Friday, May 7, 2010

Free Pattern: Wooper

This pattern is dedicated to my sweetie, by the nickname of "Wooper."  I wanted to be nerdy, and there are so many Pokemon... he's why I chose this one! I hope you enjoy, and expect to see some more knit Pokemon in the future! Gotta Knit 'Em All!

Here's the pattern! If come across any problems, please feel free to let me know! This little guy has not been test knit, so if you come across something odd... it's probably me, not you! Send me an e-mail at lynough (at)gmail(dot)com!



Needles: Size 5 Double Pointed and size 5 straight.
Yarn:  Blue and Pink Red Heart Yarn XD From forever ago, when I still used Red Heart! Blue is the main color, Pink is color A
Finished Measurements: Antenna to antenna: 11 in. (28 cm) Top of head to end of Body: 8 in. (a little over 20 cm.)  Tail: 3.5 inches (9 cm)
Gauge: 9 stitches/14 rows = 2 inches in stst.

(Make two.)
CO 16 sts to your straight needles.
Row 1: K1 M1 K to last stitch, M1, K1
Row 2: P across
Repeat rows 1 and  2 until you have 28 stitches, then work the following:

Row 1: K across
Row 2: P across
Row 3: K1, M1, K to last stitch, M1, K1.
Work  7 rows stst

Decrease for the neck as follows:
Row 1: K1, K2 tog, K to last 3 sts, K2 tog, K1.
Row 2: P1, P2tog, P to last 3 sts, P2tog, P1

Repeat rows 1 and 2 until you have 10 sts.
Save these stitches on a DPN and hold for later.

After your second head:  Start the body! Join the two halves of the head by knitting around.  Work 3 rounds stst to form the neck. 
* K1, M1, K4 * Repeat around.
K 5 rounds stst.
*K1 M1 K5 * Repeat around.
K 4 rounds stst
*K1 M1 K6 * Repeat Around
K3 rounds stst
*K1 M1 K7* Repeat around
K2 rounds
*K2 tog, K7* around.
K 1 to the last stitch. Slip the first stitch of the round onto the needle and knit the first and the last stitch together.  This stitch is not the last stitch of the round.
* K2, K2tog * repeat * to * until the last 2 stitches, K2
K around until the last 2 stitches, K2tog.
* K1, K2tog * repeat * to * until last 2 stitches, K2
K around.
K2tog around.
Cut the yarn and weave it through the remaining needles.  Pull tight and sew in to secure.

HEAD (cont.):
Stuff the body and the head.
Sew up the sides and top of the head, leaving space around those 7 rows of stst.  This space is where your cute little… head things… will come out.

(Make two)
This is worked with Color B (Pink in my case)
Pick up and knit 16 stitches, 6 from either side of the head and two from both the top and bottom.

Set up:  K6, K2 tog twice, K3, K2tog twice,   *K4, K2tog.*  Repeat * to *
You should now have 10 stitches.  Your next stitch will be the first stitch of the round.
Knit  5 rounds stst.

Increase round 1:  *K1, M1, K3, M1, K1*  Repeat * to *
Increase round 2:  Knit around.
Increase round 3: *K2, M1, K3, M1, K2*  Repeat * to *
Increase round 4: K
Increase round 5: *K3, M1, K3, M1, K3* Repeat * to *
Increase round 6: K

K3 stitches. Slip these three and the last three stitches from the round onto some waste yarn or a cable needle, safety pin… whatever floats your boat.  K5, slip the next 6 sts onto some waste yarn.  K the next 5.  Join to make a new round of ten stitches.

K 4 rounds.
 *K2tog, K1, K2tog.*  Repeat * to *
K 3 rounds.  Cut the yarn and weave through the live stitches.  Pull tight and weave in the end.
Take the stitches that you have saved and repeat the following sequence for each set of 6 sts:

Pick up and knit the 6 saved stitches.  Join in the round and knit 3 rounds. St St.
Decrease: *K2tog* Repeat * to * around (3 sts.)
Cut end and weave through these 3 sts.  Pull tight and weave in.

Make two. 

Figure 8 Cast on 10 sts (5 on each needle)  Keep the stitches on two needles for just one more row.
 Increase: *K1, M1 until the least stitch on the needle.  K this stitch. * Repeat * to * on the second needle.  You should have 18 stitches.
K 6 rows stst
Decrease: *K1, K2tog* around.
Graft the remaining stitches together. Sew the two feet to the bottom of the body.

Pick up 12 stitches near where you think the tail should go (I did it right before the decreases in the body began. 

K 4 rounds stst.
Increase round: K1, m1, K 4, m1, K2, m1, K 4, m1, K1. 
K 3 rounds stst.
Increase round: K1, m1, K 6, m1, K2, m1, K6, m1, K1
K 6 rounds stst.
Increase round: K1, m1, K 8, m1, K2 m1, K6, m1, K1
K 5 rounds stst
Decrease round: K1, K2tog, K6, SSK, K2, K2tog, K6, SSK, K1
K 1 round .
Decrease round: K1, K2tog, K4, SSK, K2, K2tog, K4, SSK, K1

You should have 16 stitches  Graft them together to finish the tail!

Add eyes and a mouth, and Little arrows in Duplicate stitch. My duplicate stitch is not so good, but I did my darndest! Here is it:

Now, let's see a picture of yours! :P
A bit of PR: All I ask of you, if you should choose to use one of my patterns, is that you please tell me after you post it up somewhere (blog, forum, anything), and please send me a picture if you make one! I can be reached on ravelry as Alyoops or via email at This pattern is copyright 2010 Alyssa Lynough. Please do not re-publish or market without permission from the author. Pokemon, Wooper, "Gotta Catch 'Em All" and other franchise-related material that may be in this blog post is copyright their respective owners.  I do not claim ownership of any intellectual property that is not my own.


  1. I remember Wooper! I actually had a mini-plush of this pokemon. Love it!

  2. Wow.
    I am woefully behind in the realm of pokemon. I remember when there was the hype over there being 150 more! I'm stuck on charmander, bulbasaur and squirtle.

    I like this one, though 8D


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