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« on: April 12, 2007 12:38:46 PM »

I made this for my mom.  We always had scotties, and my mom has a small obsession with them.  She collects everything Scottie.  This is a very simple pattern, pretty obvious, really.  I used all reprot scottie prints, then gave her what was left of the fabric (I only used a little, and bought a yard each of whatever else.  The fabric was as much the gift as the pillow).  I really like the little guy.  He needs a button eye, really, but since my mom uses him for lumbar support while crafting, it seems like it would be poky and uncomfortable.  I've seen this pattern in knit and crochet as well.  I would love to make more in all sizes Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2007 02:02:30 PM »

Aww, he's cute. And how nice that he's more than decorative. Nice work! Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2007 09:18:32 PM »

awww how totally cute! what a great job!

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« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2007 12:36:19 PM »

Love it!  I'm looking for this pattern... could you share where you found it?
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« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2007 02:00:54 PM »

Hi speuterfreak,

Thanks!  i'm glad you like it.  There isn't really a pattern per se.  This guy has been around since the 30s or 40s, and he's basically just blocks sewn together.  In fact, there was a crochet one on Winona Ryder's character's bed in Edward Scissorhands. 

The blocks can be any size, as long as they're the same.  I think these were 2" X 2".  27 blocks for the front, 27 for the back, and 29 for the perimeter. 

You can count the blocks from the photo above to make your chart.  Make two of those (but opposite) and then sew a long strip 1 block wide for the perimeter.  I think it winds up being 29 blocks long....  or you could just do a single long strip in the appropriate length.  In this case, it would be 2" wide and the length would be 58" minus 29 X 2 X the seam allowance.  In my case, it was 1/4" on all sides, so 1/2" per block X 28 blocks (because you still need the seam allowance on each end).  The seam allowance subtraction is 14".   So the full length of the strip needs to be around 44".  And actually, it can be however wide you wanted it, really; if you want a thicker pillow, you can make those wider.  I like the proportion and look when it's all blocks.

My friend is having a baby, so I think I'm going to make one of these knit in baby yarn. 

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