Behold the mandrake, a peculiar plant of arcane origins. Many mandrakes spend their lives in mystical servitude, being fed the milk of a cow and swaddled in a dead man's shroud to bring magical might to their master. Others sprout at the feet of the hanged on the spot where the deceased's essence has fertilised the soil. Any man who tries to root up the botanical blight drops dead as it emits its piercing shriek. This particular mandrake, however, has a more modest background and can most often be found pottering around an old greenhouse in Yorkshire, trying to flirt with onions and digging up worms.
This toy stands at just shy of 30cm tall (including leaves) and does not require knowledge of complex stitches.
This is a PDF crochet pattern which will instruct you in making your own mandrake toy. The pattern is written in full with additional shorthand instructions presented in the appendix for clarity. You will need DK weight yarn in green and light, pale brown along with stuffing and safety eyes (12mm recommended).
You may not redistribute this pattern. However, you CAN sell toys made from this pattern, but you must include a reference to mrfox.etsy.com and a link to the pattern page within item listings. Text for the referral is provided below: