Monday, 5 March 2012

Munchlax

This pattern is converted from a crochet pattern. The original creator and pattern can be found in the links at the bottom.


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

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 on all pieces.

Head/body (Dark Blue)

Cast on 8
Purl
Kfb to end (16)
Purl
(K1, Kfb) to end (24)
Purl
(K2,kfb)to end (32)
Purl
(K3,kfb) to end (40)
Purl
(K4,kfb) to end (48)
Purl
(K5,kfb) to end (56)
Stst 13 rows starting with a Purl row
Switch to Cream
Stst 2
(K5,k2tog)to end (48)
Purl
(K4,k2tog) to end (40)
Purl
(K3,k2tog) to end (32)
Purl
(K2,k2tog) to end (24)
Switch to Dark Blue
Purl
Start stuffing; continue as you go
(K3,kfb) to end (30)
Purl
(K4,kfb) to end (36)
Purl
(K5,kfb) to end (42)
Purl
(K6,kfb) to end (48)
Purl
(K7,kfb) to end (54)
Purl
(K8,kfb) to end (60)
Stst 19 rows beginning with a P row
(K8,k2tog) to end (54)
Purl
(K7, k2tog) to end (48)
Purl
(K6,k2tog) to end (42)
Purl
(K5, k2tog) to end (36)
Purl
(K2tog) to end (18)
B and T


Arms(Dark Blue) make 2

Cast on 15
Stst 17 starting with a P row
(K1,k2tog x 2) twice,K1, K2tog, K2 (10)
Purl
* K2, turn and work on these 2 stitches only, Stst 5 rows starting with a Purl row, B and T ** cut a long piece of yarn (about 10 inchs) and sew down the finger and reattach to where you left off when turning to form the other fingers. Repeat from * to ** for all fingers. When all fingers are done sew the gap in the hand closed and use your fingers to flatten Munchlax's fingers out into a hand shape.

Pin arms to the body, slightly under where you changed from cream to blue

Ears (Dark Blue) make 2

Cast on 5
Purl
(Kfb) to end (10)
Purl
(K1,kfb) to end (15)
Stst 19 rows beginning with a Purl row
Cast off
Pin to the top of the head and sew on.

Feet (Light Brown and Cream) make 2

Cast on 6
Purl
(Kfb) to end to end. (12)
Switch to cream
Purl
(K1, kfb) to end (18)
Purl
(K5,Kfb) to end (21)
Stst 3 starting with a Purl row
(K5,k2tog) to end (18)
Purl
(K1,k2tog)to end (12)
Purl
(k2tog) to end (6)
B and T
Pin to the bottom of the body checking Munchlax can stand on them, then sew on.

Bib (Cream)

Cast of 5
Purl
(Kfb) to end (10)
Purl
(K1,kfb) to end (15)
Stst5
(K1,k2tog) to end (10)
Purl
(K2tog) to end (5)
Cast Off
Pin to the front of the body just under the chin and sew on.


Skirt (Dark Blue)

Cast on 60 sts
Stst 2 starting with a knit row
Cast off
Pin Skirt to the base of body and then sew on.

Cut eyes and teeth out of felt or embroider one. Sew mouth on along the join of the cream and Dark blue.


Munchlax and Pokemon are copyright of Nintendo.
Original Crochet pattern by Tifftastic21and can be found here:http://tifftastic21.blogspot.com/2011/07/munchlax-pattern.html

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