Tuesday, March 10, 2015

F Bomb!

....probably because I'm so busy with school and work that there is no blogging time left in the schedule!  Doesn't mean I've not found time to crochet, though.
These funny F Bombs are the latest thing I've made, at the request of someone who saw one I made for my sister.  They work up quickly and are just fun to toss around, I think.  Shockingly, I actually typed the pattern up and put it up for people to use if they need directions for creating the ball of the bomb.  

F bomb
sc = single crochet
inc = increase (two sc in one stitch)
dec = decrease (crochet two sc together)
I like using the magic ring to begin the ball, but you can chain 2, then sc 6 in first chain if you prefer

Row 1: Magic ring, sc x 6 in ring (6)
Row 2: inc in each stitch around (12)
Row 3: (1 sc, inc) repeat x 5 (18)
Row 4:  (2 sc, inc) repeat x 5 (24)
Row 5: (3 sc, inc) repeat x 5(30)
Row 6: (4 sc, inc) repeat x 5 (36)
Row 7: (5 sc, inc) repeat x 5 (42)
Row 8: sc around (42)
Row 9L 6 sc, inc) repeat x 5 (48)
Row 10: sc around (48)
Row 11: (7 sc, inc) repeat x 5 (54)
Row 12: sc around (54)
Row 13: (8 sc, inc) repeat x 5 (60)
Row 14-18: sc around (60)
Row 19: (8 sc, dec) repeat x 5 (54)
Row 20: sc around (54)
Row 21: (7 sc, dec) repeat x 5 (48)
Row 22: sc around (48)
Row 23: (6 sc, dec) repeat x 5 (42)
Row 24: sc around (42)  Begin stuffing ball
Row 25: (5 sc, dec) repeat x 5 (36)
Row 26: (4 sc, dec) repeat x 5 (30)
Row 27: (3 sc, dec) repeat x 5 (24)
Row 28: (2 sc, dec) repeat x 5 (18)
Row 29: (1 sc, dec) repeat x 5 (12) Finish stuffing ball before final decreases
Row 30: dec x 6 (6)
Row 31: dec x 3, finish off.

Bomb top
Row 1: magic ring, sc x 6 in ring (6)
Row 2: inc in each stitch around (12)
Row 3: (1 sc, inc) repeat x 5 (18)
Row 4: sc around in back loop of each stitch (18)
Row 5-7: sc around (18) finish off

Pull a small scrap of white yarn through center of magic ring on bomb top and tie a knot so that it doesn’t pull through.  Tie another knot near end of yard, leaving some at the very end to fray.  Stuff bomb top lightly and sew to top of ball.

F shape
Sew F onto front of bomb.  Then drop it. :-)


Linda Scroggins said...

Great idea...I can see me running to get my f bomb and smashing it at who ever made me f mad.

deblon said...

yes, a more acceptable way of dropping the f bomb when you're angry!

Pharmagurumi said...

I've been making a ton of these. Would you be okay with me selling the finished product and linking back to you?

deblon said...

Absolutely! I am selling them myself and am 100% behind any fellow crocheter being able to make extra yarn money with them. Thanks for asking, very thoughtful!

Kelly said...

What size hook did you use?

deblon said...

It depends on the yarn. I usual go one size smaller than the recommended hook size on the yarn label to make it a nice and tight fabric.

Carol Flythe said...

Omg I love it! I made my hubby one using freehand and yours looks so much better than mine so I'm going to use your pattern. Thanks!

Amanda Balow said...

Is this worked in the round?

deblon said...

yes, it is.

Tracy Gibson said...

What would you charge for one of these?

Amy said...

Thank you for sharing! These are awesome!!!

Kristin said...

Thank you for sharing this pattern. I love it! It's going to make some great gag gifts!

Laurie Morgan said...

Does anyone have a cute little poem that could go along with this? It would be super cute for some colleagues for Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing. Just have to do the F. It will be in my son's stocking��

Kim said...

Love this and making one but please help on the F. Row 5 I’m so confused. Is there a video or picture how to do??

Yarn Fairy said...

This is absolutely brilliant! I have used this pattern and made several different kinds of bombs. Thank you so much for this awesome pattern!

Joanne Clason said...

Years ago I was met at the office door by a co-worker who clearly had been waiting for me. His question, maybe my favorite ever: "Can you knit an asshole?" We sat down and spec'd it out like the programmers we were, and I made about a dozen that we used as awards for various things. Winners who already had one were given hemorrhoid clusters (winterberry picks from the craft store). To people not in the know, like management, we said they were coasters.

Stacia Rivera said...

Sorry is that 5 rows of (1sc,inc)?

Marta Schaefer said...

Love it. Made one in a couple hours. Thanks

deblon said...

I would check with the owner of that pattern about a video. I just borrowed the pattern for my oroject!

deblon said...

no, it is (1sc,inc) then repeated 5 times in that row to increase the diameter.

deblon said...

thanks! they *are* fun little projects!

Anonymous said...

What do you use for stuffing it?

Unknown said...

What does it mean on each row repeat time 5

Molly Mac said...
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Susan Perna said...

What do use to stuff it?

darie said...

Best pattern I have found! I'm adding to my offerings for sale as well, how do you want to be credited on packaging?

Moonsun6 said...

Any pattern that says "repeat" wants you to repeat whatever instructions are in the (parentheses), in this case 5 times, before continuing the rest of the pattern It looks like in this pattern, that repetition is what makes up the entire row as you work in circles. Hope that helps! ^_^

Unknown said...

I'm using 4 ply yarn and g hook. They are pretty good size. What size yarn did you use for the ones in the picture?

Michelle Allen said...

I made one for a friend and she loves it. So did her friends and family. Is it ok if I make some to sell, I’ve had a bunch of requests. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

With red heart super saver and Caron pound of love, I have found 4 works if you tend to hook loosely and 4.5 or 5 if you are a tight hooker and it comes out perfect.

Sam Garrett said...

What is the”Magic Circle” ?
Nancy Garrett

Sam Garrett said...

They look great ! I really want to try this...
I’m baby blanket level, but sure want to try.