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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Lucario - The Aura Pokemon (modified from other pattern)

*This pattern is not an original pattern by me. This pattern is a list of the changes I made to Bizzy Crochet's Pokémon Lucario pattern, available here.*

Last year I posted the finished pictures of my 4-month project for a friend. As many of you have requested, here are the modifications I made to Bizzy's Lucario, albeit a year late. I have also misplaced my video camera, so unfortunately I do not have any pictures to share. My apologies *bow*

Lucario


Materials:
Worsted Weight yarn (#4) in the colors blue, tan, dark grey, pink, red, and black (I used Red Heart Super Saver Solids Blue, Aran, Charcoal,  ,  Cherry Red, and Black)
Size F crochet hook (3.75 mm or #5)
Size G crochet hook (4.00 mm or #6)
Polyester fiberfill stuffing (I use pillow stuffing ^-^)
Scissors
Yarn needle


 Notes:
Gauge isn't that important, just so long as your stitches are tight so that the stuffing won't show or fall out.
 The (parentheses) at the end of each Rnd/Row indicate the number of stitches at the end of that Rnd/Row.
 I work in continuous rounds (aka spiral rounds), but if your prefer to join at the end of each round that's fine. I also decrease in front loops only because I've heard that it makes the decrease stitch less visible.
 If you don't know what a Magic Ring is don't panic! It's also called Magic Loop or Magic Circle. Here's an alternative: If the pattern says 6 sc in Magic Ring you can ch 2 and 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook and join stitches. I prefer working with a Magic Ring because you can pull it as tight as you want so that the stuffing won't show. If you'd like to learn how to make one I found THIS LINK very helpful. Just use whatever you feel most comfortable using.
I used the following terms in this pattern: sc (single crochet), ch (chain), F/O (fasten off), MR (Magic Ring), inc (2 sc in one sc), dec (decrease over next two stitches), FLO (front loops only), and BLO (back loops only).


Pattern:
Follow Bizzy's pattern for the Body/Upper Legs, Head, Nose, Arms, Arm Claws, Head Frills/Hair, and Tail.

Ears: using blue,
Rnd 1: 4 sc in Magic Ring (4)
Rnd 2: sc in 1, inc in next around (6)
Rnd 3: sc in 2, inc in next around (8)
Rnd 4: sc in each around (8)
Rnd 5: sc in 3, inc in next around (10)
Rnd 6: sc in 4, inc in next around (12)
Rnd 7-9: sc in each around (12)
Rnd 10: sc in 5, inc in next around (14)
Rnd 11: sc in 6, inc in next around (16)
Rnd 12-14: sc in each around (16)
F/O with long enough tail for sewing. Sew to head.


Facial markings: using grey (starting with tip of nose),
Rnd 1: 5 sc in Magic Ring (5)
Rnd 2: inc in each around (10)
Rnd 3: sc in each around (10)
Begin working across.
Row 4: ch 1 and turn, sc in 7, ch 1 and turn (7)
Row 5: sc in each, ch 1 and turn (7)
Row 6: inc in first, sc in 5, inc in last, ch 1 and turn (9)
Row 7-8: sc in each across, ch 1 and turn (9)
Row 9: inc in first, sc in 7, inc in last, ch 1 and turn (11)
Row 10-11: sc in each across, ch 1 and turn (11)
Row 12: in BLO, sc in 4, ch 1 and turn (4)

This begins the left side of Lucario's facial mask: Continue chaining 1 and turning your work unless otherwise noted.
Row 13: sc in 3, inc in last (5)
Row 14: inc in first, sc in 2, dec (5)
Row 15-16: sc in each across (5)
Row 17: sc in 4, inc in last (6)
Row 18-19: sc in each across (6)
Row 20: inc in first, sc in 5 (7)
Row 21-23: sc in each across (7)
Row 24: inc in first, sc in 6 (8)
Row 25-27: sc in each across (8)
Row 28: inc in first, sc in 7 (9)
Row 29: sc in 5, ch 1 and turn (5)
Row 30: sc in each across, ch 1 and turn (5)
Row 31: sc in each across and unworked 4 stitches (9)
Row 32-34: sc in each across (9) F/O

Begin right side of facial mask:
Attach yarn to farthest stitch on right and follow above pattern from Row 12 onwards.

Middle stripe:
Ch 1 and turn unless otherwise noted.
Row 1: Join grey yarn to right middle stitch and sc across (3)
Row 2-8: sc in each across (3)
Row 9: sc in 1, dec (2)
Row 10-17: sc in each (2)
Row 18: inc in both stitches (4)
Row 19: inc in first and last stitches (6)
Row 20: inc in first and last stitches (8)
Row 21: inc in first and last stitches (10)
Row 22: inc in first and last stitches (12)
Row 23: inc in first and last stitches (14)
F/O. Sew facial markings to head.


Legs/Feet: (make 2) using grey,
Note: This first leg is the left leg.
Rnd 1: ch 7, sc across, 3 sc in last, sc in opposite side of foundation chain, 2 sc in last st (14)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in first st, sc in 5, 2 sc in next 2 stitches, sc in 5, 2 sc in last st (18)
Rnd 3: 2 sc in first st, sc in 7, 2 sc in next 2 stitches, sc in 7, 2 sc in last st (22)
Rnd 4-7: sc in each around (22)
Rnd 8: [sc in 3, dec] around, sc 1 in last 2 sts (18)
Rnd 9: sc in 2, ch 1 and turn, sc in 9, ch 1 and turn (9)
Rnd 10: sc in 9 and unworked stitches (18) join to last st of ridge
Rnd 11: sc in 8, ch 1 and turn, sc in 9, ch 1 and turn (9)
Rnd 12: repeat rnd 10 (18) join in back loop
Rnd 13: in BLO sc in 9, in FLO sc in 8 (18)
Rnd 14-23: sc in both loops around (18)
Rnd 24: sc in 11, ch 1 and turn, sc in 9, ch 1 and turn (9)
Rnd 25: in BLO sc in 9, in FLO sc in unworked 9 stitches (18) join in ridge
Rnd 26: sc in 8, ch 1 and turn, sc in 9, ch 1 and turn (9)
Rnd 27: [sc in 1, dec] x3, [sc in 1, dec] x3 (12)
Rnd 28: in BLO sc in 6, ch 1 and turn, in FLO sc in 6, ch 1 and turn (6)
Rnd 29: in BLO sc in 6, in FLO sc in unworked 6 (12) join in both loops of ridge
Rnd 30-31: sc in each around (12)
Rnd 32: sc in 1, ch 1 and turn, in BLO sc in 6, ch 1 and turn (6)
Rnd 33: sc in 6, sc in unworked 6 (12) join in ridge
Rnd 34: sc in each (12)
Rnd 35: sc in 6, ch 1 and turn, sc in 6, ch 1 and turn (6)
Rnd 36: sc in 6, sc in unworked 6 (12) join in ridge
F/O.

When working on right leg/foot you must sc in 1 before starting round 28. This will make the right leg tilt to the opposite side that the left leg tilts, and makes Lucario stand evenly.


Front stomach fur: (optional) using aran,
Ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook, [ch 3, sc in 2nd ch from hook and down], sc in same foundation chain, sc in next foundation chain, [ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook and down], sc in same foundation chain, sc in next foundation chain, [ch 3, sc in 2nd chain from hook and down], sc in same foundation chain. F/O. Sew where color change between aran and charcoal on body occurs.


Shoulders: using grey, 
Follow Bizzy's pattern for the shoulder until Rnd 5.
Rnd 5: In both loops sc in each (18)
Rnd 6: in BLO [sc in 1, dec] around (12)
F/O. Stuff and sew open end to body.


Feet pads: (optional) use pink
Small (make 6): sc 5 in Magic Ring, join (5) F/O. These are the toe pads.

Big (make 2):
Rnd 1: sc 6 in Magic Ring (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each around (12) F/O.

Sew pads to bottom of feet.


Eyes: (make 2) using white,
Rnd 1: sc 6 in Magic Ring (6) pull to close but do not join! ch 1 and turn
Rnd 2: inc in next 2 sts, sl st in 2 sts, inc in last 2 sts (10) do not ch 1 or turn!
Rnd 3: sc along other side edge. F/O.

Embroider red irises and black pupils on whites. Sew to facial mask on head.


I believe those are the only changes I made to Bizzy's amazing pattern. If anything doesn't make sense feel free to comment or send an email and I will see what I can do to help.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Busy, busy, busy!

I thought I'd update you guys on what I've been doing recently, due to my lack of posting. I even brought pictures!


So, to start off with, I had a table at a winter sale. It was display only with commissions ready to be made. Sadly however, I only got one commission. I didn't run the table by myself. My sister, whom you can see glaring at me below, showcased some of her works, too. It was a long and boring event in which we had a bunch of kids clamor around and constantly play with the Pokémon, and ask me if I could make my prices lower.

















After that, I continued working on a project I've been working on since September: Lucario. The original pattern can be found at http://bizzycrochet.blogspot.com/2009/02/pokemon-lucario-look-alike.html. I heavily modified it to suit my tastes, and I'm kinda proud how it turned out! *No offense to Bizzy, her work is awesome!* Everything was crocheted, including the pads on his feet and his eyes. You can see how big he is compared to my Wii remote!

















And after I finished Lucario (and sadly gave him away:( ) I began making a small My Little Pony for a friend. Now, here's the story: My sister got into My Little Pony in early Autumn, and she pestered me to watch it. I didn't, but somehow I've turned into a Pegasister. I'm in love with Fluffle Puff (if you haven't seen her, go on Youtube!), and my fav of the Mane 6 is Rarity. Well, my sister got my guy friends into it as well, and now I'm surrounded by Bronies. Not that that's a bad thing, 'cuz it's not. It's actually really nice to see one of my best friends freak out over Pinkie Pie! Lol. So, I made him a male version of Pinkie. Below is the result. I did make a pattern, and I'll post it when I've finished making all the female Mane 6. Then I'll have the wings and horns. After that I suppose I should make a Nightmare Moon and Celestia version.......


He's about the same size as my Mini Horse, Mini Mew, and Mini Torchic patterns, maybe a bit taller. The eyes are just light blue circles, what I like to call chibi eyes. The cutie mark was made using yellow and light blue felt, and it was hot glued onto the pony. The mane I free-styled. I don't know how it turned out so good, but I'm happy it did!

And that's my update! I am currently working on my sister's Christmas present, and I'll post a picture and the link to the pattern when I'm done. Merry Christmas, and if I don't post before the new year, happy new year too!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

I have an idea! But I need help.....

At this point in time, my family has reached a financial crisis. We are living off a very small amount given each month and are trying to get more money however we can.

This is where the idea starts: I have decided to begin commissions. Here's my plan: People email me with commissions, I whip them up, they pay me, and then I send them the finished project. Or should they pay me before I begin crocheting them so I can buy the materials? As you can tell, my idea is still in the making. I'm not sure yet how I would receive the money, so any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Commissions could be for Pokémon (my favorite things to make!), anime characters, cartoon characters, Disney characters, random amigurumi, and maybe even something like, if you send me a bunch of pictures of, say, a dragon, I'd try and turn it into a yarn project. Again, this idea is just in the making, but what do you guys think? Comment below with any thoughts, yay or nay, even if they're rude (although I would prefer you were nice to me :)

Friday, July 19, 2013

Mini Mew

The second mini Pokémon I made! Sorry I messed up his left eye, I'm not too good at embroidering. I think he's so cute, and he'll fit right in your pocket or on a keychain! Enjoy!

 
Mini Mew

 
 
Materials:
F hook (3.75 mm or #5) [optional - and an E hook for the tail (3.5 mm or #4)]
Scissors
Yarn needle
WW yarn in pink, blue, and a little bit of white
Polyester fiberfill
 
Notes:
Gauge isn't that important, just so long as your stitches are tight so that the stuffing won't show or fall out.
 The (parentheses) at the end of each Rnd/Row indicate the number of stitches at the end of that Rnd/Row.
 I work in continuous rounds (aka spiral rounds), but if your prefer to join at the end of each round that's fine. I also decrease in front loops only because I've heard that it makes the decrease stitch less visible.
 If you don't know what a Magic Ring is don't panic! It's also called Magic Loop or Magic Circle. Here's an alternative: If the pattern says 6 sc in Magic Ring you can ch 2 and 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook and join stitches. I prefer working with a Magic Ring because you can pull it as tight as you want so that the stuffing won't show. Most people I have tried to teach the Magic Ring to throw their crochet hooks and yarn on the floor in a huffy, but I myself find it fairly easy depending on how many stitches are in it. If you'd like to learn how to make one I found THIS LINK very helpful. The only person I've had success with teaching is my sister. Just use whatever you feel most comfortable using.
 
I used the following terms in this pattern: sc (single crochet), ch (chain), F/O (fasten off), MR (Magic Ring), inc (2 sc in next sc), and dec (decrease over next two stitches).


Head:
Rnd 1: 4 sc in MR (4)
Rnd 2: inc around (8)
Rnd 3: sc in 1, inc around (12)
Rnd 4: sc in 2, inc around (16)
Rnd 5: sc in 3, inc around (20)
Rnd 6-7: sc in each around (20)
Rnd 8: sc in 3, dec around (16) begin stuffing
Rnd 9: sc in 2, dec around (12)
Rnd 10: sc in 1, dec around (8)
 F/O. Weave end in last rnd and pull to close.

Body:
Rnd 1: 5 sc in MR (5)
Rnd 2: inc around (10)
Rnd 3: sc in 1, inc around (15)
Rnd 4-6: sc in each (15) begin stuffing
Rnd 7: sc in 1, dec around (10)
Rnd 8-11: sc in each around (10) begin nape of neck (optional)
Rnd 12: sc in next 4, ch 1, turn (4)
Rnd 13: sc in 4 (4)
 F/O. Weave end in last rnd and pull to close.
 Sew head to body, positioning it so that the nose points down at a slight angle.

Ears:
Row 1: ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across (3)
Row 2: dec in 1st, sc in last (2)
Row 3: dec (1)
 F/O with long enough tail to sew to head. Sew to head.

Legs:
Rnd 1: 4 sc in MR (4)
Rnd 2: sc in 1, inc around (6)
Rnd 3-5: sc in each around (6) begin stuffing
Rnd 6: flatten end and sc through both sides of crochet (3) F/O.

Feet:
Rnd 1: 4 sc in MR (4)
Rnd 2: sc in 1, inc around (6)
Rnd 3-6: sc in each around (6) begin stuffing
Rnd 7: flatten end and sc through both sides of crochet (3) F/O.
 Sew feet to legs at flattened ends and sew legs to body.

Hands:
Row 1: ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across (3)
Row 2-3: sc in each (3)
Row 4: ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook and next st, ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook and next st, ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook and last st. F/O. Roll hand in cylindrical shape and sew both sides together. Sew hands to the body.

Tail:
Rnd 1: 4 sc in MR (4)
Rnd 2: sc in 1, inc around (6)
Rnd 3: sc in each around (6)
Rnd 4: dec around (3)
Rnd 5-20: sc sround (3)
 F/O. Sew to body.

Embroider eyes in blue yarn to head and add a bit of white for the shine.

Mini Torchic

Recently I've been wanting to make tiny amigurumi, so I thought "Why not make a Torchic?" This is the outcome! Hope you like it! :) If the pattern is confusing, let me know and I'll fix it so that it's not.


Mini Torchic

 
 
Materials:
F hook (3.75 mm or #5)
WW or DK weight yarn in orange, yellow, black, and white (I used Red Heart Carrot, Black, White, and some yellow yarn I had lying around.)
Yarn needle
Polyester fiberfill (pillows!)
Scissors
LOTS of patience!
 
Notes:
Gauge isn't that important, just so long as your stitches are tight so that the stuffing won't show or fall out.
 The (parentheses) at the end of each Rnd/Row indicate the number of stitches at the end of that Rnd/Row.
 I work in continuous rounds (aka spiral rounds), but if your prefer to join at the end of each round that's fine. I also decrease in front loops only because I've heard that it makes the decrease stitch less visible.
 If you don't know what a Magic Ring is don't panic! It's also called Magic Loop or Magic Circle. Here's an alternative: If the pattern says 6 sc in Magic Ring you can ch 2 and 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook and join stitches. I prefer working with a Magic Ring because you can pull it as tight as you want so that the stuffing won't show. Most people I have tried to teach the Magic Ring to throw their crochet hooks and yarn on the floor in a huffy, but I myself find it fairly easy depending on how many stitches are in it. If you'd like to learn how to make one I found THIS LINK very helpful. The only person I've had success with teaching is my sister. Just use whatever you feel most comfortable using.
 
I used the following terms in this pattern: sc (single crochet), ch (chain), F/O (fasten off), MR (Magic Ring), inc (2 sc in next sc), and dec (decrease over next two stitches).
 
Body: using orange,
Rnd 1: 5 sc in MR (5)
Rnd 2: inc in each around (10)
Rnd 3: sc in 4, inc in next around (12)
Rnd 4: sc in 5, inc in next around (14)
Rnd 5-6: sc in each around (14)
Rnd 7: sc in 5, dec around (12) begin stuffing
Rnd 8: dec around (6)
 F/O. Weave in last row and pull to close.
 
Head: using orange,
Rnd 1: 5 sc in MR (5)
Rnd 2: inc in each around (10)
Rnd 3: sc in 4, inc in next around (12)
Rnd 4: sc in 5, inc in next around (14)
Rnd 5: sc 6, inc in next around (16)
Rnd 6: sc 3, inc in next around (20)
Rnd 7: sc in 2, dec around (15) begin stuffing
Rnd 8: sc in 1, dec around (10)
Rnd 9: dec around (5)
 F/O. Weave in last row and pull to close.
 Sew the head to the body.
 
Head Piece: using yellow,
Row 1: ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across, sc in side of foundation (4) do not ch 1 or turn
Row 2: ch 3, sc in 2nd ch from hook and next, sc in next st in foundation ch, sc in next ch in foundation, ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 2, sc in same stitch in foundation ch, sc in next ch in foundation, ch 3, sc in 2nd ch from hook and next, sc in same stitch in foundation ch. F/O. Weave in ends.
 Sew head piece to top of head. Using your yarn needle, thread some orange yarn through the head piece to make it look like the real thing.
 
Beak: using yellow,
Rnd 1: 4 sc in MR (4)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in 1st st, sc in next st, 2 sc in next, sc in last (6)
 F/O. Sew to head - not in a circle, but in an oval-like shape, just like it is depicted in the anime.
 
 
Legs: using yellow,
ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across (4) F/O.
 
 
Talons: using yellow,
ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across. (4) do not ch 1 or turn
ch 3, sc in 2nd ch from hook and next, sc in same st, ch 3, sc in 2nd ch from hook and next, sc in same st, ch 3, sc in 2nd ch from hook and next, sc in same st. F/O.
 Sew talons to legs and legs to body.
 
Feathers/Collar: using yellow,
ch however many sts it'll take to wrap around your Torchic's neck, ch some and sc in 2nd ch from hook and the others then sc in same st. I recommend chaining no more than 5, as it began looking too big for him. Sew to neck, leaving a gap at the front. Thread some orange yarn onto your yarn needle and stitch a few stitches right underneath the front of his head where the gap is, just as the picture shows.
 
Tail: using orange,
Rnd 1: sc 4 in MR (4)
Rnd 2: sc in first st, inc in next, sc in next, inc in last (6) F/O.
  Stuff lightly and sew to back of body.