The Crochetdex – # 9 Blastoise

I found one free pattern for Blastoise, but it was written in Norwegian. I used Google Translate for the sentences and then had to piece together what the pattern was supposed to say. This is what I ended up with. If anyone uses this pattern in the future, please let me know in the comments if I made any mistakes. 🙂 Anything that is italicized are additional notes that I put into the pattern. All that I am changing is how the pattern is written, so that we can understand the abbreviations.

Free Pattern at Middels (this pattern is written in a Norwegian. I have my attempt at translation below)

Difficulty: Medium
Hook: 5mm
Yarn: Drops Paris
Colors: White, blue, beige, brown

Shell: (start with brown)
R1: MR 6 (6)
R2: inc around (12)
R3: [sc, inc] around (18)
R4: [sc 2, inc] (24)
R5: [sc 3, inc] (30)
R6-7: sc around (30)
*Change color to white*
R8: sc around (30)

Attach wires (It says to attach wires several times in the pattern. I’m not sure what this means. I think it might mean to weave in your loose ends.)

Belly of the shell: (beige)
R1: MR 6 (6)
R2: inc around (12)
R3: [sc, inc] around (18)
R4: [sc 2, inc] around (24)
R5: [sc 3, inc] around (30)

Sew shell and belly together but save an opening for the head. Stop the shell.

Neck / bit of head: ( I think that you are working this at the small opening that is left for the head. I think it is supposed to be worked in beige…)
Use 5 sc? Stomach bald? and continue to crochet there. Crochet in rows
R1:  sc 5
R2:  sc 4
R3:  sc 3

Attach wires

Head: (blue)
R1: MR 5 (5)
R2: inc around (10)
R3: [ sc, inc] (15)
R4-5: sc around (15)

Save enough thread to sew the head of the body, stop the head.

Arm (make 2): (start with blue)
R1: MR 3 (3)
R2: inc around (6)
R3-4: sc around (8)
*Change to white*
R5: sc around (8)

Stop arms, save enough thread to sew on the body

Leg (make 2): (blue)
R1: MR 4(4)
R2: inc around (8)
R3-5: sc around (8)

Stop the legs, save enough thread to sew on the body

R1: MR 3 (3)
R2: sc around (3)
R3: inc around (6)
R4: sc around (6)

Stop tail, save enough thread to sew it on the body

Cannons (make 2): (white or grey)
R1: MR 8 (8)
R2-4: sc around (8)
R5: dec around(4)
R6-7: sc around (4)

Stop guns, save enough thread to sew on the body

Eyes, nails etc I have felt glued on. The lines of the stomach is sewn on.


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