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Topic: Worm from Labyrinth **with pattern and photo tute!! Finally!! **  (Read 35320 times)
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FoxyBlue
« on: May 17, 2011 07:11:56 PM »

I made this guy for the Labyrinth swap. He's been in transit from Canada to Scotland for 7 weeks now Sad I hope the little guy gets  to his home soon!



*Please note: this pattern is not intended for children.

Materials:
- Bernat chunky in cream (or something similar)
- 5mm crochet hook
- yarn needle
- safety eyes (I don't have the package, but they are 3/4 inch wide)
- cream coloured felt
- Method of choice for adding colour (ie: oil pastels, or eye shadow, or pencil crayons - I used pastels)
- Red yarn for scarf if you choose to crochet one. I didn't have red yarn, so I just cut some fabric.
- polyester filling
- hot glue gun or fabric glue

Pattern:


R1: Ch 2, 6 sc in second chain from hook
R2: Sc 2 in each sc around (12 sts)
R3: *Sc 1, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times (18 stitches)
R4: *Sc 2, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times (24 stitches)
R5: *Sc 3, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times (30 stitches)
R6,7,8: sc around

Decrease rows:

R9: *Sc 3, sc2tog*, rep 6 times (24 stitches)
R10: *Sc2, sc2tog*, rep 6 times (18 stitches)
R11: Sc1, sc2tog*, rep 6 times (12 stitches)

Repeat rows 3-11 4 more times. This creates the ridges in his wormy body.

After last decrease row, break yarn, leaving a very long tail for the closing up the top of the head which you will do later.

Place safety eyes as pictured:


In order to make the upper and lower lids, grab any ol' paper lying around and trace the contours of the eyes, as pictured, and then trace your eyelid pattern onto the cream-coloured felt and cut four out.


With your colouring medium of choice, add a little shading:


For the mouth (make two)
R1: Ch 4
R2: Sc 1, sc 2 in next two stitches, sc 1 (6 stitches)

Using colour medium of choice, add a little colour to the inside of mouth. Sew to face as pictured:



For cheeks and chin (make 3)
R1: Ch 2, 6 sc in second chain from hook.
R2: Sc around (six stitches)
Weave in the slip knot tail and leave the end tail long for sewing to the face as pictured:


Now it's time to stuff the little guy! Don't over stuff because you want him to be bendable and squishy (I've never even heard of a non-squishy worm...have you?)

After that, take some wire the length of the little guy (curl the ends so that they don't poke through) and push it all the way to the tail. This is what makes him posable. He should look like this:

Now curl that wire down and start to seal him up!

The last decrease is simply to Sc2tog all the way around until he closes up and then break yarn and weave in the ends.

Now the fun begins! Adding his adorable blue fur and bringing him to life! Add the fur just as you would the fringe of a scarf. I use three strands for each tuft and then they aren't too bulky. Use the pics below as an idea of how to add the tufts and colour his back. Do this however you like. I used pastels, but do whatever works for you. I've been given some really great suggestions by other craftsters, so have a  look back at some of the comments if you would like inspiration.




For the scarf, you can knit one, crochet one, or just use some red fabric scraps from your stash!

***I've done my best to make this pattern understandable for you all, but I've never written a crochet pattern before, so please forgive me if it's hard to understand. Please don't hesitate to ask me any questions at all. I'll definitely try to help!

***Please show pics of your finished projects. I would LOVE to see them!

***Also, please don't sell these little guys. Make as many as you want for yourself or for gifts, though! If you wouldn't mind crediting me, that would also be cool Wink

Thanks and I look forward to your feedback!








« Last Edit: July 18, 2011 09:45:31 PM by FoxyBlue » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2011 07:23:15 PM »

"Did you just say hello?"

Yaaaay! He's awesome! You are inspiring me to someday learn to crochet.
I hope he makes it to his new home.

This rocks!
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FoxyBlue
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2011 07:25:35 PM »

Thanks so much!!! I kind of wrote up a pattern as I went along, but since I'm not much of a crocheter, I don't know if people would understand it ha ha. But if anyone's interested in the pattern, let me know and I'll put it up for you all to decipher!
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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2011 08:18:22 PM »

he's awesome!  and one of the not-so-nightmare-inducing characters that I remember fondly from the movie.  i love it!
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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2011 08:34:24 PM »

**squeeeeels in excitement!!!** I looooove him! wonderful job!!
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Prophecy Draig
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2011 08:42:40 PM »

Eeeeeeeeeeee! He's incredible XD All Hail Labyrinth inspired crochet!
I really need to make him for my sister(or maybe me ;P)
I'm game at trying to decipher a pattern if it'll turn out anything like this gorgeous creature.
Congrats on creating this adorableness Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2011 09:15:50 PM »

Ohhhhh! I love him! I would love to add him to my to-do list if you're willing!
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« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2011 09:29:57 PM »

totally adorable and true to character!! I'd love to give him a try! How big did he turn out? Seven weeks on the road!! Oh my!!
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« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2011 10:32:33 PM »

This little guy is way more true to the film than any of the "official" plushes you can find online. Very nicely done!

I'd be interested in a pattern, as well.
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keitaroseanne
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2011 01:01:53 AM »

You are so so clever!  I love this little guy:) I beg for this pattern! Smiley
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