Dwarf Amigurumi by Lucy Collin

Dwarf Amigurumi

August 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
3.5 mm (E)
4.0 mm (G)
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Dwarves are popular figures from mythology and folklore that are frequently portrayed in modern fantasy books, films and games. Dwarves are short and tough, and often experts in mining and metalwork. This toughness often makes them good at fighting, using weapons such as axes and war hammers. They generally wear practical clothes, and have large, impressive beards.

This 32-page pattern has the details for you to crochet five different dwarves, three male and two female, with different hair styles and clothes, and accessories including helmets and weapons. You can also mix and match to make a dwarf look the way you want.

The pattern contains full instructions to make:
A male dwarf with a helmet, and a chainmail shirt under his tunic. He has his long hair pulled back into a braid and has a large beard.

A female warrior dwarf with chainmail over her tunic, fur-topped boots and shoulder armour. She wears a winged helmet and a cloak, and carries a war hammer and a shield.

A male dwarf with a sleeveless coat worn over a tunic and chainmail shirt. He has shorter, loose hair and a smaller beard.

A female dwarf with a practical, split dress, and a red hat. She has long hair in braids.

A male dwarf with spiky red hair, shaved at the sides, and a large beard. His arms are bare, apart from leather wrist guards, and he carries an axe.

The pattern is suitable for crocheters with a little experience. The instructions are detailed and easy to follow if you know the basic stitches and techniques used to make amigurumi. They are written using US crochet terms, and the list of abbreviations includes the UK alternatives. The pattern is a downloadable PDF file and you will need Adobe Reader to open it. I will be happy to answer any questions you may have as you are making it.

You will need:

Use double knitting (dk) weight yarn, the amounts listed below are approximate. This is equivalent to light worsted weight yarn. You can substitute worsted weight yarn, but the amounts needed may be slightly more.

For each dwarf:
15g skin colour yarn.
10g tunic colour yarn or 15g dress colour yarn.
10g trouser colour yarn (for both male and female dwarves).
15 - 20g hair colour yarn (larger amount if making beard).
10g grey yarn for chainmail and shoulder armour.
10g brown or black yarn for boots.
10g brown yarn for gloves/wrist guards.
(Make belt using same yarn as boots or gloves/wrist guards.)
Small amount of metallic coloured yarn for belt buckle and shoulder armour.
Small amount of fuzzy/mohair type yarn for top of boots.
Small amount of black embroidery thread or yarn for mouth.

10g grey yarn for helmet.
5 - 10g contrasting metal colour yarn for helmet (larger amount if making wings).
10g yarn for sleeveless coat, plus a small amount of fuzzy/mohair type yarn for edging.
15g yarn for hat.
10g yarn for cloak.
5g grey yarn for axe or hammer.
5g brown yarn for axe or hammer handle.
5g grey yarn for shield.
5g brown yarn for shield.
5g contrasting metal colour yarn for shield.

You will also need:
1 pair 10.5mm brown safety eyes.
Plastic straws to stiffen axe or hammer handle.
Small piece of cardboard or thin plastic to stiffen shield.
Small button or bead for fastening cloak.
Tapestry needle.
3.5mm hook (US E hook) for most of the figure and clothing.
4mm hook (US F hook) for beard and some parts of clothing.
(Use 3.5mm hook unless otherwise stated.)
Wire pet brush (slicker) to fluff up yarn for beard and spiky hair.

Finished size: approximately 6” tall.