Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Snoopy Crochet Pattern, Part 1.

Ever since I made a crocheted Snoopy doll, many have asked me for the pattern. I have decided to give it away for free. I would like to say that I am a new crocheter and pattern writer, and therefore, the following may contain mistakes. If you see one, please comment below and let me know and I will fix it as soon as possible. Thank you!


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Materials:
- White yarn. (I think 1 skein of Red Heart Super Saver Solids should be enough.)
- Black yarn. (I used Red Heart again.)
- Red yarn. (Also Red Heart!)
- Size H crochet hook.
- Big yarn needle.

Note: This pattern is done in rounds. Do not join. Mark the first stitch of every row. Crochet in both loops, unless otherwise stated.

Pattern:

Nose
Using black yarn,
Sc 5 in a magic ring (or ch 2, 5 sc in second ch from hook).
R1: 2 sc in each sc around.
R2: 1 sc in each sc.
Finish off and leave a long tail to sew on.

Head (working from nose to back of the head)
Using white yarn,
Sc 8 in a magic ring (or ch 2, 8 sc in second ch from hook).
R1: 2 sc in each sc around
R2: *Sc 1, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat around
R3 - R11: 1 sc in each sc around.
R12: In the front loops only: *Sc 1 in next 3 sc, sc 2 in next sc*, repeat around.
R13: *Sc 1 in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat around.
R14: 1 sc in each sc around.
R15: 1 dc in each of the next 12 sc, then 1 sc in each sc until the end of the row.
R16: *dc 4, dc2tog*, repeat 3 times.
R17: *Sc 4, sc2tog*, repeat around.
R18 - R20: Sc 1 in each sc around.
R21: *Sc 3, sc2tog*, repeat around.

Note: At this point, you might want to attach your nose. I prefer to work with an "open" head, so that I can hide all my knots, etc. The instructions for facial features are under the head section.

R22: Sc 1 in each sc around.
R23: *Sc 2, sc2tog*, repeat around.
R24: *Sc 1, sc2tog*, repeat around.
R25: Sc2tog around.
R26: Sc2tog around.
Finish off.

Facial features

Eyes
Using black yarn,
I sewed the eyes on right where crochet is in the front loops only. I just "eyed" the locations of the eyes by looking at reference pictures of Snoopy.
Here are my personal specifications (sorry for not using technical terms):
The eyes are 5 "holes" apart from each other.
The eyes are 3 holes long, which means I put the yarn in hole 1, skip a hole, and it comes out of hole 3.

Eyebrows
Using black yarn,
The eyebrows are 2 holes long.
The outside of the eyebrows should vertically match the outside of the eyes
The eyebrows are 2 rows above the eyes.

Nose
Using the nose that you previously crocheted, position it directly center of the face, which is where you first started crocheting, and sew it on with the tail you left on the nose!

Mouth
This is the hardest part of the whole Snoopy. I don't even know where to begin! It would be easier if you have completed the whole face before attempting the mouth.

In the next post, I will show you pictures of my Snoopy's mouth shape, because a picture is much easier than words. I will also post the rest of Snoopy's pattern. Stay tuned!