This is another old post imported from a previous blog. I know there are issues with the pattern itself, so I will be updating this in the future and have plans to incorporate video on how to do certain aspects of this pattern.
The Mr. Meeseeks episode was a lot of fun and I figured he would be relatively easy to crochet - not the easiest thing in the world, but not impossible. He can't stand on his own, but he's a very cuddly guy. He also has an added bonus of not wanting to kill himself when he's fulfilled his purpose. If only I could get him to make more of himself, amirite?
f or g hook
Blue yarn (I used some blue unnamed dk or sport weight baby yarn, but I think Vanna's Choice in 'Aqua' is the closest color I've found, but Lily Sugar & Cream in Hot Blue might work - the color and material is up to you, the pattern will still work)
Black Embroidery Thread
10mm safety eyes
Head & Body
1. magic ring, or ch 3 with 6 sc into first ch (6)
2. inc around (12)
3. *inc, sc in next st* (18)
4. *inc, sc in next 2 st* (24)
5. *inc, sc in next 3 st* (30)
6. *inc, sc in next 4 st* (36)
7. *inc, sc in next 5 st* (42)
8-13. sc around (total of 252 sts for those of you who like to count)
14. *invdec, sc in next 5* (36)
15-16. sc around (72 sts total)
17. *inv dec, sc in next 4* (30)
18. *invdec, sc in next 3* (24)
19. *invdec, sc in next 2* (18)
20. *invdec, sc in next st* (12)
(it's probably around here where you'll want to set your safety eyes and maybe stuff your head - remember to keep your eyes close together!)
21. *inc, sc in next 2 st* (18)
22-26. sc around (90 sts total)
27. sc 9, in, sc 9, in (20 st)
28-39. sc around (240 sts total)
40. *sc 3, inc* (24)
41. sc around (24)
42. *sc 4, inc* (30)
43. *invdec, sc 3* (24)
44. *invdec, sc 2* (18)
45. *invdec, sc* (12)
46. *invdec* (6)
47. Finish off, stuff and stitch closed.
Legs (make 2)
I would like to figure out how to better explain this, so please ask if you need help!
1. ch 5
2. sc across (4) and work on other side of the chain to reach 9 sts
3. inc, inc, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, inc, inc (13)
4. sc 4, then inc 3 times (16)
5. sc around in blo (16)
6. sc 4, then invdec 2 (14)
7. sc 11, then invdec 3 times (11)
8. sc 7, then invdec 2 times (9)
9-25. sc around (153 sts total)
I know the above seems confusing, but you want to make sure to keep your decreases on one side so you can shape the foot to be more pointed rather than a ball! I will attempt to clarify should you have any questions/make it more precise when I have done this pattern more than once because as it stands, I just wrote down notes as I was making it. :)
Arms (make 2)
1. ch 4.
2. sc across (3) and other side of chain to reach 5 sts
3. *inc, sc* 4 times, then sc (9)
4-6. sc around (27 sts total)
7. sc in the first 8 sts, then in the 9th st, yarn over then draw through one loop (do not complete your stitch!) 4 times, then look through all loops on hook. It will look like a little bump - not quite a bobble stitch (it's a little thinner than a traditional bobble stitch, I think)
8-9. sc around (18)
10. sc 4, invdec, sc 3 (8)
11. sc 3, invdec, sc 3 (7)
12-24. sc around (52 sts total)
25. Finish off.
Fill hands and feet with polyfil beads, cut two pipe cleaners in half and bend until they fit into the size of the arms and legs. Stitch legs to bottom and arms where head meets the body. Embroider the face. Look at him! He's Mr. Meeseeks!