Saturday, March 24, 2018

Crochet Bobble Trolls

crochet troll

Meet the Bobble Trolls,
I named the pattern that because they have bobble  toes and thumbs.

Size,
They are 9 inches from head to Bobble toe.

Videos,
This pattern goes with a series of videos. You don't need to watch them all but you will need to watch a few to complete his assembly. See playlist here

Translations,
Pattern has been translated to Danish by Christina
Stjernholm here

Troll Pattern,
Scroll down this page. There is a print friendly button at the bottom
I hope you enjoy  the pattern and the video series.  Please post pictures of your

finished doll on my facebook page, Amigurumi Freely, I'd love to see! 


Copyright 2018 Author: Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go, All rights reserved



SUPPLIES:

I used Red Heart Comfort yarn (one troll takes less than 364yrds)
RH Comfort is a
worsted weight yarn
See yarn chart here

T
he Troll's bodies were made with Cream and Off-White.
4.25mm hook (you can use a different size)
You can use a different brand of yarn and hook size, it will alter the finished size of the doll.
blunt end yarn needle for sewing
scissors
polyester stuffing
Eyes:  I used 15mm and 10mm safety eyes. You can use different sizes. You could also use buttons, felt, or anything else you desire for eyes.  There is NO row count given for these. Instructions given in the pattern.
Optional: steel pet brush to brush out tail


Abbreviations:
st = stitch
sc = single crochet
ch = chain
ch1 = chain one
skip ch = skip chain
sl st = slip stitch
2tog = crochet 2 stitches together
BLO = back loops only
FLO = front loops only
f/o = finish off

Read me ~> How to read the rows: Each row has a sequence as given below. Example: 1sc then 2sc in next st means repeat that sequence 1sc then 2sc in next st followed by 1sc then 2sc in next st over and over to the end of that particular row (unless instructed otherwise). The number inside the parentheses ( ~ ) is the number of stitches you should have at the end of that particular row.

IMPORTANT INFO ABOUT THIS PATTERN:
*It would be too difficult to explain in written form some of the assembly and some of the things I've done to the faces of each doll. You do not need to watch every video but you will need to watch some of them. They will be linked in the written pattern with key times given. 
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Add a marker at the end of row 2 and move that marker at the end of each row
*Make the nose first, you will sew this on as you make the head
*Add the eyes after you sew the nose on
* Make all the parts then go to the assembly page for further instructions

*The videos follow the same order as the written pattern.
See video playlist  here.


Nose:
video here
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
4-5) 1sc in each st for 2 rows
6) 1sc then 2tog (12)
7) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (9)
8) 1sc in each st for 1 row
9) stuff nose then  1sc through both sides to close the nose (4) ch1 and turn
10) skip ch, 1sc in first st, 2sc in next 2st, 1sc in nest st (6) ch1 and turn
11) skip ch, 1sc in each st (6) ch1 and turn
12) skip ch, 1sc in next 2st, 2sc in next 2st, 1sc in next 2st (8) ch1 and turn
13-17) skip ch, 1sc in each st for 5 rows. ch1 and turn at the end of each row, skip ch at the start of each row
18) skip ch, 1sc in next 3st, 2sc in next 2st, 1sc in next 3st (10) ch1 and turn
19-20) 1sc in each st for 2 rows (10) ch1 and turn at the end of row 19. skip ch at the start of row 20
You can stop here and sew the top of the nose flat to the head. For a nose with more creases at the top you can add more to it, continue on from here
21) ch1 at the end of row 20 and turn, skip ch, 1sc in next 4st then 2sc in next 2st then 1sc in next 4st (12) ch1 and turn
22) skip ch, 1sc in each st for 1 or more rows.  You can even add more rows later on as we begin to sew the troll together, it might be easier to add more then since you'll have a better idea how it will look then. .
f/o leaving a long tail for sewing
. Set aside and make the head

Head and Body: video here
Starting at the top of the head working down to bottom of body: Cut a length of yarn before you start the head, about 12 or more inches long, and set it aside.
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
4) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (24)
5)1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (30)
6-10) 1sc in each st for 5 rows
11) 2sc in the next 15st then 1sc in the next 15st (45)
12-18) 1sc in each st for 7 rows
19) (1sc in next 3st then 2tog, repeat sequence 6times) then 1sc in next 15st (39)
20) (1sc in next 2st then 2tog, repeat sequence 6times) then 1sc in next 15st (33)
21) (1sc then 2tog, repeat sequence 6times) then 1sc in next 15st (27)
Stop now and add the mouth. Please refer to part 4 of the video series, it's right at the beginning. Find the center of his face, that will be in between the big cheeks, push in the 17th row and then pinch it on the inside of the head. Sew that pinch together to hold it in place. Knot of yarn tails and cut them shorter. You can leave them inside the head.
22) (1sc in next 2st then 2tog, repeat sequence 3times) then 1sc in next 15st (24)
23) 1sc in each st for 1 row
stop and stuff the head temporarily. Sew the nose on, refer to the video at about 6 minutes into part 4. After you sew the nose on then you remove the stuffing and add the eyes. Again, refer to the same video at about 10 minutes in. The row you put them on is up to you. Re-stuff the head once you get the eyes installed.
24) 1sc in next 12st then (1sc then 2tog, repeat sequence 4times) (20)
25) 1sc in each st for 1 row
26) 2sc in next 10st then 1sc in next 10st (30)
27-28) 1sc in each st for 2 rows
29) 1sc in next 4st then 2sc in next st (36)
30) 1sc in next 5st then 2sc in next st (42)
stuff more into the head (if needed) before doing anymore rows. Pay attention to the cheeks, refer to part 5 of the video at about 6 minutes. Don't worry if you lose a bit of shape in the mouth, we will reshape that at the very end once the doll is all put together.
31-33) 1sc in each st for 3 rows
34) 1sc in next 6st then 2sc in next st (48)
35-37) 1sc in each st for 3 rows
38) 1sc in next 6st then 2tog (42)
39) 1sc in next 5st then 2tog (36)
40) 1sc in next 4st then 2tog (30)
41) 1sc in next 3st then 2tog (24)
42) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (18)
stuff the majority of the body. Fill in any gaps in the neck area. You will stuff more after the next row.
43) 1sc then 2tog (12)
stuff more into the body. Shape all around the belly area, the belly should be nice and fat.
44) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (9)
f/o leaving a tail for closing up the gap. Weave in and out of the remaining stitches. Add more stuffing as needed. Push stuffing all around the bottom then pull yarn tail tight to close gap. Knot off and hide yarn tail in the body.


Arms:
video here
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
4-8) 1sc in each st for 5 rows
9) 1sc then 2tog (12)
10) 1sc in next 4st then 2tog (10)
11-18) 1sc in each st for 8 rows
*do not stuff hand. Stuff arm between rows 10-16
19) 1sc through both sides across the top of the arm closing it.
f/o leaving a long tail for sewing.


Thumb: see arms video just a little past 7 minutes

Make sure you have left and right determined before you do the 2nd thumb. Insert yarn in between the 8th and 9th row. ch1 then in the same space make a cluster or a bobble stitch. Please note: the way I do these, for the thumbs and toes, are a bit different than the official  "bobble" or "cluster" stitch. Refer to part 6 at 8 minutes for the thumbs.
Yarn over before making a stitch like you would for a sc, then go through the stitch, grab the yarn and pull it through, now you have 3 loops on your hook, yarn over and pull through the first 2 loops, now you have 2 loops remaining. Leave those loops on your hook and repeat the same steps over. Repeat until you have 6 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through all 6 loops.
sl st close by then f/o leaving. Weave in yarn tails



Feet:
video here
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
4-5) 1sc in each st for 2 rows
6) 1sc then 2tog (12)
7-8) 1sc in each st for 2 rows
9) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
10-14) 1sc in each st for 5 rows
Toes:
15) Make 4 bobble toes. See
video here at about 6 minutes.
for the 1st toe, ch1 then in the same space make a toe exactly the same way you made the thumb, then sl st the next st from behind the row. Ch1 and then in the next st over, make another toe. Repeat until you have 4 toes across. When done the last toe, f/o leaving a long tail for sewing up the foot.
Stuff the foot, shape as you stuff. Sew the open edge of foot closed. Knot off and hide yarn tail inside foot.


Ears:
video here
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 1sc in each st for 1 row
3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (9)
4) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (12)
5) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (15)
6) 1sc in each st for 1 row
7) 1sc in next 4st then 2sc in next st (18)
8) 1sc in next 5st then 2sc in next st (21)
9-13) 1sc in each st for 5  rows
Do not stuff,  sl st the st and f/o leaving a tail for sewing.


Tail: video here

1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3-4) 1sc in each st for 2 rows
5) 1sc in next 4st then 2tog (10)
6-8) 1sc in each st for 3 rows
 stuff the tail up to row 8
9) 1sc in next 3st then 2tog (8)
10-17) 1sc in each st for 8 rows
18) do not stuff, squeeze the top of the tail together, 1sc through both sides across (3) ch1 and turn
19) skip ch, 1sc in each st
f/o leaving a tail for sewing

Furry End of Tail:  see tail video, about 7 minutes in.
attach strands of acrylic yarn of desired color to the end of the tail, the stuffed end. I attached strands to 3 rows by pulling a strand of yarn through a stitch hole then knotting the yarn tails, you can do as you please with this part. Split all the strands then brush them until the strands are completely frizzed out and you're left with a furry tail.


Overalls: video here

1) ch46
2) starting in 2nd ch from hook, 1sc in each ch (45) ch2 and turn
3-6) skip ch, 1hdc in each st for 4 rows (45) ch2 and turn at the end of each row, skip ch at the start of each row. ch1 and turn at the end of row 6
7) skip ch, 1sc in each st for 1 row
fold piece in half then 1sc through both sides across to connect the edges (ends) together. Just the two ends get sewn together, the top and bottom stay open. f/o and weave in yarn tail.

Bib:
1) determine the front and center, insert yarn into what will be the corner of the bib, ch1 then 1sc across 10 times. ch2 and turn (10)
2) skip ch, 1hdc in each st (10) ch2 and turn
3) skip ch, 1hdc in each st (10)
f/o leaving a long tail to sew on one strap. Weave in starting yarn tail.

Straps: make 2
1) ch26
2) starting in 2nd ch from hook, 1sc in each ch
f/o leaving a tail for sewing. Weave in the shorter yarn tail.

TROLL ASSEMBLY: Go here for instructions and videos



  Donations of any size are greatly appreciated and help keep the patterns free. If you do give a donation, please accept this note as my sincere thanks and know that you have helped a great deal.
Many Blessings to you!




Copyright 2018 Author: Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go, All rights reserved 

 You may sell finished products.


19 comments:

  1. You are such a blessing! I want to start one today! 😍😍

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  2. I could not open assembly instructions. Is there a problem.

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  3. Hello Sharon, thank you for this cuuuuute pattern. Was concerned for your health since it’s been a while! So happy you are back!!

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    1. thank you so much! I appreciate that :)

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  4. Thank you for the pattern!! I love your work. The assembly link above doesn't work though.

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  5. What a great troll. Do you have a pattern for the goats, too. I want to make this set for our Kindergarten.

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  6. I'm working on those next. They take some time to get them ready for publishing though..

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  7. Thanks so much for these amazing trolls! Is there a way to add beards too?

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    1. I'm actually modifying a troll as we speak so I might be adding one. If it turns out I'll post an update on this blog..

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  8. I saw this come across my Rav feed and I had to queue it and come tell you how adorable it is. :)

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  9. Wow! I'm so happy to see new stuff from you <3 I can't wait to make him! That will be the next project on my hook!

    Thank you so much to share your talent with us :)

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  10. just started making the troll, got a question:

    Did you say that your yarn is Aran weight? as i am using double knit and think my hook is too big, i might have to start again.

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    1. no, I didn't say that. I said if you are in the UK, I believe the most similar weight would be Aran. Double knit would require a smaller hook.
      I'm using a worsted weight yarn. You can see where ww and dk is listed here Yarn Weight Chart

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  11. thank you Sharon, i started again with aran wool and 4mm hook, as i dont have a 4.25, things are looking ok so far. I'm not the most able crocheter in the world, but i find your patterns easy to follow, and the videos are just fabulous.
    i sent you a small donation as a thank you for this site, without which i would never have picked up a hook again since my childhood.

    i'll post a pic of my misfit troll when i'm finished ... lol

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    1. I'm so glad! A 4mm is a great size for that yarn.
      It means a lot that you think my patterns and videos are easy to follow, that is like music to my ears.

      Thank you for the donation, it is much appreciated. I'm looking forward to your photo!

      Happy crocheting :)

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  12. I love your work and im working on a 3.5 needle but the head is not so wide as yours is i will show them when its ready but i dont know what i do wrong , love your work and you are an great artist lots of love from me Femmie from the Netherlands

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    1. you probably are using a lighter weight yarn than I did and you are using a much smaller hook. I've listed what I used in the supplies list, there you will also find a yarn chart that will tell you the difference in yarn weights.
      Nothing bad will happen but your troll will be smaller than mine.

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