Humpty Dumpty

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-‘Why do you sit out here all alone?’ said Alice, not wishing to begin an argument.

-‘Why, because there’s nobody with me!’ cried Humpty Dumpty. ‘Did you think I didn’t know the answer to that? Ask another.’

-‘Don’t you think you’d be safer down on the ground?’ Alice went on, not with any idea of making another riddle, but simply in her good-natured anxiety for the queer creature. ‘That wall is so very narrow!’

-‘What tremendously easy riddles you ask!’ Humpty Dumpty growled out. ‘Of course I don’t think so! Why, if ever I did fall off—which there’s no chance of—but if I did—’ Here he pursed his lips and looked so solemn and grand that Alice could hardly help laughing. ‘If I did fall,’ he went on, ‘The King has promised me—with his very own mouth—to—to—’

-‘To send all his horses and all his men,’ Alice interrupted, rather unwisely.

THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS By Lewis Carroll

And you know how the story goes: all the king’s horses and all the king’s men couldn’t put Humpty together again.

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This one is based on a fabulous idea and free pattern, Humpty Dumpty Puzzle Doll by Book People Studio. (There is also a pattern for Alice In Wonderland that I used a couple years ago).

My version is made on two halves of a polystyrene egg shape. Height 12 cm., width 8 cm., acrylic yarn and a 3 mm. hook.

More photos over at Flickr.


Here’s my pattern version:

Closing halves
Make 2 circles, 1 white, 1 yellow
1. 6 sc in magic ring (6)
2. [Inc] 6 times (12)
3. [1 sc, 1 inc] 6 times (18)
4. [2 sc, 1 inc] 6 times (24)
5. [3 sc, 1 inc] 6 times (30)
6. [4 sc, 1 inc] 6 times (36)
7. [5 sc, 1 inc] 6 times (42)
8. [6 sc, 1 inc] 6 times (48)
9. [7 sc, 1 inc] 6 times (54)
10. [8 sc, 1 inc] 6 times (60) Making the white one, you may FO here. Making the yellow one, go on.
11. Since my collar is upside down regarding the original pattern, here I work 60 sc in BLO, join with a sl st, chain 1 and turn around the piece. Now I work in the front free loops (now in the back of the piece) following the original pattern instructions for round 10. You may follow the original pattern to make the bow tie as well.

Head (in white)
1. 6 sc in magic ring (6)
2. [Inc] 6 times (12)
3. [1 sc, 1 inc] 6 times (18)
4. [2 sc, 1 inc] 6 times (24)
5. [3 sc, 1 inc] 6 times (30)
6. [4 sc, 1 inc] 6 times (36)
7. 36 sc around (36)
8. [5 sc, 1 inc] 6 times (42)
9. 42 sc around (42)
10. [6 sc, 1 inc] 6 times (48)
11. 48 sc around (48)
12. [7 sc, 1 inc] 6 times (54)
13. 54 sc around (54)
14. [8 sc, 1 inc] 6 times (60)
15. 60 sc around (60)
16. 60 sc around (60)
17. 60 sc around (60)
18. 60 sc around (60)
19. 60 sc around (60)
20. 60 sc around (60), change to yellow
21. Join to its yellow half crocheting through both pieces, 60 sc around (60)

Body (in blue)
1. 6 sc in magic ring (6)
2. [Inc] 6 times (12)
3. [1 sc, 1 inc] 6 times (18)
4. [2 sc, 1 inc] 6 times (24)
5. [3 sc, 1 inc] 6 times (30)
6. [4 sc, 1 inc] 6 times (36)
7. [5 sc, 1 inc] 6 times (42)
8. 42 sc around (42)
9. [6 sc, 1 inc] 6 times (48)
10. 48 sc around (48)
11. [7 sc, 1 inc] 6 times (54)
12. 54 sc around (54), change to brown
13. In BLO [8 sc, 1 inc] 6 times (60)
14. 60 sc around (60)
15. 60 sc around (60)
16. 60 sc around (60)
17. 60 sc around (60)
18. 60 sc around (60)
19. Join to its brown half crocheting through both pieces, 60 sc around (60)

Arms (make 2, in white)
1. 6 sc in magic ring (6)
2. [Inc] 6 times (12)
3. [2 sc, 1 dec] 3 times (9)
4. [1 sc, 1 dec] 3 times (6) change to brown
5. 6 sc around (6)
6. 6 sc around (6)
7. 6 sc around (6)
8. 6 sc around (6)
9. 6 sc around (6)
10. 6 sc around (6)
11. 6 sc around (6)
12. 6 sc around (6)
13. 6 sc around (6)
14. 6 sc around (6), FO and leave a long tail for sewing.

Legs (make 2, in brown)
1. 6 sc in magic ring (6)
2. [Inc] 6 times (12)
3. [2 sc, 1 dec] 3 times (9)
4. [1 sc, 1 dec] 3 times (6) change to yellow
5. 6 sc around (6), change to red. Don’t cut the yellow thread!
6. 6 sc around (6), change to yellow. Don’t cut the red thread!
7. 6 sc around (6), change to red.
8. 6 sc around (6), change to yellow.
9. 6 sc around (6), change to red.
10. 6 sc around (6), change to yellow.
11. 6 sc around (6), change to red.
12. 6 sc around (6), change to yellow.
13. 6 sc around (6), change to red.
14. 6 sc around (6), change to yellow, FO the red thread.
15. 6 sc around (6), change to blue, FO the yellow thread.
16. 6 sc around (6)
17. 6 sc around (6)
18. 6 sc around (6)
19. 6 sc around (6)
20. 6 sc around (6)
21. 6 sc around (6)
22. 6 sc around (6), FO and leave a long tail for sewing.

Top Hat (in yellow)
1. 6 sc in magic ring (6)
2. [Inc] 6 times (12)
3. [1 sc, 1 inc] 6 times (18)
4. [2 sc, 1 inc] 6 times (24)
5. [3 sc, 1 inc] 6 times (30)
6. [4 sc, 1 inc] 6 times (36)
7. In BLO, 36 sc around (36)
8. 36 sc around (36)
9. 36 sc around (36)
10. 36 sc around (36)
11. 36 sc around (36)
12. 36 sc around (36)
13. [4 sc, 1 dec] 6 times (30)
14. 30 sc around (30)
15. 30 sc around (30)
16. 30 sc around (30), change to red, don’t cut the yellow thread!
17. 30 sc around (30)
18. 30 sc around (30), change to yellow, FO the red thread.
19. In FLO, [4 sc, 1 inc] 6 times (36)
20. [5 sc, 1 inc] 6 times (42)
21. [6 sc, 1 inc] 6 times (48)
22. 48 sl st around (48) and FO.

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