Sunday, November 24, 2013

Pikachu Pattern



The first Pokemon pattern up is Pikachu of course! This little ball of electricity is the perfect companion for all of your Pokemon adventures. Using specified materials will result in a doll with a height of a little over 6 inches with the ears. Using a different size yarn and hook will result in a different sized doll.


Materials:
Red Heart Super Saver brand yarn, worsted weight, colors:
    - Cherry Red
    - Bright Yellow

    - Café Latte
    - Black
Embroidery yarn:

    - Black
Crochet hook: size G/6 – 4.25 mm
Solid black safety eyes: size 12 mm
Poly-Fil Fiberfill
Yarn needle
Embroidery needle
Pins for positioning



Abbreviations: 
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
inc – increase
dec – decrease (invisible decrease recommended)
[ ] x# – repeat the instructions inside the [ ] # times
[ ] around – repeat the instructions inside the [ ] for the whole round
magic ring (also called magic circle) – a technique to make the first round. You can also use the traditional method of: ch 2, [sc] x6 in 2nd ch from hook. 

 

Instructions:
It is recommended to read though the entire instructions before beginning so you know what to expect. For best results, continuously stuff while crocheting. Yarn colors are in bold. The instructions list the round number, instructions for that round, and total number of stitches in that round in the ( ). Before sewing it is recommended to pin the parts together so you can correctly position them.



Head & Body:
Rnd 1:    With Bright Yellow: [sc] x6 in magic ring    (6)
Rnd 2:    [inc] around    (12)
Rnd 3:    [sc, inc] around   
(18)
Rnd 4:    [sc, sc, inc] around   
(24)
Rnd 5:    [sc, sc, sc, inc] around   
(30)
Rnd 6-7:    [sc] around   
(30)
Rnd 8:    [sc] x10, inc, [sc] x8, inc, [sc] x10   
(32)
Rnd 9:    [sc] x11, inc, [sc] x8, inc, [sc] x11   
(34)
Rnd10:    [sc] x11, change color to Cherry Red, sc, inc, change color to Bright Yellow, [sc] x8, change color to Cherry Red, inc, sc, change color to Bright Yellow, [sc] x11   
(36)
Rnd 11-12:    [sc] x11, change color to Cherry Red, [sc] x3, change color to Bright Yellow, [sc] x8, change color to Cherry Red, [sc] x3, change color to Bright Yellow, [sc] x11   
(36)
Rnd 13:    [sc] around   
(36)
Rnd 14:    [sc, dec] around   
(24)
Rnd 15:    [dec] around   
(12)
Stuff head. Insert eyes between Rnds 8/9. With Black: embroider smile.  
Rnd 16:    [sc] around   
(12)
Rnd 17:    [sc, inc] around   
(18)
Rnd 18:    [sc] around   
(18)
Rnd 19:    Change color to Café Latte, sc, sc, inc, sc, change color to Bright Yellow, sc, inc, [sc, sc, inc] x3, sc, change color to Café Latte, sc, inc   
(24)
Rnd 20:    [sc] x5, change color to Bright Yellow, [sc] x16, change color to Café Latte, [sc] x3   
(24)
Rnd 21:    Change color to Bright Yellow, [sc, sc, sc, inc] around   
(30)
Rnd 22:    [sc] around   
(30)
Rnd 23-24:    Change color to Café Latte, [sc] x6, change color to Bright Yellow, [sc] x20, change color to Café Latte, [sc] x4   
(30)
Rnd 25-26:   
Change color to Bright Yellow, [sc] around    (30)
Begin stuffing body  
Rnd 27:    [sc, sc, sc, dec] around   
(24)
Rnd 28:    [sc, sc, dec] around   
(18)
Rnd 29:    [sc, dec] around   
(12)
Rnd 30:    [dec] around   
(6)
Stuff, close the opening, and fasten off    

Ears (make 2):
Rnd 1:    With Black: [sc] x6 in magic ring    (6)
Rnd 2-3:    [sc] around    (6)
Rnd 4:     [sc, sc, inc] around    (8)

Begin stuffing.   
Rnd 5-9:    Change color to Bright Yellow, [sc] around    (8)
Rnd 10:    [sc, sc, dec] around    (6)

Stuff and fasten off. Sew ears to head.   





Arms (make 2):
Rnd 1:    With Bright Yellow: [sc] x6 in magic ring    (6)
Rnd 2-3:    [sc] around    (6)
Rnd 4:    [sc, inc] around    (9)

Begin stuffing.  
Rnd 5-8:    [sc] around    (9)
Rnd 9:    [sc, dec] around    (6)

Stuff shoulder lightly, close the opening, and fasten off. Sew arms to body.    

Feet (make 2):
Rnd 1:    With Bright Yellow: [sc] x6 in magic ring    (6)
Rnd 2-7:    [sc] around    (6)

Stuff with tail, close the opening, and fasten off. Sew feet to body.   





Tail (make 2):
Row 1:    With Brown: ch 7    (7)
Row 2:    Starting in second chain from hook, [sc] x6, turn    (6)
Row 3-4:    Ch 1, [sc] x6, turn    (6)
Row 5-6:    Ch 1, [sc] x4, turn    (4)
Row 7:    Change color to Bright Yellow, ch 1, [sc] x4, turn    (4)
Row 8:    Ch 1, [sc] x4, ch 5    (9)
Row 9:    Starting in second chain from hook, [sc] x8, turn    (8)
Row 10-12:    Ch 1, [sc] x8, turn    (8)
Row 13-15:    Ch 1, [sc] x5, turn    (5)
Row 16:    Ch 1, [sc] x5, ch 7    (12)
Row 17:    Starting in second chain from hook, [sc] x11, turn    (11)
Row 18-21:    Ch 1, [sc] x11, turn    (11)

Fasten off, place the two tails together facing the same direction and whip stitch around the edge. Sew brown end to lower back of body.  
  




Copyright:
This pattern is for personal use only. Please do not sell this pattern or claim it as your own. Thank you.

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