Yes, I plan on making Sylveon

I realize it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything. I haven’t stopped crocheting, I just don’t have as much time as I used to. I may not be updating as frequently, but I have been trying to respond to comments and questions on here as fast as I can.

While I don’t miss the tests and homework from college, I do miss all the time I had in between classes to crochet. The crocheting I have been doing are little things for family/friends and had pre-existing patterns. Pokemon Black 2 and White 2 also took up about a month of free time. I never realized how awesome Riolu could be until I caught one very early in the game, and was one of my main three with Tepig and Umbreon.

For those who haven’t heard, this October Nintendo will be releasing a new generation for the 3DS with Pokemon X and Y. In addition, except for a few countries, it will be released worldwide at the same time. Also announced was a new eeveelution: Sylveon. So far, not much has been revealed, just the height, weight, and a few pictures.

I was recently asked if I would do a Sylveon pattern. Ever since I heard of the new eeveelution, I’ve been planning on making a pattern, but have just been waiting on Nintendo to release more information such as the type (fingers crossed for a flying type) and some more pictures before I start.

I have other projects planned as well, they’re just not far enough long at this point to be mentioned.

Here’s hoping that Nintendo will release more information soon, and the game will be as awesome as it looks so far.

Dewott Pattern

As you can see from the pictures above and the title of this post, my latest pattern is dewott, the evolved form of oshawott. When I first saw the Unova starters, my first impression of oshawott was that he looked like a sad little clown. Once he evolved, I fell in love with dewott, and had a hard time of letting him evolve.

About a week ago I was in a crocheting mood, and was quite happy to discover that I already had all the yarn needed to make him, and here he is.

Also, his scallops (according to bulbapedia they’res scalchops, according to spell check they’re scallops) are detachable like how they’re described as being. However, they’re not that sharp and probably can’t inflict that much damage.

For the yarn I used Red Heart Super Saver for all but the nose. The white whiskers is just ‘White’, black is just ‘Black’, dark blue is ‘Blue’, the lighter blue is ‘Turqua’ and the tan is ‘Aran’. I didn’t have any pink felt for the nose, so I used Caron Simply Soft ‘Persimmon’, the same yarn I used for bellossom’s petals.

This time I went off of this dewott image from bulbapedia.

I have no issues with people using my pattern, as long as they don’t make a profit off the pattern, or leafeon. Also, please don’t copy the pattern when putting it on other websites, just paste the link to the original pattern. If you have any issues with the pattern, please let me know.

Head (light blue, stuff):

  1. Chain 6 in magic ring, sc in each (6)
  2. Rnd 2: 2 sc  in each sc (12)
  3. Rnd 3: sc in sc, 2 sc in sc (18)
  4. Rnd 4: sc in 2 sc, 2 sc in sc (24)
  5. Rnd 5: sc in 3 sc, 2 sc in sc (30)
  6. Rnd 6: sc in 4 sc, 2 sc in sc (36)
  7. Rnd 7-13: sc in each sc (36)
  8. Rnd 14: sc in 4 sc, dc over 2 sc (30)
  9. Rnd 15: sc in 3 sc, dc over 2 sc (24)

10. Rnd 16: sc in 2 sc, dc over 2 sc (18)

11. Rnd 17: sc in sc, dc over  2 sc (12)

12. Rnd 18: dc over 2 sc (6)

F/O

Body and legs (light blue, stuff):

  1. Chain 5 in magic ring, sc in each (5)
  2. Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc (10)
  3. Rnd 3-4: sc in each sc (10)
  4. Rnd 5: 2 sc in each sc (20)
  5. Rnd 6-11: sc in each sc (20)
  6. Rnd 12: sc in 3 sc, 2 sc in sc (25)
  7. Rnd 13-14: sc in each sc (25)
  8. Rnd 15: sc in 4 sc, 2 sc in sc (30)
  9. Rnd 16-21: sc in each sc (30)
  10. Rnd 22: sc in 2 sc, 2 sc in sc (40)
  11. Rnd 23-26: sc in each sc (40)

You are now going to begin the first leg.

12. Rnd 27: sc in next 12 sc, chain 3 (15)

13. Rnd 28: sc in each chain (15)

14. Rnd 29: sc in sc, dc over 2 sc (10)

15. Rnd 30-31: sc in each sc (10)

16. Rnd 32: dc over 2 sc (5)

Below is pictured how the body should look before starting the second leg.

17.  Finish off the first leg, and go down 8 sc from the beginning of the first leg (the beginning of the 12 sc) and join in to start the second leg.

Pictured below is the start of the second leg.

Repeat steps 12-16. Alternatively, chain 15 and repeat steps 13-16, and then attach leg to body.

Finish by closing up the gap in between the legs, after stuffing the body and the legs. The body should be able to stand up on it’s own, if not, try adding more stuffing in the legs to give it some weight, or take stuffing out if it was overstuffed.

Pictured below is the body finished with both legs.

F/O

Arms/fingers (start with light blue, make two):

  1. Chain 8 in magic ring, sc in each chain (8)
  2. Rnd 2-8: sc in each sc (8)
  3. Rnd 9: F/O blue, join black, sc in each sc (8)
  4. Rnd 10: sc in 2 sc, dc over 2 sc (6)
  5. Rnd 11: dc over 2 sc (3)

Now it’s time to do the fingers and to switch to the black

6. Chain 3, sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc (2)

7. Chain 4, sc in 2nd chain from hook, 2 sc (3)

8. Chain 3, sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc (2)

F/O

Feet (black, make 2):

  1. Chain 6 in magic ring, sc in each chain (6)
  2. Rnd 2-4: sc in each sc (6)
  3. Rnd 5: sc in 2 sc, 2 sc in sc (8)
  4. Rnd 6-7: sc in each sc (8)
  5. Rnd 8: sc in 3 sc, 2 sc in sc (10)
  6. Rnd 9-10: sc in each sc (10)
  7. Close up the foot by chaining across or sewing

F/O

Tail (black):

  1. Chain 7, sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc in 5 sc, chain one and turn (6)
  2. Row 2-15: sc in each sc, chain one and turn (6)

F/O

Ears/Knobs (black, make 2):

  1. Chain 2 in magic ring, 2 sc in each chain (4)
  2. Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc (8)
  3. Rnd 3: sc in 3 sc, 2 sc in each sc (10)
  4. Rnd 4-5: sc in each sc (10)

F/O

For the shorts, refer to the picture below. The top is the short/pants part, the bottom left is the middle triangle, the bottom right is the large triangle.

Shorts/pants, main part (dark blue):

  1. Chain 6, sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc in 4 sc, chain one and turn (5)
  2. Row 2: 2 sc in sc, sc in 3 sc, 2 sc in sc, chain one and turn (7)
  3. Row 3-19: sc in each sc, chain one and turn (7)
  4. Row 20: dc over 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc, dc over 2 sc, chain one and turn (5)
  5. Row 21: sc in each sc, chain one and turn (5)
  6. Row 22: 2 sc in sc, sc in 3 sc, 2 sc in sc, chain one and turn (7)
  7. Row 23-39: sc in each sc, chain one and turn (7)
  8. Row 40: dc over 2 sc, sc in 3 sc, dc over 2 sc (5)

F/O

Shorts, Big triangle (dark blue, make 4):

  1. Chain 8, sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc in next 6 sc, chain one and turn (7)
  2. Row 2: dc over 2 sc, sc in 5 sc, chain one and turn (6)
  3. Row 3: sc in 2 sc, dc over 2 sc, dc over 2 sc, chain one and turn (4)
  4. Row 4: dc over 2 sc, dc over 2 sc, chain one and turn (2)
  5. Row 5: dc over 2 sc (1)

F/O

Shorts, Middle Triangle (dark blue, make 2):

  1. Chain 7, sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc in 5 chain, chain one and turn (6)
  2. Row 2: dc over 2 sc, sc in 2 sc, dc over 2 sc, chain one and turn (4)
  3. Row 3: dc over 2 sc, dc over 2 sc, chain one and turn (2)
  4. Row 4: dc over 2 sc (1)

F/O

Head Spike (light blue):

  1. Chain 10 in magic ring, sc in each chain (10)
  2. Rnd 2-3: dc over 2 sc, sc in 2 sc, 2 sc in sc, 2 sc in sc, sc in 2 sc, dc over 2 sc (10)
  3. Rnd 4: sc in each sc (10)
  4. Rnd 5: dc over 2 sc, sc in 2 sc, 2 sc in sc, 2 sc in sc, sc in 2 sc, dc over 2 sc (10)
  5. Rnd 6: sc in 4 sc, dc over 2 sc, dc over 2 sc, dc over 2 sc (7)
  6. Rnd 7-8: sc in each sc (7)
  7. Rnd 9: sc in sc, dc over 2 sc, sc in sc, dc over 2 sc, sc in sc (5)
  8. Rnd 10: sc in each sc (5)
  9. Rnd 11: dc over 2 sc, sc in sc, dc over 2 sc (3)

10. Rnd 12: sc in sc, dc over 2 sc (2)

F/O

Scallops, Middle (tan, make 2):

  1. Chain 10 in magic ring, sc in each chain (10)
  2. Rnd 2-4: sc in each sc (10)

F/O

Scallops, Bottom (tan, make 2):

  1. Chain 6 in magic ring, sc in each chain (6)
  2. Rnd 2: sc in 2 sc, 2 sc in sc (8)
  3. Rnd 3: sc in 3 sc, 2 sc in sc (10)

F/O

Scallops, End (tan, make 4):

  1. Chain 4 in magic ring, sc in each chain (4)
  2. Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc (8)
  3. Rnd 3: sc in 3 sc, 2 sc in sc (10)
  4. Rnd 4: sc in each sc (10)

F/O

Whiskers (white, make 2):

  1. Chain 6, sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc in 4 chain (5)
  2. Once done with the 5, chain 9, sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc in 7 chain (8)

F/O

Nose (pink):

  1. Chain 3 in magic ring, 2 sc in each chain (6)

F/O

Final Assembly:

Attach head to the top of the body, arms to the body, and legs to the body as shown at the beginning of the post. Attach the spike and ears to the head as well.

With that done, attach the tail to the back as shown below. The tail goes under the shorts, so it’s important to attach it first, and I only attached it by the first row of the tail so it could still move freely.

Now it’s time for the shorts. The shorts go under the arms, and the two end should meet up in either the middle of the front of the body or the back, depending on where you want it. With that done, it’s time to attach the triangles. Start with the small end of the large triangle at the seam where you attached the two sides together. The big end of it should be close to where the legs begin. Then attach the middle triangle, then the big end of the large triangle, small end of the large triangle, middle triangle, and large end of the large triangle. The triangles should go all the way around and be rather symmetrical in their positioning.

Once that’s done, it’s time for the face. You can choose to do the whiskers and nose as I did them, or use felt. Then there’s the eyes, eyebrows, and small little frown that somehow looks super cute.

Okay, now time for the scallops, or scalchops, depending on how you view it. I used black yarn to attach the two ends to the middle, giving the impression of ridges. It took forever to get them how I wanted, and the result was they look a lot worse than they should. So attach the ends to the middle, and the bottom to the bottom of the middle.

Depending on whether or not you want to detach them, you can either completely attach them to the shorts, or just attach some string on the back so you can tie/untie them on/off and around the hands. Velcro is another option.

Below is the back of mine with the string. I realize the picture is rather bright, but it’s still better than being super dark.

And that’s it! Let me know if you have any issues with the pattern, and I hope any and all dewotts turn out well.

Oddish-Bellossom Project

My latest project comes with a story.

There once was an Oddish who was walking through the Ilex Forest.

During her walk she came across a new object. The object was round and spikey, something that the Oddish had never seen before.

Curious, the Oddish got closer to the object. It started glowing, and the Oddish felt a strange feeling come over her.

Within moments, the feeling was gone. However, the Oddish was no longer an Oddish, but was now a beautiful Bellossom (skipping over evolving into Gloom).

Okay, story time is over. If somebody would have told me a couple months ago that my first project after the eevees was going to be an Oddish, I would have laughed in their face. To me, Oddishs are the annoying little weeds that always get in my way when I’m on a mission in a Pokemon game. The only reason why I would ever capture one was to evolve it into a cute Bellossom and name it Hula.

Also, it wasn’t until I was done, did I remember that you have to first evolve Oddish into a Gloom at Level 21, BEFORE you can evolve it into a Bellossom. I forgot that little detail, because I hardly ever use Gloom in my games. Instead I capture a level 20+ Oddish, level it up and evolve it into Gloom, and then evolve it into Bellossom. The amount of time it spends as Gloom is the amount of time it takes me to go into my bag and give it a Sun Stone. So please look over that technical aspect of the design.

So, the real story is about two weeks ago I saw a photo featuring a Bellossom standing behind an Oddish, and my mind went, ‘Hey! An Oddish is only a Bellossom with the leaves up! I should make one!’

The good news is that there already are patterns available for Bellossom and Oddish. I only had to come up with a way to merge them and create leaves that would work for both. The sun stone was just extra; you don’t have to make it if you don’t want to. I just thought it would be a fun addition to complete the evolution process.

For yarn, I used the following:

Caron Simply Soft ‘Country Blue’ for Oddish’s body, Caron Simply Soft ‘Persimmon’ for the flowers, Red Heart Super Saver’s ‘Bright Yellow’ for the leaves, Red Heart Super Saver’s ‘Honeydew’ for the light green of Bellossom’s body, and Red Heart Super Saver’s ‘Paddy Green’ for the darker green of the leaves.

I have no issues with people using my pattern, as long as they don’t make a profit off the pattern, or leafeon. Also, please don’t copy the pattern when putting it on other websites, just paste the link to the original pattern.

Patterns:

The pattern for the Sun Stone can be found here.

Oddish (grey blue): Use Wolfdreamer’s pattern available here. Follow the instructions for the legs and body.

Bellossom: Use the pattern available here. Follow the instructions for the head, arms, and the flowers on top of the head.

Body (light green):

1. Follow rounds 1-8.

2. Round 9: sc in sc, dc over (16)

3. Round 10: sc in 2 dc, dc over (12)

4. Round 11: dc over (6)

F/O

Leaves (4 yellow, 8 green):

  1. Chain 4, sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc in next two chains, chain 1, turn (3)
  2. Row 2-4: sc in each sc, chain 1, turn (3)
  3. Row 5: 2 sc, sc in next 3, 2 sc, chain 1, turn (5)
  4. Row 6: sc in each sc, chain 1, turn (5)
  5. Row 7:  2 sc in sc, sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in sc, chain 1, turn (7)
  6. Row 8-9: sc in each sc, chain 1, turn (7)
  7. Row 10: 2 sc in sc, sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in sc, chain 1, turn (9)
  8. Row 11-13: sc in each sc, chain 1, turn (9)
  9. Row 14: dc over 2 sc, sc in next 5 sc, dc over 2 sc, chain 1, turn (7)
  10. Row 15-16: sc in each sc, chain 1, turn (7)
  11. Row 17: dc over 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc, dc over 2 sc, chain 1, turn (5)
  12. Row 18-19: sc in each sc, chain 1, turn (5)
  13. Row 20: dc over 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc, chain 1, turn (4)
  14. Row 21: sc in each sc, chain 1, turn (4)
  15. Row 22: sc in 2 sc, dc over next 2 sc, chain 1, turn (3)
  16. Row 23: sc in each sc, chain 1, turn (3)
  17. Row 24: dc over 2 sc, sc in next sc, chain 1, turn (2)
  18. Row 25: sc in each sc, chain 1, turn (2)
  19. Row 26: dc over, chain 1, turn (1)
  20. Row 27: sc in sc (1)

F/O Final Assembly: Attach Bellossom head to Bellossom body, then to Oddish body. The result should look like the Oddish-Bellossom Snowman pictured below:

Then attach Bellossom arms to the Bellossom body, and Oddish’s feet to the Oddish body. Assemble the petals of the flowers as instructed, and attach to Bellossom’s head.

Take the yellow leaves, and try to find the green leaf that most closely resemble it in size. I hot glued my leaves together, gluing everything but the small little square at the bottom. This was so I wouldn’t have to force my way through hot glue when attaching the leaves to the body. Below shows the two leaves glued together, leaving the small square bits unattached.

Or you can sew them  together. I didn’t because I was too afraid of having one color  to match on one side of the leaf, but to stand out on the other. You know should have four regular green leaves, and four leaves with yellow on one side and green on the other.Attach the leaves to the body by the square little ends. These parts should remain hidden when you have Bellossom, but seen when you have Oddish. Optional is rubber-banding the leaves curled up for a couple days to get them used to the shape.

Use felt to make the faces for Oddish and Bellossom as shown.

Overall, I like being able to go from Oddish to Bellossom. Yes, you can see bits of Bellossom while it’s Oddish, the leaves might not stand up quite all the way on their own, but it’s fun going from one form to another. I haven’t seen any other design capable of evolving from one pokemon form into another.

Sun Stone Pattern

This is the pattern for the Sun Stone that is seen with my Oddish/Bellossom which can be found here.

There’s no definite design for a Sun Stone. I had a hard time finding an actual size let alone a good reference picture. In the end I went off of the icon that appears from the game, and a picture from the anime by combining them together. If you feel very creative, you can add more spikes, change the sizes, make it more lumpy looking.  Or you can be lazy like me and keep it as simple as possible. Your choice.

The yarn I used was Red Heart Super Saver’s ‘Carrot’.

I have no issues with people using my pattern, as long as they don’t make a profit off the pattern, or leafeon. Also, please don’t copy the pattern when putting it on other websites, just paste the link to the original pattern.

Ball:

  1. Chain 4 in magic ring (4)
  2. Round 2: 2 sc in each chain (8)
  3. Round 3: 2 sc in each chain (16)
  4. Round 4: sc in sc, 2 sc in sc (24)
  5. Round: sc in 2 sc, 2 sc in sc (32)
  6. Round 6-14: sc in each sc (32)
  7. Round 15: sc in 2 sc, dc over (24)
  8. Round 16: sc in sc, dc over (16)
  9. Round 17: dc over (8)
  10. Round 18: dc over (4)

F/O

Spikes (make 6, or more if you want):

  1. Chain 2 in magic ring (2)
  2. Round 2: 2 sc in chain (4)
  3. Round 3: 2 sc in each sc (8)
  4. Round 4-6: sc in each sc (8)
  5. Round 7: sc in 3 sc, 2 sc in sc (10)
  6. Round 8: sc in each sc (10)

F/O

Nubs (make 2):

  1. Chain 4 in magic ring (4)
  2. Round 2: 2 sc in each chain (8)
  3. Round 3: sc in 3 sc, 2 sc in ch (10)
  4. Round 4-6: sc in each sc (10)

F/O

Final Assembly: Attach the nubs on either side of the ball. Then attach the spikes as shown.

Not Yet Dead: Where I’ve Been, New Project, and Liebster Blog Award

Despite my last post being over three months ago, I’m still here. After the first of April, things got super crazy. I had two weeks to study for an eight hour test which was important to my major, then a senior design project to finish, finals, graduation, moving out of my apartment and back home, and finally, finding a job.

In short, not a lot of time to crochet. However, I have recently started again, and should have my new project posted sometime within the next week if I don’t run into any major issues. Pictured below is a collection of all the yarn I’m currently using:

Is it Pokemon related? Yep. Eevee related? Nope. It involves a combination of existing, modified, and original patterns. Confused yet, or think you figured it out? Let me know in a comment.

In other news, I have also been given the Liebster Blog Award from Gemma Taylor for my awesome eeveelutions.For those who don’t know, the Leibster award is given to people who have less than 200 followers. There are a few conditions for accepting it:

1. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them. (check, see above)

2.Post the award on your blog. (check, see this post)

3.List the bloggers you are giving the award to with links to their sites.

Number three is giving me issue. Pretty much all the blogs I follow have already gotten the award. If you have any suggestions for blogs to check out, let me know in a comment.

4.Leave comments on their blogs so they know about the award. (see number three issue)

5.Share five random facts about yourself that people don’t know about you.

Fact One:

The day I received this award was also the day I passed the FE, or Fundamentals of Engineering Exam. As a recent civil engineering grad, the FE is important if I ever want to get licensed as a civil engineer. It also certifies me as an Engineer In Training, which is a requirement for a lot of companies hiring entry level engineer.The FE is an eight hour exam that’s broken into two four hour parts. You either pass or you fail, and have to spend six weeks stressing over whether or not you’ve passed before you’re notified.

Therefore, it was a nice surprise to return home after the test and discover that I received the award.

Fact Two:

I’m such an engineer, that I often use math and science when I crochet.

Whether it’s using ratios to scale up Piplup’s head and body, or figuring Flareon’s collar by calculating the change of radius of a circle (which didn’t work out that well, went with another strategy), using geometry to design my latest project, or using pipe cleaners to reinforce ears,  I’m almost always applying math and science to my projects.

There have been several instances where I’ve had to fight the urge to draw out a project in AutoCAD, or on engineering graph paper. So far I’ve been successful in the fight, but suspect that it’s only a matter of time before I give in.

Fact Three:

Besides crocheting in my spare time, I also write fan fiction.

For the most part, I try to keep my crocheting and writing profiles separate. I don’t want people who enjoy one thing, to feel pressured to check out the other if they’re not really interested in it.

However, if you enjoy reading fan fiction, then by all means check out my profile over at fanfiction.net. I have thirteen stories so far, most of which are one-shots. Categories vary from Harry Potter, Justice League, Avengers, Clare B. Dunkle, Song of the Lioness, Protector of the Small, Leverage, Disney, and a few others.

If you’re not into fan fiction, that’s fine, and continue onto Fact Four.

Fact Four:

I do love things other than Pokemon. I’m a huge fan of everything Disney; TV shows like Big Bang Theory, Supernatural, Leverage, White Collar, Young Justice, and more; and animes such as Yu Yu Hakusho, Hetalia: Axis Powers, and Ghost Hunt. That’s just to name a few. As for games besides Pokemon, my favorites include the Professor Layton games, and Sims for PC.

Fact Five:

I was doing amigurumi before I knew what it was.

During my first summer crocheting, the person who was teaching me knew that I loved Tweety, and bought me a Looney Tunes crocheting book from our local Hobby Lobby store. Using the pattern from the book, I created my own Tweety bird.

I would post a picture, but Tweety is currently located in a storage tote full of old craft projects which is buried under a pile of more totes. Once I get an actual engineering job (fingers crossed), I’ll have a new place to live and will able to unpack Tweety and take a picture of all his Tweety-ness. Until then, he’s sadly stuck in the tote.

I’d like to thank Gemma Taylor for giving me this award, along with everybody who has visited my blog in the past three months, despite no updates. With luck, my next project should be up soon.

Eeeveelutions All Together

Now that my eeveelutions are done, I felt that some group shots were necessary.

I also think some new eeveelutions are due.  All eeveelutions relate to some type of natural element: water, ice, fire, plants, night, day, electricity, but it seems like there’s still other elements.  Air (one that can fly would be awesome), the earth or metals, that’s all I can think of at the moment, but I’m always up for more eevees, what about you?

Enough rambling, hope you enjoy the pictures.

All Together In Pokedex Order (Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Umbreon):

The Orignal Three (Generation I: Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon):

Day and Night (Generation II: Espeon, Umbreon):

Plants and Ice (Generation IV: Leafeon, Glaceon):

And Piplup hanging out with the eeveelutions: