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Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Electrode is another cute but simple to make Pokemon. He's the evolved form of Voltorb and is a little bigger. Also with Electrode, the white part is the upper half, while with Voltorb, the red part is on top.
WW yarn in red, black and white
Scraps of felt in white and black
Sewing thread to match the felt colors
Gauge isn't really important here, as long as you ensure that your hook, yarn and tension result in a fairly tight stitch. Using different yarn types and hooks can give interesting results and make a larger or smaller plush.
I highly recommend using the 'invisible decrease' especially when working in the round. While it's not completely invisible, it does help to reduce the gaps that concentric decreases tends to leave behind. Overall, it just ends up looking alot neater.
Starting with white yarn:
Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12)
Rnd 3: sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc around (18)
Rnd 4: sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (24)
Rnd 5: sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (30)
Rnd 6: sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (36)
Rnd 7: sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (42)
Rnd 8: sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (48)
Rnd 9: sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (54)
Rnd 10: sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (60)
Rnd 11-14: sc in each sc around, change to black in last (or joining) sc (60)
Rnd 15: sc in each sc around, change to red in last (or joining ) sc (60)
Rnd 16-19: sc in each sc around (60)
Rnd 20: sc in next 8 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (54)
Rnd 21: sc in next 7 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (48)
Rnd 22: sc in next 6 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (42)
Rnd 23: sc in next 5 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (36)
Rnd 24: sc in next 4 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (30)
Begin stuffing at this point, if you haven't already, and continue stuffing as you progress.
Rnd 25: sc in next 3 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (24)
Rnd 26: sc in next 2 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (12)
Rnd 27: dec in next 2 sc around (6)
F/O leaving a long tail. Add any stuffing needed to finish out the shape, weave the tail through the last round and pull to close. Weave in ends.
Cut white felt to the mouth shape, using photo as a guide. Cut small oval shapes for the eyes with black felt. I'd advise using plain paper first, and pin it on to make sure you have the size and shape you want. Once you have the felt sewn on, using black yarn, embroider the the 'brows' above the eyes.
Electrode 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.