lördag 21 oktober 2017

The Bedbugbear




So, this is the pattern for my design The Bedbugbear. A neat little guru that likes to hang out in beds and collect nightmares. The Bedbugbear stores the dreams in its night cap, so it really prefers to keep the cap on, no matter what. However, I will warn you right away - I don't have any pattern for the cap since I really just sew it by feeling. I measure the head of the guru and then I just cut out two triangular pieces of cloth, add a rubber band in the lining and just try to make the best of it. Anyhow, back to the bedbug.  I use the yarn Tilda from Svarta Fåret (big surprise) and by doing so, this particular bear will measure about 19 cm while standing up, and 15 cm while sitting down. Hook size: 2,5. Safety eyes size: 10 mm.  

Finally, here's the pattern. And oh - if you by any chance use it and want to share or sell your creation, please make a note about the gurus origin. Now, bedbug away!

 Part I: The Head (start with grey)
1) Magic circle (6)
2) 2 sc in each st (12)
3) 1 sc then 2 in the next st (18)
4) 1 sc in the next 2 st then 2 in the next st (24)
5) 1 sc in the next 3 st then 2 in the next st (30)
6) 1 sc in the next 4 st then 2 in the next st (36)
7) 1 sc in the next 5 st then 2 in the next st (42)
8) 1 sc in the next 6 st then 2 in the next st (48)
9) 1 sc in the next 7 st then 2 in the next st (54)
10) 1 sc in the next 8 st then 2 in the next st (60)
11) 1 sc in the next 9 st then 2 in the next st (66)
12-19) I sc in each st for 8 rows (66)
20) 1 sc in the next 9 st then 2 tog (60)
21) 1 sc in the next 8 st then 2 tog (54)
22) 1 sc in the next 7 st then 2 tog (48)
23) 1 sc in the next 6 st then 2 tog (42)
24) 1 sc in the next 5 st then 2 tog (36)
25) 1 sc in the next 4 st then 2 tog (30)
26) 1 sc in the next 3 st then 2 tog (24) – change colour on last st (white)
27) 1 sc for one row – place the safety eyes between row 24 and 25, 10 gaps between (before attachment)
28-29) I sc in each for 2 rows  (24) – stuff the head
30) 1 sc in the next 2 st then 2 tog (18)
31) I sc in each st for 1 row
32) 1 sc in the next st then 2 tog (12)
33) 1 sc in the next 2 sts then 2 tog (9) (Stuff and shape the rest of the muzzle)
34) 1 sc in the next st then 2 in the next (6)
f/o Weave in and out of the remaining stitches and close the gap. Use a long thread to sew the top of the muzzle (here: blue).

Part II: The Body (grey)
1) Magic circle (6)
2) 2 sc in each st (12)
3) 1 sc then 2 in the next st (18)
4) 1 sc in the next 2 st then 2 in the next st (24)
5) 1 sc in the next 3 st then 2 in the next st (30)
6-9) 1 sc in each st for 4 rows
10) 1 sc in the next 4 st then 2 in the next st (36)
11) 1 sc in each st for 1 row
12) 1 sc in the next 5 st then 2 in the next st (42)
13-14) 1 sc in each st for 2 rows
15) 1 sc in the next 6 st then 2 in the next st (48)
16-19) 1 sc in each st for 4 rows
20) 1 sc in the next 6 st then 2 tog (42)
21) 1 sc in the next 5 st then 2 tog (36)
22) 1 sc in the next 4 st then 2 tog (30)
23) 1 sc in the next 3 st then 2 tog (24)
24) 1 sc in the next 2 st then 2 tog (18)
25) 1 sc in the next st then 2 tog (12)
26) 1 sc in the next 2 st then 2 tog (9)
27) 2 tog then f/o,
weave in and out of the remaining sts and close the gap –leave a really long thread for sewing

Part III. The Feet (start with blue)
1) Magic circle (6) 
2) 2 sc in each st (12)
3) 1 sc then 2 in the next st (18)
4) 1 sc in the next 2 sts then 2 in the next st (24)
5) 1 sc in the next 3 sts then 2 in the next st (30)
6) 1 sc in the next 4 sts then 2 in the next st (36) – change colour on last st (grey)
7) 1 sc in the next 5 sts then 2 in the next st (42)
8-9) 1 sc in each st for 2 rows
10) 1 sc in the next 5 sts, then 2 tog (36)
11) 1 sc in the next 4 sts, then 2 tog (30)
12) 2 tog x 6, then 1 sc in each sc in each of the remaining sts (24)
13) 2 tog x 4, then 1 sc in each sc in each of the remaining sts (20)
14) 2 tog x 2, then 1 sc in each sc in each of the remaining sts (18)
15) 1 sc in the next 4 sts, then 2 tog (15)
16-19) 1 sc in each st for 4  rows  – stuff the foot while making the rows
Crochet the sides of the leg together , f/o, and leave a thread for sewing

Part IV: The Arms (grey)
1) Magic circle (6) 
2) 2 sc in each st (12)
3) 1 sc then 2 in the next st (18)
4) 1 sc in the next 2 sts then 2 in the next st (24)
5-7) 1 sc in each st for 3 rows
8) 1 sc in the next 2 sts then 2 tog (18)
9) 1 sc in each st for 1 row
10) 1 sc in the next 7 sts then 2 tog (16)
11-21) 1 sc in each st for 11 rows   stuff hand, and the arm lightly
f/o and leave a long thread for sewing.

Part V: The Ears (grey)
1) Magic circle (6) 
2) 2 sc in each st (12)
3) 1 sc then 2 in the next st (18)
4) 1 sc in the next 2 sts then 2 in the next st (24)
5-8) 1 sc in each st for 4 rows
f/o and leave a long thread for sewing.

Part VI: The Tail (grey)
1) Magic circle (6) 
2) 2 sc in each st (12)
3) 1 sc then 2 in the next st (18)
4-5) 1 sc in each st for 2 rows
f/o and leave a long thread for sewing.

Part VII: Assemble the Bedbugbear!
 
Part VIII:  If you prefer, you can add the details (scars) by sewing them on. 

Sleep well!

Some pictures that might or might not be helpful:

Just before bedtime.
From the back, with the cap in the wind.
As you can see, the body is pear shaped.
The head, body and feet attached. Arms on the way.
Rare footage: The Bedbugbear without its cap.

Bedtime stories.

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