Dorothy

So I wanted to make a Wizard of Oz set for yet another Norbert pattern. I found this wonderful pattern for Wicked Witch(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 Dorothy off of her pattern to make the set… however, I did goof and forgot to get a picture of just her.  I’ll make up another and get it pictured. Other links: ScarecrowTin ManCowardly Lion and Flying Monkey

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

head and body, start with brown (hair color, not strictly necessary, but it will help with the look when her hair is parted at the top)
1. 6 sc in magic circle
2. *inc* around
3. *inc, sc in next* around, change to skin color
4.  *inc, sc in next 2* around
5.  *inc, sc in next 5* around
6-11. sc around, place safety eyes between rounds 8-9
12.  *dec, sc in next 5* around
13.  *dec, sc in next 2* around, make sure to stuff and continue to stuff as you go
14.  *dec, sc in next* around, change to white
15. *inc, sc in next* around
16.  *inc, sc in next 2* around
17-18. sc around, change to blue
19. sc around
20. sc around in BLO
21-22. sc around, change to white
23. *dec, sc in next 2* around
24. *dec, sc in next* around
25. *dec, sc in next 2* around, bind off and close hole

Dress in blue
attach yarn in any of the round 20 FLO with the head facing down
1. *inc, sc in next 2* around, do NOT join, but continue to work in a spiral
2-5. hdc around, bind off and weave in end

legs, start with red and make sure to stuff as you go
1. 6 sc in magic circle
2-3. sc around, change to white
4. sc around
5.  sc around, change to skin color
6-7.  sc around

8. sc around, change to white
9.  sc around
10. sc around, bind off and sew onto body

arms, start with skin color, very lightly stuff as you go, but I just needed the ends from the color changes
1. 6 sc in magic circle
2-5. sc around, switch to white
6-7. sc around, bind off and sew onto body

apron, with blue, leaving a long tail for sewing
1. ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across, ch 1 and turn
2. sc across, ch 10 and leave a long tail and bind off.
connect yarn to the opposite corner of the round you just finished and ch 10, leave a long tail and bind off.
sew front apron where dress begins on body, chains are to go up and over the arms to connect in the back.

hair, in brown
I cut about 9″ lengths of yarn and hooked them into the head making sure to have a middle part.  Then bring it forward for little low pig tails and tie with some blue yarn.

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Cowardly Lion

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 Cowardly Lion off of her pattern to make the set. Other links: ScarecrowDorothyWicked Witch, and Flying Monkey

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

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 9-10
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
17. *inc, sc in next 2sc* around
18-24. sc around
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

Legs, make sure to stuff as you go
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
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.

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

Muzzle
1. 6 sc in magic circle
2. sc around
3. *inc, sc in next sc* around
4. sc around. Bind off. Next using some black yarn sew on a nose by sewing through the center of the magic circle and 2 of the sc a few times. Make sure muzzle is stuffed and sew onto the face.

Ears
1. 6 sc in magic circle
2. *inc, sc in next sc* around
3. sc around
4. *dec, sc in next sc* around, bind off, do NOT stuff and sew onto head. It goes in line with the arm over rounds 4-6 of the head. Also I ran a running stitch up the middle of the ear to pinch it together in the middle a little.

Tail
Now, I wanted a long tail for what I had in mind. I remember most of the Cowardly Lion holding his tail and petting it, so not to make an obnoxiously long tail just wasn’t in me. You can make the tail shorter too if you would like. Also the sc makes for a pretty poseable tail, however if you would like you can always add a pipe cleaner to the inside. If doing that I would suggest closing the end of the tail.
1. 6 sc in magic circle leaving a long tail to sew onto the body. Also, do NOT pull tightly closed. Leaving it to be able to flatten against body.
2-20. sc around, bind off and do Not close. Sew onto body. Using mane color attach a few hairs (I did 12) about 3-4″ long to the end of the tail to each of the 6 sc. Trim as necessary.

Mane
This is the part that I always hate.. weaving in hair. It always seems like it takes forever. Cut a whole lot of yarn about 4″ or so long and get to weaving. Trim if you want and when you have it all into place and fluff it out a bit.

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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Sour Patch Kid Ragdoll

I have to say, I so enjoy these little challenges I get to see if I can create something and the pattern for it!  Please, keep them coming! This one works up pretty quickly and both my kids and their friends instantly knew what it was! I was kinda worried for a moment there because my husband didn’t, but then again he doesn’t care for sweets…

G Hook

164 yds worsted weight yarn (I had a new skein of Caron Simply Soft Party yarn on hand that has some glitter aspect to it and used that since that made me think of the sugar on the candies. I used almost all of it with just a little scrap ball left over)

Body Panel, make 2

Row 1: ch 6, sc in 2nd chain from hook and across, ch 1 and turn (5 sts)

Row 2: inc, sc3, inc, ch 1 and turn (7 sts)

Row 3-9: sc across, ch 1 and turn (7 sts)

Row 10: inc, sc 5, inc (9 sts)

Row 11: sc across (9 sts)

Tie off.

Repeat the rows 1-11 but do not tie off, ch 1 and turn

Row 12: inc, sc 8 across of 1st leg, now continue on the 2nd leg and make sc 8 , inc in last st, ch 1 and turn (20 sts)

Row 13-25: sc across, ch 1 and turn (20 sts)

Row 26: dec, sc 16, dec , ch 1 and turn (18 sts)

Row 27: sc across , ch 1 and turn (18 sts)

Row 28: dec, sc 14, dec , ch 1 and turn (16 sts)

Row 29: dec, sc 12, dec , ch 1 and turn (14 sts)

Row 30: dec, sc 10, dec , ch 1 and turn (12 sts)

Row 31: sc across , ch 1 and turn (12 sts)

Now we will start the head..

Row 32: Ch 2, inc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 12 along prev row , ch 2 and turn (14 sts)

Row 33: inc in 2nd ch from hook, inc, sc 10, inc, inc in last st , ch 1 and turn (18 sts)

Row 34: inc, inc, sc 14, inc, inc , ch 1 and turn (22 sts)

Row 35: inc, sc 20, inc, ch 1 and turn (24 sts)

Row 36-46: sc across , ch 1 and turn (24 sts)

Row 47: dec, sc 20, dec , ch 1 and turn (22 sts)

Row 48-49: sc across , ch 1 and turn (22 sts)

Row 50: dec, sc 18, dec , ch 1 and turn (20 sts)

Row 51: sc across , ch 1 and turn (20 sts)

Row 52: dec, sc 16, dec , ch 1 and turn (18 sts)

Row 53: inc, sc 16, inc , ch 1 and turn (20 sts)

Row 54: inc, sc 18, inc , ch 1 and turn (22 sts)

Row 55-56: sc, *sc in next 2, hdc, sc in next 2* 4 times, sc, ch 1 and turn (22 sts)

Row 57: sc, *sc, hdc, 2 hdc, hdc, sc* 4 times, sc, ch 1 and turn (26 sts)

Row 58: sc, *sc, hdc, dc, dc, hdc, sc* 4 times, sc then bind off.

Hands : ( make 2 in sets )

Row 1: ch 6, sc in 2nd chain from hook and across, ch 1 and turn (5 sts)

Row 2: inc, sc 3, inc, ch 1 and turn (7 sts)

Row 3-15: sc across, ch 1 and bind off for the first panel only, second panel continue (7 sts)

Do NOT bind off second panel.

Simple (and what I did for the left arm): Pair up with first and sc around through both, placing 2 sc in the corners, making sure to stuff before closing up and leave a tail for sewing. Make sure to keep row 1 lined up since this is the “finger” side.

Optional (for the right arm): I wanted mine to have a wave going and not just flat. Now, above works and you can have a bit of movement due to the stuffing, but I wanted a more pronounced bend in the arm. This is what I did, making sure to keep the row 1 lined up. Pair up the second panel with the first and make sure to crochet down the long side. Place sc then dec until the corner of the “finger”. Place 2 sc in corner, sc down the short finger end, 2 sc in the corner. Now down this long side inc the whole way to the corner, making sure to stuff as you go. Place 2 sc in corner, sc down the short finger end, sl st to the first then bind off leaving a tail for sewing. Now I did help this along a little bit to accentuate the curve with the stuffing.

Attach your yarn with a sc at the top side of its head and crochet through both thickness going down, but stop before you get to the spot where the arm goes. Sew the arm into place going through panel, arm, panel then bind off. Continue to crochet, but only crochet through the first panel across the arm. Continue around the body, making sure to stuff as you go. Make sure to put 2 sc in the corners of the feet and alson 2 sc in the head’s dcs. When you get to the next arm stop duplicate what you did for the other. When you get back to the start, sl st and bind off, weaving in your end.

Eyes (make 2)

Rnd 1: ch 15, sc in first ch and around (15 sts)

Rnd 2-3: sc around, at the end of round 3 sl st in next then bind off, leave a long chain for sewing (15 sts)
Whip stitch round one and three together then sew onto head whip stitch side down.

 

Mouth

Row 1: ch 13, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across (12 sts)

Row 2-3: sc across, at the end of round 3, bind off, leave a long chain for sewing (12 sts)
Whip stitch round one and three together then sew onto head whip stitch side down.

Now you can pose him however you like!

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Tonsils

Admittedly this seems a bit odd, I know. However, I was contacted again by Kaila (the wonderful lady who gave me the challenge to make the flasher banana) to make a pattern for tonsils because her son was having his removed. I still remember having mine removed and I can only imagine how cute it will be to give these to him since he is losing his. Truthfully, it just makes my day that I was asked to come up with something else… that people enjoy my work and believe that I can do it…

This pattern should be quick and easy to make up. I decided to make these a little bigger because I imagine giving them to younglings and I didn’t want to make them too small. I’m also making two, since when you get them removed it is both…

Worsted weight yarn in colors of choice
G size hook
9mm safety eyes
Poly-fil

Make two for the pair
6 sc in magic circle
*inc* around
*inc, sc in next* around
*inc, sc in next2* around
*inc, sc in next 3* around
*inc, sc in next 4* around
*inc, sc in next 5* around
sc around
*bobble (3dc tog in same st making sure to push the bundle of st to the front as you work), sc in next 6* around
sc around for 2 rounds
*sc in next 3, bobble, sc in next 3* around
sc around for 2 rounds
*sc, bobble, sc in next 5* around
sc around
*dec, sc in next 5* around
sc around, go ahead and attach the safety eyes. I placed them on the row between the 2nd row of bobbles and the sc above with about 2 st in between. It amused me to put them above a bobble making the bobble look like a nose. The top of the tonsils will lean toward the side so for the first I put the eyes over the 3rd bobble over and for the other on the 6th bobble over.
*dec, sc in next 4* around
*sc in next 2, bobble, sc in next 2* around
dec x6, sc in the rest (this makes the top lean toward the side a bit)
sc around
dec x6, sc in rest, make sure to stuff and continue to stuff as you go
sc around
dec x6, sc in rest
sc around
dec around, bind off and close up hole.

To finish up sew on a cute little mouth and you’re done!

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Rubeus Hagrid

After making the trio I of course had to make Rubeus Hagrid for Norbert’s picture! Since Hagrid is half giant, he is going to be basically double the height and width of the kids. So the kids end up being about 8.5″, Hagrid is 13.5 making him a loveable, huggable giant!

Harry and Ron pattern can be found here: https://www.madhooker.com/harry-potter-and-ron-weasley/
Hermione pattern can be found here: https://www.madhooker.com/hermione-granger/

Worsted weight yarn in colors of choice
G size hook
Safety eyes
Poly-fil

Legs(make two) start with dark brown
8 sc in magic circle
inc around
*inc, sc* around
*inc, sc in next 2* around
sc around for 4 rounds
dec x8, sc x16
dec x4, sc x16
sc around for 4 rounds, switch to medium brown. Stuff foot and continue to stuff as you go.
sc around for 16 rounds. Bind off, but no need to leave a long tail for sewing.
Now about joining the legs, what you need to do is hold the legs together and sl st through both the legs four times in the middle where they meet, from the front of the legs to the back. Then continue around the legs. You should end with 4 sl st and 32 sc (16 sc around each leg). Moving on to the body you will forgo the sl st and only work in the sc.

Body continuing with medium brown
sc around for 3 rounds and switch to reddish brown
sc around for 20 rounds
*dec, sc in next 3* around
*dec, sc in next 2* around
*dec, sc* around
dec around, Bind off both, but no need to leave a long tail for sewing.

Arms (make two) start with skin color
6 sc in magic circle
inc around
*inc, sc in next* around
*inc, sc in next 2* around
sc around for 4 rounds
*dec, sc in next 2*
*dec, sc in next 7* around, make sure to stuff lightly as you go and switch to reddish brown/shirt color
sc around for 20 rounds. Bind off, leaving a tail to go ahead and sew onto the sides of the body.

Head in skin color
6 sc in magic circle
inc around
*inc, sc* around
*inc, sc in next 2* around
*inc, sc in next 3* around
*inc, sc in next 4* around
sc around for 10 rounds, insert safety eyes between rounds 8 and 9 (not counting the magic circle as a round), leaving about 6 sc in between
*dec, sc in next 4* around
*dec, sc in next 3* around
*dec, sc in next 2* around
*dec, sc* around, be sure to stuff
dec around, bind off, leaving a tail to go ahead and sew on

Vest in light brown
ch 26, turn and sc in each across
*inc, sc in next 4* across, ch 1 and turn
*inc, sc in next 5* across, ch 1 and turn
sc in next 3, ch 6 and skip the next 10, sc in next 7, ch 6 and skip the next 10, sc in next 3, ch 1 and turn
working in the sc and ch, *inc, sc in next 4* across, ch1 and turn
*inc, sc in next 5* across, ch 2 and turn
dc across, ch 2 and turn for 6 rows then sc around, bind off and weave in ends
Also be sure to sc around each arm opening, bind off and weave in ends. Then go ahead and put the vest on Hagrid.

Belt in black
ch 42, dc in 3rd ch from hook and across, bind off and weave in end.
Attach grey/silver yarn in the back loop of the 38th ch, ch 1 and sc in same ch. Sc in next 2 ch then place 3 sc along the side of the belt then 3 more sc in the dcs. Bind off and weave in ends. Taking a black piece of yarn sew belt into place, a little higher than middle, making sure to leave the vest open a little in the front.

Lastly is just the fine touches. I embroidered some eyebrows and a moustache. Then cut some roughly 8″ pieces of yarn and hook into place where the beard would be. I only did 3 rows on the face. For the hair I cut roughly 10-12″ pieces and hooked those onto the head. Lastly, I took my needle and split the yarn completely to give him a very frizzy hair. Trim as needed to shape it up.

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Hermione Granger

Of course I needed to make Hermoine to complete the trio! She is essentially the same as Harry and Ron except her longer hair and skirt…

Harry and Ron can be found here: https://www.madhooker.com/harry-potter-and-ron-weasley/

Worsted weight yarn (or any weight of your choosing)
Size G hook (or whatever hook to make a tight crochet with your yarn)
Safety eyes, 9mm
Poly-fil for stuffing

Legs(make two) start with black
8 sc in magic circle
inc around
sc around for 2 rounds
dec x4, sc x8
dec x2, sc x8 (by this round it should be 10sc) Stuff foot and continue to stuff as you go and then change to gray
sc around for 10 rounds. Bind off, but no need to leave a long tail for sewing.

Now about joining the legs, what you need to do is hold the legs together and sl st through both the legs twice in the middle where they meet, from the front of the legs to the back. Then continue around the legs. You should end with 2 sl st and 16 sc (8 sc around each leg). Moving on to the body you will forgo the sl st and only work in the sc.

Body continuing with gray
sc around for 3 rounds
*dec, 3* x3, sc, make sure to continue to stuff as you go and switch to white
sc around in back loop only just for this round
sc around for 7 rounds
sc, dec, dec, 2 sec, dec, dec
dec around, Bind off both, but no need to leave a long tail for sewing.

Skirt in black
Attach yarn in the front loops of the back loop only row with the legs facing up
sc around and do not sl st to join, just keep going to start a spiral
sc around for 3 rounds
*inc, sc* around
sc around for 6 rounds, bind off and weave in end

Arms (make two) start with skin color
6 sc in magic circle
inc around
sc around for 2 rounds
*dec, sc in next 2* around, make sure to stuff lightly as you go and switch to white
sc around for 10 rounds. Bind off, leaving a tail to go ahead and sew onto the sides of the body.

Head
6 sc in magic circle
inc around
*inc, sc* around
*inc, sc in next 2* around
sc around for 6 rounds, insert safety eyes between rounds 5 and 6 (not counting the magic circle as a round), leaving about 3 sc in between.
*dec, sc in next 2* around
*dec, sc* around, be sure to stuff
dec around, bind off, leaving a tail to go ahead and sew on

Tie
So, I played around with quite a few ideas to make this happen… more than I would like to admit for a tie. Now if you would like another way than what I am about to describe, then in one color just ch 21, sc across then use the other color to sew in the stripes. If you want another way, here’s what I did.
Essentially you are going to be doing a foundation sc row. On every third sc, change to the next color. Make sure you crochet over the end and carry the unused yarn by crocheting over it. Make 30 foundation sc then just bind off and weave in the ends. Tie it around the neck flipping both ends down. The vest will hold the tie down.

Vest in gray
ch 18 (make sure this goes around the doll’s waist)
sl st to first sc, making sure not to twist, ch 2 (does not count as a st) dc around, sl st to the beginning
ch 2, dc around for 3 rounds, for a total of 4 rounds
ch 11, turn and hdc in the 2nd ch and across (10 hdc) then sc in the first dc. Sc in next 3 dc. ch 11, turn and hdc in the 2nd ch and across (10hdc) then sc in next unused dc. Bind off and leave a long end. Slide vest onto the body then sew the vest straps to the vest. Make sure to position the tie inside the vest how you want it to look.

Cloak in black
ch 21, turn and sc in each ch, ch 1 and turn
*inc, sc* across, ch 1 and turn
*inc, sc in next 2, ch 1 and turn
sc in next 3, ch 6 and skip 12 sc, sc in next 10, ch 6 and skip 12 sc, sc in next 3, ch 1 and turn
sc across in all sc and ch, ch 2 (does not count as stitch) and turn
*dc inc, dc in next 3* dc in last, ch 2 and turn
dc across for 8 rows
ch 1 and sc around the opening and bottom of the cloak, sl st to the first and weave in end
Cloak sleeves, repeat on each arm
Join the yarn in one of the corners of the sleeve opening. Ch 1 and sc around the opening, sl st to beginning, ch 2 (does not count as stitch)
Dc around, sl st to beginning and ch 2. Repeat for a total of 4 rounds. Ch 1 and then sc around, sl st to beginning, bind off and weave in the ends.

Hair in brown
I cut about 12″ strands and hooked them onto the head. Then I split the strands apart with the help of a needle to help give that busy effect.

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Harry Potter and Ron Weasley

My next picture with my lovely model Norbert I choose to do how she got her name. Of course I couldn’t find suitable patterns, so here I go making my own. For Harry and Ron the only differences are the fine touches really. Harry gets black hair, glasses and the lightning bolt scar. Ron gets red hair. That’s about it.

Hermione can be found here: https://www.madhooker.com/hermione-granger/

Worsted weight yarn (or any weight of your choosing)
Size G hook (or whatever hook to make a tight crochet with your yarn)
Safety eyes, 9mm
Poly-fil for stuffing

Legs(make two) start with black
8 sc in magic circle
inc around
sc around for 2 rounds
dec x4, sc x8
dec x2, sc x8 (by this round it should be 10sc) Stuff foot and continue to stuff as you go and then change to grey (don’t bind off, just carry behind)
Now, if you like the color change you see in Harry:
sc around for 2 rounds, switch back to black
sc around for 8 rounds. Bind off both, but no need to leave a long tail for sewing.
If you prefer Ron’s leg color change:
sc around, switch back to black
sc around for 9 rounds. Bind off both, but no need to leave a long tail for sewing.

Now about joining the legs, what you need to do is hold the legs together and sl st through both the legs twice in the middle where they meet, from the front of the legs to the back. Then continue around the legs. You should end with 2 sl st and 16 sc (8 sc around each leg). Moving on to the body you will forgo the sl st and only work in the sc.

Body continuing with black
sc around for 3 rounds
*dec, 3* x3, sc, make sure to continue to stuff as you go and switch to white
sc around for 8 rounds
sc, dec, dec, 2 sec, dec, dec
dec around, Bind off both, but no need to leave a long tail for sewing.

Arms (make two) start with skin color
6 sc in magic circle
inc around
sc around for 2 rounds
*dec, sc in next 2* around, make sure to stuff lightly as you go and switch to white
sc around for 10 rounds. Bind off, leaving a tail to go ahead and sew onto the sides of the body.

Head
6 sc in magic circle
inc around
*inc, sc* around
*inc, sc in next 2* around
sc around for 6 rounds, insert safety eyes between rounds 5 and 6 (not counting the magic circle as a round), leaving about 3 sc in between.
*dec, sc in next 2* around
*dec, sc* around, be sure to stuff
dec around, bind off, leaving a tail to go ahead and sew on

Ears (optional)
What you’re going to do now is to work the ears right onto the head. Go roughly 5 stitches to the side of the eyes and insert your hook between rounds 8 and 9 and coming up round 8.

Now yo, pull through, yo, pull through the loop, do sc in the same spot, do sc in the next 3 spots moving up the head. Ch 1, turn, sc in each of the 3st, finish off and weave in the tails. Use the ends to help shape the ear a bit. Repeat for the other side of the head.

Tie
So, I played around with quite a few ideas to make this happen… more than I would like to admit for a tie. Now if you would like another way than what I am about to describe, then in one color just ch 21, sc across then use the other color to sew in the stripes. If you want another way, here’s what I did.
Essentially you are going to be doing a foundation sc row. On every third sc, change to the next color. Make sure you crochet over the end and carry the unused yarn by crocheting over it. Make 30 foundation sc then just bind off and weave in the ends. Tie it around the neck flipping both ends down. The vest will hold the tie down

Vest in gray
ch 18 (make sure this goes around the doll’s waist)
sl st to first sc, making sure not to twist, ch 2 (does not count as a st) dc around, sl st to the beginning
ch 2, dc around for 3 rounds, for a total of 4 rounds
ch 11, turn and hdc in the 2nd ch and across (10 hdc) then sc in the first dc. Sc in next 3 dc. ch 11, turn and hdc in the 2nd ch and across (10hdc) then sc in next unused dc. Bind off and leave a long end. Slide vest onto the body then sew the vest straps to the vest. Make sure to position the tie inside the vest how you want it to look.

Cloak in black
ch 21, turn and sc in each ch, ch 1 and turn
*inc, sc* across, ch 1 and turn
*inc, sc in next 2, ch 1 and turn
sc in next 3, ch 6 and skip 12 sc, sc in next 10, ch 6 and skip 12 sc, sc in next 3, ch 1 and turn
sc across in all sc and ch, ch 2 (does not count as stitch) and turn
*dc inc, dc in next 3* dc in last, ch 2 and turn
dc across for 8 rows
ch 1 and sc around the opening and bottom of the cloak, sl st to the first and weave in end
Cloak sleeves, repeat on each arm
Join the yarn in one of the corners of the sleeve opening. Ch 1 and sc around the opening, sl st to beginning, ch 2 (does not count as stitch)
Dc around, sl st to beginning and ch 2. Repeat for a total of 4 rounds. Ch 1 and then sc around, sl st to beginning, bind off and weave in the ends.

The rest is really just fine touches. For Harry, sew a lightening bolt on the forehead and sew the glasses on. For both add some hair onto the top. For Harry I took about 5″ pieces of yarn to hook them onto the head then I split the 4ply yarn into half using a needle to help. I then gave him a hair cuto to style the hair a bit. For Ron I actually just embroidered the hair on just because when I pose them all together I wanted them to look different.  Personally, I am partial to how Harry’s hair turned out.

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Storm Trooper

Of course after making Darth Vader, I had to make the Storm Trooper pattern to go with my Norbert (who will of course be dressed as Princess Leia). They are such bad shots anyway so I’m not going to have them holding their weapons…

 

Worsted weight yarn (or any weight of your choosing) in black and white
Size G hook (or whatever hook to make a tight crochet with your yarn)
Safety eyes, 12mm
Poly-fil for stuffing

Legs(make two) start in black
8 sc in magic circle
inc around
sc around for 2 rounds and switch to white
dec x4, sc x8
dec x2, sc x8 (by this round it should be 10sc) Stuff foot and continue to stuff as you go.
sc around for 8 rounds. Bind off both, but no need to leave a long tail for sewing.

Now about joining the legs, what you need to do is hold the legs together and sl st through both the legs twice in the middle where they meet, from the front of the legs to the back. Then continue around the legs. You should end with 2 sl st and 16 sc (8 sc around each leg). Moving on to the body you will forgo the sl st and only work in the sc.

Body
sc around for 2 rounds and switch to black
sc around for 1 round and switch back to white
*dec, 3* x3, sc, make sure to continue to stuff as you go
sc around for 2 rounds
sc, *dc tog (dc 2tog), sc, sc* x3, dc tog, sc
sc around for 5 rounds and switch to black
sc, dec, dec, 2 sec, dec, dec
dec around, Bind off both, but no need to leave a long tail for sewing.

Arms (make two) start with black
6 sc in magic circle
inc around and switch to white
sc around for 2 rounds
*dec, sc in next 2* around, make sure to stuff lightly as you go and switch to black
sc around and switch to white
sc around for 7 rounds and switch to black
sc around for 2 rounds. Bind off, leaving a tail to go ahead and sew onto the sides of the body.

Head start with white
6 sc in magic circle
inc around
*inc, sc* around switch to black
sc around and switch to white
sc around for 4 round, insert safety eyes between rounds 4 and 5, leaving about 3 sc in between.
*inc, 2 sc* around
sc around
*dec, 2 sc* around and switch to black
*dec, sc* around, be sure to stuff
dec around, bind off, leaving a tail to go ahead and make an upside down ‘v’ for the mouth then sew it onto the body.

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Snowman Boot Cuffs

 

 

 

 

As you may have noticed boot cuffs seem to be everywhere.  I personally don’t know the purpose except looks, but that’s just how my mind works.  They are quite adorable though… Anywho, I got a request for the Santa boot cuffs (want a great free pattern that’s easy to read and follow, go here: http://www.cuppastitches.com/2017/08/santa-boot-cuffs.html) and I made them up.  My problem, I HATE working in the back stitch.  I don’t know why as the look is great, but I feel like I’m working forever and going nowhere.  So during all the time it took me to make the cuffs I was thinking about a different way to make them… and that’s how I came to make these.  Plus, I like snowmen better and it seems to me you could wear them longer in the winter season than Santa ones, but that’s my practical mind again…

Note: Keep in mind, I tend to crochet tightly as I have been told.  I have included measurements so you can adjust as needed if you want.
Typical measurements for sizing:  Small 13 inches, Medium 15 inches, Large 17 inches.  These boot cuffs allow for a decent stretch as well.
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Red Heart with Love yarn in white, black and red (or contrasting color for scarf)
4 total black buttons (I used 3/4 inch)
black thread to sew on the eyes
Make 2, obviously for a pair, with the ends of the scarf facing different directions as mentioned later
Ch an even amount of stitches, I did 52 for the medium size
ch 2 (beginning ch never count as a st) dc in each st around, sl st to beginning
ch 2 *fpdc (front post double crochet) for 2 st, bpdc (back post double crochet) for 2 st* sl st to beginning fpdc (not the ch 2)
ch 2 fpdc in fpdc and bpdc in bpdc from previous round. Repeat this round 5 more times.  This gave me a height of roughly 3 inches.
switch to red or scarf color then ch 1 and fpsc (front post single crochet) in each st around, sl st to beginning
ch 1, hdc in each st, sl st to beginning
ch 1, sc in each st, sl st to beginning change back to white (red part here is 3/4 inch)
ch 1 and fpsc (front post single crochet) in each st around, sl st to beginning
ch 1, hdc in each st, sl st to beginning
ch 1, hdc in each st, sl st to beginning
ch 1, sc in each st, sl st to beginning change to black (white part is just over an inch)
ch 1 and fpsc (front post single crochet) in each st around, sl st to beginning
ch 1, sc in each st, sl st to beginning and bind off (black part here is half an inch)
turn upside down and sc in white around the “bottom” of the cuff, sl st to beginning and bind off.
Weave in all ends.
Sew on the two button eyes in the top white space about 3-4 stitches apart.
To make the rest of the scarf:
In red or scarf color, ch 31 turn and sc in each st for a total of 30 and turn
ch 1, sc in each st for 2 rows, bind off.  Don’t worry about weaving in these ends.
Now cut 6 lengths of about 6 inches in the scarf color.  Tie or hook in like you do with crochet hair to the two ends of the scarf.  Fold in half and sew onto your cuff, slightly to the side of where you put the eyes.  Keep in mind that on one cuff should have the scarf ends to the left and one to the right.
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