Hey hey Belchers, or as Linda might exclaim, “Alright!”
Lockdown was the perfect opportunity to take on a new challenge, so off I trotted to the patterns that have been sitting in my Ravelry queue for an age. If, like me, your lockdown has been fueled by binge-watching boxed sets, then maybe you’ve also been sucked in by Bob’s Burgers on Amazon Prime. Well sitting there in my Ravelry list was an amazing pattern for the Belcher kids from Bob’s Burgers by Heather Jarmusz.
First up was strong, opinionated woman, Tina Belcher. The eldest of the three, Tina is a boy-obsessed writer of erotic friend fiction with a penchant for zombies, butts and horses – not necessarily in that order. The pattern was good to work with – you can’t quite see from the photos but she has small boobs plumping up her chest. The only thing that didn’t work out quite right was Tin’a hair which ended up looking a little like a riding helmet. Oh well, I’ll just pretend she’s off to ride her imaginary horse, Jericho.
The second of the siblings to hit the hook was Louise – headstrong, smart and sneaky, Louise loves to bring people down a peg or two and isn’t remotely interested in boys… “Oh my god, Boo Boo!!!”. Louise was a simpler job to crochet and her signature bunny ears hat covers up any issues with her hair.
Last of the three to spring forth from yarn was Gene Belcher – musician, composer of Die Hard: The Musical, fart afficianado and all-round fabulous addition to the family. Gene was a treat to crochet, and the fact that Heather’s pattern includes Gene’s signature burger outfit is just the icing on the cake.
As you may have seen above, crocheting Tina, Gene and Louise was also a perfect excuse for me to whip out my brush markers and practice a little modern calligraphy. What’s your favourite Bob’s Burgers quote? I’ve come to really enjoy lettering, as it’s such a good mindful craft to get in some stress-reduction in just a few minutes.
I’m so delighted with how these three came out and heartily recommend both Bob’s Burgers and Heather’s pattern.
Pattern – $13 on Ravelry
Yarn – all yarn used to create the Belcher kids was Stylecraft Special DK
Pens – Tombow ABT dual-tip brush markers