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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

PSYDUCK with pattern




Well being on a bit of a Pokemon kick lately ... I made a Psyduck for the girls. (I may keep it tho, cause I'm quite fond of Psyduck).

I wrote the pattern down as I made it, and I hope there are no omissions or mistakes in it. If anything is wrong, please let me know, I'll correct it as quickly as possible :) The picture doesn't really do it justice, I simply couldn't get the right light, but maybe I'll try again another time and get a better picture.


PSYDUCK

Materials:
WW yarn Gold and light yellow
(I used RedHeart SS in Gold and Cornmeal)
Small amounts of white and brown WW yarn
F hook
Fiberfill
Yarn Needle

NOTES:

Gauge isn't really important as long as the stitches are moderately tight so that the fiberfill won't show through.

I tend to prefer to join my rounds, but if you prefer to use continuous rounds with stitch markers, that's fine. Whichever is most comfortable for you. I also recommend using the 'invisible' decrease stitch (make decrease stitches in the front loops only, instead of going thru both loops of the stitch. They aren't *completely* invisible, but they do reduce the gaps a great deal especially in 3D pieces.

The numbers in ( ) at the end of each round or row, are how many total stitches should be in that round/row.


HEAD AND BODY

Rnd 1: 8 sc in magic ring (8)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (16)

Rnd 3: 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next around (24)

Rnd 4: 1 sc in first 2 sc, 2 sc in next around (32)

Rnd 5: 1 sc in first 3 sc, 2 sc in next around (40)

Rnd 6: 1 sc in first 4 sc, 2 sc in next around (48)

Rnd 7-14: 1 sc in each sc around (48)

Rnd 15: sc in next 4 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (40)

Rnd 16: sc in each sc around (40)

Rnd 17: sc in next 2 sc, dec over next sc around (30)

Rnd 18: repeat rnd 16 (30)

Rnd 19: sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc around (45)

Rnd 20: repeat rnd 16 (45)

Rnd 21: sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (54)

Begin stuffing the head moderately firmly.

Rnd 22-26: sc in each sc around (54)

Rnd 27: sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (60)

Rnd 28-37: sc in each sc around (60)

Rnd 38: sc in next 4 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (50)

Rnd 39: sc in each sc around (50)

Rnd 40: sc in next 3 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (40)

Continue stuffing the body as with the head.

Rnd 41: sc in next 2 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (30)

Rnd 42: sc in next sc, dec over next 2 sc around (20)

Rnd 43 dec over next 2 sc around (10)

F/O leaving long tail. Finish up stuffing if needed. Using yarn needle, weave tail thru last round of stitches and pull tight to close.


ARMS (make 2)

Rnd 1: 9 sc in magic circle (9)

Rnd 2: sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (12)

Rnd 3-5: sc in each sc around (12)

Rnd 6: sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc around (18)

Rnd 7-12): sc in each sc around (18)

Begin shoulder:

Row 13: sc in next 10 sc , turn (leave remaining stitches unworked) (10)

Row 14: sc in each sc across, turn (10)

Row 15: dec over first 2 sc, sc in next 6 sc, dec over last 2 sc, turn (8)

Row 16: dec over first 2 sc, sc in next 4 sc, dec over last 2 sc (6)

F/O leaving long tail for sewing

HAND:

Row 1: Flatten out the 'hand' (rounds 1-3) making sure that the 'shoulder' is facing up. Attach yarn in between rounds 2 and 3. Ch 1, sc in same place. sc in space between rounds 1 and 2. 2 sc in first round (ring). sc in between rounds 1 and 2. sc in between rounds 2 and 3. turn. (6 sc across 'hand')

Row 2: ch 3 Sl st in second ch from hook, HDC in next ch. sk 1 sc, sl st in next sc. Ch 4, sl st in second ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch. sk 1 sc sl st in next sc. ch 3 sl st in second ch from hook hdc in next ch. sk 1 sc sl st to outside of last sc. F/O weave in the end

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(ALTERNATE HAND)

If the hand instructions above are hard to understand, this method may be easier and gives a very similar finished appearance.

Row 1: ch 7. sc in second ch from hook and each ch across (6)

Row 2. Follow row 2 of hand from above. F/O leaving tail, sew to end of arm across the end making sure that the 'shoulder' on other end is facing up.
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EYES:

Rnd 1: 8 sc in magic ring (8)

Rnd 2: sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in last sc ( 10)

F/O

With a small amount of black yarn or embroidery thread, make a french knot in the center of the eye (a small bead will work also if you prefer)

BEAK:

Rnd 1: 9 sc in magic ring (9)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (18)

Rnd 3-8: sc in each sc around (18)

Rnd 9: sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc next sc, sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in each of next 2 sc, sc next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc last 4 sc. (22)

Rnd 10: sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc next sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in each of next 2 sc, sc next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc last 5 sc. (27)

Rnd 11: sc in each sc around. (27) F/O

With small amount of brown, make two 'nostrils' using picture to help placement with straight stitches.

FEET (make 4):

Row 1: ch 4. sc in second ch from hook and each ch across (3)

Row 2: 2 sc in first sc, sc in remaining sc across (4)

Row 3: repeat row 2 (5)

Row 4: repeat row 2 (6)

Row 5: sc in each sc across (6)

Row 6: repeat row 2 (7)

Row 7: repeat row 2 (8)

Row 8 repeat row 2 (9)

Row 9: repeat row 5. Do not F/O (9)

Going down the side, sc in end of each row. 2 sc in corner, sc in loop of beginning ch, 2 sc in corner, sc in end of each row back up the other side to the beginning of row 9. (the side facing you at this point is the 'right' side of the piece)

Sc in first sc of row 9. Ch 1, in next sc work the following: DC, TR, DC. Ch 1, sc in next 2 sc. Ch 1 in next sc work DC, TR, DC. Ch 1, sc in next 2 sc. Ch 1, in next sc work DC, TR, DC. Ch 1 sc in last sc. F/O

Sew two feet together with wrong sides together using whip stitch.

TAIL:

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12)

Rnd 3-4: sc in each sc around (12)

Rnd 5: sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc around (18)

Rnd 6-7: repeat row 3 (18)

Rnd 8: sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (24)

Rnd 9-11: repeat row 3 (24)

F/O Flatten tail. Tail is not stuffed.

ASSEMBLY:

I highly recommend pinning all the pieces in place before sewing them on, this will help get everything like you want it before it's permanent.

Moderately stuff the arms (including leaving some available for the 'shoulder'.) Place arms as shown. Tilt head slightly to one side and 'tack' the hands to the sides of the head leaving the fingers free. Sew on beak and eyes as shown. Sew feet either on bottom of front for sitting position, or underneath for standing position. Sew tail to bottom on back.

For his 'hair', with brown, ch 8 sl st in second ch from hook and each ch across, ch 9 sl st in second ch from hook and each ch to end, ch 8 sl st second ch from and each to end, F/O tie the two ends together. Attach to top of head a little to the back of center.


If anything is confusing or not right, please let me know I will correct it.


Psyduck and Pokemon are copyright Nintendo.

This pattern is an original pattern by Linda Potts (March 2009). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but you may not sell or distribute it, or sell items made from this pattern.

22 Comments:

Rahxy said...

Woo! Can't wait for you to get the Poliwhirl pattern up! :D

Kaye said...

This is wonderful!
Definitely going to give it a try sometime soon. Absolutely adorable,I love Psyduck. Thanks for the pattern!

WolfDreamer said...

You're very welcome, and thank you for the comments! :D

Anonymous said...

WOW you are AMAZING!!!!!!!!

WolfDreamer said...

Thanks! :D

Heather said...

You are amazing at that! I'm a fellow crocheter and pokemon lover myself. Do you think you could try making Lugia? He's my fave :3

WolfDreamer said...

Thanks! I can't make any promises on Lugia... I'm sure I will make one at some point, but right now, I'm backlogged like mad. I'm trying to get as many things done as possible, but making money tends to come first, so those projects are priority. Lugia is definately on the list tho! :D

Anonymous said...

Hey, you make wonderful patterns! I am having some trouble with the hand, though. But I designed a ladybug once, and I think it's similar to the legs I made. Anyways, I love your work!!

rosaline said...

This is adorable!!!! I can't wait to get a chance to make this little guy, I'm squeeing from excitement! Your pokemon plushies look amazing, like they jumped out of the TV screen, thanks for posting the patterns!

Sweet_Loli_Girl said...

about how long did it take you to finish this one? I'm gonna try and crunch one out by next Thursday...think i can do it?

thanks for all you do!

Anonymous said...

I need to try to make this. Psyduck is one of my favs. Love all the creative ideas.

Tianna said...

I am making one for a class "How to" speech. I was wondering if the feet were all one color or if the top was yellow and the bottom light yellow? It's a little difficult for me to tell.

WolfDreamer said...

top and bottom are both the lighter yellow color :D

achgfd said...

What difficulty would you give this pattern? On a scale from 1-5? I'm just confused about the beak part.

thank you. Love your patterns!

Natty Brain said...

Hello! I love this pattern, very helpful instructions, thank you. If you want to see my ducky, I've put the link below, I hope you like what I've done with him!

http://8ballsofmagic.blogspot.com/2011/02/evil-crochet-ducky.html

Natty Brain

Lisa said...

Last weekend, I made my own little Psyduck from your pattern <3.
I kind of got confused with the tail as I couldn't really figure out which way to put it but I do like how it turned out.
If you'd like to have a look, here's a pic: http://s7.directupload.net/file/d/2477/7o3skfi2_jpg.htm

Generic Viagra said...

When I was a kid. It was my favorite pokemon character. It looks pretty hard to do.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the Psyduck pattern! I'm definitely making this for Halloween Misty cosplay! ^_^

Anonymous said...

I'm coming across a problem when doing the beak.
On Round 10, I keep ending up with only 26 stitches. When I looked at the pattern, I realized there are 4 times in round 10 where you do 2 sc in one sc, which adds 4 sc to the round. Round 9 ended with 22, which equals 26 when you add the 4 extra sc. Am I doing something wrong, or is it really supposed to be 26?

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julie rose said...

I've just finished making my Psyduck. It's a xmas present for my friends little boy. Thank you so much for doing this pattern and it's not as hard as it looks thanks to your instructions. they are very clear. you've got me hooked on amigurumi dolls now. My family want one each lol. I don't mind I love crochet.

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