Oh, hey! Long time no see!
If you’ve been following me on Instagram (@pleasantplushies) you know that I’ve been taking a bit of a hiatus from both crocheting and Etsy. Somewhere along the line I just became so incredibly burnt out on crocheting the same things over and over again and new ideas were just NOT happening.
I’d blame my kids (which isn’t too much of a stretch since they occupy ALL of my time) but I’d say that I am just uninspired. I’ve tried working on new crafts/hobbies but it doesn’t seem to be helping much.
I have, however, been reading a lot more and have read a couple of great novels/memoirs! I set a Goodreads challenge this year (24) and I’m only one book away! I felt this would be a good amount for me (2 books per month) but it seems I underestimated myself. Not gonna complain about that! Maybe I’ll set aside a separate blog post for my recent reads… would you be interested in that?
Back to crochet.
Before I set my Etsy shop on vacation mode and told the IG world that I was taking a break, I mentioned that I was planning on releasing some crochet patterns on both Etsy and here on the blog. I’m still trying to figure out which patterns I’d like to share as I’d like a FEW of them to remain my own personal patterns, but I may just release them all and be done with it! I’m still deciding. 😉 However, if there are any patterns that you would absolutely LOVE to have access to, please let me know in the comments!
One of the patterns (well, technically two) I knew I wanted to share with you all is my Mini Meat Boy and Bandage Girl set!
These “fun size” plushies are the perfect addition to a gamer’s gift, a stocking stuffer, ornament, keychain… you name it! They’re incredibly quick to whip up and don’t use a ton of yarn or stuffing.
If you make a set, please tag me on Instagram or link back to my blog! I’d love to see how it works out for you! 🙂
(Note: Pattern contains affiliate links.)
Mini Meat Boy & Bandage Girl
Basic crochet knowledge is required.
Gauge is not important.
- Single Crochet (sc)
- Half-double Crochet (hdc)
- Double Crochet (dc)
- Slip Stitch (sl st)
- Single Crochet Increase (Inc) and Decrease (dec)
- Chain (ch)
- Magic Ring (MR)
- Finish Off (FO)
You will need:
- Yarn in Red, Pink, White, Black, and Yellow
- Hook sizes 5mm (H) and 3.5mm (E)
- Unless stated otherwise, use H hook.
- Yarn Needle
- Stitch Marker (or piece of contrasting yarn)
- Polyester Fiberfill or other stuffing
With Cherry Red, chain 11.
Row 1: sc 9, 3 sc in next st, sc 8, inc – 22
Row 2: Inc, sc 8, inc, sc 1, inc, sc 8, inc, sc 1 – 26
Rows 3-10: sc around
Row 11: sc 1, dec, sc 8, dec, sc 1, dec, sc 8, dec – 22
FO, stuff, and sew shut.
In Baby Pink repeat rows 1-11.
With Red, make MR.
Row 1: sc 6
Rows 2-3: sc around
FO, stuff lightly, and attach.
Repeat with Baby Pink.
Note: I tend to place Bandage Girl’s legs closer together than Meat Boy’s.
For Meat Boy:
In Black with 3.5mm hook, chain 5.
Row 1: sc 4 – 4
Row 2: hdc, dc in next two stitches, hdc – 4
FO leaving a long tail for sewing and embroidering the mouth (between rows 7 & 8). Embroider the eye with white. Attach to body (covering rows 2-4).
With Black, make MR.
Row 1: sc 6
FO leaving long tail for eyelashes (corner of eyes at a 90° angle) and mouth (between rows 8 & 9) and attach to body.
In yellow with 3.5mm hook, make MR.
Row 1: sc 6
Switch to white.
Row 2: (sl st, hdc x3, sl st) in each st
FO leaving long tail, and attach.
Please let me know if you find any errors in the pattern or have any problems.
You are more than welcome to sell any finished plushies, but please give me credit in your listings, etc. Thank you so much! 🙂