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Sunday, March 12, 2017

#261 Poochyena

Today I come with a pattern that I've been sitting on for some time now. Poochyena!

He's a little difficult when it comes to the shaping of the colouring on his body but you can always use felt instead and it would look just as fine! Then there's just a lot of little pieces for the tail.

I used a 4.00 hook and DK yarn, this plush worked up to be 23cm (9inches) nose to tail and 24cm (9 1/2 inches) tall.

Head
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3: [2SC, SC]x6 (18)
Round 4: [2SC, SCx2]x6 (24)
Round 5: [2SC, SCx3]x6 (30)
Round 6: [2SC, SCx4]x6 (36)
Round 7: [2SC, SCx5]x6 (42)
Round 8: [2SC, SCx6]x6 (48)
Round 9 - 16: SCx48 (48, 8 rounds)
Round 17: [SC2tog, SCx6]x6 (42)
Round 18: [SC2tog, SCx5]x6 (36)
Round 19 - 20: SCx36 (36, 2 rounds)
Row 1: SCx16 chain and turn
Row 2: SCx15, chain and turn
Row 3: SCx14
Leave a long tail and stuff firmly. The rows are sewn onto the front of the body when attaching the head to make the head sit in a more lifted and comfortable looking position.

Body
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3: [2SC, SC]x6 (18)
Round 4: [2SC, SCx2]x6 (24)
Round 5: [2SC, SCx3]x6 (30)
Round 6: [2SC, SCx4]x6 (36)
Round 7: [2SC, SCx5]x6 (42)
Round 8: [2SC, SCx6]x6 (48)
Round 9 - 23: SCx48 (48, 15 rounds)
In the next round, you may want to use thread to leave a mark 10 stitches in so you can see where the black stomach patch should go. Also, you may wish to stuff up to here and then stuff the rest later to make it easier.
Round 24: [SC2tog, SCx6]x3, SCx24 (45)
Round 25: [SC2tog, SCx6]x3, SCx21 (42)
Round 26: [SC2tog, SCx5]x3 SCx21 (39)
Round 27: [SC2tog, SCx5]x3 SCx18 (36)
Round 28 - 32: SCx36 (36. 5 rounds)
Round 29: [SC2tog, SCx4]x6 (30)
Round 30: [SC2tog, SCx3]x6 (24)
Stuff to hold its shape. Don’t stuff too firmly or you’ll lose the light shaping around the stomach area.
Round 31: [SC2tog, SCx2]x6 (18)
Round 32: [SC2tog, SC]x6 (12)
Round 33: SC2togx6 (6)
Round 1 is the front of the piece and that’s where the head should be attached.





Face Markings
Off black colour
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3: [2SC, SC]x6 (18)
Round 4: [2SC, SCx2]x6 (24)
Round 5: [2SC, SCx3]x6 (30)
Round 6: Chain 6, then from the 2nd chain from the hook, SC, HDCx2, DC, TC, skip 3 stitches and then back in main piece, SCx2, Chain 7, then from the 2nd chain from the hook, SC, HDC, DCx2, TCx2, skip 3, then back in main piece SCx2, chain 3, then from the 2nd chain from the hook, SCx2 and then back into the main piece, SCx6, chain 3, then from the 2nd chain from the hook, SCx2 and then back into the main piece, SCx2, Chain 7, then from the 2nd chain from the hook, SC, HDC, DCx2, TCx2, skip 3, then back in main piece SCx2, chain 6, then from the 2nd chain from the hook, SC, HDCx2, DC, TC, skip 3 stitches and then back in main piece, SCx5, chain and turn
Row 1: SCx5, chain and turn
Row 2: SC2tog, SC, SC2tog, chain and turn
Row 3 - 4: SCx3, chain and turn
Row 5: SC3tog
Leave a long tail and sew to the face. The rows at the end making the point is the one going straight up on the forehead.The bottom of the piece should sit where head piece is sewn onto the body (at the end of the short rows).

Chest Black Markings
Round 1: CH2, SCx4 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (4)
Round 2: 2SCx4 (8)
Round 3: [SC, 3SC]x4 (16)
Round 4: SCx2, 3SC, [SCx3, 3SC]x3, SC(24)
Round 5: SCx2, chain 3, then from the 2nd chain from the hook, SCx2, then back on main piece, SCx9, chain 3, then from the 2nd chain from the hook, SCx2, then back on main piece, SCx11, chain and turn
Row 1: SC2togx3, chain and turn
Row 2: SCx3, chain and turn
Row 2: SC3tog
Sew onto the chest with the final rows pointing down. The flat part at the top should be joined to the face black piece.




Muzzle Piece
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3: [2SC, SC]x6 (18)
Round 4 - 5: SCx18 (18, 2 rounds)
Round 6: [SC2tog, SC]x3. SCx9 (15)
Stuff and sew to the face with the decreases facing downwards.

Mouth Piece
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3: SCx12 (12)
Stuff very lightly and sew onto the face just below the muzzle.

Eyes
Yellow
Round 1: CH2, SCx3 in the 2nd stitch from the hook, chain and turn (3)
Round 2: 2SCx3 (6)
Felt or embroider on the red eye and white pupil.

Nose
Round 1: CH2, SCx4 in the 2nd stitch from the hook, chain and turn (4)
Round 2: 2SCx4 (8)
Sew to the tip of the muzzle.

Teeth
Round 1: CH2, SCx4 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (4)
Round 2: SCx4 (4)
Round 3: [SCx2, SC]x2 (6)
Sew onto the bottom mouth piece.

Ears
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: SCx6 (6)
Round 3: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 4 - 6: SCx12 (12, 3 rounds)
Round 7: [2SC, SC]x6 (18)
Round 8 - 10: SCx18 (18, 3 rounds)
Round 11: [2SC, SCx2]x6 (24)
Round 12: SCx24 (24)
Leave a tail to sew onto the head.

Black Insert
Chainx7
Row 1: From the 2nd stitch from the hook, SCx6, chain and turn (6)
Row 2: SCx6, chain and turn (6)
Row 3: SC2tog, SCx2, SC2tog, chain and turn (4)
Row 4 - 5: SCx4, chain and turn (4, 2 rows)
Row 6: SC2togx2, chain and turn (2)
Row 7: SCx2, chain and turn (2)
Row 8: SC2tog
Sew the black onto the ear and then sew the ear onto the hear in a slightly curved shape.





Stomach Patch
Off black
Chain 7
Round 1: Starting from 2nd stitch from the hook, SCx5, 3SC (around the end and continue on the free loops on the other side), SCx5, 3SC (16)
Round 2: 2SC, SCx4, 2SCx3, SCx6, 2SCx2 (22)
Round 3: 2SC, SCx5, [2SC, SC]x3, SCx6, [2SC, SC]x2 (28)
Round 4: 2SC, SCx6, [2SC, SCx2]x3, SCx6, [2SC, SCx2]x2 (34)
Round 5: 2SC, SCx7, [2SC, SCx3]x3, SCx6, [2SC, SCx3]x2 (40)
Round 6: 2SC, SCx8, [2SC, SCx4]x3, SCx6, [2SC, SCx4]x2 (46)
Round 7: SCx46 (46)
The next round will go past the stitch marker if you use one.
Round 8: SCx5, chain 6, then from the 2nd stitch from the hook, SCx2, HDC, DC, TC, then back in the main piece, skip 3 stitches, SC, chain 6, then from the 2nd stitch from the hook, SCx2, HDC, DC, TC, then back in the main piece, skip 3 stitches, SCx6
chainx 5, then from the 2nd stitch from the hook, SC, HDC, DC, TC, then back in the main piece, skip 3,  SC, chainx 5, then from the 2nd stitch from the hook, SC, HDC, DC, TC, then back in the main piece, skip 3
SCx5, chain 6, then from the 2nd stitch from the hook, SCx2, HDC, DC, TC, then back in the main piece, skip 3 stitches, SC, chain 6, then from the 2nd stitch from the hook, SCx2, HDC, DC, TC, then back in the main piece, skip 3 stitches, SCx5
chainx 5, then from the 2nd stitch from the hook, SC, HDC, DC, TC, then back in the main piece, skip 3,  SC, chainx 5, then from the 2nd stitch from the hook, SC, HDC, DC, TC, then back in the main piece, skip 3, SC
Sew onto underside of the body piece. The shorter chained spikes go at the chest and tail. The longer chained spikes are between the front and back legs on each side.



Front Legs
Grey
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3: [2SC, SC]x6 (18)
Round 4: [2SC, SCx2]x6 (24)
Round 5 - 10: SCx24 (24, 6 rounds)  
Row 1: SCx12, chain and turn
Row 2: SCx11, chain and turn
Row 3: SCx10, chain and turn
Row 4: SCx9
Stuff firmly and sew onto the body with the Rows on the side. The last full round would be on the underside of the body.

Back Legs
Grey
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3: [2SC, SC]x6 (18)
Round 4: [2SC, SCx2]x6 (24)
Round 5 - 10: SCx24 (24, 6 rounds)  
Round 11: [2SC, SCx3]x3, SCx12 (27)
Round 12: [2SC, SCx3]x3, SCx15 (30)
Row 1: SCx15 chain and turn
Row 2: SCx14 chain and turn
Row 3: Scx13 chain and turn
Row 4: SCx12 chain and turn
Stuff firmly and sew onto the body with the Rows on the side. The last full round would be on the underside of the body.





Paws
Off black
Make 4
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Round 3: [2SC, SC]x6 (18)
Round 4: [2SC, SCx2]x6 (24)
Round 5: [2SC, SCx3]x6 (30)
Round 6 - 7: SCx30 (30, 2 rounds)
Round 8: [SC2tog, SCx3]x3, SCx15 (27)
Round 9: [SC2tog, SCx3]x3, SCx12 (24)
Round 10 - 11: SCx24 (24, 2 rounds)
Round 12: HDC, DC, TC, DC, HDC, SC, chainx4, (then from 2nd chain from hook) SCx2, DC, skip 2 and SC back into main piece. HDC, DC, TC, DC, HDC, SC, chain 4 (then from 2nd chain from hook), SC, DC, TC, skip 3 and SCx2 back into main piece, chain 3, (then from 2nd chain from the hook) SCx2, SC back into the main piece, HDC, TC, SC
You may wish to mix up the different groups to make the leg spikes look different. I’ve separated them into colours and you can mix them up as you wish.

Stuff lightly and sew onto the bottom of each leg. If you overstuff, the join may be too obvious so take care to sculpt the foot on and sew tightly. Also take care to sew any gaps that may appear from the skipped stitches. The decreased half rounds (8 and 9) should be facing forward for the toes.

Use black yarn to embroider markings to separate the toes.

Paw Pad
Grey
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: 2SCx6 (12)
Sew onto the bottom of each paw






Tail
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: SCx6 (6)
Round 3: [2SC, SC]x3 (9)
Round 4: SCx9 (9)
Round 5: [2SC, SCx2]x3 (12)
Round 6 - 7: SCx12 (12, 2 rounds)
Round 6: [2SC, SC]x6 (18)
Round 7 - 10: SCx18 (18, 4 rounds)
Round 11: [2SC, SCx2]x6 (24)
Round 12 - 14: SCx24 (24, 3 rounds)
Round 15: [SC2tog, SCx2]x6 (18)
Stuff firmly.
Round 16: [SC2tog, SC]x6 (12)
Round 17: SC2togx6 (6)
Sew onto the back end of the plush on a slight angle.
Bend the tail slightly to shape into a nice flick shape.

Back Spikes
Make 2
Round 1: CH2, SCx6 in the 2nd stitch from the hook (6)
Round 2: SCx6 (6)
Round 3: [2SC, SC]x3 (9)
Round 4 - 7: SCx9 (9, 4 rounds)
This will be the spike on the tail and the prominent spike right at the front. Sew one spike on for now and leave the second spike for the very end.

Make 2
Chain 11
Row 1: From the 2nd chain from the hook, SCx10 chain and turn
Row 2: SC, *chainx4, (then from 2nd chain from the hook) SC, HDC, DC, (back on the row) skip 2, SC, Chain 3, (then from 2nd chain from the hook), SCx2, (back on row) SC. Repeat from * once. SC
Sew one on each side of the first spike.

Make 1
Chain 14
Row 1: From the 2nd chain from the hook, SCx13
Row 2: SC, Chain 3, (then from 2nd chain from the hook), SCx2, (back on row) SC, *chainx4, (then from 2nd chain from the hook) SC, HDC, DC, (back on the row) skip 2, SC, Chain 5, SC, HDC, DC, TC, (back on row) skip 3, SC, chainx4, (then from 2nd chain from the hook) SC, HDC, DC, (back on the row) skip 2, SC, Chain 3, (then from 2nd chain from the hook), SCx2, (back on row) SC
Sew onto the body so that the middle spike is in front of the first big spike sewn in front of the tail.
Sew the second of the initial 2 spikes in front of the middle spike.

Make 2
Chain 9
Row 1: From the 2nd chain from the hook, SCx8 chain and turn
Row 2: SC, chainx4, (then from 2nd chain from the hook) SC, HDC, DC, (back on the row) skip 2, SC, Chain 3, (then from 2nd chain from the hook), chainx4, (then from 2nd chain from the hook) SC, HDC, DC, (back on the row) skip 2, SC
Sew one on either side of the second main spike that is sewn on.






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