Teacher – Pink Floyd, The Wall

Hi guys!!

This time I’m uploading a pattern related to the music universe. It is one of the main characters from Pink Floyd album (and movie) The Wall, which is just perfect. I’m a fan of the band and I really appreciatte the albums from Roger Waters era, moreover The Wall is my favorite one, because I think it is a master piece. I love everything in this album, specially the message it tries to pass. I think that if you don’t know it, you should give it a chance ;)

I don’t know if I’m going to make other characters, but if I decide so, the next one is going to be Pink’s mother.

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This background is my bedroom wallpaper <3

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I didn’t put any wire in the one I made.

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“What have we here, laddie? Mysterious scribblings? A secret code? No! Poems, no less! Poems, everybody!”

Materials:

– Light green yarn (I used Alfazema by Circulo, which is a Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi));
– Navy yarn (I used Alfazema by Circulo, which is a Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi));
– Black yarn (I used Alfazema by Circulo, which is a Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi));
– White yarn (I used Alfazema by Circulo, which is a Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi));
– Grey yarn (I used Alfazema by Circulo, which is a Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi));
– Yellow thin yarn for his tie (I used Anne by Circulo, which is a Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi));
– Red thin yarn for his tie (I used Anne by Circulo, which is a Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi));
– White acrilic yarn just a few to make his hair;
– Black acrilic yarn just a few to make his mustache;
– 4mm and 1.75mm crochet hooks;
– Fiberfill;
– Tapestry needle;
– Scissors;
– Wire if you want to make him poseable;
– Paintbrush;
– Red, black, white, grey fabric paint;
– Black felt to make his suit buttons and white felt to make his eyes, mouth, mustache and the wall symbol;
– Contact glue.

 

Notes:

– I always do my crochet works using continuous rounds;
– Everytime I will do a crochet work, the first thing I do is take a look in the entirely pattern before start doing it, so, I can have an idea of how the pattern works. Well, I recommend you to do the same;
– For sewing the pieces together you will use the tapestry needle;
– You may use wire to make him poseable and it is necessary if you are going to make a long neck. If you don’t want to use wire, you should make his neck smaller.

Update (06.06.2015): Hi Guys! I want to thank you all for being so kind and for all the kindly words you sent me by comments or email! Recently, I’m having a hard time to answer all the questions sent to my email and the comments. I’m sorry that I’m not able to answer your doubts. However, if you have any doubt, I’m sure that it is worth to leave a comment here, because even if I can’t answer you, I’m sure that someone in the community will try to help you out ^^

 

Pattern:

– Body (4mm hook):
*Start with white yarn
Round 1: Ch 5, make two sc in the second chain from hook. Then make 2 sc and 3 sc in the last chain. Now, you will crochet in the bottom of the chain, so make 2 sc and one sc in the last chain.
Round 2: inc 2 times, 2 sc, inc 3 tmes, 2 sc, inc
Round 3: inc 3 times, 5sc, inc 3 times, 5sc
Round 4-13: sc in each sc (22)
*change to gray yarn
Round 14-20: sc in each sc (22)
Round 21: sc, (dec, 3sc) 4 times, sc (18)
*Start stuffing from now
– Now, it is time to make his legs. First, count 9 stitches for each leg. After that, ch 1 and attach the yarn on the 10th stitch counting from the last sc you made.

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Chain one.

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“…attach the yarn on the 10th stitch counting from the last sc you made”.

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“…attach the yarn on the 10th stitch counting from the last sc you made”.

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“…attach the yarn on the 10th stitch counting from the last sc you made”.

Make one sc in the same stitch you attached the yarn. Then sc in each sc until you reach the chain. Make one sc in the chain. That’s the first round of one of his legs (10)

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First round done.

Round 2-20: sc in each sc (10)
Round 21: sc in each sc working on the front loops only (10)
Sl st and cut the yarn.

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This is how it looks when you finish Round 21

The first leg is done. To make the other one attach the yarn on the stitch nect to the middle of the body and make one sc in this stitch. Then sc until the chain and make one sc in the chain. At the end you should have 10 stitches in the first round. Repeat the same process above.

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“…attach the yarn on the stitch nect to the middle of the body…”

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“…make one sc in this stitch.”

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First round finished.

– To make his white socks you are going to attach the white yarn in the back loop of the first stitch of the last round of his leg. Then, dec 5 times (5)
Round 2: sc in each sc (5)
Repeat this process to each leg.
finish off.

– Shoes (4mm hook and black yarn):
Round 1: 4 sc in MC (4)
Round 2: sc in each sc (4)
Round 3: sc, inc (6)
Round 4: 2sc, inc (8)
Round 5-7: sc in each sc (8)
Round 8: dec (4)
Finish off.

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– Arms (4mm hook and navy yarn):
* Start working in rows, not in rounds
Row 1: Ch 4, sc 3 (3)
Row 2: sc in each sc (3)
Row 3: inc, sc, inc (5)
Row 4: sc in each sc (5)
Row 5: ch 2 and attach the yarn to the first of the last round in order to make a circle with 7 stitches (counting the chains) (7)

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“…ch 2…”

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“…attach the yarn to the first of the last round…”

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“…attach the yarn to the first of the last round…”

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“…attach the yarn to the first of the last round…”

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That’s how it looks after you finish Round 5. Now you have a circle.

Now you are going to work in Rounds
Round 6-22: sc in each sc (7)
Round 23: sc in the front loop of each sc (7)
Sl st and cut the yarn off.
Now, pick the white yarn and attatch it to the back loop of the last stitch and make the round 24 working only in the remaining back loops. Work joining rounds from here.
Round 24: sc 2, dec, sc, dec (5)
Round 25: sc in each sc (5)
**Change to green yarn
Round 26; sc in each sc (5)
Round 27: sc, inc 4 times (9)
– Now it is time to make his fingers.
1. Little finger: make an sc joining the oposite sc as shown in the photo below. Then, ch 1 and sc. cute the yarn off.

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2. Ring finger: attach the yarn in the next sc and make an sc joining it to the oposite sc, as you made before. Then, ch, sc, ch, sc. cute the yarn off.

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3. Middle finger: Attach the yarn in the next sc and make an sc joining it to the oposite sc, as you made before. Then, ch, sc, ch, sc, ch, sc. cute the yarn off.

*I forgot to take a photo ><“*
4. Pointing finger: Attach the yarn in the next sc and make an sc joining it to the oposite sc, as you made before. Then, ch, sc, ch, sc. cute the yarn off.

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5. Thumb: To make the thumb attach the yarn to the place where the thumb should be (as shown in the photos below) and make one sc, ch, sc. Cute the yarn off.

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His fingers are done.

– Suit (4mm hook and navy yarn):
1. Front (make two pieces):
Row 1: ch 4, sc 3 (3)
Row 2: 2sc, inc (4)
Row 3: sc in each sc (4)
Row 4: 3sc, inc (5)
Row 5: sc in each sc (5)
Row 6: 4sc, inc (6)
Row 7: sc in each sc (6)
Row 8: 5 sc, inc (7)
Row 9-17: sc in each sc (7)
Row 18: sc 5, dec (6)
Row 19: sc in each sc (6)
Row 20: sc 4, dec (5)
Row 21: sc in each sc (5)
Row 22: sc 3, dec (4)
Row 23: sc in each sc (4)
Row 24: sc 2, dec (3)
Row 25: dec, sc (2)
Finish off.

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2. Back
Row 1: ch 8, sc 7 (7)
Row 2: inc, sc 5, inc (9)
Row 3: sc in each sc (9)
Row 4: inc, sc 7, inc (11)
Row 5-23: sc in each sc (11)
Finish off.

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3.Collar
Row 1: ch 30, sl st in the second ch from hook, then make 3 sl st, 21 sc, sl st in the last 4 chains.

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Finished collar

– Head (4mm hook and green yarn):
Round 1: 6 sc in MC (6)
Round 2: inc (12)
Round 3: sc, inc (18)
Round 4-8: sc in each sc (18)
Round 9: sc, dec (12)
Round 10-11: sc in each sc (12)
Round 12: inc 6 times, 6sc (18)
Round 13-14: sc in each sc (18)
Round 15: dec 2 times, inc 6 times, dec 4 times (18)
Round 16-17: sc in each sc (18)
Round 19: dec (6)
Finish off.

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– Neck (4mm hook and green yarn):
Round 1: 6 sc in MC (6)
Round 2-12: sc in each sc (6)
Finish off.

** This neck pattern needs some wire to keep his head up.

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If you don’t want to use wire to keep his head up, you should make a smaller neck as this one (I don’t know how many rounds I did, but I think it was about 7 rounds):

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– Tie (1.75mm hook, red and yellow yarn):
*You are going to change colors every 2 rows
Start using yellow yarn
Row 1: ch 2, sc (1)
Row 2: inc (2)
Row 3-44: sc in each sc (2)
Finish off.

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– Eyebrows (4mm hook and green yarn):

Row 1: ch 10 (10)

Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing.

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– Mouth contour (4mm hook and green yarn):

Row 1: Ch 22 (22)

Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing.

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– Eyes (4mm hook and green yarn):

Round 1: 8 sc in MC (8)

Round 2: 2sc, dec in back loops only (6)

Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing.

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Assembly

1. Sew his feet to his legs. The MC should be in his front and the end of the shoes at his back;

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2. Sew his suit pieces together.

– Sew each front piece to his back piece as show in the photo below:

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– You may also sew the two front pieces together in the part where the buttons should be (I did that). Then cut some pieces of black felt and make the buttons. Glue them to his suit.

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– Sew the collar

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3. In this step I sewed his suit to his body a little bit in order to fix his suit and prevent it to be loose. This is where I made it fixed:

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4. Sew his arms to his suit;

5. Sew his neck to his body;

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This is a smaller neck that I made. This one doesn’t need wire to keep his head up.

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Normal neck with wire inside.

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6. Put his tie atound his neck and fold one of its tips and sew it to make something similar to a knot as shown in the photos below:

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7. Sew his head to his neck;

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8. Sew his eyebrows to his face;

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This is where they were sewn

9. Sew his eyes to his face. I put a bit of fiberfill inside them;

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10. Sew the cotour of his mouth and mustache to his face;

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This is where it was sewn

11. Make The Wall’s symbol using white felt, red, grey and black fabric paint and glue it to his suit;

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12. Make his eyes using white felt and black fabric paint and glue them to his face;

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1. Cut the felt

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2. Glue the felt to his eyes

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3. Paint the contour of his eyes

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4. Make his pupils

13. Make his mouth using white felt, black, red and white fabric paint and glue it to his face;

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1. Paint his teeth

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2. Make the contour

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4. Paint the black part of his mouth

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5. While the black paint still fresh, use some red paint to make a gradient at the edges of the center part.

14. Make his mustache using black felt. Also, I decided to cut some black acrylic yarn and brush it with a hair brush to make it fluffy and, then, I glued some of this yarn to the felt. Finally, I glued the felt to his face.

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15. To make his hair first cut some pieces of white yarn. Then attach them to his head in the three places he has some hair. Follow the same steps of Charizard’s tail to make his hair. Give it a nice cut and at the end use some hair gel to keep his hair in the right place.

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I did not created this character, Teacher is copyright of Pink Floyd!!

This Pattern was created by Ana Amélia Mendes Galvão.

1. Please do not claim my pattern as your own;
2. If you use this pattern, please, give me the credits;
3. If you wish to share this pattern, you may create a link to my blog, but please do not post it on your site;
4. You may not sell any of my patterns;
5. You are free to adapt this pattern, you can build another upon this one, but you must give appropriate credit to me for the original pattern;

4 Responses so far.

  1. Melissa says:

    So amazing! Thank you. I’m going to try it and let you know how it turns out

  2. Euge says:

    This is the perfect gift for my dad! Awesome, thanks!!!

  3. Leticia Prudente says:

    You’re a genius!!
    Love Pink Floyd and crocheting!
    I did a Jake keychain, it’s a great pattern, thank you so much :**
    Off to do the beautiful BMO rug!

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