This month’s Mini tier pattern is Wheezy from Toy Story. So far, I have crocheted 15 characters for this Toy Story series but there are so many characters that I don’t think I will be able to crochet all of them. I haven’t yet decided how many I am going to do before I complete this series, but I will keep you updated when I finally decide. Also, please do let me know if there are any characters that I haven’t made yet, but you feel should definitely be a part of this series. If you want to check out the other characters from the series you can click HERE.
Wheezy was such a quick and easy character to make. The hardest part of him was crocheting with the black yarn. I forgot how much I dislike crocheting with it because I haven’t had to crochet such a large piece using just black for a long time. I kept skipping stitches and adding stitches throughout this whole project. So many times, my rows just did not add up and I had to frog it and start again, ensuring to be more careful! Fortunately, as you can see, I got there in the end.
If you look at the pictures you may be able to notice that I used a glitter black yarn. This is because I am trying to use up my stash and I had 3 skeins of it and no plain black yarn. When you make Wheezy, you can just use plain black yarn if that’s what you have.
I did my usual mixed media by using felt for the finishing touches. I wanted to needlefelt the eyes so that they were 3D like Bullseye. However, in the end I just used regular white felt because I didn’t have any white roving left and I didn’t want to waste time brushing white yarn to create some. Something that I am very happy about is the beak detail where I added a piece of cross stitch plastic canvas to give that squeaker effect to the mouth. As I type this I am thinking if I had a squeaker, I could have added that to Wheezy’s body for a bit of an extra touch. But that is just me being a little extra!
Overall, I am very happy with how Wheezy turned out. He is approximately 12.5cm/4.5 inches tall and 12.5cm/4.5 inches wide.
- DK yarn (Black and Yellow)
- 2.5mm crochet hook
- Yarn needle
- Fire retardant Fibrefill
- White, red and black felt
- Felt glue
- Cross stitch plastic canvas (optional)
- Stitch marker
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
- #in1 – the specified number of SC in the same stitch (i.e. 3in1)
- #DCin1 – the specified number of DC in the same stitch (i.e. 3DCin1)
- #HDCin1 – the specified number of HDC in the same stitch (i.e. 3HDCin1)
- hdcINC – half double crochet increase
- dcINC – double crochet increase
- DEC – invisible decrease (if it is a DEC in BLO I tend to use the 2TOG decrease method)
- 2TOG – two stitches together decrease (non-invisible) method
- *_______* X# – repeat sequence within the asterisks the specified number of times e.g. *SC, INC* x6)
- FLO – front loop only
- BLO – back loop only
- CH – chain stitches
- CC – colour change
- CH1T – chain a stitch then turn your work
- SS – slip stitch
- ST/STS – stitch/stitches
- OFFSET – a term I use when adding or taking away additional stitches in order to line up or get the right placement
- = # ROWS – repeat the stitch sequence for the row the specified number of times e.g. 32SC (32) = 5 ROWS
- FO – fasten off
Hopefully you have better luck than me when crocheting using black yarn. I recommend using a light from the beginning to save yourself any headaches. Other than that, I thought this pattern was very straight forward, however, if you need any assistance, I am always happy to help.
Next month’s Mini tier pattern is Billy, Goat and Gruff (Bo Peep’s sheep) – so stay tuned!
Until the next post – HAPPY CROCHETING!