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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Private-POM


Ok,  second in the group is Private.  Cute, naive,  and the youngest of the team...  he keeps them all grounded.   He loves his 'Lunacorn' doll...even if the others kid him about it.

As always,  if you find any problems in the pattern... or just get confused,  let me know - I'll get back at ya ASAP :D


MATERIALS:
WW yarn in black and white,  with a small amount of orange/yellow for beak and feet
G hook
15mm google eyes
Fiberfill
Yarn needle
Sewing thread in suitable colors to match yarn and sewing needle

NOTES:

Gauge isn't important to this doll.  As long as your yarn, hook and individual tension result in a stitch that is tight enough to prevent the stuffing from showing through,  it's perfectly fine.

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

I recommend reading through each set of instructions before beginning,  to familiarize yourself with the progression of that particular piece.

Pinning all the parts together before sewing is also highly preferable.  It allows you time to decide if you're truly happy with each part,  and make changes to individual parts before making them permanent.

HEAD/BODY:

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 7-20:  sc in each sc around  (48)
Rnd 21:  sc in next 6 sc,  dec over next 2 sc around  (42)
Rnd 22-23:  sc in each sc around  (42)
Rnd 24:  sc in next 5 sc,  dec over next 2 sc around  (36)
Rnd 25-26:  sc in each sc around  (36)
If you haven't begun stuffing already,  now is a good time to begin.  Stuff firmly while shaping, but don't over stuff.    Continue stuffing as you progress.
Rnd 27:  sc in next 4 sc,  dec over next 2 sc around  (30)
Rnd 28-34:  sc in each sc around  (30)
Rnd 35:  sc in next 3 sc,  dec over next 2 sc around  (24)
Rnd 36:  sc in next 2 sc,  dec over next 2 sc around  (18)
Rnd 37:  sc in next sc,  dec over next 2 sc around  (12)
Rnd 38:  dec over next 2 sc around  (6)
F/O.  Add any last little bit of stuffing that is needed to finish the shaping.  Weave the tail through the final round of sc and tug to close up the opening.  Secure and weave in the end.

WHITE "BELLY" PIECE:

Rnd 1-6:  same as for head/body
Rnd 7-10:  sc in each sc around  (48)
Rnd 11:  dec over first 2 sc,  sc in each sc around to last 2 sc,  dec over last 2 sc.  Do not join,  turn your work  ( you will be working in rows from now on).  (46)
Row 12-25:  repeat round 11 (until 18 sc remain)  (18)
Row 26:  slip stitch over first 3 sc,  ch 1.   Sc in same stitch as last slip stitch.  sc across to last 2 sc.  Turn   (14)
Row 27-28:  sc in each sc across  (14)
Row 29:  2 sc in first sc,  sc in each sc across to last sc,  2 sc in last sc  (16)
Row 30:  repeat row 29  (18)
Row 31-32:  sc in each sc across (18)
Row 33:  slip stitch in next four sc,  * sc in next 5 sc,  turn your work,  sc back across the last 5 sc,  turn,   sc in first sc,  hdc in next,  dc in next,  hdc in next,  sc in last sc.  Slip stitch down the side back to row 32 *.  Repeat * to *,  slip stitch to end of row.
F/O weave in end.

EDGING:

Attach yarn to center back of piece.  Sc in same stitch as joining,  and sc evenly around the sides.  Work 3 sc in each of the  outside 'corners'  at the top of the piece.  Following the shaping around,  sc evenly back down the other side to beginning,  join to first sc with slip stitch.
F/O and weave in end.

FEET (make 4):

Using orange/yellow:

Rnd 1:  6 sc in magic ring  (6)
Rnd 2:  2 sc in each sc around (12)
Rnd 3:  * chain 6,  slip stitch in second chain from hook,  sc in next chain, hdc in next chain, dc in next chain, trbl in last chain.  Skip one sc,  slip stitch in next sc * ,  repeat * to * twice more  (for three toes). Secure and F/O  weave in end

Take two of the 'feet' and place them together, matching up the toes.   Using a long piece of the matching yarn and yarn needle,  whip stitch the two pieces together around the outside edges.   Secure and weave in ends.

LEG (make 2):
(On this particular character,  the leg portion is purely optional.  Very often you don't see his 'legs' on the show - only the feet,  but once in a while you do.  I'm including the instructions for the leg if you choose to do that part.  I prefered to attach the feet directly to the body,  as I didn't find the legs added anything to the doll's overall look)

Begin with orange/yellow:

Rnd 1:  chain 6,  join to form a 'ring'.  Chain 1 and sc around change to white in last sc,  join to first sc of rnd.
Rnd 2:  Chain 1,  sc in same stitch as joining.  * 2 sc in next sc,  sc in next sc *  repeat from * to * around to beginning,  join to first sc with slip stitch.
Rnd 3:  Chain 1, sc in same sc as joining.  * 2 sc in next sc,  sc in next sc  *   repeat from * to * around .   F/O and secure tail,  weave in end.
(when working the leg,  you may have an 'odd' stitch left over in a round... this is ok,  just sc in that stitch and join to begin next round)

Sew the 'leg' portion to foot as shown  (orange section of leg is connected to 'foot')

BEAK:

Rnd 1:  6 sc in magic ring  (6)
Rnd 2:  sc in next 2 sc,  2 sc in next sc,  sc in next 2 sc,  2 sc in last sc  (8)
Rnd 3:  sc in next 3 sc,  2 sc in next sc,  sc in next 3 sc,  2 sc in last sc  (10)
Rnd 5:  sc in next 4 sc,  (hdc, dc, hdc) in next sc,  sc in next 4 sc, (hdc, dc, hdc) in last sc  (14)
Rnd 6:  sc in next 5 sc,  (hcd, dc, hdc) in next sc,  sc in next 6 sc,  (hdc, dc, hdc) in next sc,  sc in last sc  (18)
Rnd 7:  sc in next 6 sc,  (hdc, chain 4, sc in 2nd chain from hook and each of next 2 chains, hdc) in next sc,  sc in next 8 sc,  (hdc, chain 4, sc in 2nd chain from hook and each of next 2 chains, hdc) in next sc,  sc in last 2 sc.
F/O.  Flatten beak to shape.  Stuffing shouldn't be needed.

WINGS (make 2):

Row 1:  chain 5,  sc in 2nd chain from hook and each chain across , turn  (4)
Row 2-4:  sc in each sc across, turn (4)
Row 5:  2 sc in first sc,  sc in next 2 sc,  2 sc in last sc , turn (6)
Row 6-14:  sc in each sc across (6)
Row 15:  sc in first 4 sc,  dec over last 2 sc  (5)
Row 16:  sc in each sc across  (5)
Repeat rows 15 and 16 until 1 sc remains.
F/O.  Weave in end.   (slanted side of wing should be placed toward the 'back' of the doll when pinning to body)

FINAL ASSEMBLY:

I highly recommend pinning all the parts together before sewing.  This gives you the chance to make sure you're happy with all the parts and their placement before making it permanent.

The 'white belly' fits snugly over the bottom and is smoothed and stretch up to the 'top' of the head as shown in the photo.

Beak is placed on the face area as shown.  Feet are sewn underneath as shown.

Eyes are glued in place with a strong fabric/all purpose glue  (I recommend E-6000  as it is very strong,  washable,  and will work on nearly every surface)

Wings are placed on the side of the doll as shown.


Private and The Penguins of Madagascar are copyright DreamWorks and their respective creators.


This crochet pattern is an original pattern and is © by Linda Potts (June  2011).  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/repost it on your site.  You may print and keep a copy for your own personal use but you may not sell or distribute it, or sell items made from this pattern. 

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