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Elf - Fantasy Amigurumi Pattern

Crochet
July 2013
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
3.5 mm (E)
4.0 mm (G)
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Elves come from European mythology and folklore and have become part of modern fantasy books, films and games. They are usually portrayed as being similar to humans, but often more beautiful or wise, and generally with pointed ears. They may be very long-lived, and are often shown to be skilled in archery and magic.

This 28-page pattern will let you make a variety of Elves, both male and female, with a choice of hairstyles, clothes and accessories. I have made four different Elves and you can follow the patterns for those, or mix and match elements as you choose.

The pattern contains instructions to make:
Elf Warrior with long hair and a tunic, with a separate hooded cloak and sword.
Elf Archer with medium-length hair and a tunic with wrist guards. He has a separate cloak, and he carries a bow and a quiver full of arrows.
Elf Princess in a long dress, with long hair and a silver head-dress.
Elf Sorceress in an outfit consisting of a short top, a long skirt with splits, arm protectors and shoulder armour. She has medium length hair and long ears, and she carries a staff with a magical orb at the top.

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. 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. This is equivalent to light worsted weight yarn. You can substitute worsted weight yarn, but the amounts needed may be slightly more.

Approx 15g skin colour yarn.
Approx 45g various colours of yarn to make the rest of the body.
Approx 10-20g yarn to make cloaks.
Small button (approx 0.5” across) for fastening on cloak.
Small amount of black yarn for mouth.
Stuffing.
1 pair 10.5mm brown, amber or green safety eyes.
Tapestry needle.

Finished size: approximately 6.5” tall.