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Suicune crochet- with pattern
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Published: May 15, 2013
© 2013 - 2019 Robezpierre
pierre here! I've been rather dead on dA for a while, because I've been in college. But! I have lots of crochet things that I've been working on in my free time! This is a pattern I made for a Suicune, a legendary Pokemon.

Items needed: crochet hook; body color yarn (here turquoise); mane color yarn (here purple); white yarn; headdress color yarn (here dark blue); scarps of felt for eyes; wire or pipe cleaners for tails; stuffing; tapestry needle

sc- single crochet; st(s)- stitch(es); dec- decrease over the the next two stitches; inc- increase in next stitch; hdc- half double crochet; ch- chain; magic circle- google 'crochet magic circle' if you don't know how to;

short rounds- I'm not sure how widely known these are, nor if 'short round' is the correct way to refer to them; but these are used extensively in the mane, in order to make the waves. You crochet the stated amount, ignoring the other stitches, until the end of the short round. Then, you pick up the left stitches as the pattern says. I'm sure that that isn't very clear, but just ask and I'll try to fix it up.

Finally, I haven't been able to find someone to test this pattern for me, so if you find a problem, please don't be shy about asking me what's wrong. Thanks! ~pierre

EDIT: It's been a while, but as I re-use the pattern, I'm seeing some mistakes. Folks are more than smart enough to figure it out, but I'll be fixing it up as I see things.

Body (Make 1 in body color):
Round 1: sc 6 in magic circle (6)
2: inc around (12)
3: sc 1, inc in next st around(18)
4: sc 2, inc in next st around (24)
5: sc 3, inc in next st around (30)
6-10: sc around (30)
11: sc 8, dec over 2 around (27)
12: sc around (27)
13: sc 7, dec over 2 around (24)
14-16: sc around (24)
~begin stuffing here; stuff firmly
17: sc 12, inc, sc 11 (25)
18: sc around (25)
19: sc 12, inc, sc 12 (26)
20: sc around (26)
21: sc 13, inc, sc 12 (27)
22: sc 13, inc, sc 13 (28)
23: sc 14, inc, sc 13 (29)
24: sc 14, inc, sc 14 (30)
25-30: sc around (30)
31: sc 3, dec over 2 around (24)
32: sc 2, dec over 2 around (18)
33: sc 1, dec over 2 around (12)
34: dec around (6)
F/O. Add any needed stuffing for shape. Weave the tail around the last row and pull closed.

Front Legs (Make 2 in body color):
Round 1: sc 6 in magic ring (6)
2: inc around (12)
3: sc around (12)
4: sc 2, dec 4 times, sc 2 (8)
~begin stuffing firmly
5-9: sc around (8)
10: inc in next st, sc 7 (9)
11: inc in next st, sc 8 (10)
12: dec twice, sc 6 (8)
13: sc 3, inc in the next two sts, sc 3 (10)
14-16: sc around (10)
17: (sc 4, inc) around (12)
18-19: sc around (12)
Do not fasten off; begin shoulder

Right shoulder:
20: sc 6, ch1 and turn (6)
21: sc 6, ch1 and turn (6)
22: dec over 2 sts, sc across, ch1 and turn (5)
23: dec over 2 sts, sc across, ch1 and turn (4)
F/O, and add any needed stuffing, and leave a long tail

Left shoulder:
Turn the front leg so that you are working on the inside; then continue as with the right shoulder

Back legs (Make 2):
Crochet the first 13 rounds as with the front legs
Round 14: (sc 4, inc in next st) around (12)
15: (sc 3, inc in next st) around (15)
16-17: sc around (15)
18: (sc 4, inc in next st) around (18)
19-20: sc around (18)
Do not fasten off; instead, continue with the hips

Right hip:
Round 21: sc 9, ch1, turn (9)
22: dec, sc 7, ch1 and turn (8)
23: dec, sc 6, ch1 and turn (7)
24: dec, sc 5, ch1 and turn (6)
25: dec, sc 2, dec (4)
F/O, leaving a long tail

Left hip:
Turn the leg so that you are working on the inside; then continue as with the right hip

Head ~ Start in white
Round 1: sc 6 in magic circle (6)
2: sc, inc around (9)
3: sc 2, inc around (12)
4: dec 3 times, sc around (9)
5: inc around (18)
6: sc, inc, sc, inc, sc inc sc around (21)
7: sc around (21)
8: sc 8, switch to main body color, sc 13 (21)
9-15: hdc 10, sl st 10, hdc 1 (21)
16-17: sc around (21)
F/O, leaving a long tail to attach to body with

Mane (Make 1 in purple):
Ch 5
1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc across ch1 and turn (4)
2-5: sc across ch1 and turn (4)
6: inc across ch1 and turn (8)
7: inc across ch1 and turn (16)
*Short row
1: sc 12 ch1 and turn (12)
2: sc 8 ch1 and turn (8)
3: sc 7 ch1 and turn (7)
4: sc 6 ch1 and turn (6)
5: sc 5 ch1 and turn (5)
6: sc 4 ch1 and turn (4)
7: sc 3 ch1 and turn (3)
8: sc 2 ch1 and turn (2)
*End
8: sc to end ch1 and turn (9)
*Short row
1: sc 4 ch1 and turn (4)
2: sc 3 ch1 and turn (3)
3: sc 2 ch1 and turn (2)
*End
9: sc to end ch1 and turn (3)
10: sc to end ch1 and turn (16)
*Short row
1: sc 4 ch1 and turn (4)
2: sc 3 ch1 and turn (3)
3: sc 2 ch1 and turn (2)
*End
11: sc to end ch1 and turn (3)
12: sc to end ch1 and turn (16)
*Short row
1: sc 12 ch1 and turn (12)
2: sc 8 ch1 and turn (8)
3: sc 7 ch1 and turn (7)
4: sc 6 ch1 and turn (6)
5: sc 5 ch1 and turn (5)
6: sc 4 ch1 and turn (4)
7: sc 3 ch1 and turn (3)
8: sc 2 ch1 and turn (2)
*End
13: sc to end ch1 and turn (9)
14: sc to end ch1 and turn (16)
*Short row
1: sc 12 ch1 and turn (12)
2: sc 8 ch1 and turn (8)
3: sc 7 ch1 and turn (7)
4: sc 6 ch1 and turn (6)
5: sc 5 ch1 and turn (5)
6: sc 4 ch1 and turn (4)
7: sc 3 ch1 and turn (3)
8: sc 2 ch1 and turn (2)
*End
15: sc to end ch1 and turn (9)
*Short row
1: sc 4 ch1 and turn (4)
2: sc 3 ch1 and turn (3)
3: sc 2 ch1 and turn (2)
*End
16: sc to end ch1 and turn (3)
17: sc to end ch1 and turn (16)
*Short row
1: sc 4 ch1 and turn (4)
2: sc 3 ch1 and turn (3)
3: sc 2 ch1 and turn (2)
*End
18: sc to end ch1 and turn (3)
19: sc to end ch1 and turn (16)
20: sc 4, dec 4 times, sc 4 ch1 and turn (12)
21: sc 4, inc 4 times, sc 4 ch1 and turn (16)
*Short row
1: sc 12 ch1 and turn (12)
2: sc 8 ch1 and turn (8)
3: sc 7 ch1 and turn (7)
4: sc 6 ch1 and turn (6)
5: sc 5 ch1 and turn (5)
6: sc 4 ch1 and turn (4)
7: sc 3 ch1 and turn (3)
8: sc 2 ch1 and turn (2)
*End
22: sc to end ch1 and turn (9)
*Short row
1: sc 4 ch1 and turn (4)
2: sc 3 ch1 and turn (3)
3: sc 2 ch1 and turn (2)
*End
23: sc to end ch1 and turn (3)
24: sc to end ch1 and turn (16)
*Short row
1: sc 4 ch1 and turn (4)
2: sc 3 ch1 and turn (3)
3: sc 2 ch1 and turn (2)
*End
25: sc to end ch1 and turn (3)
*Short row
1: sc 12 ch1 and turn (12)
2: sc 8 ch1 and turn (8)
3: sc 7 ch1 and turn (7)
4: sc 6 ch1 and turn (6)
5: sc 5 ch1 and turn (5)
6: sc 4 ch1 and turn (4)
7: sc 3 ch1 and turn (3)
8: sc 2 ch1 and turn (2)
*End
26: sc to end ch1 and turn (9)
27: sc to end ch1 and turn (16)
*Short row
1: sc 12 ch1 and turn (12)
2: sc 8 ch1 and turn (8)
3: sc 7 ch1 and turn (7)
4: sc 6 ch1 and turn (6)
5: sc 5 ch1 and turn (5)
6: sc 4 ch1 and turn (4)
7: sc 3 ch1 and turn (3)
8: sc 2 ch1 and turn (2)
*End
28: sc to end ch1 and turn (9)
29: sc to end ch1 and turn (16)
*Short row
1: sc 12 ch1 and turn (12)
2: sc 8 ch1 and turn (8)
3: sc 7 ch1 and turn (7)
4: sc 6 ch1 and turn (6)
5: sc 5 ch1 and turn (5)
6: sc 4 ch1 and turn (4)
7: sc 3 ch1 and turn (3)
8: sc 2 ch1 and turn (2)
*End
30: sc 9 ch1 and turn (9)
*Short row
1: sc 4 ch1 and turn (4)
2: sc 3 ch1 and turn (3)
3: sc 2 ch1 and turn (2)
*End
31: sc to end ch1 and turn (3)
32: sc to end ch1 and turn (16)
*Short row
1: sc 4 ch1 and turn (4)
2: sc 3 ch1 and turn (3)
3: sc 2 ch1 and turn (2)
*End
33: sc to end ch1 and turn (3)
34: sc to end ch1 and turn (16)
35: sc 4, dec 4 times, sc 4 ch1 and turn (12)
36: sc 4, inc 4 times, sc 4 ch1 and turn (16)
37: inc 3, sc7, dec 3 times ch1 and turn (16)
38: dec 3 times, sc 7, inc 3 ch1 and turn (16)
39: dec twice, sc 11, inc ch1 and turn (15)
40: inc twice, sc 7, dec 3 times ch1 and turn (14)
41: dec 3 times, sc 6, inc twice ch1 and turn (13)
42: dec 4, sc 3 times, inc twice ch1 and turn (11)
43: inc, sc 6, dec twice ch1 and turn (10)
44: inc twice, dec four times ch1 and turn (8)
45: dec four times ch1 and turn (4)
46: dec twice ch1 and turn (2)
47: dec ch1 and turn (1)
48-49: sc ch1 and turn (1)
F/O. The mane is rather wonky, but it doesn’t look too bad in the end.

Crest (One in dark blue):
~Base
1: ch5, sc in 2nd loop from hook, sc across, ch1 and turn (4)
2-3: sc across ch1 and turn (4)
4: sc across, do not ch1, turn (4)
~Starting main antlers
5: ch 16, sc 2, dec, sc 7, dec, sc 2, sl st to the 1st st in base, ch1 and turn (13)
6: sc 2, dec, sc 5, dec, sc 2 ch1 and turn (11)
7: sc 2, dec, sc 3, dec, sc 2, sl to the 2nd sc in base, ch 10 and turn (9)
8: sc 2, inc, sc 3, inc, sc 2, sl to the 3rd sc in base ch1 and turn (11)
9: sc 2, inc, sc 5, inc, sc 2 ch1 and turn (13)
10: sc 2, inc, sc 7, inc, sc 2, sl to the 4th sc in main base ch1 and turn (15)
11: ch 6, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc 2, hdc 1, dc 1, sl st to the side of the base. Fasten off, attach yarn to the other side of the base, and repeat row 11
F/O

Back of Crest (make 1 in dark blue):
1: ch 16, sc 2, dec, sc 7, dec, sc 2, ch1 and turn (13)
2: sc 2, dec, sc 5, dec, sc 2 ch1 and turn (11)
3: sc 2, dec, sc 3, dec, sc 2, ch 10 and turn (9 finished sts, 10 ch)
4: sc 2, inc, sc 3, inc, sc 2, ch1 and turn (11)
5: sc 2, inc, sc 5, inc, sc 2 ch1 and turn (13)
6: sc 2, inc, sc 7, inc, sc 2, ch1 and turn (15)
F/O. Attach to the front of the crest by stitching; I used whipstitch. Before fully attaching, stuff the inside lightly, to give it a bit of depth.

Belly (In white):
1: sc 3 in magic circle (3)
2: sc 2, 2 sc in last st (4)
3: 2 sc in next st, ch1 and turn (4)
~ You’re starting on the flat belly now; you’ll be ignoring one of the scs of the chin spike
4: inc across ch1 and turn (8)
5: inc, sc 6, inc ch1 and turn (10)
6-14: sc across, ch1 and turn (10)
15: inc twice, sc, dec twice, sc, inc twice ch1 and turn (12)
16-18: sc across ch1 and turn (12)
19: dec twice, sc 4, dec twice ch1 and turn (8)
20: dec, sc 4, dec ch1 and turn (6)
21: sc 2, dec, sc 2 ch1 and turn (5)
22-23: sc across ch1 and turn (5)
24: sc, inc, sc 3 ch1 and turn (6)
25: inc, sc 4, inc ch1 and turn (8)
26: inc twice, sc 4, inc twice ch1 and turn (12)
27-31: sc across ch1 and turn (12)
32: sc 4, dec twice, sc 4 ch1 and turn (10)
33-39: sc across ch1 and turn (10)
40: dec twice, sc 2, dec twice ch1 and turn (6)
41: dec, sc 2, dec ch1 and turn (4)
42: dec, sc 2 (3)
43-45: sc across (3)
46: sc, dec ch1 and turn (2)
47: dec (1)
F/O

Front leg underarm markings (make 2 in white):
Ch2
1: sc 2 in second st from hook ch1 and turn (2)
2: inc across ch1 and turn (4)
3-6: sc across ch1 and turn (4)
7: sc3 in first st, sc 2, sc3 in last st (8)
F/O

Back leg underarm markings (make 2 in white):
Ch2
1: sc 2 in second st from hook ch1 and turn (2)
2: inc across ch1 and turn (4)
3: sc across ch1 and turn (4)
4: inc, sc 2, inc ch1 and turn (6)
5-6: sc across ch1 and turn (6)
7: inc, sc 4, inc (8)
F/O

Diamonds:

Small diamonds (make 6 in white):
Ch3
1: sc 1 in 2nd ch from hook, sc in other st (2)
F/O

Medium diamonds (make 4 in white):
Ch4
1: sc 1 in 2nd ch from hook, sc 2, ch1 and turn (3)
2: inc, dec (3)
F/O

Large diamonds (make 4 in white):
Ch5
1: sc 1 in 2nd ch from hook, sc 3 ch1 and turn (4)
2: inc, sc, dec (4)
3: dec, sc, inc (4)
F/O

Tail (Make 4):
Ch3
1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc, ch1 and turn
2-? Just keep crocheting across until the tails are as long as you want; I used pipe cleaners inside of my tails to get them to pose, so I crocheted until the tail was as long as the pipe cleaner, minus about half an inch. I poked the ends of the pipe cleaners through the rear of the Suicune and folded them over, in order to keep the tail a bit steadier. Then I sewed two tail strips together around each pipe cleaner in order to form the tails. If you want longer tails, or more pose-able tails, I’d recommend using floral wire or another type of thin wire.

Assembly: You should attach the head first, to the cast-off side of the body. Then, place the belly- if you put it on now, placing the legs should be easier. Next, put on the legs, followed by the underarm markings and the diamonds, followed by the tails. Finally, place the mane and stitch the headdress over on top of it. I’d recommend using pins of some form to get everything were you want it before sewing. To finish your Suicune off, tack the mane down in two different spots, and tack each tail to the side. Finally, use some felt scraps to make the eyes- I placed them with superglue, though sewing them on works just as well. Now, after all of the work, enjoy your Suicune!

Suicune and Pokémon are © Nintendo. This pattern was made by pierre. Please don’t reproduce this pattern, sell it, or sell items made from it. Please don’t copy and paste this pattern somewhere; instead, please just link back to this page. Thanks!
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venkaayacon's avatar
Amazing! Thanks for sharing the pattern!
Robezpierre's avatar
Thanks! and thanks for the fav

pierre
venkaayacon's avatar
You are welcome! I am gonna try this myself during winter! - Again thanks for sharing!
Posionbaldwin's avatar
I'm a little confused with the mane where it says end then it goes to say sc to the end chain one (9) but I ended it with two stitches not sure what I did wrong but mine right now kinda looks like a a purple Christmas tree lol do I increase or did I do the whole thing wrong ?
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Nvm I think I figured it out! Hehe
Robezpierre's avatar
Alright, if you're sure! It should be that there are a few stitches to pick up, to make everything poof a bit, but it's been about four years since I made this pattern, so I may also not be remembering right.. Good luck!

pierre
Posionbaldwin's avatar
Thank you but it's done and I think it looks like it but thank you tho I'm like rushing to get this done in the next two days for my fiances birthday but I will post pics when I'm done!
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Good Luck! I'm sure it'll look great

pierre
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ceras1369666's avatar
My mane looks awkward at the end and not sure if it's right? I followed the pattern but It doesn't seem to look like yours when I put it together
Robezpierre's avatar
Hm. No ideas. It could just be how it's sewn on, or something completely different. Looking top-down at the mane, with the one I made, I see about six lumps going down the middle, one after the other, with a bit of a twist that crochet often has when i do things (nothing stays straight) (the twist wants to go counterclockwise on mine, btw). Then there's about two inches of flat at the end, which also twists the same way. It's only tacked onto the body in two places, which could also effect how it looks; mine is over the left shoulder and the right waist. Let me know if that helps at all? And thank you for the watch.

pierre
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MyCoCreationsProfessional Artisan Crafter
Hiya, trying to make this for my son :)  I am working on the mane and until now I was able to follow pretty well.  Please clarify this for me.  When working the short rows (see example)
*Short row
1: sc 8 ch1 and turn (4)
2: sc 8 ch1 and turn (3)
3: sc 8 ch1 and turn (2)

Where (4), (3) and (2), I'm not sure I follow this.  If I am to sc 8 stitches then the total stitches for that row would be (9) and not 4, 3 or 2.  What am I missing?  

Also, are you counting the ch 1 as the first st of the row, so if the rnd ends in (9) ch 1 + sc 8 = 9 sts?

Can you post a picture of a closeup of the mane or feel free to email me a response mycocreations at gmail.com 

Thank you for your work!
Robezpierre's avatar
Hey, Just caught that! Sorry about the mistake in the pattern; it should say sc 4, 3, 2 there. I'll go back and fix that all up. Also, I personally don't really count chains at the beginning as stitches, just as a part to help keep everything from getting scrunched together. So, ch1 and sc 8 would equal 8 sts. I'll get the main all fixed up right away, though, sorry again! Good luck on the rest of it!
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MyCoCreationsProfessional Artisan Crafter
Awesome and thanks for the quick response :)  Can I ask one more question.  Can you draw up a quick little diagram with arrows.  I have everything pinned together and can not get the mane correct.  A hand drawn sketch would be great!  Also I guess I can be your first tester ;) the one I am creating for my son is about mini about 6" wide and 5" tall!  I'm so excited to get it all together for him.
Robezpierre's avatar
Hey, sorry for taking so long! As Robez said, I've had a busy weekend. It's been a long time, actually, since i made the suicune, and I can't quite remember the specifics well enough to draw anything out. But, i do remember some basics for placing the mane on the head: figure out where you want the headpiece to go, where it looks good on the forehead; the mane's front will settle nicely right beneath it, and then just stretch along the back. The tacking spots, to keep the man down some, were just arbitrary spots I chose; wherever they look right works. Hope this helps.

pierre
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MyCoCreationsProfessional Artisan Crafter
Awe ok I definitely innerstand.  Would it be possible to take a close up picture?  I've tried so many times but am getting lost for instance
I get all this
1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc across ch1 and turn (4)
2-5: sc across ch1 and turn (4)
6: inc across ch1 and turn (8)
7: inc across ch1 and turn (16)
*Short row
1: sc 12 ch1 and turn (12)
2: sc 8 ch1 and turn (8)
3: sc 7 ch1 and turn (7)
4: sc 6 ch1 and turn (6)
5: sc 5 ch1 and turn (5)
6: sc 4 ch1 and turn (4)
7: sc 3 ch1 and turn (3)
8: sc 2 ch1 and turn (2)
*End
8: sc to end ch1 and turn (9) WHICH WAY DO I TURN THE PROJECT, LEFT OR RIGHT?
*Short row
1: sc 4 ch1 and turn (4)
2: sc 3 ch1 and turn (3)
3: sc 2 ch1 and turn (2)
*End

I took a picture can I email it to you?  Maybe that would help you to help me :)
Robezpierre's avatar
That... would probably help a lot, I think. Jog my memory some. The mane is definitely hard; it took me a few tries to figure out what I was going to do for it.

pierre
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MyCoCreationsProfessional Artisan Crafter
Ok couldn't add images because I don't have a premium account but here they are

this is what mine looks like so far and this is my visual, I was trying to work out which direction to turn the project after ending the short rows.  Hope you can figure it out :) and thanks again for trying to help me figure it out.

Mane (Make 1 in purple):
Ch 5
1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc across ch1 and turn (4)
2-5: sc across ch1 and turn (4)
6: inc across ch1 and turn (8)
7: inc across ch1 and turn (16)
*Short row
1: sc 12 ch1 and turn (12)
2: sc 8 ch1 and turn (8)
3: sc 7 ch1 and turn (7)
4: sc 6 ch1 and turn (6)
5: sc 5 ch1 and turn (5)
6: sc 4 ch1 and turn (4)
7: sc 3 ch1 and turn (3)
8: sc 2 ch1 and turn (2)
*End
8: sc to end ch1 and turn (9)
*Short row
1: sc 4 ch1 and turn (4)
2: sc 3 ch1 and turn (3)
3: sc 2 ch1 and turn (2)
*End
9: sc to end ch1 and turn (3)
10: sc to end ch1 and turn (16)
*Short row
1: sc 4 ch1 and turn (4)
2: sc 3 ch1 and turn (3)
3: sc 2 ch1 and turn (2)

Robezpierre's avatar
Hm... I can't remember if it should be curling by now... but, eventually, the mane should have lots of bumps in it. When you finish a row, you should turn the work just around, so you can crochet back the way you just came from; the direction you turn it doesn't matter, so long as it goes 180 degrees. Does that help at all?

pierre
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Robezpierre's avatar
Unfortunately, pierre hasn't been able to answer this yet....kinda obviously. She's been up in an area without wifi helping our Dad fix stuff on a 50 something year old cabin. I am not good enough with crochet to help and I haven't used this pattern. Hopefully pierre will be able to help soon, I just wanted to let you know what was happening.

Robez
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MyCoCreationsProfessional Artisan Crafter
Ok cool appreciate you updating me :)
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vaporeonandjolteonStudent Artist
must tell my mom to make this
she is a chrochet maniac
Robezpierre's avatar
Good luck! And thank you for the fav.

pierre
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