While I was working on Alice, Beau(my fiance) finally succeeded in pestering me into making him a Lord of the Rings character. His first choice was Aragorn, but when I told him to be more realistic he happily suggested Gandalf the White. As with Link, he made the sculpey items (Gandalf’s staff and glamdring, his sword, and the clasp for his cloak). He also had an idea for making Gandalf’s mustache, sideburns and eyebrows using felt as a base. We glued the thread onto the felt and trimmed the excess. When I finished, Beau declared him epic lol.
Red Heart white, soft white, buff, and a small amount of brown yarn
White DMC thread
Sheer material (felt could be substituted)
White, blue, black felt
At the end of any row, always chain 1 and turn.
Round 1: Sc 6 in magic ring
Round 2: 2sc in each (12)
Round 3: Sc 2, 2 sc around (16)
Round 4: Sc3, 2sc around (20)
Round 5-9: sc around (20)
Round 10: sc 3, dec in next 2 sc (16)
Round 11: sc 2, dec in next 2 sc (12)
Round 12: dec in next 2 around (6)
Chain 4, sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc, 2 sc in last chain. F/O. Attach to head.
Round 1: sc 6 in magic ring.
Round 2: *2 sc in each sc* around (12)
Round 3: *sc, 2 sc in next sc* around (18)
Round 4: *Sc 2, 2 sc into next sc* (24)
Round 5: *Sc 3, 2 sc into next sc *(30)
Round 6-8: *Sc in each sc* around (30)
Round 9: *Sc 3, dec in next 2 sc*( 24)
Round 10-16: *Sc in each sc*around(24).
Begin to stuff.
Round 17: *Sc 2, dec in next 2 sc*(18)
Round 18:*Sc, dec in next 2 sc* (12)
Round 19: *sc, dec in next 2 sc* (8)
Round 20-21: *sc in each sc* around.
ARMS (make 2 white)
Round 1: Sc 4 in magic ring
Round 2:* 2 sc in each sc* around (8)
Round 3: *Sc 3, 2 sc in next sc* (10)
Round 4: *sc in back loops only around* (10).
Round 3-12: *Sc in next sc* around (10)
Round 13: Turn, sc in 2nd sc from hook, sc in next 7 (8)
Round 14: Turn, sc in 2nd sc from hook, sc in next 5.(6)
Round 15: Turn, sc in 2nd sc from hook, sc in next 3 (4)
Round 16: Turn, sc in 2nd sc from hook, sc in next 1 (2)
Hand (make 2)
Round 1: sc 5 in magic ring with buff
Round 2-4: sc 5 (5)
Round 5: 1 sc, 2 sc in next, 1 sc (7)
Round 6: 1 sc, 2 sc in next, 1 sc, (9)
Round 7: 1 sc, dec in next 2 (6)
attach to 3rd of 4th round on hand and ch 3, slip stitch in 2nd chain from hook and slip stitch again. F/O.
Legs(make 2 white)
Round 1: sc 5 in magic ring
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (10)
Round 3-17: sc in each sc around (10)
Round 18: dec in next 2 sc around (5)
Round 1: sc 5 in magic ring
Round 2: 2 sc in next sc (10)
Round 3: 2 sc in first sc, 8 sc, 2 sc in last sc(12)
Round 4-6: 12 sc(12)
Round 7-8: 6 sc, turn ch 1(6)
Round 9: 6sc (6)
Round 10: dc in first sc from rnd 5,sc 4 in front loop only, dc in next sc(6)
Round 11-12: sc around (12)
Round 13: 7 sc, ch 1 turn (7)
Round 14-19: 12 sc (12)
Chain 26 sc in 2nd chain from hook, and sc across (25)
Row 1-11: sc in each sc across (25)
F/O. Attach around body to make the body of the shirt.
On the back of the body sc into the sc that lines up with his shoulder.(it may be different for others)
Row 1-6: Sc in each sc across (10)
Row 7-10: sc 2 (2)
Row 11: sc, 2sc in next sc (3)
Row 12: sc in each sc across (3)
Row 13: sc 2, 2 sc in next sc (4)
Row 14: sc in each sc across (4)
Attach to other side of vest at the 10th sc of 6th row.
Row 1-4: sc 2 (2)
Row 5: 2sc in first sc, sc (3)
Row 6:sc in each sc across (3)
Row 7:2sc in first sc, sc in next 2 sc (4)
Row 8: sc in each sc across (4)
Wrap both sides around the shoulders and attach with needle and yarn.
Chain 26 and sc in 2nd chain from hook and across (25).
Row 1: 2sc, sc 11, 2sc, sc 11, 2sc. (28)
Row 2: 2sc, sc 12, 2sc, sc 13, 2sc (31)
Row 3: sc in each sc across (31)
Row 4: 2sc, sc 14, 2 sc, sc 14, 2 sc (34)
Row 5: 2sc, sc 15, 2 sc, sc 16, 2 sc (37)
Row 6: sc in each sc across (37)
Row 7: 2 sc, sc 17, 2sc, sc 17, 2 sc (40)
Row 8: sc in each sc across (40)
Assembly: Attach head to body, as well as arms and legs. Attach boots to legs (don’t forget to add stuffing before attaching!) I added the sheer fabric I had to his arms and underskirt (however felt could be used to create the same effect) I then created his vest. I attached the skirt/kilt underneath the shirt to show the layering. I then worked on his hair with DMC white thread and combed it out to have smaller more hair like strands. The beard was also done in the same way and pulled through with a crochet hook. The eyebrows, sideburns and mustache were too small to stay on by themselves so we took the cut off of the hair and beard and attached it to felt and glued the felt on the head. He is tricky. If you need any help, feel free to ask.
Gandalf is copyright LOTR and J.R.R. Tolkien.
This pattern is an original pattern by Shelly Hedko. Please do not claim it as your own. Feel free to print off a copy for personal use but do not post it on your site. Sharing is allowed, just please link to my site. Also, do not sell items made by these patterns, gifts are always better.