Little Sister Sue and I are working our way through every episode of Adventure Time, starting from the very beginning, and we’re currently at season three. The episode that inspired this pattern is called From Bad To Worse where there is a candy zombie outbreak and Finn and Jake must figure out the zombie formula before it’s too late. Princess Bubblegum tries to tell them science will do the work but is only able to say (unintelligibly), “Science is my rat,” before she is turned into a candy zombie. After much confusion it is discovered that Princess Bubblegum was referring to Science the candy corn rat. Yep, I giggled quite a bit at this point. I love candy corn, especially now when Halloween is coming up so I felt it was absolutely necessary to crochet Science the candy corn rat:
And for doing such a great job turning everyone back to normal, Science gets a Royal Medal for Heroic Bravery! Our hero(ine?)!!
The free crochet pattern is below. You can also purchase the inexpensive and ad-free PDF version of the pattern in my Etsy shop.
Science the Candy Corn Rat Crochet Pattern
-4.00mm crochet hook
-Worsted weight yarn in orange, cream, and yellow. I’m using Bernat – Carrot, Bernat – Natural, and Phentex – Sol
-Polyester fiberfill for stuffing.
-7mm safety eyes.
-Yarn needle for joining parts.
-Embroidery needle and black thread.
(Optional) Royal Medal for Heroic Bravery – instructions at the end.
Notes: Unless otherwise stated, this pattern is worked in continuous rounds using stitch markers to locate the beginning/end of a round. Sizes will vary depending on stitch tension and how much stuffing is used. Colour changes are made in the last two loops of previous stitch.
St(s) – Stitch(es)
Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
Inc – increase (2sc in same stitch)
Dec – decrease (sc 2 sts together)
Starting with yellow yarn.
Round 1: make 6 sc in magic ring or ch 2 and make 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Round 2: inc in each st (12)
Round 3: [sc in next st, inc in next st] repeat 6 times (18 sts)
Round 4: [sc in next 2 sts, inc in next st] repeat 6 times (24 sts)
Round 5: [sc in next 3 sts, inc in next st] repeat 6 times (30 sts)
Round 6: [sc in next 4 sts, inc in next st] repeat 6 times (36 sts)
Round 7: [sc in next 4 sts, dec] repeat 6 times (30 sts)
Rounds 8-9: sc around (30 sts)
Round 10: [sc in next 3 sts, dec] repeat 6 times (24 sts)
Round 11: sc around (24 sts)
Switch to orange yarn. Option to make tail and attach or sew it when body is completed.
Rounds 12-15: sc around (24 sts)
Round 16: [sc in next 2 sts, dec] repeat 6 times (18 sts)
Switch to cream yarn.
Rounds 17-20: sc around (18 sts)
Round 21: [sc in next st, dec] repeat 6 times (12 sts)
Attach eyes and stuff.
Round 22: sc around (12 sts)
Round 23: dec 6 times (6 sts)
Fasten off. Sew shut with needle and weave in ends. Use a bit of orange yarn to embroider nose and black embroidery thread for a mouth.
Make 4 – 2 in yellow and 2 in orange.
Round 1: make 4 sc in magic ring or ch 2 and make 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Rounds 2-3: sc around (4 sts)
Fasten off and leave long tail for sewing to body.
Make 2 in cream yarn.
Ch 2 and make 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Fasten off and leave tail for sewing to body.
With yellow yarn, ch 20. Fasten off and leave tail for sewing to body.
To make the Royal Medal for Heroic Bravery you will need two pieces of gold felt, approx. 2 inches x 2 inches, gold thread, a strip of blue yarn, and a hot glue gun.
I used a quick fade pen to sketch a thumbs up drawing on the square piece of felt, then used the thread to embroider and with the hot glue gun joined the second piece of felt to the back of the embroidered piece making sure to trap the knotted blue yarn in between.