Monday, September 26, 2016

Eevee Amigurumi Pattern



Hey everyone!  I'm really proud of this pattern, it's taken me two entire weeks to get it right.  Eevee is my favorite and I wasn't very happy with any of the patterns I could find for her, so I made my own!  She stands about 8" high without the ears, and 10" long.

The following pattern reads as such:

SC - Single Crochet
DC - Double Crochet
TC - Triple Crochet
DEC - Decrease
INC - Increase
F/O - Finish off
MR - Magic Ring

The number in the "(x)" is the complete number in the round or row.  Work in rounds unless indicated otherwise.

This is a bit more of an advanced crochet project, with double and triple crochet stitches.

You will need:
Brown yarn
Cream yarn
Crochet hook
Yarn needle
Brush (I use a pet brush)
scissors
Needle felting tools and wool for details (optional)
Hair straightener (optional)


I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn for this project and a 3.75mm crochet hook.



Head

1.      MR 6 (6)
2.      INC (12)
3.      SC, INC (18)
4.      SC 2, INC (24)
5.      SC 3, INC (30)
6.      SC 4, INC (36)
7.      SC 36 (36)
8.      SC 36 (36)
9.      SC 36 (36)
10.  SC 36 (36)
11.  SC 36 (36)
12.  SC 8, INC, SC, INC, SC 14, ICS, SC, INC, SC 8 (40)
13.  SC 40 (40)
14.  SC 11, INC, SC 6, INC, SC 2, INC, SC 6 , INC, SC 11 (44)
15.  SC 44 (44)
16.  SC 11, DEC, SC 18, DEC, SC 11 (42)
17.  SC 5, DEC, SC 5, DEC, SC 4, DEC, SC 2, DEC, SC 4, DEC, SC 5, DEC, SC 5 (36)
18.  SC 4, DEC (30
19.  SC 3, DEC (24)
20.  SC 2, DEC (12)
21.  DEC (6)

F/O

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Ears (make two)

1.      MR 4 (4)
2.      SC, INC (6)
3.      SC 2, INC (8)
4.      SC 3, INC (10)
5.      SC 10 (10)
6.      SC 4, INC (12)
7.      SC 5, INC (14)
8.      SC 14 (14)
9.      SC 6, INC (16)
10.  SC 7, INC (18)
11.  SC 18 (18)
12.  SC 7, DEC (16)
13.  SC 6, DEC (14)
14.  SC 5, DEC (12)
15.  SC 4, DEC (10)
16.  SC 10 (10)

F/O.  Leave a long tail for sewing.

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Tail 
Begin with brown yarn.

1.      MR 6 (6)
2.      INC (12)
3.      SC, INC (18)
4.      SC 2, INC (24)
5.      SC 3, INC (30)
6.      SC 4, INC (36)
7.      SC 5, INC (42)
8.      SC 42 (42)
9.      SC 42 (42)
10.  SC 42 (42)
11.  SC 5, DEC (36)
12.  SC 36 (36)
13.  SC 4, DEC (30)
14.  SC 30 (30)
15.  SC, DC, TC, DC, SC (SIX TIMES) (30) – CHANGE TO CREAM YARN IN LAST CH
16.  DC, SC 2, DC, TC (SIX TIMES) (30)
17.  SC 3, DEC (24)
18.  SC 24 (24)
19.  SC 2, DEC (18)
20.  SC 4, DEC (15)
21.  SC 3, DEC (12)
22.  SC 4, DEC (10)
23.  SC 3, DEC (8)
24.  SC 2, DEC (6)
25.  SC, DEC (4)
F/O

What you're looking for in the SC, DC, TC rounds is shown below:


Eevee doesn't have a straight line on her tail, but a wiggly one!



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Front Legs (Make one leg A and one leg B)


1.       MR 6 (6)
2.       INC (12)
3.       SC, INC (18)
4.       SC 18 (18)
5.       SC 18 (18)
6.       SC 6, DEC, SC 2, DEC, SC 6 (16)
7.       SC 16 (16)
8.       SC 16 (16)
9.       SC 16 (16)
10.   SC 16 (16)
11.   SC 16 (16)

This is where the pattern differentiates for leg A and B of the front legs.  Continue below to step 12 for leg A.  You will now work in rows instead of rounds.

12.   SC 7 (7)
13.   DEC, SC 5 (6)
14.   DEC, SC, DEC (4)
F/O and leave a long tail for sewing.

Leg B. Repeat rounds 1-11 for leg A.  Continue to step 12 below for leg B.  You will not work in rows instead of rounds.

12. SC 15 (15)
13.  DEC, SC 5 (6)
14. DEC, SC, DEC (4)
F/O and leave a long tail for sewing

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Back Legs
There will be two back legs, one of each of the following (leg A and leg B).

1.       MR 6 (6)
2.       2 SC IN EACH SC (12)
3.       SC 1, INC (18)
4.       SC 18
5.       SC 18
6.       SC 6, DEC, SC 2, DEC, SC 6 (16)
7.       SC 6, DEC, SC 7, INC (16)
8.       SC 6, DEC, SC 7, INC (16)
9.       SC 6, DEC, SC 7, INC (16)
10.   SC 6, DEC, SC 7, INC (16)
11.   SC 3, INC (20)
12.   SC 4, INC (24)
13.   SC 5, INC (28)

This is where the pattern differentiates for each leg.  Continue to round 14 below for leg A

14.   SC 8, INC, SC 8, INC, SC 6 (26)
Do not chain one when turning for the following rows, begin in the 2nd chain from hook to begin with a DEC
15.   DEC, SC 2, INC, SC 3, INC, SC 3 (13)
16.   DEC, SC 4, INC, SC 4, DEC (12)
17.   DEC, SC, DEC, SC 2, DEC, SC, DEC (8)
18.   DEC, DEC, SC 2, DEC (5)
F/O and leave a long tail for sewing

Leg B
Repeat rows 1-13 above, the same as was for leg A.  Continue to round 14 below for leg B.
14. SC 2, INC, SC 2 (6)
Do not chain one when turning for the following rows, begin in the 2nd chain from hook to begin with a DEC
19.   DEC, SC 2, INC, SC 3, INC, SC 3 (13)
20.   DEC, SC 4, INC, SC 4, DEC (12)
21.   DEC, SC, DEC, SC 2, DEC, SC, DEC (8)
22.   DEC, DEC, SC 2, DEC (5)

F/O and leave a long tail for sewing

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Body

1.       MR6 (6)
2.       2 SC in each SC (12)
3.       SC 1, INC (18)
4.       SC 2, INC (24)
5.       SC 3, INC (30)
6.       SC4, INC (36)
7.       SC 36
8.       SC 36
9.       SC 36
10.   SC 36
11.   SC 36
12.   SC 14, DEC, SC 4, DEC, SC 14 (34)
13.   SC 34
14.   SC 10, DEC, SC 2, DEC, SC 2, DEC, SC 2, DEC, SC 10 (30)
15.   SC 30
16.   SC 30
17.   SC 30
18.   SC 30
19.   SC 30
20.   SC 30
21.   SC 30
22.   SC 5, DEC (24)
23.   SC 2, DEC (18)
24.   SC 1, DEC (12)
25.   DEC (6)

26.   F/O

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Assembly

I like to do my needle felting while the doll is still in pieces.  I did this step before sewing anything together.  This is optional.  You can always do felt piece and glue them, or embroider your face.

Use the photos of the finished product to help you with placement.

Sew the ears on to the head.  The ears should be flattened out instead of round.  If you need to, a very quick press (literally, a second) on very low heat iron will set it right if it doesn't want to flatten.  Hold the bottom halves together flat when you sew it to the head to help.

Now sew the legs onto the body.  I begin with the back legs.  You will notice that there is a "thigh bump" on the back leg.  That should go on the outside of the body.  Sew both in place.  The same is true of the front legs, with a lip on the outside of the leg.  Place that part on the side of the body and the rest underneath (see photos).  Pinning these in place before sewing is extremely helpful.





Attach the tail, and then the head.  The head should be attached with 3/4 of it resting on the body, and 1/4 of it hanging over, so the doll will stand on its own.


The neck fringe



The neck fringe or "poof" will be done in cream yarn.  Cut a 12" or so length of the cream yarn.  Then you will be cutting 30 or so smaller 6" lengths of yarn.  I simply wrap the yarn around something (in this case, my wallet) and make one cut so they are all even.





  


Lay your longest piece out flat, then slip knot all of the shorter pieces onto it.



It will look like this when you're done!



Now take your brush and brush out all of the smaller pieces to make them poof.  You will lose what seems like a lot of yarn at this point, but it's ok.  Do not poof out the ends of your longest piece!



Tie it around your eevee's neck.  Then brush out more, including the ends of the longest piece.



At this point I use a hair straightener to quickly zap out the squigglier pieces of yarn.  Brush out more to get the ultimate poof!  Then I use scissors to trim it up to the desired length.  If yours isn't poofy enough to your liking, you can always add a second layer on the top to ultra poof!

And that's it!



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