It's the season of spooky creatures and fun Halloween decorations at The Sassy Skein! Follow this pattern to create your own witchy witch decor!
Height: 10", With: 13", Deep: 5"
The Sassy Skein's Key West Karibbean Kotton Yarn - Worsted Weight
201 Licorice (2 Skeins)
232 Key Lime (2 Skeins)
202 Coconut (1 Skein)
203 Strawberry Daiquiri (1 Skein)
205 Wild Iris (1 Skein)
Size 6 and Size 7 Needles
4 lbs. of Dry beans (or any other material to way down your Witch)
Body: Front and Back ( you will be making two)
CO 60 sts in Licorice.
Row 1: Knit row
Row 2: Purl row
Rows 3-30: Repeat Rows 1 & 2.
Row 31: Knit 1 (K1), Knit 2 together (K2tog), Knit rest of the row until last 3 sts, Slip Slip Knit (SSK is a decreasing method), K1.
Row 32: Purl row
Row 33-38: Repeat rows 31 & 32
Row 39: Change to Key Lime and K1, K2tog Knit across row until last 3 sts, SSK, K1.
Row 40: Purl row
Row 41-74: Repeat Rows 39 & 40
Row 75: Change back to Licorice K1, K2tog, Knit across the row until last 3 sts, SSK, K1.
Row 76: Purl row.
Repeat rows 75 & 76 until there are only three sts on the needle and BO.
In Licorice CO 50 sts.
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Knit
Row 3: Knit
Row 4: K4, Decrease 1
Row 5: Knit
Row 6: K4, Decrease 1
Row 7: Knit
Row 8: Knit
Row 9: BO
Next a take your tapestry needle and mattress seam the two ends together. ( you will want to block this really well)
You can do any kind of fun face you want! We decided to make her a little silly. Using the tapestry needle sew your face on ( you will want to do this before you sew your two sides together so you don't have any loose ends showing).
Arms & Legs:
To create the legs you are going to make large I-cords with the yarn double stranded. Take a strand of licorice from the center of the skein and a strand from the outside of skein and CO 6 sts. After CO, do not turn work. Slide the sts to the other end of the needle; keep the yarn in the back of the needle; pull or bring the yarn behind and across the back of the sts; and knit the sts that were moved to the working end of the needle. Again, do not turn work. Slide the sts to the end of the needle, with yarn in back, and knit sts again. A circular stand of yarn will emerge. Repeat this pattern for 3". Then you will switch to a striped pattern alternating Coconut and Licorice every 3 rows for 6". Switch back knitting only licorice for 6" and BO. Once you have BO tie the end in a knot for feet.
In Key Lime CO 5 sts and work the same as the legs for 5" and BO. Once BO tie the end in a knot for hands.
Now you will want to take both body pieces, Right Sides facing each other and using a mattress seam sew the sides up until you reach the second black section. Turn it inside out and pour both bags of beans into your Wicked Witch! She will expand a lot (which is good, she needed some curves!) that is why we are adding the pillow stuffing for the other half. After you have filled her up with as much stuffing as you can sew the rest of the sides together. Take the hat rim and place it on top of the witch and sew the inside rim to the witches head. Sew both arms and the legs onto the doll. Weave all loose endings into the doll and you're done!!
HAPPY HALLOWEEN from The Sassy Skein!!
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