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Melly Teddy Ragdoll Sally Sloth Part 6

PREAMBLE

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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 is a suggestion only – the idea is to have FUN with the design, use your imagination and make yours unique.

ATTACHING THE TUMMY TO THE BODY

Place the tummy on the body and using the tail slip stitch the tummy to the middle of the front of the body.  Weave in end.

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.  Weave in end.

Repeat to attach second arm.

FINISHING THE BODY

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

Using the starting tail, whip stitch the opening between the legs of the body.  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.

ATTACHING THE FINGERS TO THE HANDS

Attach one finger onto the edge of the hand with the open (unstitched last stitch) to the hand itself (over rounds 3 and 4) and sew it to the hand.  Cut yarn and weave in end. Then attach one more finger to each side of the 1st finger.  I placed them next to each other.  The joined section is at the bottom.

Repeat on the other hand.

ATTACHING THE TOES TO THE FEET

Attach one toe onto the edge of the foot with the open (unstitched last stitch) to the foot itself (over rounds 3 and 4) and sew it to the foot. Cut yarn and weave in end. Then attach one more toe to each side of the 1st toe.  I placed them next to each other.  The joined section is at the bottom.

Repeat on the other foot.

ATTACHING THE LEGS TO THE BODY

Helpful hint: there are 20 stitches on the bottom of each “leg” section of the body and 20 FLO single crochet stitches on each leg to join them together.

Using the tail end of the body leg, whip stitch the leg to the body using the 20 FLO single crochet stitches on the hindleg to the 20 FLO single crochet stitches of the body.  Weave in end. Repeat to attach second leg.

ATTACHING THE EYES TO THE HEAD

Pin the eyes to the head. I placed the inside of each eye over rounds 8 and 14, with approximately 10 visible stitches between the eyes (just above the nose) and approximately 16 visible stitches between the eyes (just below the colour change).  Place the eyes so that the “thin” section of the eye patch is slightly lower than the “larger” section of the eye patch.  Whip stitch the eyes to the head.   Weave in end.

ADDING THE MOUTH

Use a tailor’s pen, or place pins into the head below the nose (2 rounds before the colour change), embroider the mouth using the same colour you used for the nose section of the head. I used a running stitch to make the mouth. Weave in ends.

MAKING THE CHEEKS

To make the cheek indents, use the same colour yarn and insert a sewing needle into the edge of the mouth and then thread the needle through the head to just under the middle of the eye above the corner of the mouth, then to back again bringing the needle out in the same area of the corner of the mouth, repeat a few times until your cheek is well defined, then weave in the ends.

Repeat on the other cheek.

FINISHING THE EYES

I added a small amount of white yarn below each safety eye.

ADDING THE NOSE

Using colour (CHESTNUT), finish the nose by adding a line from the edge of the nose towards the mouth, over 3 -4 rounds.  I went over these rounds 3 times.  Weave in ends.

ADDING BLUSH TO THE CHEEKS

If you would like to add some blush to her cheeks, just use makeup blush and a make-up brush to add her rosy cheeks.

ATTACHING THE LEAVES

Place one leaf onto of the other leaf and stitch them together, weave in the ends from the attached leaf.  Then using the tail end of the second leaf stitch the leaves to the inside of the hand.  I attached the fingers to the leaves to make it look like she is holding the leaves. Weave in ends.

ATTACHING THE HEAD

This is my favourite part! I like to add the head last, because this is the most important join, and the last thing you do before your Melly Teddy Ragdoll comes to life.

I use a disappearing ink marker to mark where I want my head to be attached, you can use stitch markers or pins to help you. Lay your body flat, and make sure that the middle of the head is joined exactly to the middle of the body, otherwise it will look funny and lie askew. So, you are working “over” the centre of the bottom 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. 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 to download the certificate MTR Sally Sloth 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 all ROCK!

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