Thursday, 10 October 2019

Harry Potter Crochet - yarn used



My latest book of patterns, Harry Potter Crochet, has just been released in the US! It comes as part of a kit which includes the yarn to make Harry and Dobby, and a crochet hook shaped like Harry's wand. If you want to watch me opening up the kit, check out this video on YouTube.



To help in finding the right colours of yarn to make the characters, I've made a list of all the yarns I used, and the approximate amounts needed for each figure. I live in the UK, so that's where I get all my yarn from. I use double knitting (DK) weight yarn, equivalent to 3:light weight in the US, and 8 ply in Australia/NZ - there's a yarn thickness guide on Ravelry which is very helpful. (By the way, the yarn I used is not the same as the yarn in the kit. That isn't a particular brand, and was sourced by the publisher separately.)

If you can't get hold of the yarns listed below, you can at least look at them in an online store such as Wool Warehouse or LoveCrochet, which might help you find equivalents closer to home.

I used mostly Hayfield Bonus DK (HBDK) and Stylecraft Special DK (SSDK). Hayfield is a great yarn for making amigurumi (toys worked in the round) as it's quite sturdy and doesn't get squashed by working tightly, which you have to do when you're crocheting like this. Stylecraft is a little lighter and works better for clothes (when you're not working so tightly) as it gives a little bit more drape at this very small scale. I also used it for some hair, but not Hagrid's, as it wasn't very easy to brush out.

Harry Potter
5g pale peach yarn - HBDK Flesh Tone (963).
5g mid grey yarn - HBDK Silver Grey (838).
5g dark grey yarn - HBDK Dark Grey Mix (790).
5g black yarn - HBDK Black (965).
5g dark brown yarn - SSDK Dark Brown (1004).
Small amount of white yarn - HBDK White (961).
Small amount of maroon yarn - HBDK Claret (841).
Small amount of yellow yarn - HBDK Sunflower (978).

Hermione Granger
10g pale peach yarn - HBDK Flesh Tone (963).
5g mid grey yarn - HBDK Silver Grey (838).
5g dark grey yarn - HBDK Dark Grey Mix (790).
5g black yarn - HBDK Black (965).
10g  light brown yarn - yarn used now unavailable, try HBDK Walnut (927) or Stylecraft Life DK Bark (2448).
Small amount of white yarn - HBDK White (961).
Small amount of maroon yarn - HBDK Claret (841).
Small amount of yellow yarn - HBDK Sunflower (978).

Ron Weasley
All the same as Harry, apart from yarn for hair:
5g russet yarn - SSDK Copper (1029).

Student robe and Scarf Pattern
10g black yarn - SSDK Black (1002).
5g maroon yarn - HBDK Claret (841).
5g yellow yarn - HBDK Sunflower (978).

Dobby
15g pale peach yarn - HBDK Flesh Tone (963).
10g mid grey yarn - HBDK Silver Grey (838).
Small amount of black yarn - HBDK Black (965).

Rubeus Hagrid
15g pale peach yarn - HBDK Flesh Tone (963).
10g medium brown yarn - HBDK Chocolate (947).
10g maroon yarn - HBDK Claret (841).
10g black yarn - HBDK Black (965).
25g dark brown yarn - Robin DK Brown (51).
25g light brown yarn - yarn used now unavailable, try HBDK Walnut (927) or Stylecraft Life DK Bark (2448).
Small amount of silver grey yarn (for belt buckle) - HBDK Silver Grey (838).
Small amount of beige yarn (for buttons) - HBDK Walnut (927).

Norbert The Dragon
25g green yarn - HBDK Orchard (904).

Albus Dumbledore
10g pale peach yarn - HBDK Flesh Tone (963).
20g purple yarn - HBDK Velvet Plum (906).
20g magenta yarn - SSDK Plum (1061).
5g black yarn - SSDK Black (1002).
10g white yarn - HBDK White (961).

Minerva McGonagall
10g pale peach yarn - HBDK Flesh Tone (963).
30g black yarn - HBDK Black (965).
15g dark green yarn - SSDK Bottle (1009).
10g beige yarn - HBDK Walnut (927).

Sorting Hat
15g medium brown yarn - HBDK Chocolate (947).
Small amount of black yarn - HBDK Black (965).

Voldemort
10g pale peach yarn - HBDK Flesh Tone (963).
35g black yarn - HBDK Black (965) for body (optional 15g SSDK Black (1002) for the robe only).

Severus Snape
10g pale peach yarn - HBDK Flesh Tone (963).
20g dark blue yarn - HBDK Navy (971).
10g black yarn - HBDK Black (965).
Small amount of white yarn- HBDK White (961).

Ginny Weasley
5g pale peach yarn - HBDK Flesh Tone (963).
5g red yarn - HBDK Classic Red (833).
5g medium brown yarn - HBDK Chocolate (947).
5g black yarn - HBDK Black (965).
10g russet yarn - SSDK Copper (1029).
Small amount of yellow yarn - HBDK Sunflower (978).

Broomstick
2g light brown yarn - yarn used now unavailable, try Robin Mink (0143) or Stylecraft Life DK Bark (2448).
Small amount of beige yarn - HBDK Walnut (927).
Small amount of grey yarn - HBDK Silver Grey (838).

Hedwig
10g white yarn - HBDK White (961).
Small amount of black yarn - HBDK Black (965).


1 comment:

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