Happy New Year!
We are kicking off the New Year with the last dwarf from my Snow White series – Sneezy.
I cannot believe that I am finally done with all the dwarfs, and in good time too, because I don’t think that I want to make another one for a little while. After making so many it is time to change things up a little. However, at the same time it was nice having a base pattern to start off with and all I needed to do was tweak it a little and make all the necessary changes. It saved me a lot of time.
This pattern is very similar to my Sleepy pattern, but I did make some big changes to the body primarily the belly and as a result the jacket too. I also used the new method to do the fingers so that you don’t have to glue or starch them. Apart from that the only major changes are the colours used.
I didn’t bother to fully wire Sneezy and instead I just did the usual wire to support the neck and head and then wire for the arms. I wanted to be able to finish Sneezy off with his classic pose, so I bent the arm and stitched his index finger underneath his nose as if to stop a sneeze.
There is something that I am unsure about with my finished Sneezy, and that is the shoes. I was working off a picture and in that picture his shoes were the same colour as his hat which was this mustard yellow. But when I looked back and saw all my other dwarfs all their shoes were that similar camel colour and I felt that maybe having his shoes a different colour to all the rest would make him stand out more. Fortunately, once I took a group picture and saw them all together, I didn’t really mind it too much. However, if you are making this set and would like a bit more continuity then it is entirely possible for you to use the camel colour for the shoes like with all the other dwarfs.
Overall, seeing them all together I am very happy with how they have turned out. The only downside to this project is that I didn’t get much opportunity for mixed media. With the exception to the beards and eyes, everything on the dwarfs has been crocheted. Luckily, today after looking at them all together I have noticed something that I can do to mix things up a little. I can do some buttons and a belt buckle using polymer clay just to add a bit of texture to my projects and I think that it would finish my dwarfs off really nicely.
The total height of Sneezy is approximately 6.25 inches tall and 6 inches wide with the arms extended.
- 4ply yarn (Scheepjes Catona 503 Hazelnut, 162 Black Coffee, 388 Rust, 249 Saffron, 255 Shell and 519 Fresia)
- 2mm crochet hook
- Yarn needle
- Fire retardant Fibrefill
- White fur trim or fabric
- Black, white, dark red and camel/brown felt
- Felt glue
- Craft wire
- 3 or 4 fasteners/poppers (you could also use velcro or just stitch it closed if you prefer)
- Stitch marker
- 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
You are now complete!
That is the end of the dwarf patterns. I hope it was easy for you to follow, it is all the same techniques that were used with the other dwarfs. But if you need any assistance don’t hesitate to contact me and I will help you in any way that I can.
February’s midi tier pattern will be The Evil Queen which will be made using my Avery doll base (available in my website, Etsy and Ravelry stores).
Until the next post, happy crocheting!