Sunday, June 2, 2013

Pancham Crochet Plush Pattern


Super excited for the new games! And this guy is such a little cutie! He turned out to be a pretty simple pattern and would be good for less experienced crocheters. Pattern and more pics after the jump


Can we talk about how great making plushies yourself is? You can literally make something for a fraction of the cost of buying it, or you can make something they don't even sell! If you've got the drive you can have a plush of whatever you want! I dunno,  I just think that's pretty freaking cool. Go us, we rock.

Anyway, on to the pattern! If you have any  questions or need more reference pics, let me know! Plush is about 10 inches tall, not including the hair fluff, with that he's closer to a foot tall.


(c) Kim Novak 2013
The following pattern was written and designed by me and is copyrighted. You may not sell or reproduce this pattern in any way. Do not claim this pattern or plush as your own design. You may not sell this pattern. You may not sell what you make from this pattern. Please respect this, I spent a very long time designing this plush and pattern, there is a great deal of effort and love put into this. Thank you very much for your understanding.
Read pattern carefully before starting, particularly the instructions at the beginning of the pattern. There are also many tips throughout the pattern that will help you when making different pieces, be sure to read those too! Pictures at the end of the pattern will help with sewing stuff on.


Materials:

* Dark Gray yarn

*Black yarn
*White yarn
*Small amount green yarn
*Large yarn needle for sewing pieces together

*Fiberfill/stuffing

**Optional: beans, rice, or plastic beads & pantyhose (for weight, more info after body pattern)

*G hook and F hook

*Straight pins for pining pieces on before sewing them on



Note: there is no gauge for this pattern. The only thing that is important is that you have a tight stitch when crocheting so that no stuffing will show through the finished pieces. If you use the recommended hooks it should be fine but if you are someone who crochets more loosely you may want to reduce the hook size accordingly.



This pattern is worked in rounds (unless otherwise noted) and uses the following techniques/abbreviations:
Sc- single crochet
inc- increase
dec- decrease, particularly you should use the invisible decrease if you know how to do it
sc in each sc- single crochet in each single crochet, don't add any increases or decreases
R- round or row
hdc- half double crochet
dc- double crochet
Repeat (*)- repeat what is between the asterisks * until you come to the end of the round, unless otherwise indicated
ring- magic ring. If you cannot do this technique then you may substitute this: ch 2 and sc however many were supposed to go in the ring into the second ch. However this will leave a small hole in the piece, this is why the magic ring is preferred, it leaves no visible hole. Many tutorials on how to do the magic ring are available online.

The numbers in parenthesis at the end of each row are the number of stitches you should have when that row is done. Mark the start of each round with a marker and move this marker as you complete rows.

IMPORTANT NOTE!
All pieces (unless otherwise indicated) are worked with TWO strands of yarn together. You may do this by taking the strand on the outside of the skien and the one which comes from the inside of the skien together. Crochet with two strands the same way you would crochet if you had only one. This will yield a bigger plush faster and with less effort than crocheting with only one strand. This pattern has not been tested for only one strand and pieces such as the eyes would need to be adjusted for size on your own.



All pieces are made with G hook and TWO STRANDS of yarn unless otherwise indicated.

Body (make one with 2 strands gray yarn and G hook)
R1- 6 sc in ring (6)
R2- inc in all (12)
R3- * sc, inc* (18)
R4- * 2 sc, inc* (24)
R5- *3sc, inc* (30)
R6- *4 sc, inc* (36)
R7- *5sc, inc* (42)
R8-15- sc in each sc (42)
R16- change to black, sc in each sc (42)
R17-22- sc in each sc (42)
R23- *12 sc, dec* (39)
R24- *10sc, dec* sc in last 3 stitches (36)
R25- *4sc, dec* (30)
R26- *3sc, dec* (24)
R27- *6sc, dec* (21)
Finish off and Stuff. If you want to add weight to the plush, purchase plastic pellets for doll making, rice, beans ect and fill a nylon stocking with the desired amount, tie it off and put it in first when stuffing. This is pretty helpful for this plush since the head is so big, it'll help it sit up more easily.

Head (make one with 2 strands White yarn and G hook)
R1- 6sc in ring
R2- inc in each sc (12)
R3- *sc, inc * (18)
R4- *2sc, inc* (24)
R5- *3 sc, inc* (30)
R6- *4sc, inc* (36)
R7- *5sc, inc* (42)
R8- *6sc, inc* (48)
R9- *7sc, inc* (54)
R10- *8sc, inc* (60)
R11-20- sc in each sc (60)
Stuff as you go
R21- *8Sc, dec* (54)
R22- *7sc, dec* (48)
R23- *6sc, dec* (42)
R24- *5 sc, dec* (36)
R25- *4sc, dec* (30)
R26- *3sc, dec* (24) Start stuffing if you haven't already
R27- *2 sc, dec* (18)
R28- *1 sc, dec* (12)
R29- Dec around and close up
finish off and leave long tail for sewing

Arms (Make 2 in black with 2 strands of yarn and G hook)
R1- 6sc in ring
R2- inc in each sc (12)
R3- *sc, inc * (18)
R4-6- sc in each sc (18)
R7- *1sc, dec* (12)
R8-17- sc in each sc (12)
stuff and pinch the sides of the top together and crochet through/across the top to close up the arm, you can also sew it shut. this makes a flat surface that's easier to sew on, rather than a round one.
Legs (make 2 starting with black yarn and 2 strands and G hook)
R1- 6sc in ring
R2- inc in each sc (12)
R3- *sc, inc * (18)
R4- *2sc, inc* (24)
R5- dec six times, sc in next 12 scs (18)
R6- sc in each sc (18)
R7- sc in each sc (18) change to gray yarn
R8- *7sc, dec* (16)
R9-16- sc in each sc (16)
R17- *3sc, dec* (13)
R18- *3 sc, dec* sc in last 3 stitches (11)
stuff and leave long tail for sewing. You can sew shut the top if it's easier for you to sew on that way.
Tail (Make 1 in white with 2 strands and G hook)
R1- 6sc in ring
R2- inc in each sc (12)
R3- *sc, inc * (18)
R4- *2sc, inc* (24)
R5-6- sc in each sc (24)
stuff as you go
R7- * 2sc, dec* (18)
R8- *sc, dec* (12)
R9- *dec* (6)
sew hole shut and leave long tail for sewing

Ears (make 2 in black with 2 strands and g Hook)

R1- 6sc in ring
R2- inc in each sc (12)
R3- *sc, inc * (18)
R4- *2sc, inc* (24)
R5- *3sc, inc* (30)
R6-7- sc in each sc (30)
Finish off, leave long tail for sewing. When you sew it on you'll fold the circle in half (so it makes a half moon shape) and fold it a little so it looks like an ear. They don't get stuffed
Short/middle stomach triangle (make 1 with 1 strand of gray yarn and F hook)

Worked in rows!
Row1- ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook and every ch after, ch 1 and turn (5sc total)
R2-sc in each sc, ch 1 and turn (5)
R3- dec, sc to end,ch 1 and turn (4)
R4- dec, sc to end, ch1 and turn (3)
R5- decl, sc to end, ch1 and turn (2)
R6- dec (1)
finish off, leave tail for sewing

Longer/side stomach triangles (make 2 with 1 strand of gray yarn and F hook)
Worked in rows!
Row1- ch 8, sc in 2nd ch from hook and every ch after, ch1 and turn (7)
R2- sc in each sc, ch1 and turn (7)
R3- dec, sc to end, ch1 and turn (6)
R4- sc in each sc, ch1 and turn (6)
R5-dec, sc to end, ch1 and turn (5)
R6-dec, sc to end, ch1 and turn (4)
R7- sc in each sc, ch1 and turn (4)
R8-sc in each sc, ch1 and turn (4)
R9-dec, sc to end, ch1 and turn (3)
R10-dec, sc to end, ch1 and turn (2)
R11- dec (1)
finish off, leave long tail for sewing

Back of neck triangles things (make 2 with 2 strands of gray yarn and G hook)
Not really sure what these are but I noticed them when I paused some of the game video for reference, so, there you go.
Worked in rows!
Row1- ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook and every ch after, ch 1 and turn (5sc total)
R2-sc in each sc, ch 1 and turn (5)
R3- dec, sc to end,ch 1 and turn (4)
R4- sc in each sc, ch1 and turn (4)
R5-dec, sc to end, ch1 and turn (3)
R6- dec, sc to end, ch1 and turn (2)
R7- sc in each sc, ch1 and turn (2)
R8- dec (1)
finish off, leave long tail for sewing

 For the facial features, feel free to make them out of felt if that's your thing. (I can't cut felt to save my life)
Nose (make 1 in black with 1 strand of black yarn and F hook)
This is worked in the round except you are crocheting around the starting chain.
R1-ch 4, inc in second ch from hook, sc, put 3 sc into next stitch, sc, sc in first stitch so it now has 3 sc total (8)
R2- sc 2, put 4sc into the next sc, sc 2, slip stitch and finish off (you won't be going all the way around, not a full round, you're just adding some to give the nose a point)
Finish off, leave tail for sewing.

Black face marking ( make 2  with F hook and 1 strand of black yarn)
Row1- 6dc into magic ring but keep them all to one side so you have a half moon shape (6dc)
R2- inc dc in each dc (12 dc)
R3- crochet across the base/flat part now. 8 hdc across base (8)
R4- ch 1 and turn, 8 hdc (8)
 finish off and leave long tail for sewing

White part of eye ( make 2 in white with 1 strand of yarn and F hook)
Worked in a round around the starting chain
R1- ch 5, inc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2, put 3 sc in next ch, continuing around the other side of the ch: sc in next 2 and sc in first ch so that it now has 3 in it
R2- put 3 sc in first sc, sc in next 4, put 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 4, slip stitch 
finish off leave long tail for sewing

Pupil/black part of eye (make 2 with 1 strand of black yarn and F hook)
worked in a round same as the white part
R1- ch 5, inc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2, put 3 sc in next ch, continuing around the other side of the ch: sc in next 2 and sc in first ch so that it now has 3 in it
finish off, leave long tail for sewing
Feet pads (make 2 in gray with 1 strand and F hook)

r1- 6 sc in ring (6)
R2- *inc* (12)
Finish off, leave tail for sewing

Whiskers (the ones that go on the sides of the face, make 2 in white with 2 strands yarn with G hook)
worked in rows
R1- ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook and all others, ch1 and turn (3)
R2- dec, sc, ch1 and turn (2)
R3- sc, sc, ch1 and turn (2)
R4- dec (1)
finish off, leave tail for sewing

Hair tufts/mowhawk thingy(make 3 with white yarn and 2 strands and G hook)
Worked in rows
R1- ch 5. sc in 2nd ch from hook and each one after, ch 1 and turn (4)
R2- sc in each sc (4)
R3- dec, sc, sc, ch 1 and turn (3)
R4- dec, sc, ch1 and turn (2)
R5- dec (1)
finish off and leave long tail for sewing. Once you make all 3, sew them together at the bottoms, overlapping them just a little bit. Then you sew this whole thing to the head.

Leaf (make 1 in green with G hook and 2 strands)

Worked around a starting chain in the round, like the white part of the eyes
R1- ch 8, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc, hdc, hdc, dc, dc, put 2 hdc into last ch, continuing around other side: dc, dc, hdc, hdc, hdc, slip stich into next ch 
finish off, leave long tail for sewing to face

Assembly (use pins to help you decide where things should go, pin them on first and make sure you're happy w/ placement before sewing on)
  1. Sew head to body
  2. sew arms to body
  3. sew legs to body
  4. sew ears to head
  5. sew stomach triangles on
  6. sew pupil to white part of eye
  7. sew eye to black face marking
  8. sew face marking/eye piece to face
  9. sew nose to face
  10. sew back of neck triangles on
  11. sew tail on
  12. sew whiskers and hair/mowhawk on
  13. sew on feet pads
  14. embroider mouth and toes on feet
  15. sew on leaf
Enjoy!




Top of head, mowhawk thingy


Close up of  back of neck triangle thingys



9 comments:

  1. So cute! Will he be on sale in your etsy shop?

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    1. I'm glad you like it! If you mean selling a finished plush, I most likely won't be selling it since it really takes quite a long time to make, the price would be pretty crazy. And also I don't have too much free time so instead I take the time to post the pattern and use my free time to make new stuff. Sorry for any inconvenience but perhaps you might try your hand at crocheting? You really only have to be familiar with a few stitches to make this, almost all of it is made of only one type of stitch! Thanks for your question, hope you have a great day!

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  2. Awww!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He's so cute!!!! I am going to try to make a fletchling but still haven't thought of a way to get the tail to stand up. Any suggestions?

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    1. Thanks! I was just thinking about doing a fletchling too, it's too cute right? Plus it's design is pretty simple. For the tail I was thinking either you could make it w/2 strands of yarn held together (this would make it stiffer so it could stand up), use floral wire (put it around the outside and then crochet over it), or even the way you sew it on could help it stand up. Like sew it on more at an angle and anchor it when sewing so that it stands up (hope that makes sense), good luck!

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  3. Just finished mine he is so cute! Thanks for the great patterns!!!!

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    1. Wow you're super fast, that's so awesome! I'm glad you like it ^_^

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  4. Hi kim artikumo pattern would be greatly appreciated, sonia

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    1. I'm sorry I'm not familiar with that character? Also I'm sorry but I don't take requests as I don't have much time for crocheting. You may be able to find someone on etsy to commission one from though! Or you could try your hand at making your own patterns too, it's really pretty simple! I have a few posts on my blog about pattern making, good luck! ^_^

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    2. I think she meant to say articuno :)

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