Mini Hobbes Pattern

Hi hi!

I’ve finally finished another very old project, which is related to Calvin and Hobbes comic. It’s Hobbes in the version imagined by Calvin ^_^ I took an eternity to finish this pattern, because I had to do five Hobbes at the same time (uhgh), which were gifts to my best friends and to my boyfriend.

I’m thinking about doing Calvin too, however, first I want to finish another project hehe.

hobbes back

Macarena!

Macarena!

Mini Hobbes and Big Hobbes.

Mini Hobbes and Big Hobbes.

 

Materials:

– Orange thin yarn (thread to 1.75mm hook);
– Black thin yarn (thread to 1.75mm hook);
– Fluffy white yarn to make the furr of his face;
– Black yarn for needle felting and felting needle;
– Black felt;
– Fiberfill;
– 1.75mm crochet hook;
– Black and white fabric paint;
– Tapestry needle and scissors;
– Paint brush;
– Contact glue.

Notes:

– I always do my crochet works using continuous rounds. So, I will warn you in the pattern, when you have to work joining rounds;
– Everytime I will do a crochet work, the first thing I do is take a look in the entirely pattern before start doing it, so, I can have an idea of how the pattern works. Well, I recommend you to do the same;
– For sewing the pieces together you will use the tapestry needle;
– To make the eyes, mouth and teeth you will use the felt.

Update (06.06.2015): Hi Guys! I want to thank you all for being so kind and for all the kindly words you sent me by comments or email! Recently, I’m having a hard time to answer all the questions sent to my email and the comments. I’m sorry that I’m not able to answer your doubts. However, if you have any doubt, I’m sure that it is worth to leave a comment here, because even if I can’t answer you, I’m sure that someone in the community will try to help you out ^^

Pattern:

– Body and legs (Work joining rounds, otherwise the black stripes won’t look good)

**Start with black yarn
Round 1: 6 sc in MR (6)
Change to orange yarn.
Round 2: inc (12)
round 3: sc, inc (18)
Change to black yarn
Round 4: sc in each sc (18)
Change to orange yarn
round 5: 2 sc, inc (24)

Round 6: Sc in each sc (24)
Change to black
Round 7: 3 sc, inc (30)
Change to Orange
Round 8-9: sc in each sc (30
Change to Black
Round 10: sc in each sc (30)
Change to Orange
Round 11-12: sc in each sc (30)
Change to Black
Round 13: sc in each sc (30)
Change to Orange
Round 14-15: sc in each sc (30)
Change to Black
Round 16: sc in each sc (30)
Change to Orange
Round 17-18: sc in each sc (30)
Change to Black
Round 19: sc in each sc (30)
Change to Orange
Round 20-21: sc in each sc (30)
Change to Black
Round 22: sc in each sc (30)
Change to Orange
Round 23-24: sc in each sc (30)
Change to Black
Round 25: sc in each sc (30)
Change to Orange
Round 26-27: sc in each sc (30)
Change to Black
Round 28: sc in each sc (30)
Change to Orange
Round 29-30: sc in each sc (30)
Change to Black
Round 31: Now we will start the legs.

Make one sc in black yarn and then crochet 5 ch.

One sc in black yarn.

One sc in black yarn.

Chain 5.

Chain 5.

After that slip stitch on the 15th stitch from the sc.

Slip stitch on the 15th stitch from the sc.

Slip stitch on the 15th stitch from the sc.

Now, sc in the same stitch where you made the sl st. Then, sc in the next scs until you reach the
beginning of the chain.

Some scs.

Some scs.

scs until the beginning of the chain

scs until the beginning of the chain

After that, make 5 sc, one in each chain, but just use one side of the chain, because the other one it will be used for the other leg. Skip the first sc and sl st. (19)

5 sc in one side of the chain.

5 sc in one side of the chain.

Change to Orange
Round 32: (sc 4, dec) 3 times, sc (16)
Round 33: sc in each sc (16)
Change to Black
Round 34: (sc 3, dec) 3 times, sc (13)
Change to Orange
Round 35: sc in each sc (13)
Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing.

First leg finished.

First leg finished.

** Now, we will make the other leg.

Attach the yarn on the first stitch near the other leg.

Hook in the place where the yarn should be attached.

Hook in the place where the yarn should be attached.

Yarn attached.

Yarn attached.

Sc 14 until you reach the chain and make 5 sc in each chain, then sl st. (19)

14 sc until the chain.

14 sc until the chain.

14 sc until the chain + 5 sc in each chain.

14 sc until the chain + 5 sc in each chain.

14 sc until the chain + 5 sc in each chain + sl st.

14 sc until the chain + 5 sc in each chain + sl st.

Now repeat rounds 32 onward.

Legs finished.

Legs finished.

Legs finished.

Legs finished.

 

– Feet (Use white yarn- work in continuous rounds):
Round 1: 6 sc in mr (6)
Round 2: inc (12)
Round 3: sc 5, inc (14)
Round 4-8: sc in each sc (14)
Round 9: sc 5, dec (12)
Round 10: dec (6)
Finish off.

 

– Head(Use only orange yarn – work in continuous rounds):
Round 1: 6 sc in MR (6)
Round 2: inc (12)
round 3: sc, inc (18)
round 4: 2 sc, inc (24)
Round 5: 3 sc, inc (30)
Round 6-13: sc in each sc (30)
Round 14: 3sc, dec (24)
Round 15: 2 sc, dec (18)
Round 16: sc, dec (12)
Finish off, leave a long tail for sewing.

 

-Ears (Black yarn)

Round 1: make 6 sc in mr (6)
Round 2: ch 1, turn and make 6 sc (6)
Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing.

 

– Arms (work joining rounds)

** Start with black yarn
Round 1: 10sc in MR (10)
Round 2: sc in each sc (10)
Change to Orange
Round 3-4: sc in each sc (10)
Change to Black
Round 5: sc in each sc (10)
Change to Orange
Round 6-7: sc in each sc (10)
Change to Black
Round 8: sc in each sc (10)
Change to Orange
Round 9-10: sc in each sc (10)
Change to Black
Round 11: sc in each sc (10)
Change to Orange
Round 12-13: sc in each sc (10)
Change to Black
Round 14: sc in each sc (10)
Change to Orange
Round 15-16: sc in each sc (10)
Change to Black
Round 17: sc in each sc (10)
Change to Orange
Round 18: sc in each sc (10)
Work in rows from now on.
Row: sc 6 (6)
Change to Black
Row: sc (6)
Change to Orange
Row: dec, 2 sc, dec (4)
Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing.

 

– Hands

Part 1
Attach the white yarn between the first and the second round of the arm with a
sl st. After, repeat the same process in the next stitches, until you have done 10 sl st. (10)

Hook between the first and the second round of the arm.

Hook between the first and the second round of the arm.

Attach the white yarn between the first and the second round of the arm with a sl st.

Attach the white yarn between the first and the second round of the arm with a sl st.

Repeat the same thing in the next stitch.

Repeat the same thing in the next stitch.

Repeat the same thing in the next stitch.

Repeat the same thing in the next stitch.

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Repeat the same thing in the next stitch.

Round 1 is done with 10 sl st.

Round 1 is done with 10 sl st.

Round 1 is done with 10 sl st.

Round 1 is done with 10 sl st.

Round 2: ch 1, turn and sc 4, inc, sc 4, inc (12)

Finish off.

Round 2 finished.

Round 2 finished.

Round 2 finished.

Round 2 finished.

 

Part 2.

Now that the base of his hand is done, it’s time to make his fingers. I didn’t used a pattern to make his fingers, because they are too small. What I’ve done was divide his hand in three pieces and crochet around 4~5~6 stitches in each round of each finger until it has gotten the desired lenght.

So, first, mentally divide his hand in three pieces, one for each finger. Then, attach the yarn in the place that will be between the first and the second finger, ch 3 and sl st in the opposite side.

Yarn attached and chain 3.

Yarn attached and chain 3.

Sl st in the opposite side.

Sl st in the opposite side.

Now, start working in rounds to make the first finger. Make about 4~5~6 sc in each round until you get the desired length. In the last rounds decrease and finish off.

First finger.

First finger.

Repeat the same process to make the second finger. Attach the yarn in the place that will be between the seconde and the third finger, ch 3 and sl st in the opposite side. Then, start working in rounds. Make about 4~5~6 sc in each round until you get the desired length. In the last rounds decrease and finish off.

Second and first fingers.

Second and first fingers.

The remaning hole, where it will be the third finger.

The remaning hole, where it will be the third finger.

Now, attach the yarn in the remaning hole and start working in rounds. Make about 4~5~6 sc in each round until you get the desired length. In the last rounds decrease and finish off.

The three fingers are done.

The three fingers are done.

It’s time to make the thumb:

Attach the yarn in hobbes hand in the place where it will be his thumb. Ch 1, then dc 1 and sl st in the same place. After
that finish off.

Thumb.

Thumb.

Thumb.

Thumb.

 

– Belly (white yarn)
**Always ch1 before turning for a new row.
Row 1: ch 2, inc in the second chain from hook (2)
Row 2: inc in each sc (4)
Row 3: inc, 2 sc, inc (6)
Row 4: inc, 4 sc, inc (8)
Row 5-23: sc in each sc (8)
Row 24: dec, sc 4, dec (6)
Row 25-27: sc in each sc (6)
Edge: make sl st around the belly.
Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing.

-Muzzle (white yarn)

**Always ch1 before turning for a new row.
Row 1: ch 7, sc 6 (6)
Row 2: inc, sc 4, inc (8)
Row 3-9: sc in each sc (8)
Row 10: dec, sc 4, dec (6)
Row 11: dec, sc 2, dec (4)
Edge: make sl at around all the muzzle.
– Snout (white yarn- work in continuous rounds)
Round 1: 6 sc in mr (6)
Round 2: inc two times, sc, inc two times, sc (10)
Round 3: sc, inc two times, 3 sc, inc two times, 2 sc (14)
Round 4: sc, inc three times, 5 sc, inc three times, 2 sc (20)
Finish off.

Finished muzzle.

Finished muzzle.

 

– Furr from the left side of his face (use fluffy yarn)

Row1: Attach the fluffy yarn in the sl st in the row 5. Ch 3 and sl st in the next stitch (stitch from the row 4), then ch 3 and sl st in the next stitch, ch 3 and sl st in the next stitch.
Finish off.

Hook in the sl st of Row 5. Start in this sl st and then crochet in the direction of the arrow.

Hook in the sl st of Row 5. Start in this sl st and then crochet in the direction of the arrow.

– Furr from the right side of his face (fluffy yarn)
Row 1: Count 4 stitches from the 5th sl st (same you started the furr, but in the opposite side) and attach the yarn. Ch 3 and sl st in the next stitch, then ch 3 and sl st in the next stitch, ch 3 and sl st in the next stitch.
Finish off.

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– Furr around his head
Row 1: 10 loosely ch. sc 9 (9)
Row 2: sc in each sc (9)
Row 3: sc in each sc (9)

Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing.

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– Tail (only orange yarn – work in continuous rounds)

Round 1: make 6 sc in mr (6)
Round 2-27: sc in each sc (6)
Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing.

 

** Assembly:

1. Cut a piece of wire (soft galvanized thin wire) in a size bigger than his tail. Put it inside his tail, after you have stuffed it. Stick the wire into his body (in the place where you are going to sew his tail) until you almost reach Hobbes’ neck. Then sew his tail to the body.

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2. Sew the other pieces together;

3. Cut a piece of wire (soft galvanized thin wire) and pass it through his arms and body as shown in the photo bellow. Then, cut and hide the tips of the wire. This will allow his arms to be poseable.

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4. Needle felt the black stripes of his face;

8. Cut the eyes, nose and mouth from black felt and glue them with contact glue to his face. If you prefer you may needle felt or embroyder it.

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9. Paint the black stripes of his tail with black fabric paint (you may nedle felt it)

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10. Paint the inside of his ears with white paint;

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11. Paint his feets with black paint (you may needle felt or embroyder it).

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I did not created this character, Hobbes is copyright of Bill Watterson!!

This Pattern was created by Ana Amélia Mendes Galvão.

1. Please do not claim my pattern as your own;
2. If you use this pattern, please, give me the credits;
3. If you wish to share this pattern, you may create a link to my blog, but please do not post it on your site;
4. You may not sell any of my patterns;
5. You are free to adapt this pattern, you can build another upon this one, but you must give appropriate credit to me for the original pattern;

12 Responses so far.

  1. Monica says:

    Love this pattern! Finishing no up one for a co-worker. Were you ever able to write up Calvin? I’d like to make one to go with Hobbes. Thanks!

  2. silmar says:

    I love Calvin and Hobbes!!!! Thank you Mia for your pattern. I’m waiting for Calvin, please , please please :))))))

  3. mimicat says:

    I love this, thank you for sharing!! my son’s favorite books as a kid were calvin and hobbes’; hope to surprise him on his coming 26th bday with 2 versions of hobbes :)

  4. Charlene Benoy says:

    I am making the big Hobbes and would like to do the fluffy white yarn and the “fingers”…. How would I adapt those for the bigger one?

  5. Ira says:

    Dear Mia, Thank you so so much for putting this wonderful pattern together. I followed it instruction by instruction and now have for myself, my very own Hobbes. My mother, who taught me to crochet on your pattern sends lots of thanks all the way from India. Keep crocheting and keep inspiring us. Thanks once again. I wish I could share pictures with you so that you can see how well it has come out.

  6. mangacrafter says:

    How did you get the fuzzy yarn for Hobbes face?

  7. sarah jane says:

    Yipee! Love Hobbes! Thank you. Wish I could show you mine; it came out great! Just like yours!

  8. Judy Sutton says:

    I love your little Hobbs!!!!!! Thank you so much for the pattern!!! You are a fabulous designer!!

  9. Donesia says:

    Would sock yarn work for this project?

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