Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Taiko Drum Master: Don

I know this is late, but I was trying to figure out where I put the post it with the notes for this pattern. Finally found it! I hope the instructions for the face is easy enough to follow!

Materials needed:
Size hook: F and D
Worsted weight yarn in white, orange, and light blue
Your choice of stuffing
Small bits of black and red felt
Black embroidery thread
Glue that dries clear
Needle Point Canvas
Tapestry needle

ch: chain
sc= single crochet
inc= increase (2 single crochets in 1 stitch)
dec= decrease ( single crochet 2 stitches together)
BLO= back loops only
** = repeat whatever is in between

1.This pattern is made by joining each round. To do this slip stitch into the beginning stitch then ch 1. Continue pattern accordingly.

2. To change colors, I also recommend using the jogless color change technique. Here is a tutorial for it if you need help ^^.

Face/Body: With F Hook. Start with orange.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
Rnd 2: *inc* (12)
Rnd 3: * sc, inc* (18)
Rnd 4: *inc, 2 sc* (24)
Rnd 5: *3 sc, inc* (30)
Rnd 6 :*inc, 4 sc* (36)
Rnd 7: *5 sc, inc* (42)
Rnd 8: *inc, 6 sc* (48) Switch to white after this round.
Rnd 9: *7 sc, inc* (54)
Rnd 10: *inc, 8 sc* (60)

With the needle point canvas, cut out 2 circles the size of your work so far. This is to keep the face and back relatively flat.
Rnd 11: *BLO sc* (60)
Rnd 12: *sc* (60) Switch to light blue after this round.
Rnd 13-31: *sc* (60) Switch to white at the end of round 31
Rnd 32: *sc* (60)
F/O and weave in tail. Place one of the circles you made from the needle point canvas inside the body against the face. Stuff.

Bottom: With F hook. In white.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
Rnd 2: *inc* (12)
Rnd 3: * sc, inc* (18)
Rnd 4: *inc, 2 sc* (24)
Rnd 5: *3 sc, inc* (30)
Rnd 6 :*inc, 4 sc* (36)
Rnd 7: *5 sc, inc* (42)
Rnd 8: *inc, 6 sc* (48)
Rnd 9: *7 sc, inc* (54)
Rnd 10: *inc, 8 sc* (60)
F/O and leave long tail to sew to body.

With the right side out, line the stitches of the bottom to the open side of the body. Begin to sew the pieces together. Make sure you make the needle go through both loops of the body and the back loops only of the bottom.

When your work is about half way closed, slip the other needle point canvas circle inside and against the bottom piece. Finish sewing the work together making sure to add more stuffing if needed.

"Feet": Make 4 With D hook and white yarn.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring. (6)
Rnd 2: *inc* (12)
Rnd 3-4: *sc* (12) Stuff at the end of round 4.
Rnd 5: *dec* (6)
F/O. Use a tapestry needle to thread the tail through the last round to close the hole.

"Legs": Make 4. With D hook and white yarn.
Ch 5. Make sure the tail is long to you can sew this end to your work.
Row1: sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc across (4)
Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc across (4)
Row 3: ch 1, turn, sc across (4)
Row 4: ch 1, turn, sc across (4)
F/O leaving long tail. Roll the piece into a tube, and stitch the tube together using the tail.

Face Details:
1. Eyes: These are made from black felt. They are circles with a diameter of 4 rounds of the face.
2. Mouth: This is made from red felt. Cut out a "V" shape that is 8 rounds of the face tall. Curve off the point of the "V". Fold The mouth together length wise and cut a half circle on the straight side.
3. Glue the mouth to the face making sure that the tip of the top of the mouth is touching the center of the 1st round. Glue the eyes on both sides of the face.
4. You can embroider the black outline of the mouth, but I just glued black embroidery thread around the border and cut out a thin "m" shape with black felt for the grin.

1. Using one tail, sew each tube to a ball. Use the other tail to sew the legs to the white yarn on the sides of the body. Weave in ends.

And you're done. Hope you enjoy ^^

Please do not sell this pattern. Do not sell products made from this pattern without my permission. Thank you. ^^

1 comment:

  1. i love playing the drum master game! and i love your DON! thanks for sharing your pattern. so, can i mass produce it?