Sunday, July 20, 2014

Meowth Pattern




The next Pokemon pattern is Meowth, that's right! Using specified materials will result in a doll with a height of a little over 6 inches. Using a different size yarn and hook will result in a different sized doll.

Difficulty:
This pattern requires intermediate crochet skills. Skills required include:
    - Crochet in rounds (concentric rounds recommended)
    - Changing colors
    - Sewing pieces together
    - Embroidery 

Materials:
Worsted weight yarn, colors:
    - Cream
    - Light Brown
    - Yellow
    - Black
    - Light Pink
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 Cream: [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, between stitches 13/14 and 19/20 of Rnd 8. With Black: embroider smile.     
Rnd 16:    [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. With Cream, attach 6 strands of yarn sticking out from face for whiskers.                

Money: 
Rnd 1:    With Yellow: [sc] x6 in magic ring    (6) 
Rnd 2-5:    [sc] around    (6)
Fasten off and sew to forehead.              
 

Ears (make 2): 
Rnd 1:    With Black: [sc] x4 in magic ring    (4)
Rnd 2:    inc, change color to Pink, inc, change color to Black, [inc] x2    (8)
Rnd 3:    [sc] x2, change color to Pink, [sc] x2, change color to Black, [sc] x4    (8)
Rnd 4:    sc, inc, change color to Pink, sc, inc, sc, change color to Black, inc, sc, inc    (12)
Rnd 5:    [sc] x3, change color to Pink, [sc] x4, change color to Black, [sc] x5    (12)
Rnd 6:    [sc] x3, change color to Pink, [sc] x5, change color to Black, [sc] x4    (12)
Fasten off and sew to head


  

Arms (make 2): 
Rnd 1:    With Cream: [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.              

Legs (make 2): 
Rnd 1:    With Cream: [sc] x6 in magic ring    (6)
Rnd 2:    [sc, inc] around    (9)
Rnd 3-9:    [sc] around    (9)
Stuff and fasten off.      

Feet (make 2): 
Rnd 1:    With Cream: [sc] x6 in magic ring    (6)
Rnd 2:    [sc, sc, inc] around    (8)
Rnd 3-5:    [sc] around    (8)
Rnd 6-9:    Change color to Brown, [sc] around    (8)
Continue stuffing            
Rnd 10:    [sc, sc, dec] around    (6)
Stuff lightly, close the opening, and fasten off. Flatten and sew feet to open side of legs so that the cream parts are touching. Sew legs to body. 

       


Tail (make 2): 
Rnd 1:    With Brown: [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 4-14:    sc, dec, sc, sc, inc, sc    (7)
Pull tail of yarn from the beginning through the tail between rows 9 and 10 and fasten it so that the tail curl is secure. Continue stuffing.          
Rnd 15-22:    Change color to Cream, [sc] around    (7)
Finish stuffing and fasten off. Sew to lower back of body with the curl facing up.               




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