Nursery Rhymes: Humpty Dumpty

 

SKILL LEVEL:
Easy
Basic stitches, simple shaping and finishing.
SIZE:
Approx: 14 cm in length (without legs) and 10 cm in width
 
MATERIALS:
Yarns:
Approx 25 grams in double knitting/light worsted yarn in red, cream and green
Small amounts in double knitting/light worsted yarn, in white/cream, black, pink, light blue and yellow
Hooks & Notions:
Size 4,00 mm Hook
Size 3,50 mm Hook (for eyes)
Yarn Needle
Stitch Marker
Fiberfill/Toy Stuffing
GAUGE:
Tension/Gauge is not necessary for this project to be perfect
I use US Crochet stitch terminology
Instructions:
 
Body:
With cream yarn, make a magic ring
Work 6 SC into circle, mark last SC with a Stitch Marker, continue in the round
Rnd 2: work 2 SC into each SC (12 SC), move marker
Rnd 3: work 2 SC into first SC, work 1 SC into next SC. * Work 2 SC into next SC, work 1 SC into next SC. Repeat from * until end (18 SC), move marker
Rnd 4: work 2 SC into first SC, work 1 SC into next 2 SC. * Work 2 SC into next SC, work 1 SC into next 2 SC. Repeat from * until end (24 SC), move marker
Rnd 5: work 1 SC into each SC until end (24 SC), move marker
Rnd 6: work 2 SC into first SC, work 1 SC into next 3 SC. * Work 2 SC into next SC, work 1 SC into next 3 SC. Repeat from * until end (30 SC), move marker
Rnd 7: work 1 SC into each SC until end (30 SC), move marker
Rnd 8: work 2 SC into first SC, work 1 SC into next 4 SC. * Work 2 SC into next SC, work 1 SC into next 4 SC. Repeat from * until end (36 SC), move marker
Rnd 9: work 1 SC into each SC until end (36 SC), move marker
Rnd 10: work 2 SC into first SC, work 1 SC into next 5 SC. * Work 2 SC into next SC, work 1 SC into next 5 SC. Repeat from * until end (42 SC), move marker
Rnd 11: work 1 SC into each SC until end (42 SC), move marker
Rnd 12: work 2 SC into first SC, work 1 SC into next 6 SC. * Work 2 SC into next SC, work 1 SC into next 6 SC. Repeat from * until end (48 SC), move marker
Rnd 13: work 1 SC into each SC until end (48 SC), move marker
Rnd 14: work 2 SC into first SC, work 1 SC into next 7 SC. * Work 2 SC into next SC, work 1 SC into next 7 SC. Repeat from * until end (54 SC), move marker
Rnd 15: work 1 SC into each SC until end (54 SC), move marker
Rnd 16: work 2 SC into first SC, work 1 SC into next 8 SC. * Work 2 SC into next SC, work 1 SC into next 8 SC. Repeat from * until end (60 SC), move marker
change yarn to green
Rnd 17: work in backloops only! – work 1 SC into each SC until end (60 SC), move marker
Rnd 18-21: work 1 SC into each SC until end (60 SC), move marker
change yarn to red
Rnd 22-23: work 1 SC into each SC until end (60 SC), move marker
Rnd 24: *SC2tog, work 1 SC into next 8 STS, repeat from * until end (54 SC) move marker
Rnd 25: work 1 SC into each SC until end (54 SC), move marker
Rnd 26: *SC2tog, work 1 SC into next 7 STS, repeat from * until end (48 SC) move marker
Rnd 27: work 1 SC into each SC until end (48 SC), move marker
Rnd 28: *SC2tog, work 1 SC into next 6 STS, repeat from * until end (42 SC) move marker
Rnd 29: work 1 SC into each SC until end (42 SC), move marker
Rnd 30: *SC2tog, work 1 SC into next 5 STS, repeat from * until end (36 SC) move marker
Rnd 31: work in backloops only! – work 1 SC into each SC until end (36 SC), move marker
Rnd 32: *SC2tog, work 1 SC into next 4 STS, repeat from * until end (30 SC) move marker
Rnd 33: *SC2tog, work 1 SC into next 3 STS, repeat from * until end (24 SC) move marker
Start to stuff body firmly
Rnd 34: *SC2tog, work 1 SC into next 2 STS, repeat from * until end (18 SC) move marker
Rnd 35: *SC2tog, work 1 SC into next 1 STS, repeat from * until end (12 SC) move marker
Finish stuffing
Rnd 36: *SC2tog, repeat from * until end (6 SC). Fasten off and SL ST opening close, weave in ends.
 
Eyes: Make 2
With white/cream yarn and 3,50 mm hook, make a magic ring
Work 6 SC into circle, mark last SC with a Stitch Marker, continue in the round
Rnd 2: work 1 SC and 1 HDC into next ST,
work 1 HDC and 1 DC into next ST,
work 1 DC and 1 HDC into next ST,
work 1 HDC and 1 SC into next ST,
work 1 SC into next 3 STS, SL ST into next.
Fasten off and a leave a tail for sewing
Embroider a few black straight stitches onto the eyes

and sew onto egg body.
With some pink yarn embroider a mouth.

Collar:
With yellow yarn
Join yarn with a SC into one of the exposed white loops
(Note – leave 5 loops open right underneath the mouth, see photo for guide)
Row 1: work 1 SC into each loop, turn
Row 2: CH3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into same ST, work 1 DC into next ST, work 1 HDC into next 2 STS, work 1 SC into each ST until last 4 STS, work 1 HDC  into next 2 STS, work 1 DC into next ST, work 2 DC into last ST, turn
Row 3: CH3 (counts as 1 DC, work 1 DC into same ST, work 1 DC into next 2 STS, work 1 HDC into next 2 STS, work 1 SC  into each ST until last 5 STS, work 1 HDC into next 2 STS, work 1 DC into next 2 STS, work 1 2 DC into last ST. Fasten off and weave in ends.

 

Legs: Make 2
With red yarn, CH 33
Row 1: work 3 DC into 4th ST from hook, work 4 DC into next ST. Work 4 DC into each ST until end.
SL ST into CH ST below DC, continue working a SL ST into each CH ST below DC STS, when end is reached continue in the round and work a SL ST into each DC. Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.
 
Arms: Make 2
With green yarn, CH 18
Row 1: work 3 DC into 4th ST from hook, work 4 DC into next ST. Work 4 DC into each ST until end.
SL ST into CH ST below DC, continue working a SL ST into each CH ST below DC STS, when end is reached continue in the round and work a SL ST into each DC. Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.
Bow-tie:
With blue yarn, CH 11
Row 1: work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into each ST until end, turn
Row 2-3: CH1, work 1 SC into each until end, turn.
Fasten off and leave a long tail.
With yarn needle weave in the long tail through the back stitches until
the center of the bow-tie.
Wrap the tail several times around the center, knot at the back, position
bow-tie in the center of the opening between the collar and sew into place.
Weave in ends.
Sew arms onto the side of the egg body just underneath the collar.
Sew the legs to the front of the egg body, using the exposed loops
at the bottom.

 

 

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5 Comments

  1. Author

    Ah thank you :). He is currently sitting on a few books on top of a shelf in my daughter's room!

  2. so totally cute! This would be one egg you wouldn't mind snuggling with for sure! He would be just adorable on a shelf with a few friends keeping watch!

  3. Author

    Awesome! I hope he enjoys his Humpty Dumpty 🙂

  4. I'm so excited!!! I have a preschool grandson living with me, and I think I will make this and teach him the nursery rhyme at the same time…… (FYI – can't wait for October for the boy's playbook!)

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