During the school year, I don't have a lot of time to sit down and craft. I love sculpting with clay and crocheting, but work always takes priority for me, so my crafting adventures take the back seat. Summer and winter break are the two times I get to really sit down and have some fun. I tend to crochet or sculpt my hands off, making up for all the past three months without it. This summer, I decided to take advantage of the release of Pokemon Go.
These little guys were so much fun to make because I didn't follow a pattern for them. I just looked at images and crocheted from there. It really put my skills to the test and, as you can see, some of them definitely turned out better than others. Overall, I think they turned out really well! While I was making them, I should've written down what I was doing so I could share the other patterns in the crocheting world, but oh well!
I think the ones I'm happiest with are Dratini, Tangela, and Growlithe. Dratini I love because the white on his belly is sewn on and because it's a smoother, harder surface than just crochet stitches, it allows him to stand. That was my biggest concern, that he wouldn't be able to stand on his own, but with a little maneuvering, he can! Tangela is just super cute (look at those eyes!) and I had a lot of fun making him look tangled. Growlithe is another one of my favorites because of his gorgeous hair. It took a little longer to add the hair for his tail, mane, and chest, but it was definitely worth it. I also used hair spray to shape it!
BUT NOW! For the BIGGEST surprise! Seeing as I am not a huge Pokemon fan myself, I don't want these. I have my pictures and I had my fun making them, but I'm ready to move on. Tomorrow, on the first day of classes, I will be walking around throughout the day and placing these little guys at POKESTOPS and gyms on campus, and they are UP FOR GRABS! I only ask that if you find one to please let me know. I need to make sure all of my babies are safe <3
Happy first day of classes! And may you catch them all :)