Saturday, January 21, 2012

The Grass-type Unova region starter, Snivy


So finally I finished Snivy! I've been working on him since Christmas and now he's all in one piece! Whooo-hoooo! Lol! So he was a little difficult to make, especially his chin and belly, but now he's finished I can finally sigh with relief and watch a movie or read a book. Well here he is! I hope you can understand my pattern and that your Snivy will turn out great! If you find any spelling mistakes or row/pattern mistakes please notify me by doing either of the following things:
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 Also if anyone does make a Snivy using this pattern, please show me a picture! I would love to see what others have done! That's all I'm gonna say! Now enjoy the pattern!

Snivy

Materials:
 Worsted Weight yarn in Green, Yellow, and a creamy color (I used Red Heart Super Saver Spring Green, Bright Yellow, and Aran)
 Size G (#6 or 4.00 mm) crochet hook
 Yarn Needle
 Felt in red, white, and black
 Scissors
 Polyester fiberfill (I just buy cheap pillows from the Dollar General and use those. I can get two pillows for $7 whereas the polyester fiberfill in craft stores can be $15 a bag!)

Notes:
 Gauge isn't that important, just as long as your stitches are tight and the stuffing won't show through.
 The ( ) at the end of each Round/Row indicate the number of stitches at the end of each Round/Row.
 I work in continuous rounds (aka, spiral rounds), but if you prefer to join at the end of each round feel free to do so. I also decrease in front loops only. This makes the decrease less visible, or so I've heard.
 If you don't know what a Magic Ring is here's an example: If the pattern says 6 sc in Magic Ring, for an alternative you can ch 2 and 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook and join stitches. I prefer Magic Ring because it makes the beginning hole close really tight so that stuffing won't fall out, but most people I try to teach have trouble making a Magic Rng. Just do whatever you feel most comfortable with. If you want to learn how to make a Magic Ring try this link. I make my Magic Ring this way and I taught my sister how to do it after a few days.
 The small pieces (such as the stripes, the belly, and the chin) are quite difficult to make. If you have any questions please inform me by any of the above mentioned means.

Crochet terms used in this pattern:
   1. sc -- Single Crochet
   2. sl st -- Slip Stitch
   3. hdc -- Half Double Crochet
   4. dc -- Double crochet
   5. dec -- Decrease over next 2 stitches
Don't get any of these techniques mixed up! I tried a pattern when I first learned how to crochet and it said "dc in next st" and I thought it meant dec! I completely messed it up!
 
 Head: using green,
Rnd 1: 6 sc in Magic Ring (6)
Rnd 2-3: sc in each sc around (6)
Rnd 4: sc in 1 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (9)
Rnd 5: sc in each (9)
Rnd 6: sc in 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (12)
Rnd 7: sc in 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (15)
Rnd 8: sc in 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (18)
Rnd 9: sc in 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (21)
Rnd 10: sc in 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (24)
Rnd 11: sc in 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (27)
Rnd 12: sc in 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (30)
Rnd 13: sc in 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (33)
Rnd 14: sc in 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (36)
Rnd 15: sc in 11 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (39)
Rnd 16: sc in 12 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (42)
Rnd 17-21: sc in each sc around (42)
Rnd 22: sc in 12 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (39)
Rnd 23: sc in 11 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (36)
Rnd 24: sc in 4 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (30)
Rnd 25: sc in 3 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (24)
Rnd 26: sc in 2 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (18)
Rnd 27: sc in 1 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (12)
Rnd 28: dec over next 2 sc around (6)
 F/O, finish stuffing. Weave end in last round done and pull to close.

Chin: using cream or Aran, (Worked in rows. ch 1 at end of each row)
Row 1: ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook (3)
Row 2: 2 sc in first and last sc of row (5)
Row 3: 2 sc in first and last sc of row (7)
Row 4: 2 sc in first and last sc of row (9)
Row 5: 2 sc in first and last sc of row (11)
Row 6-7: sc in each sc across (11)
Row 8: 2 sc in first and last sc of row (13)
Row 9: 2 sc in first and last sc of row (15)
Row 10: 2 sc in first and last sc of row (17)
Row 11: sc in each sc across (17)
Row 12: 2 sc in first and last sc of row (19)
Row 13: 2 sc in first and last sc of row (21)
Row 14: 2 sc in first and last sc of row (23)
Row 15: 2 sc in first and last sc of row (25)
Row 16: sc in each sc across (25)
Row 17: 2 sc in first and last sc of row (27)
Row 18-23: sc in each sc across (27)
 F/O, weave in ends.

Eye Patches: (make 2) using yellow,
Rnd 1: 6 sc in Magic Ring (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12)
Rnd 3: sc in 1 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (18)
Rnd 4: sc in 2 sc, 2 sc in each sc around (24)
Rnd 5: sc in 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (30)
 From this point on you'll be working in rows instead of rounds. This will make the pointy bit of the eye patches.
Row 6: sc in next 4 sc (4), ch 1 and turn
Row 7: sc in 3 sc, sl st in next sc(4) DON'T CH 1, turn
Row 8: sl st in first st, sc in next 3 sc (4) ch 1, turn
Row 9: sc in next 2 sc, dec over last 2 sc of row (3) DON'T CH 1, turn
Row 10: sl st in first st, sc in next 2 sc (3) ch 1, turn
Row 11: sc in 2 sc, sl st in last (3) DON'T CH 1, turn
Row 12: dec over first 2 sc, sc in last (2) ch 1, turn
Row 13: sc in first st, sl st in last (2) DON'T CH 1, turn
Row 14: dec over next 2 sc (1) ch 1, turn
Row 15: sc in st (1) DON'T CH 1, turn
Row 16: sl st in st (1) ch 1, turn
Row 17: sc in st (1)
 F/O, weave in ends.

Body: using green,
Rnd 1: 6 sc in Magic Ring (6)
Rnd 2: sc in 1 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (9)
Rnd 3-4: sc in ach sc around (9)
Rnd 5: sc in 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (12)
Rnd 6-7: sc in each sc around (12)
Rnd 8: sc in 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (15)
Rnd 9-10: sc in each sc around (15)
Rnd 11: sc in 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (18)
Rnd 12-13: sc in each sc around (18)
Rnd 14: sc in 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (21)
Rnd 15-16: sc in each sc around (21)
Rnd 17: sc in 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (24)
Rnd 18: sc in 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (27)
 Begin stuffing tail end moderately, so that it will hold the tail leaf but is still manuverable.
Rnd 19: sc in 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (30)
Rnd 20: sc in 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (36)
Rnd 21: sc in each sc around (36)
Rnd 22: sc in 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (42)
Rnd 23-27: sc in each sc around (42)
Rnd 28: sc in next 23 sc, leaving remaining 19 st unworked (23) DO NOT CH 1, turn
Rnd 29-31: working in front loops only, sc in each sc across (23) DO NOT CH 1, turn
Rnd 32: sc in front loops only of each sc across, then sc in back loops only of the 19 unworked sts (42)
 You are now working in a circle again. Note: When you've finished making the body there will be two holes on each side of it. I went back and sewed them shut.
Rnd 33: working in front loops only, sc in next 23 sc, then working in back loops only, sc in last 19 sc (42)
Rnd 34-37: Repeat rows 28-31 (23)
Rnd 38: sc in front loops only of each sc across, then sc in back loops only of the 19 unworked sts (42)
 You are now working in a circle again.
Rnd 39: working in both loops again, sc in  5 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (36)
Rnd 40: sc in each sc around (36)
Rnd 41: sc in 4 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (30)
Rnd 42: sc in each sc around (30)
Rnd 43: sc in 3 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (24)
Rnd 44: sc in each sc around (24)
Rnd 45: sc in 2 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (18)
Rnd 46-47: sc in each sc around (18)
Rnd 48: sc in 1 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (12)
Rnd 49-51: sc in each sc around (12)
F/O. Leave neck opening and weave in ends.

Belly: using cream or Aran, Note: Ch 1 at end of each row unless otherwise mentioned!
Row 1: ch 7, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across (6)
Row 2: sc in each sc across (6)
Row 3: 2 sc in first and last sc of row (8)
Row 4-7: sc in each sc across (8)
Row 8: 2 sc in first and last sc of row (10)
Row 9-12: sc in each sc across (10)
Row 13: 2 sc in first and last sc of row (12)
Row 14-15: sc in each sc across (12)
Row 16: 2 sc in first and last sc of row (14)
Row 17-18: sc in each sc across (14)
Row 19: 2 sc in first and last sc of row (16)
Row 20-43: sc in each sc across (16)
Row 44: dec over 2 sc in first and last sc of row (14)
Row 45: dec over 2 sc in first and last sc of row (12)
Row 46: sc in each sc across (12)
Row 47: dec over 2 sc in first and last sc of row (10)
Row 48: dec over 2 sc in first and last sc of row (8)
Row 49: sc in each sc across (8)
Row 50: dec over 2 sc in first and last sc of row (6)
Row 51-53: sc in each sc across (6)
Row 54: dec over 2 sc in first and last sc of row (4)
Row 55-58: sc in each sc across (4)
Row 59: dec over 2 sc twice (2)
Row 60-61: sc in each sc across (2)
Row 62: dec over 2 sc (1)
Row 63-64: sc in sc (1)
F/O, weave in ends.

Back Stripe: using yellow,
Row 1: ch 2, 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across (2)
Row 2: 2 sc in each sc across (4)
Row 3: sc in each sc across (4)
Row 4: 2 sc in first and last sc of row (6)
Row 5: 2 sc in first and last sc of row (8)
Row 6-7: sc in each sc across (8)
Row 8: dec over 2 sc in first and last sc of row (6)
Row 9: dec over 2 sc in first and last sc of row (4)
Row 10: sc in 1st sc, dec over next 2 sc, sc in last sc (3)
Row 11-35: sc in each sc across (3)
Row 36: dec over first 2 sc, sc in last sc (2)
Row 37-41: sc in each sc across (2)
Row 42: dec over 2 sc (1)
Row 43-47: sc in each sc across (1)
F/O, weave in ends.
















Side Stripes: (make 2) using yellow,
Row 1: ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across (3)
Row 2-6: sc in each sc across (3)
Row 7: sc in 2 sc, hdc in last sc (3)
Row 8: dc in 1st sc, sc in next 2 sc (3)
Row 9: sc in 2 sc, dc in last sc (3)
Row 10: hdc in 1 sc, sc in next, sl st in last sc (3)
F/O, weave in ends. Turn one stripe so that it faces the right way on the other side of the body.

Collar: (make 2) using yellow,
Row 1: ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across (4)
Row 2-12: sc in each sc across (4)
Row 13: sc in first sc, dec over next 2 sc, sc in last sc (3)
Row 14-18: sc in each sc across (3)
Row 19: sc in first sc, dec over next 2 sc (2)
Row 20-22: sc in each sc across (2)
Row 23: dec over next 2 sc (1)
Row 24-25: sc in each sc across (1)
F/O. Cut long tail so that you can weave it down the collar and into the body at the base of the collar.

Arms: (make 2) using green,
Rnd 1: ch 7. sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. DO NOT TURN, but continue working in other side of foundation chain. (12)
Rnd 2-10: sc in each sc around (12)
*DO NOT F/O!!!
 Begin first 'finger': Flatten arm "end" matching up your sc stitches.
Rnd 1: sc in next 2 sc. Turn your work so the other side is facing you, sc in next 2 sc of OTHER SIDE OF ARM and join with sl st to 1st sc of 'finger'. (4)
Rnd 2-4: sc in each sc around (4)
F/O, weave in ends and pull to close.

 Middle finger: attach yarn to 1st stitch immediately to left of finished finger. sc in same st and follow Rnds 1-4 of first finger. (4)
Rnd 5: sc in each sc around (4)
F/O, weave in ends and pull to close.

 Last finger: Repeat instructions for first finger.

Feet: (make 2) using cream or Aran,
Rnd 1: 6 sc in Magic Ring (6)
Rnd 2-3: sc in each sc around (6)
Rnd 4: sc in 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (8)
Rnd 5: sc in each sc around (8)
Rnd 6: sc in 3 sc, 2 sc in enxt sc around (10)
Rnd 7: sc in each sc around (10)
Rnd 8: sc in 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (12)
Rnd 9: sc in 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (14)
Rnd 10: sc in 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (16)
Rnd 11: sc in 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (18)
Rnd 12: sc in each sc around (18)
F/O, weave in ends. Stuff moderately firmly to keep him/her standing upright but still be cuddly.

Tail Leaf: (make 2) using green,
Row 1: ch 16, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across (15)
Row 2-4: 2 sc in first and last sc of Rnd (17 at end of Rnd 2, 19 at end of Rnd 3, 21 at at end of Rnd 4)
Row 5-9: sc in each sc across (21) DO NOT F/O!!
 Begin first point:
Row 1: sc in next 7 sc, leave remaining 14 sts unworked (7) ch 1, turn
Row 2-4: sc in each sc across (7)
Row 5: dec over first 2 sc, sc in nxt 3 sc, dec over last 2 sc (5)
Row 6-7: sc in each ac across (5)
Row 8: dec over first 2 sc, sc in next sc, dec over last 2 sc (3)
Row 9-10: sc in each sc across (3)
Row 11: dec over next 2 sc, sc in last sc (2)
Row 12: dec over next 2 sc (1)
F/O, weave in ends.
 Middle point:
Row 1: Attach yarn to left of finished point. Sc in same st and in next 6 sc (7) ch 1, turn
Row 2-5: sc in each sc across (7)
Row 6: dec over first 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc, dec over last 2 sc (5)
Row 7-9: sc in each sc across (5)
Row 10: dec over first 2 sc, sc in next sc, dec over last 2 sc (3)
Row 11-13: sc in each sc across (3)
Row 14: dec over next 2 sc, sc in last sc (2)
Row 15: sc in each sc across (2)
Row 16: dec over next 2 sc (1)
Row 17: sc (1)
F/O, weave in ends.
 Last Point:
Attach yarn to left of middle point and follow instructions for first point.


 Tail Assembly:
Lay one tail leaf on top of the other and sc around the edge of both of them put together. 3 sc on tip of end points and 2 sc on tip of middle point.
 















Final Assembly:
 I sewed the body parts in this order:
   1. Chin to head
   2. Eye patches to head
   3. Belly to body
   4. Head to body
   5. Back Stripe to body
   6. Side Stripes to body
   7. Feet to body
   8. Collar to body
   9. Arms to body
  10. And lastly the Tail Leaf.
 I sewed the tail on last to prevent bending it and making it flimsy, but it turned out flimsy anyway. You can sew them in this order if you like, or sew them on however you want to.
 Cut the white, red, and black parts of the eyes out of felt. I like to draw the eyes on a piece of paper and color it in before cutting the felt to prevent using too much or wasting it. Hey, felt's expensive to me! Embroider a mouth and nostrils on his chin and his face is done!
 I added hair to mine (a mohawk) because he looked bald without it. You can accessorize him however you want to! Enjoy you new Snivy! There are also patterns for TepigEmolga,  Oshawott out there! Click on their names for the links! Make a whole clan of Pokemon!! YEEEAAAAHHH!
Snivy, Tepig, Oshawott, Emolga, and Pokémon are © Nintendo.

This pattern is an original pattern by Gemma Taylor (January 2012). 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. Thank you! :D

25 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for sharing your pattern. I had to modify a tiny bit as my pieces were too big or too small, but I loved the pattern.

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  2. I was reading through this pattern more thoroughly and saw that your craft store sells fiberfil for $15??? Insane. I'm not sure if you're against Walmart, but they sell the 50oz poly-fil bag for about $8-$9. Just letting you know! I'm pretty sure it's less than $15 at Michael's, too.

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  3. I just gave you the Liebster Blog award. This is like a
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    200 members. You were one of five I've chosen. I too was given the award by
    another blogger. Check out my newest blog post for the details.
    :)

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  4. I'm almost done with this pattern and I just have to say it's absolutely gorgeous! You perfectly captured the nuances in the shaping of this design, Snivy looks completely perfect! I think this pattern looks better than plushes that are available. You're seriously on the level of WolfDreamer with your crochet skills, I look forward to seeing more patterns from you in the future, thank you so much for this pattern!

    Note for other crocheters: If you make this pattern with two strands of worsted weight yarn together instead of one (a great way to easily increase the size of your final plush) you'll get a Snivy that's about 'life size'. I used red heart and G hook.

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  5. Thank you for all the comments guys! I feel so thrilled that my website is getting popular! @Hanako I'll have a look in stores and see if I can get some cheap stuffing. I'll need some yarn before long, though! :P @Marmokachi Thank you so much for this award! @Kim I am so glad that you think Snivy looks perfect! I try as hard as I can to make them look like the real things. I don't know if I'm at the same level as Wolfdreamer though... I love all of you fans and followers and please continue looking because my next pattern will be up by the end of the month!

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  6. Does fiberfill cost that much there here it is for a big pillow 1.89 euro And. You can make a lot of amigurumis with it, but i love this snivy ganno make it when i'm done with totoro

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  7. 15 dollars?! I got a giant bag for 3 bucks at my craft store!
    Does Magic ring mean I have to make a circle first?

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  8. So sorry! I have been so busy! The answer to your question Ashlie is yes. The Magic Ring looks like a double loop until you close it tight. You could always ch 2 and sc however many stitches into the 2nd ch from the hook. If you have any more questions feel free to ask! I'll get to them as soon as I can.

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  9. This is fantastic! I am really enjoying looking through your different amigurumi crochet patterns. The details are fantastic! I cannot wait to try some of them out.

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  10. Hi im confused on the chin...is it worked in a continuous round?

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  11. The chin is crocheted back and forth, just like you'd make a dishcloth or blanket. Sorry for the confusion, I'll fix the pattern so it's more clear. Thanks for pointing it out to me, and if you have any more trouble let me know and I'll try to fix it! :D

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  12. I love your Snivy and would love to make one for my son but unfortunately, crochet is not my thing at all. I was wondering if you have a knitted version of this pattern, please?

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  13. Very cool! What is with the tufts by the way just asking?

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  14. Rosin O'Brien: As of now I do not have a knitted version of the pattern, but creating a knitted version shouldn't be too difficult if you follow the pattern in a similar way. :)

    Anonymous: The tufts of hair? His head looked bald to me so I added some "hair" to make him look less-bald. Lol

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  15. oh ok! Makes him look like a funky snivy! Lol!

    Lucario+Mewtwo=Awesomeness!

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  16. how tall does he end up btw?

    Lucario+Mewtwo=Awesomeness!

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  17. Snivy is around 16-18 inches tall. He turned out bigger than I expected, but the perfect size to cuddle :)

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  18. Cool thx
    Lucario+Mewtwo=Awesomeness!

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  19. I am doing the body now! I hope i have enough yarn if i don't I will use a different green for the underside of the tail.

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  20. I am doing the arms now! They are really hard though.

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  21. The fingers were really hard for me to make because they are in a circle, which doesn't give you much room to crochet. I'm happy that you have made it this far already! Be sure to email me pictures when he's done, as I love to see everyone's completed works :)

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    1. Sure! I have finished crocheting everything and I am now sewing the parts together! Yah! The arms were to hard for me though, so I hope you don't mind that I made my own pattern for them? It was the fingers that were tricky so I just made my own pattern. Almost there! I reckon I can finish it soon.
      Lucario+Mewtwo=Awesomeness!

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  22. Where I come from you can get felt for 80cents to $1!

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  23. Yay I finished my Snivy (which is a girl) now! I will send you a picture soon.

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  24. I decided I will make another Snivy! This time I will crochet her with TWO strands to make her almost life size like a person said in these comments! P.S. thanks SOOOOOOO much for the Lucario! I still haven't finished making him yet! I might start again though because I don't like the yarn colour I am using!

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