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Umbreon

I feel almost cruel if there isn’t an Umbreon to go along with Espeon, so I had to make one straight away. I was really glad I was able to find some red safety eyes online, I wish I could find some solid yellow and blue ones as well, but maybe I’ll try different painting methods in the meantime.

Well, let’s get straight into it!

You will need:

  • 3.00mm crochet hook
  • black yarn
  • yellow yarn
  • yellow felt
  • polyester felt
  • 2x 10mm red safety eyes

I got my safety eyes from situer on Etsy, but I believe you can also paint regular safety eyes with nailpolish or paint. If you’re confused about how to read my patterns check out the FAQ. There’s also a link to a description of a variety of stitches for beginners 🙂

HEAD

1. (in Black) 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 attaching later. Insert safety eyes between rows 11 and 12, with approximately 7 stitches between them.

BODY

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

Finish off, leaving a tail for attaching later.

ARM (make 2)

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

Finish off, leaving a tail for attaching later.

EARS (make 2)

1. (in Black) MR 6 (6)
2. sc 6 (6)
3. [ inc, sc 2 ]x 2 (8)
4-5. sc 8 (8)
6. (in Yellow) [ inc, sc 3 ]x 2 (10)
7. sc 10 (10)
8. (in Black) sc 10 (10)
9. [ dec, sc 3 ]x 2 (8)
10-12. sc 8 (8)

Finish off, leaving a tail for attaching later.

TAIL

1. (in Black) MR 6 (6)
2. sc 6 (6)
3. [ inc, sc ]x 3 (9)
4-5. sc 9 (9)
6. [ inc, sc 2 ]x 3 (12)
7-8. (in Yellow) sc 12 (12)
9. (in Black) sc 12 (12)
10. [ dec, sc 2 ]x 3 (9)
11-13. sc 9 (9)
(stuff at this point)
14. [ dec, sc ]x 3 (6)
15. sc 6 (6)

Finish off, leaving a tail for attaching later.

That’s all of the crocheting done!

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Next stuff the head, body, legs, and tail. You can also stuff the ears and arms if you want, but they are small enough that they don’t need it. I like to pin all of the items in place to get an idea of placement before attaching them.

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I usually attach them in this order: legs, tail, arms, ears and head. Before I attach the head though, I glue on the felt circles.

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You want to take some yellow felt and cut out 5 hollow circles. You could also choose to embroider the circles on, which is a little less time consuming. You’ll need the two smallest circles for the arms, two slightly larger ones for the legs, and the largest circle is for the middle of the forehead.

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Glue the circles on your doll.

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Done! Umbreon is quite simple and easy to put together (apart from painstakingly cutting out circles haha). Don’t forget to tag anything you create with #53stitches on tumblr or instagram. Check out some of the other dolls that people have created!