Free Pattern Tuesday (a day late) Brutus the Buckeye

Crocheted Brutus the Buckeye Pattern

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Being from Central Ohio, it is almost a requirement to be an Ohio State Buckeye fan. I can’t say that I am, but most of my extended family is. This year for the family gift exchange, I thought there should be a plush Brutus, to love, and squeeze. This was the end result.

Let me know if you find any problems with the pattern.

Copyright Wendy’s Wild Life 2011
Materials and Notes
Vanna’s Choice – Beige
I love this yarn – Brown
Caron Simply Soft – Grey Heather
I love this yarn – Fire red
I love this yarn – Black
I love this yarn – White
15 mm plastic safety eyes in white
Large eye yarn needle
Poly fiberfill

Stitches
Bobble – work 1 part of DC 3 times into designated, YO, pull through all four loops on hook.
Abbreviations
Ch – chain
SC – Single crochet
DEC – SC two stitches together
INC – two SC in same stitch
SL – slip stitch

Instruction
Head
With beige ch 5
SC in 2nd chain from hook, 2 SC, 3 SC in last stitch, 3 SC in stitches on the reverse side, 3 SC in space from first stitch. (12)
SC, bobble, SC, 3 INC, 3 SC, 3 INC (18)
[3 SC, (1 SC, INC) 3 times] 2 times (24)
3 SC (1 SC, INC, 1 SC) 3 times, 3 SC, (1 SC, INC, 1 SC) 3 times (30)
[3 SC, (INC, 3 SC) 3 times] 2 times (36)
[3 SC, (2 SC, INC, 2 SC) 3 times] 2 times (42)
[3 SC, (5 SC, INC) 3 times] 2 times (48)
[3 SC (3 SC, INC, 3 SC) 3 times] 2 times (54) change colors to brown in last stitch.
9-18. 10 rows SC
Attach white eyes above nose.
19. (7 SC, DEC) 6 times (48)
20. (6 SC, DEC) 6 times (42)
21. (5 SC, DEC) 6 times (36)
22. (4 SC, DEC) 6 times (30)
23. (3 SC, DEC) 6 times (24)
Stuff
24. (2 SC, DEC) 6 times (18)
25. (1 SC, DEC) 6 times (12)
26. (DEC) 6 times (6)
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Sew through last six stitches and pull up tight to close the opening.
Using black embroider mouth with straight stitches. Embroider eyebrows over the eyes.
Hat
In grey Ch 2,
6 SC in 2nd chain from hook
INC in each stitch
(SC, INC) 6 times (18)
(SC, INC, SC) 6 times (24)
(3 SC, INC) 6 times (30)
5 rows SC, change to red in last stitch for the brim
7 SC, SL
Turn, SL, 5 SC, SL
Turn, SL, 3 SC, SL
Fasten off, embroider an “O” on the front of the hat in red
Body
In red CH 5,
SC in 2nd chain from hook, 2 SC, 3 SC in last stitch, 3 SC in stitches on the reverse side, 3 SC in space from first stitch. (12)
3 SC, 3 INC, 3 SC, 3 INC (18)
[3 SC, (1 SC, INC) 3 times] 2 times (24)
4-6. SC 3 rows change colors to grey in the last stitch
7-9. SC 3 rows change colors to red in the last stitch
9-11. SC 3 rows change colors to grey in the last stitch
12. (2 SC, DEC) 6 times (18)
13-14. SC 2 rows, change colors to red in last stitch, cut grey
15-23. SC 9 rows, change colors to black in last stitch. Leave a long strand of red to define legs
24. 11 SC, bobble stitch in the next three stitches, SC, bobble stitch in the next three stitches.
Stuff
25. (1 SC, DEC) 6 times (12)
26. (DEC) 6 times (6)
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Sew through last six stitches and pull up tight to close the opening.
Using red yarn, thread though center from front to back, go back through one stitch lower, pull tight to define the legs. Repeat down the legs.
Sew to head
Arms (make 2)
In white Ch 2
4 SC in 2nd chain from hook
2. (INC, SC) 2 times (6)
3. SC row, change color to red
4. (INC) 6 times (12)
5. SC row, change color to grey
6-7. 2 rows SC, change color to red
8-9. 2 rows SC, change color to grey
10-11. Repeat rows 6-7
12-13. Repeat rows 8-9
14. SC row
15. DEC 6 times
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Sew through last six stitches and pull up tight to close the opening.
Sew to shoulders
Towel
In white, Ch 6
SC in 2nd chain from hook, 4 SC
Ch 1, turn, SC in each stitch across
3-6. Repeat row 2
Fasten off.
Embroider “OSU” on the towel using the picture for guidance. Sew to front on Brutus.

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Sneak Preview of Tuesday 12/27’s new free pattern

Crocheted Brutus the Buckeye Pattern

Merry Christmas to everybody. I hope everyone had a wonderful time with family and friends this holiday season.

I have a lot of Ohio State Buckeye fans in my family, so this year I decided to put a Brutus the Buckeye in the family gift exchange.

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I need to put some finishing touches on my pattern, it’ll be up on Tuesday when I get off work.

Free Pattern – Red Angry Bird

Crocheted plush red angry bird

This wasn’t my original plan for today, but the weather has been so crappy I haven’t been able to get outside and get a decent photo of the tote bag pattern I was going to list today. I’ve decided to leave this one up forever. There are a lot of Angry Bird Patterns out there. If you post a picture of your completed Red Angry Bird, please use #drunkenauntwendy so I can find it and give you lots of likes.

Here’s the pattern. Enjoy.

If you want to make more there are patterns for Angry Birds in Blue, black and  Yellow.

There are also patterns for a helmet pig and a green pig.

Copyright (c) 2011: Wendy’s Wild Life

Materials

Size E Crochet Hook

Polyfiberfill

I Love This Yarn – fire red (A)

I Love This Yarn – white (B)

I Love This Yarn – black (C)

I Love This Yarn – sungold (D)

Abbreviations

SC – Single Crochet

INC – Increase (2 SC in designated stitch)

CC – Change Colors

DEC – SC 2 stitches together

SL – Slip Stitch

RED ANGRY BIRD

Instructions

Body

In A chain 2

1. 6 SC in 2nd chain from hook

2. (INC) in each stitch (12)

3. (SC, INC) 6 times (18)

4. (SC, INC, SC) 6 times (24)

5. (3 SC, INC) 6 times (30)

6-7. 2 rows SC

8. (2 SC, INC, 2 SC) 6 times (36)

9-10. 2 rows SC

11. (5 SC, INC) 6 times (42)

12-13. 2 rows SC

14. (3 SC, INC, 3 SC) 6 times (48)

15-16. 2 rows SC

17. (7 SC, INC) 6 times (54)

18-19. 2 rows SC

20. CC to white for 1st and last stitch remaining stitches in A (4 SC, INC, 4 SC) 6 times

(60) [2 white, 58 red]

Note: White increases by 2 each row at the beginning and the end to create the white

V portion on the front of the bird. Instructions list the amount of stitches per row with

increases. I’ll also list the number of white/red stitches in [].

21. SC row, 1st 2 and last 2 stitches in white (60) [4, 56]

22. SC row, 1st 3 and last 3 stitches in white (60) [6, 54]

23. 1st 4 and last 5 stitches in white following (9 SC, INC) 6 times (66) [9, 57]

24. 1st 5 and last 6 stitches in white SC row (66) [11, 55]

25. SC 6 stitches in white, SC 49 stitches in red, cut red completely, SC 11 in white (66)

[17, 49]

26. (9 SC, DEC) 6 times (60)

27. (8 SC, DEC) 6 times (54)

28. (7 SC, DEC) 6 times (48)

29. (6 SC, DEC) 6 times (42)

30. (5 SC, DEC) 6 times (36)

31. (4 SC, DEC) 6 times (30)

32. (3 SC, DEC) 6 times (24)

33. (2 SC, DEC) 6 times (18)

Start stuffing

34. (1 SC, DEC) 6 times (12)

35. (DEC) 6 times (6)

Fasten off. Leave a long tail and use that to close up the opening.

Eyes (make 2)

In C, Ch 2

1. 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook

2. CC to B, INC in each stitch (12), don’t cut the C color

3. (SC, INC) 6 times (18) CC to C

4. SL in each stitch (18)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Sew above the white section as in the picture below.

Eyebrows (make 2)

In C, Ch 7

1. SC in 2nd Ch from hook, SC in remaining stitches (6)

2. Ch 1, turn, SC row (6)

Fasten off. Sew above the eyes, at a slant and slightly covering the eyes. See photos for placement.

Large Feathers (make 2)

In A, Ch 2

1. 4 SC in 2nd Ch from hook

2. (INC, SC) 2 times (6)

3. (INC, 2 SC) 2 times (8)

4. (INC, 3 SC) 2 times (10)

5. (INC, 4 SC) 2 times (12)

6-9. 4 rows SC

10. (DEC) 6 times (6)

Fasten off, see below for sewing instructions.

Small Feathers (make 3)

Repeat instructions for Large Feathers through row 5

6-7. 2 rows SC

8. (DEC) 6 times (6).

Fasten off. Leave a long tail for sewing.

Feather sewing instructions

Using one small and one large feather sew to the top of the head.

Using two small and one large feather sew to back of the body with the large feather in between the two small ones.

Top Beak

In D, Ch 2

1. 4 SC in 2nd Ch from hook

2. 3 SC in each stitch (12)

3. SC row

4. SC, (3 SC in next stitch, 2 SC) 3 times, 3 SC in next stitch, SC (20)

5. SC row

6. 2 SC, (3 SC in next stitch, 4 SC) 3 times, 3 SC in next stitch, 2

SC (20)

Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. Fold in half on the

diagonal. Fold in half to make an open triangle for the beak.

Small Beak

Repeat instructions for Large Beak through row 5.

The sewing instructions are the same, just invert the beak.

New Pattern Tuesday – Pac-Man Ghost

Pac Man Ghosts

My plan is to try to release a new pattern every Tuesday. The pattern will be free for at least a week. I’d love feedback during that time frame to fix any errors or confusing terms. If you post a picture, make sure you use #drunkenauntwendy so I can find it.

Some will stay up forever, some will be posted on my etsy site after the testing period.

I’ve seen a lot of patterns for Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man, but very few for Inky, Pinky, Blinky and Clyde. I felt they were under-represented.

If you want a pattern for Ms. Pac-Man, check out Craftyiscool. She has one listed and it’s really good.

Materials
Yarn
I Love This Yarn – Orange for Clyde
I Love This Yarn – Pink for Pinky
I Love This Yarn – Fire Red for Blinky
I Love This Yarn – Soft Blue for Inky
Notions
White felt with sticky back
10.5 mm Safety eyes
Size E crochet hook
Abbreviations
SC – Single Crochet
INC – Increase (work 2 SC into same stitch)
FLO – Front Loops Only
DC – Double Crochet

Instructions
Ch 2,
6 SC in 2nd chain from hook
INC in each stitch (12)
(1 SC, INC) 6 times (18)
(1 SC, INC, 1 SC) 6 times (24)
(INC, 3 SC) 6 times (30)
6 – 15. 10 rows SC
cut two ovals of felt. Snip a small slip in the felt to insert the safety eye. Make it either on the top, bottom, left or right depending on which direction you want you ghost to look. Place eyes between rounds 8 and 9
16. In FLO, (SC, skip next stitch, 5 DC in next stitch, skip next stitch, SC) 6 times. Join with a slip stitch and fasten off.
Bottom.
Repeat rows 1 – 5. Fasten off and sew to the bottom using the unused loops. Stuffing as you go.

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Foofa Pattern

Crocheted plush foofa large

Here is likely my last Yo Gabba Gabba pattern. I tried Plex, but my Chihuahuas ate my notes and I doubt I will start over again.

Muno and Brobee are available.

Reminder, these suckers are enormous. Foofa is approximately 3 feet tall. She takes a lot of yarn.

If you make her, let me know either via email or #drunkenauntwendy.


Foofa

Materials

I love this yarn in Pink, Yellow, Soft Pink, White and Black

Size E crochet hook

Polyfiberfill

Large Eye Blunt Needle

Abbreviations

SC – Single Crochet

INC – increase (two SC in one stitch)

DEC – decrease (SC two stitches together)

BLO – Back Loops Only

SL – Slip Stitch

HDC – Half Double crochet

Gauge – Gauge is not important to this project

Size – 31″ tall

Instructions

Body – In Pink

Chain 2

6 SC in 2nd chain from hook (6)

INC in each stitch (12)

[SC, INC] 6 times (18)

[1 SC, INC, 1 SC] 6 times (24)

[3 SC, INC] 6 times (30)

[2 SC, INC, 2 SC] 6 times (36)

[5 SC, INC] 6 times (42)

[3 SC, INC, 3 SC] 6 times (48)

[7 SC, INC] 6 times (54)

[4 SC, INC, 4 SC] 6 times (60)

[9 SC, INC] 6 times (66)

[5 SC, INC, 5 SC] 6 times (72)

[11 SC, INC] 6 times (78)

[6 SC, INC, 6 SC] 6 times (84)

[13 SC, INC] 6 times (90)

[7 SC, INC, 7 SC] 6 times (96)

[15 SC, INC] 6 times (102)

[8 SC, INC, 8 SC] 6 times (108)

[17 SC, INC] 6 times (114)

[9 SC, INC, 9 SC] 6 times (120)

[19 SC, INC] 6 times (126)

[10 SC, INC, 10 SC] 6 times (132)

23-37 15 rows SC

38. [10 SC, DEC, 10 SC] 6 times (126)

39-40 2 rows SC

41. [19 SC, DEC] 6 times (120)

42-43 2 rows SC

44. [9 SC, DEC, 9SC] 6 times (114)

45-46 2 rows SC

47. [17 SC, DEC] 6 times (108)

48-49 2 rows SC

50. [8 SC, DEC, 8 SC] 6 times (102)

51-52. 2 rows SC

53. [15 SC, DEC] 6 times (96)

54. SC row

55. [7 SC, DEC, 7 SC] 6 times (90)

56. SC row

57. [13 SC, DEC] 6 times (84)

58. SC row

59. [12 SC, DEC] 6 times (78)

60. SC row

61. [11 SC, DEC] 6 times (72)

62. SC row

63. [10 SC, DEC] 6 times (66)

64. [9 SC, DEC] 6 times (60)

65. [8 SC, DEC] 6 times (54)

66. [7 SC, DEC] 6 times (48)

67. [6 SC, DEC] 6 times (42)

Fasten Off

Stuff firmly

Head – in pink

Chain 2

6 SC in 2nd chain from hook (6)

INC in each stitch (12)

3-4. 2 rows SC

5. [1 SC, INC] 6 times (18)

6-7. 2 rows SC

8. [1 SC, INC, 1 SC] 6 times (24)

9-10. 2 rows SC

11. [3 SC, INC] 6 times (30)

12-13. 2 rows SC

14. [2 SC, INC, 2 SC] 6 times (36)

15-16. 2 rows SC

17. [5 SC, INC] 6 times (42)

18-19. 2 rows SC

20. [3 SC, INC, 3 SC] 6 times (48)

21-22. 2 rows SC

23. [7 SC, INC] 6 times (54)

24. SC row

25. [4 SC, INC, 4 SC] 6 times (60)

26. SC row

27. [9 SC, INC] 6 times (66)

28. SC row

29. [5 SC, INC, 5 SC] 6 times (72)

30. [11 SC, INC] 6 times (78)

31. [6 SC, INC, 6 SC] 6 times (84)

32-48. 17 rows SC

49. [12 SC, DEC] 6 times (78)

50. [11 SC, DEC] 6 times (72)

51. [10 SC, DEC] 6 times (66)

52. [9 SC, DEC] 6 times (60)

53. [8 SC, DEC] 6 times (54)

54. [7 SC, DEC] 6 times (48)

55. [6 SC, DEC] 6 times (42)

56. [5 SC, DEC] 6 times (36)

57. [4 SC, DEC] 6 times (30)

58. [3 SC, DEC] 6 times (24)

Start Stuffing, make sure to get the point filled.

59. [2 SC, DEC] 6 times (18)

60. [1 SC, DEC] 6 times (12)

61. [DEC] 6 times (6)

fasten off, use the long tail and thread through the last stitches and pull up tight to close the hole. Don’t sew to the body yet.

EYES (make 2 in white)

Chain 6

SC in 2nd chain from hook, 3 SC, 3 SC in last stitch, 4 SC in the unused loops, 3 SC in last stitch. (14)

[4 SC, INC in next 3 stitches] 2 times (20)

[4 SC, (1 SC, INC) 3 times] 2 times (26)

[4 SC, (1 SC, INC, 1 SC) 3 times] 2 times (32)

[4 SC, (3 SC, INC) 3 times] 2 times (38)

Fasten off, sew to face at a slight angle

PUPILS (make 2 in black)

Chain 2, 6 SC in 2nd chain from hook, join with a slip stitch. Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew pupils to eyes. use the long tail to make four lashes with straight stitches. Refer to picture for placement.

MOUTH – in black

Chain 16

SL in 2nd chain from hook, SL, 3 SC, 5 HDC, 3 SC, 2 SL

Fasten off and sew to face

NOSE – in pink

Ch 2

6 SC in 2nd chain from hook

INC in each stitch (12)

3-4. 2 rows SC

Fasten off and stuff and sew to face

HEAD FLOWER in yellow and soft pink

center in yellow

Chain 2

6 SC in 2nd chain from hook

INC in each stitch (12)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Petals in soft pink – make 6

Chain 2

6 SC in 2nd chain from hook

INC in each stitch (12)

3-7. 5 rows SC

8. [4 SC, DEC] 2 times (10)

9. SC row

10. [3 SC, DEC] 2 times (8)

11. [2 SC, DEC] 2 times (6)

12. SC opening together

Sew Petals to center. Using the yellow sew flower to the top of Foofa’s head on her point.

PETAL NECKLACE in Soft Pink

Make 8 petals, do not work in the round. Petals will be joined together.

Chain 2

4 Sc in 2nd chain from hook, Chain 1, turn

INC in each stitch (8), Chain 1, turn

[1 SC, INC) 4 times (12), Chain 1, turn

[1 SC, INC, 1 SC] 4 times (16), Chain 1, turn

[3 SC, INC] 4 times (20), Chain 1, turn

[2 SC, INC, 2 SC] 4 times (24)

Fasten off on all but the last one.

7. Ch 1, turn SC across flat edge of petals, 11 Stitches per petal stitches overlap 1st and last of each petal, (96) Note – SC over loose ends as you go for less weaving in later. Begin working in the round now.

8. SC Row

9. [14 SC, DEC] 6 times (90)

10. [13 SC, DEC] 6 times (84)

11. [12 SC, DEC] 6 times (78)

12. [11 SC, DEC] 6 times (72)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Sew necklace to body opening. Because of extra stitches sew two soft pink stitches per regular pink.

sew head to body opening

ARMS (make 2 in Pink)

1. Chain 9

SC in 2nd chain from hook, 7 SC, 3 SC in last stitch, 7 SC in the unused loops, 3 SC in last stitch. (20)

[7 SC, INC in next 3 stitches] 2 times (26)

[7 SC, (1 SC, INC) 3 times] 2 times (32)

4-38. 35 rows SC

Stuff making sure to stuff hand firmer than the arm.

Fold in half and SC opening closed, depending on the twist you may have to SL so that if folds in half evenly. Sew to body under the petal necklace.

LEGS (make 2 in Pink)

Chain 2

6 SC in 2nd chain from hook (6)

INC in each stitch (12)

[SC, INC] 6 times (18)

[1 SC, INC, 1 SC] 6 times (24)

[3 SC, INC] 6 times (30)

[2 SC, INC, 2 SC] 6 times (36)

[5 SC, INC] 6 times (42)

[3 SC, INC, 3 SC] 6 times (48)

[7 SC, INC] 6 times (54)

[4 SC, INC, 4 SC] 6 times (60)

[9 SC, INC] 6 times (66)

12. In BLO SC row

13-17. 5 rows SC

18. [DEC, 14 SC, DEC, DEC, 14 SC, DEC] Single crochet remaining 30 stitches (62)

19. SC row

20. [DEC, 5 SC, DEC, 5 SC, DEC], 2 times,  Single crochet remaining 30 SC (56)

21. [DEC, 4 SC, DEC, 3 SC, DEC], 2 times, 30 SC (50)

22. SC row

23. [DEC, 2 SC, DEC, 2 SC, DEC] 2 times, 30 SC (44)

24. SC row

25. [DEC, DEC, SC, DEC] 2 times, 30 SC (38)

26. 5 DEC,  26 SC, DEC (32)

28-37. 10 rows SC

38. [4 SC, INC] 6 times, SC 2 (38)

39-48. 10 rows SC

49. [5 SC, INC] 6 times, SC 2 (44).

50-54. 5 rows SC

fasten off and stuff firmly.

Foofa will likely need support to stand up on her own.

Finished items is approximately 31″

I hope you had fun making this patten.

The Foofa image is copyrighted by Yo Gabba Gabba.

This pattern is copyrighted by Drunken Aunt Wendy.

Please do not reprint this pattern. Feel free to sell any items made from this pattern.

As always, check out my Etsy Shop for patterns, kits and completed plush.

Yo Gabba Gabba inspired Muno – Free Crochet Pattern

Crocheted muno plush


I may be tapped out on my Yo Gabba Gabba inspired patterns as they are over two feet tall apiece and take about three weeks to make, but here is another one for free. Enjoy.

Click the links to find Brobee and Foofa. If you make Muno, please use #drunkenauntwendy so I can find him and give you love.

MUNO – Crochet Pattern Instructions

Copyright © 2010 Wendy’s Wild Life. All Rights Reserved

Materials

Size E Crochet Hook

Vanna’s Choice Scarlet (four regular size skeins)

Vanna’s Choice While

Scraps of black for the mouth and Pupil

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 red)

  1. 6 sc in magic adjustable ring
  2. 2 sc in each stitch (12 sc)
  3. *1 sc, inc (2 sc in stitch)* 6 times (18 sc)
  4. * 2 sc, inc* 6 times (24sc)
  5. *3sc, 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. *9sc, inc * 6 times (66)

12-61 SC Rows (50 rows)

62 *10sc, inc* 6 times (70)

63-69 SC Rows (7 rows)

70 *11sc, inc * 6 times (76)

71-77 SC Rows (7 rows)

78 *12sc, inc* 6 times (82)

79-86 SC Rows (8 rows)

Fasten off

LEGS in red (make 2)

  1. 6 sc in magic adjustable ring
  2. 2 sc in each stitch (12 sc)
  3. *1 sc, inc (2 sc in stitch)* 6 times (18 sc)
  4. * 2 sc, inc* 6 times (24sc)
  5. *3sc, 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. *9sc, inc * 6 times (66)
  12. *10sc, inc * 6 times (72)
  13. *11sc, inc * 6 times (78)
  14. IN BLO only SC Row

15-19 SC Rows (5 rows)

20. *Dec, 11sc * 3 times, SC remaining stitches (75)

21. *Dec, 10sc * 3 times, SC remaining stitches (72)

22. *Dec, 9sc * 3 times, SC remaining stitches (69)

23. *Dec, 8sc * 3 times, SC remaining stitches (66)

24. *Dec, 7sc * 3 times, SC remaining stitches (63)

25. *Dec, 6sc * 3 times, SC remaining stitches (60)

26. *Dec, 5sc * 3 times, SC remaining stitches (57)

27. *Dec, 4sc * 3 times, SC remaining stitches (54)

28. *Dec, 3sc * 3 times, SC remaining stitches (51)

29. *Dec, 2sc * 3 times, SC remaining stitches (48)

30-39 SC Rows (10 rows)

40. *7 sc, inc* 6 times (54)

41-49 SC Rows (9 rows)

50. *8 sc, inc* 6 times (60)

51-59 SC Rows (9 rows)

Fasten off

Stuff legs & Head/body

Make sure both foot bumps face forward sew the legs together creating a center seam. Then sew the legs to the opening from the body. You should have the same number of stitches to go around.

EYE – make one white

  1. 6 sc in magic adjustable ring
  2. 2 sc in each stitch (12 sc)
  3. *1 sc, inc (2 sc in stitch)* 6 times (18 sc)
  4. * 2 sc, inc* 6 times (24sc)
  5. *3sc, 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)

Fasten off

Pupil – make one black

  1. 6 sc in magic adjustable ring
  2. 2 sc in each stitch (12 sc)
  3. *1 sc, inc (2 sc in stitch)* 6 times (18 sc)

Fasten off – sew to center of eye

Sew eye to head/body on the top third of the head/body – use the photos for placement.

MOUTH – make one black

  1. CH 17
    1. turn, SC 16
    2. turn, Inc, SC 14, INC
    3. turn, DEC, SC 14, DEC

fasten off

Sew to Head/body under eye embroider teeth on using straight stitches and white.

ARMS – make 2 in red

  1. 8SC in Magic Ring
  2. 2 INC, 2sc, 2 inc, 2 sc (12)
  3. SC, 2 inc, 3 sc, 2 Inc, 4 sc (16)
  4. 2 sc, 2inc, 4 sc, 2 inc, 6 sc (20)
  5. 3 sc, 2 inc, 5sc, 2 inc, 8 sc (24)
  6. 4 sc, 2 inc, 6 sc, 2 inc, 10 sc (28)
  7. 5 sc, 2 inc, 7 sc, 2 inc, 12 sc (32)
  8. 6 sc, 2 inc, 8 sc, 2 inc, 14 sc (36)

9-13 SC Rows (5 rows)

14. 17 SC, INC, 17 Sc, inc (38)

15-16 SC Rows (2 rows)

17. 17 sc, Dec, 17 sc, dec (36)

18-22 SC rows (5 rows)

23. *5 SC, Inc* 6 times (42)

24-27 SC Rows (4 rows)

28. *6 SC, INC * 6 times (48)

29-32. SC Rows (4 rows)

33. *7sc, inc* 6 times (54)

34-37 SC Rows (4 rows)

The next few rows create almost a shoulder so you can sew the arms on with a rounded effect, but avoid the end of row decrease appearance in the back.

38. 36 SC, Sl St, turn

39. 35 SC, Sl St, turn

40. 34 SC, Sl St, turn

41. 33 SC, Sl St, turn

42 32 SC, Sl St, turn

43. 31 SC, Sl St, turn

44. 30 SC, Sl St, turn

45. 29 SC, Sl St, turn

46. 28 SC, Sl St, turn

47. 27 SC, Sl St, turn

Fasten off.

Stuff firmly and sew on sides of head/body below mouth

Thumb – make 2 in red

  1. 4 SC in magic ring
  2. Inc, 3 SC (5)
  3. Inc, 4 SC (6)
  4. Inc, 5 SC (7)
  5. Inc, 6 SC (8)
  6. Inc, 7 SC (9)

Fasten off. Sew to arms so the thumb sticks upright

Bumps – make at least 30 – more if you want – in red

  1. 6 sc in magic adjustable ring
  2. 2 sc in each stitch (12 sc)
  3. *1 sc, inc (2 sc in stitch)* 6 times (18 sc)

4-5 SC Rows (2 rows)

Fasten off sew around the body and on the legs and arms stuffing as you sew them.

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Free Crochet Pattern – Brobee

Large Brobee Crochet

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. Forewarning, this guy is enormous. The finished plush doll is over 2 feet tall. Use #drunkenauntwendy if you post on Instagram. I would love to see them.

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.

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

Sheldon the Crab – free crochet pattern

Crochet Crab pattern

I’ve decided this year to start blogging my patterns. They will be available free in the untested version. If you would like the tested .pdf version with no ads, visit my etsy shop Drunken Aunt Wendy. I also have kits available to make Sheldon in his alternate light blue and purple color scheme. This is my Cuddly Aquarium series. Other in this series include Puck the Seal, Max the Mantis Shrimp, Lennie the Jellyfish, Silas the Snail, Cecilia the Narwhal, and Lucy the Lobster. All are available in my Etsy Shop. I have a few more to design and print and I will issue an ebook.

Sheldon started out as a way for me to figure out how to make claws and then moved on from there.

The pattern is below. As most crocheters say, please provide a link back to me so that I can get credit for this design.

SHELDON the Crab

Created in Vanna’s Choice Sapphire (A) and Vanna’s Choice Baby Little Boy Blue (B)

CLAW (make 2 in A)

Claw is initially made in two parts and then single crocheted together before you finish the base

Large part of claw.

  1. 2sc into magic ring
  2. inc in each stitch (4)-
  3. inc, 3sc (5)
  4. inc, 4sc (6)
  5. inc, 5sc (7)
  6. inc, 6sc (8)
  7. inc, 7sc (9)
  8. inc, 8 sc (10)
  9. inc, 9 sc (11)
  10. inc, 10 sc (12)
  11. inc, 11 sc (13)
  12. inc, 12 sc (14)
  13. inc, 13 sc (15)
  14. inc, 14 sc (16)
  15. inc, 15 sc (17)

fasten off

small part of claw

  1. 2sc into magic ring
  2. inc in each stitch (4)-
  3. inc, 3sc (5)
  4. inc, 4sc (6)
  5. inc, 5sc (7)
  6. inc, 6sc (8)
  7. inc, 7sc (9)
  8. inc, 8 sc (10)
  9. inc, 9 sc (11)

do not fasten off.

Base

  1. Single crochet join with one stitch to side of big claw, continue sc row around claw to other side, single crochet join on far side (should be a two stitch gap) finish the row in single crochet (27 stitches)
  2. SC Row, sew gap between two parts of claw together, start stuffing
  3. *3sc, dec* around, sc remaining stitches (should be 3)
  4. SC row
  5. *2sc, dec* around sc remaining stitches
  6. SC row
  7. *1sc, dec* around, sc remaining stitches
  8. SC row
  9. dec around

fasten off and sew up opening.

BOTTOM (B)

  1. 6 in magic ring
  2. inc each stitch (12)
  3. *1sc, inc* 6 times (18)
  4. *2sc, inc* 6 times (24)
  5. *3sc, inc* 6 times (30)
  6. *4sc, inc* 6 times (36)
  7. *5sc, inc* 6 times (42)
  8. *6sc, inc* 6 times (48)
  9. *7sc, inc* 6 times (54)
  10. *8sc, inc* 6 times (60)
  11. *9sc, inc* 3 times, sc remaining stitched (63)
  12. SC Row
  13. *10 sc, inc* 3 times, sc around (66)
  14. SC ROW
  15. *11 sc, inc * 3 times, sc around (69)
  16. *12 sc, Inc* 3 times, SC Around (72)
  17. *13 sc, inc* 3 times, SC Around (75)
  18. *14 Sc, inc* 3 times, SC Around (78)
  19. *15 sc, inc * 3 times, SC Around (81)
  20. *16 sc, inc* 3 times, SC around (84)

Fasten Off

TOP (A)

  1. 6 in magic ring
  2. inc each stitch (12)
  3. *1sc, inc* 6 times (18)
  4. *2sc, inc* 6 times (24)
  5. *3sc, inc* 6 times (30)
  6. *4sc, inc* 6 times (36)
  7. *5sc, inc* 6 times (42)
  8. *6sc, inc* 6 times (48)
  9. *7sc, inc* 6 times (54)
  10. *8sc, inc* 6 times (60)
  11. *9sc, inc* 6 times (66)
  12. *10 sc, inc * 6 times (72)
  13. *11sc, inc * 6 times (78)
  14. *12 sc, inc * 6 times (84)

15.-16  SC rows

17.        SC top to bottom

18-20    SC Rows

LEGS (make 8 in B)

  1. 4sc in magic ring
  2. inc in each stitch around
  3. single crochet through BLO

4-7               SC

8                    2 dec, sc, 2 inc, sc

9                    SC row

10-13      repeat 8 and 9, twice

14-15      SC rows

Fasten off and join to side of body under top overlap four on each side.

Antennae (make 2 in B)

  1. 4sc in magic ring
  2. inc around (8)
  3. *1sc, inc* 4 times (12)
  4. sc row
  5. *1sc, dec* 4 times (8)
  6. 4 dec (4)

7-8              SC rows

Fasten off and sew to top as in photo

Connectors between claw and body (make 2 in A)

  1. Chain 8 and joins with a slip stitch to make a ring

2-6              Single Crochet

  1. 2 dec, sc, 2 inc, sc
  2. 2 dec, sc, 2 inc, sc

9-10          Single crochet

Join with slip stitch

Sew to claw, stuff arm and sew to front of crab, just outside the antennae line (as in photo)

EYES (White make two)

  1. 6 sc in magic ring
  2. 2 inc, 2 hdc inc, 2 inc

Fasten off. Sew to front of body in between antennae under the top overhang

PUPILS (black make two)

  1. 4sc in magic ring, fasten off, sew to bottom of eyes as in photo