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.

3 comments:

  1. Thank you so much! I AM REALLY GRATEFUL! Thank you! You are the best! I am so happy you are very generous! I have been waiting very patiently! It's Lucario time!

    Lucario+Mewtwo=Awesomeness!

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  2. Ty SO much I was really having a hard time understanding her directions for the legs & feet. This is a gift for my son in law for Christmas and I really was wondering how I was going to complete the legs and feet.

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