June 11, 2017

Peppa Pig's brother George Plushie

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
     My one year old just loves Peppa Pig. It's kinda hard finding boy related items of Peppa Pig. Decided that I should make him a George. Plus he's the perfect snuggly toy to cuddle with at night.

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. height from feet to ears 8"

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted weight yarn: Petal Pink (85yds), Turqua (35yds), Black (12yds) & small amounts of 2 darker shades of pink (5yds each)
*Fiberfill
*Felt: White, Black & Dark Green
*Fine Point Black Sharpie or Marker
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*Tapestry Needle
*Matching Thread
*Hot Glue

PATTERN NOTES - must read...
 Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.
 Always use stitch markers to mark your rounds.
 There's no need to sl st and/or ch when going to the next round unless stated to do so.
 Always do the 1st stitch where you slip stitch from the previous round.
 The chain, in the beginning, does NOT count as one stitch unless stated otherwise.
 You slip stitch on the first sc not on top of the chain 1.

SPECIAL STITCHES
 Triple Crochet (tr) - Y/O hook twice, insert hook into stitch & pull up a loop (4 loops remaining), Y/O hook & pull thru 2 loops (3 loops remaining), Y/O hook & pull thru 2 loops (2 loops remaining, Y/O hook & pull thru the 2 remaining loops.

SNOUT/HEAD with petal pink
  Rnd 1: 8sc in magic ring (8)
  Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around (16)
  Rnd 3: sc in next st, 2sc in next st around (24)
  Rnd 4: sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st around (32)
  Rnd 5: working on the back loops for this round only sc in next 6 sts, sc2tog around (28)
  Rnd 6-12: sc in each st around (28)
  Rnd 13: *sc in next st, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * 3 more times, sc in next 12 sts, *2sc in next st, sc in next st* repeat from * to * 3 more times (36)
  Rnd 14: *sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * 3 more times, sc in next 12 sts, *2sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts* repeat from * to * 3 more times (44)
  Rnd 15: *sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * 3 more times, sc in next 12 sts, *2sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts* repeat from * to * 3 more times (52)
  Rnd 16-17: sc in each st around (52)
  Rnd 18: *sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog* repeat from * to * 3 more times, sc in next 12 sts, *sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts* repeat from * to * 3 more times (44)
  Rnd 19-20: sc in each st around (44)
  Rnd 21: *sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog* repeat from * to * 3 more times, sc in next 12 sts, *sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts* repeat from * to * 3 more times (36)
  Rnd 22-24: sc in each st around (36)
Start stuffing the head moderately firm and keep adding fiberfill as you go along. 
  Rnd 25: sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog around (30)
  Rnd 26: sc in each st around (30)
  Rnd 27: *sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog* repeat from * to * 6 more times, sc in last 2 sts (23)
  Rnd 28: *sc in next st, sc2tog* repeat from * to * 6 more times, sc in last 2 sts (16)
  Rnd 29: sc2tog around (8)
F/O and leave a tail for closing. Add any bits of stuffing need it to finish shaping the head nicely. Weave in the tail through the final round and draw up tight to close. Secure and weave in the ends.

BODY with turqua
  Rnd 1: 8sc in magic ring (8)
  Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around (16)
  Rnd 3: sc in next st, 2sc in next st around (24)
  Rnd 4: sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st around (32)
  Rnd 5: 2sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts around (40)
  Rnd 6: sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st around (48)
  Rnd 7-13: sc in each st around (48)
  Rnd 14: sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog around (36)
Start stuffing the body moderately firm and keep adding fiberfill as you go along.
  Rnd 15: *sc in next 6 sts, sc2tog* repeat from * to * 3 more times, sc in last 4 sts (32)
  Rnd 16: *sc2tog, sc in next 5 sts* repeat from * to * 3 more times, sc in last 4 sts (28)
  Rnd 17: *sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog* repeat from * to * 3 more times, sc in last 4 sts (24)
  Rnd 18: *sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts* repeat from * to * 3 more times, sc in last 4 sts (20)
  Rnd 19: sc in each st around (20)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

EARS with petal pink; make 2
  Rnd 1: 4sc in magic ring (4)
  Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around (8)
  Rnd 3: sc in next st, 2sc in next st around (12)
  Rnd 4-8: sc in each st around (12)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

ARMS with petal pink; make 2
ch8, sl st into the 1st st to form a ring
  Rnd 1-8: ch1, sc in each st around, sl st into 1st st (8)
  Rnd 9: ch1, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog around, sl st into 1st st (6)
We will be making the fingers now. Flatten the arm to match up the stitches and you'll be crocheting through both sides to close up this end. See pictures below.
ch2, dc in 1st st, ch2, sl st in same st
ch3, tr in 2nd st, ch3, sl st in same st
ch2, dc in last st, ch2, sl st in same st
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

LEGS with petal pink; make 2
ch10, sl st into the 1st st to form a ring
  Rnd 1-8: ch1, sc in each st around, sl st into 1st st (10)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

SHOES with black; make 2
  Rnd 1: 5sc in magic ring (5)
  Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around (10)
  Rnd 3: *2sc in next st, sc in next st* repeat * to * 1 more time, sc in next 6 sts (12)
  Rnd 4-5: sc in each st around (12)
  Rnd 6: *sc2tog* repeat from * to * 1 more time, sc in next 8 sts (10)
  Rnd 7: sc2tog, sc in next 8 sts (9)
  Rnd 8-10: sc in each st around (9)
Start stuffing the shoe moderately firm and keep adding fiberfill as you go along.
  Rnd 11: *sc2tog* repeat from * to * 3 more times, sc in last st (5)
F/O and leave a tail for closing. Add any bits of stuffing need it to finish shaping the shoe nicely. Weave in the tail through the final round and draw up tight to close. Secure and weave in the ends.

TAIL with petal pink
ch9, 3sc in 2nd ch from hook and across (24)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

CHEEKS with first darker shade of pink
  Rnd 1: 6sc in magic ring (6)
  Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around (12)
  Rnd 3: sc in next st, 2sc in next st around, sl st into 1st st (18)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

NOSTRILS with second darker shade of pink
  Rnd 1: 6sc in magic ring, sl st into 1st st (6)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.


ASSEMBLE
     I recommend pinning the pieces in place before sewing them to make sure you have them in the position you like best before sewing. (Most people like to use the yarn at the end of the finished pieces to sew them in place, but I personally like to use matching thread).
     TIP...For anything that I’m going to be using felt, I like to first sketch it out on a white paper and make a stencil of what I need. Then cut it out. Then tape the stencil to the felt and cut it out.
    HEAD & BODY...you will be sewing the body to the head between round 17 and 23. Keeping in mind that the flat portion of the head goes up. Where we work the decreases and increases is the bottom part.
     EARS...there’s no need to stuff them, simply flatten them out. Place them between rounds 23 and 25 and approximately an inch apart. You will want to bend them a bit, so the middle portion is a bit inward.
     LEG to SHOE...the part where we did the decreases on the shoe is the top part. Sew the leg on the top part of the shoe between round 8 and 11. Stuff the leg if you haven't already.
     LEG to BODY...you will be attaching the legs between round 2 and 5 of the body.
     TAIL...align the tail between the center of the legs. Place it in round 7 of the body. Only sew the tip of the tail, don't sew it completely.
     ARMS...stuff them if you haven't already. Look at the arms, the fingers to be exact you’ll see how the front and back look different. Be sure to have both facing the same way when you sew them. Now that decide on which part will be facing outward, align them to the legs and place them on round 16 of the body.
     NOSTRILS...place them on the snout between rounds 2 and 4.
     EYES...using white felt make 2 circles and with the black felt make 2 slightly smaller circles. Glue the black circles unto the white ones. You will place the eyes between rounds 13 and 15 or play around with them ‘til you find the position you like best.
     CHEEKS...place them between rounds 16 and 21. About 1/2" below the eye.
     MOUTH...using the 2nd darker pink shade (the one we use for the nostrils), embroidery or slip stitch (with a smaller hook) the mouth just below the snout between round 13 and 14.
     DINOSAUR...for this I went online and look up “George Pig” and enlarge the image a bit to be able to trace it onto white paper. Cut out the image, glue it on a dark green felt and cut it out. You will want to cut out 2 so you can glue them together and make it sturdier.
Now that you have your 2 dinosaurs cut out on the dark green felt. Before gluing them together, let’s add the teeth with white felt. I made tiny triangles and glue them to the back of one of my dinosaurs.
Using white felt, make 2 tiny circles for the eyes. Glue them in place. With the fine point sharpie or marker make a dot in the center for the pupils.
Glue the other dinosaur to the back to make it sturdier. You can either glue it or sew it unto George’s hand.

GLOSSARY:
ch/s:chain/s || sc: single crochet || dc: half double crochet || tr: triple crochet || sl st: slip stitch
st/s: stitch/es || sc2tog: single crochet 2 stitches together || rnd: round || f/o: finish off || y/o: yarn over



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- Janet

Peppa Pig is copyright by Astley Baker Davies Ltd.
This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (June 2017). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint/repost it on your site. You may print and keep a copy for your own personal use. Please do not resell or distribute it.

7 comments:

  1. Gracias por compartir. Me alegraste el dia.

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  2. Thank you so much for the George pattern! Your pattern is so clear and the pictures make the assembly easy!

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    1. You welcome. :) Glad to hear that you like it. All my patterns are written like that, hopefully I see you around more often. Have a lovely day/night. :)

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  3. Do you know a version of peppa pig that matches in size with George ?🙏🏼

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    1. Hello Mia.
      Since were using a small hook to make George, you can go up a hook size or two to create Peppa. :)

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  4. Thank you so much for this! My 3 year old son is obsessed with Peppa Pig. I just finished George using your pattern and I am having so much trouble finding a good Peppa pattern so I'm thinking I'm just going to mess around with this pattern and see if I can make it bigger to make a Peppa. My little boy will love this for Christmas!

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    1. Hello there,
      I'm glad to hear you enjoy the pattern. I suggest maybe going up a hook size or two since we are using a small hook for George. Hopefully with that you'll get a decent size for Peppa. 😊

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