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Crocheted BBC Sherlock Free Pattern

This tutorial is for private use only, please, don't sell it and don't sell
Sherlock!
I'll be happy to see your Sherlock if you make one, don't hesitate to
send me a picture. Here is my email if you want to contact me.
I apologize for any grammar errors or bad word choices, I did my best!

You will need :


a 4mm hook
a pair of 4,5mm safety eyes (mine come from etsy shop 6060)
a bit of acrylic stuffing
A tiny piece of striped blue fabric for the scarf
And some yarns! I've put into brackets which ones I used but there may be better choices since I don't buy
anymore yarn, I've made it with what I already had in my stash.
Light pink for the face (Phildar Partner Baby colorway Meringue (2 threads))
Purple for the shirt (Bergre de France Sport colorway Primprenelle)
Black for the trousers and the shoes (Phildar Charly colorway Noir)
Black Tweedy for the coat (Phildar Phil Tweed colorway 136, this one is discontinued)
Strange curly black for the hair. I can't really help with that yarn because I've bought it from a thrift shop
and there was no label on it. So, I don't know neither the brand nor the name but it is just perfect for
Sherlock's hair. Maybe Bergre de France Tourbillon (Typhon), Phildar Phil Douce (Noir) or Drops Puddel (08)
will do too. Sadly, I don't know any other ones. Anyway, mine looks like that :

Ok, now let's crochet! We begin from the top of the head.

I've used the following abbrevations :


dc : double crochet (US single crochet, FR maille serre)
tr : treble (US double crochet, FR bride)
st : stitch
ch : chain
dec : decrease

Head (pink yarn)

Round 1 : 6 st magic circle or ch6 and join into a ring (6st)


R2 : 2dc in each st (12st)
R3 : *1dc in 1st st, 2dc in next st* Repeat from * to * until end of round (18st)
R4-8 : 1dc in each st (18st)
While in round 8, put the eyes.
R9-10 : 1dc in each st.(18st)
Stuff the head, before the next rounds
R11-12 : *1dc in 1st st, skip the next st* Repeat from * to * until end of round (12st then 6st)

Now the head and neck are finished but don't cut anything, just take the purple yarn and go on with it to make the
shirt.

Purple Shirt of Sex (purple yarn)


- Round 1 : 2dc in each st
- R2 : *1dc in the 2 firsts st, 2dc in next st* Repeat from * to * until end of round
- R3 : *1dc in the 3 firsts st, 2dc in next st* Repeat from * to * until end of round
- R4-R8 : 1dc in each st

Again without cutting just changing color :

Trousers (black yarn)


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Rounds 9 to 12 : 1dc in each st


Stuff before the next rounds:
R13 and 14 : * 1dc in 1st st, skip the next st* repeat from * to * until end of round.
Cut and weave in ends.

Ears (pink yarn)


I made a video for the ears since I didn't really know how to explain. You can see it here :
http://youtu.be/Qtnlw9Apa_A

Shoes (Make 2)
- Round 1 : 6 st magic circle or ch 6 and join into a ring
- R2-4 : 1dc in each st
- Keep a long thread so you can sew the shoes to the body.

Coat (Tweedy yarn)


- Row 1 : ch 25, ch3 and turn
- R2 : 1tr in each st beginning in the 4th st of previous row, ch3 and turn
- Make sure that the coat is wide enough (and not too wide) by wrapping it around Sherlock's body. The coat must be
slightly smaller than the body (see pic below) If needed, undo everything and begin again with a bigger or smaller
chain.
- R3-4 : 1tr in each st beginning in the 4th st of previous row, ch3 and turn
- R5 : 1tr in the 4th st of previous row, *1dec, 1tr in the next 3 st* Repeat 2 times from * to *, 1dec, 1tr in the next 2 st,
ch3 and turn
- R6 : 1tr in the 4th st of previous row, 1dec, 1tr in the next 3 st, 1dec, 1tr in the next 3 st, 1dec, 1tr in the next 2 st,
1dec, 1tr in the next 2 st, ch3 and turn
- R7 : *1tr in the 4th st of previous row, 1dec*, repeat 3 times from * to *, 1tr in the next 2 st, ch3 and turn
- R8 : 2tr in the 1st stitch of the chain from previous row, 1tr in the next 2 st, 1dec, 1tr in the next 2 st, 1dec, 1tr in
the next 3 st, 3tr in the same stitch.
- Cut and weave in ends.

Wrap Sherlock in his little coat and sew it on his body! Ouch! Use the same yarn than the coat and I think it's better to
sew it only at each shoulder. He'll be less hurt this way.

Arms (Tweedy yarn)

- Round 1 : 5 st magic circle or ch 5 and join into a ring


- R2-7 : 1dc in each st
- Keep a long thread so you can sew the arms to the coat. (see pic below)

Now with the worst part...

Hair
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Cut about 30 or 40 15cm threads into the hair yarn


Insert the hook where you want the strand to be
Put the yarn over the hook and
draw through to make a loop
Put the end of the strand into the loop
Pull all the way to tighten it
Repeat until there is enough hair. If you still can see some pink in the hair don't worry, we'll cover it later.

Hair cut time!


Now you have to cut into this mess of hair. Look at pictures of Sherlock for reference. Don't hesitate to sew (with a
same color yarn) so the strands stay in place where you want them to be. If there is some little gaps where you can see
some pink sew on it with some black yarn so you can't see them anymore.

Scarf
For the scarf, just cut a looooooooooong rectangle in your blue fabric and it's done! Fold it and put it around Sherlock's
neck. Now he's not Neil Gaiman anymore, he's really Sherlock! (or he's Neil Gaiman with a scarf...)
Aaaaaand well done! Hurray! Isn't he cute?