My husband is a veteran of the Air Force, so needless to say there was a time prior to kids where curse words were thrown around quite a bit in our house. We also used to play Call of Duty together so there is that too. Since the kiddo was born we have tried to attune our filters to avoid saying certain words over others; but sometimes it just doesn’t come easy.
Last April we took a little road trip to Tulsa, Oklahoma for the world’s largest gun show, the Wanenmacher Arms Show. We were going to meet up with a bunch of other members of the 2A community and spend the weekend with them. Now this group, especially the ones driving across country to visit, are a rowdy bunch. It was reminiscent of when my husband was active duty and we’d have airmen buddies over to watch games or whatnot. Crazy, loud, and no filter.
With this in mind I needed a project for the long, nine hour drive north. During YouTube chats with the guys and gals it was always a joke that dropping the F Bomb would immediately get your video pulled. And that’s when it hit me; instead of throwing around the F Bomb, why not throw around the F Bomb!
So the F Bomb was born on a long drive north to hang out with some crazy foul mouthed people. I took notes so I could make more in the future and posted what I had on Ravelry on a whim. Y’all, I never could have guessed in a million years a small pattern I wrote up on a whim would have become so popular! Thank you all so much for your support!
So without further ado, the free pattern that gave me the confidence to write better patterns and even start this blog.
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The F Bomb
Pattern By Lizz Jelsma
G or 4.25 MM Hook
1 Ball Black Worsted Weight Yarn
1 Ball White Worsted Weight Yarn
1 Ball Red Worsted Weight Yarn
Stitch Marker (to mark ends of rounds if needed)
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
INC – Single Crochet Increase
DEC – Single Crochet Decrease
SLST – Slip Stitch
Approximate finished size is 2.5”x3”
To make smaller or larger try varying the hook size and yarn weight. You will want a stitch that does not let fiberfill come through.
Body of Bomb In Black
Row 1: Create a magic circle and SC 6 into the circle then pull tight. You may also use a CH2 and 6 SC into the first chain then pull tight. Do not join. (6)
Row 2: INC 6 (12)
Row 3: *SC, INC* 6 times (18)
Row 4: *SC 2, INC* 6 times (24)
Row 5: *SC 3, INC* 6 times (30)
Row 6-10: SC 30 (30)
Row 11: *DEC, SC 3* 6 times (24)
Row 12: *DEC, SC 2* 6 times (18)
Fill with fiberfill now.
Row 13: *DEC, SC* 6 times (12)
Row 14: DEC 6, Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing, stuff with fiberfill, then weave tail through the remaining stitches and pull tight to close. Leave remaining tail for sewing.
Neck of Bomb in Black
Row 1: Create a magic circle and SC 6 into the circle then pull tight. You may also use a CH2 and 6 SC into the first chain then pull tight. Join to first stitch with a SLST. (6)
Row 2: SC in back loop of same stitch you joined in; SC 5 in back loops only. Join to first stitch of this row and finish off leaving a long tail for sewing. (6)
Fuse In White
CH 6, SLST in second chain from hook and in remaining chains. Finish off leaving a tail for tieing.
Letter F In Red
CH 8, SLST in second chain from hook and next two chains, CH 8, SLST in second chain from hook and next three chains, two SLST in the next chain, SLST in remaining chains to the beginning and finish off leaving a long tail for sewing.
Pull the two strings from the fuse through the top of the neck for the bomb on either side of the magic circle and tie together on the underside.
Attach the neck to the top of the bomb.
Attach the F to the front center of the bomb (whichever side you think looks best).
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