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Sunday, July 26, 2009

HootHoot Plushie




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August 20, 2009

HootHoot here was fun to make. He's a bit more complicated than most pokemon dolls, in that he has only one foot. The foot is weighted (I used unpopped popcorn, but any good weight material will work) and he does stand on his own with a little maneuvering. I hope you enjoy making HootHoot as much as I did. :)

As always, if you have any trouble with the pattern, feel free to comment or email me, I'll be more than happy to help.


MATERIALS:

WW yarn in warm brown, dark brown, tan and pumpkin
G hook
Fiberfill
Small amount of weight material (dried beans, unpopped popcorn, commercial weight pellets, etc)
Yarn Needle
Sewing threads to match yarn and sewing needle

NOTES:
Gauge isn't very important here, as long as your hook and yarn choices result in a tight enough stitch to prevent the stuffing from showing through.

Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round or row indicate the total number of stitches that should be in that round or row.


BODY:

Using warm brown:

Rnd 1: 6 sc in Magic Ring (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around 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: sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (54)
Rnd 10-19: sc in each sc around (54)
Rnd 20: sc in next 7 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (48)
Rnd 21: sc in next 6 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (42)
Rnd 22: sc in next 5 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (36)
Rnd 23: sc in next 4 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (30)
Rnd 24: sc in next 3 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (24)
Begin stuffing here if you haven 't already. Stuff the body firmly and shape as you stuff.
Rnd 25: sc in next 2 sc, dec over next 2 sc aorund (18)
Rnd 26: sc in next sc, dec over next 2 sc around (12)
Rnd 27: dec over next 2 sc around (6)
F/O leaving tail. Add any stuffing needed to firmly shape out the body, weave tail through final round of sc and pull tightly to close. Secure and weave in loose end.

BELLY SPOT:

Using tan:

Rnd 1: 6 sc in Magic Ring (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around 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 10 sc, 3 sc in each of next 2 sc, sc in next 10 sc, 3 sc in each of next 2 sc (32)
Rnd 6: * sc in next 13 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, 3 sc in next sc * repeat from * to * one time (40)
Rnd 7: sc in each sc around (40)
Rnd 8: sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (48)
Rnd 9: sc in each sc around (48)
F/O leaving tail for sewing.

LEG: (make one)

Using pumpkin:

Rnd 1: Ch 16, join to form a ring. Sc in each ch around (16)
Rnd 2-3: sc in each sc around (16)
F/O leaving tail.

FOOT: (make one)

Using pumpkin:

Rnd 1: 8 sc in Magic Ring (8)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (16)
Rnd 3-4: sc in each sc around (16)
Rnd 5: sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in last sc (18)
Rnd 6: sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in last sc (20)
Rnd 7: sc in next 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 9 sc, 2 sc in last sc (22)
Rnd 8: sc in next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 10 sc, 2 sc in last sc (24)
Rnd 9: sc in each sc around (24)
Fill nearly full with weight material, add a small amount of fiberfill to help keep the weight material in while you sew. Flatten open end and going throu all layers, sc across the top (12 sc)
F/O and weave in end.

Attach tan yarn to corner of row just worked. * Ch 5. sl st in second ch from hook, sc next ch, hdc next ch, dc next ch. Skip next two sc, sl st in next sc *. Repeat from * to * three more times for a total of four 'talons'. F/O weave in end.

Sew the 'leg' to the foot as shown. Don't stuff the leg just yet. That will wait till assembly.

ARMS/WINGS (make 2):

Using warm brown:

Rnd 1: 6 sc in Magic Ring (6)
Rnd 2: sc in each sc around (6)
Rnd 3: sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc (9)
Rnd 4: sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc (12)
Rnd 5-9: sc in each sc around (12)
F/O leaving tail for sewing. Do not stuff

EYES (make 2):

Using pumpkin:

Rnd 1: 8 sc in Magic Ring (8)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (16)
F/O pumpkin and attach dark brown
Rnd 3: sc in next 2 sc * ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 2 chs, sc in next 2 sc of round 2 * repeat from * to * twice more for a total of 3 'lashes'. sc in each sc around, join to first sc. F/O.

Pupils (make 2):

Using dark brown:

4 sc in Magic Ring. Join and F/O. Secure and weave ends. If desired sew pupils to eyes as shown (being sure of correct placement of pupil) using sewing thread (to prevent unwanted bulk). Sewing on pupils can also wait till final assembly so that position can be seen easier.

BEAK:

Using tan:

Row 1: ch 2, sc in first ch (1)
Row 2: 2 sc in sc (2)
Row 3: 2 sc in each sc (4)
Row 4: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in last sc (6)
Row 5: sc in each sc across (6)
Row 6: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in last sc (8)
Row 7-8: sc in each sc across (8)
Row 9: dec over first 2 sc, sc in next 4 sc, dec over last 2 sc (6)
Row 10: sc in each sc across (6)
Row 11: dec over first 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc, dec over last 2 sc (4)
Row 12: dec over first 2 sc, dec over last 2 sc (2)
Row 13: dec over 2 sc (1)
F/O and carefully weave end. Using length of tan with yarn needle, weave through evenly between rows 7 and 8 pull gently to lightly gather the center and create 'curve' of beak . Secure yarn leaving tail for sewing.


EYEBROWS (make 2):

Using dark brown:

(do not use a turning ch in this piece)

Row 1: Ch 3. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and next ch, do not ch 1, turn (2)
Row 2-10: sc in both sc, do not ch 1, turn (2)
Row 11: 2 sc in each sc (4)
Row 12: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in last sc (6)
Row 13: sc in each sc across (6)
Row 14: sc in first 4 sc, dec over last 2 sc (5)
Row 15: sc in first 3 sc, dec over last 2 sc (4)
Row 16: sc in first 2 sc, dec over last 2 sc (3)
Row 17: sc in first sc, dec over last 2 sc (2)
Row 18: dec over 2 sc (1)
F/O and weave end.


SKIRT/FRINGE:

Using tan:

Row 1: ch 19, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across (18)
Row 2: * ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch. Skip 2 sc and sl st into next sc * repeat from * to * around, ending with sl st at base of first ch 4 for total of 6 points.
F/O, leaving tail for sewing.

TAIL PIECES (make 3):

Using warm brown:

Row 1: ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across (4)
Row 2: 2 sc in first sc, sc in each remaining sc across (5)
Row 3: 2 sc in first sc, sc in each remaining sc across (6)
Row 4: sc in each sc across (6)
Row 5: 2 sc in first sc, sc in each remaining sc across (7)
Row 6: sc in each sc across (7)
F/O weave in ends.


ASSEMBLY:

I *highly* recommend pinning all the pieces before sewing, to ensure proper placement. HootHoot is a little different in his construction, pinning first will be very helpful in getting all the pieces in their proper places.

Refer to photos to help with placement.

Belly spot is slightly oval shaped, place the spot so that a smaller end is in front, and slightly 'up' from center.

Stuff the leg *very firmly* and place at the bottom of the body (it won't be centered on the oval). The weighted foot will aid HootHoot in standing on its own, but this pokemon is a rather top heavy doll, little can be done about that because of his shape. The weight should at least help some though.

'Skirt' is sewn at the top of the leg to the belly spot as 'fringe feathers' (see pictures)

Eyes are placed as shown, with pupils facing down and inward, towards beak. Beak is sewn between the eyes, just above the belly spot.

Eyebrows are sewn between the eyes at the top of the beak. Leave the upper portion of the eyebrows free as shown.

Wings should be flattened and sewn to sides of body as shown. Wings are not stuffed.

Tail pieces are sewn as shown. Two placed side by side and one placed in the center of the first two just in front of them, on the back side just above where the other end of the belly spot ends.



HootHoot and Pokemon are copyright Nintendo.

This pattern is an original pattern by Linda Potts (July 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.

16 Comments:

Sooticas Dream said...

YEY!!!
I LOVE this one...thank you SO much for posting your pattern.
I'm definetly going to make this one.... :)

WolfDreamer said...

LOL thanks! Making HootHoot was a real 'Hoot'! I hope you enjoy making him as much as I did... :D

Anonymous said...

I just have to make this bird! It's cute! I've never actually watched pokemon and vaguely know what it is, but this cute creature is wonderful! I love all your patterns, you are very creative. Oddly, I have all the colors you call for on hand(a rare thing in my house!)

FightingAutism said...

Hi! I love your patterns! Is there any way I can cell the finished item if it raises money to help fight autism? Unfortunetely, I know a few kids who are affected by the disease, and I'd like to help them by raising money for the for the cause.

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

These are so fantastic! Someday I'm going to have to sit down and go through your archives.

WolfDreamer said...

Thanks :D... the archives are always there LOL

Dragonflymom said...

wow wow wow you did it again!!

WolfDreamer said...

Thanks! :D

Anonymous said...

You are amazing! I was just thinking about how awesome it would be to crochet pokemon and lo and behold I find you! These are some of the best patterns I've seen and thank you for making them available for everyone!

WolfDreamer said...

You're very welcome! I hope you enjoy the patterns :D

Pat said...

You refer to Magic Ring in this pattern. I have seen it elsewhere but can you point me to instructions for this?
Thanks for all you patterns. Really enjoyable to see and inspiring to create!

WolfDreamer said...

Magic Ring is really just a term for something I grew up calling a slip-ring :). Some really nice illustrated instructions are here: http://www.planetjune.com/blog/tutorials/magic-ring-right-handed/ (the left-handed instructions are linked at the top if you need those)

If you work better from video tutorials try this one:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHYVutk2iYY">
Hope that helps! It's technique that really does make working in rounds alot easier :)

Helen said...

Thanks for posting the hoothoot pattern! i love it so much!! i had to stick popsicle sticks behind the eyebrows to make them stand up straight, however....

shiny umbreon said...

hey i know this was posted a long time ago but i own lots of pokemon card and on one he has only one foot but on another he has 2 feet? then in the book he has two. strange. :s

WolfDreamer said...

HootHoot has two feet, but generally prefers to stand on just one. A quick search online will bring up many sites that explain in more detail about his 'unusual' habits. :D

Anonymous said...

I love your hoothoot plushy. Could you make a Jirachi and Blazkin?

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