Sunday, April 15, 2012

Panpour Crochet Pattern

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Here's the pattern for Panpour I made by altering my Pansage pattern. Word of warning I did not make the finished plush, it would take too long and I want to get started on some other patterns. I wasn't planning on making Panpour but since someone asked I did the alterations since the pattern is basically the same as Pansage ^_^ I'll be doing Pansear sometime soon as well. When making this plush use the pictures of Panpour and the Pansage plush I made as reference. If you find any errors let me know! Enjoy!

Materials needed:
Blue yarn
Light yellow yarn (I used cornmeal from redheart)
Small amounts of light blue, black, white
Black and white felt (optional)
G hook or size needed to get a tight crochet
F hook for small pieces, use when indicated
Wire for tail (optional)
Plastic pellets for body (optional)

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
Dc- Double crochet
hdc- half double crochet
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.

Super important note!!!: This pattern is made with two strands of yarn held together as one, I usually do this as it gives you a bigger plush easily. Plus you can use a bigger hook and the pieces work up more easily. You can use one strand if you want, you'll just get a smaller plush. However you'll need to alter the pattern for the eyes to make them smaller. Just a heads up!

Head (Blue)
R1: 6sc in magic ring (6)
R2: inc in all (12)
R3: *1sc, 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: *6sc, inc* repeat (48)
R9-17: sc in each sc (48)
R18: *6sc, dec* repeat (42)
R19: *5sc, dec* repeat (36)
R20: *4sc, dec* repeat (30)
R21: *3sc, dec* repeat (24)
start stuffing here
R22: *2sc, dec* repeat (18)
R23: *1sc, dec* repeat (12)
R24: *dec* repeat around (6)
Finish stuffing and sew up hole, finish off.

Body (Start with yellow)
R2: inc in all (12)
R3: *1sc, inc* repeat between * (18)
R4: *2sc, inc* repeat (24)
R5: *3sc, inc* repeat (30)
R6: *4sc, inc* repeat (36)
R7: *11sc, inc* repeat (39)
R8-13: sc in each sc (39)
R14: *11sc, dec* repeat (36)
R15: *4sc, dec* repeat (30)
R16-17: sc in each sc (30)
change to blue
R18-21: sc in each sc (30)
R22: *3sc, dec* repeat (24)
R23:*2sc, dec* repeat (18)
R24: sc in each sc (18)
Finish off and stuff. Leave a long tail so you can sew the head on later.
Note about stuffing: In my plush I put plastic beads in the bottom so it would sit nicely. This is completely optional but helpful since Pansage is top heavy. You can buy these at craft stores and online. Buy a cheap pair of nylons (you can find them for like 60 cents in a little plastic capsule thingy at most department stores) and fill with as much beads as you like then knot it off and continue folding the excess panty hose over it again and again till it's all used up. Put this in first then put stuffing on top of it. If you don't have the plastic beads I've heard of people using dry beans or even those little glass beads that you put in vases.

Half circles for body (make in yellow)
Panpour has a wavy pattern around his body so you'll achieve that look by making these half circles and sewing them on, I'm not sure how many you'll need. Make enough to go all the way around.
R1: 6 sc in ring (6) ch 1 and turn, we're working in rows not rounds!
R2: inc in all (12)
When you pull the magic ring closed, shape it into a half circle not a full circle.

Arm (Make 2 in yellow)
Note about stuffing: Be sure to stuff the arms as you go since they're so thin, it's much easier that way. And if you want the arms to be kind of posable, stuff them pretty firmly. But not so firmly that the stuffing shows!
R1: 6sc in magic ring (6)
R2: inc in all (12)
R3: *2sc, inc* repeat (16)
R4-6: sc in each sc (16)
R7: *2sc, dec* repeat (12)
R8: *1 sc, dec* repeat (8) Stuff paw now.
R9-18: sc in each sc (8) Remember to stuff as you go!
Change to blue
R19-24: sc in each sc (8)
Finish off.

Leg (Make 2 in yellow)
R1: 6sc in magic ring (6)
R2: inc in all (12)
R3: *1sc, inc* repeat (18)
R4-8: sc in each sc (18)
R9: *1, dec* repeat (12)
R10: sc in each sc (12)
R11: 1 sc, dec, 4 sc, dec, 3 sc (10)
R12-17: sc in each sc (10)
Stuff and finish off. Leave a long tail to sew to body

Tail (Make one starting with blue)
Note: Stuff the tail pretty firmly as you go along, this will make it somewhat posable when it's done. You can also add wire to your tail if you want but be sure to bend the sharp ends over first! In my plush I just stuffed the tail, no wire.
R1: 4sc in ring (4)
R2: inc in all (8)
R3-7: sc in each sc (8)
change to yellow
R8-27: sc in each sc (8)
Stuff as you go! Finish off leaving long tail for sewing

Tail Bumps (make 2 in blue)
R1: sc 4 in ring
R2: inc in all (8)
R3-4: sc in each sc (8)
leave tail for sewing and stuff. sew to tail as in picture

Face inset/muzzle (in yellow)
This is worked in an oval shape, if you don't know how to make an oval shape or you get lost, go to the link on shapes in my post here or find reference elsewhere online. For the first round of the oval the last stitch goes into the first stitch of the round so that the stitches at the end both have 3 sc in them.
Sc 2 in first ch and sc 8 more. Now put 3 sc in next ch.
Now we're going to go around the other side of the chain, working in rounds because we're making an oval shape. 9sc on other side of chain. Mark as end of first round.
R2: Put 3sc into next sc, sc 10, put 3 sc in next sc, 10 sc
R3: put 3 sc into next sc, 12 sc, put 3 sc in next sc, 12 sc
R4: sc 2, put 3 sc in next sc, 14 sc, put 3 sc in next sc, sc 14, do a few slip stitches and finish off.
Now we're going to make the middle bump on the muzzle.
Attach the yarn into one of the top sides of the muzzle so that when you crochet this it will end up in the middle, you might have to play with it a little. If you want you can start with a chain of 8 and make it as a separate piece and sew it on.
Ch1, 3 hdc, 4 dc, 3hdc
Ch1 turn, 3 hdc, dc, dc inc, dc inc, dc, 3 hdc, slip stitch a few times

Ear (make 2 in blue)
R1: 6sc in magic ring (6)
R2: inc in all (12)
R3: *1sc, inc* repeat between * (18)
R4-6: sc in each sc (18)
R7: *2sc, inc* repeat (24)
R8-9: sc in each sc (24)
R10: *2sc, dec* repeat (18)
R11-13: sc in each sc (18)
R14: *1 sc, dec* repeat (12)
R15: *dec* repeat (6)
Sew hole shut, you don't need to stuff these, leave tail for sewing. when you sew them on put the last row down or make the last row the bottom of the ear.

Inner ear part (light blue)
I almost didn't make this part so if you don't have this yarn don't worry, it still looks really cute without it! We're working in an oval shape again.
Make 2 of these for each ear (4 total):
R1: 3 sc in ring (3) ch1 and turn, working in rows not rounds!
R2: inc in all (6)
Sew two together then sc along back/flat side of ear piece. One row of sc should probably be enough but you might need two. Refer to reference picture of Panpour for more info.

Part of the ear inset, you'll make two of these.

Head piece (make 1 in blue)
This is the main part, we'll make the balls separately
R1: 6 sc in ring (6)
R2: inc in all (12)
R3: *1 sc, inc* repeat (18)
R4: in back loops only! sc in each sc back loop, this will allow it to form a cylinder. (18)
R5-6:Sc in both loops (normal sc) in all sc (18)
R7: *4sc, inc* repeat sc to end if there's extra sc (21)
R8: *2sc, inc* repeat (28)
slip stitch and finish off, leave long tail. When you sew this on be sure to stuff it really well, it has to be firm to support Itself
Head piece from side
Head piece from top

Balls for head thingy (make in blue)
R1: 6sc in ring (6)
R2: inc in all (12)
R3-5: sc in each sc (12) begin stuffing
R6: *dec* repeat (6)
Finish off and stuff lightly. Sew hole closed. Leave tail for sewing. I'm not sure how many you should make but there should be enough to go all the way around the head piece top. Also I forgot to take a picture of the ball before I unwound it, sorry! >_<;

Eye (make 2 in white) You can make the eyes out of felt instead Made with one strand of yarn and F hook
Ch 8
inc, sc 5, 3 sc in next sc, 6 sc. mark as end of round.
R2: 3 sc in next sc, sc 7, 3 sc in next sc, 7 sc.
R3: sc, 3 sc in next sc,9 sc, 3 sc in next sc, 8 sc, slip stich two times.
finish off and leave tail for sewing.

Black part/pupil (make 2) Made with one strand of yarn and F hook
inc, sc 1, 3 sc in next sc, sc 2 end of first round
R2: 3 sc in sc, 3 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc, slip stich
finish off, leave tail for sewing

Sewing order: (This is just what I did, you can do it however you like)
1. head to body
2. legs to body
3. arms to body
4. tail to body, bumps to tail
5. face piece/muzzle
6. ear insets to ears
7. ears to head
8. sew balls to head piece
9. sew head piece to head
12. sew pupil to white of eye, sew eyes to head and embroider mouth/nose
Use pictures as reference when sewing.

Pansage pictures to use for reference:

And that's it! Hope you enjoyed it, if you find any mistakes let me know. If you make this pattern I'd love to see your plush! And if you really like this pattern you can contribute to this blog using the button on the sidebar. If not, that's cool too, I just want these patterns to be available for everyone ^_^

Panpour/Pansage 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 ^_^ Thank you!


  1. I LOVE your Patterns!!!! I can't wait to try them out. My daughter has been bugging me to make the panpour, pansage and pansear pokemon. Thank you for saharing them.

    1. Oh thank you so much! I love all of yours too! I hope your daughter enjoys them, let me know how they turn out ^_^ I'll hopefully have Pansear up soon too

  2. How many balls for the head thingys do you make?

    1. I don't know actually, I never made the whole plush, just the alterations. Make the 'base' part first and then make enough balls to go around the top, refer to some reference pictures to help you. I hope that helps!