Free Felted Knit Amigurumi Tooth Pattern


Here’s a pattern you can sink your teeth into!

Finished Size: Approximately 4 inches (10.1cm) tall, depending on yarn used and amount of felting.

Needles: Straight needles, size 10 US (6mm).

Yarn:
 Use only 100% wool, worsted weight. Do not use a “superwash” wool as this will not felt. Bleached white yarns do not felt and many off-white yarns may not felt well. Test a sample knit swatch of white yarn before using. Yardages are approximate:

    • ‘PEARLY’ WHITE, under 1 skein.

Other Supplies:

    • Felt: black.
    • Embroidery floss: black, white.
    • Yarn or tapestry needle; embroidery needle.
    • Stuffing.
    • Small amount of waste non-wool yarn to temporarily secure seams.

Stitches & Abbreviations:

    • M1: (Make one): Insert left needle, from front to back, under the horizontal strand between the stitch on the left needle and the stitch just worked, forming a loop on the left needle. Knit this loop through the back when working a knit row, purl through front when working a purl row.
    • K2TOG: Knit two together.


Tooth

Cast on 18 sts in ‘PEARLY’ WHITE.
Row 1: Knit.
Row 2 & All Even Rows: Purl.
Row 3: K1, (K2, M1, K1, M1) 2 times, K4, (M1, K1, M1, K2) 2 times, K1. (26 sts)
Row 5: (K4, M1, K1, M1) 2 times, K6, (M1, K1, M1, K4) 2 times. (34 sts)
Rows 7-15: Knit.
Row 17: K1, K2tog, K28, K2tog, K1. (32 sts)
Row 18: Purl.
Divide into 4 groups of 8. Begin Roots below.


Roots

Working 8 stitches at a time, repeat 4 times.
Row 1: *Knit.
Row 2 & All Even Rows: Purl.
Row 3: K3, K2tog, K3. (7 sts)
Row 5: K3, K2tog, K2. (6 sts)
Row 7: K2, K2tog, K2. (5 sts)
Cut yarn leaving a tail. Using a yarn needle, insert the needle through remaining stitches and pull tight. Repeat from * 3 more times. Fold each root in half widthwise and whipstitch seam with matching yarn as shown in DIAGRAM 1. With tooth inside out, whipstitch back seam with matching yarn, leaving a 1-1/2 inch (3.8cm) opening. Fold tooth flat as shown in DIAGRAM 1 and whipstitch top seam closed.

Next Step:
 Work in all yarn ends on wrong side. Check your knitting for any holes and stitch them together loosely. With colorfast NON-WOOL yarn, baste the opening closed on back.

Felting:
 In a small container or dishpan, fill with about an inch of hot water. Add a small amount of dish soap. Place tooth into water and let soak for about five minutes. This will open up the wool fibers for felting. Vigorously squish each piece. Repeat process until individual knitted stitches are not visible. If the pieces get too sudsy, rinse to check your progess. Some colors may felt faster than others!

Shaping:
 Remove cotton yarn from opening at back of tooth and stuff cavity and roots firmly with temporary stuffing while damp and mold into shape (See DIAGRAM 1). When you are happy with the shape, let dry overnight.

Stuffing:
 When completely dry, remove temporary stuffing completely. Fill with dry stuffing firmly. Using matching yarn or embroidery floss, stitch opening together as invisibly as possible.

Attaching Parts:
 Using pattern pieces, cut out two eyes from black felt. Separate one strand from black embroidery floss and attach eyes with applique stitch as shown in DIAGRAM 1. Using three strands of embroidery floss, back stitch mouth as shown. Using three strands of white embroidery floss, make a french knot and straight stitch for each eye.


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