Monday, 18 June 2012

Petilil

Made for the May CAL/KAL on Pokemon Amigurumi. The original crochet pattern is linked at the bottom. I had to change a lot to get it to correspond to knitting, but I think it looks good :)

Abbreviations

stst = Stockinette stitch. Knit being the right side and Purl being the wrong side.
Kfb = Knit front and back into a stitch to increase.
K2tog or P2tog = Knit or Purl 2 stitches together to decrease
B and T = break of yarn leaving a long end and thread through sts left on the knitting needle and pull tight to close the hole then fasten off
I-cord= Knitted on Dpn's. cast on stst then knit as normal, instead of turning to purl, push the stitches to the end of the dpn and knit again pulling the wool behind the stitches. After doing this for a few rows you will see the cord appearing, pull the cord to tighten the stitches.

If knitting in the round divide the stitches equally among the needles and when it says to Purl a row Knit instead. Stuff as you go.

Head make 1 (white)

Cast on 6,
Purl
(Kfb) to end (12)
Purl
(K1,kfb) to end (18)
Purl
(K2,kfb) to end (24)
Purl
(K3,kfb)to end  (30)
Purl
(K4,kfb)to end (36)
Purl
(K5,kfb) to end (42)
Stst 7 rows beginning with a Purl
(K5,k2tog) to end  (36)
Purl
(K4,k2tog) to end  (30)
Purl
Begin stuffing.
(K3,k2tog) to end  (24)
Purl
(K2,k2tog) to end  (18)
Purl
(K1,k2tog) to end  (12)
B and T

Sew up back seam stopping about an inch from the top to stuff.
Sew up the rest of the seam and add more stuffing if needed. 

Petals make 3 (light green)

Cast on 3
Purl
Kfb,k1,kfb  (5)
Purl
Kfb,k3,kfb  (7)
Purl
Kfb,k5,kfb  (9)
Purl
Kfb,k7,kfb  (11)
Purl
Kfb,k9,kfb  (13)
Stst 7 rows beginning with a purl row  (13)
K2tog,k9,k2tog  (11)
Purl
K2tog,k7,k2tog  (9)
Purl
K2tog,k5,k2tog  (7)
Purl
K2tog,k3,k2tog  (5)
Cast off Purl wise


Sew one petal on the left side of the head and then another on the right. 
Sew the last petal on the back of the head. Add a little stuffing to give it shape.
 

Front petal make 1 (light green)

Cast on 3 
Prl
Kfb,k1,kfb  (5)
Purl
Kfb,k3,kfb  (7)
Purl
Kfb,k5,kfb (9)
Purl
Kfb,k7,kfb (11)
Stst 3 starting with a purl row
K2tog,k7,k2tog(9)
Purl
K2tog,k5,k2tog (7)
Purl
K2tog,k3,k2tog(5)
Cast off Purl wise.

Sew to front of head. This petal should overlap the other petals. 
Add a little stuffing if you want to give it some shape.  
 
 
Head Leaves make 3 (Green)

Cast on 2
Kfb (4)
Purl
Kfb,k2,kfb (6)
Stst 3 starting with a Purl row
K2tog,k2,k2tog (4)
Purl 
K2togx2 (2)
B and T

Embroider a line down the center of each leaf and sew to top of the head.

Neck leaves  make 4 (Green)

Cast on 6, 
Stst 3 rows beginning with a Purl row  
K2tog,k2, k2tog (4)
Purl 
K2togx2 (2)
Cast off

Pin around the base of the head and sew in place. 
 
Body make 5 (light green) 
(The body consists of five pieces that will joined together by picking up stitches, they are all knitted in the round) 

Pieces A and E
Cast on 6 
Stst 3 rows starting with a purl row 
Cast off

Pieces B and D
Cast on 6 
Purl
(K1,kfb) to end (9)
Purl
Cast off

Piece C
Cast 6
Purl 
(K1,kfb) to end (9)
Purl
(K2,kfb) to end (12)
Cast off

To join the pieces  (using 3 needles) 
 
 
On the cast off edge pick up 2 sts from E, 3  from D, 4 from C,3 from b, 2 from A (14)
On another needle pick up 2 from A,3 from B, 4 from C, 3 from D and 2 from E (14)
Knit to join in the round (28)
Stuff all the pieces with a small amount of stuffing
Knit 2 rows
(K2tog,K10, k2tog) to end (24)
(K2tog) to end (12)
Stuff here
Knit 2 rows
B and T

Pin underneath the neck leaves and then sew to bottom of head.

Eyes
Cut two small ovals out of brown felt for the eyes and sew on with matching thread. 
Then use some white thread to make a french knot to create the eye glint.



Petilil and Pokemon are copyrighted by Nintendo.
Original Crochet pattern by Kat's Creations and can be found here:
http://katscreations.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/petilil.html

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