Crocheted Toy - Bobby Blue

Sep 26, 2007
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Author

Amy Lim

Introduction

Bobby Blue was one of the first toys I crocheted using my own pattern. I wanted something simple and unique at the same time. I guess he turned out OK :) So, please do enjoy this pattern and let me know if you have any comments.

Materials List

acrylic yarn, polyfill, crochet hook, tapestry/yarn needle, scissors

Finished Size

Height : 3.5 inches Width : 2.8 inches

Gauge

The finished size will depend on the type of yarn used, the size of the crochet hook and the crocheting tension.

Notes

All single crochet stitches, both working in the rounds and in rows.

The Pattern

ORIGINAL PATTERN BY MELBANGEL © 2007

Pattern for a Crocheted Toy – Bobby Blue

Materials

• Acrylic Yarn (light blue, dark blue, orange, black, neon pink and off-white)
• Polyfill
• Tapestry/yarn needle
• Crochet hook (size needed for your yarn type)

• A pair of scissors

Size

Height – 3.5 inches Width – 2.8 inches (Size will vary depending on your crocheting tension and the type of yarn used)

Things to Note

• When the item is crocheted in the rounds, do not join rounds. Use a scrap of different coloured yarn to mark rounds.

• Work in loose ends as you crochet along. Alternatively, you can thread remaining end of yarn onto a tapestry needle and weave into the existing stitches.

Abbreviations

Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
Rnd – round
Inc – increase
Dec – decrease

Sl st – slip stitch

Instructions

Head/Body

With light blue yarn,
Rnd 1 : Ch 2. 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. (6 sc)
Rnd 2 : Work 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3 : [ sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc]6 times. (18 sc)
Rnd 4 : [ sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc]6 times. (24 sc)
Rnd 5 : [ sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc]6 times. (30 sc)
Rnd 6 : [ sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc]6 times. (36 sc)
Rnd 7 : [ sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc]6 times. (42 sc)
Rnd 8 : [ sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc]6 times. (48 sc)

Rnd 9 to 16 : Sc in each sc around. (48 sc)

Now for the decreasing rounds.

Rnd 17 : [ sc in each of next 6 sc, dec 1 sc over next 2 sc]6 times. (42 sc)
Rnd 18 : [ sc in each of next 5 sc, dec 1 sc over next 2 sc]6 times. (36 sc)
Rnd 19 : [ sc in each of next 4 sc, dec 1 sc over next 2 sc]6 times. (30 sc)

Rnd 20 to 22 : Sc in each sc around. (30 sc)

Now for the increasing rounds.

Rnd 23 : [ sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc]6 times. (36 sc)
Rnd 24 : [ sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc]6 times. (42 sc)

Rnd 25 to 28 : Sc in each sc around. (42 sc)

Now for the decreasing rounds.

Rnd 29 : [ sc in each of next 5 sc, dec 1 sc over next 2 sc]6 times. (36 sc)
Rnd 30 : [ sc in each of next 4 sc, dec 1 sc over next 2 sc]6 times. (30 sc)
Rnd 31 : [ sc in each of next 3 sc, dec 1 sc over next 2 sc]6 times. (24 sc)

At this point, change to dark blue yarn and continue decreasing …

Rnd 32 : [ sc in each of next 2 sc, dec 1 sc over next 2 sc]6times. (18 sc)

Stuff body/head with polyfill.

Rnd 33 : [sc in next sc, dec 1 sc over next 2 sc]6 times. (12 sc)

Rnd 34 : [ Dec 1 sc over next 2 sc]6 times. (6 sc)

At the end of round 34, sl st in next sc leaving a length of yarn, fasten off. With tapestry needle, weave in remaining length through sc of rnd 34, pull to close opening, secure and fasten off.

Pointy Locks ( make 5 pieces)

With dark blue yarn and leaving a length of yarn for sewing later, make 5 similar pieces as follows:

Working in rows,

Row 1 : Ch 5. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch throughout. (4 sc). Ch1, turn.
Row 2 & 3 : 4 sc. Ch1, turn.
Row 5 : [ dec 1 sc over next 2 sc]2 times. (2 sc). Ch 1, turn.
Row 6 & 7 : 2 sc. Ch 1, turn.
Row 8 : Dec 1 sc over next 2 sc. (1 sc). Ch 1, turn.

Row 9 & 10 : 1 sc. Ch 1, turn. Fasten off.

Thread the beginning length of yarn through a tapestry needle and sew each piece of lock around the circumference of the dark blue patch on the top of the head.

Feet ( make 2)

With orange yarn and leaving a length of yarn for sewing later, make 2 similar pieces as follows :

Working in rows,

Row 1 : Ch 7. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch throughout. (6 sc). Ch1, turn.
Row 2 : 6 sc. Ch1, turn.
Row 3 : [ dec 1 sc over next 2 sc]3 times. (3 sc). Ch 1, turn.
Row 4 : 3 sc. Ch 1, turn.

Row 5 : Dec to 1 sc. Fasten off.

Thread the beginning length of yarn through a tapestry needle and sew each foot to bottom of body, aligning them next to each other. (Please see pics).

Eyes ( make 2)

With off-white yarn,
Rnd 1 : Ch 2. 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. ( 6 sc)

Rnd 2 : Work 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)

Sl st to beginning sc and fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing eye onto face.

Sew 2 big french knots using black yarn into the centre of the off-white eye patches.

Finishing

Thread neon pink yarn through a tapestry needle. Embroider a heart-shaped mouth (or any other shape that you prefer) onto the face.

That's it! Sit back and enjoy the finished toy!

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