Tuesday, February 24, 2009

BobbiSue Q & Hush Puppy Amigurumi(s)

What's not to love about BobbiSue Q & her side-kick, Hush Puppy? They are the perfect combo. BobbiSue comes with her own soft bun to lie down on & a blanket of BBQ sauce to keep the chill out & to top things off, she has an adorable dill pickle-slice hat; a perfect compliment to her ensemble. Let's not forget her trusty companion, Hush Puppy. He is loyal & true with just the slightest taste of minced onions in the batter. Um UMMMMMMMM! When do we eat?

BobbiSue Q is about 3 " tall when she is lying in her bun. BobbiSue alone is about 1" thick & 5" long from tail to snout. She is stuffed very loosely. Her bun is 4 1/2 " diameter & about 1 " tall for each piece. They are stuffed loosely as well.
Hush Puppy is 1 1/2 " in diameter and is stuffed firmly.
Materials:
F hook
worsted yarn (model stitched in Red Heart #0774 Light Raspberry, #0336 Warm Brown & an off-white acrylic yarn of unknown origin and Red Heart remnants in green for pickle)
tapestry needle
sharp embroidery needle
felt: brown & black
glue
stuffing
long toothpick
Gauge:
sorry but I'm lazy about gauge when doing these toys, just make sure the hook you are using gives you a tight stitch, otherwise go down a size.

Notes:
pieces are stitched in unjoined spiral rounds unless otherwise indicated
[ ] = repeat steps in brackets as indicated after bracket
arnd = around
ch= chain
rnds = rounds
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch, stitches
tog = together
BobbiSue & buns are loosely stuffed
Hush Puppy is stuffed tightly

BOBBI-SUE: (head & body are one shape)

Rnd 1: with F hook & light raspberry yarn, sc 6 times in adjustable loop
Rnd 2: [2 sc in ea st ] arnd (12 sts)
Rnd 3: [2 sc in st, sc x 1] arnd (18 sts)
Rnd 4: [2 sc in st, sc x 2] arnd (24 sts)
Rnd 5: [2 sc in st, sc x 3] arnd (30 sts)
Rnd 6: [2 sc in st, sc x 4] arnd (36 sts)
Rnd 7-9: [sc in ea st] arnd (36 sts) Place eyes if using safety eye that attach with posts & washers
Rnd 10: [2 sc tog, sc x 4] arnd (30 sts)
Rnd 11-16: [sc in ea st] arnd (30 sts)
Rnd 17: [2 sc in st, sc x 4] arnd (36 sts)
Rnd 18: [sc in ea st ] arnd (36 sts)
Rnd 19: [sc 2 tog, sc x 4] arnd (30 sts)
Rnd 20: [sc 2 tog, sc x 3] arnd (24 sts)
Rnd 21: [sc 2 tog, sc x 2] arnd (18 sts)
Rnd 22: [sc 2 tog, sc x 1] arnd (12 sts) Stuff very loosely !
Rnd 23: [sc 2 tog, sc x 4] arnd (10 sts)
Rnd 24: [sc 2 tog] arnd (5 sts)
Rnd 25: sc 2 tog sc 1, sc 2 tog (3 sts)
Rnd 26: sc 2 tog, sc 1 (2 sts)
Rnd 27: sc 2 tog (1 st) & chain 12, finish off . Tack tail into coiled shape with end of yarn, weave in loose ends.

SNOUT:
Rnd 1: with F hook, sc 6 sts in adjustable loop
Rnd 2: sc x 6, 2 sc in last st (8 sts)
Rnd 3-4: sc in ea st arnd x 2
finish off leaving long yarn tail

EARS: (make 2)
Rnd 1: sc 4 sts in adjustable loop
Rnd 2: 2 sc in ea st arnd (8 sts)
Rnd 3-4: sc in ea st arnd
finish off, leaving tail for sewing, do not stuff

LEGS: (make 4)
Rnd 1: 6 sc in adjustable loop
Rnd 2 - 4: sc in ea st arnd (6 sts)
finish off leaving tail for sewing, do not stuff

FINISHING:
Sew legs, ear & snout on as shown.

Embroider or glue on facial features as desired.

PICKLE:
Rnd 1: with F hook & green yarn 6 sc in adjustable loop

Rnd 2: 2 sc in ea st arnd (12 sts)

Rnd 3: 2 hdc in st, sc x 2 , 2 hdc in st, hdc in next st, sc x 3, 2 sc in next st, sl st into next st & finish off

BBQ Sauce Blanket: cut bumpy circle out of brown felt, big enough to drape over pig without covering her entirely.

BUN:
Top Bun: with warm brown yarn & F hook
Rnd 1: 6 sc in adjustable loop, join w/sl st & ch 1
Rnd 2: 2 sc in ea st arnd, join & ch 1 (12 sts)
Rnd 3: [sc x 1, 2 sc in next st] arnd, join & ch 1 (18 sts)
Rnd 4: [2 sc in st, sc x 2] arnd, join & ch 1 (24 sts)
Rnd 5: [sc x 3, 2 sc in next st] arnd, join & ch 1 (30 sts)
Rnd 6: [2 sc in st, sc x 4] arnd, join & ch 1 (36 sts)
Rnd 7: [sc x 5, 2 sc in next st] arnd, join & ch 1 (42 sts
Rnd 8: [2 sc in st, sc x 6] arnd, join & ch 1 (48 sts)
Rnd 9: [sc x 7, 2 sc in next st] arnd, join & ch 1 (54 sts)
Rnd 10-12: [sc in ea st arnd (54 sts) change yarn to off-white in last st, finish off the brown yarn
Rnd 13: [sc 2 tog, sc x 7] arnd, join & ch 1 (48 sts)
Rnd 14: [sc x 6, sc 2 tog] arnd, join & ch 1 (42 sts)
Rnd 15: [sc 2 tog, sc x 5] arnd, join & ch 1 (36 sts)
Rnd 16: [sc x 4, sc 2 tog] arnd, join & ch 1 (30 sts)
Rnd 17: [sc 2 tog, sc x 3] arnd, Do not join for remainder of rounds (24 sts)
Rnd 18: [sc x 2, sc 2 tog] arnd (18 sts)
Rnd 19: [sc 2 tog, sc x 1] arnd (12 sts)
Stuff lightly, making sure to fill out edges of bun, do not overfill or bun will not lay flat
Rnd 20: sc 2 tog arnd & finish off, weaving & trimming edges

Bottom Bun: with warm brown yarn & F hook
Rnd 1-8: Repeat steps 1-8 for top bun (48 sts)
Rnd 9: working in back loop only, sc arnd, join & ch 1 (48 sts)
Rnd 10: Sc arnd, join & ch 1 (48 sts) add off white yarn to last st & finish off brown yarn
Rnd 11: With off white yarn & working in back loop only, [sc x 6, 2 sc tog] arnd, join & ch 1 (42 sts)
Rnd 12: [2 sc tog, sc x 5] arnd, join & ch 1 (36 sts)
Rnd 13: [sc x 4, sc 2 tog] arnd, do not continue to join rnds (30 sts)
Rnd 14: [sc 2 tog, sc x 3] arnd (24 sts)
Rnd 15: [sc x 2, sc 2 tog] arnd (18 sts)
Rnd 16: [sc 2 tog, sc x 1] arnd (12 sts)
Stuff lightly making sure to fill edges, do not overfill
Rnd 17: sc 2 tog arnd, weave ends & finish off
HUSH PUPPY: work in unjoined spirals
Rnd 1-5: with warm brown & F hook, repeat steps 1-5 of the top bun, as above (30 sts)
Rnd 6: sc in ea st arnd (30 sts)
Rnd 7: [sc x 3, sc 2 tog] arnd (24 sts)
Rnd 8: sc in ea st arnd (24 sts)
Rnd 9: [sc 2 tog, sc x 2] arnd (18 sts)
Rnd 10: [sc x 1, sc 2 tog] arond (12 sts)
Stuff firmly
Rnd 11: sc 2 tog arnd & finish off, weaving & trimming ends

FINISHING:
Embroider eyes, brows & nose using french knots, running st & satin sts.
Cut dog ears from felt, hot glue or sew on with black thread.

BobbiSue Q & Hush Puppy are my personal designs but please feel free to make them & sell them if you like, just please credit me as designer. I'd love to see your version.

4 comments:

  1. You are so creative!!! How adorable!
    I am so glad I found you and started following you. I can tell I won't want to miss a single post!
    Thanks so much for sharing.
    Happy Hookin' and Knittin'!
    Anita
    a Knittin' Junkie!

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  2. Hi :) I just thought you would like to know that I thought these little guys were so cute and funny. I made them for my dad for father's day because I thought he would enjoy a sandwhich that still looked like that it came from :) thanks a bunch! so clever :)

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  3. Thank you Justine! I hope your Dad enjoyed the sandwich!!

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  4. Hi, I loved this piggy friend, my sister likes pigs so I made one for her, every body thinks its beautiful

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