Bao, God of Dumplings – Free Pattern!
Have you seen Thor: Love and Thunder yet?? I watched it the other day and really enjoyed the film! He might have only been on screen for 30 seconds, but I loved Bao, God of Dumplings (who wouldn’t!) and couldn’t resist creating a pattern to make my own Bao to share with all of you!
This pattern is written in UK TERMS. See my handy conversion chart for UK / US terms here.
The size of your Bao will vary based on the kind of yarn you use. For the pictured doll, I used Infinity Hearts Rose 8/4 in Sand, Dark Red and Black. I also used Pink for the cheeks, but any pink or red yarn will do for the details!
When made using Infinity Hearts Rose 8/4 and a 2mm hook, Bao is 6cm wide and 5.5cm tall. The resting spoon is 16cm long.
- Infinity Hearts Rose 8/4 or your choice of yarn in:
– Beige (approx 7g / 25m / 27y)
– Red (approx 4g / 14m / 15y)
– Black (approx 5g / 18m / 19y)
– Pink (very small amount for cheek detail – optional)
- 2 mm hook (or hook size according to yarn label)
- A short (approx 18 cm) length of wire
- 7mm (recommended size) safety eyes
- (optional) White marker pen / paint for eye details
- Toy Stuffing
- Stitch Marker
- Large-eyed needle
- Cosmetic Blush (optional)
Abbreviations (UK Terms)
- Ch – Chain
- Dc – Double Crochet (UK)
- HTR – Half Treble Crochet (UK)
- TR – Treble Crochet (UK)
- MR – Magic Ring
- St – Stitch
- Sl st – Slip Stitch
- sk – skip
- BLO – Back Loops Only
- FLO – Front Loops Only
- Inc – Increase
- Inv Dec – Invisible Decrease
- Rnd – Round
- DNFO – Do not fasten off
- FO – Fasten off
Note: If you are making this pattern for a young child, please do not include the wire, and I would suggest embroidering the eyes instead of using safety eyes.
Bao - God of Dumplings Pattern by The Fuzzy Bee
Optional – use a white marker or white paint to add the cute highlights as seen on the character. If you do not want to use safety eyes, you could embroider the eyes using whatever method you wish.
Continue making the dumpling as follows:
23: [1 dc, inv dec] x 6 (12)
24: [1 dc, inv dec] x 4 (8)
Make 2 of the spoon pattern, the first in red and the second in black. Do not fasten off the second spoon (in black).
Now make a second spoon in black yarn, but do not fasten off the yarn at the end of row 48. Chain 1.
To assemble the spoon:
Cut a length of wire slightly longer than your spoon and curl the edges so they are blunt. (photo right) Insert the wire into the open end of the spoon and gently push it through until it reaches the end of the handle. Bend the wire to get your desired shape, then work the last 3 dc stitches to finish the spoon.
Sl st in the first stitch to join, then FO and weave in your yarn tail. (photo below)
…and you’re done!
Please note that the character Bao, their name and appearance are Copyright their original owners. I do not own the copyright, please respect the original copyright h0lders and do not sell these dolls as it would be a breach of copyright.
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