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Baby Chocobo (with pattern) by aphid777 Baby Chocobo (with pattern) by aphid777
This little guy is approximately 7" tall. I kind of have an obsession with needle-felting eyes now :) I think my old needle was worn or just sucked.. because the eyes were pretty quick when I used a brand new needle. Also, there is wire in his legs because I wanted him to be able to stand as well as sit, but that is entirely optional. Anyway, here is the pattern!

**Please, please, please credit me for the pattern because it took me quite a while to convert my notes into something understandable! Also, let me know if you catch any mistakes or if you have any questions!

WIP photo: Chocobo WIP by aphid777

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Chocobo Pattern:

As usual, please credit me should you use or alter this pattern since it takes me a lot of time to figure out and type these up and please be respectful and don't sell the finished product since I don't own this character!  Thank you!

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(I used a size F hook for all the pieces)

Head:

-Magic Ring: 6
-Inc around (12)
-[Sc, inc] around (18)
-[Sc 2, inc] around (24)
-[Sc 3, inc] around (30)
-[Sc 4, inc] around (36)
-Sc around 7 times (36)
-[Sc 7, dec] around (32)
-Sc around (32)
-[Sc 6, dec] around (28)
-Sc around (28)
-[Sc 5, dec] around (24)
-[Sc 2, dec] around (18)
-[Sc, dec] around (12)
-Dec around (6)
-FO

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Body:

-Magic Ring: 6
-Inc around (12)
-[Sc, inc] around (18)
-[Sc 2, inc] around (24)
-[Sc 3, inc] around (30)
-Sc around 8 times (30)
-[Sc 3, dec] around (24)
-Sc around (24)
-[Sc2, dec] around (18)
-Sc around (18)
-[Sc, dec] around (12)
-Dec around (6)
-FO

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Butt Feathers: (5 feathers total, 3 sizes)

1 large:
-Magic ring: 6
-[Sc, inc] around (9)
-Sc around (9)
-[Sc 2, inc] around (12)
-[Sc 2, inc] around (16)
-Sc around (16)
-[Sc 3, inc] around (20)
-[Sc 4, inc] around (24)
-Sc around 5 times (24)
-[Sc 4, dec] around (20)
-Sc around 2 times (20)
-[Sc 3, dec] around (16)
-[Sc 2, dec] around (12)
-Sc around (12)
-FO

2 medium:
-Magic ring: 6
-[Sc, inc] around (9)
-Sc around (9)
-[Sc 2, inc] around (12)
-[Sc 2, inc] around (16)
-Sc around (16)
-[Sc 3, inc] around (20)
-Sc around 4 times (20)
-[Sc 3, dec] around (16)
-Sc around (16)
-[Sc 2, dec] around (12)
-Sc around (12)
-[Sc 4, dec] around (10)
-FO

2 small:
-Magic ring: 6
-[Sc, inc] around (9)
-Sc around (9)
-[Sc 2, inc] around (12)
-[Sc 5, inc] around (14)
-[Sc 6, inc] around (16)
-Sc around 3 times (16)
-[Sc 2, dec] around (12)
-[Sc 4, dec] around (10)
-FO

Note: Stuff the feathers lightly only. Flatten the feathers a little and line them up with the largest in the midline, smallest on the ends.

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Beak:

Upper:
-Magic ring: 4
-Sc, incx2, sc (6)
- Sc, inc, sc 2, inc, sc (8)
-Sc, inc, sc, incx2, sc, inc, sc (12)
- Sc 2, inc, sc, inc, sc 2, inc, sc, inc, sc 2 (16)
-Sc around (16)
-Sc 3, inc, sc 2, inc, sc 2, inc, sc 2, inc, sc 3 (20)
-Sc 4, inc, sc 3, inc, sc 2, inc, sc 3, inc, sc 4 (24)
- Sc 4, inc, sc 4, inc, sc 4, inc, sc 4, inc, sc 4 (28)
-FO (The FO point should be approximately in the midline of the bottom side of the beak.)

Lower:
-Magic ring: 6
-[Sc, inc] around (9)
-Sc around (9)
-[Sc 2, inc] around (12)
-FO

Note: There is some shaping necessary when sewing the beak to the head. I tried to get the general shape, but I liked how it looked better pinching the midline a little and turning up the corners of the mouth when sewing on.

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Head feathers: (4 head feathers, 2 cheek feathers)

1 Center:
-Magic ring: 6
-Sc around (6)
-[Sc, inc] around (9)
-[Sc 2, inc] around (12)
-Sc around (12)
-[Sc 3, inc] around (15)
-[Sc 3, dec] around (12)
-[Sc 2, dec] around (9)

3 Back:
-Magic ring: 6
-Sc around (6)
-[Sc, inc] around (9)
-[Sc 2, inc] around (12)
-[Sc 3, inc] around (15)
-Sc around (15)
-[Sc 4, inc] around (18)
-[Sc 4, dec] around (15)
-[Sc 3, dec] around (12)

Cheeks:
-Ch2
-Sc 2 into second chain from the hook
-Ch1, turn
-Inc, sc (3)
-Ch 1, turn
-Sc, inc, sc (4)
-FO

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Wings:

-Magic ring: 6
-Sc around (6)
-[Sc, inc] around (9)
-Sc around (9)
-[Sc 2, inc] around (12)
-Hdc 3, Sc 6, Hdc 3 (12)
-Hdc 3, inc (1 hdc followed by 1 sc in the same stitch), sc 2, inc, sc 1, inc (1 sc followed by 1 hdc in same stitch), hdc 3 (15)
-Hdc 3, sc 9, hdc 3 (15)
-Hdc 3, dec, sc 5, dec, sc 3 (12)
-FO

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Claws/Toes: (4 large, 2 small)

Large Toes:
White:
-Magic ring: 6
-Sc around (6)
-[Sc, inc] around (9)
-Sc, inc, sc 2, inc, sc 2, inc, sc (12)
-Sc 3, inc, 2, inc, 1, inc, 3 (15)
-Sc around (15)
Change to orange:
-Sc 4, inc, sc 2, inc, sc 2, inc, sc 4 (18)
-Sc 4, dec, sc 2, dec, sc 2, dec, sc 4 (15)
-Sc around (15)
-Sc 5, decx3, sc 4 (12)
-FO (This point should be approximately in the midline of the bottom part of the toe.)

Small Back Toe:
White:
-Magic ring: 6
-Sc around (6)
-[Sc, inc] around (9)
Change to orange:
-Sc 2, inc, sc, inc, sc, inc, sc 2 (12)
-Sc 3, dec, sc 2, dec, sc 3 (10)
-FO (This point should be approximately in the midline of the bottom part of the toe.)

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Legs:

-Magic ring: 6
-Inc around (12)
-[Sc 3, inc] around (15)
-Sc around 2 times (15)
-[Sc 3, dec] around (12)
-Sc around (12)
-[Sc 4, dec] around (10)
-[Sc 3, dec] around (8)
-Sc around 6 times (8)
-FO
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xxravenstar24 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New member Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I will have to try this pattern out, my boy friend would love one. :) Thanks for the pattern
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Vorondara Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
I finally finished my own little chocobo!

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Thank you so much for sharing this pattern. Hug It was easy enough to follow, but my little guy still didn't turn out as wonderful as yours. I think it's mostly the eyes - it's only my second try at needlefelting, so hopefully I'll improve. Even if I probably won't try again with another chocobo. So many pieces... 
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XoOVAMPOoX Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
Oh my God this is beautiful <3
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aphid777 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!! ^_^
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artist-loves-hearts Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The workmanship in this project is wonderful! This is going be a perfect gift! <3Love 
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aphid777 Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!! :hug:
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CraftyTibbles Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
Can't wait to make myself one, I just can't decide what color! Do you have any tutorials or resources on your needle felting? It's a really cool technique
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aphid777 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I think deciding on the color is the hardest part :XD:  I wanted to make a bunch, but there were so many pieces that I got tired after one.. haha  I'll have to make some more one day :D

As for needle felting, I don't know of any specific tutorials.  I just searched "needle felting" on YouTube and watched a few videos to get the basic concept.  I learned mostly from playing with it on my own.. breaking needles, sustaining injuries, and whatnot ^^;  Sorry about that!  You're not the first to ask, and I feel bad that I can't be of more help!  It's really just a matter of practice!
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CraftyTibbles Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the tips, can I ask what the material you use is? Felt? Is it a loose bag of fiber? I'm not sure where to find it in the craft store haha Sweating a little... 
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aphid777 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The material I use is called roving wool.  It's usually located right by the yarn section at craft stores (conveniently enough :D).  It's sometimes a little hard to find, but I generally can find it at Hobby Lobby and Michael's.  Haven't had much luck at JoAnn's Fabrics though.  Otherwise, you can always find it for sale online :)
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