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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Litten _ Pokemon Crochet Plushie Pattern



Finally, right?  LOL.   Here's the third of the new starter pokemon for the game Sun/Moon.  It's a little tricky in spots,  so I'd recommend reading each section through completely before starting it just to give you an idea of what's going to happen and keep things in mind.

As always - if you find something you don't understand or run across a mistake  (it happens)....just either post here or you can email me directly at Linda@wolfdreameroth.com




MATERIALS:

WW yarn (I used Vanna's Choice in solid colors) Black and pumpkin (less than a skein of each)
G Crochet Hook (4.0mm)
Stuffing
tapestry needle
yellow color felt (small pieces for eyes)
Sewing needle and thread to match yarn and felt colors

Notes:

Litten has some unusual features that require a little fancy footwork insofar as the crochet parts go.

Litten's head is overly large for the body structure, you may have some issues with the head wanting to list, or nod and all I can recommend is very securely sewing the head to the body using a wider circle than usual and strong, tight stitches. Litten is supposed to be a kitten (somewhat like Meowth) and so the head is larger than the proportional average (creating a bit of a problem with the interpretation of cartoon physics into the world of real physics).



BODY:

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12)
Rnd 3: *sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc * (repeat * to * around) (18)
Rnd 4: *sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc * (repeat * to * around) (24)
Rnd 5: *sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc * (repeat * to * around) (30)
Rnd 6: *sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc * (repeat * to * around) (36)
Rnd 7-12: sc in each sc around (36)
Rnd 13: * sc in next 10 sc, dec over next 2 sc* (repeat * to * around) (33)
Rnd 14-15: sc in each sc around (33)
Rnd 16: * sc in next 9 sc, dec over next 2 sc* (repeat * to * around) (30)
Rnd 17-20: sc in each sc around (30)

This is a fairly good place to begin stuffing and shaping if you haven't already. Stuff fairly firmly while also shaping the body. Continue stuffing and shaping as you progress.

Rnd 21: * sc in next 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc * (repeat * to * around) (33)
Rnd 22: * sc in next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc * (repeat * to * around) (36)
Rnd 23-25: sc in each sc around (36)
Rnd 26: * sc in next 4 sc, dec over next 2 sc * (repeat * to * around) (30)
Rnd 27: * sc in next 3 sc, dec over next 2 sc * (repeat * to * around) (24)
Rnd 28: * sc in next 2 sc, dec over next 2 sc * (repeat * to * around) (18)
Rnd 29: * sc in next sc, dec over next 2 sc * (repeat * to * around) (12)
Rnd 30: dec over next 2 sc around (6)

F/O. Add any stuffing needed to finish the shaping and weave the tail thread through the final round, pull gently to close up the small opening. Secure and weave in the tail yarn.



FRONT LEGS:

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
Rnd 2: sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc (8)
Rnd 3: sc in each sc around (8)
Rnd 4: dec over next 2 sc, sc in next sc, 2 sc in each of next 2 sc, sc in next sc, dec over last 2 sc (8)
Rnd 5: repeat Rnd 4 (change to pumpkin color in last stitch of the round) (8)

Begin stuffing at this point, foot and leg should be stuffed moderately firm, without over-stuffing. You'll want a little bit of play in the leg to position the feet as you prefer. Continue stuffing as you progress.

Rnd 6-7: sc in each sc around (change to black in the last stitch of round 7) (8)
Rnd 8: sc in each sc around (8)
Rnd 9: sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in last sc (change to pumpkin in last stitch of round) (10)
Rnd 10 : sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in last sc (12)
Rnd 11: sc in each sc around (change to black in last stitch of round) (12)
Row 12: sc in each sc around (12)
Do not fasten off at this point, continue with shoulder and either right or left leg instructions:

Begin Shoulder:

Right leg:
Row 13: sc in next 6 sc, leave remaining sc unworked, ch 1 and turn (6)
Row 14: sc in each sc across, ch 1 and turn  (6)
Row 15: sc in next 4 sc, dec over last 2 sc, ch 1 and turn (5)
Row 16: sc in next 3 sc, dec over last 2 sc (4)
F/O.

Left Leg:

Turn work so that the 'inside' of the leg (wrong side of work) is facing you. Complete rows 13 through 16 as described for right leg.
F/O.

BACK LEGS:


Rnd 1-5: Same as for front leg (change to pumpkin in last stitch of round 5)
Rnd 6-7: sc in each sc around (change to black in last stitch of round 7) (8)
Begin stuffing at this point, foot and leg should be stuffed moderately firm, without over-stuffing. You'll want a little bit of play in the leg to position the feet as you prefer. Continue stuffing as you progress.
Rnd 8: sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc around (12)
Rnd 9: sc in each sc around (change to pumpkin in last stitch of round) (12)
Rnd 10: Repeat rnd 8 (18)
Rnd 11: sc in each sc around (change to black in last stitch of round) (18)
Rnd 12: sc in each sc around (18)
Do not fast off, continue with 'cape/shoulder' for either right or left leg:

Right Leg:

Row 1: Sc 9, leave remaining sc unworked, ch1 and turn (9)
Row 2: sc in next 7 sc, dec over last 2 sc,  ch1 and turn (8)
Row 3: sc in next 6 sc, dec over last 2 sc, ch1 and turn  (7)
Row 4: sc in next 5 sc, dec over last 2 sc,  ch1 and turn(6)
Row 5: sc in next 4 sc, dec over last 2 sc, ch1 and turn (5)
Row 6: sc in next 3 sc, dec over last 2 sc, (4)
F/O.

Left Leg:

Turn work so that inside of leg (wrong side of work) is facing you. Continue with shoulder as described for Right Leg.

HEAD:

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 * to * around) (21)
Rnd 4: * sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc * (repeat * to * around) (28)
Rnd 5: * sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc * (repeat * to * around) (35)
Rnd 6: * sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc * (repeat * to * around) (42)
Rnd 7: * sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc * (repeat * to * around) (49)
Rnd 8-14: sc in each sc around (49)

Here's a good point to begin stuffing the head. Stuff firmly (but dont over-stuff ) continue stuffing as you progress.

Rnd 15: *sc in next 5 sc, dec over next 2 sc * (repeat * to * around) (42)
Rnd 16: * sc in next 4 sc, dec over next 2 sc * (repeat * to * around) (35)
Rnd 17: * sc in next 3 sc, dec over next 2 sc * (repeat * to * around) (28)
Rnd 18: * sc in next 2 sc, dec over next 2 sc * (repeat * to * around) (21)
Rnd 19: * sc in next sc, dec over next 2 sc * (repeat * to * around) (14)
Rnd 20: * Dec over next 2 sc * (repeat * to * around) (7)

Add stuffing if needed to finalize the shape and round it out evenly. F/O and weave in tail

EARS:

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
Rnd 2: * sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc * (repeat * to * around) (9)
Rnd 3: * sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc * (repeat * to * around) (12)
Rnd 4: * sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc * (repeat * to * around) (15)
Rnd 5: sc in each sc around (15)
Rnd 6: * sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc * (repeat * to * around) (18)
Rnd 7: * sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc * (repeat * to * around) (21)
Rnd 8: * sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc * (repeat * to * around) (24)
Rnd 9: * sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc * (repeat * to * around) (27)

F/0 and tuck in tails. Ears are not stuffed, but flattened.

MUZZLE/WHISKERS:

Ok, here comes the really fun part. Read through all the directions first, then just take it one round/row at a time. I'm including a picture of a complete piece so that you can see a little better what it should like when done (and it helps you gauge if you're on the right track while working on it. Don't be upset if yours doesn't look EXACTLY like mine, as long as when it's fitted to the face it looks right, it's fine.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
Rnd 2: sc in each of next 2 sc, in each of the next 2 sc work 3 sc, sc in each of the last 2 sc (10)
Rnd 3: sc in each of the next 4 sc, in each of the next 2 sc work 3 sc, sc in each of the last 4 sc (14)
Rnd 4: sc in each sc around (14)
do not F/O, begin working in rows
Row 1: chain 5, sc in 2nd chain from hook and each remaining chain then across 6 sc of round 4 , turn work(total of 10 sc)
Row 2-4: sc in each sc across row (turn work at end) (10)
Row 5: dec over first 2 sc in row, sc across remaining sc (turn) (9)
Row 6: sc across to last 2 sc, dec over last 2 sc (turn) (8)
Row 7: repeat row 5 (7)
Row 8: repeat row 6 (6)
Row 9-12: sc in each sc across each row (6)
Begin working the 'whiskers'

Chain 6, slip stitch in 2nd chain from hook, sc in each of the next 2 chains, hdc in each of the remaining 2 chains. Skip 1 sc in row 12 and sc in next sc.

Chain 8, slip stitch in 2nd chain from hook, sc in each of next 2 chains, hdc each of next 2 chains, dc in last 2 chains, Skip 1 sc in row 12 and sc in next sc

Chain 6, slip stitch in 2nd chain from hook, sc in each of the next 2 chains, hdc in each of the remaining 2 chains. Skip 1 sc in row 12 and slip stitch into last sc of row 12.

Picture of the mask/whiskers

The 'whiskers' on the ends WILL curl. If once you have it sewn in place, pin the whiskers back to the head (towards the back) cover with a towel or cloth and then carefully steam them. Do not allow an iron to touch the yarn! It will melt it. You can also do this before sewing it to the head, just pin it out on a surface like an ironing board, cover it with a towel and use a steam iron to straighten them. Remember – cover it with a towel or you can quickly melt the yarn.

F/O weave in ends. You will want a bit of stuffing behind the nose portion of the whisker-mask. You may wish to add the embroidery (satin stitch) for the nose in black and the mouth as well before sewing it onto the head.

TAIL:

6 sc in a magic ring,

sc in each sc around for about 16 rounds. Be sure you start stuffing early – it's nearly impossible to stuff a long thin tube once you're finished, so be certain you do while you're working it.

Next round, sc in first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat that sequence once more for a total of 8 stitches.

Add any stuffing needed to complete the tail and then flatten the end and sc through both layers , for a total of 4 sc across.

*Chain 5, slip stitch in the 2nd chain from the hook, sc in each of the remaining chains, slip stitch to the next sc in the row.* Repeat * to * three more times for a total of four 'tufts' on the end of the tail.

TUFTS BETWEEN THE EARS:

Chain 5, slip stitch in the 2nd chain from the hook, sc in each of the remaining chains. F/O and make one more.

The pattern on the forehead is simply :

(make 2) Chain 8, sc in second chain from hook and each remaining chain. F/O

(make 1) Chain 6, sc in second chain from hook and each remaining chain. F/O

Sew to the forehead in the correct pattern (the shorter of the cross pieces goes on the top).


Assembly:

I highly recommend pinning the pieces together before sewing to give you a chance to make any adjustments or changes. When everything is to your liking, sew securely all pieces together. Take care to remember the stuffing bits behind the nose to fill it out. Add the eyes and pattern to the face. Sew the tail to the backside, and tufts between the ears.

*Litten and Pokemon are copyright of Nintendo.

This pattern is an original pattern by Linda Potts (September 28, 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. 

































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































2 Comments:

Sara Bellum said...

Hi! I love your patterns and I've made a bunch of them! I wondered if you could make Lion from Steven Universe. I don't know if you watch the show. It's an cartoon on Cartoon Network, but it takes a lot of inspiration from anime. There aren't really any good patterns for Lion that I've seen, but your pokemon patterns look so true to the show that I'm sure you would do a great job :) Anyway, here is a picture for reference: https://67.media.tumblr.com/78c2d7d9ddcc4b2e3ab319baab61c348/tumblr_inline_nm7xueXREw1tqg4ox_540.png

It's ok if you can't, I know you've been through a lot in the past couple of years, and I will still follow your blog :)

Lugia said...

You haven't explained how to make the other side of the whiskers in the pattern. I'm an advanced crocheter, so I figured it out, but I thought it would be good for you to know so others can figure it out :)

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