Monday, July 25, 2011

Free Crochet Brobee Pattern!

Quick Comic Con update:  My dolls that Giant Robot took with them to Comic Con sold out in the first 24 hours, which was just super great.  I was hoping that a couple of things would sell.  I really truly didn't think they'd all sell though.  So, that was a nice boost to my ego.  My neck is starting to hurt...because my head is just getting so big.

So, some of you might remember that my Brobee doll was pulled from Etsy for copyright infringement.  It was a sad day indeed, and I really love this doll.  It was one of the first things I created on my own taking techniques and ideas I had learned from other dolls.  I was really proud of the outcome, and my son loves his Brobee doll.  Since I can't sell the doll, that shouldn't mean that other crafty ladies out there shouldn't be allowed to make one for their little one!

So below is the pattern.  Enjoy.  Let me know if you have any problems/questions.

 Also, I'll be out of town for 8 days as me and the family head on our "big trip" to the east coast.  Next yarnbomb stop:  Newport Folk Festival.


Brobee Crochet Doll





Materials Needed:
f or g hook
2 oz of a bright/neon green yarn
2 oz of a forest green yarn
a small amount of red yarn
a small amount of red, white, and black felt
a piece of black yarn
2 – 12mm safety eyes
polyester fiberfill




Body:

With bright green colored yarn, worked in continuous round (use stitch marker if needed)
ch 2
r1: 6 sc in second sc (6)
r2: 2 sc in each (12)
r3: *1 sc in next, 2 sc in next, rep from * around (18)
r4: *1 sc in ext, 2 sc in next, rep from * around (24)
r5-10: sc around (24), switch to forest green yarn

At this point you might want to do the face. Use picture as example. I like to glue and sew felt pieces on for added security.

r11-13: sc around (24), switch to bright green yarn
r14-17: sc around (24), switch to forest green yarn
r18-20: sc around (24), switch to bright green yarn
r21-24: sc around (24), switch to forest green yarn

Crotch and leg:

This is a little tricky, and if it seems confusing just make sure each leg is 14sts around, so they look even.

R25: ch2, sl st to the 13th sc of the last round, sc in next 11
r26: sc in one side of the first sc, sc in none side of each of the ch 2 sts, sc in the next 11 (14)
r27: sc in each st around (14), switch to bright green yarn
r28-31: sc around (14), switch to dark green yarn
32-34: dec around until closed

At this point, you'll want to stuff the body and leg

Other Leg:

Using forest green yarn, work a sl st in the crotch
r1: sc in next 12, sc in the other side of each of the ch 2 spaces (14)
r2-3: sc around (14), switch to bright green yarn,
r4-7: sc around (14), switch to forest green
stuff leg
r8-10: dec around to close

Arms – make 2 (You want the arms to have the stripes in the same pattern as the body, so they line up, so make adjustments accordingly)

With forest green, ch 2
r1: 6 sc in 2nd ch
r2-3: sc around (6)
r4: ch3, sc in each (6)
r5: skip ch3, sc in each (6), switch to bright green
r6-10: sc around (6), switch to forest green
11-13: sc around (6), switch to bright green
14-17: sc around (6), switch to forest green
18-20: sc around, leaving tail to sew to body

Sew to body lining up stripes. I do not stuff the arms at all, so that they have that characteristic Brobee floppiness

Spikes (Make 3):

With red yarn,

ch 2
1 sc in 2nd ch, ch 2, sc in 2nd ch again
ch 2, flip piece, work 2sc in first sc, sc in next then ch2, then sc in same, 2 sc in next, fasten off leaving long tail.

Sew spikes to head using picture as example.

2 comments:

  1. how big is brobee when all is said and done? i'm trying to make all the different characters for my daughters birthday.

    ReplyDelete
  2. It's about 10 inches tall. It works pretty quickly if you're an experienced crocheter. This pattern also works for muno..just add a few lines to the body part and change the face accordingly. Have fun!

    ReplyDelete