Sunday, November 5, 2017

Pikachu

Sorry there isn't a picture of the finished product. I lost the finished picture when my last phone broke and the toy is now states away with my nephew. This pattern is untested

Worsted weight yarn in yellow, black, brown, and red.
Size 5/ 3.75 mm double pointed knitting needles
Darning needle

Head and Body:
CO 6 in yellow
Rnd 1: K 6
Rnd 2 and all even rounds until said otherwise: k
Rnd 3: kfb x6 [12]
Rnd 5: (k1, kfb) x3 [18]
Rnd 7: (k1, kfb) x9 [27]
Rnd 9: (k2, kfb, k1, kfb, k1, kfb, k2) x3 [36]
Rnd 10-18: k
Rnd 19- (k5, kfb)x6 [42]
Rnd 21,22: k
Rnd 23: (k6, kfb)x6 [48]
Rnd 24-25: k
Rnd 26: (k7, kfb)x6 [54]
Rnd 27-29: k
Rnd 30: (k4, k2tog)x9 [45]
Rnd 31: k
Rnd 32: (k3, k2tog)x9 [36]
Rnd 33: k
Rnd 34: (k2, k2tog)x9 [27]
Rnd 35-36: k
Rnd 37: (k2, kfb)x9 [36]
Rnd 38: k
Rnd 39: (k3, kfb)x9 [45]
Rnd 40: k
Rnd 41: (k4, kfb)x9 [54]
Rnd 42-56: k
Rnd 57: (k8, kfb)x6 [60]
Rnd 58-60: k
Rnd 61: (k9, kfb)x6 [66]
Rnd 62-63: k
Rnd 64: (k10, kfb)x6 [72]
Rnd 65-66: k
Rnd 67: (k10, k2tog)x6 [66]
Rnd 68-69: k
Rnd 70: (k9, k2tog)x6 [60]
Rnd 71: k
Rnd 72: (k8, k2tog)x6 [54]
Rnd 73: k
Rnd 74: (k7, k2tog)x6 [48]
Rnd 75: k
1st Leg:
Place half of stitches on a holder and divide the remaining stitches over three needles to work in the round. [24]
Rnd 76: k
Rnd 77: (k2tog, k2) x6 [18]
Rnd 78: k
Rnd 79: (k2tog, k1) x6 [12]
Rnd 80: k2tog around [6]
Cut yarn and draw yarn through the loops twice. Pull tightly to close the hole and fasten off. 
2nd Leg: 
Pick up three stitches (these are to help avoid a large hole in the crotch) from side of finished leg, then knit the stitches on the holder onto three needles to work in the round. [27]
Rnd 1: (k2tog)x3, k2, k2tog, k1, (k2tog, k2)x4 [19]
Rnd 2: k2tog, k 17 [18] 
Stuff the body.
Rnd 3: (k2tog, k1)x6 [12]
Finish stuffing body and leg.
Rnd 4: k2tog around [6]
Cut yarn and draw yarn through the loops twice. Pull tightly to close the hole and fasten off.

Feet: (make 2)
CO 12 in yellow, leaving long tail for sewing later. Arrange stitches so there are 6 stitches on first needle and 3 stitches on the second and third needle. Join in the round.
Rnd 1-2: K
Rnd 3: (kfb, k4, kfb)x2 [16]
Rnd 4-9: k
Rnd 10: (k2tog, k4)x2 [12]
Rnd 11: k
Rnd 12: (k2tog, k2)x2 [8]
Rnd 13: k
Rnd 14: K2tog x4 [4]
Cut yarn and draw through stitches twice, pull tight to close hole and fasten off. Stuff lightly, just enough to make it puff a little, then sew the cast on edge closed. Sew the cast on edge to the bottom of the legs. 

Ears: (make 2)
CO 8 in yellow, leaving a tail long enough to sew with, and join in the round. 
Rnd 1-2: K
Rnd 4: (kfb, k2, kfb)x2 [12]
Rnd 5-9: k
Rnd 10: (kfb, k4, kfb)x2 [16]
Rnd 11-17: K
Rnd 18: (k2tog, k4, k2tog)x2 [12]
Rnd 19-22: K
Rnd 23: (k2tog, k2, k2tog)x2 [8]
Change to black yarn.
Rnd 24-26: K
Rnd 27: (k2tog, k2)x2 [6]
Rnd 28: k
Rnd 29: (Sl st, k2tog, pass sl st over)x2 [2]
Cut yarn and draw through loops, drawing tight and fastening off. Sew the cast on edge to the head. 

Cheek pouches: (make 2)
Cast on 3 in red
Row 1: k1, kfb, k1 [4]
Row 2: p
Row 3: K2, m1, k2 [5]
Row 4: p2, p2tog, 1 [4]
Row 5: k
Row 6: p1, p2tog, p1 [3]
Bind off row: k2tog, slip finished stitch back onto the left needle, k2tog. Finish off and sew onto face. 

Tail:
Cast on 13 in brown and join in the round
Rnd 1-15: k
Bind off with three needle bind off until you have two stitches left. Knit them together so you have one stitch left. Pick up 6 stitches along side, then turn and pick up another 6 so you can continue working in the round with 13 stitches. 
Rnd 1-11: k
Knit 6 then bind off with three needle bind off until you have two stitches left. Knit them together so you have one stitch left. Pick up 6 stitches along side, then turn and pick up another 6 so you can continue working in the round with 13 stitches
Rnd 1-2: K
Rnd 3: k 6, m 1, k 7 [14]
Rnd 4-5: K
Change to yellow
Rnd 6-11: K
Knit 7 then bind off with three needle bind off until you have one stitch left on your needle. Pick up 6 stitches along side, then turn and pick up another 6 so you can continue working in the round with 13 stitches
Rnd 1-2: K
Rnd 3: kfb, k12 [14]
Rnd 4-6: k
Rnd 7: (kfb, k6)x2 [16]
Rnd 8-11: k
Knit 8 then bind off with three needle bind off until you have one stitch left on your needle. Pick up 7 stitches along side, then turn and pick up another 7 so you can continue working in the round with 15 stitches
Rnd 1-5: k
Rnd 6: k 14, kfb [16]
Rnd 7-11: k
Knit 8 then bind off with three needle bind off until you have one stitch left on your needle. Pick up 7 stitches along side, then turn and pick up another 7 so you can continue working in the round with 15 stitches
Rnd 1-5: k
Rnd 6: k 14, kfb [16]
Rnd 7-11: k
Knit 8 then bind off with three needle bind off until you have one stitch left on your needle. Pick up 11 stitches along side, then turn and pick up another 11 so you can continue working in the round with 23 stitches
Rnd 1-4: K
Rnd 5: K 22, kfb [24]
Rnd 6:  k2tog, K20, k2tog [22]
Rnd 7: k2tog, k18, k2tog [20]
Rnd 8: k2tog, k16, k2tog [18]
Rnd 9: k2tog, k14, k2tog [16]
Rnd 10: k2tog, k12, k2tog, [14]
Rnd 11: k2tog, k 10 k2tog[12]
Rnd 12: k2tog, k8, k2tog [10]
Rnd 13: k2tog, k6, k2tog [8]
Rnd 14: k2tog, k4, k2tog [6]
Rnd 15: K2tog, k2, K2tog [4]
Rnd 16: k2tog, k2tog [2]
Cut yarn and draw through loops tightly to close hole. Fasten off and sew tail to body. 

Arms: (Make 2)
CO 15 in yellow, leaving a long tail for sewing.
Rnd 1-20: k
Rnd 21: k4, m1, k2, m1, k 9 [17]
Rnd 22: k5, m1, k2, m1, k 10 [19]
Rnd 23-24: K
Rnd 25: k 7, turn and bind off 8 stitches with 3 needle bind off, k 8 [12]
Rnd 26: k
Rnd 27: (k2tog, k1)x4 [8]
Rnd 28: k
Rnd 29: (k2tog)x4 [4]
Cut yarn and draw through loops. Pull tight to close hole. You will need to sew the gap by the base of the thumb before stuffing and sewing to body. 

Sew on two ¾ in black buttons for eyes and embroider a nose and mouth in black yarn. Weave in any ends.