Today is the DVD/Blu-Ray release date of the movie Trolls! The kids are all beside themselves with excitement! We haven't yet seen it, but they laugh at the trailer for it over and over again. We are reserving our Redbox copy for the weekend!
I won't normally be posting on Tuesdays, but this is a special, fun pattern! I enjoy creating fun, yet practical things for the household. This is a bath puppet, made with 100% cotton yarn, perfect for bath time fun and useful for lathering up and washing. I couldn't think of a better way to kick off my free crochet pattern blogging. Enjoy!
Lily Sugar ‘n Cream, Cotton: Hot Pink, Rose Pink, Blueberry, Hot Green, White
Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Delux: Seaspray
Crochet Hook size G - 4.25
Terms and abbreviations to know:
Rnd - round
Ch – chain
St, sts – stitch, stitches
Sl st - slip stitch
Sc - single crochet
Inc - increase, 2 sts into one sts
Sctog - single crochet together, decrease
Inv - invisible
Invsc2tog - invisible single crochet 2 together; this is essentially a decrease, but done in such a way as to make the continuous stitching smoother, and the decrease not as noticeable.
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Poppy Bath Puppet
Body, starting with the hair, Hot Pink
Begin with a magic ring.
Rnd 1: sc 4 in the magic ring and pull to close; 4 sts
Rnd 2: (sc in next st, inc in next st) 2x; 6 sts
Rnd 3: sc in each st around; 6 sts
Rnd 4: (sc in next 2 sts, inc in next st) 2x; 8 sts
Rnd 5: (sc in next 3 sts, inc in next st) 2x; 10 sts
Rnd 6: (sc in next 4 sts, inc in next st) 2x; 12 sts
Rnd 7: (sc in next st, inc in next st) 6x; 18 sts
Rnd 8: sc in each st around; 18 sts
Rnd 9: (sc in next 2 sts, inc in next st) 6x; 24 sts
Rnd 10: sc in each st around; 24 sts
Rnd 11: (sc in next 3 sts, inc in next st) 6x; 30 sts
Rnds 12-15: sc in each st around; 30 sts
Switch to Rose Pink
Rnds 16-17: sc in each st around; 30 sts
Rnd 18: (sc in next 4 sts, inc in next st) 6x; 36 sts
Rnd 19-21: sc in each st around; 36 sts
Rnd 22: (sc in next 4 sts, invsc2tog) 6x; 30 sts
Rnd 23: sc in each st around; 30 sts
Rnd 24: (sc in next 3 sts, invsc2tog) 6x; 24 sts
Rnd 25: (sc in next 2 sts, invsc2tog) 6x; 18 sts
Drop Rose Pink, but don’t cut yet, switch to Blueberry
Rnd 26: sc around, Blueberry in first 17 sts, Rose Pink in the last st; 18 sts drop and cut Rose Pink
Rnd 27: all Blueberry now, (sc in next 2 sts, inc in next st) 6x; 24 sts
Rnd 28: (sc in next 3 sts, inc in next st) 6x; 30 sts
Rnd 29: sc in next 4 sts, inc in next st, ch 4, sk next 4 sts, inc in next st, (sc in next 4 sts, inc in next st) 2x, ch 4, sk next 4 sts, inc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, inc in next st; 36 sts, counting the chs
Drop and cut Seaspray. Work last 2 rows in only White
Rnd 44: sc in each st around; 36 sts Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing on a few flowers in front.
Using your tapestry needle and your long white end, embroider 3 flowers onto the front.
Hair, Left side of face (your right with puppet facing you)
Row 1: turn, sl st in first ch, sc in next 3; 4 sts
Row 2: ch 8, sl st in first 2 chs, sc in next 5, sc in the loop at the end that is not quite a st, ch 1 and turn; 9 sts
Row 3: sc in next 5 sts, sl st in next st, leave last 2 sts unworked; 6 sts
Row 4: ch 2, turn and sl st in first ch, sl st in all remaining sts; 7 sts (right side)
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing
Sew into place, on the puppet's left side of the face.
Hair, Right side of face (your left with puppet facing you)
Row 1: sl st in first 2 chs, sc in next 5 chs; 7 sts
Row 2: ch 1 and turn, sc in next 2 sts, inc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, sl st in next st, leave last st unworked; 7 sts
Row 3: ch 1 and turn, sk next st, sl st in next st, sc in next 5 sts; 6 sts. (right side)
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
Sew into place on the puppet's right side of the face.
Headband, Hot Green
Row 1: sc across in each ch; 15 sts
Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing.
Sew across the head, just at the hairline.
Headband Flowers (3) Blueberry
ALL worked inside a magic ring: (ch 2, 2 dc, ch 2, sl st back into magic ring) 3x
Sew 1 in the center of the headband, and other 2 to the sides.
Lastly (optional), I attached hot pink yarn to the back of the top of her hair, with a sl st, ch 4, attach again with sl st a few sts over, and sew in the ends. This will give you a nice hook to hang her up in the shower!
All ready for bath time!
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