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Topic: Richard the Pygmy Puff. W/ Pattern  (Read 3723 times)
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« on: February 14, 2007 11:43:46 AM »

Meet Richard, the white Pygmy Puff. The newest colour of the cuddly little friends breed exclusively for Weasley's Wizard Wheezes.

Small enough to hide in your pocket so you can bring him anywhere!

Just look at that adorable face! Get yours today! Only at Weasley's Wizard Wheezes on Diagon Alley and by Owl Post.

For all you muggles (and squibs) here is a pattern for you to make a replica of this adorable magical creature. It's ridculously easy. It takes less than one hour so make a whole herd!

needed:

-1 ball Bernat Baby Lash in Wee White. You'll use much less that one ball. You could probably make about 6 with a single ball. you could probably double up regular fun fur to get similar results. Baby Lash has a thick core so you can get a tight fabric.

-size 3 needles (3.25mm). less experienced knitter, or those with less than perfect eye sight can easily go up a few sizes, so long as you get a nice tight knit. You want as little drape as possible.

-strong white thread or fingering weight white yarn. Anything to seam up the sides. Left over baby lash won't work.

-a yarn needle

-something to stuff him with (I used left over dryer sheets and some cottom balls.  You don't need much, about half a cup.)

-2 size 10/0 seed beads. Those are the small ones for any non beaders who have now idea what I'm talking about. The larger ones don't really look right.

-a bead needle (or a fine sewing needle. It has to fit through the bead) and matching thread OR tacky glue

-sharp scissors

Directions:
CO 25 stitches in what ever manner you deem suitable. Knit in reverse stockinette for 28 rows. BO however you little heart desired. You could now have a squareish piece of fabric about 4-ish inches by 4-ish inches (I didn't bother measuring it since it really doens't matter.)

Now comes the part I am having trouble explaining. Its really not hard though. Using the yarn needle and fingering yarn seams the edges closed. The seam itself is like a wonton. That is, bring all four corners together at the top and sew 3 of the edges together with a mattres stitch  making sure that the knitside is facing out. You want the purlside, with all the fluff on the inside at this stage. Leave one edge open to turning inside out and stuffing. (For anyone confused about my rather bad explination of the seam, theres a picture of what it should look like on my blog. Along with some more pictures of the little guy)

Flip inside out and stuff. Sew closed with a whip or running stitch. Something that won't be very visable.

Now he needes some eyes. Using the sharp scissors trim a 1 cm sqaure patch where ever you want his eyes otherwise its just too much fur to see he little face, not to mention ehere you are sewing/glueing. Once you are happy with the trim, sew/glue his eyes on.

Fluff his fur and you are done! Now go make him some friends lol.

What do you guys think?


edited to add: I posted a new pygmy puff with a picture on my blog. I used a different and more common yarn so you can see the different results you can get
« Last Edit: February 15, 2007 08:28:46 PM by Michela » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2007 11:58:57 AM »

veeeerrrrrrrrrry cute Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2007 01:16:04 PM »

ha ha ha AWESOME!

back in the day when i worked on the harry potter videogames (i know, i'm insanely jealous of myself too) i made a coworker puffskein slippers (not knit), but alas, no photo!  i think you'd have loved 'em!
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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2007 01:37:27 PM »

So cute!  Have you seen that this is coming out soon:

http://www.amazon.com/Charmed-Knits-Projects-Harry-Potter/dp/0470067314/sr=11-1/qid=1167073038/ref=sr_11_1/702-1585155-4463233
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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2007 02:06:08 PM »

That is so freakin' cute      Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2007 04:03:44 PM »

Sweet!  I'll have to make a bunch of these cuties!  Thanks for sharing the pattern!
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« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2007 07:22:40 PM »

Wicked!  Wink

(oh and that HP knit book went on my amazon wishlist so fast it didn't stand a chance!)
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« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2007 08:19:15 PM »

Adorable! The twins would totally have an exclusive color.

What if you knit it in that glow in the dark yarn? Then it would "magically" change colors.

That Harry Potter knitting book looks way cool.
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« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2007 09:34:23 PM »

I want glow in the dark yarn! That would be totaly insanly cool! I was thinking of making the next one with some sparkly yarn to add some magical-ness to it.
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« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2007 09:59:56 PM »

Adorable and bookmarked so that one day I too can have a herd of pygmy puffs.

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