Monday, 12 March 2012

Caterpie


Abbreviations

stst = Stockinette stitch. Knit being the right side and Purl being the wrong side.
Kfb = Knit front and back into a stitch to increase.
K2tog or P2tog = Knit or Purl 2 stitches together to decrease
B and T = break of yarn leaving a long end and thread through sts left on the knitting needle and pull tight to close the hole then fasten off
I-cord= Knitted on Dpn's. cast on stst then knit as normal, instead of turning to purl, push the stitches to the end of the dpn and knit again pulling the wool behind the stitches. After doing this for a few rows you will see the cord appearing, pull the cord to tighten the stitches.

If knitting in the round divide the stitches equally among the needles and when it says to Purl a row Knit instead. Stuff as you go.

Body (Green) make 1
Cast on 6
Purl
(Kfb) to end (12)
Purl
(K1, kfb) to end (18)
Purl
(K2,kfb) to end (24)
Purl
(K3,kfb) to end (30)
Purl
(K4,kfb) to end (36)
Stst 5 rows
(K4, k2tog) to end (30)
Purl
(K3, k2tog) to end (24)
Purl
(K2, k2tog) to end (18)
Stst 2 beg with a purl row
(K2,kfb) to end (24)
Purl
(K3,kfb) to end (30)
Stst 5 rows
(K3, k2tog) to end (24)
Purl
(K2, k2tog) to end (18)
Stst 2 beg with a purl row
(K2, kfb) to end (24)
Stst 5 rows
(K2, k2tog) to end (18)
Purl
(K1,k2tog) to end (12)
Purl
(K2tog, k2) (9)
Stst 3
Change to yellow
(K2tog,K1) (6)
Stst 3 rows
B and T
To make the segments more ... segmenty wrap a length of yarn around where the decreases are and pull tight and knot then sew the ends in to keep secure.




Belly Stripe (Yellow) make 1

Cast on 5
Stst 2
Kfb to end (10)
Stst 11
K2tog,K6,k2tog (8)
Stst 9
K2tog to end (4)
Stst 5
Cast off
Pin to the bottom of the body starting under the base of the head all the way down to the tail. The decreases should match up with the ones on the body to make the lining up easier. Then stitch into place.



Feet (Yellow) make 4

Cast on 6
Purl
(K1,kfb) (9)
Stst 2 rows starting with a Purl row
Cast off
Pin two feet to the middle segment and two to the next segment down. Then sew in place.


 
Tail (Yellow) make 1

Cast on 6
Purl
(K1,kfb) to end (9)
Purl
(K2,Kfb) to end (12)
Stst 2 rows
(K2, k2tog) to end (9)
B and T
Pin the cast on edge to the end of the yellow section on the body, and then sew in place. 
 



Mouth (Green) make 1

Cast on 6
Purl
Kfb to end (12)
Purl
(K1,kfb) to end (18)
Stst 3 rows
Cast off
Pin towards the bottom of the head segment just above the top of the belly stripe. Sew into place. 
 
 
 
 
Antenna (Red) make 1

Cast on 3
Knit as an i-cord for 20 rows
B and T
To make up fold to make a V and sew the bottom few stitches together to form the base of the antenna.



Make the eye's and Circles from felt or embroider on.

Caterpie and Pokemon are copyright of Nintendo.

3 comments:

  1. I love this! What size needles/yarn do you recommend?

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  2. I use 3.25 dpn's on all my toys as that's the only size I have at the moment.
    I use DK/light worsted wool as it's washable so I can give them to children or if they decided to play with them when I'm not looking.
    Hope this helped you.

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  3. Started this "Caterpie" but did not like the outcome after sewing all the small pieces together. Started again "in the round" as suggested could be done but am at a stand still. Cannot figure out how to add the yellow belly stripe and continue in the "round". Any suggestions on how to continue?

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