Straight out of the 80s, Q*Bert is here to hop around and change your tiles to the right color. Just don’t bump into him or he might get cranky (#$$#)

I obviously love the 80s and all pop culture. Enjoy. I’m pretty sure he is correct, but if not, let me know.

 

Materials

 


I love this yarn – Orange Neon

 

I love this yarn – White
10.5 m Safety eyes

 

Size E crochet hook

 

Large eye blunt needle

 

Polyfiberfill

 

 

Abbreviations

 

 

 

SC – Single Crochet

 

Ch- Chain
INC – SC 2 stitches into same stitch

 

DEC – SC two stitches together
BLO – Back loops only

 

 

Gauge – Gauge is not important for this project, but if you are making it from the kit, you should use the right size needle to ensure you don’t run out of yarn.

 

 

 

Notes:

 

Parentheses indicate a repeat. Repeat the stitches in the parentheses for the number of times indicated.

 

The bracketed number [] is the number of stitches at the end of each row.

 

 

 

I spread my increases out so there isn’t a seam on the finished piece. If you do not like this method, you can do regular increases.

 

 

 

Crochet section is worked in partly in the round. Use a stitch marker or a scrap piece of yarn to mark the beginning of each row. Then you don’t have to count every row. Do not join unless instructed to.

 

 

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at drunkenauntwendy@gmail.com.

 

 

 

EYES (Make 2) – in white

 

The eyes are made by doing an oval increase. Sometime it helps to mark where your increases are going to go with a spare piece of contrasting yarn. Just note that the first row is worked on both sides of the starting chain.

 

Ch 4

 

Round 1: SC in 2nd Ch, SC in next  stitch. 3 SC in last stitch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Working in the unused loops from the chain, SC 2, 3 SC in last chain. [10].

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Round 2: 2 SC, 3 INC, 2 SC, 3 INC [16].

 

Fasten off. You will insert your 10.5 mm eyes through the white eyes and through the orange body when you insert them and sew them down.

 

 

 

BODY – in orange neon

 

Ch 2

 

Round 1:  6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook [6].

 

Round 2: INC in each stitch [12].

 

Round 3: (SC, INC) 6 times [18].

 

Round 4: (SC, INC, SC) 6 times [24].

 

Round 5: (3 SC, INC) 6 times [30].

 

Round 6: (2 SC, INC, 2 SC) 6 times [36].

 

Round 7: (5 SC, INC) 6 times [42].

 

Round 8: (3 SC, INC, 3 SC) 6 times [48].

 

Round 9: (7 SC, INC) 6 times [54].

 

Rounds 10-23: 14 rows SC [54 stitches per row].

 

Insert eyes.

 

Round 24: (7 SC, DEC) 6 times [48].

 

Round 25: (6 SC, DEC) 6 times [42].

 

Round 26: (5 SC, DEC) 6 times [36].

 

Round 27: (4 SC, DEC) 6 times [30].

 

Round 28: (3 SC, DEC) 6 times [24].

 

Start stuffing here.

 

Round 29: (2 SC, DEC) 6 times [18].

 

Round 30: (SC, DEC) 6 times [12].

 

Round 31: DEC 6 times [6].

 

Fasten off. Leave a piece for sewing. Thread string through last 6 stitches and pull up tight to close opening.

 

 

 

SNOUT  – in orange neon

 

When you make your initial chain stitch, use a long string.

 

Ch 2,

 

Round 1:  6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook [6].

 

Round 2: INC in each stitch [12].

 

Round 3: (SC, INC) 6 times [18].

 

Round 4: (SC, INC, SC) 6 times [24].

 

Round 5: SC in BLOs [24].

 

Round 6: (2 SC, INC) 6 times [18].

 

Rounds 7-8: 2 rows SC [18 stitches per row].

 

Round 9: (SC, DEC) 6 times [12].

 

Rounds 10-11: 2 rows SC [12 stitches per row].

 

Round 12: DEC 6 times [6].

 

Round 13: SC row [6].

 

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

 

Pull initial string down to make the nose concave and secure it down.

 

Sew to the body.

 

 

 

FEET (Make 2) – in orange neon

 

Ch 4

 

Round 1: SC in 2nd Ch, SC in next 2 stitches. 3 SC in last stitch, working in the unused loops from the chain, SC 2, 3 SC in last chain. [12].

 

Round 2: 3 SC, 3 INC, 3 SC, 3 INC [18].

 

Round 3: 3 SC (SC, INC) 3 times, 3 SC (SC, INC) [24].

 

Round 4: SC in BLO [24].

 

Round 5: 2 SC, 5 DEC, 3 SC, 3 DEC, SC [14].

 

Round 6: SC row [14].

 

Stuff foot

 

Round 7: DEC 7 times [7].

 

Round 8: 5 SC, DEC [6].

 

Rounds 9-11: 3 rows SC [6 stitches per row].

 

Stuff legs firmly and sew to bottom of the body. The legs need to be stuffed firmly to make Q-Bert stand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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