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Monday, March 8, 2010

Tails Plushie

 

I guess I couldn't make sonic without Tails to travel with him.   I have to say that even though the pattern seems complex when you're reading the instructions,  it's really not that difficult once you get going.
I've been extremely busy recently,  and it's likely I won't be working on any dolls for a couple of weeks.   Spring has sprung  (well at least here in Texas)  and I have my vegetable garden to plant,  and spring cleaning to attend to...and quite frankly I just need to get up off my carcass and do some stuff that I've neglected over the winter.  LOL

I'm also working on some other projects which I've been putting off ... some of which you'll see on here,  others are baby shower gifts and one wedding gift.

I'll post though when I have more stuff to share!

As always,  if you are confused with the pattern,  or find something wrong with it,  please let me know,  I'll help ya out or fix the problem asap :) 

Happy Hookin' y'all!


Miles *Tails* Prower

MATERIALS:

WW yarn in Gold, white and red
G Hook
Fiberfill
Yarn Needle
Sewing needle and sewing thread to match yarn and felt
Bits of felt in white, blue and black

NOTES:

Gauge isn't critical to this project, as long as your choice of hook and yarn result in a tight, even stitch throughout the doll.

The tail has some different instructions for color changes.  It's helpful to read through the instructions for the tail and the pattern progression completely before beginning to familiarize yourself with the process. 

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


BODY:

Rnd 1:  7 sc in magic circle  (7)
Rnd 2:  2 sc in each sc around  (14)
Rnd 3:  sc in next sc,  2 sc in next sc around (21)
Rnd 4:  sc in next 2 sc,  2 sc in next sc around  (28)
Rnd 5:  sc in next 3 sc,  2 sc in next sc around  (35)
Rnd 6-12:  sc in each sc around  (35)
Rnd 13:  sc in next 5 sc,  dec over next 2 sc around  (30)
Rnd 14-16:  sc in each sc around  (30)
Rnd 17:  sc in next 4 sc,  dec over next 2 sc around  (25)
(Begin stuffing at this point if you haven't already,  stuff moderately firm and continue stuffing as you progress)
Rnd 18:  sc in next 3 sc,  dec over next 2 sc around  (20)
Rnd 19:  sc in next 2 sc,  dec over next 2 sc around  (15)
Rnd 20:  sc in next sc,  dec over next 2 sc around  (10)
Rnd 21:  working in Front Loops Only,  sc in each sc around  (10)
F/O.  Add any stuffing needed finish the body shape as desired.  Weave ends.

BELLY FRONT PANEL:
(using white)

NOTE:  Front panel is bit more involved than most, due to the shape.  The final round seems daunting when reading the instructions, but it's really much easier than it looks.  Take your time and you'll soon see how the pattern works.

Rnd 1:  6 sc in magic ring (6)
Rnd 2:  sc in next sc,  3 sc in each of next 2 sc,  sc 1,  3 sc in each of next 2 sc,  join to first sc with slip stitch, do not turn  (14)
Rnd 3:  sc in next 2 sc,  3 sc in next sc,  sc in next 2 sc,  3 sc in next sc,  sc in next 3 sc,  3 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc,  3 sc in next sc, sc in last sc,  join to first sc of round with sl st, do not turn.  (22)
Rnd 4:  sc in next 3 sc,  3 sc in next sc,  sc in next 4 sc,  3 sc in next sc,  sc in next 5 sc,  3 sc in next sc,  sc in next 4 sc,  3 sc in next sc,  sc in last 2 sc.  join to first sc of round with sl st, do not turn.  (30)
Rnd 5:  sc in next 4 sc,  3 sc in next sc,  sc in next 6 sc,  3 sc in next sc,  sc in next 7 sc,  3 sc in next sc,  sc in next 6 sc,  3 sc in next sc,  sc in last 3 sc.  join to first sc of round with sl st, do not turn.  (38)
Rnd 6:  sc in first sc,  ch 3, sl st in second ch from hook, sc in next ch, sc in next sc. Ch 4, sl st in second ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, skip one sc, sc in next sc.  Ch 5, sl st in second ch from hook,  sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch,  skip one sc, 2 sc in next sc (corner),  sc in next 8 sc,  2 sc in next sc (corner).  Ch 5, sl st in second ch from hook,  sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch,  skip one sc, sc in next sc.  Ch 4, sl st in second ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, skip one sc, sc in next sc.  Ch 3, sl st in second ch from hook, sc in next ch, sc in next sc. Sc in each of next 4 sc,  3 sc in next sc,  sc in each of next 8 sc,  3 sc in next sc,  sc in last 4 sc.
You should now have the front panel with the three 'points' on each side at the top (as shown in pictures)
F/O and weave in loose ends.



HEAD:

Rnd 1:  7 sc in magic circle  (7)
Rnd 2:  2 sc in each sc around  (14)
Rnd 3:  sc in next sc,  2 sc in next sc around (21)
Rnd 4:  sc in next 2 sc,  2 sc in next sc around  (28)
Rnd 5:  sc in next 3 sc,  2 sc in next sc around  (35)
Rnd 6:  sc in next 4 sc,  2 sc in next sc around  (42)
Rnd 7:  sc in next 5 sc,  2 sc in next sc around  (49)
Rnd 8-14:  sc in each sc around  (49)
Rnd 15:  Sc in next 5 sc,  dec over next 2 sc around  (42)
Rnd 16-17:  sc in each sc around  (42)
Rnd 18:  sc in next 4 sc,  dec over next 2 sc around  (35)
Rnd 19:  sc in each sc around  (35)
Begin stuffing here if you haven't already.  Stuff moderately firm while shaping and continue stuffing as you progress.
Rnd 20:  sc in next 3 sc,  dec over next 2 sc around  (28)
Rnd 21:  sc in next 2 sc,  dec over next 2 sc around  (21)
Rnd 22:  sc in next sc,  dec over next 2 sc around  (14)
Rnd 23:  dec over next 2 sc around  (7)
F/O.  Add any stuffing needed to finish the shaping,  weave the tail through the final round and tug gently to close the opening. Secure and weave in end.

MUZZLE:

Again this section might seem very daunting when just reading the instructions,  the final round is similar to the final round of the front panel done earlier,  just take it one step at a time and you'll soon see how it works.  This piece doesn't work well with continuous rounds, so you'll need to join each round with a slip stitch as indicated.

(using white)

Rnd 1:  8 sc in magic circle,  join last sc to first sc with slip stitch, ch 1  (8)
Rnd 2:  sc in same stitch as joining slip stitch,  2 dc in each of the next 2 sc,  sc in each of the next 2 sc,  2 dc in each of the next 2 sc,  sc in last sc,  join with slip stitch to first sc,  ch 1.  (12)
Rnd 3:  sc in same stitch as joining slip stitch, sc in next st,  2 dc in each of the next 2 sts,  sc in next 4 sts,  2 dc in each of the next 2 sts,  sc in last 2 sts.  Join with slip stitch to first sc,  ch 1  (16)
Rnd 4:  hdc in same stitch as joining slip stitch,  sc in next 2 sts,  3 dc in each of next 2 sts, sc in next 6 sts,  3 dc in each of next 2 sts,  sc in next 2 sts, hdc in last st.  Join with slip stitch to first sc,  ch1.  (24)
Rnd 5:  hdc in same stitch as joining slip stitch, slip stitch in next 3 sts, sc next st,  *Ch 5, slip stitch in 2nd ch from hook,  sc in next ch,  hdc in next 2 chs,  sc in next st of round* repeat from * to *  3 more times  (total of four 'points'),   slip stitch next 7 sts,  sc next st,    *Ch 5, slip stitch in 2nd ch from hook,  sc in next ch,  hdc in next 2 chs,  sc in next st of round* repeat from * to *  3 more times  (total of four 'points'),  slip stitch next 3 sts, hdc last stitch. Join with slip stitch to first hdc of round.
F/O. Weave in ends.

Muzzle is stuffed lightly (to shape) and attached to the head at the lower front side as shown.  I recommend that you pin it first, before sewing it on.  A little stretching and fiddling around with its position is probably going to be needed.  When you have it pinned in a position you like,  sew it on securely  (use a needle and white sewing thread is highly preferable,  as it will result in a more 'natural' looking joining than if you use yarn to attach it)  Make any small adjustments as you sew.

NOSE:

(using black)

Rnd 1:  4 sc in magic ring  (4)
Rnd 2:  sc in each sc around  (4)
F/O leaving a small tail.  Stuff the tail into the nose  (that's all the stuffing you'll need).  Sew onto muzzle as shown with black sewing thread.


HAND/ARMS  (make 2)

Beginning with white at hand:

Rnd 1:  6 sc in magic ring  (6)
Rnd 2:  2 sc in each sc around  (12)
Rnd 3:  sc in each sc around  (12)
Rnd 4: sc in next 4 sc,  dec over next 2 sc,  sc next 4 sc,  dec over next 2 sc  (10)
Rnd 5:  working in front loops only;  2 sc in each sc around  (20)
Rnd 6-7:  sc in each sc around  (20)
Rnd 8: slip stitch in each sc around
F/O.  Curl cuff down over hand.

ARM:

Attach gold yarn to free loop from rnd 5.

Rnd 1:  sc in same loop as joining.  sc in next 2 loops,  dec over next 2 loops,  sc in next 3 loops, dec over last 2 loops  (8)
Rnd 2-10:  sc in each sc around  (8)
Stuff arm lightly to shape (but don't overstuff).  Flatten open end and working through all layers,  sc across end  (4 sc)
F/O and weave in ends.


FEET/LEGS  (make 2)

For those that might be having troubles with the instructions for the feet,  I put up a sort of a picture tutorial here:  http://oth-help.blogspot.com/2013/03/sonic-foot-tutorial.html that may be of greater assistance.   The color of the example is different,  but the process is the same.  :D

Beginning at toe of foot with white:

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 4-7:  sc in each sc around  (18)
Rnd 8: sc in each sc around,  change to red in last sc of round  (18)
Rnd 9-10:  sc in each sc around  (18)
Rnd 11: sc in each sc around,  do not join.  Turn  (18)
Rnd 12-14:  sc in each sc around,  do not join rounds  (18)
Rnd 15:  (beginning heel section) sc in next 6 sc  (leave remaining sc unworked) turn  (6)
Rnd 16-18:  sc in each sc  turning at end of each row  (6)
F/O, leaving a tail.  Using yarn needle,  match the short rows of 6 to other 'side' of the heel,  down heel and across bottom of foot to close up the heel.  You should now have a 'foot' shaped piece.  Stuff the foot moderately.

Beginning cuff:

Attach white to a stitch at the center of the heel portion of the foot. 

Rnd 1:  sc in same stitch as joining.  sc 11 more sc evenly around the opening of the foot  (12)
Rnd 2: working in front loops only;   2 sc in each sc around  (24)
Rnd 3:  sc in each sc around  (24)
Rnd 4: sc in next sc,  2 sc in next sc around  (36)
Rnd 5: sc in each sc around  (36)
Rnd 6:  sc in next sc,  dec over next 2 sc around  (24)
F/O leave long tail.  Curl the cuff down towards the foot.  Add some stuffing lightly in the cuff to shape it as you like.  Using the long tail and a yarn needle,  weave through the last round worked and gently pull to tighten it.  When you're pleased with the shape,  secure the yarn and weave in loose ends.

Leg:

Attach gold yarn to a free loop from round 2 of cuff.

Rnd 1:  sc in same loop as joining,  sc in next 3 loops,  dec over next 2 loops,  sc next 4 loops, dec over last 2 loops  (10)
Rnd 2-9:  sc in each sc around  (10)
F/O.  Stuff leg moderately but not overstuffed.  Leave opening.


EARS  (make 2)

Rnd 1:  4 sc in magic ring  (4)
Rnd 2:  sc in next sc,  2 sc in next sc,  sc in next sc,  2 sc in last sc  (6)
Rnd 3:  sc in next sc,  2 sc in next sc around  (9)
Rnd 4:  sc in each sc around  (9)
Rnd 5:  sc in next 2 sc,  2 sc in next sc around  (12)
Rnd 6:  sc in next 3 sc,  2 sc in next sc around  (15)
Rnd 7:  sc in next 4 sc,  2 sc in next sc around  (18)
Rnd 8:  sc in each sc around  (18)
Rnd 9:  sc in next 5 sc,  2 sc in next sc around  (21)
Rnd 10:  sc in each sc around  (21)
Flatten ear (ears aren't stuffed) and sc evenly across the end through all layers  (you'll have 10 or 11 sc across depending on how you work it,  it doesn't matter as long as both ears have the same 10 or 11 sc across) 
Cut a piece of white felt to fit inside the ear as shown and sew it on with sewing thread to match the felt.


TAILS (make 2):

NOTE:  Rnds 23-30 of this part of the pattern will be worded very differently than other parts.  You will see something like this:  W-1, G-6 etc.   This means to work 1 sc in white then 6 sc in gold,  changing the colors as appropriate.  Carry the unused color behind your work to be picked up as you need it.  There will also be an 'alternate' tail pattern for those that would rather not do the frequent color changes.


Rnd 1:  4 sc in magic ring  (4)
Rnd 2:  sc in first sc,  2 sc in next sc,  sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc  (6)
Rnd 3:  sc in each sc around (6)
Rnd 4:  sc in next 2 sc,  2 sc in next sc,  sc in next 2 sc,  2 sc in next sc  (8)
Rnd 5:  sc in each sc around  (8)
Rnd 6:  sc in next 3 sc,  2 sc in next sc,  sc in next 3 sc,  2 sc in next sc  (10)
Rnd 7:  sc in each sc around  (10)
Rnd 8:  sc in next 4 sc,  2 sc in next sc,  sc in next 4 sc,  2 sc in next sc  (12)
Rnd 9:  sc in each sc around  (12)
Rnd 10:  sc in next 5 sc,  2 sc in next sc,  sc in next 5 sc,  2 sc in next sc  (14)
Rnd 11:  sc in each sc around  (14)
Rnd 12:  sc in next 6 sc,  2 sc in next sc,  sc in next 6 sc,  2 sc in next sc  (16)
Rnd 13:  sc in each sc around  (16)
Rnd 14:  sc in next 7 sc,  2 sc in next sc,  sc in next 7 sc,  2 sc in next sc  (18)
Rnd 15:  sc in each sc around  (18)
Begin stuffing tail if you haven't already.  Stuff moderately but don't overstuff.  Continue stuffing as you progress.
Rnd 16:  sc in next 8 sc,  2 sc in next sc,  sc in next 8 sc,  2 sc in next sc  (20)
Rnd 17:  sc in each sc around  (20)
Rnd 18:  sc in next 9 sc,  2 sc in next sc,  sc in next 9 sc,  2 sc in next sc  (22)
Rnd 19:  sc in next 10 sc,  2 sc in next sc,  sc in next 10 sc,  2 sc in next sc  (24)
Rnd 20:  sc in next 11 sc,  2 sc in next sc,  sc in next 11 sc,  2 sc in next sc  (26)
Rnd 21:  sc in next 12 sc,  2 sc in next sc,  sc in next 12 sc,  2 sc in next sc  (28)
Rnd 22:  sc in each sc around, change to white in last sc of round (28)
Rnd 23:  (refer to above notes for rounds 23 thru 30 for explanation of instructions)  W-1, G-6, W-1, G-6, W-1, G-6, W-1, G-6  (28)
Rnd 24:  W-2, G-4, W-3, G-4, W-3, G-4, W-3, G-4, W-1  (28)
Rnd 25:  W-3, G-2, W-5, G-2, W-5, G-2, W-5, G-2, W-2  (28)
Rnd 26:  repeat rnd 25  (28)
Rnd 27:  W-4, G-1, W-6, G-1, W-6, G-1, W-6, G-1, W-2  (28)
Rnd 28:  repeat rnd 27  (F/O gold at end of round)  (28)
Rnd 29-30:  Sc in each sc around  (28)
Rnd 31:  sc in next 12 sc,  dec over the next 2 sc,  sc in next 12 sc,  dec over the next 2 sc (26)
Rnd 32:  sc in each sc around  (26)
Rnd 33:  sc in next 11 sc,  dec over the next 2 sc,  sc in next 11 sc,  dec over the next 2 sc  (24)
Rnd 34:  sc in each sc around  (24)
Rnd 35:  * Ch 7,  Sl st in 2nd ch from hook,  sc next ch,  hdc in next ch,  dc in next 2 chs,  treble crochet in last ch,  skip 3 sc,  sl st next sc * ,  repeat * to * for a total of 6 'points'. 
F/O.  Weave in end.   Flatten end of tail matching up the points for a total of 3 points.   Using white sewing thread and sewing needle,  sew the points together  to create the 'end' of the tail (see photos for help).  


ALTERNATE TAIL:
Work as shown to rnd 21.

Rnd 22-25:  Sc in each sc around,  change to white in last sc of round 25  (28)
Rnd 26-30:  sc in each sc around (28)
Rnd 31-35:  complete tail as per instructions above.


FINAL ASSEMBLY:

I highly recommend pinning parts and pieces together before sewing.   This allows you to position the pieces to your liking,  and to make small adjustments before making it permanent.     Using strong sewing thread to sew parts together also makes for a smoother, more natural looking  joint than if using the yarn, but yarn will work too if that's what you have.

Using the pictures to aid you in placement:  Sew head to body.   Sew front body panel to center of front of body,  centered with muzzle (as shown).

Arms are sewn to the side of the body,  legs to the bottom of the body and positioned as you find most pleasing.

Ears are sewn to the top of the head, just very slightly back from center.

The 'cowlicks' in the front of the head are  created by 'Ch 13,  sl st in 2nd ch from hook,  sc in next 4 ch,  hd in next 4 ch,  dc in remaining chs.   F/O Weave in ends.   (make three of these)  Sew these in a 'line' to the center of the forehead as shown. 

Mouth is embroidered on as shown.

Eyes are cut from white felt,  large ovals with a slightly flat bottom to the eye,  curved just to match the curve of the muzzle.   Cut smaller ovals of Blue felt for iris of eye,  and slightly smaller ovals for the pupil of the eye.   Catch lights are tiny ovals positioned as shown in the eye.

Tails are sewn to the bottom of the body as shown in the pictures,  positioned as you like.


Miles "Tails" Prower, and Sonic the Hedgehog are Copyright Sega.

This pattern is an original pattern by Linda Potts (March 2010).  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 print and keep a copy for your own personal use but you may not sell or distribute it in any way, or sell items made from this pattern. 









50 Comments:

Wenchfaery said...

I've used a couple of your patterns so far (Shaymin and the Mario mushroom) and I just wanted to thank you for putting out such amazing video game character patterns. My younger sister is a Pokemon and Mario fan that's recently discovered Sonic and Tails, and your patterns have her set for gifts for the foreseeable future. Thank you! :D

Merry Thornsburg said...

You are so amazingly talented! Thanks for making such adorable patterns and being so generous in sharing them with us!
Merry :)

KraftiMama said...

Thank you once again for another fantastic pattern! Your attention to detail and precision amaze me with each new pattern!

Thank you for sharing your wonderful creativity with me!

Gramzie said...

This is just too cute for words. Thank you for sharing....

patis said...

Super work, girl...
Do you have a donald duck pattern doll? Thanks, patsy
cottonbelle@hotmail.com

de kerstgek1 said...

WONDERFULL THINGS YOU MAKE,
MY SON IS GRAZY ABOUT YOUR SONIC AND TAILS,AND HE HOPE'S THAT IN THE FUTURE YOU CAN MAYBE MAKE KNUGGLES THE RED FRIEND OFF SONIC AND TAILS.
MY BIG COMPLIMENDS FOR ALL YOUR WORK,AND THANKS FOR SHARING THEM WITH US,
HESTER

Guegué said...

Hi my name is Margareth, i live in Brasil and i want to Thank you for this fantastic pattern.

Bryan said...

Where in Texas are you that spring has sprung? Two days ago it was snowing across part of the state and near freezing here in Austin! ;)

WolfDreamer said...

Oh I'm northwest of Austin, near Llano. It was in the upper 70's and low 80's here for nearly a week, before this last little whisper of winter decided to come dancin' through. :D

It'll be right back up to the upper 70's by mid-week (unless we get rain Wed., which we might)

I do so love this time of year, and be sure to take some time to come out here and see the Bluebonnet Trails next month! They say we're going to have one of the best years for Bluebonnets in 4 decades :D

Anonymous said...

Howdy there lady,
Would you happen to have a pattern for Donald Duck? Crocheted Doll?

You items are so wonderfully done, beautiful, amazing, really...
patsy
cottonbelle@hotmail.com

Alyce said...

Do you have a pattern for Pokemon? or have I just missed it. I made the Pokeball and my grandson what THRILLED.

WolfDreamer said...

I have dozens of patterns for different pokemon. If you look at the right hand side of the page, (just below the place that has my Etsy store information) you'll see the patterns list, there are quite a few to choose from :)

hennie said...

Hi WD, I love your designs, I used parts of your Tails and adapted it to make Crash Bandicoot.

Paradox / Bitte S said...

Omg. That's just awesome! The details are GREAT! You're very talented. Thanks you so much for sharing these awesome patterns.

Shannon Makes Stuff said...

Do you sell these? My sons would be in heaven. Only I can't crochet if my life depeended on it. If someone was holding a gun to my head and said crochet this. I would just tell them to shoot. I would LOVE to purchase something like this if you have them available!

WolfDreamer said...

At the moment, I don't sell the dolls. I really have no reliable way to get them into the mail, so I just post the patterns for others to enjoy. Perhaps you could find a friend that crochets that could make them for you?

Anonymous said...

hey do u have any kirby patterns oh ye thanks for all the patterns although sonic looked realy weird when i made him

Valerie Reum said...

I have seen several of your patterns and am very impressed by your attention to detail! I also noticed that you mentioned many of them were by request. Have you ever considered doing "Stitch"?? I have been trying to find something and have thought about attempting to modify a koala or bear pattern, but I'm a STAHM with 3 kids, the oldest of which is 4, so free time is basically non-existant! On top of that, I'm not the fastest crocheter...Any chance you feel like tackling that one? ;-)

Josi said...

Oi fiz um Tails usando sua receita...Amei muito obrigada se você quiser me visitar para ver meu link é http://josicroche.blogspot.com/
Beijos
Josi

Hannah said...

I love your patterns, they're amazing. I've been working my way through the mario patterns, and have now finished sonic and tails! all I'm missing now is knuckles!

Thank you for leaving them as free for us! I couldn't believe it when i found them!

thelovelychemist said...

THESE ARE AMAZING! I would kill for that Tails plushie. xD Tails is mah favurrite. o3o I'm more of a sew-er than a crochet-er (seeing as I don't have the materials needed to crochet ^^;), but I would so try my hand at making a Tails or Ampharos plush. 8D

Keep up the good work!

naweldoigtdore said...

thank you very much for sharing this pattern.

Anonymous said...

Hi there! I work in a school for kids with special needs, and many of my students are huge Pokemon and Mario fans. Usually, we use chips and snacks as incentives, but I've made a couple of your patterns as incentives for my students,and they love them!
They are extremely popular, and even the older high school students want them now. Thank you so much for your generosity, and for posting these amazing creations as free patterns.

April said...

i am in the mist of making Tails and i have gotten to the arms/hands part and i need some clarification.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12)
Rnd 3-8: sc in each sc around (12)
Rnd 4: sc in next 4 sc, dec over next 2 sc, sc next 4 sc, dec over next 2 sc (10)
Rnd 5: working in front loops only; 2 sc in each sc around (20)
Rnd 6-7: sc in each sc around (20)
Rnd 8: slip stitch in each sc around
F/O. Curl cuff down over hand.

it is at rnd 3 that i am talking about. is it just a typo? please help me understand what to do after rnd 2.

Thank you

WolfDreamer said...

Yes, that's a typo I have no idea where the '-8' came from LOL

I'm surprised someone hasn't mentioned it before, seeing how long this pattern has been posted here :D

Thank you very much for letting me know!

April said...

Thank you very much for the quick response. I was pretty sure it was a typo but wanted to make sure. Also wanted to let you know that you have some wonderful patterns and it was hard to decide which one to start first. i cant wait to see the finished project and get started on Sonic lol.
Once again, Thank you.

Lydia said...

I have a friend who really wants me to make him Tails, but I want to make sure I get the colors right. Do you remember what brand and color yarn you used? Thank you!

kim said...

my 3 grandchildren live with me so they had 4 christmases with all their famlies and received tons of toys. a few days after christmas i finished Sonic and my 5 year old grandson wont put it down, he loves it. thank you so much for posting these patterns. I also made Mario, Luigi and Toad, they r very loved.

WolfDreamer said...

Kim, that is my favorite thing to hear! I love it when the dolls made from these patterns are loved like that. You have some really lucky grandkids, cause they got a pretty awesome grandma :D

April said...

I have been working on Tails and I am at the point where I need to sew the tails on. I understand i can position them anyway I want but what is the secret to actually sewing them on so they say. i have tried a few different approaches and not happy with any of the results. any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

WolfDreamer said...

When I sew the parts to the dolls on, I always use a strong (heavy duty) sewing thread or machine embroidery thread and a sewing needle. It does surprisingly well and all the dolls I have made have gone through several machine washings and none of the parts have 'come off'.

As to the positioning... well that's of course up to you. As shown in the pictures, I simply sewed the tails to the 'rear end' with the afore-mentioned heavy duty sewing thread (doubled up) very securely. My Girls position the tails however they want when they're playing ... and sometimes have him spinning them (as he does in the games) and so far so good.

April said...

Thank you very much. So if they move around and don't stay in place its all good then. Now I believe I can get the tails sewed on and will be happy with them. I was thinking they shouldn't move around but I do like that concept better. Also with using felt for the eyes and in the ears it doesn't get all messed up when you wash the doll? I was a bit concerned about that.

WolfDreamer said...

NO, the tails are supposed to move. In fact, in the game/show they spin like a helicopter and give tails the ability to 'fly' when he's helping sonic. (which is the reason he got the nickname 'tails' instead of his real name 'Miles' LOL)

As for the felt. I use a single strand of a good sewing thread to sew the felts on along the edges. Blanket stitch is good, but keep them small as possible. A hem stitch or back stitch also work, but again, keep them small.

I also tend to like to add a little fabric glue to the center of larger pieces like the ears for added support. A good washable glue rated safe for fabric will do, I use E-6000 - but any good fabric/washable glue will work.

Thus far, I've only had one doll 'lose' their eye, and that was Ampharos, but that's because the button of a pair of jeans somehow got caught in the eye and pulled it partly off. But that was mostly my fault for washing the doll with jeans LOL

April said...

Oh thank you, thank you for the info. I feel much better about making the eyes out of felt now instead of trying to crochet them lol. I have enjoyed making Tails and working on Sonic at the moment also. I am not sure who they will end up belonging to because they haven't told me yet. I just know I had to make them and then will move on to some of the pokemon dolls for my grandson. showed him your site and he picked out which ones he wanted. Thank you very much for all the wonderful patterns.

scrappinmagic said...

All I can say is "WOW"!! Your patterns are totally awesome! Now I'm just hoping I have time to make them for the grandkids before they have grandkids of their own! LOL

Tommom37 said...

My son loves Tails and I am so glad to have finally found a pattern!!! I am working on the arm and have a question. The pattern says to join gold yarn in free loop of round 5 but it seems like if I join to the free back loops from that round I will be working the arm outside of the hand and cuff. Am I missing something?

WolfDreamer said...

In round five, you work the stitches in the front loops only, so that you're leaving the back loops (to the inside of the arm/hand) open. When you attach your gold to the free loops from that round, then the 'cuff' should be to the outside of what you're now working :D

Anonymous said...

Could you do a pattern for an Amy Rose (another Sonic character) plushie?

Jennifer said...

Do you remember about how tall this is.... I made a sonic (not from your pattern though) and I want to,make sure they will be good height to each other

WolfDreamer said...

I'm pretty sure he's in the 9-10 inch range (pretty much all my dolls are between 8 and 10 inches tall, with a few notable exceptions)

Jennifer said...

Thank you so much

Super Nova said...

Thank you so much for your patterns :) I am going to make Sonic and Tails for my children's Yule gifts :)

MadStitcher said...

Please Please help me!!! As you mentioned, Front Panel is daunting! From where I sit it is maddening. I have frogged 3 times now. Does Rnd 6 start in the middle of 1 side? I have noticed also that you say in next sc and in next ch.. to me a chain is an actual space. In Rnd 5 there are no chns. For the life of me I cannot get the "points" to be "pointed". I will have to delay this project in hopes of a quick response. This is to be a Christmas gift for my Grandson. Happy Stithing

WolfDreamer said...

In round 6, you begin the same as with other rounds, a single crochet in the first sc of the round. Then you chain 3. You work back down the chain you just made. Slip stitch in the second chain from the hook, and then a sc in the next chain. Then you sc into the next sc of round five. (this creates a point) Then you chain 5 and continue to work back down the chain you just made according to the instructions.

Working down the chains is very similar to working back across the foundation chain of any crochet project like a scarf, blanket or other flat piece.

You work the points, then continue around the piece, following the directions as you go.

Hope that helps!

Mad said...

Thank you so much for such a quick reply. I'm gonna' give it another try. Happy Stitching

MadStitcher said...

Thank you, sure enough I have got the "points" mastered I tell ya'. My muzzle is as good as your picture. Quite impressed with myself. I even have the tails figured out. Now I am on the task of the red portion of the foot that should look like a shoe..... golly day, I am so not getting the concept. But I think I may have figured something out that just might work. I know my Grandson is going to love it when he gets it. That is all that counts. Happy Stitching

Felicia E. said...

If you are still making these is there anyway you could do a Knuckles or Silver plush. My little girl is obsessed with all of the hedgehogs and we are planning on making the Sonic and Tails for her birthday.

Annabella said...

Thanks so much for your patterns. They are so concise and easy to follow.
I am a new crocheterer (?such a word) ! So of course I had to jump in the "deep end" so to speak.
I have made your TMNT and your Sonic. Sure I had a couple of minor hiccups, but really had no trouble with it. Tomorrow I start two tails.
Thank you again, but giving a newbie such confidence to achieve something so great. :)

silkandwool said...

Hi, I would like to get back to hands part. I made Sonic pattern, and there you have as follows:
Rnd 1: 7 sc in magic ring (7)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (14)
Rnd 3-9: 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: Working in front loops only, 2 sc in each sc around (24)

Here, as I can see from comments you had first written Rnd 3-8: sc in each sc around (12)
Rnd 4: sc in next 4 sc, dec over next 2 sc, sc next 4 sc, dec over next 2 sc (10)
You than corrected it to that only round 3 is done without increases and decreases. This makes Tails's hands much shorter than Sonic's. in fact in my opinion, they are too short. It is possible that for Tails your typo was not Rows 3-8, but the fact that the next row is numbered 4? I look at the photo, and I think there more rows before you start the cuff than only 4.

Gabby Morris said...

Hi, I just love your patterns. I've made several umbreons from your pattern for my friends and myself alike. I'm now almost done with Tails as well. My friends and I are HUGE Sonic fans and we were all wondering if you could maybe make a Shadow the Hedgehog pattern. I'm not a very experienced crocheter and the prospect of trying to alter your sonic pattern to make Shadow dolls for my friends and I is quite daunting. But either way thank you for the free patterns and I hope you keep it up :)

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