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Blarney the Leprechaun

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  • Instructions for making the leprechaun and photos.
  • Measurements are in metric.
  • A materials list and recommended yarns.
  • The pattern is 5 pages and written in English.

Pattern paper format: only A4


Introducing my Blarney the Leprechaun; he would make a super St Patrick’s Day gift. Blarney is 14 cm tall. Most pieces are knitted flat (back and forth) on a pair of straight single-pointed knitting needles. The clover stalk and hat buckle are single crochet chains worked on a crochet hook, but if you do not know how to crochet you could embroider these details instead. The beard incorporates knitted bobbles, and instructions on how to knit a bobble are included in the pattern. You will also need to cast on and off, knit, purl, work increases and decreases, knit stripes, and sew seams.

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Materials you need at home:

  • A pair of straight 3.75mm knitting needles (US 5)
  • A 3.75mm crochet hook (US F/5)
  • DK yarn (double knitting or light worsted weight)
  • Toy filling