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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Azumarill


I made this doll right now for several reasons.  First off,  it's coming up to Easter,  and what more perfect of a pokemon for the Easter Baskets?  Part Easter Egg,  part Bunny --  and in it's shiny form,  it's a Yellow-Gold color - so both forms are perfect.   Won't he be adorable nestled down in that obnoxious fake grass snuggled up next to the Jelly-Bellies and the little yellow marshmallow peeps?

The other reason I wanted to make this one,  is that I felt like making a slightly easier pattern.  The last pattern  (Michaelangelo) was fairly complex - and I wanted a pattern that would be quick enough to make up a few for the kids' easter baskets :D

As always,  if you find any typos, mistakes or just get confused,  give me a holler....  I'll get right on it  :D

MATERIALS:


WW yarn in blue, white and small amount of black (for tail)
Fiberfill
Small bits of felt for eyes, mouth, ear insets and spots
G Hook
Tapestry/Yarn Needle
Sewing thread to match yarn and felt pieces

NOTES:

Gauge isn't terribly important here,  but your choice of hook and yarn should result in a tight stitch that won't allow the fill to show through.

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

BODY:

Beginning with white yarn:

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 6-11:  sc in each sc around  (40)
Rnd 12:  working in front loops only: sl st in next sc,  hdc in next sc,  dc in next sc, hdc in next sc, *sl st in each of next 2 sc,  hdc in next sc,  dc in next sc,  hdc in next sc*  repeat from * to * around to final stitch,  sl st in last sc of round.   F/O white.  (the 'waves' you've created may want to curve back to the front for now,  that's ok.  (40)
Rnd 13:  If you look just behind the round you just worked,  you'll notice a 'line' of free loops  (the back loop that was not worked through).   Attach your blue yarn to one of these loops and sc in the same loop.  Sc in each remaining loop around (40)
Rnd 14-16:  sc in each sc around  (40)
Rnd 17:  sc in each of next 6 sc,  dec over next 2 sc around  (35)
Rnd 18:  sc in each sc around  (35)
Begin stuffing about this point if you haven't already.  Stuff firmly without over stuffing.  Shape the body as you stuff - continue stuffing and shaping as you progress.
Rnd 19:  sc in each of next 5 sc,  dec over next 2 sc around  (30)
Rnd 20:  sc in each sc around  (30)
Rnd 21:  sc in each of next 4 sc,  dec over next 2 sc around  (25)
Rnd 22:  sc in each sc around  (25)
Rnd 23:  sc in each of next 3 sc,  dec over next 2 sc around  (20)
Rnd 24:  sc in each sc around  (20)
Rnd 25:  sc in each of next 2 sc,  dec over next 2 sc around  (15)
Rnd 26:  sc in next sc,  dec over next 2 sc around  (10)
F/O.  Add any more stuffing needed to finish the shaping of the body.  It should be a nice 'egg' shape.   Weave the tail through the final round and tug to close opening.  Secure the yarn well and weave in end.   Using white sewing thread and sewing needle,  carefully sew the 'waves'  that are in front up to the blue section so that they're even and create the 'wave' effect desired around.  (see picture for help)

FEET:

Rnd 1:  6 sc in magic ring  (6)
Rnd 2:  sc in next sc,  2 sc in next sc around  (9)
Rnd 3-4:  sc in each sc around  (9)
Rnd 5:  dec over first 2 sc,  sc in each remaining sc around  (8)
Rnd 6-7:  sc in each sc around  (8)
Flatten the foot  (foot is not stuffed) - sc through all layers across  (4 sc)
F/O.  Weave in ends

ARMS:

Rnd 1:  6 sc in magic ring (6)
Rnd 2-7:  sc in each sc around  (6)
Flatten  (stuffing is not necessary for the arms).  Sc through all layers across (3sc)

EARS:

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 each sc around  (9)
Rnd 4:  sc in next 2 sc,  2 sc in next sc around  (12)
Rnd 5-7:  sc in each sc around  (12)
Rnd 8:  Dec over next 2 sc,  sc in each remaining sc around  (11)
Rnd 9:  sc in each sc around  (11)
Rnd 10:   Dec over next 2 sc,  sc in each remaining sc around  (10)
Rnd 11:  sc in each sc around  (10)
Rnd 12:   Dec over next 2 sc,  sc in each remaining sc around  (9)
Rnd 13:  sc in each sc around  (9)
Rnd 14:  Dec over next 2 sc,  sc in each remaining sc around   (8)
Rnd 15:  sc in each sc around  (8)
Flatten ears.   Fasten off.  (Ears aren't stuffed).    Cut two pieces of pink felt to fit just 'inside' the ears (see photo for reference).  Pin in place and using sewing thread and needle  (or fabric glue)  sew or glue securely in place.

TAIL:

Using black yarn,  chain 34  (or any multiple of 11 + 1)   Sc in first chain from hook and next 3 chains.  * 3 sc in next chain,  sc in next 4 chains,  dec over next 2 chains,  sc in next 3 chains *  repeat * to * to end  (where exactly you end in the sequence doesn't matter much).   F/O and sew to bottom back of doll using one of the tails remaining.  Hide excess yarns  inside doll using crochet hook to pull the excess yarns inside of the doll.

BALL of TAIL:

Using 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 4-6:  sc in each sc around  (18)
Begin stuffing here.  Shape as you go,  continue stuffing as you progress.
Rnd 7:  sc in next sc,  dec over next 2 sc around  (12)
Rnd 8:  dec over next 2 sc around  (6)
F/O.  Add any stuffing needed to finish the shape.  Just before you tug up the opening,  insert the other end of the tail,  pull tails to close opening and using yarn needle,  secure the opening and end of tail.  Weave in the loose end.

FINAL ASSEMBLY:

Feet are sew to bottom of body as shown in photos.  Arms are sewn to the side of body just above the 'wave' of the white section.

Ears are sewn to top of head as shown.   Face details are made by cutting out small ovals for eyes,  and the mouth shape from felt and gluing or sewing them on.  (tiny white bits of felt for the catchlights in the eyes are easiest glued where possible  a small dot of white fabric paint also works)

Cut various sized circles for the 'dots' across the body.  I didn't do the circles around the back of mine,  but you can if you like.   I'm sure in 'pokemon nature'  no two azumarill's dots are exactly the same :D


Azumarill and Pokemon are copyright of Nintendo.


This pattern is an original pattern and is © by Linda Potts (April 2011).  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/repost 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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