September 17, 2017

Chibi Bulbasaur

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
Bulbasaur is extremely tough and very difficult to capture in the wild.

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. 3"height x 3.5"length

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted Weight Yarn: Jade (31yds) & Tea Leaf (5yds)
*Fiberfill
*Felt: Black, White & Dark Green
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*Tapestry Needle
*Matching Thread
*Hot Glue

PATTERN NOTES - must read...
 Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.
 Always use stitch markers to mark your rounds.
 There's no need to sl st and/or ch when going to the next round unless stated to do so.
 Always do the 1st stitch where you slip stitch from the previous round.
 The chain, in the beginning, does NOT count as one stitch unless stated otherwise.
 You slip stitch on the first sc, not on top of the chain 1.

SPECIAL STITCHES
Surface Slip Stitch - check this VIDEO out on how to since we will be doing this for the sprout in the assembling process.
Researchers are unsure whether to classify Bulbasaur as a plant or animal.

HEAD/BODY with jade
  Rnd 1: 6sc in magic ring (6)
  Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around (12)
  Rnd 3: sc in next st, 2sc in next st around (18)
  Rnd 4: sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st around (24)
  Rnd 5: sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st around (30)
  Rnd 6: sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st around (36)
  Rnd 7: sc in next 11 sts, 2sc in next st around (39)
  Rnd 8-13: sc in each st around (39)
  Rnd 14: sc in next 11 sts, sc2tog around (36)
  Rnd 15: sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog around (30)
  Rnd 16: sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog around (24)
Start stuffing the balloon moderately firm.
  Rnd 17: sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog around (18)
  Rnd 18: sc in next st, sc2tog around (12)
  Rnd 19: sc2tog around (6)
F/O and leave a tail for closing. Add any bits of stuffing need it to finish shaping the head/body. Weave in the tail through the final round and draw up tight to close. Secure and weave in the ends.

EARS with jade; make 2
  Rnd 1: 4sc in magic ring (4)
  Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around (8)
  Rnd 3: sc in each st around (8)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

SPROUT with tea leaf
  Rnd 1: 4sc in magic ring (4)
  Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around (8)
  Rnd 3: sc in each st around (8)
  Rnd 4: sc in next st, 2sc in next st around (12)
  Rnd 5: sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st around (16)
  Rnd 6: sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st around (20)
  Rnd 7: sc in each st around (20)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

FEET with jade; make 2
  Rnd 1: 5sc in magic ring (5)
  Rnd 2: *sc in next st, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * 1 more time, sc in last st (7)
  Rnd 3: working in back loops for this round only sc in each st around (7)
  Rnd 4: sc in each st around (7)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

ARMS with jade; make 2
  Rnd 1: 4sc in magic ring (4)
  Rnd 2: sc in next st, 2sc in next st around (6)
  Rnd 3: working in back loops for this round only sc in each st around (6)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.


ASSEMBLE
    I recommend pinning the pieces in place before sewing them to make sure you have them in the position you like best before sewing. (Most people like to use the yarn at the end of the finished pieces to sew them in place, but I personally like to use matching thread).
    TIP...For anything that I’m going to be using felt, I like to first sketch it out on a white paper and make a stencil of what I need. Then cut it out. Then tape the stencil to the felt and cut it out.
     EARS...there's no need to stuff them, simply flatten them out. Place them on round 4 and 7.
     FEET...if you haven't already stuff them lightly. Place them between round 15 and 17; approx. 1.25" apart.
     ARMS...there's no need to stuff them. Place them just above the feet between round 11 and 12.
     SPROUT...use the surface slip stitch to make the lines on top of the shell with black thread or embroidery floss. They don't need to be perfect; these can be done however you like.
Stuff it moderately firm. Place it over on the back of the body between round 8 and 14.
     EYES...with black felt make 2 circles and with white make 2 smaller circles. Place the black eyes on round 8 and 9; approx 1" apart. Put the white circles above the black eyes.
      SPOTS...using green felt make as many you like in any shape. Glue them around the body.
     MOUTH...using thread or embroidery floss make its mouth on round 10. You can play around with it and make it however you like, the possibilities are endless.

GLOSSARY:
sc: single crochet || st/s: stitch/es || sc2tog: single crochet 2 stitches together || rnd: round || f/o: finish off



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- Janet

Bulbasaur and Pokémon are copyright by The Pokémon Company.
This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (September 2017). 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. Please do not resell or distribute it.

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