Free Crochet Pattern - Bulbachub

Free Crochet Pattern - Bulbachub

Make way - Bulbachub is here!


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*We will be working in a spiral.

*Measurements: 4 in. x 2 in. (10.16 cm x 5.08 cm)

*This is an intermediate-beginner level pattern due to the bulb technique. 

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-#3 light worsted yarn - Hobbii Friends Cotton 8/8

Pastel Green (100)
Emerald (105)
*Note: You will need less than 1 skein of each color. If you choose to use different yarn, modify the hook size as needed.

-Dark brown and coral embroidery thread

-2.75 mm hook

-Yarn needle, scissors, stitch markers, sewing pins, fabric glue

-Fiber fill stuffing

-Teal felt (paper-like texture is best - see favorite tools link)



-ch: chain

-dec: (invisible) decrease

-flo: front loops only

-inc: increase

-sc: single crochet

-slst: slip stitch

-st(s): stitch(es)

-rnd(s): round(s)

-[#]: stitch count

-(...) x #: repeat instructions

HEAD (in Pastel Green yarn):

Rnd 1: Make a magic circle and (sc) x6 [6]


Rnd 2: (inc) x6 [12]


Rnd 3: (sc, inc) x6 [18]


Rnd 4: (sc, inc, sc) x6 [24]


Rnd 5: (3 sc, inc) x6 [30]


Rnd 6: (2 sc, inc, 2 sc) x6 [36]


Rnds 7-9 (3 rnds total): sc all around [36]


Rnd 10: (5 sc, inc) x6 [42]


Rnds 11-12 (2 rnds total): sc all around [42]


Rnd 13: (5 sc, dec) x6 [36]


Rnd 14: (2 sc, dec, 2 sc) x6 [30]


Rnd 15: (3 sc, dec) x6 [24]


Stuff. Be sure to stuff the cheeks well.


Rnd 16: (dec) x12 [12]


Stuff some more. Fasten off and sew the hole closed by going through the flo and cinching the hole tight.


BODY (in Pastel Green yarn):

Rnd 1: Make a magic circle and (sc) x8 [8]


Rnd 2: (inc) x8 [16]


Rnd 3: (sc, inc) x8 [24]


Rnd 4: (sc, inc, sc) x8 [32]


Rnd 5: (3 sc, inc) x8 [40]


Rnds 6-11 (6 rnds total): sc all around [40]


Rnd 12: (3 sc, dec) x8 [32]


Rnd 13: sc all around [32]


Rnd 14: (14 sc, dec) x2 [30]


Rnds 15-16 (2 rnds total): sc all around [30]


Stuff. Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.


*Note: The opening of the body will appear to be really large! That's correct. [img 1]


*Photo shows it assembled for better reference. The steps for assembly will be later!

EARS (make two in Pastel Green yarn): 

Rnd 1: Make a magic circle and (sc) x4 [4]


Rnd 2: (sc, inc) x2 [6]


Do not stuff. Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing. 



ARMS/LEGS (make four in Pastel Green yarn): 

Rnd 1: Make a magic circle and (sc) x 6 [6]


Rnd 2: (sc, inc) x 3 [9]


Rnd 3-4 (2 rnds total): sc all around [9]


Stuff. Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.



BULB (in Emerald yarn):

Rnd 1: Make a magic circle and (sc) x10 [10]


Rnd 2: (inc) x10 [20]


Rnd 3: (sc, inc) x10 [30]


Rnd 4: (sc, inc, sc) x10 [40]


Rnds 5-7 (3 rnds total): sc all around [40]


Rnd 8: (sc, dec, sc) x10 [30]


Rnd 9: (sc, dec) x10 [20]


Lightly stuff. This will help when we cinch the sections of the bulb.


Rnd 10: (dec) x10 [10]


Rnd 11: sc all around [10]


Rnd 12: (sc, inc) x5 [15]


Fasten off using the invisible finish and leave a long tail. Follow the tutorial for shaping the bulb below.  


Step 1: Thread the needle with the tail and go into the center of the bulb and out 1 rnd below where you fastened off. [img 2]



Step 2:

Go down the side of the bulb and into the center of the base. Then, go out the top. Tug on the tail firmly. [img 3]



Step 3: Repeat step 2 for a total of 6 sections on the bulb, making each section ~6-7 sts. [img 4]




Head/Body: Sew the body onto the back of the head between rnds 8-12, ~12 sts apart. [img 5]


Ears: Flatten each ear and sew them on the head between rnds 5-8. [img 5]


*Top view of the head for better reference.


*Note: Lay the body against a flat surface and pin the limbs on so they touch the surface. Do NOT eyeball this or you'll have floating limbs!


Arms: Sew the arms on 6 sts apart from the belly-side between rnds 1-3 (counting from the neck to the bottom of the body). [img 6]


Legs: Sew the legs on 6 sts apart from the belly-side between rnds 11-13. [img 6]




Bulb: Sew the bulb onto the back across ~8 sts to make sure it sits flat on the body. [img 7]



*Tip: Use sewing pins to mark the line of symmetry on the face.


Mouth: *Watch my tutorial HERE.


Step 1: Cut a strand of brown embroidery thread (undo 1 strand to make it thinner if you have the kind with 6 strands and set it aside).


Step 2: Go into the side of the head and leave a short tail (for securing into a knot at the end). Come out between rnds 11-12.


Step 3: The whole mouth is 3 sts wide. Count 1.5 sts (for this, you will need to go in between the "x" of the st) and leave a little slack to create the curve. [img 8]




Eyes: Cut a long strand of coral embroidery thread and create the eyes spanning rnds 11-12, 2 rnds tall. [img 8]


Eyebrows: Use the strand of brown embroidery thread that we saved from the mouth and embroider 2 diagonal eyebrows above the eyes. For this, you may need to go in between the "x" shaped sts as well. [img 8]


Spots: Cut 6 triangles out of teal felt and round out the edges. Secure them onto the forehead and left "hip" area with fabric glue. [img 9]


Your bulbachub is finished! If you enjoyed this pattern, I'd love to see your comments. Thank you for supporting my designs!

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