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Halloween Crochet Along Part 6

Halloween Crochet Along Part 6

Crochet Along – Free Crochet Pattern

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HOW A FREE CROCHET ALONG WORKS

PREAMBLE

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GABBY GHOST – PART 6

BRINGING YOUR MELLY TEDDY RAGDOLL TO LIFE

You have made all the different body parts and motifs, now to bring your Melly Teddy to life.

You do not need to follow these instructions exactly, this is just the way I like to put mine together, so it’s a suggestion only – the idea is to have FUN with the design, use your imagination and make yours unique.

ATTACHING THE ARMS

Place the body flat, making sure that the increase stitches are on either side, then using the tail end from the arm, whip stitch the arm to the body starting at round 2 of the body over the next 3 – 4 rounds – I sew the front and the back of the arm to make it more stable, through a loop on the body and the FLO of the last round of the arm.  The thumbs are facing upwards (thumbs up).  Weave in end.

Repeat to attach second arm.

FINISHING THE BODY

Make sure that each shell lines up with the corresponding shell.  Using the tail end sew the bottom of the body closed.  Weave in end.

 ATTACHING THE HEART

Place the heart onto the body over rows 5 – 7 and sew onto the body using the tail end.  Weave in ends.

ADDING CHEECKS AND THE MOUTH

Use a tailor’s pen or insert pins into the area where you want to place the cheeks (just under each eye) and the mouth.

Then using some pink yarn make the cheeks under each eye by stitching over two stitches three times.  Cut yarn and weave in ends.

Using a small amount of black yarn embroider the mouth.

ADDING EYELASHES

Use a tailor’s pen or insert pins into the area where you want to place the eyelashes.  Use some black yarn to embroider the eyelashes.  Cut yarn and weave in ends.

ADDING SOME BLUSH TO THE CHEEKS

Using some make up and a makeup brush add a small amount of blush over the embroidered cheeks – this is optional.

 ATTACHING THE BOW TO THE HEAD

Pin the bow to the side of the head above her right eye, using the tail end to wrap around the middle of the bow 3 or 4 times, then attach the bow to the head.  Weave in ends.

ADDING A NOSE

She did not have a nose originally, but one of my testers added one to hers, and I thought “how cute,” so now my Miss Gabby Ghost has a nose too.  Using the same colour yarn as the face, I make a nose over 3 stitches, by going over the area with the yarn 6 – 8 times, pulling very gently – a bit like a satin stitch in embroidery.  The stitches are worked over each other and all in the same space.  I make the nose between the eyes.

ATTACHING THE HEAD

I like to add the head last, because this is the most important join, and this is the last thing you do before your Melly Teddy Ragdoll comes to life; this is my favourite part.  I use a disappearing ink marker to mark where I want my head to be placed, you can use stitch markers or pins to help you.  Lay your body flat, and make sure that the middle of the head is exactly joined to the middle of the body, otherwise it will look funny and lie askew.  So, you are working “over” the centre of the end of the head, then using the tail end from the neck, whip stitch the body to the head using the FLO of the last round of the neck on both sides, cut yarn and weave in end.

BIRTH CERTIFICATE

Now you have made your beautiful Melly Teddy Ragdoll for that special someone.  You can print out his/her very own unique Birth Certificate.

Click this link to download the MTR Gabby Ghost birth certificate

 

BOBBY BAT – PART 6

BRINGING YOUR MELLY TEDDY RAGDOLL TO LIFE

You have made all the different body parts and motifs, now to bring your Melly Teddy to life.

You do not need to follow these instructions exactly, this is just the way I like to put mine together, so it’s a suggestion only – the idea is to have FUN with the design, use your imagination and make yours unique.

FINISHING THE BODY

Whip stitch the opening between the legs of the body. Weave in end.

ATTACHING THE TUMMY

Pin the tummy to the front of the body with the point of the triangle facing downwards.  Using the tail end sew the tummy to the body.  Weave in ends.

ATTACHING THE HEART

Place the heart onto the body over rows 5 – 7, slightly overlapping the tummy and sew onto the body using the tail end.  Weave in ends.

ATTACHING THE FEET AND LEGS TO THE BODY

Helpful hint: there are 22 single crochet stitches on the bottom of each body leg and 22 FLO single crochet stitches on each leg to join them together.

Using the tail end from the leg of the body, whip stitch the leg/feet to the body.   Weave in end.

Repeat to attach second leg.

ADDING THE EYES

Insert the safety eye into the crocheted eye at the opposite end of the tail end of the yarn, between rows 3 and 4 slightly off centre – so that the eyes look a bit squint – this is just a suggestion – you can place the safety eye anywhere in the crocheted eye.

Pin the eyes to the head leaving approximately 3-4 visible stitches between the smallest gap between the two eyes.  Using the tail end sew the eye to the head.  Repeat with the other eye.  Weave in ends.

ATTACHING THE NOSE

Pin the nose to the head below the eyes and using the tail end sew the nose to the head.  Weave in ends.

ATTACHING THE EARS

You will note that the tail of one ear is at the tip of the ear and the other is at the bottom.  On the ear that has the tail end on the tip, carefully thread the tail from the top of the ear to where the magic circle is, and then you can use the rest of the tail to Place the ears on opposite sides of the head over rounds 12 – 19.

ADDING THE HAIR TUFT

Cut 8 strands of colour (GREY MIX) approximately 12 cm long.  Insert 4 strands into the top of the head, and then insert 4 strands next to the 1st set, then use a clean pet brush and brush the hair, cut to desired length – should be a cute little tuft of hair.  I placed mine to one side, but you can add it anywhere on his head.

ATTACHING THE WIGS

Place the body flat, making sure that the increase stitches are on either side, then using the tail end from the arm, whip stitch the wing to the body starting at round 2 of the body over the next 4 – 5  rounds.  Make sure that the picot stitches are at the bottom – I sew the front and the back of the wing to make it more stable, (thumbs up 😊).  Weave in end.

Repeat to attach second wing.

ATTACHING THE HEAD

I like to add the head last, because this is the most important join, and this is the last thing you do before your Melly Teddy Ragdoll comes to life; this is my favourite part.  I use a disappearing ink marker to mark where I want my head to be placed, you can use stitch markers or pins to help you.  Lay your body flat, and make sure that the middle of the head is exactly joined to the middle of the body, otherwise it will look funny and lie askew.  So, you are working “over” the centre of the end of the head, then using the tail end from the neck, whip stitch the body to the head using the FLO of the last round of the neck on both sides, cut yarn and weave in end.

BIRTH CERTIFICATE

Now you have made your beautiful Melly Teddy Ragdoll for that special someone.  You can print out his/her very own unique Birth Certificate.

Click this link to download the MTR Bobby Bat birth certificate

PATTERN SUPPORT

TEST TEAM

  • A big thank you to my amazing, patient test team – I could not do this without your help, encouragement, and hours of challenging work – you guys’ ROCK!

PURCHASE THE PDF PATTERN

If you would like to purchase the PDF pattern, which includes the step-by-step photo tutorial instructions, a print friendly version and a unique birth certificate, follow the link below to your preferred shop:

  • Click HERE to purchase from my Ravelry Store
  • Click HERE to purchase from my Etsy Shop
  • Click HERE to purchase from my Pattern Shop

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