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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Voltorb


Voltorb is a cute but simple pokemon to make. He always seems grumpy, but I guess if people were always mistaking me for a pokeball, I'd be a little grumpy too!


VOLTORB
Materials:
WW yarn in red, black and white
F hook
Fiberfill
Yarn Needle
Scraps of felt in white and black
Sewing thread to match the felt colors

NOTES:
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 red 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 9-11: sc in each sc around, change to black in last (or joining) sc (48)
Rnd 12: sc in each sc around, change to white in last (or joining ) sc (48)
Rnd 13-15: sc in each sc around (48)
Rnd 16: sc in next 6 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (42)
Rnd 17: sc in next 5 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (36)
Rnd 18: sc in next 4 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (30)
Begin stuffing at this point, continue stuffing as you progress.
Rnd 19: sc in next 3 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (24)
Rnd 20: sc in next 2 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (18)
Rnd 21: sc in next sc,  dec over next 2 sc around  (12)
Rnd 22: 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 eye shape, using photo as a guide. 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. Cut a very small circle out of black felt and place on the eyes for pupils, again using the photo as a guide.

Voltorb 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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