I am SO happy to finally introduce you guys to my latest Bob’s Burgers collection – Mr. Frond’s Therapy Dolls! Ever since I posted my Flu-ouise Collection, I’ve gotten a lot of requests for me to make some of Mr. Frond’s therapy dolls. Initially, I didn’t want to do it; making 3D versions of 2D characters isn’t exactly the easiest and these collections are usually the most time-consuming to write. But because people have been asking so nicely and I’m such a people-pleaser, I decided to finally make the therapy dolls!
This Bob’s Burgers collection took me a very long time to make. I started working on the Portion Control Joel doll mid-May, but because his proportions are a little weird, I’ve had to remake him a lot. After failing on my third Joel, I ran out of yarn and had to order more. And because we are currently in the midst of a pandemic, my yarn didn’t get to me until a month and a half later.
So while I was waiting for my yarn to finish Joel, I worked on the other dolls. But that disruption reeeeally threw me off and I kinda lost my crojo. I also always lose my crojo when it’s hot out.
Anyway, let’s talk a bit about this collection!
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Out of the many therapy dolls Mr. Frond has made, I chose to make the following five- Portion Control Joel, Distracts-his-friendzo Lorenzo, Miss Understood, Repressed Memory Emily, and Self-Care Claire.
Yarn I Used
I chose to use Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran from LoveCrafts for all of the toys in this collection. I chose to work with Paintbox Yarns for this project because it comes in so many colours and makes colour-matching for this specific project a little easier. I also prefer using the cotton version of the yarn versus the acrylic. I find that acrylic is too stretchy and the finished items almost always turn out very inconsistent.
However, you can use any cotton yarn for these patterns as long as you correspond your hook to the weight of your yarn.
Portion Control Joel
You can find the pattern for Portion Control Joel in the shop! ($6 CAD)
The finished toy measures to be about 10 in (24.5 cm) tall.
I used roughly 50g of Light Caramel (1 skein of yarn), 30g of Sailor Blue (> half a skein of yarn), 30g of Rose Red (> half a skein of yarn), and 15g of Coffee Bean (< half a skein).
You can read a little bit more about this pattern here.
You can find the free pattern for Lorenzo on the blog, or if you would like to show your support, please consider purchasing the printable PDF pattern from my shop ($5 CAD)
The finished toy measures to be about 10.5 in (26 cm) tall.
I used roughly 15g of Granite Grey (< half a skein of yarn), 20g of Sailor Blue (< half a skein), 20g of Rose Red (< half a skein of yarn), 35g of Peach Orange (> half a skein of yarn), and 40g of Coffee Bean (< one skein of yarn).
You can find the free pattern for Miss Understood on the blog, or if you would like to show your support, please consider purchasing the printable PDF pattern from my shop ($5 CAD)
The finished toy measures to be about 11.5 in (28.5 cm) tall.
I used roughly 35g of Ballet Pink (a little more than half skein of yarn), 30g of Daffodil Yellow (> half skein of yarn), 30g of Grass Green (> half skein of yarn), and 30g of Granite Grey (> half skein of yarn).
Repressed Memory Emily
You can find the free pattern for Repressed Memory Emily on the blog, or if you would like to show your support, please consider purchasing the printable PDF pattern from the shop ($6)
The finished toy measures to be about 9.5 in (23 cm) tall.
I used roughly 35g of Ballet Pink (< 1 skein of yarn), 30g of Raspberry Pink ( a little less than half a skein of yarn), 40g of Duck Egg Blue (< 1 skein of yarn), and 25g of Sailor Blue (~half a skein).
You can find the free pattern for Self-Care Claire on the blog, however, all proceeds from the sale of this pattern will be going to Black Legal Action Centre. They are a non-profit community legal clinic that provides free legal services for low or no income Black residents of Ontario, Canada.
The finished toy measures to be about 10 in (26 cm) tall.
I used roughly 40g of Mustard Yellow* (< 1 skein of yarn), 30g of Kingfisher Blue (< 1 skein of yarn), 25g of Blood Orange (~ half a skein of yarn), 25g of Red Wine (~half a skein), and a little bit of Dusty Lilac.
*I used Mandarin Orange, but LoveCrafts has notified me that the colour has been discontinued. Mustard Yellow is the closest colour to Mandarin Orange in the same yarn range.
Are you going to be making and “online Shamin’ Damon”?
Hi there Claude,
If you’re able to direct me to the specific episode where he shows up, I can definitely add it to my list! 🙂
Seeing these just made me very happy. You’re work is outstanding, and I love your word cro-jo. This was posted in the Bobs Burgers subreddit, I an going to see what else you’ve made.
Just wanted to say Hi!
Season 8 episo 2! ☺️☺️
Thanks Claude! I’ll take a look 😀
Do you ever make and sell these dolls? Great work!
Thank you so much! I do not sell the dolls, just the patterns. I do have video tutorials for beginners if you would like to learn how to crochet your own 🙂
Do you have a pattern for the gayle doll?
No I don’t, but I might work on one to be released in the fall!
Oh yes! I would love a gayle doll! I’d buy the pattern in a heartbeat
Thank you so much for making these to share with us. This show is current obsession and a bright spot during the pandemic. It’s super fun to learn to crochet through your patterns. They’re awesome!
Thank you so much for these patterns and the work you put into them. they are amazing