Monday, November 24, 2014

Jirachi

Jirachi: Max!
Max: Huh?
Jirachi: I'm gonna miss you! We'll be best, best friends, forever and ever.


As many of you may know by now, I'm a big fan of Pokemon.  So it's no wonder that the new pattern here is another Pokemon, as well as my first Legendary!  I know there are already a couple Jirachi patterns out there, but I wanted to make my own.  Now let's get to it!

Jirachi the Wish Maker
Materials
-WW yarn in yellow, white, aqua(for shiny Jirachi, replace the aqua with red), and a little bit of black.  I used Red Heart Super Saver in Bright Yellow, White, Turqua(Cherry Red for shiny), and Black
-Felt in a dark blue, green-blue, black, and white(for shiny, use a pink in place of green-blue)
-Stuffing
-G hook
-Hot Glue Gun
Optional Matials!
-Felt in a medium blue(red felt for shiny) and pale yellow
-Fabric paint in dark blue, black, and green blue(pink if making a shiny Jirachi)

Fun Fact!  My Jirachi turned out to be just a tiny bit bigger than the "real" thing!  Thing is, though, I crochet rather tightly.  You could easily use a F hook for this pattern, if you're comfortable using one.

Head: with White
Rnd 1) 8 sc in magic ring (8)
Rnd 2) inc around (16)
Rnd 3) (sc, inc) repeat around (24)
Rnd 4) (sc 2, inc) repeat around (32)
Rnd 5) (sc 3, inc) repeat around (40)
Rnd 6) (sc 4, inc) repeat around (48)
Rnd 7) (sc 5, inc) repeat around (56)
Rnd 8-19) sc in each sc around (56)
Rnd 20) (sc 5, dec) repeat around (48)  Start stuffing now, if you haven't already.  Stuff firmly and shape the head as you go. Continue to stuff firmly and shape as you go along.
Rnd 21) (sc 4, dec) repeat around (40)
Rnd 22) (sc 3, dec) repeat around (32)
Rnd 23) (sc 2, dec) repeat around (24)
Rnd 24) sc even (24)
F/O with a tail just a bit longer than your crochet hook.  Set aside for now.

Body: with White
starting at feet/legs, make two
Rnd 1) 6 sc in magic ring (6)
Rnd 2) (sc 2, inc) repeat around (8)
Rnd 3) (sc 3, inc) repeat around (10)
Rnd 4) (sc 4, inc) repeat around (12)
Rnd 5) (sc 5, inc) repeat around (14)
Rnd 6) sc even (14)
Rnd 7) (sc 6, inc) repeat around (16)
Rnd 8) sc even (16)
F/O 1st leg, DO NOT F/O 2nd leg.

Rnd 9) ch 4, sc in all 16 sc of the 1st leg, being careful not to twist your chain, sc in the 4 chains, sc in all 16 sc of the 2nd leg, sc in the opposite side of the 4 chains (40)
Rnd 10) sc even (40)
Rnd 11) (sc 4, inc) repeat around (48)  Stuff legs.
Rnd 12-15) sc even (48)
Rnd 16) (sc 4, dec) repeat around (40)
Rnd 17-24) sc even (40)  Start stuffing body at this point, if you haven't already.  Stuff firmly and shape the body as you go. Continue to stuff firmly and shape as you go along.  Also, if you're wanting your Jirachi to have a closed Eye of Truth, you can go a head and emboirder that on at this point with some black yarn.
Rnd 25) (sc 3, dec) repeat around (32)
Rnd 26-28) sc even (32)
Rnd 29) (sc 2, dec) repeat around (24)
Rnd 30) sc even (24)
F/O with a long tail, finish stuffing.  Sew to head, matching up rnd 24 of head with rnd 30 of body.

Arms: make 2
Sleaves: starting with White and a long tail, ch 21
Row 1) sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc across, ch 1, turn (20)
Rows 2-12) sc even, ch 1, turn (20)
Row 13) dec, sc 14, dec, ch 1 turn (18)
Row 14) sc even, ch 1, turn (18)
Row 15) dec, sc in next 12 st, dec, ch 1, turn (16)
Row 16) sc even, ch 1, turn  (16)
Row 17) dec, sc in next 10 st, dec, ch 1, turn (14)
Row 18) sc even, ch 1, turn (14)
Row 19) dec, sc in next 8 st, dec, ch 1, turn (12)
Row 20) sc even, ch 1, turn (12)
Row 21) dec, sc in next 6 st, dec, ch 1, turn (10)
Row 22) sc even, ch 1, turn (10)
F/O with a long tail for sewing.

Arms: with White
Starting with a long tail, ch 10
Rnd 1) slst to 1st ch to form a ring, sc in each ch around (10)
Rnd 2-10) sc even (10) stuff lightly as you go.
Rnd 11) (sc 3, dec) repeat around (8)
Rnd 12-16) sc even (8)
Rnd 17) (sc 2, dec) repeat around (6)
Rnd 18-20) sc even (6)
Row 21) Press opening flat, sc shut while increasing at the same time, turn (6)
Row 22) (ch 4, slst in 2nd ch from hook, sc in remaining 2 ch, sc in next st on the arm, sc in next st) 3 times to make a total of 3 fingers.
F/O with a tail just a bit longer than your hook.  Weave in ends.  Sew rnd 1 of arm to row 22 of sleave.  Drap the sleave over the arm, wide end by the hand.  Sew over the arm, to the arm, and then the whole piece to the body where it meets the head.  Use the pictures for reference.

Head Dress: with Bright Yellow
Base
Rnd 1-7) Repeat rnds 1-7 of head (56)
Row 8) sc in 1st 46, leave remaining 10 sc unworked, ch 1, turn (46)
Row 9) sc, dec, sc 40, dec, sc, ch 1, turn (44)
Row 10) sc, dec, sc 38, dec, sc, ch 1, turn (42)
Row 11) sc, dec, sc 36, dec, sc, ch 1, turn (40)
Row 12) sc, dec, sc 34, dec, sc, ch 1, turn (38)
Row 13) sc, dec, sc 32, dec, sc, ch 1, turn (36)
Row 14) sc, dec, sc 30, dec, sc, ch 1, turn (34)
Row 15) sc, dec, sc 28, dec, sc, ch 1, turn (32)
Row 16) sc, dec, sc 26, dec sc,, ch 1, turn (30)
Row 17) sc, dec, sc 24, dec, sc, ch 1, turn (28)
Row 18) sc, dec, sc 22, dec, sc, ch 1, turn (26)
Row 19) sc, dec, sc 20, dec, sc, ch 1, turn (24)
Row 20) sc, dec, sc 18, dec, sc, ch 1, turn (22)
Row 21) sc, dec, sc 16, dec, sc, ch 1, turn (20)
Row 22) sc, dec, sc 14, dec, sc, ch 1, turn (18)
Row 23) sc, dec, sc 12, dec, sc, ch 1, turn (16)
Row 24) sc, dec, sc 10, dec, sc, ch 1, turn (14)
F/O with a tail just a bit longer than you hook.

Front of Face thingy: with Bright Yellow
ch 7
Row 1) sc in 2nd chain from hook and each across, ch 1, turn (6)
Row 2) sc, inc, sc 2, inc, sc, ch 1, turn (8)
Row 3) sc, inc, sc 4, inc, sc (10)
F/O with a long tail, sew to Head Dress Base at Rnd 7 at the 10 unworked sc.
Rejoin yarn at some point on Head Dress Base, and sc evenly all the way around it.  F/O with a long tail.
Sew to head, matching up rnd 7 of of Head Dress Base and rnd 7 of Head.

Star Points: with Bright Yellow, make 3
Rnd 1) 3 sc in magic ring (3)
Rnd 2) inc around (6)
Rnd 3) (sc, inc) repeat around (9)
Rnd 4) (sc 2, inc) repeat around (12)
Rnd 5) (sc 3, inc) repeat around (15)
Rnd 6) (sc 4, inc) repeat around (18)
Rnd 7) (sc 5, inc) repeat around (21)
Rnd 8) (sc 6, inc) repeat around (24)
Rnd 9) (sc 7, inc) repeat around (27)
Rnd 10) (sc 8, inc) repeat around (30)
Rnd 11) (sc 9, inc) repeat around (33)
Rnd 12) (sc 10, inc) repeat around (36)
Rnd 13) (sc 11, inc) repeat around (39)
Rnd 14) (sc 12, inc) repeat around (42)
Rnd 15) (sc 13, inc) repeat around (45)
Rnd 16) (sc 14, inc) repeat around (48)
Rnd 17) sc even (48)
Rnd 18) (sc 23, inc) repeat around (50)
Rnd 19-20) sc even (50)
F/O with a long tail, stuff firmly, sew to Head Dress Base with 1 Star Point at each side at the of the head, and 1 on top of the head.  This works best if you sew the side points on first, then the point that goes on the top of the head.

Face Dangle-Thingys(IDK what to call them): with Bright Yellow, make two
Rnd 1) 6 sc in magic ring (6)
Rnd 2) inc around (12)
Rnd 3) (sc, inc) repeat around (18)
Rnd 4-5) sc even (18)
Rnd 6) (sc 4, dec) repeat around (15)
Rnd 7-8) sc even (15)
Rnd 9) (sc 3, dec) repeat around (12)
Rnd 10-11) sc even (12)
Rnd 12) (sc 4, dec) repeat around (10)
Rnd 13-14) sc even (10)
F/O with a long tail.  Stuff either VERY lightly, or not at all; it's up to you.  Press the top flat and sew to sides of face.

Wish Tags: with Turqua(Cherry Red for shiny), make 3
ch 5
Row 1) sc in 2nd ch from hook and each across, ch 1, turn (4)
Row 2-14) sc even, ch 1, turn (4)
F/O with a long tail.  Sew to Star Points, near the top.  Sew them on in a way that they'll be able to just kinda wiggle-waggle around.  Check out the pictures for placement help.

Wings (Back Ribbons?): with Bright Yellow, make 2
starting with a long tail, ch 5
Row 1) sc in 2nd ch from hook and each across, ch 1, turn (4)
Row 2-4) sc across, ch 1, turn (4)
Row 5) inc, sc 3, ch 1, turn (5)
Row 6) sc across, ch 1, turn (5)
Row 7) sc 4, inc, ch 1, turn (6)
Row 8) sc across, ch 1, turn (6)
Row 9) inc, sc 5, ch 1, turn (7)
Row 10) sc across, ch 1, turn (7)
Row 11) sc 6, inc, ch 1, turn (8)
Row 12) sc across, ch 1, turn (8)
Row 13) inc, sc 7, ch 1, turn (9)
Row 14) sc across, ch 1, turn (9)
Row 15) sc 8, inc, ch 1, turn (10)
Row 16) sc across, ch 1, turn (10)
Row 17) inc, sc 9, ch 1, turn (11)
Row 18) sc across, ch 1, turn (11)
Row 19) sc 10, inc, ch 1, turn (12)
Row 20) sc across, ch 1, turn (12)
Row 21) inc, sc 11, ch 1, turn (13)
Row 22) sc across, ch 1, turn (13)
Row 23) sc 12, inc, ch 1, turn (14)
Row 24-40) sc across, ch 1, turn (14)
Row 41) sc, dec, sc 11, ch 1, turn (13)
Row 42-44) sc across, ch 1, turn (13)
Row 45) sc 10, dec, sc, ch 1, turn (12)
Row 46-48) sc across, ch 1, turn (12)
Row 49) sc, dec, sc 9, ch 1, turn (11)
Row 50-52) sc across, ch 1, turn (11)
Row 53) sc 8, dec, sc, ch 1, turn (10)
Row 54-56) sc across, ch 1, turn (10)
Row 57) sc, dec, sc 7, ch 1, turn (9)
Row 58-60) sc across, ch 1, turn (9)
Row 61) sc 6, dec, sc, ch 1, turn (8)
Row 62-64) sc across, ch 1, turn (8)
F/O with a tail just a bit longer than your hook.  Weave in your shorter tail, and use the long tail you started with to sew this piece to the back of Jirachi at Rnd 23 of Body, about 2 stitches apart.  (Quick note, the reason for decreasing like this is it helps keep Jirachi's "wing" looking smooth.)

Detail work:
Step 1)  First off, decide if you want your Jirachi's Eye of Truth to be open or shut.  If you want it shut, simply embroider one onto the belly with some black yarn.  If you want it open, cut out the base(a pointed oval, like an eye!) out of the pale yellow, and a circle of medium blue(red if shiny).  Glue the circle to the center of the oval, then glue that to the belly where you would have embroidered the closed eye.
Step 2)  Time for the face!  Once agian, decide if you wanna paint the eye details, or just do it all in felt.  If this is your first time making a plush, or you're not that sure of your painting skills, do this buy cutting all the pieces from felt, the black being your base.  This includes the under the eye triangle things.  If you want to challenge yourself, or you have made painting skills, bust out your paint and an eye base cut from white felt!
1)  Mark out where you want the light shine to be.  This part will remain un-painted.
2)  Paint all but the area of eye shine with the dark blue.  Give this time to dry(this can take a little as an hour, or as many as 3-5 hours, depending on your paint, and how thick you lay it on).
3) Once the dark blue is dry, paint on the puple area with black.  Once again, give this time to dry.  When it's dry, glue it to Jirachi's face.
4) Paint little upside-down triangles under Jirachi's eyes, using a green-blue if making a "standard" Jirachi, and use a pink paint if making a shiny.
Step 3)  Give Jirachi a smile, and your done!  Now go enjoy your little Wish Maker!

Sweet Bonus!  Sleeping Jirachi!
To make a sleeping Jirachi, make the Head, Head Dress, Wish Tags, and Face Danglys as before.  The body will be made as told below.
Sleeping Jirachi Body: with Bright Yellow
Rnd 1) 8 sc in magic ring (8)
Rnd 2) inc around (16)
Rnd 3) (sc, inc) repeat around (24)
Rnd 4) (sc 2, inc) repeat around (32)
Rnd 5) (sc 3, inc) repeat around (40)
Rnd 6) (sc 4, inc) repeat around (48)
Rnd 7-9) sc even (48)
Rnd 10) (sc 4, dec) repeat around (40)
Rnd 11-16) sc even (40)  Start stuffing body at this point, if you haven't already.  Stuff firmly and shape the body as you go. Continue to stuff firmly and shape as you go along
Rnd 17) (sc 3, dec) repeat around (32)
Rnd 18-19) sc even (32)
Rnd 20) (sc 2, dec) repeat around (24)
Rnd 21-22) sc even (24)
F/O with a long tail, finish stuffing.  Sew to head, matching up rnd 24 of head with rnd 24 of body.

Detail Work for Sleeping Jirachi
Step 1) Assemble the head the same as Awake Jirachi.  Wish Tags are in the next step.
Step 2) Sew the Wish tags to the Star Points so that they lay flat and stay put.
You want your sleeping Jirachi to look like this.
Step 3) Embroider on some little sleepy eyes with black yarn, and a little dot mouth.  With either felt or fabric paint, put the up-side-down triangles under Jirachi's eyes with the colour that matches up with the colour pallet you've decided on.

Now you have a Sleeping Jirachi!

5 comments:

  1. By far the best jirachi crochet on the Internet! It's like the real thing I just want to hug it!! Great work and you are extremely talented for making this design! :)

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  2. Hi there! I wanted to share my photo of the cocoon Jirachi that I worked very hard on ^_^ I just love your pattern and am making a blue one to match before sending this off to my good friend in Ireland! I just didn't sew the wish tags inward because it didn't look righto with my yarn.😅 thank you for sharing your pattern😘

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    1. Sorry I'm only just now seeing this. Your Jirachi came out just too cute! I'm sure your friend is going to love this!

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  3. Muchas hracias por ser tan linda y compartir tus patrones me ayudo muchísimo

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