Monday, October 7, 2013

Octo- Witch


a free Halloween pattern! :) 


I am so sorry that this is late! I meant to post it last week, but things have been crazy here. The Boyfriend and I have been preapproved for a loan, so we're house shopping. Since he works one million hours a week, it's my job to scout out the open houses for the weekend. I also went back to school to finish up my Anthropology degree. Lots of good news and fun, but lots of work. Enough of my excuses, please enjoy this late, but still loveable pattern! 

Materials

4mm crochet hook3.5mm hookyarn needlepoly fiber fillworsted weight orange yarn, black yarn, bright green yarn.safety eyes 12mm

Abbreviations

Sc: single crochethdc: half double crochetinc: increase, two single crochet/two half double crochet in one spacedec: invisible decrease (tutorial in hippo post)St/sts: stich, stitchesNotesThis pattern uses 2 different crochet hooks, so pay attention to which one you are supposed to be using. This pattern is worked in a continuous round unless otherwise specified. Do not join at the end of each round, use a place marker and count your stitches often.If you like this pattern, please share it, but link back to this blog. (kristenscrochet.blogspot.com)  You may sell completed dolls at local craft fairs, but please do not sell on Etsy or any other online forum. Do not sell this pattern, I wish for it to remain free for everyone to enjoy. Thank you for your respect.If you love this pattern, consider a donation. A little bit goes a long way in keeping the weekly free patterns coming. Thank you and enjoy this tutorial!Watch for text in italics and in red for special instructions!

measurements: 

6 inch circumference 

Tentacles In bright green using 4mm hookCh 6, sl st to form a loop.*Ch 10, 3 hdc in each st of the chain 10.Sc into the ch 6 loop. *Repeat from * until you have reached 8 tentacles. They should curl on their own. Fasten off and leave long tail to sew tentacles to body.



Witch Body
In bright green using 4mm hook
R1: ch 2, in second from hook, sc 6 (6)
R2: inc in each st around (12)
R3: (1sc, 1 inc) x6 (18)
R4: (2sc, 1 inc) x6 (24)
R5: (3sc, 1 inc) x6 (30)
R6-12: sc around (30)
R13: (3sc, 1 dec) x6 (24)
Embroider face; attach safety eyes
R14: (2sc, 1 dec) x6 (18)
Stuff body; from here add stuffing as needed.
R15: (1sc, 1 dec) x6 (12)
R16: dec around (6)
Fasten off, hide tail. Sew tentacles on.



Witch Nose
In bright green with 3.5mm hook
R1: ch2, in second from hook sc 4 (4)
R2: sc around (4)
R3: (1sc, 1 inc) x2 (6)
R4: sc around (6)
Fasten off; use tail to sew to face.


Witch Hair
Cut 9 inch lengths of orange yarn, use latch hook and attach. Leave a circle at the top with no hair (I left hair off of rows 1-3 of the head) to sew hat on. Trim hair to desired length.


Witch Hat
In black with 3.5mm hook
R1: ch2, in second from hook, sc 4 (4)
R2: (1sc, 1 inc) x2 (6)
R3: sc around (6)
R4: (2sc, 1inc) x2 (8)
R5: (3sc, 1inc) x2 (10)
R6: (4sc, 1inc) x2 (12)
R7: front loops only (1sc, 1inc) x6 (18)
R8: return to both loops (2sc, 1inc) x6 (24)
Fasten off; use tail to sew to head.