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t:wiDkles 19


vicrtorg±rafle :10

before yO· stalCt 2:

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els,ie the Ii ttle dog 24

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mister rooster 28


olga elepJhan~t .1 0 1

little pup 74

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fabriC: eredit.s 189

glos,s,alr-Y ].3,5

the pr-incess &: the pea 128



- - ~ ·~S is, your :gateway to the glorious world of homemade soft tOy8~ Hunting down the perfect ~._- fabric, choosing which charming lOy tomake next. and exploring your creativity 'nth new ~....:o.L.l_ es and styles, are all part of the fun of makingyour own softtes.Friends and family will

_ -OUT creations, knowing there is a little OfYOllT own personality in every creature you make.

erafters from around the world have contributed, their inspired designs to this book and . que softie is testament to their passion and inventiveness,

_ . ~ on will find instructions, and patterns for 2~ odginal and adorable soft toys that will appeal

. - and children alike. The to,ys aremade using at range of teehniques, from simple h.8!nd -s,ewing z.er _ and thereare patterns to suit eVfayone ~ from complete beginners to experienced erafters,

_- includesa Iist of tools and materials that you'll need, as, well as detailed instructions -lipS,.

uctions are clear and simple ~ and a handy glossary of terms and' techniques ensures that u 've never felt crafty before, you'll be able to create one of these fabulous critters.



Before you start, there are a, fe, b asicthings tonote:

• Pre-wash and. i on all fabrics before beginning,

• All patterns include' a 6 mm (1/4 in) seam allowance. H,I)W',eveI'~ note that pieces such as, faces, noses. and eyes, (often made of felt) ,.yiU usually not have seam allowances, as they don't require them,

" Ea,ch p,attern spf:<cin,es how much I 0. enlarge it, in order to make the toy at the sise pictured.

However, you can enlarge the patterns to whatever size you desire -- just remember thatyour fabric requirements 'Will change.

'I' When tracing pattern pieces ana tracingpaper be sure totransferall markings.

• \ilhen etr , t' ng out body fabric I' 0< be sewn to gether, he sure to pin the template to the righ slide of the fabric for one of the pieces and to the wrong side for the other (so' you end up with a 'mirrored' set of body shapes), This 'Will ensure the patterned (righ ) side of the fabric shows whenthe body is turnedright side out.

{before you start}

- ~~s with small parts such as buttons are. notauitahle for children under three year,s of age ..

-=- er, in mOSI instances these components can be substituted with fe It,. fabric or embreidery.

_ ~_ "'s.ary at the hack: of the hook is a. quick, handy reference that includes definitions of cnlyused terms and abbreviations, as wel] as explanations ef how to do some basic $,eMng.) __ ~ ...... ~a andcrochet stitches ..

mons for some of the toys will direct you to pin the pre-sewn arms, legs. and/or ears into. _~_._- - n the righ " side of one body piece 'pointing ill towards the body' . This is so that when you -~~ n\70 body pieces to'gether (right sides facing), you will attach the limbs/ears to the body at

ie time .. It is important to ensure you position the appendages so. that they will be faeing the :ay when the toy is turned light side out (e. g'. so that. the toes po~nt outwards), The diagn.~_m shows an example of how to pin lnnbs onto the body correctly, It shows one body piece: placed ~ side up; with limbspinned on (pointing in to' ards h body)" 'The next step would be to plaICe maining body piece right side down on top ~ and sew around the body (leaving an opening for ----._~_ rig~t side out and stufnng) "

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oar & oa r'avan

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'This, softie car and its little caravan ate all se to head off on an adventure 10 a magical land - the vines are trimmed, the headlights are ,shiny" and the flowers are blooming in the window box.


i Each mo em x 'lliS em, (4 in x 5 in)


.' Car fabric - a piece of 30 em x 25 am (] 2 in x ] 0 in) paeteme d fiiLbriiC (iro n a pieee of Ugllt fusible interfaemg onto the hack if the fabric is light'YIlsight) . (y;ouc.ould also, 'use 'leI OIl' blanketi . g' if you p'tlefer'. and hen hand sew the toy using blanke I' stiteh.)

;; Caravan fUlric - a piece of ,3 0 em ]I( 25, em (12 in :-: lain) patterned fabri-c to contrast with the car (iro,nat piece of light -fusible; interfacing onto the hack if the fablic is ' igh'hyeight).

,~, Extra falme - small pieces of eoloured felt for the caravan door, cal and caravan windows, flowers and leaves: fusfhle web (optional),

O! Decorations - six 2.5 em (1 in) vin ~age or covered bu tOI1!1i for the wheels: OM IS mm (112 in) fia,t button, for the to'l;\~ bar: hro 10 mm (% in) buttons for headlights; ill flower-shaped bu ton for the door handle (optional) ..

,_ Thread= eoloured sewing thread 0 match car and caravan fabric: strong linen thread for $,elflng on buttl)AlS,; e,tribroidery thread in4 10 r 5 eoloura,

• Stuffing- po~yhn.


• Tr,;'lcing p'llpel'

• Fabric marker ;0 Sctssors

,', Fins

'I' Sewing needle

't, 9 em (3.lf2 in) doll needle ;0 Se'llvin:g machin

;; Stuffing snek (or chopstick) " Iron




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the last short side'. Machine stitch the bottom piece to the car body, where you have basted, rernernberlna to leave a gap for turnlnp right side' out and siuffing (as marked on the' pattern). Unplick the basting ,along the stuffing openlnq and turnthe car right side out. Use a stuffing stlck to stuff the car firmly. Sew the stuffing open ing dosed uSing a. tiny whIp st itch

{car &. caravan}


1 Trace and cut out the enlarged pattern using the template provided. Pin it to the appropriate fabric and cut out the' pieces. You willi need to cut 2 car body shapes; and 1 M each caravan body shape, 1 car and

1 caravan top shape, 1 car and 1 caravan bottom shape! 1 caravan door, 1 caravan arched window and window box. 1 caravan round wi ndow, 2 car side windows; ,. car front window and 1 car back window from your fabric.

2; Pin one car body piece to the car top pi'9ce. (d.ght sides facing), with lang sides alloned, Baste together (don't worry that the top olece is longer than the body piece). Pin tbs other car body piece tothe other Iiongi side of the top piec-e' (rigllht sides, facing), and baste tog·~ther. INow trim the excess fabric from the' top piece, Machine stitch the top. p'iece to beth body pieces; wllere you hav,e oastsd.

3 Baste the' car bottom ,pieCi€ to the base oi the car (dgnt side' iacing lin)" This piece will also be a little long. so start by tacking ,along a I,ong side, then tack across a short side and then allong the, other Iiong side - you can trim the bottom piece at this stace, then tack along

4, Repeat steps 2 and.3 to If'nal,e the caravan uslnq the caravan body pieces and the caravan tooendbottom pieces.

5, To attach the large buttons. (whe·els) to the car, thread the doll needle with strong linen thread. For the front wheels of the, car, insert the needls at x, coming out on ths opposite slds of the bod)!'. Thread the n.eed'lle t h roug!h a h 01 e Ii n a button, the fl j nse rt t he need ~e into the second hole in the button and push the needle back, through the body, Thread the needl,s' through another but on, then push the needle back throuch the body and through each button 2: br 3 more times, pulling the threadtauaht each tl me, until the wheels are fi rrnly attached. [Repeat at yfor the backcar whsels and at

z for the caravan wheels.

(ear & caravan}

:-9 flat button now bar) ontothe bottom ofths

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- .;;.':' em (1 J1 in) lerigth of three-strand embro~dery _ .~aklS it into aloop and attach this to the front

- ':e_"avan, in the centre of the seam that joins the ~""3. an piece to the bottom piece" If you wish, sew - --~ locp using ,a blanket stitch to strength:efii! it,

-r: eer thee windows and doors before attaching ':::'l)ujery was done tJSiFlQ stem stlteh). If you like, <;;. : e web to posltlon these pieces b~'fur~' usirlg: ;.a."y thread end a tiny blanket stitch to sew them ~ ~tra. embroidery and decorate with fellt flowers -~ ss if you want (I haveembroid'sred vines using :- tch, and attached ieaves aJong the way), Attach

_ - a buttons [0 the front of the car! for headlights.! =- :"9 floweN:;haped button onto the caravan door, _ -::; ;ttle rectangle' ()rf felt it you: woukf ~ik~ a number ",- .., sew onto the back of the car.

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(www.kar kovski .typ epad, 10 om} KRISTINA KARKOV

I based this giraffe pattern on a collage I made out of vintage pape:r. After being inspired by other ',«,iraf.£:e makers', I dlecmd.ed to turn Ute design into a three-drmensional to'Y. This is the result,


I. '26 em x 10 am OO:aill x ,4 in)


• Tracing paper '., Fabric marker ,., Scissors

" Pins

t Sewi:ng needle

• Sewing maehlne

• Stuffing stick (or chopstick)


,I' Body Iabrie - at 30 em x40 em (12 in x 16 in) p le e e

of patterned ftlbri,c flO! the h (I d)\ and a, 21 em x 25 'em (8lJ2 in l( 1.0 in) pl.llecle of the same fabric forthe guss'et and ears,

I Thread - coloured. sewing thread to match fahrie: embroid,e:uy thread 0][' yarn fer the leyes sndtai],

• Stuflhng - polyfill.



L'Tracs and cut out the en,larged pattern using the h;~mplate provided. Pin it to the tabnc and cut out the pieces, You will need 10 cut 2 body shapes, i gusset shape and 4 ear shapes trorn your fabric.

2 Pinthe 2 body shapes toge1her (right sides, facing) and sew from A. [.0 18, around the back, neck and head,

3, Pin the gusset piece to the body piece! A to A and B to B~ (right sides facing). Sew together; I'eaving an opening tor turnlm righ1 side out and stuffing (as marked! on tile pattern). Clip aill curve'S close to the stitch line to allow for a smoother f rtlsh after turning ri,ght side out Turn riglht side out

4 Using a stuffing' stick. carefully push small amounts of stu ffi ngl intothe t~gllt corners first - nOSElI ned: and legs. Gradllal~y flllthe rest of the body until HlS stuff1ng

{victor giraffe}

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is flrm and even. Hand sew thes;tuffing opening dosed USing ,a. whip stltch.

5 For each ear, pin 2 pieces togeth,e~" (right sIdes faein'QJ)1 then ssw, ~eavill1g the stn:lJght edge open for 'ttl rn ing right siide out 1 urn right s lde out Tun) the raw edge under 6 mm (Xi j'n) end hand sew the opening dosed using a ladder stitch. Position the ears on the bead,fQlding each sllightl.yat the base (as marked

on the pattern), and attach wilth a ladder stitch.

6 10 make the tall, cut three 6 em (2% in) lelliQlths of em broidery thread or y,arn. Attacb them to the seam at t'\j then braid the threads together and tle a. knot at the end (see photo on this peuge).

7 USle embHJidlery thread to sew tile e'Yes~ as foil lows. lnsert th~ need~~ at y and pus-hit all the way throuqh

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1h€' head! comirng outon the opposite slde, then make

a stitch and push it back through the head, Go back and torth -~hrougilliih~ head a lew times sothere are several stitches for each eye" pul.li~g the threa.~tighlt each time to make- the eyes indented Tie offand hide the thread i tI the body.

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Black: 46 metres (50 yards). White: 14 metres (15yarOls) .

• ' THREAD - Black emb -oidery thread; white s'81iving thread.

e, STU F FIN 'G - plastic pellets and a pinch of polyfdl.


'. ch chain

j sl st slip' stitch

,j de double crochet ($C S.ill,gie crochet in the US)

,., de dec decrease ill stitch 'mth double croche (se dec

or sc 2to1g decreas e 1 stitch with single crochet in the US)

indicates begirm;]rtg ofa section. to he . repeated

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(Electrtc Sheep Fiber Ar ts - amyshahies. etsy.ccm) AMY] SH]MEL

Why is, he screaming? Wllat terriblething did he see Or hear to. cause the look of abject horror on his face? The Serecm painting by Edvard Munch is. an icon of the expressionist art movement and is, an artwork that evokes so much emotion in people, This amigurumi version is perfect as at. desk buddy or to keep with your art eollection. (This pattern is ofmedium dtffLcwty, Knowledge of increases and decreases and some embroi-dery is needed.)


• illS em (5; in) x 7 em (3 in)


j Crochet hook I ~>; 3.5 rnm (SiZie, E:l4) j Tapestry needle

• Small sewing needle




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R,1j *4 de, 2 de Into next stitch, repeat from ~ 5 more times, (36 dc.)

lift" lin back loops on~y, de into each stitch around. (36 dc.)

R,B .lin bot 11 loops, de into each stitch around. (36 dc.) R9~14 7 dc, de dec twice, 10 de, 2 de into next de twlce, 7 de. (36 de.)

R15,~,18 de into each sntch around. (36 dc.)

RUI'-24, 7 dCJ 2 de into next de twice, 16 de. de dec twice,

7 de, (36 dc.)

R25-2l8 de into each stitch around'. (36 dc.)

R:2Q, ~4 de, de dec, repeat from 0+ 5 mona tlrnes. (30 dc.) R'3<O *3 dCI de dec, repeat from *" 5 more times. (24 de.) R31 *2 de, de dec, repeat frorn " 5 mor,etimes. (18 dc.) IR32 ').<1 de, de dec, repeat from .',t 5 more times. (12 de.) ,RSSi-351 de i nto each stitch around. (12 dc.)


This dOli II Is worked in t~e "O'L,md. Marl, the last stitch in each round to keep track of where you are supposed 'to stop each round. This, doll is crocheted with a very tight tension (gauge) _, tens-on is 16 stitches and 6 rows per :2,5 ern (1 lin), Tight tension will stop the stuffing from showing through the stitches and hellp the doll keep

its. shape. Work through both loops unless instructed otherwrse,

Som e pa rts of t h ts dol ~ are s tarted 'u sing a s,elf~tightening Filng (see instructions on pag,es 36-,37).


'wah ~i,aclk yarn:

IU 6 de into the ring and pulll the r~~ng tight. Mark the last stl lch, (6 dc.)

11:2 .2 de into each stttch around -t12 de.)

IR3; ~1 de, '2 de into next stitch, repeat frorn" 5 more imes, (118 dc.)

R4 :2 de; 2' rlc 11'110 next slllch, repeal lron i 5 more

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Finish off and Illeave a fail l.ong enough to use to sew th head onto t he body.


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:: to each stitch around, (12 dc.) _ ntoeach stitch around. (12 dc.)

_.2 die into nsxt stitch. repeat from 'Il 6 more -': 118 dc.)

_ - 2 de into next stitch, repeat from -IIi 5 more =z \24 cc.)

~~~ ~ - into each stitch around. (24 dc.)

_ ']C, de dec, repeat fro - * 5 more times, Os. dc.) "' c. de dec, repeat from * 5 more times, (12 dc.) ~c 16 times, (6 dc.)

- _. and leave a tel I IOrlg lenOlJ'gn to sew the

... the top of the head closed. Sew the openl ng ~ ding the tall anc;J1 knot inside the' head.

arm, with white :yarn:

- to the ning and pull the ring tight. Ma.r"k the last 6 dc.)

- - 2 de into next stitch" repeat from " Qr10e" (8 dc.) ::: 2 de info next stitch, repeat from +l once. (10 dc.) ::: :0 each stitch around. (10 dc.)

: c dsc, repeat from ~ once', (8 dc.) _ ::;:;. de dee], repeat from ;;;. once, (6 dc.)

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Continue crocheting around until the arm is '6 em (2]1; lio) ~ong. Finish off.

4 At. this point you should have an empty body;, a head and :2 arms, FiU the body with piastre p-~,II,ets - you can use the wrong end of a crochet hook to push the pellets i, to a.1I the curves iil the body. The' body won't be spherical, but ratherflattened on the frontand back; with rounded sides, Take a small pilece' of polyfW and stuff it into the shoulder area to keep the' pe-llets

ln place, Pinch together the front and back of the neck opening to, close it, and sew it closed using the black yarn tail. Do not cut the tail off yet!

5, Squeeze the head flat -the chin win be quite flat and The head wil'l be convex (rounded on the front). Using the black embroidery threadernbrolder the face onto

tl e head (as shown In the main photograph). Maka sure you only ssw through one layer of crochet So the threads don't show on the back of the head. Use French knots to make the pupils.




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,6 Posit iaM the head on tile fleck - tile' thin should be atlout2,S em (1 i1ln) bel.ow the top oWihe neck (SE photooraph on this pag~). Usiin!(;l the black tai~ of y insert your needle thraugh alie' side of tA8 head an push tile needle bstween the crochet layers of the t so the thraad is concealed, cornlnq out horlzontall on the other side of the head. Pull tight and t~e off. )t)U might also want to take' a stitch on the back ,5i of the bottcmcf UHf) chill" to hold the head at the desi red angha:. H ide the knot and tail inside the bee

'7 Using wh ite sewrngl thread! sew the hands onto tbe sides of the tace and the' body {as sllown ~n UH photographs),


(H. Lu'V Fal:n'i(:ations - mciversor .com) BEIDI IVERSON

I wi nkles (Girl it a Bear Suit) was based on a painting I did £QI a 8010 art show called PolY" ogadoodle, \; ~ II" n I completed the doll version it reminded me of my little sister "vi: en she was four yea.:rs old, so

I II"~ ned it after her. if you don't havea little sister you need Ol1(: ofthese Iittle sister dollal Sisters are il'H' !I .st things in theworld.


1'2 em x 16 com (9 in x 6 in) +exeluding ltmbs


• Body fabric -two 20 cm x 30 em (8 hi x l in) sheets of felt for the body and ears .

• Extra fabric --a 13 em x 13· ,CJnl (5 in x 5 in) piece of Ugh11liHright linen, eetton or felt f(u' the face: scrap's of felt in different colollUl's fo ' the eyes. nose and mouth, a 13 em K a em (5 in x 3 in) pieee of felt fot' the hai r.

• Yarn - 46 znetres (SO ytli!1_ls) 'of fmg~l'ing-we]ght merino \lirool or soekyarn, E01' the arms and legs.

• Thread - coloured se\l,rillgtbread to match al 1 the fahrle colours.

• Stuffrng. ~ polynJl


11'1[ 'ing p.aper ~ 'a lID' ie ma-rker I. mf10rs

i'l t'lkingshears l'mJ'J:

~ II pl~stry needle , I'", i Ilg machine

j :! .25 mm (US size 3lUKsizG 10) deuble-pcmted I jill Lingnee(Res

III n:mg stick (or c_b.op.Slick)


onto your kniHing needles, Knit those stitches. Then, instead of turning your work and kllitting back the other way. switch the needles in your hands without turning your work, Slide the' stitches to the other s.ide otthe needle in your leH nand - wah the yarn stiH hanging from the le'ft needls, instead of the right. as it usually would ~ and knit across" Be sure the fabric rolls lin on liiself, m;;e a tiny little lube.


I I r: leo and cut out the enlal'Q,ed pattern using the

11)1 idfe provided. Pin it to the appropriate fabric and t oul the pieces. You will need to cut 2 body shapes" I ' II shapes, 1 nose shape, 1 face shape and 1 hair

I 'I e lrorn vour fabrlc. (I never cut out the' same hair

I II I wlce - cut the fringe fr,eehand and be creative).

I r I hf' eves and mouth, choose horn the options

f k Vldl:.d end Gut 2 eye shapes and 1 mouth shape,

I J scissors to cut out the face, eyes.1 mouth, nose

II hair. and use pinking shears to cut out the body 11(1 .ars.

:Keep knitting until the pi(1ce measures 10 em (4 in). .Bind oft all stitches, You will need to make two 10 em (4 in} pieces for the arms and two 15 em (6 in) pieces, for the j,egs (,a,ltllough the arms and legs can really be as long or short as YOlilike). Weave in ell ends using the tapestry needle.

II I II I the face plecs onto the head of the body. night up (as marked on the pattern). Us,ing the sewing l luna, zigzag stiten around the face, covefing the

, LJ Ie of the fabric. Position the' hair on ttle face

marl~ed) and zigzag around the top (curved} edge Illv, IJosition the eyes, nose and' mouth on the face III1 use a straighit stitch to sew on using the machin~' I V hancl.

4, Place the front body piece wrong snde Upr on your work surfaca Fold and pin-tuck the ears, then Din them into position on the body (x to x), Pin the arms onto

1I1e .body at y, and the legs at 2:, Place the second body piece wrong side down 0!1 top and pin the 2 body' pieces together. Sew, uslng a straight stitch on the machine and leaving a 10 rnm (% in.) seam allowance, securing 1he limbs and ears in orece as you go. and leaving, an opening for stu ffllllg (as marked),

I he arms and legs are made hom 'l-coro'. which is I 11111 d wi1h wool or YCIln), Start by casting 4 stitches

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5, Using a stufrlllg stick, push small amounts, of' stuffinQ irlto the srnaf body sectlonflrst, Then gradually fill the, head un'til the stuffing is flrmend even,

,6 Hand sew the stufflnq opening dosed using a straight etltch or use the sewing machine.



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I first made this little dog for a frie .d who has a dachshund. The toy is made from wooland cotton fabric. Choose different patterned fabrics to give your s,(3(llsa'ge dog its own. unique personality.

(I stitch each seam twice to makeit saferfor small ehildren.)


" 1.4 em (51/2 in) x .33 em (13 in)


1 Trace and ell t out the enlaf1{Jed pattern using the template provided. Pin it to the fabric and cut out the pieces. You willi need 10 cul[:2 rnaln body shapes, '2 inner i)ody s'lla!pes; 1 gusset shape and 4 ear shapes {2 ~n patterned fabric and 2 in wool) from your Iabrtc.


.,. Tractng paper • Fabric ~mall:ke:l' .' Scisso 1"50

~ Pins.

" Se,viQg needle

;; Sewing machine

" StvfllJ.ng stick (r)r chopstick) ". Iron

:2 U.sing:2 strands 'Of black embroidery thread,. satin stltch an eye' to each of the ma~n body pieces (as mat-ked on the pattern) ..


.. B·ody fabLic - a 400 em x 09·8 em (16 in x .] 5 in) piece ofwoollen fabric for the IDJIDIl body. gusset and ears; a3S. em x 25 em (14 in 110; 1 t) in) piece of patterned cotton for the inner body and insides of the ears.

.. Thread - coloured ale'wing thread. to match body faJJiriG; black embroidery thread fortheeyes .

.. Stuffing - polyfill,

3 For each ear, pi n one cotton ear shape to one wooUen ear shape (ri'ght sides fadng.),! then s·ew toge'ther, leavling the straight. edge open for iurning right side out. Turn right side out and 11'01"1 flat. Pin each ear to ths wrong side of a main body piece; patterned side up (x to x), pointing lin towards t11€ body. Sew in place .

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4 Ptn ihe 'gusset piece to one of the main body pieces, A to A and B to B, {right sides iaci'ng). Sew from A to So Repeat for the second body piece, (Make sure the ears slay on the right slda.) Sew around the nose from A to C, then along the back. from B to D.

5, Foreecf inner body piece, sew a dart by fojdlingl the Ileg over (right sides together) then ::sewing a semi circle (as marked on the pattern). This helpst be dog stand

up strajght. Then pin the 2: inner body pieces toasther (!"Iight sides facing) and sswfrom C to D along the s'lra.ig hter ,edge, I,eaving an open ill'ig for turning rigllt slide out and stuffing' (as marked on the pattern).

,6 Pin the inner body piece to the main body piece,

C to Cand 0 to D, (right sides facing). Sew from C to D around the legs. Turri the' body rig.ht side out and i 1"01"1..

7 Usingl a .s:tLrffing stlck, push small amounts of stuffing into the tf·ght corners first -tail nose and legs. Grad ally til'! thle rest of the body. until it is firm and even, but not too U~l'ht. Hand stltch the shJffing! opsnlnu closed us~ng a ladder stitch,

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Enlarge' template to 2GO'% Seam aUowance is included

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MA,IN BOlDlY cut 2

elsie th.e littl!e d.og 27


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mister rooster

(M,arielrUniek - www.mar-iekunaek.ccm) MARIEKE VAN E8VELDI


Animals are a. gre.at inspiration {or my', ark and I like to humanise thema hit. I love 1_0 use natt ral mal erials like 1,1" Dol felt, cotton and 1 nen - .. use fleece as well because ,of he softness it gives the finished toy, I also like to recycle; 5.0" hen a. piece (1£ clothing isn't worn any.lnore and the fabric is good qu.ality. it frequently ends. up in one of :roy softies (Mister Rooster s trousers are made from

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my son S 0 .. 1 -. Jeans· .


.• 35 em x 28 em (ill 4 in ,x 11 in)


'. Budy fabric - a 15 em x 50 em (6 in x 2,0 in) piece of medium-heavyfehrie, such as denim or corduroy, for the trousers; a. 20 em x 30 em (8, in >: 1.2, in) pilsce of oif-whi,te felt, for the head: a.2.o em. x 30 em

(8 in K 12 in) piece ofgre en felt far he: body.

• Extra fibric-.3. 20 Cl11. ,)(30 em (8 in x 1'2 in) piece .r :gTey or black felt for the: wings and feet; .. a 20 em x 2U' 1"111 (;6 in i<! 8 in) piece of red felt for the eomb.Iohee a ,;~,d cheeks (I used a lighter .slmde !Qf red, fur the small lo Il't and che eks, fo r contrast) ;a sera P of yellOl\!" felt, f01" the beak.

!I' Thread - coloured selving thread. to match fahl'i ", plus. black for the e res

~ Stuffmg - polyfiIl cr wool rovings.


I! Tracing pape r .. Fabric marker " Scissors

II Fins

.. Sewing needle

• Sewing 111A'Crull!8

II SnIffing arick GOT chops tick)

{mister rooster}


1 Trace and cut cut the en ~arged pattern uslnc the template prDvided. Pin it to the appropriate fabrilc and cut out the pieces, (Do not cut out the wings and comb yet.) 'rou wi II need to cut 2 head shapes, 2 body shapes, 2 trousers shapes, 2 toes shapes, 2 cheek shapes" 1 top and 1 bottom lobe shape and 1 beak shape from your fabric.

2, The wings and comb are sewn before they ere cut out Pin a wing pattern piece onto a toldsd pieoe of fabric (as marked on the pattern). Use a stratcht stitcl to sew all the way around the template from A to B. leaving an opening fOI' stuff ng (as marked), then cut out the shape and cut ,along the fold. IRepeat for the other wing. Make the comb in the same way, sewing from C to D Stuff each wing and the comb, them st rtd1 the stuffing opening closed, Make sureto leave the

10 mm overhang on the siraigh1 e·dges (as marked

on the pattern) for attachtna the' parts to the body.

a Pin one of the head' pieces to one of the body pieces, E to E and IF to f, so it overlaps by 6 rnrn ex' in). Sew from IE to F. using a tiqht zigzag stitch. Pin the


{mister rooster}

r ng head and body piece together iii the same

_ .. en pi~n the top and bottom lobes to the right side = ;J{)dy piece (as marked on the pattern), Sswfrorn = sscur ing t he lobes as you go.

= - :'19 beak piece to this stltched pie¢~ (as marked --e- oattern) and sew on using a tight zigzag stitch: s.~ound the beak from G to, H, then without

... '1g the need Ie from 'the: tabrle, use your sclssors - ~:Jff1ng stick to P!.ISh a small arnount of stuffi.I1Qi

- -~ beak, Theil flntsh sewilng around the beak

- - ..... ake each nostril on the beak, start with the

-~': :Ig.z.ag size and make a 'few stltchesthen

tse a smaller zigzag size and sew a. ifew more es. R€1peatagain wtth a smaller stitch size, - ~ecur,e and fin ish off

~ -:n,E (:heeks to the face (as marked on the, pattern) 5S;,' them on using a zigzag15i~tch. Pin the toe'

- ~f ~o the la~:£ of the 'front b@dy plece (as marked) 52.', around the toes USiWlg z~gza.g stitch,

7 Pin each bodyjhe,ad piece to one of the trouser pieces, 0 to ~ and J toJ), oveda,pping 6 mm Ot% in). Sew each tQtQlether Llsinga Zig.l8:Q. stitch.

,8 PJc;l,'oe the front body p~e¢e right side up on y,our work surface, Placs the. wing.sand comb iil position (A to A ami C to C), pointing in towards the body. Place the second body pi'ec'e right side down on top ,and

pln the '2 boCJ:y pieces 1ollether. Sew, uSing a. stra.ight stitch, se'curing the wi:ngs and comb in p~aGe as you

go! and ISlaving an openiilQ! tor tu.rning r~gllt side out and stuffing Cas marked), Trim ilf necessary and nick fabric around the curved' edges., beil'lg careful not to .d~p the seam. Turn r ig:M s ids out.

9 Using: a. stuffing stick, push small amourrts at ,stutfi.r1g i nto the body until it is firm E\ndeven, but stiill a bit soft

U)' lHIa.nd s,ew the stLlfflr'l,g operJing closed using a whiip stitch

Enlargl9 template to 2001% Seam allowance is included

HEAD eut 2

B,OD'Y cut 2


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'T'OP'LIQIB"E cut 1

B,[O'1TOII !L[QIB'E ,c,uit 1

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mister rooster


(Sooza - www.sooss.hlogapot.com) SUZIE F.RY

frog: one 50 - g ball 8·_ ply gl'een. (] used Twill,ey s freedom. Cotton DK.) .

Both: a. small amount ofwhite for the eyes (I used 4-ply Rowan's, Cotton Olace, but if you make the frogiln,4 plyyou'll need to use 8! Iinerweight eotton in2ply),


Dog': smallamounts of black and gr~ . Frog:: small amounts of black.

,~ STUFFING, - polyfill or similar, (Remember that the stuffmg materia] will determine washability~Hh.orugh I generally srn:H~rith '\I"ool~] ChoS'5,@J more robust polyester for these rattles.) One rat Ie IDs.e11 ];1iE~.l' to,y. (Ratd,g mserts can be hard to fnad, hut try craft and doll -making auppliers.Ahematfvelj: use any small plastic container and put a bell 01' some beads inside' use the caged hells sold fo cat i;'Oys; or cannihalise a cheap l'atding toy from the op shop.)

I developed these toys to appeal to babies" but I find my five -year-old daughter likes them too, With babies in mind. they have rattle inserts, prominent eyes,an.dl ears, and noses that are just right for pulling, sucking and chewing. They are easy to hold, fi.illywashable-,and best of all, simple to make! I've used 4-·)ply cot onyatn for the do,g and :8-p]y cotton.yarn for-the frog, so you Cain. see what sizes the different yar.ns produce, but you could useany weight you like for either pattern.


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.. ' Dog (4-ply eotton): 14 em x ,6 'm (5112 in x 2 ill) .~ Frog (8-p].y cotton): 11 em x 7 em (7 in x -3 in)


• Seisso s ... Pins

.. Tapestry needle ~ \Voolneedle

• Crochet hooks; 1 x 2.5 mm for 4 p]y~ 3,.5 mm for 8, ply (or adjust size foryour chosenyarn weight.. to produce 2. dense fabric)

• Stufilng sst ick (or chopstick)



DO,g: one 50-,g bal14-ply dark-brawn (I used Rowan's CoUon Glace in chocolate) .


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• slst

.. d"'· c

chain slrps itch

double crochet (se single crochet in the US) i:nciiCltes beginnill'l8 of a section to, he repeated


Some parts of this doll are started usingls selftlghtening r,ng" Here are the instl~uct~ons if you are 1"101 familiar with this technique (and' see corresponding photog rap i1 s):

Take your yarn ano, holding the taU ·end be,tween you thumb and fOlnefing1er, loop the yarn over, around and under your first '2 fingers so the yarn crosses over

the taill and the cross IS hell'd under your thumb and torefing,sr (ste~ 1), i nsert yOUf hook from front to back under the loop above your fi1lQ8fS, hook over your yarn (step 2) and pIJ'11 througil under the loop (step ,3). You \\1111 tLOW bave one loop on the hook, Yarn over the 1100 k B,g .. , III (step 4) and pull' through the I,oop (step 5,). YOlJl are now ready to commence your flrst daub's crochet. lnsert

the hook into, th,e ring a,gain'j yarn over i9iga~n and pu,1 through. You wi" now have two I'DOpS on ths hook

(step 6), Yam over agai'n and pull through both loops,


;;:.;; rms the first double crochet in tnl€! rii i1gl (step 7). = ore double crcchets (step-B)! then pull the tail

-" f tbe yarn tight (step 9), so the stitches form a

- :: (step 10), Slipstitcn into the first doublle crochet

:::- 11). so you have 6 stitches in a ring (step 12).



_ body colour (brown Of green yam) and worked ths top ,~own:

- .... 51 ng a self-tighte-rdng ring .• 5: de i rata the centre

d sl at to form a ring,

-=- de into each stitch. (12 oc.)

de into next stitch, 2 de tnto following stitch, 7 aat from * 5 more times. (18 dc.)

de into next 2 stitches, 2 de lnte f~liowing stitch, ~-~a.t from r .. 5 more tl meso (24 dc.)

de into next 3 st itches, 2 de into followinq stitch, .=. 'eat f 'om * 5 more times. (30 dc.)

de into next 5 stitches.? de into "following stitch, -:~Eat from 1C' {; more times" (3,6 de.)

- - -- de i nto next.6 st it ehes, 2 de i ntofoll ow t n g st i't d111

~""eat trorn * 5 more times. {42 dc.) :J 1 de Into each sit itch. (42 dc.)


R16 .. " de into' 'each of the next 5 stitches. decrease

1 stitch by rrnserting hook into ned st Itch, yarn over and pull through, leaving '2 ,llOOPS on the hook. Insert the hook into next stitch. ya.rn over and pu! i throuch, leavrng 3 loops on hoOk, Yarn over and pull Through ali:3 loops, Repeat from *' 5 more times, (36 stitches.)

,117 ;1;1 de into each of the next 4 stitches, decrease

1 stitch 'by inserting hool{ into nsxt stitch. yall"n over and pull through leaving 2 loops on the hook Insert the hook into next stttch, yarn over and' pull through, leaving 3 loops on hook. Yarn over and pUII~ throufJh all 3, loops. IRepeat from ~ 5 more Umes, (30 stitches,.)

R~I +'''1 de lrrto each of the next 3. stltcnes, decrease

1 stitch by insertrllg hook into next stitch; yarn over and pull lhrouqh I,eaving' 2 loops on the hook. Insert the hook into next stitch. yarn over and pull through! II'eaving 3 tcops on hook. Yarn over and pull throuch alii a loops. Repeat from *' 5 more time's, (24 stitehes.)

RUI ·1 de into each of the 'I1e_xt2 stitches decrease

1 stttch by inser1ing hook into next stitch, yarn over and purl through. Isaving 2 loops on the hook. Insert the hook into next stitcb. yarn over and pu! I throlJgh. leaving 3 loops on hook. Yarn over and pull through

al ~ 3 loops, R:epea,t f rorn " 5 more t i m es, (1' 8 st itches.)

insert a thic'k layer ,of stuffing irlto the top and slides {If the bead" place rattle insert in tile centre then firmly stuff the head.

R2:0-84 1 de lnto each stitch. (18 oc.)

FI.351 *1 de into next 5 stitches, 2 de. into fol~owjng st.it( 11. repeat from ~ :3 more' '~im'es. (21 dc.)

'RIG ~'1 de into next 6 stitches, 2 de into fo!~owing stiti II, repeat Irom * 3 more trimes. (2'4 dc.)

R37 1 d'e into next 7' stitches, 2 de intot,ollowing stitch. repeat from ~3 more tlrnes, (27 oc.)

R3:8: *' de into next 8 stitches, 2 de into fonowhig stitch, repeat from {i<!o 3 more times" (30 de,)

R39 1 de fnto each stitch, (SO dc.)

R40 *1 de into each of the next 3 stitches, decrease

1 stitch by inserting hook into next stitch. yarn ovel and puU through, leaving '2 loops Oil the hook Insert the hook ~Ilto next stitch. ~a.rn over and pun through, ~Ieav[ng 3 loops. on hook Yarn over and IJiUU through aU 3 ~OOJlIS. Repeat from * 5 more times. (2'4 stltcbes.)

R41 111'1 de into each of the next:2 stitches, decrease

1 stitch by ins,erting hook into next stitch, yarn over and pull through leavin~12loops on the hook. lnssrt the' hook into 11,9Xt stitch, yarn over and Du'I,thli'olJIQlh. leavjng 3 loops Of! hool" Yarn over and pull through ,al~ a loops, Repeat trom *' 5 more tlmes, (18 de.)


- ~ _ - = __ ~ -~- -_- -- --- -~ - r«IJarly

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- ~"e rattle handfe firmly. push jog $tuffing all'

-= a, up to thle head to make sure the' rattle insert

- = i1S centred irl the head.

- -1 de into next stitch, decrease 1 stitch by j'nserting

:ok into next stitch, yarn over and IOlIH through, ;:aving 2 loops on th,e hook, Insert the hook jrrllo next S~ tch yarn over and pull tbrouqh, lea\dng 3 [oops on oak. Y&rn 'over and pull through aU 3 loops. Repeat =--om * 5 more times. (12 stitches.)

- ;1.3 '"Dec.rease 1 stitch by inserting hook into next Stitch, yam over and pull -through, leaving 2 loops on -he hook, Insert the hook into next stitch, yarn over and pull tht~ough. leaving:3 loops on haole Yarn over and pull through al13 loops. Repeat from OM; 5 more times. (6 stttcnes.)

:: II a.ny space with extra stuffingr then us.,ing the wooll .... eedls, sew in tail of yarn and close hole,

From this point, fo-Illow the step numbers for the ratth~ you are making (dog or frog) .. Dog lnstructions are be~ow, fr-og' instructions; startfrom s'h~\P ,2 (Flrog Mouth) 011111 page ·,u.


'wah browilli varn and worlked from the toOP down:

R1 Using a se~f··tighteni.ng ring, S de lnto the centre and 51 st to form a ring.

R2: 2 de into each of the rn'E!xt 4 stitches, U de into each .of the next 2. stitches. (10 de .. )

R8 ;!I;l de into the. next st itch, '2 de: into the following stitch, r.epeat frcm " 3 more times, then 1 de into each o,f t·· e next 2stilches. (14 dc.)

R4 W1 de into eech of the next 2 stitches, 2. de into he Ilext strtch repeat hom '* 3 more times. then 1 de into each of the nex 2 stitches, (18 de.)

R5, 1 de into each stitch. (18 dc,)

R'm 1; de into each of the next 2 stitches, *1 de into each of the next 2' stttcnes, 2 de into the next stftch, repeat from ~ 4 more times, then 1 de into the next stitch, (23 dc.)

IR7 1 de into each stitch, {23 de.) RB: 1 de into each strtcn. (23 dc.)

leave a taB on the yarn long enough to sew the snout on, then slip the yarn I.hrough the last stitch and pun tight.

,3 nee EARS

W~th brown yarn and 'W,orked from the bottorn up (make 2):

R11 Using 8J self -tightening ringl 6 de into the centra and ,sl st to form a ring,

R':;l 2dc into each stitch, (12 dc.)

RS *1 de lnto each of the next 3 stitches. :2 de into til

foUowing stitch, repeat from *' '2 more times. (15 cit.

R4. ~ de into each stitch. (15 de,) R5 1 de into each stitch. (15 oc.)

Rli*l de into each of the n'1ext3 stltches decrease

1 stltch lJy inserting hook into next stitch, yarn 01/ ·'1 and puU through, leaving 2 loops on tile hoos, Ins I I the hook into next stitch, yarn over and pull I throuuh, feaving 3 Iloops on hook. Yarn over and pull throull'lllll 3 loops, Repeat from *' 2 more times. (12 stttehes.)

R7 1 de into each stitch, (12 dc.)

illS *1' de into each of [hie next 2 stltchas, decrease

1 stitch by linserting hook into next stltch, y rn v I and pull through. Ileaving 2 loops on the' book I ns II the hook into next stitch. yam over and pull tl1l'f)IICIII le.aving3loops on hook. Yam over ,rid pullllhrtm~lt ,11 :3 loops .. Repeal from .~ 2 more Ulnas. (9 sl"ilch€ ,)

R:9, 'I d! into each slilcli, (9 de.)

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. de into next stitch, decrease 1 stitch by inse·rling

: - into next stitch; yarn over and pull throLJgh.

~!. mg 2 . loons on the hook. Insert the hook. into next _ - -c ,yarn over and pull throUJQ'h., leaving 3 loops on -: - '. Yam OVl9r and puill through an :3 loops. Repeat

:~* 2 rnore times. (6.stitches.) oc into sach stitch. (6 dc.)

;: =- a tail on the yarn long enouah to sew the ear on, s othe yarn through the last stitch and pun tight


._ ,its, yarn and worked hom the bottom up

-:.. ='" 9)-'",

_ .... _",.,

_~ ~g a self-tightening ring, 6 de into the centre and -~ :0 form a rlngl,

sc Into the next stitch. 2 de into following stttch, - ~ rom * 2 more 1 imes, (9 dc.)

... c mto each {J,f the next 2' stitches, 2' cc into

_ : .. - 'g stitch, repeat from * 2' mor€' tlrnes, (12 dc.)

- ~;;. -:ail on the yam longel'lough to sew the eye on,

- s = the yam through the last stitch and puU tiglht

Using black or grey embroidery thrsad, embroicer pupils in the centre of the eyes; ill nose on the snout and a rnout h II ina e..l1ong ihe underside of the' snout.

Sew the tops of the ears ,in place on either srds of the head, just under the third line of crochet stitches from the centre top.

Sew the snout in place so that the bottom of the snout meets the lme of decreases as the head becomes the handle of the rattle. W'hen abo t half sewn on, fill the snout with a little stuffing so it is 'firm, then ffrnish se/wing up ..

Sew the eyes on either s ide of the' head, just above the snout.

Wlilth glreelfi'l yarn and! worked from the, lips back; ch 15 stltches,

FU Star i'Ulg from the second chain frorn the hook; l' de into teo loop of each chain (14 dC)1 then turn the work WO~1[Nl.im:n



ill the round and 1 de into each of 'the lower loopsof the chain (14 de). Join with a 51 st to form a round. (Total 28 stitches),

IR:2 2 de into each of the next 2 stitches, 1 de into each of the next: 12 stitches, '2 de into each of the next

2 stitches, 1 de into each of the' next 12 stitches, close the' round with a 51 st. (32 stttches.)

RJ 2 de into 'each of the' next 3s1i tcbss, 11 de into each of the next 12 stttcbes, 2 de into each of the next

3 stitches, 1 de into each of the flex t14 stitches, close the r'Ound with a 51 st. (3.8 stltches.)

flIl4 2 de into each of the next 4, stitches, 1 deinto each of the next 14 stitches, 2 de into each of the next

4 stttchss, I de into each of the flex; 16 stitches. dose the round with a sl st. (46 stttches.)

R5 2 die into each of the next 5 stitches 1 de into sa'eh of the next 16 stitches! 2 de into each of the next

5 stitches, ~ de into each of the next 20 stitches" close the round with a 51 st, (56 stltchss.)

L'save a tail on the yarn long enough to sew the mouth on" then sliip the yarn throuqh the last stitch and pUlil

t igl1t.



'Withgre!efl yarn and work,ed 'from the top down (make 2):

R1 USir'lga self·t[ghtenir1g rIng, '0 de into the centre and sl st to forma ring.

R2 2 de lnto each stitch. (12 dc.)

R3 ~1 de into ned stitch. 2' de into following stitch. repeat from 4 5 more times. (18 de .. )

R41 de into each .stltch. (18 dc.)

IRS 11 de into each stitch, (18,dc.)

leave a. tail on the yarn long snouqh to sew the eyelid ~Jrl 'then s,lip the yarn through the last stitch and pull tig'lll,


W~th white yarn end worked from UH:l' top down (rnaka 2):

A:1 Us~ng a se.!f·ti'ghtening ring, 6 de lntoths centre

and sl st to form a ring,

'R,2 :2 de into each stitch. (12 dc.) R:3 1 de into each stitch, (12 dc.) R41 1 de into sacb stitch, (12 dc.)

=Dscrease 1 stitch by inserting hook into next stitch; ern overand pull through, 'eaving 2 loops on the

(10k. Insert the hook into the next stitch, yar~ over

~.,d pull through. le,C}ving 3 loops on hook. Yam over and pull thmugh al13 loops. Repeat from ,'I< 5 rno~-e umes. (6 stttchss.)

Sew the mouth inl pjace on the head so that the' bottom of the mouth meets the' ,line of decreases as the head cecomes the shaft. of the rattle" When about three quarters is sewn on, fill the mouth with stuffing so it

lis firm and prominent. then finish sewing up.

:ave a tail on the yam I,ong enough to sew the eye on, - .. rI slip the yam "through the ~ast stitch and pull tig'ht.

FI'aUen the €')lelids i,rt half with the beginn,ing' point C'I'T the crochet at ths top. Sew the eyes into the I ids .and then sew onto the head just above and om. either slds of the mouth;


Use black embroidery thread to sew 01111& long stitch 'for saen pupil,

sing black embroidery thread, sew a llne of back _!itching across tire centre of the rna tnte mark the cs (use the il1itia.i chain starting lins as a guide).

=mbroider 2 stitches on the upper side of the mouth the narrower side) to make nostrils.


{WhHe She Naps, - www.whJih~:shlenap.s.typ'epadl",C'omJ ABIGAIL PATNE,R GLASS,ENBERG

This adorable elepharrt is ,easy to' make and offers lots of opportunity to explore your creativity, Sel " matching or contrasting Fabrics for the ears and leg's and choose. colourful vintage buttons to. attach the legs to the body, Have fun quilting the ears, in, a. unique design. Make multiple elephants and Ii flr' them uiP' trunk-to-tail for a 'circus parade!


~, 20cm i'I 2,0 em (B in. x B in)


~, Body fabric - a ,40 em x 46 em (116 in ~ 18 in) piece €.II stlll'dy woollen or cot {l,n fabric,

'. Extra, fabric - small pieces of patterned cotton fall ri for the ears and legs; a .scrap of wool felt for theey 'S~ small pieces of quilt hatting for the e.1U'lL

I, Decorations=d matching 1 uttons, fOT attaching the legs.

!I. Thread - sewingthread in matching er cOl1tli'astirDg colours: extra-strong sewing threadfor attaching the buttons"

'. Stumng - PQ1yJilI.


.~ Trae'":ngpaper (I use freezer paper beeauaeyou

can iron lit to the fabric so you don t 'need to pin) ~ Fabric marker

~ Scissors

~ Pins

;0 Sewing. needle

I. 1.3 em (5 in) doll needle ,~ Sevnng machine

• Stuffing stick (I usesmgica1lo,l'ce,ps) ,jo Iron

~ Hole puncher

~ Smallsharp sclsso s

J I ,.tJ

{circus elephant}

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I Trace and cut out the enlarged pattern using the template provided. Pin (or iron) Jt to the a,ppr'opr late fabric and cut out the pieces. You will need to cut '2 body shapers, 4. ear shapes and 8 I'e'g shapes from your fabric.

,2, P,I'n the: 2 body pieces toge1.her (wrOI''1Q sides facing)" and sew with a short: stralqht stitch on the sew~ng machlne, remernberlnq to I,eave an openil11g for stuff! ng (as marked 011 the pattern). These stltches will show on 'the finished toy" so take your time and make it as neat as posslble Us ing a pair of small sharp sew~ng sclssors, trim around the ellephanes. body, about

6 mm ex: in) from the seam.

31 Use a sf uff ng stick to stuff the elephant (be petlent, as this process takes Ume arid the f1lni'she.d toy should' be quite firmly stuffed). Start by insel"ting a tiny bit of stuffing through the stuffing 0p,ening and push it all the way to the tip of the trunk, R.epeai unW the trunk

is stuff.ed Firmly. Continue to stuff the elephant, taking care around the, mouth to avoid wrinkles, until the toy ls stuffed to your liI~ing, Leave a nUle room near the stuffing opening for inserting 'bhe tail later.

,4 For each I,eg pin 2 leg shapes together (right sid Iaclno), and sew with the sew~ng, machine, leaving all opening for turn~ng ri'gh t stce out and stuff ng (rI ' marked on the pattern). Turn le9S right side out. Stul] each Isg firmly" then dose-the stuffing opening USjl1 l a neaj ladder stitch.

~; For each ear, pin 2etal~ shanss together (right side~~ facing) and OJ piece of qul It batt~ng that ts sllight Iy larger than the ear pieces. Sew, leaving an ,openin.J fl)1 t~rnli'ng rigtlt side out (as marked on the paUer1'l).ltllll ~ ears right Bide out, so the batbng is on the tnside, an I iron flatTurn the raw edges under and iron. Close I hI' opening us.i'I1Q! a neat ladder stitch. ,If desired, quilt lilt ears, elther by hand or using a running stitch on th.S9w'ing rnachl ne,

6 To ma~e the tail; cut a 5 em x 8 em (2 in x 3 in) sn Ii 'Of fabric from the' leftover body fabric. Add a I lne I decorative sUtching allong one ~ong ed.Ql9 if: you'd lihl, and/or fray one edge. Ire 1" a .s mm (X in) hem on all' I the short ,edges. Be~ginning at the other short 9'O'ge. I I up the tal I until you reach this ham, Hand sew alo: in 111 hernl ine using a neat ladder 51: itch to secure. lnsei I lIll

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{circus elephant}

-: -he body opening,. with the decorative stitchlng _ sa adQle furthest 'fl"Omthe body. Pin in place. then .e tlOdy closed using a small back stitch; securinq - - as you go,.

- -Ie ears to the el'ephant's body (as rnarkeo on :-:ern). Using a neat ladder stitch and matching - stttch along one siide of each ear to secure it = .... <JdY1 and then along the other side, so that the ,,;." ear sticks outat a ri.ght angle from the' body.

-: e hole puncher to punch 2 rounds from a scrap' '/001 felt. for the eyes. Sew e~es onto the body

~ ed on the' pattern) with a small stralqht stitch - ~; tre of each eye,

- =-:ach the legs 10 tile IIJody" thl'isad the dolJ needle

~ -6 ern (18 in) length of extra-strong sewing thread. - ~ack legs. insert the needle through the back

-=- e9 (at x), come up through the front of the le'g

;' d1r'ough 6 hole in a decorative button. Pass .;:;:j ~ back through the second hole in the button - ~~ gh the leg. Then insert the needle into the

body (at x), coming out on the opposite side of the body. Push the needle through the- second leg (at x), thrCluglh another dlecoT'ative button and back through the button and leg .. Pus the needle back thmugl:h the body and through each I,eg and button 2 or 3 more times, pulling the thread taught each time, unt;! the I'egs are securely attached to the body. Tile Qiff the -thread with VI double knot underneath one 1·991"$0 that the sir;ay threads are hidden, Reps'at for the front legs.

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This small creature has a combination of stuffed and un -stuffed hody parts. U nlike WIOst of the toys in this book! only one of each body shape is cut au [ at the beginning· these a re then sewn onto th remaining fabric before being ell out. This metho is used because the pieces, are small and. the interlock fabric I as a tendency ,0 roll up at the edges, which can make sewing at bit fiddly,


• l4 em l( 12 em (51f2 in x 5 m) +body only


'. Body fabric-« a 40 em x 60 em 06 in x 24 in) pie' 1)1 plain interlock fabric (tbis fahde is easy to turn ri~hl side out) or use an old sweatsbirt 01' heavy T -shirt.

II' Extra fabtile- a scrap ofeontrasttng cottun fahrtc fnl 'the inner ears; a, scrap ofpaUerne,d cot on fabric Ifnr the nose; a scrap of 'emh~oidery backing paper (tiS~IU paper also works).

• Thread - coloured sewing thread to atch body fa i 1'1" I and nose fabric: sewing thread Ol' emhrotdery three JI inacontrasting eolo r for the' maul h and eyes.

~ Stllfflng-p,(dyfill


'. Tracingpa,per ~ Fabric marker '*, SCI$SO l'S

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• Sewing needle

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~ S,ruffi__ng stick (or chopstick)

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I Trace and cut out the enlarged pattern usingl the template provided. Pin it to the appropriate fabric and cut out tile pieces, At this stage. you ,only need to cut

1 body shape,:2 leg shapes . .2 arm shepes, 2 ear shapes, 2 inner ear shapes and 1 nose shape from your fabric, (You should have half the body fabric remaining foOr later usa)

2, Pin the emLl)tolidery ba'C:ki,ng paper onto the wrong side ot the body fabric, behind where the face will be'. Pin the 0036 shape right-siele up on the r,ight side of the body piece' (as marked on The pattern). Use matc.hing sElwing thread to sew thle nose to the' body uSiltig B smeu, tight zig1zag stitch.

,3, Usil1g ,embmidery thread" band stitch a wavy ,llinls from one side of the face to the other (as marked on

the pattern}, or use a small, tight zigzag stitch on the sewing machine, sewing slowly and carefull y., Us.ing the same thread, embrclder th~ej(es by hand (as marked 011 the p,attern). Car:eful~y tear away the backi:ng paper,

4 Pin each inner ear piece onto an ear pleca (as marked)", Using sewing,thre'ad to match the body f .. tllil slew the inner ear pieces tc the ears wi~h a small~" ilUi II zilgza'g stitch.

5, !Ph) the ears onto the reserved body fabric (wren sides facing), then sew around each using a small. I II ,zli'gzag stitch, Carefvl'ly cut around the ears.close lu 'the s'ewing llne, bS'ing careful notto cUp the seam. You should now have 2 crl nkled ears.

6 Pin the arm p,i'9ces to the reserved body fabric (rig,h1: sloes faclnq), then sew together using a sm,111 stralfght stitch, leaving the end Of each arm open 101 turning: right side out. W~th scissors. cut around ea. Il arm; I,e,aving a seam allowancs ot 5 mm, Then triru 111 curves dose to the stitch lins, taking, special care Will cll'ipping between the fing'srs. Turn arms right side I Rlepeat this process to make the leg's.

'1 Place the body piec.e ri,ghrt side up on your WOf h sud ace. Pi n~ h e ,e,a rs and ~egs i nto pas it ion (x to ): r ~ II! I Y to y). painting in towards the body and remember III

ay they wi U face vvilen the body is turned right :, Pin the rernalning body fabrj,e to the body

_= "-ght sides ~acing). rna/king sur€: theleas and ears - --,eked inside. Sew around the body piiec:e LJ$ing

c Jh! stitch, secLI'I"i'ng the ears and i'egs as you go" ~ emberir1l~g h) lea.ve an openiillg tor hmnin!fj rlqht - ~ ~ andl sbJ'ffing (as marked Oil the pattem). After

-; carefu Ily cut around the body, leaving iSI seam

~"'ce of 5 mm, then trim curves close-to the stitch - -~'-n right side-out.

_ '- g a stuffmg stick, ·stutf the fboc]y firmly" Sew the --='~~ opel'f"ling c~ased usina a w~'fi,p,stitch.

_ ~ :he arm openings closed uslf"!,g asmall whip - :-hen use. a cross-stitch to attach them to the

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I came up' with this idea, when I was trying' tomake a. garden gnome sui able fOE apartmentsand If III I indoor environments. This character provides, lots of' possibilities for surprises and sabotage ~' , ill. him in a pot plant or coat pocket, hang him in the shower; or squeez,e him into someone 8, boot.


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.' Body fabric - a 31 em x 34 em (12 in :< 13 in)piect' 'f 1,1 good quality polar fleece, sweatshirt fleece, or 01 I Hi! thick stretchy f~bri,c.

'. Extra fabFic -SeT,alpS of fehfol' the face and e)'es~ ~I s.'c:r,ap of fak-e fur £0'1' tlle heard. (or use real fur n'( P II!I an old fur eeat) .'

'. Thread _, ,c,oilloured sewing thread to, match the but I ' fabric, face felt and eyes,; red embrotde ry thread! rill the mouth.

• Deeoratione - a 16 em (6 in) length ,of 6-12 mm (1/"_l/,,,. in) 'Wide ribhen fo,t the banging loop.

., Smffm,g - polyfdl. or cotton 0 r wool r'Dvings.


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1 Trace and cutout the enlarged pattern iJsing th template provided. P,in iit to the appropriate fabrl III I cut out the pieces. You will rue'ed to cut 2 body shan

1 face shape, 11 beard shape, 2 eye' shapes and 2 PUIIII shapes from your fabric,

2 Use the craft glue to stick the pupils antoine e I then glue the eyes onto the face (as marked on the pattern). Set the .sewing machine to' a fa,ilrly shor l sl [II Ilengih andsewaround the pupils. and eyes (or hand stitch them on). Using the embroidery needle, sew the mouth onto the face with embroidery thread

(as marked).

Sl Pin the face into position on one of ths body IP~{ c ( (as marked en the pattern), then rnachlns or hand stitch on; Stitch the beard into place, securing lit (110 I I the top edge only (this will allow the beard to filop (W I your pocket or over the edge of a teacup when gnl r r

is in us's),

= _ ~ the lengih of ribbon in half and pin in place

: oeak of the gnomes hat, with the ,length of he .., ointing in towards the body. Pin the 2 body _~~ -ogether (right sides, facing) and sewj leaving - _= ing, for turning righit side out and stuffing (as .;:. ), Turn r1ig'ht side out.

5 Using,a stuffingl stick. push small amounts of

stuffi ng into the t "Q,Mi corners fi rst - arms, legs and hat. Gradually fill t 19 rest of the body luntil the St'Ulffing is firm and even.

6, Sew the stuffing opening closed using a whip stitch.


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- ~ "'_ ~-turvy Tabitha puts, on her best dressand comes out to play, all day long.But hen the stars are 1,.. ing., she wears her soft nightgown and deeps with sweet dreams, all night long.


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_ (12, in) hardcover book

~ fahrie _. a 60 em ;,;; I B em (24 in x 7 in) piece .;; erned cotton fabric lor the day skirt and a

)I 6 em (5 in x 2.112 in) p,iece of the same fabric

- - matehing h odiceca 6() cm » 1 a em (24 in x 1 in) &fpatternedl flannelette for the 11ight sldrt and

~ m x 6 em (5 in x :2If3 in) piece of the same fabric

for the ma ,ching bodice; a 25c.m )(' 45 em (] 0 rn x 18 in) pieee of linen or heavy cotton tor tile' body and hands (Iron a p:iece. OI light fusible interfacing onto the back if the fabrichas a loose weave).

~ Extra fabric - a 13, em. x 13 em (5 in x 5, in) piece of fusible web; .small :s,craps of white felt fen'the eyes and dress collar; a small piece of ,dark-grey or brown felt £01' the pupi.ls.

'I' Thread - coloured .se\ring thread to matc;.h falbdc:j strong linen thread 0 r crochet cotton to attach the skirt; embroidery thread in pink, dark-grey or brown, and pale - blue or green. for the face details .

• Deeorations- a 3.0 em. 02, in) length of bias binding fotrthe dress sash.a 30 em (]2 in) .1engihofI".ib·bonfor the nightgown: a small vintage hutton for the dress collar; an 18 em Cl in) length ·of cotton lace for the neek of the nightgown.

'I' Yarn - 25 g ofhrown a-ply yarn,. for the hair . II, Stuff1.n.g - pclyfill,




- _:e and cut out the s'nler-gad pattern using the

i.-a provided. Pin it to the appropriete fabric

... ;.). out the pieces, You w,i Il need to cut 2 body ~s. B hand shapes, 8 sleeve shapes (4 in each of

- ... ttemed fabrics): 2 of each bodice shape (1 set in . - :.1: the patterned fabrics); 11 of each collar shape; =- snapes and 2 pupils from your fabric.

- . the white felt eyes, to one of the body pieces :1 y whip stitches (as marked on the pattern).

S'8ViI on the pupils. (l llketo attach the' eyes with ~ wsbtlrst. to hold them ill place whille I ~se'w.)

.) strands of pink, embroidery thread, smbroicer the ~- on both faces using stem stitch, then embroider - ~ ·jake" mouth, Embroider the "sle,epling" mouth

_ satin stitch. Embroider the slseplnq eyes with ~r,ds 0;: the dark-grey thread using stem stitch.

he fusible web to the wmng side of the 4 bodice =_5. I,ron the 2 front bodice pieces to' the front body =~~ an(i the '2. back bodice pieces to toe back body -~;; (the bodices will overlap sHghtly).

4 USIIS: fusi bile we'b to attach the front telt cOlllar piece

to the front daydress bodice piece, then blanket stitch around the curved edge of ths collar-with blue or geen embroidery thread. Use white sewing thread and tiny whip stitches to stitch around the s1raight edg!e. Repeat for the. back collar piece, Sew on the dscorat i ve button in the centre of the front collar (see photo on page '66}"

5 Cut the length of cotton lace in half and machine stitch to the neckline of the nightgown bcdieson the' front and back,

6 For each arm, sew one sleeve shape to ,8. hand shape (right sides facing), x to XI then iron the seams flat Pin 2 matchl rlgi ann pieces together (rigl1t sides 'facing), and sew1 leaving a small opening for turning rightsid~ out and stuffing (as marked on the pattern). Turn each arm ri,ght side out and iron.

7 Place the front body piece' right side up on your work surface. Place the arms in position (y to yl, pointing,

in towards the body. Basi:e in pliace. Place the back. body piece rigi,t slds down Oil top and baste the 2 body

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around the bunches." and some embroidery thread around the end of the plaits.

pieces together; making sure the arms stay tucked Ii"nside. Sew around the body,. securing the llrnbs ln place as you go., ano ,leaving an opening for turning dght side out and stuffing (as marked). Turn body ri,ght side out.

a. Using a stuffing stick, stuff each arm firmly. Sew the stuffing .openigs closed using a very small whip stitch. Stuff the body quite firm~y and ,s'ew the opening closed using a whip stitch.

9 To make the haj(, wind the' brow I yarn around the hardcover book 20 times; not: too Tilghdy (use atallsr book if you would like the hair longer). Carefully remove from 1.11,9 book and hand stitch across the middle, to. make the part in the hair - the part should measure about 3 em Olin) across. Repe·at to make a secondwi.g.

:10 Secure the hair to tile heeds, stitch,ing the pari: of leach wig to the, centre of the head. Cut the end Inops, Make bunches from the hair on the awake

dolll and plaits. for the sle,epjng dolt! (as shown in the photographs), For each. sew the hair to either side of' the head (ai z) wrth small stitches. Tle some r;Lbbon

II For each skirt, fold thGl sktrt fabric 'in half so the short edg:ss meet. (right sides fa.clngt and sew down: short edge. Iron this seam flat Put one' skirt inside tr~ other (right sides facing) and match up the seams. p .. the bottom edg,es t.ogether, then machine sew allihe way around. Open this. piece ourand press the seem fiat Then ·foj'd the piece so that the' wrong sides are facing and iron a ound the' sewn seam so it stts nice and flat Pin the 2 tabrtcstoaether around the rawedg-= and then sew using an over rocker or with a ,zJ'gz.ag stitch.

12 Thread a neeole with a piece of strong linen three: or a piece of crochet cotton doubled. Stltch around t .; top edge of the skirt (the edge you've just sewn) IUsh~ a running stitch. Gently pull the threads to' gather up the skirt then place jt around the doH's middle, maki Slue' it ls the' ri,ght way up, so the skirt fabric matches the bodice fabric (lit doesn't matter Ilf you sew on the daydress or nightgown siide of the s,kirt).

Pull the skirt Ught so it fits snugly around the' doll, and positlon iit so you can't see the non-matchtnc bodice fabric. Sew the skilrt to the doll, catching the skirt and

hen the bodice of the don with your thread I(you may need to go around twice to ma,ke sure it is firm and secure),

13 For the nightgown, position the ribbon ever the Q'athered ed':H1! of the skirt and sew 01111 using tiny stitches along' he top and bottom edges of the sasr (start and end in the middle of the front of the doll), - - the ribbon in a bow at the front Repeat for the dayc--= with the bias binding~ but start ar~dl end iin the midd : the back and tie the bow th,ere. When you are sewtr be careful that your stitches don't glo riight through -: - skirt: 'fabric and catch the doll' underneath.


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Robot bear and] hang out and knit together (in the photo he swear' ng the frrst scarf he ever kru, =We also drink tea and read crime novels ,-\ve"re hig .ans of Raymond Chandler,


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"" Be dy fabric ~ a 54 em x 3,6, em (21 ill x 14 in) piece of felt for the body and ears.

.. Extra fabric - a 13 1(;111 x 8 em (5 in x 3 in) piece of ahric for the faee mask (I used a vintage n cktie : scraps, 0'£ felt for the eyes; a S 1 cmx 2,6 em (20 in - 1 piece of mualin orfelt for the arms ..

., Thread - sewing thread in 4 different COlOlU'S:: one colour tomatch the body fabric, one colour to match th€ ill'lm fahri,e:. and 2 contrasting colours . A small amount of pearl cotton, embro ';dery threa fmgenng-weighr yarn. for embroidering the mom

"" Yarn, _, 37 metres (4'0 yards)fIngering-ll'lleight yaI for the scarf.

'. Stuffing - po~yfiJ1.

i! 50 em )0; 18 em (20 in )( 7 in)


• Tracing paper • . ahric marker '", Seissore

;; ,Pinking shears, Oi' Pins

Ii! Sei.l\li.ng needles • ' Tapes:try needle .' Sewing machine

<j, 2 x 3.25 mm (US size 3/uK size I 0) knitting needles 'I' Smmng stick (or ehopstiek)







I Trace and cut out the enlarged pa tam using the template provided, Pi~ it to the appropriate fabric ar_ cut out the ptsces. You wili need to cut:2 body shapes 1 face mask shape, 2 eye shapes, 2 ear shapes and

4 arm shapes from your tabrlc. Use scissors 1'0 cut 0 .... - the facia' mask, arms and eves and use pinklnq sheers to cut out the body and ears.

2 Pin the face mask right side up to one of the bod. pieces (as marked on the pattern). Set the sewing rnachme to satin stitch anc U8~ a contrasting' threac colour to stitch the face mask onto the head.

S, Pin the eyes onto the face mask (as marked). Usrr a different coloored contrasting' thread; satin-stitch ~ eyes ant 0 the f aCI8 mask.

-4 With the tapestry needlls" Lise peerl cotton, ernbroldery thread or flngeri[1g-weight yarn to embroider the mouth using sin'gle straight stitches (as marked on 'the pattern).


::::;!ch arm, p,in 2 pieces together (right sides

_ "hen sew, leavfling the straight edge open for _ Ight side out and stuffing. Turn right side' out. ruffing stick to stuff the arms firmly.

- .:;. he front body piece wrong slide up on your rface. Fold and pin-tuck the ears. then pin them _ • tlon on the body (x to x), Pin the, arms onto

. (y to y}., Place the second' body piece wrong _: m Or! top and pin the 2 body pieces together.

~ ng a straight stitch on the machlne, secur~ng es and ears in pLsH::e.as yOLD gIQ, and I,eavingl an ". =. "or stuffing (as. merked),

a stLlffmg, stick" pus." small amounts of stuffing - - egs and headfirst. Then g,raduaJly fl ~I the body :: stuffing is f rrn and even, Sew tine stulffi;ng closed us'rng a stra,ight stitch, either by hand tbs sewing machine.

~ al step is to knit the scarf Us~ng the fingering,· rn, cast 1 I) stitches onto your knitt ing needles. ,=. • stitch and every OWl unti I the scarf rs

30 em (12 in) long (or as Iiong as you like),. Bind all 0

the stitches, then add a fri (1'ge to each end. To make he fringes1 cut twen y 14cm (.5~ in) lengt'l1s of the yarn I' then told each Ilength i Oil halt. To attach each length to the edge of' the scarf, use a crochet hook to pUll I the' loop throllgh a hole in the knit then teed the ends ,of the yam 'through the loop and pull 'Hglht to secure. Attach ten lengths evenl y .along, leach end of he scarf. '\A/rap ths scarf around Robot Bear's neck .



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I've always been drawn to antiqueb)ys" especially those that show smgns of having had ~ lot of love. This dog toy W~8 made for u:hyson" Inspiredby the stuffed animal carnival prizes [ loved asa child. Little Pup maybe small in size but he glv~s baek lots of love and is the perfect size for your pocket.


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.' Body f~ric - at 25 em, x :2 5 em (10 in ::.: lOin) piece plain lightw"'eight fihric1 such as linen or ~ 00 per' cotton,

to Extra f,abric -9, :20 em x 15 em (S,iD ~ 6 in) :pie'Ci8 or pa,{1erned[ fAbrm,e for the. ears, inne.r arms and gussea scra.p of white felt for the eyes and a scrap ,o,f hlacJ!i: !felt .for the nose.

• 1"hfead ,_ coLoured s,e\v1.ng thread[ tiD match hody fa!extra -stxl)og 'thread. sueh as qm1t:h'g tllDe:anj, f,u iltlttachmgthe arms; white, black m.dl pink eJnbro~d~thread for the facie details.

~I Sw.fl1ng- polyfill and plastic pellets.

.. Decoratlc na - t\'1f() black 11 mm (2.15 in) huttOll'i$ fOJ[ '~~s; tl.'f(ll clear 9.5, mm (lIs :i.tV buttons, fCll:s1eeuring the arms.


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I Trace end cut out the pattern using the template provided" Pin a to the aporoprlats taoric and cut out the pieces" ~ou will need to CUlt 2 main body shapes, 1 inner body shape, 1 guss,et shape, 4 arm shapes

(2 in plain fabric and 2 in patternedfabric). 4 ear shapes (2 ill plain fabric and 2 in patterned fsbrrc),

1, nose shape and 2 eye shapes from your" abric.

2 For each arm, pin i:og,ether a solld-ccloer piece ar , a patterned piece (r;ght sides facing)" and sew, lea an opening for turning right side out and stuffing (as marked on the patternj.Trim aroend the sti 'ch line. leaving a 3 mm {~ in) seam allowance. Repeat for ef. eer, IleavJ,ng the straight edge open for tUI"r1ing righ':' ~ out Turn arms and 'ears riiglht side out and fran.

3 Position an ear on the flight side of aacn main bo .... piece, patterned side facitlg up (as marked on the pattern). Baste ~ nto place, with the straiqht edge of the' ear about 3 rnrn (X 1[11) from the edge of the hea: (as marked on the pattern).


lain body pieces together (r,ilQht sides facJng). -: e Igusset plece to each body pisce, C to C and = Sew from C to E, securlnp U1J9' ears. as yCUI go. sew the 2 body pieces togI9IthQI', sew~ng from

- around the nose, and from E to B down the eav~ng, an openi ngfor turning right side out and ~ - g (as. marked). (l llke to keep the ears out of the

]i ng sewing by fo~dling the ears toward tile nose - :Jog and basting them in place wah a couple of

-~s. Removedhs' stitches from the ears after you

sewing the' main body pieces together.)

=~he linner bodY' piece to the main body, A 1'0 A and ::: (right sides ·facing). Bestefrorn A to B on both fths inner body p~ece" then sew. Turin the dog

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- ace some plastic panels into the base of [he Ibody ~g,s and then stuff the body firmly with polyfri I.

- e stuff ng opening, closed tjsing Iladd er stitch.

_ =~ a small tdanket stitch and white embroidery =:: to attach the whirte felt eyes to' the' face (as

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marked on the patterm.Then use black embroidery thread to sew a black button onto each eye. With pink embroidery thread, use a, 'back stitch to embroider the mouth onto the face (as marked on the pattern).

8; 0 make the nose, slew a running stitch around the edge of the black. felt round. Place a pinch of stuffing ln

he centre, then carefully gather the thread, tucking the edges of tile 'felt inside. to create a ball. Sew to secure, Basta the nose onto the dog!s snout at C1 then sew in place.

'9' Using a stuffing stick, stuff the arms firmly. Sew the stufftng op,r;.nings closed iJ$in~ a srnall ledder stitch ..

10 To attach the arms to the body, thread a doll need 1'9' with a 50 em (20 in) length of extra-strona g,ewing

.h ead, Double the th ead ove (so you're sewing with a double-thickness) an~ tie a knot at the end. insert the' rle'sdlle into the patterned side of one of the arms (at X)I come 'Out throuqh the front of the, arm and then pass the needle thr-ougt1 a hole in a dear button. Pass the needle back through the second hole in the button

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and back through the arm. Then insert 'the needle Into the body (at x), coming, out on t,~e opposite side of the body. Push the needle through the other arm from the patterned side (at x), through the second clear button. bad" through the button and arm and through the body, cmnin,g out on thQ other side, under the first arm you secu red, Pu'll the thread t ilg ht so arm s sit S rill! g ~y ag a ~ n st the' body" Wind the thread around the thread joiningUie arm to the body piece, then tle a. knot to secure', Hiide the thread in the body by inserting the n(3ed~e back into the Ibody near Xi! coming out on the, other side 01' the body, then cutt~ng the thread dose to th,;: body ..


11 Pin the tail pieces together (right sides f'8Jcing) - sew, I,eaving, the basel open for turning right sde c ~ Trim around tne stltch line, leaving a 3 mm (" in) s~:=. allowance .. Tum right side out and stuff .. looSle~y se the stuffing opening dosed using a ladder stitch, .-..;. baste the tail onto the body at D. Sew the tai I on us a srnau ladder stitch

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{~rhile She Naps - w,~w,.'!irhileshenap . : pepad.com) ,ABIG.AIL PATNER GLASSENBERG

s patchwork horse has the 1001 'Of an old -Iashioned. clas sic stuffed toy and would make a rming addition to a baby's nursery. U se vin age prints and buttons to give it even more of 311 loom feel.


(:nl x 25 em (.8 in K 10m)


.. ' Bodtfabdc~a3U em..: 36,cm02·in '1'1 14i:n} piece 0 patterned cotton fahric, or about seven 5 em x 3,0 ,CJ]1. (2 in x 12 in) strips 'I)f 4[. or S diflerent fabrics to make' pat,ch'll\"Or.:k. for th.e body ,and head guss1et.

.. Rura fabric - a 30 em x 30 em ( 2 inx I 2. ill) piece of plain cotton, fab.r~e for the legs. fO(Dtpads. tall and mane.

,~ Thread ,_ coloured sewing thread to match fabrie; 'exira-strong sewi_ng'thread for atta,ching the legs. " Stuf&n_g - polyfill.

• Decorations = fuur D'JAt,ching buttons, forattacbjing the legs,

I. A,5 em !( 11 ",5 em (2 in x' 4lJ2, in) piece of sturd)r ear db oard,


-:racing p~per (I use freezerpaper because ,nu __ iron it to the fahri,c so you. don't need to pin) ':' abric ma:dang pen

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~ lOU cheese to use patchwork for the body fabric,

_':-?i very short stitch iengih on y,0urSeiWJng machine se:'N the fabrlc strtceto each other (rig.ht sides

- -rg'J, one at a tlme, to create.a P1OC~ of patchwork 7~i';u:r~ng aboui30'cm'x 36 em {12'jn x 14 tn), lron all

"!;~""1S flat.

j-. -"ace 8! nd cut eutt he en II arged patter n us'i F1lg the -~:IJ~ate provided: Pin (or iron) it to the approprlate _: .. c and cut out the pieces. You willi need 110 cut

::: y shapes, 4 ear Sh€Lp:6S1 4 toot pad $h~pe$, 4 rear

. hepes, 4 front leg, shapes and 1 gucsset shape from _-fabric.

= n one of th~ body [J[BOElS, to the ,gusset p:iece,.A to A ... B to Bi (riglht.si,de,s facing), Sew from A to 8, Pin

~ second body piece to i~~ other sideof the gusset -,:e (body pleces riQht sides facinQI)J' A to A and Bic B. ..; from A to B. Sew the rest of the way around the :_!.1,9'Eavirig an lopen~ng for turnlno inside out and

_ T"ing (as marked on the pettemj.Turn th~ body rig'ht .e out


,4 Using a s:tuffl:~g :stiick, push smell amounts of sb.rfi1ng ill:o the bDdy, starl:ingw~ththe nose and t~hen graduaUy fi I rng the rest of the body until 'it ~S flrrn and eVI~Hl ,. S.ew ins stuff~ng open ing: cI oseo usl flIg a I adder et itch (this seam will bs hidden by the tal I. elfl the fm~sh@d t@y).

,5 For each Qf the eers, pin 2 eer shapesto.gether (right sides facing) and ~Wj ~e.aving th~ ~il':€ll~gM edg8 GpICln1 +rer tUrrllng right side out, Turn righi side lout Turn the raw edge under 3. mm (!4 in) and iron flat Close the op9ning with a neat ladder stltch Pfl1 this" ears to the 'lody (as marked on the pattern) and (f,lj:~W on u$~ng a 'lear adde r st itch.

6, For each rear leg, pi n 2 rear I eg shapes together (right sides facing). and sew, I@av~ng the straJght edge open and le:6!ving a.n openingf€}r turni:ng night side out ana s~t1ffing (as marked on the pattern) Repeat fOn" from legs .

7 For each legJ insert a footpad shape ~noo the straiight ooge' of'lhe leg and pin. Using .81. tiny, f1wm back stitch, sew the footpad 1M place. Turn legs right slde out.


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8: Use: a st~ffing stick to stuffeech leg flrmlly Wil, polyfiJ L Sew stuff! ng' openiUllgs closed usJng a n,ealadder stitch.

9 To attach the I'egs to tile body, thread the doll r;:-=witt1 sxtra-stronq sewingl thread, Forthe rear legs insert the needJe through the back of one ~eg (at x come out ·through the front of the leg and then pa ~ the needle through a hol'e in a. decorative button. Pass the needle back tin rough the second hole in --button and through the leg. Then insert the needJ~ into tlhe body (atx), coming out on the oppcslte sl i: of the body. Push the needle through the other bee hag, through a decorative button and back throug - button and leg. Push the needle back lhrough the end through each legl and button 2 or 3 more tirnes DuHinrg the thread' taught each time. until the legs ~ firmjy attached. Tie off the thread with a double I ~ ~ underneath one of the, legs $0 that the stray threaas

- are hidden. IRepeat (at y) for the front Ilegs.

-eal" or cut lots of long strips from the r,;-

:_ fabric. To make thetail, wrap the s r ; ort ,edges of the' plece of cardboard. '" ends Just hold another strip down () -.:: __ -

nue until the cardboard is, fairly wei _ - - ':"_ -=:iuUy remove the fabric strips from t~ ~;:o-- - -:: rap at strip of fabric around (me enc~ aD - - - rn U~ ln) from the base .. and 1 le a k(lffi_:- -:..:

_ scissors TO cut the loops at the other e Pin the tall onto the body at 2':, then SS,!.

- a-stronq sewling thread, using a ladder s- -_-

_ ... - ~ = - ~ngthwa~rs down ths

-: _: """16 end. Wrap 10111g

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_ ~ father is at huge Beatles fan. When - _ I he came :it big Beatles fan too .. '. , t were challenging and would repre e~-p'p'er's Lonely Hearts Club Turtles as . is is an easy crochet pattern, but i ~.,;

~ .. ,';:;; .... ~,,-,,-.'" -0 their ,allnl.uns together and mil dolls. I wanted to make toys - ~ ='" most. I chose to make the Sgt. .""'"._""- .... ies' most iconic album covers,

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Each: 8 em (3. in) x 6 em (2 in)

_... ..... ~ -wm e sewing thread: 5 skeins black '1:::--::1il'E.ad J.orillh€ hair and moustaches.

=..::. - - _ ~ =:O~S - 6 black beads size f~tO lE (3 .. 3 m.lD) - -= - ,!:l ld heada size 10~1 (Zmm)fcu'uniform


• ~Qhe.t hOQ,k; 1 x 3 .. 5 mm (size E!4) -w,e] hook: I x 1.8 rum (size 6) apestry needle

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,"te:. 50 metres (5'5 yards) - he'Bds.and feet.

Brignt-yeRow: ] H metres (20 yards) = I ohn' ~'h", 'ri,ght-:blRC~ 1.8 metres (20 yards) = Paul' qglit-rel!i; 18 metres, (20 yards) = Oeorze ~.. - Bright-pink:: 18 metres (20 yards) - Ringo" Bright-green: a em (3 xn) -ie,adle'r. in G€O~·-


_ ~: f crochet (se single crochet iill the US) ~£_e eroehet (de double crochet US)

- ~ _ ~3e 1 . nreh 1ili .. th double crochet (SIC dec ~ ]_,mg dect'·ease ] stitch 'nth single

_ r ~e-- )ri ilie US)


- ; dolls are worked in the round. Mar

7dCh round to k~H3P track of where you are S ... :: ,: -: :: p each round. These dolls are crocnete

~. ![ght tension (.gaug1e)- tension ~s is sf c ~:::,--

~ • s per 2.,5 em (1 in), Tight tension will so. --:'ng from showinqthrouqh nle stltcnes arc :: ~ ~ .:;: ~ keepthei,,· shape.work throLlg:h bot

--,-:;ded otherwise,

~.: ,;;;-~'-=-:..:. ... cnn has ths yel'low shell, Paul has the _ _;_- :r-e -~s -:f1s red, ,andllRingo bas the pi tk,

eat' shell colour:

- :._ tne "'ng and pull the dng tight Mark the last

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- _"';;;Ii are several places lntnls pattern- here , ...

-.: ·eqll il'ed to spl it the yarn and use only 2 P J ES~ ...

- eo sta ndard 4 p I'Y.

R2,: ~ : _ 2ach st itch around, (1,2 dc.)

_4 ~~ _ :, n:o next stitch, repeat from * 5 mQre

e parts of these dons are started using a

- -ightening ring (see instructions on page-'- ~~ _':-

-.. ~ - __ : c to next stitch! repeat from ~ 5 more .)

.. to next stitch, repeat from * 5 more

:_ sach stitch arourd, (36 dc.)

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R4 *dc into next 4 stltehes, de dec, repeat from" 0 :(10 dc.)

Mab';: 11 n n each she III colour:

R1 (5 de rrto the ring and pun the riing tight. Mark the last stitch. (6 dc.)

,R.::! :2 de lnto each stitch around. (1'2 dc.)

IR3 '(111 dC,:2 de into next stltch repeat from 'k 5 more times" (18 dc.)

R4+ '*2 de, 2' de into r1J,9Xt stitch. repeat from':" 5 more times. (24 dc.)

R5 *3 de, 2 de into n19Xt stitch. repeat from ')[,6 more times, (30 dc.)

KG ~4 de, 2 de into next stitch, repeat from * 6 more times, (S6 dc.)

finish off and pinch each flat.


With white yalill ("ma:K,e 4)-:

R1 6 de into tile ringl and pu~1 the ring tight. Marh the last st itch. f6 dc.)

H2, 2 de into each stitch around. (12 dc.)

R,3 *1 dc, 2 de lnto next stitch. repeat from * 5 morn tlmes. (18 dc.)

IR4, 'l?2 de, 2 de lnte next stitch, repeat from '* 5 more

times, (24 dc.)

,R5-7 de into each stitch around. (24 dc.)

R8 *2 de, de dec, reoeat from " 5 more times. (118 de. R9' *1 de" de dec. repeat hom * 5 more times, (11'2 de. R110-12 de into each stitch around. (12 dc.)

Finish o1t.


Wifh white yam (make Ui.J;

filii 6 de into the ring and pull the ring t'ight. Mark, the last stitch. (6 dc.)

R2 2 de into each st itch around. (12 dc.) Ra de rnto each stitch around. {12 de)

$rwi[t'ch to a shell colour:

R.13 de into each stitch around. (12 dc.)

IRJ4 lin back loops only. de into each stitch around, (12 dc,)

~ all other rows: worlking in both loops, continue

~ de into ail stitches around until the neck rneas . s:.. ;. em (2M In) long from the bottom ofths head.

_. back to the p·lace where you worked in the oac

~OP$ only. II! the centre front of the neck, usl 9 ~ ~

:: elJ colour, ch 3 into the first loop and wo -k a If" ~:.., =ach missed loop around. Ch :2 and sl sf into last sntc . - '1:e gap is the opening In the front of the star dlrg

_ itorrn collar.

~ '1ish oft

- Stuff each head firm ~y with a smell amoun l of _ ~ .rsh the polyflll more towards the gap in the colla t

- -eate a rounded shape where th~ front of the head aId

--ce area will be.

Using white sew! rig thread and the sewi'f"lg needle

A w 2 black bead eyes c nt 0' €'8ch 01 the heads. exes .... -; .. John's (as shown in the' photograph). On John's ead, use black embroidery thread to make French "'ots. tor eyes, then sew sleepy 'eyelilds and large r u d - assle-s.

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raso t e tapestry needle with white yam and use

-:(l"""g, a a ass on RingIQ'S face: start by making :2 or 3

.. ce stttcbes where you want the bottom -of the noss :.. a. :,en make eve'ry stitch after that start a little

b: 'ghar Of! his face; but end in the same place at tile :--: Fl. Ma.ke the nose narrower as you work up the face. ThIs ill build up the nose.

I. 3ing the' black embroidery thread, use straight s-~ e- -as to grve each head a groovy moustache.


- e Jni'forms are decorated with contrasting yarn; For Jo I (yellow shell) use red yarn, for Pall I {blue shell)

a d George (red shell) use whlts yam; and for Ringo (P' It shell) use y'~lIow yam.

UsingZ strands of the (;onhasting yam and the S'f;)' in!;! needle;

Sew a rine of stem stitch up the centre of the! neck to the cottar openilng. Sew up one side of the collar, around, and back down the centre line. Then make 5 horizontal ~ lnes 011 each side o'f the centre line.

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Using the white sewing thread" attach a go~d bead at each end o1lhe 5 horizontal lines (10 beads total for each turtle),

110 US,jog the tapestry needle and the tair left on the she,JII, begin assembling each turtls, The easiest 'way is to match up the natura! hales In the crochet and use a rUrlnillg stitch: sandwich each foot between the s;hell and the Ibsl y and sew through aU 3 pieces. Se'w' 2' feet then attach the head. -then sew on the other:2 feet" making 2 or 3 stitches between each body part to secure the beUy to, the body, When you are almost back to where you started filiI the body with plastic pellets, then sew the last few stitches to close the openingl. Finish off with a knot and hide the knot li'r1side the body by popping it through the nearest crochet hole. But do not cut the yarn yet.

11 Bend the neck up and positlon t e head where you want it to rest on the body. Push the needle through the body until iii comes out around the bottom of the collar, Push the needle through the neck and back into the shell. This stitch will hold the head in position. Finislo off, n1de HIlS knot in ths body ,and cut off the yarn.

12 Using the corrtrastinq colour a,ga,in, sew a lin.=: _ stem stitch around the bottom of each shell.


Each turtle has a cord on his rIght shoulder, For _ -and Paul use red yarn; 0 make the cord; 'for Geor _= use' white yarn; and for Riingo use blue yarn ..

Using the .stee1 hod<, and :2 strands of the approp :i-yarn, crochet a chain about 10 em (4 in) long ... LIE!!8. ~ tail on each end long enough to be puilled inskl'e: - body with the crochet hook

To attach the cord to the shoulder, use the white 5= thread and sE9wlng needle along with the steel cr : hook: use the crochet hook to pop the knotted enc the chain into thElt body just belowthe bottom hor : stripe. Line the cord up vertically between this pcand the collar; Take a stitch wiih the sewing threec - the conar, To the rig t.of the: turtle's neck, on the S'"'~ and at 'the same height as the collar stitch, And a - you would lil~e to attach the other end of the cord. About haM way down what IS left of the cord, take :! stitch with t~e sewin.g tnread. Loop the other end c· -

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_"d back up and under the' stitc you just l 5 -

ecrocbet hoo,k, ,pop the knot inside the she .


lith black embroidery yaFlll1 and steal crochet hoo!.-:

I 6 de. into the ring and pull the ring rig t. an -= ~

ast stitch. (6 de.)

, 2 de into each stitch around, (12 dc.)

O!Pl de, 2' de into next stitch, f'ep'ea1 from ~ 5 . .lrnes, (18 de.)

- ~ *2 oc, 2 de into ned stitch, repeat from ~ 5m~r;:. :imes. (24 dc.)

:- ~3 de, 2 de into next strtcb, repsat from ~ 5 f!"ors :imss. (30 dc.)

'4 de, 2 de into next stitch, repeat from ~ .., more -::-mes, (36 de.)

- de into each stitch around, (36 oc.)

Start wor~dng beck and forth instead of in ro ds: ch3 and turn

IT into same stitch, ch 21, 51 '8t into next 3 stitc s;s.

tC into next 15 stitches, sl st into next 3 sf ches, c' '"' : tr; turn" (Sideburns creatsd.)


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R9 sl sf across end down ihe sides of the tr and prevlously slipped stitches. Once you are, back to the de, de j'ntQ each stitch across. (15 dc.)

A4, *2' de, 2 de into next strteh, repeat from" 5 more ti rnes, (24 de)

IR~5"!S, de into leach stitch around. {24 dc.)

R7 'In front loops only. +:-3 de, 2 de into next stitch, repeat from * 5 mor'€! 'times. (30 dc.)

IltiUj Back in both ~OOPSI *4 dCI 2 de into next stitch. repeat from 'It 6 more times. (36 dc.)

R1*5, de, 2 de into next stitch, repeat from *' 5 more times" ,(42 dc.)

IRS *'6 de, 2' de into next stitch, repeat from + 5, mors times. (48 dc:;,)

Continue until hair rs the desired length. f~ni'sh off,


Wi,th red yarn and the h:rurger crochet hook:

R11 6 de in a the rIng and IJ,:)UII i tile' ring tight Mark the last stitch. (6 dc.)

R:2 2 de into each stitch around. (12 oc.)

R3 *1 de! 2 de into nexl stjtch, repeat from ". 5 moe tlmes, (18 de.)

Finish off .. Wlith 2 strands of white yarn, sew a !line - stem sti cnsround the outside brlm, Fold up, edgeS' a tri-cornered hat shape and tack them in place us the sew~ng needle and thread. Put the hat on Gear _ -= head and mark where you want the sideburns, to b""

With black embroidery thread and the steelhook, - working the back loops ~eH empty at th€ inside, of--:--~ brim. Attach thread to the first stitch with a sl at a~ evenly dist lbuts rz7 de bretwe,en marks.

ch ,3 and turn.

IR.~, tr lnto the' same stith, ch 2, 5,1 st ~nto next 3 stltc de into next 15 stitches, sl st Into next 3 stitches. - 2 tr, turn, (Sideburns created.)

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