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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Mijumaru Pokemon Plush

(Edit 2/12/11  -  I do know that the English name for this pokemon is Oshawott,  but at the time the doll was made,  they had not published any of the starters' names in English.  I can't change the title because that's also part of the URL,  so the page has to stay as is  :) - Linda)

Ok,  this one has been fun.  Most of you Pokemon fans are very familiar with the new games being released sometime next year called Pokemon Black and Pokemon White.  About a month ago or so, the starters for those games were 'leaked'  (although I'm pretty sure they intended to do that  LOL).  This one is Mijumaru  (it doesn't have an English name yet),  he's a Sea Otter Pokemon  (water type obviously).   If you'd like some more information about him and the other starters for Pokemon Black/White,  you can go to  Serebii.com.


I had a hard time finding pictures of the 'back' of this pokemon,  so this is my best 'guesstimate'  until such time as we get better/more pictures released,  as we get closer to the game release.   If I need to make any really serious changes to the pattern ...  I will.  But for now,  here it is :D

As always,  if you have any trouble with the pattern,  or find any errors,  just note me here and I'll get to it asap   :D

EDIT:  Sorry that the colors aren't right on here,  They looked right on the computer,  until I uploaded them.  I have no idea what happened.  I'll see if I can get other pictures with the colors right,  but you will see the correct colors if you visit the website noted above.  :D

Mijumaru


MATERIALS:

WW Yarn in white, light turquoise, dark blue, and scrap amounts of a light coral and a light brown
G Hook
Fiberfill
Small felt scraps in white and black
Small amount of black embroidery thread and suitable needle
Yarn Needle


NOTES:

Gauge isn’t terribly important, as long as your hook, yarn and individual tension result in an even, fairly tight stitch that will prevent the fiberfill from showing through.

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


HEAD:
Using white

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:  sc in next 4 sc,  2 sc in next sc around  (48)
Rnd 7:  sc in next 5 sc,  2 sc in next sc around  (56)
Rnd 8-15:  sc in each sc around  (56)
Rnd 16:  sc in next 5 sc,  dec over next 2 sc around  (48)
Rnd 17:  sc in next 4 sc,  dec over next 2 sc around  (40)
Rnd 18:  sc in next 3 sc,  dec over next 2 sc around  (32)
Rnd 19:  sc in next 2 sc,  dec over next 2 sc around  (24)
Rnd 20:  sc in next sc,  dec over next 2 sc around  (16)
F/O.  Stuff head firmly while shaping.  Don not close the neck opening.

BODY:
Using light turquoise

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:  sc in next 4 sc,  2 sc in next sc around  (48)
Rnd 7-18:  sc in each sc around  (48)
Rnd 19:  sc in next 4 sc,  dec over next 2 sc around  (40)
Rnd 20: sc in each sc around  (40)
Rnd 21: sc in next 3 sc,  dec over next 2 sc around  (32)
Rnd 22: sc in next 2 sc,  dec over next 2 sc around  (24)
F/O and stuff firmly while shaping.  Do not close neck opening.  Pin head to body at neck opening.

EARS:
Using dark blue:

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 each sc around  (12)
F/O weave in end.  Stuff lightly.

NOSE:
Using light brown

Rnd 1:  8 sc in magic ring  (8)
Rnd 2:  sc in next 2 sc,  2 hdc in each of next 2 sc,  sc in next 2 sc,  2 hdc in each of last 2 sc.  (12)
F/O Shape with fingers and stuff lightly. 

ARMS:
using white:

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 5-10:  sc in each sc around  (10)
Stuff moderately.  Flatten end and sc through all layers across  (5)
F/O and weave in end.

FEET:
Using Dark Blue

Rnd 1:  6 sc in magic ring  (6)
Rnd 2:  2 sc in each sc around  (12)
Rnd 3-7:  sc in each sc around (12)
Flatten and sc through all layers  (6)
F/O weave in ends.

TAIL:
Using dark blue

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 4-14:  sc in each sc around  (18)
Rnd 15:  Flatten,  sc through all layers across  (9)

COLLAR:
Using light turquoise

Ch 30,   5 dc in second ch from hook,   * skip one ch,  sc in next ch,  skip one ch,  5 dc in next ch*,  repeat from * to *,  end with 5 dc in last ch.

SHELL DECORATION:
Using light coral

R1:  Ch 2,  1 sc in second ch from hook ,  turn (1)
R2:  4 sc in sc,  turn (4)
R3:  2 sc in first sc,  sc in next 2 sc,  2 sc in last sc,  (6)
R4-7: sc in each sc across  (6)
R8:  dec over 2 sc,  sc in each of next 2 sc,  dec over last 2 sc  (4)
R9:  Insert hook and draw loop through first stitch,  insert hook in second stitch,  draw up loop,  insert hook in third stitch,  draw up a loop,  insert hook in last stitch,  draw up a loop,   YO and draw through all loops on hook,   (1)
R10:   3 slip stitches along edge,  ch 3, 2 dc in same place as last slip stitch,  2 dc in next space,  dc in next space,  ch3 and slip stitch in same space as last dc.   3 slip stitches to next ‘side’   F/O and weave in ends.  Shape shell with fingers.



FINAL ASSEMBLY:

I recommend that you first pin all parts together before sewing,  to ensure that you are happy with all the parts and their placements before making it permanent.

Sew head to body at neck opening.   Collar is sewn just below the seam of head and neck,  with a slight ‘gap’ in the front as shown.  Make sure collar faces ‘up’ as shown. 

Sew arms to body as shown.  Feet are sewn with the round end sewn to the underside of the body.

Tail is sewn to body at the bottom of the back,  round end is ‘out’  and flat end is sewn to edge of underside of body.

Ears are sewn to head as shown.  Nose is centered on face as shown. 

Cut paper models of eyes and pin to face,  when satisfied with the paper ‘templates’ of the eye shape,  use that as a template to cut the eyes from black felt. Sew or glue securely to face as shown.  Glue or sew small circles of white to eyes for catchlights as shown.

Mouth and ‘freckles’ are added with embroidery thread.

Sew shell to front of body between arms,  add separation lines if desired.

Mijumaru and Pokemon are copyright of Nintendo.

This pattern is an original pattern by Linda Potts (June 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, or sell items made from this pattern. 


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