knits by sachi

Little witch girl and her cat

on October 26, 2013

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Halloween doesn’t have to be all about scary stuff. Here is my little cute witch girl and her cat.
They are knitted flat and sewn together at the end. It is an easy, quick and fun project.

Size: girl 8cm, cat 2cm

Materials
• 10g black DK
• Small amount of fair skin tone DK
• Small amount of fine light brown yarn or use 2 strands from DK
• Twigs from your garden
• Stuffing (toy filling, wool fleece or cotton wool)

Equipment
• A pair of 2.75mm (US 2) knitting needles
• 3mm crochet hook

Abbreviations
St/st: stocking stitch
St: stitch
K: knit
P: purl
Kf/b: k one through the front then through the back (same stitch)
K2tog: knit two together
P2tog: purl two together

Witch girl
Body
Starting with the base, cast on 8 sts with black.
Row 1: p
Row2: kf/b in each st (16)
Row3: p
Row4: (k1, kf/b) to end (24)
Row5: k for fold line
Row6-9: st/st, starting with k row
Row10: (k1, k2tog, k1) to end (18)
Rwo11-17: st/st, starting with p row
Row18: (k1, k2tog) to end (12)
Row19: change to skin tone and p
Row20: (k2, kf/b) to end (16)
Row21-25: st/st
Row26: (k2, k2tog) to end (12)
Break yarn, thread sts through a sewing needle, draw up tightly.

Cape
Cast on 22 sts with black.
Row1-7: st/st, starting with k row
Row8: (p1, p2tog, p1) to last 2 sts, p2 ( )
Row9-12: st/st
Rwo13: (k1, k2tog) to last 2 sts, k2 (12)
Cast off.

Hat
Cast on 2 sts with black.
Row1-2: st/st
Row3: kf/b in each st (4)
Row4-6: st/st
Row7: kf/b in each st (8)
Row8: p
Row9: kf/b in each st (16)
Row10-13: st/s
Row14: k for fold line
Row15: kf/b in each st (32)
Row16: p
Row17:k
Cast off.

To make up

Body: Work a gathering thread through every stitch on the base centre and draw up tightly. Sew the rest of the base, bringing the thread back to the base centre. Do not cut the yarn. Starting at gathered top edge of the head, join head seam down to the neck. Change to black yarn and sew down the body seam, leaving an opening for stuffing. Stuff the head and body then close the seam. Tip: avoid stuffing the neck area. Make a small ball of stuffing to stuff the head, then, stuff the body.
Shape neck: With skin-tone yarn, work a gathering thread through every stitch on the base of the neck and draw up tightly to shape neck.

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Thread the yarn left at the base centre. Take the needle through centre of the body to the back of the neck. Pass the needle back through the body again to come out at the centre of the base. Pull yarn tight to flatten base for stability.

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Hair: thread fine light brown yarn, then pierce the needle through one side of the head to the other leaving long loops each time. Make plaits and tie the end with pink yarn.

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Wind fine light brown yarn around your 3 fingers. Place it on top of the head with the loops facing forward. Sew it on then cut the loops.

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Hat: starting at the gathered top edge of the hat, join the seam down to the cast on edge. Attach the hat to the head then trim the front hair to your desired length.

Attach the cast off edge of the cape to the neck.
She has no arms to make.

To make a broom, cut fine twigs to the length of 3cm and bundle them together with a small branch of 9cm.

Cat
Starting with base, cast on 4 sts with black,
Row1: kf/b in each st (8)
Row2: k
Row3-6: st/st, starting with k row
Row7: shape neck (k2tog) to end (4)
Row8: pf/b in each st (8)
Row9-11: st/st
Break yarn, thread sts through a sewing needle, draw up tightly.

Tail
With crochet hook make 6 chains and fasten off. Hide the fasten-off end yarn into the tail.

To make up
Sew the body following the instructions given for the witch girl. Shape neck the same way as done for the girl.
Back stitch same spot 2 to3 times to create ears.
Attach tail.


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