September 22, 2017

Chibi Pikachu

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
Pikachu is popularly known as the mascot of the pokemon franchise and a major
representative of Nintendo's collective mascots.

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. 3.5”height x 3.5”length

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted Weight Yarn: Yellow (48yds), Black (2yds) & Light Brown (3yds)
*Fiberfill
*Felt: Black, White & Red
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*Tapestry Needle
*Matching Thread
*Hot Glue
*Pipe Cleaners

PATTERN NOTES - must read...
 Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.
 Always use stitch markers to mark your rounds.
 There's no need to sl st and/or ch when going to the next round unless stated to do so.
 Always do the 1st stitch where you slip stitch from the previous round.
 The chain, in the beginning, does NOT count as one stitch unless stated otherwise.
 You slip stitch on the first sc, not on top of the chain 1.
It occasionally uses an electric shock to recharge a fellow Pikachu that is in a weakened state.

HEAD/BODY with yellow
  Rnd 1: 6sc in magic ring (6)
  Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around (12)
  Rnd 3: sc in next st, 2sc in next st around (18)
  Rnd 4: sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st around (24)
  Rnd 5: sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st around (30)
  Rnd 6: sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st around (36)
  Rnd 7: sc in next 11 sts, 2sc in next st around (39)
  Rnd 8-13: sc in each st around (39)
  Rnd 14: sc in next 11 sts, sc2tog around (36)
  Rnd 15: sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog around (30)
  Rnd 16: sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog around (24)
Start stuffing the head/body moderately firm.
  Rnd 17: sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog around (18)
  Rnd 18: sc in next st, sc2tog around (12)
  Rnd 19: sc2tog around (6)
F/O and leave a tail for closing. Add any bits of stuffing need it to finish shaping the head/body. Weave in the tail through the final round and draw up tight to close. Secure and weave in the ends.

EARS starting with black; make 2
  Rnd 1: 4sc in magic ring (4)
  Rnd 2: sc in each st around (4)
  Rnd 3: sc in next st, 2sc in next st around, in last st change to yellow (6)
  Rnd 4: sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st around (8)
  Rnd 5-9: sc in each st around (8)
  Rnd 10: sl st in next 2 sts to give it an even finish
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

FEET with yellow; make 2
  Rnd 1: 6sc in magic ring (6)
  Rnd 2: 3sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts around (10)
  Rnd 3-4: sc in each st around (10)
    1. Insert the needle in round 3.
    2. Pass the needle from the inside of the feet to the outside of round
          Repeat these steps again but 2 stitches apart to create the toes.
  Row 1: stuffed lightly, flatten to match up the stitches and sc across, ch1, turn (5)
  Row 2: sc2tog, sc in next st, sc2tog (3)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

ARMS with yellow; make 2
  Rnd 1: 4sc in magic ring (4)
  Rnd 2: sc in next st, 2sc in next st around (6)
  Rnd 3: sc in each st around (6)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

TAIL starting with yellow; make 2
  Row 1: ch11, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across, ch1, turn (10)
  Row 2-5: sc in each st across, ch1, turn (10)
  Row 6: sc in next 3 sts, ch1, turn (3)
  Row 7: sc in next 3 sts, ch4, turn (3)
  Row 8: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 2 chs, sc in next 3 sts, ch1, turn (6)
  Row 9: sc in each st across, in last st change to light brown, ch1, turn (6)
  Row 10-13: sc in next 3 sts, ch1, turn (3)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

STRIPES with light brown; make 2
ch 10
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.


ASSEMBLE
    I recommend pinning the pieces in place before sewing them to make sure you have them in the position you like best before sewing. (Most people like to use the yarn at the end of the finished pieces to sew them in place, but I personally like to use matching thread).
    TIP...For anything that I’m going to be using felt, I like to first sketch it out on a white paper and make a stencil of what I need. Then cut it out. Then tape the stencil to the felt and cut it out.
     EARS...no need to stuff the ears, simply flatten them out. Place them on round 4 and 6.
     FEET...try to find the position you like best. I place mine between round 17 and 18; approx. 1/2" apart. Only sew the 2 last rows from the feet (the flat area) to the body.
     ARMS...place them right beneath the ears between round 10 and 12. There's no need to stuff them.
     STRIPES...find the center of the back so they can be perfectly align and place them on the back of the body. One of them goes between round 10 & 11 and the other between round 12 & 13.
     TAIL...on one of the pieces, you'll want to glue a pipe cleaner to make it bendable. Then sew the other tail onto it to cover up where we put the pipe cleaner.
Place the tail on round 15 of the body. Only sew about 2 rows, leaving the rest of the tail unsew.
     EYES...using black felt make 2 circles and another 2 using white felt, but make these much smaller. Place the black circles on round 8 and 9; approx. 1" apart. The tiny white circles go on the top of the black circles.
     CHEEKS...using red felt make 2 circles. You'll want them to be a bit bigger than the eyes (black circles). Place them between round 10 and 12 just right beneath the eyes on the sides.
     MOUTH...using black thread or embroidery floss make its mouth on round 9. You can play around with it and make it however you like, the possibilities are endless.

GLOSSARY:
ch/s: chains/s || sc: single crochet || sl st: slip stitch || st/s: stitch/es || rnd: round
sc2tog: single crochet 2 stitches together || f/o: finish off



Don't forget to like this blog facebook fan page.
Or to follow our Instagram page. :)

Have a nice crochet time!
- Janet

Pikachu and Pokémon are copyright by The Pokémon Company.
This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (September 2017). 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. Please do not resell or distribute it.

September 21, 2017

Chibi Squirtle

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
This tiny turtle pokemon draws its long neck into its shell to launch
incredible water attacks with amazing range and accuracy.

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. 3"height x 3.5"length

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted Weight Yarn: Turqua (23yds), Cream (13yds), Light Brown (6yds), Beige (2yds) & White (2yds)
*Fiberfill
*Felt: Black, White & Pink
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*Tapestry Needle
*Matching Thread
*Hot Glue

PATTERN NOTES - must read...
 Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.
 Always use stitch markers to mark your rounds.
 There's no need to sl st and/or ch when going to the next round unless stated to do so.
 Always do the 1st stitch where you slip stitch from the previous round.
 The chain, in the beginning, does NOT count as one stitch unless stated otherwise.
 You slip stitch on the first sc, not on top of the chain 1.

SPECIAL STITCHES
Half Triple or Half Treble Crochet (htr) - Y/O hook twice, insert hook into stitch & pull up a loop (4 loops remaining), Y/O hook & pull thru 2 loops (3 loops remaining), Y/O hook & pull thru the 3 remaining loops.
Surface Slip Stitch - this VIDEO explains how to do this technique that we'll be using on the shell in the assembling process.
Squirtle have been known to form gangs and go around terrorizing humans.

HEAD/BODY starting with turqua
  Rnd 1: 6sc in magic ring (6)
  Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around (12)
  Rnd 3: sc in next st, 2sc in next st around (18)
  Rnd 4: sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st around (24)
  Rnd 5: sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st around (30)
  Rnd 6: sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st around (36)
  Rnd 7: sc in next 11 sts, 2sc in next st around (39)
  Rnd 8-10: sc in each st around, in last st of rnd 10 change to cream (39)
  Rnd 11-13: sc in each st around (39)
  Rnd 14: sc in next 11 sts, sc2tog around (36)
  Rnd 15: sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog around (30)
  Rnd 16: sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog around (24)
Start stuffing the head/body moderately firm.
  Rnd 17: sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog around (18)
  Rnd 18: sc in next st, sc2tog around (12)
  Rnd 19: sc2tog around (6)
F/O and leave a tail for closing. Add any bits of stuffing need it to finish shaping the head/body. Weave in the tail through the final round and draw up tight to close. Secure and weave in the ends.

SHELL starting with light brown
  Rnd 1: 5sc in magic ring (5)
  Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around (10)
  Rnd 3: sc in next st, 2sc in next st around (15)
  Rnd 4: sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st around (20)
  Rnd 5: sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st around (25)
  Rnd 6: *sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next st, htr in next st, hdc in next st* repeat from * to * 4 more times, in the last st change to white (25)
  Rnd 7: working in the front loops sc in each st around, sl st into 1st st (25)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

FEET with turqua, make 2
  Rnd 1: 5sc in magic ring (5)
  Rnd 2: *sc in next st, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * 1 more time, sc in last st (7)
  Rnd 3: working in back loops for this round only sc in each st around (7)
  Rnd 4: sc in each st around (7)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

ARMS with turqua; make 2
  Rnd 1: 5sc in magic ring (5)
  Rnd 2-3: sc in each st around (5)
  Rnd 4: sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts (4)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

TAIL with turqua
  Rnd 1: 6sc in magic ring (6)
  Rnd 2: sc in next st, 2sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st, sc in next st (8)
  Rnd 3-12: sc in each st around (8)
No need to stuff the tail.
  Row 1: flatten to match up the stitches and sc across, ch1, turn (4)
  Row 2: sc2tog across (2)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.


ASSEMBLE
    I recommend pinning the pieces in place before sewing them to make sure you have them in the position you like best before sewing. (Most people like to use the yarn at the end of the finished pieces to sew them in place, but I personally like to use matching thread).
    TIP...For anything that I’m going to be using felt, I like to first sketch it out on a white paper and make a stencil of what I need. Then cut it out. Then tape the stencil to the felt and cut it out.
     STRIPES on BODY...using either beige yarn, thread or embroidery floss, make lines on the body. Make these however you like, the possibilities are endless.
  FEET...if you haven't already, stuff them lightly. Place them in round 15 and 17; approx. 1.25" apart.
     ARMS...there's no need to stuff them. Place them on round 11, just above the legs.
     TAIL...roll up one end (not the flat area, we created) and sew it to keep it in place.
Find the center of the back of the body and place the tail on round 14. The roll up part should be facing down.
     SHELL...use the surface slip stitch to make the lines on top of the shell with black thread or embroidery floss. They don't need to be perfect; these can be done however you like.
Stuff it moderately firm. Place it over on the back of the body between round 6 and 14. Leaving the white part (round 7) unsew.
     EYES...using black felt make 2 oval shaped eyes. With felt make 2 tiny circles. Place the black ovals on round 8 and 9; approx. 1" apart. The tiny white circles go on the top of the black ovals.
     CHEEKS...using pink felt make 2 tiny circles. Place them in round 10 on each side of the eyes. Or you can use makeup blush and apply some.
     MOUTH...using thread or embroidery floss make its mouth on round 10. You can play around with it and make it however you like, the possibilities are endless.

GLOSSARY:
ch/s: chains/s || sc: single crochet || hdc: half double crochet || htr: half triple crochet || sl st: slip stitch
st/s: stitch/es || sc2tog: single crochet 2 stitches together || rnd: round || f/o: finish off || y/o: yarn over



Don't forget to like this blog facebook fan page.
Or to follow our Instagram page. :)

Have a nice crochet time!
- Janet

Squirtle and Pokémon are copyright by The Pokémon Company.
This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (September 2017). 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. Please do not resell or distribute it.

September 19, 2017

Chibi Charmander

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
The flame that burns at the tip of its tail is an indication of its emotions.

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. 3"height x 3.5"length

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted Weight Yarn: Orange (34yds) & Yellow (1yds)
*Fiberfill
*Felt: Black, White & Yellow
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*Tapestry Needle
*Matching Thread
*Hot Glue
*Pipe Cleaner

PATTERN NOTES - must read...
 Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.
 Always use stitch markers to mark your rounds.
 There's no need to sl st and/or ch when going to the next round unless stated to do so.
 Always do the 1st stitch where you slip stitch from the previous round.
 The chain, in the beginning, does NOT count as one stitch unless stated otherwise.
 You slip stitch on the first sc, not on top of the chain 1.
It is said that a Charmander dies if its flames ever goes out.

HEAD/BODY with orange
  Rnd 1: 6sc in magic ring (6)
  Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around (12)
  Rnd 3: sc in next st, 2sc in next st around (18)
  Rnd 4: sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st around (24)
  Rnd 5: sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st around (30)
  Rnd 6: sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st around (36)
  Rnd 7: sc in next 11 sts, 2sc in next st around (39)
  Rnd 8-13: sc in each st around (39)
  Rnd 14: sc in next 11 sts, sc2tog around (36)
  Rnd 15: sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog around (30)
  Rnd 16: sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog around (24)
Start stuffing the head/body moderately firm.
  Rnd 17: sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog around (18)
  Rnd 18: sc in next st, sc2tog around (12)
  Rnd 19: sc2tog around (6)
F/O and leave a tail for closing. Add any bits of stuffing need it to finish shaping the head/body. Weave in the tail through the final round and draw up tight to close. Secure and weave in the ends.

FEET with orange; make 2
  Rnd 1: 5sc in magic ring (5)
  Rnd 2: *sc in next st, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * 1 more time, sc in last st (7)
  Rnd 3: working in back loops for this round only sc in each st around (7)
  Rnd 4: sc in each st around (7)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

ARMS with orange; make 2
  Rnd 1: 4sc in magic ring (4)
  Rnd 2: sc in next st, 2sc in next st around (6)
  Rnd 3: sc in each st around (6)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

TAIL with orange
  Rnd 1: 4sc in magic ring (4)
  Rnd 2: sc in each st around (4)
  Rnd 3: sc in next st, 2sc in next 2 sts, sc in next st (6)
  Rnd 4: sc in each st around (6)
  Rnd 5: sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts (8)
  Rnd 6: sc in each st around (8)
  Rnd 7: sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 3 sts (10)
  Rnd 8-9: sc in each st around (10)
  Rnd 10: sl st in next 2 sts to give it an even finish
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.


ASSEMBLE
    I recommend pinning the pieces in place before sewing them to make sure you have them in the position you like best before sewing. (Most people like to use the yarn at the end of the finished pieces to sew them in place, but I personally like to use matching thread).
    TIP...For anything that I’m going to be using felt, I like to first sketch it out on a white paper and make a stencil of what I need. Then cut it out. Then tape the stencil to the felt and cut it out.
     TUMMY SPOT...using yellow felt make a circle with a diameter of 2". Place it between round 10 and 18.
     FEET...if you haven't already stuff them lightly. Place them in round 15 and 17; approx. 1.25" apart.
     ARMS...there's no need to stuff them, simply flatten them out. Place them above the feet on round 10 and 12.
     TAIL...insert a pipe cleaner inside the tail and add any stuffing needed to finish shaping the tail nicely. Find the middle of the back and place it between round 13 and 15.
Using yellow felt, make a triangle as long as the tail and glue it to the back of it.
For the flame...with orange and yellow yarn, cut about 5 strands (2" in length) of each color. And place them on the tip of the tail. Insert crochet hook in the tip, fold the strand of yarn in half and draw it up, push the folded end through. Brush out the strands. Once this has been done, bent the tail upward.
     EYES...with black felt make 2 circles and with white make 2 smaller circles. Place the black eyes on round 7 and 8; approx 0.75" apart. Put the white circles above the black eyes.
     MOUTH...using thread or embroidery floss make its mouth on round 9. You can play around with it and make it however you like, the possibilities are endless.

GLOSSARY:
sc: single crochet || st/s: stitch/es || sc2tog: single crochet 2 stitches together || rnd: round || f/o: finish off



Don't forget to like this blog facebook fan page.
Or to follow our Instagram page. :)

Have a nice crochet time!
- Janet

Charmander and Pokémon are copyright by The Pokémon Company.
This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (September 2017). 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. Please do not resell or distribute it.