Bashful Crochet Pattern

Happy October!

This months Midi tier pattern is Bashful from Snow White. Bashful is the fifth dwarf that I have made so I only have two more to go – Doc and Sneezy.

Although all the patterns were based off the first pattern which was grumpy, there are enough changes to each character that I am still having fun crocheting them even though I have made so many already.

For Bashful I started with the base pattern for Sleepy but made some alterations to the hands, jacket, head and hat. Firstly, I made the hands so that I did not have to glue or start them. To achieve this look, I had to fasten off the had and reconnect the yarn to crochet the fingers separately. This does create two extra ends that need weaving in, but I think that it is worth the extra effort.  

Bashful is the first fully wired dwarf that I made, all the others were only wired to give support to the head. I decided to wire him because I felt that into be able to fully portray Bashful, I needed to get his classic pose. This meant that he would need to be manoeuvrable in both the arms and legs.

There was minimal contouring of the face required, I just contoured the nose crevice to better define the cheeks.

Bashful stands at 18cm/7 inches tall (to the tip of the hat) and 15cm/6 inches wide (with the arms extended).

Materials
  • 4ply yarn (Scheepjes Catona: 179 Topaz, 503 Hazelnut, 162 Black Coffee, 208 Yellow Gold, 255 Shell, 525 Fir and 519 Fresia)
  • 2mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Fire retardant Fibrefill
  • White fur trim or fabric
  • Black, white, dark red, pink and camel/brown felt
  • Felt glue
  • Scissors
  • Craft wire
  • Pliers
  • Black thread
  • Sewing needle
  • Face blush and applicator brush
  • 3 or 4 fasteners/poppers (you could also use velcro or just stitch it closed if you prefer) (optional)
  • Pins
  • Stitch marker

Abbreviations

A full list of the abbreviations that I use in my patterns:

  • MR# – magic ring with the specified number of single crochets
  • SC – single crochet (double crochet English)
  • HDC – half double crochet (half treble English)
  • DC – double crochet (treble English)
  • INC – single crochet increase
  • hdcINC – half double crochet increase (half treble increase English)
  • dcINC – double crochet increase (treble increase English)
  • #in1 – the specified number of SC in the same stitch (i.e. 3in1)
  • DEC – invisible decrease
  • 2TOG – two stitches together decrease (non-invisible) method (I tend to use this method when decreasing in the back loop)
  • *_______* X# – repeat sequence within the asterisks the specified number of times e.g. *SC, INC* x6)
  • FLO – front loop only
  • BLO – back loop only
  • CC – colour change
  • CH – chain stitches
  • CH1T – chain a stitch then turn your work
  • SS – slip stitch
  • SSJ – slip stitch join the end and beginning of the row
  • ST/STS – stitch/stitches
  • OFFSET – a term I use when adding or taking away additional stitches to line up and get the right placement
  • FO – fasten off
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You are now complete!

I hope that you enjoyed this little change and had as much fun as I did making this pattern. If you have any questions or require assistance, I am always happy to help.

November’s Midi tier pattern is Doc so please stay tuned. If you want to check out the character patterns that I have already done for this Snow White series, click HERE.

Until the next post, HAPPY CROCHETING!

Chantelle X

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