Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Bilbo Baggins - Hobbit Knitting Pattern

Longtime readers know I am a Lord of the Rings fan..... Well... I like the non-battle bits, and I looooooved the Hobbit, even taking time off to go to the World Premier. Meeting the cast, and Martin Freeman, SWOON.

So I designed this Bilbo Baggins. I am tempted to give it to Martin at the premier for Desolation of Smaug.... That's if that happens in New Zealand.... And I'm not in China at the time.

One Mr. Bilbo Baggins of Bag-end (you can adapt this pattern to be Frodo Baggins here)



You will need
4mm needles
Flesh, green, brown and red dk wool
Fluffy dark brown wool
4 green beads
6 red beads
Stuffing
2 eyes
White cotton thread
Black embroidery thread

Bilbo Baggins

Legs - make 2
Cast on 21 on 4mm needles in flesh
Stst 4 rows
K6, s1, k2tog, psso, s1, k2tog, psso, s1, k2tog, psso, k6
P6, s1, p2tog, psso, p6
Stst 18 rows

Slide both legs together
Stst 4 rows.
Change to green yarn.
Stst 16 rows
K12, k2 flesh, k12 green
P11, p4 flesh, p11 green
K10, k6 flesh, k10green
P9, p8 flesh, p9

Change to flesh
K1, k1 front and back, over whole row.
Stst 16 rows
K3, k2 together over the whole row
Purl
K2, k2 together over the whole row
Purl
K1, k2 together over the whole row
Purl
K2 together over the whole row
Purl
K2 together over the whole row
Cut yarn, leaving 30cm, thread all stitches onto the yarn, pull to tighten

Stitch up the head and legs. Stuff his body, legs and feet. Close the back seam.
Pull a little of the knitting on his face and stitch it into a nose. Do the same on the sides for ears.






Arms - make 2
Cast on 14 in flesh
Stst 14 rows
K2tog over whole row.
Cut yarn, thread stitches onto yarn and pull to tighten

Stitch up side and stuff, attach to body.

Shorts
Cast on 15 in brown.
Stst 12 rows. Slide onto end of needle.
Cast on another 15 in brown.
Stst 12 rows.
Slide together
Stst 10 rows
Rib (k1,p1) 2 rows
Cast off.
Stitch up the legs and back, slide onto doll, stitch on at waist.


Jacket - all in red

Jacket back
Cast on 11
Stst 6 rows, slide to the end.
Cast on 11
Stst 6 rows, slide together.
Stst 8 rows
Cast off 2, knit to end
Cast off 2, purl to end
Stst 6 rows
K5, k2tog, k2tog, k2tog, k2tog, k5
P5, cast off 4, p5
Cast off

Jacket front right
Cast on 12
Stst 14 rows
Cast off 2, k to end
P2 tog, p to end
Knit.
P2 tog, p to end
Knit
P2 tog, p to end
Knit
P2 tog, p to end
Cast off

Jacket front left
Cast on 12
Stst 15 rows
Cast off 2, p to end
K2 tog, knit to end
Purl
K2 tog, knit to end
Purl
K2 tog, knit to end
Purl
K2 tog, knit to end
Purl
Cast off

Jacket arms
Cast on 18
Stst 11
Cast off on a purl row

Jacket collar
Cast on 3
Stst 50 rows
Cast off

Jacket belt
Cast on 3
Knit 10 rows
Cast off

Hair

Cast on 12 in fluffy brown.
Knit 5 rows
K1 front and back, k 10, k1 front and back
K1 front and back, k 12, k1 front and back
Cast on 10 at the start of the next row
K5 rows
K2tog over row
Cut yarn, thread stitches onto yarn, pull to tighten.
Stitch onto head like a wig.



Scarf
Cast on 4 in green
Knit 70 rows.
Cast off

Stitch up the red pieces as you would a cardigan... Attach the top of the shoulders first, then the arms.
Fold the collar in half, and pin to the back of the jacket. Stitch onto the jacket.
Attach the belt to the back creating a little gather.
Sew on 4 beads as buttons on the front and 2 onto the belt at the back. Place jacket on Mr. Baggins.
Stitch fluffy brown wool on the top of his feet.

Attach eyes and sew on a smile.
Tie scarf around his neck.
Now he is ready for an unexpected journey.




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