The final pattern in my Bob’s Burger Mr. Frond’s Therapy Dolls collection is…. Portion Control Joel! This pattern took me FOREVER to write and I’ve made so many different versions of it. At certain points in the past two months, I’ve wanted to just scrap the project completely and move on. But because it’s such an iconic therapy doll, I knew I had to make it. Words cannot describe how happy I am to finally have the patterns written!
Portion Control Joel has been featured in a couple episodes, but you’ll most likely remember him from the Episode “Lice Things Are Lice” (Season 6, Episode 10).
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Portion Control Joel (Mr. Frond’s Therapy Doll from Bob’s Burgers) Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Notes
Yarn I Used
I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran for this toy; however, you can use any cotton yarn as long as you correspond your hook to the weight of your yarn. For this pattern, 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).
5 Round Circle = 2” with a 3.5mm hook
Gauge isn’t super important for amigurumi, but I included it just in case you want to check your gauge. Being a little off should not affect the end product too much. You can learn more about how to measure gauge for amigurumi here!
The difficulty level of this pattern is Easy/Intermediate. The most difficult part of this pattern is probably the embroidery.
The pattern includes photos and detailed descriptions to help you create your very own Portion Control Joel Therapy Doll.
This pattern in written in US crochet terminology. The finished toy measures to be about 10 in (24.5 cm) tall.
Terminology Used In This Pattern
sl st: slip stitch
sc: single crochet
inc: two single crochet in one stitch
dec: invisible decrease, single crochet two stitches together through the front loops only
BLO: crochet only in the back loops (loop away from you) of each stitch
FLO: crochet only in the front loops (loop closest to you) of each stitch
sk next ch: skip the next chain and work the next step into the ch after the one you skipped
(…) x #: repeat anything in the parenthesis however many times the number indicates
[#]: total number of stitches for that row
#sl st/sc: one sl st/sc in the following # stitches
turn: turn your work
Things You Need
- Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran in Light Caramel, Rose Red, Sailor Blue, and Coffee Bean
- 3.5mm Crochet Hook
- 6mm Safety Eyes and Matching Backings
- Darning Needle
- Locking Stitch Markers (Optional)
- Polyfil Stuffing or Scrap Yarn (If you want to go for full accuracy, you could use cotton balls, but they’re not the best material to work with and can make your toy very lumpy.)
- Black Embroidery Thread