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My dear - a deer trophy
My dear - a deer trophy
Pattern By
Claire Garland
Needles & Crochet hook size
- Double Point: set 5, 5mm (US 8) & 3.5mm (US 5) double pointed needles (dpns)
Yarn Weight
- Aran
YARN 2 x 50g of any aran (worsted/ 10 ply) yarn with 100% wool content - this is important because anything other than 100% wool content simply won’t felt (avoid Superwash yarns too!) - you will need about 115 metres/ 126 yards SHOWN AS Garn Studio Drops Alaska shade 02 Off-White NEEDLES set 5, 5mm (US 8) & 3.5mm (US 5) double pointed needles (dpns) TENSION 9 stitches and 11 rows counted over a 5cm/ 2in square as stocking stitch and as main colour using size 5mm (US 8) needles NOTIONS 2 x 18mm brown safety toy eyes, polyester stuffing or batting, stitch and row markers, tapestry needle and small ‘d’ ring or similar to hook it up, washing machine to lightly felt.
Finished size
One size - 12 ins total height x 8.5 ins - total width
Fun knitted trophy for your Christmas wall (or any other time of year wall for that matter!) This pattern is knitted in the round over 4 needles with no seaming. The ears and antlers are knitted separately (in the round) then whip stitched onto the head afterwards. The whole head is then felted in a washing machine to give it stability when positioned on a wall (a simple ‘d’ ring sewn onto the back of the neck then hooked over a nail or hook on the wall is all you need). The eyes are toy safety eyes though circles of felt or a pair of buttons will also suffice. The size of the trophy I made - I used aran yarn and 5mm (size 8) needles - measures 12 ins total height (includes the antlers) x 8.5 ins - total width (includes the ears). The head is stuffed with toy filling - no wires are needed as the felting helps it hold its shape. P.S you DO stuff the antlers which you’ve knitted on 3.5mm (US 5) needles! please drop by to my @dotpebbles_knits gallery and follow #freebeefridayknits for a free pattern monthly Any more questions you may have please message me! For more information, see:
Skill Level:
Easy, Intermediate
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