FFVII: Cid Highwind

Flying is Magic!

Hooked on Anime also made a Pony Cid. My pattern ended up being created from scratch, as I got really frustrated trying to follow her directions. I think the end results are around the same, but I’ve honestly got no idea how she got from point A to point B.

I’m going to refer back to the jacket pattern here for the pictures for the other pony clothes. I found the jacket was really easy to modify for different characters.

Cid

Materials

  • Loops & Threads Impeccable Yarn
    • Clear blue (light blue)
    • Royal (blue)
    • Chocolate (brown)
    • White
  • Red Heart Super Saver Worsted Yarn
    • Pale Yellow (yellow)
  • 4.5 mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain the correct gauge

Skills Required

  • Chain (ch)
  • Crochet in spirals
  • Crochet in rows
  • Single crochet (sc)
  • Half double crochet (hdc)
  • Double crochet (dc)
  • Triple crochet (tc)
  • Increase (2 in 1)
  • Decrease (2 tog, 3 tog)
  • Pick up stitches
  • Front loop crochet (fl)
  • Back loop crochet (bl)
  • Colour change
  • Slip stitch (sl st)
  • Crab stitch

Pattern

Using light blue, make one basic pony with a male nose and two wings.

Jacket

Click the pictures to enlarge.

Jacket Body (make two)

The main jacket is made in two parts so that it’s more symmetrical. It’s certainly possible to do it all in one piece if you choose, just attempt to mirror the way the armhole is shaped. Personally, I think it’s easiest to just stitch it up the back.
Rows 2-4 create the armholes for the jacket, and rows 9-10 create the wing holes.

With blue, ch 19 (2 to turn).
Row 1: hdc 17
Row 2a: dc 5, dc 2 tog, turn
Row 3aRow 3a: dc 2 tog, dc 4. Cut yarn (tail only needs to be long enough for weaving in)
Without turning your work, insert hook in the last st of row 1 and ch 2 (counts as 1 dc)
Row 2b: dc 1 in same st as ch, dc 2 tog (7 "blank" sts between 2a and 2b), turn
Row 3b: dc 2 tog, dc 2 in 1, turn
Row 4Row 4: dc 2 in 1, dc 2, ch 9, (pick up again in row 3a) dc 2 in 1, dc4 (19 sts)
Row 5: dc 18, dc 2 in 1 (20 sts)
Row 6: dc 2 in 1, dc 19 (21 sts)
Row 7: dc 18, dc 3 tog (19 sts)
Row 8: dc 3 tog, dc 16 (17 sts)
Row 9: hdc 6, sc 1, sl st 8, sc 2 tog
Row 10: sc 1, ch 8, pick up at sc across from slipped sts (7 sts from the end), hdc 7 (16 sts)
Row 10Row 11: dc 14, dc 2 tog (this includes the last ch st) (15 sts)
Row 12: sc 2 tog, sc 5, dc 8 (14 sts)
Row 13: dc 7, sc 5, sc 2 tog (13 sts)
Row 14: dc 2 tog, dc 8, tc 3 (12 sts)

Finish. Leave a long tail for sewing up.

 

 

Completed half    Completed body

Sleeves (make 2)

The sleeves are crocheted directly into the armhole gaps in the jacket body. It doesn’t really matter where you begin picking up the stitches, just as long as you split up the half-double and single crochets so that the taller stitches are on what will be the outer part of the arm. I try to place the start of the spiral at the back so the colour change isn’t as noticeable.

With the right side of the jacket body facing you and blue, pick up and sc the 9 chain sts from row 4 of the jacket (insert your hook into the corner just before the first chain). Pick up 5 sts from the back side, sc the 7 "blank" sts from row 2, and pick up 5 sts from the front to finish the circle. Continue in a spiral (26 sts)

Round 1: fl dc 26
Round 2: dc 26
Round 3: dc 13, sc 13
Switch to white
Round 4: fl sc 26
Round 5: bl dc 26
Finish.

Collar

The collar is also crocheted directly onto the main jacket.

With the right side of the main jacket facing you and blue, insert your hook in the rightmost peak of the neck edge (approximately row 7 where the dc 3 tog was). Pick up and sc approximately 24 sts evenly to the opposite peak. (How many sts you pick up depends on how tightly you crochet. It doesn’t really matter as long as it’s evenly distributed and you’ll get a smooth collar without any bunching or rippling.) Turn.

Row 1: bl dc 2 in 1, bl dc to last st, bl dc 2 in 1 (26 sts)
Finish

Finished Jacket

Goggles

Goggles

Base

With brown, ch 9 (2 to turn).
Row 1: hdc 7
Row 2: hdc 6, hdc 2 in 1 (8 sts)
Row 3: hdc 8
Row 4: hdc 7, hdc 2 in 1 (9 sts)
Row 5: hdc 9
Row 6: hdc 7, hdc 2 tog (8 sts)
Row 7: hdc 2 tog, hdc 4, hdc 2 tog (6 sts)
Row 8: hdc 4, hdc 2 tog (5 sts)
Row 9-10: hdc 5
Row 11: hdc 4, hdc 2 in 1 (6 sts)
Row 12: hdc 2 in 1, hdc 4, hdc 2 in 1 (8 sts)
Row 13: hdc 2 in 1, hdc 7 (9 sts)
Row 14: hdc 9
Row 15: hdc to tog, hdc 7 (8 sts)
Row 16: hdc 8
Row 17: hdc 2 tog, hdc 6 (7 sts)
Finish, leaving a slightly longer tail for attaching the strap.

Rim

The rims of the goggles are made by crab stitching around the base where the lenses will go, then single crocheting. Start by attaching your yarn fairly close to the edge of the base. Crab stitch around the edge in a lens sort of shape. When you get back to where you started, I cheated and just wrapped my yarn around the edge to bring the yarn to the top of the work, but you can reattach if you’d like. Single crochet in each crab stitch to create a bit more depth. Crocheting into crab stitch is a pain, but if you leave the crab stitches fairly loose, it’s not too bad. Slip stitch into the first stitch for a smooth finish.

Do the same for the second lens.

Strap

With brown, ch 27 (2 to turn).
Row 1: dc 25

Attach the strap using the tail end of the yarn from it and the other side with the tail from the goggles base. I attached it a couple stitches down from the top of the goggles.

Lenses

I cut out paper templates to fit each lens (they ended up slightly different shapes), then traced it onto felt. A smart person would use black felt or something similar, but I only had while and painted it. Cut out the felt and glue it in place inside the rims of the goggles.

Gloves

Round 1: With brown, begin in a ring, dc 12, cont. in a spiral
Round 2: dc 2 in 1 around (24 sts)
Round 3: [sc 2 in 1, sc 1] around (36 sts)
Round 4: bl sc 36
Round 5: [dc 2 tog, dc 4] around (30 sts)
Round 6: dc 2 tog, dc 28 (29 sts)
Round 7: dc 2 tog, dc 27 (28 sts)
Round 8: dc 2 tog, dc 26 (27 sts)
Round 9: dc 2 tog, dc 25 (26 sts)
Round 10: fl dc 26
Finish

Scarf

With white, ch 52 (2 to turn)
Row 1-2: dc 5, hdc 10, sc 20, hdc 10, dc 5 (50 sts)
Finish

Mane & Tail

I made Cid’s mane and tail with the yellow Red Heart yarn. It’s pretty basic with minimal styling. Create his sideburns by embroidering some lines down the side of his face.

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