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Friday, May 11, 2018

Peanut Butter Bread/Cake

I take time out of my regularly scheduled crochet posts to make a special post about a recipe that I tried this morning and absolutely love. Recently, I have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes which has curbed one of the biggest loves of my life. Cutting down on carbs is so hard for me.

But at 4am today, I was shown a recipe that I absolutely had to try and being the way I am, I tweaked it slightly.


Peanut Butter Bread by Headbangers Kitchen
This is where the original recipe is. I won't be including ingredient amounts and such here because I would prefer everyone to go back to the original recipe where the credit is due.

But the tweaks I'm making are here. And not everything has a photo since I was by myself at 5am and time is of the essence when you're working in the final steps.

I started the recipe by separating my eggs. Egg white went straight into the mixing bowl and egg yolks went into a separate small bowl for later. I didn't measure out the peanut butter at this stage as I am lazy and want to save on washing.


So first thing's first I whipped up my egg whites until peaks formed. Admittedly I did also add a tablespoon of sugar here but this is up to yourself. Then I tipped them out gently into another bowl to use later. 


I did however, measure out the vinegar and bicarb ready to go for a later step.
 Then using the mixing bowl I had used for the egg whites, I measured out the peanut butter, added a small pinch of salt and the egg yolks.

The peanut butter was whipped up for about 6 minutes. At this stage, if you want the mix to be even smoother, you can also add a bit of melted butter or oil. But I didn't do that at this stage and left it as is. The next part is the tricky party and it helps if you have any experience making chiffon cake/angelfood cake/macarons and red velvet cakes.

Gently combine the peanut butter mix with the egg whites. To do this, I added the peanut butter to one side of the bowl (or you can use a completely separate bowl if you're not a stingy dishwasher like me) and then only combine the egg whites into the peanut butter 1/4 amount at a time. This will slacken down the peanut butter. I used up about 1/2 to 1/3 of the egg white mix before I started to gently combine everything together. 

Once everything is mostly combined (doesn't have to be completely perfect at this stage), mix the vinegar and bicarb together and it will fizz nicely. Quickly mix this into the egg white/peanut butter mix.

This will complete the "almost combined) into a completed mix. I baked mine for about 25 minutes but I also don't have a small loaf pan. I'm a baker so all my loaf bans make giant full sized loaves and I'm guessing the original recipe used a small, bake at home, loaf pan. The loaf about 1.5 to doubled in size during baking. Aaaand comes out more like cake than bread because of the tweaks I made. 


Wednesday, May 9, 2018

#359 Absol

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Absol took a few rework to get it to look how I wanted it to. This one takes a little more fiddling so you may wish to start with one of my other patterns (such as some of the eeveelutions or the pokedoll clefairy) if you're new to crochet!

And here's the pattern:

Head
Blue
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3: [2SC, SC]x6 (18)
Round 4: [2SC, SCx2]x6 (24)
Round 5: [2SC, SCx3]x6 (30)
Round 6: [2SC, SCx4]x6 (36)
Round 7: [2SC, SCx5]x6(42)
Round 8: [2SC, SCx6]x6 (48)
Round 9 - 13: SCx48 (48, 5 rounds)
Round 14: SCx42, 2SC, SCx5 (49) 
Round 15: SCx42, 2SCx2, SCx5 (51)
Round 16: SCx44, 2SCx3, SCx4 (54)
Round 17: [SC2tog, SCx7]x6 (48)
Round 18: [SC2tog, SCx6]x6 (42)
Round 19: [SC2tog, SCx5]x6 (36)
Round 20: [SC2tog, SCx4]x6 (30)
Round 21: [SC2tog, SCx3]x6 (24)
Round 22: [SC2tog, SCx2]x6 (18)
Stuff firmly and make sure the nose point is in the right place. That would be the increases in rounds 15 and 16.
Round 23: [SC2tog, SC]x6 (12)
Round 24: SC2togx6 (6)
Sew closed and leave a tail to sew onto the fur piece later on.

Facial Feature
I embroidered on the nose and mouth. The eyes are needlefelted on.

Hair Piece
White
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3: [2SC, SC]x6 (18)
Round 4 - 5: SCx18 (18, 2 rounds)
Round 6: [2SC, SCx2]x6 (24)
Round 7: [2SC, SCx3]x6 (30)
Round 8: [2SC, SCx4]x6 (36)
Round 9: [2SC, SCx5]x6 (42)
Round 11 - 25: SCx42 (42, 15 rounds)
Short Rows to turn the hair piece.
Row 1: SCx28, chain and turn (28)
Row 2: SCx27, chain and turn (27)
Row 3: SCx26, chain and turn (26)
Row 4: SCx25, chain and turn (25)
Row 5: SCx24, chain and turn (24)
Row 6: SCx23, chain and turn (23)
Row 7: SCx23, pick up the next 2 stitches going down the steps and then crochet back down on to round 25, SCx14 (39)
Round 26: SC, pick up the 2x stitches going up the steps then continue up on to the stitches of row 7, SCx39 (42)
Lightly stuff the hair piece up until just before the short rounds to hold the shape and then continue.
Round 27 - 31: SCx42 (42, 9 rounds)
Round 32 : SCx5 chain and turn then continue into the next row. This is an incomplete round.
Short Rows - this attaches to the front of the body to make the head stand up more upright.
Row 1: SCx20, chain and turn (20)
Row 2: SCx19, chain and turn (19)
Row 3: SCx18, chain and turn (18)
Row 4: SCx17, chain and turn (17)
Row 5: SCx16, chain and turn (16)
Row 6: SCx15, chain and turn (15)

Leave a long tail and finish off. Use a separate long white thread to sew the head piece in position to the head. This will make it easier to attach the other pieces later. Then sew the head to the body. There will be a gap where the chest piece slots into.



Body
This piece starts from the back and and works towards the chest.
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3: [2SC, SC]x6 (18)
Round 4: [2SC, SCx2]x6 (24)
Round 5: [2SC, SCx3]x6 (30)
Round 6: [2SC, SCx4]x6 (36)
Round 7: [2SC, SCx5]x6 (42)
Round 8 - 17: SCx42 (42, 10 rounds)
Round 18: [2SC, SCx6]x3, SCx21 (45)
You may wish to add an extra stitch marker about 9 stitches into round 13 as that will be bottom of the piece when sewing together. The increases is where the stomach/chest is.
Round 19: [2SC, SCx6]x3, SCx24 (48)
Round 20: [2SC, SCx7]x3. SCx24 (51)
Round 21: [2SC, SCx7]x3, SCx27 (54)
Round 22 - 31: SCx54 (54, 10 rounds)
Round 32: [SC2tog, SCx7]x6 (48)
Round 33: [SC2tog, SCx6]x6 (42)
Round 34: [SC2tog, SCx5]x6 (36)
Round 35: [SC2tog, SCx4]x6 (30)
Round 36: [SC2tog, SCx3]x6 (24)
Round 37: [SC2tog, SCx2]x6 (18)
Stuff firmly.
Round 38: [SC2tog, SC]x6 (12)
Round 39: SC2togx6 (6)
Sew closed and finish off the thread. Sew the head piece onto the front of the body. 




Chest Piece
White
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3 - 4 : SCx12 (12, 2 rounds)
Round 5: [2SC, SC]x6 (18)
Round 6 - 7: SCx18 (18, 2 rounds)
Round 8: [2SC, SCx2]x6 (24)
Round 9: SCx24 (24)
Round 10: [2SC, SCx3]x6 (30)
Round 11: SCx30 (30)
Round 12: [2SC, SCx4]x6 (36)
Round 13 - 17: SCx36 (36, 5 rounds)
Round 18: [SC2tog, SCx4]x6 (30)
Round 19 - 22: SCx30 (30, 4 rounds)
Stuff lightly and sew onto the front of the chest and up onto the head piece. Then use the leftover blue thread from the head to sew slightly down onto the chest piece.

Hair Side Piece
White
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: SCx6 (6)
Round 3: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 4: SCx12 (12)
Round 5: DCx6, SCx6 (12)
Round 6: [2SC, SC]x3, SC2togx3 (12)
Round 7 - 8: DCx6, SCx6 (12, 2 rounds)
Round 9 - 11: SCx12 (12, 3 rounds)
Flatten and sew onto the head. 

Head Piece
Blue
Start by leaving a tail for sewing
Round 1: Chain 12 and join to form a ring. (12)
Round 2 - 10: SCx12 (12, 8 rounds)
Sew to the head and stuff firmly. I also added a small popstick piece in to add some strength. 

Blue
Chainx9
Round 1: From the 2nd chain from the hook, SCx7, 3SC then continue around the other side, SCx7, 3SC (20)
Round 2 - 8: SCx20 (20, 6 rounds)
Round 9 - 10: DCx4, SCx 12, DCx4 (20, 2 rounds)
Round 11: DCx4, SCx5, SC2tog, SCx5, DCx4 (19)
Round 12: SCx 19 (19)
Round 13: DCx4, SCx4, SC2tog, SCx5, DCx4 (18) DCx1 and move the stitch marker. This is the start to the next round.
Round 14: SCx18 (18)
Round 15: DCx4, SCx4, SC2tog, SCx4, DCx4 (17)
Round 16: SCx17 (17)
Round 17: DCx4, SCx4, SC2tog, SCx3, DCx4 (16)
Round 18: SCx16 (16)
Round 19: DCx3, SCx4, SC2tog,SCx4, DCx3 (15)
Round 20: SCx15 (15)
Round 21: DCx3, SCx4 SC2tog, SCx3, DCx3 (14)
Round 22: SCx14 (14)
Round 23: DCx3, SCx3 SC2tog, SCx3, DCx3 (13)
Stuff lightly. I also added a popstick down the centre to add a bit of strength but I think it would also still hold up without it.
Round 24: SCx13 (13)
Round 25: DCx3, SCx3 SC2tog, SCx2, DCx3 (12)
Round 24: SCx12 (12)
Round 25: SC2togx6 (6)
Round 26: SCx6 (6)
Finish off this thread. Then use the remaining thread from the blue tube earlier to sew the corner of this piece into the tube. 




Neck Spikes
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: SCx6 (6)
Round 3: [2SC, SC]x3 (9)
Round 4 - 5: SCx9 (9, 2 rounds)
Round 6: [2SC, SCx2]x3 (12)
Round 7 - 8: SCx12 (2 rounds)
Make as many as you think would look nice around the back. I made 11, 6 on the bottom row and then 5 on the top. Stuff firmly to sew on. 

Head Ornament
Blue
Chainx6
Round 1: From the 2nd chain from the hook SCx4, 3SC, SCx4, 3SC
Sew onto the head. 



Front Leg
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3: [2SC, SC]x6 (18)
Round 4: [2SC, SCx2]x6 (24)
Round 5: SCx24 (24)
Round 6: SC2togx6, SCx12 (18)
Round 7: SC2togx3, SCx12 (15)
Round 8 - 17: SCx15 (15, 10 rounds)
Stuff firmly and sew onto the body. The inner part of the leg is folded slightly so the leg sits nicely against the body. 

Back Leg
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3: [2SC, SC]x6 (18)
Round 4: [2SC, SCx2]x6 (24)
Round 5: SCx24 (24)
Round 6: SC2togx6, SCx12 (18)
Round 7: SC2togx3, SCx12 (15)
Round 8 - 13: SCx15 (15, 6 rounds)
Round 14: 2SCx6, SCx9 (21)
Round 15: [2SC, SC]x6, SCx9 (27)
Round 16 - 21: SCx27 (27, 6 rounds) 
Stuff firmly and sew to the back half of the body. Similar to the front leg, fold over the inner part slightly to get the leg to sit nicely against the body. 


Claws
Blue - Make 16
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: SCx6 (6)
Sew to the feet/legs. Sew 3 to the frount of the paw and one on the back of the leg. 

Tail
Blue - Make 2
Chainx5
Row 1: From the 2nd chain from the hook, SCx4, chain and turn (4)
Row 2 - 3: SCx4, chain and turn (4, 2 rows)
Row 4: 2SC, SCx3, chain and turn (5)
Row 5 - 6: SCx5, chain and turn (5, 2 rows)
Row 7: SCx4, 2SC, chain and turn (6)
Row 8 -9: SCx6, chain and turn (6, 2 rows)
Row 10: 2SC, SCx5, chain and turn (7)
Row 11 - 12: SCx7, chain and turn (7, 2 rows)
Row 13: 2SC, SCx5, 2SC, chain and turn (9)
Row 14 - 15: SCx9, chain and turn (9, 2 rows) 
Row 16: SC2tog, SCx7, chain and turn (8)
Row 17: SCx8, chain and turn (8)
Row 18: SC2tog, SCx6, chain and turn (7)
Row 19: SCx7, chain and turn (7)
Row 20: SC2tog, SCx5, chain and turn (6)
Row 21: SCx6, chain and turn (6)
Row 22: SC2tog, SCx2, SC2tog, chain and turn (4)
Row 23: SCx4, chain and turn (4)
Row 24: SC2tog, SCx2, chain and turn (3) 
Row 25: SCx3, chain and turn (3)
Row 26: SC2tog, SC, chain and turn (2)
Row 27: SC2tog.
Finish off with a long tail on both pieces. Hold the pieces flat together and use each tail to sew down one side. You may wish to add a popstick or pipecleaners for strength. Sew onto the back of the plush. 


#472 Gliscor

While I'm on a small roll right now, I also have a gliscor pattern that I've been holding onto for a few months now.

I wrote this particular pattern back when I had a little more time so I have more photos than in my more recent postings.

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And here we go with the pattern!

Inside of Mouth
pink
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3: [2SC, SC]x6 (18)
Round 4: [2SC, SCx2]x6 (24)
Round 5: SCx24 (24)
Leave a tail to sew into the mouth.

Head
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3: [2SC, SC]x6 (18)
Round 4: [2SC, SCx2]x6 (24)
Round 5: [2SC, SCx3]x6 (30)
Round 6: [2SC, SCx4]x6 (36)
Round 7: [2SC, SCx5]x6 (42)
Round 8: [2SC, SCx6]x6 (48)
Round 9 - 12: SCx48 (48, 4 rounds)
Round 13: SCx10, CHx12, skip 12 stitches, SCx26 (48)
Round 14: SCx48 (48)
Round 15: [SC2tog, SCx6]x6 (42)
Sew the pink mouth piece into the mouth area (where the skipped stitches are).
Round 16: [SC2tog, SCx5]x6 (36)
Round 17: [SC2tog, SCx4]x6 (30)
Round 18: [SC2tog, SCx3]x6 (24)
Round 19: [SC2tog, SCx2]x6 (18)
Stuff firmly and around the mouth piece so the pink insert sits nicely.
Round 20: [SC2tog, SC]x6 (12)
Round 21: SC2togx6 (6)
Leave a tail to sew the head to the collar piece later.

Ears
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: SCx6 (6)
Round 3: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 4 - 5: SCx12 (12, 2 rounds)
Round 6: [2SC, SC]x6 (18)
Round 7 - 8: SCx18 (18, 2 rounds)
Round 9: [2SC, SCx2]x6 (24)
Round 10 - 11: SCx24 (24, 2 rounds)
Round 12: [2SC, SCx3]x6 (30)
Round 13 - 17: SCx30 (30, 5 rounds)
Sew onto the head.

Inner Ear
Dark Pink
Chainx11
Row 1: From the 2nd chain from the hook, SCx10, chain and turn (10)
Row 2 - 4: SCx10, chain and turn (10, 3 rows)
Row 5: SC2tog, SCx6, SC2tog, chain and turn (8)
Row 6: SCx8 chain and turn (8)
Row 7: SC2tog, SCx4, SC2tog chain and turn (6)
Row 8: SCx6 chain and turn (6)
Row 9: SC2tog, SCx2, SC2tog chain and turn (4)
Row 10: SCx4, chain and turn (4)
Row 11: SC2togx2, chain and turn (2)
Row 12: SC2tog
Leave a tail. Surface crochet or embroider two lines along the pink ear piece either in a darker pink or black. Then use the tail to sew this piece inside the main ear piece.

Eyes
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3: 2SCx3, SCx3, 2SCx3, SCx3 (18)
Sew onto the head and then felt on black lines for the eye detailing.



Collar Piece
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3: [2SC, SC]x6 (18)
Round 4: [2SC, SCx2]x6 (24)
Round 5: [2SC, SCx3]x6 (30)
Round 6: [2SC, SCx4]x6 (36)
Round 7: [2SC, SCx5]x6 (42)
Round 8: [2SC, SCx6]x6 (48)
Round 9: [2SC, SCx7]x6 (54)
Round 10: [2SC, SCx8]x6 (60)
Round 11 - 12: SCx60 (60, 2 rounds)
Leave a long tail. Fold in half and then sew the head onto the front half. Make sure the tail left over from the collar piece is facing towards the back half as this is used to sew the back piece onto the black wings at the end. Surface crochet some black lines or needlefelt the lines on.

Collar Extensions/Spikes
In same purple colour
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: Scx6 (6)
Round 3: [2SC, SC]x3 (9)
Round 4 - 9: SCx9 (9, 6 rounds)
Flatten and sew onto the collar.

Teeth
Make 2
Chainx6
Row 1: from the 2nd chain from the hook, SCx2, chx3 (then from the 2nd chain from the hook), SC, HDC, skip 1 back on the row and SC, Chx3, (then from the 2nd chain from the hook) SC, HDC and finish off. 
Use the short tail from the start and tie that to the long tail left at the end. The SCx2 at the start should be tilted when sewn into the mouth to form a tiny tooth. 






Body
In the same shade as the inner ear colour - Dark Pink
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3: [2SC, SC]x6 (18)
Round 4: [2SC, SCx2]x6 (24)
Round 5: [2SC, SCx3]x6 (30)
Round 6: [2SC, SCx4]x6 (36)
Round 7 - 12: SCx36 (36, 6 rounds)
Round 13: [SC2tog, SCx4]x6 (30)
Round 14: [SC2tog, SCx3]x6 (24)
Round 15 - 17: SCx24 (24, 3 rounds)
Round 18: [2SC, SCx3]x6 (30)
Round 19: [2SC, SCx4]x6 (36)
Round 20: SCx36 (36)
Round 21:  [SC2tog, SCx4]x6 (30)
Round 22: [SC2tog, SCx3]x6 (24)
Round 23 - 25: SCx24 (24, 3 rounds)
Stuff lightly, making sure you keep the shape of where the decrease and increase rows are. Sew onto to the head underneath the shoulder piece that’s already sewn there. 
Surface crochet onto the body marking lines like on the ear inner piece.




Bottom Cover
purple
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3: [2SC, SC]x6 (18)
Round 4: [2SC, SCx2]x6 (24)
Round 5: [2SC, SCx3]x6 (30)
Round 6: [2SC, SCx4]x6 (36)
Round 7 - 10: SCx36 (36, 4 rounds)
Row 1: SC2tog, SCx32, SC2tog, chain and turn (34)
Row 2: SC2tog, SCx30 , SC2tog, chain and turn (32)
Row 3: [SC2tog, SCx4]x5, SCx2, chain and turn  (26)
Row 4: [SC2tog, SCx3]x5, SCx2, chain and turn  (20)
Wrap around the bottom of the body part and sew down.

Tail and Leg Pieces
Purple - Make 6
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3: [2SC, SC]x6 (18)
Round 4 - 6: SCx18 (18, . rounds)
Round 7: [SC2tog, SC]x6 (12)
Stuff firmly
Round 8: SC2togx6 (6)
Sew closed and leave a tail for attaching
Sew two on either side of the bottom of the body and then attach the remaining 4 on the bottom of the body to form the tail.

Bottom tail piece
purple
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3: [2SC, SC]x6 (18)
Round 4: [2SC, SCx2]x6 (24)
Round 5: [2SC, SCx3]x6 (30)
Round 6: [2SC, SCx4]x6 (36)
Round 7 - 12: SCx36 (36, 6 rounds)
Round 13: [SC2tog, SCx4]x6 (30)
Round 14: [SC2tog, SCx3]x6 (24)
Round 15: [SC2tog, SCx2]x6 (18)
Stuff firmly.
Round 16: [SC2tog, SC]x6 (12)
Sew onto the last ball for the tail. 

Spikes Tail piece
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: [2SC, SC]x3 (9)
Round 3: [2SC, SCx2]x3 (12)
Round 4: SCx12 (12)
Round 5 - 7: SCx12 (12, 3 rounds)
Stuff firmly and sew onto the bottom of the bottom tail piece.

Feet
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: [2SC, SC]x3 (9)
Round 3: [2SC, SCx2]x3 (12)
Round 4 - 7: SCx12 (12, 4 rounds)
Stuff firmly
Round 8: SC2togx6 (6)
Sew closed and then sew sideways onto the leg pieces.

Toes 
Make 4
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2 - 3: SCx6 (6. 2 rounds)
Flatten and sew onto the feet one on each side of the point at the top.








Wings
Row 1: CH2, SCx3 in the 2nd stitch from the hook, chain and turn (3)
Row 2: 2SCx3, chain and turn (6)
Row 3: [2SC, SC]x3, chain and turn (9)
Row 4: [2SC, SCx2]x3, chain and turn (12)
Row 5: [2SC, SCx3]x3, chain and turn (15)
Row 6: [2SC, SCx4]x3, chain and turn (18)
Row 7: [2SC, SCx5]x3, chain and turn (21)
Row 8: [2SC, SCx6]x, chain and turn (24)
Row 9: [2SC, SCx7]x3, chain and turn (27)
Row 10: [2SC, SCx8]x3. chain and turn (30)
Row 11: [2SC, SCx9]x3, chain and turn (33)
Row 12: [2SC, SCx10]x3, chain and turn (36)
Row 13: [2SC, SCx11]x3, chain and turn (39)
Row 14: [2SC, SCx12]x3, chain and turn (42)
Row 15: [2SC, SCx13]x3, chain and turn (45)
Row 16: [2SC, SCx14]x3, chain and turn (48)
Row 17: [2SC, SCx15]x3, chain and turn (51)
Row 18: [2SC, SCx16]x3, chain and turn (54)
Row 18: [2SC, SCx17]x3, chain and turn (57)
Row 19: [2SC, SCx18]x3 (60)
Row 20: Chain x4 (from the 2nd chain from the hook) SC, DC, TC (back on the main piece) Skip 2 stitches, SCx7, *Chain x4 (from the 2nd chain from the hook) SC, DC, TC (back on the main piece) Skip 2 stitches, SCx8* [repeat from * to * 4 times] Chain x4 (from the 2nd chain from the hook) SC, DC, TC (back on the main piece) Skip 2 stitches, SCx7, Chain x4 (from the 2nd chain from the hook) SC, DC, TC (back on the main piece) Skip 2 stitches, SC (60)

I then cut 7 pipe cleaners and crochet little tubes of black to cover each one. Then I would sew the pipe cleaners on the wing to each of the black points and along the wing to give it raised definition, also use this thread to sew the gaps of the points to the wings where the skip stitches are. 

I would then use the thread from each of these sections to weave through and sew to the halfway points between each wing point. Then pull tight. This pulls the midpoints between each wing tight and make it look more wing like. 

My pipe cleaner tubes are:
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2 - ??: SCx6 
Just keep crocheting around until the tube is long enough to cover the pipe cleaner.

Use the leftover purple thread from the collar piece to sew to the wing.

Back Pieces
Purple
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: SCx6 (6)
Round 3: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 4 - 5: SCx12 (12, 2 rounds)
Round 6: [2SC, SC]x6 (18)
Round 7 - ??: SCx18 (18, ?? rounds)
From round 7 just keep crocheting in the round until this piece fits up the back of the purple collar part. The point up to about round 4 should cover some of the black wing part. Stuff lightly and flatten a little so that it only sticks out slightly and sew onto the back collar.

Purple
make 2
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2 - 3: SCx6 (6, 2 rounds)
Sew one on either side of the main back piece.





Claws
Make 2
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3: SCx12 (12)
Round 4: [2SC, SC]x6 (18)
Round 5 SCx18 (18)
Round 6: [2SC, SCx2]x6 (24)
Round 7: SCx24 (24)
Round 8: [2SC, SCx3]x6 (30)
Round 9 - 16: SCx30 (30, 8 rounds) 
Round 17: [SC2tog, SCx3]x6 (24) 
Round 18: [SC2tog, SCx2]x6 (18)
Round 19: [SC2tog, SC]x6 (12)
Leave a tail and finish off and then repeat from Round 1 to start the other half of the claw except this time don’t finish off and continue onto the next round.

Round 20: Insert the crochet hook onto the next stitch of the first piece SCx6, then skip 6 stitches on the current piece and  insert the hook, SCx6 (12)
Round 21 - 22: SCx12 (12, 2 rounds)
Round 23: SC2togx6 (6)
Use the long tail from the first piece to sew the inside of the claw pieces together. Stuff the little pocket created by round 20 - 24. The rest of the claw pieces should be flattened. Sew closed to finish and leave a long tail.
The second tail is used to sew onto the arm.

Claw Pointy Bits
Make 10
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: SCx6 (6)
Round 3: [2SC, SC]x3 (9)
Round 4 - 5: SCx9 (9, 2 rounds)
Pick which claw you want as top and bottom piece (they’re the same but one might sit better as the bottom piece). The bottom piece will have a pointy bit sewn onto the tip (where round 1 is) and the top piece will have 2 pieces sewn onto each side hanging down. 

Arms
In the same dark pink colour as the inner ear/body pieces
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2 - ??: SCx6
Keep crocheting in the round to make a tube long enough for the arm. Stuff lightly as you go. Sew the claw piece to the arm and then the arm to the body.

Gliscor is now done!



#196 Espeon

Hey guys!

I have come back with an espeon pattern this time!

I am slowly working my way through all of the eeveelutions now but I do have a few other patterns that I should throw up very shortly (I hope) as well.



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Head
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3: [2SC, SC]x6 (18)
Round 4: [2SC, SCx2]x6 (24) 
Round 5: [2SC, SCx3]x6 (30) 
Round 6: [2SC, SCx4]x6 (36)
Round 7: [2SC, SCx5]x6 (42)
Round 8: [2SC, SCx6]x6 (48) 
Round 9 - 14: SCx48 (48, 6 rounds) 
Round 15: SCx8, 2SCx3, SCx37 (51)
Round 16: SCx51 (51)
Round 17: SCx8, SC2togx3, SCx37 (48)
Round 18: [SC2tog, SCx6]x6 (42) 
Round 19: [SC2tog, SCx5]x6 (36) 
Round 20: [SC2tog, SCx4]x6 (30) 
Round 21: [SC2tog, SCx3]x6 (24) 
Round 22: [SC2tog, SCx2]x6 (18)
Round 23: SCx18 (18)
Round 24: [2SC, SCx2]x6 (24)
Round 25 - 26: SCx24 (24, 2 rounds)
Round 27: [2SC, SCx3]x6 (30)
Round 28: DCx15, SCx15 (30)
Leave a long tail to sew to body later. Stuff firmly, making sure to push extra stuffing into the increases in round 17 which is where the nose is.

Body
Starting from the tail end first.
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3: [2SC, SC]x6 (18)
Round 4: [2SC, SCx2]x6 (24) 
Round 5: [2SC, SCx3]x6 (30) 
Round 6: [2SC, SCx4]x6 (36) 
Round 7 - 18: SCx36 (36, 12 rounds) 
Round 19: [2SC, SCx5]x6 (42) 
Round 20 - 24: SCx42 (42, 5 rounds) 
Round 25: [2SC, SCx6]x6 (48) 
Round 26 - 33: SCx48 (48, 8 rounds) 
Round 34: [SC2tog, SCx6]x6 (42) 
Round 35: [SC2tog, SCx5]x6 (36)  
Round 36: [SC2tog, SCx4]x6 (30) 
Round 37: [SC2tog, SCx3]x6 (24) 
Stuff firmly. 
Round 38: [SC2tog, SCx2]x6 (18) 
Round 39: [SC2tog, SC]x6 (12)
Round 40: SC2togx6 (6)
Sew closed and then end off. 

Front Legs
make 2
From the feet up.
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3 - 6: SCx12 (12, 4 rounds)
Round 7: [2SC, SCx3]x3 (15)
Round 8 - 12: SCx15 (15, 5 rounds) 
Round 13: [2SC, SCx4]x3 (18)
Round 14 - 18: SCx18 (18, 5 rounds)
Round 19 (incomplete round): DCx9. SS.
Finish off and leave a long tail. Stuff and then sew onto the body with the DC on the outside. 

Back Legs - foot
make 2
From the feet up.
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3: [2SCx3, SCx3]x2 (18)
Round 4 - 18: SCx18 (18, 15 rounds)
Round 19: [SC2tog, SCx3, SC2togx3, SCx3, SC2togx2 (12)
Stuff firmly.
Round 20: SC2togx6 (6)
Sew closed and leave a tail to sew to the upper leg.

Back Legs - upper leg
make 2
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3: [2SC, SC]x6 (18)
Round 4: [2SC, SCx2]x6 (24)
Round 5: [2SC, SCx3]x6 (30)
Round 6 - 10: SCx30 (30, 5 rounds)  
Round 11: [SC2tog, SCx3]x6 (24)
Round 12: [SC2tog, SCx2]x6 (18) =
Stuff lightly so it’s only half full, flatten slightly and sew onto the body. Then sew the foot onto the side of this piece to complete the whole leg. Embroider on the little toes. 

Ears
Make 2
Same colour as rest of the body
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: SCx6 (6)
Round 3: [2SC, SC]x3 (9)
Round 4 - 5: SCx9 (9, 2 rounds)
Round 6: [2SC, SCx2]x3 (12)
Round 7: SCx12 (12)
Round 8: [2SC, SCx3]x3 (15)
Round 9 - 10: SCx15 (15, 2 rounds)
Round 11: [2SC, SCx4]x3 (18)
Round 12 - 14: SCx18 (18, 3 rounds)
Round 15: [2SC, SCx5]x3 (21)
Round 16 - 19: SCx21 (21, 4 rounds)
Flatten and sew onto the head. Then adjust the tip so that it’s at a slight angle to the rest of the ear.

Darker purple
Make 2
Row 1: CH2, SCx3 in the 2nd stitch from the hook, chain and turn (3)
Row 2: SCx3 chain and turn (3)
Row 3: 2SC, SC, 2SC, chain and turn (5)
Row 4 - 6: SCx5, chain and turn (5, 3 rows)
Row 7: 2SC, SCx3, 2SC, chain and turn (7)
Row 8 - 13: SCx7 chain and turn (7, 6 rows)
Sew onto the inner part of the ear with the bottom lined up with the head. 

Same colour as rest of the body
Make 2
Round 1: CH2, SCx4 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (4)
Round 2 - 3: SCx4 (4. 2 rounds) 
Leave a short tail and put piece aside for now.

Same colour as rest of the body
Make 2
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: SCx6 (6)
Round 3: [2SC, SC]x3 (9)
Round 4 - 7: SCx9 (9, 4 rounds) 
Round 8: Insert hook into next stitch of the piece made just before this one. SCx4, then hook back into the current piece, SCx 9 (13)
Round 9: SCx11, SC2tog (12) 
Use the tail from the previous piece to sew up the gap left between the two pieces when crocheting them together.
Round 10: [SC2tog, SCx2]x3 (9)
Stuff lightly just to hold its shape.
Round 11: SCx9 (9)
Round 12: [SC2tog, SC]x3 (6)
Sew onto the front of the ear.

Gem
Red
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: [2SC. SC]x3 (9)
Round 3: SCx9 (9)
Sew onto the centre of the forehead with a little bit of stuffing.

Tail
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3 - 22: SCx12 (12, 20 rounds) 
Finish off, leaving a long tail. Stuff.

Repeat rounds 1 - 22 but do not finish off, continue onto next round.
Round 23: Insert hook into the next stitch of first piece. SCx12, insert hook back into next stitch of current piece, SCx12 (24)
Round 24: [SC2tog, SCx6]x3 (21)
Use the tail from the first piece to sew up the gap between the two tail pieces from round 23.
Round 25: [SC2tog, SCx5]x3 (18)
Round 25: [SC2tog, SCx4]x3 (15)
Round 26: [SC2tog, SCx3]x3 (12)
Stuff the tail up to this point.
Round 27 - 57: SCx12 (12, 30 rounds)
Stuff the tail and then sew onto the back of the body.



Thursday, March 29, 2018

#197 Umbreon

Hey guys!

I am back with another speedy crochet pattern post. This time for Umbreon!


The yellow rings and the eyes are needlefelted on but the rest is crochet.
I used DK weight yarn with a 4.00 hook but use whatever is comfortable for yourself!

Head
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3: [2SC, SC]x6 (18)
Round 4: [2SC, SCx2]x6 (24)
Round 5: [2SC, SCx3]x6 (30)
Round 6: [2SC, SCx4]x6 (36)
Round 7: [2SC, SCx5]x6 (42)
Round 8: [2SC, SCx6]x6 (48)
Round 9 - 14: SCx48 (48, 6 rounds)
Round 15: SCx8, 2SCx3, SCx37 (51)
Round 16: SCx51 (51)
Round 17: SCx8, SC2togx3, SCx37 (48)
Round 18: [SC2tog, SCx6]x6 (42)
Round 19: [SC2tog, SCx5]x6 (36)
Round 20: [SC2tog, SCx4]x6 (30)
Round 21: [SC2tog, SCx3]x6 (24)
Round 22: [SC2tog, SCx2]x6 (18)
Round 23: SCx18 (18)
Round 24: [2SC, SCx2]x6 (24)
Round 25 - 26: SCx24 (24, 2 rounds)
Round 27: [2SC, SCx3]x6 (30)
Round 28: DCx15, SCx15 (30)
Leave a long tail to sew to body later. Stuff firmly, making sure to push extra stuffing into the increases in round 17 which is where the nose is.

Body
Starting from the tail end first.
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3: [2SC, SC]x6 (18)
Round 4: [2SC, SCx2]x6 (24)
Round 5: [2SC, SCx3]x6 (30)
Round 6: [2SC, SCx4]x6 (36)
Round 7 - 18: SCx36 (36, 12 rounds)
Round 19: [2SC, SCx5]x6 (42)
Round 20 - 24: SCx42 (42, 5 rounds)
Round 25: [2SC, SCx6]x6 (48)
Round 26 - 33: SCx48 (48, 8 rounds)
Round 34: [SC2tog, SCx6]x6 (42)
Round 35: [SC2tog, SCx5]x6 (36)
Round 36: [SC2tog, SCx4]x6 (30)
Round 37: [SC2tog, SCx3]x6 (24)
Stuff firmly.
Round 38: [SC2tog, SCx2]x6 (18)
Round 39: [SC2tog, SC]x6 (12)
Round 40: SC2togx6 (6)
Sew closed and then end off.

Front Legs
make 2
From the feet up.
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3: [2SCx3, SCx3]x2 (18)
Round 4: [2SC, SC]x3, SCx3 [2SCx SC]x3, SCx3 (24)
Round 5: SCx24 back loop only (this makes a nice flat base for the foot. If you want a rounded foot then crochet in both loops as normal) (24)
Round 6: SCx24 in both loops (24)
Round 7: [SC2tog, SC]x3, SCx15 (21)
Round 8: [SC2tog, SC]x3, SCx12 (18)
Round 9 - 18: SCx18 (18, 10 rounds)

Finish off and leave a long tail to sew the leg to the body.

Back Legs
make 2
From the feet up.
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3: [2SCx3, SCx3]x2 (18)
Round 4: [2SC, SC]x3, SCx3 [2SCx SC]x3, SCx3 (24)
Round 5: SCx24 back loop only (this makes a nice flat base for the foot. If you want a rounded foot then crochet in both loops as normal) (24)
Round 6: SCx24 in both loops (24)
Round 7: [SC2tog, SC]x3, SCx15 (21)
Round 8: [SC2tog, SC]x3, SCx12 (18)
Round 9: SCx18 (18)
Round 10 - 14: SSx7, SCx9, SSx2 (18, 5 rounds) 
Round 15 - 17: SSx9, SCx9 (18, 3 rounds)
Round 18: [2SC, SCx2]x6 (24)
Round 19: [2SC, SCx3]x6 (30)
Round 20 - 24: SCx30 (30, 5 rounds) 
Round 25: [SC2tog, SCx3]x6 (24)
Round 26: [SC2tog, SCx2]x6 (18)
Stuff the leg and foot portion quite firmly but in the upper rounded leg part, stuff lightly as the leg is sewn on at an angle like the front leg.
Round 27: [SC2tog, SC]x6 (12)
Round 28: SC2togx6 (6)
Sew closed and leave a tail to sew the leg onto the body.

Ears
Make 2 - start with black
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: SCx6 (6)
Round 3: [2SC, SC]x3 (9)
Round 4 - 5: SCx9 (9, 2 rows)
Round 6: [2SC, SCx2]x3 (12)
Round 7- 8: SCx12 (12, 2 rows) Change to yellow
Round 9: [2SC, SCx3]x3 (15) 
Round 10 - 11: SCx15 (15, 2 rows) change to black
Round 12 - 15: SCx15 (15, 4 rounds) 
Round 16: [SC2tog, SCx3]x3 (12)
Round 17 - 18: SCx12 (12, 2 rows)
Round 19: [SC2tog, SCx2]x3 (9)
Stuff firmly. Sew onto the head.

Tail
start with black
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: SCx6 (6)
Round 3: [2SC, SC]x3 (9)
Round 4 - 5: SCx9 (9, 2 rows)
Round 6: [2SC, SCx2]x3 (12)
Round 7- 8: SCx12 (12, 2 rows)
Round 9:  [2SC, SCx3]x3 (15)
Round 10 - 12: SCx15 (15, 2 rounds)
Round 13: [2SC, SCx4]x3 (18)
Round 14: SCx18 (18) change to yellow
Round 15: [2SC, SCx5]x3 (21)
Round 16 - 18: SCx21 (21, 3 rounds) change to black
Round 19: [SC2tog, SCx5]x3 (18)
Round 20 - 21: SCx18 (18, 2 rounds)
Round 22: [SC2tog, SCx4]x3 (15)
Round 23 - 24: SCx15 (15, 2 rounds)
Round 25: [SC2tog, SCx3]x3 (12) =
Round 26: SCx12 (12)

Felt on the eyes and yellow oval rings.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

#134 Vaporeon

Hey guys!

Back again with another little plush for you guys because I'm on a little small motivational roll. Again, I'm just making a quick post with the instructions. If anything is unclear or if you find any mistakes, drop me an email or a comment and I'll be happy to help!

Eyes are needlefelted on and I embroidered the nose and mouth with black yarn. I went with an ease of creating the collar part this time, it's floppy and completely centered. I may redesign vaporeon in future to have a collar that is higher around the head and shorter around the chin so that it looks more balanced. :)



Head
Light blue

Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3: [2SC, SC]x6 (18)
Round 4: [2SC, SCx2]x6 (24)
Round 5: [2SC, SCx3]x6 (30)
Round 6: [2SC, SCx4]x6 (36)
Round 7: [2SC, SCx5]x6 (42)
Round 8: [2SC, SCx6]x6 (48)
Round 9 - 13: SCx48 (48, 5 rounds)
Round 14: SCx42, 2SC, SCx5 (49) 
Round 15: SCx42, 2SCx2, SCx5 (51)
Round 16: SCx44, 2SCx3, SCx4 (54)
Round 17: [SC2tog, SCx7]x6 (48)
Round 18: [SC2tog, SCx6]x6 (42)
Round 19: [SC2tog, SCx5]x6 (36)
Round 20: [SC2tog, SCx4]x6 (30)
Round 21: [SC2tog, SCx3]x6 (24)
Stuff firmly and make sure the nose point is in the right place.
Round 22: [SC2tog, SCx2]x6 (18)
Round 23: [SC2tog, SC]x6 (12)
Round 24: SC2togx6 (6)

Sew the head closed and leave a long tail to sew the head to the neck later on.

Dark Blue
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3: [2SC, SC]x6 (18)
Round 4: [2SC, SCx2]x6 (24)
Round 5: [2SC, SCx3]x6 (30)
Round 6: [2SC, SCx4]x6 (36)
Round 7: [2SC, SCx5]x6 (42)
Round 8: [2SC, SCx6]x6 (48)
Round 9 - 12: SCx48 (48, 4 rounds)
Row 1: SCx7 chain and turn (7)
Row 2: SC2tog, SCx5, chain and turn (6)
Row 3: SC2tog, SCx4 (5)
Row 4: SC2tog, SCx3 (4)
Row 5: SC2tog, SCx2 (3)
Row 5: SC2tog, SC (2)
Row 6: SC2tog (1)

Sew the blue onto the back of the head with the point towards the nose.
Add on the eyes, mouth and nose features the way you wish.


Neck
Light blue
Chainx18 and then joint it into a loop with a SS into the first chain.
Then continue to crochet in the round.
Round 1 - 2: SCx18 (18, 2 rounds)
Round 3: [2SC, SCx2]x6 (24)
Round 3: SCx24
Leave a long tail to sew the neck to the body.

Body
Light blue
Starting from the tail end first.
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3 - 5: SCx12 (12, 3 rounds)
Round 6: [2SC, SCx3]x3 (15)
Round 7 - 9: SCx15 (15, 3 rounds)
Round 10: [2SC, SCx4]x3 (18)
Round 11 - 16: SCx18 (18, 6 rounds)
Round 17: [2SC, SCx5] (21)
Round 18 - 23: SCx21 (21, 6 rounds)
Round 24: [2SC, SCx6] (24)
Round 25 - 27: SCx24 (24, 3 rounds)
Round 28: [2SC, SCx3]x6 (30)
Round 29 - 31: SCx30 (30, 3 rounds)

Stuff lightly and then continue to the next round.

Round 32: [2SC, SCx4]x6 (36)
Round 32 - 36: HDCx12, SCx 24 (36, 5 rounds)
Round 37 - 48: SCx36 (36, 12 rounds)
Stuff firmly and then continue with the next round.

Round 49: [2SC, SCx5]x6 (42)
Round 50 - 54: SCx42 (42, 5 rounds)
Round 55: [2SC, SCx6]x6 (48)
Round 56 - 63: SCx48 (48, 8 rounds)
Round 64: [SC2tog, SCx6]x6 (42)
Round 65: [SC2tog, SCx5]x6 (36)
Round 66: [SC2tog, SCx4]x6 (30)
Round 67: [SC2tog, SCx3]x6 (24)
Stuff firmly.

Round 68: [SC2tog, SCx2]x6 (18)
Round 69: [SC2tog, SC]x6 (12)
Round 70: SC2togx6 (6)
Sew closed and then end off.  Sew the neck piece onto the body.

Collar
Make two. One in light blue and one in white.
For the blue, leave a long tail at the start, for the white, leave a long tail at the end. 
Chainx27 and then joint it into a loop with a SS into the first chain.
Then continue to crochet in the round.
Round 1 - 2: SCx27 (27, 2 rounds)
Round 3: [2SC, SCx8]x3 (30)
Round 4: [2SC, SCx9]x3 (33)
Round 5: [2SC, SCx10]x3 (36)
Round 6: [2SC, SCx5]x6 (42)
Round 7: [2SC, SCx6]x6 (48)
Round 8: [2SC, SCx7]x6 (54)
Round 9: [2SC, SCx8]x6 (60)
Round 10: [2SC, SCx9]x6 (66) 
Round 11: [2SC, SCx10]x6 (72)
Round 12: [2SC, SCx11]x6 (78)
Round 13: [2SC, SCx12]x6 (84)
Round 14: [2SC, SCx13]x6 (90)
Round 15: [SC, HDC, DCx2, HDC, SC]x15 (90)
Round 16: [SCx2, DC, chain, DC, SCx2]x15 (105)

Turn the white piece inside out so the good side is on the inside. Then lay the white inside the blue and sew the white piece around the outside edge. Then use the blue tail and sew onto the body around the neck piece. Stuff the neck piece and sew the head down onto that.

Front Legs
(make 2)
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3: [2SCx3, SCx3]x2 (18)
Round 4: [2SC, SC]x3, SCx3 [2SCx SC]x3, SCx3 (24)
Round 5: SCx24 back loop only (this makes a nice flat base for the foot. If you want a rounded foot then crochet in both loops as normal) (24)
Round 6: SCx24 in both loops (24)
Round 7: [SC2tog, SC]x3, SCx15 (21)
Round 8: [SC2tog, SC]x3, SCx12 (18)
Round 9 - 23: SCx18 (18, 15 rounds)

Finish off and leave a long tail to sew the leg to the body. Fold over the inside part of the leg just slightly so it sits nicely against the body. Stuff lightly into the foot, making sure to not overstuff to hold the shape and then firmly stuff up the leg so that there’s enough support to hold up the plush.

Back Legs
(make 2)
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3: [2SCx3, SCx3]x2 (18)
Round 4: [2SC, SC]x3, SCx3 [2SCx SC]x3, SCx3 (24)
Round 5: SCx24 back loop only (this makes a nice flat base for the foot. If you want a rounded foot then crochet in both loops as normal) (24)
Round 6: SCx24 in both loops (24)
Round 7: [SC2tog, SC]x3, SCx15 (21)
Round 8: [SC2tog, SC]x3, SCx12 (18)
Round 9: SCx18 (18)
Round 10 - 17: SSx7, SCx9, SSx2 (18, 8 rounds) 
Round 18 - 20: SSx9, SCx9 (18, 3 rounds)
Round 21: [2SC, SCx2]x6 (24)
Round 22: [2SC, SCx3]x6 (30)
Round 23 - 27: SCx30 (30, 5 rounds) 
Round 28: [SC2tog, SCx3]x6 (24)
Round 29: [SC2tog, SCx2]x6 (18)
Stuff the leg and foot portion quite firmly but in the upper rounded leg part, half stuff as the leg is sewn on at an angle like the front leg. Sew onto the body with a long tail.

Back Spikes
HDC Shell stitch
Chainx57
Row 1: From 2nd chain from the hook, SCx56 (56)
Row 2: Chain 1 and turn. [Skip 1 stitch, HDCx5, Skip 1 stitch, SS] repeat until the end
Leave a long tail and then sew down the back.

Tail
Make 2
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: SCx6 (6)
Round 3: 2SCx2, SCx4 (8)
Round 4: SCx8 (8)
Round 5: [2SC, SC]x2, SCx4 (10)
Round 6: [2SC, SCx2]x2, SCx4 (12)
Round 7: [2SC, SCx3]x2, SCx4 (14)
Round 8: [2SC, SCx4]x2, SCx4 (16)
Round 7: [2SC, SCx5]x2, SCx4 (18) 
Round 8 - 11: SCx18 (18, 4 rounds) 
Round 12: [SC2tog, SC]x6 (12)
Stuff lightly so that it can still be slightly flattened to make a fin shape.
Round 13: SC2togx6 (6)
Leave a long tail.

Use one of the long tails to sew the two fin pieces together. Then use the other tail to sew to the tail end of the vaporeon.

Head Fins (side)
blue
Make 2
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: SCx6 (6)
Round 3: [2SC, SC]x3 (9)
Round 4 - 5: SCx9 (9, 2 rounds)
Round 6: [2SC, SCx2]x3 (12)
Round 7 - 9: SCx12 (12, 3 rounds)
Round 10: [2SC, SCx3]x3 (15)
Round 11 - 12: SCx15 (15, 2 rounds)
Sew onto the head.

Yellow
Make 2
Chain 4
Row 1: From the 2nd chain from the hook, SCx3 (3)
Row 2: Chain and turn, 2SCx3 (6)
Row 3 - 4: Chain and turn, SCx6 (6, 2 rows)
Row 5: Chain and turn, [2SC, SC]x3 (9)
Rpw 6 - 8: Chain and turn, SCx9 (9, 3 rows)
Row 9: Chainx2 and turn, DC, SCx2, TC, Chainx1, SCx2, TC, Chainx1, [2SC and TC in the same last stitch]

Finish off with a long tail. Surface crochet or chain a row of yellow and stitch onto the front of the piece for the raised embellishment. I chained one row of 20 and sewed it as a V shape onto the ear piece. Sew onto the blue portion and onto the head.

Head Fin (top)
Yellow
Start by leaving a long tail, then Chainx14 (You can start by not leaving the long tail but I leave a long tail at the start of this fin because I don’t like weaving in short tails at the end)

Row 1: From the 2nd chain from the hook, SCx13 (13)
Row 2: Chain and turn, SCx11, SC2tog (12)
Row 3: Chain and turn, SCx10, SC2tog (11)
Row 4: Chain and turn, SCx11 (11)
Row 5: Chain and turn, SCx9, SC2tog (10)
Row 6 - 7: Chain and turn. SCx10 (10)
Row 8: Chain and turn, SC2tog, SCx8 (9)
Row 9: Chain and turn, SCx9 (9)
Row 10: Chain and turn. SCx8, 2SC (10)
Row 11: Chain and turn, SCx10 (10)
Row 12: Chain and turn, SC2tog, SCx6, SC2tog (8)
Row 13: Chain and turn, SCx8 (8)
Row 15: Chain and turn, SC2tog, SCx6 (7)
Row 16: Chain and turn, SC2tog, SCx3, SC2tog (5)
Row 17: Chain and turn, SCx5 (5)
Row 18: Chain and turn, SC2tog, SC, SC2tog (3)
Row 19: Chain and turn. SCx3 (3)
Row 20: Chain and turn, SC3tog
Leave a long tail.

Blue 
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2 - xx: SCx6
Continue crocheting in the round until there is a long blue tube which is long enough to be sewn to the front of the fin and leave a tail. Use the long tail from the tip of the fin to sew to tube. Finish off that yellow. Then use the blue tail to sew the tube part to the head and the remaining yellow tail (the original starting tail of the fin) to sew the remainder of the fin to the head.

Monday, March 26, 2018

#334 Altaria

Hey all!

I am back with another pattern. It's been so long, I know! I have actually been quite productive but been making plush and writing up patterns but then not coming around to post them! I have a few to post but don't have as much time as I used to in regards to taking a lot of photos and editing them. But I have the instructions here that I'll get up! And a few photos of the finished plush.

If anybody has any queries in regards to specific steps, let me know in the comments or send me an email and I'd be happy to answer questions. :)

So first we have altaria! I forgot to note down sizing before I posted her off but she's about the same size as my other pokemon such as the eeveelutions.

Yarn - 8 ply/DK
Hook Size - 4.00
The wings are brushed yarn so if you look my growlithe tutorial on this blog it's the same process.

Body
blue
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3: [2SC, SC]x6 (18)
Round 4: [2SC, SCx2]x6 (24)
Round 5: [2SC, SCx3]x6 (30)
Round 6: [2SC, SCx4]x6 (36)
Round 7 - 26: SCx30 (36, 20 rounds)
Round 27[SC2tog, SCx4]x6 (30)
Round 28: [SC2tog, SCx3]x6 (24)
Round 29: [SC2tog, SCx2]x6 (18) 
Stuff but not too firmly.
Round 30: [SC2tog, SC]x6 (12)
Round 31: SC2togx6 (6)
Sew closed and flatten slightly for the body shape.

Head/Neck
blue
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3: [2SC, SC]x6 (18)
Round 4: [2SC, SCx2]x6 (24)
Round 5 - 9: SCx24 (24, 5 rounds)
Round 10: [SC2tog, SCx2]x6 (18)
Round 11: [SC2tog, SCx4]x3 (15)
Round 12 - 20: SCx15 (15, 9 rounds)
Stuff firmly and sew onto the body.

Body Cloud
Around the sides - white
Chx11
Row 1: from the 2nd chain from the hook, SCx10 chain and turn
Row 2: LSx10 chain and turn
Row 3: SCx10
Then keep repeating row 2 and 3 until there is enough to wrap around the body. Sew onto the body.

Base
white
Chx6
Row 1: from the 2nd chain from the hook, SCx5 chain and turn
Row 2: LSx5 chain and turn
Row 3: SCx5
Then keep repeating row 2 and 3 until the piece is long enough to cover the base of the body. Sew onto the body

Then cut through all the loops. Brush out the yarn so it’s fluffy and keep the leftover fluff as this can be used to add extra volume.

Wings
white
Make 2
Chainx11
Round 1: From the 2nd chain from the hook, SCx9, SCx3, (then continue around the other side using the leftover loops), SCx9, 3SC (24)
Round 2: LSx24 (24)
Round 3: (2SC, LSx3)x6 (30)
Round 4 - 18: :Sx30 (30, 15 rounds)

Make sure all the loops are on the outside (if they’re not already). Stuff lightly so that it’s still a flat wing and sew onto the body by parting the fluff on the body. Cut all the loops and brush out. Use a needlefelting tool to tuck the ends in to create the cloud effect.

Tail
Chainx21
Row 1: From the 2nd chain from the hook SCx20, chain and turn
Row 2: Chainx16
Row 3: from the 2nd chain from the hoo, SCx15, chain and turn
Rows: 4 - 7: Repeat 2 - 3 twice more to get the 3 middle tail pieces
Rows 8 - 9: Repeat rows 1 - 2

Turn slightly and crochet along the edge where all the tail pieces are connected together

Row 1: SCx10. 2 stitches per tail piece. Chain and turn (I then crocheted the initial tail into the next row to avoid needing to weave it in later.
Row 2: SC2togx5 (5)

I then pinned down the tail onto my felting block, and heated the piece up for about a minute with a hair dryer on high to make it curl less and sewed onto the body.

Head Tails
Chainx31
Row 1: From 2nd chain from the hook, SCx30
Row 2: Chainx 31
Row 3: From the 2nd chain from the hook, SCx30
Turn slightly and crochet along the edge where the tail pieces meet.
Row 1: SCx4 Chain and turn
Row 2: SC2togx2 (2)
I pinned down the two pieces and heated up with a hair dryer like with the tail and then sewed onto the head.