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Tuesday, March 24, 2009
PSYDUCK with pattern
Well being on a bit of a Pokemon kick lately ... I made a Psyduck for the girls. (I may keep it tho, cause I'm quite fond of Psyduck).
I wrote the pattern down as I made it, and I hope there are no omissions or mistakes in it. If anything is wrong, please let me know, I'll correct it as quickly as possible :) The picture doesn't really do it justice, I simply couldn't get the right light, but maybe I'll try again another time and get a better picture.
WW yarn Gold and light yellow
(I used RedHeart SS in Gold and Cornmeal)
Small amounts of white and brown WW yarn
Gauge isn't really important as long as the stitches are moderately tight so that the fiberfill won't show through.
I tend to prefer to join my rounds, but if you prefer to use continuous rounds with stitch markers, that's fine. Whichever is most comfortable for you. I also recommend using the 'invisible' decrease stitch (make decrease stitches in the front loops only, instead of going thru both loops of the stitch. They aren't *completely* invisible, but they do reduce the gaps a great deal especially in 3D pieces.
The numbers in ( ) at the end of each round or row, are how many total stitches should be in that round/row.
HEAD AND BODY
Rnd 1: 8 sc in magic ring (8)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (16)
Rnd 3: 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next around (24)
Rnd 4: 1 sc in first 2 sc, 2 sc in next around (32)
Rnd 5: 1 sc in first 3 sc, 2 sc in next around (40)
Rnd 6: 1 sc in first 4 sc, 2 sc in next around (48)
Rnd 7-14: 1 sc in each sc around (48)
Rnd 15: sc in next 4 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (40)
Rnd 16: sc in each sc around (40)
Rnd 17: sc in next 2 sc, dec over next sc around (30)
Rnd 18: repeat rnd 16 (30)
Rnd 19: sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc around (45)
Rnd 20: repeat rnd 16 (45)
Rnd 21: sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (54)
Begin stuffing the head moderately firmly.
Rnd 22-26: sc in each sc around (54)
Rnd 27: sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (60)
Rnd 28-37: sc in each sc around (60)
Rnd 38: sc in next 4 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (50)
Rnd 39: sc in each sc around (50)
Rnd 40: sc in next 3 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (40)
Continue stuffing the body as with the head.
Rnd 41: sc in next 2 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (30)
Rnd 42: sc in next sc, dec over next 2 sc around (20)
Rnd 43 dec over next 2 sc around (10)
F/O leaving long tail. Finish up stuffing if needed. Using yarn needle, weave tail thru last round of stitches and pull tight to close.
ARMS (make 2)
Rnd 1: 9 sc in magic circle (9)
Rnd 2: sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (12)
Rnd 3-5: sc in each sc around (12)
Rnd 6: sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc around (18)
Rnd 7-12): sc in each sc around (18)
Row 13: sc in next 10 sc , turn (leave remaining stitches unworked) (10)
Row 14: sc in each sc across, turn (10)
Row 15: dec over first 2 sc, sc in next 6 sc, dec over last 2 sc, turn (8)
Row 16: dec over first 2 sc, sc in next 4 sc, dec over last 2 sc (6)
F/O leaving long tail for sewing
Row 1: Flatten out the 'hand' (rounds 1-3) making sure that the 'shoulder' is facing up. Attach yarn in between rounds 2 and 3. Ch 1, sc in same place. sc in space between rounds 1 and 2. 2 sc in first round (ring). sc in between rounds 1 and 2. sc in between rounds 2 and 3. turn. (6 sc across 'hand')
Row 2: ch 3 Sl st in second ch from hook, HDC in next ch. sk 1 sc, sl st in next sc. Ch 4, sl st in second ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch. sk 1 sc sl st in next sc. ch 3 sl st in second ch from hook hdc in next ch. sk 1 sc sl st to outside of last sc. F/O weave in the end
If the hand instructions above are hard to understand, this method may be easier and gives a very similar finished appearance.
Row 1: ch 7. sc in second ch from hook and each ch across (6)
Row 2. Follow row 2 of hand from above. F/O leaving tail, sew to end of arm across the end making sure that the 'shoulder' on other end is facing up.
Rnd 1: 8 sc in magic ring (8)
Rnd 2: sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in last sc ( 10)
With a small amount of black yarn or embroidery thread, make a french knot in the center of the eye (a small bead will work also if you prefer)
Rnd 1: 9 sc in magic ring (9)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (18)
Rnd 3-8: sc in each sc around (18)
Rnd 9: sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc next sc, sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in each of next 2 sc, sc next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc last 4 sc. (22)
Rnd 10: sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc next sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in each of next 2 sc, sc next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc last 5 sc. (26)
Rnd 11: sc in each sc around. (26) F/O
With small amount of brown, make two 'nostrils' using picture to help placement with straight stitches.
FEET (make 4):
Row 1: ch 4. sc in second ch from hook and each ch across (3)
Row 2: 2 sc in first sc, sc in remaining sc across (4)
Row 3: repeat row 2 (5)
Row 4: repeat row 2 (6)
Row 5: sc in each sc across (6)
Row 6: repeat row 2 (7)
Row 7: repeat row 2 (8)
Row 8 repeat row 2 (9)
Row 9: repeat row 5. Do not F/O (9)
Going down the side, sc in end of each row. 2 sc in corner, sc in loop of beginning ch, 2 sc in corner, sc in end of each row back up the other side to the beginning of row 9. (the side facing you at this point is the 'right' side of the piece)
Sc in first sc of row 9. Ch 1, in next sc work the following: DC, TR, DC. Ch 1, sc in next 2 sc. Ch 1 in next sc work DC, TR, DC. Ch 1, sc in next 2 sc. Ch 1, in next sc work DC, TR, DC. Ch 1 sc in last sc. F/O
Sew two feet together with wrong sides together using whip stitch.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12)
Rnd 3-4: sc in each sc around (12)
Rnd 5: sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc around (18)
Rnd 6-7: repeat row 3 (18)
Rnd 8: sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (24)
Rnd 9-11: repeat row 3 (24)
F/O Flatten tail. Tail is not stuffed.
I highly recommend pinning all the pieces in place before sewing them on, this will help get everything like you want it before it's permanent.
Moderately stuff the arms (including leaving some available for the 'shoulder'.) Place arms as shown. Tilt head slightly to one side and 'tack' the hands to the sides of the head leaving the fingers free. Sew on beak and eyes as shown. Sew feet either on bottom of front for sitting position, or underneath for standing position. Sew tail to bottom on back.
For his 'hair', with brown, ch 8 sl st in second ch from hook and each ch across, ch 9 sl st in second ch from hook and each ch to end, ch 8 sl st second ch from and each to end, F/O tie the two ends together. Attach to top of head a little to the back of center.
If anything is confusing or not right, please let me know I will correct it.
Psyduck and Pokemon are copyright Nintendo.
This pattern is an original pattern by Linda Potts (March 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. 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.
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Woo! Can't wait for you to get the Poliwhirl pattern up! :D
This is wonderful!
Definitely going to give it a try sometime soon. Absolutely adorable,I love Psyduck. Thanks for the pattern!
You're very welcome, and thank you for the comments! :D
WOW you are AMAZING!!!!!!!!
You are amazing at that! I'm a fellow crocheter and pokemon lover myself. Do you think you could try making Lugia? He's my fave :3
Thanks! I can't make any promises on Lugia... I'm sure I will make one at some point, but right now, I'm backlogged like mad. I'm trying to get as many things done as possible, but making money tends to come first, so those projects are priority. Lugia is definately on the list tho! :D
Hey, you make wonderful patterns! I am having some trouble with the hand, though. But I designed a ladybug once, and I think it's similar to the legs I made. Anyways, I love your work!!
This is adorable!!!! I can't wait to get a chance to make this little guy, I'm squeeing from excitement! Your pokemon plushies look amazing, like they jumped out of the TV screen, thanks for posting the patterns!
about how long did it take you to finish this one? I'm gonna try and crunch one out by next Thursday...think i can do it?
thanks for all you do!
I need to try to make this. Psyduck is one of my favs. Love all the creative ideas.
I am making one for a class "How to" speech. I was wondering if the feet were all one color or if the top was yellow and the bottom light yellow? It's a little difficult for me to tell.
top and bottom are both the lighter yellow color :D
What difficulty would you give this pattern? On a scale from 1-5? I'm just confused about the beak part.
thank you. Love your patterns!
Hello! I love this pattern, very helpful instructions, thank you. If you want to see my ducky, I've put the link below, I hope you like what I've done with him!
Last weekend, I made my own little Psyduck from your pattern <3.
I kind of got confused with the tail as I couldn't really figure out which way to put it but I do like how it turned out.
If you'd like to have a look, here's a pic: http://s7.directupload.net/file/d/2477/7o3skfi2_jpg.htm
When I was a kid. It was my favorite pokemon character. It looks pretty hard to do.
Thank you so much for the Psyduck pattern! I'm definitely making this for Halloween Misty cosplay! ^_^
I'm coming across a problem when doing the beak.
On Round 10, I keep ending up with only 26 stitches. When I looked at the pattern, I realized there are 4 times in round 10 where you do 2 sc in one sc, which adds 4 sc to the round. Round 9 ended with 22, which equals 26 when you add the 4 extra sc. Am I doing something wrong, or is it really supposed to be 26?
Yup, I thought these were super cool. I liked this blog, i think is very interesting, most of all for the new ideas that this blog talk. Keep up your work.
I've just finished making my Psyduck. It's a xmas present for my friends little boy. Thank you so much for doing this pattern and it's not as hard as it looks thanks to your instructions. they are very clear. you've got me hooked on amigurumi dolls now. My family want one each lol. I don't mind I love crochet.
Just finished making this guy. He's bigger than I was expecting! Thanks for writing this pattern out so neatly - it was super easy to follow.
Love this! I am in the process of making it for my son for Christmas and i can not for the life of me understand the feet. :( It there any way you could make a small video tutorial for the feet and a bonus would be the hand too? I have also looked for other crochet duck feet but can't find anything. Please help
"sc in next 2 sc, dec over next sc around (30)" what do you mean with that? is it 2 sc in the nect - dec over the next sc and the same thing over again 30 times?
Hanne, it means a sc in each of the next 2 sc, then decrease over the next 2 sc. (so 2 sc then a decrease) repeated till then of the round. The number in parentheses is the total number of stitches you should have when you finish that round. :)
Your psyduck is a cutie :) could you please state somewhere in the pattern approximately how tall (in inches) the finished project is? Or perhaps someone who has already created this could say how big theirs ended up. Thanks!
I too would like to know about how big he is. I do very much like your patterns and have made several.
As always it's partially dependant on your hook size, yarn choice and tension
Using a G hook (4.0mm) and redheart supersaver mine was about 9 inches high.
Im just a little lost on how to do the hand? Can anyone help?!
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