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Summer of Pokémon - Eevee

Well, this one is a little cutie.  I'm happy with most of it.  The eyes turned out great, but I'm still iffy on the mouth.  Oh well.  My little Pokémon lover thinks it's perfect so that's all that matters.  View this post on Instagram Another Pokémon for the spoiled boy. Say hello to Eevee. #kingdomofra #crochet #pokemonA post shared by
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Summer of Pokémon - Oddish

Another little (and fast) pattern from Wolf Dreamer. Sometimes I pick which Pokémon to do next by what yarn I have on hand. Thus, little Oddish was created.  This is a great project to do while waiting, such as doctor's office or tennis lessons with the kid.  Very little material to schlep around and doesn't take up much space even when finished.  Plus, there are few limbs to sew on.  View this post on Instagram Now joining the Pokémon crew, Oddish! #kingdomofra #pokemon #crochetA post shared by Deedra Sukrungruang (@favoritelittleprincess) on Jun 4, 2020 at 6:04pm PDT
Such a little cutie with his friend, Squirtle. I think they are going to be best friends!

Summer of Pokémon - Growlithe

This one was such a challenge!  I love how it turned out, however.  I tend to sew on arms, legs, and heads a little crooked, so I really utilized pins to this time to get it straight.  It's better, but not perfect.  The pattern is available as a free downloan on Ravelry from Edward Yong's Ravelry Store.The stripes gave me fits.  The rest of the pattern is pretty straight forward, but I ripped out and re-did the stripes many times.  In the end, I just tried to make it look similar and moved on.  I do love how it is able to stand on it's own.  It's stuffed pretty solidly, so if you try this one, make sure you have enough stuffing on hand.
View this post on Instagram This one was pretty intense. It’s time for a Pokémon break. #pokemon #kingdomofra #crochetA post shared by Deedra Sukrungruang (@favoritelittleprincess) on Jun 3, 2020 at 1:18pm PDT

Summer of Pokémon - Squirtle & Mew

I love free patterns. No really.  Not just I'm cheap frugal, but because it gives me the opportunity to check out how the artist presents their pattern without investing in it.  I hate being disappointed, especially if I have paid for it.  Give me a few patterns to try you out and if you are good, I'll definitely buy from you.  I've been seeing more and more free patterns out there with the option to buy a PDF version, which I think is spectacular.  There are also some out there with donation links for their free patterns.  Please, if you make something from a free pattern, consider donating or purchasing from them.  Support these amazing artists!That being said, when I found Squirtle, I found my favorite Pokémon artist.  WolfDreamer has a ton of free patterns that are spectacularly written as well as a shop "Off the Hook".  I haven't made every pattern....yet...but I'm getting there! View this post on Instagram Squirtle done. He wants Growlithe next whic…

Summer of Pokémon - Charmander

Did you know there is a Pokémon channel?  Neither did we until we stumbled upon it.  Needless to say, our TV has been on a constant rotation of episodes. Bo seems to really like the classic characters most. Next up, Charmander!  This is another pattern that I found on Ravelry as a free download.  There are actually tons of different Charmander patterns and they are all so different.  
View this post on Instagram And once again, halfway through this Charmander he asked for Squirtle. It’s never going to end. Gotta catch ‘em all?!? #crochet #pokemon #kingdomofraA post shared by Deedra Sukrungruang (@favoritelittleprincess) on May 24, 2020 at 10:04am PDT
Not gonna lie, the fingers are a little tricky, but otherwise this was a fairly straightforward pattern. I did like not having to sew the head on, but I wish it had a bit more definition.  Check out the super cute tail, though!  It's just yarn brushed with a dog's slicker brush.  

Summer of Pokémon - Jigglypuff

When I crocheted Bulbasaur I did not envision that I would be doing more. However, my little boy was already searching for the next pokémon for me to make.  It's hard for me to say no to that cute little face, but also when I get a happy customer it drives me to do more.  Not everyone is appreciative of homemade gifts, but he is so enamoured with them that I just want to make him more.  What I didn't anticipate was how big his next selection would be.   View this post on Instagram And now we have Jigglypuff joining Ash “Ketchup’s” crew. #kingdomofra #crochet #pokemonA post shared by Deedra Sukrungruang (@favoritelittleprincess) on May 17, 2020 at 7:19am PDT
It's huge! Thank goodness I had a ton of pink yarn left over from another project. The pattern said it would be 6 inches tall, but this is clearly a lot bigger.  The pattern is available as a free download on Ravelry. It was pretty simple and clearly written.  I love the crocheted eyes, mostly because I like learning…

Summer of Pokémon - Bulbasaur

It hardly seemed like summer this year.  No trips to Thailand.  No swimming pools.  Even the weather was like, "eh, I don't feel like me this year."  I'm grateful for the mild temps, however, because we spent most of the summer outside.  Not being able to go or do things made our yard seem very appealing.  Being cooped up inside spurred my husband into planting every flower he could get his hands on.  I'm not kidding.  I should have been focusing on building my Etsy shop.  Instead, I put in on vacation and focused on keeping my 4-year-old occupied.  He suddenly became very interested in Pokémon and thus it became the summer of Pokémon   So far, 14 of them have joined our household.  It started with Bulbasaur.   View this post on Instagram The boy demanded a bulbasaur. #crochet #pokemon #kingdomofraA post shared by Deedra Sukrungruang (@favoritelittleprincess) on May 9, 2020 at 10:32am PDT I found a pattern for this little guy on Ravelry.  I would probably do thing…