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Monday, August 29, 2016

Popplio Plushie Crochet Pattern


It's been a while since I've added a new pattern to the site here for various reasons of health, busy, and family. I've started work on some of the new pokemon from Sun and Moon (and have a waiting list to get to some of the older pokemon as well). The first of these is Popplio here.

Why start with Popplio? Easy - the yarn colors I needed for him happened to be sitting in front of me at the moment. I'll be posting other patterns in the near future, but I won't be able to keep up with my old rate of about one a week. There's just too much else going on to be able to have that much time to design the doll patterns at the moment.

With all that said, on to the pattern!


MATERIALS:

WW yarn in a dark blue, and small amounts of white, red and light blue (I used Vanna's Choice yarns from LionBrand for this pattern)
Size G (4.00 mm)  crochet hook
Stuffing
Tapestry or yarn needle
Tiny scraps of felt in white and black for the eyes

(As always, if you find a mistake please email me to let me know at linda@wolfdreameroth.com  ) 


HEAD/BODY

Beginning at the head:

Rnd 1: 6 sc in a magic ring (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc of the round (12)
Rnd 3: * sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc* (repeat from * to *) around (18)
Rnd 4: * sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc* (repeat from * to *) around (24)
Rnd 5: * sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc* (repeat from * to *) around (30)
Rnd 6: * sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc* (repeat from * to *) around (36)
Rnd 7: * sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc* (repeat from * to *) around (42)
Rnd 8 – 13: sc in each sc around (42)
Rnd 14: * sc in next 4 sc, dec over next 2 sc* (repeat from * to *) around (34)
Rnd 15: * sc in next 3 sc, dec over next 2 sc* (repeat from * to *) around (28)
Rnd 16: sc in each sc to last 2 in round, dec over last 2 sc (27)
Rnd 17: *sc in next 2 sc, dec over next 2 sc * (repeat from * to *) around (21)
Rnd 18: sc in each sc around (21)
Rnd 19: * sc in next sc, dec over next 2 sc * (repeat from * to *) around (14)
Rnd 20: sc in each sc around to last stitch, 2 sc in last sc (15)
Rnd 21: sc in each sc around (15)
Stuff the head firmly at this point, continue stuffing the body as you progress.
Rnd 22: sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in each of next 5 sc, sc in last 5 sc (20)
Rnd 23-25: sc in each sc around (20)
Rnd 26: sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in each of the next 6 sc, sc in last 7 sc ( 26)
Rnd 27: sc in next 10 sc, dec over next 2 sc three times, sc in last 10 sc (23)
Rnd 28: sc in each sc around (23)
Rnd 29: sc in next 9 sc, dec over next 2 sc, sc in next sc, dec over next 2 sc, sc in last 9 sc (21)
Rnd 30: sc in each sc around (21)
Rnd 31: *sc in next 5 sc, dec over next 2 sc * (repeat from * to *) around (18)
Rnd 32: sc in each sc around (18)
Rnd 33 * sc in next 4 sc, dec over next 2 sc* (repeat from *to * ) around (15)
Rnd 34: *sc in next 3 sc, dec over next 2 sc * (repeat from * to *) around (12)
Rnd 35-36: sc in each sc around (12)
Add any stuffing that's needed to shape the body rather firmly at this point. Flatten the end and sc across through both 'layers' to close leaving a flat end.

TAIL FLIPPERS (make 2)

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12)
Rnd 3: * sc 2, 2 sc in next sc* (repeat from * to *) (16)
Rnd 4-5: sc in each sc around (16)
Rnd 6: sc 6, dec over next 2 sc, repeat once (14)
Rnd 7: sc 5, dec over next 2 sc, repeat once (12)
Rnd 8: sc 4, dec over next 2 sc, repeat once (10)
Rnd 9: sc 3, dec over next 2 sc, repeat once (8)
Rnd 10: sc in each sc around (8)

Fold flat, sc 3 across the end through both layers, turn (3)
Next row: dec over first 2 sc, sc 1, turn (2)
Last row: decrease over the 2 sc (1)

Flippers are not stuffed. F/O


HAND/FLIPPERS (make 2)

Rnd 1: 7 sc in magic ring (7)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (14)
Rnd 3: * sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc* (repeat from * to *) around (21)
Rnd 4: * sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc* (repeat from * to *) around (24)
Rnd 5: sc in each sc around (24)
Rnd 6: *sc in next 6 sc, dec over next 2 sc * (repeat from * to *) around (21)
Rnd 7: sc in each sc around (21)
Rnd 8: *sc in next 5 sc, dec over next 2 sc * (repeat from * to *) around (18)
Rnd 9: sc in each sc around (18)
Rnd 10: *sc in next 4 sc, dec over next 2 sc * (repeat from * to *) around (15)
Rnd 11-12: sc in each sc around (15)
Rnd 13: *sc in next 3 sc, dec over next 2 sc * (repeast from * to*) around (12)
Rnd 14-15: sc in each sc around (12)
Rnd 16: * sc in next 2 sc, dec over next 2 sc * (repeat from * to *) around (9)
Rnd 17: *sc in next sc, dec over next 2 sc* (repeat from * to *) around (6)
Rnd 18: sc in each sc around (6)

Flatten end and sc 3 across through both layers, closing the arm/shoulder joint. F/O


COLLAR (using light blue)

Note: Collar is worked back and forth in rows, instead of rounds.

Row 1: Chain 17, turn
Row 2: sc in 2nd chain from hook and each chain across (16)
Row 3: *sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc * (repeat * * across), turn (24)
Row 4: *sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc * (repeat * * across) turn (32)
Row 5: *skip 1 sc, 5 dc in next sc, skip 1 sc, sc in next sc* , end row with skip 1, sc in last sc.
F/O (there should be 8 shells across the row)


NOSE (using white)

Note: the increases/decreases in these rounds are not all 'evenly' spaced. Pay close attention to each round for increase/decrease spacing.

Rnd 1: sc 5 in magic ring (5)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in first sc, sc 3, 2 sc in last sc (7)
Rnd 3: 2 sc in each of the first 2 sc, sc 3, 2sc in each of the last 2 sc (11)
Rnd 4: 2 sc in the first sc, sc 9, 2 sc in the last sc (13)
Rnd 5: 2 sc in each of the first 2 sc, sc 9, 2 sc in last sc (17)
Rnd 6: 2 sc in first sc, sc 15, 2 sc in last sc (19)
Rnd 7: 2 sc in each of the first 2 sc, sc 15, 2 sc in each of the last 2 sc (23)
Rnd 8: sc in each sc around (23)
Rnd 9: 2 sc in the first sc, sc in 21, 2 sc in last sc (23)

F/O Nose is lightly stuffed (you can add more stuffing while sewing the nose on if you need to.

Red Ball (using red)

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each of the sc around (12)
Rnd 3: dec over the next 2 sc (repeat around) 6)

F/O without closing the hole. Stuff fairly firmly

EARS:

Rnd 1: 5 sc in magic ring (5)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (10)
Rnd 3-4: sc in each sc around (10)
Rnd 5: * sc in each of next 3 sc, decrease over next 2 sc* (repeat * * once) (8)
Rnd 6: *sc in each next 2 sc, decrease over next 2 sc * (repeat * * once) (6)

Flatten (do not stuff), sc across flattened end through both layers (3 sc)
F/O


ASSEMBLY:
I highly recommend first pinning all parts in place with big headed pins (smaller straight pins easily
get 'lost' in the crochet work). Using the images, pin the parts together. The tail flippers are pinned across the flattened end of the body. Make sure that all parts are placed properly/to your liking. Securely sew the parts to their respective places on the head/body.

Place the collar around the neck (opening to the back) and sew the ends together

Cut out 2 large ovals for eyes, two smaller black ovals for pupils and two very tiny circles for the 'highlight' (you can also simply use some embroidery thread and a satin stitch to create the highlights but do this before you sew the eyes to the dolls.)

Using white yarn, create the 'markings' on the end of the arm flippers. Using black make the nostril markings on the upper side of the 'nose'. Sew the red ball to the end of the nose.


Popplio and Pokemon are copyright of Nintendo.

This pattern is an original pattern by Linda Potts (August 29, 2016).  Please do not claim this pattern as your own.  If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site.  You may print and keep a copy for your own personal use but you may not sell or distribute it, or sell items made from this pattern. 






Friday, July 15, 2016

Pokemon GO! Let's have some FUN!

Hey y'all!    One of our followers,  Carla, had a marvelous idea and made a facebook page for it.   Her idea is to crochet pokeballs and even pokemon and release them onto the wild for Pokémon GO! players to find on their adventures!

Leave a short note with your creation explaining  what it is and especially a link to her facebook page so that they can learn where it came from... Even posting a picture on the page with them and their find!  How neat is this??!  😀


I'm so very excited about this project,  I hope that all y'all will be too!   Click on the link and go like and follow her page so we can help her make a great community of players and crocheters!

Get those hooks out and let's get some Pokémon out there!

http://www.facebook.com/pokeballclub

#pokeballclub

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

It's been a while, I know

Hey y'all!

It's been a while (nearly a year) since my last post. I've had a rough year to say the least, but hopefully things are starting to get back to more of a normalcy. Those of you on Facebook already know most of it.

On Easter Sunday of last year, both my husband and youngest daughter were rushed to the E. R. with double pneumonia. My daughter was allowed to go back home with me, but was so very sick. My husband however, was admitted to the hospital here into ICU. I was at home with our youngest, because she needed constant care. That night, he was air flighted to a larger hospital in a coma. He stayed in the coma for 12 days, (all this time my youngest was still needing care while recovering from her illness so I wasn't able to be at the hospital with him, as it was two hours away – so my oldest daughter and son in law stayed with him) Then it was six more weeks in the hospital while I stayed with him there and my daughters handled things at home - and then much rehab at home.

Just about the time that he was getting back to good health, I ended up in the ER. I was diagnosed with gall stones and sent home with advice to see a surgeon. A month later I was back in the ER, this time with acute pancreatitis and sent to the same hospital two hours away for emergency surgery. During the first surgery one of the ducts of my gall bladder that was full of stones sort of disintegrated and left a huge hole in my liver. So I was fitted with drain tubes and several days later they did more surgery to repair my liver. This was not fun.

I am however, now back on my feet, and have been working on designs more and more. I can't crochet much at one time (due to the ganglion cysts in my wrists) but I have been doing a good bit of spinning and knitting to take up the time when I can't crochet. I quite enjoy spinning and dying my wool yarns so in the future I'm sure you'll be seeing quite a bit of those yarns in projects (however, I will always use the acrylic yarn for dolls as it simply holds up best)

I cant make any guesses as to how much I will post right away, but just know I'm trying.  I do have some pictures of shawls and a few other things I've knitted  (tho many other projects of late have been gifted and I neglected to get pics).  I have a couple of crochet designs in the early stages at the moment,  so those will be a little while yet - as I attempt to get back in the groove.

It feels good to feel good again. :D





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