Friday, February 19, 2016

Tato! The Singing Potato!

Hey!  I'm back, yet again!  And with a pattern!  This one is of a character that a friend I made in the RP community on tumblr made on a whim.  Allow me to introduce you to the cutest potato on the internet, TATO!

(Disclaimer:  This post was made late at night, so it may contain some sillyness within the pattern it's self)

Look at that adorable spud!  Want to make your own singing tatter?  Just look below for the pattern!


Tato!
Materials
WW yarn in a light tan (I used RHSS in Buff), light green (I used RHSS in Tea Leaf), and small amounts of both white and black yarn(RHSS White and Black used)
12 or 15 mm saftey eyes (up to you how surprised you want your Tato to be)
G (4-4.25 mm) hook
Stuffing
White felt (optional)
Black fabric paint (optional)

Tato
Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
Rnd 2: inc around (12)
Rnd 3: (sc, inc) around (18)
Rnd 4: (sc 2, inc) around (24)
Rnd 5: (sc 3, inc) around (30)
Rnd 6: (sc 4, inc) around (36)
Rnd 7: (sc 5, inc) around (42)
Rnd 8-22: sc even (42)  Add eyes now.  Place them between rounds 10 and 11, about 7 stitches apart.
Rnd 23: (sc 5, dec) around (36)
Rnd 24: (sc 4, dec) around (30)
Rnd 25: (sc 3, dec) around (24) start stuffing
Rnd 26: (sc 2, dec) around (18)
Rnd 27: (sc, dec) around (12)
Rnd 28: dec around (6)
F/O, finish stuffing, and sew shut.

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Look at that!  Tato is watching your progress!  He approves, and sings to encourage you!

for leaf
use this pattern in your green


To make the stem, keep slip stitching to the 5th trc.  Ch 9, slst in 2nd ch from hook, and each remaining ch.  Slst back into the stitch you started from, then slst in the top of the remaining trc.
F/O, sew that hole in the center shut as best you can, sew to top of Tato.  Right at the top of his head.

Mouth:  Starting with white
Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
Rnd 2: inc around (12) change to black at end of round.  F/O white.
Rnd 3: sc even (12)
F/O, sew to face with top of mouth at about round 11.

If you don't want to crochet the mouth, just use white felt, and paint the outside of the mouth black with the fabric paint.  Then just glue it on with either fabric glue, or hot glue it on.

Ta-da!  You have a Tato!

Tato was created by Dahlia, who runs this brand new Link rp blog, as well as this Kadaj blog(currently on hiatus).  I'm just a lucky fan who got to make the crochet pattern for this little cutie!  If you use this pattern, please give credit to her for creating Tato, and to me for creating the pattern, simple as it is.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Cait Sith from Final Fantasy 7

Cait Sith
"Hey you!! What're you lookin' so down for!? How 'bout it? Want me to read your fortune!? A bright future! A happy future! Oh, but don't hold it against me if it's not a great prediction! Oh, so sorry! I'm a fortune telling machine. The name's Cait Sith."

A new pattern, and with good timing as well.  I'm sure anyone who follows me who is also a fan of the RPG Final Fantasy 7 is well awhear of the remake.  So, with that on the horizon, as well as an art trade I got to do, Cait Sith is here!  Now, I'm gonna just get on with the pattern.

Materials
WW yarn in black, white, red, brown, pink, and golden yellow(I used Red Heart Super Saver in Black, White, Cherry Red, Coffee, Pedal Pink, and Gold)
G hook
Felt scraps in pink, red, white, and black (opitional, red fabric paint in place of red felt)
Black pipe cleaner
Stuffing
Optional: Pet slicker brush

(Note: This pattern was made with joined, chained rounds, is a bit coplicated in places, and is untested by other crochet artists.)

Head (with black)
Rnd 1: 6sc in magic ring (6)
Rnd 2: Inc around (12)
Rnd 3: Inc around (24)
Rnd 4: (sc 3, inc) around (30)
Rnd 5: sc even (30)
Rnd 6: (sc 4, inc) around (36)
Rnd 7: sc even (36)
Rnd 8: (sc 5, inc) around (42)
Rnd 9-17: sc even (42)
Rnd 18: sc 7, dec, sc 4, dec, sc 4, dec, repeat (36)
Rnd 19: sc 6, dec, sc 3, dec, sc 3, dec, repeat (30) Start stuffing
Rnd 20: sc 5, dec, sc 2, dec, sc 2, dec, repeat (24)
Rnd 21: sc 4, dec, sc, dec, sc, dec, repeat (18)
Rnd 22: sc even (18) F/O with a long tail.  Finish stuffing.

Face (with white)
ch3
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each across (2) ch 1, turn
Row 2: sc even (2) ch 1, turn
Row 3: Inc across (4) ch 1, turn
Row 4: Sc across (4) ch 1, turn
Row 5: sc, inc, inc, sc (6) ch 1, turn
Row 6 - 7: sc even (6) ch 1, turn
Row 8: inc, sc 4, inc (8) ch 1, turn
Row 9: inc, sc 6, inc (10) ch 1, turn
Row 10: inc, sc 8, inc (12) ch 1, turn
Row 11: inc, sc 10, inc (14) ch 1, turn
Row 12: inc, sc 12, inc (16) ch 1, turn
Row 13: sc across (16) ch 1, turn
Row 14: dec, sc 12, dec (14) ch 1, turn
Row 15: dec, sc 10, dec (12) ch 1, turn
Row 16: dec, sc 8, dec (10) ch 1, turn
Row 17: dec, sc 6, dec (8) ch 1, turn
Row 18: sc across (8)
F/O with a long tail.  Sew onto face with Row 18 lined up with last round of head.  Use pictures of Cait Sith to help with placement.

Sides of head (the pointy bits on his face, make two with black)
Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
Rnd 2: inc around (12)
Rnd 3: sc even (12)
Rnd 4: (sc 3, inc) around (15)
Rnd 5 - 7: sc even (15)
F/O, sew to sides fo head, shaping and stuffing lightly as you do so.

Ears: (make two) ears are worked flat
Inner ear (with pink)
Ch 2
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook (1) ch 1, turn
Row 2: Inc (2) ch 1, turn
Row 3: sc across (2) ch 1, turn
Row 4: inc x 2 (4) ch 1, turn
Row 5: sc across (4) ch 1, turn
Row 6: sc, inc x 2, sc (6) ch 1, turn
Row 7: sc across (6) ch 1, turn
Row 8: sc, inc, sc 2, inc, sc (8) ch 1, turn
Row 9: sc across (8) ch 1, turn
Row 10: sc 4, dec, dec, (6) ch 1, turn
Row 11: dec, dec, sc 2 (4) ch 1, turn
Row 12: sc across (4)
F/O

Outer ear (with black)
Repeat Rows 1 - 12 of inner ear.
Do not finish off.  For left ear, put the two pieces together with the pink piece on top so that the side points are facing to the right, sc the two pieces together, placing three sc in the top of the ear.
For right ear, put the two pieces together with the pink piece on top so that the side points are facing to the left, sc the two pieces together, placing three sc in the top of the ear.
Sew to top of head, using pictures to help with placement.

Bangs (with black)
Yes, Cait has bangs.  Well, at least his Advent Children and Dirge of Cerberus designs do.  Since I'm bacing this off of the DoC design, Cait gets bangs.

Ch 9, sc in 2nd chain from hook and each down (8), ch 9, sc in 2nd chain from hook and each down(8), ch 9, sc in 2nd chain from hook and each down(8).
F/O with a long tail.  Sew to face just above the white face bit.  Use pictures to help with placement.

Crown (with golden yellow)
Starting with a long tail, ch 12, join to form a ring, ch 1
Rnd 1: sc even (12)
Rnd 2: (sc 3, inc) around (15)
Rnd 3: (sc 2, inc) around (20)
Rnd 4: sc even (20)
Crown points
Row 1: sc 4, leaving remaing sc unworked (4) ch 1, turn
Row 2: sc 2, dec (3) ch 1, turn
Row 3: sc, dec (2) ch 1, turn
Row 4: dec (1) ch 1, turn
Row 5: sc 1, slst down the side to round 4.
Repeat rows 1 - 5 so that you have 5 points.  For the 3rd point, instead of a normal sc at the start of Row 5, ch 2, and sc 6 into the 2nd ch from the hook to make the little circle thingy.  Slst in 1st sc of this.  Finish the point as you have with the others.
Once you've made all your points, surface slst all the way around the crown, just under the points.  F/O, sew to top of head between the ears, making sure the point with the circle is at the front, and weave in ends.

Body (with black)
Rnd 1: 6sc in Magic Ring (6)
Rnd 2: inc around (12)
Rnd 3: (sc, inc) around (18)
Rnd 4: sc 4, inc, sc, inc, sc, inc, repeat (24)
Rnd 5: sc 5, inc, sc 2, inc, sc 2, inc, repeat (30)
Rnd 6: sc 6, inc, sc 3, inc, sc3, inc, repeat (36)
Rnd 7: sc 7, inc, sc 4, inc, sc4, inc, repeat (42)
Rnd 8: sc 8, inc, sc 5, inc, sc 5, inc, repeat (48)
Rnd 9: sc even (48)
Rnd 10: sc 9, inc, sc 6, inc, sc 6, inc, repeat (54)
Rnd 11: sc 10, inc, sc 7, inc, sc 7, inc, repeat (60)
Rnd 12 - 14: sc even (60)
Rnd 15: sc 10, dec, sc 7, dec, sc 7, dec, repeat (54)
Begin stuffing at this point. Stuff firmly while shaping as you go along.
Rnd 16: sc 9, dec, sc 6, dec, sc 6, dec, repeat (48)
Rnd 17: sc even (48)
Rnd 18: sc 8, dec, sc 5, dec, sc 5, dec, repeat (42)
Rnd 19: sc even (42)
Rnd 20: sc 7, dec, sc 4, dec, sc 4, dec, repeat (36)
Rnd 21: sc even (36)
Rnd 22: sc 6, dec, sc 3, dec, sc 3, dec, repeat (30)
Rnd 23-37: sc even (30)  Start stuffing after round 25, if you haven't already.
Rnd 38: sc 5, dec, sc 2, dec, sc 2, dec, repeat (24)
Rnd 39: sc 4, dec, sc, dec, sc, dec, repeat (18)
Rnd 40: sc even (18)
F/O. Add any bits of stuffing needed to finish shaping the body nicely. Do not close the opening. Secure and weave in ends.

Belly (with white)
Ch 2
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook (1) ch 1, turn
Row 2: inc (2) ch 1, turn
Row 3: inc, inc (4) ch 1, turn
Row 4: sc across (4) ch 1, turn
Row 5: sc, inc, inc, sc (6) ch 1, turn
Row 6: sc across (6) ch 1, turn
Row 7: sc, inc, sc 2, inc, sc (8) ch 1, turn
Row 8: sc across (8) ch 1, turn
Row 9: sc, inc, sc 4, inc, sc (10) ch 1, turn
Row 10: sc across (10) ch 1, turn
Row 11: sc, inc, sc 6, inc, sc (12) ch 1, turn
Row 12: sc across (12) ch 1, turn
Row 13: sc, inc, sc 8, inc, sc (14) ch 1, turn
Row 14: sc across (14) ch 1, turn
Row 15: sc, inc, sc 10, inc, sc (16) ch 1, turn
Row 16: sc across (16) ch 1, turn
Row 17: sc, dec, sc 10, dec, sc, (14) ch 1, turn
Row 18: sc across (14) ch 1, turn
Row 19: sc, dec, sc 8, dec, sc (12) ch 1, turn
Row 20: sc across (12) ch 1, turn
Row 21: sc, dec, sc 6, dec, sc (10) ch 1, turn
Row 22: sc across (10)
Row 23: sc, dec, sc 4, dec, sc (8) ch 1, turn
Row 24 - 40: sc across (8) ch 1, turn
F/O with long tail.  Sew to body with row 38 being lined up with round 40 of the body.  Once the belly has been sewn on, sew head and body together.  You can also wait to sew the face to the head and the belly to the body until after you've sewn the head and body together.

Hands/Arms (starting with white)
Thumb(make 2)
Rnd 1: 4 sc in magic ring (4)
Rnd 2: inc around (8)
Rnd 3-6: Sc even (8)  F/O, set aside.

Right hand and arm
Fingers(make 4)
Rnd 1: 6sc in magic ring (6)
Rnd 2-7: Sc even (6) F/O the first three fingers, don't F/O the last finger.  If you want, stop at round 6 on one of the fingers to make a pinky.
Rnd 8: sc in first 3 sc of the unfinished off finger, then sc in the first three sc of each of the next two fingers, then sc in each sc of the last finger.  If you decided to make a pinky, this will be your last finger.  Sc in the last 3 sc of the remainig fingers. (24)
Rnd 9-10: sc even. (24)  Sew closed the gaps between the fingers.
Rnd 11: sc 22, take one of the thumbs you set aside, and sc in all 8 sc of thumb, sc 2 (32)
Rnd 12: sc even (32)  Sew closed the gap between the thumb and hand.
Rnd 13: sc 4, dec x 2, sc 4, dec x 2, sc 4, dec x 4, sc 4 (24)
Rnd 14: sc even (24)
Rnd 15: (sc 2, dec) around (18)
Rnd 16: sc even (18) Stuff fingers and palm lightly.
Rnd 17: sc 7, dec, repeat (16)
Rnd 18: dec x 3, sc 2, dec x3,sc 2 (10)
Rnd 19: sc even (10)  Change to black.  You will now be making the arm.
Rnd 20-45: sc even (10)  Stuff as you go.
F/O, finish stuffing, press opening at top flat and sew shut.  Set aside for now.

Left Hand and arm
Fingers(make 4)
Rnd 1: 6sc in magic ring (6)
Rnd 2-7: Sc even (6) F/O the first three fingers, don't F/O the last finger.  If you want, stop at round 6 on one of the fingers to make a pinky.
Rnd 8: sc in first 3 sc of the unfinished off finger, then sc in the first three sc of each of the next two fingers, then sc in each sc of the last finger.  If you decided to make a pinky, this will be your last finger.  Sc in the last 3 sc of the remainig fingers. (24)
Rnd 9-10: sc even. (24)  Sew closed the gaps between the fingers.
Rnd 11: sc 2, take the other thumb you set aside, and sc in all 8 sc of thumb, sc 22 (32)
Rnd 12: sc even (32)  Sew closed the gap between the thumb and hand.
Rnd 13: sc 4, dec x 4, sc 4, dec x 2, sc 4, dec x 2, sc 4 (24)
Rnd 14: sc even (24)
Rnd 15: (sc 2, dec) around (18)
Rnd 16: sc even (18) Stuff fingers and palm lightly.
Rnd 17: sc 7, dec, repeat (16)
Rnd 18: dec x 3, sc 2, dec x3,sc 2 (10)
Rnd 19: sc even (10)  Change to black.  You will now be making the arm.
Rnd 20-45: sc even (10)
F/O, finish stuffing, press opening at top flat and sew shut.  Set aside for now.

Glove cuffs (with white: make two, must be worked in joined, turned, chained rounds)
Starting with a long tail, ch 10, join to form a ring
Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in each ch around (10) join, ch 1, turn
Rnd 2: inc around (20) join, ch 1, turn
Rnd 3: (sc 3, inc) around (25), join, ch 1, turn
Rnd 4: (sc 4, inc) around (30) join, ch 1, turn
Rnd 5: in front loops only this round, sc even (30) join, ch 1, turn
Rnd 6: in both loops again, sc even (30) join, ch 1, turn
Rnd 7 - 9: sc even (30) join, ch 1, turn
Rnd 10: in back loops only this round, (sc 4, dec) around (25) join, ch 1, turn
Rnd 11: in both loops again, (sc 3, dec) around (20) join, ch 1, turn
Rnd 12: (sc 2, dec) around (15) join, ch 1, turn
Rnd 13: (sc, dec) around (10) join
F/O with a long tail, stuff VERY lightly, if at all.  Slide down the arm, with Rnd 1 facing down, to where the white meets black.  This will be snug as hell!  That's a good thing!  Using the long tail, sew bottom of the cuff to the arm, at or at the round under the colour change.  Now, with the top of the cuff, play around with how it lies to see how you like it, then sew in place with the other tail.  Once the cuffs are on, sew the arms to the body at about round 37.  Go ahead and weave in any ends you might have.

Tail (starting with white)
Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
Rnd 2: (sc, inc) around (9)
Rnd 3: (sc 2, inc) around (12)
Rnd 4 - 10: sc even (12) Change to black at the end of round 10
Rnd 11 - 40: sc even (12) stuff as you go.
F/O with a long tail.  Brush the hell out of the first 5 or so rounds of the tail to get the "bushy" look, if you want that.  You don't have to do this, if you don't want to, as this just helps with the overall look of the doll.
Sew tail to back of the body roughly between rounds 9 and 12.

Feet and Legs (starting with brown, make two)
Okay, if you've made my Wilt pattern, you'll be fimialer with how the feet are done!  Cait's feet are just smaller.  The legs might make you want to cry, though.
Top of Foot (with brown, make two)
Row 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6) ch 1, turn
Row 2: sc across (6) ch 1, turn
Row 3: (inc, sc) across (9) ch 1, turn
Row 4: sc across (9) ch 1, turn
Row 5: (sc 2, inc) across (12) ch 1, turn
Row 6 - 10: sc across (12) ch 1, turn
Row 11: sc 3, dec, dec, dec, sc 3 (9) ch 1, turn
Row 12: sc across (9) ch 1, turn
Row 13: (sc, dec) across (6) ch 1, turn
Row 14 - 16: sc across (6) ch 1, turn
F/O

Bottom of Foot (with brown)
Ch 2
Row 1: 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook (2) ch 1, turn
Row 2: sc across (2) ch 1, turn
Row 3: inc, inc (4) ch 1, turn
Row 4: sc across (4) ch 1, turn
Row 5: sc, inc, inc, sc (6) ch 1, turn
Row 6: sc across (6) ch 1, turn
Row 7: sc, inc, sc 2, inc, sc (8) ch 1, turn
Row 8 - 10: sc across (8)
Row 11: sc, dec, sc 2, dec, sc (6) ch 1, turn
Row 12: sc across (6) ch 1, turn
Row 13: sc, dec, dec, sc (4) ch 1, turn
Row 14 - 16: sc across (4) ch 1, turn
Do not finish off!  Match up the bottom of the foot with the top, with the bottom facing you.  Ch 1, sc the two pieces together, placing three sc in the tip/toe of the foot.  Stuff foot firmly, shaping as you do.
Row 17: Ch 1, sc across in the back loops of 4 sc of the bottom of foot, and both loops of the 6 sc of the top of the foot (10)  You're working in rounds now.
Rnd 18: through both loops all the way around, sc even(10)
Rnd 19 - 21: sc even (10)  You may have to do a sew stitches, pinning the ankle to the foot to help it hold it's shape.  F/O brown.
Rnd 22: in back loops only this rnd, join black at the side of foot(toe should be facing your right), sc even (10)  I know it seems a bit odd to do this, but you'll need that round of free loops later.  Leave them.  You are now making the leg.  Be ready to cry.  This is your only warning.
Rnd 23 - 27: sc even (10)  Stuff as you go.  After round 27, you'll be working in rows again
Row 28: sc 6, ch 1, turn
Row 29: sc, dec, dec, sc (4) ch 1, turn
Row 30: dec, dec (2)
Row 31: sc down sides, in 4 unworked sc, back up other side, and in 1st sc of row 30 (12, when counting the unworked stitch) ch 1, turn
Row 32: sc across (12) ch 1, turn
Row 33: sc, dec, sc 6, dec, sc (10) ch 1, turn
Row 34: sc, dec, sc 4, dec, sc (8) ch 1, turn
Row 35: sc, dec, sc 2, dec, sc (6) ch 1, turn
Row 36: sc, dec, dec, sc (4) ch 1, turn
Row 37: dec, dec (2) ch 1, turn
Row 38: dec (1) ch 1, turn
Row 39: sc across, and down and up the sides (18)  You'll be working in rounds again.
Rnd 40: sc 6, dec, dec, dec, sc 6 (15)
Rnd 41: inc, inc, sc 12, inc (18)
Rnd 42: sc even (18)
Rnd 43: inc, inc, inc, inc, 12, inc, inc (24)
Rnd 44: sc even (24)
Rnd 45: inc, inc, inc, inc, inc, inc, sc 18 (30)
Rnd 46 - 48: sc even (30)
F/O.  Fold top half of leg in half, so that it points the same way as the toes.  Mark off 15 sc on either side of the fold.  We're making a set of hips now!

For Right Hip (with black)
Row 1: With toe facing to the right, join yarn with a sc at the sc marked on the right, then sc in the next 14 sc. (15)  Leave the remaining 15 sc un-worked.  ch 1, turn
Row 2: sc, dec, sc 9, dec, sc (13) ch 1, turn
Row 3: sc across (13) ch 1, turn
Row 4: sc, dec, sc 7, dec, sc (11) ch 1, turn
Row 5: sc across (11) ch 1, turn
Row 6: sc, dec, sc 5, dec, sc (9) ch 1, turn
Row 7: sc across (9) ch 1, turn
Row 8: sc, dec, sc 3, dec, sc (7) ch 1, turn
Row 9: sc across (7) ch 1, turn
Row 10: sc, dec, sc, dec, sc (5) ch 1, turn
Row 11: sc across (5) ch 1, turn
F/O with a very long tail.

For Left Hip (with black)
Row 1: With toe facing to the left, join yarn with a sc at the sc marked on the right, then sc in the next 14 sc. (15)  Leave the remaining 15 sc un-worked.  ch 1, turn.
Row 2: sc, dec, sc 9, dec, sc (13) ch 1, turn
Row 3: sc across (13) ch 1, turn
Row 4: sc, dec, sc 7, dec, sc (11) ch 1, turn
Row 5: sc across (11) ch 1, turn
Row 6: sc, dec, sc 5, dec, sc (9) ch 1, turn
Row 7: sc across (9) ch 1, turn
Row 8: sc, dec, sc 3, dec, sc (7) ch 1, turn
Row 9: sc across (7) ch 1, turn
Row 10: sc, dec, sc, dec, sc (5) ch 1, turn
Row 11: sc across (5) ch 1, turn
F/O with a very long tail.

Boot Cuffs (with brown, make two)
Rnd 1: At the back of the boot/foot, rejoin the brown yarn with a sc in one of the free loops of round 21.  sc all the way around, increasing in every other stitch (15)
Rnd 2: (sc 2, inc) around (20)
Rnd 3 - 4: sc even (20)
F/O, weave in ends from the boot cuffs.  Now sew the legs onto Cait, making sure to stuff as you go.  Stuff the hips lightly where they lay over the body.

Cape (with red)
Tie bit, part A
Ch 21, sc in 2nd chain from hook, hdc, 2 dc, 2 tc, 2 dc, hdc, sc 2, hdc, 2 dc, 2 tc, 2 dc, hdc, sc
Turn, sc, hdc, 2 dc, 2 tc, 2 dc, hdc, sc 2, hdc, 2 dc, 2 tc, 2 dc, hdc, sc, slst to 1st sc
F/O, weave in ends.
This piece should look kinda like a funny set of lips, or a filled in infinity symbol.

Tie bit, part B
Ch 11
Row 1: sc in 2nd chain from hook and each chain across (10)
Row 2 - 4: sc across (10) ch 1, turn
F/O with a long tail

Top Part of Cape (with red)
Start with a tail of at least 12 inches long
ch 41
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and each across (40) ch 1, turn
Row 2: sc across (40) do not ch 1, but turn as you would normally
Row 3: slst in the 1st 2 sc, ch 1, sc in next sc, dec, sc 30, dec, sc, leave the last 2 sc unworked (34) ch 1, turn
Row 4: sc, dec, sc 28, dec, sc (32) ch 1, turn
Row 5: sc 6, in the back loops, sc 20, in both loops, sc 6 (32) ch 1, turn
Row 6 - 10: sc across (32) ch 1, turn
F/O

Main Body of Cape (with red)
Row 1:  With row 10 of the Top Part of Cape facing up, join yarn with a sc to 1st free loop from row 5 of the Top Part of the Cape, and sc in all other free loops of row 5 (20) ch 1, turn
Row 2: sc across (20) ch 1, turn
Row 3: sc, inc, sc 16, inc, sc (22) ch 1, turn
Row 4 - 5: sc across (22) ch 1, turn
Row 6: sc, inc, sc 18, inc, sc (24) ch 1, turn
Row 7 - 8: sc across (24) ch 1, turn
Row 9: sc, inc, sc 20, inc, sc (26) ch 1, turn
Row 10 - 11: sc across (26) ch 1, turn
Row 12: sc, inc, sc 22, inc, sc (28) ch 1, turn
Row 13 - 14: sc across (28) ch 1, turn
Row 15: sc, inc, sc 24, inc, sc (30) ch 1, turn
Row 16 - 17: sc across (30) ch 1, turn
Row 18: sc, inc, sc 26, inc, sc (32) ch 1, turn
Row 19 - 20: sc across (32) ch 1, turn
Row 21: sc, inc, sc 28, inc, sc (34) ch 1, turn
Row 22 - 23: sc across (34) ch 1, turn
Row 24: sc, inc, sc 30, inc, sc (36) ch 1, turn
Row 25 - 26: sc across (36) ch 1, turn
F/O, weave in all but your starting tail from the Top Part of the Cape.

To put the Cape together
Step 1) Wrap the cape around the shoulders of your Cait, and, using the starting tail, sew the cape together.
Step 2) Still using your starting tail, sew Tie Part A over where you sewed the cape together.  Weave in ends.
Step 3) Slip Tie Part B under where you sewed Tie Part A.  Sew the ends together, weave in ends, then rotate Tie Part B until the nicer looking bit is facing out.

Last detials!
Decide if you want Cait to have his mouth open or shut.  If you want it open, you need the pink and red felt, or red fabric paint.
Cut out the mouth shape from the pink felt, and either cut the darker part of the mouth shape out of the red felt, or paint that shape onto the pink felt with the red fabric paint.
Cut out a little fat triangle of black felt for the nose, and two tiny triangles of white felt for the fangs/teeth if you want an open mouth.
Glue on all felt pieces where they need to go.
Cut your pipe cleaner in half, and add those to the face, using pictures to help with placement.
With either some extra black yarn, or some black fabric paint, give Cait his little closed kitty eyes.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Jirachi

Jirachi: Max!
Max: Huh?
Jirachi: I'm gonna miss you! We'll be best, best friends, forever and ever.


As many of you may know by now, I'm a big fan of Pokemon.  So it's no wonder that the new pattern here is another Pokemon, as well as my first Legendary!  I know there are already a couple Jirachi patterns out there, but I wanted to make my own.  Now let's get to it!

Jirachi the Wish Maker
Materials
-WW yarn in yellow, white, aqua(for shiny Jirachi, replace the aqua with red), and a little bit of black.  I used Red Heart Super Saver in Bright Yellow, White, Turqua(Cherry Red for shiny), and Black
-Felt in a dark blue, green-blue, black, and white(for shiny, use a pink in place of green-blue)
-Stuffing
-G hook
-Hot Glue Gun
Optional Matials!
-Felt in a medium blue(red felt for shiny) and pale yellow
-Fabric paint in dark blue, black, and green blue(pink if making a shiny Jirachi)

Fun Fact!  My Jirachi turned out to be just a tiny bit bigger than the "real" thing!  Thing is, though, I crochet rather tightly.  You could easily use a F hook for this pattern, if you're comfortable using one.

Head: with White
Rnd 1) 8 sc in magic ring (8)
Rnd 2) inc around (16)
Rnd 3) (sc, inc) repeat around (24)
Rnd 4) (sc 2, inc) repeat around (32)
Rnd 5) (sc 3, inc) repeat around (40)
Rnd 6) (sc 4, inc) repeat around (48)
Rnd 7) (sc 5, inc) repeat around (56)
Rnd 8-19) sc in each sc around (56)
Rnd 20) (sc 5, dec) repeat around (48)  Start stuffing now, if you haven't already.  Stuff firmly and shape the head as you go. Continue to stuff firmly and shape as you go along.
Rnd 21) (sc 4, dec) repeat around (40)
Rnd 22) (sc 3, dec) repeat around (32)
Rnd 23) (sc 2, dec) repeat around (24)
Rnd 24) sc even (24)
F/O with a tail just a bit longer than your crochet hook.  Set aside for now.

Body: with White
starting at feet/legs, make two
Rnd 1) 6 sc in magic ring (6)
Rnd 2) (sc 2, inc) repeat around (8)
Rnd 3) (sc 3, inc) repeat around (10)
Rnd 4) (sc 4, inc) repeat around (12)
Rnd 5) (sc 5, inc) repeat around (14)
Rnd 6) sc even (14)
Rnd 7) (sc 6, inc) repeat around (16)
Rnd 8) sc even (16)
F/O 1st leg, DO NOT F/O 2nd leg.

Rnd 9) ch 4, sc in all 16 sc of the 1st leg, being careful not to twist your chain, sc in the 4 chains, sc in all 16 sc of the 2nd leg, sc in the opposite side of the 4 chains (40)
Rnd 10) sc even (40)
Rnd 11) (sc 4, inc) repeat around (48)  Stuff legs.
Rnd 12-15) sc even (48)
Rnd 16) (sc 4, dec) repeat around (40)
Rnd 17-24) sc even (40)  Start stuffing body at this point, if you haven't already.  Stuff firmly and shape the body as you go. Continue to stuff firmly and shape as you go along.  Also, if you're wanting your Jirachi to have a closed Eye of Truth, you can go a head and emboirder that on at this point with some black yarn.
Rnd 25) (sc 3, dec) repeat around (32)
Rnd 26-28) sc even (32)
Rnd 29) (sc 2, dec) repeat around (24)
Rnd 30) sc even (24)
F/O with a long tail, finish stuffing.  Sew to head, matching up rnd 24 of head with rnd 30 of body.

Arms: make 2
Sleaves: starting with White and a long tail, ch 21
Row 1) sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc across, ch 1, turn (20)
Rows 2-12) sc even, ch 1, turn (20)
Row 13) dec, sc 14, dec, ch 1 turn (18)
Row 14) sc even, ch 1, turn (18)
Row 15) dec, sc in next 12 st, dec, ch 1, turn (16)
Row 16) sc even, ch 1, turn  (16)
Row 17) dec, sc in next 10 st, dec, ch 1, turn (14)
Row 18) sc even, ch 1, turn (14)
Row 19) dec, sc in next 8 st, dec, ch 1, turn (12)
Row 20) sc even, ch 1, turn (12)
Row 21) dec, sc in next 6 st, dec, ch 1, turn (10)
Row 22) sc even, ch 1, turn (10)
F/O with a long tail for sewing.

Arms: with White
Starting with a long tail, ch 10
Rnd 1) slst to 1st ch to form a ring, sc in each ch around (10)
Rnd 2-10) sc even (10) stuff lightly as you go.
Rnd 11) (sc 3, dec) repeat around (8)
Rnd 12-16) sc even (8)
Rnd 17) (sc 2, dec) repeat around (6)
Rnd 18-20) sc even (6)
Row 21) Press opening flat, sc shut while increasing at the same time, turn (6)
Row 22) (ch 4, slst in 2nd ch from hook, sc in remaining 2 ch, sc in next st on the arm, sc in next st) 3 times to make a total of 3 fingers.
F/O with a tail just a bit longer than your hook.  Weave in ends.  Sew rnd 1 of arm to row 22 of sleave.  Drap the sleave over the arm, wide end by the hand.  Sew over the arm, to the arm, and then the whole piece to the body where it meets the head.  Use the pictures for reference.

Head Dress: with Bright Yellow
Base
Rnd 1-7) Repeat rnds 1-7 of head (56)
Row 8) sc in 1st 46, leave remaining 10 sc unworked, ch 1, turn (46)
Row 9) sc, dec, sc 40, dec, sc, ch 1, turn (44)
Row 10) sc, dec, sc 38, dec, sc, ch 1, turn (42)
Row 11) sc, dec, sc 36, dec, sc, ch 1, turn (40)
Row 12) sc, dec, sc 34, dec, sc, ch 1, turn (38)
Row 13) sc, dec, sc 32, dec, sc, ch 1, turn (36)
Row 14) sc, dec, sc 30, dec, sc, ch 1, turn (34)
Row 15) sc, dec, sc 28, dec, sc, ch 1, turn (32)
Row 16) sc, dec, sc 26, dec sc,, ch 1, turn (30)
Row 17) sc, dec, sc 24, dec, sc, ch 1, turn (28)
Row 18) sc, dec, sc 22, dec, sc, ch 1, turn (26)
Row 19) sc, dec, sc 20, dec, sc, ch 1, turn (24)
Row 20) sc, dec, sc 18, dec, sc, ch 1, turn (22)
Row 21) sc, dec, sc 16, dec, sc, ch 1, turn (20)
Row 22) sc, dec, sc 14, dec, sc, ch 1, turn (18)
Row 23) sc, dec, sc 12, dec, sc, ch 1, turn (16)
Row 24) sc, dec, sc 10, dec, sc, ch 1, turn (14)
F/O with a tail just a bit longer than you hook.

Front of Face thingy: with Bright Yellow
ch 7
Row 1) sc in 2nd chain from hook and each across, ch 1, turn (6)
Row 2) sc, inc, sc 2, inc, sc, ch 1, turn (8)
Row 3) sc, inc, sc 4, inc, sc (10)
F/O with a long tail, sew to Head Dress Base at Rnd 7 at the 10 unworked sc.
Rejoin yarn at some point on Head Dress Base, and sc evenly all the way around it.  F/O with a long tail.
Sew to head, matching up rnd 7 of of Head Dress Base and rnd 7 of Head.

Star Points: with Bright Yellow, make 3
Rnd 1) 3 sc in magic ring (3)
Rnd 2) inc around (6)
Rnd 3) (sc, inc) repeat around (9)
Rnd 4) (sc 2, inc) repeat around (12)
Rnd 5) (sc 3, inc) repeat around (15)
Rnd 6) (sc 4, inc) repeat around (18)
Rnd 7) (sc 5, inc) repeat around (21)
Rnd 8) (sc 6, inc) repeat around (24)
Rnd 9) (sc 7, inc) repeat around (27)
Rnd 10) (sc 8, inc) repeat around (30)
Rnd 11) (sc 9, inc) repeat around (33)
Rnd 12) (sc 10, inc) repeat around (36)
Rnd 13) (sc 11, inc) repeat around (39)
Rnd 14) (sc 12, inc) repeat around (42)
Rnd 15) (sc 13, inc) repeat around (45)
Rnd 16) (sc 14, inc) repeat around (48)
Rnd 17) sc even (48)
Rnd 18) (sc 23, inc) repeat around (50)
Rnd 19-20) sc even (50)
F/O with a long tail, stuff firmly, sew to Head Dress Base with 1 Star Point at each side at the of the head, and 1 on top of the head.  This works best if you sew the side points on first, then the point that goes on the top of the head.

Face Dangle-Thingys(IDK what to call them): with Bright Yellow, make two
Rnd 1) 6 sc in magic ring (6)
Rnd 2) inc around (12)
Rnd 3) (sc, inc) repeat around (18)
Rnd 4-5) sc even (18)
Rnd 6) (sc 4, dec) repeat around (15)
Rnd 7-8) sc even (15)
Rnd 9) (sc 3, dec) repeat around (12)
Rnd 10-11) sc even (12)
Rnd 12) (sc 4, dec) repeat around (10)
Rnd 13-14) sc even (10)
F/O with a long tail.  Stuff either VERY lightly, or not at all; it's up to you.  Press the top flat and sew to sides of face.

Wish Tags: with Turqua(Cherry Red for shiny), make 3
ch 5
Row 1) sc in 2nd ch from hook and each across, ch 1, turn (4)
Row 2-14) sc even, ch 1, turn (4)
F/O with a long tail.  Sew to Star Points, near the top.  Sew them on in a way that they'll be able to just kinda wiggle-waggle around.  Check out the pictures for placement help.

Wings (Back Ribbons?): with Bright Yellow, make 2
starting with a long tail, ch 5
Row 1) sc in 2nd ch from hook and each across, ch 1, turn (4)
Row 2-4) sc across, ch 1, turn (4)
Row 5) inc, sc 3, ch 1, turn (5)
Row 6) sc across, ch 1, turn (5)
Row 7) sc 4, inc, ch 1, turn (6)
Row 8) sc across, ch 1, turn (6)
Row 9) inc, sc 5, ch 1, turn (7)
Row 10) sc across, ch 1, turn (7)
Row 11) sc 6, inc, ch 1, turn (8)
Row 12) sc across, ch 1, turn (8)
Row 13) inc, sc 7, ch 1, turn (9)
Row 14) sc across, ch 1, turn (9)
Row 15) sc 8, inc, ch 1, turn (10)
Row 16) sc across, ch 1, turn (10)
Row 17) inc, sc 9, ch 1, turn (11)
Row 18) sc across, ch 1, turn (11)
Row 19) sc 10, inc, ch 1, turn (12)
Row 20) sc across, ch 1, turn (12)
Row 21) inc, sc 11, ch 1, turn (13)
Row 22) sc across, ch 1, turn (13)
Row 23) sc 12, inc, ch 1, turn (14)
Row 24-40) sc across, ch 1, turn (14)
Row 41) sc, dec, sc 11, ch 1, turn (13)
Row 42-44) sc across, ch 1, turn (13)
Row 45) sc 10, dec, sc, ch 1, turn (12)
Row 46-48) sc across, ch 1, turn (12)
Row 49) sc, dec, sc 9, ch 1, turn (11)
Row 50-52) sc across, ch 1, turn (11)
Row 53) sc 8, dec, sc, ch 1, turn (10)
Row 54-56) sc across, ch 1, turn (10)
Row 57) sc, dec, sc 7, ch 1, turn (9)
Row 58-60) sc across, ch 1, turn (9)
Row 61) sc 6, dec, sc, ch 1, turn (8)
Row 62-64) sc across, ch 1, turn (8)
F/O with a tail just a bit longer than your hook.  Weave in your shorter tail, and use the long tail you started with to sew this piece to the back of Jirachi at Rnd 23 of Body, about 2 stitches apart.  (Quick note, the reason for decreasing like this is it helps keep Jirachi's "wing" looking smooth.)

Detail work:
Step 1)  First off, decide if you want your Jirachi's Eye of Truth to be open or shut.  If you want it shut, simply embroider one onto the belly with some black yarn.  If you want it open, cut out the base(a pointed oval, like an eye!) out of the pale yellow, and a circle of medium blue(red if shiny).  Glue the circle to the center of the oval, then glue that to the belly where you would have embroidered the closed eye.
Step 2)  Time for the face!  Once agian, decide if you wanna paint the eye details, or just do it all in felt.  If this is your first time making a plush, or you're not that sure of your painting skills, do this buy cutting all the pieces from felt, the black being your base.  This includes the under the eye triangle things.  If you want to challenge yourself, or you have made painting skills, bust out your paint and an eye base cut from white felt!
1)  Mark out where you want the light shine to be.  This part will remain un-painted.
2)  Paint all but the area of eye shine with the dark blue.  Give this time to dry(this can take a little as an hour, or as many as 3-5 hours, depending on your paint, and how thick you lay it on).
3) Once the dark blue is dry, paint on the puple area with black.  Once again, give this time to dry.  When it's dry, glue it to Jirachi's face.
4) Paint little upside-down triangles under Jirachi's eyes, using a green-blue if making a "standard" Jirachi, and use a pink paint if making a shiny.
Step 3)  Give Jirachi a smile, and your done!  Now go enjoy your little Wish Maker!

Sweet Bonus!  Sleeping Jirachi!
To make a sleeping Jirachi, make the Head, Head Dress, Wish Tags, and Face Danglys as before.  The body will be made as told below.
Sleeping Jirachi Body: with Bright Yellow
Rnd 1) 8 sc in magic ring (8)
Rnd 2) inc around (16)
Rnd 3) (sc, inc) repeat around (24)
Rnd 4) (sc 2, inc) repeat around (32)
Rnd 5) (sc 3, inc) repeat around (40)
Rnd 6) (sc 4, inc) repeat around (48)
Rnd 7-9) sc even (48)
Rnd 10) (sc 4, dec) repeat around (40)
Rnd 11-16) sc even (40)  Start stuffing body at this point, if you haven't already.  Stuff firmly and shape the body as you go. Continue to stuff firmly and shape as you go along
Rnd 17) (sc 3, dec) repeat around (32)
Rnd 18-19) sc even (32)
Rnd 20) (sc 2, dec) repeat around (24)
Rnd 21-22) sc even (24)
F/O with a long tail, finish stuffing.  Sew to head, matching up rnd 24 of head with rnd 24 of body.

Detail Work for Sleeping Jirachi
Step 1) Assemble the head the same as Awake Jirachi.  Wish Tags are in the next step.
Step 2) Sew the Wish tags to the Star Points so that they lay flat and stay put.
You want your sleeping Jirachi to look like this.
Step 3) Embroider on some little sleepy eyes with black yarn, and a little dot mouth.  With either felt or fabric paint, put the up-side-down triangles under Jirachi's eyes with the colour that matches up with the colour pallet you've decided on.

Now you have a Sleeping Jirachi!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Wilt Michaels of Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends

Hi everyone!  I've got a new pattern for you all, and let me just say, it's kinda complicated in parts.  Any way, I'll just get get out of the way, and get on to the pattern.


Wilt Michaels
Materials
-WW yarn in red, white, blue, black, and cream(I used RedHeart Super Saver in Cherry Red, White, Blue, Black, and Aran)
-White and blue felt(or blue fabric paint), and a little bit of black felt
-Black fabric paint
-1 6mm saftey eye
-1 red pipe cleaner
-Small dowel cut to 4 inches long
-G hook
-Hot glue gun and glue sticks


Head:
Okay, before I go on to the pattern, let me just say that I'm sorry it's kinda, well, tricky.  Now, moving on!

Starting with "Head Spikes"

"Stitched" spikes: make 2 with red
Rnd 1) 6sc in magic ring (6)
Rnd 2) (inc, sc 2) repeat around (8)
Rnd 3) (inc, sc 3) repeat around (10)
Rnd 4) (inc, sc 4) repeat around (12)
Rnd 5) (inc, sc 5) repeat around (14)  Change to black
Rnd 6) (inc, sc 6) repeat around (16)  Change to red
Rnd 7) (inc, sc 7) repeat around (18)
Rnd 8) (inc, sc 8) repeat around (20)
Rnd 9) sc even (20)  F/O, leaving a long tail on one, and a tail just a wee bit longer than your hook on the other.

Non-Stitched Spikes: make 4 with red
Rnd 1-9: Repeat rnds 1-9 of the stitched spikes, leaving out the colour change.
F/O two of the spikes with a long tail, one with a tail just a wee bit longer than your hook, and DO NOT F/O you last Spike.

Head: Main Part!
Rnd 10) sc into the first 10 sc of that last spike.  Take the "stitched" spike that has the shorter tail and sc into the first 10 sc of it.  Now take the non-stitched spike that has the shorter tail and sc in all 20 sc.  Sc in the remaining sc of the other two spikes. (60)
Rnd 11) Sc even (60) Now, using the tails from your joined in spikes, sew the gaps in rnd 10 shut.  Go ahead and stuff the spikes if you want to do so now.
Rnd 12-15) Sc even (60)
Rnd 16) (dec, sc 8) repeat around (54)
Rnd 17-21) Sc even (54)
Rnd 22) (dec, sc 7) repeat around (48)
Rnd 23-32) Sc even (48)
Rnd 33) (inc, sc 7) repeat around (54)
Rnd 34-38) Sc even (54)
Rnd 39) (inc, sc 8) repeat around (60)
Rnd 40-45) Sc even (60)  F/O.  Stuff head modertly.  You want Wilt to have a 3D head, but don't stuff too much, as you want his head to be kinda-sorta flat.  Stuff the other spikes in the same way, then sew them to the head.  You want the "stitched" spike to be at the top of his head, then put the other two under that.  Go ahead and weave in the ends on that head!

Right eye(the one with the straight stalk): starting with white
Rnd 1) 6 sc in magic ring (6)
Rnd 2) inc around (12)
Rnd 3) inc around (24)
Rnd 4-7) sc even (24)
Rnd 8) dec around (12) start stuffing firmly.
Rnd 9) dec around (6) Change to red, finish stuffing eye.
Rnd 10-20) sc even(6)
F/O with a long tail.  Insert your dowel rod into the eye stalk.  You'll see that your dowel is a about an inch longer than your eye stalk.  That's okay!  You want it to be, as what doesn't fit in the eye ball and eye stalk is to be inserted into the head.  Place the eye to the right side of the center-top of head.  Sew in place.

Eye Lid for Right eye: with red
Rnd 1-4) Repeat rnds 1-4 of Right eye.
F/O with a long tail, sew to back of eye.

Left eye(the zig-zaggy one): starting with white
Rnd 1) 6 sc in magic ring (6)
Rnd 2) inc around (12)
Rnd 3-4) sc even (12)
Rnd 5) dec around (6) change to red, place saftey eye between rnds 2 and 3, stuff eye ball.
Rnd 6-25) sc even (6)
F/O with a long tail.  Fold your pipe cleaner in half, twist it together gently, and insert it in the same way as the dowel rod for the right eye.  Place this eye to the left side of the center top of head and sew in place.  Bend to look like Wilt's zig-zaggy eye.

Eyelid for Left eye: with red
Rnd 1-3) repeat rnds 1-3 of Left eye
F/O with long tail, sew to back of eye.

Body: with red
Rnd 1) 8 sc in magic ring (8)
Rnd 2) inc in each sc around (16)
Rnd 3) (inc, sc) repeat around (24)
Rnd 4) (inc, sc 2) repeat around (32)
Rnd 5) (inc, sc 3) repeat around (40)
Rnd 6) sc even (40)
Rnd 7) (inc, sc 4) repeat around (48)
Rnd 8) (inc, sc 5) repeat around (56)
Rnd 9-18) sc even (56)
Rnd 19) (dec, sc 5) repeat around (48)
Rnd 20-22) sc even (48)
Rnd 23) (dec, sc 4) repeat around (40)
Rnd 24-25) Sc even (40) Start stuffing at this point.
Rnd 26) (dec, sc 3) repeat around (32)
Rnd 27-28) sc even (32)
Rnd 29) (dec, sc 2) repeat around (24)
Rnd 30-34) sc even (24)
Rnd 35) (inc, sc 2) repeat around (32)
Rnd 36) (inc, sc 3) repeat around (40)
Rnd 37) sc even (40)
F/O with a long tail for sewing.  Finish stuffing, and sew to head, using pics as refernce.


Left arm(a.k.a., the short one): with red
Rnd 1) 8sc in magic ring (8)
Rnd 2) inc around (16)
Rnd 3) (inc, sc) repeat around (24)
Rnd 4) sc even (24) change to black
Rnd 5) sc even (24) change back to red
Rnd 6-9) sc even (24)
Rnd 10) (dec, sc 2) repeat around (18)
Rnd 11-12) sc even (18) Start stuffing and shaping the arm.
Rnd 13) (dec, sc) repeat around (12)
Rnd 14-25) sc even (12)
F/O with long tail for sewing, finish stuffing.  Press and sew opening flat.  Sew to body at rnd 28 on left side of body.

Right arm(a.k.a., the long one): with red
Thumb: with red
Rnd 1) 6sc in magic ring (6)
Rnd 2) inc around (12)
Rnd 3-4) sc even (12)  Stuff fingertip lightly
Rnd 5) dec around (6)
Rnd 6-14) sc even (6)  Stuff thumb lightly
F/O with a tail a little longer then your hook.  Set aside for now.

Fingers, make 3:
Rnd 1) 6sc in magic ring (6)
Rnd 2) inc around (12)
Rnd 3-4) sc even (12)  Stuff fingertip lightly
Rnd 5) dec around (6)
Rnd 6-16) sc even (6)  Stuff finger lightly
F/O the first two in the same way as the thumb, DO NOT F/O the last one.


Hand
Rnd 17) sc in first 3 sc of last finger made, sc in first 3 sc of next finger, sc in all 6 sc of third finger, sc in remaining 3 sc of the other two fingers (18)
Rnd 18-20) sc even (18).  Using the tails from your F/O points, sew shut the little gaps made in rnd 17.
Rnd 21) sc in the first 17 sc of hand, sc in all 6 sc of thumb, sc in last sc of hand (24)
Rnd 22) (dec, sc 2) repeat around (18)  Using your F/O point, sew shut the gap made in rnd 21.  Start stuffing hand lightly.
Rnd 23) sc even (18)
Rnd 24) (dec, sc) repeat around (12)
Rnd 25) sc even (12)
Rnd 26) (dec, sc 4) repeat around (10)
Rnd 27-100)  sc even, stuffing moderately as you go (10)
F/O with a long tail for sewing.  Finish stuffing.  Press and sew opening flat.  Sew to body at rnd 28 on right side of body.

Wrist Band: starting with blue, ch 24(this part HAS to be worked in chained joined rounds)
Rnd 1) join your chain into a loop, being carefull not to twist it.  Ch 1, sc in joining stitch and each chain around (24)
Rnd 2-3) sc even (24) change to white
Rnd 4-6) sc even (24) change to red
Rnd 7-9) sc even (24)
F/O, weave in ends.  Gently work the wrist band(red side facing up) up over Wilt's hand on to his wrist.  You can tack it in place if you like, or just leave it as is.  Alternetly, you can put off attaching the right arm until after you've made the wrist band, then just slide it onto the arm(red part facing up!) before sewing it to the body.


Top of Shoes: starting with cream, make 2
Row 1) 6sc in magic ring (6) ch 1, turn
Row 2) sc even (6) ch 1, turn
Row 3) (inc, sc) repeat across (9) ch 1, turn
Row 4) sc even (9) ch 1, turn
Row 5) (sc 2, inc)  repeat across (12) ch 1, turn
Row 6) sc even (12) ch 1, turn
Row 7) (inc, sc 3) repeat across  (15) ch 1, turn
Row 8) sc even (15) ch 1, turn
Row 9) (sc 4, inc) repeat across   (18) Change to black. ch 1, turn
Row 10-20) Sc 3, change to white, sc 12, change back to black, sc3 (18) ch 1, turn
Row 21) sc 3, change to white, sc 2, dec, sc 4, dec, sc 2, change back to black, sc 3 (16) ch 1, turn
Row 22) sc 3, change to white, sc 10, change back to black, sc 3 (16) ch 1, turn
Row 23) sc 3, change to white, sc 2, dec, sc 2, dec, sc 2, change back to black, sc 3 (14) ch 1, turn
Row 24) sc 3, change to white, sc 8, change back to black, sc 3 (14) ch 1, turn
Row 25) sc 3, change to white, sc 1, dec, sc 2, dec, sc 1, change back to black, sc 3 (12) ch 1, turn
Row 26) sc 3, change to white, sc 6, change back to black, sc 3 (12) ch 1, turn
Row 27) sc 3, change to white, sc 1, dec x 2, sc 1, change back to black, sc 3 (10) ch 1, turn
Row 28-30) sc 3, change to white, sc 4, change back to black, sc 3 (10) ch 1, turn
F/O the black yarn with long tails, keep going with the white yarn
Row 31-39) working only in the white stitches, sc even (4) ch 1, turn
F/O with white with a tail that's just a little longer then your hook.  Set aside for now.

Soles of the shoes: starting with cream and a fairly long tail, make 2
Row 1)  ch 2, sc 2 in 2nd ch from hook (2) ch 1, turn
Row 2) inc in each sc across (4) ch 1, turn
Row 3) sc even (4) ch 1, turn
Row 4) (Sc, inc) repeat across (6) ch 1, turn
Row 5) sc even (6) ch 1, turn
Row 6) (inc, sc 2) repeat across  (8) ch 1, turn
Row 7) sc even (8) ch 1, turn
Row 8) (Sc 3, inc)repeat across   (10) ch 1, turn
Row 9) sc even (10) ch 1, turn
Row 10) (inc, sc 4) repeat across (12) ch 1, turn
Row 11-21) sc even (12) ch 1, turn
Row 22) sc 2, dec, sc 4, dec, sc 2 (10) ch 1, turn
Row 23) sc even (10) ch 1, turn
Row 24) sc 2, dec, sc 2, dec, sc 2 (8) ch 1, turn
Row 25-30) sc even (8) ch 1, turn.  Change to black at end of row 30, finishing off the cream with a very long tail.
Row 31-42) sc even (8) F/O with a tail just a little longer than your hook.

Putting the foot together!
Step 1) Using the first long tail from the bottom of the foot, sew one side of the shoe to the sole, going from row 1-30 of both, using double whipstitch(just double up your whipstitches).  Repeat on other side of foot with the other long tail, going from row 30-1, stuffing the shoe/foot as you go.
Step 2) Using the black tails from the tops of the shoes, sew the 3 black stitches on each side to the sides of rows 31-32.
Step 3) Still using those tails, sew the white part to the black part on each side.  Now weave in all those ends, stuff  the top of Wilt's high top, and move on to the next part!


Legs
Rnd 1) With white, join onto the top of the shoe at some point in the back with a single crochet.  Working evenly, sc 11 more times around the top of the shoe. (12)
Rnd 2-30) sc even, stuffing as you go (12) change to blue.
Rnd 31-32) sc even, stuffing as you go (12) F/O blue, change back to white.
Rnd 33-36) sc even, stuffing as you go (12) change to red.
Rnd 37-38) sc even, stuffing as you go (12) change back to white.
Rnd 39-40) sc even, stuffing as you go (12) F/O white, change back to red.
Rnd 41-100) sc even, stuffing as you go (12)
F/O with long tail.  Sew to bottom of body, with inside of leg at about rnd 2 of body.

Detail Work
Step 1) Using the pics as reference, add the stitch detail to Wilt's "stitched" head spikes, and his left arm over top of the rnd of black.
Step 2) Start heating up your hot glue gun, and cut out you felt peices!  You'll need a black oval for Wilt's Right eye, a white number 1, a slightly smaller blue number 1, a big white smile, and 4 small white ovals for Wilt's shoes.
Step 3) Glue the blue number 1 to the white number 1, then glue that to the front of Wilt's body.  Alterntly, you can just paint the smaller blue number 1 onto the white number 1, then glue that onto Wilt in the same way once it has dryed.
Step 4) Glue the black oval to Wilt's Right eye to give him a puple/iris(idk if it's one or the other).
Step 5) Glue on Wilts mouth, then paint the three "teeth lines" onto it with the black fabric paint once the glue has had time to cool and dry.
Step 6) With either stitching or black fabric paint, add in the shoe lace and toe details to the shoes, then glue the little white ovals to Wilt's high tops, using the pics as reference for placement.

And that's it!  Once all the paint has dryed, and all the glue has cooled, you'll have yourself your very own Wilt!


As a cool side note, you can made the version of Wilt seen in the flashbacks from "Good Wilt Hunting" by making 6 of the non-stitched head spikes, two of the Right Eye, two Wrist Bands, and making a second arm, as follows below:

Alternet Left Arm: with red
Thumb: with red
Rnd 1) 6sc in magic ring (6)
Rnd 2) inc around (12)
Rnd 3-4) sc even (12)  Stuff fingertip lightly
Rnd 5) dec around (6)
Rnd 6-14) sc even (6)  Stuff thumb lightly
F/O with a tail a little longer then your hook.  Set aside for now.

Fingers, make 3:
Rnd 1) 6sc in magic ring (6)
Rnd 2) inc around (12)
Rnd 3-4) sc even (12)  Stuff fingertip lightly
Rnd 5) dec around (6)
Rnd 6-16) sc even (6)  Stuff finger lightly
F/O the first two in the same way as the thumb, DO NOT F/O the last one.

Hand:
Rnd 17) sc in first 3 sc of last finger made, sc in first 3 sc of next finger, sc in all 6 sc of third finger, sc in remaining 3 sc of the other two fingers (18)
Rnd 18-20) sc even (18).  Using the tails from your F/O points, sew shut the little gaps made in rnd 17.
Rnd 21) sc in the first sc of hand, sc in all 6 sc of thumb, sc in last 17 sc of hand (24)
Rnd 22) (dec, sc 2) repeat around (18)  Using your F/O point, sew shut the gap made in rnd 21.  Start stuffing hand lightly.
Rnd 23) sc even (18)
Rnd 24) (dec, sc) repeat around (12)
Rnd 25) sc even (12)
Rnd 26) (dec, sc 4) repeat around (10)
Rnd 27-100)  sc even, stuffing moderately as you go (10)
F/O with a long tail for sewing.  Finish stuffing.  Press and sew opening flat.  Sew to body at rnd 28 on left side of body.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Blooregard Q Kazoo

Hi guys!  I have a pattern for all you lovely pumpkins!  Bloo from Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends.  I decided to make this little guy to be part of my Halloween costume, and thought I should share the pattern with all of you.  So I'm gonna stop the yacking and get to the pattern!

Blooregard Q Kazoo
I put a can of soda next to him for size reference
Materials
WW yarn in a "Bloo" shade of blue, and a bit of white (I used RHSS in Delft Blue and White)
G hook
6 mm saftey eyes
stuffing



Eyes: w/white, make 2
Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic (6)
Rnd 2: Inc in each sc around (12)
Rnd 3: (inc, sc) repeat around (18)
F/O w/a long tail for sewing.  Place your saftey eyes in these pieces either smack-dab in the center, or just where they would look best for the expression you want your Bloo to have.
Head/Body: W/blue
Rnd 1: 6sc in magic ring (6)
Rnd 2: Inc in each sc around (12)
Rnd 3: (Sc 1, inc) repeat around (18)
Rnd 4: (Sc 2, inc) repeat around (24)
Rnd 5: (Sc 3, inc) repeat around (30)
Rnd 6: (Sc 4, inc) repeat around (36)
Rnd 7: (Sc 5, inc) repeat around (42)
Rnd 8: (Sc 6, inc) repeat around (48)
Rnd 9: (Sc 7, inc) repeat around (54)
Rnd 10: (Sc 8, inc) repeat around (60)
Rnds 11-40: Sc in each sc around (60)
F/O w/a tail roughly the length of your crochet hook.  Sew your eyes on now, top part lined up with rnd 13, if you wish to do so at this point.  Make sure the eyes touch just a wee bit!  I sew them on at this point, as it's very easy to just tuck the ends into the plush.  Now's also a good time to give you Bloo a mouth, then start stuffing him!

Bottom: w/blue
Rnds 1-11: Repeat rnds 1-11 of the body.  F/O w/a long tail for sewing.  Using that tail, sew the bottom to the last rnd of Head/Body, adding any last stuffing needed before sewing completely shut.

Arms: w/blue (make 2[optional])
Rnd 1: 6 sc in MR (6)
Rnd 2: Inc in each sc around (12)
Rnd 3: (sc, inc) repeat around (18)
Rnd 4-8: sc even (18)
Rnd 9: (sc 4, dec) repeat around (15)
Rnd 10-11: sc even (15)
Rnd 12: (sc 3, dec) repeat around (12)
Rnd 13-14: sc even (12) Start stuffing
Rnd 15: (sc 2, dec) repeat around (9)
Rnd 16-17: sc even (9)
Rnd 18: sc 3, dec, sc 4 (8)
Rnd 19: sc even (8)
F/O w/long tail for sewing.  Finish stuffing.  Press the opening shut and sew flat.  Sew arms to Bloo's sides at Rnd 20 of the Head/Body piece.

And that's it!  You now have a plushie of Bloo!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Updated Clefairy!

Hi everybody!  I have an updated pattern for you today!  Remember my kinda, well, dumb looking Clefairy I posted back when I started this blog?
 Yeah, me too.  While it was cute, it needed a re-do.  So I gave it an over hall!

Clefairy
I put a can of soda next to her for size ref
*Note, I always use RedHeart Super Saver yarns, so I'll use the RedHeart names for sake of reffrence.

Supplies
WW yarn in Baby Pink, Coffee, Black(for alt. ears), and White.
Felt in black, red, white, and a darker pink then your pink yarn.
G hook
Fiberfil


Body
With hook and Baby Pink;
Rnd 1:  6sc in magic ring (6)
Rnd 2:  inc each sc around (12)
Rnd 3:  (Sc, inc) repeat around (18)
Rnd 4:  (Sc 2, inc) repeat around (24)
Rnd 5:  (Sc 3, inc) repeat around (30)
Rnd 6:  (Sc 4, inc) repeat around (36)
Rnd 7:  (Sc 5, inc) repeat around (42)
Rnd 8:  (Sc 6, inc) repeat around (48)
Rnd 9:  (Sc 7, inc) repeat around (54)
Rnd 10 - 11: Sc in even (54)
Rnd 12:  (Sc 8, inc) repeat around (60)
Rnd 13 - 25:  Sc in each sc around (60)
Rnd 26:  (Sc 8, dec) repeat around (54)
Rnd 27: Sc even (54)
Rnd 28:  (Sc 7, dec) repeat around (48)
Rnd 29:  (Sc 6, dec) repeat around (42)
Rnd 30:  (Sc 5, dec) repeat around (36)
Rnd 31:  (Sc 4, dec) repeat around (30)
Rnd 32:  (Sc 3, dec) repeat around (24)
Start stuffing the body at this point if you haven't already.  Stuff firmly to get a nice ball shape.
Rnd 33:  (Sc 2, dec) repeat around (18)
Rnd 34:  (Sc, dec) repeat around (12)
Rnd 35:  Dec over 2sc around (6)  F/O, leaving a tail to sew up the hole.  Add any last stuffing that might be needed to finish out shape.  Weave the tail through the last round, pull tightly to close, secure and weave in end.

Arms(make two)
With hook and Baby Pink yarn;
Rnd 1:  5sc in magic ring (5)
Rnd 2:  inc each sc around (10)
Rnd 3:  Sc even (10)
Rnd 4:  (Sc 4, inc) repeat around (12)
Rnd 5:  Sc even (12)
Rnd 6:  (Sc 5, inc) repeat around(14)
Rnd 7:  Sc even (14)
Rnd 8:  (Sc 6, inc) repeat around(16)
Rnd 9:  Sc even (16)  F/O, leaving a long tail for sewing.  Stuff firmly, but not stiffly.  Make the fingers/claws as follows.

Attach your white yarn inbetween rnds 2 and 3(first rnds of arm) and ch 3.  Slst in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next, slst between rnds 1 and 2.  Ch 3, slst in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next, slst between rnds 1 and 2(on other side of hand).  Ch 3, slst in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next, slst between rnds 2 and 3.  F/O, secure and weave in ends.



Legs(make two)
With hook and Baby Pink
Rnd 1:  4sc in magic ring (4)
Rnd 2:  inc in each sc around (8)
Rnd 3:  (sc 3, inc) repeat around (10)
Rnd 4:  (in back loops only this rnd) Sc even (10)
Rnd 5:  inc in next sc, sc in next 8 sc, inc in last sc (12)
Rnd 6:  inc in next sc, sc in next 10 sc, inc in last sc (14)
Rnd 7:  inc in next sc, sc in next 12 sc, inc in last sc (16)
Rnd 8:  inc in next sc, sc in next 14 sc, inc in last sc (18)

Make the toes as follows:






 Right toe:
With "hip"(longer point made by the drastic inc) faceing to the left(doodle A) join white yarn to the 4th free from start of back loops only rnd with a sc.  Sc in that stitch again, sc in next 3 free loops, 2sc in next free loop.  F/O, weave in ends.

Left toe:
With "hip" faceing to the right(doodle B), join white yarn to first free loop under hip with sc.  Sc in that loop again, sc in next 3 free loops, 2sc in next free loop.  F/O, weave in ends.



Ears (make two)

Outer Ear:
With hook and Coffee;
Row 1:  6sc in magic ring (6) ch 1, turn
Row 2:  (sc, inc) repeat across (9) ch 1, turn
Row 3:  (Sc 2, inc)  repeat across (12) ch 1, turn
Row 4:  (Sc 3, inc) repeat across  (15) ch 1, turn
Row 5:  (Sc 4, inc)repeat across   (18) ch 1, turn
Row 6:  Sc even (18)  Change to Baby Pink in last sc of row, ch 1, turn
Row 7 - 8:  Sc even (18) ch 1, turn
Row 9:  (Sc 5, inc) repeat across (21)  
Row 10:  Sc even (21)  F/O, leaving long tail for sewing.

Inner Ear:
With hook and Black;
Row 1:  ch 2, sc 2 in 2nd ch from hook (2) ch 1, turn
Row 2:  inc in each sc across (4) ch 1, turn
Row 3:  (Sc, inc) repeat across (6) ch 1, turn
Row 4:  (Sc 2, inc) repeat across  (8) ch 1, turn
Row 5:  (Sc 3, inc)repeat across   (10) ch 1, turn
Row 6 - 8:  Sc even (10) ch 1, turn
Row 9:  (Sc 4, inc) repeat across (12)  
Row 10:  Sc even (12)  F/O, leaving long tail for sewing.
Sew Inner Ear to Outer Ear with tail from Inner ear.  Stuff ears.


Bangs(curly thing on head)
 With hook and Baby Pink;
Rnd 1:  6sc in magic ring (6)
Rnd 2:  inc each sc around(12)
Rnd 3 -18:  Sc even, stuffing lightly as you go.
Rnd 19:  Sc in first 6sc, ch1, turn, leaving remaining stitches un-worked.
Row 20:  Sc in first 4sc, dec over last 2sc(5), ch1, turn.
Row 21:  Sc in first 3sc, dec over last 2sc(4), ch1, turn.
Row 22:  Sc in each sc across(4).  F/O, leaving a long tail for sewing.
To make the curl, hold the piece you just made where the "flat" part is flat on your plam.  Cut an extra lenght of Baby Pink and attach it between rnds 2 and 3.  Roll the bang up where it will meet with the open end, stitching the piece so it will be held in place as you go.

Tail

With hook and Baby Pink;
Rnd 1:  6sc in magic ring(6)
Rnd 2: inc each sc around(12)
Rnd 3: (Sc, inc) repeat around (18)
Rnd 4 - 45: Sc even, stuffing lightly as you go(18).  F/O, leaving a long tail for sewing.  Curl in the same way you curled the bangs, but you don't have to worry about the flat part this time.






Wings: make 2
With hook and Baby Pink;
Part A:
Rnd 1:  6 sc in Magic Ring (6)
Rnd 2:  (sc 2, inc) repeat around (8)
Rnd 3:  (sc 3, inc) repeat around (10)
Rnd 4:  (sc 4, inc) repeat around (12)
Rnd 5 - 6: sc even (12) F/O, leaving a tail a little longer then your hook.

Part B:
Rnd 1 - 6:  Repeat rnds 1 - 6 of part a, DO NOT F/O.
Rnd 7:  sc all the way around part a, then all the way around part b (24)
Rnd 8: (sc 4, dec) repeat around (20)
Rnd 9: (sc 3, dec) repeat around (16)
Rnd 10: (sc 2, dec) repeat around (12)
Rnd 11: sc even (12) F/O, leaving a long tail for sewing.  Wings are not stuffed.  Use the tail from part a to sew up the gap between the two parts.

Putting it all together

I'm crap at explaing how to put an ami together.  The best I can tell you is look off the pictures, and pin things in place before you start stitching.  The wings can be made with the felt that is a darker pink than your yarn, if you don't feel like crocheting them.  Cut out little "blush marks" from the same slightly darker pink felt.  I hot glued all the felt features.










Tuesday, September 16, 2014

2DS Carrying Case

I saw that I hadn't posted this yet, so here's this!  Just a quick note before we move on, I'll be using the pics for the 3DS XL case for the putting things together part, as I goofed and didn't get pictures of the one I made for my brother.  Anyway, on to the pattern!


2DS Carrying Case

Materials:
WW yarn in two colors
H hook
Carabiner


Back + Flap:  with 1st color, ch26
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each across, ch 1, turn(25).
Row 2-32: Sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn(25)
Row 33: Dec, sc to last 2 sc, dec, ch 1, turn(23)
Row 34: Sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn(23)
Row 35: Repeat Row 33(21)
Row 36: Repeat Row 34(21)
Row 37: Repeat Row 33(19)
Row 38: Repeat Row 34(19)
Row 39: Repeat Row 33(17)
Row 40: Repeat Row 34(17)
Row 41: Repeat Row 33(15)
Row 42: Repeat Row 34(15)  F/O, set aside for now.


Front: with 1st color, ch 26
Row 1-24: Repeat Rows 1-24 of Back + Flap, F/O, set aside for now.


Side: with 1st or 2nd color, ch 5
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each across, ch 1, turn(4)
Row 2-73: Sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn(4) F/O if working with 1st color.  If working with 2nd color, ch 1, and move on to Border/Putting it Together

Border/Putting it together:
This is a bit confusing, but I have photos to help you understand what I'm saying here.
In 2nd color, Sc the side strip to the front, F/O.

Repeat with Back starting at row 24. Then sc up the side of the flap, placing 2 sc in 1st coner, sc in next 2, tie down piece (ch 16, slst back down ch, slst back into stitch you chained from), sc until there's 2 sts left, tie down piece, sc in next st, 2sc in last stitch, sc back down flap, slst into 1sc of joining back and side.  F/O.












Carabiner Strap: In 1st or 2nd color, ch 5
Row 1-10: Repeat Rows 1-10 of Side Strip.  F/O, set aside for now.
If using the 1st color, sc up both sides in 2nd color.  If using 2nd color, just sc around the piece.
Side note: Make two of these if you want belt loops, instead.  You may have to make this part longer if you wear a wide belt.

Now's a good time to go ahead and start weaving in ends.

In 2nd color, sc up both sides of Carabiner Strap, then sew onto one of the sides of the case.  If making belt loops, sew onto the back, neer the top and evenly spaced apart.

Last bit, I swear!

At two different points on the bottom trim of the front, join 2nd color, make a tie down piece, F/O, and weave in your ends.
Tada!  You're done!  Feel free to add velcro for extra closing power!