How To: Crochet a Pokemon Go Venonat

048VenonatHere is another Pokemon to add to my growing collection.

Venonat!

20160819_222444 Venonat is made using a special loop stitch. I tried and tried to figure out a way to explain how to make that stitch, but in the end it wasn’t coming out right. So here is the link to the Youtube video which does a much better job at explaining and showing exactly what to do. https://youtu.be/iuR0OlDqH0g

Want to give it a try?

Supplies needed:

    • purple yarn – you wouldn’t think you would need much for this project but because of the loops it really adds up, make sure you have a ball worth.
    • raspberry coloured yarn (scraps)
    • pink yarn (even less scraps)
    • lilac coloured yarn (scraps)
    • fibre fil for sutffing
    • a yarn sewing needle
    • a size g crochet hook

Time Needed:

    • This one took quite a bit of time because of all the loops stitches i put in it. While making the pattern this one took me about 3 hours.

Skill Level Needed:

    • Intermediate. The loop stitch is the most difficult part of this pattern but once you get going it’s really not that terrible and actually kinda fun!

Venonat Body: (worked in continuous rounds)

    • R1 – ch 2, 6 loop stitches in 2nd ch from hook
    • R2 – 2 loop stitches in each stitch around (12)
    • R3 – 1 loop stitch, 1 loop stitch increase around (18)
    • R4 – 2 loop stitches, 1 loop stitch increase around (24)
    • R5 – 3 loop stitches, 1 loop stitch increase around (30)
    • R6-R8 – loop stitch around (30)
    • R9 – 3 loop stitch, 1 loop stitch decrease around (for the decrease with a loop stitch I just skipped one stitch and made the loop in the next stitch. It’s way easier than trying to figure out how to decrease with a loop and it won’t show because of all the loops anyway) (24)
    • R10 – 2 loop stitch, 1 loop stitch decrease around (18)
    • R11 – 1 loop stitch, 1 loop stitch decrease around (12)
    • stuff body
    • R12 – decrease loop stitch around (6)
    • close up hole as best you can and fasten off.

      Eyes ( make 2 with raspberry colour):
    • R1 – ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook
    • R2: 2 sc in each stitch around (12)
    • R3 – sc around
    • fasten off leaving a tail for sewing

Antennae (make 2 with lilac colour):

    • ch 10
    • 3 sc in 2 ch from hook
    • slip stitch in remaining chains. fasten off

Feet (make 2 with lilac colour):

  • R1: ch 7, sc in 2nd ch from hook. sc in next 5 ch. 3 sc in last ch. Working on the other side of the ch, sc in next 5 ch. 2 sc in next ch. join to first sc.
  • R2 – sc around (15)
  • R3 – sc in next 4 stitches. decrease 3 times. sc in next 5 stitches (12)
  • R4 – sc in next 3 stitches, decrease 3 times, sc in next 3 stitches (9)
  • fasten off leaving a tail for sewing

Hands (make 2 with lilac colour):

    • R1 – ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6)
    • R2 – sc around (6)
    • fasten off

Nose (make one with pink):

    • same as hands but with pink colour

Assembly:

  • start with eyes. use a scrap of pink to sew the fleck of colour in Venonat’s eyes. Then centre eyes onto purple puff body and sew in place. I found that with all the loops on the body, I didn’t need stuffing.
  • sew nose in place. Use a scrap of lilac yarn to sew those hanging things off the side of Venonat’s nose
  • sew hands and feet in place.
  • sew antennae on top of  Venonat’s head
  • Done!20160819_222357You’re welcome to sell Venonat’s made from this pattern. Please don’t sell this pattern. I offer it for free because I’m a beginner pattern maker and this pattern isn’t professionally developed.

How To: Crochet a Pokemon Go Weepinbell

070WeepinbellI had to get bloodwork done today so I took the day off. I tend to get dizzy and a little sick, so I figured it was a good time to take a break. While I was recovering on the couch this afternoon I designed this cute Weepinbell pattern. My kids love all the cute Pokemon Go stuff I’ve been making.

20160818_155314 Would you like to make the Weepinbell Pokemon?

Here’s how:

Supplies needed:

  • a g crochet hook (or one of your preference that will make your choice of yarn into a tight stitch for stuffing
  • yellow yarn (I used worsted weight for all my yarn)
  • black yarn (scraps)
  • green yarn
  • pink yarn (scraps)
  • peach yarn (scraps)
  • brown yarn
  • Safety eyes or felt or buttons to make the eyes
  • A yarn sewing needle
  • stuffing
  • Time Needed:
  • This one took me a little more time than the Weedle. About 2.5 hours while writing down the pattern. So it should take a little less time than that if you’re reasonably good at crochet.
    Skill Needed:
  • It’s not very difficult. Mostly single crochet, some half double crochet and some double crochet. The piece is worked in continuous rounds.20160818_154608 Bell: (worked in continuous rounds)
  • With Yellow yarn ch 2, 6 sc in the 2nd ch from hook
  • R2: sc in each stitch around (6)
  • R3: 2 sc in each stitch around (12)
  • R4: 1 sc in next stitch, 1 inc around (18)
  • R5: 2 sc, 1 inc around (24)
  • R6: 3 sc, 1 inc around (30)
  • R7-R17 sc around (30)
  • fasten off
    Insert safety eyes or glue or sew on felt or button eyes. Sew green dots onto face of the bell.
    With Black:
  • R1: ch2, 6 sc in 2nd chain from hook (6)
  • R2: 2 sc in each stitch around (12)
  • R3: 1 sc, 1 inc around (18)
  • R4: 2 sc, 1 inc around (24)
  • R5: 3 sc, 1 inc around (30)20160818_154602 Tongue: (with pink)
  • Ch 5, 1 sc in second ch from the hook, 1 sc in each of the next 2 ch, 3 sc in last ch. Begin working on the other side of the ch now. sc in next 2 stitches, 2 sc in next sc. Join to first stitch to complete the oval shape. Fasten off.
  • Stuff the bell.
  • With peach, stitch through the bell and black piece and the tongue. Attach peach yarn with an sc.
  • ch 2 and sc in next stitch making sure to stitch through all 3 pieces. Go around the whole circle this way chaining 2 and then sc in next sttich. Join to the beginning stitch and fasten off.20160818_154556Leaves: (make 2 with green yarn)
  • ch 12. sc in 2nd stitch from the hook.
  • sc in next 3 ch
  • hdc in next 3 ch
  • dc in next 3 ch
  • 5 dc in ending ch and then start working on the other side of the chain.
  • dc in next 3 ch
  • hdc in next 3 ch
  • sc in next 3 ch
  • Join to beginning sc (24)
  • R2: ch 1, sc in next 10 stitches. 2 sc in the next 4 stitches, sc in next 10 stitches. Join to beginning stitch. Fasten off.
  • Sew leaves to the sides. Weave in ends.

Tail: (I’m guessing this little part is the tail?)

  • with brown
  • ch 5, 1 sc in 2nd chain from the hook. sc in next 3 chains. Fasten off and sew onto the back of the bell.

And there you have it! WEEPINBELL!

 

Super cute doncha think?

 

Feel free to sell things made from this pattern. But please don’t sell this pattern. I’m still a novice crochet pattern maker, so I’d like them to remain free as they aren’t professionally developed.

How To: Crocheted a Pokemon Go Weedle

You’ve caught a crocheted Weedle!

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With this Pokemon Go craze happening, I thought I’d work on a few little Pokemon pals for my kids.

Wanna make a Weedle?

Here’s how:

Supplies Needed:

  • light brown yarn (I think the colour I used was a little too light but when I tried the darker brown it looked like I was crocheting a little turd and that didn’t sit right with me hahaha)lack embroidery
  • G hook or hook of your choice that will make a tight crochet that can be stuffed
  • pink yarn
  • white yarn
  • black embroidery thread
  • a pipecleaner to add shape to your design

Time Needed:

Not much time is needed if you know how to crochet. I made this Weedle in about an hour while writing the pattern out at the same time.

Skill Needed:

Easy. Only simple single crochet with increases and decreases. You will have to know how to crochet in back loops only to make Weedle appear more wormlike.

Body:

Work in continuous rounds to make the body.

Round 1: ch 2, 6 sc in second chain from the hook

Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12)

Round 3: (1 sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch) around (18)

Round 4: (1 sc in each of the next 2 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch) around (24)

Round 5 – sc around (24)

Round 6: (sc in each of the next 3 stitches, sc 2 together) around (18)

Round 7: (sc in next stitch, sc 2 together) around (12)

Start stuffing the body. If you want to shape your Weedle, insert the pipecleaner now in order to bend your design the way you want. (See photo)

20160815_211545 Round 8: (sc in next stitch, sc 2 together) around (9)

Round 9: in back loops only (1 sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch) around (12)

Round 10: (1 sc in next sttich, 2 sc in next stitch) around (18)

Round 11: sc around (18)

Keep stuffing the body as you go.

Round 12: (sc in next stitch, sc 2 together) around (12)

Round 13: (sc in next stitch, sc 2 together) around (9)

Round 14: in back loops only (1 sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch) around (12)

Round 15: (1 sc in next sttich, 2 sc in next stitch) around (18)

Round 16: sc around (18)

Round 17: (sc in next stitch, sc 2 together) around (12)

Round 18: (sc in next stitch, sc 2 together) around (9)

Round 19: in back loops only (1 sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch) around (12)

Round 20: sc around (12)

Round 21: (1 sc in next stitch, sc 2 together) around (9)

Round 22: in back loops only (1 sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch) around (12)

Round 23: sc around (12)

Round 24: (1 sc in next stitch, sc 2 together) around (9)

Round 25: in back loops only (1 sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch) around (12)

Round 26: sc around (12)

Round 27: (1 sc in next stitch, sc 2 together) around (9)

Round 28: (1 sc in next stitch, sc 2 together) around (6)

Fasten off and weave in end.

Nose: 

Use pink.

Round 1: ch 2, 3 sc in 2nd ch from the hook

Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch around (6)

Round 3: sc around

Fasten off and leave a long-ish tail to sew nose onto the middle of face. Do so now.

Use black embroidery thread or yarn to sew on eyes. Use pink yarn to sew on feet as in photos.

Horn and Tail:

Use white yarn and make 2. One for the horn and one for the end of the tail.

Round 1: ch 2, 3 sc in second chain from the hook.

Round 2: sc around (3)

Round 3: 2 sc in each stitch around (6)

Round 4: sc around.

Fasten off leaving a long-ish tail to sew horn onto top of head and tail thingie onto the small end of the body.

 

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Iron Craft #4 – In The Kitchen….

This week’s challenge:

“Create a project that fits one or more the following…
1. Something that can be used in the kitchen. Throw a pot, sew napkins, make cloth paper towels…

2. Something made with items normally found in the kitchen. Turn a tea cup into a bird feeder, make silverware into windchimes, turn beans and seeds into art…

3. Do a craft that requires you use a kitchen appliance. Melt soap base in a microwave, bake clay in the oven…” (Courtesy of Just Crafty Enough)

I wanted to do a project with the kids. We were going to make cool stamps out of potatoes. But then I got sick all weekend and didn’t have the energy to work on anything too strenuous.

So I quickly made up a project that I wanted to make for the last challenge (the “G” challenge) since it fits with this challenge as well.

Terry has been using our cheap canvas reusable grocery bags for way too long. And by way too long I mean, they are falling apart and he’s still trying to put our groceries in them and somehow get the food to the kitchen without the whole thing bottoming out.

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I made up a new big and roomy reusable grocery bag. I inherited some Snow White and The 7 Dwarves curtains (? I think they were). Anyhoo… I made them into this grocery bag. I think Grumpy Dwarf perfectly displays what we all think about grocery shopping in this house. The inside of the bag has a bit of blue and white gingham I had left over from Lane’s Dorothy costume and a bit of Sesame Street fabric that I had in my fabric stash. Cookie monster to hold our cookies? heheheh Get it?

I plan on making more of these grocery bags, but for now this will have to do until I feel a bit better.

To see all of the Kitchen-ey projects from the Iron Crafters, check out the Flickr Group.

Iron Craft #3: G is For…

This week’s challenge:

“This year we are going to continue the alphabet challenges we started two years ago. We are up to the letter G.”  (Courtesy of Just Crafty Enough)

Originally I was going for Gardener Girl….

But instead because there wasn’t enough time to get it all done… it’s just a girl so far…

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I actually got a lot done in the 2 weeks we were allowed for this challenge. She’s a big dolly!

Lane has called her Dolly and she’s huge.

I started with the body:

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This took me a week. Then I realized I was going to have to hurry up if I wanted to have this project done in time… at least the “girl” part of the project.

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I added the head and stranded each of the yarn hairs on her head. Then started on the clothes.

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I first made some underpants for Dolly and then a shirt that buttons up at the back. You can get an idea of the size of this dolly when sitting next to my daughter Lane in the photo above. She’s huge!

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Then I made a dress to go over the shirt. The straps button at the front. Lane decided that Dolly looked better with the shirt over the dress, so that’s how she’s been wearing this outfit.

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Then I put pockets on the dress and made some white boots.

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Then lastly I made a gardening hat. The funny thing about this hat is that it’s the same size as Lane’s head. So I basically spent a day making a full child sized sun hat. Yikes!

 

 

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Just in case you thought I was joking about the size of that hat – here is Lane wearing it.

So… needless to say, I didn’t get done the gardening tools done. I was going to make a watering pot that she can really hold and a flower in a pot as well to go with the G for Gardening theme. But instead, I will have to call this project G is for Girl and work on the Gardening part at a later date.

PS – I used this pattern to make this dolly. I just used worsted weight yarn instead of fingering to make a larger doll and because it was all I had in the proper colours. 🙂

Stay tuned for the finish soon!

If you want to see all the G projects by the Iron Crafters, check out the Flickr Group.

Iron Craft #2: Crocheted Heart Monitor Robot

This week’s challenge:

“This is a challenge I can’t resist posting every year, it’s the Hearts and Flowers challenge. Your project must included hearts, flowers or both. Yes, I post this challenge because Valentine’s Day is less than a month away, but your project does not need to be Valentine’s Day themed at all.” (Courtesy of Just Crafty Enough)

I have had this project in my favourites list on Ravelry for a long time – like since I started to learn how to crochet. I never found the time to make it, until now. It fits perfectly in the “hearts” theme.

Robot Heart Monitor

Isn’t she adorable? She’s my robot heart monitor. She keeps me company and makes sure my pacemaker is running properly. … Or maybe she just makes me smile and that makes my heart happy, which makes my pacemaker happy. Either… or…

Here is a link to my project on Ravelry.

To see all of the Hearts and Flowers projects from the Iron Crafters, please check out the Flickr Group.

Day 31: Jammies!

Logan is growing and growing and growing. I got tired of watching him wear his pajamas that were obviously too small. I know, it doesn’t really matter for sleeping in. But short pants where there used to be long pants was starting to get to me.

So I made him new pajamas today. He can pass those too small short pants onto his little sister now.

pajamas