Witch Doorknob Cover


Source: 
http://handmadebymother.blogspot.com/2009/10/witch.html

WITCH DOORKNOB COVER


By Edith Gordon

MATERIALS: Knitting worsted weight yarn 1oz. each of black and pale green and a few yards red and orange; polyester fiberfill for stuffing of hat, nose and chin; 2 moveable plastic eyes size 10mm; 2 small jingle bells or pompoms; crochet hooks sizes G and I.

HEAD: With I hook and pale green yarn ch 4, join with sl st in 4th ch from hook to form ring.

RND 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), work 13 dc in ring – 14 dc.  Sl st in top of first ch 3.  Do not turn.

RND 2: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 2 dc in next dc and in each dc around – 28 dc.  Join with sl st as for rnd 1.

RND 3: Ch 3, work dc in each dc around – 28 dc.  Join.

RND 4: Ch 3, sk next dc, * dc in next dc, sk next dc, repeat from * around ending sl st in top of first ch 3 – 14 dc.

RND 5: Ch 1, sc in each dc around – 14 sc.  End off.

HAT: With G hook and black yarn ch 3, join with sl st in 3rd ch from hook to form ring.

RND 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 5 dc in ring – 6 dc.  Sl st in top of first ch 3 to join.

RND 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, * dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, repeat from * around – 9 dc.  Join as for rnd 1.

RND 3: Repeat rnd 2 – 13 dc.  Join.

RND 4: ch 3, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, * dc in each of next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, repeat from * around – 17 dc.  Join.

RND 5: Ch 3, dc in each dc around – 17 dc.  Join.  Break off black.  Attach orange.

RND 6: Repeat rnd 5 – 17 dc.  Join.  Break off orange.  Attach black.

RND 7: Ch 1, * sc in next dc, 2 sc in next dc, repeat from * around – 24 sc.

RND 8: Ch 1, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 2 sc, repeat from * around – 32 sc.  End off.

NOSE: With G hook and pale green yarn, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook to join.

RND 1: Ch 3, 5 dc in ring – 6 dc.  Join.

RNDS 2 & 3: Ch 3, dc in each dc around – 6 dc.  Join.  End off leaving about 6’’ length of yarn for sewing.

CHIN: With G hook and pale green yarn ch 12.

ROW 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook and in next ch, tr in each of next 5 ch, dc in each of last 3 ch.  End off leaving length of yarn for sewing.

FINISHING: Place 6 strands of black yarn each about 5’’ long on each side of hat for hair.  Tack in place.  Stuff hat and attach to top of head as shown.  Stuff nose and sew to center of face.  Gather bottom of chin and sew seam, stuff and sew in place.  Sew on eyes.  With red yarn, embroider mouth in straight stitches.

TIE: With G crochet hook and black yarn, ch 60.  End off.  Weave tie in and out of last dc rnd of head.  Attach jingle bells of pompons to ends.

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