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Sunday, June 7, 2009

Mew Plushie



I had a few requests to make a mew plushie, so this is my attempt. I have to say, figuring out the eyes was alot harder than I thought, and I'm still not sure I got them right.

If you find any problems with the pattern, please let me know I'll fix it as soon as possible :D
MEW

MATERIALS:
WW yarn pink
G Hook
Pieces of white and blue felt (for eyes)
Yarn Needle
Fiberfill

NOTES:

Gauge isn't really important, as long as your hook and yarn combination results in a fairly tight stitch to prevent fiberfill from coming through.

Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches in that rnd/row.


HEAD:

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: sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc around (18)
Rnd 5: sc in each sc around (18)
Rnd 6: sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (24)
Rnd 7: sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (30)
Rnd 8: sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (36)
Rnd 9: sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (42)
Rnd 10-16: sc in each sc around (42)
Rnd 17: sc next 19 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (40)

You will likely want to beging stuffing at this point and continue as work progresses. Stuff fairly firmly, shaping the head as you go.

Rnd 18: sc next 2 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (30)
Rnd 19: sc next sc, dec over next 2 sc around (20)
Rnd 20: dec over next 2 sc around (10)

F/O leaving tail. Add any stuffing you need to in order to finish shaping the head. Weave the tail into the final round of sc, and pull to close. Weave in end.


BODY:

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 -14: sc in each sc around (32)
Rnd 15: sc in next 6 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (28)
Rnd 16: sc in each sc around (28)
Rnd 17: sc in next 5 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (24)

Begin stuffing at this point if you haven't already, and continue stuffing as work progresses. Stuff fairly firmly, shaping the body as you add stuffing.

Rnd 18: repeat Rnd 16 (24)
Rnd 19: sc in next 4 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (20)
Rnd 20-21: repeat Rnd 16 (20)

Begin forming nape of neck:
Row 22: sc next 9 sc leaving remaining stitches unworked, do not ch 1 TURN (9)
Row 23: skip first sc, sc each sc across to end, do not ch 1, turn (8)
Row 24: skip first sc, sc each sc across to last 2 sc, dec over last 2 sc (6)

F/O leaving tail. Finish adding any stuffing needed to shape the body. Do not close up neck opening.


LEGS (make 2):

Rnd 1: 8 sc in Magic Ring (8)
Rnd 2: sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc around (12)
Rnd 3: sc in next 2 sc. 2 sc in next sc around (16)
Rnd 4-8: sc in each sc around (16)
Rnd 9: sc in next 2 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (12)
Rnd 10: sc in each sc around (12)
Rnd 11: sc in next 4 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (10)
Rnd 12: sc in each sc around (10)
Rnd 13: Stuff leg. Don't stuff too firmly, but enough to give definition to the leg. Flatten the opening and working through both layers of stitches, sl st together.

F/O, weave in end thru the last row of sl st and pull very slightly to tighten the end of the leg. Tie off.


FEET (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 next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (12)
Rnd 4-7: sc in each sc around (12)
Rnd 8: sc next 4 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (10)
Rnd 9-11: sc in each sc around (10)

Begin stuffing here and continue as you go. Stuff feet VERY lightly (you can skip stuffing the feet if you want, depending on how heavy the yarn is that you used)

Rnd 12: sc in next 3 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (8)
Rnd 13-15: sc in each sc around (8)

Flatten the final row and working through both layers, sl st together (4 sl sts)

Sew the last round of the feet (the flattened end) to the flattened end of the legs. Weave in ends.


ARMS (make 2):

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 each sc around (6)
Rnd 4: sc in each sc around to last sc, 2 sc in last sc (7)
Rnd 5: sc in each sc around (7)
Rnd 6: sc in each sc around to last sc, 2 sc in last sc (8)
Rnd 7-9: sc in each sc around (8)

F/O Stuff arms lightly to desired shape.


EARS (make 2):

Rnd 1: 4 sc in Magic Ring (4)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (8)
Rnd 3: sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc around (12)
Rnd 4: sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (16)
Rnd 5: sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (20)
Rnd 6: sc in each sc around (20)

F/O Flatten ears to shape (do not stuff).


TAIL:

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 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (10)
Rnd 5: sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (12)
Rnd 6: sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (16)
Rnd 7-8: sc in each sc around (16)
Rnd 9: sc in next 2 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (12)
Rnd 10: sc next sc, dec over next 2 sc around (8)

Stuff tail very lightly just to shape.

Rnd 11: sc next 2 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (6)
Rnd 12-55: sc in each sc around (6)

Continue stuffing the tail as you progress every few rounds. How stiffly you stuff the tail is up to you. I stuffed the long portion of the tail only moderately, to allow for some movement, but still maintain the overall roundness.

After Rnd 55: Flatten the end and working thru both layers, sc across. F/O (3 sc)

(NOTE: If you like, you can add a long piece of medium gauge wire in the tail to allow it to be fully poseable. Be sure to securely tape any sharp points before adding though, to prevent them from poking through and damaging the stitches.)

FINAL ASSEMBLY:

I highly recommend that you pin ALL the pieces together before sewing together. This will allow you to make changes and adjustments to get the overall look you want.

Sew head to neck with the 'nape' of the neck in the back. The head should be tilted downard (as shown in the pictures). If you like, you can tilt the head a little to the side, as Mew is cutest when it has that 'curious' head tilt.

Sew arms to body as shown. Sew the legs to either side of the lower body as shown. Position them so that the 'flattened' joint between legs and feet is slightly lower than the body, to allow for freer movement of the feet.

Sew Ears to top of head positioned as shown. Curve the flattened ears slightly to give the shape desired (use pictures for help in placement)

Sew Tail to lower part of body on the back centered between the legs. (see pictures)

For the eyes, I recommend cutting shapes from paper first and pinning in place to ensure that you have the size and shape desired. Mew's eyes can be a little difficult to get the right shape and size, so working with paper first will save you *alot* of headaches with the felt. Cut two shapes in white felt, and then two inner pieces from blue felt (using picture as a guide for shapes) Sew in place after pinning first to ensure proper placement.

Cut two more very small white circles for 'catch lights' in the eyes, and sew (or glue) to the black felt in the positions shown.


Mew character and Pokemon are copyright Nintendo.

This pattern is an original pattern by Linda Potts (June 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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