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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

SQUIRTLE




This is a little squirtle I recently finished for the girls. It took me longer than usual, due to the fact I have a bad infection in my eye, which causes my eye to water constantly, making everything blurry all the time. It should clear up in a few days but it's been really a pain trying to work with blurry eyes. LOL (if you click on the picture, it should give you the full sized image)

Here's the pattern, and like with the Pichu, my pattern tester is still out of town for at least another week possibly more, so this one hasn't been tested by anyone but me. I've tried to make sure it's complete and error free, but if you do run into anything at all, let me know and I'll make changes asap. :)

Enjoy!

Squirtle

MATERIALS:

WW yarn approx 3 oz of cornflower blue, 1.5 ounces of med. chocolate, 1.5 ounces of tan. Very small amt. of white
F Hook
Felt scraps in black and white
sewing thread to match the felt
small amt of black embroidery thread (although a doubled length of black sewing thread works well)
needles for sewing and weaving in yarn ends
Fiberfill

NOTES:

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.

This doll ends up about 6 inches high if materials and hook size that are listed are used. If you use a different sized hook or yarns, your doll will be of a different size.


HEAD:

Using blue:

Rnd 1: 8 sc in Magic Ring (8)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (16)

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

Rnd 4: sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (32)

Rnd 5-8: sc in each sc around (32)

Rnd 9: sc in each of next 12 sc, 2 sc in each of next three sc, 3 sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in each of next 3 sc, sc in each of next 12 sc. (42)

Rnd 10: sc in each of next 12 sc, (working in Front loops only) dec over 2 sc (three times), dec3 over 3 sc (twice), dec over 2 sc (three times), (working again through both loops) sc in each of next 12 sc. (32)

Rnd 11: sc in each of next 2 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (24)

Begin stuffing head here if you haven't already. Continue to stuff as you progress.

Rnd 12: sc in next sc, dec over next 2 sc around (16)

Rnd 13: Dec over next 2 sc around (8)

F/O. Add any stuffing needed to properly shape the head.

BELLY PLATE:

Using tan:

Rnd 1: 8 sc in Magic Ring (8)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (16)

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

Rnd 4: sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (32)

Rnd 5: sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (40)

Rnd 6-7: sc in each sc around (40) F/O, weave in ends.

Using black sewing thread and needle, add the markings to the belly plate using the photo as a guide for placement.


BACK PLATE:

Using chocolate color:

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 8-10: sc in each sc around (42)

F/O

Sew the back plate to the belly plate (easing in the two extra stitches) stuffing carefully as you go. Shape the body with the stuffing as you sew.

ARMS:


Rnd 1: 5 sc in magic ring. (5)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (10)

Rnd 3-6: sc in each sc around (10)

Rnd 7: sc in each of next 4 sc. ch1 and turn, sk first sc, sc in each of next 2 sc, sl st into end of row. (2 sc) F/O

Stuff arm moderately firm, but not too stiff. Create the fingers as follows:

Attach the yarn in between rounds 2 and 3 (beginning rounds of arm) and ch3. Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, sl st in between rnds 1 and 2. Ch3. Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, sl st in between rnds 1 and 2. Ch3. Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, sl st in between rnds 2 and 3. F/O weave in ends

LEGS:

Rnd 1: 7 sc in magic ring (7)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (14)

Rnd 3: (working in Front Loops Only for this round) sc in next 5 sc, dec over next 2 sc (two times - toe formed), sc in next 5 sc (12)

Rnd 4-8: sc in each sc around (12)

F/O

Stuff the foot and leg carefully keeping the toe formation. Make the toes as follows:

Attach the yarn on the right side of the toe, in one of the free loops left in round 3 and ch3. Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, sl st in next free loop. Ch3. Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, sl st in next free loop. Ch3. Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, sl st in next free loop. F/O weave in ends.


TAIL:

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)

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

Rnd 3-7: sc in each sc around (9)

Rnd 8: sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (12)

Rnd 9: sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (15)

Rnd 10: sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (18)

Rnd 11: sc next 2 sc, roll the small starting end of the tail up to meet the current round. Sc in next 2 sc AND going through a couple of the stitches of the tail end roll (securing the roll) sc in each of the remaining sc around (18)

Rnd 12: sc in next 4 sc, dec over next 2 sc, around (15)

Rnd 13: sc in next 3 sc, dec over next 2 sc, around (12)

Rnd 14: sc in each sc around (12)

You will likely want to begin stuffing at this point, continuing as you progress. Gently shape the tail as you stuff it.

Rnd 15: sc in next 2 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (9)

Rnd 16: repeat rnd 14 (9)

Rnd 17: sc in next 4 sc, turn. sk first sc, sc in next 2 sc, sl st in last sc. F/O


ASSEMBLY:

Using the photos as a guide, sew head, arms and legs to body. (I recommend pinning all the parts first, to be certain that you like the placement, then sew each piece to the body. The arms have a small 'shoulder' (last two rows worked). This shoulder goes on the 'back' shell plate, and aids in positioning the arms.

Positing the tail at the base of the back shell, with the 'cape' (last two rows worked) going underneath the body. Sew firmly, taking care to positing the tail as desired. The curl should be on the 'bottom' side of the tail. (refer to pictures)

With white yarn, ch approx 77 (do not fasten off just yet). Using pins, attach this chain carefully along the very edge of the back shell, going around the arms, legs and tail as shown in the pictures. if you need to add some to the chain to make it long enough, do so, otherwise remove what chains are necessary to make the chain meet evenly and F/O. Sew carefully in place with sewing thread and needle.

Cut two pieces of black felt for eyes, and two very small white ovals for catchlights in eyes. Sew or glue in place carefully. Using either black embroidery thread, or a doubled length of sewing thread, add nostrils and mouth (using the formation created while constructing the head leaving the unworked loops) as a guide. (see pictures for help with placement)



Squirtle and Pokemon is copyright Nintendo.

This crochet pattern is an original pattern by Linda Potts (May 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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