Saturday, 4 June 2011

Mini Soot Sprites

This is my very first pattern.  I was trying to find a pattern for Soot Sprites from the Studio Ghibli films and was unable to find anything small enough so I just made it up.  I ended up making 4 of these adorable little Soot Sprites – using up the remains of my supply of this wool.

Hope you enjoy making this simple project as much as I did.

You can download the PDF here.


·         4 mm crochet hook.
·         About 2.5 metres of fluffy or novelty yarn – I used Sirdar snowflake (which has been discontinued) but Sirdar Snuggly Snowflake or another novelty yarn would work just as well.
·         Stitch Markers.
·         A small amount of stuffing.
·         10mm googly eyes (or similar size)


As the yarn was fluffy, I couldn’t really see the stitches so I used 6 stitch markers with one in a different colour to mark the start of the row.  This enabled me to see where I was meant to be putting my crochet hook so I could get the right number of stitches.  This worked perfectly until the final decreasing row where it became too fiddly.

As this pattern uses novelty yarn, in order to ensure that the finished soot sprite is fluffy you could fluff it up as you go along (like I did) or turn it inside out if you prefer the way the inside looks.

Pattern:                    (English terms used)

Row 1: dc 6 in a magic ring                                                                    (6 stitches)
Row 2: increase in every stitch                                                            (12 stitches)
Row 3: dc in each stitch                                                                          (12 stitches)
Row 4: decrease around and stuff (not too firmly)                      (6 stitches)
Row 5: decrease until hole is closed up and slip stitch to end
Fasten off and weave in ends

Other ideas:

You could use pipe-cleaners to create little arms and legs for the soot sprites.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this pattern. I'm going to make one soon.