Sunday, 21 October 2012

Buddy's Angel Costume


 
Here is the pattern for Buddy's angel costume. I used a fuzzy white yarn (wool, acrylic blend) to make the wings. The yarn was quite soft and so the wings were a little twisted when they were finished. I used some fabric stiffener to make them sit the way I wanted. If your wings turn out a little twisty then you might want to take a look at this site: crochet.tangleweeds.com/stiffeners.html. It discusses a few techniques for stiffening crochet work.

Good luck with the costume. If you need any help or if I've left anything out, let me know.

Buddy’s Angel Costume




Materials
Yarn
Yellow
White
Fuzzy White

Crochet Hook 3.00mm preferred size
Tapestry Needle

Terminology
***This pattern was written using US crochet terminology***
ch – Chain
Rnd – Round
sc – Single crochet
sc2tog – Single crochet two stitches together.
sl st – Slip stitch
st – Stitch. This term covers ch, sc, hdc, sl st and other stitches used in crochet.

Make a ring – The starting point for crocheting in a spiral. Use which ever method you prefer.
* * - Repeat the instructions between the asterisks as directed.
( ) – The number of stitches that should be in a completed round/row are placed in brackets at the end of that round’s/row’s instructions.

Instructions

Harness (in Yellow)
Make sure you leave a tail of yarn when you start the chain. This will be used to join the arm strap to the back of the harness later on.

Leave a tail


You’ll need to use Buddy (or the toy the costume is for) to determine how many chains you need to start with. First, chain five. Pin this chain to the middle of the back of Buddy, one pin in the first chain, one pin in the fifth chain.



Continue the chain until it can wrap around the arm of the toy and reach around the back, stopping under the pin in the fifth chain.




Count the number of chains you’ve added to the first five chains and note it down. This will be the length of the harness’s arm straps. Add one more chain. This is the turning chain.

Now you’ll start to make the back of the harness.
Row 1: Sc in the 2nd chain from the hook, sc in next 4 chains, chain 1, turn (5 sc, the unworked chains make up the first arm strap)
Row 2: sc in each sc, chain 1, turn (5)
Row 3: sc in each sc, chain 1, turn (5)
Row 4: sc in each sc (5)
Remember that number you noted down? Add that number of chains to row 4 to make your second arm strap. Cut yarn and fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn to use when joining.

Your harness should look like this:




To finish off, attach the ends of the arm straps to a corner of the back of the harness as shown in the photos below.







Halo Support (in Yellow)
The halo support is what the halo sits on. It’s attached to the back of the harness.

Place the harness on your toy. Attach yarn to the middle of the back of the harness. Make a chain that rises over the head of the toy.



Sl st in the 2nd chain from the hook and in all the remaining chains until you’re back where you started. Cut yarn and pull through. Weave the halo support’s yarn ends into the back of the harness.




Halo (in White)
Chain 20 then sl st in 1st chain made to make a ring.
Rnd 1: Sl st in each chain around
Sl st in next st, cut yarn and fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn to use when joining. Use the tail of yarn left on the halo to attach it to the halo support.





Wings (in Fluffy White)
I've used yellow yarn in the photos because I think the stitches are a little easier to see in yellow rather than in fluffy white :)

Chain 5
Row 1: sc in 2nd chain from the hook, sc in next 3 chains, chain 1, turn (4)
Row 2-5: sc in each sc, chain 1, turn (4)
Row 6: sc in next 4 sc, then continue to crochet down the side of the piece, making 5 sc evenly spaced down the rows, then chain 5, turn (14)

Crochet evenly down the side of the rows making 5 sc



How your wing should look after row 6 is completed


Row 7: sc in 2nd chain from the hook, sc in next 12 st, chain 1, turn (13)
Row 8: sc2tog, sc in next 11 sc, chain 3, turn (15)
Row 9: sc in 2nd chain from the hook, sc in next 11 st, sc2tog, chain 1 turn (13)
Row 10: sc in next 13 sc, chain 3, turn (16)
Row 11: sc in 2nd chain from the hook, sc in next 12 st, sc2tog, then sl st evenly down the side of the rows.





Cut yarn and fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn to use for joining.
Attach the wings to the back of the harness.






Your little angel costume is complete. Not only will it fit an Oddball Little Devil but it will also fit an Oddball Mouse and the Easter Bunny.





Hope your toys enjoy the outfit!

Copyright © Kim Lapsley 2012

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