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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Fireflower


FireFlower is by request. I had tons of email requests for this one. I understand that in the newer games the FireFlower isn't in a box, but I needed to put it in one so that it would stand up. So I sort of combined several different evolutions of FireFlower for this plushie :)

The cube/box is done in rounds, like a ball which makes it a little different from most 'boxes'. It's done using the same technique as the cube in the Chain Chomp pattern, and is easy enough even for novice crocheters.

As always if you have any problems with the pattern or just have a question please feel free to either leave it in a comment or email me :).


FIREFLOWER

MATERIALS:

WW yarn in medium brown, white, yellow, orange, green
G hook
Fiberfill
Small amount of dark brown felt (or dark brown yarn)
Yarn Needle
Sewing thread to match colors of yarn and sewing needle

NOTES:

Gauge isn't that important, as long as your hook and yarn choices result in a fairly tight stitch so that the stuffing wont show through.

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



BOX/CUBE:

Box is worked in one piece. It's a little different than working a ball in rounds, the increases and decreases are different, but similar enough that it should be easy even for beginners with a little patience. I recommend joining your rounds, but if you are comfortable enough using continuous rounds, it's worth a try.

[Dec3 instructions: Instead of making a normal dec stitch, this is a decrease over 3 sc. In front loops only: insert yarn thru front loop of first sc, y/o pull through, insert through FL of second sc y/o pull through, insert through FL of third sc y/o pull thru, y/o pull through all loops on hook.]

Using med brown yarn:

Rnd 1: 4 sc in magic ring. join with sl st to first sc do not turn, continue as if for a ball (4)

Rnd 2: ch 1 3 sc in same stitch as join, and in each sc around, join with sl st to first sc of round (12)

Rnd 3: ch 1, sc in same stitch as join. *3 sc next sc. sc in next 2 sc* repeat from * to * around to last corner, end with 3 sc in corner sc and sc in last sc. Join with sl st to first sc of round. (21)

Rnd 4: ch 1, sc same st as join, sc in next sc. *3 sc next sc, sc in next 4 sc* repeat from * to * around to last corner, end with 3 sc in corner sc and sc in each of last 2 sc. Join with sl st to first sc of round. (28)

Rnd 5: ch 1, sc same st as join, sc in next 2 sc. *3 sc next sc, sc in next 6 sc* repeat from * to * to last corner, end with 3 sc in corner sc and sc in each of last 3 sc. Join with sl st to first sc of round ( 36)

Rnd 6: ch 1, sc same st as join, sc in next 3 sc. *3 sc next sc, sc in next 8 sc* repeat from * to * to last corner, end with 3 sc in corner sc and sc in each of last 4 sc. Join with sl st to first sc of round (44)

Rnd 7: ch 1, sc same st as join, sc in next 4 sc. *3 sc next sc, sc in next 10 sc* repeat from * to * to last corner, end with 3 sc in corner sc and sc in each of last 5 sc. Join with sl st to first sc of round (52)


Rnd 8: (working in back loops only for this round) sc in each sc around, join with sl st. (52)

Rnd 9-21: (working in both loops now) sc in each sc around joining each round with sl st to first sc of round (52)

Rnd 22: (working in back loops only for this round) ch 1 sc same st as join, sc in next 5 sc. *Dec3 over next 3 sc, sc in next 10 sc* repeat from * to * to last corner, end with dec3 and sc in last 5 sc. Join with sl st to first sc of round (44)

Rnd 23: (working in both loops again) ch 1 sc same st as join, sc in next 4 sc. *Dec3 over next 3 sc, sc in next 8 sc* repeat from * to * to last corner, end with dec3 and sc in last 4 sc. Join with sl st to first sc of round (36)

Rnd 24: ch 1 sc same st as join, sc in next 3 sc. * Dec3 over next 3 sc, sc in next 6 sc* repeat from * to * to last corner, end with dec3 and sc in last 3 sc. Join with sl st to first sc of round (28)

You probably will need to begin stuffing cube at this point (if you haven't already), and continue as you progress. Take care to stuff so that the shape of a cube is retained with minimum bulging of the sides (some bulging is natural) See the picture for references.

Rnd 25: ch 1 sc same st as join, sc in next sc 2 sc. *Dec3 over next 3 sc, sc in next 4 sc* repeat from * to * to last corner, end with dec3 and sc in last 2 sc. Join with sl st to first sc of round (21)

Rnd 26: ch 1 sc same st as join, sc in next sc. *Dec3 over next 3 sc, sc in next 2 sc* repeat from * to * to last corner, end with dec3 and sc in last sc, Join with sl st to first sc of round (12)

Rnd 27: c1 Dec3 over next 3 sc around join with sl st to first sc of round (4).

F/O leaving tail for finishing off.

Using the blunt end of crochet hook, chopstick or eraser end of pencil, add any stuffing necessary to finish out cube shape. With yarn needle, weave the tail through the last 4 stitches of final round and pull to tighten. Tie off.

If you like, you can add some weighted material to the cube to make in heavier. FireFlower makes a cute paperweight.

FLOWER (make 2):

Beginning with white:

Rnd 1: 8 sc in Magic Ring (8)

Rnd 2: sc in next sc, 2 sc in each of the next 3 sc, sc in next sc, 2 sc in each of next 3. Change to yellow yarn in last sc, F/O white yarn) (14)

Rnd 3: sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in each of next 3 sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in each of next 3 sc, sc in last 2 sc. (20)

Rnd 4: sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in each of next 3 sc, sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in each of next 3 sc, sc in last 4 sc. Change to orange yarn in last stitch. F/O yellow yarn. (26)

Rnd 5: sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in each of next 3 sc, sc in next 10 sc, 2 sc in each of next 3 sc, sc in last 6 sc. (32)

Rnd 6: sc in each sc around (32)

F/O. Place the two flower sides together (right side facing out) and sew together using whip stitch. Add small amount of stuffing evenly across the flower before closing.

Using sewing thread (doubled) and needle, sew around the inside of each flower were the colors change going through both sides of flower (once around where white meets yellow, and once around where yellow meets orange) This will help to shape flower and keep stuffing from gathering in one corner later on.

Add two eyes by using some black yarn and making a couple of whipstitches in the center of the white part of one side (see photo)


STEM:

Using green:

Rnd 1: 8 sc in Magic Ring. (8)
Rnd 2-16: sc in each sc around (8)
Rnd 17: 2 sc in each sc around (16)
Rnd 18: sc in each sc around (16)

F/O and stuff stem firmly. It will help if you have a chopstick or use the eraser end of a pencil to move the stuffing down and help shape the stem.

Sew the wide end of the stem to the back of the flower (see photos)

LEAVES:

Rnd 1: 4 sc in Magic Ring (4)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (8)
Rnd 3: sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc (10)
Rnd 4: sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc (12)
Rnd 5: sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc (14)
Rnd 6-9: sc in each sc around (14)
Rnd 10: sc in next 5 sc, dec over next 2 sc, sc in next 5 sc, dec over last 2 sc (12)
Rnd 11: sc in next 4 sc, dec over next 2 sc, sc in next 4 sc, dec over last 2 sc (10)
Rnd 12: sc in next 3 sc, dec over next 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc, dec over last 2 sc (8)

F/O. Flatten leaves and sew wider end to stem as shown in photos.

Sew flower to center of top of cube/box. This might require some extra stitches to help it stand up. If you stuffed the stem very firmly, it should be able to stand fairly well on it's own.

Cut 16 small circles from brown felt. Sew or glue to each corner of the sides of the cube/box as shown. If you prefer, you can use an F hook and dark brown yarn and make 5 sc in a magic ring, join and f/o, sew to the corners.




FireFlower and Mario Brothers are copyright Nintendo.

This pattern is an original pattern by Linda Potts (August 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 or publish on any cd or collection. 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. Photos are also property of and copyright Linda Potts.

29 Comments:

Dragonflymom said...

This is just really cute!!! Great job

WolfDreamer said...

Thank you! :D

Anonymous said...

These are so cute! I love your Mario Bros. Patterns!!! Thanks!!!

WolfDreamer said...

You're quite welcome! and thank you for the nice comment :D

Kalena said...

you do amazing work! once I get my store stocked up, I'm definitely going to have to make one! Thank you so much for your patterns!

WolfDreamer said...

Thanks! :D

Anonymous said...

tanx a bunch!!!!!

Marizza said...

hi i asked you for the patterns and you made them, that is so nice of you!! I will donate to you if my mum gets her new creditcard ^-^

WolfDreamer said...

Thank you! I try to make the patterns that I get alot of request for, mostly I can do it as long as I have the yarns I need.... but sometimes I have to wait till I get the right yarn for them :)

Anonymous said...

this is so cute, can you make yosi?

Anonymous said...

cool, can you make blooper an mario party pwease?

WolfDreamer said...

Right now I do have a long list of projects to do (both the free patterns for this site, and also custom work locally), but I get to each project as quickly as I can... I'm the only person here to work on them, so sometimes I get really backlogged :D

Jasmine said...

Brillant pattern :)
My kids are going to love it,
thanks!

WolfDreamer said...

Thanks! (Lucky kids! :D)

Alisa said...

Hi there I am trying to print your patterns and all I get is the 1st page. Am I doing something wrong or do I need to sign up? I really really want them if you can help me. Thank you Alisa

WolfDreamer said...

Are you getting only part of a pattern? Or only one pattern at a time? If you only get a part of the pattern, you might need to tell your printer to print all pages. If you're just getting one pattern, it's because you have to click on the name of the pattern in the list on the right of the page, and load it in your browser and print each one separately.

I hope that helps... There is no membership or anything, they should all print out completely.

jan said...

i HAVE MADE ALMOST ALL OF YOUR 'MARIO BROS' ITEMS. I LOVE THEM ALL SOOOOOOO MUCH, MY SON (27) AND HIS FRIENDS ARE IN LINE WAITING FOR ME TO MAKE THEM ALL FOR THEM LOL. I DID MY OWN PIRANHA PLANT BECAUSE YOU HAVE INSPIRED MY CREATIVITY. I DID CHANGE THE FELT ACCENTS TO CROCHETED PIECES. PERSONALLY I LIKE THEM DONE THAT WAY. I'M GOING TO TRY TO DO YOSHI, AT A FRIEND'S REQUEST. THINK I CAN GET IT DONE, WILL LET YOU KNOW AND POST PICS IF I CAN FIGURE OUT HOW.

WolfDreamer said...

Thank you very much! I look forward to seeing your creations! :D

Anonymous said...

I'm making this pattern right now, and I just wanted to leave you a note to say how incredible I think all your patterns are! I really can't believe how professional they all look. Mine is maybe not turning out quite as perfect, but I have a gamer geek brother who is going to be really excited with his presents this Christmas. :D And then I'm going to make the Pokemon plushies for myself, heh heh . . . Thank you so much for providing these patterns for us!

-Mooglecat from ravelry.com

Roo said...

i love your mario patterns. i am making a baby mobile for my brother out of mario, the mushrooms and maybe the fireflower, have not decided yet. thanks so much for your patterns!

Julie said...

I just finished a fire flower that I started the other day. It was so quick and easy, I am still shocked! I had trouble getting the box to be boxy, so I did some whip stitches all along the sides to make them more pronounced, and it worked pretty well! Thank you so much for sharing these patterns with us.

Nichelle said...

You're so wonderful for sharing these! I asked my 4-year-old nephew what i could get him for xmas because he is obsessed with Mario (runs in the family) and he said it would be so cool if there were Mario Bros legos so he could build his own scenes. Well.. i searched and searched and this doesn't exist. So I am going to try my hand at making these guys for him and then making a bunch of "brick" blocks that maybe he could stack on top of one another. I noticed that most of your Mario characters are pretty big... I was hoping i could make more of like little hand held characters for him. Is it possible for me to scale down these patterns to make smaller ones? I am not as good as you at crocheting so I thought I would ask before I hurt my brain trying. Any advice would be much appreciated. Good thing I am starting his xmas present now. Thanks!

WolfDreamer said...

The fastest and easiest way to scale down the patterns, is to use a smaller yarn size (like baby yarn/sport yarn or even 'fingering' sock yarn) and a smaller hook - whichever hook will work with the yarn size you've chosen and create a tight, even stitch :D

Even crochet thread (size 10 or 5 or 3) and an appropriate hook would also work well, and threads all come in lovely colors :D

It might not be as easy to scale down the 'pattern', and maintain the right proportions, but using the smaller yarn and hook is any easy way to do that.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your patterns. I read that you sometimes do requests and I was just wondering if you might have time to try a piranha plant in a warp pipe? Thank you!

BerryFine said...

I just wanted to say thank you for the amazing patterns. The fireflower is my first attempt at one of your projects and it's worked up quickly and easily.

I'm just about done, and it's only taken about two hours! A fast project for me (I'm notoriously slow when it comes to crochet).

I think I'll have to attempt the rest of the Mario gang after this one is done!

~TrAcEe said...

Thank you, Thank you thankyou, these patterns are awesome, thanks to you I have all my party favors and prices for my sons mario partys, I have crocheted up 11 bo-bombs, 11 mushrooms, and one of everything else for prieces for the kids games. I love your work. I was wondering if you have thought about trying bowser out? I found him on another site, someone had done him but no pattern. I bought my son all the plushys off ebay and the fall apart so fast these guys made by hand are so much cuter and stay together longer. Thanks for posting your wonderful patterns on here.

Anonymous said...

Very nicely done!!! Will ya make a princess peach pattern?

Rose said...

can you make a tutorial for the mario star? I can't seem to find a good one in google.

Smeetjuh1990 said...

Hi! I am such a fan of your site! I love the patterns, especially the one of the minion.
Today I finished the cube, but it did not worked out as I wanted to. The bottom corners don't line up with the top corners.
The first problem I encountered, was in row 3. I don't end up with 21 stitches, but with 20. I am supposed to not count the join stitch and chain in the beginning right? I counted the steps, but still I end up with 20 stitches. After row 3, I end up with the acquired number of stitches. So I kept going.

When we start decreasing again, I don't end up with the remaining normal stitches in the end (I always have 1 less then I am supposed to have) for example in row 24 it says:" end with dec3 and sc in last 3 sc." Then I end up with 1 less, so I have two sc left till the end of the round. I do however, have the acquired stitches in each row.

Am I counting wrong? Or am I reading the pattern wrong? I hope you understand my explanation haha.

Kind regards!

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