Free Crochet Pattern – Brobee

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Free Crochet Pattern – Brobee

I took this pattern down from my shop so I though I would just offer it for free here.

I’d love photos of any completed projects.

BROBEE

Crochet Pattern Instructions

© Wendy’s Wild Life 2010. All Rights Reserved

Materials

Size E crochet hook

Polyfiberfil

Red Heart Yarn in Hunter Green and Spring Green (2 7oz balls of each)

Vanna’s Choice Yarn in Scarlet, Black and White

Tapestry Needle

Tips

Use a piece of yarn in a contrasting color to mark the beginning of every row.

Abbreviations

SC – Single Crochet

INC – 2 single Crochet in the same stitch

DEC – Single crochet two stitches together

SLST – Slip Stitch

BLO – Back loops only

CH-Chain

Head and Body

 

In Spring Green Chain 20

1.         SC in 2nd Chain from hook, SC 17 more stitches, 3 SC in last chain, working in unused loops on the opposite side of the first row SC 18 and 3 SC in end.

2.         [SC 18, 3 INC (these are the three stitches at the end of the row)] twice

3.         [SC 18 (inc, SC) 3 times] twice

4.         [SC 18 (SC, inc, SC) 3 times] twice

5.         [SC 18 (inc, 3 SC) 3 times] twice

6.         [SC 18 (2 SC, inc, 2 SC) 3 times] twice

7.         [SC 18 (inc, 5 SC) 3 times] twice

8.         [SC 18 (3 SC, inc, 3 SC) 3 times] twice

9.         [SC 18 (inc, 7 SC) 3 times] twice

10.       [SC 18 (4 SC, inc, 4 SC) 3 times] twice

11.       [SC 18 (inc, 9 SC) 3 times] twice

12.       [SC 18 (5 SC, inc,  5 SC) 3 times] twice

30 rows SC in Spring Green

10 Rows SC in Hunter Green

10 Rows SC in Spring Green

10 Rows SC in Hunter Green

10 Rows SC in Spring Green

10 Rows SC in Hunter Green

Join with a slip stitch and fasten off.

Arms (make two)

 

In Hunter Green

Ch 2

  1. 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook
  2. INC in each stitch (12 sc)
  3.  *1 SC, INC * 6 times (18 sc)
  4. * 2 SC, INC* 6 times (24sc)
  5. *3 SC, INC* 6 times (30 sc)
  6. *4 SC, INC* 6 times (36)
  7. *5 SC, INC* 6 times (42)

10 Rows SC in Hunter Green

10 Rows SC in Spring Green

10 Rows SC in Hunter Green

10 Rows SC in Spring Green

10 Rows SC in Hunter Green


 

Legs (Make two)

In Hunter Green

Ch 2

  1. 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook
  2. INC in each stitch (12 sc)
  3.  *1 SC, INC * 6 times (18 sc)
  4. * 2 SC, INC* 6 times (24sc)
  5. *3 SC, INC* 6 times (30 sc)
  6. *4 SC, INC* 6 times (36)
  7. *5 SC, INC* 6 times (42)
  8. *6 SC, INC* 6 times (48)
  9. *7 SC, INC* 6 times (54)
  10. *8 SC, INC* 6 times (60)
  11. *9 SC, INC* 6 times (66)
  12. *10 SC, INC* 6 times (72)
  13. *11 SC, INC* 6 times (78)
  14. *12 SC, INC* 6 times (84)
  15. SC Row in BLO

16-19   4 Rows SC

20.       (DEC, 12 SC) 4 times, SC remaining stitches (80)

21        (5SC, DEC, 6SC) 4 times, SC remaining stitches (76)

22.       (DEC, 10 SC) 4 times, SC remaining stitches (72)

23.       (2SC, DEC) 12 times, SC remaining stitches (60)

24.       SC Row

25.       (1SC, DEC) 12 times, SC remaining stitches (48)

26-28   3 rows SC

29.       (DEC, 6 SC) 6 times (42)

Change Colors to Spring Green

30-33   4 Rows SC

34.       (6SC, INC) 6 times (48)

35-38   4 Rows SC

39.       (7SC, INC) 6 times (54)

Change Colors to Hunter Green

40-43   4 Rows SC

44.       (8SC, INC) 6 times (60)

45-48   4 Rows SC

49.       (9SC, INC) 6 times (66)

Change Colors to Spring Green

50-53   4 Rows SC

54.       (10 SC, INC) 6 times (72)

55-58   4 Rows SC

59.       (11SC, INC) 6 times (78)

Change Colors to Hunter Green

60.       (12 SC, INC) 6 times fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Horns  (Make 3)

In Scarlet Ch 2

  1. 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook
  2. (INC, 2 SC) twice (8 sc)
  3. (INC, 3 SC) twice (10 sc)
  4. (INC, 4 SC) twice (12 sc)
  5. (INC, 5 SC) twice (14 sc)

6-7       2 Rows SC

8.         (INC, 6 SC) twice (16 sc)

9.         (INC, 7 SC) twice (18 sc)

10.       (INC, 8 SC) twice (20 sc)

11.       (INC, 9 SC) twice (22 sc)

12-13   2 Rows SC fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing

EYEBROW

In Black Ch 36

1          SC in 2nd Chain from hook and SC remaining stitches

2          CH 1, turn and SC row, fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Mouth

In Black Ch 26

1.         SC in 2nd Chain from hook, SC 23 stitches, Change Colors to Scarlet, 3 SC in last stitch, 24 SC in unused loops, 3 SC in last stitch

2.         3 SC, DEC, SC 14, DEC, 3 SC, 3 INC, 2 SC, INC, 18 SC, INC, 2 SC, 3 INC

3.         2 SC, DEC, DEC, 9 SC, DEC, DEC, 2 SC join with a slip stitch and fasten off

Pupil

In Black Ch 2

  1. 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook
  2. INC in each stitch (12 sc), fasten off

Eyes (Make two)

In White Chain 4

1.         SC in 2nd Chain from hook, SC 1 more stitches, 3 SC in last chain, working in unused loops on the opposite side of the first row SC 2 and 3 SC in end.

2.         [SC 2, 3 INC (these are the three stitches at the end of the row)] twice

3.         [SC 2 (inc, SC) 3 times] twice

4.         [SC 2 (SC, inc, SC) 3 times] twice

5.         [SC 2 (inc, 3 SC) 3 times] twice

6.         [SC 2 (2 SC, inc, 2 SC) 3 times] twice

7.         [SC 2 (inc, 5 SC) 3 times] twice

8.         [SC 2 (3 SC, inc, 3 SC) 3 times] twice

Change Colors to Black

Slip Stitch in each stitch around and join with a slip stitch. Fasten Off

Assembly

 

Pin face and horns in place before attaching to ensure proper placement. I like to sew the pupils on to the eyes before I sew the eyes onto the body.

This is easier if the head is stuffed.

Stuff Body, Sew legs to bottom feet facing forward. The unused leg stitches with form a center seam. Sew up the seam between the legs.

Stuff the arms up to the bottom of the last hunter green band. Fold open edges together and sew to the sides of the body two rows down from beginning of top hunter green band

Have fun, take him everywhere because he is huge.

For other patterns, check out my etsy shop.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/WendysWildLife?ref=si_shop

Getting ready to go down the slide. He was a little scared at first.

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29 responses »

  1. Thank you soooooo much for this! I have been trying to find a pattern to make a brobee for my 1 year old daughter. I will most definetly send you a picture of my finished product! So far it is turning out great. Personally I love the size of this thing, just makes it more of a snuggle pillow. 🙂 Thanks again!!! 😀

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  2. I made this pattern with a slightly bigger needle (size G) and he ended up huge! He was easily as big as the two year old I made him for. It was pretty awesome to present her with a life-sized Brobee. Thanks.

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  4. Wow this will be much more complicated than the scarves and blankets I have made in the past, however my grandson will love it. I hope I am up to the challenge.
    Thanks for your creativity and generosity!!!

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  5. I am going to start this today, but am going to switch up the colors. Do not have enough of any of my greens to do it and do not want to go out in the cold. He is going to be a big mishmash of colors. We will see how he turns out.

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  6. Ladies I need help with the instructions for head and body Can any one explain to me how to do since you finish with no problem,please ,please….
    Gratefully appreciate .
    Irma

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  7. Wendy,is the instructions I don’t understand like row 1-[sc18(inc,sc)3 times]twice
    I can’t figure out . can you explain how to do this,in plain English and no brackets ,if you can explain I think I understand the next rows.
    Thanks a lot .
    Irma

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    • You continue the stitches around on the other side. The set up row had you crocheting 18 into your start chain, making three stitches in the last chain. Then you use the unused loops from the start chain (the reverse side) and repeat. Both sides of the set up chain are used.

      How did you do your set up row, as I think that might be the issue?

      Wendy Sent from my iPhone

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  8. All I can say is, I don’t get it. I have been crocheting for over 40 yrs and this just don’t add up. That is probably why that one woman’s Brobee turned out so big. She had to play with the stitches to make it right in the corners.

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    • Brobee is supposed to be huge. He is almost 3 feet tall when finished. I would be happy to make the pattern clearer if there is a specific question to tell me what the problem is. The patterns are offered for free and I don’t have testers. Comments with specific problems or issues help me and others with the patterns. Comments like this are counterproductive.

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  9. I just finished all my increases in the head and I’m starting on my rounds. After seeing all the comments about being confused on the increases, I thought I’d share a tip that worked for me. Mark the first increases at each end of the work with a contrasting yarn scrap or stitch marker. This will help you realize where those first stitches are so when you come back around you know where to put your next increases. I only had to do this for the first few rounds….then it was all counting! I hope this helps! Thank you so much for the free pattern! I can’t wait to finish this and give it to my daughter for her 2nd birthday!

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