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Saturday, April 4, 2009

PACHIRISU with pattern



This guy has been hard to get good pictures of because of his colors, and this is the best I can do for right now. Pachirisu is my middle daughter's very favorite pokemon, so I made this for her.
I hope you can see the details well enough.

This third pic was just purely for fun. It seems that Pachirisu is something of a camera hound, and decided to ham it up just a little for us. :)




The pattern is below, as always, if you find anything missing or wrong in the pattern, please let me know and I will fix it promptly :)

PACHIRISU

MATERIALS:
WW yarn in white and a medium blue
G Hook
Fiberfill
Yarn needle
Scraps of felt in black, red and yellow (or orange)
sewing threads to match the colors

NOTES:

I tend to prefer to join my rounds, but if you prefer continuous rounds and using stitch markers, that's just as good. Whatever is most comfortable for you.

Gauge isn't an issue, just make sure that your hook, yarn and tensions result in a fairly tight stitch, to prevent the stuffing from showing through.

I also recommend using the 'invisible decrease' when making 3D pieces like this. It's done by making the decrease stitch in the Front Loops Only of the two sc. While the stitch isn't completely invisible, it does create a much neater looking piece with few to no 'gaps' where the decrease stitches are made.

Number in ( ) at the end of each round or row, are the total number of stitches in that round or row.


HEAD:

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 9-13: sc in each sc around (48)

Rnd 14: sc in next 6 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (42)

Rnd 15: sc in next 5 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (36)

Rnd 16: sc in next 4 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (30)

Begin stuffing about this point if you haven't done so already.

Rnd 17: sc in next 3 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (24)

Rnd 18: sc in next 2 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (18)

Rnd 19: sc in next sc, dec over next 2 sc around (12)

Rnd 20: dec over next 2 sc around (6)

F/O leaving tail, add any stuffing to finish filling out the head. Weave the tail through the last round worked and pull to close.


BODY:

Repeat rounds 1-7 of HEAD.

Rnd 8-11: sc in each sc around (42)

Rnd 12: sc in next 5 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (36)

Rnd 13-14: sc in each sc around (36)

Rnd 15: sc in next 4 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (30)

Rnd 16-17: sc in each sc around (30)

Rnd 18: sc in next 3 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (24)

Rnd 19: sc in each sc around (24)

Rnd 20: sc in next 2 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (18)

Rnd 21: sc in each sc around (18)

F/O and stuff moderately firm, leaving opening at next as is for now.


EARS:
(make 2)
(Ears have a small point at the base of the front of each, this is created in 8-11)

Using Blue:

Rnd 1: Sc 4 in magic ring. (4)

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

Rnd 3: sc in each sc around (6)

Rnd 4: sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (8)

Rnd 5: sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (10)

Rnd 6: sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (12)

Rnd 7: sc in each sc around (12)

Row 8: sc in next 4 sc, turn (leave remaining stitches unworked) (4)

Row 9: dec in first two sc, sc in next 2 sc (3)

Row 10: dec in first sc, sc in next sc (2)

Row 11: dec over the 2 sc (1)

F/O

HEAD STRIPE:

(this stripe goes from the head all the way down the back)

Using Blue:

Row 1: Ch 2, sc in second ch from hook, turn (1)

Row 2: 2 sc in sc, turn (2)

Row 3: sc in first sc, 2 sc in second sc, turn (3)

Row 4: sc in first two sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn (4)

Row 5-42: sc in each sc across (4)

F/O

ARMS:

Using white, make 2:

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)

Rnd 2: sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc around (9)

Rnd 3-6: sc in each sc around (9)

F/O


FEET:

Using white, make 2:

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)

Rnd 2: sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc around (9)

Rnd 3: sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (12)

Rnd 4-7: sc in each sc around (12)

Rnd 8: dec over next 2 sc around (6)

F/O


TAIL:

Using white:

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 7 sc, 2 sc in next 2 sc, sc in next 7 sc sc, 2 sc in last 2 sc (22)

Rnd 5: sc in next 9 sc, 2 sc in next 2 sc, sc in next 9 sc sc, 2 sc in last 2 sc (26)

Rnd 6: sc in next 11 sc, 2 sc in next 2 sc, sc in next 11 sc sc, 2 sc in last 2 sc (30)

Rnd 7-11: sc in each sc around (30)

You may wish to begin stuffing at this point and continue as you progress. The tail is fairly long and can be very difficult to stuff after fully crocheted.

Rnd 12: sc in next 13 sc, dec over next 2 sc, sc in 13 sc, dec over next 2 sc (28)

Rnd 13-35: sc in each sc around (28)

Rnd 36: sc in next 12 sc, dec over next 2 sc, sc in next 12 sc, dec over next 2 sc (26)

Rnd 37: sc in next 11 sc, dec over next 2 sc, sc in next 11 sc, dec over next 2 sc (24)

(Rows 38-45 will create the cape of the tail. This part faces out, away from body piece and goes under the bottom of the body, allowing the tail to be sewn on at an upwards angle)

Row 38: sc in next 12 sc, turn (12)

Row 39: sc in each sc across, turn (12)

Row 40: dec in first 2 sc, sc in each sc to last 2 sc, dec over last 2 sc (10)

Row 41: sc in each sc across, turn (10)

Row 42: repeat row 40 (8)

Row 43: repeat row 39 (8)

Row 44: repeat row 40 (6)

Row 45: repeat row 39 (6)

F/O

TAIL STRIPE:

Using blue:

Row 1: Ch 2, sc in second ch from hook (1)

Row 2: 2 sc in sc (2)

Row 3: 2 sc in each sc (4)

Row 4: sc in each sc across (4)

Row 5: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in last sc (6)

Row 6-20: sc in each sc across (6)

Row 21: sc in first 2 sc, dec over next 2 sc, sc in last 2 sc (5)

Row 22-27: sc in each sc across (5)

Row 28: sc in first 2 sc, dec over next 2 sc, sc in last sc (4)

Row 29-44: sc in each sc across (4)

F/O


TAIL SPIKES:

(make 2 of these)

Using blue:

Rnd 1: 4 sc in magic ring (4)

Rnd 2: sc in each sc around (4)

Rnd 3: sc next sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc (6)

Rnd 4: sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (8)

Rnd 5: sc in each sc around (8)

F/O

(make one)

Repeat rounds 1-4 of first spike

Rnd 5: sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (10)

Rnd 6: sc in each sc around (10)

F/O


ASSEMBLY:

I strongly recommend pinning all pieces together before you begin sewing them whenever possible. This allows you to make fine adjustments to the placement, and when you're happy with everything, then you can sew it together.

Sew Head to neck part of Body firmly. Sew ears on top of head as shown in pictures, with points facing forward. Lightly stuff and sew arms to front of body as shown, and sew feet to underside of body roughly even with the ears. Sew head stripe to head, begin point just below the ear points, and continue down the back.

Stuff tail moderately firm. Tail should be relatively flat, like a squirrel tail. Sew stripe to TOP of tail (the shorter side, without the cape) starting with point tip at the 1st round and sewing down the center of the top of tail. Match the stripes on tail and body back, and ensure cape is well under the bottom side, adjust the tail to angle you like. As you sew around the cape portion of the tail, add a bit more stuffing to fill it out and finalize the shape of the tail. Sew on the three points at the end of the tail (you probably will need to fuss around with the tail at this point and convince it to curl a bit on the very end) Sew the taller of the three points in between the other two.

Cut out face pieces from felt as shown (two eyes in black, two circles for 'electric pouches' on the cheeks, a mouth and small white piece for it's cute little buck teeth up front. Sew or glue pieces to face shown. Using small amount of black sewing thread, make several tiny whip stitches just above the mouth centered between the eyes. I used two tiny pearls and glued them to the eyes in the 10 o'clock position for 'catch lights' in the eyes.


Pachirisu 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.

40 Comments:

manga-freaks said...

Wow this is amazing. I crochet too but nothing like this. I love it and i might even try making one ^_^

Cristy said...

Can this pattern please go on Ravelry? I think a lot more people would have access to it if it was.

andrea said...

Love your pokemon patterns!

are you going to make them all so we can catch em all?

right now i'm working on an eevee pattern for a friend, i will share on my blog when done :D

WolfDreamer said...

Thank you all for the comments! I really appreciate them :)

About the Ravelry question... well I'm not on Ravelry, so I don't believe I can put it there. :(

Sabine Rose said...

Thank you for the pattern!

I'm currently making a Pachirisu for my eldest daughter but I noticed something odd in the tail spikes patterns. My misunderstanding probably, but I tought I'd ask anyway!

Here goes:
Rnd 3 of smaller spike = 6 sc in total at end of rnd.
Rnd 4: following your instructions, I end up with 10 sc in total (2 + 4x2), and not 8 as in the pattern.

Same for the bigger spike:
Rnd 4: I end up with 10sc
Rnd 5: I end up with 17sc (3 + 7x2)
That's a lot more than in the pattern.

I probably got something wrong but I can't see what!

Can you help?

Thanks a lot!

WolfDreamer said...

In the pattern for the spikes, you should repeat the pattern around.

Such as:

Rnd 3: sc next sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc (6)

Rnd 4: sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc (8)

In rnd 5 of the larger spike its:

Sc in each of the next 3 sc, 2 sc in the next sc, sc in each of the next 3 sc, 2 sc in the next sc. (10)

I'm sorry if the pattern is confusing. I'm in a bit of a rush right now but later today I will alter the pattern itself to reflect that - hopefully make it easier to read.

Thank you for bring it to my attention! :)

Anonymous said...

i just looked at all of your work and i love it. the detail is amazing and it has inspired me to want to get into this kind of crocheting. i wanted to crochet a mini sesshoumaru doll because i dont have the money to pay for one, but there isnt a pattern and i was wondering if you could make one? i know thats a tall order, but im not so good on making patterns myself. hehe... (ankhchik@gmail.com)

WolfDreamer said...

I actually considered the possibility of making some of the Inuyasha characters. Jaken is one of my faves, and Sesshomaru is definitely in the top three LOL. I'm not really a 'human' amigirumi or doll maker at this point, but I've been looking into the techniques. Perhaps a nice chibi form would be a start .....

Hmmm... *brain gears whirling*. :D

Anonymous said...

that would be the most adorable thing ever! ^_^ <3

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the patterns they are great. Wondering if you have any paterns for spungebob and pall

Aly said...

Thank you for the patterns, I'll try to do them. Wondering if you have any patern for mime jr. , pokemon.

WolfDreamer said...

I haven't made a Mime or Mime Jr. yet, I've been thinking about it tho, off and on. I might give it a go at some point. :D

Aly said...

Thank you, I will hope it. I speak spanish that's why I can't write very well, sorry.

Eli said...

Oh, you are my hero! I love Pokemon, and I love squirrels, so Pachirisu is my favourite Pokemon!

WolfDreamer said...

Thanks Eli! (I love squirrels too, I also have a more conservative squirrel pattern at my etsy store. You can see it at the top of the page here on the right)

I had alot of fun making pachi, I was thrilled when it turned out so well :)

Sabine Rose said...

Hi,

I never took the time to thank you for your explanations (shame on me). But you really helped and I'm proud to say that I finally managed to finish my own Pachirisu! (there's a picture on my blog if you want to see what it looks like)

My eldest daughter is crazy about it and hugs it even when she's asleep(and she's 12!)

Thank you for your lovely patterns and the time you took to answer to my comment!

WolfDreamer said...

Sabine Rose, that pachirisu is just STUNNING!!! I love the blue color, it's so bright and cheerful. I just love seeing other people's versions of my patterns, it makes the work worth every minute :)

I know what you mean about the kids always cuddling with the dolls, my 15 year old has the pachirisu I made for her on the bed, and her cat is always trying to 'hide' the doll, because he's jealous of the fact she always sleeping hugging the doll and not him! LOL

Anonymous said...

Hi
Wanted to let you know that your crochet pachirisu and pichu are my daughter's favorite. They are all awsome. I am going to try to make some of them. I have one question what is sc in magic ring? Don't know the term for magic ring.

WolfDreamer said...

Thank you very much, and I'm thrilled that your daughter likes the patterns!

Magic Ring is really just a term for something I grew up calling a slip-ring :). Some really nice illustrated instructions are here: http://www.planetjune.com/blog/tutorials/magic-ring-right-handed/ (the left-handed instructions are linked at the top if you need those)

If you work better from video tutorials try this one:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHYVutk2iYY">
Hope that helps! It's technique that really does make working in rounds alot easier :)

Anna said...

Hi
Thank you so much for the explanation. I went to Youtube and saw what was a magic ring. It is very easy thanks alot.

kakt├╝s said...

Hello from Turkey :)

This is the first pokemon pattern I've tried. After finished, it looks fantastic. Your pattern is fantastic. Thank you very much for the patterns.

I am a pokemon fan and I continue to follow your patterns :)

Next one I'm planning to crochet a Pikachu....

PrincessMissCupcake said...

These are just too cute! Im gonna try the easier ones first, like Oddish and JigglyPuff, then move onto Charmander and Mew. I cant wait!

Vampier Keelr said...

Oh. My. Gosh! I love pachirisu! I am so going to make one! (conveniently i have the colors of yarn and felt to do it) (also i have more time to knit and crochet)(summer break)(lol)

Anonymous said...

I am trying to make the pachirisu and i cant really find how to dc over next to dc around... any link telling me how to do this would be appreciated... :)

WolfDreamer said...

It's a decrease stitch. Dec over the next 2 sc.

http://www.anniesattic.com/crochet/content.html?content_id=16

Anonymous said...

AWWW. So cute! I have printed off the pattern and will start him in like 5 minutes. This is just absolutely adorable, and so realistic! Keep it up!

PenguinChild said...

This is the best pattern I've seen for pachirisu, can't wait to get started!

caoimhe(irish girl) said...

can i plz buy a pachirisu plushie off you I adore pachirisu but i cant crochet i can give you 20 euro for her

caoimhe(irish girl) said...

can i plz buy a pachirisu plushie off you I adore pachirisu but i cant crochet i can give you 20 euro for her

caoimhe(irish girl) said...

i just finished making a mew i think i got the tail wrong but he still looks cute thank you so much and i was wondering if you could make a mewtwo as well

Anonymous said...

My body came out rediculously small, well not really small, but small enough it looks different than the pictures. I counted at the end of each of my rows and I alway had the correct amount of stitches. I am new at this so could someone please tell me what I did wrong...

WolfDreamer said...

The most likely reasons that the body came out 'small' is either:

A. Yarn or hook are smaller than recommended - G Hook and worsted weight yarn were used in the doll shown. While Smaller hook and lighter weight yarns WILL work, the results will be smaller dolls. Also, even if using a worsted weight yarn, if the yarn has a 'soft' hand, it will crush down much more with each stitch, resulting in a smaller size than if using a WW yarn with a 'firm hand'.

B. Your tension is tighter. Everyone crochets (and knits) at their own individual tension. This isn't entirely important for dolls, since the size isn't exactly critical overall (but should be kept consistent through the pieces of each dolls) - but will result in a slightly different sized doll for each person that makes it.

If you haven't made the rest of the pieces of the doll yet, it's most likely that all the pieces will come out 'to size' for your yarn and tension, but may be smaller 'overall' than the doll shown.

Anonymous said...

I am using a G hook and WW yarn.
Thank you for responding! :)
I haven't made all the pieces yet so I hope that I just have a tighter stitch and end up with a smaller version!
Could you further explain a soft hand and a firm hand?

Anonymous said...

On the head stripe what do you mean by row 1: "Ch 2". This confused me a little.

WolfDreamer said...

As to further explanations about a yarn's 'hand', I have an article here: http://oth-help.blogspot.com/2011/08/of-yarns-hooks-and-hands.html (Perhaps that will help)

As to the 'Ch 2' of Row 1. Ch means to 'chain'. It's the beginning of most crochet. For the stripe you'll be working back and forth in rows (instead of rounds). You can easily find basic crochet instructions online, by typing 'beginning crochet stitches' or 'basic crochet stitches' into your favorite search engine. :D

WolfDreamer said...

Hmm, sorry, meant to make that page link clickable:

http://oth-help.blogspot.com/2011/08/of-yarns-hooks-and-hands.html

pachirisu luv pancakes said...

could you please make a victini she is my favourite pokemon

Anonymous said...

Hi I'm making this doll and I was wondering how big the head is suppose to be? Hope you get this.

Anonymous said...

I don't really get the head and tail stripe, could you help?

Sarah Alsobrook said...

If I use yarn such as Red Heart Super Saver for white and say Lion Brand for blue will it still turn out looking fine?

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