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Hobbes

Growing up in the 90's, I think one of the best privileges of that time was getting to read the Calvin & Hobbes comics every Saturday morning. It's like an essential part of a child's weekend ritual... Wake up late, eat a hearty breakfast, watch morning cartoons, then read the comics section of the newspaper. Aah... Things I miss about childhood. Wait a minute! I still do those things!!! ^^ Hahaha!

Like me, my brothers also loved the Calvin & Hobbes comics and so for my eldest brother's birthday request, he asked me to make him a Hobbes amigurumi. Of course I said piece of cake since I found a pattern for it months ago. But then he had to say "It should be in his tiger form, not stuffed toy" and ironically the pattern that I have was indeed for the plushie version of Hobbes. What are the odds? I was being tested again. Umm-hmm -_-


The pattern was a bit hard to come up with... Measurements to consider, stitches and stuff. Seriously! I've had to do so many trial and error runs that I've lost count how many times I had to unravel the yarn then crochet it again, then unravel and crochet it again. I went back and forth like a volleyball. It was really frustrating. Well, annoying as it was, it did really fill up my patience bucket. ^^


HOBBES
Materials:
Monaco Yarn Shade #75 -  Orange (7-8 skeins)
Monaco Yarn Shade #100 - Black (6-7 skeins)
Monaco Yarn Shade #1 -  White (5-6 skeins)
Crochet Hook - H8 (5 mm)
Crochet Hook - D3 (3.25 mm)
Felt cloth:
           - Black
           - White
Black thread
Fiberfill stuffing
*dcinc = 2dc in 1st
*hdcinc = 2hdc in 1st

HEAD
(Orange)
Rnd 1: 8sc in mr (8)
Rnd 2: inc around (16)
Rnd 3: 1sc-inc (24)
Rnd 4: 2sc-inc (32)
Rnd 5: 3sc-inc (40)
Rnd 6: 4sc-inc (48)
Rnd 7-12: sc around (48)
(Black)
Rnd 13-14: sc around (48)
(Orange)
Rnd 15-17: sc around (48)
(Black)
Rnd 18-19: sc around (48)
(White)
Rnd 20: 5sc-inc (56)
Rnd 21-22: sc around (56)
Rnd 23: 6sc-inc (64)
Rnd 24-29: sc around (64)
Rnd 30: 6sc-dec (56)
Rnd 31: 5sc-dec (48)
Rnd 32: 4sc-dec (40)
Rnd 33: 3sc-dec (32)
Rnd 34: 2sc-dec (24)
FO, weave in ends

FACE PATCH
(Black)
11ch
Row 1: sc on 2nd ch from hook, sc across, ch1-turn (10)
(White)
Row 2: inc, 8sc, inc, ch1-turn (12)
Row 3: inc, 10sc, inc, ch1-turn (14)
Row 4: inc, 12sc, inc, ch1-turn (16)
Row 5-10: sc across (16)
*With a D3 (3.25 mm) hook, sl around the edges
*Use black yarn on the first row then change to white
FO, leave tail for sewing
*Do the same when attaching the face patch between row 9 and 10 of the head, change yarn color when stitching

NOSE
(Black)
7ch
Row 1: sc on 2nd ch from hook, sc around (12)
Row 2: 1hdc, 1hdcinc, 2dcinc, 1hdcinc, 2hdc, 1hdcinc, 2dcinc, 1hdcinc, 1hdc (20)
Row 3: sc around (20)
FO, leave tail for sewing

OUTER EARS (2x)
(Black)
Rnd 1: 6sc in MR (6)
Rnd 2: inc around (12)
Rnd 3-6) sc around (12)
FO, leave tail for sewing

INNER EARS (2x)
(White)
5ch
Row 1: sc on 2nd ch from hook, 7sc, sl (8)
FO, leave tail for sewing

CROTCH
(Orange)
ch 9,
Row 1: sc on 2nd ch from hook, sc across, ch1-turn (8)
Row 2-8: sc across, ch1-turn (8)
FO, leave tail for sewing

FEET/ LEGS (2x)
(White)
Rnd 1: 8sc in mr (8)
Rnd 2: inc around (16)
Rnd 3: 1sc-inc (24)
Rnd 4: 2sc-inc (32)
Rnd 5: 3sc-inc (40)
Rnd 6: 4sc-inc (48)
Rnd 7-8: sc around (48)
Rnd 9: 19sc, inc, [1sc-inc] 5x, 18sc (54)
Rnd 10-13: sc around (54)
Rnd 14: 14sc, 13dec, 14sc (41)
Rnd 15: [13sc, 7dec, 14sc] *repeat in reverse for other foot (29)
Rnd 16: 13sc, 4dec, 13sc (30)
Rnd 17: 12sc, 3dec, 12sc (27)
(Black)
Rnd 18-20: sc around (27)
(Orange)
Rnd 21-26: sc around (27)
(Black)
Rnd 27-29: sc around (27)
(Orange)
Rnd 30-33: sc around (27)
FO, weave in ends

*Attach the feet/legs to the crotch - 8 stitches on each side
*Stitch the feet slightly angled so that it wouldn't look too straight or stiff facing front
*Reconnect yarn and continue rounds from feet/legs to the body

BODY
(Orange)
Rnd 34-35: sc around (54)
Rnd 36: 8sc-inc (60)
(Black)
Rnd 37: sc around (60)
Rnd 38: 9sc-inc (66)
Rnd 39: sc around (66)
(Orange)
Rnd 40: 10sc-inc (72)
Rnd 41-45: sc around (72)
(Black)
Rnd 46-48: sc around (72)
(Orange)
Rnd 49-54: sc around (72) 
(Black)
Rnd 55-57: sc around (72)
(Orange)
Rnd 58-63: sc around (72) 
(Black)
Rnd 64: 7sc-dec (64)
Rnd 65-66: sc around (64)
(Orange)
Rnd 67-72: sc around (64)
(Black)
Rnd 73: 6sc-dec (56)
Rnd 74-75: sc around (56)
(Orange)
Rnd 76-77: sc around (56)
Rnd 78: 5sc-dec (48)
Rnd 79-81: sc around (48)
(Black)
Rnd 82: 4sc-dec (40)
Rnd 83-84: sc around (40)
(Orange)
Rnd 85: 3sc-dec (32)
Rnd 86-87: sc around (32)
Rnd 88: 2sc-dec (24)
Rnd 89-90: sc around (24)
FO, leave tail for sewing

BELLY PATCH
(White)
9ch
Row 1: sc on 2nd ch from hook, sc across, ch1-turn (8)
Row 2: inc, 6sc, inc, ch1-turn (10)
Row 3: inc, 8sc, inc, ch1-turn (12)
Row 4: inc, 10sc, inc, ch1-turn (14)
Row 5-8: sc across, ch1-turn (14)
Row 9: inc, 12sc, inc, ch1-turn ((16)
Row 10-34: sc across, ch1-turn (16)
Row 35: dec, 12sc, dec, ch1-turn (14)
Row 36-44: sc across, ch1-turn (14)
Row 45: de, 10sc, dec, ch1-turn (12)
Row 46-52: sc around, ch1-turn (12)
Row 53: dec, 8sc, dec, ch1-turn (10)
Row 54-61: sc across, ch1-turn (100
*With a D3 (3.25 mm) hook, sl around the edges
FO, leave tail for sewing

ARMS (2x)
(White)
Rnd 1: 8sc in mr (8) 
Rnd 2: inc around (16)
Rnd 3: 1sc-inc (24)
Rnd 4: 2sc-inc (32)
Rnd 5: 3sc-inc (40)
Rnd 6-11: sc around (40)
Rnd 12: 3sc-dec (32)
Rnd 13: 2sc-dec (24)
Rnd 14-16: sc around (24)
(Black)
Rnd 17-18: sc around (24)
(Orange)
Rnd 19-24: sc around (24)
*Repeat Rnd 17-24 (3x) - Ends with Rnd 52
FO, leave tail for sewing

TAIL
(Black)
Rnd 1: 8sc in mr (8) 
Rnd 2: inc around (16)
Rnd 3-10: sc around (16)
(Orange)
Rnd 11-16: sc around (16)
(Black)
Rnd 17-19: sc around (16)
*Repeat Rnd 11-19 (3x) - Ends with Rnd 54
(Orange)
Rnd 55-60: sc around (16)
FO, leave tail for sewing
Hobbes took longer to make than I anticipated but I still finished him a week before my brother's birthday. Phew! I thought I was gonna end up giving him nothing. Well, being my brother I'm sure he wouldn't mind me asking an extension but that wouldn't really sit well with me. If there's one thing I hate, it would be not accomplishing something on time. Seriously, I take deadlines by heart. So I could not be happier when I finished Hobbes with 1 more week to spare. Damn! That was a close one. Anyway, my brother was really happy with his new tiger best friend and complimented me for making him so well. Oh shucks!!! -^.^-



Copyright: Hobbes is an original pattern written by Duchess Gala. You may do whatever you want with the finished product but please do not sell or claim the pattern as your own. Also, do not post the pattern directly to your website. Just link it to this blog. ^^ 


Disclaimer: Some of the images are not mine and can be searched online

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