Getting back into the swing of things

One of my goals this year is to document more of what I do and not just create things and throw them into a box and store it in the back of a closet.  I had one of those “life has no practice mode” moments and figured I needed to think less and do more.

So this post is my first attempt at doing more from here on out.

I have been playing Pokemon Ultra Moon – it’s not great, it’s not bad, really just more of an expansion to Pokemon Moon and I don’t know why it was a full price game.  Either way, I’m obsessive and :cough: a little :cough: crazy, so that means I have tasked myself with 100%ing the pokedex from the game.  I’m getting really close, but there are a few hold outs that are getting on my nerves; Castform being one of them.

I decided that if I can’t get him to pop up in the game I will have to catch him otherwise.  So…..I made one.  I’m still trying to figure out how to shove him into the DS so he’ll show up in the game.

The moral of the story is that I created my own Castform who has just been hanging out on my desk.  I got a little love for him on Facebook and people liked him.  I thought maybe someone else would want to make their own little friend; so here ya go, my pattern for him (if you share please link back to this post or the pattern post specifically, not just copy paste it places – original artists need love too).

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Large Castform

Materials I used:

  • Clover Amour G (4.00 mm) hook
  • Caron Simply Soft yarn in Grey Heather
  • White embroidery floss
  • Black embroidery floss
  • White acrylic felt
  • Black acrylic felt

The finished product ended up being approximately 2″ x 2.5″ x 4″

Head:

  •  1.  mr 6 (6)
  •  2.  inc 6 evenly (12)
  •  3.  inc 6 evenly (18)
  •  4.  inc 6 evenly (24)
  •  5.  inc 6 evenly (30)
  •  6.  inc 6 evenly (36)
  •  7.  inc 6 evenly (42)
  •  8.-14.  sc around (42)
  • 15.  dec 6 evenly (36)
  • 16.  dec 6 evenly (30)
  • 17.  dec 6 evenly (24)
  • 18.  dec 6 evenly (18)
  • 19.  dec 6 evenly (12)
  • 20.  dec 4 (8), f.o.

Feet/Hands/Grabby Things? x 2:

  •  1.  mr 6 (6)
  •  2.  inc 6 evenly (12)
  •  3.  inc 6 evenly (18)
  •  4.  sc around (18)
  •  5.  sc around (18)
  •  6.  dec 6 evenly (12)
  •  7.  dec 4 (8), f.o.

Butt/Tail:

  •  1.  mr 6 (6)
  •  2.  inc 6 evenly (12)
  •  3.  inc 6 evenly (18)
  •  4.  dec 6 evenly (12)
  •  5.  sc flo (12)
  •  6.  dec 4 together, sc 4 (8)
  •  7.  sl st 4 loosely, sc 4 (8)
  •  8.  sl st dec 2 loosely, sc 4 (6)
  •  9.  dec 2, sc 2 (4), f.o.

Horn/Head Bobbley Bit:

  •  1.  ch 8, join with sl st
  •  2.  sc 8 (8)
  •  3.  sc 8 (8)
  •  4.  sl st 4, sc 4 (8)
  •  5.  sl st 4, sc 4 (8)
  •  6.  sl st dec 2, sc (6)
  •  7.  sl st dec 2, sc 2 (4)
  •  8.  dec 1, sc 2, (3), f.o.

For the eyes I first cut out a piece of white felt.  Next, I cut out two small black circles of felt and attached them to the white felt by stitching around the black in black embroidery thread.  They could also easily be glued on if you didn’t want to sew.

Attach all the pieces in your preferred manner and there ya go! You have a new little desk buddy.

Happy Hooking!

 

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