Friday, May 8, 2009

YAY! Brunswick & Stewie are ALIVE & they can SEE....

finally...
These two guys have been friends for as long as they can remember. They mostly enjoy chewing & spitting. Brunswick is the ringleader & is somewhat of a clown. He just loves to sit in trees & drop pinecone shaving on unsuspecting people below, while Stewie looks on. Stewie likes to nibble on tender new plants and also enjoys chewing pinecones to maintain his big ol’ bunny teeth.

But what’s in a name…A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, right? That’s fine for Romeo & Juliet, Mr. Shakespeare but what were their mom’s thinking when they named this dubious duo??? Had their mothers not been told, by their mothers before them, about the popular southern dish called Brunswick Stew?? And worse yet, what the main ingredients are?

So if a rose is a rose then what does that make ya’ll ? DINNER!!! Now where did I put that stack of soda crackers….

Materials:
F hook (for both animals unless otherwise indicated)
I or K hook (for squirrel tail)
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, worsted
Color A - Cornmeal (Stewie, the rabbit)
Color B - Purple ( Brunswick, the squirrel)
2 Colors of novelty fur yarn for Brunswick’s tail (fun fur, eyelash, etc)
Fuzzy or boucle` yarn for Stewie’s tail
Child’s size white sock for Stewie’s wife beater undershirt
Polyester stuffing
Tapestry & embroidery needles
White thread
Black embroidery thread
Wobbly Eyes
Doll glasses
Cement glue
Optional: Pipe cleaners/chenille wires for making pose-able armature, (as used in Brunswick’s arms & Stewie’s tail)

Notes:
Animals are worked in un-joined spiral rounds, Amigurumi style. The heads are worked from back of the head to the nose without leaving a neck opening. Remember to stuff as you go and add the eyes while you still can if using safety eyes, (post & washer eyes).

[ ] = repeat steps in brackets as indicated after bracket
acr = acrossarnd = aroundch= chainrnds = roundssc = single crochethdc = half double crochetsl st = slip stitchst(s) = stitch, stitchestog = togetherGauge: unimportant, just make certain to have a tight stitch so stuffing won’t show through.


STEWIE (Rabbit) Stewie is a big ol’ husky boy, about 10 ½ inches
from ear tip to feet &11 ½ inches around at the largest portion of his “table muscles”.

BODY ( F hook & color A)
Rnd 1: Sc 6 sts in adjustable loop
Rnd 2: 2 sc in ea st arnd (12)
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: [2 sc in st, sc x 5] arnd (42 sts)Rnd 8: [2 sc in st, sc x 6] arnd (48 sts)Rnd 9: [2 sc in st, sc x 7] arnd (54 sts)Rnd 10-13: sc arnd (54 sts)
Rnd 14: Beg dec, [ sc 2 tog, sc x 7] arnd (48 sts)
Rnd 15-17: sc arnd (48 sts)
Rnd 18: [ sc 2 tog , sc x 6] arnd (42 sts)Rnd 19-20: sc arnd (42 sts)
Rnd 21: [ sc 2 tog, sc x 5] arnd (36 sts)
Rnd 22: sc arnd (36 sts)
Rnd 23: [ 2 sc tog, sc x 4] arnd (30 sts)
Rnd 24: [ 2 sc tog, sc x 3] arnd (24 sts)
Rnd 25: sc arnd (24 sts)
Rnd 26: [2 sc tog, sc x 2] arnd (18 sts)
Rnd 27-28: sc arnd (18 sts)
Stuff firmly & finish off, leaving long tail for sewing

HEAD worked from back of head to nose, make certain to stuff as you go as there is no neck opening !!
Rnd 1: Sc 6 sts in adjustable loop
Rnd 2: 2 sc in ea st arnd (12)
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: [2 sc in st, sc x 5] arnd (42 sts)Rnd 8: [2 sc in st, sc x 6] arnd (48 sts)Rnd 9: sc arnd (48 sts)Rnd 10: Beg dec, [2 sc tog, sc x 2] arnd (36 sts)
Rnd 11: sc arnd (36 sts)
Rnd 12: [2 sc tog, sc x 4] arnd (30 sts)
Rnd 13: sc arnd (30 sts)
Rnd 14: [ 2 sc tog, sc x 3] arnd (24 sts)
Rnd 15-17: sc arnd (24 sts)
Rnd 18: [2 sc tog, sc x 2] arnd (18 sts)
Rnd 19-20: sc arnd (18 sts)
Rnd 21: [ sc in st , sc next 2 tog] arnd (12 sts)
Rnd 22: [sc 2 tog] arnd (6 sts)
Finish off, weave ends & trim.

EARS (make 2)
Rnd 1: Sc 6 sts in adjustable loop
Rnd 2: 2 sc in ea st arnd (12)
Rnd 3: [2 sc in st, sc x 1] arnd (18 sts)
Rnd 4-7: sc arnd (18 sts)
Rnd 8: [sc 2 tog, sc x 4] arnd (15 sts)
Rnd 9-10: sc arnd (15 sts)
Rnd 11: sc, [sc 2 tog, sc x 5] twice (12 sts)
Rnd 12-18: sc arnd (12 sts)
Finish off, leaving long tail for sewing to head.

FEET (make 2)
Rnd 1: Sc 6 sts in adjustable loop
Rnd 2: 2 sc in ea st arnd (12)
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 tog, sc x 2] arnd (18 sts)
Rnd 6: sc arnd (18 sts)
Rnd 7: [2 sc tog, sc x 1] arnd (12 sts)
Rnd 8-10: sc arnd (12 sts)
Finish off leaving long tail for sewing & stuff the toe area only.

ARMS (make 2) Stuff arms as you go
Rnd 1: Sc 6 sts in adjustable loop
Rnd 2: 2 sc in ea st arnd (12)
Rnd 3: [2 sc in st, sc x 5] arnd (14 sts)Rnd 4-6: sc around (14 sts)
Rnd 7: [2 sc tog, sc x 5] arnd (12 sts)
Rnd 8-21: sc arnd (12 sts)
Finish off leaving long tail for sewing

TAIL
With G hook & small amount of fuzzy yarn;
Rnd 1: Sc 6 sts in adjustable loop
Rnd 2: 2 sc in ea st arnd (12)
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 tog, sc x 2] arnd (18 sts)
Rnd 6: [2 sc tog, sc x 1] arnd (12 sts)
Finish off leaving long tail for sewing & stuff lightly.

“WIFE BEATER” UNDER SHIRT
(I was going to crochet this part but it just wasn’t looking like I wanted it to & I got lazy & decided to use an old sock instead.)

Lay sock flat with toe pointing away from you, cut out neck & armholes as in photo & trim excess at the hem line. You will probably need to take up the shoulder straps a little. I took mine in about ¼ “ . Or you might even glue it. That’s all I did, I didn’t even hem the armholes & hemline, that’s entirely optional, (told ya’ I’m lazy).

STEWIE FINISHING INSTRUCTIONS
Attach ears in desired location, likewise the head to the body, arms feet & tail. The feet are placed slightly under his body with only the toe section protruding from under his bottom half.

Dress him in his undershirt & embroider his tattoo, using embroidery floss or thread. It might be helpful to draw the design with a water erasable dressmakers pen. Embroider his nose/mouth area. Lastly, position & sew, glue or embroider eyes as desired, IF you haven’t done so already. He’s now ready to go out with the boys.


BRUNSWICK (Squirrel) Brunswick stands a bit shorter than Stewie at7" tall & 8" around his stomach.
BODY ( F hook & color B)
Rnd 1: Sc 6 sts in adjustable loop
Rnd 2: 2 sc in ea st arnd (12)
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: [2 sc in st, sc x 5] arnd (42 sts)Rnd 8: [2 sc in st, sc x 6] arnd (48 sts)Rnd 9-10: sc arnd (48 sts)
Rnd 11: Beg dec, [ sc 2 tog, sc x 6] arnd (42 sts)
Rnd 12-13: sc arnd (42 sts)
Rnd 14: [ sc 2 tog, sc x 5] arnd (36 sts)
Rnd 15: sc arnd (36 sts)
Rnd 16: [sc 2 tog, sc x 5, sc 2tog, sc x 4 ] twice, sc x 10 (32 sts)
Rnd 17: sc arnd (32 sts)
Rnd 18: sc 16, [sc 2 tog, sc x 2] 4 times (28 sts)
Rnd 19-21: sc arnd (28 sts)
Rnd 22: sc , [sc 2 tog, sc x 3] arnd (22 sts)
Rnd 23: sc arnd (22 sts)
Rnd 24: sc 2tog arnd (12 sts)
Rnd 25: sc arnd (12 sts)
Stuff firmly & finish off, leaving long tail for sewing

HEAD worked from back of head to nose, make certain to stuff as you go as there is no neck opening
Rnd 1: Sc 6 sts in adjustable loop
Rnd 2: 2 sc in ea st arnd (12)
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 arnd (36 sts)
Rnd 10: Beg dec, [ sc2 tog, sc x 4] arnd (30 sts)
Rnd 11: sc arnd (30 sts)
Rnd 12: [ 2 sc tog, sc x 3] arnd (24 sts)
Rnd 13: sc arnd (24 sts)
Rnd 14: [2 sc tog, sc x 2] arnd (18 sts)
Rnd 15-17: sc arnd (18 sts)
Rnd 18: [ sc x 1 , sc 2 tog] arnd (12 sts)
Rnd 19: sc arnd (12 sts)
Stuff head NOW if you haven’t already!
Rnd 20: [sc 2 tog] arnd (6 sts)
Finish off, weave ends & trim.

EARS (make 2)
Rnd 1: Sc 6 sts in adjustable loop
Rnd 2-3: sc arnd (6)
Finish off, leaving long tail for sewing to head.

FEET (make 2)
Rnd 1: Sc 6 sts in adjustable loop
Rnd 2: 2 sc in ea st arnd (12)
Rnd 3-4: sc arnd (12 sts)
Rnd 5: [ 2 sc tog, sc x 4] arnd (10 sts)
Rnd 6-7: sc arnd (10 sts)
Finish off leaving long tail for sewing & stuff the toe area only. Attach as instructed for Stewie.

TAIL
With J hook Color B chain 19;
Row 1: working in the back bumps of chain, sc in 2nd chain back bump from hook & acr (18 sts)
Row 2: attach 2 novelty fur yarns & chain 2, hdc acr row for 17 sts, 2 hdc in next 2 sts, 17 hdc acr opposite side of ch
Finish off leaving long tail for sewing, fluff tail with brush to release trapped novelty fur fibers. (Optional Hint: weave 2 chenille wires through middle of tail to make it pose-able)

BRUNSWICK FINISHING INSTRUCTIONS
Sew feet, head & ears on as was done with Stewie.
Insert chenille wires into tail & arms & attach to body.
Make “outtie” belly button, if desired.
Glue small wiggly eyes onto Brunswick’s face using cement glue.
Glue large wiggly eyes onto wire doll glasses.
When dry, place on Brunswick by simply sticking ends into his head, (ouch!).

Warning: Please be advised that I have not tested this pattern. Consequently, there may be errors, (I sincerely hope not).

This pattern is mine, mine, mine! It was designed by me, Miss Julep, of yarnjulepsontheveranda.com. You may sell completed items but please give me design credit,
ok? Oh & I’d love to see ones you’ve done!

10 comments:

  1. Oh. Mah. GAWD. The CUTENESS! :>D

    I love all you generous peeps who just *give* us these patterns instead of charging $$ for them.

    Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!!!

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  2. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this adorable little pair of pals! I have already shared them on every social networking site that I am a part of, lol...they are just tooo cute! I will definitely be making up a pair of pals myself and I promise to send you a pic (or two...or three...or....lol). I love the way you used the sock for the wifebeater! That's not lazy, that's very creative! I would have never thought of that.

    Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us. I for one really appreciate it!

    Hugs, health & happiness,
    Anita, a Knitting Junkie!
    gmail: eat.sleep.knit

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  3. Thanks Knitting Junkie, you always have something pleasant to say!! I can't wait to see yours. And "anonymous", thanks for your kind comments! I hope that you will not find any mistakes:( but if you do, (either of ya'll, please don't hesitate to let me know.

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  4. If I could have figured out a way to register, you'd have seen me comment as "cattiekit", which is (by the way!) my Ravelry ID.

    I really *must* go find these colors among my RH stash (only *slightly* smaller than Gargantuan) and start on these two cuties!

    Keep up the good work! :>D

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  5. Oh, and BTW - where did you find that teeny-tiny pool table? Soooooo perfect! :>D

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  6. Thanks Cattiekit!! I found the pool table at Walmart during Christmas. It was one of 3 small scale items...they also had a foosball table & something else, I can't remeber. I wish I had gotten all 3.

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  7. Holy CRAP is this cute! Thanks so much for sharing!!! <3 Moe

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  8. Thanks for your nice comments Moe!

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  9. Thank you so much, Momwithahook!!!

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