October 8, 2017

Chibi Meowth

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
Meowth is a member of Team Rocket. He's best known for his catchphrase "MEOWTH, that's right!".

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

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted Weight Yarn: Cream (35yds), Gold (1yds), Black (6yds) & Light Brown (3yds)
*Fiberfill
*Felt: Black, White & Pink
*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.
At night, it wanders the city in search of loose change.

HEAD/BODY with cream
  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 with black; 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 next 2 sts, 2sc in next st around (8)
  Rnd 4: sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st around (10)
  Rnd 5-7: sc in each st around (10)
  Rnd 8: sl st in next 2 sts to give it an even finish
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

KOBAN COIN with gold
  Rnd 1: ch6, hdc on 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next 2 sts, 3hdc in last st, other side of the foundation chains hdc in next 2 sts, 2hdc in last st, sl st into 1st st (10)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

ARMS with cream; 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 starting with light brown, 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, in last st change to cream (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.

NOTE: as you're crocheting the tail insert a pipe cleaner, this will make the tail bendable.
TAIL starting with brown
  Rnd 1: 4sc in magic ring (4)
  Rnd 2-6: sc in each st around, in the last st of round 6 change to cream (4)
  Rnd 7-15: sc in each st around (4)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

STRANDS with cream; make 4
ch5
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...there's no need to stuff them, simply flatten them out. Place them between round 4 and 8.
     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 right beneath the ears on round 11 and 12.
     TAIL...place it in round 16 over on the back of the body, try to find the middle. Once it has been sewn in place, bent it in the position you like best.
     KOBAN COIN...using black thread or embroidery floss make 4 horizontal lines on the coin. Place it on round 4. Don't completely sew it in place, only for two rounds.
     INNER EARS...using pink felt make 2 triangles slightly smaller than the ones we crochet. Glue them in place.
     EYES...using black felt, make 2 oval shaped eyes. With white felt, make 2 small circles. Place the black eyes between round 7 and 9; approx. 1" apart. Place the white eyes on the top of the black eyes.
     MOUTH...using thread or embroidery floss make its mouth on round 11. You can play around with it and make it however you like, the possibilities are endless.
     WHISKERS...get 2 strands and place the ends together. Sew the ends together. Repeat the same process with the 2 more strands. Place them on round 11 about 0.50" away from the mouth.

GLOSSARY:
ch/s: chains/s || sc: single crochet || hdc: half double 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

Meowth 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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