Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Free Crochet Pattern:: Pygmy Puff

Hello All! 
Behold the GLORY!!!!! My first pattern posting!!!
But first I’d like to remind you that you can’t claim this pattern as your own. Feel free to make these and give them away (or hoard them for yourself, I don’t blame you) to your heart’s content, but please don’t sell this pattern or pretend that you wrote it. thank you!)
Pygmy Puff Pattern

The Pygmy Puff!


And just another cute photo =)




Pygmy Puffs are small, fluffy, pink or purple pets from  the Harry Potter series. They were invented by the Weasley twins. Ginny Weasley has a purple one, named Arnold. I made mine in pink, for the HP7P2 midnight release on the fifteenth. I haven’t decided what to name it yet. 
This is the Pygmy Puff you can buy at Harry Potter World.


And this is the Pygmy Puff from the movie. I think mine looks more realistic than the store version, and cuter too. =)
Let’s begin!
Materials: 
crochet hook
darning needle
scissors
a steel dog’s brush
stuffing
safety eyes
light pink/purple yarn
dark of regular pink/purple yarn




These are the two yarns that I used.
Body: 
Ch 2, 6sc in second ch from hook (6)
R1: 2sc in each st (12)
R2: 2sc in each st (24)
R3: *sc 3, 2sc into next st* (30)
R4-7: sc around (30)
R8: *sc 3, sc2tog into next st* (24)
R9: sc2tog around (12)
Stuff the Puff (hee, rhyme!)
R10: sc2tog around (6)
Break yarn, sew the opening closed.
Face:
Ch 2, 6sc into second ch from hook
R1: *sc 1, 2sc in next st* (9)
R2: *sc 2 , 2sc in next st* (12)
R3: *sc 1, 2sc in next st* (18)
R4: *sc 3, sc2tog* repeat 3 times, sc into last 3 st
Break yarn, leaving a long tail. Insert the safety eyes across from each other, between the 4th and 3rd row.



Here's a close up of the face.
Feet: (make 4)
Ch 2, 4sc into second ch from hook
R1: 2sc in first st, dc into the same st, ch 1. *slst, dc, ch 1* repeat from * to * twice, ending in the last st with a slst.
Break yarn, leaving a long tail. 
Sew the feet on the bottom of the Puff like this.



You'll have to excuse the state of my dog brush. Zilla wanted to see what it tasted like (great, I assume), and I got some fibers stuck in it.

Making the Fur:
Take your brush and start roughly brushing the Puff’s body. Brush it in the same place over and over, up and down, left and right, and diagonally. This makes the fibers come unraveled, and it looks like fur! Once you have a thick fur in one area, move on to another. Leave a small space for where you’ll put the face. When the entire body of the Puff has a thick fur coat, brush all the fur towards the back end of the Puff. Sew on the face to the blank spot. 
And you’re done! Congratulations!
I expect to see all of you at the Harry Potter 7 Part 2 release with a Pygmy Puff in hand!
jk. mostly.
From, 
Claire

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