The Eevee Crochet Kit comes with 6 Pokémon Crochet Patterns and all the supplies you need to crochet you own amigurumi Eevee.
Did you know that “because it can evolve into so many different Pokémon, researches believe that Eevee’s genes could help them figure out exactly how Pokémon Evolution works”?
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book to review from David & Charles. The opinions expressed are my own.
Did you know that Pokémon is the abbreviated term for Pocket Monsters?
Pokémon Crochet Patterns
Not only does the Eevee Crochet Kit come with everything (and I mean everything) you need to make your own adorable amigurumi Eevee doll, it also includes crochet patterns for 5 additional Pokémon characters.
Since I received everything I needed to make this popular Pokémon character, I decided to give it a go myself. It took me two full evenings to make this little guy!
To make the Eevee crochet pattern you receive the following supplies:
- 2.50 mm crochet hook
- light-brown Sport Weight Yarn ,
- dark brown Sport Weight Yarn ,
- off-white Fingering Weight Yarn ,
- thin black embroidery thread,
- black, white and pink felt
- wire brush
- sewing needle
The only thing I used to crochet Eevee that I was not given in the kit was a locking stitch marker and my scissors.
The instructions were easy to follow and written in a format I was unfamiliar with but that I actually love for its simplicity. The pattern was written in US Crochet Terms.
Here are two examples of the pattern style:
- 2 sc in each 6th sc
- dec over each 3rd and 4th sc
You can learn how to follow the instructions in the explanation located on page 7. You know precisely where to increase, decrease or work 1 sc in each sc, with only short written instructions. I liked the briefness of this and the exactness.
This specificity was also shown for the assembly instructions. You are given row numbers to place the parts to attach them and for the eyes the number of stitches between them.
There were lots of helpful photos included in the booklet too. Plus, there are felt size templates so you know exactly how big to make each of the felt patches.
A Word of Caution: Before you begin, you will need to create balls of yarn from the hanks that were included in the kit. You can do this by hand and the instructions are included at the bottom of page 4 in the booklet. I used my yarn winder and swift to make quick work of mine.
If you are new to creating a ball of yarn from a hank, please take a moment to read up on how to wind a skein into a ball, or find a YouTube video tutorial to show you how to do this. If you just dive in you will end up having a tangled mess of yarn that you will spend hours unknotting and trying to wind into a useable ball of yarn. If you are giving this to a child you may want to help them with this part.
As this was the booklet in the kit, the font of the patterns are much smaller in size than I’m used to reading. It made it a bit more tricky for me to read and to keep track of my place in lower lighting. I used a sticky note and moved it after each row while I worked and I turned on an extra light (since I was making this in the evening).
The most difficult parts of making Eevee (for me) was brushing the yarn into fur and using the 2.5 mm crochet hook.
Using a 2.5 mm crochet hook and making smaller stitches isn’t hard to do but if you are used to working with Medium Weight Yarn it can feel a bit more difficult at first. The first evening it took me a little longer to get comfortable with the yarn and hook I was using which meant I worked slower. But after finishing Eevee’s head my hook started finding the stitches to work into more easily and things sped up.
TIP: You may want to increase the lighting in the area you are working to make it easier to see those stitches.
My only word of caution about the brushing part is to be careful when you are cleaning the fluff/fibers out of the wire brush to keep brushing. It gets clogged as you brush with the bits that break off from the collar and in order to get a good brushing you need to clean those bits out (often). When you go to clean those fibers out, it really hurts when it pokes you in the finger!
Pokémon Crochet Patterns
The kit includes the following Pokémon Crochet Patterns, all of which are crocheted with a 2.5 mm crochet hook:
- Pichu – BEGINNER – Finished size approximately 5.5 inches tall
- Wobbuffet – BEGINNER – Finished size approximately 6 inches tall
- Eevee – EASY – Finished size approximately 6.25 inches tall
- Pikachu – EASY – Finished size approximately 6.5 inches tall
- Meowth – EASY – Finished size approximately 6.25 inches tall
- Jolteon – INTERMEDIATE – Finished size approximately 7 inches tall
The booklet includes a great Technique Section, How To Read Patterns section, as well as, step-by-step photo tutorials for the basic crochet stitches, special techniques and making up (finishing).
The Basic Crochet Stitches included in the tutorials are:
- Magic Ring
- Single Crochet
- Slip Stitch
- Decrease While Crocheting in Rounds
- Decrease While Crochet in Rows or Back Loops
- Double Crochet
- Half Double Crochet
- Crochet in the Front or Back Loops
The Special Techniques section explains how to bind off, color switch and how to start a round with a chain. The Making Up Section explains how to close the pieces, how to crochet two parts together, how to add the embroidered features and how to sew two pieces together.
The patterns are designated as Beginner, Easy and Intermediate Level Patterns.
I was very impressed with this little kit and I had fun crocheting Eevee. I think this Pokémon Crochet Kit would make a great gift for anyone that loves crocheting amigurumi, or for anyone that would like to make something without needing to source out all the supplies before getting started.
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