My friend asked me to make her daughter a “friendly happy poo that could be cuddled and carried about” as she has issues with deliberately holding it in herself, and as she is so young, the doctor recommended she “make friends with her poo” … as much as we chuckled about this, it can be a serious problem especially as children get older so we are hoping having a poo buddy will help her!
When I made this, I uploaded it to my Instagramas a lot of people there share my same sense of humour but I am happy to admit, I did hesitate before sharing it on my Facebook page. Would people get it? Needless to say, the post exploded and got a ridiculous amount of likes, shares and comments – most from people asking for the pattern!
I certainly was never expecting people to a/ get it and b/ want the pattern! The whole concept of my poo receiving so much attention coupled with my toilet humour, naturally makes the whole thing both hilarious and crazy at the same time!
Needless to say, I duly sat down and tried to decipher my freestyled poop pattern and here it is!
For my large cuddly poo, I used chunky Cygnet yarn and a 4mm hook. My poo worked up to be roughly 10 inches tall but if you’d like a smaller poop, using any dk yarn and a 3mm hook will shrink the size.
Happy Poop Pattern
(USA Stitch Terms)
· Chunky Yarn (I used brown Cygnet Chunky in Chocolate from Sconch Yarn Shop) – you will get 2 turds from one ball
· A scrap of white dk yarn for the eyes
· 4mm hook
· 12mm safety eyes
Magic ring / circle
Sc (single crochet) (UK dc)
Inc (increase = 2sc in same stitch)
Dec (decrease = work 1 sc over 2 stitches)
Slip Stitch (ss)
** Repeat the pattern between the asterisks “* *” until end of round
Work in spirals, do not join at the end of your rounds.
Eyes: use white dk yarn and make first!
1. Magic ring, 6sc (6) - do not pull the magic ring completely closed just yet!
2. 2sc into each stitch around (12)
Fasten off yarn leaving long tail for sewing to the face.
Insert the post of your safety eye into the middle of the magic ring, pull tight to close around post. Set to one side ready for attaching later.
Stuff as you go to shape.
1. Magic ring, 6 sc (6)
2. 2sc into each stitch around (12)
3. *1sc, inc* (18)
4. *2sc, inc* (24)
5. *3sc, inc* (30)
6. *3sc, dec* (24)
7. *2sc, dec* (18)
8. *2sc, inc* (24)
9. *3sc, inc* (30)
10. *4sc, inc* (36)
11. – 19. Sc in each stitch around (36)
20. *4sc, dec* (30)
21. – 22. Sc in each stitch around (30)
23. *3sc, dec* (24)
24. *2sc, dec* (18)
25. sc in each stitch around (18)
26. *2sc, inc* (24)
27. *3sc, inc* (30)
28. *4sc, inc* (36)
29. – 37. Sc in each stitch around (36)
38. *4sc, dec* (30)
39. sc in each stitch around (30)
40. *3sc, dec* (24)
41. sc in each stitch around (24)
Insert safety eyes (complete with crochet white attached) in-between rows 34 & 35 a few stitches apart. Push the back of the safety eyes FIRMLY into position making sure they click into place.
If you find your eye whites are too thick and making the safety eyes tricky to close properly, remove the eye posts from the center of the whites and push them in between the stitches just to the side of your magic ring center instead.
Sew the eye whites into place.
Continue with body
42. *2sc, dec* (18)
43. sc in each stitch around (18)
44. *sc, dec* (12)
45. sc in each stitch around (12)
Finish stuffing the body.
46. *2sc, dec* (9)
Chain 5, slip stitch to base of chain
47. *1sc, dec* (6)
Sew yarn end around the front loops of the 6 stitches, draw tight to close.
Embroider your happy face however you wish, I added felt blushy cheeks and a bow which I sewed firmly into place.
Now cuddle your happy poop!
If you spot any errors in the pattern or are stuck at any point, feel free to leave a message here on the blog or ask on my Facebook page and I will be happy to help!
Happy turd making!