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Linus Slytherus

My eldest brother's biggest fear is SNAKES! Long ones, short ones, venomous, not venomous... As long as it's identified as a snake he'll be running and screaming. So being the brutal and merciless tease that I am, whenever we email each other I always hide pictures of snakes at the end of my thread. Of course he hates me every time. Hahaha! XD

With that said, I thought to make my big brother a special gift for his birthday. What do you think I made for him? Yup! You guessed it... His very own ssssssmashing SNAKE gurumi. Genius? I know. ^.^

I love pranking my eldest brother, but I have no intention of sending him to the hospital with a heart attack so I'm not gonna crochet a life-like snake. O_O Instead I'm gonna make this cute, little amigurumi by Natalia Gruhina.

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This is in Russian and since I was pressed for time (As usual -_-), I didn't check anymore whether this was translated in English. It's a pattern posted in 2013 so it's quite possible that someone already did. If anyone knows just let me know and I'll update this post. ^^

As a big Harry Potter fan (Potterhead), I thought it would be appropriate to name this after Hogwart's most hostile and fiendish house: Slytherin. Oh don't get me wrong, I'm not fangirling over Draco Malfoy. I'm as loyal to Gryffindor as any Fred and George Weasley fanatic. But you gotta admit, Jason Isaacs as Lucius Malfoy? Nothing could be more sexy. Ooh! Those blond locks are just divine. XD

Monaco Yarn Shade #54 - Lettuce (1-2 skeins)
Monaco Yarn Shade #50 - Parakeet (1-2 skeins)
Monaco Yarn Shade #20 - Dandelion (1 skein)
Crochet Hook - E4 (3.5mm) 
Yellow felt cloth
Black thread
Black beads #08
Pink Blush
Fiberfill stuffing
*hdcinc = 2hdc in 1st
*(Parakeet-Lettuce) inc = Sc with Parakeet then sc in the same st with Lettuce

Rnd 1: 6sc in mr (6)
Rnd 2: inc around (12)
Rnd 3: 1sc-inc (18)
Rnd 4: 2sc-inc (24)
Rnd 5-6: sc around (24)
Rnd 7: 2sc, 3inc, 9sc, 3inc, 7sc (30)
Rnd 8: FLO, 3sc, [1hdc-1hdcinc] 2x, 1hdc, 3sc, 4sl, 2sc, [1hdc-1hdcinc] 2x, 1hdc, 8sc (34)
Rnd 9: BLO, sc around (34)
Rnd 10: sc around (34)
Rnd 11: 3sc, 3dec, 11sc, 3dec, 8sc (28)
Rnd 12: 2sc-dec (21)
Rnd 13: 1sc-dec (14)
Rnd 14: [1sc-dec] 4x, 2sc (10)
FO, weave in ends
*Cut strip of yellow felt and on glue on top of head
*Attach the black beads for eyes
*Use black thread to embroider facial details 
*Put a little blush on the cheeks

Rnd 1: 3sc in mr (3)
FO, leave tail for sewing

Rnd 1: 2sc, (Parakeet) 2sc in mr (4)
Rnd 2: (Lettuce) inc, 1sc, (Parakeet) 2sc (5)
Rnd 3: (Lettuce) inc, 2sc, (Parakeet) 2sc (6)
Rnd 4: (Lettuce) inc, 3sc, (Parakeet) 2sc (7)
Rnd 5: (Parakeet-Lettuce) inc, (Lettuce) 5sc, (Parakeet) 2sc (8)
Rnd 6: (Parakeet-Lettuce) inc, (Lettuce) 6sc, (Parakeet) 2sc (9)
Rnd 7: (Parakeet) inc, (Lettuce) 6sc, (Parakeet) 2sc (10)
Rnd 8: (Parakeet) 2sc, (Lettuce) 6sc, (Parakeet) 2sc (10)
Rnd 9: (Parakeet) 2sc, (Lettuce) 1sc, (Dandelion) 4sc, (Lettuce) 1sc, (Parakeet) 2sc (10)
Rnd 10-12: (Parakeet) 2sc, (Lettuce) 6sc, (Parakeet) 2sc (10)
*Repeat Rnd 9-12 for 4 times
* Finish at Rnd 28
FO, leave tail for sewing
*Repeat Rnd 9-12 a few more times if you wish to make it longer
*If you want to make it posable, put in a short length of wire or pipe cleaner
Before I gave this snakey-snake gift to my brother, I hyped him up first with a story of me going to a pet store and finding him the most suitable pet. That it was odd the shop owner gave me a very large discount and wanted to get rid of the thing ASAP. Needless to say, when I had his eyes closed and put Linus on his palmed-up hands... He screamed like a girl. Man! That was priceless. It was just too bad though that I didn't get my camera out to record the whole thing. Most awesome birthday gift eva!!! ^^
Next on my list... My second eldest brother. Mwahahaha!!! OvO

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