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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Badtz Maru Plushie


Well I kinda did this guy on a lark.  I've been sort of feeling under the weather and resting alot this week, and decided to work on a smaller project that was just 'fun'.   So on the suggestion of a friend of mine, I made Badtz Maru.   

I didn't want to make him just 'sitting there'  and seeing that he's got such a cute and playful attitude - and he's well known for making faces,  I decided to make him sticking out his tongue  (cause it seemed to be a common pose for him and it made me laugh )

Hope you enjoy him,  it was just a little side project to keep me from being too bored :D


Materials:
WW yarn black, white and yellow
Fiberfill
G Hook
Yarn needle
Sewing thread to match yarn and sewing needle
small bits of felt in white, black and red

Notes:

Gauge isn't terribly important on this project, as long as your choice of yarn and hook and your individual tension result in an even, firm stitch so that the stuffing won't come through.

Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round or row indicate the total number of stitches in that round or row.


Head/Body:

Rnd 1:  8 sc in magic ring  (8)
Rnd 2:  2 sc in each sc around  (16)
Rnd 3:  sc in next sc,  2 sc in next sc  around  (24)
Rnd 4:  sc in next 2 sc,  2 sc in next sc around  (32)
Rnd 5:  sc in next 3 sc,  2 sc in next sc around  (40)
Rnd 6:  sc in next 4 sc,  2 sc in next sc around  (48)
Rnd 7- 17:  sc in each sc around  (48)
Rnd 18:  sc in next 4 sc,  dec over next 2 sc around  (40)
Rnd 19:  sc in next 3 sc,  dec over next 2 sc around  (32)
Rnd 20:  sc in next 2 sc,  dec over next 2 sc around  (24)
Rnd 21:  sc in next sc,  2 sc in next sc around  (36)
Rnd 22:  sc in next 5 sc,  2 sc in next sc around  (42)
Rnd 23-28:  sc in each sc around  (42)
Rnd 29:  sc in next 6 sc,  2 sc in next sc around  (48)
Rnd 30-32:  sc in each sc around  (48)
Rnd 33:  sc in  next 4 sc,  dec over next 2 sc around  (36)
Rnd 34:  sc in each sc around  (36)
F/O.  Do not close opening.  Make sure head/body is stuffed and shaped well.

BOTTOM:

Row 1:  ch 15 ,   sc in second ch from hook and each chain across  (14)
Row 2-4:  sc in each sc across  (14)
EDGING:P  sc even around entire piece,  slip stitch to beginning sc to end.
F/O.  Weave in ends.

Place body bottom piece at opening of body.   Using black sewing thread and needle,  bring the body opening edges in to meet up with the 'bottom' piece.  Sewing together securely.  The stitches won't match up 'exactly'  that's ok,  just ease in the body edges to the bottom piece.  This should create a slightly narrow and flat bottom.  


WHITE BELLY DECORATION:

Row 1:  ch 2.  4 sc in second chain from hook  (do not join, turn) (4)
Row 2:  2 sc in each sc across  (turn)  (8)
Row 3:  sc in next sc,  2 sc in next sc  across (turn)   (12)
Row 4:  sc in next 2 sc,  2 sc in next sc across (turn)  (16)
Row 5:  sc in next 3 sc,  2 sc in next sc across  (turn)  (20)
Row 6.  Sc in each sc across,  do not turn,  ch 1 and begin sc evenly across 'bottom',  place last sc in side of first sc of row 6.  Ch1 turn
Row 7:  sc in each sc across,  
F/O weave in end.  Pin  and then sew to front of body as shown.

ARMS (make 2):

Rnd 1:  4 sc in magic ring  (4)
Rnd 2:  sc in next sc,  2 sc in next sc,  sc in next sc,  2 sc in next sc  (6)
Rnd 3:  sc in next 2 sc,  2 sc in next sc,  sc in next 2 sc,  2 sc in next sc  (8)
Rnd 4:  sc in next 3 sc,  2 sc in next sc,  sc in next 3 sc,  2 sc in next sc  (10)
Rnd 5-8:  sc in each sc around  (10)
Rnd 9:  5 sc ,  turn
Rnd 10:  4 sc turn
Rnd 11:  3 sc.
F/O.  Stuff and weave in ends.

BEAK:

Rnd 1:  Ch 6,  sc in second chain from hook and each chain to end,  turn work around and now working down other side of starting chain,  sc in each free loop to end.  Slip stitch to first sc  (10)
Rnd 2:  sc in next 4 sc,  2 sc in next sc,  sc in next 4 sc,  2 sc in next sc  (12)
Rnd 3:  sc in next 2 sc,  2 sc in next sc around  (16)
Rnd 4:  sc in each sc around  (16)
F/O,  weave in end.    Cut piece of red felt in the tongue shape desired,  place in between the two 'open' ends of the beak.  Flatten and match edges.  Sew through all layers.  Secure thread and weave loose ends.   (add a touch of detail with some black thread on the tongue as shown)

FEET (make 2):

Rnd 1:  8 sc in magic circle  (8)
Rnd 2:  2 sc in each sc around  (16)
Rnd 3:  sc in each sc around  (16)
Rnd 4:  sc in next 2 sc,  dec over next 2 sc around  (12)
Rnd 5:  dec over next 2 sc around  (6)
F/O.  Weave in ends.  Foot isn't stuffed just flattened.


'HAIR'  SPIKES (make 4):
Rnd 1:  4 sc in magic ring  (4)
Rnd 2:  sc in next sc,  2 sc in next sc,  sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc  (6)
Rnd 3:  sc in next 2 sc,  2 sc in next sc,  sc in next sc,  2 sc in next sc  (8)
Rnd 4:  sc in next 3 sc,  2 sc in next sc,  sc in next 3 sc,  2 sc in next sc  (10)
Rnd 5:  sc in each sc around  (10)
F/O.  Stuff 'tails' into spike  (add a tiny bit of fiberfill if you like to help shape the spikes)


TAIL:

Rnd 1:  4 sc in magic ring  (4)
Rnd 2:  sc in next sc,  2 sc in next sc,  sc in next sc,  2 sc in next sc  (6)
Rnd 3:  sc in next 2 sc,  2 sc in next sc,  sc in next 2 sc,  2 sc in next sc  (8)
Rnd 4:  sc in next 3 sc,  2 sc in next sc,  sc in next 3 sc,  2 sc in next sc  (10)
F/O and weave ends.  Don't stuff.

ASSEMBLY:

Pin all parts to the doll as shown (or as desired).   Once you're satisfied with the look,  sew all your parts to the dolls securely.    I put the arms on either side of the body,  where the head/body meet and positioned them to where they are 'pulling' on the beak from either side.  

Tail is added just under the backside of the body  (I don't know if Badtz actually *has* a tail,  but the way I ended up  doing the bottom part of the body to get the shape I wanted,  it was off balance with only the feet,  so the 'tail'  is the third point of support and makes it to where he'll sit up on his own)

Eyes are made from scraps of felt with tiny dots  of black felt (a sequin will work here too) .

Have fun with this one,  the best part of Badtz Maru,  is his irreverent attitude and wild child personality.  :D



Badtz Maru is a SANRIO character and is © of its creators.   This crochet pattern is © of Linda Potts (September 2010) and may not be copied, reprinted or added to any website or collection.  You may link to this pattern if you like,  or print a copy of it for your personal use ONLY.  No items made from this pattern may be sold for profit.  
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