Friday, August 12, 2016

FREE Kuchi Kopi from Bob's Burgers Crochet Pattern

As promised. Here's Kuchi Kopi! When finished he's about 6" tall. My gauge was about 5sts/in and 4 rows/in. If you want to make him bigger or smaller I recommend using a different sized hook.

What You Need:

  • size F hook
  • yarn needle
  • stitch marker
  • worsted or aran yarn (I used Caron Simply Soft in pistachio, white, black and turquoise)
  • some sorta stuffing
What You Need To Know How To Do (+ Abbreviations):
  • ch: chain
  • sc: single crochet
  • st/sts: stitch/stitches
  • rnd/rnds: round/rounds
  • sewing to attach parts

NOW BEGIN!


Starting at the bottom of your Kuchi's body:
Ch 4, join to form loop;
Rnd 1: 8 sc in loop;
Rnd 2: inc in each sc around (16);
Rnd 3: work even;
Rnd 4: inc in each sc around (32);
Rnd 5: work even;
Rnd 6: *sc, inc, repeat from * around (48);
Rnd 7-15: work even;
Rnd 16: *4 sc, sc2tog, repeat from * around (40);
Rnd 17: work even;
Rnd 18: *3 sc, sc2tog, repeat from * around (32);
Rnd 19: work even;
Rnd 20: *2 sc, sc2tog, (24);
Rnd 21: 2 sc, inc (32);
Rnd 22: 3 sc, inc (40);
Rnd 23-25: work even;
Rnd 26: 2 sc, sc2tog (30);
Rnd 27: work even;
Rnd 28: sc, sc2tog (20);
Rnd 29: work even;
Rnd 30 onward: sc2tog until you can close the hole;

Hopefully you stuffed and shaped your Kuchi before you closed the hole...


Kuchi Kopi Arms:
Ch 7;
Rnd 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 4 sts, 3 sc in last st, then sc up the other side of the chain (14 sts, counting the first ch);
Rnd 2-6: work even;
Rnd 7: sc2tog, 5 sc, sc2tog, 5 sc (12);
Rnd 8: work even;
Leave a tail for sewing on - sew them on when you feel like. I also used a stitch or two to secure the arms to Kuchi's sides, so they weren't flopping about. I stuffed them with a tiny bit of stuffing to give the hands some dimension too, but this is your call.


Ears (make 2):
Ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 3 ch;
Leave a tail for attaching and ball up the little ears a bit to make them sort of rosettes or whatever then sew them on.


Eyes (make 2):
Ch 4, sl to form loop, 8 sc in loop, sl to 1st sc;
Leave a tail for stitching onto the head;
To make the pupils I drew the black yarn through the eyeball where I wanted them and knotted it then hid the ends of the yarn behind the eye when I attached it to the head (I don't know how much sense that makes. I encourage you to wing this step).


Bowtie:
Ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across, work even for 6 more rows, 7 rows total - this is the bow part of the bowtie;
Break off yarn and weave in your ends;
Ch 7, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across - this is the knot part of the bowtie and you want to wrap it around the center of the above part and secure it to make the bow;
Break off yarn;
Make tight chain to wrap around neck to your desired length;
Attach all your pieces;
Stitch mouth with black;
Done.

Happy crafting, internet frands!

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Thursday, August 4, 2016

FREE Louise Belcher Ears Hat Knitting Pattern From Bob's Burgers Oh My God

I just blasted through every episode of Bob's Burgers very quickly. I'm not going to tell you how many days it took because it's sort of embarrassing. Several people told me to watch this show. Repeatedly. Over the years.

"You'll really like it, Michelle!" they said.

"It's right up your alley, Michelle!" they said.

"You love fart jokes!" they said.

Everything said was true, but I'm a filthy hipster and I refused to watch it simply because so many people insisted that I would like it. I ran out of things to watch, so I put it on and prepared myself to like it. Because I knew I would. Everyone said I would. Everyone is always right. Now...oh, my God.

Laying flat, the finished hat is about 11" across at the widest point. The ears are 6" and the earflaps are approximately 5" long. My gauge = 3.5 sts/inch and 6 rows/inch.

Stuff You Need
  • size 7 circular needles
  • size 7 DNPs
  • worsted weight yarn in pink (I used Radhart Supa Sava in 'Perfect Pink' - I have no idea about yardage, but I used less than a partially used skein of average size)
  • a length of scrap yarn (for provisional cast on)
  • polyfil or preferred stuffing
  • yarn needle
  • stitch marker
Stuff You Need To Know How To Do

Abbreviations
  • CO: cast on
  • k: knit
  • k2tog: knit 2 together AKA decrease (dec)
  • inc: increase, using your preferred method
  • pu: pick up
MAIN PART OF THE HAT

Provisional CO 90 with size 7 circulars;
Stockinette for 22 rnds;
Rnd 23: k8, k2tog, repeat around;
Rnd 24: work even;
Rnd 25: k7, k2tog, repeat around;
Rnd 26: work even;
Rnd 27: k6, k2tog, repeat around;
Rnd 28: work even;
continue this decreasing pattern, switching to DPNs when things get tight, and then closing the hole in the top accordingly...JUST LIKE A BASIC HAT!


Pick up your provisional stitches with your circulars;
Stockinette for 7 rnds;
Use a stretchy cast off and cast off 12 sts, then begin first earflap;

Earflap: k12 (this will result in 13 sts on your needle);
Stockinette for 14 rows;
K2tog at either end of row s15, 19, 23, 25, 27;
Cast off on the 28th row;

Stretchy cast off the next 43 sts, begin second earflap ;
Complete second earflap the same as first earflap;
CO remaining sts;


Lining and inside of earflaps:
CO 90 on circulars;
8 rnds of stockinette then begin cast off and earflaps in same way as above;
Seam this part inside of the outer part of the hat using preferred seaming method to stop all of your stockinette from rolling;
add little blobby bits to the bottoms of the earflaps for supreme accuracy


Ears (make 2)
CO 8
Stockinette for 6 rows;
Inc at either end of row 7;
Stockinette for 3 more rows;
Inc at either end of 11;
Stockinette for 15 rows (if you want longer/taller ears then do more rows of stock in this section);
Dec at either end of row 16
Dec at ends every 3rd row until 4 sts left, when 4 left, dec next two rows

Repeat and seam together, stuff with preferred stuffing until desired firmness and then sew it to the top of your hat accordingly!

Wear your hat.

And next week...CROCHET KUCHI KOPI PATTERN. Get excited. Pee in your pants. Or your rain boots. Or the bathtub.

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