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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Garlic


This is super easy and super fast.

MATERIALS

  • Worsted weight tan and cream/white yarns
  • Size E hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Purple embroidery thread (optional)
SC 5 sts into a magic ring with tan yarn. 

R1: Join magic ring with SS, CH 1, inc 5 times (10 sts)

Switch to cream colored yarn. 

R2: *SC in first sc, 2 SC in next sc*, repeat from * around (15 sts)

R3: *SC in next 2 sc, 2 SC in next sc*, repeat from * around (20 sts)

R4: *SC in next 3 sc, 2 SC in next sc*, repeat from * around (25 sts)

R5: *SC in next 4 sc, 2 SC in next sc*, repeat from * around (30 sts)

R6: *SC in next 5 sc, 2 SC in next sc*, repeat from * around (35 sts)

At this point, take several 2-3" long strands of tan yarn and thread them through the tan base. What I did was take a strand and thread both ends up from the RS to the WS, then I tied a tight knot and threaded the ends back through to the RS again. I just placed them randomly around, unraveled the yarn to make it look more like roots, then trimmed them to the appropriate length. 

R7-R10: SC around (35 sts)

R11: *SC in next 5 sc, SC 2 together*, repeat from * around (30 sts)

R12: *SC in next 4 sc, SC 2 together*, repeat from * around (25 sts)

R13: *SC in next 3 sc, SC 2 together*, repeat from * around (20 sts)

R14: *SC in next 2 sc, SC 2 together*, repeat from * around (15 sts)

R15: *SC in next sc, SC 2 together*, repeat from * around (10 sts)

Keeping your stitch live (I use a safety pin to hold it), stuff the garlic, then cut a very, very long strand of similar colored cream or white yarn (I happened to have two balls of the same colored yarn). Thread the yarn with an embroidery needle.

1. Starting at the top of the garlic, thread yarn from WS to RS and pull it almost all the way through, leaving a little bit of tail left so that you can knot it later. 

2. Insert needle in bottom center of garlic and bring out to top center, pulling yarn tight.

3. Bring yarn back to the top of the garlic, and repeat first two steps on other half of the garlic, making sure you pull that yarn pretty tight. You garlic will look like this:

So sort of like goatse!

4. Repeat above steps so that your garlic looks like this:

5. I did it one more time, so that I had some big lumps and small lumps so it would look more realistic.

6. Knot your yarn on the WS, and cut. 

Pick up your live stitch now!

R16-R17: Sc around (10 sts)

R18: Sc around, decreasing once or twice, bind off, weave in ends.


At this point you can leave your garlic as is, or embroider purple lines into the skin.



3 comments:

  1. can't read this because of the background

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  2. love it! thanks for sharing your patterns!

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