October 8, 2011

Piranha Plant

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By JC Designs
SIZE
Approx. height 11.5"

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size 4mm
*Worsted weight yarn: Red, Light Green, Black, White
*Felt: White
*Fiberfill
*Tapestry Needle
*Sewing Needle
*Matching Thread
*Pinto Beans
*Pipe Cleaners
*Hot Glue (optional)


PATTERN NOTES
  Gauge isn't all that important, but keep in mind that your hook and yarn choices should result in a fairly tight stitch so that the stuffing won't show through.
  Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round or row indicate the total number of stitches for that round or row.


HEAD (red)
  Rnd 1: 6sc in Magic Ring (6)
  Rnd 2: 2sc in each sc around (12)
  Rnd 3: sc in next sc, 2sc in next sc around (18)
  Rnd 4: sc in next 2sc, 2sc in next sc around (24)
  Rnd 5: sc in next 3sc, 2sc in next sc around (30)
  Rnd 6: sc in next 4sc, 2sc in next sc around (36)
  Rnd 7: sc in next 5sc, 2sc in next sc around (42)
  Rnd 8: sc in next 6sc, 2sc in next sc around (48)
  Rnd 9: sc in next 7sc, 2sc in next sc around (54)
  Rnd 10: sc in next 8sc, 2sc in next sc around (60)
  Rnd 11-12: sc in each sc around (60)
  Rnd 13: sc in next 8sc, dec over next 2sc around (54)
  Rnd 14: sc in each sc around (54)
  Rnd 15: sc in next 7sc, dec over next 2sc around (48)
  Rnd 16-18: sc in each sc around (48)
  Rnd 19: back loops only for this round dec over next 2sc around (24)
  Rnd 20: sc in each sc around (24)
  Rnd 21: dec over next 2sc around (12)
NOTE: It's gonna be a little holey on the decreases from round 19-23 but it's alright since this is the front part that gonna be cover with felt and the lips. So the fiberfill wont show through or come out.
Begin stuffing at this point if you haven't already. Stuff moderately firm while shaping as you go along.

  Rnd 22: sc in each sc around (12)
  Rnd 23: dec over next 2sc around (6)
F/O, leave a tail for closing. Add any bits of stuffing needed to finish shaping the head nicely. Weave tail through the final row and draw up tight to close. Secure and weave in ends.


LIPS make 2 (white)
  Rnd 1: 4sc in Magic Ring (4)
  Rnd 2: sc in next sc, 2sc in next sc around (6)
  Rnd 3: sc in next 2sc, 2sc in next sc around (8)
  Rnd 4: sc in next 3sc, 2sc in next sc around (10)
  Rnd 5: sc in next 4sc, 2sc in next sc around (12)
  Rnd 6-17: sc in each sc around (12)
Begin stuffing at this point if you haven't already. Stuff moderately firm while shaping as you go along.
  Rnd 18: sc in next 4sc, dec over next 2sc around (10)
  Rnd 19: sc in next 3sc, dec over next 2sc around (8)
  Rnd 20: sc in next 2sc, dec over next 2sc around (6)
  Rnd 21: sc in next sc, dec over next 2sc around (4)
F/O, leave a tail for closing. Add any bits of stuffing needed to finish shaping the lips nicely. Weave tail through the final row and draw up tight to close. Secure and weave in ends.


PIPE (light green)
  Rnd 1: 8sc in Magic Ring (8)
  Rnd 2: 2sc in each sc around (16)
  Rnd 3: sc in next sc, 2sc in next sc around (24)
  Rnd 4: sc in next 2sc, 2sc in next sc around (32)
  Rnd 5: sc in next 3sc, 2sc in next sc around (40)
  Rnd 6: sc in next 4sc, 2sc in next sc around (48)
  Rnd 7: sc in next 5sc, 2sc in next sc around (56)
  Rnd 8: sc in next 6sc, 2sc in next sc around (64)
  Rnd 9: back loops only for this round sc in next 6sc, dec over next 2sc around (56)
  Rnd 10-22: sc in each sc around (56)
  Rnd 23: front loops only for this round sc in next 5sc, dec over next 2sc around (48)
  Rnd 24-26: sc in each sc around (48)
F/O, secure and weave in ends.


Stem (light green)
  Rnd 1: 8sc in Magic Ring (8)
  Rnd 2: 2sc in each sc around (16)
  Rnd 3: sc in next sc, 2sc in next sc around (24)
  Rnd 4: back loops only for this round sc in next sc, dec over next 2sc around (16)
  Rnd 5-26: sc in each sc around (16)
F/O, secure and weave in ends.


lets call this SOIL (black)
  Rnd 1: 8sc in Magic Ring (8)
  Rnd 2: 2sc in each sc around (16)
  Rnd 3: sc in next sc, 2sc in next sc around (24)
  Rnd 4: sc in next 2sc, 2sc in next sc around (32)
  Rnd 5: sc in next 3sc, 2sc in next sc around (40)
  Rnd 6: sc in next 4sc, 2sc in next sc around (48)
  Rnd 7: sc in next 5sc, 2sc in next sc around (56)
F/O, secure and weave in ends.


LEAVES make 2 (light green)
  Rnd 1: 4sc in Magic Ring (4)
  Rnd 2: 2sc in each sc around (8)
  Rnd 3: sc in next 3sc, 2sc in next sc around (10)
  Rnd 4: sc in next 4sc, 2sc in next sc around (12)
  Rnd 5: sc in next 5sc, 2sc in next sc around(14)
  Rnd 6-15: sc in each sc around (14)
At this point you can add 4 pipe cleaners inside the leave and glue them in place. Cut them to the desire length. The pipe cleaners will help bent the leaves nicely.
  Rnd 16: sc in next 5sc, dec over next 2sc around (12)
  Rnd 17: sc in next 4sc, dec over next 2sc, around (10)
  Rnd 18: sc in next 3sc, dec over next 2sc around (8)
F/O, secure and weave in ends. Flatten leaves and do not stuff.


ASSEMBLY:
  I highly recommend pinning all the pieces together before sewing anything to make sure you have all the pieces done right and that you get them in the positions you like best before sewing. It seems like alot of extra work, but this will save you ALOT of hassle.
  Fill the pipe with beans half way and the other half with fiberfill. Leave about half an inch not fill.


  The "soil" place it inside the pipe and sew the two pieces together with matching thread/yarn.


  The stem you want to put something sturdy inside. I put several pipe cleaners inside. The pipe cleaners will help the stem to bent in different directions. You want to place the stem right in the center of the "soil" and sew it in place with matching thread/yarn.

  The leaves, while we crochet them we put pipe cleaners inside. If you didn't, put some inside. Sew the leaves on both sides of them stem. You can bent your leaves whoever you want.

  Remember the decreasing part of the head goes in the front, we're going to cover it with felt. You can either glue the felt in place or sew it. See pictures below for placement of the felt and lips. Sew the pieces together with matching thread/yarn.


  Sew the stem in the center of the head, just like in the pictures. Once sewn you can bent the stem with the head.

  With white felt cut circles and glue them around the head.
  Cut small triangles for the teeth and glue them in place.

Hope you enjoy your new plushie.
- Janet Carrillo

Piranha Plant and Mario Brothers are copyright Nintendo.
This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "JC Designs" (October 2011). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint/repost it on your site. You may print and keep a copy for your own personal use but you may not sell or distribute it, or sell items may from this pattern.

3 comments:

Jennifer Schlumberger-Jones said...

What kind of glue do you use?

Janet said...

@Jennifer, I use hot glue. Glue sticks that you use with a glue gun. :)

Kimmie Perry said...

Omg!!! Can not wait to get started in this for hubbys X'mas present!! He's going to love it! I love it!!!!