Monday, November 19, 2012

Sheldon Pattern!

Okay if you have tried any of my other patterns you know I am not your traditional crocheter. In the sense that I really do not follow rounds. So please be advised this pattern is not written with proper rounds. This is how I create, I just go with what feels right and what looks right as I am creating. I hope you enjoy the pattern!

Please do not distribute or alter this pattern in any way or claim this to be your own pattern. You may sell finished items using this pattern but give proper credit and note it as an “A[mi]dorable Crochet Pattern”. 

Thank you for your support and understanding! And happy hooking! Please feel free to email me directly with any questions or comments you may have at scrapoholic@telus.net

Thank you from A[mi]dorable Crochet!

Supplies:
3.5 hook
7.5 black safety eyes
And I used Red Heart Super Saver Yarn. You will need a skin/buff color, red, brown, black and a bit of white, yellow
and blue. I used Red Heart Luster Sheen Yarn for the hair.
Filling, scissors and a needle. Stuff your doll as you are working.

Abbreviations:
Ch~Chain
Sc~Single crochet
Dc~Double crochet
Invedec~Invisible decrease
Sk st~Skip stitch
Fo~Fasten Off
X~Multiply, means do this sequence this many times. If it follows brackets ( ) that means do the sequence inside the pattern the indicated times.

Body (Worked as one piece, you will start at the top of his head)
• With skin color 6sc in magic ring.
• (2sc in next st) x 6.
• (Sc, 2sc in next st) x 6.
• (Sc, sc, 2sc in next st) x 6.
• (Sc x 3, 2sc in next st) x 6.
• (Sc x 4, 2sc in next st) x 6.
• Sc x 36.
• (Sc x 5, 2sc in next st) x 6.
• Sc x 100.
• (Sc x 6,2sc in next st) x 6.
• Sc x 480.
• (Sc, sc, invdec) x 20.
• Invdec x 19.
Now you should be left with 9 sc, including the sc that is on your hook. You are going to now start his neck.
• Sc x 30.
• (Sc, 2sc in next st) x 12.
Now fold the piece in half, laying it on a flat service. Make sure the stitch you have on our hook is in the middle of your piece, this is the back of your doll. Then insert your safety eyes. I inserted my eyes about 14 rows down from the top of his head. Stuff your dolls head firmly. From this point on stuff your doll as you are working. And please over stuff your neck to avoid wobbly neck syndrome.
.• Switch to red. Sc x 21.
• (Sc, 2sc in next st) x 9.
• Sc x 64.
• (Sc, sc, 2sc in next st) x 10.
• Sc x 365.
You should now be in the middle of the back of your doll.
• Sc x 40 in front loops.
• Sc x 40.
• Fo, weave in ends.


Now you are going to start working on his pants. So roll up the shirt to the round where you worked around in the front loops only....insert your hook in the middle of the back of your doll.
• Switch to brown.Sc x 40.
• Sc x 7, invdec, sc x 20, invdec.
• Sc x 26, invdec, sc x 16, invdec.
• Sc 147.
Now you will be starting his first leg. You should be in the middle of your dolls back.
• Skip 18 stitches, sc x 367.
• Sc x 16 in front loops.
• Sc x 32, fo, weave in ends.
Now you will be starting the second leg. With the back of your doll facing you insert your hook into the first sc beside your first leg. Please note there will be a small space in between both legs. Once your doll is stuffed you will use some of the brown yarn to sew this area closed.
• Sc x 17 , the last sc will attach the leg together as one circle.
• Sc x 360.
• Sc x 16 in front loops.
• Sc x 32, fo, weave in ends.

Arm (Make 2)
• With skin color 6 sc in magic ring.
• (2sc in next st) x 6.
• Sc x 15.
• Bobble Stitch.
• Sc x 4, invdec, sc x 5, invdec.
• Sc x 3, invdec, sc x 3, invdec, sc x 27, invdec, sc x 29
• Switch to blue, sc x 22.
• Switch to red, sc x 8.
• Switch to white, sc x 15.
• Switch to red, sc x 22, fo, leave a long tail. You will use this tail to sew the arm to your doll.

Lightening Patch
• With white 6sc in magic ring.
• (2sc in next st) x 6.
• (Sc, 2sc in next st) x 6.
• Sc x 10, fo, leave a long tail. You will use this tail to sew your lightening patch to your doll.

Feet
With the back of your doll facing you, roll up the pant leg to the round where you crochet in the front loops only in the pants. You should be able to clearly see this round. In the middle of the back of your dolls leg with the color black insert hook pull up stitch and sc x 12 around to make a complete circle.
• With black Sc x 42.
• Turn, ch1, sc x 5.
• (Turn, ch 1, sc x 5) x 5.
• Sc x 60 around the entire piece.
• Fo, weave in ends. Repeat process for second leg.
Sole Of Foot
• With black Ch6.
• Turn, sc x 5.
• (Turn, ch2, sc x 5) x 6.
• Fo, leave a really long tail. You will use this tail to sew the sole onto the foot of your doll.

Hair/Wig cap
You will work the wig the same as you did for the first few round of your head.
• With the same brown used for the pants you will 6sc in ring.
• (2sc in next st) x 6.
• (Sc, 2sc in next st) x 6.
• (Sc x2, 2sc in next st) x 6.
• (Sc x 3, 2sc in next st) x 6.
• (Sc x 4, 2sc in next st) x 6.
• Sc x 36.
• (Sc x 5, 2sc in next st) x 6.
• Sc x 100.
• (Sc x 6, 2sc in next st) x 6.
• Sc x 100, dc x 11, sc.
• Fo, leave a really long tail. You will use this tail to sew your wig cap to your doll.

Ears (Make 2)
• With skin color 7sc in magic ring.
• Fo, leave a long tail.
• Eyeball it where you would like your ears to go. Then sew them to your doll.


Assembly
Now you will stuff the feet firmly. And sew one sole onto the bottom of each foot. Weave in ends.
Sew the wig cap onto your dolls head, with the dc area at the nape of the neck. Now you will take a needle and cut long strips of the Luster Sheen yarn by Red Heart. There is no exact length required. You will thread your needle. I always use a really long heavy duty needle when making hair. You will insert your needle anywhere on your dolls head and then just embroider long strips all over your dolls head where you want hair to be. I usually determine where I want the part to be and the bangs first. And as you go you will be covering up the wig.

Keep going cutting long strips and sewing on strands of hair until you achieve the desired look. And the wig cap ensures the scalp is brown in case any of your hairs move or if you don’t want to go really heavy on the hair. Embroider a lightning bolt onto your white circle and then sew the circle onto your doll. And sew the patch to your doll. Bazinga!!! Now enjoy your own mini Sheldon

87 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this with us!! I love your work so much! I want to make one for myself just to have! I love dolls so much as I couldn't have any as a child so now that I'm old I can at least enjoy them on my shelf. LoL Thank you again and please don't stop doing the amazing work you do! <3

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  2. I am so in love! I have to make an Amy to go with him!

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  3. Thank you for sharing this pattern. I've never made a doll like this but I'm sure going to try as soon as I have time. I LOVE Sheldon, but your dolls are just so darn cute!! (As is EVERYTHING you make) Thanks again <3

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  4. I love Sheldon Cooper and thank you for sharing this. Your work is amazing.

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  5. Oh, my daughter (almost 4 years old) saw that photo and exclaimed, "Mommy, it's SHELDON!!! I want a Sheldon! And all his friends!"

    Thank you for sharing, you've made a little girl (ok, the big girl too) *very* happy! :)

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  6. So freakin' cute! You know you're honour bound to do ALL the characters now though right? ;)

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    1. haha I know....I think next on my list will be Wolowitz :)

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  7. Adorable - love that show!
    Kim L.

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  8. WOW! This is a masterpiece, girl! :)

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  9. Thanks everyone, I hope you enjoy it :)

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  10. Thanks for sharing this!!! You are so nice to do that, and your work is marvelous!ll be making myself one of these as soon as the holidays are over and I have some free time for myself. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

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  11. Thanks so-o-o much. This is one show my husband absolutely adores and I've been wanting to make him a Sheldon, but could not find a pattern. THANK YOU!! Can't wait to start on this!

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  12. Thank you so much! I am super siked to me a Sheldon doll!

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  13. Love this pattern! You are so kind to make it available to all of us for free! My son will love a Sheldon doll, as we are huge Big Bang Theory fans! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

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  14. Thank you very much for sharing Sheldon! I'm sure you'll be putting smiles on a lot of faces this Christmas including my daughter.

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  15. I saw your Sheldon Doll on Conan Obrien last night!!!! He was so cute!!

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    1. Thanks! I was so excited to see Jim with his doll on TV:)

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  16. Thanks everyone, I hope you enjoy the pattern :)

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  17. I just emailed you for the pattern. Sorry I didn't take the time to read further. I *hope* I can get this done in time for Christmas. There is going to be one excited 14 year old girl in our house!

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  18. I love Sheldon! But I have a problem, I'm used to working in rounds and do not understand the pattern, I did and threw away several times and does not come out, do a Sheldon wanted my husband for Christmas but I get, could you help me? Thank you.

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    1. Hello, which part were you having a problem with?

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    2. Hello, with this: Con el dorso de la muñeca hacia usted, suba las piernas del pantalón a la ronda donde crochet en la parte delantera rulos sólo en los pantalones. Usted debe ser capaz de ver claramente esta ronda. En el centro de la parte posterior de su pierna muñecas con el gancho de color negro inserto levantar puntada y sc x 12 alrededor para hacer un círculo completo.
      I have more sc. No 12. Thanks you

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  19. You are so kind to offer this lovely pattern online. I hope to make one for my nephew as he loves the show and his birthday is coming up. My daughter says I will just have to be "that" aunt! heehee

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    1. Thank You! I hope you enjoy the pattern :)

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  20. How tall does Sheldon turn out? My mom made me one and I was just wondering. We got all excited when we saw that Jim was going to be on Conan (we just adore him). Then when he pulled out the doll, we almost fell off our couch! Then next day I ran to the library to see if I could find the pattern. Thanks for putting the pattern up! The only problem we have has with him is finding the yarn to make his hair (which we still have not found). When you make Raj what color are you going to use for his skin? My mom just taught me how to crochet and the BBT cast is going to be my 1st big project! Thanks again for sharing!

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    1. Hello,

      He is about 12 to 14 inches.

      If you can not find Luster Sheen yarn it would be okay to use normal worsted yarn you will just need less. I would look for the sport weight first :)

      And for Raj's skin I haven't designed him yet, but when I do I will be sure to share what kind of yarn I use! I am making Howard next from the cast :)

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    2. Thanks for replying to my message. I'm just getting into crocheting and I am trying to come up with some projects to do. I love all of the dolls you have made. They are giving me some good ideas to try to do!

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  21. I love it. Thank you so much for this a(mi)dorable pattern.

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  22. My crochet skills are not that great. Do you sell these at all? Would love to purchase two of them.

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    1. Hello Danielle,

      I do sell them, but I am sorry I am all sold out at the moment. And I am not taking any new orders right now. But I hope to have a draw for a free one and make more to sell later in the year :)

      Thank you
      Jackie
      :)

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  23. Wow! I love this pattern already - and I haven't even tried it yet! Thank you so much for sharing, I'll make one for my husband for Valentines if I've got the time :-)

    Again: Thank you!

    Åsa

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    1. No problem, I hope you enjoy the pattern Asa :)

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  24. CUTE, CUTE, CUTE, KAJUTE!!! He's just PERFECT!!! Good job Jackie...and thanks for the link to the YouTube clip - he really loves his Sheldon-doll :o)

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  25. My God it´s amazing and send you my congratulations for your great job. ..I love Sheldom...From Tenerife Island, Spain..!!!

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    1. Thank you Monica :) And Sheldon is my favorite too :)

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    1. No problem, I hope you enjoy the pattern :)

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  27. How much would you generally sell a Sheldon for? I don't know what my aim should be if I were to sell one. I use acrylic yarns. I wouldn't try to compete with your dolls, I just don't know what people would spend on handmade crochet dolls like this, and wonder if you have any advice :).
    Thank you.

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    1. Hello! My prices and how I take orders will be changing....here is a breakdown of what I charge $25 for hats $60 for pixie dolls with tutus and all other dolls will start at $90. I hope it helps :)

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  28. Love these...but do you have it in Amigurumi format?

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    1. Hello Julie,

      By "Amigurumi Format" do you mean in the form of a chart? I am sorry I only have it written in this form :)

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  29. Love these...but do you have it in Amigurumi format?

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  30. Hi am making a sheldon ATM and have a question round 9 it says sc x 100' is this supposed to have 100 stitches here. I have 42 and am stuffed now lol. Please help me lol

    Shazzy

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    1. Hello,

      No you will not have 100sc in your work. That means you will keep single crocheting until you reach 100. I count the stitches while I crochet instead of working in proper rounds.

      Thanks
      :)

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  31. Thanks for sharing, I will have one happy daughter, she loves Sheldon!

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    1. You're welcome! I hope you like the pattern :)

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  32. Hiya, I am a writer for a blog called geekcrafts and would just like to tell you that your Sheldon Amigurumi Pattern has been featured today! You can find the post here: http://geekcrafts.com/sheldon-cooper-amigurumi-pattern/
    We would really appreciate it if you link back to the geek crafts site!
    Thanks so much for the awesome pattern!
    Jenny.

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    1. Thank you so much for the shout out about my Sheldon Pattern! I linked back through Twitter...and I will mention it in my next blog post :)

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  33. Thank you so much for this pattern. I am a huge Big Bang Theory fan and a big lover of crochet and amigurami so it seems your website was the jackpot for me. Thank you xxxxx

    Greetings from the small island of Malta
    Loredana
    www.loredana61.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much Loredana! And I hope you enjoy the pattern :)

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  34. Gracias, ya copié el patrón. Minerva Arreola

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  35. First off, I love this pattern!!! Sheldon is awesome! I am stumped though on the feet. I have 16 loops from the pant section and you say to crochet in 12. Do I just skip some stitches?
    Thanks in advance :o)

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    1. Hi Jen!

      Okay, so you are at this part...

      Feet
      With the back of your doll facing you, roll up the pant leg to the round where you crochet in the front loops only in the pants. You should be able to clearly see this round. In the middle of the back of your dolls leg with the color black insert hook pull up stitch and sc x 12 around to make a complete circle.



      So you have 16 loops on the inside of your pant leg? If so just skip a few....just make sure there is 12sc around to start working on your feet. I hope this helps, and I am glad you like the pattern :)

      Thanks
      Jackie

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  36. Yes!!! That helps and was exactly what I was going to do, just wasn't sure if that was the right move. Thanks so much for your help!! I can hardly wait to get my Sheldon completed.

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  37. This looks fab! Thanks for sharing the pattern freely.

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  38. HOLA QUE BONITO ESTA TENDRAS EL PATRON DE LOS AMIGOS DE SHELDON ESTARIA INCREIVLE Y GRACIAS

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  39. I am confused on the part where it says:
    (Sc x 5, 2sc in next st) x 6.
    • Sc x 100.

    right after you do the (Sc x 5, 2sc in next st) x 6. then just do 100 sc? it doesn't seem to add up right...

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    1. Hello Rohini and Anita,

      That is correct you do "(Sc x 5, 2sc in next st) x 6" .....then do 100 single crochets. I hope this helps :)

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  40. I am in love. He is so wonderfully perfect. Thank you for fostering my love of both crochet AND Big Bang Theory! You totally rock in my book! Following your blog while I am here!

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    1. Thank you so much Kay! And I hope you like the pattern :)

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  41. Jackie I'm having a bit of trouble with the thumb bit. How is it done. I've looked at how to do a bobble stitch but I don't get it, it doesn't look like yours
    Shazzy

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    1. Hello Shazzy,

      To do a bobble stitch you can find tutorials online. But I don't really follow a pattern. I yo, insert into next st, yo, pull up loop, yo go through loop....and I repeat this a few times. Some times if I want a bit of a larger nose I will do it a few more times than normal. I hope this makes sense :)

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  42. I am so confused. Your dolls look like their head is about the size of a walnut, the one I just made is the size of a large grapefruit. Did I do something wrong?

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    1. Hello Stephanie,

      The size of the heads on my Sheldon Dolls are quite large. If you watch the video of Jim Parsons with his Sheldon Doll, that Doll was made using this pattern and his head you can see in the video is quite large. It can rest in the palm of your hand. So your doll's head sounds about right. Please let me know if you have anymore questions :)

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  43. Love it! I'm a huge Big Bang Theory fan and am trying my darndest to spread the love to everyone so when I saw your Sheldon, I freaked (I'm pretty sure I scared my husband). I'm glad you put your pattern up too. I want to try my hand at making him. Any chance you'll put up your patterns for the rest of the gang and their girls? I can use them all as decoration for my BBT themed bathroom! Thanks for being awesome and creative for us who lack that ability!!

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    1. awww thank you so much! I will be making Penny very soon, and will share the pattern. For the rest of the guys I didn't write down the patterns though. I have a rough pattern for Howard, but it needs to be tweaked. I hope you like the Sheldon Pattern :)

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  44. I love this Sheldon. It is awesome! Thank you so much for sharing your pattern!! My skills are not that great, but I have started the project. I can't seem to find the safety eyes. Do you know where I can get the 7.5 safety eyes?

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    1. I love Sheldon too, he is my favorite! And yes, I get all my safety eyes from 6060Eyes :)

      http://www.etsy.com/shop/6060

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  45. Would you sell one? I want to have one *.*

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    1. Hello,

      I do sell my Sheldon Dolls once in a while. When I have premade items to sell, I post them in my Etsy Shop :)

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  46. This is my fav TV show. I love the Shelly dolls!

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  47. So cute and cool that Sheldon actually got one!

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  48. Where did you buy the Safety Eyes for the doll? I am ready to attach them, but cannot find them anywhere!!! Thanks

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    1. Hello,

      I order all of my safety eyes from 6060 Eyes...here is the link to her shop :)

      http://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/6060

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  49. Hi Jackie, I am enjoying this pattern but I'm stumped on the legs. I just completed the sc 147 and am now at the skip 18 stitches......do I slip stitch those 18 stitches or do I finish off at the 147 and start the "round 18 stitches from there? All so I assume the 367 is for one leg but see no instruction on how to join that In a round. I hope that makes sense.

    J

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    1. Let me know if you have anymore questions :)

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