sobota, 20 lipca 2019

THOMAS (Thomas & Friends) FREE PATTERN PART 1


Choo, choo... 
In my next Amigurumi Workshop I would like to present you something special - the project I crocheted especially as a birthday gift for my 3-year old nephew who likes trains. This is Thomas from Thomas & Friends series. I had a few skeins of Himalaya Dolphin Baby in my stash, so I decided to make the Thomas. I started crocheting and during the work, to keep the proportion, it turned into really big train. And I had to order more skeins to finish the project. In the post I publish FREE pattern for you (in 3 parts - in this post I publish the first part). I also recommend you to watch my Thomas presentation on YouTube where I'm telling you about the crochet project (if you don't skip ads, you support my channel, so please don't skip ads :)). I wish you a great weekend!

Amigurumi Workshop video presentation is on YouTube (click the photo below):

Materials:

Himalaya Dolphin Baby (abbrev. HDB):
- blue no 327 - 5 skeins (the main yarn)
- light grey no 325 - 2 skeins (for the head and rectangular base)
- red no 318 - 2 skeins (for the rectangular base and train details)
- black no 311 - 2 skeins (for the body, neck, chimney, roof, wheels and details)
- dark grey no 320 - 1 skein (for the frame and wheel connectors)
- white no 301 - small amount (for the light)
- light blue no 306 - small amount (for the light)

Alize Softy:
- black no 60 - 1 skein (for the train details: windows etc.)
- yellow no 216 - 1 skein (for the train details: windows edge and number 1)


Yarn Art Jeans (abbrev. YAJ):
- white and black - small amount (for the eye & pupil)

Crochet hook:
- 4.5 mm – for Himalaya Dolphin Baby and Alize Softy
- 9 mm for the red rectangular base (2 strands of HDB)
- 2 mm – for the eyes (YAJ)

Additional materials:
- PVC pipe: 3 pieces of 8 cm long, 12 mm in diameter; 1 piece of 41 cm long, 2 cm in diameter.
- tapestry needle
- markers (or piece of yarn to sketch some details)
- stuffing
- scissors


The size of finished toy:
- 50 cm / 19.68" long
- 35 cm / 13.7" tall (without chimneys)
- 46 cm / 18.1" tall (with chimneys)

ABBREVIATIONS:

• st = stitch
• sl st = slip stitch
• ch = chain
• tch = turning chain (at the end of a row)
• sc = single crochet
• inc = increase (2 sc in one st)
• dec = decrease (sc2tog)
• (..) = repeat the pattern particular number of times
• [..] = complete number of st in the round / row
• rnd = round
• BLO = back loop only
• FLO = front loop only
• FPSC = front post single crochet
color – change the color of yarn (before you crochet the next stitches)


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Firstly I tried to work out the technic details of the project, how to crochet particular parts of the train.
I started from the head – light grey Himalaya Dolphin Baby, crochet hook 4.5 mm.

Then I changed to black and then I crocheted sequence of red and blue stripes. I’ve got cylindrical shape and had stuffed the part before I closed the opening.

FACE / HEAD & BODY

Start with Himalaya Dolphin Baby: light grey, crochet hook 4.5 mm

Rnd 1: 6 sc in MR [6]
Rnd 2: 6 inc [12]
Rnd 3: (1 sc, inc) x 6 [18]
Rnd 4: 18 sc [18]
Rnd 5: (1 sc, inc, 1 sc) x 6 [24]
Rnd 6: (3 sc, inc) x 6 [30]
Rnd 7: (2 sc, inc, 2 sc) x 6 [36]
Rnd 8: (5 sc, inc) x 6 [42]
Rnd 9: (3 sc, inc, 3 sc) x 6 [48]
Rnd 10: (7 sc, inc) x 6 [54]
Rnd 11: (4 sc, inc, 4 sc) x 6 [60]
Rnd 12: (9 sc, inc) x 6 [66]
Rnd 13: (5 sc, inc, 5 sc) x 6 [72]
Rnd 14-15: 72 sc [72]


Change to black (I start to count from round 1 again):
Rnd 1-8: 72 sc [72]

Now repeat the red-blue stripes and change the color in the middle of the round.

Change to blue:
Rnd 1: blue 18 sc, red 36 sc, blue 18 sc [72]
Rnd 2-4: blue 72 sc [72]


Repeat rnds 1-4 six times (to get 6 red stripes).
(rnds 5-8, 9-12, 13-16, 17-20, 21-24)

 


Rnd 25: BLO 72 sc [72]
(later in FLO you will sew the B-3 part - see section "THE BACK PART")

Add stuffing.
Now decrease until you close the opening.
Rnd 26: (5 sc, dec, 5 sc) x 6 [66]
Rnd 27: (9 sc, dec) x 6 [60]
Rnd 28: (4 sc, dec, 4 sc) x 6 [54]
Add stuffing.
Rnd 29: (7 sc, dec) x 6 [48]
Rnd 30: (3 sc, dec, 3 sc) x 6 [42]
Rnd 31: (5 sc, dec) x 6 [36]
Rnd 32: (2 sc, dec, 2 sc) x 6 [30]
Rnd 33: (3 sc, dec) x 6 [24]
Add stuffing before you close the opening.
Rnd 34: (1 sc, dec, 1 sc) x 6 [18]
Rnd 35: (1 sc, dec) x 6 [12]
Rnd 36: 6 dec [6]
Fasten off, hide loose ends.
You get cylindrical shape.


Mark the points on the bottom of head to crochet the train’s “neck”. Divide the face horizontally in half (in the PHOTO there is a light pink yarn) and count 10 sc from the edge points of the red stripes (it is the neck boundary).



Mark the centre point to check if the neck is symmetrically placed.

NECK

Himalaya Dolphin Baby: black, crochet hook 4.5 mm
In the first round of the neck crochet FPSC inserting the hook in the bottom of the head.
Start from the bottom right corner (X on the photo below) - this is the start point (one of the points you marked in the bottom of head to crochet the neck (the neck boundary).

Rnd 1: FPSC: 14 sc, 7 sc, 14 sc, 7 sc [42]
Rnds 2-6: 42 sc [42]

Now don't cut the yarn and crochet the neck base to close the rectangle – work in rows: 14 sc in BLO, 1 tch, turn. Crochet 7 rows. You get the rectangle: 7 rows x 14 sc. Join rectangle with each side of the neck (join with slip stitches).
The neck base is crocheted along the one (longer) side of the neck.

Join the base with the neck edges. Look at the scheme below:

7 sl sts + 14 sl sts + stuff before you close the opening + 7 sl sts (close the opening).


1,2,3 - crocheting the slip stitch;
4 - the first side is finished (7 sl sts);
5 - the 2nd side is finished (14 sl sts);
6 - stuff firmly before you close the third side (7 sl sts)

Semicircle part (make 2)

 

Semicircle: 

 

Himalaya Dolphin Baby: blue, crochet hook 4.5 mm

Rnd 1: 4 sc in MR [4]
Rnd 2: 4 inc [8]
Rnd 3: (1 sc, inc) x 4 [12]
Rnd 4: (1 sc, inc, 1 sc) x 4 [16]
Rnd 5: (3 sc, inc) x 4 [20]
Rnd 6: (2 sc, inc, 2 sc) x 4 [24]

Rnd 7: (5 sc, inc) x 4 [28]
Rnd 8: (3 sc, inc, 3 sc) x 4 [32]

Rectangle: 


Work in rows, in the end of every row crochet 1 tch and turn the work.
Row 1: ch 33, insert the hook in 2nd st from hook and work 32 sc [32]
Rows 2-5: 32 sc [32]

Don't cut the yarn, you will join the rectangle with the first semicircle.
Then join with the second one.
Semicircles and rectangle.
Joining rectangle with the first semicircle.

The right side.

The wrong side.

Joining rectangle with the second semicircle.

Two semicircles are joined with the rectangle. Only the base left to do.

Top view.

The base:

Work in rows, in the end of every row crochet 1 tch and turn the work.

Row 1: ch 18, insert the hook in 2nd st from the hook and work 17 sc [17]
Rows 2-5: 17 sc [17]

Crochet the second part and sew the both parts on the opposite sides of the neck.
Sewing the base.
Sewing the semicircles on the opposite sides of the neck.



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In part 1 we crocheted the head and body, neck and semicircle parts.

In part 2 we will continue crocheting the Thomas:
- the L-shape parts
- the back parts
- the grey and red rectangular base
- the eyes and sculpting the face.

The next part will be released on Tuesday 23rd July! ;)
UPDATE:
PART 2 of the pattern
PART 3 of the pattern 
You may print the post for your personal use (PRINT button is in the footer).

If you see any mistakes in the pattern, please let me know.
See you!





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