Sunday, September 02, 2007

KNit MooGle PaTTerN

Quite a bit later.. but as promised .. here is my knit moogle pattern. This pattern was inspired by the crochet moogle designed by Amy Shimel. As a lover of Final Fantasy XI.. I just had to have my very own knit Moogle and now you can have a knit moogle too KUPO!!
Knit Moogle Pattern

Abbreviations:

k - knit

F&F - front and back of stitch

K2Togtbl-knit 2 stitches together through the back loop

K2Tog - knit 2 together

PU - pick up

PM- place marker

sc - single crochet

dc- double crochet

hdc- half double crochet

slst- slip stitch



Materials:

worsted weight yarn: 1 skein cream (mc), 1 skein peach (cc),small amount of purple for wings, a small amount of black.

1 piece of tan felt

Brown embroidery floss

5 inch piece of wire

yarn needle for sewing moogle together


1 set Size 5 dpn ( I used 5 inch long needles)

G crochet hook

Gauge: 22sts = 4 inches (exact gauge is not important but you don't want to be way off)



Body:(make 1)


Using a circular cast on (picking up stitches with a crochet hook and placing them on your knitting needles)

Cast on 6 sts., 2 sts. on each needle. Join to knit in the round.Pm (place marker) to mark beginning of row.

Round1. Knit in F&B of each st. (12sts).

Round2.* K1,Knit in F&B of next st * rep 6 times. (18sts)

Round3.* K2,Knit in F&B of next st * rep 6 times. (24sts)

Round4.* K3,Knit in F&B of next st * rep 6 times. (30sts)

Round5.* K4,Knit in F&B of next st * rep 6 times. (36sts)

Round6.* K5,Knit in F&B of next st * rep 6 times. (42sts)

Round7.* K6,Knit in F&B of next st * rep 6 times. (48sts)

Round8.* K7,Knit in F&B of next st * rep 6 times. (54sts)

Knit even for 14 rounds.

Round 23.*K7,K2tog * rep 6 times. (48sts)

Round 24.*K6,K2tog * rep 6 times. (42sts)

Round 25.*K5,K2tog * rep 6 times. (36sts)

Round 26.*K4,K2tog * rep 6 times. (30sts)

Round 27.*K3,K2tog * rep 6 times. (24sts)

Round 28.*K2,K2tog * rep 6 times. (18sts)

Bind off all sts. Leave a long tail to sew head a body together.


Head:(make 1)


Using a circular cast on (picking up stitches with a crochet hook and placing them on your knitting needles)

Cast on 6 sts., 2 sts. on each needle. Join to knit in the round.Pm (place marker) to mark beginning of row.

Round1. Knit in F&B of each st. (12sts).

Round2.* K1,Knit in F&B of next st * rep 6 times. (18sts)

Round3.* K2,Knit in F&B of next st * rep 6 times. (24sts)

Round4.* K3,Knit in F&B of next st * rep 6 times. (30sts)

Round5.* K4,Knit in F&B of next st * rep 6 times. (36sts)

Round6.* K5,Knit in F&B of next st * rep 6 times. (42sts)

Round7.* K6,Knit in F&B of next st * rep 6 times. (48sts)

Round8.* K7,Knit in F&B of next st,K17,Knit in F&B on next st * rep 1 time more. (50sts)

Knit even for 10 rounds.

At this point divide sts. Equally on 4dpns. 12Sts. On each of 2 needles and 13 sts on each of 2 needles.


Round19.*Knit to 2sts. Before end of needle 1, k2tog * rep 3 more times. (46sts).

Round20. *Knit to 2sts. Before end of needle 1, k2tog * rep 3 more times. (42sts).

Round21.*Knit to 2sts. Before end of needle 1, k2tog * rep 3 more times. (38sts).

Round22.*Knit to 2sts. Before end of needle 1, k2tog * rep 3 more times. (34sts)

Round23.*Knit to 2sts. Before end of needle 1, k2tog * rep 3 more times. (30sts)

Round24.*Knit to 2sts. Before end of needle 1, k2tog * rep 3 more times. (26sts)

Round25.*Knit to 2sts. Before end of needle 1, k2tog * rep 3 more times. (22sts)

Round26.*Knit to 2sts. Before end of needle 1, k2tog * rep 3 more times. (18sts).

Bind off all sts.


Arms: (Make2)MC

Make slip knot and put it on a dpn.

Knit F&B of st.(2st)

(Do not turn)slide work to other side of needle, bring yarn across back and knit in F&B of both stitches. As if making an i-cord.(4sts)

(Do not turn)slide work to other side of needle, knit in F&B of first and last st.(6sts)

Divide sts. Equally on 3 needles.PM

Continue knitting in round,knit F&B of first and last stitch each round until there are 12 sts.Equally divide sts. On 3 needles.

Knit 7 rounds even.

Bind off all sts. Set aside.


Legs: (Make2)CC

Make slip knot and put it on a dpn.

Knit F&B of st.(2sts)

(Do not turn)slide work to other side of needle, bring yarn across back and knit in F&B of both stitches. As if making an i-cord.(4sts)

(Do not turn)slide work to other side of needle, knit in F&B of first and last st.(6sts)

Divide sts. Equally on 3 needles.PM

Continue knitting in round,knit F&B of first and last stitch each round until there are 12 sts. Equally divide sts. On 3 needles.

Knit 3 rounds even.


Heal:

Knit across needle 1 and 2, turn.

Wrap slip first st. purl to end of needle. Wrap slip first st. knit to end of needle.PU & knit in back of bar between needle 1 & 2. Knit to end of needle 2. PU & knit in back of bar between needle 2 & 3. Knit across sts on needle 3.(end of round)

Knit to end of needle 1.

K1(K2TOGTBL)2 times. Bring first st. from needle 3 to needle 2 and knit.

Knit 4 rows change to MC,Knit 4 rows.

Next row.

Inc row. Inc in bar between first and last needle(knee)and one more time to equal 5 sts on each needle.

Knit 4 rows more.

Inc on both ends of needle #2 on 9th row of MC.

K1 row

Bind off all sts.


Wings (Make 2)The wings are crochet

With small amount of purple yarn and size G crochet hook

Chain 6, sc in second chain from hook, sc in each chain across.(5 sc)

[Chain 1, turn, sc in each sc across] Repeat 2 more times.

Chain 3 , turn, sc in next 2 chain sts and in each sc across.(7 sc)

chain 1, turn, sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in last st. (8 sc)

Chain 2, turn,sc in next chain st and in each sc across. (9 sc)

Chain 1 turn, sc in the next 7sc,

Chain 4 turn, sc in the next 3 chain sts and in each sc across.(10sc)

Turn,do not chain 1,sl,st in first sc, sc in the next 8 sc, 2 sc in the last sc. End off.


Nose

With dpn cast on 6 sts. Place 2 sts on each of 3 needles. Join to knit in the round.PM

Round1. Knit in front and back of each st.(12 sts)

Round2.[knit 1, inc in next st]repeat this 5 more times. (18 sts)

Round3-7 knit.

Bind off all stitches. Leave a tail to sew nose to head.


Ears (make 2)

With CC cast on 5sts.

Knit in garter st for 3 rows.

Dec. row. K2TOG, k1, K2TOG.

Bind off 3 sts.

With MC sc around sides and top of ear. End off . Leave a tail to sew ear to head.


Bobble

With a little bit a black yarn and size 5 dpn, make a 3 stitch i-cord that is 1 ½ long. Leave a tail to sew to head later. Set aside.


(Make 2)

With CC and size G crochet hook

Round1. Chain 2, make 6 sc in second chain from hook.PM in last sc.

Round2. 2 sc in each sc.(12 sc)

Round3. [1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] repeat around. (18 sc)

Round4. 1 sc in each sc around.(18 sc)

End off leaving a tail to sew together.


Assembly.

Lightly stuff legs with poly-fil. Sew to body with a whip st.(sew the legs a little towards the front of the body so the moogle will sit). Fill the toe of an old stocking with poly-beads, make a knot and insert into the body.Lightly stuff the rest with poly-fil.Lightly stuff arms and sew in place with a whip st. I placed one arm a little forward so he looks like he is waving.

(The facial features, eyes, nose, ears are added after stuffing the head)


Carefully thread wire through center of the i-cord so that equal amounts of the wire are at each end. Insert one end of wire end into top of head, bend and loop wire inside head. Sew a few stitches to secure i-cord to top of head.

Sew the 2 bobble parts together leaving an opening. Stuff bobble bend and loop end of wire and insert into bobble add more stuffing. Sew up the rest of the seam. Sew a few stitches to secure i-cord to bobble.


Stuff head. Stuff nose. Sew nose to head centered between the 2 bars of increased sts.


Make eyes by making 2 slanted stitches with black yarn.


Sew ears to top of head with a whip st, secure ends and tuck ends inside head.


Make little face feathers.

Right side feather.

With front of face, facing you, use a crochet hook and pick u one loop of a knit st along lower side of head about 4 stiches up from neck.

Chain 3. dc in same st. hdc in loop of next knit st. Sl st in next knit loop.Fasten off. Tuck ends inside head.

Repeat this on other side of head with back of head facing you.


Sculpt head.

Thread a large yarn needles with about 18”to20” of yarn. Put through the neck opening and exit about 4 sts from center side head. Push needle in about 4 stitches away(should be about center side of head) and push needle out on opposite side of head. Give a little tug to make an indentation on side of head, push needle in about 4 stitch away and exit on opposite side of head one stitch away from first long st made. Bring yarn around back of head. Push needle into head one stitch away from long stitch made and bring needle out of the neck opening. Tie ends together. This will give the head just the right moogle head shape.


Whip stitch head to body.

Whip stitch wings to back about 4 stitches down from neck and about 4 stitches apart.


Moogle messenger bag


Cut a piece of felt 1 ¾ inches X 8 ½ inches long.

Cut 2 small rectangles 2”X 1 1/2”. Round off 2 corners on longer side of each rectangle. Center one bottom (rounded end) to middle of felt strip. With embroidery thread, use a blanket stitch to sew bag side to strip. Line up other side of bag and repeat. Try bag on moogle and adjust straps. Over lap and attach straps together with a large X stitch. Repeat this on both sides of bag for a decorative feature.


I think you have it now KUPO.. your own private moogle to watch over your treasures.. Enjoy.


© Adrienne Medrano 2007



3 comments:

Eve Shepherd said...

Omg so cute! I loved him the first time I saw him. Now you have to come up with a pattern for a knit murloc!!!

Just kidding!

Dianie said...

Help! I'm probably making this more difficult than it is, but I totally do not understand the "heal" (erm heel?) section. So I wrap slip first stitch, purl to end of needle ... then I turn and wrap/knit across needle 1? Or knit across the purl side of needle 2? Assuming that I turn and knit back across needle 1, how do I do the PU and knit? Is there supposed to be loose yarn? I'm sorry!!! Even if you have just a picture of the back of the Moogle, I'm sure it would help a lot. Kupo!!!

Carmelknits said...

OMG! This is the best thing ever!! I can't wait to make him......