Saturday, March 29, 2008

Free pattern! Hobbits (and Gimli)

Alright everyone, I've decided to share the crochet pattern for all of the Lord of the Rings characters. The clothes patterns are up for sale at my etsy store so everything you need to make your own Lord of the Rings amigurumi characters will be available!
I've never made a pattern available to the public before, so if anyone needs help please feel free to leave a comment! It all makes sense in my head, and I am going to do my best to make sure it makes sense in yours. These are worked in a continuous spiral, do not turn your work. Use a stitch marker to indicate every row--everything may not line up exactly, but it doesn't really need to. Make sure you read the whole pattern before you start.
Hobbit pattern:
This pattern uses an F hook and worsted weight yarn. If you use anything else, be prepared for a wonky size. Everything in parenthesis ( ) needs to be repeated until the end of the row.

BC: bottom color (the "pants")
TC: top color (the "shirt")
AC: arm color (the arms)
SC: skin color (for any skin parts)

With BC, work 2 ch
Row 1: 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook
Row 2: (sc in next 1 st, 2 sc in next st) until end of row
Row 3: (sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st) until end of row
Row 4: (sc in next 1 st, 2 sc in next st) until end of row
Row 5: (sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st) until end of row
Row 6: (sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next st) until end of row
Change to TC
Row 7: (sc in next 4 st, 2 sc in next st) until end of row
Row 8: (sc in next 5 st, 2 sc in next st) until end of row
Row 9-11: even
Row 12: (sc in next 5 st, sc2tog) until end of row
Row 13: (sc in next 4 st, sc2tog) until end of row
Row 14-15: even
Row 16: (sc in next 3 st, sc2tog) until end of row

Now is a good time to put in the arms, so just put a stitch holder on the last stitch and make the arms now. This is also a good time to put the little white felt "V" for the vest on, and to put little buttons on. I use a french knot for the buttons and invisible thread to stitch the "V" on.

ARMS: Make two
With SC, ch 2

Row 1: 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook
Row 2: (sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) twice
Row 3: even
Row 4: even
Change to AC
Row 5: even
Row 6: even
Row 7: even, BO, leave a long yarn tail to attach arm to body

Attach these to the body and pick up the stitch on the stitch holder with the skin color to finish the head.

Row 17: (sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st) until end of row
Row 18: (sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next st) until end of row
Row 19: (sc in next 4 st, 2 sc in next st) until end of row
Row 20-22: even
Row 23: (sc in next 4 st, sc2tog) until end
If you have safety eyes, now would be a good time to put them in--try to place them around row 22
Row 24: (sc in next 3 st, sc2tog) until end of row
Row 25: (sc in next 2 st, sc2tog) until end of row
Now is when you want to stuff the whole body, and even put a weight down at the bottom if you are so inclined. Make sure you stuff the body very tightly.
Row 26: (sc in next 1 st, sc2tog) until end of row, or until the head is completely close up.

Alright! Your hobbit should be done. Remember, this isn't an exact science so feel free to mess around with the pattern if you feel like it. I hope everyone enjoys this!
Oh yeah, if you actually make a hobbit, PLEASE post pics here or e-mail them to me or something! I would love love love to see them.


dragon knitter said...

just wanted to let you know that we at lime&violet revere your geek amigurumi, and have posted about it on the daily chum (

you rock!
(ps, i'm adminnie, lol)

Faren said...

These are awesome! Heard about them from the daily chum, thanks, adminnie! Just started crocheting, but hopefully I can manage these.

Sabaal said...

I'm going to try to make a hobbit and I'll send you a pic as soon as I can, ok? although it could take time :S

Geek Central Station said...

Totally! I would love to see pics. Don't worry about the time, it always takes longer than you think to make one of these (at least in my experience!)

Ina said...

Good Job! :)

boinky said...

linked to my blog.

Aubri said...

So I'm trying to get to your etsy site and it isn't working. I'd really love to try these for my husband and feel that you deserve to be paid for your creativity.

Geek Central Station said...

@ Aubri:

Here is my etsy page:

The links on the front of the page go to bigcartel, which is just another site--it uses paypal, so it is totally secure, everything like that, but you can use whatever you feel the most comfortable with. Thanks for the comments! Let me know if you need any more help.

Aubri said...

I didn't notice the other link till after I posted the comment. ANyhow-I've got my hobbit mostly done but he looks more like a type of gourd...The tummy area is really big but this is my first time so I bet its me. I'm going to buy the patterns too so thank you for making they wonderful.

Aubri said...

Sorry-me again. I need a picture of the hobbits you've done to look at ...

Anonymous said...

you did a great work on this !! congratulations and thank you very much for sharing your talent

Minki said...

Do you have a tutorial somewhere for how you do your hair or is it part of the accessory pattern?

Marissa said...

This may be a silly question, but how do you do the hair?

Jessica Peter said...

I just linked to this project (and the post on Craftster) in my list of "Crafts That Will Blow Your Mind". Thanks for being so awesome!

Nick G. said...

Okay these are really cute. Looks like I'll need a bigger shelf... Because I'll make these for my littls collection

XD ^_^

MathWhiz45 said...

Wow! I am impressed!
I know what my brother & nephew are getting this year for Christmas!
Is it too soon to start you ask?
Not for me!!! :o)

Anonymous said...

So I've started my little hobbit, and I'm confused- is there supposed to be a little point at the end?

Juán Carmona Fdez said...

I really like your blog, has some very interesting things and your work is spectacular. Congratulations!

Kaftan said...

It is a very awesome article..guys please keep posting such stuff.

Erin Young said...

Just finished my hobbit :D made The One Ring with a cut out strip of a gold chocolate coin wrapper and put it on some embroidery floss. Its so cute! I'll put a pic up after Christmas since it will be a present! x

Orctastic said...

How do you make the hobbit hair? I tried doing so many different methods but none of them looked right. need help

Geek Central Station said...

Orctastic, just follow the short hair tutorial located on the side bar and omit step 8, and voila! Hobbit hair!

Here's a link, just in case:

Orctastic said...

That you So much!!

Anonymous said...

Great job! :) I love your hobbits so much that I made a Bilbo Baggins!
I didn't use your pattern, but since you inspired me, I thought I should post a link to my Bilbo :)

Geek Central Station said...

He looks great!I really like him. =)

S.N. said...

Oh so brilliant! I have been a big fan of your creations, but have been putting this off for way too long. I need to make my own fellowship, so they can sit next to my collection of Tolkien books.
I'm about to head over to Etsy to snatch up the clothes pattern. I am wondering - what size safety eyes are you using?

Arfeiniel said...

Never mind! I just stalked the comments and figured it out all by myself. I feel like a big girl :D

Arfeiniel said...

Never mind! I just stalked the comments and figured it out all by myself. I feel like a big girl :D

Zelda said...

Can you use lily sugar and cream yarn for the pant and head colors???

Geek Central Station said...

Zelda: You can use Sugar and Cream for any part of the body, I was just never able to find a colorway of theirs that was a good skin tone. If you find one you like, go for it!

Hannah said...

I just found your blog and I am super excited to make one of these :)!!! I may even talk my husband into buying me the clothes patterns from etsy :) These will make great christmas presents!

cokofat said...

you're amazing!!! I just want to ask that how you make the accesories? For example, the leaf? what did you use for it?

Geek Central Station said...

Cokofat, all of the accessories are made out of sculpey, from the leaf to the weapons and helmets. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hiya, I made this little Merry from your pattern (with a few changes^^):

Geek Central Station said...

Very cute!

Marianne said...

I love your little creations and I'm about to give myself a try and make some of them. But I was wondering what you have used to fill them? Most cotton seems to leak out when I've tried to make other amigurumis.
Do you have a suggestion on what I should use?

Geek Central Station said...

I just use cotton stuffing that you can buy at any craft store. If you're having problems with the stuffing leaking out, you're probably using too big of a hook, or yarn that is too small. For the weight on the bottom I use a large washer. I bet a round stone or something would work too, beads just seem like too much work.

Hope that helps!

Anonymous said...

Thank you. Your patterns are adorable. My grandchildren would love these; I hope I can do as well as you have.

Abigail Walker said...

Where did you get the elven leaf?

Geek Central Station said...

Abigail: The little elven leaf is made out of sculpey. The boyfriend made it!

R Adams said...

I cannot find you on Etsy. Do you still have your store there? Thank you for your time.

Geek Central Station said...

Hi R Adams,

I haven't updated my etsy site in a while. Check out bigcartel, I believe there are still some patterns available there.


R Adams said...

Hi there, I looked for bigcartel on Etsy and didn't find it. I did an engine search and came up nil too. Is there something more then bigcartel to go by? Again I thank you for your time, love your work.

Geek Central Station said...

Hey there R Adams,

Try this!

Let me know if you have any other questions.

steph bleything said...

Hi have just purchased your item from big cartel could you advise where to find the patterns for the rest of the figures please.