Who doesn't love The Labyrinth? Especially the little worm who says "ello" instead of "hello" am I right? He's just so cute! And his transformation into an amigurumi also turned out cute!
He was a two night project for me. Maybe two or three hours each night, though that may have been because I did his face once, disliked it, and redid it. But I think he turned out cute in the end! (I may have mentioned that already...)
Here's the pattern. I do have some general disclaimers on it, since it hasn't been tested... but to read more about that you can see my original blog post here: http://mostlynerdycrochet.blogspot.com/2011/08/ello-did-you-just-say-hello.html
which also has my contact information if you have questions.
Ello Labyrinth Worm
Magic circle with 6 sc (in blue)
Increase to 12
Inc every 3rd stitch for 2 rows
1 hdc, 5 dc, 1 hdc, sl st around the rest of the row, repeat one more time
Switch color to a pale yellow
1 hdc, 5 dc, 1 hdc, sl st around the rest of the row, repeat 3 times
1 Inc on either side of the face (for cheeks) sc in between- Repeat for one more row
dec every 3rd stitch for 1 row
Fill with polyfill before the opening gets too small!
Dec every other stitch for about 2 rows, then dec every stitch until closed
Hair darker blue than the body for contrast
Slip stitch several strands of yarn at the top of the head and down the body. Separate the strands for a good fluff. (There will be 17 bits of fluff all together. Top of head and cheek fluff is longer than the rest).
I added some of the darker blue up his back and on the top of his head almost like embroidery (only with yarn).
Scarf - Use an orangey red thin yarn (or thick thread)
Ch approximately 15 inches, turn and DC down the length. Weave in the ends. Loosely tie around the neck (I wrapped mine twice).
Face: I used a dark orange (almost a light brown) embroidery thread for the eyes. Bits of black of course for the pupils/nose/mouth, nothing too fancy!
Thanks for looking!