Goddess of Potholes and Puddles (smeddley) wrote in craftgrrl,
Goddess of Potholes and Puddles
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Bob the Blood Drop

Today was the Battle for Blood blood drive at work, so last night I whipped up a little blood drop squeezy. I used him today, and he works very well - his ergonomic shape makes him easy to hold on to, and you can stuff him to your desired firmness. It took me a few hours to make him, but I was trying to make up the pattern and had to rip out a lot of rows. I'd think even a novice crocheter could make one in under two hours, while watching television.

Size F Hook
Worsted Weight Yarn (I used Red Heart)

Row 1: SC 4 in magic Ring (or, ch 2 and sc 4 in second ch from hook). Join with sl st to first SC
Row 2: SC in each st, join
Row 3: *SC in first st, 2 SC in next st* repeat from *, join
Row 4: *SC in first st, 2 SC in next st* repeat from *, join
Row 5: *SC in first st, 2 SC in next st* repeat from *, join
Row 6: SC in each st, join
Row 7: *SC in first two st, 2 SC in next st* repeat from *, join
Row 8: SC in each st, join
Row 9: *SC in first two st, 2 SC in next st* repeat from *, join
Row 10: SC in each st, join
Row 11: *SC in first st, 2 SC in next st* repeat from *, join
Rows 12-20: SC in each st, join
(about here you probably want to add the eyes – I used just those standard ‘plush toy’ eyes, but you could used yarn or buttons, as well.
Rows 21-23: *SC in first st, SC 2tog* repeat from *, join
(stuff-as-you-go decreases)
Row 24: SC 2tog
(cram as much stuffing as you can in, remember, he’s there to be squeezed so he needs to be fairly firm)
Fasten off.

(cross-posted a few places, sorry, but he's only my second 'original' and I'm pretty proud of him, simple as he is...)
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