Monday, September 25, 2006

Free Pattern - Severed Finger

For your enjoyment while I'm away journeying through Middle Earth...



This pattern is a ghoulish way to use up those scraps!

Materials:
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
Fiberfill
US size C hook
Tapestry nee
dle

Abbreviations:
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

Gauge:
Not incredibly important. Just make sure that whatever yarns you choose are similar in weight.

Finger Directions:
* 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

Nail Directions:
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.

Finishing:
Sew nail to tip of finger using whip stitch. If desired embroider creases onto knuckle as shown in picture above using AC.

Enjoy!

Copyright 2006 Regina Rioux Gonzalez. All rights reserved.

24 comments:

Deneen said...

Thanks for sharing and have a terrific time!

sgeddes said...

Have a great time. Thanks for sharing the pattern!

Allena said...

love it! you are just too fun! thanks a bunch

Red Rocket said...

Thank you so much for this one. Tis the season for making bloody props! Happy New Zealand-ing too!

MonkeyGurrrrrl said...

you're crazy. If I made the appendages, people would just think they were some funky-arsed thing. Only YOU can make them look the way they're supposed to...

Tara said...

AAAWESOME!
Have a fun adventure!

kay said...

Wow, thanks for sharing!! Your fingers look so real and terrifying, yet somehow so cute at the same time! I'm so excited to make these and freak out everyone I know!

Darlene said...

amazing...You 'invent' such fun stuff. :o)

old lady said...

Totally awesome! I'm always amazed by you.

Carol said...

You rock! Thank you for sharing!

Green Kitchen said...

Definitly something (party favor?) to make for my Dreary Christmas party that I always want to have, but never do.

amanda button said...

i NEED to learn how to crochet....these fingers just slay me!!!

shula said...

You....

are a genius.

desperate housewife said...

I want to go to Middle Earth, too! I totally have an inner hobbit!

Imaginary Maggie said...

That's it: I MUST learn how to crochet more than just one stitch. I might just be able to do that when The Crochet Dude is in my town next week. I'll print this off and make him teach me.

Also: I SO MUCH WANNA GO TO NZ! Can't wait for photos.

Marietta said...

i almost wet my pants when i saw those severed fingers!!!just brilliant - cannot wait to make!

Micky said...

OMG! Completely awesome!
:)

msfortuknit said...

Those are Fantastic!

krista said...

Gah!!! Why can;t I crochet damnit! My son would LOVE one of those fingers!

Ansley said...

Ooh....spooky! Love it. Too bad I am no good at crochet.

Tommy said...

Awesome pattern :D

Just finished making a severed finger. I had to add my own twist: Fringes. From the center of the cut a bit of bone white, then a bit of the AC and finally the MC at the edges.

Then trimmed down to a tight pack of very short fringes to give it all a nice and torn look!

Muwahaha! :D

Ashlee said...

These look great. I'm new to crocheting and would LOVE to make this. I tried but I think I'm messing up, big time. Could you maybe tell me how many stitch should be in each round, because right now it's all lopsided and I'm only at rnd 9 so it's gotta be wrong!

Kristine said...

These are going in the family Christmas stockings this year! Thank you for sharing your brilliance!

Kristine said...

These are going in the family Christmas Stockings this year. Thank you for sharing your brilliance!