Vargouille

Jun. 11th, 2012 02:09 pm
hooked_on_anime: A pink crochet hook looped through the lead of blue yarn with one chain stitch. (Chain forward)
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I've started typing up a lot of my backlogged fannish patterns in an effort to also type up my original stuff so I can get it tested and sell it. I plan to post a pattern a month until I run out, barring ADHD underestimation. The first one is a pattern I've been sitting on for ages - and one I imagine won't get a lot of attention, but wev, it's all cool.




Its mouth does open and close :) For an extra layer of disturbing, the yarn I used for its eyes and the inside of its mouth was originally meant for baby blankets.

The vargouille is from the 3.5 version rules and descriptions, so it doesn't have ears. The art included in the book did, though, so I also have their pattern; if you're using a different version and want a vargouille with ears, comment and I'll provide that part for you.

While the vargouille here is not actually my first non-charity commission, it's the first one I really count. (Sorry, Mom; not that I don't love you, but it's not quite the same being paid by a direct family member ^^a) I felt like I'd finally gotten a good idea of what I could crochet and how, and I'd done a couple of charity auctions, so I was fairly confident in my abilities. So when a good friend offered to pay me to make her D&D familiar, I. Well, actually I procrastinated for a few months, but once I was done doing that, I got on the case and turned it out pretty quick :3b


Vargouille Pattern!

What you need to know for this pattern: US stitch names; crocheting in the round (in a spiral); chain stitch (ch); single crochet (sc); double crochet (dc); triple/treble crochet (tc); increasing ([stitch] 2 in 1); decreasing ([stitch] 2 tog); slip stitch (sl st).
Sizing information: I used a size H/5.0mm hook and worsted weight yarn for a gauge of 4 dc/inch (2.5 cm).

Head
Round 1: Begin in the round; dc 12; continue in a spiral
Round 2: Dc 24 (dc 2 in 1 x 12)
Round 3: Dc 36 ([dc 2 in 1, dc 1] x 12)
Round 4: Dc 48 ([dc 2 in 1, dc 2] x 12)
Round 5 thru 9: Dc 48
Round 10: Dc 36 ([dc 2 tog, dc 2] x 12)
Round 11: Dc 24 ([dc 2 tog, dc 1] x 12)
Round 12: Dc 12 (dc 2 tog x 12)
Round 13: Dc 6 (dc 2 tog x 6)
Round 14: Sl st 3 to close
Finish

Jaw 1
Row 1: Ch 26; ch 1 to turn
Row 2: Sc 26
Row 3: Dc 26
Row 4: Dc 6, ch 14, dc 6
Row 5 thru 7: Dc 26
Finish

Jaw 2
Row 1: Ch 4; ch 1 to turn
Row 2: Sc 4
Row 3: Sc 6 (sc 2 in 1, sc 2, sc 2 in 1)
Row 4: Sc 8 (sc 2 in 1, sc 4, sc 2 in 1)
Row 5: Sc 10 (sc 2 in 1, sc 6, sc 2 in 1)
Finish

Find the middle of Jaw 1 and Jaw 2; lay the narrow end of Jaw 2 to Jaw 1 so the middle points on both overlap. Starting at the end of Jaw 2, sew along the outside edge to Jaw 1 in a horseshoe shape. The final shape should be open.

Nose
Row 1: Start 10 stitches into the top of Jaw 1; Dc 6
Row 2: Dc 2, dc 2 tog, dc 2
Finish

Teeth
Attach yarn to Jaw 1 where the opening is; ch 2, sl st 1, then sl st into the jaw; repeat these steps all the way across the bottom and top of the opening. Finish when you reach the other side of the opening.

Sew the completed jaw/nose structure to the head; the bottom of the jaw should stick out so its inside edge can be sewn to the sphere.

Eyelids (make 2)
Row 1: Ch 5, ch 1 to turn
Row 2: Sc 1, dc 1, tc 1, dc 1, sc 1
Finish

Sew the eyelids to either side of the top of the nose, pointed end up. Leave the bottom edge un-stitched.

Wing Panel 1 (make 2)
Row 1: Ch 8, ch 1 to turn
Row 2: Sc 8; ch 2 to turn
Row 3, 4: Dc 8; ch 2 to turn
Row 5: Dc 10 (dc 2 in 1, dc 6, dc 2 in 1) ch 2 to turn
Row 6: Dc 13 (dc 2 in 1, dc 7, dc 2 in 1 x 2) ch 2 to turn
Row 7: Dc 16 (dc 2 in 1 x 2, dc 10, dc 2 in 1) ch 2 to turn
Row 8: Dc 2 in 1, dc 13, dc 2 in 1, tc 2 in 1
Finish

Wing Panel 2 (make 2)
Row 1: Ch 3
Row 2: Dc 2 in first ch; ch 2 to turn
Row 3: Dc 1, dc 2 in 1; ch 2 to turn
Row 4: Dc 2, dc 2 in 1; ch 2 to turn
Row 5: Dc 3, dc 2 in 1; ch 2 to turn
Row 6: Dc 4, dc 2 in 1; ch 2 to turn
Row 7: Dc 5, dc 2 in 1; ch 2 to turn
Row 8: Dc 6, dc 2 in 1; ch 2 to turn
Row 9: Dc 7, dc 2 in 1; ch 2 to turn
Row 10: Dc 8, dc 2 in 1; ch 2 to turn
Row 11: Dc 9, dc 2 in 1; ch 3 to turn
Row 12: [Tc 1, dc 1] in 1, sc 9, [dc 1, tc 1] in 1
Finish

Wing Panel 3 (make 2)
Row 1: Ch 3
Row 2: Dc 3 in first ch; ch 2 to turn
Row 3: Dc 2, [tc 1, dc 1] in 1; ch 3 to turn
Row 4: [Tc 1, dc 1] in 1, dc 3; ch 2 to turn
Row 5: Dc 4, [tc 1, dc 1] in 1; ch 3 to turn
Row 6: [Tc 1, dc 1] in 1, dc 5; ch 2 to turn
Row 7: Dc 6, [tc 1, dc 1] in 1; ch 3 to turn
Row 8: [Tc 1, dc 1] in 1, dc 7; ch 2 to turn
Row 9: Dc 8, [tc 1, dc 1] in 1; ch 3 to turn
Row 10: [Tc 1, dc 1] in 1, dc 9; ch 2 to turn
Row 11: Dc 10, [tc 1, dc 1] in 1; ch 3 to turn
Row 12: [Tc 1, dc 1] in 1, sc 10, [dc 1, tc 1] in 1
Finish

Sew the long flat edge of Wing Panel 1 to one of the long edges of Wing Panel 2; sew the short flat edge of Wing Panel 3 to the other long edge of Wing Panel 2. Sew the short flat edge of Wing Panel 1 to the skull behind the jaw. Make sure all the pointiest ends of the wing panels go together to form a single point in the final wings. (See pictures.)

Hair tentacles: Ch a random number of stitches; sl st back along the chain. Repeat this process at least 20 times. Tie resulting tentacles to back of Vargouille's head.

Jaw tentacles: Ch 12; sl st 1, ch a few, sl st back, sl st into the chain length, repeat until you run out of chain stitches to sl st into. Sew into the bottom middle of the jaw, where Jaw 1 meets Jaw 2.


Remember, anonymous comments are enabled, so please feel welcome to ask if you have any questions! I don't promise to answer promptly (see: ADHD), but I'll do my best to get an answer to you as soon as I can manage.

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