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Wicked Witch of the West – free Crochet Pattern

I took some time off for Christmas. We had lots of family things and I didn’t have time to crochet.

Last week was my scheduled week to make something from another designer. I am intrigued by all things taxidermy, but I don’t like the idea of dead animals in my house.

Enter Animal Heads: Trophy Heads to Crochet. The link will take you to the Amazon page to buy it. I got my copy from the library. I love the library.

I did the little mouse head first. It was quick and easy and I adore the way it turned out.

Crochet Taxidermy

I wanted to make a little army of them to put all over my walls.

Then I decided to make the hare.

Crocheted taxidermy rabbit

This was a challenge. While there were charts in the book, none of them made any sense. The neck and shoulder portions were really confusing. I finally finished it, but I may be done with this book. If you get the book, it is in British Crochet terms, but those are easy enough to convert.

On to the free pattern: I made this Wicked Witch of the West for my daughter when she got the role of the Wicked Witch in the junior high musical last year. Remember this pattern is not tested so let me know if you have any issues. Please use #drunkenauntwendy if you post it so I can find your work.

Crocheted Wicked Witch
Twins

Here’s the pattern:

Materials
Worsted Weight Yarn
I love this yarn – Limelight
I love this yarn – Black
I love this yarn – Mixed Berry
I love this yarn – White
12 MM Safety Eyes
Doll eyelashes
E6000 epoxy
Size E crochet hook
Polyfiberfill
Large Eye Needle

Abbreviations
SC – Single 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
Puff Stitch –(Insert the hook in the stitch, yarn over, draw the yarn through the stitch) repeat 2 more times. You should have loops on your hook. Yarn over and draw through all 6 loops on the hook. Push the stitch out.
BLO – Back Loops Only
FLO – Front 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.

EYES

Before starting the head, clip a section of three lashes per eye. Glue to the flat portion of your safety eyes and set aside to dry.

HEAD in limelight
Head is worked as an oval. The increases go on the sides of the oval.
Ch 8
Round 1: SC in 2nd Ch from hook, SC for 5 stitches, 3 SC in last stitch, working in the unused loops from the

first few stitches, 6 SC, 3 SC in the beginning loop [18].
Round 2: 6 SC, INC 3 times, 6 SC, INC 3 times [24].
Round 3: 6 SC, (SC, INC) 3 times, 6 SC, (SC, INC) 3 times [30].
Round 4: 6 SC, (SC, INC, SC) 3 times, 6 SC, (SC, INC, SC) 3 times [36].
Round 5: 6 SC, (3 SC, INC) 3 times, 6 SC, (3 SC, INC) 3 times [42].
Round 6: 6 SC, (2 SC, INC, 2 SC) 3 times, 6 SC, (2 SC, INC, 2 SC) 3 times [48].
Rounds 7-17: 11 rows SC [48 stitches per row].
Fasten off. Insert Eyes. Using tail embroider a nose.

734 stitches in Limelight so far

EARS – make 2
In Limelight
Ch 2
4 SC in 2nd Ch from hook. Don’t join in the round.
Fasten off. Sew to the sides of the head.

HAIR – In black.
Join with a slip stitch to the head to the side of the face. Loop Stitch for 32 stitches. SC last 16 Stitches of Round.
Complete another 32 loop stitches for two rows of hair.

HAT – in black
Ch 2
Round 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook [6].
Round 2: (2 SC, INC) 2 times [8].
Round 3: (3 SC, INC) 2 times [10].
Round 4: (4 SC, INC) 2 times [12].
Round 5: (5 SC, INC) 2 times [14].
Round 6: (6 SC, INC) 2 times [16].
Round 7: (7 SC, INC) 2 times [18].
Round 8: (8 SC, INC) 2 times [20].
Round 9: (9 SC, INC) 2 times [22].
Round 10: (10 SC, INC) 2 times [24].
Round 11: (11 SC, INC) 2 times [26].
Round 12: (12 SC, INC) 2 times [28].
Round 13: (13 SC, INC) 2 times [30].
Round 14: in FLOs (4 SC, INC) 6 times [36].
Round 15: (5 SC, INC) 6 times [42].
Round 16: (3 SC, INC, 3 SC) 6 times [48].
Round 17: (7 SC, INC) 6 times [54].
Round 18: (4 SC, INC, 4 SC) 6 times [60].
Round 19: (9 SC, INC) 6 times [66].
Round 20: (5 SC, INC, 5 SC) 6 times [72].
Round 21: (11 SC, INC) 6 times [78].
Fasten off.

TORSO in black
Torso is worked as an oval. The increases go on the sides of the oval.
Ch 5
Round 1: SC in 2nd Ch from hook, SC for 2 stitches, 3 SC in last stitch, working in the unused loops from the first few stitches, 3 SC, 3 SC in the beginning loop [12].
Round 2: 3 SC, INC 3 times, 3 SC, INC 3 times [18].
Round 3: 3 SC, (SC, INC) 3 times, 3 SC, (SC, INC) 3 times [24].
Round 4: SC in BLOS [24].
Rounds 5-6: 2 rows SC [24 stitches per row].
Round 7: (2 SC, DEC) 6 times [18].
Start Stuffing.
Rounds 8-9: 2 rows SC [18 stitches per row].
Round 10: (SC, DEC) 6 times [12].
Rounds 11-12: 2 rows SC [12 stitches per row].
Fasten off leave a long tail for sewing.

SKIRT in Black
Join with a slip stitch to the unused loops from Round 4.

Round 1: Using the unused loops from Round 4, SC row [24].
Round 2: SC row [24].
Round 3: (3 SC, INC) 6 times [30].
Rounds 4-6: 3 rows SC [30 stitches per row].
Round 7: (2 SC, INC, 2 SC) 6 times [36].
Rounds 8-10: 3 rows SC [36 stitches per row.
Round 11: (Skip 2 Stitches, 5 DC in next stitch, Skip 2 Stitches, Slip Stitch) 6 times, join with a slip stitch to the beginning. [6 Slip Stitch, 30 DC].
Fasten off.

ARMS – Make 2, start with Limelight
Ch 2,
Round 1: 4 SC in 2nd Ch from hook [4].
Round 2: SC, Puff Stitch, 2 SC [3 SC, 1 Puff Stitch].
Round 3: 4 SC, change colors to black in last stitch [4].
Round 4: (SC, INC) 2 times [6].
Rounds 5-11: 7 rows SC [6 stitches per row].
Fasten Off. Don’t stuff arms.

FEET – Make 2, Start in Black
Ch 5
Round 1: SC in 2nd Ch from hook, SC for 2 stitches, 3 SC in last stitch, working in the unused loops from the first few stitches, 3 SC, 3 SC in the beginning loop [12].
Round 2: 3 SC, INC 3 times, 3 SC, INC 3 times [18].
Round 3: Working in BLOs SC row [18].
Round 4: 3 SC, DEC in next 6 stitches, 6 SC [12].
Start stuffing feet.
Round 5: 2 SC, DEC, DEC, 4 SC change colors to Mixed Berry in last stitch [8].

Round 6: SC row, change colors to White in last stitch [8].
Round 7: SC row, change colors to Mixed Berry in last stitch [8].
Round 8: SC row, change colors to White in last stitch [8].
Round 9: SC row, change colors to Mixed Berry in last stitch [8].
Round 10: SC row, change colors to White in last stitch [8].
Round 11: SC row, change colors to Mixed Berry in last stitch [8].
Round 12: SC row [8].
Fasten off. Lift up the skirt and sew to the torso. Make sure your feet face forward.

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