viernes, 30 de noviembre de 2018

Little "Fino". A free amigurumi Christmas gnome pattern



Hi!. How are you?.
Some time ago I published my free Spanish patterns of "The Tomtez family" (La familia Tomtez).
They are a family of "Tomte" (Scandinavian gnomes), and they come from the North of Europe. If you want to read their mini-story about how I met them, you can find it HERE.  I'm sorry, but it's written in Spanish, and I don't speak English well enough to translate it. But you can use one translator on line... I hope it'll be understandable.


I know that you've liked them, and some of you has asked me for the English patterns.
My English isn't too good, but I'm going to try to translate it. If you have any questions or doubts, or if you find any error in the translation, please feel free to leave a message and I'll try to answer you as soon as I can.
I'm going to do some little changes respect of the original Spanish pattern (you can find it HERE), but the final result is going to be quite similar.

If you make this gnome, I would like to see some pictures of your work. Remember that there is a board on my Pinterest where I usually publish pictures of your versions.
But, please, before use any of my patterns, read what I've wrote at PERMISOS.
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That's right!. Here you are my free pattern of "Little Fino", the littlest of the nice "Tomtez Family".

"Litlle FINO"


You'll need:
  • Yarn (cotton, acrylic, wool...) in colour: A (for skin); B (grey) for the body and the arms; C (red) for the hat, D (white) for the embroidery of the hat... or the colours you'll prefer.
  • Crochet hook in accordance with the yarn you'll use. I usually prefer to use a smaller thickness crochet than indicated by the thread label.
  • Stitch marker.
  • Fiberfill for stuffing.
  • A pair of 8 or 10 mm safety eyes (optional). It you prefer, you can embroider the eyes.
  • Yarn needle.
  • A piece of hard plastic.

Abbreviations
  • ch: chain
  • mr: magic ring
  • sc: single crochet
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • st: stitch
  • rep: repeat
  • inc: increase (make two single crochet in the same stitch)
  • dec: decrease (sc2tog)
  • rnd: round 
  • BLO: back loops only

About the pattern
In this pattern, I've worked in spiral (continuous rounds).
Head and body,  are made in one piece. The arms and the nose are made separately and sewn afterwards.

The thread, wool, acrylic, cotton yarn ... is at your choice, adapting the hook to the thickness and to your way to weave (looser or tighter). Remember that with different thread and hook, final size will change .
When I make amigurumi, I usually use a smaller hook than the yarn's label advises. In this case, I used an cotton yarn and, although the label advised to use a 3,5 mm hook, I used a 2,5 mm hook. With this yarn and hook, my little Fino is about 8 cm. high (without the hat).

The number in brackets at the end of each line means the number of stitches you should have, for example (6).


The pattern

Hands and arms (X2)
Start in skin colour (A).
Rnd 1: start 6 sc in a magic ring (6)
Rnd 2: 6 increases (12)
Rnd 3-4: sc in all 12 st (12)
Change to grey colour (B)
Rnd 5-6: sc in all 12 sts (12)
Rnd 7: (sc in next 4st, dec ) repeat 2 times (10)
Rnd 8-9: sc in all 10 st (10)
Rnd 10: (sc in next 3 st, dec ) repeat 2 times (8)
Rnd 11-12: sc in all 8 st (8)
Rnd 13: Put together both sides of the arm and join them with 3sc (3)
Stuff only the hand.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing to the body on round 18.


The nose
I've made two kind of noses; the first one is like the original nose I wrote in the Spanish pattern of Fino; the second one is a little bit larger. You can choose what you prefer.


First nose
In skin colour (A)
Rnd 1: start 6 sc in a magic ring (6)
Rnd 2-3: sc in all 6 st (6)
Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing to the body.
Stuff lightly.

Second nose 
In skin colour (A)
Rnd 1: start 6 sc in a magic ring (6)
Rnd 2: 6 increases (12)
Rnd 3: sc in all 12 st (12)
Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing to the body.
Stuff lightly.

Body and head
The body and the head are worked in one piece
Start in grey (B)
Rnd 1: start 6 sc in a magic ring (6)
Rnd 2: inc 6  (12)
Rnd 3: (sc in next stitch, inc in next stitch) repeat 6 times (18)
Rnd 4: (sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) repeat 6 times (24)
Rnd 5: (sc in next 3 st, inc in next st) repeat 6 times (30)
Rnd 6: (sc in next 4 st, inc in next st) repeat 6 times (36)
Rnd 7: (sc in next 5 st, inc in next st) repeat 6 times (42)
Rnd 8. sc in all 42 st but BLO (42)
Rnd 9-13: sc in all 42 st (42)
Rnd 14: (sc in next 5 st, dec ) repeat 6 times (36)
Rnd 15: sc in all 36 st (36).

Before continuing, insert a piece of plastic with the same area as the base of our gnome. 

 
This will give it some stability when filling and allow to be standing. This is something optional. if you prefer not to insert the plastic, the base will be rounder.


Rnd 16: (sc in next 4 st, dec ) repeat 6 times (30)
Rnd 17-18: sc in all 30 st (30). 
Change to skin colour (A) and continue to the head.
Rnd 19-22: sc in all 30 st (30).
Rnd 23: (sc in next 3 st, dec ) repeat 6 times (24)
Start stuffing. Sew the nose between rounds 18 and 19. Place the eyes on round 19 next to the nose.
Rnd 24: (sc in next 2 st, dec ) repeat 6 times (18)
Rnd 25: (sc in next 1 st, dec ) repeat 6 times (12)
Continue stuffing if you need.
Rnd 26: dec 6 times (6)
Fasten off.
You can embroider some stars on the body.


The hat
In red colour (C)
Rnd 1: start 6 sc in a magic ring (6)
Rnd 2-20: sc in all 6 st (6)
Rnd 21: (sc in next stitch, inc in next stitch) repeat 3 times (9)
Rnd 22: sc in all 9 st (9).
Rnd 23:(sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) repeat 3 times (12)
Rnd 24: sc in all 12 st (12).
Rnd 25: (sc in next 3 st, inc in next st) repeat 3 times (15)
Rnd 26: sc in all 15 st (15).
Rnd 27: (sc in next 4 st, inc in next st) repeat 3 times (18)
Rnd 28: sc in all 18 st (18). 
Rnd 29: (sc in next 5 st, inc in next st) repeat 3 times (21)
Rnd 30: sc in all 21 st (21).
Rnd 31: (sc in next 6 st, inc in next st) repeat 3 times (24)
Rnd 32: sc in all 24 st (24). 
Rnd 33:(sc in next 7 st, inc in next st) repeat 3 times (27)
Rnd 34: sc in all 27 st (27).
Rnd 35: (sc in next 8 st, inc in next st) repeat 3 times (30)
Rnd 36: sc in all 30 st (30).
Rnd 37: (sc in next 9 st, inc in next st) repeat 3 times (33)
Rnd 38: sc in all 33 st (33). 
Rnd 39: (sc in next 10 st, inc in next st) repeat 3 times (36)
Rnd 40: sc in all 36 st (36).
Rnd 41: (sc in next 11st, inc in next st) repeat 3 times (39)
Rnd 42: sc in all 39 st (39).
Rnd 43: (sc in next 12 st, inc in next st) repeat 3 times (42)
Rnd 44: sc in all 42 st (42).
Rnd 45:(sc in next 13 st, inc in next st) repeat 3 times (45)
Rnd 46: sc in all 45 st (45).
Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing to the body. 
You can embroider some stars before sewing the hat to the head.
                                                     

And that's all. Your "Little Fino" is ready for Christmas!!!
See you soon!.




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