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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. 






7 Comments:

Sandra said...

Sorry did I miss what size hook to use?
Thank you for the pattern.

WolfDreamer said...

Yeah, i forgot that. Lol, gettin back in the swing of it. I fixed it. THANKS!

Raen said...

I'm glad you're back, even if it's just partially! I've been sending your patterns to friends a lot lately (all of us twenty-to-thirty-somethings have had the Pokemon bug revived with the new app). I have a question for you, though -- how do you go about creating a pattern? I want to make my friends plushies of Ganondorf and Fox (from Zelda and Star Fox Zero), but I can't find pre-existing patterns and I've never made one myself. Your plushies always look so perfect; what's your secret?

WolfDreamer said...

Thank you, Raen, for the compliments! As to making the patterns - I've been doing this for almost three decades now. I can just look at something and know the proportions and shapes I'll need. Sometimes I have to try a few things before it works like I want, but its mostly from making hundreds of dolls of various kinds over the years.

:-) maybe some decade I'll put it all down in a book. Lol

Raen said...

Practice makes perfect; I should have guessed. :-) I guess I'll just have to be brave. At least the third friend in this group will be easy -- he's getting a Jigglypuff. X-D

Lugia said...
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Lugia said...

Hello! I have finished making the parts except for the nose muzzle. You have this written
Rnd 5: 2 sc in each of the first 2 sc, sc 9, 2 sc in last sc (17)

(doesn't add up)

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)

The number in round 9's brackets should be 25, but otherwise, great pattern!

Should the nose be an L shape at the end, or did you intend for it to be a cone? That pattern makes it look like a curved L.

The ears seem a bit small in comparison to the size of the head, but I guess that's just how it's supposed to look haha

Thanks for the pattern again and keep it up(at your own pace of course)!

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