On the First Day of Christmas... A Knitted Nutcracker!

Knitted Nutcracker pattern by Alan Dart

On the First Day of Christmas: Sharing my first ever completed Alan Dart knitted toy! The Nutcracker!

Knitted Nutcracker pattern by Alan Dart

The nutcracker is a gift to my son who collects Nutcrackers and stands about 14" + tall!

Knitted Nut Cracker pieces!

I never dreamed once the bits were all knitted that I would ever get them all together!

Nutcracker under construct

It is as testament to Alan's genius that I succeeded!

Added 12/17/13:  In case you wish to know, I used Knit Picks Brava Sport to create the Nutcracker. Not being a fan of synthetic yarns, I have to admit that I was very pleased with the results.

Visit Alan's pattern shop (here) to find the Tomte and St. Lucia patterns I am planning for this year!!

aaaaw this is a fun cute

aaaaw this is a fun cute knitted nutcracker. well done gril!!!!!
thank you for the sharing and the link. allthough.... wolfje is a little thief with knitted parts. She thinks it's all for her made to play with. She brings it often to my bed so i will find those parts mostly there back.
She thinks she isn't a cat but a doggy. i can oftenly laughted about it, but the first time i have knitted 1,5 x a doll like yours, when i found out where they where keep and left.LOL
many dutch hugs;-D

Jet you make me laugh!!!  I

Jet you make me laugh!!!  I am very glad I don't have to worry about parts being repurposed as kitty toys!!!  I lost one half of the moustache as it was!!  

Fabulous job! Happy

Fabulous job! Happy Holidays!

Oh thank you so much Lee!

Oh thank you so much Lee!  Happy Holidays to you as well.  

This is so cute. You did a

This is so cute. You did a great job. BTW I love the afghan pattern in the picture behind the nutcracker. Could you share that pattern?

Dear Jan,  First of all thank

Dear Jan,  First of all thank you!!!  :-)

The afghan! It was a gift and I have no idea what pattern was used. The maker has long ago passed - well before I found I could actually crochet after all!!  So I never asked about the pattern.  I simply treasure it and give it a home where it is appreciated.

Love the Nutcracker! Alan

Love the Nutcracker! Alan Dart is one of my fave designers. Have made his pumpkin man and baby elephant from Irrestistible Gifts to Knit. Can't wait to try this one! Thanks for sharing!!!

Lucky you to have the book!!!

Lucky you to have the book!!!  It is not easy to find them available.  His designs are definitely fabulous and now that my ladder stitching is improving - it is getting easier to assemble!!!  

You will have so much fun with this one!!!  And once the face goes on be prepared to fall in love!!

Thank you Gill, Dyhanna and

Thank you Gill, Dyhanna and Phyllis!!!  He has a very good home now but I am going to miss him.

cute! He came out

cute! He came out fantastic.......

Well done Pam! He is

Well done Pam! He is absolutely perfect :)

How beautiful! Merry

How beautiful! Merry Christmas!

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