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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

BOMBOMB

This little fella I made for me! I filled it halfway with unpopped popcorn kernals, so it's well weighted and it's my new paper-weight. He's Bomomb, from the Mario Bros. games. I always kinda liked him LOL

BOMBOMB

Materials:

WW yarn in black, grey and gold
G Hook
Fiberfill (and some unpopped popcorn or plastic filler pellets if you would like to make it into a paperweight)
Tiny bits of white felt
Yarn Needle
Sewing thread to match felt


NOTES:

Gauge isn't really important here, as long as you ensure that your hook, yarn and tension result in a fairly tight stitch. Using different yarn types and hooks can give interesting results and make a larger or smaller plush.

I highly recommend using the 'invisible decrease' especially when working in the round. While it's not completely invisible, it does help to reduce the gaps that concentric decreases tends to leave behind. Overall, it just ends up looking alot neater.

You can work in joined rounds or continuous rounds, whichever is most comfortable for you.


BODY:

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12)

Rnd 3: sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc around (18)

Rnd 4: sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (24)

Rnd 5: sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (30)

Rnd 6: sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (36)

Rnd 7-10: sc in each sc around (36)

Rnd 11: sc in next 4 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (30)

Rnd 12: sc in next 3 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (24)

Begin stuffing at this point and continue as work progresses. If you want to make a paperweight, add unpopped popcorn OR plastic weight pellets to about half way up and finish the rest with fiberfill.

Rnd 13: sc in next 2 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (18)

Rnd 14: sc in next sc, dec over next 2 sc around. Switch to grey yarn in last (or joining) sc (12)

Rnd 15: Working in Front Loops Only, sc in each sc around (12)

Rnd 16-17: sc in each sc around (12)

F/O and leave tail. Stuff the neck to the top, but do not close.

CAP

Using grey:

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12)

F/O

Ch 9, sl st in each ch to end, tie off and 'attach' to the center of the cap for a fuse.

Sew the cap with fuse to the neck as shown.


WIND UP KEY:

Ch 19. Sl st in 2nd ch from hook and each ch to end, sl st to form a 'ring'. F/O

Bend ring in the middle and secure into a 'figure 8 shape'


FEET:

Using gold:

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)

Rnd 2: sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc around (9)

Rnd 3-6: sc in each sc around (9)

Rnd 7: dec over next 2 sc around to last sc, sc in last sc. F/O

Feet are not stuffed, but just flattened out.


ASSEMBLY:

Sew feet to the bottom, using photo as a guide. Sew the wind-up key to the middle of the back.

Cut two small oval shapes for eyes from white felt. I recommend using plain paper first and pinning on the doll to make sure of size and placement. Once you have it like you want it, sew the felt eyes on.


This pattern is an original pattern by Linda Potts (March 2009). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but you may not sell or distribute it, or sell items made from this pattern.

37 Comments:

Gabby said...

Sometimes when I make weighted toys I use uncooked pinto beans...it works well for me.

WolfDreamer said...

I've used dried beans too, this time I didn't have any. Uncooked rice also works, but it's a good idea to cut off the foot of a pair of hose (or however much you need), fill that with the rice, and sew up the open end then put that inside the toy, cause rice will ease its way out between stitches. :)

fallingjewel said...

That has got to be the cutest thing ever! I am definitely going to look into making this and a few other plushies from your patterns. Thanks so much for posting them!

WolfDreamer said...

Thank You! :)

Jessie Hansen said...

I'm working on making two of these right now and so far have the "body" done for both. I thought you should know that rounds 13&14 of the body are typed incorrectly. They read:
Rnd13: sc in next 3 sc, dec over...
Rnd14: sc in next 3 sc, dec over...
The way I understand it they should read
Rnd13: sc in next 2 sc, dec over...
Rnd14: sc in next sc, dec over...

Also, on your picture you started the gray on Round 15, but didn't mention that in the instructions. My boys will just have to deal with black necks on their bobombs, but I figured you might want to know.

This is the fourth pattern I have used from your site and I want to thank you for creating these patterns and posting them for me. You are great.

Sooticas Dream said...

Awesome!
Thanks for sharing yet another cute pattern! You're a star!

I made one today & thought you'd like to see him....
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sooticasdream/3631967155/

^______^

WolfDreamer said...

Awesome stuff there Sooticas Dream! That really looks great :D

Anonymous said...

Not to be a nuisance, but it's a Bob-omb.

http://www.mariowiki.com/Bob-omb

WolfDreamer said...

So I've learned. Oh well, call it artistic license. LOL I'm sure most people know what I meant. :D

Bookworm said...

I made a Bombomb for a friend's birthday. As soon as I can figure out where to upload the picture, I'll post a link. It turned out pretty well I think, though I still have to improve sewing on the parts.

Vickie Howell said...

My boys are obsessed with the Bomb Guy--they'll love this pattern! :)

Moe said...

Just a comment...if you're making one of these for a die-hard Mario Bros. fan, the key should be gold and the cap/fuse should be white.

Lisa said...

My 25 year old son asked me to make this only bean bag sized...I'll let you know how it goes. ;)

Lisa said...

Hi..you are incredibly talented and amazing! :)
I was wondering, have you ever made a Koopa Troopa from Mario Bros? Or has anyone requested one?

Anonymous said...

how big is it in real life

WolfDreamer said...

It's about 8 inches tall. Your finished doll may vary in size depending on your choice of hook, yarn and your individual tension while working.

Valerie Reum said...

Hi! I made this little guy for my husband's birthday. Adorable and so easy!! Mine was only 3 inches, including the fuse when I stood it up all the way. I might have used thinner yarn! ;-) Just wanted you to know that I linked to your pattern on my blog. http://mymommygurumi.blogspot.com/2010/07/bombomb.html

Thanks again for creating this pattern and for sharing it with us, especially for free!! :-D

Valerie Reum said...

Hi! I made this little guy for my husband's birthday. Adorable and so easy!! Mine was only 3 inches, including the fuse when I stood it up all the way. I might have used thinner yarn! ;-) Just wanted you to know that I linked to your pattern on my blog. http://mymommygurumi.blogspot.com/2010/07/bombomb.html

Thanks again for creating this pattern and for sharing it with us, especially for free!! :-D

iKat said...

You may know Wolfdaze on dA. Well, I know her in real. She made a BombBomb (not using a pattern, she can't as she doesn't count stitches XD) then used it as a ball X3 Lol!

CaligulaBob said...

I can't believe how cute this little guy is! I'm still a major beginner (Granny squares are about the extent of my crocheting skills) but as soon as I finish the blanket I'm working on, I am totally going to give your pattern a try!

Anonymous said...

his names bob-om

Relaxxx... said...

Hehe! i Luvv BobOm! i'm Attemting To Make Him 4 My Brothet, Even Tho i'm More Obsessed With Mario Bros. Than Him Lol :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for giving out the pattern, it's so cute and your explications are really clear ! :)

Anonymous said...

so instead of having ppl search for what your abbreviations mean you should totally just put a key. Like i don't mean to sound stupid but things like f/o i don't understand

WolfDreamer said...

All the abbreviations I use are *standard* abbreviations. Used in all commercial (and nearly all free) patterns.

I assume that most people have at least a basic understanding of the basics of crochet when they decide to do the patterns, including an understanding of pattern abbreviations.

If you are going to use patterns it's a good idea to familiarize yourself with the basics of reading patterns, including the standard abbreviations.

F/O (or FO) means 'Fasten Off' or 'Finish off' which essentially means to cut your yarn and secure the end.

There are many places to find a list of standard abbreviations for crochet, one of which is here: http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/directory/abbreviations.php . I hope that is helpful for you :D

Saxuhlicious said...

Thank you so much for posting this! I made one for my brother for Christmas. He loved it :)

Stephanie said...

Hi WolfDreamer! Thank you for posting this great Bob-omb pattern on your blog! I made one too and did a blog post on it (I made sure to link back to your site, and I mentioned how you have other great patterns available too!). Check it out:
http://allaboutami.tumblr.com/post/3186870761/bob-omb

marnie said...

so quick and easy took me less then 45 min. to make and i crocheted the eyes then sewed them on.:)

sexyminniemosue said...

You RAWKED again dear friend,
I haven't seen you pop up online so I Now why LOL, you really have been busy. I saw your penquin "SKIPPER", priceless!! I love the whole concept of him. I haven't seen a really nice penquin online that I really would of to make liked. When I saw Skipper my eyes just googled at him. Ill let you know when Im done and how he turned out. When I get him done I'll send you a pic of him. I even love his Name as well.
Thanks so much for sharing with me. I LOVES HIM(Y)(Y) Two thumbs up!!!

Sexy_Minnie Mouse

Anonymous said...

When making weighted toys for myself I use copper bb's. This, though, is not safe for children.

Sarah said...

Hi Wolfdreamer,
I love your work, and apparently my son does too. I showed him some of the things you've made and he requested a bob-om. It didn't take me very long and he loved it. I caught him rolling it around the floor the next day. He now wants me to make them all. Thanks for the patterns. I think I'm going to be busy for awhile.
I do have a suggestion, my son came to me upset yesterday because the fuse in his bob-om had come loose. If I make another, which I probably will. I think I will leave the beginning string really long and use it to make the fuse that way it will be attached and won't come loose. Thanks Again Sarah

Hanna said...

You are amazing. I suck at crotcheting and it shows. I've tried to do this for my friend as a present but all I get is a flat circle. Though this is the first time I've ever got a flat circle done so I guess I'll just start to try to make a flat circle like I usually do and I'll get the ball shape that way. :D
And the mother who makes this in bean bag size, I love you.

Anonymous said...

I'm new to knitting and want to try a new pattern and jumped for joy when I saw this!!
But my only question is what does 'sc' mean?
Is it an abbreviation for something in America?

I'm very confused please help... xx

Maiken said...

I think this one is so cute!
And its really easy to do.

Thank you for a super blog with plenty of fantastic things! :)

James Lyman said...

Thanks for this pattern, It was easy and VERY fun to do. Looking forward to making the rest of the Mario bunch :)

Rebecca Brown said...

I cannot wait to knit this little bomb. The key detail is especially fantastic. Great design! I will be featuring it on my blog ChemKnits in the coming months. I just started crocheting recently after knitting for many years. I plan on turning these into Christmas Ornaments this fall. Thanks so much!

Lee Ann said...

What a cute pattern! Thank you very much!
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Lee Ann

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