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Topic: dungeons and dragons mind flayer -- NOW WITH PATTERN  (Read 5630 times)
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laceybatey
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2006 08:28:16 AM »

rough pattern:

I used Caron Simply Soft yarn in gray (MC) and purple (CC) and some scrap black yarn for this project and size 6 straight needles.  Gauge isn't terribly important, but I was getting 5sts/1".  You will also need about 1 yard of the trim of your choice.

Instructions for Henry Rollins doll can be found in Debbie Stoller's Stitch N Bitch Nation.


body: 
CO 36 sts in MC
K 4 rows in St st
Row 5 -- K1, K2tog, K until 3 sts remaining, k2tog, K1
K 7 rows in St st
Row 13 -- K1, K2tog, K until 3 sts remaining, K2tog, K1
K 9 rows in St st
Row 23 -- K1, K2tog, K until 3 sts remaining, K2tog, K1
K 11 rows in St st
Row 35 -- K1, K2tog, K until 3 sts remaining, K2tog, K1
K 11 rows in St st
Row 37 -- K1, K2tog, K until 3 sts remaining, K2tog, K1

At this point, waist begins.  Continue with instructions in SnB Nation for Henry Rollins' upper body. 

Make arms according to the Henry Rollins pattern, use CC for the first 10 rows and then switch to MC for the rest of the arm.

Weave in ends.  Piece together and seam arms and sides.  Leave bottom open. 

Continue with instructions for Henry Rollins' head, using CC. 

Tentacles: 
Decide placement for four tentacles on the head.  PU 5 sts in the center (top tentacle) and start an I-cord.  When I-cord measures about 1/2", K1, K2tog, K 2 (1 st decreased).  Continue until I-cord is about 1-1.5" long (as desired), decrease one more stitch.  Continue for another half inch or so, decrease one more stitch.  Knit to desired length and then cut yarn tail and pull through remaining two stitches.

Repeat for other tentacles.

Weave in ends.

Eyes: 
Using scrap black yarn (you could use white since their eyes are technically supposed to be white), stitch eyes to your liking.  Secure yarn on the WS (I tied it in a knot and left long tails since the inside isn't seen at all). 

Stuff toy with polyester fiberfill. 

Sew bottom together neatly.  I had to flip under one edge, and it ended up looking somewhat like an envelope.

Trim:
Place trim around neck, down front of robe, and around cuffs.  Pin to secure, and using matching thread, sew into place. 

Please let me know if you have any questions.

lacey
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« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2006 02:08:00 PM »

Thanks for the rough pattern! That's going to be useful Wink

(I mentioned this piece of brilliance last night to my DM, and now he wants me knit cuddly monsters for everyone in the party for Christmas. Instead, I'm going with dice-bags-in-the-shape-of-dice.)
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laceybatey
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2006 02:47:27 PM »

Wow, thanks for the link.  I think I'll surprise my husband with one of those!  He would flip. 

Like I said, I'll be working on a beholder soon.  Smiley  Any ideas you get about cute little dnd monsters, forward them my way!
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« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2006 11:38:19 PM »

That is so super cool!!!  I love mind flayers they are so creepy!  What a great thing to cuddle with while i read my d&d books... hmmm
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« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2006 12:21:15 AM »

I showed this to my boyfriend and he loved it!  He even agreed to come with me to the craft store to pick out yarn (I can never get him to come in there with me!) and he bought me the Stich n' Bitch Nation book that has the Henry Rollins doll pattern in it.  I really want this to come out well for him... but I'm a little confused about the pattern... mabye someone can help me?

Question:

The pattern says "at this point the waist begins. continue with instructions in SnB nation for the Henry Rollins upper body."

Should I just be doing the shaping top part of the Rollins upper body, or should I be doing the whole thing? (It starts out by says to knit 20 rows in st st) I tried doing the whole thing, but it seemed like the doll was going to be much taller than it looks in the picture so I'm a little confused.



Thanks in advance!
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« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2006 03:05:26 AM »

I love that!!!  I'm a huge D&D fan!
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laceybatey
« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2006 09:30:11 AM »

It's a pretty big doll.  I gifted it in a shoebox, and it was a nice "coffin" for it.  Yes, you continue with the UPPER body for Henry.  You don't need the legs, so that's why I substituted the long robe.  I made this a sort of cartoony mind flayer because my friend has a couple of young kids that I didn't want to freak out.  I have considered making a few more, but much more creepy. 

Play with it -- I am thinking about making the decreases more extreme (resulting in a skinnier doll altogether) and the head more sinister.  (White eyes, etc).  If you notice in the MM, the picture of the thing has a really tattered black robe.  It would be interesting maybe to pick up some sts around the neckline and actually knit out a collar instead of sewing on trim. 

I'm glad you're having fun with it!  It's a cool, cool thing.  I definitely have to thank my husband for helping me with the pattern.  Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2006 11:25:47 AM »

Okay great, thanks for the help!  I wasn't sure if I was doing it right. (its too bad i ripped it all out, I guess I was doing it right after all!)

My bf picked out black yarn for the robe with silver trim, and he wants white eyes.  I like your idea of picking up sts to make a collar... I probably won't play with it though since i already bought silver floss for the trim.

I will definitely post a picture when i'm done!
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« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2006 02:57:36 PM »

Hmm.... I still think I might be doing something wrong.  You say it should fit in a shoebox? My "body" piece, so to speak, measures almost 16 inches without the head!

I think it will be fine though, my boyfriend said that he didn't care if it was a little on the big side.  I just hope the arms do not look to stubby and the head too small!
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« Reply #19 on: August 15, 2006 03:07:33 PM »

OMG,  this is incredible. I just attended GenCon and I am all hyped up to knit cuddly monsters! Great job!
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