October 10, 2017

Chibi Marill

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
When fishing for food at the edge of a fast-running stream, Marill wraps its tail around
the trunk of a tree. Its tail is flexible and configured to stretch.

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

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted Weight Yarn: Turqua (39yds) & White (5yds)
*Fiberfill
*Felt: Black, White & Red
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*Tapestry Needle
*Matching Thread
*Hot Glue
*Black 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.
The tip of its tail is filled with oil that is lighter than water, so it acts as a floating device.

HEAD/BODY 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 8-13: 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.

TUMMY SPOT with white
  Rnd 1: 6sc in magic ring (6)
  Rnd 2: sc in next st, 3sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next st (10)
  Rnd 3: sc in next st, *2sc in next st, sc in next st*, 2sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, repeat from * to * 2 times (14)
  Rnd 4: sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts, 2sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts (16)
  Rnd 5: sc in next 4 sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts (20)
  Rnd 6: sc in next 4 sts, *2sc in next st, sc in next st*, 2sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts, repeat from * to * 1 more time, 2sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts (24)
  Rnd 7: sl st in next 2 sts to give it an even finish
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

EARS with turqua, make 2
  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 each st around (18)
  Rnd 5: sl st in next 2 sts to give it an even finish
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.

FEET with turqua; make 2
  Rnd 1: 8sc in magic ring (8)
  Rnd 2-4: sc in each st around (8)
  Row 1: stuffed lightly, flatten to match up the stitches and sc across, ch1, turn (4)
  Row2: sc2tog twice (2)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

BALL for the TAIL with turqua
  Rnd 1: 6sc in magic ring (6)
  Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around (12)
  Rnd 3-5: sc in each st around (12)
Stuffed the ball lightly.
  Rnd 6: sc2tog around (6)
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...place it between round 10 and 18.
     EARS...place them on round 4 and 5.
     FEET...try to find the position you like best. I place mine between round 16 and 18; approx. 1" apart. Only sew the 2 last rows from the feet (flat area) to the body.
     ARMS...place them right beneath the ears on round 10 and 11. There's no need to stuff them.
     TAIL...grab the tiny ball we made and a black pipe cleaner. With a crochet hook, insert the pipe cleaner through the last round. You should have half of the pipe cleaner on one side and half on the other (1st photo below). Start twisting the pipe cleaner but be sure to leave about 1.5" untwisted (2nd photo). Find the center of the back of the body and the part that is untwisted insert them through a loop in the body on round 14 (3rd photo). The 2 ends that are untwisted, you'll want to start twisting them onto the rest of the pipe cleaner (4th photo).  Once you are done with that, bend your tail in a zigzag (5th photo).
     INNER EARS...using red felt, cut out 2 circles to place in the center of the ears.
     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:
ch/s: chains/s || sc: single crochet || sl st: slip stitch || st/s: stitch/es
sc2tog: single crochet 2 stitches together || rnd: round || f/o: finish off



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- Janet

Marill and Pokémon are copyright by The Pokémon Company.
This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (October 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.

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