Tuesday, July 8, 2014

POOH (MINIATURIZED)



POOH (MINIATURIZED)



This pattern is a miniaturized version of the pattern of Pooh in the book shown above.  I made a Pooh using the pattern out of the book, and he was huge.  A co-worker saw the large Pooh but did not want it that large, so she asked if there is any way I could make it make it smaller.  I tried using a smaller hook but did not make it much smaller.  I do not have access to the colors needed in the crochet cottons that would work to make it smaller using thinner thread.  So I redesigned the pattern using the same technique but with half the number of stitches and half the number of rounds.  The result is a 9 inch Pooh.  Here is the pattern.

 

MATERIALS:

Worsted Weight Yarn:  Gold, Brown, and Red

G and H crochet hooks

Polyester fiberfill

Tapestry needle

Stitch markers

 

EARS (MAKE 2)

Rd 1:   With gold, ch 3, 6 sc in second ch from hook, do not join.  (6)

Rd 2:   (2 sc in next 2 sc, sc in next sc) around.  (10)

Rds 3-4:          sc in each sc around.  (10)

Rd 5:   slip st in next 2 sc, sc in next 6 sc, slip st in next 2 sc.  (10)

Rd 6:   slip st in next 2 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog, slip st in next 2 sts.

Finish off.

 

NOSE

Rd 1:   With Brown, ch 3, 5 sc in second ch from hook, do not join.  (5)

Rd 2:   sc in next 2 sc, in next sc (sc, ch 1, sc), sc in next 2 sc, slip in next sc.

Finish off.

 

MUZZLE

Rd 1:   With right side of NOSE facing, join Gold, with sc in same st as slip st, 2 sc in next 2 sc, working over ch-1 space and in previous round of NOSE, sc in same sc as (sc, ch 1, sc), 2 sc in next 3 sc.  (12)

Rd 2:   (sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) around.  (18)

Rd 3:   sc in each sc around.  (18)

Rd 4:   sc in next 4 sc, slip st in next sc, leaving remaining 13 sc unworked.

Rd 5:   turn; skip next slip st, sc in next 7 sc, slip st in next sc.

Finish off.

 

FIRST ARM

Rd 1:   With Gold, ch 3, 6 sc in second ch from hook, do not join.  (6)

Rd 2:   2 sc in each sc around.  (12)

Rd 3:   (sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around.  (14)

Rds 4-14:        sc in each sc around.  (14)

Rd 15: sc in each sc around placing a marker around st #5, slip st in next sc.

Finish off.

Stuff firmly.

 

SECOND ARM

Rds 1-14:        Work same as FIRST ARM.

Rd 15: sc in each sc around placing a marker around st #6, slip st in next sc.

Finish off.

Stuff firmly.

 

FIRST LEG

With Gold, ch 8.

Rw 1:   sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across.  (6)

Rw 2:&nbs