Soot Gremlin by Joslyn Neiderer

Soot Gremlin

September 2011
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
does not matter
US 7 - 4.5 mm
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This pattern is available for free.

My children have recently become obsessed with the film My Neighbor Totoro, it’s adorable and funny and just a really great film. In the movie there are these little black fuzzy blobs of dirt called the “Soot Gremlins” (I keep misspeaking and calling them Sprites, but in this translation they are Gremlins). My kids were so enthralled with these little critters they tried to be sly and started conversions with “you know…you could probably knit those..they don’t look they’d be too hard” so my oldest daughter and I headed to Micheal’s and picked up some black fun fur and I knitted them up. Here is the pattern that I came up with, it’s super easy and quick the fun fur hides a lot of errors so don’t worry if you’ve never worked with it before! It also takes up very little yarn so you will have enough left over to make a whole army of gremlins!!

The eyes used on this pattern are size 9, purchased from 6060 @