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Saturday, August 8, 2009

Toad and Toadette




August 20, 2009


Took me long enough didn't it? LOL. Recently while playing one of the old mario games, I fell in love with Toadette and just HAD to make her. Well I couldn't just make her, without making Toad too... so here they are.

I left the color choices open in the pattern, because there is a rather extensive 'toad' family of characters that can be made with the basic head/body in this pattern... so the colors are up to you.

You should probably read through the whole pattern before starting, simply because there are a few different parts to make and it's easier if you have an idea of the whole thing before you start. I tried to make it as easy to follow as possible.

If you find anything wrong or just need some help with these guys, feel free to post a message or send an email, I'll get back ASAP :D


Toad and Toadette

Materials:

WW yarn in your choice of colors, used for these patterns was: White, violet, red, tan, warm brown, bright blue, gold
G Hook
Fiberfill
Sewing thread to match yarns and needle (optional)
Yarn Needle
Small bits of felt in black and white for eyes

Dolls made with materials and hook listed measure approx. 9 inches high.

Notes: The two dolls in this pattern are the same in the basic body, so there is only one pattern for that, the different parts such as vests, braids, etc are included. If you are interested in the rest of the toad family, the basic head/body pattern here is the same for them, just make the extra features you need (mustache and cane for Toadsworth, etc). You can make the entire group from the basic head/body pattern.

When sewing pieces together, I recommend using a matching sewing thread and needle, rather than yarn. This helps to reduce unwanted and unnecessary bulk that may cause the doll to be misshapen. Yarn is perfectly fine if you prefer that, but if you can, opt for the sewing thread.

Gauge isn't important, as long as your hook and yarn choices result in a fairly tight stitch so that the stuffing won't show through. Hook and yarn choice will determine finished size of the dolls.

Numbers at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches that should be in each round or row.


HEAD:

Lower section/Face:
Using tan:

Rnd 1: 6 sc in Magic ring (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12)
Rnd 3: sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc around (18)
Rnd 4: sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (24)
Rnd 5: sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (30)
Rnd 6-9: sc in each sc around (30)
Rnd 10: sc in next 3 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (24)
Rnd 11: sc in next 2 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (18)
F/O. Stuff firmly and shape while stuffing. Do not close off open end.

Mushroom Cap/top:
Using base color for mushroom:

Rnd 1: 8 sc in Magic Ring (8)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (16)
Rnd 3: sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc around (24)
Rnd 4: sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (32)
Rnd 5: sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (40)
Rnd 6: sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (48)
Rnd 7: sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (56)
Rnd 8-13: sc in each sc around (56)
Rnd 14: sc in next 5 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (48)
Rnd 15: sc in next 4 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (40)
Rnd 16: sc in next 3 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (32)
F/O. Stuff firmly and shape. Place open end of cap over open end of 'face'. Adjust to angle desired and pin in place. Sew firmly and evenly around (either with matching sewing thread *recommended*, or matching yarn)

Spots for top of mushroom cap:

Using color of choice:
Make 5:

Rnd 1: 8 sc in Magic Ring (8)
Rnd 2: 2 HDC in each sc around (16)
F/O and secure and weave yarn.

The five spots are sewn to the cap with one at the very top/center and the remaining four are spaced evenly around the side (see photo for assistance in placement)


BODY:

Using white:

Rnd 1: 8 sc in Magic Ring (8)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (16)
Rnd 3: sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc around (24)
Rnd 4: sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (32)
Rnd 5: sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (36)
Rnd 6-8: sc in each sc around (36)
Rnd 9: sc in next 4 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (30)
Rnd 10: sc in each sc around (30)
Rnd 11: sc in next 3 sc, dec over next 2 sc around. Change to tan color in last stitch (24)
Rnd 12-13: sc in each sc around (24)
Rnd 14: sc in next 2 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (18)
Rnd 15-16: sc in each sc around (18)
Rnd 17: sc in next sc, dec over next 2 sc around (12)
Rnd 18: sc in each sc around (12)

F/O and stuff body firmly Don't close open end.


ARMS (without thumb, easier to make):

Using tan:

Rnd 1: 8 sc in Magic Ring (8)
Rnd 2: sc in each sc around (8)
Rnd 3: sc in next 2 sc, dec over next 2 sc, sc next 2 sc, dec over next 2 sc (6)
Rnd 4-9: sc in each sc around (6)

F/O (arms are not stuffed)

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ALTERNATE ARM (with thumb, as shown in pictures):

Rnd 1-2: same as above
Rnd 3: sc in next 2 sc, dec over next 2 sc, ch 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in same sc as last sc made. sc in next 2 sc, dec over last 2 sc (6)
Rnd 4: sc in each sc around (pull 'thumb' forward and keep stitches behind it in this round) (6)
Rnd 5-9: sc in each sc around (6)
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FEET:

Using warm brown:

Rnd 1: 8 sc in Magic Ring (8)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (16)
Rnd 3-8: sc in each sc around (16)
Rnd 9: dec over next 2 sc around (8)

F/O and VERY lightly stuff.


VEST:

Using main color of vest:
(Do not ch 1 before turning)

Row 1: Ch 13, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across , turn (12)
Row 2: sc in first sc, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc * repeat from * to * across (18)
Row 3: sc in each sc across (18)
Row 4: 2 sc in first sc, * sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc * repeat from * to * across (24)
Row 5: sc in each sc across (24)
Row 6: sc in first 3 sc, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc * repeat from * to * across (30)
Row 7: sc in each sc across (30)
Row 8: 2 sc in first sc, *sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc * repeat from * to * across (36)

F/O main color, attach gold. 3 sc in corner sc, sc evenly around entire 'vest', putting 3 sc in each corner. F/O weave in ends.

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For TOADETTE:

DRESS:

Rnd 1: ch 12, join to form ring, sc in each ch around (12)
Rnd 2: sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc around (18)
Rnd 3: sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (24)
Rnd 4: sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (30)
Rnd 5: sc in each sc around (30)
Rnd 6: sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (36)
Rnd 7-8: sc in each sc around (36)
Rnd 9: sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (42)
Rnd 10-11: sc in each sc around. Change to white yarn in last stitch of round 11, don't fasten off main color, drop main color to pick up next round. (42)
Rnd 12: sc in each sc around. Change to first color in last stitch of round (42)
Rnd 13: sc in each sc around (42)

F/O and weave in all ends. Slip the 'dress' over the body so that neck of body and neck of dress meet. Sew securely at neck. Vest is fitted over dress and sewn securely at neckline and along the front opening (leaving bottom unsewn as shown in pictures)

BRAIDS:

Using main color of mushroom cap:

Make 2 of the following:

Rnd 1: 6 sc in Magic Ring (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12)
Rnd 3: sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc around (18)
Rnd 4-5: sc in each sc around (18)
Rnd 6: sc in next sc, dec over next 2 sc around (12)
Begin stuffing FIRMLY, be sure to shape into ball as you stuff.
Rnd 7: dec over next 2 sc around (6)
F/O and finish stuffing firmly and shaping. Weave tail through final round and pull to close. Secure end and weave in.


Make 4 of the following:

Rnd 1: 6 sc in Magic Ring (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12)
Rnd 3-4: sc in each sc around (12)
Rnd 5: dec over next 2 sc around (6)

Stuff Firmly and shape as you stuff. Weave tail through final round and pull to close. Weave in ends.

Using yarn needle (or other sharp, large eyed needle) and long length of matching yarn, go through center of large 'ball', then through center of two of the small balls keeping them as centered as possible. Leave length of yarn free at top of 'braid' to attach to head later.

Spots for braids:
Using white, make 6:

Rnd 1: 5 sc in magic ring

Sew three spots on the largest ball of each braid (as shown) evenly spaced.


FINAL ASSEMBLY:

I recommend pinning all pieces together before sewing to ensure that you have them in the placement you like. Remove pins as you sew to prevent the pieces from moving around too much during sewing process.

Sew head securely to neck. Sew arms to sides as shown. Feet are sewn to the bottom of the body.

(Toadette) Braids are sewn to the back of the head on each side, just behind each arm. (see photo)

I recommend cutting eye pieces from paper first and pinning to the face to check for size and shape before cutting from felt. Use the paper pieces as patterns for cutting. Two long ovals in black felt with tiny circles of white for 'catch lights' positioned as shown. Embroider remaining facial features as shown.


Toad, Toadette and Mario Brothers are copyright Nintendo.

This pattern is an original pattern by Linda Potts (August 2009). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site or publish on any cd or collection. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but you may not sell or distribute it, or sell items made from this pattern. Photos are also property of and copyright Linda Potts.
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