Friday, September 23, 2011

Seedot

COMPLETED: 24 GOAL: 649



I have two alternatives for Seedot's eyes. You can cut them out of felt (as I did) and sew them on or you can crochet them.

Materials: crochet hook, medium brown, light brown or tan, medium gray, and black yarn, light brown or tan and black felt, black embroidery thread

Body:
With medium brown, 6 sc in magic circle (7)
Row 1: 2 sc in each sc around (12)
Row 2: sc next sc, 2 sc next sc, around (18)
Row 3: sc next 2 sc. 2 sc next sc, around (24)
Row 4: sc next 3 sc, 2 sc next sc, around (30)
Row 5: sc next 4 sc, 2 sc next sc, around (36)
Row 6: sc next 5 sc, 2 sc next sc, around (42)
Row 7-16: sc in each sc around (42)
Row 17: sc next 5 sc, decrease over next 2 sc, around (36)
Row 18: sc next 4 sc, decrease over next 2 sc, around (30)
Row 19: sc next 3 sc, decrease over next 2 sc, around (24)
Row 20: sc next 2 sc, decrease over next 2 sc, around (18)
Row 21: sc next sc, decrease over next 2 sc, around (12)
Begin stuffing.
Row 22: decrease over next 2 sc, around (6)
Row 23: sc in each sc around (6)
Row 24: sc next sc, decrease over next 2 sc, around (3)
Row 25: sc next sc, decrease over next 2 sc, sc next sc (2)
FO and sew closed.

Cap:
With medium gray, 7 sc in magic circle (7)
Row 1: 2 sc in each sc around (14)
Row 2: sc next 2 sc, 2 sc next sc, *sc next sc, 2 sc next sc* 5 times sc next sc (20)
Row 3: *sc next 2 sc, 2 sc next sc* 6 times, sc next 2 sc (26)
Row 4: *sc next 3 sc, 2 sc next sc* 6 times, sc next 2 sc (32)
Row 5: *sc next 4 sc, 2 sc next sc* 6 times sc next 2 sc (38)
Row 6: *sc next 5 sc, 2 sc next sc* 6 times, sc next 2 sc (44)
Row 7: *sc next 6 sc, 2 sc next sc* 6 times, sc next 2 sc (50)
Row 8-16 sc in each sc around (50)
FO, roll up bottom and secure to row 13. Embroider black lines between rows 2 & 3, 7 & 8, 12 & 13. Sew to top of body, but before finishing stuff lightly.

Stem top:
With medium gray, 4 sc in magic ring (4)
Row 1: sc in each sc around (8)
Row 2: sc next sc, 2 sc next sc, around (12)
FO

Stem sides:
With medium gray, ch 6, join
Row 1: sc in each sc around (6)
Row 2: sc next sc, 2 sc next sc, around (9)
Row 3: sc next 2 sc,*2 sc next sc, sc next sc* 3 times, sc next sc (12)
FO sew stem top to sides. Lightly stuff, top should be flat. Sew completed stem to top of cap.

Eyes: (make 2)
With tan, 3 sc in magic ring (3)
Row 1: 2 sc in each sc around, join (6)
Change to black.
Row 2: sc next sc, 2 sc next sc, around, join (9)
FO

Eye assembly:
Row 1: With tan, begin in any sc of first eye, *sc next sc, 2 sc next sc* 4 times, sc next sc, ch 1, join to any sc in second eye, *sc next sc, 2 sc next sc* 4 times, sc next sc (26 sc, 1 ch)
Row 2: sc in ch, *sc next 2 sc, 2 sc next sc* 4 times, sc in other side of ch, *sc next 2 sc, 2 sc next sc* 4 times
FO Sew to body.



Feet: (make 2)
With tan, 4 sc in magic circle (4)
Row 1: sc next sc, 2 sc next sc, around (6)
Row 2: sc next 2 sc, 2 sc next sc, around (8)
Row 3: sc next 3 sc, 2 sc next sc, around (10)
Row 4-6: sc in each sc around (10)
Begin stuffing.
Row 7: *sc next 3 sc, decrease over next 2 sc* 2 times, sc next 2 sc (8)
Row 8: *sc next 2 sc, decrease over next 2 sc* 2 times, sc next 2 sc (6)
Row 9: sc next sc, decrease over next 2 sc, around (3)
FO Sew closed. Embroider a black line around foot between row 4 and 5.


Legs: (make 2)
With tan, ch 6, join
Row 1: sc in each ch around (6)
Row 2: sc in each sc around (6)
FO Sew legs to feet and stuff. Sew leg/feet combo to body.

Seedot and Pokemon are copyrighted by Nintendo.

If you have any problems with my pattern, let me know. Enjoy and have fun.

















Hoppip


COMPLETED: 23 GOAL: 649



Materials: crochet hook, pink, black and green yarn, yellow felt or yellow yarn for eyes.

Body:
7 sc in magic circle (7)
Row 1: 2 sc in each sc around (14)
Row 2: sc next sc, 2 sc next sc, around (21)
Row 3: sc next 2 sc. 2 sc next sc, around (28)
Row 4: sc next 3 sc, 2 sc next sc, around (35)
Row 5: sc next 4 sc, 2 sc next sc, around (42)
Row 6: sc next 5 sc, 2 sc next sc, around (49)
Row 7: sc next 6 sc, 2 sc next sc, around (56)
Row 8-10: sc in each sc around (56)
Row 11: sc next 6 sc, decrease over next 2 sc, around (49)
Row 12: sc next 5 sc, decrease over next 2 sc, around (42)
Row 13: sc next 4 sc, decrease over next 2 sc, around (35)
Row 14: sc next 3 sc, decrease over next 2 sc, around (28)
Row 15: sc next 2 sc, decrease over next 2 sc, around (21)
Row 16: sc next sc, decrease over next 2 sc, around (14)
Begin stuffing.
Row 17: decrease over next 2 sc, around (7)
Row 18: *decrease over next 2 sc* three times, sc next sc (4)
FO and sew closed.

Arms: (make 2)
With pink. 4 sc in magic circle (4)
Row 1: 2 sc next sc, sc next 3 sc (5)
Row 2: 2 sc next sc. Sc next 4 sc (6)
FO, stuff lightly, sew to body (see picture for placement)

Outside ear: (Make 2)
With pink 4 sc in magic ring (4)
Row 1: 2 sc in each sc around (8)
Row 2: sc next sc, 2 sc next sc, around (12)
Row 3: sc in each sc around (12)
Row 4: sc next 2 sc, 2 sc next sc, around (16)
Row 5: sc in each sc around (16)
Row 6: sc next 3 sc, 2 sc next sc, around (20)
Row 7: sc in each sc around (20)
FO Flatten and sew bottom edge together.

Inside ear: (make 2)
With black, ch 2, 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, turn (3)
Row 1: sc next sc, 2 sc next sc, sc next sc, ch 1, turn (4)
Row 2: 2 sc next sc, sc next 2 sc, 2 sc next sc, ch 1, turn (6)
Row 3-4: sc in each sc across (6)
FO Line up bottom of outside ear with bottom of inside ear and sew around inside ear.

Leaves: (Make 4)
With green. Ch 2, turn
Row 1: 3 sc in 2nd chain from hook, ch 1, turn (3)
Row 2: 2 sc next sc, sc next sc, 2 sc next sc, turn (5)
Row 3: slip stitch next 3 sc, ch 1, 3 sc same sc as last slip stitch, ch 1, turn (3)
Row 4: 2 sc next sc, sc next sc, 2 sc next sc, ch 1, turn (5)
Row 5: 2 sc next sc, sc next 3 sc, 2 sc next sc, turn (7)
Row 6: slip stitch next 4 sc, ch 1, 3 sc in same sc as last slip stitch, ch 1 turn (3)
Row 7: 2 sc next sc, sc next sc, 2 sc next sc, ch 1, turn (5)
Row 8: 2 sc next sc, sc next 3 sc, 2 sc next sc, turn (7)
Row 9: slip stitch next 4 sc, ch 1, 3 sc in same sc as last slip stitch, ch 1 turn (3)
Row 10: 2 sc next sc, sc next sc, 2 sc next sc, ch 1, turn (5)
Row 11: 2 sc next sc, sc next 3 sc, 2 sc next sc, turn (7)
Row 12: slip stitch next 4 sc, ch 1, 3 sc in same sc as last slip stitch, ch 1 turn (3)
Row 13: 2 sc next sc, sc next sc, 2 sc next sc, ch 1, turn (5)
Row 14: 2 sc next sc, sc next 3 sc, 2 sc next sc, ch 1 turn (7)
Row 15: sc next sc, continue across hdc, dc, tr, dc, hdc, sc (7)
FO Sew two pieces together. Attach to top of head (see picture for placement).

Feet: (make 2)
With pink. 4 sc in magic circle (4)
Row 1: 2 sc next sc, sc next sc, around (6)
Row 2: sc next 2 sc, 2 sc next sc, around (8)
Row 3-4: sc in each sc around (8)
Begin stuffing.
Row 5: sc next 2 sc, decrease over next 2 sc, around (6)
Row 6: sc next sc, decrease over next 2 sc, around (4)
FO Sew closed.

Legs: (make 2)
With pink. ch 6, join
Row 1: sc in each sc around (6)
Row 2-4: sc in each sc around (6)
FO Sew legs to feet and and stuff. Sew leg/feet to bottom of body.

Tail:
With pink. 4 sc in magic ring (4)
Row 1: sc in each sc around (4)
Row 2: sc nect sc, 2 sc next sc, around (6)
Row 3-10: sc in each sc around (6)
FO Stuff and sew to back of body.

Finish: Embroider 2 small eyes on body with yellow yarn and a mouth with black yarn.


Hoppip and Pokemon are cobyrighted by Nintendo.

If you have any problems with my patterns, let me know. Enjoy and have fun.













Saturday, September 17, 2011

Rotom and Surskit

Completed: 22 Goal: 649




ROTOM

Materials:
Crochet hook (whatever size best suits you), orange yarn, white and blue felt, black embroidery string.

Body:
6 sc in magic circle (6)
Row 1: 2 sc in each sc around (12)
Row 2: sc next sc, 2 sc next sc, around (18)
Row 3: sc next 2 sc. 2 sc next sc, around (24)
Row 4: sc next 3 sc, 2 sc next sc, around (30)
Row 5: sc next 4 sc, 2 sc next sc, around (36)
Row 6-7: sc in each sc around (36)
Row 8: sc next 4 sc, decrease over next 2 sc, around (30)
Row 9: sc next 3 sc, decrease over next 2 sc, around (24)
Row 10: sc next 2 sc, decrease over next 2 sc, around (18)
Begin stuffing.
Row 11: sc next sc, decrease over next 2 sc, around (12)
Row 12: decrease over next 2 sc, around (6)
FO and sew closed.

Small ball:
4 sc in magic circle (4)
Row 1: 2 sc in each sc around (8)
Row 2: sc next sc, 2 sc next sc, around (12)
Row 3: sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, around (16)
Row 4: sc in each sc around (16)
Row 5: sc next 2 sc, decrease over next 2 sc, around (12)
Begin stuffing.
Row 6: sc next sc, decrease over next 2 sc, around (8)
Row 7: decrease over next 2 sc, around (4)
FO and sew to bottom of body.

Cone:
Chain 12, join.
Row 1-2: sc in each sc around (12)
Row 3: sc next 4 sc, decrease over next 2 sc, around (10)
Row 4: sc in each sc around (10)
Row 5: sc next 3 sc, decrease over next 2 sc, around (8)
Row 6: sc in each sc around (8)
Row 7: sc next 2 sc, decrease over next 2 sc, around (6)
Row 8: sc in each sc around (6)
Row 9: sc next sc, decrease over next 2 sc, around (4)
Row 10: decrease over next 2 sc around (2)
FO  Stuff enough to hold shape. Sew to top of body.

Face:
Cut 2 white ovals out of white felt and 2 smaller ovals out of blue felt. Attach eyes to body. Cut mouth out of white felt and sew to body. Using black thread, sew on teeth. Cut two lightning bolts out of white felt, and attach to sides of body.




SURSKIT

Materials:
Light blue and yellow yarn, 4 pipe cleaners or wire, small amount of black, white and pink yarn or if you prefer, black, white and pink felt.

Body: (join rounds)
Begin with yellow.
7 sc in magic circle (7)
Row 1: 2 sc in each sc around (14)
Row 2: sc next sc, 2 sc next sc, around (21)
Row 3: sc next 2 sc. 2 sc next sc, around (28)
Change to blue.
Row 4: sc next 3 sc, 2 sc next sc, around (35)
Row 5: sc next 4 sc, 2 sc next sc, around (42)
Row 6: sc next 5 sc, 2 sc next sc, around (49)
Row 7: sc next 6 sc, 2 sc next sc, around (56)
Row 8: sc in each sc around (56)
Row 9: sc next 6 sc, decrease over next 2 sc, around (49)
Row 10: sc next 5 sc, decrease over next 2 sc, around (42)
Row 11: sc next 4 sc, decrease over next 2 sc, around (35)
Row 12: sc next 3 sc, decrease over next 2 sc, around (28)
Row 13: sc next 2 sc, decrease over next 2 sc, around (21)
Begin stuffing.
Row 14: sc next sc, decrease over next 2 sc, around (14)
Row 15: decrease over next 2 sc, around (7)
Row 16: *decrease over next 2 sc* 3 times, sc next sc (4)
FO and sew closed.

Antenna:
With yellow.
Ch 5, join.
Row 1: sc in each chain around (5)
Row 2-4: sc in each sc around (5)
Row 5: sc next sc, decrease over next 2 sc, sc next 2 sc (4)
Row 6-8: sc in each sc around (4)
Row 9: sc next sc, decrease over next 2 sc, sc next sc (3)
Row 10-11: sc in each sc around (3)
Row 12: sc next sc, decrease over next 2 sc, around (2)
Row 13-14: sc in each sc (2)
FO  Sew to top of body (yellow side).

Legs: (make 4)
4 sc in magic chain (4)
Row 1: sc in each sc around (8)
Row 2-6: sc in each sc around (8)
Row 7: *decrease over next 2 sc, sc next 2 sc* 2 times (6)
Row 8-17: sc in each sc around (6)
Row 18: *decrease over next 2 sc* 2 times, sc next 2 sc (4)
Row 19-25: sc in each sc around (4)
FO  Insert a wire or pipe cleaner in leg for support. Sew legs to bottom of body.

Finish:
You can embroider the eyes and cheeks on with yarn or you can cut them out of felt. If you choose felt. Cut 2 black circles for the eyes and 2 smaller white circles for the pupils. Sew to body, Cut two pink ovals for cheeks and attach to body. Using black yarn embroider two lines on top of head. 


Rotom, Surskit and Pokemon are copyrighted by Nintendo.

If you have any questions or you can't understand what I was trying to do, let me know. Enjoy and have fun.

Next blog: Hoppip and ????














Saturday, September 10, 2011

My Advent Calenders

                                                                                                                 COMPLETED: 20  GOAL: 649


I've always been a bit crazy about advent calenders. Around the holidays, I drag them all out of storage and display them around the house. The kids enjoy running around the house, changing dates, opening doors and of coarse eating the goodies they find inside. For the last couple of years I've created advent calenders for them. The first year was very simple. I used a box and created small compartments within the box with strips of cardboard. Instead of the box lid. We made one out of tissue paper and I glued it to the top of the box. I marked each compartment with a number (1-24). Every day the kids would bust open the tissue paper over the right compartment and get their treat. The second year I made the calenders out of a couple of sheets of poster board. I cut out the shape of a Christmas tree and then cut out doors. I glued the second piece of poster board on the back. The kids got to decorate the tree with stickers, glitter, markers whatever they wanted. When they were done, I put 2 or 3 Pokemon cards or WWE wrestling cards behind each door, sealed the doors closed with stickers, numbered the doors and the calender was ready to go. This year I'm going to stay with the Pokemon theme. But instead of the Pokemon cards, I'm crocheting one character for each day. Once all the Pokemon are done, I'll wrap and number them and this years calender will be complete. So far I have completed 8 of the 24. I've been concentrating on the simpler Pokemon, because of the time restraint. Below I've listed the ones I have made so far with a corresponding link or else a patten.



Sudowoodo, Wobbuffet: http://shedko247.wordpress.com/


Wailmer, Diglett, Cherubi: http://nanettecrochet.blogspot.com/

Foongus: http://zaphod-beeblebroxie.deviantart.com/art/Tamagetake-plushie-pattern-196263669?q=boost%3Apopular%0pokemon%20amigurumi&go=89

Oddish: http://wolfdreamer-oth.blogspot.com/

Spoink: I found the original pattern for Spoink at the following site. http://bizzycrochet.blogspot.com/2007/05/pokemon-spoink-look-alike.htm
I've modified it a bit and have written the pattern below.



SPOINK
Materials: F Hook, Light gray yarn (I used med gray), small amount of pink yarn for ball and cheeks and small amount of black and white yarn for eyes and nose.
Body:
Begin with 6 sc in magic ring (6)
Row 1 - 2 sc in each sc around (12)
Row 2 - sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, around (18)
Row 3 - sc in next two sc, 2 sc in next sc, around (24)
Row 4 - sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, around (30)
Row 5 - sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next, around (36)
Row 6-11 - sc in each sc around (36)
Row 12 - sc in next 4 sc, decrease over next 2 sc, around (30)
Row 13 - sc in next 3 sc, decrease over next 2 sc, around (24)
Row 14 - sc in next 2 sc, decrease over next 2 sc, around (18)
Begin stuffing if you have not started.
Row 14 - sc in next sc, decrease over next 2 sc, around (12)
Row 15 - decrease over next 2 sc (6)
Row 16 – decrease over next 2 sc (3)
FO and sew closed.
Tail:
Begin with 4 sc in magic circle (4)
Row 1 – sc in each sc round (4)
Row 2-146 – sc in each sc around (4)
FO
Insert a piece of wire or a pipe cleaner in tube and sew end closed.
Arms: Make 2
Ch 4, sc in 2nd chain from hook, hdc in next chain, dc in last chain. Ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in last ch. FO leaving a long tail. Fold pieces over and sew sides together leaving bottom open. You can lightly stuff arms or not.
Ears:Make 2
Ch 3, sc in 2nd ch, hdc in last ch. FO
Nose:
Ch 4
Row 1 – Sc in next 2 ch, 3 sc in last ch. Working on opposite sides of chain in loops. Sc in next 2 ch and 3 sc in last ch, join. (10)
Row 2 – Ch 1, 2 sc in next 3 sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next 3 sc, sc in next 2 sc, join (16)
Row 3 – sc in each sc around (16)
FO and lightly stuff.
Assembly:
Sew tail to bottom of body. Twist it to form a spring. Attach arms to sides of body, just below halfway. Attach nose to front of body, between the arms. Attach ears to top of head. Attach pink ball between ears. Embroider eyes and nose with black and the cheeks with pink. I made a small french knot for the whites of the eyes.

Next Blog: Rotom, Surskit

  




Wednesday, September 7, 2011

About Me

Hi Everyone: I would like to introduce myself to you. My name is Katherine. I live in Arizona with my husband, two kids, a lot of cats, two dogs, a rat, a rabbit and some fish. I've known how to crochet since I was around ten, but I've never been real serious about it. About a year ago, my son asked me to crochet a Pokemon character. I searched around the web and found some great sites. The first Pokemon I crocheted was Electrode. Since then I've crocheted quite a bit more, some with patterns and others that I created the patterns myself. I've gotten quite hooked on the whole Pokemon thing and I've decided to crochet every Pokemon character (yes you can call me crazy). So over the upcoming months and probably years I will be posting my efforts.