Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Where's Wally?!

I have always loved Where's Wally (or Waldo in America). There is nothing better than feeling like a kid again and making something with good memories.
A PDF version of this pattern is available here



You will need:
·     Yarn needle 
·      Soft toy filling
·      4mm safety eyes 
·      3mm crochet hook (This pattern can be made with any size yarn and hook. I recommend using a hook 1 size smaller than suggested on the yarn)
·      2mm hook for glasses and walking stick
·      Pipe cleaner (for walking stick)
·      4ply black – for the glasses 
·      DK Yarn – Approx. 150m
o  Wendy Peter Pan DK – Blue 
o  Wendy Peter Pan DK – White
o  Wendy Peter Pan DK – Brown 
o  Wendy Peter Pan DK – Red
o  Wendy Peter Pan DK – Cream 


Stitches and abbreviations used: (US terminology is used)
·      MR - Magic ring (sc unless otherwise specified)
·      Ch - Chain 
·      SC - Single crochet 
·      Inc - Increase stitch (2 single crochets into one stitch)
·      Dec - Decrease stitch (single crochet 2 stitches together)
·      FLO – Front Loop Only 
·      BLO – Back Loop Only 
·      YO – Yarn Over 
·      ST - Stitch                                                    
·      SLST - Slip stitch 
·      R – Round or Row 
·      FO - Finish Off

Other things to note....
·      Most of this pattern is worked in continuous rounds. It is helpful to use a stitch marker to keep track.
·      The number in ( ) at the end of each round indicates the total stitch count for that round.
·      *  * indicates repeated series of stitches. 
·      Use invisible decreases for a neater finished product. This is done by using the FLO of the stitches while making the decrease.
·      Changing Colour - complete the stitch before the colour change by working the last yarn over of the stitch with the new colour.  
·      Stitches in [ ]  are worked into one stitch.
·      Remember to stuff the product little and often as you work.




Eyes x2 – White 
1.
MR (6) 

FO leaving yarn tail to sew to face. 

Main piece starting at feet - Brown 
1.
CH 7.
2.
1sc in the 3rd chain from the hook, 1sc into the next 3 chains, 3sc into the last chain, 1sc into the back of each 4 chains, 3sc into the space between the skipped chains 1 and 2. (14)
3.
4sc, inc x3, 4sc, inc x3 (20)
4.
4sc, *1sc, inc*x3, 4sc, *1sc, inc*x3 (26)
5.
BLO – sc (26)
6.
Sc (26)
7.
*1sc, dec* x6, 8sc (20)
8.
2sc, dec x4, 10sc (16)
9.
Dec x4, 8sc (12)
10.
Change to blue – BLO – sc (12)
11-25.
Sc (12) – 15 rounds – Stuff the feet and legs. 

FO 1st leg with 1slst into the same st as the last sc of the round. Leave a long yarn tail to close any joining gaps. Continue the 2ndleg. 
26.
5sc, inc into 2ndleg, [2sc] into st 12 of 1st leg, 10sc around 1stleg, [2sc] into last st of 1st leg, [2sc] into next st of 2nd leg, 5sc around the 2ndleg (28)
27-29.
Sc (28) – 3 rounds 
30.
Change to white – BLO – sc (28)
31.
Sc (28)
32-33.
Red – sc (28)
34-35.
White – sc (28)
36-37.
Red – sc (28)
38-39.
White – sc (28)
40-41.
Red – sc (28) – continue stuffing the piece. 
42-43.
White – sc (28)
44-45.
Red – sc (28)
46.
White – sc (28)
47.
*5sc, dec* x4 (24)
48.
Red – *2sc, dec* x6 (18)
49.
*1sc, dec* x6 (12)
50.
Change to cream – BLO - *4sc, dec* x2 (10)
51.
Sc (10)
52.
*4sc, inc* x2 (12)
53.
*2sc, inc* x4 (16)
54.
*3sc, inc* x4 (20)
55.
*4sc, inc* x4 (24)
56-57.
Sc (24)
58.
*3sc, inc* x6 (30)
59-65.
Sc (30) – 7 rounds 
66.
*3sc, dec* x6 (24) – making note of the direction of the feet, sew the whites of the eyes to approx. R60-63 of the face. Place the safety eyes in the centre of the MR. 
67.
*2sc, dec* x6 (18)
68.
*1sc, dec* x6 (12) – Finish off stuffing the piece. 
69.
*dec* x6 (6)

FO – Close hole. 


Trouser cuffs – Blue 

For each leg, in the FLO left from R10 of the main piece, join blue yarn. 12sc. FO – sew in the yarn tails. 


Waist band – White

In the FLO left from R30 of the main piece, join white yarn. 28sc. FO – sew in the yarn tails. 


Collar  – Red  

In the FLO left from R50 of the main piece, join red yarn. 12sc. FO – sew in the yarn tails. 


Glasses – Black 4ply – 2mm hook  
1.
Tightly chain approx. 32. Place around the eyes and sew in place. You may need more or less chains.
2.
Tightly chain approx. 6. Make two of these and place this either side of the eyes to make the arms of the glasses at approx. R62. You may need more or less chains.


Face details  – Black 4ply 

Sew on the facial details as seen in the photo  


Ears x2 – Cream
1.
MR (5) – slst to join circle. 

FO – Leaving yarn tail to sew to head below the glasses arms. 




Arms x2 – Cream 
1.
MR (6)
2.
*inc* x6 (12)
3-5.
Sc (12) – 3 rounds 
6.
*4sc, dec* x2 (10)
7.
Change to white – BLO - *4sc, inc* x2 (12)
8.
Sc (12)
9-10.
Red – sc (12)
11-12.
White – sc (12)
13-14.
Red – sc (12)
15-16.
White – sc (12)
17-18.
Red – sc (12)
19-20.
White – sc (12)
21-22.
Red – sc (12) - Stuff arm. 
23-24.
White – sc (12)
25.
Red – sc (12)
26.
*dec* x6 (6) 

FO – Leaving yarn tail to sew to body just under the collar        


Arm cuffs – White 

For each arm, in the FLO left from R7 of the arm, join white yarn. 10sc. FO – sew in the yarn tails. 


Hair – Brown 

Cut strands of yarn approx. 6in long.
Attach to the head starting at R66 upwards for 2-3 rounds. Leaving the top few rounds of the head clear or the hair will be too bulky. His hat will cover this bald patch! 
To do this, fold the yarn strands in half then use a crochet hook to pull the loop between two stitches and pull the ends through the loop to secure in place. Trim to the desired length.


Hat – White 
1.
MR (6)
2.
*inc* x6 (12)
3.
*1sc, inc* x6 (18)
4.
Sc (18)
5.
*2sc, inc* x6 (24)
6.
Sc (24)
7.
*3sc, inc* x6 (30)
8.
Sc (30)
9-10.
Change to red – sc (30)

FO Leaving yarn tail to sew to head. 


Hat Bobble – Red
1.
MR (6)
2.
*inc* x6 (12)
3.
Sc (12) – stuff piece
4.
*dec* x6 (6)

FO – close hole. Sew to MR of the hat. 


Walking stick – Brown – 2mm hook 
1.
MR (5)
2.
*inc* x5 (10)
3-41.
Sc (10) – 39 rounds. – Stuff as you go, place a pipe cleaner inside to create the curved handle. 
42.
*dec* x5 (5)

FO – close hole leaving yarn to sew to hand. 


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