For your enjoyment while I'm away journeying through Middle Earth...
This pattern is a ghoulish way to use up those scraps!
Finger color (MC) - Koigu KPPPM color P430 or any other sock weight yarn - approximately 10 - 15 yards
Nail and blood color (AC) - Koigu KPPPM color P608D or P621 or any other sock weight yarn - approximately 2 - 3 yards
US size C hook
AC - alternate color
ch - chain
MC - main color
rep - repeat
rnd - round
r - row
sc - single crochet
sl st - slip stitch
st - stitch
sts - stitches
tog - together
Not incredibly important. Just make sure that whatever yarns you choose are similar in weight.
* Pattern is worked in the round. Each round begins with ch 1 and ends with sl st in first sc of round to join. First st in round is worked in same st as slp st to join previous round.
Rnd 1 (MC) - ch 2, 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to join rnd
Rnd 2 - ch 1, (1 sc, 2 sc in next st) 4 times, sl st to join rnd
Rnd 3 - ch 1, 12 sc, sl st to join rnd
Rnd 4 - rep rnd 3
Rnd 5 - ch 1, (2 sc, 2 sc in next st) 4 times, sl st to join rnd
Rnd 6 - ch 1, 16 sc, sl st to join rnd
Rnds 7 thru 22 - rep rnd 6
* Upon completion of rnd 22, break off MC and attach AC. Stuff with fiberfill before continuing pattern.
Rnd 23 (AC) - ch 1, (1 sc, 1 spike st) 8 times, sl st to join rnd
Rnd 24 - ch 1, in back loops only (sc 2 tog) 8 times, sl st to join rnd
Rnd 25 - ch 1, (sc 2 tog) 4 times, sl st to join rnd, fasten off
R 1 (AC) - ch 2, 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, turn
R 2 - ch 1, 1 sc, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc, turn
R 3 - ch 1, 4 sc, turn
R 4 - rep r 3
* To finish nail off, sc around entire nail and fasten off with enough yarn to sew onto finger.
Sew nail to tip of finger using whip stitch. If desired embroider creases onto knuckle as shown in picture above using AC.
Copyright 2006 Regina Rioux Gonzalez. All rights reserved.