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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Bed Bugs

I made these up about ten years ago, when our oldest was about 8 or 9 years old. (He will be 19 in a little over a month..) It was before Pillow Pets were around. Well when our youngest recently was asking for a Pillow Pet, I kept saying to myself (every time he would ask, lol) "I wonder if I ever wrote down the pattern for those 'Bed Bugs' I made?"...  Well I found the pattern the other day, and made one up for him.   (He has since then gotten a Pillow Pet, but... Now he has a "Bed Bug" too. :P)   Now when you say "Good night. Sleep tight. Don't let the bed bugs bite", they will be able to cuddle with their bed bug. :P    (More pictures below) 

Size J hook (for Bed Bugs body only)
H hook (for everything else)
Worsted Weight yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver)
About 7 oz.(not sure, but just to be safe?) for the body color, 3 oz. for legs/stripe/etc., small amounts in other colors for "spots"
 
Bed Bug Body
(Make two sides)
With J hook and body color, ch 11. Skip first chain, sc in each remaining chain. Ch 1, turn. (10 sc)
Row 2: 2 sc in first sc. Sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn. (12 sc)
Row 3: Sc in each sc. Ch 1, turn.
Row 4: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc. (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) across. Ch 1, turn. (18 sc)
Row 5: Repeat row 3.
Row 6: Repeat row 4. (27 sc)
Row 7-11: Repeat row 3.
Row 12: Repeat row 2. (29 sc)
Row 13-14: Repeat row 3.
Row 15: Sc first 2 sc together, sc across to last 2 sc. Sc last 2 sc together. Ch 1, turn. (27 sc)
Row 16-19: Repeat row 3.
Row 20: Repeat row 15. (25 sc)
Row 21: Repeat row 3.
Row 22-23: Repeat row 15. (21 sc)
Row 24: (Sc first 2 together, sc in next sc) across. Ch 1, turn. (14 sc)
Row 25-26: Repeat row 15.  (12, 10 sc) At end of row 26,do not fasten off. Ch 1, (sc 25 sc evenly across side of body, and 10 sc in end rows of body.) Repeat once.  Join and fasten off, leaving a long length on one of the sides to sew body pieces together with.

Legs
(Make four)
With H hook and leg color, and leaving a long length to sew onto body later, ch 8. Sl st to join. Ch 1, do not turn. (Note: Marking the first stitch of each round, do not join. Ch 1 and begin next round) Rounds 1-3: Sc in each sc.
Round 4: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc.) around. 2 sc in last sc. (You will be doing 2 sc in each of the last 2 scs in this round. Join rounds from here on.) (13 sc)
Round 5: 2 sc in first sc, sc around to last sc. 2 sc in last sc. (You are forming the front of the foot.) (15 sc)
Round 6: Repeat round 4. (23 sc)
Round 7-8: Repeat round 5. (25, 27 sc)
Round 9: Sc in each sc around.
Round 10: Sc 2 together around w/ sc last & first sc of next round together. (14 sc)
Round 11: Sc 2 together around. (7 sc) Fasten off don't forget to leave a little length to gather the bottom of the foot together and secure. Stuff foot and sew to sides (just below join point) on body.

Lightning Bug & Lady Bug (not pictured) Spots
(Make five or more)
With H hook & spot color, ch 3. Skip first chain, sc in each remaining chain. Ch 1, turn. (2 sc)
Row 2: 2 sc in each sc. Ch 1, turn. (4 sc)
Row 3: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn. (6 sc)
Row 4: Sc across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 5: Sc 2 together across. Ch1, turn. (3 sc)
Row 6: Sc 2 together. Sc in last sc.(2 sc)  Do not fasten off. Ch 1 and sc 17 evenly around spot. Join and fasten off, leaving a long length to sew spot onto body.   (I would sew the stripe on-instructions below- before sewing on the spots.) Sew onto body, stuffing lightly.

Love Bug Hearts
(Make two-or more, if you like)
With H hook and heart color, ch 2. Sc in 2nd chain from hook. Ch 1, turn. (1 sc)
Row 2: 3 sc in sc. Ch 1, turn. (3 sc)
Row 3: 2 sc in first sc. Sc in next sc. 2 sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn. (5 sc)
Row 4: 2 sc in first sc. s in each sc til last sc. 2 sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn. (7 sc)
Row 5: Sc in each sc. Ch 1, turn.
Row 6: Sc first 2 sc together, sc in next 2 sc. Leave remaining sc undone, ch 1, turn. (3 sc)
Row 7: Sc first 2 sc together, sc in next sc. Ch 1, turn (2 sc)
Row 8: Sc 2 together. Fasten off.
Join yarn in opposite side at outside of heart edge. Ch 1, sc first 2 sc together. Sc in next sc. Ch 1, turn. (2 sc)
Row 2: Sc in each sc. Ch 1, turn.
Row 3: Sc 2 together. Do not fasten off. Ch 1. (Mark first sc) 3 sc in inside of "V", sl st in "V", 3 sc in opposite side of "V", 8 sc along outside edge, 3 sc in "point" of heart, 8 sc along opposite side. Join to first sc and fasten off, leaving a long length to sew onto body with, stuffing lightly.

Zig-Zag "Lightning Stripe"
With H hook and stripe color, ch 34. Sc in 2nd chain from hook and in next 6 chains. 3 sc in next chain. Sc in next 7 chains. Sc next 3 chains together. Sc in next 7 chains. 3 sc in next chain. Sc in next 7 chains. Fasten off, leaving a long legth to sew stripe onto body.

Love Bug & Ladybug Stripe
With H hook and stripe color, ch 24. Sc in 2nd chain from hook and in each remaining chain. Fasten off, leaving a long length to sew stripe onto body.

Nose(s)
With H hook and nose color, ch 2. 6 sc in 2nd chain from hook. Join and fasten off, leaving a long length to sew onto face. (I glue the eyes on first. Or if you are making for a small child, you could use a yarn needle and embroider eyes on)

Antennae
(Make two)
With H hook and antennae color, ch 8. 4 sc in 2nd chain from hook. Sl st in each remaining chain and fasten off, leaving a length to attach antennae to head with.  

I haven't made the Ladybug one yet, but I am working on it. I want to make one with the hearts. If you want a traditional ladybug (although I am not sure how many legs real ladybugs have, but... this is a toy, right? :P) you could use the "spots" instead.    



Zig Zag Stripe on Lightning Bug

Love Bug

Hearts & Stripe

5 Comments:

  • Love these..i am going to make a few! After I finish a few other half down projects.

    By Blogger CosmicSpaceGal, at 11:09 AM  

  • Seriously adorable!!! Will be making a few for the kids in my life, and just might make one for myself!!

    By Blogger crochetnut, at 2:51 AM  

  • Wow! Those bugs are cute!!!

    By Blogger Chandramouli S, at 4:13 AM  

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    By Blogger nityakalyani, at 8:25 AM  

  • Adorable!

    By Blogger Ginger, at 8:36 PM  

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