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Topic: Vera Verto - Rat Goblet Ornaments from Harry Potter!! With a Pattern!  (Read 3460 times)
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« on: December 11, 2012 07:05:33 AM »



A friend asked me to make her some ornaments for her Harry Potter themed Christmas tree and I took a little while to think about what I wanted to make. She is talented in her own right in clay sculpting and drawing so I didn't want to do something like that, but I really wanted to make something I had never seen made before. Also a bonus, I crocheted it, a craft she doesn't do!

Now if you remember way back when Harry Potter first came out, the movie and/or the books, there's a scene in the first book where Ron and Harry are in Transfiguration class trying to transform their pets (I don't remember if Harry was trying to subject Hedwig to any of this, I don't really see Hedwig tolerating that nonsense) into goblets. Ron, of course, was only half successful, turning his rat Scabbers into a creepy moving imitation of Oppenheim's Cup and Saucer. Once I remembered I had to do it.



I tried to find some really fuzzy yarn so I could tease the hair. Unfortunately selection was limited, but I still think it gets the point across. And the pattern is of my own creation...or rather I modified two different patterns since I couldn't find one that looked like the furry goblet in the movie.







I also continue to have issues with trying to felt wool yarn. I just suck at it. I don't think I have the proper patience with it. Ah well, still turned out neat I think. The bigger one in the back was my first go at a goblet, but turned out a bit big for an ornament. The others are the perfect size though. And so furry!

Here's the pattern (a cobbling together of two or three different patterns - go me!)

For the goblet body:

Start a magic ring with 8 sc
Rnd 1: 2 sc in each st hiding starting yarn (16 sts)
Rnd 2 - ?: sc in each st around (16 sts); Repeat until you get just shy of the desired height of your goblet.
1st Finishing Rnd: (sc in first st, 2 sc in next st), repeat 8 times (24 sts)
2nd Finishing Rnd: (sc in first 2 sts, 2 sc in next st), until you get the desired flare of the mouth of the goblet; I didn't even complete the round because the flare gets too exaggerated, about half to two-thirds of the way around will do it.

Goblet Foot:

Rd 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc 15 st in ring (16 dc), join to top st of beg ch 3.

Rat Tail:

Crochet a chain the desired length of your tail. Slip stitch back about halfway, transitioning to sc, hdc, and then dc as thickness dictates. (At this point if your yarn is feltable go at it, I had only limited success but you might do better!).

Assemble all and attach a ribbon or string for hanging!
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« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2012 07:20:02 AM »

And I can tell you guys that the cups in person are fantastic, super soft and utterly perfect. Plus it looks really cool on my tree Cheesy

SheepBlue always makes the best things!
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« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2012 07:27:04 AM »

Ah! LOVE!!! These are like, the best ever!!  I think I need to learn how to crochet just to make them!

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« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2012 07:34:52 AM »

they are so awesome!
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« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2012 07:40:55 AM »

I love these ornaments.  Thanks so much for posting the pattern too Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2012 08:09:04 AM »

You guys are so sweet!

These are a really quick fun project - I'd love to see pictures if anyone else tries it out!
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« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2012 08:13:31 AM »

Need! Want! Love! Rocks!
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« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2012 09:05:38 AM »

These are just so great! It really looks like somebody tried to transfigure a rat. What yarn did you use?
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« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2012 05:05:57 AM »

Adorable!
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« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2012 06:47:10 AM »

Cute! I'll have to try this when I get better at crocheting because these would look great on an HP themed tree! Cheesy

By the way, it was in the second movie, The Chamber of Secrets, that Ron Transfigured the rat goblet. The Womping Willow broke his wand when he and Harry crashed the flying car into it.
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