Wednesday, April 4, 2012
A Very Potter Project
I've had a basic wizard toy pattern in my queue for a while and finally got the perfect opportunity to make them. (One of the problems in making cute little things is where to put them all!)
They all use the same pattern, with a few adjustments to customize each character. I made wands out of flat toothpicks colored with brown marker. For crocheters - I used the 'wizard with short hair' pattern but omitted the hat for most and replaced it with three round of basic circle increase (6-12-18 scs)
And now, the parade... Harry and Hedwig! You can just barely see the scar at his hairline and his tie is askew. If you want to make Hedwig, check out this page.
Harry's best buddy is Ron Weasley. The Weaseys are known for their ginger hair. His tie is also askew (boys!).
Next is the brains of the trio, Hermione Granger. Hermione's tie is definitely not askew. :oP However, she was known for her bushy uncontrollable hair. I've added an oval jump ring 'clip' at her temple as fans of the movies may recognize.
While I tried to stick with the main characters, I could not resist making Luna Lovegood - especially since the recipient of these dolls dressed as Luna last Halloween. Luna's known for her long blond hair but also for being a bit quirky, so I made a nargle charm necklace for her.
The nargle charm in the story is a butterbeer cork. Here, it is a coiled jewelry finding.
The other character I just HAD to make is Professor Minerva McGonagall. In many instances, she's the glue that hold Hogwarts and the story together. I used another jewelry finding as her brooch.
I would have loved to have Professor Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore as a teacher. Of course, I would have done just about anything to attend Hogwarts in general! I'm sure you see a pattern here of my using jewelry bits and pieces as details, but I think the beard tie might be my favorite.
Of course Professor Severus Snape spent his time between Dumbledore and Voldemort, and this blog is no different! It's hard to see in the photo, but he has white cuffs at the bottom of those sleeves.
Voldemort was the easiest doll to crochet, but also the hardest... because his most identifiable feature is that he has no identifiable features. :oP So, I decided he needed to have Nagini with him.
But Nagini can slither away if she wants to!
I can see this pattern would work for all the other characters as well, the Death Eaters (including the Malfoys), the rest of the Order of the Phoenix, the Weasley family. Oh the possibilities!