Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Squirtle Pattern


Finishing out the Kanto starters is the water type, Squirtle. Using specified materials will result in a doll with a height of a little over 5 inches. Using a different size yarn and hook will result in a different sized doll.


Materials:
Red Heart Super Saver brand yarn, worsted weight, colors:
    - Light Blue
    - White
    - Pale Yellow

    - Cafe Latte
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 Light Blue: [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] x12, inc, [sc] x8, inc, [sc] x12    (36)
Rnd 11-13:    [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:    Change color to Pale Yellow, [sc] around   
(12)
Rnd 17:    [sc, inc] around    (18)
Rnd 18:    [sc] around    (18)
Rnd 19:    [sc, sc, inc] around    (24)
Rnd 20:    [sc] around    (24)
Rnd 21:    [sc, sc, sc, inc] around    (30)
Rnd 22-26:    [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.   
Using Black: embroider the front of the body with the inner shell pattern (Make sure the ends of the embroidery will be hidden under the arms and legs. It may be helpful to make the arms/legs first and pin them into position).    





Shell:
Rnd 1:    With CafĂ© Latte: 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:    Change color to White, [sc] around    (30)
Fasten off, stuff, and sew to back of body.    







Arms/Legs (make 4):
Rnd 1:    With Light Blue: sc x6 in magic ring    (6)
Rnd 2:    [inc] around    (12)
Rnd 3-5:    [sc] around    (12)

Begin stuffing.   
Rnd 6:    [sc, sc, dec] around    (9)
Rnd 7-11:    [sc] around    (9)

Continue stuffing.   
Rnd 12:    [sc, dec] around    (6)

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




Tail:
Rnd 1:    With Light Blue: [sc] x7 in magic ring, leaving a long tail of string through the middle    (7)
Rnd 2-3:    [sc] around    (7)

Carefully pull tail of yarn through the middle so it is on the outside, begin stuffing.   
Rnd 4-11:    sc, dec, sc, sc, inc, sc    (7)

Pull tail of yarn from the beginning through the tail between rows 8 and 9 and secure it so that the tail curls, continue stuffing.   
Rnd 12-16:    [sc] around    (7)

Finish stuffing and sew to lower back of body under the shell with the opening pinched shut and the curl facing down.    





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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