Sunday, November 14, 2010

Mr. Bubbles!

Let me introduce you to Mr. Bubbles...

Though he looks pretty scary in his deep sea suit and with that strange gun type thing on his back (not to mention the ominous drill coming out of his right arm) he is in fact quite a pussy cat really and is definitely quite a cuddly monster.

For those of you who don't enjoy violent video games then you may be a little confused as to what Mr. Bubbles is - well he is the iconic baddy from the first BioShock game and then in BioShock 2 you actually get to play as him. My husband has played through the first 2 games and enjoyed them both immensely so after seeing that there was a free pattern for him I thought I would have a go at making one.

Well after about 60 hours of work I managed to make Mr. Bubbles just in time for my husband's Birthday and though he is the most challenging thing I've ever crocheted he is most definitely the most worth the effort. The detail in this pattern is incredible - there are at least 30 different crocheted parts that have been joined together and apart from the the button port holes he is all yarn and fibre fill. Even though this pattern is so challenging and involves so much assembly the end result is perfect. Especially considering my son managed to tip a cup of tea over him half way through his creation he survived being thoroughly rinsed out a few times to remove all the stains (though my son did have a very distressed mum there for a couple of hours...).

So a huge thank you goes out to Emjay Bailey who designed the Big Daddy pattern and was so generous to publish it on her blog for free. Thanks Emjay - your pattern is the greatest and I've loved every minute I've spent working on Mr. Bubbles (even doing the piping round the head).


- said...

My gosh it does look like a lot of work had to go into it. It turned out great though.

Lou said...

I found the pattern on nerdigurumi's site but she doesn't have the pattern for the gun, do you have a pattern for it or know where I can find it?

Jessica said...

Hi Lou,

Glad you like my Big Daddy's gun - here is the pattern I came up with for it:

magic ring, 4sc into ring and pull tight
4 sc around
in back loops only 2 sc into each sc around (8 sc)
sc around x 5
in back loops only invisible dec around (4 sc)
sc around x 5
in back loops only 2c in each sc around (8 sc)
sc, 2 sc in next sc around (12 sc)
sc around x 2
change to dark grey and sc around
change back to light grey and sc around
sc around x 3
sc, invisible dec around (8 sc)
2 sc, invisible dec around (6 sc)
sc around
sc, 2 sc in next sc around (9 sc)
sc around
2 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (12 sc)
sc, 2 sc in next sc around (18 sc)
finish off
add surface crochet in dark grey
weave in loose ends.