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Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Pokemon Look-Alike Pikachu


Here is the pattern and pics for the Pikachu (pokemon) look-alike I made for my son.

Pikachu-guy designed by Elizabeth Mareno 10/20/06

Materials: F hook, sport weight yarn (altho i did this with worsted), stuffing and needle.

**Do not join rounds unless indicated**

Row1: ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook.
Row2: 2sc in each sc around
Row3: (2sc in next, 1sc in next)
Row4: (2sc in next, 1sc in next)
Row 5: Back Loop Only, 1sc in each around.
Row 6-8: Both Loops again, 1 sc around
Row9: Sc in 3 sc (change to brown) sc in 6sc (chg to Yellow), sc in remaining sc.
Row 10: with yellow, sc in each sc around.
Row 11: Repeat row 9
Row 12-13: Repeat row 10
Row 14: (dec 1, 1sc in next 2) around to last 3 sc, (dec 1, 1sc in next)
Row 15: Back Loop Only (2sc in sc, 1sc in next) around
Row 16: Both Loops again, Repeat row 15.
Row 17-19: sc in each sc around.
Row 20: (dec 1, sc in next 4) around to last 3 sc, (dec1, sc in last sc)
Row 21: (dec1, sc in next 3) around to last 2 sc, dec 1.
Row 22: sc in each sc around
Row 23: (dec1, sc in next 2sc) around to last sc, sc in last sc.
Row 24: (dec1, sc in next) around to last sc, sc in last sc. Start Stuffing!
Row 25: Dec 1 around, sc in last sc.
Row 26: dec around.(4)
Fasten off and sew shut after pikachu is stuffed firm.

Top Feet: (Make 2)
Row1: ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook
Row2: 2sc in each sc.
Row3: Back Loop Only, sc in each around
Row4: Both Loops, sc in each sc around.
Finish off. Sew to front of body using picture as reference. Stuff as you sew on.

Bottom Feet: (Make 2)
Row1: ch2, 6sc in 2nd ch
Row2: 2 sc in each
Row3: 1 sc in each.
Finish off. Sew to front bottom of body using picture as reference. Stuff as you sew on.

Cheeks: (Make2)
ch 2, 6sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Finish off and sew onto face using picture as reference.

Embroider eyes, nose and mouth in appropriate spots (look at the picture) using a straight stitch. I went side-to-side with Pikachu's nose, in stead of up and down.

Ears: (make2)
with black
Row 1: ch 2, 4sc in second ch.
Row 2: (2sc in sc, 1sc in next) around.(6)
Row 3: (2sc in sc, 1sc in next) around. (9)
change to yellow
Row 4-8: Sc in each sc around.
Fasten off, stuff, sew to head. Make one cockeyed off to the side (left ear)

Tail: (Make 1, do not stuff)
Row1: ch7, sc in 2nd ch from hook and 5 more. (6) working on opposite side of ch, sc in remaining unworked loops from ch (12) Do Not Join, Do Not ch1, Do Not turn.
Row2-5: sc in each sc around. (This will want to curl inside. The sooner you push the right side out the easier the rows will become)
Row 6-7: (dec 1, sc in next) around.
Row 8-12: sc in each sc around.
Row 13-14: Repeat row 6 (8)
Change to brown
Row 15-16: sc in each sc around.
Sl st to finish off. Flatten end, sew to middle of butt below stripes.

10 comments:

carefreecrafter said...

Very cute.

crafttilated said...

is it possible to scale down your pokemon patterns for bookmarks? my son would ruin a stuffed toy.

Biz said...

I'm thinking you could probably use a steel crochet hook and either size 5 or 8 thread. I personally don't do any thread work, so I'm wouldn't be an expert...:)
It would be a cute little dangly on the end of a string that could hang in the book. Otherwise...gosh I'm just not sure how it would work as a bookmark. I hope you have luck with it!

ELINA said...

HI!

I was wondering. I'm still new to crocheting, so I'm not sure which side is supposed to be outside. Right now I'm crocheting so that the side which shows the rounds clearly curves inside, and the side with "bumps" curves outwards. Is that right? This is so hard to explain, and I can't tell from your pics which it is. :D

thanks!

Justin Surfboy said...

THATS SO CUTE!!!!!!

seijap said...

I just finished my Pickachu. Thank you for this pattern. My 11 year old boy is very happy for this.
Best whishes from Finland.

Christine said...

Thankyou for this pattern - my 9yo loves her new Pikachu! :)

Nicole Boorman said...

Thank you for this great pattern my daughter will love it!!!

Suzi Perry said...

Can anyone tell me what is meant by rnd 3(2sc in next,1sc in next)? does it mean do 2 sc in stitch and 1sc in next stitch?

Biz said...

Yes, that's what that means