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« on: September 03, 2011 01:44:44 PM »

I've been on a Jim Henson kick lately!

For more pictures, including WIP, feel free to stop by http://mostlynerdycrochet.blogspot.com/2011/09/fizzgig.html

Thanks for looking!


Fizzgig Untested Pattern
(Make these stitches looser than you would normally)
Magic circle with 6 sc in the center
Increase to 12
Inc ever other stitch for three rows
Increase every 3rd stitch for 1 row
Sc 10, inc, sc 10, inc, for 2 rows
Ch 25, attach back to the base about half way across with a sc (follow the slack around the circle, this will be the opening for his mouth)
5 = rows
Sc 10, decrease, sc 10, dec for 3 rows
Sc 5, dec, sc 5, dec for 2 rows
Dec  every 3rd stitch for 2 rows
Dec until closed.

In red; crochet a basic flat oval with an 8 ch base (more accurate patterns easily found online than what I would be able to describe). Increase in size until it more or less matches the size of the mouth opening. Attach to the mouth opening, but dont forget to stuff before you close! Only put polyfill in the top and bottom sections, do not fill completely as this will prevent his mouth from closing.

Little feet Optional (usually you just see him as a giant fluff ball)
Ch 40, link ch 40 to ch 1
Ch 4 and link directly across (create a narrow oval with line through it)
Working on half the oval at a time: 1=row*
Using same ch 4 and attach separate the half into three sections
Sc around the new thirds and decrease each row until you have a point. Fasten off or slip stitch back to the next opening. Repeat for all three toes.
Repeat from * for the second foot. (they will be very close together, feel free to make each foot individually by skipping the initial large oval).
Attach to the bottom of his body so his toes peak out.

Detail time!
Sc 1 row of dark brown around his mouth. Cut out off white felt in a tooth pattern and sew to the top and bottom of his mouth. Also cut a tiny tooth set for the back of his mouth and sew on. Using black felt cut out his throat but remember the little red dangly guy!
Follow the same general procedure for his eyes and nose. As for his fluffiness  you will be looping dozens of 2-3 chunks of yarn through the loose stitches all over his body. Make sure youve attached his eyes and nose before you fluff up his face. I had a 4ply yarn that I separated each strand apart to give him extra oomph. Kind of looks like he got a perm, but at least hes properly fluffed!

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« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2011 01:52:28 PM »

I knew exactly who this is! Love your Fizzgig!

« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2011 02:18:58 PM »

I love it!! Grin
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« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2011 02:44:00 PM »

I thought that was Fizzgig on the front page...too cute! I think I need one!

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« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2011 04:12:00 PM »

Amazing! You've done a wonderful job, he's just perfect. I totally need this, so thank you so much for the pattern!

« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2011 04:56:46 PM »

omg, i totally want to make a purse version of this where his mouth is the lining!
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2011 05:25:38 PM »

omg, i totally want to make a purse version of this where his mouth is the lining!

!!! That's a FANTASTIC idea! If you do make one you have to send me pictures!

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« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2011 11:12:45 PM »

This is SO cool!

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« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2011 10:02:43 AM »

He's awesome!

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« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2011 08:00:57 AM »

Amazing! You've done a wonderful job, he's just perfect. I totally need this, so thank you so much for the pattern!

I completely agree with Angry Angel. He is perfect and thank you so so much for this pattern! After I am finished with some other projects I am going to make this for myself.  Wink

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