FFVII: Jenova


Destruction is Magic!

Jenova

Materials

  • Loops & Thread Impeccable Yarn
    • Aqua
    • Pumpkin
    • Burgundy
    • White
    • Silver Grey
  • 4.0 mm crochet hook
  • 3.5 mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • White felt and paint or ink
  • Black embroidery floss/li>
  • 3 6-7mm black safety eyes

Pattern

Using aqua, make one basic pony body, head, female nose, and ears.

Tentacle Legs

Each leg consists of 4 tentacles at the bottom, joined together to continue the leg. I suggest making all four tentacles the same to avoid inconsistencies in the height. You can face them different ways when joining them for variety. If you’re anything like me, they’ll all look different anyway. You can, however, make them deliberately different if you like. Just make sure they all end up about the same height and with 8 sts at the end. Try to even out the top of each tentacle so they’re relatively horizontal before joining, but don’t worry too much about it. It evens out as the leg continues.

I made two tentacles, joined the first to the second and crocheted a couple round, then made two more tentacles, joined them together in the same manner, then joined the two joined up units together to continue on with the leg.

Stuff them as you go, making sure that they’re not stuffed so much that they lose their curvy shape.

Tentacle

Round 2: sc 2 in 1, sc 1, dc 2 in 1, dc 1 (6 sts)
Round 3: sc 3, dc 3
Round 4: sc 3, dc 1, dc 2 in 1, dc 1 (7 sts)
Round 5: sc 3, dc 4
Round 6: sc 1, dc 2 in 1, dc 2, sc 3 (8 sts)
Round 7: sc 2, dc 4, sc 2
Round 8: rep round 6.
Round 9: dc 2, sc 6
Cut yarn, leaving a bit of length for sewing.

Make the second tentacle in a similar fashion to the first but don’t cut the yarn.

Tentacle Unit

Join tentacle 1 and 2. With tentacle 2 still live, sc 8 from tentacle 1, then move back to tentacle 2 and sc 8 (16 sts). I encourage you to experiment with where to join the two tentacles so that they’re facing the way you’d like them to. The goal of this round is to have 16 sc sts in the end. Use the yarn tail from the first tentacle to sew up the small gap between the two.

Round 1: [sc 2 tog, sc 2] x4 (12 sts)
Cut yarn, leaving a bit of length for sewing.
This is Tentacle Unit 1.

Repeat for tentacles 3 and 4, creating Tentacle Unit 2.

Tentacle Cluster

Now you’re going to join the two units into a tentacle cluster . Depending on which way you want the tentacles facing, sc to the point where you want the two units to join. I did 4 sts, then moved over to tentacle unit 1. Sc 10 (skipping the last two sts), move back to tentacle unit 2, skipping the two sts beside where you moved over to unit 1, and sc to the end of the round. There will be a big gap in the middle. Sew it up with the tail end of the yarn from tentacle 3. You should have 4 tentacles joined in a circular-ish fashion and 20 sts to work from.

Forelegs

Dc 1 round, then continue from round 9 of the basic pony foreleg (left or right).

Hindlegs

Dc 3 rounds, then continue from round 11 of the basic pony hindleg (left or right).

Wings (make 2)

Her wings are actually different, but by the time I got to them, I didn’t feel like trying to figure out what the right wing actually looks like. It’s always obscured in her pictures, and making the first one was annoying enough.

Do not stuff the wings.

With pumpkin, ch 4 (1 to turn).
Round 1: sc 3, continue on to other side of ch, sc 3 (6 sts)
Round 2: bl sc 6
Round 3: sc 6
Round 4: sc 2 in 1, sc 2 tog x2, sc 2 in 1 (6 sts)
Round 5-6: fl sc 1, sc 1, bl sc 2, sc 1, fl sc 1 (6 sts)
Round 7: sc 2 in 1, sc 1, sc 2 in 1 x2, sc 1, sc 2 in 1 (10 sts)
Round 8: sc 1 in 1, sc 3, sc 2 in 1 x2, sc 3, sc 1 in 1 (14 sts)
Round 9: fl sc 2, sc 1, dc 2, bl dc 4, dc 2, sc 1, fl sc 2 (14 sts)
Round 10: fl sc 1, ch 5, sc 4 back down the ch, fl sc 1 into next st, sc 1, dc 2, bl dc 1, bl sc 2 tog, bl dc 1, dc 2, sc 1, fl sc 3 tog (using the first st from the next round) (19 sts. The stitch count here is a bit strange. The ch 5 will add an additional 8 sts)
Round 11: sc 3 in 1, sc 6, sc 3 in 1, sc 2, sc 2 tog, sc 3 tog, sc 2 tog, sc 2 (19 sts)
Round 12: bl sc 4, bl sc 2 tog x2, bl sc 4, sc 2, sc 3 tog, sc 2 (15 sts)
Round 13: sc 13, ch 3, sc 2 back down ch, sc 2 (19 sts)
Round 14: sc 4, sc 2 tog x2, sc 9, sc 2 tog (16 sts)
Round 15: sc 4, fl sc 2 in 1, x2, sc 4, dc 2, bl dc 2, dc 2 (18 sts)
Round 16: dc 1, sc 4, sc 2 in 1 x2, sc 4, dc 7 (20 sts)
Round 17: dc 1, sc 12, dc 7 (20 sts)
Round 18: dc 2, sc 4, sc 2 in 1 x2, sc 4, dc 8 (22 sts)
Round 19: dc 2, sc 4, sc 2 tog x2, sc 4, dc 8 (20 sts)
Round 20: dc 1, sc 4, sc 2 tog x2, sc 4, dc 2, dc 2 tog x2, dc 1 (16 sts)
Round 21: sc 12, sc 2 tog x2 (14 sts)
Round 22: sc 14
Sc 2, sl st 1. Finish, leaving a long tail for sewing to the body.

With burgundy, embroider designs on the wings.

Hat

Let me just preface this by saying that ponies are not meant to wear hats, so this was tricky and looks a bit silly. Use the 3.5 mm hook.

Section 1

With grey, ch 14 (1 to turn)
Row 1-2: sc 13
Cut yarn and fasten off.

Section 2

With grey, ch 14 (1 to turn)
Row 1-2: sc 13
Round 3: ch 2, pick up and sc 13 from section 1, ch 2, pick up and sc 13 from section 2, completing the round. (30 sts)
Round 4: bl sc 30
Round 5: sc 1, ch 3, sc pop 4 into the second ch from the hook, sl st 1, sc 1 in next st, sc 14, ch 3, sc pop 4 into the second ch from the hook, sl st 1, sc 1 in next st, sc 13
Round 6: sc 30
Round 7: sc 1, ch 4, sc pop 4 into the second ch from the hook, sl st 2, sc 1 in next st, sc 14, ch 4, sc pop 4 into the second ch from the hook, sl st 2, sc 1 in next st, sc 13
Round 8: [bl sc 2 tog, bl sc 4] x5 (25 sts)
Finish

Insert the three safety eyes evenly along the bottom of whichever side you’d like to be the front. Then embroider her name onto her party hat so the cops can identify her.

Mane and Tail

Use white yarn and cut them quite long. Make sure you iron her hair before attaching it. I left the ends of the mane and tail pretty choppy and uneven–I figure she hasn’t had much opportunity to go for a trim lately.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. catzikay
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 14:11:46

    I love this!! Thanks for the pattern.

    Reply

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