Friday, April 20, 2018

Crochet A Wizard






Meet the Grey Wizard,
If you use the same yarn and hook size given in the supplies list you should get a doll about 7 inches tall.
This pattern also includes 11 videos that follow the written pattern. Links below.


I hope you enjoy!

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Copyright 2018 Author: Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go, All rights reserved


Supplies:
worsted weight yarn, this is a 10ply 
A lighter weight yarn will make a smaller doll
See yarn chart here
This is a small Wizard, you need small amounts for each part
Skin color (I used a cream color), grey, white, brown and beige
4.25mm hook. A smaller hook will make a smaller doll
blunt end yarn needle for sewing
scissors
polyester stuffing
I prefer yarn eyes for this doll but if you choose safety eyes I suggest a 7mm.


Abbreviations:
st = stitch
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
ch1 = chain one
sl st = slip stitch
2tog = crochet 2 stitches together
FLO = front loops only
f/o = finish off

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.

Video Tutorial:
There are 11 videos that follow the order of the written pattern. Each part or section has its own video.
See playlist here.

Written Pattern:
Scroll to the bottom for the print friendly button. 
Assemble the doll as each part is made. Sew the hat on last

 Head and Robe:
Starting with skin color
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 next 2st then 2sc in next st (24)
5-9) 1sc in each st for 5 rows
10) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (18)
if you are using safety eyes, install them now between the 8th and 9th row with 4 visible stitch holes between them.
11) 1sc  then 2tog (12)
12) 1sc in next 4st then 2tog, switch to grey on last 2tog (10)
13) 2sc in each st (20)
14) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (25)
15) 1sc in next 4st the 2sc in next st (30)

stuff the head. I also show how to stuff and shape in the video

16-19) 1sc in each st  for 4 rows
20) 1sc in the FLO for 1 row

sl st next front loop  and f/o.
21) insert grey yarn into the center of row 20, in the front of the doll, ch1 then in the same space put 1sc then 1sc in each st around, stop when you reach the end of the row, ch2 and turn
22) skip ch, 1hdc in each st around, stop at the end, ch2 and turn
23) skip ch, 1hdc in each st around, stop at the end, ch1 turn
24) skip ch, 1sc in each st around, sl st last st of the row
f/o and weave in yarn tail





Pants: with grey
1) fold the bottom of the robe up,  insert pant color into one of the outer loops inside the body. Where you insert the yarn should be in the center of the front of the doll. If you have installed safety eyes, then try to get it in the center of those.  Starting in the next loop over, 1sc around, 1sc into the loop you first inserted the yarn (30)
2-4) 1sc in each st for 3 rows
5) 1sc into the 14th st directly across, turn, 1sc next st then 1sc directly across. f/o leaving a yarn tail.
Stuff the body, shape as you stuff.



Boots:
with grey
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each (12)
3-5) 1sc in each st for 3 rows
6) 1sc in next 4st then 2tog (10)
7-8) 1sc in each st for 2 rows 
9) ch1 then 1sc in next 5 FLO (5) ch1, turn
10) skip ch, 1sc in next 5st, ch1 turn
11) skip ch, 1sc in each st
f/o leaving a long tail for sewing
stuff the tip of the boot with a tiny bit of stuffing or yarn, just enough to fill the first 3 rows.
Sew the heel into place. Shape the front of the boot then use a couple stitches to hold that shape/stuffing in place.  

Sew the boots to the body now. I used the brown in the photos below because they are easier to see how they are placed on.
I would highly suggest watching the video, I believe you will find that helpful to you and will make the assembly easier. Fast forward this video to 9:27




Sleeves: with grey

1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 7st (7)
2) 1sc in the next 6st then 2sc in the next st (8)
3) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (10)
4) 1sc in each st for 1 row
5) 1sc then 2sc in next st (15)
6) 1sc in each st for 1 row
sl st next st and f/o leaving a long tail for sewing.
Using a yarn needle, bring the finishing yarn tail through the arm and out in between rows 2 and 3, in the center and knot it off. We'll use this yarn tail to sew  the arm inside the sleeve and then to the body

Arms and Hands:
with skin color
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)

2-5) 1sc in each st for 4 rows
6) crocheting through both sides of the arm, 2hdc in the next 2st (4)
f/o leaving a long tail to make a thumb

Thumb:
Before adding a thumb, make sure you will have the thumbs facing each other when you're done the 2nd one.
Push your hook through where the thumb will go, pull the yarn tail through and ch1, put 1hdc  into that same space then f/o leaving a tail for sewing.
Using the finishing yarn tail, sew the thumb into place, shape it the best you can while you're at it. Knot off and hide the yarn tail inside the hand or arm.







Robe Chain: with grey
1) ch8 *begin with a long starting yarn tail. You will use this for sewingf/o leaving a tail for sewing and pull tight. 

Belt: with brown

1) ch 60
f/o and pull tight. Cut end yarn tails up to about 1/4 inch from chain. Wrap around the body and knot in the front.



Cape: with grey
1) ch16 *begin with a long starting yarn tail. You will use this for sewing
2) starting in the 2nd chain from the hook, 1sc in each ch (15) ch2 turn
3) skip ch, 1hdc in next 6st, 2hdc in next 3st, 1hdc in next 6st (18) ch2 turn
4) skip ch, 1hdc in each st (18) ch2 turn
5) skip ch, 1hdc in next 8st, 2hdc in next 2st, 1hdc in next 8st (20) ch2 turn
6) skip ch, 1hdc in each st (20) ch2 turn
7) skip ch, 1hdc in next 3st then 2hdc in next st, repeat across (25) ch2 turn
8-10) skip ch, 1hdc in each st for 3 rows. ch2 and turn at the end of each row, skip ch at the start of new row.
f/o weave in finishing yarn tail. Use the starting yarn tail to sew the cape to the body. Stretch out the cape a bit to loosen it up if you crochet tight like I do. Sew the top corners to the front of the doll, the cape should wrap over the shoulders.

The ears, nose and eyes are shown in this video in same order as given below

Ears: with skin color

1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 4st (4)
begin and end with a long yarn tail to use for sewing.
sew the ears in over the 8th and 9th row, in line with the arms. Do not sew them too far back, if unsure, see this video, ears are at the beginning. 

Nose: with skin color
insert your hook in between the 8th and 9th row, ch1 then in the same space
put in 2hdc.
f/o. Straighten the nose out so the hdcs are skinny and straight up and down, then sew in yarn tails.  




Yarn eyes: with black
using a yarn needle, bring a strand of black yarn through the head, from the back, coming out between the 7th and 8th row. Wrap the yarn around the 8th row twice then bring it through and out where the other eye will go, wrap around the 8th row. Bring the yarn tail back out through the same stitch hole you first came through. Knot off  the yarn tails then hide the knot inside the head.
I used a dot of white acrylic craft paint to add a bit of life to the eyes.

The beard, mustache, hair, eyebrows, and mouth are shown in this video.


Beard: with white and grey
Root in by inserting your hook through a stitch in the head, pulling a strand of white through then pull the 2 yarn tails through the loop.
The beard is 2 rows, with white, starting in between the 10th and 11th row. I rooted 6 strands across, centered. Then in between the 9th and 10th row, root across from ear to ear. Then 2 beside the ear and one strand above that. After the white has been rooted in, root in about 5 strands of grey. Feel free to add more but I found 5 was enough. I rooted them in 
behind the top row of white. See arrows for where I put these grey strands below.
Once the beard is in, trim to desired length then unravel each yarn strand and pull your needle through it to separate the fibers.



Mustache: with grey and white
cut a few lengths of grey and white yarn, unravel each strand then bundle them together. Split another length of yarn, long enough to use for sewing. Lay the bundle across the face, just under the nose, sew in place. I added 3 holding stitches, one in the middle and one on each side where my thumbs are pictured below.  Trim mustache to desired length.

Hair: with white, you can add in a bit of grey too
root the hair in between the 8th and 9th row and the 9th and 10th row, from ear to ear. Trim to desired length.


Mouth: with black
Pull a strand of black from the back of the head, coming out just under the mustache, go back in a stitch over so the yarn has something to hold onto, come out through the same stitch hole you went into. Don't pull too tight or the mouth will disappear. Knot off yarn tails and hide knot inside the head.  




Wizard Hat: with grey

1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 7st (7)
2) 1sc in each st for 1 row
3) 1sc in next 6st then 2sc in last st (8)
4) 1sc in each st for 1 row
5) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (10)
6) 1sc then 2sc in next st (15)
7) 1sc in each st for 1 row
8) 1sc in next 4st then 2sc in next st (18)
9) 1sc in each st for 1 row
10) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (24)
11) 1sc in each st for 1 row

12) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (30)
13) 1sc in each st for 1 row
14) 1sc in next 4st then 2sc in next st (36)

15) 1sc in each st for 1 row

16) In the FLO 1sc then 2sc in the next front loop for 1 row (54)
17) 1sc in each st for 1 row
sl st next st then f/o leaving a tail for sewing.
Weave the yarn tail up and use it to sew the tip of the hat in place, sew from the inside. Use the same yarn tail to sew the hat on top of the head.
Sew hat on the head after you have the beard and hair rooted in. I show how to sew the hat on at the end of  part 9 in the video series.


Satchel: with beige
1) ch6
2) starting in the 2nd chain from the hook, 1sc in each ch (5) ch1 turn
3-5) skip ch, 1sc in each st for 3 rows ch1 turn at the end of each row, skip ch at the start of each row
6) skip ch, in the BLO, 1sc in each st (5) ch1 turn
7-8) skip ch, 1sc in each st for 2 rows ch1 turn at the end of each row, skip ch at the start of each row
9) skip ch, 1sc in each st across then ch27
sl st into the opposite corner, on the same side, and f/o leaving a tail for sewing.
weave in starting yarn tail. Use the finishing yarn tail to whip stitch the 2 sides together, leaving the top open.


Staff:

The staff is not crocheted and it is not made of clay. I made a video showing how I made it using tinfoil and other basic materials here


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Copyright 2018 Author: Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go, All rights reserved 

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