Harald the Viking


Ever wanted your own little Viking conqueror, complete with horned helmet, hammer and shield? Well, now’s your chance! Let me introduce to you, Harald.

This pattern details how to create, step by step, your own little Viking. Complete with hammer, shield and horn helmet! There are plenty of options to customize his final look, it really is up to your imagination. The pattern will give some idea prompts to help you make a unique creation.

The figure is worked up in regular sports weight yarn, and any brand will do. To recreate the look in the photos, pick tweedy looking or marbled greys and browns to give that earthy feel to his clothing.

But first a few details:

Termnology: The pattern is written in English, in standard US terminology

Measurements: The finished piece measures approx. 12 cm tall.

What you’ll need:

  • Sports weight yarn (any brand is fine, just whatever you are happy working with) – light grey, dark grey, white, beige, burnt orange.
  • 3.5mm crochet hook
  • 7mm safety eyes (x2)
  • Stuffing material
  • Stitch markers and pins (optional)
  • Yarn needle

In terms of difficulty, the majority of the pattern is worked in single crochet stitches, with increases and decreases. If you are used to amigurumi patterns then this will be worked up in no time at all! There’s nothing a moderate beginner couldn’t handle. But if you are new to crochet and want to make sure you are familiar with all the stitches used before committing to purchase, the stitches and terms used are listed below:

  • Magic ring
  • Chain stitch
  • Single crochet stitch
  • Puff stitch
  • Half double crochet
  • Back loops only
  • Single crochet decrease (sc2tog)
  • Invisible decrease (single crochet decrease stitch worked in the back loops)

And he is available to purchase from our Ravelry store HERE.

Happy crocheting!

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