Monday, January 16, 2017

Big Bad Wolf


Big Bad Wolf,

I designed this wolf to go with my Three Little Pigs. The Wolf  is about 6.5 inches tall to top of ears.
The wolf and the pigs, along with the book, would make great storysacks. 
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Read me ~> How to read the rows: Each row has a sequence as given below. Example: 1sc then 2sc in next st means repeat that sequence 1sc then 2sc in next st followed by 1sc then 2sc in next st over and over to the end of that particular row. The number inside the parentheses ( ~ ) is the number of stitches you should have at the end of that particular row.
Read me ~>  Add in a marker at the end of row 2 and move that marker at the end of every row. I just use a short length of yarn and pull it through the last stitch I put in at the end of every row. Work in continuous rounds, do not join. Have any questions or if you come across a mistake in the pattern please leave a message in the comment section below.

Supplies:
Red Heart Comfort yarn in  Grey and a small amount of White.
(Use a different brand if you want, just use the appropriate hook size for the yarn you choose. I prefer comfort yarn for making amigurumis). I don't measure out how much yarn I use. This is a very small amigurumi so way less than a regular package of yarn (less than  364yrds) for sure.
4.00mm hook 
blunt end yarn needle for sewing
scissors

polyester stuffing
yarn for eyes


Abbreviations:

st = stitch
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch

FLO = front loops only
ch = chain
f/o = finish off

*Before you begin the head make the snout and mouth then set them aside. You can sew them on before you stuff the head. You can sew them on after too, whatever is easier for you.
I've done it both ways. I didn't find the snout any easier before or after but I did find it easier to sew the mouth part on after the head was stuffed. I'll leave that up to you.


Snout with grey:

1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)

2) 1sc in each st for 1 row
3) 2sc in each st (12)

4) 1sc in each st for 1 row
sl st next st and f/o leaving a tail for sewing
with black yarn wrap around row 1. Wrap as many tines as it takes to make a nose you are happy with. Knot off yarn tails inside snout.


Mouth with white: 
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6) *the starting yarn tail should be long enough to sew into the head.
f/o leaving a tail for sewing.
 
Starting at the top of the head with grey:

1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each (12)
3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
4) 1sc in the next 2st then 2sc in next st (24)

5) 1sc in the next 3st then 2sc in next st (30)
6
-10) 1sc in each st for 5 rows
11) 1sc in the next 3st then 2tog
*switch colors with last 2tog of the row (24)
*if you start to see gaps in your stitches try the inv dec by crocheting the FLO when crocheting 2tog.
12) sl st first st then 1sc in the next st then 2tog. Then repeat this sequence to the end of the row, 1sc in the next 2st then 2tog (18)
13) 1sc in each st for 1 row 

*you can sew the snout on now. Place it over  the 8th to 11th row. The bottom edge should be just above the white edge. Sew it gently. When done, knot off the yarn tails and cut up shorter, you can leave them hanging in the head. You can also sew in the mouth. I prefer to sew that part after the head is stuffed.
*
you can add the eyes now or after. With black yarn wrap twice in between the 8th and 9th row. Add lines for fierce looking eyebrows.

14) 1sc then 2tog *switch colors with last 2tog of the row (12)
15) 1sc in next 2st  then 2tog (9)

16) 2sc in each st (18)
17) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (24)

*stuff head and shape as you stuff.
18-20) 1sc in each st for 3 rows

21) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (18)
22) 1sc then 2tog (12)
sl st next st and f/o leaving a tail long enough to sew up the gap. Weave in and out of the FLO of the  remaining st, stuff the rest of the body firmly and full, shape as you stuff.
If it's too hard to stuff while the gap is open wide just pull on the yarn tail to close up the gap a bit, then stuff some more. Make sure to shape as you stuff. Use a stuffing stick or the back end of a pencil to push the stuffing into the right spots.  Pull the yarn tail to close up the gap then knot off. Hide yarn tail in body.



Arms with grey:
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2-7) 1sc in each st for 6 rows

sl st next st and f/o leaving a tail for sewing. Do not stuff arms.



Legs with grey:
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2-8) 1sc in each st for 7 rows

sl st next st and f/o leaving a tail for sewing.
you can stuff the legs very lightly so they hold their shape. Use the back end of a pencil to push the stuffing in. Just a little tiny bit of stuffing does the trick.


Tail
start with white:

1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 1sc in each st for 1 row

3) 1sc then 2sc in the next st (9)

4) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (12)
5) 1sc in each st for 1 row, switch colors with last st
6-8) 1sc in each st for 3 rows

9) 1sc in next 4st then 2tog (10)
10-12) 1sc in each st for 3 rows
lightly stuff tail
13) 1sc in next 3st then 2tog (8)  
14) 2tog twice then ch1. Hold the top of the tail together, skip ch and put 1sc through both sides at the same time along the edge, closing off the tail. (3) ch1 and turn
15)  1sc in each st (3)
f/o leaving a tail for sewing.
 
Ears with grey:
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 1sc in each st for 1 row

3) 2sc in each st  (12)

4-6) 1sc in each st for 3 rows 
sl st next st and f/o leaving a tail for sewing



ASSEMBLY:

1)
Sew the arms just under the neck. Hide the yarn tails inside the body. Sew on legs. The order you sew the arms and legs does not matter.
Some people will find these smaller amigurumis hard to sew together. I used to as well, I used to dread sewing things together! The trick is to relax, don't hold things so tight. Let the yarn needle do the work.  Pin the legs on first to make sure you have room for both legs. Take one leg off and gently sew the first leg on. Once that's done, sew the 2nd leg on. Knot off and hide yarn tails inside the body.



2) Sew the tail to the back of the body, sewn on or about row 20.
3) sew the ears on. These are sewn op high and in line with the arms. The one corner should be  touching or very close to row 1. Pin them on first and the sewing will be easier.



4) add a touch of white to the eyes. I dip a pin into white paint then push it into the eye. It adds some life to the eyes. 

(I also lightly brushed the tip of the ears and the tail with a steel pet brush. This part is totally optional).


5) Now you can make the pants and dress your wolf. Click here for the pant's pattern.

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1 comment:

  1. Hello, I wanted to say that your wolf and 3 pigs are the cutest that I have found . Your patterns are just super and I hope you will continue in the creating of this kind..Sincerely..A Fan..

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