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Thursday, March 29, 2018

#197 Umbreon

Hey guys!

I am back with another speedy crochet pattern post. This time for Umbreon!


The yellow rings and the eyes are needlefelted on but the rest is crochet.
I used DK weight yarn with a 4.00 hook but use whatever is comfortable for yourself!

Head
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3: [2SC, SC]x6 (18)
Round 4: [2SC, SCx2]x6 (24)
Round 5: [2SC, SCx3]x6 (30)
Round 6: [2SC, SCx4]x6 (36)
Round 7: [2SC, SCx5]x6 (42)
Round 8: [2SC, SCx6]x6 (48)
Round 9 - 14: SCx48 (48, 6 rounds)
Round 15: SCx8, 2SCx3, SCx37 (51)
Round 16: SCx51 (51)
Round 17: SCx8, SC2togx3, SCx37 (48)
Round 18: [SC2tog, SCx6]x6 (42)
Round 19: [SC2tog, SCx5]x6 (36)
Round 20: [SC2tog, SCx4]x6 (30)
Round 21: [SC2tog, SCx3]x6 (24)
Round 22: [SC2tog, SCx2]x6 (18)
Round 23: SCx18 (18)
Round 24: [2SC, SCx2]x6 (24)
Round 25 - 26: SCx24 (24, 2 rounds)
Round 27: [2SC, SCx3]x6 (30)
Round 28: DCx15, SCx15 (30)
Leave a long tail to sew to body later. Stuff firmly, making sure to push extra stuffing into the increases in round 17 which is where the nose is.

Body
Starting from the tail end first.
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3: [2SC, SC]x6 (18)
Round 4: [2SC, SCx2]x6 (24)
Round 5: [2SC, SCx3]x6 (30)
Round 6: [2SC, SCx4]x6 (36)
Round 7 - 18: SCx36 (36, 12 rounds)
Round 19: [2SC, SCx5]x6 (42)
Round 20 - 24: SCx42 (42, 5 rounds)
Round 25: [2SC, SCx6]x6 (48)
Round 26 - 33: SCx48 (48, 8 rounds)
Round 34: [SC2tog, SCx6]x6 (42)
Round 35: [SC2tog, SCx5]x6 (36)
Round 36: [SC2tog, SCx4]x6 (30)
Round 37: [SC2tog, SCx3]x6 (24)
Stuff firmly.
Round 38: [SC2tog, SCx2]x6 (18)
Round 39: [SC2tog, SC]x6 (12)
Round 40: SC2togx6 (6)
Sew closed and then end off.

Front Legs
make 2
From the feet up.
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3: [2SCx3, SCx3]x2 (18)
Round 4: [2SC, SC]x3, SCx3 [2SCx SC]x3, SCx3 (24)
Round 5: SCx24 back loop only (this makes a nice flat base for the foot. If you want a rounded foot then crochet in both loops as normal) (24)
Round 6: SCx24 in both loops (24)
Round 7: [SC2tog, SC]x3, SCx15 (21)
Round 8: [SC2tog, SC]x3, SCx12 (18)
Round 9 - 18: SCx18 (18, 10 rounds)

Finish off and leave a long tail to sew the leg to the body.

Back Legs
make 2
From the feet up.
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3: [2SCx3, SCx3]x2 (18)
Round 4: [2SC, SC]x3, SCx3 [2SCx SC]x3, SCx3 (24)
Round 5: SCx24 back loop only (this makes a nice flat base for the foot. If you want a rounded foot then crochet in both loops as normal) (24)
Round 6: SCx24 in both loops (24)
Round 7: [SC2tog, SC]x3, SCx15 (21)
Round 8: [SC2tog, SC]x3, SCx12 (18)
Round 9: SCx18 (18)
Round 10 - 14: SSx7, SCx9, SSx2 (18, 5 rounds) 
Round 15 - 17: SSx9, SCx9 (18, 3 rounds)
Round 18: [2SC, SCx2]x6 (24)
Round 19: [2SC, SCx3]x6 (30)
Round 20 - 24: SCx30 (30, 5 rounds) 
Round 25: [SC2tog, SCx3]x6 (24)
Round 26: [SC2tog, SCx2]x6 (18)
Stuff the leg and foot portion quite firmly but in the upper rounded leg part, stuff lightly as the leg is sewn on at an angle like the front leg.
Round 27: [SC2tog, SC]x6 (12)
Round 28: SC2togx6 (6)
Sew closed and leave a tail to sew the leg onto the body.

Ears
Make 2 - start with black
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: SCx6 (6)
Round 3: [2SC, SC]x3 (9)
Round 4 - 5: SCx9 (9, 2 rows)
Round 6: [2SC, SCx2]x3 (12)
Round 7- 8: SCx12 (12, 2 rows) Change to yellow
Round 9: [2SC, SCx3]x3 (15) 
Round 10 - 11: SCx15 (15, 2 rows) change to black
Round 12 - 15: SCx15 (15, 4 rounds) 
Round 16: [SC2tog, SCx3]x3 (12)
Round 17 - 18: SCx12 (12, 2 rows)
Round 19: [SC2tog, SCx2]x3 (9)
Stuff firmly. Sew onto the head.

Tail
start with black
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: SCx6 (6)
Round 3: [2SC, SC]x3 (9)
Round 4 - 5: SCx9 (9, 2 rows)
Round 6: [2SC, SCx2]x3 (12)
Round 7- 8: SCx12 (12, 2 rows)
Round 9:  [2SC, SCx3]x3 (15)
Round 10 - 12: SCx15 (15, 2 rounds)
Round 13: [2SC, SCx4]x3 (18)
Round 14: SCx18 (18) change to yellow
Round 15: [2SC, SCx5]x3 (21)
Round 16 - 18: SCx21 (21, 3 rounds) change to black
Round 19: [SC2tog, SCx5]x3 (18)
Round 20 - 21: SCx18 (18, 2 rounds)
Round 22: [SC2tog, SCx4]x3 (15)
Round 23 - 24: SCx15 (15, 2 rounds)
Round 25: [SC2tog, SCx3]x3 (12) =
Round 26: SCx12 (12)

Felt on the eyes and yellow oval rings.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

#134 Vaporeon

Hey guys!

Back again with another little plush for you guys because I'm on a little small motivational roll. Again, I'm just making a quick post with the instructions. If anything is unclear or if you find any mistakes, drop me an email or a comment and I'll be happy to help!

Eyes are needlefelted on and I embroidered the nose and mouth with black yarn. I went with an ease of creating the collar part this time, it's floppy and completely centered. I may redesign vaporeon in future to have a collar that is higher around the head and shorter around the chin so that it looks more balanced. :)



Head
Light blue

Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3: [2SC, SC]x6 (18)
Round 4: [2SC, SCx2]x6 (24)
Round 5: [2SC, SCx3]x6 (30)
Round 6: [2SC, SCx4]x6 (36)
Round 7: [2SC, SCx5]x6 (42)
Round 8: [2SC, SCx6]x6 (48)
Round 9 - 13: SCx48 (48, 5 rounds)
Round 14: SCx42, 2SC, SCx5 (49) 
Round 15: SCx42, 2SCx2, SCx5 (51)
Round 16: SCx44, 2SCx3, SCx4 (54)
Round 17: [SC2tog, SCx7]x6 (48)
Round 18: [SC2tog, SCx6]x6 (42)
Round 19: [SC2tog, SCx5]x6 (36)
Round 20: [SC2tog, SCx4]x6 (30)
Round 21: [SC2tog, SCx3]x6 (24)
Stuff firmly and make sure the nose point is in the right place.
Round 22: [SC2tog, SCx2]x6 (18)
Round 23: [SC2tog, SC]x6 (12)
Round 24: SC2togx6 (6)

Sew the head closed and leave a long tail to sew the head to the neck later on.

Dark Blue
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3: [2SC, SC]x6 (18)
Round 4: [2SC, SCx2]x6 (24)
Round 5: [2SC, SCx3]x6 (30)
Round 6: [2SC, SCx4]x6 (36)
Round 7: [2SC, SCx5]x6 (42)
Round 8: [2SC, SCx6]x6 (48)
Round 9 - 12: SCx48 (48, 4 rounds)
Row 1: SCx7 chain and turn (7)
Row 2: SC2tog, SCx5, chain and turn (6)
Row 3: SC2tog, SCx4 (5)
Row 4: SC2tog, SCx3 (4)
Row 5: SC2tog, SCx2 (3)
Row 5: SC2tog, SC (2)
Row 6: SC2tog (1)

Sew the blue onto the back of the head with the point towards the nose.
Add on the eyes, mouth and nose features the way you wish.


Neck
Light blue
Chainx18 and then joint it into a loop with a SS into the first chain.
Then continue to crochet in the round.
Round 1 - 2: SCx18 (18, 2 rounds)
Round 3: [2SC, SCx2]x6 (24)
Round 3: SCx24
Leave a long tail to sew the neck to the body.

Body
Light blue
Starting from the tail end first.
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3 - 5: SCx12 (12, 3 rounds)
Round 6: [2SC, SCx3]x3 (15)
Round 7 - 9: SCx15 (15, 3 rounds)
Round 10: [2SC, SCx4]x3 (18)
Round 11 - 16: SCx18 (18, 6 rounds)
Round 17: [2SC, SCx5] (21)
Round 18 - 23: SCx21 (21, 6 rounds)
Round 24: [2SC, SCx6] (24)
Round 25 - 27: SCx24 (24, 3 rounds)
Round 28: [2SC, SCx3]x6 (30)
Round 29 - 31: SCx30 (30, 3 rounds)

Stuff lightly and then continue to the next round.

Round 32: [2SC, SCx4]x6 (36)
Round 32 - 36: HDCx12, SCx 24 (36, 5 rounds)
Round 37 - 48: SCx36 (36, 12 rounds)
Stuff firmly and then continue with the next round.

Round 49: [2SC, SCx5]x6 (42)
Round 50 - 54: SCx42 (42, 5 rounds)
Round 55: [2SC, SCx6]x6 (48)
Round 56 - 63: SCx48 (48, 8 rounds)
Round 64: [SC2tog, SCx6]x6 (42)
Round 65: [SC2tog, SCx5]x6 (36)
Round 66: [SC2tog, SCx4]x6 (30)
Round 67: [SC2tog, SCx3]x6 (24)
Stuff firmly.

Round 68: [SC2tog, SCx2]x6 (18)
Round 69: [SC2tog, SC]x6 (12)
Round 70: SC2togx6 (6)
Sew closed and then end off.  Sew the neck piece onto the body.

Collar
Make two. One in light blue and one in white.
For the blue, leave a long tail at the start, for the white, leave a long tail at the end. 
Chainx27 and then joint it into a loop with a SS into the first chain.
Then continue to crochet in the round.
Round 1 - 2: SCx27 (27, 2 rounds)
Round 3: [2SC, SCx8]x3 (30)
Round 4: [2SC, SCx9]x3 (33)
Round 5: [2SC, SCx10]x3 (36)
Round 6: [2SC, SCx5]x6 (42)
Round 7: [2SC, SCx6]x6 (48)
Round 8: [2SC, SCx7]x6 (54)
Round 9: [2SC, SCx8]x6 (60)
Round 10: [2SC, SCx9]x6 (66) 
Round 11: [2SC, SCx10]x6 (72)
Round 12: [2SC, SCx11]x6 (78)
Round 13: [2SC, SCx12]x6 (84)
Round 14: [2SC, SCx13]x6 (90)
Round 15: [SC, HDC, DCx2, HDC, SC]x15 (90)
Round 16: [SCx2, DC, chain, DC, SCx2]x15 (105)

Turn the white piece inside out so the good side is on the inside. Then lay the white inside the blue and sew the white piece around the outside edge. Then use the blue tail and sew onto the body around the neck piece. Stuff the neck piece and sew the head down onto that.

Front Legs
(make 2)
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3: [2SCx3, SCx3]x2 (18)
Round 4: [2SC, SC]x3, SCx3 [2SCx SC]x3, SCx3 (24)
Round 5: SCx24 back loop only (this makes a nice flat base for the foot. If you want a rounded foot then crochet in both loops as normal) (24)
Round 6: SCx24 in both loops (24)
Round 7: [SC2tog, SC]x3, SCx15 (21)
Round 8: [SC2tog, SC]x3, SCx12 (18)
Round 9 - 23: SCx18 (18, 15 rounds)

Finish off and leave a long tail to sew the leg to the body. Fold over the inside part of the leg just slightly so it sits nicely against the body. Stuff lightly into the foot, making sure to not overstuff to hold the shape and then firmly stuff up the leg so that there’s enough support to hold up the plush.

Back Legs
(make 2)
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3: [2SCx3, SCx3]x2 (18)
Round 4: [2SC, SC]x3, SCx3 [2SCx SC]x3, SCx3 (24)
Round 5: SCx24 back loop only (this makes a nice flat base for the foot. If you want a rounded foot then crochet in both loops as normal) (24)
Round 6: SCx24 in both loops (24)
Round 7: [SC2tog, SC]x3, SCx15 (21)
Round 8: [SC2tog, SC]x3, SCx12 (18)
Round 9: SCx18 (18)
Round 10 - 17: SSx7, SCx9, SSx2 (18, 8 rounds) 
Round 18 - 20: SSx9, SCx9 (18, 3 rounds)
Round 21: [2SC, SCx2]x6 (24)
Round 22: [2SC, SCx3]x6 (30)
Round 23 - 27: SCx30 (30, 5 rounds) 
Round 28: [SC2tog, SCx3]x6 (24)
Round 29: [SC2tog, SCx2]x6 (18)
Stuff the leg and foot portion quite firmly but in the upper rounded leg part, half stuff as the leg is sewn on at an angle like the front leg. Sew onto the body with a long tail.

Back Spikes
HDC Shell stitch
Chainx57
Row 1: From 2nd chain from the hook, SCx56 (56)
Row 2: Chain 1 and turn. [Skip 1 stitch, HDCx5, Skip 1 stitch, SS] repeat until the end
Leave a long tail and then sew down the back.

Tail
Make 2
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: SCx6 (6)
Round 3: 2SCx2, SCx4 (8)
Round 4: SCx8 (8)
Round 5: [2SC, SC]x2, SCx4 (10)
Round 6: [2SC, SCx2]x2, SCx4 (12)
Round 7: [2SC, SCx3]x2, SCx4 (14)
Round 8: [2SC, SCx4]x2, SCx4 (16)
Round 7: [2SC, SCx5]x2, SCx4 (18) 
Round 8 - 11: SCx18 (18, 4 rounds) 
Round 12: [SC2tog, SC]x6 (12)
Stuff lightly so that it can still be slightly flattened to make a fin shape.
Round 13: SC2togx6 (6)
Leave a long tail.

Use one of the long tails to sew the two fin pieces together. Then use the other tail to sew to the tail end of the vaporeon.

Head Fins (side)
blue
Make 2
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: SCx6 (6)
Round 3: [2SC, SC]x3 (9)
Round 4 - 5: SCx9 (9, 2 rounds)
Round 6: [2SC, SCx2]x3 (12)
Round 7 - 9: SCx12 (12, 3 rounds)
Round 10: [2SC, SCx3]x3 (15)
Round 11 - 12: SCx15 (15, 2 rounds)
Sew onto the head.

Yellow
Make 2
Chain 4
Row 1: From the 2nd chain from the hook, SCx3 (3)
Row 2: Chain and turn, 2SCx3 (6)
Row 3 - 4: Chain and turn, SCx6 (6, 2 rows)
Row 5: Chain and turn, [2SC, SC]x3 (9)
Rpw 6 - 8: Chain and turn, SCx9 (9, 3 rows)
Row 9: Chainx2 and turn, DC, SCx2, TC, Chainx1, SCx2, TC, Chainx1, [2SC and TC in the same last stitch]

Finish off with a long tail. Surface crochet or chain a row of yellow and stitch onto the front of the piece for the raised embellishment. I chained one row of 20 and sewed it as a V shape onto the ear piece. Sew onto the blue portion and onto the head.

Head Fin (top)
Yellow
Start by leaving a long tail, then Chainx14 (You can start by not leaving the long tail but I leave a long tail at the start of this fin because I don’t like weaving in short tails at the end)

Row 1: From the 2nd chain from the hook, SCx13 (13)
Row 2: Chain and turn, SCx11, SC2tog (12)
Row 3: Chain and turn, SCx10, SC2tog (11)
Row 4: Chain and turn, SCx11 (11)
Row 5: Chain and turn, SCx9, SC2tog (10)
Row 6 - 7: Chain and turn. SCx10 (10)
Row 8: Chain and turn, SC2tog, SCx8 (9)
Row 9: Chain and turn, SCx9 (9)
Row 10: Chain and turn. SCx8, 2SC (10)
Row 11: Chain and turn, SCx10 (10)
Row 12: Chain and turn, SC2tog, SCx6, SC2tog (8)
Row 13: Chain and turn, SCx8 (8)
Row 15: Chain and turn, SC2tog, SCx6 (7)
Row 16: Chain and turn, SC2tog, SCx3, SC2tog (5)
Row 17: Chain and turn, SCx5 (5)
Row 18: Chain and turn, SC2tog, SC, SC2tog (3)
Row 19: Chain and turn. SCx3 (3)
Row 20: Chain and turn, SC3tog
Leave a long tail.

Blue 
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2 - xx: SCx6
Continue crocheting in the round until there is a long blue tube which is long enough to be sewn to the front of the fin and leave a tail. Use the long tail from the tip of the fin to sew to tube. Finish off that yellow. Then use the blue tail to sew the tube part to the head and the remaining yellow tail (the original starting tail of the fin) to sew the remainder of the fin to the head.

Monday, March 26, 2018

#334 Altaria

Hey all!

I am back with another pattern. It's been so long, I know! I have actually been quite productive but been making plush and writing up patterns but then not coming around to post them! I have a few to post but don't have as much time as I used to in regards to taking a lot of photos and editing them. But I have the instructions here that I'll get up! And a few photos of the finished plush.

If anybody has any queries in regards to specific steps, let me know in the comments or send me an email and I'd be happy to answer questions. :)

So first we have altaria! I forgot to note down sizing before I posted her off but she's about the same size as my other pokemon such as the eeveelutions.

Yarn - 8 ply/DK
Hook Size - 4.00
The wings are brushed yarn so if you look my growlithe tutorial on this blog it's the same process.

Body
blue
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3: [2SC, SC]x6 (18)
Round 4: [2SC, SCx2]x6 (24)
Round 5: [2SC, SCx3]x6 (30)
Round 6: [2SC, SCx4]x6 (36)
Round 7 - 26: SCx30 (36, 20 rounds)
Round 27[SC2tog, SCx4]x6 (30)
Round 28: [SC2tog, SCx3]x6 (24)
Round 29: [SC2tog, SCx2]x6 (18) 
Stuff but not too firmly.
Round 30: [SC2tog, SC]x6 (12)
Round 31: SC2togx6 (6)
Sew closed and flatten slightly for the body shape.

Head/Neck
blue
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3: [2SC, SC]x6 (18)
Round 4: [2SC, SCx2]x6 (24)
Round 5 - 9: SCx24 (24, 5 rounds)
Round 10: [SC2tog, SCx2]x6 (18)
Round 11: [SC2tog, SCx4]x3 (15)
Round 12 - 20: SCx15 (15, 9 rounds)
Stuff firmly and sew onto the body.

Body Cloud
Around the sides - white
Chx11
Row 1: from the 2nd chain from the hook, SCx10 chain and turn
Row 2: LSx10 chain and turn
Row 3: SCx10
Then keep repeating row 2 and 3 until there is enough to wrap around the body. Sew onto the body.

Base
white
Chx6
Row 1: from the 2nd chain from the hook, SCx5 chain and turn
Row 2: LSx5 chain and turn
Row 3: SCx5
Then keep repeating row 2 and 3 until the piece is long enough to cover the base of the body. Sew onto the body

Then cut through all the loops. Brush out the yarn so it’s fluffy and keep the leftover fluff as this can be used to add extra volume.

Wings
white
Make 2
Chainx11
Round 1: From the 2nd chain from the hook, SCx9, SCx3, (then continue around the other side using the leftover loops), SCx9, 3SC (24)
Round 2: LSx24 (24)
Round 3: (2SC, LSx3)x6 (30)
Round 4 - 18: :Sx30 (30, 15 rounds)

Make sure all the loops are on the outside (if they’re not already). Stuff lightly so that it’s still a flat wing and sew onto the body by parting the fluff on the body. Cut all the loops and brush out. Use a needlefelting tool to tuck the ends in to create the cloud effect.

Tail
Chainx21
Row 1: From the 2nd chain from the hook SCx20, chain and turn
Row 2: Chainx16
Row 3: from the 2nd chain from the hoo, SCx15, chain and turn
Rows: 4 - 7: Repeat 2 - 3 twice more to get the 3 middle tail pieces
Rows 8 - 9: Repeat rows 1 - 2

Turn slightly and crochet along the edge where all the tail pieces are connected together

Row 1: SCx10. 2 stitches per tail piece. Chain and turn (I then crocheted the initial tail into the next row to avoid needing to weave it in later.
Row 2: SC2togx5 (5)

I then pinned down the tail onto my felting block, and heated the piece up for about a minute with a hair dryer on high to make it curl less and sewed onto the body.

Head Tails
Chainx31
Row 1: From 2nd chain from the hook, SCx30
Row 2: Chainx 31
Row 3: From the 2nd chain from the hook, SCx30
Turn slightly and crochet along the edge where the tail pieces meet.
Row 1: SCx4 Chain and turn
Row 2: SC2togx2 (2)
I pinned down the two pieces and heated up with a hair dryer like with the tail and then sewed onto the head.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

#700 Sylveon

Hello!

I have a goal that I do want to make every single eeveelution but I just haven't had a chance to yet. However, I did have a chance to make a sylveon the other day and I'm so glad. This is one of my favourite pokemon.

Though, I may be biased towards all of the pink mon.




 Sylveon is 20cm (8 inches) from nose to tail and 30cm (11 and a half inches) from foot to top of the ear when made with DK weight yarn. And I used a 4.00 hook.

Head
White
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3: [2SC, SC]x6 (18)
Round 4: [2SC, SCx2]x6 (24)
Round 5: [2SC, SCx3]x6 (30)
Round 6: [2SC, SCx4]x6 (36)
Round 7: [2SC, SCx5]x6 (42)
Round 8: [2SC, SCx6]x6 (48)
Round 9 - 14: SCx48 (48, 6 rounds)
Round 15: SCx8, 2SCx3, SCx37 (51)
Round 16: SCx51 (51)
Round 17: SCx8, SC2togx3, SCx37 (48)
Round 18: [SC2tog, SCx6]x6 (42)
Round 19: [SC2tog, SCx5]x6 (36)
Round 20: [SC2tog, SCx4]x6 (30)
Round 21: [SC2tog, SCx3]x6 (24)
Round 22: [SC2tog, SCx2]x6 (18)
Round 23: SCx18 (18)
Round 24: [2SC, SCx2]x6 (24)
Round 25 - 26: SCx24 (24, 2 rounds)
Round 27: [2SC, SCx3]x6 (30)
Round 28: DCx15, SCx15 (30)
Leave a long tail to sew to body later. Stuff firmly, making sure to push extra stuffing into the increases in round 17 which is where the nose is.






Pink
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3: [2SC, SC]x6 (18)
Round 4: [2SC, SCx2]x6 (24)
Round 5: [2SC, SCx3]x6 (30)
Round 6: [2SC, SCx4]x6 (36)
Round 7: [2SC, SCx5]x6 (42)
Round 8: [2SC, SCx6]x6 (48)
Row 1: SCx20, chain and turn (20)
Row 2: SCx19, chain and turn (19)
Row 3: SCx18, chain and turn (18)
Row 4: SCx17, chain and turn (17)
Row 5: SCx16, chain and turn (16)
Row 6: SCx15, chain and turn (15)
Row 7: SCx14, chain and turn (14)
Row 8: SCx13, chain and turn (13)
Row 9: SCx12, chain and turn (12)
Row 10: SCx11, chain and turn (11)
Row 11: SCx10, chain and turn (10)
Row 12: SCx9, chain and turn (9)
Row 13: SCx9, down the next steps down pick up the 5x stitches, SCx28 until the stitch marker (42)
Round 9: SC, up the next steps pick up the 5x stitches, SC, SC2togx3, SCx35 (45)
Round 10: SCx30, Chainx4 (then from the 2nd chain from the hook) SC, DC, TC, skip 3 stitches on the main round and then SCx12
Leave a long tail to sew onto the head. Sew up the gap where the skipped stitches are as well.



With my little helper in the background


Body

Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3: [2SC, SC]x6 (18)
Round 4: [2SC, SCx2]x6 (24)
Round 5: [2SC, SCx3]x6 (30)
Round 6: [2SC, SCx4]x6 (36)
Round 7 - 16: SCx36 (36, 10 rounds)
Round 17: [SC2tog, SCx4]x3, SCx18 (33)
Round 18: [SC2tog, SCx3]x3, SCx18 (30)
Round 19 - 23: SCx30 (30, 5 rounds) [You may wish to leave a stitch marker 6 - 7 stitches into round 23 as this will mark the way the body should face - stitch marker facing down as the decreases is where the stomach is)
Round 24: [2SC, SCx3]x3, SCx18 (33)
Round 25: [2SC, SCx4]x3, SCx18 (36)
Round 26 - 33: SCx36 (36, 8 rounds)
Round 34: [SC2tog, SCx4]x6 (30)
Round 35 [SC2tog, SCx3]x6 (24)
Stuff firmly but ensuring you keep the decreased rounds so the stomach curves in slightly.
Round 36: [SC2tog, SCx2]x6 (18)
Round 37: [SC2tog, SC]x6 (12)
Round 38: SC2togx6 (6)
Sew closed. Sew the head onto the body.




Eyes
Light Blue
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3: [2SC, SC]x6 (18)
Round 4: 2HDC, SC, SSx4, SC, 2HDC. End here rather than crochet to the end of the round.
Finish off with a long tail and sew onto the head. Needlefelt on some white and light blue for the eye highlights. Also felt on some black for the nose and mouth. I also used the felting tool over the whole eye piece so it’s more flat on the head.



Ears
Side piece - pink
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2 - 6: SCx6 (6, 5 rounds)
Leave a tail and finish off. Stuff lightly.

Main piece - pink
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: [2SC, SC]x3 (9)
Round 3: SCx9 (9)
Round 4: [2SC, SCx2]x3 (12)
Round 5 - 10: SCx12 (12, 6 rounds)
Round 11: Insert the hook into the first stitch of the next round on the side piece, SCx6, then insert hook into the next stitch of the main piece, SCx12 (18)
Round 12 - 15: SCx18 (18, 4 rounds)
Round 16: [SC2tog, SC]x6 (12)
Use the tail of the side piece to sew up the gap between the two pieces and to attach the side piece to the main ear but don’t hide the join. Stuff lightly and then use the tail from the main piece to sew onto the head.

Dark Blue
Chx10
Round 1: From the 2nd chain from the hook, SCx9, then using the loops on the other side of the chain, SCx9 (18)
Finish off and then sew onto the front of the ear.

Head Accents
Pink
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2 - 3: SCx6 (6, 2 rounds)
Leave a tail to sew onto the head at an angle.

Pink
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2 - 5: SCx6 (6, 4 rounds)
Leave a tail to sew onto the head.
Stuff lightly and sew both pieces to the forehead in front of the ear that won’t have the ribbon. (Left ear when face to face with sylveon).

Ribbon
Make 4 complete ribbon tails. Two for the head and two for the neck.

Tail
Light Blue
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2 - 3: SCx6 (6, 2 rounds)
Leave a tail and finish off. Then make a second one but on the second one don’t finish off, continue onto the next round.


Round 4: Insert hook onto the next stitch for the first piece, SCx6. Then insert hook onto the next stitch for current piece, SCx6 (12)
Round 5: SCx9 (9) If you’re using a stitch marker, this is the new start to the round. So that the colour changes happen at the edge of the scarf rather than in the middle.

Use the tail from the first piece to sew the gap closed and then continue.
Round 6: SCx12 (12) change to dark blue.
Round 7 - 8: SCx12 (12, 2 rounds) on the last round change to pink
Round 9 - 10: SCx12 (12, 2 rounds) on the last round change to white
Round 11 - 30: SCx12 (12, 20 rounds)
Round 31: [SC2tog, SCx2]x3 (9)
Round 32: SCx9 (9)
Round 33: [SC2tog, SC]x3 (6)
Leave a tail. Sew two ribbon tails to the ear and then remaining two to the neck.


Main

Start with white
Chx7
Row 1: From the 3rd chain from the hook, DCx5. chx2 turn
Row 2: DCx5 change to pink, Chx2 turn
Row 3 - 5: DCx5, CHx2 turn (in the last row, change back to white but leaving a long pink tail.
Row 6: DCx5, Chx2 and turn
Row 7: DCx5
Weave in the loose ends except the pink tail. Wrap the tail around round 4 and pull tight to turn into a ribbon shape. Sew one onto the ear and make a second to sew onto the neck.




Legs
White - make 4
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3: [2SC, SC]x6 (18)
Round 4 - 6: SCx18 (18, 3 rounds)
Round 7: [2SC, SCx2]x6 (24)
Round 8 - 10: SCx24 (24, 3 rounds)
Row 1: SCx12, chain and turn (12)
Row 2: SCx11, chain and turn (11)
Row 3: SCx10, chain and turn (10)
Row 4: SCx9, chain and turn (9)
Row 5: SCx8, chain and turn (8)
Stuff the front legs lightly and stuff the back legs firmly. That way the front legs will seem smaller than the back legs.

Pink - make 4
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3: 2SCx3, SCx3, 2SCx3, SCx3 (18)
Round 4: SCx18 (18)
Round 5: SC2togx6, SCx6 (12)
Round 6 - 9: SCx12 (12, 4 rounds)
Round 10: [2SC, SC]x6 (18)
Round 11: DCx2, HDCx2, SCx2, SS. SCx2, HDCx2, DCx3, TCx3, DC
Then SC into the next stitch to complet the join. Stuff firmly and then sew onto the leg so the front part faces forward.

Tail
Pink
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2 - 4: SCx6 (6, 3 rounds)
Leave a tail to use for sewing later. Stuff lightly.

Pink
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: SCx6 (6)
Round 3: 2SCx3, SCx3 (9)
Round 4 - 5: SCx9 (9, 2 rounds)
Round 6: [2SC, SC]x3, SCx3 (12)
Round 7 - 8: SCx12 (12, 2 rounds)
Round 9: [2SC, SCx2]x3, SCx3 (15)
Round 10 - 14: SCx15 (15, 5 rounds)
Round 15: [SC2tog, SCx2]x3, SCx3 (12)
Round 16: insert hook into the first stitch for the next round on the other pink tail piece. SCx6, then insert hook back into the main tail piece to continue. [SC2tog, SC]x3, SCx3 (15)
Round 17: [SC2tog, SCx2]x3, SCx3 (12)
Stuff firmly. Use the tail from the smaller piece to sew to the main tail similar to the way the ear pieces are sewn together. Then use the tail from the main piece to sew onto the body.







Sunday, March 12, 2017

#261 Poochyena

Today I come with a pattern that I've been sitting on for some time now. Poochyena!

He's a little difficult when it comes to the shaping of the colouring on his body but you can always use felt instead and it would look just as fine! Then there's just a lot of little pieces for the tail.

I used a 4.00 hook and DK yarn, this plush worked up to be 23cm (9inches) nose to tail and 24cm (9 1/2 inches) tall.

Head
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3: [2SC, SC]x6 (18)
Round 4: [2SC, SCx2]x6 (24)
Round 5: [2SC, SCx3]x6 (30)
Round 6: [2SC, SCx4]x6 (36)
Round 7: [2SC, SCx5]x6 (42)
Round 8: [2SC, SCx6]x6 (48)
Round 9 - 16: SCx48 (48, 8 rounds)
Round 17: [SC2tog, SCx6]x6 (42)
Round 18: [SC2tog, SCx5]x6 (36)
Round 19 - 20: SCx36 (36, 2 rounds)
Row 1: SCx16 chain and turn
Row 2: SCx15, chain and turn
Row 3: SCx14
Leave a long tail and stuff firmly. The rows are sewn onto the front of the body when attaching the head to make the head sit in a more lifted and comfortable looking position.

Body
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3: [2SC, SC]x6 (18)
Round 4: [2SC, SCx2]x6 (24)
Round 5: [2SC, SCx3]x6 (30)
Round 6: [2SC, SCx4]x6 (36)
Round 7: [2SC, SCx5]x6 (42)
Round 8: [2SC, SCx6]x6 (48)
Round 9 - 23: SCx48 (48, 15 rounds)
In the next round, you may want to use thread to leave a mark 10 stitches in so you can see where the black stomach patch should go. Also, you may wish to stuff up to here and then stuff the rest later to make it easier.
Round 24: [SC2tog, SCx6]x3, SCx24 (45)
Round 25: [SC2tog, SCx6]x3, SCx21 (42)
Round 26: [SC2tog, SCx5]x3 SCx21 (39)
Round 27: [SC2tog, SCx5]x3 SCx18 (36)
Round 28 - 32: SCx36 (36. 5 rounds)
Round 29: [SC2tog, SCx4]x6 (30)
Round 30: [SC2tog, SCx3]x6 (24)
Stuff to hold its shape. Don’t stuff too firmly or you’ll lose the light shaping around the stomach area.
Round 31: [SC2tog, SCx2]x6 (18)
Round 32: [SC2tog, SC]x6 (12)
Round 33: SC2togx6 (6)
Round 1 is the front of the piece and that’s where the head should be attached.





Face Markings
Off black colour
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3: [2SC, SC]x6 (18)
Round 4: [2SC, SCx2]x6 (24)
Round 5: [2SC, SCx3]x6 (30)
Round 6: Chain 6, then from the 2nd chain from the hook, SC, HDCx2, DC, TC, skip 3 stitches and then back in main piece, SCx2, Chain 7, then from the 2nd chain from the hook, SC, HDC, DCx2, TCx2, skip 3, then back in main piece SCx2, chain 3, then from the 2nd chain from the hook, SCx2 and then back into the main piece, SCx6, chain 3, then from the 2nd chain from the hook, SCx2 and then back into the main piece, SCx2, Chain 7, then from the 2nd chain from the hook, SC, HDC, DCx2, TCx2, skip 3, then back in main piece SCx2, chain 6, then from the 2nd chain from the hook, SC, HDCx2, DC, TC, skip 3 stitches and then back in main piece, SCx5, chain and turn
Row 1: SCx5, chain and turn
Row 2: SC2tog, SC, SC2tog, chain and turn
Row 3 - 4: SCx3, chain and turn
Row 5: SC3tog
Leave a long tail and sew to the face. The rows at the end making the point is the one going straight up on the forehead.The bottom of the piece should sit where head piece is sewn onto the body (at the end of the short rows).

Chest Black Markings
Round 1: CH2, SCx4 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (4)
Round 2: 2SCx4 (8)
Round 3: [SC, 3SC]x4 (16)
Round 4: SCx2, 3SC, [SCx3, 3SC]x3, SC(24)
Round 5: SCx2, chain 3, then from the 2nd chain from the hook, SCx2, then back on main piece, SCx9, chain 3, then from the 2nd chain from the hook, SCx2, then back on main piece, SCx11, chain and turn
Row 1: SC2togx3, chain and turn
Row 2: SCx3, chain and turn
Row 2: SC3tog
Sew onto the chest with the final rows pointing down. The flat part at the top should be joined to the face black piece.




Muzzle Piece
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3: [2SC, SC]x6 (18)
Round 4 - 5: SCx18 (18, 2 rounds)
Round 6: [SC2tog, SC]x3. SCx9 (15)
Stuff and sew to the face with the decreases facing downwards.

Mouth Piece
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3: SCx12 (12)
Stuff very lightly and sew onto the face just below the muzzle.

Eyes
Yellow
Round 1: CH2, SCx3 in the 2nd stitch from the hook, chain and turn (3)
Round 2: 2SCx3 (6)
Felt or embroider on the red eye and white pupil.

Nose
Round 1: CH2, SCx4 in the 2nd stitch from the hook, chain and turn (4)
Round 2: 2SCx4 (8)
Sew to the tip of the muzzle.

Teeth
Round 1: CH2, SCx4 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (4)
Round 2: SCx4 (4)
Round 3: [SCx2, SC]x2 (6)
Sew onto the bottom mouth piece.

Ears
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: SCx6 (6)
Round 3: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 4 - 6: SCx12 (12, 3 rounds)
Round 7: [2SC, SC]x6 (18)
Round 8 - 10: SCx18 (18, 3 rounds)
Round 11: [2SC, SCx2]x6 (24)
Round 12: SCx24 (24)
Leave a tail to sew onto the head.

Black Insert
Chainx7
Row 1: From the 2nd stitch from the hook, SCx6, chain and turn (6)
Row 2: SCx6, chain and turn (6)
Row 3: SC2tog, SCx2, SC2tog, chain and turn (4)
Row 4 - 5: SCx4, chain and turn (4, 2 rows)
Row 6: SC2togx2, chain and turn (2)
Row 7: SCx2, chain and turn (2)
Row 8: SC2tog
Sew the black onto the ear and then sew the ear onto the hear in a slightly curved shape.





Stomach Patch
Off black
Chain 7
Round 1: Starting from 2nd stitch from the hook, SCx5, 3SC (around the end and continue on the free loops on the other side), SCx5, 3SC (16)
Round 2: 2SC, SCx4, 2SCx3, SCx6, 2SCx2 (22)
Round 3: 2SC, SCx5, [2SC, SC]x3, SCx6, [2SC, SC]x2 (28)
Round 4: 2SC, SCx6, [2SC, SCx2]x3, SCx6, [2SC, SCx2]x2 (34)
Round 5: 2SC, SCx7, [2SC, SCx3]x3, SCx6, [2SC, SCx3]x2 (40)
Round 6: 2SC, SCx8, [2SC, SCx4]x3, SCx6, [2SC, SCx4]x2 (46)
Round 7: SCx46 (46)
The next round will go past the stitch marker if you use one.
Round 8: SCx5, chain 6, then from the 2nd stitch from the hook, SCx2, HDC, DC, TC, then back in the main piece, skip 3 stitches, SC, chain 6, then from the 2nd stitch from the hook, SCx2, HDC, DC, TC, then back in the main piece, skip 3 stitches, SCx6
chainx 5, then from the 2nd stitch from the hook, SC, HDC, DC, TC, then back in the main piece, skip 3,  SC, chainx 5, then from the 2nd stitch from the hook, SC, HDC, DC, TC, then back in the main piece, skip 3
SCx5, chain 6, then from the 2nd stitch from the hook, SCx2, HDC, DC, TC, then back in the main piece, skip 3 stitches, SC, chain 6, then from the 2nd stitch from the hook, SCx2, HDC, DC, TC, then back in the main piece, skip 3 stitches, SCx5
chainx 5, then from the 2nd stitch from the hook, SC, HDC, DC, TC, then back in the main piece, skip 3,  SC, chainx 5, then from the 2nd stitch from the hook, SC, HDC, DC, TC, then back in the main piece, skip 3, SC
Sew onto underside of the body piece. The shorter chained spikes go at the chest and tail. The longer chained spikes are between the front and back legs on each side.



Front Legs
Grey
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3: [2SC, SC]x6 (18)
Round 4: [2SC, SCx2]x6 (24)
Round 5 - 10: SCx24 (24, 6 rounds)  
Row 1: SCx12, chain and turn
Row 2: SCx11, chain and turn
Row 3: SCx10, chain and turn
Row 4: SCx9
Stuff firmly and sew onto the body with the Rows on the side. The last full round would be on the underside of the body.

Back Legs
Grey
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3: [2SC, SC]x6 (18)
Round 4: [2SC, SCx2]x6 (24)
Round 5 - 10: SCx24 (24, 6 rounds)  
Round 11: [2SC, SCx3]x3, SCx12 (27)
Round 12: [2SC, SCx3]x3, SCx15 (30)
Row 1: SCx15 chain and turn
Row 2: SCx14 chain and turn
Row 3: Scx13 chain and turn
Row 4: SCx12 chain and turn
Stuff firmly and sew onto the body with the Rows on the side. The last full round would be on the underside of the body.





Paws
Off black
Make 4
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3: [2SC, SC]x6 (18)
Round 4: [2SC, SCx2]x6 (24)
Round 5: [2SC, SCx3]x6 (30)
Round 6 - 7: SCx30 (30, 2 rounds)
Round 8: [SC2tog, SCx3]x3, SCx15 (27)
Round 9: [SC2tog, SCx3]x3, SCx12 (24)
Round 10 - 11: SCx24 (24, 2 rounds)
Round 12: HDC, DC, TC, DC, HDC, SC, chainx4, (then from 2nd chain from hook) SCx2, DC, skip 2 and SC back into main piece. HDC, DC, TC, DC, HDC, SC, chain 4 (then from 2nd chain from hook), SC, DC, TC, skip 3 and SCx2 back into main piece, chain 3, (then from 2nd chain from the hook) SCx2, SC back into the main piece, HDC, TC, SC
You may wish to mix up the different groups to make the leg spikes look different. I’ve separated them into colours and you can mix them up as you wish.

Stuff lightly and sew onto the bottom of each leg. If you overstuff, the join may be too obvious so take care to sculpt the foot on and sew tightly. Also take care to sew any gaps that may appear from the skipped stitches. The decreased half rounds (8 and 9) should be facing forward for the toes.

Use black yarn to embroider markings to separate the toes.

Paw Pad
Grey
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Sew onto the bottom of each paw






Tail
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: SCx6 (6)
Round 3: [2SC, SC]x3 (9)
Round 4: SCx9 (9)
Round 5: [2SC, SCx2]x3 (12)
Round 6 - 7: SCx12 (12, 2 rounds)
Round 6: [2SC, SC]x6 (18)
Round 7 - 10: SCx18 (18, 4 rounds)
Round 11: [2SC, SCx2]x6 (24)
Round 12 - 14: SCx24 (24, 3 rounds)
Round 15: [SC2tog, SCx2]x6 (18)
Stuff firmly.
Round 16: [SC2tog, SC]x6 (12)
Round 17: SC2togx6 (6)
Sew onto the back end of the plush on a slight angle.
Bend the tail slightly to shape into a nice flick shape.

Back Spikes
Make 2
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: SCx6 (6)
Round 3: [2SC, SC]x3 (9)
Round 4 - 7: SCx9 (9, 4 rounds)
This will be the spike on the tail and the prominent spike right at the front. Sew one spike on for now and leave the second spike for the very end.

Make 2
Chain 11
Row 1: From the 2nd chain from the hook, SCx10 chain and turn
Row 2: SC, *chainx4, (then from 2nd chain from the hook) SC, HDC, DC, (back on the row) skip 2, SC, Chain 3, (then from 2nd chain from the hook), SCx2, (back on row) SC. Repeat from * once. SC
Sew one on each side of the first spike.

Make 1
Chain 14
Row 1: From the 2nd chain from the hook, SCx13
Row 2: SC, Chain 3, (then from 2nd chain from the hook), SCx2, (back on row) SC, *chainx4, (then from 2nd chain from the hook) SC, HDC, DC, (back on the row) skip 2, SC, Chain 5, SC, HDC, DC, TC, (back on row) skip 3, SC, chainx4, (then from 2nd chain from the hook) SC, HDC, DC, (back on the row) skip 2, SC, Chain 3, (then from 2nd chain from the hook), SCx2, (back on row) SC
Sew onto the body so that the middle spike is in front of the first big spike sewn in front of the tail.
Sew the second of the initial 2 spikes in front of the middle spike.

Make 2
Chain 9
Row 1: From the 2nd chain from the hook, SCx8 chain and turn
Row 2: SC, chainx4, (then from 2nd chain from the hook) SC, HDC, DC, (back on the row) skip 2, SC, Chain 3, (then from 2nd chain from the hook), chainx4, (then from 2nd chain from the hook) SC, HDC, DC, (back on the row) skip 2, SC
Sew one on either side of the second main spike that is sewn on.