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
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
With bright green colored yarn, worked in continuous round (use stitch marker if needed)
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
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
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,
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.