually need small pieces, but those are really hard to weave in to me. I then split the yarn into strands with a needle to fluff it up a little.

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