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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

PLUSLE AND MINUN



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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.
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