The Muse Scarlett Yvette Royal

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Designing a Stuffed Animal Pattern From Beginning to End Loom Knitting




13 Questions to Get You Started



How to make your own stuffed animal patterns

Questions to ask when creating a stuffed animal pattern
1: What are you making?

2: How much detail is in what you are making?

3: Can you reduce a certain amount of detail without losing its distinct visual as to what it is?

4: What size stuffed animal do you want to make?

5: What loom will you require?

6: What color yarn will you need?

7: What kind of yarn thickness will you need?

8: What kind of stitches will you use?

9: Will you need a yarn to create a special effect?

10: What are your basic shapes in your animal you are creating?

11: What techniques might need to use to create the shape?

12: Will you make your head vertically or horizontally?

13: How many color changes will you need to do and will this effect your way of going about making the animal?

After answering all these questions it is time to start working up a 1st draft.
Options to help you do a first draft is to find a pattern that is close to what you are making, or using several patterns that have features of what you want for size.
Write it out and then go about making your draft. (Note: You may want to try a mini size, and double or triple everything later for the original, this way you don't have to waste supplies. I like to start with a 12 peg loom and make adjustments to enlarge later.)
After you make your draft, start making notes of adjustment on your 1st written out pattern.
Make another animal and see if you get what you want. Do this process until you are satisfied with the results you have. 





Draft Work Up


Draft Purple Alien 15 Pegs

Terms
DSCO: Draw String Cast On
K: Knit
P: Purl
D: Decrease
BOLB: Bring Original Loop Back
COF: Cast Off
DSCOF: Draw String Cast Off
CC: Chang Color Yarn
LB: Light Blue
Pu: Purple
N: Navy
L: Lavender

Head: Circular: DSCO 15: Light Blue
Row 1: K
Row 2: K7 CCPu K8
Row 3: K8 CCLB K7
Row 4: P7 CCPu P8
Row 5-6: K
Row 7: Pu K1, LB K3, Pu K1, N K2, Pu K1, LB K3, Pu K4
Row 8: Pu K4, LB K3, Pu K1, N K2 3rows, Pu K1, LB K3, Pu K1
Row 9: Pu K1, LB K2, Pu K2, N K2, Pu K2, LB K2, Pu K4
Row 10-13: K
DSCOF

Ears: Flat: DSCO 6: Purple
Row 1: K
Row 2: K3 CC L K3
Row 3: K3 CCPu K3
Row 3-7: Repeat rows 2 and 3
DSCOF
Sew up ear, flip your colors on the second ear. Sew base edges together in purple. Sew on head at purled line and sew up.

Body: Circular: DSCO 15: Purple
Row 1-3: K
Row 4: P9, Tail K3 2row K2 K1 K2 K3 2rows BOLB, P3
Row 5: K
Row 6: CCLB K6, CCPu K9
Row 7: Pu K9, LB K6
Row 8-13: Repeat rows 6 and 7
COF
Close up bottom, stuff, sew on head, start sewing head lining light blue with stomach.

Arms: Flat: DSCO 10: Purple
Row 1-2: K
Row 3: CCN (Claw: K1 3rows BOLB) Claw in next peg, CCPu K4, CCN Claw, CCPu K1, CCN Claw, Claw
Row 4-5: CCPu K
Row 6: D1 K1, K6, D1 K1
Row 7-12: K
COF
Sew up arm, reverse row 3 to make other arm. Sew on arms at top of body lined just to the outside edges of the light blue on the stomach

Legs: Flat: DSCO 10: Purple
Row 1-2: K
Row 3: P
Row 4-5: K
Row 6: D1 K1, K6, D1 K1
Row 7-9: K
COF
Make 2 and sew up, sew on purled line on the outside edge of the light blue. 

Double your pattern 
See video as to how to do it.


Actual Size and Pattern



Purple Alien 29 Pegs

Terms
DSCO: Draw String Cast On
EW: E-Wrap
K: Knit
P: Purl
D: Decrease
BOLB: Bring Original Loop Back
COF: Cast Off
DSCOF: Draw String Cast Off
CC: Chang Color Yarn
LB: Light Blue
Pu: Purple
N: Navy
L: Lavender

Head: Circular: DSCO 29: Light Blue
Row 1: EW
Row 2: EW14 CCPu EW15
Row 3: EW15 CCLB EW14
Row4-5: Repeat rows 2 and 3
Row 6: P14 CCPu P15
Row 7-9: EW
Row 10: EW28 CCLB EW1
Row 11: LB EW3, Pu EW2, N EW4, Pu EW2, LB EW4, Pu EW13
Row 12: Pu EW13, LB EW4, Pu EW2, N EW4, Pu EW2, LB EW4
Row 13: LB EW4, Pu EW2, N EW4 5rows, Pu EW2, LB EW4, Pu EW13
Row 14: Pu EW13, LB EW3, Pu EW3, N EW4, Pu EW3, LB EW3
Row 15: LB EW2, Pu EW4, N EW4, Pu EW4, LB EW2, Pu EW13
Row 16-23: EW
DSCOF

Ears: Flat: DSCO 12: Purple
Row 1: EW
Row 2: EW6 CC L EW6
Row 3: EW6 CCPu EW6
Row 4-20: Repeat rows 2 and 3
DSCOF
Sew up ear. Flip your colors on the 2nd ear (see video for help) . Sew base edges together in purple. Sew on head at purled line and sew up.

Body: Circular: DSCO 29: Purple
Row 1-6: EW
Row 7: P18, Tail EW5 4row EW4 EW3 EW4 EW5 4rows BOLB, P6
Row 8-9: EW
Row 10: CCLB EW12, CCPu EW17
Row 11: Pu EW17, LB EW12
Row 12-23: Repeat rows 6 and 7
COF
Close up bottom, stuff, sew on head, start sewing head lining light blue with stomach.

Arms: Flat: DSCO 20: Purple
Row 1-4: EW
Row 5: CCN (Claw: EW2 5rows BOLB) CCPu EW1, CCN Claw in next peg, CCPu EW7, CCN Claw, CCPu EW1, CCN Claw, CCPU EW1, CCN Claw
(Other arm) CCN Claw, CCPu EW1, CCN Claw, CCPu EW1, CCN Claw, CCPu EW7, CCN Claw, CCPu EW1, CCN Claw
Row 6-9: CCPu EW
Row 10: D1 EW1, EW16, D1 EW1
Row 11: D1 EW1, EW14, D1 EW1
Row 12-23: EW
COF
Sew up arm, reverse row 3 to make other arm. Sew on arms at top of body lined just to the outside edges of the light blue on the stomach

Legs: Flat: DSCO 20: Purple
Row 1-4: EW
Row 5: P
Row 6-9: EW
Row 10: D1 EW1, EW16, D1 EW1
Row 11: D1 EW1, EW14, D1 EW1
Row 12-17: EW
COF
Make 2 and sew up, sew on purled line on the outside edge of the light blue.
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5 comments:

  1. Nice pattern! Thanks for share. Please visit my site BT help

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  2. Hello Scarlet,

    Sorry to disturb you again, I'm trying to find the pattern about the bear (green and blue) but I couldn't find it. My niece asked me to do it for her, I tried but the bear face was terrible and I'm so ashamed, the rest of the pattern was ok, the only thing that I couldn't to do correct was the face of the bear.

    Can you help me please? My problem is the position about the ears and if his noise is bigger than the teddy bear?

    Thank you so much for help me and I'm sorry again to disturb you.

    I have a pdf with a lot of different patterns of scarf, if you want I can send you by email. It's my way to say thank you.

    Greetings from Brazil, Gui

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    1. Here is the link for the larger bear. http://theloommuse.blogspot.com/2014/07/how-to-loom-knit-large-teddy-bear.html
      I added the bear pillow that makes the bear head on the larger scale like the pattern you were asking about. It is no problem to contact me and ask questions about patterns. I know video is always helpful.

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    2. Thank you so much again! If you want the scarf's pattern just let me know please! All the best! Thank you so much!

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