Saturday, 2 January 2010

Gordon Green and Sally Pickles

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Meet Gordon Green and Sally Pickles – two very colourful and lovable characters.


They are good friends and like to sit quietly together watching the world go by. So you can’t just make one – you have to make two!

Here’s how to make them.

Yarn – 4ply yarn (fingering weight) in whatever colour you fancy.
Hook – 2.5mm (US size B/C)
Notions – toy stuffing and scraps of felt for the faces.

PATTERN (English terms used)
dc (English) = sc (American)

Finished size – approximate body size is 10cm tall

Body
2 chain.

1st round: 6 dc (US = sc) into 2nd chain from hook. Join with a slip st into 1st dc.

2nd round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, [2 dc into next dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (12 dc)

3rd round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (18 dc)

4th round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 2 dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next 2 dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (24 dc)

5th round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 3 dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next 3 dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (30 dc)

6th round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 4 dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next 4 dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (36 dc)

7th round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 5 dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next 5 dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (42 dc)

8th round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 6 dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next 6 dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (48 dc)

9th – 20th rounds: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.

21st round: 1 ch, [dc2tog, 1 dc into next 6 dc] 6 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (42 dc)

22nd round: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.

23rd round: 1 ch, [dc2tog, 1 dc into next 5 dc] 6 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (36 dc)

24th round: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.

25th round: 1 ch, [dc2tog, 1 dc into next 4 dc] 6 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (30 dc)

26th round: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.

27th round: 1 ch, [dc2tog, 1 dc into next 3 dc] 6 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (24 dc)

28th round: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.

29th round: 1 ch, [dc2tog, 1 dc into next 2 dc] 6 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (18 dc)

30th round: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.
Stuff the body at this point.

31st round: 1 ch, [dc2tog, 1 dc into next 1 dc] 6 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (12 dc)

32nd round: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.

33rd round: 1 ch, [dc2tog,] 6times. Sl st into 1st dc. (6 dc). Fasten off and close opening.

Arms and legs (make 4)
2 chain
1st round: 6 dc into 2nd chain from hook. Join with a slip st into 1st dc.

2nd round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, [2 dc into next dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (12 dc)

3rd round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (18 dc)

4th – 6th rounds: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.

7th round: 1 ch, [dc2tog, 4 dc] 3 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (15 dc)

8th – 9th rounds: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.

10th round: 1 ch, [dc2tog, 3 dc] 3 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (12 dc)

11th round: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.
Stuff the foot/hand lightly at this point.

12th round: 1 ch, [dc2tog, 2 dc] 3 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (9 dc)

13th – 18th rounds: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.
Fasten off. Do not stuff the leg/arm – leave it flexible.

Attach arms to the sides of the body. Attach the legs to the base of the body, making sure that your little character can sit comfortably.

Using white felt cut two circles for the outer eye. Cut two smaller circles out of black felt then snip a small ‘V’ shape out of each one. Sew onto the face.

Using red felt cut a smiley mouth and sew this on to bring a smile to the face of your little character and also a smile to your own.



2 comments:

  1. I saw these and they brought a smile to my face they are adorable.

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  2. so, so adorable! thanks for sharing this pattern! :) i enjoy your blog.

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