October 13, 2011

Petey Piranha

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By JC Designs
  Petey is a large, powerful Piranha Plant. He's the result of mutation. Whereas normal Piranha Plants usually grow from pipes, Petey's leaves and roots have grown into foot-like and arm-like appendages. He can also use his leaves to fly around in the air. Petey sports a pair of white-spotted red briefs. Although Petey does not speak, he does make some growling, drooling, and licking noises, which translate into actual speech.

SIZE
Approx. Height 13"

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size 4mm
*Worsted weight yarn: Red, Light Green, Yellow & Orange
*Felt: White
*Fiberfill
*Tapestry Needle
*Sewing Needle
*Matching Thread
*Hot Glue (optional)


PATTERN NOTES
  Gauge isn't all that important, but your hook and yarn choices should result in a fairly tight stitch so that the stuffing won't show through.
  Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round or row indicate the total number of stitches for that round or row.


HEAD (red)
  Rnd 1: 6sc in Magic Ring (6)
  Rnd 2: 2sc in each sc around (12)
  Rnd 3: sc in next sc, 2sc in next sc around (18)
  Rnd 4: sc in next 2sc, 2sc in next sc around (24)
  Rnd 5: sc in next 3sc, 2sc in next sc around (30)
  Rnd 6: sc in next 4sc, 2sc in next sc around (36)
  Rnd 7: sc in next 5sc, 2sc in next sc around (42)
  Rnd 8: sc in next 6sc, 2sc in next sc around (48)
  Rnd 9: sc in next 7sc, 2sc in next sc around (54)
  Rnd 10: sc in next 8sc, 2sc in next sc around (60)
  Rnd 11-12: sc in each sc around (60)
  Rnd 13: sc in next 8sc, dec over next 2sc around (54)
  Rnd 14: sc in each sc around (54)
  Rnd 15: sc in next 7sc, dec over next 2sc around (48)
  Rnd 16-18: sc in each sc around (48)
  Rnd 19: back loops only for this round dec over next 2sc around (24)
  Rnd 20: sc in each sc around (24)
  Rnd 21: dec over next 2sc around (12)
NOTE: It's gonna be a little holey on the decreases from round 19-21 but it's alright since this is the front part that gonna be cover with felt and the lips. So the fiberfill wont show through or come out.
Begin stuffing at this point if you haven't already. Stuff moderately firm while shaping as you go along.

  Rnd 22: sc in each sc around (12)
  Rnd 23: dec over next 2sc around (6)
F/O, leave a tail for closing. Add any bits of stuffing needed to finish shaping the head nicely. Weave tail through the final row and draw up tight to close. Secure and weave in ends.


LIPS make 2 (light green)
  Rnd 1: 4sc in Magic Ring (4)
  Rnd 2: sc in next sc, 2sc in next sc around (6)
  Rnd 3: sc in next 2sc, 2sc in next sc around (8)
  Rnd 4: sc in next 3sc, 2sc in next sc around (10)
  Rnd 5: sc in next 4sc, 2sc in next sc around (12)
  Rnd 6-17: sc in each sc around (12)
Begin stuffing at this point if you haven't already. Stuff moderately firm while shaping as you go along.
  Rnd 18: sc in next 4sc, dec over next 2sc around (10)
  Rnd 19: sc in next 3sc, dec over next 2sc around (8)
  Rnd 20: sc in next 2sc, dec over next 2sc around (6)
  Rnd 21: sc in next sc, dec over next 2sc around (4)
F/O, leave a tail for closing. Add any bits of stuffing needed to finish shaping the lips nicely. Weave tail through the final row and draw up tight to close. Secure and weave in ends.


PETALS (starting with yellow)
  Picking up the stitches rnd: On the head between round 11 & 12 where going to be picking up the stitches to make the petals. sl st into the 1st stitch, chain 4, sl st in to the 5th stitch... Continue this process until you get to the 1st sl st. The final loop sl st it into the 1st sl st. (12 4-chain loops)
NOTE:While picking up the stitches and making chains try to do this as tightly as possible, we don't want the loops to be to loosely.
  Petal rnd 1: (sc, hdc, dc, 3tr, dc, hdc, sc) in each 4-chain space around, in the last stitch change to orange yarn.
  Petal rnd 2: sl st into the next 3 stitches, *sc in the next 3, sl st into the next 6 stitches* repeat from * to * all the way around until you get to the first sl st of this round.
F/O,Secure and weave in ends.


BODY (staring with red)
  Rnd 1: 8sc in Magic Ring (8)
  Rnd 2: 2sc in each sc around (16)
  Rnd 3: sc in next sc, 2sc in next sc around (24)
  Rnd 4: sc in next 2sc, 2sc in next sc around (32)
  Rnd 5: sc in next 3sc, 2sc in next sc around (40)
  Rnd 6: sc in next 4sc, 2sc in next sc around (48)
  Rnd 7: sc in next 5sc, 2sc in next sc around (56)
  Rnd 8-13: sc in each sc around (56) in the last stitch change to light green yarn
  Rnd 14: sc in next 5sc, dec over next 2sc around (48)
  Rnd 15: sc in each sc around (48)
Begin stuffing at this point if you haven't already. Stuff firmly while shaping as you go along.
  Rnd 16: sc in next 4sc, dec over next 2sc around (40)
  Rnd 17: sc in each sc around (40)
  Rnd 18: sc in next 3sc, dec over next 2sc around (32)
  Rnd 19-20: sc in each sc around (32)
  Rnd 21: sc in next 2sc, dec over next 2sc around (24)
  Rnd 22-25: sc in each sc around (24)
  Rnd 26: sc in next sc, dec over next 2sc around (16)
  Rnd 27-32: sc in each sc around (16)
F/O. Add any bits of stuffing needed to finish shaping the body nicely. Do not close the opening. Secure and weave in ends.


LEGS make 2 (light green)
  Rnd 1: 4sc in Magic Ring (4)
  Rnd 2: sc in next sc, 2sc in next sc around (6)
  Rnd 3: sc in next 2sc, 2sc in next sc around (8)
  Rnd 4: sc in next 3sc, 2sc in next sc around (10)
  Rnd 5: sc in next 4sc, 2sc in next sc around (12)
  Rnd 6: sc in next 5sc, 2sc in next sc around (14)
  Rnd 7: sc in next 6sc, 2sc in next sc around (16)
  Rnd 8: sc in next 7sc, 2sc in next sc around (18)
  Rnd 9: sc in next 8sc, 2sc in next sc around (20)
  Rnd 10: sc in next 9sc, 2sc in next sc around (22)
  Rnd 11-12: sc in each sc around (22)
F/O. Stuff firmly the legs. Secure and weave in ends.


LEAVES/ARMS make 2 (light green)
  Rnd 1: ch 16, skip 1 ch, sc in next 2ch, hdc in next 2ch, dc in next 2ch, tr in next 5ch, dc in next ch, hdc in next 2ch, sc in next ch. working on opposite side sc in same ch, hdc in next 2ch, dc in next ch, tr in next 5ch, dc in next 2ch, hdc in next 2ch, sc in next 2ch, sl st to join on first sc.
  Rnd 2: sc in the same stitch you sl st, ch 2, sl st in the top of the sc, sc in same st, sl st in next 2sts, hdc in next st, ch 2, sl st in the top of the hdc, hdc in the same st.
Do this process all the way around. In the very last one you wont be able to sl st twice just sl st once. F/O, secure and weave in ends.


ASSEMBLY:
  I highly recommend pinning all the pieces together before sewing anything to make sure you have all the pieces done right and that you get them in the positions you like best before sewing. It seems like alot of extra work, but this will save you ALOT of hassle.
  Remember the decreasing part of the head goes in the front, where we're going to cover it with felt. You can either glue the felt in place or sew it on. See pictures below for placement of the felt and lips. Sew the pieces together with matching thread/yarn.

This is from the piranha plant but it's the same process on how to place the pieces together.
  Sew the head to the body. Legs on the bottom of the body and the leaves/arms on the side of the body. See pictures for guidance.
  You want to make several small white circles with felt. Place them how ever you like in the red briefs and on the head (in the front and back of the petals). You can either glue them in place or sew them on.
  Cut out small triangle for the teeth. Same as the white spots glue them or sew them on.


Hope you enjoy your new plushie.
- Janet Carrillo

Petey Piranha and Mario Brothers are copyright Nintendo.
This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "JC Designs" (October 2011). 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/repost 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 may from this pattern.

2 comments:

Rebecca from ChemKnits said...

LOVE IT! The details of this crochet pattern are absolutely fantastic. I am going to need to share this with my Mario loving friends. Thanks so much for sharing!

gkjones85 said...

Loved this pattern they turn out so good ;-)