FFVII: Sephiroth

Mother is Magic!

Hooked on Anime also made a Pony Sephiroth.

Sephiroth

Materials

  • Sephiroth OfficialLoops & Threads Impeccable Yarn
    • Stone Grey (grey)
    • Black
    • Silver Grey (light grey)
  • Loops & Thread Impeccable Glitter Yarn
    (OPTIONAL! You can also just use the light grey if you don’t want sparkle Ponyroth.)

    • Sterling
  • 4.5 mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain 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
  • Crab stitch
  • Short rows (SR)
  • Front loop crochet (fl)
  • Back loop crochet (bl)
  • Slip stitch (sl st)

Pattern

With grey, make one basic pony with a male nose and horn. With black, make one wing.

Coat

The main coat 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 12-13 create the wing hole on the right half.

I used short rows to create the shaping. These are marked in the pattern (SR); just sc the number of stitches indicated, chain one, and turn your work. When doing the next full row, I tried to minimize the jog at the end of the short row by working into the side of the last short row stitch, rather than the top of it. There will be a bit of a lump, but just make sure it pokes towards the wrong side of the fabric and it will look fine.

For row 3b, if you don’t like doing the dc 2 tog, dc 1 in same st as prev., just don’t decrease or increase and dc 2. I’m not entirely sure it worked the way I wanted it to anyway, so it doesn’t really matter.

Refer to Cid’s Jacket for pictures of how the arm and wing holes work.

Coat Body (left side, no wing hole)

With black, ch 21 (1 to turn)
Row 1: sc 20
Row 2a: dc 10, dc 2 tog, turn
Row 3a: dc 2 tog, dc 8, dc 2 in 1. 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 chain, turn (2 sts)
Row 3b: dc 2 tog, dc 1 in same st as prev. (2 sts)
Row 4: dc 2 in 1, dc 1, ch 9, dc 2 in 1, dc 9, dc 2 in 1 (25 sts)
Row 5 (SR): sc 12, turn
Row 6 (SR): sl st 1, sc 11
Row 7-8: dc 25
Row 9 (SR): sc 12, turn
Row 10 (SR): sl st 1, sc 11
Row 11: dc 22, dc 3 tog (23 sts)
Row 12: dc 3 tog, dc 20 (21 sts)
Row 13: dc 18, dc 3 tog (19 sts)
Row 14: dc 2 tog, dc 17 (18 sts)
Row 15: dc 16, dc 2 tog (17 sts)
Finish. Leave a long tail for sewing up.

Coat Body (right side, wing hole)

With black, chain 21 (1 to turn).
Row 1: sc 20
Row 2a: dc 10, dc 2 tog, turn
Row 3a: dc 2 tog, dc 8, dc 2 in 1. 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 chain, turn (2 sts)
Row 3b: dc 2 tog, dc 1 in same st as prev. (2 sts)
Row 4: dc 2 in 1, dc 1, ch 9, dc 2 in 1, dc 9, dc 2 in 1 (25 sts)
Row 5 (SR): sc 12, turn
Row 6 (SR): sl st 1, sc 11
Row 7-8: dc 25
Row 9 (SR): sc 12, turn
Row 10 (SR): sl st 1, sc 11
Row 11: dc 22, dc 3 tog (23 sts)
Row 12: dc 3 tog, sc 1, sl st 8, sc 1, hdc 10
Row 13: hdc 10, sc 1, ch 7, dc 2 tog (19 sts)
Row 14: dc 2 tog, dc 17 (18 sts)
Row 15: dc 16, dc 2 tog (17 sts)
Row 16: dc 17
Finish.

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.

With black and the right side of the jacket body facing you, 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 2-4: dc 13, sc 13
Round 5-6: dc 26
Round 7: dc 24, hdc 1, sc 1, sl st to end round
Round 8: ch 1, sc 25
Finish.

With light grey, crab stitch around the bottom of the sleeve, just above the sc round.

Collar

The collar is also crocheted directly onto the main jacket.

With black and the right side of the main coat facing you, insert your hook in the rightmost peak of the neck edge (approximately row 11 where the first dc 3 tog was). Pick up and sc approximately 26 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: dc 26
Row 2: fl sc 26
Row 3: tc 2 in 1, dc to last st, tc 2 in 1 (28 sts)
Finish. You can sew down the edges of the collar to make them stay down a bit better with the tail ends of the yarn.

Chest Straps (make 2)

Chest StrapsOnce the coat is on, with black, attach your yarn on the inside of the coat near the bottom of the chest (see picture). Chain to an appropriate length so it crosses over his chest and up towards the collar. Cut the yarn and stitch it down to the inside of the coat.

YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO REMOVE THE COAT AFTER THIS!

That was a bit of an exaggeration. It’s theoretically possible, but not remotely easy to remove the coat.

Shoulder Guard (make 2)

The shoulder guards are made in three pieces, then sewn onto the coat.

Top

With light grey, ch 7 (1 to turn).
Row 1: sc 6
Row 2: sc 2 in 1, sc 4, sc 2 in 1 (8 sts)
Row 3-4: sc 8
Row 5: sc 2 tog, sc 4, sc 2 tog (6 sts)
Row 6: bl sc 6 (make note of the line of skipped front loops on the backside of the fabric)
Row 7: sc 2 tog, sc 2, sc 2 tog (4 sts)
Finish.

Bottom

Row 1: With light grey, pick up and sc 6 using the skipped front loops from row 6 of the top.
Row 2-3: sc 6
Row 4: sc 2 tog, sc 4, sc 2 tog (4 sts)
Row 5: [sc 2 tog] x2 (2 sts)
Finish.

Front

With light grey, ch 4 (1 to turn).
Row 1-3: sc 3
Row 4: sc 3 tog (1 st)
Finish

Sew the wide end of the front piece onto the front edge of the top part of the guard, angling it slightly. Sew the top of the whole thing just below the collar of the coat, so that the main guard is going down over the arm and the front piece is following the edge of the neckline. I stitched the bottom down as well, leaving a bit of room so it’s not lying flat against the coat.

Gloves (make 2)

Round 1: With black, dc 12 in a ring, continue in a spiral
Round 2: [dc 2 in 1] x12 (24 sts)
Round 3: [sc 2 in 1, sc 2] x6 (32 sts)
Round 4: bl sc 32
Round 5: [dc 2 tog, dc 6] x4 (28 sts)
Round 6: dc 2 tog, dc 26 (27 sts)
Round 7: dc 2 tog, dc 25 (26 sts)
Finish.

Boots (make 2)

Round 1: With black, dc 12 in a ring, continue in a spiral
Round 2: [dc 2 in 1] x12 (24 sts)
Round 3: [sc 2 in 1, sc 2] x6 (32 sts)
Round 4: bl sc 32
Round 5: [dc 2 tog, dc 6] x4 (28 sts)
Round 6-9: dc 28
Round 10: dc 12, dc 2 tog, dc 14 (27 sts)
Round 11: dc 12, dc 2 tog, dc 13 (26 sts)
Round 12: sc 6, dc 6, dc 2 tog, dc 6, sc 6 (25 sts)
Round 13: sc 6, dc 13, sc 6
Round 14: sc 6, dc 6, tc 1, dc 6, sc 6
Finish.

With light grey, crab stitch around the circumference of approximately round 10 and 11 (2 separate circles).

Mane & Tail

Sephiroth’s hair is super long. Make sure you iron it. I did rows of four rather than three so it would look better parted. Honestly, a smart person would really just do a fringe.

For his bangs … it’s not as bad as you might think, as long as you’re patient. You will need:

  • Waxed paper
  • Small binder clips (like these)
  • Elmer’s clear school glue (not necessary, but cheaper than Aleen’s)
  • Aleen’s Fabric Fusion

Bangs 1Take a piece of waxed paper and fold it multiple times until it is slightly taller than the height that you want the bangs to stand at. Take the section of yarn that will be one side of the bangs (left or right side of the part) and lay it flat against the waxed paper so that the paper side is closest to the nose. Use a clip at the top to force the yarn to fold over and the paper to stay where it is.

Grab the Elmer’s and go to town with the glue. You want to soak the yarn.

Fold the wax paper around the gluey yarn and use more clips to pin it up. Use his ear, horn, whatever. Gravity is not the boss of Sephiroth’s hair. (Folding the wax paper over keeps the glue from getting anywhere else.)

There will be a bit of a gap between the wax paper and the head. Take the Aleen’s (because it’s a better glue) and add some more glue to the base on both sides.

Wait overnight. Don’t attempt the other side while you’re waiting. Do something else entirely. Don’t poke it just to check.

When the glue is dry, very carefully remove the clips and waxed paper. Repeat for the other side. With luck, you will have some lovely, gravity defying bangs.

Bangs 2

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