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Bombs: sometimes they get dropped. A Bomb Crochet Pattern

Updated: Dec 30, 2022

Posted per a special request.

I first made these many years ago, just free-hand some as they were requested while I was making other small crochet objects. Over the years I have made many batches of bombs, they make great gifts and can help to bring fun to the workplace.

My aunt Jody recently asked me to post the pattern I had made for myself to create these bombs, as she wanted to make a few for her friends. So, here is my bomb pattern.

You can check out other patterns I have in my Shops with the link buttons below.









Supplies:

Yarn:

Three to Six colors of worsted (4) weight

Three colors for the main part of the bomb

I used:

¹ Red Heart:Black- 4 yards

² Big Twist: Gray - 1 yard

³Red Heart: White - 1/2 to 3/4 yard

one to six colors for the flame at the end of the fuse:

1 yard total of any mix of colors you want to use

I used:

⁴Red Heart: Red

⁵Red Heart: Bright Yellow

⁶Red Heart: Orange

Note: this can be made with scrap yarn, the yardage will depend on chosen hook size

Crochet Hook:

E (3.50mm)

This is the hook size I used, with a 4"x4" gauge swatch by

Ch 18, Row 1: in 2nd bb from hook sc 17, Row 2 – 18: ch 1, turn, sc 17

to get a bomb measurement of: 1&1/4 wide, and 1&3/4" tall (not including fuse)

(with and G(4.00mm) measures 1& 1/2" wide and 2" tall, as you go up in hook size so will your bomb increase in size.)

Other Supplies:

Scissors, Tapestry needle, Stitch markers,

Poly-fil (or other stuffing/filling material found in optional supplies)



Optional supplies:

Bells (1inch), Squeakers (20mm), "super"-balls (not sure size, they come in quarter machines)


Notes:

-It can be beneficial to look through the entire pattern before starting.

-Hook size and yarn can easily be substituted for the similar final product

-Each round will be worked continuously unless otherwise noted

-A stitch marker can be helpful to mark the end of each round


Abbreviations and stitches that could be helpful to know

The linked blog post has all the abbreviations for any you do not already know


I hope you enjoy making and gifting these as much as I do!


Crochet your own F-Bomb

A Bomb Crochet Pattern


Bomb Ball:

¹ Red Heart: Black


MR

Rnd 1: sc 6 in MR (6)

Rnd 2: [2sc]x6 (12)

Rnd 3 - 5 : sc 12 (12)

**Note: if adding the squeaker, bell or ball add them now

Rnd 6: [sc 2, sc2tog]x 3 (9)

start stuffing (unless you are adding the squeaker, bell or ball)

Rnd 7: [sc 1, sc2tog]x3 (6)

slst 2, cut, tie & weave in ends

finish stuffing


Bomb Cap:

² Big Twist: Gray

MR

Rnd 1: sc 6 in MR (6)

Rnd 2: BLO- hdc 6 (6)

Rnd 3: slst 6

leave long tail for sewing cap to ball, cut, tie & weave in ends


Fuse:

Red Heart: White


on a tapestry needle embroider the letter you want on your bomb

weave the end through the middle of the cap.

Tie a knot about half an inch to an inch from the top of the cap, split what is above the knot (should be about 2 inches) tie around the "flame" of the fuse (creating a pom-pom at the end with the red, orange, and yellow). once the pom-pom at the end is made, separate out the strands of the pom-pom and brush it with a wire brush. (see video for clarification)






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