Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Crochet Tombliboo Ooo


One of our favourite shows on Cbeebies is In the Night Garden. For Leyla's 1st birthday I made her an Upsy Daisy cake and for Naomie's birthday on Monday I made her a Tombliboo Ooo cake. I also decided to make her a cute little Tombliboo Ooo stuffy but after searching the internet for aaaages, I couldnt find a crochet pattern. I nearly gave up but then thought it couldn't be too difficult to make my own, very simplified version.

I used DK yarn and a 4mm crochet hook.

Legs:
1. using brown yarn make a magic ring, ch3, 11dcs in ring, join with sl st to top of ch3 (12)
2-4. ch3, dc around, join with sl st to top of ch3, bind off, weave in ends
5-8. repeat rows 1-4 for second leg, BUT don't bind off

Body:
9. ch1, sc in same st and next 12sts, line up other leg next to first leg and without joining, sc in first st on second leg, sc in next 12 sts, join to 1st sc on first leg
10-12. ch 3, turn, skip st at base of ch3, dc around, join with sl st to top of ch3 (26)
13. join pink yarn, ch1, turn, sc in same st and around, join with sl st to 1st sc (26)
14. ch3, turn, skip st at base of ch3, dc around, join with sl st to top of ch3
15. ch1, turn, sc in same st and around, join with sl st to 1st sc
16. join brown yarn, ch1, turn, sc in same st and around, join with sl st to 1st sc (26)
17. ch3, turn, skip st at base of ch3, dc around, join with sl st to top of ch3
18. ch1, turn, sc in same st and around, join with sl st to 1st sc
19. join pink yarn, ch1, turn, sc in same st and next st, *sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts* rep around, join with sl st to 1st sc (20)
20. ch3, turn, skip st at base of ch3, *dc2tog, dc in next st* rep around, end with dc2tog in last st and base of ch3, join with sl st to top of ch3 (14)
21. STUFF BODY - I didn't stuff mine too much as I wanted it to be slightly 2 dimensional still to make it easier for my little girl to carry it around with her, I used strips of brown velour material since I didn't want the stuffing to show through the dcs and that was all I had on hand that was brown.
22. ch1, sc2tog around, join with sl st top 1st sc (7)
23. ch1, turn, sc2tog around, join with sl st to 1st sc, bind off, leave enough yarn to stitch head on with (4)

Head:
24. using cream yarn make a magic ring, ch1, 6scs in ring, join with sl st to 1st sc (6)
25. ch1, turn, 2scs in each st, join with sl st to 1st sc (12)
26. ch1, turn, sc in 1st st, *2scs in next st, sc in next st* rep around, join with sl st to 1st sc (18)
27. ch1, turn, sc in 1st 2 sts, *2scs in next st, sc in next 2 sts* rep around, join with sl st to 1st sc (24)
28. ch1, turn, sc in 1st 3 sts, *2scs in next st, sc in next 3 sts* rep around, join with sl st to 1st sc (30)
29-34. ch1, turn, sc around, join with sl st to 1st sc (30)
35. ch1, turn, sc in 1st 3 sts, *sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts* rep around, join with sl st to 1st sc (24)
36. ch1, turn, sc in 1st 2 sts, *sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts* rep around, join with sl st to 1st sc (18)
37. ch1, turn, sc in 1st st, *sc2tog, sc in next st* rep around, join with sl st to 1st sc (12)
38. STUFF HEAD - I used cut up white vests that my babies have grown out of.
39. ch1, turn, sc2tog around, join with sl st to 1st sc, bind off and weave in ends (6)
40. using the leftover tail on the body, stitch the head onto the body, weave in ends

Arms:
41. using cream yarn make a magic ring, ch1, 6scs in ring, join with sl st to 1st sc (6)
42. ch1, turn, *sc in next st, 2scs in next st*, rep around, join with sl st to 1st sc (9)
43-45. ch1, turn, sc around, join with sl st to 1st sc  
46. join brown yarn, ch3, turn, dc around, join with sl st to top of ch3
47. ch1, turn, sc around, join with sl st to 1st sc
48. join pink yarn, ch3, turn, dc around, join with sl st to top of ch3
49. ch1, turn, sc around, join with sl st to 1st sc, bind off leaving a long enough tail to stitch to body
50-58. repeat for other arm
59. STUFF ARMS - I used brown velour again and stuffed them quite lightly because I didn't want them to be too hard
60. stitch onto body and weave in ends

Head dots (make 5):
60. using brown yarn make a magic ring, ch1, 6scs in ring, join with sl st to 1st sc (6)
61. ch1, turn, sc around, join with sl st to 1st sc
62. bind off then, using the tail, gather the bottom of each circle to make a dot, sew on to the head using the tail, weave in ends

Finishing:
64. embroider a face on using black yarn

I'll be linking here.

3 comments:

The Stuff of Success said...

This is so cute - and great step by step instuctions. Thanks for sharing at www.thestuffofsuccess.com.

Alyssa - Live, Love, Craft said...

I'll be posting a tutorial for the signature soon :) Glad you liked my post!

Mammy Made said...

Thanks both of you :) x

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