Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Break it Down!

This pattern has been on my list of things to do for a long time, and I think when I have a long list of things to do I get a little restless.  I'm really really really good at procrastinating, so much so that I picked the thing on the bottom of my list (DJ Lance Rock) and made him instead of you know, another load of laundry.  I have about a million Conan O'Brien dolls to complete, and don't get me wrong, I'm way ahead of schedule on those but it gets a little tedious.  So this weekend I took a little break and made a super cool dancing DJ---DJ Lance Rock!  I think you'll like making him too, and if you want to start out slow, here's his boombox! 


Front and back (make 2):
Using gray yarn and an E hook, ch 16.
R1: sc into second stitch from hook and next 14 st, ch 1, turn (15)
R2-9: sc into each st, ch 1, turn.
Do not ch 1, turn on the last row. Fasten off and leave a long tail.

Edge (make 1):
Using gray yarn and an E hook, ch 5.
R1: sc into second stitch from hook and next 3 st, ch1, turn (4)
R2-9: sc into each st, ch 1, turn (4)
R10: sc into BLO, ch 1, turn (4)
R11-25: sc into each st, ch 1, turn (4)
R26: sc into BLO, ch 1, turn (4)
R27-34: sc into each st, ch 1, turn (4)
R35: sc into FLO, ch 1, turn (4)
R36-49: sc into each st, ch 1, turn (4)
Do not ch 1, turn on the last row. Fasten off and leave a long tail.

Sew edge piece around the front of the boombox. Stitch the back onto the edging, leaving it open to stuff. Stuff with polyester fiber fill, a foam block cut to size, or a stack of polyester batting. Stitch completely closed and hide yarn tail within boombox.

Speakers (make 2):
Using dark pink yarn and an E hook, make an adjustable ring, ch 1, and sc 6 into ring. Pull closed.
R1: 2sc into each st (12)
Fasten off and sew speakers to front of boombox.

Cut a square of black felt to fit the front of the boombox a shown. Stitch a row each of pink, green, yellow, and blue as shown. Stitch across the middle with white yarn. Sew or glue the panel to the front of the boombox.

Create a handle for the boombox! Fold a pipecleaner in half and bend into the handle shape. The handle should be almost the length of the boombox. With a very long piece of yarn, wrap the handle all the way around with gray yarn. Stick the handle straight down into the top of the boombox. Sew the pipe cleaner into the boombox by wrapping the base tightly and knotting the yarn, then repeating.
DJ Lance is available in my etsy shop!  If you use this pattern and like it, let me know!  I'd love to see your finished boomboxes and DJs!  Make sure you link back to me if you share this pattern----thanks :)


  1. Oh my gosh, Allison, my daughter has been asking for a DJ Lance for months and months, I haven't had the time to work it out (nor is my brain quite up to it, I think!). I've got to save my pennies and get this, and use your genius to become Queen Mommy. I'd get a million brownie points for sure! So great, you're awesome (said with an echo, of course)!!!

  2. My little brother LOVES that show! He calls DJ Lance the "mommy" of the little monster things... I think I might win sister of the year if I made him a set of them...

  3. I love your dolls! You are AWESOME!!!

  4. Thanks everyone!! So love making something new. :)

  5. Darn it you beat me to it! I did enjoy that when I showeed my HUSBAND your DJ Lance..With WAY WAY to much excitement and very LOUDLY yelled at me BREAK IT DOOOOOOOOOOOOWN! He just turned 35!

  6. SO I saw the picture and the title and immediately in my head is this "Five - four -- three -- two - one - ... Hold Stillllllll. Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle Stop.
    Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle Stop.
    Hold Stillllll."
    Yeah you know what I'm talkin about.
    lol This is so funny.
    My daughter just turned seven and I am having trouble making her "retire" her yo gabba gabba dvd to her younger cousins.
    I so have to show her this pattern. SHe'll want to learn to crochet next.

  7. Do you sell the patterns? My son LOVES the show and I was planning on making his birthday theme Yo Gabba Gabba, these would make a great birthday present.

  8. I'm not finding your pattern for sale anywhere, is it still available??

    1. Email me at info@craftyiscool.com for more information on the patterns! Thanks :)

  9. Hi Allison, this pattern is AWESOME!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!

  10. Do you by any chance still sell the Dj Lance pattern? I would lo e to buy it if you do.

  11. These are so rockingly cute!!!!!! TY for sharing with other crochet enthusiasts!!!


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