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Baddies

by Carey Huffman

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Every superhero has to start it’s training somewhere.

These baddies are weighted on the bottom so they pop back up when hit letting your little superhero train without hitting the family pet.


 


Finished Measurements

Approximately 10 inches tall

Materials

Spud & Chloë® Sweater [55% Wool, 45% Cotton; 160 yards/146 meters per 3.53 ounce/100 gram ball];

For Robot:
#7521 Beluga [MC]; 2 skeins
#7502 Grass [CC1]; 1 skein
#7519 Waterslide [CC2]; 1 skein
#7525 Manatee [CC3]; 1 skein
#7522 Penguin [CC4]; scraps

For Monster:
#7510 Splash [MC]; 2 skeins
#7508 Pollen [CC1]; 1 skein
#7509 Firecracker [CC2]; 1 skein
#7517 Igloo [CC3]; 1 skein
#7522 Penguin [CC4]; scraps

 

Recommended hook sizes

US E/4 (3.5 mm) hook

Notions

split ring stitch marker
fiberfill
yarn needle
2 pieces of scrap fabric at about 9” x18”
32oz plastic pellets
sewing machine or hand sewing supplies

Gauge

20 sc and 22 rows = 4 inches
Gauge is not critical for this design, although gauge should be tight enough that stuffing does not show through.

Pattern Notes

This pattern uses American crochet terminology.
Unless otherwise noted, all pieces are worked in spiral rounds, amigurumi style. Always work first stitch of new round into the first stitch of of the previous round. Do not turn work. Use a split ring marker to keep track of the first stitch in each round.

Double Ring (Amigurumi) Start: Tie a slip knot around your crochet hook leaving a 10-inch tail. Wrap the tail end of the yarn around 2 fingers directly below the hook to form two large loops. SC the number of times indicated in the pattern through both loops placing a marker in the last st from hook. Pull both loops tight. These stitches are your first round.

Make Bean Bag (make 2): Fold fabric in half making a 9 x 9 inch square. Machine or hand sew two of the sides together making a bag. Pour 16 ounces of plastic pellets in bag. Sew the remaining side shut.

Make Bobble (mb): Work 5 hdc in next sc, drop loop from hook, insert hook in first hdc of 5-hdc group, pick up the working loop and draw through. Chain 1 to close the bobble.

Instructions

Body - For Robot & Monster

Rnd 1: In MC and using double ring start, 6 sc in double ring.
Rnd 2: 2 Sc in each sts around: 12 sts.
Rnd 3: * Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around: 18 sts.
Rnd 4: * Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around: 24 sts.
Rnd 5: * Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around: 30 sts.
Rnd 6: * Sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around: 36 sts.
Rnd 7: * Sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around: 42 sts.
Rnd 8: * Sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around: 48 sts.
Rnd 9: * Sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around: 54 sts.
Rnd 10: * Sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around: 60 sts.
Rnd 11: * Sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around: 66 sts.
Rnd 12: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 13: * Sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around: 72 sts.
Rnd 14: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 15: * Sc in next 11 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around: 78 sts.
Rnd 16: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 17: * Sc in next 12 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around: 84 sts.
Rnd 18: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 19: * Sc in next 13 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around: 90 sts.
Rnd 20: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 21: * Sc in next 14 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around: 96 sts.
Rnd 22: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 23: * Sc in next 15 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around: 102 sts.
Rnds 24-28: Sc in each st around. Break yarn.
Rnd 29: With CC1, sc in each st around.
Rnd 30: * Sc in next 32 sts, sc2tog; repeat from * around: 99 sts.
Rnd 31: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 32: * Sc in next 31 sts, sc2tog; repeat from * around: 96 sts.
Rnd 33: Sc in each st around. Break yarn.
Rnd 34: With CC2, * sc in next 30 sts, sc2tog; repeat from * around: 93 sts.
Rnd 35: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 36: * Sc in next 29 sts, sc2tog; repeat from * around: 90 sts.
Rnd 37: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 38: * Sc in next 28 sts, sc2tog; repeat from * around: 87 sts.  Break yarn.
Rnd 39: With CC1, sc in each st around.
Rnd 40: * Sc in next 27 sts, sc2tog; repeat from * around: 84 sts.
Rnd 41: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 42: * Sc in next 26 sts, sc2tog; repeat from * around: 81 sts.
Rnd 43: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 44: With MC, * sc in next 25 sts, sc2tog; repeat from * around: 78 sts.
Rnd 45: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 46: * Sc in next 24 sts, sc2tog; repeat from * around: 75 sts.
Rnd 47: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 48: * Sc in next 23 sts, sc2tog; repeat from * around: 72 sts.
Rnd 49: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 50: * Sc in next 22 sts, sc2tog; repeat from * around: 69 sts.
Rnd 51: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 52: * Sc in next 21 sts, sc2tog; repeat from * around: 66 sts.
Rnd 53: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 54: * Sc in next 20 sts, sc2tog; repeat from * around: 63 sts.
Rnd 55: * Sc in next 19 sts, sc2tog; repeat from * around: 60 sts.
Rnd 56: * Sc in next 18 sts, sc2tog; repeat from * around: 57 sts.
Rnd 57: * Sc in next 17 sts, sc2tog; repeat from * around: 54 sts.
Rnd 58: * Sc in next 16 sts, sc2tog; repeat from * around: 51 sts.
Rnd 59: * Sc in next 15 sts, sc2tog; repeat from * around: 48 sts.
Rnd 60: * Sc in next 14 sts, sc2tog; repeat from * around: 45 sts.
Rnd 61: * Sc in next 13 sts, sc2tog; repeat from * around: 42 sts.
Rnds 62-65: Sc in each st around.
Place bean bag at the bottom of the body. Stuff rest of the body with fiberfill.
Rnd 66: * Sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog; repeat from * around: 36 sts.
Rnd 67: * Sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog; repeat from * around: 30 sts.
Rnd 68: * Sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog; repeat from * around: 24 sts. Add stuffing at this point if needed.
Rnd 69: * Sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog; repeat from * around: 18 sts.
Rnd 70: * Sc in next st, sc2tog; repeat from * around: 12 sts.
Rnd 71: Sc2tog around: 6 sts.
Break yarn. Finish off. Thread yarn needle with end and weave through remaining sts, pulling tightly to close. Set aside.

Detail


Robot Antenna (make 2)

Rnd 1: With CC1 and using double ring start, 6 sc in double ring.
Rnd 2: 2 Sc in each st around: 12 sts.
Rnd 3: * Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around: 18 sts.
Rnd 4: * Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around: 24 sts.
Rnds 5 and 6: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 7: * Sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog; repeat from * around: 18 sts.
Rnd 8: * Sc in next st, sc2tog; repeat from * around: 12 sts. Break yarn.
Rnd 9: With CC3, working in flo, sc in each st around.
Rnds 10-12: Sc in each st around.
Slip st in next st. Finish off. Break yarn leaving a long tail for sewing. Lightly stuff and set aside.

Robot Arms (make 2)

Rnd 1: In CC2 and using double ring start, 6 sc in double ring.
Rnd 2: 2 Sc in each st around: 12 sts.
Rnd 3: * Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around: 18 sts.
Rnd 4: * Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around: 24 sts.
Rnd 5: * Sc in next 6 sts, sc2tog; repeat from * around: 21 sts.
Rnd 6: * Sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog; repeat from * around: 18 sts.
Rnd 7: * Sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog; repeat from * around: 15 sts.
Rnd 8: * Sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog; repeat from * around: 12 sts.
Rnd 9: Sc in each st around. Break yarn.
Rnd 10: With CC3 and working in flo, * sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around: 18 sts.
Rnd 11: * Sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog; repeat from * around: 15 sts.
Rnd 12: * Sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog; repeat from * around: 12 sts.
Rnd 13: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 14: Working in flo, * sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around: 18 sts.
Rnds 15-20: Repeat Rnds 4-9.
Slip st in next st. Finish off. Break yarn leaving a long tail for sewing. Lightly stuff and set aside.

Detail

Robot Belly

With CC3, ch 21.
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across: 20 sc.
Rows 2-4: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across.
Row 5: Ch 1, turn; sc in first 3 sts, * with CC1 mb, with CC3 sc in next 3 sts; repeat from * 2 times more, sc in each st to end.
Rows 6-17: Repeat Rows 2-5.
Rows 18-21: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across.
Finish off. Break yarn leaving a long tail for sewing.

With CC2, ch 7.
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across: 6 sc.
Rows 2-13: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across.
Finish off. Break yarn leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew smaller CC2 belly piece centered on the left side of the larger CC3 belly piece as shown in photos. Set aside.


Robot Face

In CC1, ch 16.
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across: 15 sc.
Rows 2-11: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across..
Finish off. Break yarn leaving a long tail for sewing. With CC4, embroider x's for eyes and a line for a mouth as shown in photos. Set aside.

Detail


Monster Horns (make 2)

Rnd 1: With CC3 and using double ring start, 6 sc in double ring.
Rnd 2: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 3: Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st: 9 sts.
Rnd 4: Sc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, sc in next 3 sts.
Rnd 5: Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st: 12 sts.
Rnd 6: With CC1 sc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, sc in next 4 sts.
Rnd 7: Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st: 15 sts.
Rnd 8: Sc in next 5 sts, hdc in next 5 sts, sc in next 5 sts.
Rnd 9: Sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st: 18 sts.
Rnd 10: Sc in next 6 sts, hdc in next 6 sts, sc in next 6 sts.
Rnd 11: With CC3 sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st, hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st, sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st: 21 sts.
Rnd 12-15: Sc in next 7 sts, hdc in next 7 sts, sc in next 7 sts.
Slip st in next stitch. Finish off. Break yarn leaving a long tail for sewing. Lightly stuff and set aside.


Monster Eye

Rnd 1: With CC2 and using double ring start, 6 sc in double ring.
Rnd 2: 2 Sc in each st around: 12 sts.
Rnd 3: * Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around: 18 sts.
Rnd 4: * Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around: 24 sts.
Slip st in next stitch. Finish off. Break yarn leaving a long tail for sewing. Set aside.

Detail

Monster Belly

Rnd 1: In CC3 and using double ring start, 6 sc in double ring.
Rnd 2: 2 Sc in each st around: 12 sts.
Rnd 3: * [With CC1 mb, with CC3 2 hdc in next st] twice, with CC1 mb, with CC3 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around: 18 sts.
Rnd 4: * [Hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st] twice, sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around: 24 sts.
Rnd 5: * [Hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st] twice, sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around: 30 sts.
Rnd 6: * [In CC1 mb, in CC3 hdc in next 2 sts, in CC1 mb, in CC3 2 hdc in next st] twice, in CC1 mb, in CC3 sc in next 2 sts, in CC1mb, in CC3 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around: 36 sts.
Rnd 7: * [Hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st] twice, sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around: 42 sts.
Rnd 8: * [Hdc in next 6 sts, 2 hdc in next st] twice, sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around: 48 sts.
Slip st in next stitch. Finish off. Break yarn leaving a long tail for sewing. Set aside.

Finishing

For Robot: Sew Robot Belly, Robot Arms and Robot Antenna onto the robot’s body as shown in photos.  Weave in all ends.
For Monster: Sew Monster Belly, Monster Eye and Monster Horns onto the monster’s body as shown in photos.  With CC4, embroider x's for eyes and a line for a mouth as shown in photos. Weave in all ends.

 

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Carey’s favorite Superhero is Batman! She has been unable to sit still for her entire life. A smart great aunt introduced her to crocheting to keep everyone around Carey from going insane. Crochet addiction to crochet lead to knitting, sewing and other crafts. Even with 2 young boys keeping her busy, she still has to have yarn in her hands in every one of those rare idle moments.

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