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Palm Pokemom: #275 Scyther

Today’s pokemon is a little complicated. Scyther had a lot of parts to make, and I expected designing him to be really difficult, but it actually wasn’t too bad. If you want him to stand up consistently, you’ll need to weight his feet, for example by putting in small baggies of rice in place of stuffing, but otherwise you can sometimes get him to balance, and you can always lean him up against something, or make a stand out of wire or pipe cleaner.

I found it easiest to sew Scyther together as I made the parts, rather than waiting until the end. You have to know that you’re not going to be sewing anything underneath a given part before you sew it down, but I get less confused about what that funny little rectangle is for if I sew it down right away.

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Materials:

Green and white yarn, sport weight.

2.75 mm hook.

Instructions:

Body:

Round 1: 6 sc in a magic ring.

Round 2: sc 2 in first stitch. Sc in each remaining stitch (7 sts)

Round 3: sc 2 in first stitch. Sc in each remaining stitch (8 sts)

Round 4: sc in each stitch around (8 sts)

Round 5: sc 2 in first stitch. Sc in each remaining stitch around (9 sts)

Round 6: (sc 2 in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches) three times (12 sts)

Round 7: (sc 2 in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches) three times (15 sts)

Round 8: sc in each stitch around (15 sts)

Round 9: (sc2tog, sc in next 3 stitches) three times (12 sts)

Round 10: sc in each stitch around (12 sts)

Round 11: change to white. Sc2tog in each stitch around (6 sts)

Round 12: change to green. Sc 2 in each stitch around (12 sts)

Round 13: sc in each stitch around (12 sts)

Round 14: change to white. (sc 2 in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches) three times. (15 sts)

Round 15: sc in each stitch around (15 sts)

Round 16: (sc2tog, sc in next 3 stitches) three times (12 sts)

Round 17: sc2tog around (6 sts)

Fasten Off

Chest Plates (Make 2):

Row 1: ch 3.

Row 2: 2 sc in second chain from hook, 2 sc in final chain (4 sts)

Row 3: 2 sc in each stitch across (8 sts)

Row 4-6: sc in each stitch across (8 sts)

Body with one chest plate attached
Body with one chest plate attached
Body with both chest plates attached
Body with both chest plates attached

Sew chest plates over the white section of the body, making sure that they meet at the back, but not at the front. See photos for clarification.

 

 

 

Head:

Round 1: 6 sc in a magic ring (6 sts)

Round 2: sc in each stitch around (6 sts)

Round 3: (sc 2 in first stitch, sc in next stitch) three times (9 sts)

Round 4: sc in each stitch around (9 sts)

Round 5: sc 2 in first stitch, sc, sc 2 in next stitch, sc, sc 2 in next stitch, 4 sc (18 sts)

Round 6-8: sc in each stitch around (18 sts)

Round 9: (sc2tog, sc in next 4 stitches) three times (15 sts)

Round 10: (sc2tog, sc in next 3 stitches) three times (12 sts)

Round 11: (sc2tog, sc in next 2 stitches) three times (9 sts)

Round 12: (sc2tog, sc in next stitch) three times (6 sts)

Fasten Off

Side Head Spikes (make 2)

Round 1: 3 sc in a magic ring (3 sts)

Round 2: sc 2 in first stitch, 2 sc (4 sts)

Round 3: sc 2 in first stitch, 3 sc (5 sts)

Round 4: sc in each stitch around (5 sts)

Round 5: sc 2 in first stitch, 4 sc (6 sts)

Fasten Off

Center Head Spike (Make 1)

Round 1: 3 sc in a magic ring (3 sts)

Round 2: sc 2 in first stitch, 2 sc (4 sts)

Round 3: sc 2 in first stitch, 3 sc (5 sts)

Round 4: sc in each stitch around (5 sts)

Round 5: sc 2 in first stitch, 4 sc (6 sts)

Round 6: sc 2 in each stitch around (12 sts)

Partially assembled scyther

Fasten Off

Attach the three spikes to the head. They should all start about half way back on the head. The centre spike is centred (clearly), and the other two appear on either side, about 90 degrees around. Refer to pictures as needed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arms (Make 2)

Round 1: 6 sc in a magic ring (6 sts)

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

Round 3-4: sc in each stitch around (12 sts)

Round 5: sc2tog around (6 sts)

Stuff this upper part of the arm (where the arm meets the body). The next three rounds should not be stuffed.

Round 68: sc in each stitch around (6 sts)

Round 9: (sc 2 in first stitch, sc in next stitch) three times (9 sts)

Round 10: sc in each stitch around (9 sts)

Round 11: (sc2tog, sc in next stitch) three times (6 sts)

Stuff the lower part of the arm where it widened again. You should have an arm with a ball at the beginning and a smaller ball at the end, both stuffed, with a short unstuffed or lightly stuffed area in between.

Fasten Off.

Blades (Make 2)

Row 1: In green, ch 11. Turn.

Row 2: sc 2 in second chain from hook, sc2tog, 2 sc, sc 2 in next stitch, 2 sc, sc 3 in next stitch, ch2

Fasten Off green

Working in white on the opposite side of the starting chain:

Row 1: ch 1, sc in next stitch, sc 2 in next stitch, 3 sc, sc2tog, sc, sc2tog, slip stitch, ch 1. Turn.

Row 2: slip stitch, 4 sc, slip stitch. Leave remaining stitches unworked and fasten off.

Sew the blades to the end of the arms.

Legs (Make 2)

Round 1: 6 sc in a magic ring.

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

Round 3-4: sc in each stitch around (12 sts)

Round 5: sc2tog around (6 sts)

Round 6-8: Change to white. Sc in each stitch around. (6 sts)

Round 9: Change to green. Sc 2 in each stitch around (12 sts)

Round 10-11: sc in each stitch around (12 sts)

Round 12: (Sc 2 in first stitch, sc in next stitch) three times. Sc in each of the remaining stitches (15 sts)

Round 13: sc in each stitch around (15 sts)

Round 14: (Sc 2 in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches) three times. Sc in each of the remaining stitches (18 sts)

Round 15-16: sc in each stitch around (18 sts)

Round 17: Working in back loops only, (sc2tog, sc in next stitch) 6 times (12 sts)

Round 18: sc2tog around (6 sts)

Fasten off and sew to the lower body.

Upper Wings (Make 2)

Row 1: ch 2.

Row 2: sc 2 in the 2nd chain from hook. Ch 1. Turn. (2 sts)

Row 3: sc 2 in each stitch across. Ch 1, Turn. (4 sts)

Row 4: sc 2 in first stitch, 2 sc, sc 2 in last stitch. Ch 1. Turn. (6 sts)

Row 5-7: sc in each stitch across. Ch 1. Turn. (6 sts)

Row 8: sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog. Ch 1. Turn. (4 sts)

Row 9-11: sc in each stitch across. Ch 1. Turn. (4 sts)

Row 12: sc2tog twice. Ch 1. Turn. (2 sts)

Row 13: sc in each stitch across. Ch 1. Turn. (2 sts)

Row 14: sc2tog (1 st)

Fasten Off.

Attach green yarn to one end of the wing, and sc along one edge (12 sts) Sew to the middle of the back, angling the wings upwards to leave space for the lower wings, which should be angled downwards.

Lower Wings (Make 2)

Row 1: ch 2.

Row 2: sc 2 in the 2nd chain from the hook. Ch 1. Turn (2 sts)

Row 3: sc 2 in each stitch across. Ch 1. Turn. (4 sts)

Row 4-7: sc in each stitch across. Ch 1. Turn. (4 sts)

Row 8: sc2tog twice. (2 sts)

Row 9: sc2tog. (1 st)

Fasten Off.

Sew to the mid back, with one end at roughly the same place as the start of the upper wings, angled downwards.