Pattern: Weezing by Shelly Hedko
Yarn: Mystery acrylic
Hook: 4.0 mm (G)
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I changed my mind. Since nobody guessed the pokémon Wednesday, and because I’m too lazy to resize the pictures of Chianti, here he is: Weezing, in all his hideous, hideous glory.
I was invited by the pattern writer to come and test some of her patterns because she was worried they may not be understandable. I LOVED that she had patterns of pokémon that aren’t even CLOSE to being cute, and I had the purple out from other projects that shall remain nameless until Sunday (¬_¬), so here’s Weezing! I have named him Smaug. You can learn more about him on his Bulbapedia page.
The giant ball for his main head was the worst part of this pattern. It felt like it took FOREVER to crochet, and after that it felt like it took infinite amount of stuffin’s! The felting was really hard, too. I basically outlined each ball on a piece of paper as best I could and tried to draw in the features from the game artwork. Then I cut out the pieces from the paper and used them as templates for the felt.
Smaug has taken a liking to Todd. So far, Todd has found him on his computer monitor, on top of the Xbox360, in his sock drawer, in his closet, and any time now he’ll be discovered in Todd’s lunch box in the fridge.
To see what others have finished this week, check out Tami’s Amis FO Friday post.
July 8, 2011 at 8:18 am
That’s such a cool toy, I love it! I like that it’s not a cutesy one :)
July 8, 2011 at 8:45 am
Show you how out of it with kids toys I am, I didn’t even know pokemon was still around. It became popular after my daughter was well past the age and I remember one of the ladies at work had a grandson who was into them for a year or so, that was over 5 years ago. Without kids around and no grandchildren, I’m pretty clueless about such things. He looks like a good Halloween Decoration though, scarey. Congrats on getting it finished.
July 8, 2011 at 9:36 am
Weezing is actually from the first game. It’s one of the pokémon the bad guys tend to use. :)
July 8, 2011 at 9:34 am
I would never have guessed him, because I have never seen the thing before. Cute, in a sort of ugly way?
July 8, 2011 at 9:36 am
Yeah, they never market the ugly ones. :-(
July 8, 2011 at 11:26 am
You know, they look to me like they have indigestion … :)
July 8, 2011 at 11:50 am
They’re poison-type pokémon that emit clouds of toxic gas, so I suppose you could say they have indigestion. =D
July 8, 2011 at 1:31 pm
I think he’s kinda cute. You’re right though about the ugly ones never being marketed.
July 8, 2011 at 2:40 pm
That is so cute. I would love to see a ghastly. Well done.
July 8, 2011 at 3:30 pm
Gastly would be hard because of his wispy smoke. I’m wondering if one would need to sew on some mesh fabric or something to get the right effect, because trying to crochet a ruffle would be too heavy…
July 8, 2011 at 4:08 pm
Wonderful – even my son’s impressed!
July 8, 2011 at 5:32 pm
Haha they do look like a little cartoon germs! Very cute!
July 8, 2011 at 7:47 pm
He came out great. It’s funny to think of him popping up in the lunch box.
July 9, 2011 at 5:23 am
These made me smile! I have two boys who would absolutely love these!