FFVII: Barret Wallace


Mining is Magic!

Gah, I hated this one just a little. Gun arms are stupid. I made Barret a little bigger than the rest of the ponies since he’s all muscly. His beard makes me laugh, but it could just be because beards in general make me laugh and ponies really shouldn’t have beards. I did make him boots, but they threw off his balance. If I were to do it again, I’d make his hind legs a row shorter so the boots wouldn’t affect his height and put more weight on the gun.

Barret

Materials

  • Barret OfficialLoops & Thread Impeccable Yarn
    • Deep Forest (green)
    • Black
    • Chocolate (brown)
    • True Grey (dark grey)
    • Silver Grey (grey)
  • 4.5 mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • 3.5 mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Wire (26 gauge jewellery wire)

Skills Required

  • Chain (ch)
  • Crochet in the round (spiral)
  • Single crochet (sc)
  • Double crochet (dc)
  • Increase (2 in 1)(hdc)
  • Decrease (2 tog)
  • Slip stitch (sl)
  • Front loop crochet (fl)
  • Back loop crochet (bl)

Pattern

Using green, make one basic pony male nose and ears.

Head

Round 1: With green, begin in a magic ring; dc 12; continue in a spiral
Round 2: [dc 2 in 1, dc 1] x6 (18 sts)
Round 3: [dc 2 in 1, dc 2] x6 (24 sts)
Round 4: [dc 2 in 1, dc 3] x6 (30 sts)
Round 5: [dc 2 in 1, dc 4] x6 (36 sts)
Round 6: [dc 2 in 1, dc 8] x4 (40 sts)
Round 7: dc 40
Round 8: [dc 2 tog, dc 8] x 4 (36 sts)
Round 9: [dc 2 tog, dc 4] x6 (30 sts)
Round 10: [dc 2 tog, dc 3] x6 (24 sts)
Round 11: [dc 2 tog, dc 2] x6 (18 sts)
Round 12: [dc 2 tog, dc 1] x6 (12 sts)
Round 13: sc 2 tog x6 (6 sts)
Round 14: sl st 2 tog x3 (3 sts)
Finish.

Neck

Chain 25, leaving a long tail for sewing, sl st through first chain. Continue in a spiral.
Round 1: sc 24
Round 2: sc 6, hdc 12, sc 6
Round 3: repeat 1
Round 4: repeat 2
Round 5: repeat 1
Round 6: repeat 2
Finish. Leave a long tail for sewing to the head/body.

When attaching, make sure the longer part of the neck faces the back of the head and body.

Body

Round 1: Begin in a magic ring; dc 12; continue in a spiral
Round 2: [dc 2 in 1, dc 1] around (18 sts)
Round 3: [dc 2 in 1, dc 2] around (24 sts)
Round 4: [dc 2 in 1, dc 3] around (30 sts)
Round 5: [dc 2 in 1, dc 4] around (36 sts)
Round 6: [dc 2 in 1, dc 8] x4 (40 sts)
Rounds 7-13: dc 40
Round 14: [dc 2 tog, dc 8] x4 (36 sts)
Round 15: [dc 2 tog, dc 4] around (30 sts)
Round 16: [dc 2 tog, dc 3] around (24 sts)
Round 17: [dc 2 tog, dc 2] around (18 sts)
Round 18: [dc 2 tog, dc 1] around (12 sts)
Round 19: sc 2 tog around (6 sts)
Round 20: sl st 2 tog around (3 sts)
Finish

Legs

Make the left foreleg and both hindlegs as per the basic pony.

Right Foreleg

The barrels of the gun are made by chaining and then working back down the chain before continuing on with the round. In the pattern, “gun” is used to indicate where to do this. To create a barrel: Ch 5, skip the stitch next to your hood and sc 4 back down.

Round 1: With dark grey, begin in a magic ring; dc 12; continue in a spiral
Round 2: [sc 1, gun, sc 1 in same st as prev, sc 2 in 1] x6 (24 sts)
Round 3: [sc 2 in 1, sc 2] x8 (32 sts)
Round 4: bl sc 32
Round 5: [dc 2 tog, dc 2] x8 (24 sts)
Rounds 6-7: dc 24
Round 8: [bl sc 2 tog, bl sc 4] x4 (20 sts)

The barrels of the gun will be quite floppy, so I wired them by weaving a length of jewelry wire down through each barrel, folding it in half at the bottom and going back up. Poke the ends up through the bottom into the inside of the leg. Twist them together and fold them over so they won’t stab you or come loose.

Switch to green.
Round 9: fl dc around (20 sts)
Round 10: dc 11, dc 2 tog, dc 7 (19 sts)
Round 11: dc 11, dc 2 tog, dc 6 (18 sts)
Round 12-13: dc 18
Round 14: hdc 2 in 1, hdc 1, sc 6, hdc 1, hdc 2 in 1, hdc 1, dc 1, dc 2 in 1, dc 3, hdc 1 in same st as prev., hdc 2 (22 sts)
Finish. Leave a long tail for sewing to the body.

Vest

Vest Body (make 2)

With brown, chain 14 (1 to turn)
Row 1: sc 13
Row 2a: dc 1, dc 2 tog, turn
Row 3a: dc 2 tog. 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 1, turn
Row 4: dc 1, dc 2 in 1, ch 9, (pick up again in row 3a), dc 2 in 1 (14 sts)
Row 5: dc 12, dc 2 tog (13 sts)
Row 6: dc 2 tog, dc 11 (12 sts)
Row 7 (SR): sc 6, turn
Row 8: (SR) sl st 1, sc 5
Row 9: dc 10, dc 2 tog (11 sts)
Row 10: dc 2 tog, dc 9 (10 sts)
Row 11 (SR): sc 6, turn
Row 12 (SR): sl st 1, sc 5
Row 13: dc 8, dc 2 tog (9 sts)
Row 14: dc 2 tog, dc 7 (8 sts)
Row 15: dc 6, dc 2 tog (7 sts)
Row 18: dc 7
Finish.

Stitch the two halves together with the seam going up the back.

Sleeves (make 2)

The tattered edges of the sleeves should be pretty random. The instructions in round 1 are just a guideline. The plain sc sts should be at the spot under his leg. (Armpit sort of area.)

With the right side of the vest 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 sc 6, ch 2, sl st 1 back down chain, fl sc in next st, [ch 3, sl st 1, sc 1, fl sc in next st] x2, ch 2, sl st 1, fl sc in next st, ch 4, sl st 2, sc 1, fl sc in next st, ch 3, sl st 1, sc 1, fl sc in next st, [ch 4, sl st 1, sc 1, dc 1, fl sc in next st, fl sc 1] x3, ch 2, sl st 1, fl sc in next st, fl sc 1, ch 3, sl st 1, sc 1, fl sc in next st, fl sc 1

Collar

The goal here was to make the collar folded over on one side and popped on the other like Barret’s concept art. It worked better than I thought it might.

With the right side of the vest facing you, begin about 1.5 cm from the rightmost edge of the neckline and hdc to approximately the same point on the other side (see picture). I had 36 sts. Turn.

If you have more or less than 36 sts, adjust the number of sts in the following instructions to be proportional.

Row 1: hdc 8, bl hdc 6 (place a marker in the last st), bl sc to the end.
Row 2: fl dc 2 in 1, fl dc to the marker, dc to the last st, dc 2 in 1. Finish.

Belt

With grey, ch 5 (1 to turn)
Row 1: sc 4
Row 2: sc 2, ch 2, sl st 1 back down ch, sc 2
Row 3: sc 4, making sure that the bump from the chain last row pokes out away from you.
Row 4: sc 4

Repeat rows 1-4 until it is long enough to fit around Barret’s waist. (Approx. 15 repetitions.) Cut yarn and fasten off.

With the right side facing you and brown, pick up and sc along the bottom edge of the grey part.
Finish and sew it together to form a big loop. Slide it over his hind legs to get it on.

Glove

With brown, ch 26 and join in a circle.
Round 1-4: sc 25
Switch to grey.
Round 5: sc 25
Round 6: sc 2, [ch 2, sl st 1 back down ch, sc 3] x8, sc 2
Round 7: sc 25 making sure that the bumps pop out
Round 8: sc 25
Finish

Dog Tags

I used lighter weight grey and black yarn and a 3.5 mm hook here.

Tag (make 2)

With a grey, ch 3 (1 to turn).
Rows 1-3: sc 2
Finish. Weave in ends.

Chain

With black, draw the yarn through the tops of both tags, then chain until it is long enough to go around Barret’s neck. Sl st through the tags again, then fasten off and weave in the ends.

Mane, Beard and Tail

Use black yarn and cut them quite short. I attached the beard the same way I do the manes. I made an outline for where I wanted it to go, then filled it in.

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