Sunday, 22 February 2015

Bobo Bunny Pattern

As promised in my last post, I have finished Bobo Bunny and taken photos from every angle to share with you. I think Bobo enjoyed posing. What do you think? Isn't he a sweet little Bobo Bunny?
 
 
 
 
 
I have written the pattern using my rough notes as reference and am providing it for free in case you want to make one too.

BOBO BUNNY PATTERN

PDF Version

Materials used:

2 balls of Vanna's Choice 100% acrylic worsted weight yarn in silver heather
1 ball of Patons Baby Sport 100% acrylic light (#3) weight yarn in white
Polyester Fiberfill for stuffing
Small amount of black embroidery thread (to attach button eyes)
Small amount of pink fine yarn (for mouth)
2 small black buttons for eyes (optional) 
Note: It is safer to embroider eyes using black yarn if the toy is for a young baby.

You can see I still have quite a bit of yarn left over for future projects and here are my tools of the trade: stuffing stick, scissors, 4.0 mm crochet hook, stitch marker, yarn needles and yarn threader.

Stitches used:

sc - single crochet
ch - chain stitch
inc - single crochet increase
sc2tog - single crochet 2 together aka dec - sc decrease
BLO - back look only
Magic Circle - see how here (start each piece with magic circle)

Finished size - 12 inches tall


Legs (x2)

Use grey yarn. Working from the bottom up, starting with a magic circle, use stitch marker to mark end of rows (work in continuous rounds with no joining)

R1 - 6 sc (6)
R2 - inc x6 (12)
R3 - (sc inc) x6 (18)
R4 - (2 sc inc) x6 (24)
R5-R6 - sc around (24)
R7 - sc2tog x4 + 16 sc (20)
R8 - sc2tog x4 + 12 sc (16)
R9-R16 - sc around (16)
R17 - (3 sc inc) x4 (20)
R18-R20 - sc around (20)
Finish off.

Body

Stuff and join legs on middle 2 stiches as shown in this tutorial. The instructions are in German but the video alone is enough to understand the technique. Once the legs are joined continue crocheting around both legs to form the body.

R21-R22 - sc around (36)
R23 - (5 sc inc) x 6 (42)
R24 - sc around (42)
R25 - 12 sc inc, 12 sc inc, 12 sc inc, 3 sc (45)
R26-R30 - sc around (45)
R31 - (7 sc dec) x5 (40)
R32-R34 - sc around (40)
R35 - (6 sc dec) x5 (35)
R36-R38 - sc around (35)
R39 - (5 sc dec) x5 (30)
R40-R46 - sc around (30)
R47 - (4 sc dec) x5 (25)
R48-R50 - sc around (25)
R51 - (3 sc dec) x5 (20)
R52- sc around (20)
R53 - (2 sc dec) x5 (15)
R54 - sc around (15)
Finish off and cut yarn leaving a long tail to attach the head. Stuff body firmly.

Arms (x2)

Start with white yarn
R1 - 6 sc (6)
R2 - inc x6 (12)
R3 - (sc inc) x6 (18)
R4 - sc around (18)
R5 - (4 sc dec) x3 (15)
R6 - sc around (15)
R7 - (3 sc dec) x 3 (12)
Change to grey yarn at end of R7
R8 - sc around (12)
R9 - (4 sc dec) x 2 (10)
R10-R30 - sc around (10)
Finish off and cut yarn leaving a long tail for joining. Stuff only hands and part way up arm.

Head

Use white yarn.
R1 - 6 sc (6)
R2 - inc x6 (12)
R3 - (sc inc) x6 (18)
R4 - (2 sc inc) x6 (24)
R5 - (3 sc inc) x6 (30)
R6 - (4 sc inc) x6 (36)
R7 - (5 sc inc) x6 (42)
R8 - (6 sc inc) x6 (48)
R9 - (7 sc inc) x6 (54)
R10 - (8 sc inc) x6 (60)
R11-R20 - sc around (60)
R21 - (8 sc dec) x6 (54)
R22 - sc around (54)
R23 - (7 sc dec) x6 (48)
R24 - (6 sc dec) x6 (42)
R25 - (5 sc dec) x6 (36)
R26 - (4 sc dec) x6 (30)
R27 - (3 sc dec) x6 (24)
R28 - (2 sc dec) x6 (18)
R29 - (2 sc dec) x3 + 2 sc (15)
R30-R31 - sc around (15)
Finish off and cut yarn leaving a long tail for joining. Stuff head and neck firmly to hold shape.

Hood

Use grey yarn.
R1 - 6 sc (6)
R2 - inc x6 (12)
R3 - (sc inc) x6 (18)
R4 - (2 sc inc) x6 (24)
R5 - (3 sc inc) x6 (30)
R6 - (4 sc inc) x6 (36)
R7 - (5 sc inc) x6 (42)
R8 - (6 sc inc) x6 (48)
R9 - (7 sc inc) x6 (54)
R10-R14 - sc around (54)
R15 - (7 sc dec) x6 (48)
R16 - sc around (48)
Stop crocheting in the round.
R17 - 40 sc, turn
R18 - ch 1, 40 sc, turn
R19 - ch 1, 40 sc (BLO) 
Finish off and cut yarn leaving a long tail for joining. Position on head as shown in photos above.

Ears (x2)

I followed a free pattern found here for the ears but stopped at the end of R30 as that looked big enough for my Bobo Bunny.



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10 comments:

  1. Very cute - I'm sure he/she will be very welcome in Boulder. The instructions must have taken you ages to type out!

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    1. Pattern writing does take time but now I can use it to make another one which is great. I already have a request from somebody at work who would like to buy one for her nephew.

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  2. So cute Beth I'm sure he will be well loved.

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  3. Hi did you have a video joining head to the body?

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    1. No but I pushed the neck on the head into the body cavity and used the yarn tail to 'sew' around joining the head to the body. I follow Planet Junes insturctions for joining neatly. http://www.planetjune.com/blog/joining-amigurumi/ Hope that helps.

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  4. Should round 16 of the hood be (7 sc dec) x 6? That's the only way I get 48 stitches. :-/

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    1. Yes, it should be 7. Thanks for letting me know. I will correct it.

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  5. You should really be crediting Lalylala.com if you're going to use their pattern.

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    1. I think I've given Lalylala more than enough credit on my blog. Check out my Copycats post for example.

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