September 3, 2017

Chibi Drifloon

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
These Pokémon are called the "Signpost for Wandering Spirits."

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. 4"height excluding the dangling strings and hearts x 4"length

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.25mm (D) & 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted Weight Yarn: Lavender (31yds), White (11yds), Black (3yds) & Yellow (6yds)
*Fiberfill
*Felt: Black & Yellow
*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...
Picot Stitch - ch3, insert hook into the 3rd chain from hook, y/o & draw up the yarn through all the loops.
Any child who mistakes Drifloon for a balloon and holds on to it could wind up missing.

BALLOON with lavender, 3.5mm
  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 balloon. Weave in the tail through the final round and draw up tight to close. Secure and weave in the ends.

BOTTOM PART OF BALLOON with lavender, 3.5mm
ch 10, sl st into 1st st to form a ring, ch1
  Rnd 1: sc in each ch around, sl st into 1st st, ch1 (10)
  Rnd 2: sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st around, sl st into 1st st, ch1 (12)
  Rnd 3: *sc+hdc+picot st+sc in next st, sc+hdc+dc+picot st+hdc+sc in next st, sl st in next st,* repeat from * to * 3 more times, sl st into 1st st
F/O. Secure and weave in the ends. 

STRANDS with black; make 2; 3.5mm
ch24
F/O, leave a tail to sew to the heart.

HEART with yellow; make 4; 3.25mm
  Rnd 1: ch2, 2dc, 3sc, 1dc, 3sc, 2dc, ch2, sl st into magic ring
Pull tightly to close. F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

CLOUD with white; make 2; 3.5mm
  Rnd 1: ch8, 3sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 5 chs, 3sc in last ch, other side of the foundation chains sc in next 5 chs, sl st into 1st st (16)
  Rnd 2: ch5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 3 chs, sk 1st & 2nd st from previous round, sc in next st, 4hdc in next st, sk next st, sc in next st, sk next st, *4hdc in next st, sc in next st* repeat from * to * 2 more times, 4hdc in next st, sk next st, sc in next st, sk next st, 4hdc in next st, sl st into 1st st (29)
  Rnd 3: ch1, sc in the back of the 4 chs we made in round 2, from this point forward we will be working in the back loops sc in each st around, sl st into 1st st (33)
F/O, secure and weave in ends. Make the 2nd cloud exactly the same but leaving a 50" tail to sew both pieces together.


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.
     BALLOON parts...sew the bottom part to the balloon between round 18 and 19.
      HEARTS and STRANDS...sew the strand to the back of a heart. Grab another heart and sew it to the back to cover up the strand we just sew in place. Repeat the same process to the other 2 hearts and strand.
      STRANDS to the BALLOON...place the strands on each side of the balloon. You will be sewing them where we sew the bottom part on round 18 of the balloon.
      CLOUD...if you haven't yet, on one of them (the one that doesn't have a long tail) weave in all the ends. Stuff it moderately firm and place the second one on top of it to start sewing them together. Using the whip stitch, sew both sides together with the long tail we left. By using this stitch, it would look like it was done in one piece.
Once you have sewn both pieces together, sew the cloud to the top of the balloon.
      NOSE thingy…using yellow felt make an X-shaped. Below you will find a picture of the template I made. Find the center of the balloon and glue the X-shaped between round 10 and 14.
      EYES…using black felt, make 2 oval shaped eyes and glue them between round 10 and 12

GLOSSARY:
ch/s: chains/s || sc: single crochet || hdc: half double crochet || dc: double crochet || sl st: slip stitch st/s: stitch/es || sc2tog: single crochet 2 stitches together || rnd: round || sk: skip || f/o: finish off || y/o: yarn over



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- Janet

Drifloon 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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