Friday, February 13, 2009

Bubba Goober & Tater Pea Amigurumi Pattern

Though much maligned by recent negative press, Bubba Goober & his cousin Tater Pea are a couple of true-blue homeboys from down here in the south.

Bubba Goober is about 5” tall & sports a grown out buzz cut . Bubba G, as his friends call him, fancies himself a ladies man. He used to chew but now he dips snuff, which he feels is far more sophisticated than chew and not nearly so messy; just a pinch betwixt his teeth & gums.

Tater Pea is a nickname Bubba gave his cousin, since he looks so much like a potato. Tater always wears his favorite lucky camo ball cap. He enjoys chewing tobacco and always has a chaw in his cheek. For a fresh wad, he keeps his pouch of chew in his back pocket. Materials & Supplies:
Any worsted weight yarn (model is stitched in Red Heart Super Saver Warm Brown & Red Heart Super Saver Camo)
US F crochet hook (3.75mm)
US G crochet hook
Stitch marker
Yarn needle
Sharp embroidery needle
Black embroidery floss
Polyester filler
Plastic filler pellets
Dark knee high hose (for holding pellets)
felt - for constructing the bill of the ball cap
Glue

Gauge: not important, just be sure that the hook size gives you a tight stitch, otherwise go down a size.

Notes: Both are worked in single crochet spirals. Do not join after each round.
[ ] = repeat steps in brackets as indicated after bracket
arnd = around
rnds = rounds
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch, stitches
tog = together

TATER PEA (body):

Rnd 1: sc 6 times in adjustable loop, pull tail tightly to close hole
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st arnd, (12 sts)
Rnd 3: [2 sc in st, sc in next st] arnd, (18 sts)
Rnd 4: [2 sc in st, sc in next 2 sts] arnd, (24 sts)
Rnd 5: [2 sc in st, sc in next 3 sts] arnd, (30 sts)
Rnd 6: [2 sc in st, sc in next 4 sts] arnd, (36)
Rnd 7-10: sc around, (36 sts)
Rnd 11: [sc 2 tog, sc in next 4 sts] arnd, (30 sts)
Rnd 12-13: sc around, (30 sts)
Rnd 14: [sc 2 tog, sc in next 3 sts] arnd, (24 sts)
Rnd 15-16: sc arnd, (24 sts) 2 times
Rnd 17: [2 sc in st, sc in next 3 sts] arnd, (30 sts)
Rnd 18: [2 sc in st, sc in next 4 sts] arnd, (36 sts)
Rnd 19-20: sc around, (36 sts)
Rnd 21: [sc 2 tog, sc in next 4 sts] arnd, (30 sts)
Rnd 22-23: sc arnd (30 sts)
Rnd 24: [sc 2 tog, sc in next 3 sts] arnd, (24 sts)
Rnd 25: sc arnd (24 sts)

Fill the toe of a dark knee-high stocking with about ¼ Cup, (or a little less), of plastic pellets. Tie securely & cut off some of the excess stocking. Stuff into the bottom half of “Bubba”. Add polyester fiber filling as needed to fill out the body.

If using safety eyes, place in desired location now. Continue to stuff firmly as you finish these last few rnds.
Rnd 26: [sc 2 tog, sc next 2] arnd (18 sts)
Rnd 27: [sc 2 tog, sc next st] arnd (12 sts)
Cut & thread tail into tapestry needle, weave into sts arnd & tie off.


BUBBA GOOBER(Body):
Rnd 1-5: Complete rounds 1-5 from the Tater Pea pattern
Rnd 6-9: sc arnd (30 sts)
Rnd 10: [sc 2 tog, sc in next 3 sts] arnd (24 sts)
Rnd 11-12: Sc arnd (24 sts)
Rnd 13: [sc 2 tog, sc in next 2 sts] arnd (18 sts)
Rnd 14: sc arnd (18 sts)
Rnd 15: [2 sc in st, sc in next 2 sts] arnd (24 sts)
Rnd 16: [2 sc in st, sc in next 3 sts] arnd (30 sts)
Rnd 17-19: sc arnd (30 sts)
Rnd 20: [2 sc tog, sc in next 3 sts] arnd (24 sts)
Rnd 21: sc arnd (24 sts) Stuff & add eyes now if using safety eyes!
Rnd 22: [sc 2 tog, sc in next 2 sts] arnd (18 sts)
Rnd 23: [sc 2 tog, sc in next st] arnd (12 sts)
Cut yarn & weave through remaining 12 sts, pulling tightly to close. Finish customizing Bubba & don't forget to make his back pocket.

Add hair using fun fur or other material, (models' hair is hotglued on)

BACK POCKET: With F hook, Ch 5.
Row 1: Working in rows, sc in 2nd ch from hook & across, ch 1& turn.
Row 2-5: Sc across, ch 1 & turn
Finish off & attach to the backside of Bubba & Tater, where a jean pocket would be. Remember to leave the top open so they can put their tobacco & what-not in it.

CHEW PACKAGE: Make tobacco package out of brown paper. Simply decorate to look like a bag of chew, glue together & fold. Place in back pocket of Tater when he is done.

SNUFF CAN: cut a piece of felt into a circle & place in Bubba's back pocket

BALL CAP: Cap is stitched in joined rounds
Rnd 1: with G hook sc 6 in adjustable loop, join w/ sl st & ch 1
Rnd 2: 2 sc in ea st arnd, join & ch 1 (12 sts)
Rnd 3: [2 sc in st, sc in next] arnd, join & ch 1 (18 sts)
Rnd 4: [2 sc in st, sc in next 2 sts] arnd, join & ch 1 (24 sts)
Rnd 5: [2 sc in st, sc in next 3 sts] arnd, join & ch 1 (30 sts)
Rnd 6: [2 sc in st, sc in next 4 sts] arnd, join & ch 1 (36 sts)
Rnd 7-8: sc arnd 2 times
Rnd 8: Sl st arnd outside edge for finished look, cut yarn & weave ends
For the bill of the cap cut a piece of felt into a ballcap bill shape & sew or hot glue along edge.

Finishing Suggestions:
Embroider mouth using black embroidery floss, as shown in photo or in your own style.
For "tobacco cheek", make one bobble at the corner of the mouth, using the brown yarn.
Construct tobacco pouch with a small bit of brown paper bag & a design reduced in size to fit the front of the package, (use your imagination on what design to use).









Make your own accessories for the boys.

“Bubba Goober & Tater Pea" is my personal design. However, feel free to spread some Goober-love by linking this pattern to your websites & blogs. I also give my permission for you to make & sell Bubba. If you DO any of the aforementioned, please just give me a shout out. Oh & I’d LOVE to see pictures of your versions of my pattern. Thanks! nanderson360.MissJulep@blogger.com
Visit Bubba G, Tater Pea & me at http://yarnjulepsontheveranda.blogspot.com/

2 comments:

  1. These are so cute!!!! I love the back pocket for the 'baccer pouch.
    Thanks for sharing your talent.
    Happy Hookin' & KnIttin'!
    Anita
    a Knittin' Junkie!

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  2. Right back at 'cha Anita!! You're my very first follower of my very first blog AND a fellow southerner!!!Your Sherri Hat pattern is adorable & I'm not sure how to comment on your blog...told 'a' I was new:) But I will find out.

    Cheers!

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