How to Crochet a Bus – want a ride

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About how i begin to Crochet Bus: 

I would like to share with you all how i begin with this project and what instance made me to do CROCHET BUS. I crocheted this for my son. He is fond of vehicles. I did this to gift my son. I faced lot of tests to complete. Though the process is big its not that difficult. Now its completed and i dedicate this “CROCHET BUS” to my son.

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Materials Required:

Color A (Orange) – 2oz woolen thread

Color B (Black) – 3oz woolen thread

Color C (White) – 1oz woolen thread

Color D (Grey) – small amount of cotton thread

Crochet needle

Stitches Used:

Slip stitch

Single Crochet

Double Crochet

Popcorn stitch

2Double Crochet together

2Single Crochet together

Abbreviations:

Chain – ch

Slip stitch – Slst

Single Crochet – Sc

Double Crochet – Dc

Popcorn stitch – Pnst

2 Double crochet together – 2dc tog

2 Single crochet together – 2 Sc tog

Stitches – sts

Round – rnd

Repeat – Rpt

Next – nxt

Hook – hk

Skip – sk

First – 1st

Second – 2nd

Hint: Do not cut the thread and change the thread colors unless otherwise stated.

Design Pattern:

Body of bus:

a) Side-Top-Side:

With CA Ch 142

Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hk, dc in each nxt 9ch, sk nxt 2ch, slst in nxt 41 ch, sk nxt 2ch, dc in nxt 27 ch, sk nxt 2 ch, slst in nxt 41 ch, sk nxt 2 ch, dc in nxt 2 ch, with CB dc in nxt 10 ch, with CA dc in nxt ch. Ch 2 and turn.

Row 2: Dc in 1st dc, with CB dc in nxt dc, with CC dc in nxt 3dc, with CB dc in nxt 2 dc, with CC dc in nxt 3dc,with CB dc in nxt dc,with CA dc in nxt 2dc, sk nxt 2 slst, slst in nxt 37 slst, sk nxt 2 slst, dc in nxt 27 dc, sk nxt 2 slst, slst in nxt 37 slst, sk nxt 2 slst, dc in nxt 10 dc. Ch 2 and turn.

Row 3: Dc in each 10 dc, sk nxt 2 slst, slst in nxt 33 slst, sk nxt 2 slst, dc in nxt 27 dc, sk nxt 2 slst, slst in nxt 33 slst, sk nxt 2 slst, dc in nxt 2 dc, with CB dc in nxt dc, with CC dc in nxt 3 dc, with CB dc in nxt 2 dc, with CC dc in nxt 3 dc, with CB dc in nxt dc, with CA dc in nxt dc. Ch 2 and turn.

Row 4-8: Rpt row 2 and 3.

Row 9: Dc in each 65 dc, with CB dc in nxt dc, with CC dc in nxt 3 dc, with CB dc in nxt 2 dc, with CC dc in nxt 3 dc, with CB dc in nxt dc, with CA dc in nxt dc. Ch 2 and turn.

Row 10: Dc in 1st dc, with CB dc in nxt dc, with CC dc in nxt 3 dc, with CB dc in nxt 2 dc, with CC dc in nxt 3 dc, with CB dc in nxt dc, with CA dc in nxt 2 dc, dc in nxt 13 slst, dc in nxt 27 dc, dc in nxt 13 sl st, dc in nxt 10 dc. Ch 1 and turn.

Row 11: Sc in 1st 4dc, with CB sc in nxt 12 dc, with CA sc in nxt 3 dc, with CB sc in nxt 12 dc, with CA sc in nxt 3 dc, with CB sc in nxt 12 dc, with CA sc in nxt 3 dc, with CB sc in nxt 12 dc, with CA sc in nxt 4 dc, with CB sc in dc, with CC sc in nxt 3 dc, with CB sc in nxt 2 dc, with CC sc in nxt 3 dc, with CB sc in nxt dc, with CA sc in nxt dc. Ch 2 and turn.

Row 12: Dc in 1st sc, with CB dc in nxt sc, with CC dc in nxt 3 sc, with CB dc in nxt 2 sc, with CC dc in nxt 3 sc, with CB dc in nxt sc, with CA dc in nxt 4 sc, with CB dc in nxt sc, with CC dc in nxt 10 sc, with CB dc in nxt sc, with CA dc in nxt 3 sc, with CB dc in nxt sc, with CC dc in nxt 10 sc, with CB dc in nxt sc, with CA dc in nxt 3 sc, with CB dc in nxt sc, with CC dc in nxt 10 sc, with CB dc in nxt sc, with CA dc in nxt 3 sc, with CB dc in nxt sc, with CC dc in nxt 10 sc, with CB dc in nxt sc, with CA dc in nxt 4 sc. Ch 2 and turn.

Row 13: Dc in 1st 4 dc, with CB dc in nxt dc, with CC dc in nxt 10 dc, with CB dc in nxt dc, with CA dc in nxt 3 dc, with CB dc in nxt dc, with CC dc in nxt 10 dc, with CB dc in nxt dc, with CA dc in nxt 3 dc, with CB dc in nxt dc, with CC dc in nxt 10 dc, with CB dc in nxt dc, with CA dc in nxt 3 dc, with CB dc in nxt dc, with CC dc in nxt 10 dc, with CB dc in nxt dc, with CA dc in nxt 4 dc, with CB dc in nxt dc, with CC dc in nxt 3 dc, with CB dc in nxt 2 dc, with CC dc in nxt 3 dc, with CB dc in nxt dc, with CA dc in nxt dc. Ch 2 and turn.

Row 14-15: Rpt row 12 and 13.

Hint: Row 14: same as row 12, instead of sc sts will be done on dc.

Row 16: Dc in 1st dc, with CB dc in nxt 10 dc, with CA dc in nxt 4 dc, with CB dc in nxt dc, with CC dc in nxt 10 dc, with CB dc in nxt dc, with CA dc in nxt 3 dc, with CB dc in nxt dc, with CC dc in nxt 10 dc, with CB dc in nxt dc, with CA dc in nxt 3 dc, with CB dc in nxt dc, with CC dc in nxt 10 dc, with CB dc in nxt dc, with CA dc in nxt 3 dc, with CB dc in nxt dc, with CC dc in nxt 10 dc, with CB dc in nxt dc, with CA dc in nxt 4 dc. Ch 1 and turn. Fasten off CC.

Row 17: Sc in 1st 4 dc, with CB sc in nxt 12 dc, with CA sc in nxt 3 dc, with CB sc in nxt 12 dc, with CA sc in nxt 3 dc, with CB sc in nxt 12 dc, with CA sc in nxt 3 dc, with CB sc in nxt 12 dc, with CA sc in nxt 4 dc, with CB sc in nxt 10 dc, with CA sc in nxt dc. Ch 2 and turn. Fasten off CB.

Row 18: Dc in each sc across. Ch 2 and turn.

Row 19: Dc in each dc across. Ch 1 and turn.

Row 20: Slst in each dc across. Ch 1 and turn.

Row 21: Sc in each Slst across. Ch 2 and turn.

Row 22: Dc in each sc across. Ch 1 and turn.

Row 23: Sc in each dc across. Ch 2 and turn.

Row 24: Dc in each sc across. Ch 2 and turn.

Row 25: Dc in each dc across. Ch 2 and turn.

Row 26-28: Rpt row 25. End row 28 with ch 1 and turn.

Row 29: Sc in each dc across. Ch 2 and turn.

Row 30-31: Rpt row 22 and 23. End 31 with ch 1 and turn.

Row 32: Slst in each sc across. Ch 2 and turn.

Row 33: Dc in each slst across. Ch 2 and turn.

Row 34: Dc in each dc across. Ch 1 and turn

Row 35: Sc in 1st 3 dc, with CB sc in nxt 12 dc, with CA sc in nxt 3 dc, with CB sc in nxt 12 dc, with CA sc in nxt 3 dc, with CB sc in nxt 12 dc, with CA sc in nxt 3 dc, with CB sc in nxt 12 dc, with CA sc in nxt 4 dc, with CB sc in nxt 11 dc, with CA sc in nxt dc. Ch 2 and turn.

Row 36: Dc in 1st sc, with CB dc in nxt sc, with CC dc in nxt 9 sc, with CB dc in nxt sc, with CA dc in nxt 4 sc, with CB dc in nxt sc, with CC dc in nxt 10 sc, with CB dc in nxt sc, with CA dc in nxt 3 sc, with CB dc in nxt sc, with CC dc in nxt 10 sc, with CB dc in nxt sc, with CA dc in nxt 3 sc, with CB dc in nxt sc, with CC dc in nxt 10 sc, with CB dc in nxt sc, with CA dc in nxt 3 sc, with CB dc in nxt sc, with CC dc in nxt 10 sc, with CB dc in nxt sc, with CA dc in nxt 3 sc. Ch 2 and turn.

Row 37: Dc in 1st 3 dc, with CB dc in nxt dc, with CC dc in nxt 10 dc, with CB dc in nxt dc, with CA dc in nxt 3 dc, with CB dc in nxt dc, with CC dc in nxt 10 dc, with CB dc in nxt dc, with CA dc in nxt 3 dc, with CB dc in nxt dc, with CC dc in nxt 10 dc, with CB dc in nxt dc, with CA dc in nxt 3 dc, with CB dc in nxt dc, with CC dc in nxt 10 dc, with CB dc in nxt dc, with CA dc in nxt 4 dc, with CB dc in nxt dc, with CC dc in nxt 9 dc, with CB dc in nxt dc, with CA dc in nxt dc. Ch 2 and turn.

Row 38-40: Rpt row 36 and 37.

Hint:

  • Row 38: Same as row 36, instead of sc sts will be done on dc.
  • Row 40: End with Ch 1 and turn. Fasten off CC.

Row 41: Rpt row 35.

Row 42: Dc in 1st sc, with CB dc in nxt 11sc, with CA dc in each sc across. Ch 2 and turn.

Row 43: Dc in each 64 dc, with CB dc in nxt 11 dc, with CA dc in nxt dc. Ch 2 and turn.

Row 44: Dc in 1st dc, with CB dc in nxt 11 dc, with CA dc in nxt dc, ch 2, sl st in nxt 13 dc, ch 2, dc in nxt 27 dc, ch 2, sl st in nxt 13 dc, ch 2, dc in nxt 10 dc. Ch 2 and turn.

Row 45: Dc in 1st 10 dc, ch 2, sl st in each (2ch, 13 sl st, 2ch), ch 2, dc in each 27 dc across, ch 2, sl st in each (2ch, 13 sl st, 2ch), ch 2, dc in nxt dc,with CB dc in nxt 11 dc, with CA dc in nxt dc. Ch 2 and turn.

Hint: 2 ch means 2 chains made in previous row.

Row 46: Dc in 1st dc, with CB dc in nxt 11 dc, with CA dc in nxt dc, ch 2, sl st in each (2ch,17 sl st, 2ch), ch 2, dc in each 27 dc across, ch 2, sl st in each (2ch, 17 sl st, 2ch), ch 2, dc in nxt 10 dc. Ch 2 and turn.

Row 47: Rpt row 45. Fasten off CB.

Row 48: With CA dc in 1st 13 dc, ch 2, sl st in each (2ch, 25 sl st, 2ch), ch 2, dc in each 27 dc across, ch 2, sl st in each (2ch, 25 sl st, 2ch), ch 2, dc in nxt 10 dc. Ch 2 and turn.

Row 49: Dc in 1st 10 dc, ch 2, sl st in each (2ch, 29 sl st, 2ch), ch 2, dc in each 27 dc across, ch 2, sl st in each (2ch, 29 sl st, 2ch), ch 2, dc in nxt 13 dc. Ch 2 and turn.

Row 50: Rpt row 48.

Row 51: Rpt row 49. Fasten off.

b) Front:

With CA Ch 21.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hk. Sc in each ch across. Ch 1 and turn.

Row 2: Sc in 1st sc, with CB sc in nxt 18 sc, with CA sc in nxt sc. Ch 2 and turn.

Row 3: Dc in 1st sc, with CB dc in nxt sc, with CC dc in nxt 16 sc, with CB dc in nxt sc, with CA dc in nxt sc. Ch 2 and turn

Row 4: Dc in 1st dc, with CB dc in nxt dc, with CC dc in nxt 16 dc, with CB dc in nxt dc, with CA dc in nxt dc. Ch 2 and turn

Row 5-10: Rpt row 4. End row 10 with ch 1 and turn. Fasten off CC.

Row 11: Sc in 1st dc, with CB sc in nxt 18dc, with CA sc in nxt sc. Ch 1 and turn.

Row 12: Sc in each sc across. Ch 2 and turn.

Row 13: Dc in each sc across. Ch 2 and turn.

Row 14: Dc in each dc across. Ch 2 and turn.

Row 15-20: Rpt row 14. Fasten off.

c) Back:

With CA Ch 22.

Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hk. Ch 1 and turn.

Row 2: Sc in 1st dc, with CB sc in nxt 18 dc, with CA sc in nxt dc. Ch 2 and turn.

Row 3: Dc in 1st sc, with CB dc in nxt sc, with CC dc in nxt 16 sc, with CB dc in nxt sc, with CA dc in nxt sc. Ch 2 and turn

Row 4: Dc in 1st dc, with CB dc in nxt dc, with CC dc in nxt 16 dc, with CB dc in nxt dc, with CA dc in nxt dc. Ch 2 and turn

Row 5-8: Rpt row 4. End row 8 with ch 1 and turn. Fasten off CC.

Row 9: Sc in 1st dc, with CB sc in nxt 18 dc, with CA sc in nxt dc. Ch 2 and turn. Fasten off CB.

Row 10: Dc in each sc across. Ch 2 and turn.

Row 11-19: Rpt row 10. Fasten off.

Joining I:

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Front: Sew front portion to door side of side-top-side portion with windows in front facing top.

Back: Sew back portion with windows facing top to other side of side- top- side portion.

Wheel with bar: (Make 2)

With CD Ch 2.

Rnd 1: 4 sc in 2nd ch from hk. End with sl st.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, *(2 sc in 1st sc, sc in nxt sc). Rpt * till end. End with sl st in 1st sc.

Rnd 3: Rpt rnd 2.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc across. End with sl st in 1st sc.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, *(2 sc in 1st sc, 2 sc in nxt sc, Pn st in nxt sc). Rpt * till end. End with sl st in 1st sc.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in each st across. End with sl st in 1st sc. Fasten off CD.

Rnd 7: With CB ch 1, sl st in each sc across. End with sl st in 1st slst.

Rnd 8: Ch 2, *(2 dc in1st sl st, 1 dc in nxt sl st). Rpt * till end. End with sl st in 1st dc.

Rnd 9: Ch 1, sl st in each dc across. End with sl st in 1st sl st.

Rnd 10: Ch 1, sc in each sl st across. End with sl st in 1st sc.

Rnd 11-12: Ch 2, dc in each st across. End with sl st in 1st dc.

Rnd 13: Ch 1, sc in each dc across. End with sl st in 1st sc.

Rnd 14: Ch 1, sl st in each sc across. End with sl st in 1st sl st.

Rnd 15: Ch 2, *(2dc tog, dc in nxt st). Rpt * till end. End with sl st in 1st 2 dctog.

Rnd 16: Ch 1, sl st in each st across. End with sl st in 1st sl st. Fasten off CB. Stuff wheel.

Rnd 17: With CD ch 1, sc in each sl st across. End with sl st in 1st sc.

Rnd 18: Ch 1, *(sc, 2 sctog, 2 sc tog). Rpt * till end. End with sl st in 1 st sc.

Rnd 19: Ch 1, 2 sctog in each sts across. End with sl st in 1st sc.

Rnd 20: Ch 1, *(sc, 2 sc tog). Rpt * till end. End with sl st in 1 st sc.

Rnd 21: Ch 2, dc in each st across. End with sl st in 1st dc.

Rnd 22-29: Ch 2, dc in each dc across. End with sl st in 1st dc. Fasten off leaving required length of yarn to finish.

Wheel:

Rpt rnds 1-20 in wheel with bar. Fasten off.

Joining II:

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  • Take a wheel with bar and a wheel.
  • Sew wheel with bar and wheel. Now you will have one pair of wheel.
  • Rpt the above steps again.

Bottom:

With CB ch 22.

Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hk. Dc in each ch across. Ch 2 and turn.

Row 2-5: Dc in each dc across. Ch1 and turn.

Row 6: Sl st in 1st 6 dc, ch 2 and dc in nxt 8 dc. Ch 2 and turn.

Row 7-8: Dc in each dc across. End row 8 with ch 1 and turn.

Row 9: Sc in each dc across. Ch2 and turn.

Row 10: Dc in each sc across. Ch2 and turn.

Row 11-12: Dc in each dc across. End Row 12 with Ch7 and turn.

Row 13: Slst in 2nd ch from hk, slst in each ch across, sl st in each dc across. Ch8 and turn.

Row 14: Dc in 3rd ch from hk. Dc in each ch across, dc in each slst across. Ch 2 and turn.

Row 15- 19: Dc in each dc across. End Row 19 with Ch1 and turn.

Row 20: Sc in each dc across. Ch1 and turn.

Row 21-22: Sc in each sc across. End Row 22 with Ch2 and turn.

Row 23: Dc in each sc across. Ch 2 and turn.

Row 24-28: Dc in each dc across. End Row 28 with Ch1 and turn.

Row 29: Sl st in 1st 6 dc, ch 2 and dc in nxt 8 dc. Ch 2 and turn.

Row 30-31: Dc in each dc across. End Row 31 with Ch1 and turn.

Row 32: Sc in each dc across. Ch2 and turn.

Row 33: Dc in each sc across. Ch 2 and turn.

Row 34-35: Dc in each dc across. End Row 35 with Ch7 and turn.

Row 36: Slst in 2nd ch from hk, slst in each ch across, sl st in each dc across. Ch8 and turn.

Row 37: Dc in 3rd ch from hk. Dc in each ch across, dc in each slst across. Ch 2 and turn.

Row 38- 39: Dc in each dc across. End Row 39 with Ch1 and turn.

Row 40: Sc in each dc across. Ch2 and turn.

Row 41: Dc in each sc across. Ch2 and turn.

Row 42-43: Dc in each dc across. Fasten off.

Tips: While joining bottom with body see to that Row 43 of bottom faces front side of bus body.

Joining III: (wheels with bottom)

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Joining wheels with bottom will be slightly confusing. But you dont have to worry, if you are clear with what you are doing then it will be quite easy to make. You are going to cover sides.

Note: When you take side of Sc, you will have one chain, in case of dc you will have two chains. Now you are clear right. Then what for you are waiting, let us begin.

Joining one Pair of wheel with one side of bottom:

Step 1: Join CB in Row 6 of bottom, Ch 2, dc in each slst across, dc in nxt 6 ch, ch 1, sk 1 ch, place one pair of wheels in such a way one side wheel facing outside and around it, dc in nxt 6 ch, dc in each ch across in Row 13. Ch2 and turn.

Step 2: Dc in each st across. Ch2 and turn.

Step 3-8: Dc in each dc across. Ch2 and turn. End Row 8 with Ch1 and turn.

Step 9: Sc in 1st 6 dc,*(slst in nxt 2 dc, ch 1 and turn, sc in each sc across, ch 1 and turn, sc in each sc across). Rpt * 5 more times. End with slst in 1st dc. Ch 1 and join ends with slst.

Joining another pair of wheels with other side of bottom:

Rpt steps 1-9 to other side of bottom.

Tips:

Step 1: Instead of Row 6 its Row 29 and for Row13 its Row 36.

Finishing:

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  • Sew bottom with body of bus.
  • Stuff it before you finish.

Tips:

  • Crochet lights, mirror, and other stuffs as per your wish and sew it accordingly.

Now the bus is ready for a ride.


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