Night Moon–A Special Pokemon

A few years ago, a friend asked if I would make her daughter a “special” Pokemon character– a bit like Umbreon.

Only she wanted one that she designed herself.  Sent me the picture of what she wanted and everything.

 

The original “Umbreon” looks like this– yellow circles and stripes.

But the one sheeeee wanted would have white stripes and circles, white feet and have a mane–

like Eevee.

With her picture and a very nice basic pattern from Wolfdreamer…

I jumped in.

It actually took a few weeks, working at night.

I could see it in my head, which is a huge plus when you’re doing something like this.

But it usually means you’ll be pulling out a ton of your work–until it looks…positively perfect.  I took the ears out a couple of times. Did the head twice. And that mane. Phew.

By the time I was finished, it felt like one of my own kids. The hardest part was putting it in a box and shipping it off to it’s new home.

Have a happy life Night Moon!

Yoshi

I found the cutest pattern for a sweet little Yoshi.

It took a few evenings to work up and get him to look the way that I wanted him to–still not sure about the eyes, but we’ll see. It’ll do for now.

It is easily worked in simple pieces so I’m thinking I may need a few more in all different colors.

This might be a bit addictive.

 

 

Find this sweet pattern right HERE.

Pokemon Crochet

I’ve posted about my cute little crocheted Pokemon–but I thought it would be a good idea to get them all together in one place.

Snorlax was the very first Pokemon that I ever crocheted. I wasn’t really good at it to begin with but Miss Chompy didn’t care. She loved him anyway. 

Then along came Diglett for Mr. Beckham. He went through a few revisions before we were satisfied.

Lily wanted anything that looked like a cat so she chose Skitty. 

Vaporeon was next, for a friend. It felt really funny mailing this on away–almost like it was a favorite pet or something. But fear not, she has a happy home now. 

This guy, is a unique take on the Pokemon Umbreon. The little girl asked for some specific changes in color and she wanted a white mane too. Poof! As you wish. 

Magoo asked for a classic standard–good, old Pikachu. Took three days to get his eyes right. Sheesh. 

And lastly—so far–we have Squirtle! I have a feeling that I’ll be making a few more of this one as he seems to be everyone’s favorite.

Most of these little critters were made last year from patterns I got from Googling the characters. Of course, I have to make my own changes to most of them so that they look as much like the real Pokemon as possible.

What should I make next?

Crochet Nativity– Donkey & The Lamb

Ooooooh lookey here!! It’s time for my cute daughter’s birthday again and so you know what that means— a few more pieces for her nativity.

Just look at this little cutie! Awwwww….

This little guy is soooo adorable, I have to tell you–he was hard to give away.

And now we have handsome Mr. Donkey. He turned out a bit bigger than I expected. No, like bigger than Joseph. *Sigh.* That’s what happens when you don’t have the original pieces to use as a reference. GIANT stable animals. We’ve decided to pretend that everyone is kneeling–except the huge animals.

I must say, THIS nativity set has a ton of personality.

And I love it.

Crochet Nativity- The Shepherds

The very next thing that happened after that sweet baby arrived in the manger–was those lovely little shepherds showed up.

But my poor daughter April had to wait a whole YEAR to get these little guys to come around. A few pieces each year, for her next birthday is about as good as I can do.

Totally worth the wait—wouldn’t you say?