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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Larvitar


I finally got around to making WolfDreamer's awesome Raichu (though I still haven't managed to do her Pikachu, strangely enough)and as I was working on it, I kept thinking to myself: this would work really well for a Larvitar. So, that's exactly what I did (with her gracious permission of course). Most of the main parts are the same (see below for further instructions), I just added some details. I hope you like it and thank you to her for the inspiration!

Materials

Yarn in green (sample used Red Heart frosty green), with small amounts white, red and black
Black and red felt
Stuffing

Basic head/body, arms, legs and feet


All of these steps are from the Raichu with some slight changes (Before you go there, read my little explanation first). Obviously, the main difference is the color--substitute the gold with green for the body. For the arms and legs, instead of brown and gold or just gold, you want plain green, and for the feet, you want white instead of brown and green instead of gold(change color one row earlier than instructed). Otherwise, follow her instructions to the letter, except for the stuffing of the feet: since Larvitar's feet are a little more rounded than Raichu's, you can overstuff them a little bit so they look nice and plump. Also you might want to shape the nose part a little more so his head sticks out over his body more. So follow the link (Raichu) and do the first four sections as indicated, with my minor changes, sew it all together and then come back here. I'll be waiting!

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Finished? Great pattern, right? (I bow down to her as my Pokemon amigurumi guru). Now to the details.

Head spike


With green, ch 9
Rnd 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch sp across, make 2 sc in last ch sp and turn to other side, sc across other side and join (16 sc)
Rnd 2: sc across 6 sc, 2 sc in each of next 2 sc, sc in remaining sc around (18 sc)
Rnd 3: repeat Rnd 2 (20 sc)
Rnd 4: repeat Rnd 2 (22 sc)
Rnd 5: repeat Rnd 2 (24 sc)
Rnd 6-18: sc in each sc around
Fasten off.

Flatten the spike out. Fold the sloped side and the straight side inward slightly to make a tiny V(if you've ever done origami, there's a fold that's sort of like what I'm trying to describe--if anyone knows what it's called and can explain it better, please help). Sew all thicknesses together so there is a straight edge on each side(you still want the front to be diagonal, just a little more even). Sew to top of head.

Belly Diamond


With red, ch 2
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook (1 sc)
Row 2: 2 sc in sc (2 sc)
Row 3: 2 sc in each sc across (4 sc)
Row 4: 2 sc in first sc, sc across, 2 sc in last sc (6 sc)
Row 5-7: repeat row 4 (12 sc at end of Row 7)
Row 8: sc in each sc across
Row 9: sc dec in first 2 sc, sc across, sc dec in last 2 sc (10 sc)
Row 10-12: repeat Row 9 (4 sc at end of Row 12)
Row 13: sc dec in 2 sc, repeat across (2 sc)
Row 14: sc dec in remaining sc (1 ac)
Fasten off.
Sew to front of body, with the top point about level with the arms.

Body Holes (Make 4)

With black, ch 2
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook (1 sc)
Row 2: 2 sc in sc (2 sc)
Row 3: 2 sc in each sc across (4 sc)
Row 4: sc dec in first 2 sc, sc in last 2 sc (2 sc)
Row 5: sc dec (1 sc)
Row 6: sc (1 sc)
Fasten off.

Sew to body, one on each side of the big diamond in the front and two next to the arms on the back.

Tail


With green, ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6 sc)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12 sc)
Rnd 3: sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc around (18 sc)
Rnd 4: sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (24 sc)
Rnd 5: sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (30 sc)
Rnd 6: sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (36 sc)
Rnd 6: sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (36 sc)
Rnd 7: sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (42 sc)
Rnd 8: sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (48 sc)
Rnd 9-10: sc in each sc around
Row 11: sc across 6 sc, turn, leaving remaining sc unworked (6 sc)
Row 12-18: sc in each sc across
Fasten off.
In next unworked sc on Rnd 10, join green and repeat Row 11-18
Repeat this last step 6 times more (8 parts in total, with no space in between)

Middle

With green, ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6 sc)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12 sc)
Rnd 3: sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc around (18 sc)
Rnd 4-8: sc in each sc around
Fasten off.
Stuff and sew to tail.

Placement and sewing


Sew tail to back of body in between the body holes as shown.


Note: As you can see in the picture above, the "leaves" (for lack of a better word) can flop, you you might want to put a little fabric stiffener on them to hold their position.

Eye (Make 2)


White

With white, ch 7
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, and each ch sp across (6 sc)
Row 2: sc dec in first 2 sc, sc in each sc across (5 sc)
Row 3: sc across, sc dec in last 2 sc (4 sc)
Row 4: sc dec in first 2 sc, sc in each sc across (3 sc)
Sl st along slope side edge
Fasten off.

Eye Markings and Border

Join black in corner of eye
Row 1: sc across 2 sc, turn (2 sc)
Row 2: sc in each sc across
Row 3: sc dec across (1 sc)
Border: sl st up side of previous 3 rows and the side of the white part of the eye, ch 3, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and next ch, sl st along slope side edge, ch 1, sl st back to the black part and join to ch sp of first sc on Row 1
Fasten off.

Note: it's going to be a little difficult to get the 2nd eye markings in the direction you want, so it's probably better to do it in parts, fastening off and joining in spots. Just make sure that the ch 3 is in the top outside corner (see picture below) and the ch 1 in the bottom inside corner.

Face details


Sew eyes to face. Embroider eyebrows above eyes and mouth under them slightly under the nose part.

Finishing

Sew any remaining pieces that I may have forgotten to mention. Embroider two lines across the belly diamond. Cut pupils out of felt and glue to eye.



Thanks to WolfDreamer for creating this fantastic pattern to begin with. Please follow all her rules. Pokemon is copyright to Nintendo, please use this pattern for personal use only.

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