Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Phoney Bone of Boneville (with Free Pattern)

Here is my second amigurumi based on Jeff Smith's Bone comic series. Phoncible P. Bone, Phoney, or "The One Who Bears the Star" is probably the most complex of the three Bone cousins. He's the reason the cousins were run out of Boneville and the catalyst for their nine book adventure. A times he's selfish, greedy and manipulative, but he's also very protective of his cousins and can often overcome his extreme self-absorption to save the ones he loves. Aside from cute little Bartleby I think Phoney is probably my favourite character because he adds so much to any scene he's in.

The pattern for Phoney is very similar to the one I created for Fone Bone since both characters are similar in size. I don't have any experience crocheting clothes so I just worked Phoney's shirt in as I made his body. Key changes to the pattern are in the Body section and Arms.

If you see any problems with the pattern or if anything is unclear, please feel free to contact me.

Phoney Bone Pattern

Materials

white worsted weight yarn (one skein or less)
black worsted weight yarn (one skein or less)
yellow felt (I like the kind that's sticky on the backside)
black felt
black embroidery thread
fiber fill or stuffing material of your choice
size G (4.25mm) Hook

Note: The head and nose pieces start separately and then are joined together later. I recommend starting with the nose, then stitching the head and body. The body and head are all one piece. I find this helps prevent the head from flopping around too much.

Nose
with white
5 sc into magic ring
RND 1: 2 sc into each st around. (10 sts)
RND 2: *sc in first st, 2 sc into next st* repeat around (15 sts)
RND 3: *sc in first 2 st, 2 sc in next st* repeat around (20 sts)
RND 4-6: sc in each st around. (20)
Finish off, leave long tail for sewing.

Head
with white
5 sc into magic ring
RND 1: 2 sc into each st around (10 sts)
RND 2: *sc in first st, 2 sc into next st* repeat around (15 sts)
RND 3: *sc in first 2 st, 2 sc in next st* repeat around (20 sts)
RND 4: *sc in first 3 st, 2 sc in next st* repeat around (25 sts)
RND 5: *sc in first 4 st, 2 sc in next st* repeat around (30 sts)
RND 6-10: sc in each st around (30 sts)
Now we attach the nose and head pieces together.
RND 11: instead of crocheting into head piece, sc into the first 15 stitches of the nose piece, then skip 5 stitches on the head, sc into 6th st on the head and continue sc around the head. (40 sts) Use the long tail from the nose piece to whipstitch the 5 sts you didn’t stitch on the nose to the five stitches you skipped on the head piece. Also use this thread to tighten up any holes near the joined pieces that are too large.
RND 12-14: sc into each stitch around (40 sts)
RND 15: *sc into first 6 sts, dec over next 2 sts* repeat around (35 sts)
RND 16: *sc into first 5 sts, dec over next 2 sts* repeat around (30 sts)
RND 17: *sc into first 4 sts, dec over next 2 sts* repeat around (25 sts)
RND 18: *sc into first 3 sts, dec over next 2 sts* repeat around (20 sts)
Place eyes and embroider mouth and eyebrows now.
RND 19: *sc into first 2 sts, dec over next 2 sts* repeat around (15 sts)
RND 20: sc into each st around (15 sts)
Now we start the body shape
RND 21: when you reach the middle of Phoney’s backside in this round switch to black *sc in first 2 st, 2 sc in next st* repeat around (20 sts)
RND 22: *sc in first 3 st, 2 sc in next st* repeat around (25 sts)
RND 23-25: sc into each st around (25 sts)
RND 26: *sc in first 4 st, 2 sc in next st* repeat around (30 sts)
RND 27: *sc into first 2 st , 2 sc in next st* repeat around (40 sts)
RND 28: sc into each st around (40 sts)
RND 29: in front loop only *sc into first 19 st, 2 sc in next st* repeat around (42 sts)
RND 30: sc into each st around (42) If you’re not near the back of Phoney, continue sc around until you’re in the middle of his backside, sl st into next st and finish off black.

Turn Phoney upside down. Can you see the back loops that were left behind during RND 29 when we worked in the Front Loop only? With white put a slip knot on your crochet hook, now single crochet into the first of these ‘black back loops’ and continue sc around. You should end up with 40 white stitches.

Now working in white

RND 1: sc into each st around (40)
stuff head and nose section to your desired firmness level.
RND 2: *sc into first 6 sts, dec over next 2 sts* repeat around (35 sts)
RND 3: *sc into first 5 sts, dec over next 2 sts* repeat around (30 sts)
RND 4: *sc into first 4 sts, dec over next 2 sts* repeat around (25 sts)
RND 5: *sc into first 3 sts, dec over next 2 sts* repeat around (20 sts)
RND 6: *sc into first 2 sts, dec over next 2 sts* repeat around (15 sts)
stuff body
RND 7: *sc into first st, dec over next 2 sts* repeat around (10 sts)
RND 8: *dec over next 2 sts* repeat around (5 sts)
Finish off and sew shut.

Arms(make 2)
with white
5 sc into magic ring
RND 1: 2 sc into each st around (10 sts)
RND 2: sc into each st around (10 sts)
Switch to black wool
RND 3: *sc in first 4 st, 2 sc into next st* repeat around (12 sts)
RND 3: sc into each st around (12 sts)
RND 4: *dec over next 2 sts* repeat around (6 sts)
RND 5-7: sc into each st around (6sts)
Finish off, leave long tail for sewing. Stuff only the widest part of arms.

Legs (make 2)
with white
6 sc into magic ring
RND 1-7: sc into each st around (6)
Finish off, leave tail for sewing. Legs are not stuffed.

Feet (make 2)
withi white
4 sc into magic ring
RND 1: 3 sc into first st, 2 sc into each st around (9 sts)
RND 2: 2 sc into each st around (18 sts)
RND 3-5: sc into each st around (18 sts)
RND 6: *sc into first 7 sts, dec over next two sts* repeat around (16 sts)
RND 7: *sc into first 2 sts, dec over next two sts* repeat around (12 sts)
RND 8: *sc into first st, dec over next two sts* repeat around (8 sts)
stuff foot
RND 9: *dec over next two sts* repeat around (4 sts)
Finish off. sew shut.

Assembly
Sew arms to body. Sew feet to legs and attach legs to body. Secure and hide all thread tails. Cut out a yellow felt star and attach it in the centre of Phoney’s shirt. Use photos as a guide for placement.

Enjoy!

4 comments:

Robyn said...

Ahhh I love Bone! Your Phoney is great, thanks for the pattern!

photos said...

where you got this cute idea? Its very romantic for all lives.

marriage.tour said...

you're lovely and cute designer.

AmazingJ said...

I thought his t shirt wa purple :P cute pattern tho