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:

Leafeon Pattern

Finished Leafeon:

After finishing vaporeon, I had the brilliant idea to make an eeveelution for myself, and decided that leafeon would be fun to do with the ears, tail and all the pointy things since I couldn’t find any patterns.

I was wrong.  Yes, leafeon was a challenge that I enjoyed once I was done, but while making her I grew frustrated several times. The first being getting the green right.  After making multiple trips to Hobby Lobby,

Wal-Mart, and JoAnn’s I ended up with two different green colors. I made them work, but they’re still not that shiny  bright green I was hoping for.

Once I got the the greens sorted out, I started to work on the tail and ears, which I thought would be the hardest parts to do.  I was wrong again, the hardest part was the getting the leaf on the head to curl right.

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.

I used the head and body from wolfdreamer’s awesome umbreon pattern which can be found here:

http://wolfdreamer-oth.blogspot.com/2010/08/umbreon-plushie.html

I also used the following links to design and pose leafeon:

http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/f/f5/470Leafeon.png

http://browse.deviantart.com/artisan/origami/?q=leafeon#/d2t8414

I also modified the legs from the umbreon pattern so leafeon could have some hooves. The same back legs that were used for vaporeon made leafeon look a bit chubby.  Leafeon screams poise, elegance, being elf-like, so chubby legs just wouldn’t do, and I slightly altered them. Everything else though is my own design.

Pipe cleaners were used in the tail and ears to help them stand up, and help with the shape.  While it’s one more material to buy, I have used pipe cleaners on a couple different projects now, and they are definitely worth their money. An added bonus is that you don’t have to use one pipe cleaner per piece, but can trim them off so one pipe cleaner can be used in a couple different pieces.

As for yarn, I used worsted wear Red Heart.  The yellow was ‘Pale Yellow’, the light green was ‘Honeydew’, and the darker green was ‘Tea Leaf’.  You don’t have to use two greens if you don’t want to.  I used a size G hook, but as long as your stitches are constant, it doesn’t matter.

First make the head and body, so you can make sure the rest of the pieces look correct.

Front legs (make two, stuff):

Start using brown:

  1. Follow Rnds 1-5 from the umbreon pattern
  2. In the last stitch, switch over to yellow
  3. Follow Rnds 6-12
  4. For Rnd 13, I deviate from her pattern.  I keep doing sc until I either reach the front (left side) or back (right side). I do this to ensure that the legs look right, and because I’m too lazy to turn the left leg inside out.
  5. Once you have it positioned right, do Rnds 14-16.
  6. Compare leg to the body.  If the leg doesn’t attach right, adjust Rnd 13.

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Back Legs (make two, stuff):

Start using brown:

  1. Follow Rnds 1-5 from front legs using the umbreon pattern
  2. In the last stitch, switch over to yellow
  3. Rnds 6-8: sc in each (8)
  4. Rnds 9-10: 2 sc in sc, 2 sc in sc, sc, dc over next two, dc over next two, sc (8)
  5. Sc in each sc (8)
  6. Follow Rnds 9-12 from umbreon FRONT leg pattern
  7. Follow steps 4-6 of front legs leafeon pattern

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*A note about the tail and ears.  You don’t have to use two greens if you don’t want to, but I think it helps with the look of the gradual changing colors.  To use one green, you can do the following:

  1. Switch to green when it’s first suggested, ignore the second suggestion
  2. Ignore the first suggestion and proceed with yellow, and switch to green at the second suggestion
  3. Ignore the above and switch whenever you want, still following the pattern

Also, if you use pipe cleaners, I suggest inserting them when you’re just over halfway done to help shape the rest of the piece, and cutting off what you don’t need.

Tail (do not stuff, start with yellow):

  1. Ch 3 in magic ring, 2 sc in each (6)
  2. Rnd 2: sc in each sc (6)
  3. Rnd 3: sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc (8)
  4. Rnd 4: sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc (10)
  5. Rnd 5: sc in next 3 sc, dc over next 2 sc (8)
  6. Rnd 6: sc in next 2 sc, dc over next 2 sc (6)
  7. Rnd 7: sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc (9)
  8. Rnd 8: sc in next sc, dc over next 2 sc, join light green in last stitch (6)
  9. Rnd 9: sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc (8)
  10. Rnd 10: sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc (10)
  11. Rnd 11: sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc (12)
  12.  Rnd 12: sc in next 4 sc, dc over next 2 sc, dc over next 2 sc, dc over next 2 sc, dc over next 2 sc, join dark green in last stitch (8)
  13. Rnd 13: sc in next 4 sc, dc in next sc, 2 tc in next sc, 2 tc in next sc, dc in next sc  (10)
  14. Rnd 14: sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc and dc, dc in next 4 tc, sc in next dc (12)
  15. Rnd 15: sc in next sc, dc over next 2 sc, dc over next 2 sc, sc in remaining 7 sc and dc (10)
  16. Rnd 16: sc in next sc, dc over next 2 sc, dc over next 2 sc, sc in next 6 sc (8)
  17. Rnd 17: 3 tc in next sc, 3 tc in next sc, dc in next sc, dc over next 2 sc, dc over next 2 sc, dc in next sc (10)
  18. Rnd 18: sc in next 2 tc, 2 dc in next tc, 2 dc in next tc , sc in next 2 tc, dc over next 2 dc, dc over next 2 dc (10)
  19. Rnd 19: sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in dc, 2 sc in next dc, sc in next 2 dc, dc over sc and dc, dc over next 2 dc (10)
  20. Rnd 20: sc in next 6 sc, dc over next 2 sc, dc over next 2 dc (8)
  21. Rnd 21: sc in next 2 sc, dc over next 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next dc, sc in next dc (8)
  22. Rnd 22: sc in next 2 sc, dc in dc, sc in next 6 sc (7)
  23. Rnd 23: dc over next 2 sc, dc over next 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc (4)
  24. Rnd 24: dc over next 2 sc, dc over next 2 sc (2)

Ears (make 2):

Start with yellow:

  1. Ch 6 in magic ring, sc in each (6)
  2. Rnd 2: sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in  next sc (8)
  3. Rnd 3: sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in sc (10)
  4. Rnd 4: sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc (12)
  5. Rnd 5: sc in each sc, change to light green in last stitch (12)
  6. Rnd 6-8: sc in each sc, switch to dark green in last stitch of Rnd 8 (12)
  7. Rnd 9: sc in next 3 sc, dc over next 2 sc, dc over next 2 sc, dc over next 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc (9)
  8. Rnd 10: sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in dc, 2 sc in dc, 2 sc in dc, sc in next 3 sc (12)
  9. Rnd 11: sc in each sc (12)
  10. Rnd 12: dc over next 2 sc (6)
  11. Rnd 13: sc in each sc (6)
  12. Rnd 14: 2 sc in each dc (12)
  13. Rnd 15: sc in each sc (12)
  14. Rnd 16: sc in next sc, dc over next 2 sc (8)
  15. Rnd 17: sc in next 2 sc, dc over next 2 sc (6)
  16. Rnd 18: sc in next sc, dc over next 2 sc (4)
  17. Rnd 19: dc over next 2 sc (2)

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Center head point (yellow, don’t stuff, make 1):

  1. Ch 10 in magic ring, sc in each (10)
  2. Rnd 2: hdc in each sc (10)
  3. Rnd 3: sc in next hdc, dc over next 2 hdc (8)
  4. Rnd 4: sc in next 2 sc, dc over next 2 sc (6)
  5. Rnd 5: sc in next sc, dc over next 2 sc (4)
  6. Rnd 6: dc over next 2 sc (2)

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Other points (yellow, don’t stuff, make 2 for the front, 1 for the back):

  1. Ch 6 in magic ring, sc in each (6)
  2. Rnd 2: sc in next sc, dc (4)
  3. Rnd 3: dc over sc (2)

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Central leaf (dark green):

  1. Ch 2, sc in 2nd chain from hook, chain 1, turn (1)
  2. Row 2: 2 sc in sc, chain 1, turn (2)
  3. Row 3: 2 sc in each sc, chain 1, turn (4)
  4. Row 4: sc in each sc, chain 1, turn (4)
  5. Row 5: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in last sc, chain 1, turn (6)
  6. Row 6: sc in each sc, chain 1, turn (6)
  7. Row 7: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in last sc, chain 2, turn (8)
  8. Row 8: dc in  next 2 sc, sc in next 6 sc, chain 1, turn (8)
  9. Row 9: dc over next 2 sc, sc in next 6 sc, chain 1, turn (7)
  10. Row 10: dc over next 2 sc, sc in next 5 sc, chain 1, turn (6)
  11. Row 11: sc in each sc, chain 1, turn (6)
  12. Row 12: dc over next 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc, dc over last 2 sc, chain 1, turn (4)
  13. Row 13: sc in each, chain 1, turn (4)
  14. Row 14: dc over next 2 sc, chain 1, turn (2)
  15. Row 15: sc in each sc, chain 1, turn (2)
  16. Row 16: dc over 2 sc, chain 1, turn (1)
  17. Row 17: sc in sc (1)

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Large center green leaf on chest (dark green, make 1, don’t stuff):

  1. Ch 4 in magic ring, sc in each (4)
  2. Rnd 2-3: Ch 2, dc in each sc, join with slip stitch in 2nd chain (4)
  3. Rnd 4: dc over 2 dc (2)
  4. Rnd 5: dc over 2 sc (1)

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Medium center green leaf on chest (dark green, make 2, 1 for chest and one for back of head, don’t stuff):

  1. Chain 4 in magic ring, sc in each (4)
  2. Rnd 2: Chain 2, dc in each sc, join with slip stitch in 2nd chain (4)
  3. Rnd 3: dc over 2 dc (2)
  4. Rnd 4: dc over 2 dc (1)

Small center green leaf on chest (dark green, make 1, don’t stuff):

  1. Chain 3 in magic ring, chain 2, dc in each (3)
  2. Rnd 2: dc over first 2 dc, leave last dc unfinished (2)
  3. Rnd 3: dc over unfinished dc from Rnd 2 and dc (1)

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Leaves on feet (dark green, make 6):

  1. Chain 2, tc in 2nd chain from hook

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Small fur on head (yellow, make 2):

  1. Chain 2, tc in 2nd chain from hook

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Assembly:

Body:

Attach the legs to the body as shown.  You can do it in the pose I did, or one of your own.  Attach 2 leaves to each front leg, and one leaf per each back leg as shown. Shape the tail and firmly attach to the back.  On the front part of the chest attach the middle green leaf on top, then the large green leaf in the middle, and the small green leaf on the bottom.

Head:

Attach the large yellow central point as shown, and attach two of the smaller central points on each side. On either side of the smaller points, attach the ears.  Slightly below them, attach the small yellow fur things that are shaped like the green leaves.  On the back of the head around the middle attach the third middle yellow point.  Below that attach the second green leaf as show. Finally on the front, bend the central leaf in the middle and shape it as shown.  Attached the bottom of it to just below the central yellow point on the forehead, and the middle to the top of the central yellow point to firmly secure it.

Attach the head to the body.

Other:

Just because I haven’t completed it, doesn’t mean I haven’t thought about it.  Final pictures will be posted once done, but here’s what I plan on doing:

Cut 2 large almond shaped pieces of brown felt.  Place on top, medium oval sized pieces of white felt. Start with large pieces and gradually make them small enough till they look the correct size on the face.  I plan on starting with about  1” diameter.

The head already has the nose shape crocheted in, and leafeon doesn’t show a mouth.  Then using the same brown used for the eyes, cut out diamond shapes for the inner ears.

Finally, using black thread you can sew a crinkled lines on the tail to get that leaf look.

I tried to make the pattern as clear as possible, but if you have any questions, feel free to ask.  I would also appreciate any feedback on the pattern, just so I know it works fine for others besides myself.

Hope your leafeon turns out well!