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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Emolga Plush


Well it took me forever to get this pattern typed out and posted here....  too much going on and not nearly enough 'spare' time LOL.

As always,  I'm not entirely happy with the face  (I always wish I could do the faces better).  The pictures don't show the tail structure,  something happened to the camera and the other pics we took of the back got corrupted,  but I'll get the kids to get some better pics of the back and tail and add them here ASAP.

The pattern is a little different when it comes to the 'wings'  it's not an 'exact' pattern,  it's just a set of basic instructions --  because every Emolga is going to need a slightly different size wing to fit properly.  Please read through that part completely before beginning so that you'll have a pretty good idea of how it should work.

I'm REALLY hoping to get another doll made soon,  now that the taxes are behind us (whew),  my daughter's birthday will be past us as well....and garden planting season is winding down a bit....I HOPE to have more of my time for myself  LOL

As usual,  if you find anything wrong in the pattern,  or just have a question,  please feel free to either post here, or send me a quick email at WolfDreamerOTH (at) gmail.com.




Materials:

WW Yarn in white, black and yellow
Size 6 hook
Fiberfill
Small scraps of felt in black (eyes), white (ear inset and eyes) and yellow (cheek patches)

NOTES:

Gauge is not important for this project, as long as your choice of yarn, hook size and individual tension result in a fairly firm fabric.

Some of the parts (wing span) may require adjustment on your part. Since everyone crochets slightly different tension and this, combined with different brands of yarn and stuffing may result in you needing to shorthen or lengthen the wing to fit your doll properly.

Numbers in ( ) at the end of the instructions for each round or row indicate how many total stitches should be in that round or row (to give you something against which to check your work for accuracy)


BODY:

(using white yarn)

Rnd 1: 8 sc in a magic ring (8)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (16)
Rnd 3: *sc in the next sc, 2 sc in the next sc ; repeat from * around (24)
Rnd 4: *sc in the next 2 sc, 2 sc in the next sc ; repeat from * around (32)
Rnd 5: *sc in the next 3 sc, 2 sc in the next sc ; repeat from * around (40)
Rnd 6: *sc in the next 4 sc, 2 sc in the next sc ; repeat from * around (48)
Rnd 7: *sc in the next 5 sc, 2 sc in the next sc ; repeat from * around (56)
Rnd 8-16: sc in each sc around (56)
Rnd 17: *sc in next 12 sc, decrease (dec) over next 2 sc; repeat from * around (52)
Rnd 18: sc in each sc around (52)
Rnd 19: *sc in next 11 sc, decrease (dec) over next 2 sc; repeat from * around (48)
Rnd 20: sc in each sc around (48)
(if you haven't begun stuffing yet, now is a good time to begin. Stuff body firmly and shape while stuffing. Continue stuffing and shaping as you progress)
Rnd 21: *sc in next 10 sc, decrease (dec) over next 2 sc; repeat from * around (44)
Rnd 22: sc in each sc around (44)
Rnd 23: *sc in next 9 sc, decrease (dec) over next 2 sc; repeat from * around (40)
Rnd 24: sc in each sc around (40)
Rnd 25: *sc in next 8 sc, decrease (dec) over next 2 sc; repeat from * around (36)
Rnd 26: sc in each sc around (36)
Rnd 27: *sc in next 5 sc, decrease (dec) over next 2 sc; repeat from * around (30)
Rnd 28: sc in each sc around (30)
Fasten off (F/O) your yarn, weave in your end. Add a little extra stuffing at the neck opening. You want some stuffing 'bulging' out of the opening, so that when you place the head on the neck opening it will create a firm join and will be less likely to 'flop' at the neck.


HEAD:

Beginning with white yarn:

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; repeat from * around (18)
Rnd 4: *sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * around (24)
Rnd 5: *sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * around (30)
Rnd 6: *sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * around (36)
Rnd 7: *sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * around (42)
Rnd 8: *sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * around (48)
Rnd 9: *sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * around (54)
Rnd 10: sc in each sc around, change to black yarn in last stitch of round (54)
Rnd 11-18: sc in each sc around (54)
Rnd 19: *sc in next 7 sc, dec over next 2 sc; repeat from * around (48)
Rnd 20: *sc in next 6 sc, dec over next 2 sc; repeat from * around (42)
(begin stuffing at this point if you haven't already, stuff firmly and shape as you stuff. Continue to stuff and shape as you progress)
Rnd 21: *sc in next 5 sc, dec over next 2 sc; repeat from * around (36)
Rnd 22: *sc in next 4 sc, dec over next 2 sc; repeat from * around (30)
Rnd 23: *sc in next 3 sc, dec over next 2 sc; repeat from * around (24)
Rnd 22: *sc in next 2 sc, dec over next 2 sc; repeat from * around (18)
Rnd 21: *sc in next sc, dec over next 2 sc; repeat from * around (12)
F/O. Add any stuffing that may be needed to finish shaping the head. Weave the tail through the last round of sc, tug up gently to close the opening completely. Secure the yarn and weave in your ends.

Hand/Arms (make 2)

Rnd 1: Ch 6. Sc in second sc from hook and in each sc across (you should have 5 sc at this point), now turn your work so that the bottom of the chain is now facing up and sc in the 'free' loop of each chain across. Join with a slip stitch to the first sc . (10 sc in an 'elongated' round)
Rnd 2: sc in each sc around (10)
Rnd 3: sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc; sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in last sc (12)
Rnd 4-7: sc in each sc around (12)
Rnd 8: sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc; sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in last sc (14)
Rnd 9-10: sc in each sc around.
F/O and stuff arm evenly and firmly. Weave in end.

Hand:

On the closed end of the arm (at rnd 1) attach your yarn to one corner of the end. Chain 2. *hdc, chain 1, sc in next place on the 'hand' part of arm; repeat from * twice more – placing your final sc on the 'edge' of the hand portion of the arm (so that the fingers are 'evenly' spaced across)
F/O and weave in end

FEET:

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)
F/O. Feet are flattened and generally don't need any stuffing (if you wish to have slighter 'rounder' shaped feet, you can VERY lightly stuff the feet before you add them to the body portion of the doll.

WINGS:

Here's where it gets a little fussy. LOL. You will very likely need to 'judge' the size/length of this piece so that it will fit your Emolga properly. I'm giving you 'general' instructions here for this part, but you will need to periodically hold the piece up next to the doll (with arms/feet/head pinned securely in place) to make sure it will fit correctly. BE SURE to write down how many sc across you end up using, and how many rows you crochet down and how many decrease rows you make so that your yellow side can be made the same.

Begin with black yarn. Chain approx 40 (check up against your doll to ensure that this chain reaches easily from fingertip to fingertip. If you need, add more chains or remove some to get the fit right)

Sc in 2nd chain from hook and each chain across. Turn and work one more row evenly. At this point, check the length up against the doll again for fit (the first few rows can slightly alter the length of your piece so this is just a safety check to prevent you from doing much more work before you might need to start again to get the fit right)

Once you're happy with the length of this piece, continue working back and forth evenly until the piece when placed at the based of the head and across the arms, is nearly 1 and a half inches from the bottom of the body portion of the doll.

On next row, dec over next 2 sc, dec over next 2 sc again and then sc evenly across to last 4 sc. Dec twice and turn.

(Don't forget to make notes about how many rows/decrease rows etc you need for the next part)

Repeat that row about twice more (you may need to add another to reach the bottom of the body).

F/O and weave in your ends.

Using the yellow yarn, make another 'wing' just like the first one. Sew the two pieces together as shown (I used a light yellow sewing thread and sewing needle to prevent too much bulking at the edges and make the seam less noticeable.)


EARS:

(make 2 in black:)

Row 1: chain 5, sc in 2nd chain from hook and each remaining chain across, turn (4)
Row 2: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in last sc; turn (6)
Row 3: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in last sc; turn (8)
Row 4: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in last sc; turn (10)
Row 5: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in last sc; turn (12)
Row 6-14: sc in each sc across; turn
Row 15: dec over first 2 sc, sc across to last 2 sc, dec over last 2 sc; turn (10)
Row 16: sc in each sc across (10)
Row 17: repeat row 15 (8)
Row 18: repeat row 16 (8)

(make 2 in yellow:)

Row 1: chain 4, sc in 2nd chain from hook and each remaining chain across, turn (3)
Row 2: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in last sc; turn (5)
Row 3: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in last sc; turn (7)
Row 4: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in last sc; turn (9)
Row 5-14: sc in each sc across; turn
Row 15: dec over first 2 sc, sc across to last 2 sc, dec over last 2 sc; turn (7)
Row 16: sc in each sc across (7)
Row 17: repeat row 15 (5)
Row 18: repeat row 16 (5)
F/O and weave in ends.

Place a yellow ear part and a black ear part together (the black will be slightly larger than the yellow. Attach Black yarn to one bottom end (the flatter end) and begin to sc evenly around the ear (going through both the black and yellow pieces) you may need to work 2 sc in each sc when you reach the 'top' rounded edge to keep the shape as you like. A little bit of 'turn' to the inside is fine, and in fact I kinda liked that, it seemed more natural.

Continue scing evenly to bottom of ear (don't sc across the bottom, leave it 'open' because it makes sewing the ears onto the head much easier).

Get a piece of scrap paper and cut out shapes for the white part (ear inset). Place the paper against the insde of the ear and trim if necessary to make sure the shape/size is as you want it. Using that paper piece as a template, cut out two white pieces of felt and carefully sew to the inside of the ear (using white sewing thread and needle)

TAIL:

(make 2 using black)

Row 1: chain 21, sc in 2nd chain from hook and each remaining chain across; turn (20)
Row 2: sc in each chain across (20)
Row 3: sc in each of next 12 sc; turn, leaving remaining sc unworked)
Row 4: sc in each sc across, at end of row, chain 5,
Row 5: sc in 2nd chain from hook, and in each remaining chain and in each of the 12 sc. ; turn (16)
Row 6: slip stitch across first 5 sc. Chain 1, sc in same sc as last slip stitch and each sc to end of row; turn
Row 7: sc in each sc to end of row, turn
Row 8: sc in each sc to end of row, chain 5
Row 9: sc in 2nd chain from hook, and in each remaining chain and in each of the row.

F/O and weave in ends. Place the two pieces together (matching them up as well as possible) and using sewing thread and needle, sew the two pieces together. At the point where the tail will 'meet' the body, either sc a couple of rounds of yellow. You can also use a small piece of yellow felt for the end of the tail.

ASSEMBLY:

Pin all the pieces together and make sure you're happy with the placement/size/ etc of the various parts.

Sew the parts together securely. Sew the 'wings' across the back from fingertip to fingertip and just at the 'base' of the back of the head. Tack the 'wings' to the bottom center of the body as well.

Sew feet, ears and tail on as desired.

Cut templates for eyes from scrap paper, then when you're pleased with the size/shape of the eye, use the paper template to cut out your felt pieces for the eyes. Cut circles for the 'cheek patches' from yellow felt.

Cut 'points' from black for the brow patches on the face.

After pinning brow patches, eyes and cheek patches in place so that you're satisfied with them, carefully sew in place. Then embroider the nose/mouth.


Emolga and Pokemon are copyright of Nintendo.

This pattern is an original pattern by Linda Potts (April 2012). 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 reprint, sell or distribute the pattern; or sell items made from this pattern.  

22 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Sooooo cute! I am so glad you are posting again.

Anonymous said...

Cute!!!!!!

KSMaia said...

Ficou muito fofo..

MomTo4Boys said...

First I must say that I really love your patterns and my boys are loving them as well. A HUGE thank you from my boys for posting these patterns for all to use.

That being said, I am really not trying to be picky or what not, but on this pattern the font is so tiny that I am having the devil of a time reading it as is. I have "zoomed" my screen to be able to read it better, but I am sure there are those who don't know how enlarge the screen.
Thank you

Janine-Merce said...

Hello, you are so cool sharing your wonderfull patterns. My son loves them all.But I think there is a little mistake in row 2 of the yellow ear part: I think its only 1 sc in the middle and not 3, is it not? Best wishes from Germany, sincerly Janine-Merce
P.S.: I hope my grammar is not to bad.

dane said...

j' aime beaucoup tes miniatures tu as de belles réalisations c' est super sympa bises dane

Anonymous said...

I am wondering if you can make a pattern for Mewtwo, I have looked everywhere and I can't find one. My husband has been wanting me to make one for him, and I haven't been doing this long enough for me to want to take a stab in the dark and try it on my own.

Anneke said...

Hello,
I'm working on the Emolga plush right now. But.. I'm really having some trouble with the tail structure. I just don't "see" how I should sew it to the back. Could you please give a bit more explanation? I think that would help me out a lot. Thanks!

WolfDreamer said...

The tail can be sewn to the doll in any position you like. I don't have a working camera to take more pictures at the moment, my camera died (which is why I couldn't get the pictures updated yet). I have one on order, hopefully should be delivered tomorrow.

You can always look up pictures of Emolga on google or bing, and see the various positions of the tail and decide how to attach your doll's tail.

I'll try to get better pictures up as soon as I can.

Javier said...

So cute, thanks

turtle44 said...

Sooo cute!:)
I want to make a request!
When you have the chance, it would be great to make a snivy!

It would be great!

Anonymous said...

Do you think you can make a pattern for vaporeon?

thehappycrochetchic said...

I really love all your patterns, your designs are so well made and detailed. I am not sure if you take requests but since I can't seem to make up my own patterns, I would love to see some superheros. like spiderman and superman, ect.. and star wars characters, I would love to see what you would come up with for darth vadar;) Thanks for sharing your patterns with us all. I have made your tnmt one and i am going to do the penguins next!

Craftgirl Seventyeight said...

You are so clever with these! I have other projects to work on at the moment so have placed this in my "To Do" pile!

Also, I just wanted to say that I love reading your blog - so much so that I have nominated you for an award here: http://craftgirl78.wordpress.com/2012/06/23/a-lovely-blog/

i luv crochet said...

i luv pokemon and i luv your blog this plush is amazing i also luv your pachirisu,pichu,plusle and minun <3 :)

Mamabear14 said...

Do you think you can make a pattern for a tyranitar?

Anonymous said...

WOW! This is amazing! I absolutely love all of your patterns! And i am so happy that you finally made an Emolga! If it'snt too much to ask, could you possibly make a Snivy and a Minccino? My brother would really love one for his birthday! Thank you!

玉芳 said...

Hi Linda!! I've nominated you for the Kreativ Award! Take a look here for more detail: http://hollywood-cerise.blogspot.be/2012/07/kreativ-award.html Have a nice day! X Yufang

Anonymous said...

SOOO CUTE! I am so glad you've started posting again! I know you are making Digimon now, but I hope every now and then you can make a Pokemon. I would absolutely love a Minccino and a Piplup! Thank you so much!!!

Anonymous said...

If you could do the nirvash larvae from Eureka Seven that'd be amazing!!!!!!!!!!! http://notaku.deviantart.com/art/theEND-and-Nirvash-larva-128845959

Bellu Siin said...

Hi !
I like very much your patterns and I dought that maybe you will let me to use some of your free patterns in my blog .
PS ! I am from estonian and i will translate them and ALL patterns I take from another pages I am doing the pictures myself .

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