The Year’s End, It Is

I finished this on Christmas Eve and forgot to take pictures (and was then away until last night,) but hey. Works as a good Last Post Of The Decade, no? Pattern is, once again, by Vivian Russo/Philae Artes and is, once again, a take on The Child/Baby Yoda. This one’s significantly bigger than the ornaments and available for snuggling or putting out and staging something. (He’s not quite posable, with his little arms going under the collar and also being quite small, but then we are talking about a cute and tiny baby.) The pattern is really simple and easy-to-follow, which is always ideal for things like this. As a side note, I tweeted some pictures of the Pokeballs to Junichi Masuda on a lark (since he retweets a lot of fanart,) and… Yeah, this is the definition of ‘Senpai Noticed Me’, isn’t it. I am still pleasantly baffled, since I had realized after making the tweet that he was probably asleep for the night and didn’t expect him to see it waking up. (Gotta imagine there’s quite a few notifications on that account.) So, that’s 2019 around here! While some good stuff definitely happened, I will nonetheless be glad to see the end of it.

We All Live In A Pokemon World

I have not had NEARLY the time to make Pokemon as I’d like. Here’s hoping next year and moving to commissions and patterns will open that time up some more. But my cousins love Pokemon and we needed some Christmas presents, which provides a nice opportunity to work on these. Obviously, they’re a pretty easy pattern – one big circle (the Ideal Sphere pattern is once again helpful!) with basic color changes, and the button. I’m pretty proud of the button itself – a white circle attached with crochet on in black, put over the color change points. Works well! I’m hoping to finish a couple more things before the year is out.

Gotta Crochet Em All!

Pikachu

Actually made this one months ago, for a friend of my dad’s who had a baby. Said friend enjoyed video games, including Pokemon Go with her older child, and my dad asked if I’d be interested and willing to make a baby hat for the new one.

I need very few excuses to make a Pikachu hat for a baby.

Pattern came from here, and is available for free. I modified it, as can be seen, because:

  1. I had perfectly good yarn in a more Pikachu color already (Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice Mustard) and didn’t want to buy more,
  2. The hat pattern was written for a slightly loose gauge and I have an extremely tight gauge, which was okay because
  3. The hat pattern was also written for a 6-18 month old baby and said baby was about three months old when I was making it, and so
  4. A full Pikachu face wouldn’t have fit as well on such a small hat.

I also crocheted the cheek circles rather than work in felt because I had red yarn, I don’t have red felt, and I don’t really currently work in felt if I don’t have to. (At some point that will change, I am certain. But not right now.)

The hat’s been sent onward and the baby looks quite cute in it. And so another Pokemon Trainer is born…