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Hot Air Balloon Henry
April 4 2018
April 9 2018
Project info
Hot Air Balloon Henry
lalylala PAUL the toadstool by Lydia Tresselt
Hooks & yarn
3.5 mm (E)
5.0 mm (H)
Lion Brand Heartland Thick & Quick
Various 8ply Acrylic Yarns

I used the ‘Paul the Toadstool’ doll pattern for the basic body.

Henry’s aviator helmet was made with the ‘Heartland’ yarn and a 5mm hook - based on the Aviator Hat pattern from Repeat Crafter Me. The ‘Heartland’ yarn gave the helmet a leather look. I used a metallic yarn (reverse sc) to highlight the goggles.

The hot air balloon I found on Google - no source website given….just found an image.

I cross-stitched basic cloud shapes with a plain white yarn, then over-sewed them with a fuzzy white yarn to make them ‘fluffy’.

Leg/Body colours;
Rnds 1-12: brown.
Rnds 13 - 15: randomly blend in green.
Rnds 16 - 33: light green.
Rnd 34: add random sage green.
Rnds 35 - 37: sage green.
Rnds 38 - 39: randomly blend in sky blue.
Rnd 40 to Head: sky blue.
Head: Skin colour

Arm colours;
Rnds 1 - 10: Skin colour
Rnds 11 - 13: sage green.
Rnds 14 - 15: randomly blend in sky blue.
Rnds 16 - end of arm: sky blue.

I used orange.
4 foundation single crochet, ch1.
1 row hdc.
(1sc, 1dc) x 2, ch1 for each row until you reach desired length, then work,
1 row hdc, 1 row of sc, finish off. Add fringe if you like.

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by Lion Brand
Super Bulky
100% Acrylic
125 yards / 142 grams
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  • Project created: April 4, 2018
  • Finished: April 10, 2018
  • Updated: April 11, 2018
  • Progress updates: 4 updates