Crocheting a Dobby, The House Elf
I have recently finished crocheting a Dobby, the House Elf, from the J.K.Rowlings Harry Potter books and films.
If you have read the books or seen the films, then you have probably come across Dobby. He first appears in The Chambers of Secrets and features more in the books than the films, we love him. The books definitely are better!
I used a free pattern from Ravelry by Lucy Kate. I followed the pattern for Dobby, but found that his top just wouldn’t work for me, so I ended up just making one up. He has a bit of a tubby tummy so I just used double & treble crochets to make it fit him.
I also gave him a sock. If you don’t know the story, House Elves are tied to their master until they are given a piece of clothing by them. Dobby’s owner was the Malfoy’s, not a particularly nice family, so when Harry Potter gets the chance he hides one of his socks in a journal which he hands to Lucius Malfoy (played in the films by Jason Isaacs ). He in turn gives the journal to Dobby to carry. When Dobby opens the journal he sees the sock and says “Master has given Dobby a sock, Dobby is FREE!”
The sock should really have been black, but the wool I thought was black was actually dark navy and as I was over at Mummy H’s at the time, Dobby had to have a navy sock. But he still got the sock so is still free and that is all that mattered.
I’m not the best at making Amigurumis, this is actually one only a few I’ve made but I’m chuffed to bits with him and so is Mummy H – although Grace seems to have adopted him recently and even gave him another sock, so his other foot didn’t catch cold. He seems quite pleased about it too.
Whilst we was was over visiting Mummy H and the family, I also took over a little cardigan and hat that I had made for one of her friends who had just had a baby girl. You will have seen this pattern in my crochet updates before if you’ve been with us a while. It’s the pattern I turn to for baby cardigans.
It’s a simple cardigan that I no longer actually follow a pattern when making. It started off originally as one by Yolanda Soto Lopez that I found on YouTube. I love this pattern and have made it countless times, but have also adapted it a bit now..
I made a little hat, beanie to match, again I just made this up as I went along.
These two baby items were actually god stash busting items as I managed to use up all but a tiny bit of the yellow and the same with the lilac. I was playing yarn chicken with the yellow. I had about 18 inches left. Thinking about it so was Dobby’s sock as I used the last of that yarn too. I just kept crocheting in the round until I ran out.
The next thing I’ve been asked to make is some bunting for Chloey and Arron’s bedrooms. I made some for Lilley Belle and that is now on her wall. Arron loved it so much and wanted some of his own with his name on, so I might as well do Chloey hers as well! It’s another great stash busting activity, as it doesn’t take much to make up some coloured triangles that I just crochet connect together and make the letter of their names. It’s also something they will be able to keep for a long time I hope.
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