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Palm Pokemon: #22 Spinarak

Today’s Palm Pokemon is Spinarak. This little guy worked up nice and quickly, and is pretty cute for an insect. I chose to embroider on the pattern on the back, rather than trying to make it with a bunch of colour changes, and I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.

I worked this little guy with sport weight yarn and a 2.75 mm hook. He came out a similar size to Vaporeon, about 3.5″ wide and 3.5″ long. I chose not to stuff the legs so that they were easier to bend into position, and they still hold him up pretty well. For a more poseable set of legs, insert a short length of pipe cleaner into each leg. These will let you bend Spinarak’s legs and have them stay in position more easily.

Instructions:

Body

Round 1: sc 6 in a magic ring, continue working in spiral rounds with no joins.

Round 2: sc 2 in each stitch around (12 sts)

Round 3: (sc 2 in first stitch, sc in next stitch) repeat around (18 sts)

Round 4: (sc 2 in first stitch, sc in each of next 2 stitches) repeat around (24 sts)

Round 5: (sc 2 in first stitch, sc in each of next 3 stitches) repeat around (30 sts)

Round 6: sc in each stitch around (30 sts)

Round 7: (sc2tog, sc in each of the next 3 stitches) repeat around (24 sts)

Round 8: (sc2tog, sc in each of the next 2 stitches) repeat around (18 sts)

Round 9: (sc2tog, sc in next stitch) repeat around (12 sts)

Round 10: sc2tog around (6 sts)

Fasten off.

In navy, sew markings onto one side of the body as seen in the picture below.

Head

Round 1: work 6 sc in a magic ring. Work in spiral rounds with no joins.

Round 2: work 2 sc in each st around (12 sts)

Round 3: (2 sc in first st, sc in next st) repeat around (18 sts)

Rounds 4 & 5: sc in each stitch around.

Round 6: (sc2tog, sc) repeat around (12 sts)

Round 7: sc2tog around (6 sts)

Fasten off.

LegsĀ (make 6)

Round 1: In yellow, 4 sc in magic ring

Round 2: sc in each stitch around, change to navy blue (4 sts)

Round 3: sc in each stitch around (4 sts)

Round 4: 2 sc in first stitch, sc in each remaining stitch in round. Switch back to yellow. (5 sts)

Rounds 5 & 6: sc in each stitch around. Slip stitch at the end of round 6.

Fasten off.

Horn

Round 1: In white, sc 4 in magic ring

Round 2: sc in each stitch around (4 sts)

Fasten off.

Pincers (Make 2)

Chain 4, turn. Slip stitch in second chain from hook. Sc in next chain. Hdc in last chain. Fasten off.

Have fun making Spinarak, the Pokemon that’s basically a spider missing two legs.