Saturday, 8 February 2020

Little 3rd Doctor (doctor who)

This is the 4th in the series of 'little doctors' I am currently making. Each of these is designed to that they clothes will fit into any of the animals in my 'little animals' collection (a full list of which can be found here).
I have chosen to make the third doctor (played by Jon Pertwee) next because I have recently started watching some of his episodes and he is such a good doctor (would definitely recommend watching some of his era if you haven't already)





Difficulty:




medium 




You will need:


  • A 2.5mm crochet hook (use unless otherwise specified)
  • A 2.25mm hook
  • A 2mm crochet hook
  • dk yarn in cream (or a suitable skin colour) (use this unless otherwise specified)
  • 4ply yarn in black, white, purple, dark red, and cream/white (if you use cream make sure its a slightly different shade to the face)
  • embroidery thread in white, green, and black
  • A darning needle
  • An embroidery needle
  • Toy stuffing
  • embroidery thread in
  • Four 5mm white buttons
  • 2 small black beads
  • A pet brush
  • A small section of cardboard




For the body (starting from the base):
Make a magic loop with 6sc
Round 1: 2sc in each st (12sc)
Round 2: sc in the first st, 2sc in the next st, rep  to end (18sc)
Round 3: sc in the first 2 sts, 2sc in the next st, rep to end. ch1, turn (24sc)
Rounds 4 - 10: (7 rounds) sc in each st (24sc)
Round 11: sc in the first 2 sts, sc2tog, rep to end (18sc)
Round 12: sc in the first st, sc2tog, rep to end (12sc)
Round 13: sc in the first st, sc2tog, rep to end (8sc)
Rounds 14 - 15: (2 rounds) sc in each st
Fasten off


For the arms (make 2):
Make a magic loop with 6sc
Round 1: sc in the first st, 2sc in the next st, rep to end (9sc)
Rounds 2 - 3: (2 rounds) sc in each st (9sc)
Round 4: sc in the first st, sc2tog, rep to end (6sc)
Rounds 5 - 10: (6 rounds) sc in each st (6sc)
Fasten off

Sew the arms to the body

For the legs (make 2):
Make a magic loop with 6sc
Round 1: 2sc in each st (12sc)
Round 2: sc in the first 3 sts, 2cs in the next st, rep to end (15sc)
Rounds 3 - 4: (2 rounds) sc in each st (15sc)
Round 5: sc2tog 3 times, sc in the last 9 sts (12sc)
Round 6: sc in the first 2 sts, sc2tog, rep to end (9sc)
Rounds 7 - 11: (5 rounds) sc in each st (9sc)
Fasten off

Sew the legs to the body


For the head:

ch4
Round 1: sc in the 2nd chain st from hook, then sc in the next chain st. Make 3sc in the next chain st (the first one you made), then sc into the back of the previous chain st you crocheted into, before making 2sc into the back of the first chain st you crocheted into (8sc)
Round 2: Make 2sc in the first st, sc, make 2sc in each of the next 3sts, sc, make 2sc in each of the last 2sts (14sc)
Round 3: sc4, hdc,(2hdc in the next st, hdc) twice, hdc, (2hdc in the following st, hdc) twice. (18sts)
Round 4: sc5, hdc, (2hdc in the next st, hdc) twice, hdc3, (2hdc in the following st, hdc) twice, sc (22sts)
Rounds 5 - 11: (7rounds) sc in each st
Round 12: sc2tog, sc4, (sc2tog, sc) 3 times, sc4, sc2tog, sc (18sc)
Round 13: sc2tog twice, sc2, sc2tog 3 times, sc3, sc2tog (12sc)
Stuff firmly
Round 14: sc2tog 6 times
Fasten off


For the face:

For the nose:
With a 2mm hook make a magic loop with 1sc. ch1, turn
Row 1: sc in this sty. ch1, turn
Row 2: make 2sc in this st. ch1, turn (2sc)
Row 3: 3sc in the first st, 2sc in the next st (5sc)
Fasten off

Sew this to the head


For the ears (make 2):

With a 2mm hook ch3
Row 1: Make 3sc in the 2nd chain st from hook, then make 3sc in the next chain st (6sc)
Fasten off

Sew these to the sides of the head


For the eyes:

You may want to use the following photo as a reference when embroidering the eyes.

The first step to making the eyes is sewing the whites of the eyes using 2 strands of white embroidery thread.

After you've done this, use one strand of green embroidery thread to embroider the irises over the top of the whites, before finally using a strand of black embroidery thread to embroider the pupil in the centre of the eyes.


For the hair:

To make the hair you will first need to cut a strip if cardboard about 5cm in width. Wind the cream/ white 4ply yarn around the width of this card many times. Cut the yarn down one edge of the card, so that you have a lot of 10cm long strands, and then attach them to the head. This should be done by folding each strand in half and pulling the folded end through a small stitch in the head, before threading the loose end through this small loop you make in order to secure it (if you're unsure what I mean you can watch this video, which will hopefully clarify it). 
After you've covered the whole head with hair, take the pet brush and use it to brush the yarn so that its fluffy and sticks out, as shown below. Once this is finished you may want to trim the hair slightly if its too long.





For the trousers:
For the trouser legs (make 2):
with black 4ply yarn and a 2mm crochet hook ch20
Round 1: sc in the first chain st, sc in every following chain st (this will create a loop)
Rounds 2 - 9: (8 rounds) sc in each st (20sc)
Fasten off neatly 


Rejoin yarn to one of the sts on this trouser leg you made
Round 10: sc in this st and the next 15sts of this trouser leg, then sc in 16 sts around the egde of the other trouser section (32sc)
Rounds 11 - 18: (8 rounds) sc in each of these 32 sts
Fasten off

Sew up the crotch section of these trousers



For the jacket:
With a 2.25mm hook (use for the jacket unless otherwise specified) and dark red 4ply yarn ch37
Row 1: sc in the 2nd chain st from hook, then sc in every following chain st to end. ch1, turn (36sc)
Rows 2 - 8: (7 rows) sc in each st. ch1, turn
Row 9: sc3tog, sc30, sc3tog. ch1, turn (32sc)
Row 10: sc2tog, sc28, sc2tog. ch1, turn (30sc)
Row 11: sc in each st. ch1, turn
Row 12: sc3, sc2tog. ch1, turn (4sc)
Row 13: sc2, sc2tog. ch1, turn (3sc)
Rows 14 - 15: (2 rows) sc in each of these 3sts. ch1, turn
Row 16: sc2tog, sc. ch1, turn (2sc)
Row 17: sc in each of these 2sts
Fasten off

Rejoin yarn to row 11 to the 3rd st from this last section you just made, as shown below:
Row 12: sc2tog between this same st and the next st, sc12, sc2tog. ch1, turn (14sc)
Row 13: sc2tog, sc4, sc2tog, sc4, sc2tog. ch1, turn(11sc)
Row 14: sc2tog, sc7, sc2tog. ch1, turn (9sc)
Row 15: sc in each of these 9sts
Row 16: Make 2sc in the first st, sc2, sc3tog, sc2, make 2sc in the last st. ch1, turn (9sc)
Row 17: Make 2sc in the first st, sc7, make 2sc in the last st. ch2, turn(11sc)
Row 18: hdc2, sc, slip5, sc, hdc2
Fasten off


Rejoin to yarn row 11 to 3rd st from this last section you just made, as shown below:
Row 12: sc2tog between this st and the next, sc3. ch1, turn (14sc)
Row 13: sc2tog, sc2. ch1, turn (3sc)
Rows 14 - 15: (2 rows) sc in each of these 3sts. ch1, turn
Rows 16: sc, sc2tog. ch1, turn (2sc)
Row 17: sc in each of these 2sts
Fasten off
Sew the shoulder seams together


For the sleeves (make one for each armhole):

With a 2.25mm hook sc18 around one of the armholes
Round 1: sc in each of these 18sts
change to a 2mm hook
Rounds 2 - 6: (5 rounds) sc in each st
Fasten off


For the collar: 
Row 1: rejoin yarn to the edge of the 8th row of the jacket (Images 1/2), then sc30 up and around (then back down)the collar section of the jacket, to the other side of the 8th row (Image 3)
Fasten off
Image 1


Image 2


Image 3

Rejoin yarn to the outer loop of the last st you made on the previous round, as shown below
Row 2: The next row is made by crocheting in the outer loop of the each of the sts you crocheted in on the last round so that you crochet back the way you have just come. Sc2tog between this same st and the next st. Sc in the following 6sts, make 2sc in each of the next 3sts, sc in the next 4sts, make 2sc in each of the next 3sts, then sc in the last 6sts. Finally, sc2tog between the last 2sts
Fasten off 



Row 3: Rejoin yarn to the first st of the last round. make this next row by crocheting in both loops of each st.
sc3tog between this st and the next 2sts, hdc5, make 2sc in the next st, sc, make 2sc in the next st, sc, make 2sc in the following st, sc8, make 2sc in the next st, sc, make 2sc in the next st, sc, make 2sc in the following st, hdc5, sc3tog
Fasten off


With black 4ply yarn and a 2.25mm hook yarn join to the right-hand side of the jacket (as looking at it from the front), to the end of row 8, just underneath where you made the collar, as shown below
Make slip sts down the right front edge of the jacket, then make slip sts in the back of the chain sts found on the bottom hem of the jacket created when "casting on". Next, make slip sts up the left front edge of the jacket.
Fasten off


Rejoin black yarn to the left side of the jacket just above where you joined it last time,then slip around each of the sts of the collar to the other side (as shown below).
Fasten off

(apologies for the blurriness)


Use a few sts to secure the collar in place so that it doesn't keep rising up.


For the pockets:
with dark red 4ply yarn and a 2.25mm hook ch7

Row 1: sc in the 2nd chain st from hook, then sc in every following chain st. ch1, turn (6sc)
Row 2: sc in each of these 6sts. ch1, turn
Row 3: sc in each of these 6sts
Fasten off

With black 4ply yarn made slip sts around the sides and bottom of the pocket, as shown below
Sew it to the sides of the jacket.




For the fastenings (make 2 of each):
with a 2mm hook and black 4ply yarn ch16

Fasten off

with a 2mm hook and black 4ply yarn ch11
Fasten off

Arrange these chains into flowers of 3 petals, with each petal consisting of 3 chain sts. On one side sew a bead to the end of the remaining 2 chain sts, and on the other side fold over the remaining 7 chain sts to make a loop. Sew these flower sections to the front edge of the coast, as shown below. Thread the bead through this loop to fasten.








For the shoes (make 2):
With black 4ply yarn make a magic loop with 6sc
Round 1: make 2sc in each st (12sc)
Round 2: sc in the first st, make 2sc in the next st, repeat 6 times to end (18sc)
Round 3: sc in the first 2sts, make 2sc in the next st, repeat 6 times to end (24sc)
Rounds 4 - 6: (3 rounds) sc in each st
Round 7: sc2tog 3 times, sc18 (21sc)
Round 8: sc3tog, sc18 (19sc)
Rounds 9 - 14: (6 rounds) sc in each st
Fasten off


Thread back 4ply yarn through the front of the boots to look like laces and tie them in a bow.



For the shirt:
With white 4ply yarn and a 2mm hook ch36
Row 1: sc in the 2nd chain st from hook, then sc in every following chain st to end. ch1, turn (35sc)
Rows 2 - 3: (2 rows) sc in each st. ch1, turn
Row 4: sc, ch1, skip1, sc in each of the remaining 33sts. ch1, turn
Row 5: sc33, sc in the hole underneath the chain st left by the skip1, sc in the last st, ch1, turn
Row 6: sc in each st. ch1, turn
Row 7: sc33, ch1, skip1, sc in the last st. ch1, turn
Row 8: sc in the first st, sc in the hole made by the skip1, sc33. ch1, turn
Row 9: sc in each st. ch1, turn
Row 10: sc, ch1, skip1, sc33. ch1, turn
Row 11: sc33, sc in the hole made by the skip1, sc in the last st. ch1, turn
Row 12: sc in the first 11sts. ch1, turn (11sc)
Row 13: Sc9, ch1, skip1, sc. ch1, turn
Row 14: sc, sc in the hole made by the skip1, sc7, sc2tog (10sc)
Fasten off

Rejoin yarn to row 11 to the 5th st after this last section you made
Row 12: Sc in this st and the next 11sts. ch1, turn (12sc)
Row 13: sc in each st of these 12sts. ch1, turn
Row 14: sc in each of these 12 sts
Fasten off

Rejoin yarn to row 11 to the 5th st from this last section you made

Row 12: Sc in this st and the next 6sts. ch1, turn (7sc)
Rows 13 - 14: (2 rows) sc in each of these 7sts. ch1, turn
Row 15: Slip7, ch4, in the next section along: sc, sc2tog 5 times, sc, ch4, slip each of the next 10 sts of the first section you made. ch1, turn
Row 16: Sc in each of these 32sts (including the slip sts and chain sts in the middle of the row). ch1, turn
Row 17: Sc2tog, sc3, sc2tog, sc2, (sc2tog, sc), 4 times, sc, sc2tog, sc4, sc2tog twice. ch1, turn (23sc)
Row 18: Sc2tog, sc19, sc2tog. ch2, turn (21sc)
Row 19:  hdc4, sc, slip11, sc, hdc4. ch2, turn
Row 20:  2hdc in the first st, hdc3, sc, slip11, sc, hdc3, 2hdc in the last srt. ch2, turn (23sts)
Row 21: 2hdc in the first st, hdc3, sc, slip13, sc, hdc3, 2hdc in the last st. ch2, turn (25sts)
Row 22:  2hdc in the first st, hdc4, sc, slip13, sc, hdc4, 2hdc in the last st (27sts)
Fasten off


For the front ruffles (make 2):

Fsc52
Fasten off
Fold these up into a tight zig-zag shape and sew them down the front of the shirt, as shown below




For the sleeves:

With white 4ply yarn and a 2mm hook sc18 around the edge of the armhole

Rounds 1 - 2: (2 rounds) sc in each of these 18sts
Round 3: (Sc4, sc2tog) 3 times (15sc)
Rounds 4 - 9: (6 rounds) sc in each st
Round 10: (Ch3, sc in the same st, ch3, sc in the next st) 15 times
Fasten off






For the cloak:

Use a 2mm hook throughout

For the lining (make 2):

With purple 4ply yarn ch5
Row 1: sc in the 2nd chain st from hook, then sc in the following chain sts to end. ch1, turn (4sc)
Rows 2 - 31: (30 rows) sc in each st. ch1, turn
Row 32: sc in each st
Fasten off

For the back:

With black 4ply yarn Ch23
Row 1: hdc in the 2nd st from hook, hdc in each of the next 3 chain sts, sc in each of the next 14 sts, then hdc in each of the last 4 chain sts. ch2, turn (22sts)
Row 2: Hdc4, sc14, hdc4. ch2, turn (22sts)
Row 3: Hdc4, sc3tog, slip8, sc3tog, hdc4. ch1, turn (18sts)
Row 4: 2sc in the first st, sc16, 2sc in the last st. ch1, turn (20sts)
Rows 5 - 15: (11 rows) sc in each st. ch1, turn
Row 16: 2sc in the first st, sc18, 2sc in the last st. ch1, turn (22sts)
Rows 17 - 22: (6 rows) sc in each st. ch1, turn
Row 23: 2sc in the first st, sc20, 2sc in the last st. ch1, turn (24sts)
Rows 24 - 26: (3 rows) sc in each st. ch1, turn
Row 27: sc in each st
Fasten off

Front panels (make 2):
With black 4ply yarn ch5

Row 1: sc in the 2nd chain st from hook, then sc in each of the next 3 chain sts. ch1, turn (4sc)
Rows 2 - 10: (9 rows) sc in each st
Row 11: Sc4, ch7
Row 12: sc in the 2nd loop from hook along the 7 chain sts you just made, then sc in each of the next 5 chain sts. Sc in the next 4sts. ch1, turn (10sc)
Rows 13 - 19: (7 rows) sc in each st
Row 20: 2sc in the first st, sc9. ch1, turn (11sc)
Rows 21 - 23: (3 rows) sc in each st. ch1, turn
Row 24: 2sc in the first st, sc10. ch1, turn (12sc)
Rows 24 - 27: (4 rows) sc in each st. ch1, turn
Row 28: sc in each st
Fasten off

To assemble the cloak first sew the shoulder seams on the front and back panels, making sure that you do so in the way demonstrated in the photo below.


You now need to sew the side seam together. before you so this you need to twist the centre seam on the front panels in and around, twisting these sections so that what was now the central edge is now lines up with the edge seams on the back panel. These are the edges that need to be joined together, as shown below.



Finally you need to sew the lining in place. Do this so that it starts at the outer side of the shoulder seam, and ends up on the inner side of the jacket due to the curve of the front panel, as shown below.






I hope you have enjoyed this pattern! If you have any questions please feel free to contact me either by laving a comment below or via my Ravelry or Instagram pages. If you hope for a reply quickly its best to dm me or leave a comment on my Instagram, and I should get back to you the same day.
You are welcome to use finished products for personal use but I do ask that you don't sell them (since the doctor who trademark is copyrighted by the BBC). Also please don't re-post this pattern or claim it as you own. Thank you!



Friday, 24 January 2020

pansexual snake

This very simple snake pattern is made in the colours of the pansexual pride flag, but feel free to swap around the colours however you like. There is a lot of changing colour, and the best way I would recommend to do this is to fasten off neatly (an explanation of what I mean can be found here) and then fasten back on again with the next yarn, so that you get clear distinct bands of colour.

Difficulty:


easy



You will need:

  • A 2.5mm crochet hook
  • dk yarn in black, pink, blue, and yellow
  • A small amount of toy stuffing
  • A darning needle for sewing up





To make the snake:

With pink make a magic loop with 6sc
Rounds 1 - 2: (2 rounds) sc in each st
Round 3: make 2sc in each of the first 3sts, sc3 (9sc)
change to yellow
Rounds 4 - 6: (3 rounds) sc in each st
change to blue
Round 5: Sc2tog, sc3, sc2tog, sc2 (7sc)
Stuff firmly
Round 6: Sc2tog, sc2, sc2tog, sc (5sc)
Rounds 7: sc in each st
change to pink
Rounds 8 - 9: (2 rounds) sc in each st
Round 10: make 2sc in the first st, sc4 (6sc)
change to yellow
Rounds 11 - 13: (3 rounds) sc in each st
change to blue
Round 14: sc in each st
Round 15: make 2sc in the first st, sc5 (7sc)
Round 16: sc in each st
change to pink
Rounds 17 - 19: (3 rounds) sc in each st
change to yellow
Rounds 20 - 22: (3 rounds) sc in each st
change to blue
Rounds 23 - 25: (3 rounds) sc in each st
change to pink
Round 26: make 2sc in the first st, sc6 (8sc)
Rounds 27 - 28: (2 rounds) sc in each st
change to yellow
Rounds 29 - 54: (26 rounds) sc in each st, changing colour every 3 rounds in the sequence blue, pink, yellow, blue, pink
Round 55: Sc2tog, sc6 (7sc)
change to yellow
Rounds 56 - 58: (3 rounds) sc in each st
change to blue
Round 59: Sc2tog, sc5 (6sc)
Rounds 60 - 61: (2 rounds) sc in each st
change to pink
Rounds 62 - 63: (2 rounds) sc in each st
Round 64: Sc2tog, sc4 (5sc)
change to yellow
Rounds 65 - 67: (3 rounds) sc in each st
Change to blue
Rounds 68 - 69: (2 rounds) sc in each st
Round 70: Sc2tog, sc3 (4sc)
Change to pink
Rounds 71 - 73: (3 rounds) sc in each st
change to yellow
Rounds 74 - 76: (3 rounds) sc in each st
Fasten off

I hope you have enjoyed this pattern! If you  have any questions about this or any of my other patterns, please feel free to contact me, either by leaving a comment below  or via my Ravelry or Instagram pages. You can also follow me on instagram to keep up to date with what I am making, and to find out when I publish a new pattern.
You are very welcome to sell finished products, but I do ask that you don't re-post this pattern or claim it as you own. Thank you!