Sunday, August 4, 2013

Fang - A "So So Happy" Quazee


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 A rather happy fellow, Fang jumped right off my fence onto my camera!
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Another wonderful creation based off of this fantastic company's characters
You can find his other friends, Taco and Sig, here and here.
Enjoy!
Fang – a “So So Happy” Quazee
Notions:
A: Red WW yarn
B: Turquoise Blue WW yarn
C: Yellow WW yarn
D: Hot Pink WW yarn
Size G-6 hook
Size E-3 hook
Poly-fiberfill stuffing
Size 9 mm craft eyes
White and black felt
# 10 crochet thread - black
Lightweight cardboard
Fabric glue
Sewing pins
Yarn and embroidery needle

Head:
With A and G-6 hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook – 6 sc.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around - 12 sc.
Rnd 3: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * around - 18 sc.
Rnd 4: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc; rep from * around - 24 sc.
Rnd 5: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc; rep from * around - 30 sc.
Rnds 6-18: Sc in each sc around.
Attach eyes between row 7 & 8 and 15 & 16.
Rnd 19: *Sc2tog, sc in next 3 sc; rep from * around - 24 sc.
Rnd 20: *Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc; rep from * around - 18 sc.
Stuff piece firmly.
Rnd 21: *Sc2tog, sc in next sc; rep from * around - 12 sc.
Rnd 22: (Sc2tog) around - 6 sc.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Weave tail through last rnd and gather tightly. Cut a 12 inch piece of black
#10 crochet thread, thread needle and sew on mouth just under the eyes.

Body: (pattern begins at bottom of Body)
With B and G-6 hook, ch 7.
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 5 ch to end. Do NOT turn.
Row 2: In same ch, make 3 sc. Working in back loops of foundation ch, sc in next 4 loops. In last loop before end, make 2 sc – 15 sc.
Begin working in the round.
Rnd 1: sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next 2 sc, sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in same sc – 18 sc.
Rnd 2: sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next 2 sc, sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next 2 sc. – 22 sc.
Rnd 3: sc through back loop (TBL) in each sc around – 22 sc.
Rnd 4: sc in each sc around as normal – 22 sc.
Rnds 5-6: As Rnd 4. Change to C. – 22 sc.
Rnds 7-8: With C, continue as Rnd 4. Change to B.
Rnds 9-10: With B, continue as Rnd 4. Change to C.
Rnds 11-12: With C, continue as Rnd 4. Change to B.
Rnds 13-14: With B, continue as Rnd 4.
Sl st last sc. Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Using the bottom of the body as a pattern, cut a small oval from some light-weight cardboard (like a soda box). Place the oval down inside the body, then stuff firmly. Set aside.

Arms – make 2:
With A and G- 6 hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook – 6 sc.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around – 12 sc.
Rnds 3+: Sc in each sc around until arm reaches 2 ½ “.
Next rnd: *sc2tog, sc in next sc; rep from * around – 8 sc.
Stuff arm lightly.
Final rnd: sc2tog, sc in next sc, sc2tog, sc in next sc – 6 sc.
Sl st in next sc. Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Finish stuffing and set aside.

Legs – make 2:
With A and G- 6 hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around – 12 sc.
Rnds 3–7: Sc in each sc around.
sl st in next sc. Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Stuff firmly and set aside.

Small horns – make 2:
With D and E-3 hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook – 3 sc.
Row 2: 2 sc in each sc around – 6 sc.
Row 3: Sc in each sc around – 6 sc.
Row 4: *sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc* repeat around – 9 sc.
Row 5: Sc in each sc around – 9 sc.

Assembly:
1. Gather your head, body piece, horns (2), arms (2), and legs (2).
2. Horns: Pin each horn to the sides of the head between rows 5 and 7 or just on the edges of the head.            Sew using the long tails from each horn.
3. Head and Body: Pin head and body together. Using the long tail on the body piece, sew together.
4. Arms: Pin the first arm onto the body, directly under the head. Sew in place using the long tail. Pin the other arm directly across from it on the other side of the body. Sew in place using the long tail.
5. Legs: Pin the first leg onto the bottom of the body piece, one row in from the edge.  Sew in place using the long tail. Pin the other leg to the bottom of the body piece, one row in from the edge.  Sew in place using the long tail.
6. Make the hair, T-shirt skull, and teeth:
Hair:  cut a square from the black felt, about 1” long x 1“ wide. Cut the hair shape from this piece. Glue to the top of the head. Pin in place while glue dries.
T - shirt skull: cut a small oval from the white felt. Cut the oval in half. Cut out 2 small squares from each side of the half oval. This will make the skull’s chin area. Round the corners and continue to cut the felt until you are happy with the shape. Cut out two small ovals from the black felt for the eyes. Glue the eyes to the white skull. Glue the completed skull to the right side (facing you) of the body piece.
Teeth:  Cut two ¼” rectangles from the white felt. On the lower half, cut out a small zig-zag shape or a small “ W “. Don’t cut all the way to the top! Leave the top flat. Glue onto the head piece, directly under the mouth thread.

Finished!
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It’s a good idea to pin the edges of all your felt pieces down until the glue is dry.
I use very small straight pins.

~ S