*Free* Crochet Pattern for PatchyPatch

If you have a toddler in your life, chances are you have sat through episodes of Toopy and Binoo.  My son went through this phase and I can still, nine years later, hum the theme song.  Friends of ours are in the same boat with their littles and requested a PatchyPatch a few years ago.  Turns out, that little green cuddle toy has become one of her daughter’s favourites, which means it has been properly worn out!  As a surprise, she asked me to make a refreshed version.  Back then, I knew how to create my own shapes, but I did not know how to record the patterns.  So, this time, I made a bigger version with a bit more fine-tuned details and wrote out the pattern for you! (And frankly for me, so I don’t have to think about it the next time I make one!)

Skill Level: Beginner

Techniques: Made using rounds and rows with sc, dc and tc

Supplies: 

Hook size 4.0 and  2.5 – use 4.0 until told otherwise

Yarn Needle

Green medium worsted weight yarn less than 1 skein

The rest of the yarn required is a very small amount – use whatever scraps you have:

Dark red medium worsted weight yarn

Dark blue medium worsted weight yarn

White medium worsted weight yarn

Black medium worsted weight yarn

Dark green medium worsted weight yarn

Brown medium worsted weight yarn

A fine orange yarn

2 black safety eyes (or black felt)

Fibre Fill Stuffing

Abbreviations:

Rd – round

hk – hook

st – stitch

ch – chain

sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet

tc – triple crochet

ea – each

sc2tog – single crochet 2 st together to make 1 single crochet st (you may also use invisible decrease stitch)

sl st – slip stitch

Starting with the Head: in green — note – the head is worked in rounds continuously to the end of the body

Rd 1: ch 2(or make a magic ring).  Work 8sc in 2nd ch from hk (8)

Rd 2: 2sc around (16)

Rd 3: (2sc, sc) around (24)

Rd 4: (2sc, sc in 2) around (32)

Rd 5-12: sc around (32)

The next rounds create the mouth pucker:

Rd 13: 2sc in 8 st, sc in 24 st (40)

Rd 14: dc in 16 st, sc in 24 (40)

Rd 15: sc2tog in 16 st, sc in 24 (32)

Rd 16: (sc in 2, sc2tog) around (24)

Stop here to create the details for your face:

Eyes: in white make 2

Rd 1: ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hk

Rd 2: 2sc around (12), sl st and fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing

Attach black safety eyes to the white

Hair in dark blue: (make 2)

Row 1: ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hk and in each ch down (4)

Row 2-6: ch 1, turn, sc across (4), sl st and fasten off, leaving a long end for sewing

Fold in half, sew closed and sew to top of head

Mouth in black:

Embroider a crooked smile along the mouth pucker you crocheted

Face Stitches in dark green:

Embroider from the mouth to the hair long stitches in dark green

Continue the head:

Rd 17: (sc, sc2tog) around (16)

Stuff firmly

Neck:

Rd 18-22: sc around (16)

Body:

Rd 23: (2sc, sc) around (24)

Rd 24: sc around (24)

Rd 25: (2sc, sc in 2) (32)

Rd 26: sc around (32)

Rd 27: (2sc, sc in 3) (40)

Rd 28: (2sc, sc in 4) (48)

Rd 29-37: sc around (48)

Rd 38: (sc2tog, sc in 4) around (40)

Rd 39: sc around (40)

Rd 40: (sc2tog, sc in 3) around (32)

Rd 41: (sc2tog, sc in 2) around (24)

Rd 42: (sc2tog, sc) around (16)

Stop here to make body details:

Large Patch in Dark red:

Row 1: Ch 9, sc in 2nd ch from hk and in ea ch down (8)

Row 2-5: ch 1, turn, sc across (8), sl st and fasten off, leaving a long end for sewing

Attach white yarn and embroider squares to represent a checkered pattern

Sew your dark red patch to the body – add longer stitches to add to the patchy look

Large Patch in dark blue:

Row 1: ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hk and in ea ch down (4)

Row 2-6: ch 1, turn, sc across (4), sl st and fasten off, leaving a long end for sewing

Orange Circles on large blue patch: with a finer yarn and size 2.5 hk: MAKE 3

Rd 2: ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hk, sl st and fasten off.  Sew orange cirlces onto the large blue patch. Sew the blue patch to the body, adding longer stitches for the patchy appearance

Small Patch in dark blue:

Row 1: ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hk (5)

Row 2-3: sc across (5), sl st and fasten off. Sew to body above large blue patch, adding the longer stitches for the patchy appearance

Continue your body:

Stuff body firmly

Rd 43: sc2tog around (8)

Rd 44: sc around (8)

Add more stuffing if needed, sl st, fasten off and sew closed

Arms: in green, make 2

Rd 1: ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hk

Rd 2-10: sc around (6)

sl st, fasten off. Do not stuff.  Sew onto the body.

Tail: in brown

Row 1: ch 25, sc in 2nd ch from hk and in ea ch down (24)

Tail end: ch 3, tc in same space, 2tc in bottom loop of the same ch, ch 3, sc and sl st in next loop of foundation ch, fasten off, weave in end and sew to bottom

And that’s it!  You now have your own PatchyPatch to gift to the little in your life!

Pattern Donation

Please consider donating one dollar! It does take considerable time and effort to create and share these patterns for you! Thank you!

C$1.00

 

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