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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

PLUSLE AND MINUN



Featured Crochet Pattern of the Day


June 29, 2009

Plusle and Minun are two of the 'helping pokemon'. They're very cute and energetic and make very sweet little dolls. The girls really enjoy playing with them :) The patterns are below and as always if you find any problems, please don't hesitate to let me know, I'll fix it as soon as possible.


PLUSLE AND MINUN

MATERIALS:

WW yarn in off-white (or a light beige), medium blue and medium red
F Hook
Scraps of felt in white, black, red and light orange or yellow
Yarn Needle
Sewing thread to match felt colors
Fiberfill

NOTES:

The pattern has only one set of 'body part' instructions, because the two dolls are identical in their basic forms. The differences are in the colors and the tails (and the markings on the cheek patches) Those are all detailed as needed.

Gauge isn't very important here. Just make sure that your needle, yarn and tension combine to leave fairly tight and consistent stitches so that the fiberfill won't come through. I also recommend that you use the 'invisible decrease' (working decrease stitches in front loops only). It's not entirely invisible, but it does reduce or eliminate the gaps that regular decreases create when working in rounds.

Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate how many total stitches should be in that round/row.


HEAD (make 2):

Using off 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 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 (make 2):

Using off white:

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 neck as is for now.


ARMS (make 4):

Begin with the med red for 2 arms, and med blue for 2 arms:

Rnd 1: 4 sc in magic ring (4)

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

Rnd 3: sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (8)

Rnd 4: sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc around, change to off-white in last or joining sc (12)

Rnd 5: sc in each sc around (12)

Rnd 6: sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (14)

Rnd 7-10: sc in each sc around (14)

Rnd 11: sc in next 5 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (12)

Rnd 12: sc in each sc around (12)

Beginning shoulder:

Rnd 13: sc in 6 sc, turn (remaining stitches are left unworked) Do not ch 1. (6)

Rnd 14: dec over first 2 sc, sc in each remaining sc across, turn. Do not ch 1. (5)

Rnd 15: dec over first 2 sc, sc in each remaining sc across, turn. Do not ch 1. (4)

F/O Stuff moderately firm. Do not close opening


LEGS (make 4):

Using off-white:

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)

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

Rnd 3: sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (15)

Rnd 4-8: sc in each sc around (15)

Begin hip:

Row 9: sc in next 7 sc. Turn (leave remaining stitches unworked) Do not ch 1. (7)

Row 10: dec over the first 2 sc, sc in remaining stitches across, turn. Do not ch 1. (6)

Row 11: dec over the first 2 sc, sc in remaining stitches across (5)

F/O. Stuff moderately firm. Do not close opening.


EARS (make 4):

Begin with med red for 2 ears, and med blue for 2 ears:

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)

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

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

Rnd 4: sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (15)

Rnd 5-15: sc in each sc around (15)

Begin stuffing at this point if you haven't already, continue stuffing as needed.

Rnd 16: dec over next 2 sc around, sc in last sc changing to off-w1ite in last sc (or joining st) (8)

Rnd 17-19: sc in each sc around (8)

F/O


TAILS:

PLUSLE:

Using med red make 4 cross pieces:

Row 1: Ch 12. Sc in second ch from hook, and each ch across (11)

Row 2-3: sc in each sc across (11)

F/O

Cross two of the strips into a plus sign and sew together. Take both cross pieces and sew together stuffing lightly where needed (see picture for reference).

Using off-white:

Rnd 1: Ch 8, join to make a ring and sc in each chain around. (8)

Rnd 2-4: sc in each sc around (8)

F/O sew tube to center of one side of the cross and stuff moderately. Do not close the open end.


MINUN:

Using med blue:

Row 1: Ch 12, sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across (11)

Row 2-6: sc in each ch across (11)

F/O Fold in half lengthwise and sew closed, stuffing as you sew.

Using off-white, make another tube as with the tail for Plusle, sew to the center of one side of the stuffed strip and stuff moderately. Do not close the open end.

CHEEK PATCHES:

Make 2 in med red and 2 in med blue:

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)

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


ASSEMBLY:

I highly recommend that you pin all the pieces together before sewing. The ears should tilt slightly backwards. While sewing on the arms and legs, lightly stuff the 'shoulder' and 'hip' flaps as you sew. Cut a minus sign and a plus sign from a piece of white felt . The signs should fit just inside the ridge of the last round of the cheek patch. Sew cheek patchs onto face using photo for placement. Add small ovals for eyes, with tiny circles of white felt added to the ovals at the 10 o'clock position for catchlights. After sewing on the mouth and eyes, sew on a nose by taking a few small whip stitches just above the mouth. For Minun, embroider a mouth as shown and then add the nose.



Plusle, Minun 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.

21 Comments:

rondaletts said...

Your pokemon are awesome, my 8 yr old son wants me to make ALL of them, keep them coming please and thank you!

Aurora said...

I have started making pokemon characters that another lady online designs, and then I saw your site tonight and talk about some more amazing work!! You are so darn good with designing, I am in awe...as is my 11 and 3 year old boys. I will be soon making your patterns too, Currently I am working on Lucario.

WolfDreamer said...

Thanks for all the great comments! I really appreciate them :) I hope you enjoy the patterns.

cheezfri said...

I love these pokemon patterns, they are dead on! My daughter is too old now but would have loved these a few years ago. My son is 11 and he said I could make him one or two as long as I don't tell his friends ;)

Can you make a pattern for the one-up mushrooms in Super Mario?

Thanks

WolfDreamer said...

Thank you for the compliments!

I will definitely do the one-up mushroom! I've already made a jewelry set for the 'toadstool' character (linked here at Toadstool Jewelry on My Deviantart Gallery) I have them in both miniature (for jewelry) and regular plushie type size :)

I just haven't had the time to put that pattern up on the blog here yet, I'll work on that and try to get it up by the end of the weekend :D

*sighs* I have a ton of patterns to finish typing out and getting online, just need to make the time.

Beansieleigh said...

Hi! Just want to say, you do beautiful work! My son is older now, and while he'd never admit it, I know he still likes Pokemon! I'll admit it!.. Jigglypuff has always been my favorite! Plusle and Minun are just ADORABLE!!!

WolfDreamer said...

Thank you! You know, I'm 45 years old and I'm a HUGE pokemon fan. I still watch the shows and movies, and I own every one of the games, in fact, I'm currently playing three versions (so I can trade between them LOL). I love to play the games on my DS at night before I go to sleep, it's a nice quiet activity (unless I'm in a gym battle) that helps me relax. :D

cnkmom said...

Hi! I love your work! I just have one question. I am currently making your Minun Doll and I am on the arms. I got to round 10 and then I realized there is no round 11. What do I do for round 11?
cnkmom

WolfDreamer said...

Oooops! My bad. I made a mistake when I was typing, and misnumbered the rows.

Just follow it through as it's written, the pattern is right, just the numbers were wrong :)

Thanks so much for telling me! I fixed the mistake on the pattern. Sometimes I get typing on very long patterns and my brain just floats off into space, that must have happened during one of my cosmic vacations. LOL

tsuki_no_kurai said...

wow... your stuff is amazing!!!

i hope that one day i can have the talent to come up with patterns like you. i was wondering though (and maybe i havent seen it becasue its 1 in the morning where i am... ) but do you have a charmander pattern?
i think the little dragon is so cute!

anyways...

just wanted to tell you again great work and im going to want to get that darwin pattern... i know a bunch of kids (niece and cousins) that could love that cute little dragon...

WolfDreamer said...

Thanks!

At the moment I don't have a charmander, partially because I haven't had the right colors of yarn handy to make one, and secondly because there are several really good patterns already on the net (although, I think they're all patterns you have to buy)

If I can get the right yarn colors, I'll see what I can do about making a charmander... even tho I've largely tried to concentrate on pokemon that are harder to find online :)

James said...

Hi, I'm making th eplusle and minun and I have a question. on the arms, round 3 has 8 sts, rnd 4 has a 4 sts repeat with one increase, but I'm supposed to have 12 stitches at the end of the round. Should I add a round to make up for the difference?

WolfDreamer said...

My bad! I fixed the typo. It's sc in next sc, 2 sc in the next sc, repeating that sequence around (for the four stitch increase over the round)

My apologies, I'm surprised that someone hasn't pointed that out already! I do try to get the patterns exactly right when typing them, but even with others proofing them for me, things get missed.

Thanks for the note on that! :D

Anonymous said...

I'm currently on leg of MINUN! This is a really good pattern, and I plan on making both dolls (one for me (plusle of course :)) and one for my friend, both being pokemon fanatics. (I traded her her first minun over wifi, haha. Diamond and Heartgold are what I use.)

ANYWAYS, I appreciate your awesome free patterns, and I will post my project on ravelry under username omigosh, so you can see.
Thank you for not charging money, never knew pokemon and amigurumi went so well together!!

Anonymous said...

hi,could you please make the sinnoh starters?i am going to try even if you don't, your patterns are so cool!!!

Yukiko said...
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krochet_kat said...

Thank you sooooo much for this!! im 15 and loveeee pokemon!! i cant wait to make them!! and make some for friends!!

Anonymous said...

Can you make a Turtwig?

P.S. I love your patterns

jacob brett said...

One request. Can you send pics of it all over? Like showing where things are sewn together and stuff. I have an idea of how to make it all and see it together as you go along and make the head and body just one piece but I need the pics soo don't have I work it twice because I'll get bored with it.

jacob brett said...

Forgot to mention my e-mail! Duh Jacob! Lol. jacobg1345@yahoo.com

Phebe Giesel said...

Hi! I love your patterns but I'm having difficulty with row 5...do I have to skip 3 stitches to do another stitch? Also, how big are the pokemons?

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