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Archen Crochet Pattern

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Archen and Pokémon © Nintendo

 

This is my pattern, so please don’t copy or repost it, just link back here. Thanks.

 

You’ll need red, yellow, blue, and white yarn (in descending order of how much); a crochet hook (I use a G); tapestry needle and pins; felt or some other material to make eyes and the snout pattern. Optional pipe cleaners, in yellow or blue preferably, to put in the wings for posing; I didn’t, but you can.

 

Terms used: ch – chain, sc – single crochet, inc – increase, dec – decrease, F/O – fasten off, mc – magic circle (a technique for starting a circle; you can also ch 3 or 4, attach them into a loop, and sc into that, but magic circle looks a lot nicer, in my opinion)

 

Body (One in yellow):

1: Sc 6 in mc (6)

2: inc around (12)

3: sc, inc around (18)

4: sc 2, inc around (24)

5: sc 3, inc around (30)

6: sc 4, inc around (36)

7: sc 5, inc around (42)

8: sc 6, inc around (48)

9-11: sc around (48)

12: sc 6, dec around (42)

13: sc 5, dec around (36)

14: sc 4, dec around (30)

15: sc 3, dec around (24)

16: sc 2, dec around (18)

17: sc 1, dec around (12)

18: dec around (6)

F/O

 

Head (Make one):

1: sc 6 in mc in blue (6)

2: inc around (12)

3: sc, inc around (18)

4: sc 2, inc around (24)

5: sc 3, inc around (30)

6: sc 4, inc around (36)

7-10: sc around. Switch to red in the last st of round 10. (36)

11-13: in red, sc around (36)

14: Now, you will start on the top beak. Sc 1 in the outside loop, sc 24 in both loops, sc 1 in the outside loop, ch1 and turn (26)

15-21: sc across, ch 1, turn (26)

22: sc, dec, sc 20, dec, sc, ch1, turn (24)

23: sc, dec, sc 18, dec, sc, ch1, turn (22)

24: sc, dec, sc 16, dec, sc, ch1, turn (20)

25: sc, dec, sc 14, dec, sc, ch1, turn (18)

26-7: sc across, ch 1, turn (18)

28: dec across, ch1, turn (9)

29: dec twice, sc, dec twice, ch1 and turn (5)

30: sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc, ch1 and turn (5)

31: dec, sc, dec, ch1 and turn (3)

32: dec over 3 (1)

F/O, leaving a tail as long as one side of the beak

 

Bottom beak rd 1: Using the red, rejoin in round 14, in the first inside loop you left open. Sc, sc 12, sc in the other loop you left open, ch1 and turn (12)

2-4: sc across, ch1 and turn (12)

5: sc3, dec, sc 2, dec, sc 3 (10)

6: sc across (10)

7: sc 2, dec, sc 2, dec, sc 2 (8)

8-10: sc across (8)

11: sc, dec, sc 2, dec, sc (6)

12: sc, dec twice, sc (4)

13: sc across (4)

14: sc, hdc twice, sc (4)

F/O, leaving a tail as long as one side of the beak.

 

After stuffing well, use one tail to stitch the bottom beak to the top beak, along both pieces’ seem; then, making sure that there is enough stuffing, use the other tail to stitch up the other side.

 

Neck (one in blue)

1: leaving along tail, sc 6 in mc (6)

2: inc around (12)

3: inc, sc 10, inc (14)

4: sc, inc, sc 10, inc, sc (16)

5: sc 2, inc, sc 10, inc, sc 2 (18)

6: sc 2, inc, sc 12, inc, sc 2 (20)

7-8: sc around (20)

 

Blue wing feathers (two in blue)

1: Ch 11, sk first st and sc 10

2-6: sc across  (10)

7: ch 4, in 2nd ch from hook, sc, hdc twice, join in rd 6 after skipping two sts, ch 7, in 2nd ch from hook sc, hdc 5 times, rejoin rd 6 after skipping a st, ch 10, in 2nd ch from hook sc, hdc 4 times, dc 4 times, sk 3 sts and rejoin, ch 8, in 2nd ch from hook sc, hdc 7 times, rejoin at the end of row 6.

F/O, leaving a long tail; you’ll use it to join together parts of the feathers, about ¾ of the way up for each one.

 

Wings (four in yellow)

Leaving an 8 in tail, ch 37

1: in 2nd ch from hook, sc, hdc 2, dc (first feather), sc 32, ch 1 and turn

2: sc 32, ch 6, turn (32 sc, 6 ch)

3: in 2nd ch from hook, sc, hdc 2, dc 2, sc 32, ch 1 and turn

4: sc 32, sc 6

5: in 2nd ch from hook, sc, hdc 2, dc 2, skip two sts and rejoin, sc 30

6: sc 30, ch 6

7: in 2nd ch from hook, sc, hdc 2, dc 2, skip two sts and rejoin, sc 28

8: sc 28. Ch 6

9: in 2nd ch from hook, sc, hdc 2, dc 2, skip two sts and rejoin, ch 4, sc, hdc twice, skip a st and rejoin, sc 24

 

F/O the first and third; position the blue feathers between the yellow feathers, using an image as a guide, and pin all three layers together, and then sl st around, joining two wings and the blue feathers together.

 

Tail (one, start in red)

1: leaving a long tail, sc 6 in mc (6)

2: inc around (12)

3: in outside loops only, sc around (12) You’ll want to thread the tail to the other side of the mc, so that you can use it to attach the tail to the body later. Also, if you’d like the tail to be posable, you;ll want to poke a pipe cleaner through the flat tail base, bend it over, and poke it back into the tail through another stitch, to attach it.

4-7: sc around (12)

8: dec, sc 4, dec, sc 4 (10)

9-10: sc around (10)

11:dec, sc 3, dec, sc 3 (8)

12-13: sc around (8)

If you haven’t already, begin stuffing the tail at this point

14-18: sc around (8)

19: dec, sc 6 (7)

20: sc around (7)

21: dec, sc 5 (6)

22: sc around (6)

23: dec, sc 4 (5)

F/O, leaving a long tail. You’ll weave that tail through the remaining sts, and pull to close.

 

Tail feather (one in blue)

1: Ch 2; in 2nd st from hook, inc, ch 1 and turn (2)

2: inc, sc (3)

3: sc, inc, sc (4)

4: sc 3, inc (5)

5: sc 2, inc, sc 2 (6)

6: inc, sc 5 (7)

7: sc across (7)

8: sc 3, inc, sc 3 (8)

9: sc across (8)

10: sc 4, inc, sc 3 (9)

11: sc across (9)

12: sc 4, ch 1, turn (4)

13: sc 2, dec, no ch, turn (3)

14: sc 3, ch 1 and turn (3)

15: sc, dec no ch, turn (2)

16 sc 2, ch 1, turn (2)

17: dec

F/O, leaving a long tail,

Reattach yarn on the outside of unworked row 11, and rep rounds 12-17, but instead of fastening of at the end, ch 1, and sl st around the edges to help define the tail, sl st-ing three times in each point, and at either end of row 11. Then F/O with a long tail, to attach that half of the feather to the tail

 

Legs (two in red)

1: Leaving a long tail, sc 6 in mc (6)

2: inc around (12)

3: in outside loops only, sc around (12) You’ll want to thread the tail to the other side of the mc, so that you can use it to attach the tail to the body later. Also, if you’d like the tail to be posable, you;ll want to poke a pipe cleaner through the flat tail base, bend it over, and poke it back into the tail through another stitch, to attach it.

4-12: sc around (12)

Stuff here, but only to row 11 or 12

13:sc 4 and join, beginning toe 1

14-17: sc around (4)

F/O

For toe two, attach next to the first two in row 12, sc 2, sk over 4 sts, then sc 2, which should be the last two sts. Then, repeat rows 14-17.

For toe three, attach yarn on one of the four remaining sts, and rep rows 13-17

Using the extra yarn when you casted back on, you’ll want to close up the holes between toes, and then attach round 12(the base of the toes) to round 11 in a few spots; I just used the extra yarn from closing up toe holes. Next step is talons; you’ll want to make these before you attach the legs to the body.

 

Talons (make 6 in white)

Attach white to one side of a toe; sc in that st, and then sc in the opposite st, ch 1, and turn. After turning, dec and F/O. Make sure that each talon is made in the same sts over toes, to keep them facing the same way.

 

Wing Claws (4 in white)

1: leaving a long tail, ch 4, and starting from the 2nd ch from hook, sc 3, ch 1 and turn

2: dec, sc, ch 1 and turn (2)

3: dec, ch 1 and turn (1)

4: sc 1, and F/O

Using the long tail, sew either end of row 1 together, folding the claw together, and then stitch each to the wing.

 

Leg feathers (2 in yellow)

1: ch 21, and starting from the 2nd ch from hook, sc 20, ch 3 and turn (20)

2: dc, sl st (ch 3, dc, sl st) across, for 10 dc and 10 sl st at the end.

F/O leaving a long tail

 

Neck feathers (1 in red)

1: ch 21, and starting from 2nd ch from hook, sc 20, ch 1 and turn (20)

2: sc, inc across, ch 1 and turn (30)

3: here’s where feathers begin.

 Feather 1 - Sc 3, ch 1 and turn, sc 3, ch 1 and turn, dec, sc, ch 1 and turn, sc 2, ch 1 and turn, dec, sl st to row 2

F 2 – sc 2, ch 1 and turn, sc 2, ch 1 and turn, dec, sl st down to row 2

F 3- sc 4, ch 1 and turn, sc 2, dec, ch 1 and turn, sc 3 ch 1 and turn, dec, sc, ch 1 and turn, dec, sl st to row 2

F 4 – sc 1, ch 1 and turn, sc 1, ch 1 and turn, sl st to row 2

F 5 – sc 3, ch 1 and turn,ch 1 and turn, dec, sc, ch 1 and turn, dec, ch 1 and turn, sc, sl st to row 2

F 6 – sc 2, ch 1 and turn, sc 2, ch 1 and turn, dec, sl st to row 2

F 7 – sc 4, ch 1 and turn, sc , dec, sc, ch 1 and turn, dec, sc, ch 1 and turn, dec, ch 1 and turn, sl st into row 2

F 8 – sc 2, ch 1 and turn, sc 2, ch 1 and turn, dec, sl st into row 2

F 9 – sc 3, ch 1 and turn, sc 3 ch 1 and turn, sc 3 ch 1 and turn, dec, sc, ch 1 and turn, dec, sl st into row 2

F 10 – sc 2, ch 1 and turn, dec, ch 1 and turn, sc, sl st to row 2

F 11 – sc 4, ch 1 and turn, dec, dec, ch 1 and turn, dec, sl st into row 2

F/O, leaving a long tail.

 

Tail Feathers (Make one in red)

1: ch 21, and starting from 2nd ch from hook, sc 20, ch 1 and turn (20)

2: sc 20, ch 1 and turn (20)

3: sc 20, ch 1 and turn (20)

Feather 1 – sc 3, ch 1 and turn , sc 3 ch 1 and turn, sc, dec, ch 1 and turn, dec, ch 1 and turn, sl st into row 3

F 2 – sc 4, ch 1 and turn, sc 4, ch 1 and turn, sc 4, ch 1 and turn, sc, dec, sc, ch 1 and turn, dec over 3, ch 1 and turn, sl st into row 3

F 3 – sc 6, ch 1 and turn, sc 6, ch 1 and turn, sc 6, ch 1 and turn, sc 6, ch 1 and turn, sc 6, ch 1 and turn, sc 6, ch 1 and turn, dec 3 times, ch 1 and turn, sc, dec, ch 1 and turn, dec, ch 1 and turn, sl st into row 3

F 4 – rep F 2

F 5 – rep F 1

F/O, leaving a long tail

 

Teeth can be made either by cutting felt and sewing/glueing/etc it on, or (make 4 in white):

1: leaving a moderate length, ch3, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc, ch 1 and turn (2)

2: dec, ch 2 and turn (1)

3: sl st into sc

F/O

 

So, assembly: head to neck, neck to body, legs, tail, wings, feathers/talons/teeth. Pin before sewing to make sure everything looks good. Eyes can be made of felt, fabric, whatever; I (poorly) needle felted mine on. Black, Embroidery thread, more felt, yarn, or something else can be used to make the pattern on the beak.

 

This pattern has taken almost two months, purely because I’ve been tired; but, because I’ve been tired, things may not make sense, or there may be typos, so let me know! I’m happy to fix things up. If some enterprising person wants to modify the head so that the mouth is open, go for it, just link back if you use my pattern for it.  

~pierre (I need a nap)

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ISO Speed
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Date Taken
Aug 10, 2016, 7:25:24 PM
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ListenMagician's avatar
I love Archen, so this plush was already amazing enough, but a pattern too? Thank-you so much ^_^
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Of course!

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