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Dot – Free Crochet Pattern

Last week was my off week for crochet. I try to schedule one week a month that do another craft non crochet related, be it knitting, soap making, weaving, etc. This week, I went back to cross stitch. I started this a long time ago and decided I needed to finish it this week. Naively, I thought “How long could it take.”

Cross stitch Hogwarts Express

3-5 hours a night later for the whole week, I learned just how long it could take. I was also halfway done when I started this week. I will not be posting a picture of the back of the project as it is a complete disaster. Plus I somehow managed to spill a little bit of red wine on it.  AAAAAAAH! Now I need to remember how to frame it and all that fun wonderful stuff.

Now for the free pattern. I’m sure you remember Yakko and Wakko. There is also a Brain Pattern. Pinky has been crocheted, but he isn’t up on the blog. The Warner Brothers have been up on my blog for a little bit, making their poor sister sad. No worries, Dot. We just saved the best for last. If you make Dot and post her on Instagram, please use the hashtag #drunkenauntwendy so I can find it. I’d love to see your work.

 

Dot picture

Materials
Worsted Weight Yarn
I love this yarn – White
I love this yarn – Pink
I love this yarn – Black
I love this yarn – Sungold
I love this yarn – Yellow
12 MM Safety Eyes
Oval Safety nose Spray painted Red (I used pink ones from Fresh Stitches)
Doll Eyelashes
Size E crochet hook
Polyfiberfill
Large Eye Needle

Abbreviations
SC – Single Crochet
HDC – Half Double Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
CH- Chain
FO – Fasten Off
SL ST – Slip Stitch
INC – Make two Single Crochet in Same Stitch
DEC – Single Crochet two stitches together
BLO – Back Loops Only

Note: Entire project is worked in the round. Use a stitch marker or a scrap piece of yarn to mark the beginning of each row. Then you don’t have to count every row. Do not join unless instructed to.

Parentheses indicate a repeat. Repeat the stitches in the parentheses for the number of times indicated.

The bracketed number [] is the number of stitches at the end of each row.

I spread my increases out so there isn’t a seam on the finished piece. If you do not like this method, you can do regular increases.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at drunkenauntwendy@gmail.com.

Spray Paint the Nose before you start crocheting to give them time to dry. I recommend 2 coats to get even coverage.

Cut 3 pieces of eyelashes and glue to the flat part of your safety eye. I use E6000 to get a good tight hold. Set aside to dry and attach as instructed.

FACE PIECE
In White, Ch 8

Round 1: SC in 2nd Ch, SC in next 5 stitches. 3 SC in last stitch. Working in the unused loops from the chain, SC 5, 3 SC in last chain. [18].
Round 2: [6 SC, (INC) 3 times] repeat bracket one more time [24].
Round 3: [6 SC, (INC, SC) 3 times] repeat bracket one more time [30].
Round 4: Note this row is not worked in the round. Skip first Stitch, 6 DC in next stitch, SL ST, SL ST, 6 DC in next stitch, SL ST.
Round 5: This row is not worked in the round. Turn, 6 SC, 2 SL ST, 6 SC, SL ST
Round 6: Again this row is not worked in the round. Turn, SL ST, SL ST, 2 SC, 2 SL ST, Spike Stitch between the two DC sections from row 4, 2 SL ST, 2 SC, 2 SL ST.

Fasten off. Set aside until the head instructions tell you to attach the face.

EARS (Make 2)
Ch 2
Round 1: 5 SC in 2nd Chain from hook.[5]
Rounds 2-6: 5 rows SC [5 stitches per row].
Round 7: DEC, DEC, SC [3]
Rounds 8-10: 3 rows SC [3].

Fasten off. Set aside until the instructions tell you to attach to the ears after you have competed the head.

Whiskers (Make 2)
In Black, Ch 5
Note this portion is worked back and forth
Row 1: SL ST in 2nd Chain from hook, 3 SC, Ch 3
Row 2: SL in 2nd Ch from hook, SC.

Fasten off. Set aside until the instructions tell you to attach to the face.

HEAD – in Black
The head is made by doing an oval increase. Sometime it helps to mark where your increases are going to go with a spare piece of contrasting yarn. Just note that the first row is worked on both sides of the starting chain. The face is then embroidered on before you finish the head and stuff him. The example pictures are from a different head that has the same construction as Black is difficult to see the stitches.

Ch 8
Round 1: SC in 2nd Ch, SC in next 5 stitches. 3 SC in last stitch. Working in the unused loops from the chain, SC 5, 3 SC in last chain. [18].

Round 2: [6 SC, (INC) 3 times] repeat bracket one more time [24].

Round 3: [6 SC, (SC, INC) 3 times] repeat bracket one more time [30].
Round 4: [6 SC, (SC, INC, SC) 3 times] repeat bracket one more time [36].
Round 5: [6 SC, (3 SC, INC) 3 times] repeat bracket one more time [42].
Round 6: [6 SC, (2 SC, INC, 2 SC) 3 times] Rounds 7-17: SC in each stitch for 11 rows [48 stitches per row].repeat bracket one more time [48].

Center the face with the bottom close to the edge of Round 17. Insert the eyes in the Double Crochet Sections, center the nose. After the eyes and nose are secured, sew the face piece down.

Attach the whiskers on the sides of the head with the longer side on the bottom.

Round 18: 6 SC, (4 SC, DEC) 3 times, 6 SC, (4SC, DEC) 3 times [42].
Round 19: 6 SC, (3 SC, DEC) 3 times, 6 SC, (3 SC, DEC) 3 times [36].
Round 20: 6 SC, (2 SC, DEC) 3 times, 6 SC, (2 SC, DEC) 3 times [30].
Round 21: 6 SC, (SC, DEC) 3 times, 6 SC, (SC, DEC) 3 times [24].
Start Stuffing here.

Round 22: (SC, DEC) 8 times [16].
Round 23: DEC 8 times [8].
Fasten off and thread tail through the stitches in Round 23 and pull up tight to close.

You can attach the ears here. Dot’s ears are closer together than her brothers and will be secured with a flower.

FLOWER
In Sungold Chain 2
Round 1: 8 SC in 2nd Chain from hook [8]. Change colors to yellow in the last stitch.
Round 2: (4 DC in next stitch, Slip Stitch) 4 times. The last slip stitch should join at the end of the row. You should have 4 petals on the flower. [16 DC, 4 Slip Stitches].
Fasten off. Attach to ears gathering the ears together and making sure the flower is facing forward.

 

BODY
Body is made by crocheting two legs and then attaching the second to the first.
In White, Ch 5
Round 1: SC in 2nd Ch, SC in next 2 stitches. 3 SC in last stitch. Working in the unused loops from the chain, SC 3, 3 SC in last chain. [12].
Round 2: [3 SC, (INC) 3 times] repeat bracket one more time [18].
Round 3: 3 SC (INC, SC) 3 times, 9 SC [21].
Round 4: SC row [21].
Round 5: 3 SC, 4 DEC, 10 SC [17].
Round 6: 3 SC, 3 DEC, 8 SC [14].
Round 7: 2 SC, 3 DEC, 6 SC [11]. Change colors to Black.
Round 8: 9 SC, DEC [10].
Stuff Feet here and using black sew two lines on each foot for toes.
Rounds 9-14: SC in each stitch for 6 rows [10 stitches per row]
Fasten off leg number one and repeat above instructions for leg number 2.

Do not fasten off leg number 2, follow the instructions below for leg number 2.
Round 15: SC around stitches in leg number one and then around the stitches in leg number 2 [20]. Using the tail from leg number one, sew up any gaps that may have resulted at the join.

Stuff legs and continue crocheting in the round.

Rounds 16-21: SC in each stitch for 6 rows. [20 stitches per row].

Make sure you stuff the body and legs as you go.
Round 22: 5 SC, DEC, 7 SC, DEC [18].
Round 23: SC row [18].
Round 24: 4 SC, DEC, 6 SC, DEC [16].
Round 25: SC row [16].
Round 26: (2 SC, DEC) 4 times [12].
Fasten off.

Don’t attach the body to the head yet or you will have trouble getting the skirt on.

SKIRT in pink
Ch 21, join to make a circle.
Round 1: HDC in each stitch around [21].
Round 2: SC in each stitch [21].

Round 3: INC in each stich. [42].
Rounds 4-9: 6 rows SC [42 stitches per row].
Fasten off leave a long tail for sewing.

Fit skirt over the top of the body and position where you like. Sew in place.

Sew body to head.

TAIL
In Black, Ch 2.
Round 1: 6 SC in 2nd Chain from hook [6].
Rounds 2-7: 6 rows SC [6 stitches per row].
Round 8: DEC, 2 SC, INC, SC [6].
Rounds 9-14: 6 rows SC [6 stitches per row].
Sew tail to back of skirt in the center.

ARMS (Make 2)
In White Ch 2:
Round 1: 8 SC in 2nd Chain from hook [8].
Round 2: SC row [8].
Round 3: (DEC, 2 SC) 2 times [6].
Round 4: (DEC, SC) 2 times [4]. Change Colors to Black.
Rounds 5-12: 8 rows SC [4 stitches per row.

Fasten off and sew to the body right under the head.

Animaniac crochet

I’m working on Brain right now. We shall see if he gets done this week. Right now it is just a giant noggin. Updated: The link is above. 

 

 

 

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