Mini Voltorb Pattern
This is my pattern for mini Voltorb, mine was made with 3 mm needles and DK yarn, but you could make it bigger by using different needles and yarn. It is knitted in the round, with optional extra eyebrows knitted flat. I used a single circular needle and the magic loop method, but you could also use double pointed needles, or two circular needles.
You will need:
Circular or double pointed needles
Red and white yarn
Black thread for details
White felt for eyes
Cast on 6 stitches in white and work in the round
1. k6 (6)
2. kfb 6 times (12)
3. k12 (12)
4. ‘K1, kfb’ 6 times (18)
6. ‘k2 kfb’ 6 times (24)
8. ‘k3 kfb’ 6 times (30)
Change to red
11. ‘k3, k2tog’ 6 times (24)
13. ‘k2, k2tog’ 6 times (18)
Begin to stuff now if you haven’t already
15. ‘k1, k2tog’ (12)
17. ‘k2tog’ 6 times (6)
Cut tail and thread through the remaining stitches, pull tight
Thread any remaining tails through the body and cut to hide.
I used black thread in a single stitch around his equator and secured at the back to neaten up the border between red and white, but he looks fine without this extra detail.
Once working out the position of the eyes but before securing them,
Pick up 5 stitches over each eye, starting at the outer corner of the left eye and work flat
Kfb K3 Kfb ( working with the face pointing away from you) (7)
Cast off the seven stitches Purlwise .
Use the tail to secure the corners of the free edge.
Repeat for the right eye, except start picking up stitches from the inner corner.
I sewed a line of black thread under the free edge of each eyebrow to give definition, but this is up to you.
Secure the felt triangles with fabric glue, using a picture of Voltorb as a guide. Alternatively you could embroider them.
Using a single black stitch add the pupil to the eye. A short vertical stitch from above the edge of the felt down into the centre.
And you are done!
I hope you enjoy making your own Mini Voltorb and if you have any questions you can contact me here or on my Ravlery page (http://www.ravelry.com/people/MadKatrina)