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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.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Snorunt - The Snow Hat Pokemon

Another pattern! I absolutely love ice-types, so when I looked at Snorunt, I just HAD to make one! They're so cute! And the pattern was easy to make, too. My pictures show a shiny Snorunt with a blue coat with yellow trim, red eyes, and yellow diamonds on the back of its coat. The regular Snorunt has a yellow coat with orange trim, blue eyes, and orange diamonds on the back of its coat.

Snorunt



Materials:
 WW yarn in black, yellow, and orange (regular) or black, blue, and yellow (shiny) (I used Red Heart colors)
 Size G (#6 or 4.00 mm) crochet hook
 Yarn Needle
 Polyester fiberfill (pillows work just as well!)
 Scissors
 Felt in orange, white and blue (regular) or yellow, white and red (shiny)

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.
 In this pattern I used the terms single crochet (sc), slip stitch (sl st), 2 sc in next sc (inc), decrease over next 2 stitches (dec), and Back Loops Only (BLO).

Body: using black,
Rnd 1: 5 sc in Magic Ring (5)
Rnd 2: sc in each sc around (5)
Rnd 3: inc in each sc around (10)
Rnd 4: sc in each sc around (10)
Rnd 5: sc in 1, inc in next around (15)
Rnd 6: sc in 2, inc in next around (20)
Rnd 7: sc in each sc around (20)
Rnd 8: sc in 3, inc in next around (25)
Rnd 9: sc in 4, inc in next around (30)
Rnd 10: sc in 5, inc in next around (35)
Rnd 11-20: sc in each sc around (35)
Rnd 21: In BLO, sc in 5, dec around (30)
Rnd 22: sc in 4, dec around (25) begin stuffing
Rnd 23: sc in 3, dec around (20)
Rnd 24: sc in 2, dec around (15)
Rnd 25: sc in 1, dec around (10)
Rnd 26: dec in each around (5)
 F/O. Weave in last row and pull to close.

Feet: (make 2) using black,
Rnd 1: 5 sc in Magic Ring (5)
Rnd 2: inc in each sc around (10)
Rnd 3: sc in 1, inc in next around (15)
Rnd 4-7: sc in each sc around (15)
Rnd 8: sc in 1, dec around (10) begin stuffing lightly
Rnd 9: sc in each sc around (10)
  F/O. Weave in last row and pull to close.

Hands: (make 2) using black,
Rnd 1: 6 in Magic Ring (6)
Rnd 2: inc in each sc around (12)
Rnd 3-5: sc in each (12) stuff lightly
Rnd 6:  dec around (6)
  F/O. Weave in last row and pull to close.

  I am not 100% sure the stitch counts after rnd 6 are accurate. If they are not, let me know and I'll fix it.

Coat: using yellow or blue (shiny),
Rnd 1: 6 sc in Magic Ring (6)
Rnd 2: sc in each around (6)
Rnd 3: inc in each sc around (12)
Rnd 4: sc in 1, inc in next around (18) sl st in last, ch1 and turn
Rnd 5: sc in next 17 sts, ch1 turn (17)
Rnd 6: sc in each (17)
Rnd 7: sc in 1, inc in next around to last st, sc in last st (25)
Rnd 8: sc in 4 st, inc in next around to last 5 sts, sc in last 5 sts (29)
Rnd 9: dec in 1st st, sc in 4, inc in next, *sc in 5, inc in next*, repeat *to* to last 5 sts, sc in 3, dec. (31)
Rnd 10: dec in 1st st, *sc in 6, inc in next*, repeat *to* to last 2 sts, dec (33)
Rnd 11: sc in 2, dec in next, *sc in 4, inc*, repeat *to* to last 5 sts, sc in next, dec in last sts. (35)
Rnd 12: dec in 1st st, sc across, dec in last st. (33)
Rnd 13: dec in 1st, sc across, dec in last (31)
Rnd 14: dec in 1st st, sc in 14, dec in next, sc to end, dec in last st. (28)
Rnd 15: sc in each (28)
Rnd 16: dec in 1st st, sc across, dec in last st (26)
Rnd 17-20: sc in each (26)
Rnd 21: ch 8, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each across, sc across, ch 8 (41)
Rnd 22-25: sc in each across (41)
 On very last row, sc across next 8 sts to make the sleeves even in length.
F/O with long enough tail to weave up the coat for a length. Weave tail up side of coat to hide it.

Coat Trim: attach orange or yellow (shiny) yarn to bottom corner of one sleeve (with long tail) and sc along the inside edge of the coat, 2 sc in outside corners. F/O, and weave in ends so as to hide the tail.





Coat Diamonds: using orange or yellow (shiny),
Rnd 1: ch 2, 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook (2)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each (4)
Rnd 3: 2 sc in 1st and last sts (6)
Rnd 4: dec in 1st and last sts (4)
Rnd 5: dec in each (2)
Rnd 6: dec in one (1)
 F/O and weave in ends.


Assembly:
Sew feet to body, coat to body, hands to body/coat (as pictured), and finally sew on the diamonds on the back of the coat (as pictured). Cut out pieces of felt for eyes, the regular has blue eyes and the shiny has yellow eyes. Cut out a piece of white felt for the teeth and glue or sew as the pictures show. NOTE: If you are sewing the mouth on, I recommend doing so BEFORE sewing the hands to the body. I glued the mouth on after I had sewn the hands on and it worked just fine.

I hope you enjoy your Snorunt!

Snorunt and Pokémon are © Nintendo.

This pattern is an original pattern by Gemma Taylor (June 2013). Please don't claim this pattern as your own. If you want to share this pattern, I give you permission to link to it if you'd like, but please don't repost/reprint the pattern on your website. You can print and keep a copy for your own personal use (I like doing this myself), but you cannot sell, distribute it, or sell items made from this pattern in any way possible without permission from moi. Thank you! :D