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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Pikachu Glove Pattern!

Hey Everyone!

I finally got around to finishing the pikachu glove pattern that I have been working on for months and months. With my health picking up and work calming down, I have managed to make time for the things I enjoy again!

The pattern here is sized for a female adult which is my own hand. My hand is 10cm horizontally across the palm and 17cm from the tip of my middle finger to my wrist. The glove does have a bit of stretch.

If you would like the free size adjustable pattern, you can buy it at my Ravelry page. :) Thank you for supporting me and my creations!

When made from DK weight yarn the gloves fit the average female hand if made following the instructions. There are separate steps to modify the glove to fit your hand. The brown part of the eyes, nose and mouth are needlefelted.

If you don’t want to needlefelt, you can always buy felt sheets the same colours and cut out the features to sew or glue on instead or embroider on the details.
To make the glove like in the picture, you will need:
*DK weight yarn – yellow, black, red, white
*G/6 – 4.0mm crochet hook
*Wool Roving – brown, black (optional)
*Needlefelting tools (optional)
*Foam block for felting on (optional)

* SC – Single Crochet
* 2SC – Single crochet twice in the same stitch
* SCx2 – Single crochet once in each stitch the number of times, in this case, 2
* SC2tog – Single crochet 2 stitches together to decrease
* CH – chain stitch
* (xx) – XX numbers in the bracket give an indication of how many stitches in that round
* (xx, yy rounds) – yy indicates how many rounds to repeat the same instruction for
* [crochet instructions]x?? – Repeat the instructions inside the square brackets ?? times
before continuing
* I choose to start my pattern by chainingx2 and then crocheting in the 2nd chain from the
hook. The alternative method is to start with the Magic Circle or if you have your won
preferred method, definitely use that.

Wrist Cuffs
To start. Chx11
Row 1: Starting from 2nd hook from the chain, SCx10. Chain 1,
rotate fabric. (10)
Row 2 - 34: Back loop only, SCx10. Chain 1, rotate fabric. (10, 33
Row 35: Fold in half and crochet row 33 and initial chain
together so it forms the glove cuff.
Now work in the round to make the glove.

Round 1. SCx33 (33) I use this round to crochet the starting tail into the glove so I don’t have to
weave it in.
Round 2. SCx33 (33)
Round 3. 2SCx2, SCx31 (35)
Round 4. [2SC, SC]x2, SCx31 (37)
Round 5. [2SC, SCx2]x2, SCx31 (39)
Round 6. [2SC, SCx3]x2, SCx31 (41)
Round 7 – 12. SCx41 (41, 6 rounds)
Round 13. Chain 6 and skip 10 stitches. SCx31. (37)
Round 14. SCx6 in the chains. SCx31. (37)
Round 15 - 19. SCx37 (37, 5 rounds)
Weave in the tail.

Attach the yarn where the hold is left for the thumb.
Round 1. SCx10 along the outside and then crochet SCx6 by picking up the leftover loop from
the chains you created in round 13. (16)
Round 2 – 3. SCx16 (16, 2 rounds)
Round 4. [SC2tog, SCx6]x2 (14)
Round 5. [SC2tog, SCx5]x2 (12)
Weave in the ends.
Note: In round 1, you might find that if you crochet in the round
according to the stitches, there is a hole left where the front
stitches meet the chain stitches. To get around this, I created an
SC3tog by picking up loops through the extra holes and then
crocheting them into one stitch. This filled in the gaps.

Ears – make 2
With the ears, you can make this fully yellow and then attach the black tips in the next steps. Or start with black here and change to yellow at round 7. It depends on whether you would like the slanted black ear colour change.
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: SCx6 (6)
Round 3: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 4 – 5: SCx12 (12, 2 rounds)
Round 6: [2SC, SC]x6 (18)
Round 7 – 21: SCx18 (18, 15 rounds)
Sew the ears onto the main glove portion. You can attach in the half style like I do so that the gloves can alternate between fingers covered and uncovered or you can sew it completely closed to be full gloves.

Ears – make 2
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: SCx6 (6)
Round 3: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 4 - 5: SCx6, DCx6 (12, 2 rounds)
Round 6: [2SC, SC]x3, [2DC, DC]x3 (18)
Round 7 – 9: SCx9, DCx9 (18, 3 rounds)
Sew onto ears.

Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3: [2SC, SC]x6 (18)
Leave a long tail.

Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Leave a long tail.

Sew the white circle slightly off centre onto the black circle. Then either felt or embroider on a
brown moon shape to the bottom. Or you can just leave it as the white on black.

Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Leave a long tail.
Sew the eyes and cheeks on once you’ve positioned them where they look nice.

Felt or embroider on the nose and mouth.

Then repeat the whole pattern again and make the second glove for the other hand and you'll have little pikachu's to keep your hands warm over the winter! Well, in Australia it's winter right now anyway. ^-^

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