Sunday, April 8, 2012

Joltik Crochet Pattern

More pictures after the break!


This is the very first pattern I've ever written myself so if you find any mistakes or have any trouble let me know! I love pretty much every Pokemon and I've been able to find patterns for most of the one's I've wanted to make over the years. Joltik is too cute but I couldn't find a pattern for it so I thought I'd give it a shot myself. Enjoy!





Materials:
Bright yellow yarn
Small amount of electric blue yarn
Tiny bit of black and white yarn or black and white felt
stuffing
quilting needle/big yarn needle
F hook or whatever size you need to make a tight crochet, so no stuffing comes out

This pattern is worked continuously in rounds and uses these techniques:
Sc-single crochet
inc- increase
Dec-decrease, particularly I recommend the invisible decrease, check it out on google if you don't know how to do it, it makes the decreases less obvious
magic ring- if you don't know what this is I recommend googling it and learning it, it's one of the best techniques for making amigurumi/plushes. If you can't do the ring then just chain 2 and put the number of sc needed into one of the chs. But the magic ring makes it so that there is virtually no hole in the piece you're making, it's really worth learning!

The numbers at the end of each round are how many stitches you should have at the end of that round.


Body (make 1 in yellow)
Round1: 6sc in magic ring (6 stitches total)
R2: inc in all sc (12 stitches total)
R3: *1 sc, inc* repeat between * (18)
R4: *2sc, inc* repeat (24)
R5: *3sc, inc* repeat (30)
R6: *4sc, inc* repeat (36)
R7: *5sc, inc* repeat (42)
R8-24: sc in each sc (42)
R25: *5sc, dec* repeat (36)
R26: *4sc, dec* repeat (30)
R27: *3sc, dec* repeat (24)
R28: *2sc, dec* repeat (18) start stuffing soon
R29: *1sc, dec* repeat (12)
R30: dec repeat (6)
finish stuffing and sew up the hole, finish off.

Head (make 1 in yellow)
Round1: 6sc in magic ring (6 stitches total)
R2: inc in all sc (12 stitches total)
R3: *1 sc, inc* repeat between * (18)
R4: *2sc, inc* repeat (24)
R5: *3sc, inc* repeat (30)
R6: *4sc, inc* repeat (36)
R7: *5sc, inc* repeat (42)
R8-15: sc in each sc (42)
R16: *5sc, dec* repeat (36)
R17: *4sc, dec* repeat (30)
R18: *3sc, dec* repeat (24)
R19: *2sc, dec* repeat (18) start stuffing soon
R20: *1sc, dec* repeat (12)
R21: dec repeat (6)
finish stuffing and sew up the hole, finish off.

Legs (make 4, in yellow)
Round1: 6sc in ring (6 stitches total)
R2: inc in all sc (12 stitches total)
R3: *1 sc, inc* repeat between * (18)
R4-14: sc in all sc (18)
Finish off, stuff, you don't have to sew it shut

*For the claws and head spikes be sure to spread the increases out in each round. What I mean is don't put all the increases in the first two sc. Spread them out and put them in the 3rd and 5th sc in one row then in different sc in the next row. This will help the spikes look more natural.


*If you want your spikes/claws to look sharper/more pointy, turn them inside out. When I make them the 'right side' of the crochet usually ends up inside, I don't know how everyone else crochets though so you may not need to do this. Turing them inside out can be a little hard to do sometimes, especially since they're so small. What I do is thread the free end (where you started) through the bottom and out the other side. I then use this to help pull the spike inside out while I try to roll the shape inside out with my fingers. But be careful not to pull the string too hard and break it! It's a pain but it will really help these shapes look sharper.

Claws (make 4 in blue)
R1: 3 sc in magic ring (3)
R2: one inc, 2 sc (4sc total)
R3: one inc, sc in rest (5sc)
R4: two inc, sc in rest (7sc)
R5: sc in all (7)
finish off, don't stuff

Big spikes (make 4 in yellow, two for head, two for bottom)
R1: 4 sc in magic ring (4)
R2: inc, sc in rest (5)
R3: two inc, sc in rest (7)
R4: two inc, sc in rest (9)
R5: two inc, sc in rest (11)
R6: two inc, sc in rest (13)
R7: two inc, sc in rest (15)
R8-9: sc in each sc (15)
finish off, stuff, don't sew it shut

Smaller spikes (make 4 in yellow, two for head and two for bottom)
R1: 4 sc in magic ring (4)
R2: inc, sc in rest (5)
R3: two inc, sc in rest (7)
R4: two inc, sc in rest (9)
R5: two inc, sc in rest (11)
R6: two inc, sc in rest (13)
finish off, stuff, and don't sew it shut

Mouth pieces (make 2 in yellow)
R1: 6sc in ring (6)
R2: sc in each sc (6)
R3: sc in each sc (6)
finish off, don't stuff
When you've made both sew the sides together if you want, it makes them a little easier to sew onto the face.

*For the eyes you can use felt instead of embroidering, I just can't cut felt to save my life so I always crochet the eyes.

Eyes (make 2)
R1: in black, 6sc in ring (6sc)
finish off
R2: Attach blue in any sc and inc in all sc (12)
finish off
*If you want you can add the catchlights now (the little white dot on the eye). It's much easier to embroider on before you put the eye on the face!

Little eyes (the ones on the top of its head, make two in blue)
R1: 6sc in ring (6)
finish off

This is the order I sewed it together but there may be a better way, this is just how I did it, hope it's helpful! As a general note it's best to pin the pieces on before you sew them on so you can get it looking just right.
1. sew head to body
2. sew legs to body
3. sew claws to legs
4. sew mouth to face
5. sew all eyes to head, pin them all on before you sew them so you can get it looking how you want it
6. sew head spikes on
7. sew spikes on bottom
You're done! Enjoy the cuteness!

Joltik butt! XD

Wahhh those little eyes! :3



Joltik and Pokemon are copyright Nintendo. This is an original pattern made by me, please don't claim it as your own. It's not ok to sell this pattern or anything you make from it, I've made this pattern available for free so everyone can make their own cute little Joltik! ^_^ Thank you!

17 comments:

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    1. Thank you very much! I'm working on more patterns and also on a post about how to make your own. I really appreciate the compliment and the follow ^_^

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  2. This is sooooo cute! Could you make a panpour?

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    1. Thank you so much! It's funny you should ask for Panpour, I'm working on Pansage right now. If Pansage turns out ok I was thinking about figuring out the different parts for Pansear and Panpour (since it would just be the head pieces and the tails) if people wanted them, that is. The only thing is I most likely wouldn't make the whole plush again, I'd just make the parts that are different and take pictures/write the pattern so people could see them, it'd save me a bunch of time so I could get onto the next pattern I want to do. So if that's ok with people, I'd likely do it that way. But I can't promise anything because this is only the second pattern I've ever written and pansage is more complex, I'm not sure if Pansage will even turn out! But I can promise to do my very best and keep you updated! And I if Pansage is good I will do Panpour's pieces next since you asked first ^_^

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    2. Panpour pattern is now up!

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  3. Could you try to make a purrloin?

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    1. I don't think I could do Purrloin, the shape of its head and tail are pretty complicated. And it has lots of markings on the face and body that I'm not sure how I would do. Also I have many other patterns I already have planned to do. But I've written a post with tips for making your own plush so maybe you could try it yourself? I'd be willing to help you figure out the design if you want, I could maybe offer some suggestions on how to start. I'm sorry I don't have much experience in pattern making, I'm not even sure my second pattern will turn out >_< I hope you can understand, thank you very much!
      Also I think there are some sellers on etsy which will take commissions for crochet plushes, I've seen some that specifically do pokemon.

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  4. Hey there, I replied on your dA page as well, but I came here to look at the pattern and I was wondering how large the plushie ended up (the one you made with an F hook, obviously it would depend)?

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    1. It's about 7 in long from face to tips of tail spikes and it's about 3 in high. But you're right, it'll depend on how you crochet to how big it will be. But hopefully that's a good size? I had no idea what I was doing when I made this lol but my next pattern is a little more under control ^_^

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  5. How tall will pansage be?

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  6. I haven't sewn the head to the body yet but it'll be maybe around a foot? I'll measure it and post the info when I post the pattern.

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  7. Hey, I'm a 25 y old molecular/microbiologist who loves pokemon and crocheting, too! LOL I'm glad there are others of my species! :)
    Thanks for putting up this awesome pattern!!! There are many cute pokemon but I think joltik is the #1
    Looking forward to anything new that's coming!

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    1. Your comment seriously made my day! ^_^ Enjoy the pattern, I hope I'll have a new one up soon! :3

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  8. Thank you so much. I've been looking for something to make my boyfriend for Christmas and Joltick is his favorite Pokemon from the 5th gen. He will love this!

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    1. You're welcome! I hope you have fun making it and your boyfriend likes it!

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  9. Hey great pattern! I'm just a beginner and a noob (new-be) at Pokemon but my favorite ones are joltik and galvantula. Galvantula would probably be an advanced amigurumi what with all the markings. Would you like to hear how I first found out about joltik? probably not but I'll tell you any way... It was a couple of months ago and my cousin was on his dsi and he was going threw his list of Pokemon and then we saw joltik. After that we went into a joltik induced craze. Why yes, we where 11,11, and 12. Now we are 11, 12(ME!!!!!)and 13. A helpful tip, use wire to help it stand up.

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    1. I'm glad you liked the pattern! I hope you continue to crochet and maybe make your own patters sometime ^_^ Galvantula would be really cool to make but you're right, also most likely a little complicated. And that's a great idea to use wire in the legs, I do that sometimes too, when I'm not too lazy lol!

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