Monday, July 8, 2013

Flabébé Pattern!

Hey everyone. It's been a busy month with pride and car troubles but I have a fabulous update for you all. As some of you may know I'm a huge Pokémon nerd. So the news about the 6th generation of Pokémon has made me super excited. Watching as new monsters are revealed. One of my favorites is Flabébé which is one of the newly announced Fairy Type Pokémon.

Since Flabébé  is the smallest Pokémon I thought I'd knit a version that was life size. Here is what you need to knit your very own.

US 3 Double Pointed Needles
Fingering Weight Yarn in Colors
-Light Green
Darning Needle
Poly-fiber Fill

CO-Cast On
K2TOG- Knit 2 Together
KFB- Knit Front Back
ST(S)- Stitch(es)
PSSO- Pass Slipped Stitch Over
R- Round

CO 4sts in Light Green, work I-cord for 1". Divide sts evenly on 2 needles and continue in the round.
R1: KFB all sts (8sts)
R2: Knit round dividing evenly on 4 needles 2sts per needle.
R3: (K1,KFB) repeat till end of round (12sts)
R4: Knit
R5: (K2, KFB) repeat till end of round (16sts)
R6: Knit
R7: (K1, KFB) repeat till end of round (24sts)
R8-10: Knit
Switch to White Yarn
R11-13: Knit
R14: (K1, K2TOG) repeat till end of round (16sts)
R15: Knit
R16: (K2,K2TOG) repeat till end of round (12sts)
R17: Knit
R18: (K1, K2TOG) repeat till end of round (8sts)
R19: Knit
Cut yarn leaving long tail and draw through live stitches with darning needle. Draw closed securely and weave in ends.

CO 6sts using Judy's Magic Cast On
R1: Knit
R2: (K1, KFB, K1) repeat (8sts)
R3: Knit and evenly divide onto 4 needles (2sts per needle)
R4: (K1, KFB) repeat till end of round (12sts)
R5: Knit
R6: (K1, KFB, K1) repeat till end of round (16sts)
R7: Knit
R8:(K1, KFB) repeat till end of round (24sts)
R9: Knit
R10: (K1,KFB) repeat till end of round (36sts)
R11-15: Knit
R16: (K1, K2TOG) till end of round (24sts)
R17: Knit
R18: (K1, K2TOG) till end of round (16sts)
Place eyes using duplicate stitch in Black both should be 2sts tall with 3sts in between. Then add Pink blush using a straight st. At this point you should also add stuffing.
R19: Knit
R20: (K1, K2TOG, K1) repeat till end of round (12sts)
R21: Knit
R22: (K1, K2TOG) repeat till end of round (8sts)
and any aditional stuffing and cut long tail and draw through live stitches with darning needle pulling closed tightly. Weave in end. Then with CO tail attach head to body and weave in end.

CO 3sts in yellow and work in I-cord
R1: Knit
R2: Knit
R3: KFB across row (6sts)
R4: Knit
R5: Knit
R6: K2TOG across row (3sts)
repeat rounds 1-6, 5 times more for a total of 6 bumps. BO and seam ends together forming a ring and attach to head and weave in ends.

Mouth Piece:
CO 12sts in white, divide evenly on 3 needles. Connect and work in the round.
R1: Knit
R2: Knit
R3: K1, K2TOG, K1
Cut yarn and draw tightly through the live stitches. Draw tail down inside and use as a bit of stuffing. Place and attach to face.

Arms (Make 2):
CO 4sts in white and work I-cord for about 1.5". Cut yarn and draw through live stiches and weave doawn through arm. Use CO tail to attach to body.

Ears (Make 2):
CO 10sts in White and divide evenly on 2 needle to work in round.
R1: Knit
R2: K1, KFB, K1, KFB, K1 twice (14sts)
R3: Knit
R4: K1, KFB, K3, KFB, K1 twice (18sts)
R5: Knit
R6: K1, KFB, K2, KFB, K2, KFB, K1 twice (24sts)
R7-10: Knit
At this point divide onto 4 needles. We are going to work in the round on the first half of the ear. That's the first 6sts and last 6 sts of the origianl round or now needle 1 & 4. while leaving the other stitches on the other needles for now.
R11: K2TOG, K2, K2TOG twice
R12-14: Knit
R15: K1, K2TOG, K1
R16: Knit
Cut yarn and draw through live sts. Repeat Rounds 11-16 for other half of ear and weave in the ends down through the ear and close up the gap between the split for the halves. Attach the ears to the sides of the head.

You now have your very own Flabébé. You could knit or crochet a flower for it to hang on to. You could also place small magnets in to the ears and put it on your fridge. I think I may make a hat with a flower on it for it to hang on that I can wear when Pokémon X and Pokémon Y come out. I did a similar thing when Pokémon Black and Pokémon White came out. I made a Mijumaru/Oshawott Cosplay Cap.

 So if you end up knitting a Flabébé and using it to help celebrate the release of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, which are due to release on the 12th of October around the world, please send a photo to my email or the Facebook page.Pokémon and Flabébé are both trademarks and copyright by Nintendo. This pattern is not to be sold and is for personal use only in helping to celebrate the newest generation.

1 comment:

  1. This is, quite definitively one of the most wonderfully ridiculously cute little suckers I have seen in a long time (wandered over here from Rav) and to have it released for free? Darling! Either you are too good to ~be~ OR someone needs to sit you gently in front of a computer, and quietly explain that you have a gift, so get getting on it, quickish and start working on a portfolio to make this less free giveaway, more pay the rent! (granted, I say that as the printer whirs in the background so I can give this pattern a whirl) This little guy is so cute that this totally unaware of Pokemon wench is now intrigued. (Yeah, yeah. I know, I've been living under a rock. Well, no, just working as a costumer at the odd convention more on the history/literary side of the events. Time to wander further afield I do believe!) In short (something you may pick of from this Magpie's spate of babble is something I ~don't~ really DO) SO FREAKING CUTE! And really well put together. So go you! Well done sir! (That... was weird. First time I have have THAT pulled out of me, but oh well, run with it!)