Anyone who has watched Phineas & Ferb ought to know who Meap is.  He’s the adorable little alien that crash lands in their backyard on afternoon.  Of course, things are never what they seem.  Meap’s no helpless little thing – he’s actually an intergalactic security agent that can shoot a rainbow colored death ray from his mouth.

I crocheted this little version of Meap for an event on Ravelry, and now I am writing up my pattern so that you can as well.  Obviously the character belongs to the creators of the show, and I trust that if any of them actually notice this (and really, what the heck are those odds? Ha!) they’ll recognize it for what it is – a loving tribute.  Seriously, if you haven’t watched the show do it!!  I mean it, ’cause it’s freakin’ awesome.

I didn’t notice until after I had already completed him that cartoon Meap has a little tail, so it’s not included in this pattern.  To be honest, I don’t like making tails that much, even little ball tails like his, so I probably would have left it off anyway…

Head

Meap’s head is crocheted in two parts – a front and a back.  Because of his coloring, what with the pink back of the head and white front, this is easier.  Trust me.

Front
With white:
– ch 2
– 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook
– inc around (12)
– [sc 1, inc] around (18)
– [sc 2, inc] around (24)
– [sc 3, inc] around (30)
– [sc 4, inc] around (36)
– [sc 5, inc] around (42)
– SC one round plain
– Sl st 3 and FO

Back
With pink:
– ch 2
– 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook
– inc around (12)
– [sc 1, inc] around (18)
– [sc 2, inc] around (24)
– [sc 3, inc] around (30)
– [sc 4, inc] around (36)
– [sc 5, inc] around (42)
– SC 6 rounds plain
– Sl st 3 and FO

Body
The torso is crocheted in one piece, from the bottom up.

With white:
– ch 2
– 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook
– inc around (12)
– [sc 1, inc] around (18)
– [sc 2, inc] around (24)
– SC 4 rounds plain
– [sc 4, dec] around (20)
– SC 1 round plain
– [sc 3, dec] around (16)
– SC 2 rounds plain
– Sl st 3 and FO

Ears (make two):
The ears are crocheted from the center of the bottom outwards, and then crocheted along the bottom to both add a little length and stabilize the bottom. They should look more or less like little half circles.

With pink:
– Ch 2
– 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1 turn
– Inc in each st, ch1 turn (6)
– [sc, inc] 3 times (9)
– ch 1, sc 6 along bottom edge of ear
– FO

Arms (make two):
With white:
– ch 2
– 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook
– [sc, inc] twice (6)
– sc 3 rounds plain
– slst 1 and FO

Legs (make two):
With white:
– ch 3
– 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 4 sc in next ch, turn and sc2 in backside of the ch that already has 2 sc in it. (8 sc)
– SC 1 round plain
– SC 2, dec, dec, sc 2 (6)
– SC 1 round plain
– slst 1 and FO

Finishing
The two halves of the head should be sewn together, stuffing before you finish of course. Ears should be sewn to the top sides of the head, set back a bit into the pink half. Then stuff the body and sew the head and body together. Then stuff and sew on the arms and legs.

I cut the eyes from felt and used hot glue to attach. I can’t make any guarantees about this method as this is the first time I’ve attempted it. You may find sewing or embroidery is a better choice for your doll.

The mouth is embroidered on with black yarn. Cartoon Meap technically has an underbite, but that wasn’t practical to do in crochet, so instead I’ve embroidered it to resemble the effect. You can find pictures of Meap here at the P&F Wiki for reference.