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JenGoPop
« on: May 07, 2008 11:26:05 AM »

So I crocheted my all-time favorite video game character!



Here's the pattern I made up.  This is the first time I've ever tried to formally write a pattern, so please let me know of any problems.  I'd really appreciate it! Enjoy!

Materials Needed:

size F crochet hook
tapestry needle
stitch marker (you will be working rounds in a spiral)
orange worsted weight yarn
small amount of white sport weight yarn
small amount of black worsted weight yarn
stuffing
metallic elastic cord
(optional) orange pipe cleaners or 24-gauge orange plastic-coated craft wire



BODY

Round 1:   With orange yarn, 6sc into adjustable ring.  Pull ring tight.
Round 2:   2 sc in each sc (12 stitches) (from now on, indicate first stitch of each round with a marker to keep your place)
Round 3:   *1 sc in sc, 2 sc in next sc* all around (18 stitches)
Round 4:   *1 sc in sc, 1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc* all around (24 stitches)
Rounds 5-13:   1 sc in each sc around (24 stitches)

Pause here to sew on eyes, embroider pupils onto eyes with black yarn, and attach nose.  Knot all ends and hide inside body.  Partially stuff with filling.

Round 14:   *1 sc in sc, 1 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc, decrease (skip) next sc* all around (18 stitches)
Round 15:   *1 sc in sc, 1 sc in next sc, decrease (skip) next sc* all around (12 stitches)
Round 16:   *1 sc in sc, decrease (skip) next sc* all around (6 stitches)

Finish stuffing body, and slip stitch in each of the 6 remaining stitches to close body.  Finish off end and use embroidery needle to thread end through body.  Pull tight and snip off; end will retract into body and be hidden.  Attach legs and hide yarn ends the same way.


(Note:  On all parts from this point down, make sure your first end is long enough to sew and/or tie with (at least 2 inches)

EYES (make 2)

Round 1:   With white sport weight yarn, make an adjustable ring. 5 sc into ring.  Pull ring tight.
Round 2:   2 sc in first sc, 2 dc in next sc, 2 dc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, sl st in next sc.  Finish off, leaving a sewing length. 


NOSE

Round 1:   With orange ww yarn, make an adjustable ring.  5 sc into ring.  Pull ring tight.
Round 2:   2 sc in each sc (10 stitches)
Rounds 3-4:   1 sc in each sc (10 stitches)
Round 5:   1 sc in each sc; sl st in next 2 sc (12 stitches) 

Finish off, leaving a sewing length.  Weave end down to the base of the schnozz.  Gently pull around the open end of the nose to flare it out a little.


LEGS (make 2)

Round 1:   With orange ww yarn, make an adjustable ring.  4 sc into ring.  Pull ring tight.
Rounds 2-8:   1 sc in each sc (4 stitches)

Finish off, leaving a sewing length.


FEET (make 2)

These may be a little tricky.  You'll be working on both sides of the chain (it ends up more or less down in the middle)

Chain 5, turn

Row 1:      skip first ch; sc in each of remaining 4 ch (4 stitches),  Ch 1, turn
Row 2:      sc in each sc (4 stitches); do not turn
Toe row:   working along short side of foot:  ch 2, sl st in the last sc you just did; ch 2, sl st in middle of short side; ch 2, sl st in same place as last time, do not turn
Row 3:      working down the unused loops of the original chain, sl st in each (4 stitches), do not turn

You should be at the original knot.  Jump over it, sl st in middle of short side (back of foot), then finish off, leaving a sewing length.

At this point, you can slip a pipe cleaner through the leg tubes, then sew legs (open end toward ankle) to feet, and bend the knees.

Alternatively, you could do the same with a piece of craft wire, and gently work the wire down into the stitches in the bottom of the foot before sewing leg and foot together (this is how the Q*Bert in the picture was done.)  You'll need to bend the ends and work them over and through a couple of stitches in the feet to keep them from poking out, which they might do anyway.  IF you intend your Q*Bert for a young child to play with, I would not recommend this method.

Alternatively again, you could leave the legs dangly, so your Q*Bert can sit down.  It's your call.  Smiley

Almost done! Using an embroidery needle, attach a short length of metallic cord through the top of Q*Bert's head.  Knot securely and hide ends inside.

(Note:  Feel free to do what you wish with your Q*Bert(s) , but please do not sell this pattern.  Besides, I don't own the rights to Q*Bert and you probably don't either Wink)
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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2008 01:21:26 PM »

OH. MY. GOSH. I love it!!

Now that takes me waaaaay back. Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2008 11:53:12 PM »

Thanks for posting the pattern. That is very cute! It's been so long I barely even remember how you play Q*Bert, but at least I still recognized him in the thumbnail.
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« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2008 07:14:07 AM »

GOSH THIS BRINGS BACK GOOD TIMES BUT IT FEELS LIKE ITS BEEN SUCH A LONG TIME SINCE THEN....;THAT IS SO VERY CUTE...ITS NICE SEEING THE ORANGE GUY IN 3D Wink
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« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2008 08:14:52 AM »

Ha Ha! How funny! My mom used to play that game all the time! I'll have to make her one of these!
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« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2008 07:54:50 AM »

Thanks, everybody!   Grin
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« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2008 07:12:26 AM »

that is frickin sweet!  Would I be giving away my age to say I had the Q*Bert game either for my Atari 2600, or my Commodore 64 (I can't remember which one)? 
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« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2008 10:06:58 AM »

God that is so funny!  I love him.  I have orange scrap yarn, I have to make me one.

Funny that I'm the right age to have played Q*Bert (28 nearly) but I never have.
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