Herbie the Basset Hound

I made this for playing with!

Created by: Hazel H

  • Project Details

    About

    All three of my grandchildren played with the ‘puppy pack’ this past weekend and Herbie was eagerly awaited but granny was ‘*cream crackered’ and only finished him tonight! ( * exhausted but in a good way)

    Pattern

    Herbie the Basset Hound by Amanda Berry

    This pattern can be found here:
    www.letsknit.com

    Needles & Hooks

    • Single Point 3.75mm (US 5) 25cm

    Accessories

    • Stuffing
    • Tapestry Needle
    Other : 12mm safety eyes and tan, brown, black and white DK yarn from my stash plus a very little quantity of wine coloured yarn and an orange wooden fish bead for the collar.

    Measurements

    Notes: 27cms long and 16cms high.

    Tags

    Craft

    craft-knitting Knitting

    Skill Level

    difficulty Intermediate

    Status

    project-state Complete
    Started on: Jun 7, 2019 Finished on: Jun 11, 2019
  • Comments

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    19 Comments

    • Amanda Berry

      Herbie is so cute!
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      • Hazel H

        St. Helens

        Thanks Amanda, now if I could mention a Great Dane Pattern.........😆. Your patterns are always so good, I couldn’t go wrong!!
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    • Alison B

      Portsoy

      What a gorgeous pack of dogs Hazel, they are all beautifully knitted and just adorable, I don’t think I could pick a favourite but maybe the tiny Jack Russell. But they are all gorgeous. 💕
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      • Hazel H

        St. Helens

        Many thanks Alison, they have given my little pack of three so much pleasure this weekend but Herbie was included today with Paddy! Tiny is my husbands favourite, unsurprisingly but Paddy really likes Charlie, the chihuahua.
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    • Christine R

      Preston

      Oh Hazel I haven't heard the expression cream crackered in many years it was a favourite of my dads, and Herbie is just perfect, my aunt loved Bassets so their big slobbering faces were a regular part of my childhood and you've got the facial expression exactly right. What a nice trip down memory lane you've given me.😘
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      • Hazel H

        St. Helens

        That’s such a lovely thing for you to say Christine, thank you! I used the expression because I tell the grandchildren that’s what I’m feeling as they’re trying to pull me into another game involving puppies, imaginary buses and collecting bus fares - harking back to my own childhood there! I’m glad Herbie reminds you of a real Basset; we had a beagle growing up and I tried to get the hound look!
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    • JANET H

      Gorgeous -is he going to be shared by your grandchildren
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      • Hazel H

        St. Helens

        Thanks Janet, yes they’ll all share him! My grandson played with them all today!
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    • Alison B

      Portsoy

      Bernie is just adorable, you have made a fabulous job of knitting him, he has such a cute face too, all your dogs are gorgeous 😊
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      • Hazel H

        St. Helens

        Thanks Alison , I just added a photo of them all - the only six-pack I’ll ever have! I think I may be obsessed 🤫
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    • Lynne T

      Chippenham

      On wow Hazel, I hope you have recovered from the Grandchild onslaught, this latest addition to the pack is so good, brilliant expression, but never mind the great dane, a Schnauzer would be really good..please???
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      • Hazel H

        St. Helens

        Thanks Lynne, still in recovery a bit - shouldn’t have stayed up so late to finish Herbie. The Great Dane is a gag between me and Michelle because I’m hooked on these dogs but next up is the Schnauzer, then the collie then the greyhound. Alison’s Schnauzer is tan and black but yours look grey and black - I wonder what colours to do it?
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      • Lynne T

        Chippenham

        @Hazel H: I'm sure whatever you do will be fabulous, but of course, I'm biased, grey is the most recognised colour !!😀
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      • Hazel H

        St. Helens

        @Lynne T: I’ve decided to knit two Schnauzers in both colourways Lynne, just because I can and because grey is the predominant colour as you say. Just have to order the yarn 😉
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      • Lynne T

        Chippenham

        @Hazel H: can't wait to see them both,
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    • Jackie M

      Herbie is such a lovely character. Well done. No wonder you was tired. Magical times with the grandchildren though. Can't wait to see the great dane 🌈
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      • Hazel H

        St. Helens

        Thanks Jackie, I think Herbie will go down well but the Great Dane is a bit of a joke with me and Michelle because I can’t stop knitting the dogs. Maybe Amanda Berry will devise a pattern and then I’ll be knitting it!
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    • Michelle M

      MELBOURNE

      Hello Hazel, I have been waiting to see Herbie, now excuse me playing with 3 !!! Grandchildren all weekend is no excuse not to finish this gorgeous wee man.lol😊😊😊well he is absolutely perfect, wow wow wow you must be so happy with him.I want to give him a cuddle too pretty please. Your dogs are so lifelike.😊😊I'm waiting for a great Dane one soon.lol
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      • Hazel H

        St. Helens

        Thanks Michelle, I’m so glad you like him; he’s my favourite, I think, despite the intarsia knitting! It took me so long because the kids wanted me to play with them and watch them perform and once they went to bed I was trying to stay awake and chat to my daughters! Very little knitting done till they went home! Literally finished him, photographed him and uploaded him tonight!
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