Hobbes Plush Pattern

Hi my dear fellows,

Today I’m posting a pattern that is a co-creation between me and Suki. First of all, let me introduce yourselves to Suki.

Suki is a very kind and sweet person that I met recently on Ravelry. She does crochet since april 2007 and has a great blog, Sukigirl~~, where she shares her crochet patterns for free! Yay!~~

One of her free patterns is Hobbes from Calvin and Hobbes, which you can see here:

Hobbes by Suki

Click on the image to see Hobbes pattern by Suki.

We had some talks and then we decided to post one more version of her Hobbes pattern, which is a co-creation made by us.

This new pattern is an alternative version of her Hobbes. So, now you have two options of Hobbes to crochet! Her original pattern and this new pattern, which is available on our blogs ^_^ Isn’t that great? :D

However, before getting into the pattern, I have to recommend you to take a look on her blog :D She has beautiful patterns there, as her Hobbes and her Eve  from Wall-e, check it out:

Eve from Wall-e by Suki

Click on the image to see Eve pattern by Suki

 

Now, it is pattern time!

Hobbes

Hobbes and Yoko

hobbes reading

Materials:

– Black, Orange, Red and White yarn;

– Black Felt;

– Fiberfill;

– G (4mm) Crochet Hook;

– Tapestry Needle;

– Contact Glue or Fabric Glue.

 

Notes:

1. This pattern uses 100% acrylic yarn. Thickness is 3/6 Nm (Don’t know “Nm”? Click here).

2. Hobbes measures 53cm (21 inches) from ears to feet.

3. In this pattern it is necessary to join the rounds, because of Haroldo’s stripes! If you don’t do that, the stripes will be irregular and won’t look good, so, I recommend you to join the rounds! (If you don’t know how to join rounds, watch this video)

4. For sewing the pieces together you will use the tapestry needle.

5. His eyes, nose, mouth and head stripes will be made of felt.

Any doubts feel free to leave a comment on our blogs. You may also e-mail us.

 

Pattern:

– Body

Start using the orange yarn.

Round 1: 6 Sc in MR. (6)

Round 2: 2 Sc in each Sc (12)

Round 3: sc, 2 Sc in next Sc (18)

Now, before starting the round 4, change to the black yarn.

Round 4: sc 2, 2 sc in next sc (24)

Round 5: sc 3, 2 sc in next sc (30)

Round 6: sc 4, 2 sc in next sc (36)

Now, before starting the round 7, change to the orange yarn.

Round 7: sc 5, 2 sc in next sc (42)

Round 8: sc 6, 2 sc in next sc (48)

Round 9: sc 7, 2 sc in next sc (54)

Now, before starting the round 10, change to the black yarn.

Round 10: sc 8, 2 sc in next sc (60)

Round 11-12: sc in each sc (60)

Now, before starting the round 13, change to the orange yarn.

Round 13-15: Sc in each Sc (60)

Now, before starting the round 16, change to the black yarn.

Round 16-18: Sc in each Sc (60)

Now, before starting the round 19, change to the orange yarn.

Round 19-21: Sc in each Sc (60)

Now, before starting the round 22, change to the black yarn.

Round 22-24: Sc in each Sc (60)

Now, before starting the round 25, change to the orange yarn.

Round 25-27: Sc in each Sc (60)

Now, before starting the round 28, change to the black yarn.

Round 28-30: Sc in each Sc (60)

Now, before starting the round 31, change to the orange yarn.

Round 31-33: Sc in each Sc (60)

Now, before starting the round 34, change to the black yarn.

Round 34-36: Sc in each Sc (60)

Now, before starting the round 37, change to the orange yarn.

Round 37-39: Sc in each Sc (60)

Now, before starting the round 40, change to the black yarn.

Round 40-42: Sc in each Sc (60)

Now, before starting the round 43, change to the orange yarn.

Round 43: Sc 8, dec (54)

Round 44-45: sc in each sc (54)

Now, before starting the round 46, change to the black yarn.

Round 46: Sc 7, dec (48)

Round 47-48: sc in each sc (48)

Now, before starting the round 49, change to the orange yarn.

Round 49: Sc 6, dec (42)

Round 50: sc in each sc (42)

Round 51: sc 5, dec (36)

Now, before starting the round 52, change to the black yarn.

Round 52: sc in each sc (36)

Round 53: sc 4, dec (30)

Finish off.

 

– Head

Make it using just the orange yarn. (Then, we will do the head stripes with black felt)

Round 1: 6 Sc in MR. (6)

Round 2: 2 Sc in each Sc (12)

Round 3: sc, 2 Sc in next Sc (18)

Round 4: sc 2, 2 sc in next sc (24)

Round 5: sc 3, 2 sc in next sc (30)

Round 6: sc 4, 2 sc in next sc (36)

Round 7: sc 5, 2 sc in next sc (42)

Round 8: sc 6, 2 sc in next sc (48)

Round 9: sc 7, 2 sc in next sc (54)

Round 10-12: sc in each sc (54)

Round 13: sc 8, 2 sc in next sc (60)

Round 14-31: sc on each sc (60)

Round 32: sc 8, dec (54)

Round 33: sc 7, dec (48)

Round 34: sc 6, dec (42)

Round 35: sc 5, dec (36)

Round 36: sc 4, dec (30)

Finish off and leave a long tail to sew the head to the body.

 

– Muzzle

Make it using white yarn.

Row 1: ch 17, then sc 16 from the second ch from hook (16)

Row 2: inc, sc 14, inc (18)

Row 3:inc, sc 16, inc (20)

Row 4: inc, sc 18, inc (22)

Row 5: inc, sc 20, inc (24)

Row 6: sc in each sc (24)

Row 7: sc in each sc (24)

Row 8: sc in each sc (24)

Row 9: dec, sc 20, dec (22)

Row 10: dec, sc 18, dec (20)

Row 11: dec, sc 16, dec (18)

Row 12: dec, sc 14, dec (16)

Now, crochet sc’s around the muzzle to give it an edge and then finish off, leaving a long tail to sew it to the head.

 

– Ears

Make it using black yarn.

Round 1: 6 sc into MR (6 sts)

Round 2: 2 sc in each sc (12)

Round 3: Sc in each Sc (12)

Round 4: sc, 2 sc in next sc (18)

Round 5: sc in each sc (18)

Round 6: sc 2, 2 sc in next sc (24)

Round 7-9: sc in each sc (24)

Finish off and leave a long tail to sew it to the head.

 

– Legs

Start using the White yarn.

Round 1: 6 Sc in MR (6)

Round 2: 2 Sc in each Sc (12)

Round 3: Sc, 2 Sc in next (18)

Round 4: Sc 2, 2 Sc in next (24)

Round 5: Sc 3, 2 Sc in next (30)

Round 6-9: Sc in each Sc (30)

Now, before starting the round 10, change to the black yarn.

Round 10-12: Sc in each Sc (30)

Now, before starting the round 13, change to the orange yarn.

Round 13-15: Sc in each Sc (30)

Now, before starting the round 16, change to the black yarn.

Round 16-18: Sc in each Sc (30)

Now, before starting the round 19, change to the orange yarn.

Round 19-21: Sc in each Sc (30)

Now, before starting the round 22, change to the black yarn.

Round 22-24: Sc in each Sc (30)

Now, before starting the round 25, change to the orange yarn.

Round 25-27: Sc in each Sc (30)

 

– Arms

Start using White yarn.

Round 1: 6 Sc in MR (6)

Round 2: 2 Sc in each Sc (12)

Round 3: Sc, 2 Sc in next (18)

Round 4: Sc 2, 2 Sc in next (24)

Round 5: Sc 11, inc (26)

Round 6-9: sc in each sc (26)

Now, before starting the round 10, change to the black yarn.

Round 10-12: sc in each sc (26)

Now, before starting the round 13, change to the orange yarn.

Round 13-15: sc in each sc (26)

Now, before starting the round 16, change to the black yarn.

Round 16-18: sc in each sc (26)

Now, before starting start the round 19, change to the orange yarn.

Round 19-21: sc in each sc (26)

Now, before starting the round 22, change to the black yarn.

Round 22-24: sc in each sc (26)

Now, before starting the round 25, change to the orange yarn.

Round 25-27: sc in each sc (26)

Now, we will work in rows, before we start we should change our yarn to the black one.

Row 28: 13 sc (13)

Row 29: 11 sc (11)

Row 30: 9 sc (9)

Finish off and leave a long tail to sew the arm to the body.

 

– Underbelly

Make it using white yarn.

Row 1: sc 8 (8)

Row 2: inc , sc 6, inc (10)

Row 3: inc, sc 8, inc (12)

Row 4: inc, sc 10, inc (14)

Row 5: inc, sc 12, inc (16)

Row 6: inc, sc 14, inc (18)

Row 7-35: sc in each sc (18)

Row 36: dec, sc 14, dec (16)

Row 37-47: sc in each sc (16)

Now, crochet sc’s around the underbelly to give it an edge and then finish off, leaving a long tail to sew it to the body.

 

– Tail

Start the tail using black yarn.

Round 1: 6 Sc in MR (6)

Round 2: 2 Sc in each Sc (12)

Round 3-7: sc in each sc (12)

Now, before starting the round 8, change to the orange yarn.

Round 8-10: sc in each sc (12)

Now, before starting the round 11, change to the black yarn.

Round 11-13: sc in each sc (12)

Now, before starting the round 14, change to the orange yarn.

Round 14-16: sc in each sc (12)

Now, before starting the round 17, change to the black yarn.

Round 17-19: sc in each sc (12)

Now, before starting the round 20, change to the orange yarn.

Round 20-22: sc in each sc (12)

Now, before starting the round 23, change to the black yarn.

Round 23-25: sc in each sc (12)

Now, before starting the round 26, change to the orange yarn.

Round 26-28: sc in each sc (12)

Now, before starting the round 29, change to the black yarn.

Round 29-31: sc in each sc (12)

Now, before starting the round 31, change to the orange yarn.

Round 31-33: sc in each sc (12)

Now, before starting the round 34, change to the black yarn.

Round 34-36: sc in each sc (12)

Now, before starting the round 37, change to the orange yarn.

Round 37-39: sc in each sc (12)

Now, before starting the round 40, change to the black yarn.

Round 40-42: sc in each sc (12)

 

– Scarf

Make it using red yarn.

Row 1: ch 9, then sc 8 from the second ch from hook (8)

Row 2-125: sc in each sc (8)

Finish off. At the end my scarf was measuring about 69cm.

Now, let’s do the scarf details. It is simple, you just have to cut some pieces of yarn and then tie these pieces on the two tips of the scarf.

 

Assembly:

First, stuff the head, body, arms, legs and tail. Then you should sew the muzzle and ears to the head (if you want, you can put some fiber between the muzzle and the head). Then, you should sew the underbelly to the body. After this, sew the head, legs and tail to the body.

Finally, sew his arms to his body. To do this,  you will place his arms with the Rows up. They should be placed up in order to make his arms be closest to his body. If you do not do that, the arms will make 90 degrees with the body. Take a look in the photo bellow:

Arm side view

The black rows are placed up.

arm

The black rows are placed up.

arm2

As you can see, in the bottom are placed the last Rounds.

Now, we need to do the back head stripes. For this, cut 4 pieces of black felt and glue this four pieces in the back. Then, cut two more pieces and glue them between the ears. (Use the pictures as reference)

Finally, make the eyes, nose and mouth froom black felt. Cut the pieces and glue them to the face. (Use the pictures as reference)

That’s it! Now you may hug your Hobbes plush a lot!!

 

We did not create this character, Hobbes is copyright of Bill Watterson!!

This Pattern was created by Ann Stiver-Balla and Ana Amélia Mendes Galvão

1. Please do not claim our pattern as yours;
2. If you use this pattern, give us the credits;
3. If you wish to share this pattern, you may create a link to our blogs, but please do not post it on your site;
4. You may not sell this pattern;

17 Responses so far.

  1. Roz says:

    Hi I don’t quite understand the last 3 rows on the arms, how do you go from row 27 with 26 stitches to only 13stitches on row 28?

  2. […] rounds make a perfect circle and it is necessary when you are crocheting a striped amigurumi, like Hobbes or Mini Hobbes, because it makes almost invisible the color change. If you crochet using continuous […]

  3. Joanna says:

    I wondered if the underbelly piece is crocheted in the round or back & forth in rows? Thank you, it is adorable.

  4. Michelle says:

    Hi,
    I’m Michelle, I am 14 years old and have my own blog (blog is Dutch only)
    http://www.haakster.blogspot.nl
    Can I translate the pattern into dutch and put it on my blog?
    I put your name and a link to your blog there.

    Greetings Michelle
    a Dutch teenager who crochet

  5. Leta says:

    Thank you sooooo much!!!! My brother grew up reading Calvin and Hobbes and his wife has just had a baby so I think this will be the perfect gift!!! you rock <3

  6. Marla says:

    Thank you so much. My nephew is a pain to shop for. His birthday is in less than a month and now I will have the perfect gift as he is in love with Calvin and Hobbes. I just stumbled upon your blog, this must be Providence. I’m off to Hobby Lobby.
    Again sincere expressions of gratitude going your way.

    • Lol, you are very welcome!! I feel sincerely pleased to know that my Hobbes pattern is going to help you so much!! ^_^ When you finish Hobbes, if it isn’t a problem, I would love to see a photo of your nephew with him!!

  7. Hi
    Thanks a lot for your very cool pattern! Now I have my own Hobbes :-)
    Have a look
    http://selbermacherin.blogspot.de/2014/01/meins.html
    Susanne

  8. Alie Boyd says:

    Hello!
    Thank you sooooooooo much for this pattern!!!! I can’t tell you how much I love Calvin and Hobbes! And how much I miss them :(
    I really want to attempt to make this!
    Please forgive my stupid question-I’m a beginner :/, but I just want to make sure I do this right!
    So, for all of the rounds, do you just sl st (to join) and continue on without a “chain 1”?

    Thanks so much!
    I can’t wait to get started!

    Alie

  9. Donesia says:

    Hi Mia,

    What’s the difference between the old Hobbs and the new Hobbs?

    • Hi Donesia!

      The Hobbs of the new pattern (co-created pattern) is bigger than the other and, also, there are some differences like his belly and muzzle that are made in a different way, his arms are attached in other way, etc.

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