I just finished the last of these this morning and I'm very proud. These are the three cousins and the baby rat creature Bartleby from the wonderful comic series Bone
by Jeff Smith (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bone_(comics)
). I designed the pattern for Fone Bone and crocheted him back in March (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=231839.msg2528484#msg2528484
) and I also posted the completed Bartleby (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=78.0
), but promised myself I wouldn't put any more up on Craftster until I had the whole set finished. A good way to motivate myself to finish! And now, here they are:
From left to right is Bartleby, Smiley, Fone and Phoney. Smiley is the one I finished today. I cheated a little bit and used the glue gun to make his vest sit down properly. I was being lazy because glue is so much faster than blocking! I stuffed the inside of the bowler hat to help it keep its shape and also put glue on its underside to keep it on his head.
And Phoney was done a few months ago. The black shirt is a colour change worked right into the body, it's not a separate shirt that can be taken off.
I still have to write up the Smiley pattern in proper pattern language, but the other three are available on my blog. Just look in the left sidebar under My Free Patterns (http://cthulhucrochet.blogspot.com
). I hope to have the Smiley pattern listed there sometime in the next couple days.
I really love this comic and I've had such a positive response to my Bone
characters on the blog. At least two people (that I know of) started reading the comic just because they saw the crocheted versions of the characters I posted. One of them was in France and went to the local cultural centre to track down translated versions for herself. I thought that was very cool! I love reading and it's was such an unexpected side effect that making these guys actually encouraged others to read.
Finally, for all the Bone
fans out there, I have to include this action shot of Bartleby and Smiley enjoying one of their favourite snacks, the blank sandwich!
Thanks for looking!