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Sylveon

Sylveon at last! Only a few days late 😛 This was requested a while ago (sorry, I promised it so much earlier orz).  Sylveon was tricker than I anticipated, but very satisfying to make in the end! I am so happy with how this one turned out though, so I can’t even be mad about the finicky bits. Before everything came together it was looking a bit haphazard, but once everything started to piece together Sylveon looked great! I hope you’re ready to be patient building this. This pattern probably isn’t suitable for absolute beginners.

Phew, let’s get into it.

You will need:

  • 3.00mm crochet hook
  • 2 x 10mm safety eyes
  • white yarn
  • pink yarn
  • light blue yarn
  • blue yarn
  • blue felt
  • polyester filling
  • fabric glue
  • yarn needle

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 if you’re unfamiliar 🙂 This is especially important for this pattern if you’ve never done a popcorn stitch before.

HEAD

1. (in White) 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 for sewing. Insert the safety eyes between rows 10 and 11, with approximately 7 stitches between them. If you wanted the blue eyes, you could also use a light blue felt, or I’ve heard of people painting their safety eyes with spray paint or nailpolish.

Stuff the head at this point, so that you can make sure the head cap fits properly.

HEAD CAP

1. (in Pink) 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)

Finish off. Now we’re not done with the head cap just yet. We’re going to pick up 7 stitches and crochet the triangular forehead. In the picture below I’ve used two bobby pins to mark the first stitch we’ll pick up and the last stitch we’ll pick up. This way I can make sure that it will cover the area I want it to. Depending on the yarn and hook you’ve used, you may want to pick up more or fewer stitches.

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14. (pick up 7 sc) (7)
15. dec, sc 3, dec (5)
16. dec, sc, dec (3)
17. dec3 (1)
18. ch to finish off (1)

Finish off, use tail to attach to the head.

BODY

1. (in White) 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.

LEG (make 2)

1. (in Pink) MR 6 (6)
2. [ inc, sc ]x 3 (9)
3. sc 9 (9)
4-6. (in White) sc 9 (9)

Finish off, leaving a tail for sewing.

ARM (make 2)

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

Finish off, leaving a tail for sewing.

TAIL

Main Tail

1. (in Pink) MR 6 (6)
2. sc 6 (6)
3. inc, sc 5 (7)
4. inc, sc 6 (8)
5-6. sc 8 (8)
7. inc, sc 7 (9)
8. sc 9 (9)
9. dec, sc 7 (8)
10. dec, sc 6 (7)
11. dec, sc 5 (6)

Finish off, leaving tail for sewing.

Split

1. ch 4 (4)
2. starting second chain from hook, sc 3 (3)

Finish off, leaving tail for sewing. Then take the smaller piece of the tail and attach it to the longer piece, to create the split/bump shape pictured below.

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EARS (make 2)

Ear

1. (in Pink) MR 6 (6)
2. [ inc, sc 2 ]x 2 (8)
3. sc 8 (8)
4. inc, sc 7 (9)
5. 4sc popcorn*, sc 8 (9)
6. inc, sc 8 (10)
7-8. sc 10 (10)
9. [ dec, sc 3 ]x 2 (8)
10-11. sc 8 (8)

Finish off, leaving tail for sewing.

*If you don’t know how to complete a popcorn stitch, have a look at my step-by-step instructions for stitches, found at the FAQ, or have a look at this tutorial. It’s a simple stitch once you’ve learnt it and it’s great for making thumbs or small lumps in a piece.

Now take a piece of blue felt and cut out a rounded oval-like piece to be the inside of the ear. Then glue this piece in place.

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Bottom Fluffy Whiskers

1. (in Pink) MR 6 (6)
2. sc 6 (6)
3. 4sc popcorn, sc 5 (6)
4. sc 6 (6)

Finish off, leaving tail for sewing.

Now the bow can be a little tricky if you’ve never started a piece by crocheting either side of a foundation chain before. All About Ami has a great tutorial here – this is where I originally learnt the technique.

BOW (make 2)

1. (in White) ch 7 (7)
2. (starting second chain from hook) sc 6, either side of chain (12 sc in total) (12)
3-4. sc 12 (12)
5. (in Pink) dec 6 (6)
6. sc 6 (6)
7. inc 6 (12)
8-9. (in White) sc 12 (12)
10. sc 6, sl st 6

Finish off, leaving a tail for attaching to the body. Use the tail to whip stitch the bow’s open edge closed.

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RIBBONS (make 2)

I just couldn’t easily get the pointy corners of Sylveon’s ribbon-things, so flat edges it is.

1. (in Light Blue) ch 3 (3)
2. (starting second chain from hook) sc 2 (2)
3. (in Dark Blue) sc 2 (2)
4. (in Pink) sc 2 (2)
5-28. sc 2 (2)
29. (in Pink) sc 2 (2)
30. (in Dark Blue) sc 2 (2)
31-32. (in Light Blue) sc 2 (2)

Finish off, and hide the tails as best you can. This part is pretty time consuming, and especially difficult with such a small working area. Here is a great video demonstrating the correct place to change colours and how to hide edges (the example is a large piece so it’s a bit easier to hide them in the video, but the method is the same).

If you’re having a lot of trouble working it as a flat piece, you can also create a ribbon with the same amount of rows, and the same colour changes, but instead of sc 2 and turning the piece, start with a MR 6 and each row will be another round of 6 sc.

Now that everything is crocheted it’s time to put it together!

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Stuff the head, body and legs. The arms, ears, bows 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.

There are so many pieces to Sylveon. I usually like to attach the ribbon to the bow first.

Then the head cap to the head (if this hasn’t already been done). Next the ears to the head cap. The legs to the body, then arms to the body and finally tail to body. Once all of that is done, attach the head to the body, and finally, the ribbon/bows. One set to Sylveon’s left ear, the other to the neck.

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Phew! Getting there!

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Done!

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If you missed the announcement during the week, I will be at Supanova in Brisbane this year (27th – 29th of November), so you can come on down and pick up one of these little cuties for yourself. I’ll have limited stock of all of my items (since I can only crochet so fast – unfortunately). It’ll be first in best dressed. I’m at table A102 and am looking forward to seeing whoever can come by!

There won’t be a pattern again until the show is over, since it’s coming up to crunch time, but I’ve created a bunch of new stuff specifically to take to Supanova, so I have plenty of sketched up patterns to move to next.

I’ll be posting some sneaky pictures of the new things I’ve been working on, so keep an eye out for those and know that patterns are on the way soon 🙂