DROPS Extra / 0-1180

Rufus by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS Alpaca in “Alpaca” and “Brushed Silk” in garter st with crochet hat.

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DROPS design: Pattern no z-728
Yarn group A and C
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Measurements: Height without legs: approx. 12 cm Length body: approx. 10 cm
Materials:
DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
50 g colour no 100, off white
And use:
DROPS BRUSHED ALPACA SILK from Garnstudio
25 g colour no 01, off white

Some left-over dark blue and light blue for hat and brown for mouth, nose and eyes.
This is what we used:
DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
colour no 6205, light blue (2 strands)
colour no 6790, deep blue (2 strands)
colour no 403, medium brown (1 strand)

Some left-over light beige Alpaca Bouclé for hair.
This is what we used:
DROPS ALPACA BOUCLÉ from Garnstudio
colour no 2020, light beige

DROPS STRAIGHT NEEDLES SIZE 3.5 mm – or size needed to get 20 sts x 41 rows in garter st with 1 strand of each yarn = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 3.5 mm – or size needed to get 22 dc = 10 cm in width.
ACCESSORIES: Some cotton wool for filling

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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in American English, please click here.
INCREASE TIP:
All inc are done from RS.
Inc 1 st by making 1 YO, on next round K YO twisted (i.e. work in the back loop of st instead front) to avoid holes.

CROCHET INFO:
Beg every round with 1 ch (does not replace first dc) and finish round with 1 sl st in 1st dc at beg of round.
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ALPACA:
Work back and forth on needle from back of behind and up to top of head, and sew tog on the back at the end. Work the legs afterwards.

BODY:
Cast on 5 sts on needle size 3.5 mm with 1 strand Alpaca + 1 strand Brushed Alpaca Silk (= 2 strands). K all rows until finished measurements. K 1 row. Next row (= RS), inc 3 sts evenly - READ INCREASE TIP = 8 sts. On next row from RS, inc 5 sts evenly = 13 sts. Repeat last inc 2 more times = 23 sts. Insert 1 marker in the 12th st = mid st. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION

Then work short rows as follows: * K 1 row from WS, turn, K 1, K 2 tog, K until mid st, 1 YO, K 1 (= mid st), 1 YO, K until 4 sts remain on needle, turn and K until 4 sts remain on needle, turn, K until 3 sts remain on needle, K 2 tog, K 1, turn, K 2 rows over all sts *, repeat from *-* 5 times in total.

Then work short rows as follows: * K 1 row from WS, turn, K until 2 st remains before mid st, K 2 tog, K 1 (= mid st), K 2 tog, K until 3 sts remain on needle, turn, K until 3 sts remain on needle, turn, K until 2 st remains before mid st, K 2 tog, K1 (= mid st), K 2 tog, K until 1 st remain on needle, turn, K 2 rows over all sts *, repeat from *-* 2 times in total = 15 sts. K 7 rows (= neck).

HEAD:
Then increase for head at mid front - remember INCREASE TIP - as follows: K until mid st, 1 YO, K 1 (= mid st), 1 YO, K the rest of row = 17 sts. K 1 row. K until 1 st remains before mid st, 1 YO, K 1, 1 YO, K 1 (= mid st), 1 YO, K 1, 1 YO, K the rest of row = 21 sts. K 1 row. K until 3 sts remain before mid st, 1 YO, K 1, 1 YO, K 1, 1 YO, K 1, 1 YO, K 1 (= mid st), 1 YO, K 1, 1 YO, K 1, 1 YO, K 1, 1 YO, K the rest of row = 29 sts. K 1 row.

Continue to dec on top of the nose mid front as follows:
* K 5, K 2 tog, K the rest of row *, repeat from *-* 2 times in total = 27 sts. * K 4, K 2 tog, K the rest of row *, repeat from *-* 2 times in total = 25 sts. K 3, K 2 tog, K 2, K 2 tog, K 1, K 2 tog, K 1 (= mid st), K 2 tog, K 1, K 2 tog, K 2, K 2 tog, K 3 = 19 sts. K 1 row. K 4, K 2 tog, K 1, K 2 tog, K 1 (= mid st), K 2 tog, K 1, K 2 tog, K the rest of row = 15 sts. K 3 rows.

Continue to inc/dec at the top of head mid front as follows:
K 5, 1 YO, K 1, 1 YO, K 1, 1 YO, K 1 (= mid st), 1 YO, K 1, 1 YO, K 1, 1 YO, K 5 = 21 sts. K 3 rows. K 1, then K sts tog 2 by 2 = 11 sts. Repeat last row 1 more time = 6 sts. Cut the yarn and pull it through the remaining sts, tighten and fasten - leave approx 40 cm for assembly.¬

LEG:
Work a tube with 6 sts on needle as follows: Cast on 6 sts on needle size 3.5 mm with 1 strand Alpaca + 1 strand Brushed Alpaca Silk (= 2 strands) and K 1 row. Then work as follows: * Move all sts to the right side of needle without turning piece, tighten yarn and K over all sts *, repeat from *-* until piece measures approx. 8 cm. Cut the yarn and pull it through all the sts, tighten tog and fasten. Pull the leg at bit so that sts are even out. Knit another 3 legs the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew on eyes, nose and mouth with some-left over brown - see picture. Sew tog from the top of head and down the back - at the same time fill the alpaca with some cotton-wool. Sew on 2 legs at the front and 2 at the back.

HAIR:
Sew on hair with some left-over light beige Alpaca Bouclé. Sew 1 stitch at the top of head, pull the yarn out to a loop of approx. 4 cm and fasten with 1 new stitch. Sew as many stitches and loops you need to get the desired hairstyle.

HAT:
Work in the round, top down. Work 3 ch on hook size 3.5 mm with some left-over dark blue (2 strands) and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch.
ROUND 1: READ CROCHET INFO! Work 4 dc in ch-ring.
ROUND 2: Work 2 dc in every dc = 8 dc.
ROUND 3: Work 1 dc in every dc.
ROUND 4: Work * 1 dc in first/next dc, 2 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 12 dc. REMEMBER THE CROCHET TENSION!
ROUND 5: Work 1 dc in every dc.
ROUND 6: Work * 1 dc in each of the first/next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 16 dc.
ROUND 7: Work 1 dc in every dc.
ROUND 8: Switch to some left-over light blue (2 strands) and work * 1 dc in each of the first/next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 20 dc.
ROUND 9: Switch to dark blue (2 strands) and work 1 dc in every dc. Fasten off.

POMPOM:
Make 1 pompom of approx. 3½ cm in diameter with some left-over light blue and fasten at the top of hat.

Fasten the hat on the head with some stitches on the underside of hat.

Comments (2)

Casper 11.11.2015 - 14:25: www.karat24.dk

Super flot!

Kate 05.11.2015 - 14:32:

Oh my god! I have to make this for my grandchild asap!

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