#106: Hitmonlee

Nearly two months – guess I just take that long nowadays! I used the pattern from Crochet Fanatic, but adapted it considerably to make it an action pose – I crafted one leg and the body all in one piece, then added the second leg on the side, and did a few extra rows on one side of an arm to make it bend. I didn’t understand the instructions for incorporating the arms and toes, so just sewed them on as with the leg. I think it came out pretty well!


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#149: Dragonite

Hi everyone! Bet you thought I’d abandoned this blog. Nope, just took forever with this last one, but now I’m thrilled to share Dragonite with you!

I am really, really proud of this one! It’s been a long time coming, but it took shape amazingly well when it came to stitching everything together – thanks to a fab pattern from Cavalera’s Cocina!

It was hard going, not least because my three yarns were different weights (slightly), so I was adding extra stitches in the teal yarn to make it fit with the yellow. I shed blood, sweat and tears over the antennae, which were horrifically fiddly, then uttered a few Anglo-Saxon words when I realised I’d done them in the wrong coloured yarn.

I should have added a lot more pipe cleaner to the wings, which are pretty floppy, but I didn’t want to go overboard with sharp pointy things with a toddler in the house. I also managed to sew them on upside-down the first time around (cue more Anglo-Saxon). Nonetheless, here we are! First Pokemon of 2017!

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#061: Poliwhirl

I used this pattern to make my Poliwhirl. On the whole I’m pleased how it came out – it’s definitely recognisable as Poliwhirl unlike, say, my Eevee! It’s got a few niggles (no, you crocheted it right-handed so the spiral had to go the wrong way), the feet are too big and the placement is still pretty shocking (must. find. pins!), but I’ll count this one as a success. Plus it’s taken a lot less time than some of them recently. Onto the next!

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Interlude: Rowlett

Rowlett1I know which Pokemon I’ll be doing next, but in the meantime I had to share this one. He’s from the Sun and Moon versions, and I wouldn’t normally do anything from post-Gen 1, but I have a friend who’s mad keen on owls and absolutely adores this little guy (let’s be honest, Hoothoot was a bit of a disappointment as Pokemon go!), so I thought I’d have a go. I think for an improvised pattern he came out pretty okay – there are things I’d change, but overall I’m pretty chuffed with how he looks!

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#051: Dugtrio

Dugtrio was a nice, fairly brainless sort of pattern. Three tubes, a circle for a base, then a ground was made up of another circle, with an edge of 2 rows of random popcorns to look like rubble. Stitched eyes, felt noses, et voila!


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#133: Eevee

Eevee1Recently I’ve noticed I’ve been getting lots of holes in my amigurumi. Continue reading

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#010: Caterpie

Pattern is from Nanette Crochet, here.

Caterpie3Just not feeling this one, sadly! I went wrong in a number of places, not quite badly enough to make it worth redoing most of them (but if I ever make one again, I’ll know what to do better, at least!). Continue reading

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