Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Porg! Crochet Pattern

As soon as I saw the trailer for the new Star Wars episode I knew I would be making a porg. Aren't they just the cutest things?


Note that this pattern has not been tested and the color changes are not for the faint of heart!

Materials:

Yarn in brown, cream, and mustard yellow or brown, cream, mustard yellow and reddish brown. Porgs come in all sorts of colors!

I used Vanna's Choice in Chocolate and Mustard and Michael's brand Immpeccible in Aran.
24 mm safety eyes (or as big as you can find)

Notes on color changes: Crochet naturally slants to the left, so turn your Porg over periodically to make sure the lighter color is even. I had to add more stitches to one side and fewer on the other to compensate for the drift. You can also do the whole thing in brown and add the belly and eye pieces with felt if you aren't comfortable with the color changing.

Carry the unused color around the back.

Work in rounds without joining, except where noted.

My Porg is about 6 inches tall, made with worsted weight yarn an a E hook.

US terms used

mr = magic ring
sc = single crochet
inc = increase
inv dec = invisible decrease
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet

Eye Patches (do these first)

10 hdc in a magic ring
join, chain 1, sc inc around (20)
join, chain 1, sc inc 3 times (9)
turn, skip first stitch, sc 7 finish off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Insert your safety eye in the middle of the circle, and you should have a long side for the sides of the eye patch. Don't add the backing yet.

Head:

Round 1: MR, 6 sc
Rd 2: inc around (12)
Rd 3: sc, inc around (18)
Rd 4: sc, sc, inc around (24)
Rd 5: sc, sc, sc inc around (30)

*begin color changes*

Rd 6: 12 sc in brown, 5 sc in white/cream, 13 sc in brown
Rd 7: Repeat row 7, lining up the white stitches
Rd 8: 11 sc in brown, 7 in cream, 12 in brown
Rd 9: 10 sc in brown, 9 in cream, 11 in brown
Rd 10: Repeat rd 9
Rd 11: 9 sc in brown, 11 in cream, 10 in brown
Rd 12: 8 sc in brown, 13 in cream, 9 in brown

*insert eyes with eye patches between rows 7-8 with about 3 stitches of the head between the patches. snap on the backs once the eye patches are positioned how you want them, but don't sew down the ovals yet*


Rd 13: 8 sc in brown, 14 in cream, 8 in brown
Rd 14: keeping color changes even, (sc x 3, inv dec) around (24) (you may have to shift the decreases so they don't overlap a color change. Just make sure there are 6 of them in total)

*stuff head* you can sew the edges of the eye patches down once the head is stuffed

Rd 15: keeping color changes even, sc x 3, inc  around (30) Again, adjust the rows as necessary so the colors line up the way you want them)
Rd 16: increase the cream on either side of the belly patch, sc x 4, inc around (36)
Rd 17: increase the cream on either side of belly patch, sc around (36)
Rd 18: Keeping color changes even, sc x 5, inc around (42)
Rd 19 - 21: sc around, keeping the edges of the color change even. (42)
Rd 22: sc around keeping the color even, until you get to the center of the back. *sc 3 in same stitch in each of the two center stitches, to form the pointy tail* (46)
Rd 23: begin decreasing the cream by a stitch on either side of belly, sc around (46)
Rd 24: continue decreasing cream by a stitch on either side of belly, sc x 5, dec around *dec x 4 over the tail increases* (36)
Rd 25: continue decreasing cream by a stitch on either side of belly, sc x 4, dec around (30)
Rd 26: working in all brown again, sc x 3, dec around (24)
*finish stuffing*
Rd 27: sc x 2, dec around (18)
Rd 28: sc, dec around (12)
Rd 29: dec to close hole and sew up bottom

Wings:

MR, 6 sc
Rd 2: sc, inc around (9)
Rd 3: sc around (9)
Rd 4: sc, sc, inc around (12)
Rd 5: sc around (12)
Rd 6: sc, sc, sc, inc around (15)
Rd 7: sc around (15)
Rd 8: sc, sc, sc, dec around (12)
Rd 9-10: sc around, finish off and leave a tail for sewing

Feet:
mr, sc 6
inc around (12)
Slip stitch, chain 4, working back down the chain sc, hdc, DC and slip stitch back into same stitch
slip stitch in next stitch, chain 4, working back down the chain sc, hdc, DC and slip stitch back into same stitch
slip stitch in next stitch, chain 4, working back down the chain sc, hdc, DC and slip stitch back into same stitch

3 toes formed. Finish off leaving a tail for sewing and sew to the body with the toes curled downwards.

Sew on mouth and nostrils using brown yarn.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

San Diego Comic Con 2017 Preview!






I have a table in the art show this year, so I am making a few bigger things for that! I will still have my booth in Artist Alley for my normal assortment of octopi and penguins. :) See you all there!

Friday, April 21, 2017

April the Giraffe!

My brush with internet fame! A friend of the giraffe lady from a viral video ordered a giraffe hat from my Etsy shop, and I was happy to whip one up and send it for baby Porter.

And last week they got to meet April the Giraffe!







So happy I could make their moment extra special.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

San Diego Comic Con 2016 Preview!

A few of the items that will be available at my booth, BB-22 in Artist Alley! Stop by and say hello!







Saturday, April 16, 2016

New Items in my Shop!

Apparently this is the season for puppies! Custom orders recently have led me to add an adorable puppy hat, booties and diaper cover set, as well as adorable baby puppies.




Also new this week is this darling little romper!






Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Win a BB-8 Making Kit!

Win a BB-8 supply kit! Includes 120mm joint for the turning head, a sound box pre-recorded with BB-8 sounds, a 30mm safety eye and an 18mm safety eye! The free BB-8 pattern is here.

I will draw a winner on February 1st! Contest runs January 20-31st.



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Monday, January 18, 2016

The Double-layered Braided Cowl

This free pattern has been shared on my wall a number of times this week, so I finally found the time to whip up my own!



Available in my Etsy shop now!