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Halfling - Fantasy Amigurumi Pattern

Crochet
May 2013
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
3.5 mm (E)
4.0 mm (G)
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Folklore has many stories of little people with many different names - brownies, hobs, hobgoblins, Puck. They keep themselves well hidden and can be helpful or mischievous. These creatures exist in fantasy as diminutive folk, about half the size of a human hence the name Halfling, who generally are cheerful and enjoy their food.

Included in this pattern are the details to crochet a male or female Halfling, with various options for the way they look.

Male Halfling: you can choose to make him with just a shirt and trousers, or with an integral waistcoat, and you can make him a separate jacket or a hooded cloak.

Female Halfling: you can make a traditional version with a long skirt and curly hair, or a Steampunk version with a tunic, leggings, spiky hair and goggles.

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, and there are lots of photos to help with the more advanced techniques used.

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.

Male Halfling:
Approx 15g skin colour yarn.
Approx 5-10g shirt colour yarn (5g if you are making an integral waistcoat, 10g if you are making the full shirt).
Approx 5g waistcoat colour yarn.
Approx 10g trouser colour yarn.
Approx 10g hair colour yarn.
Approx 10g jacket colour yarn.
Approx 15g cloak colour yarn.

Female Halfling:
Approx 15g skin colour yarn.
Approx 5g blouse colour yarn or 10g tunic colour yarn.
Approx 5g bodice or corset and wrist protectors colour yarn.
Approx 10g underwear or leggings colour yarn.
Approx 10g hair colour yarn.
Approx 10g skirt colour yarn.
Approx 10g boot colour yarn.

Small amount of black yarn for mouth.

Stuffing.
1 pair 10.5mm brown, blue or green safety eyes.
Small button (approx 0.5” across) for fastening on cloak.
Tapestry needle.

Finished size: approximately 5.5” tall.