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Glaceon

Hello! I’m finally getting back into working on new dolls, patterns etc. I’ve been meaning to continue the Eeveelution series for a while, and then I’m going to move on to some of the requests I’ve received from you guys. Without further ado, here’s Glaceon!

Glaceon is also available in the shop 🙂

You will need:

  • 3.00mm crochet hook
  • 2 x 10mm safety eyes
  • Pale aqua 8 ply yarn
  • Teal 8 ply yarn
  • Blue 8 ply yarn
  • Teal felt

I found the colouring really tricky for this one. In a few pictures it looks like a very pale blue, but sometimes it’s got a hint of green as well. It’s up to you! I’ve labelled the colours “Pale Aqua” for the body, “Teal” for the feet, tail end and body spots, and “Blue” for the fringe/bangs.

If you’re confused about how to read my patterns check out the FAQ. There’s also a link to a description of the stitches used for beginners 🙂

HEAD

1. (in Pale Aqua) MR 6 (6)
2. [ inc ]x 6 (12)
3. [ inc, sc ]x 6 (18)
4. sc, [ inc, sc 2 ]x 5, inc, sc (24)
5. [ inc, sc 3 ]x 6 (30)
6. sc 2, [ inc, sc 4 ]x 5, inc, sc 2 (36)
7-10. sc 36 (36)
11. [ inc, sc 5 ]x 6 (42)
12-13. sc 42 (42)
14. [ dec, sc 5 ]x 6 (36)
15. sc 2, [ dec, sc 4 ]x 5, dec, sc 2 (30)
16. [ dec, sc 3 ]x 6 (24)

Finish off, leaving a tail long enough to attach to the body later. Insert the safety eyes between rows 11 and 12, with approximately 7 or 8 stitches between them.

BODY

1. (in Pale Aqua) MR 6 (6)
2. [ inc ]x 6 (12)
3. [ inc, sc ]x 6 (18)
4. sc, [ inc, sc 2 ]x 5, inc, sc (24)
5. [ inc, sc 3 ]x 6 (30)
6-8. sc 30 (30)
9. [ dec, sc 3 ]x 6 (24)
10-12. sc 24 (24)

Finish off. No tail necessary.

FRINGE/BANGS

Short (make 3)
1. (in Blue) ch 6 (6)
2. ch 2, turn, dc 6 (6)

Long (make 2)
1. (in Blue) ch 12 (12)
2. ch 1, turn, sc 12 (12)

Finish off, leaving a tail long enough to attach to the head later.

For the long bangs, we’re also going to take some teal yarn and pick up 2 stitches at the end of the piece. See the pictures below. This is to add that teal tip. You could also use teal felt cut into a diamond shape for a more accurate shape.

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LEG (make 2)

1. (in Teal) MR 6 (6)
2. [ inc, sc ]x 3 (9)
3. sc 9 (9)
4-6. (in Pale Aqua) sc 9 (9)

Finish off, leaving a tail long enough to attach to the body later.

ARM (make 2)

1. (in Teal) MR 6 (6)
2. [ inc, sc 2 ]x 2 (8)
3. sc 8 (8)
4. (in Pale Aqua) sc 8 (8)
5. dec, sc 6, (7)

Finish off, leaving a tail long enough to attach to the body later.

TAIL

1. (in Pale Aqua) MR 6 (6)
2. sc 6 (6)
3. [ inc, sc ]x 3 (9)
4. sc 9 (9)
5. [ inc, sc 2 ]x 3 (12)
6. [ inc, sc 3 ]x 3 (15)
7. [ dec, sc 3 ]x 3 (12)
8. [ dec, sc 2 ]x 3 (9)
9-10. sc 9 (9)
11. [ dec, sc ]x 3 (6)
12-13. sc 6 (6)

Finish off, leaving a tail long enough to attach to the body later. I find this piece tends to curve a lot, so if you’re having difficulty with that as well, try ironing it to help it lay flat.

Tail End
1. (in Teal) ch 4 (4)
2-4. ch 1, turn, sc 4 (4)

Finish off, leaving tail long enough to attach to the main tail. Then, taking this tail, position it at the end of the main tail, like pictured below, to create the darker diamond shaped tip. If you have colour of felt that’s similar to the teal yarn you’re using, you could also cut a diamond shape out of that and glue it in place – I couldn’t find a colour that matched.

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EARS (make 2)

1. (in Pale Aqua) MR 4 (4)
2. sc 4 (4)
3. [ inc, sc ]x 2 (6)
4. sc 6 (6)
5. [ inc, sc 2 ]x 2 (8)
6. sc 8 (8)
7. [ inc, sc 3 ]x 2 (10)
8. [ inc, sc 4 ]x 2 (12)
9. [ dec, sc 4 ]x 2 (10)
10. [ dec, sc 3 ]x 2 (8)
11. sc 8 (8)
12. [ dec, sc 2 ]x 2 (6)

Finish off, leaving a tail long enough to attach to the head later.

Now take a piece of teal/blue felt and cut out two diamond-like pieces to be the inside of the ear. I’m not 100% sure what colour the inner ear is – on some pictures it’s blue, on some it matches the teal of Glaceon’s feet – up to you! I went with a bluer felt, since I had that colour available. Glue these pieces in place on the ear.

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That is all of the crochet work done. Now it’s just assembly and details!

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Stuff the head, body and legs. The arms, ears and tail don’t require stuffing. I like to pin all of the pieces together to get an idea of placement before I attach them.

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I usually attach them in this order: legs, tail, arm, then the head, ears, short bangs, long bangs. I find the ears and bangs easier to centre after the head has already been attached.

For the bangs, I find it easiest to attach one of the short ones in the middle first, and then the other two short ones either side. Then finally the longer pieces either side. This just makes it a little easier to get them centered.

Now that Glaceon is assembled there’s one final step! The two teal diamond shapes on it’s back. I usually brush out yarn and needle felt the shapes in place – or you could cut out teal felt for the two diamond shapes, one is slightly smaller and higher, and the other is larger and goes lower on the back. It can be tricky to get a clean diamond shape when you’re new to needle felting – which I certainly am. I went around the edges with a length of yarn the same colour as the body to tidy and sharpen the shape.

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Done!

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Leafeon will be next in the series, and I plan to have it finished and posted by this time next week. Tag any creations you make with #53stitches on Instagram or Tumblr, I love seeing what you guys create! I hope you had fun! 🙂