A legendary encounter… it’s Suicune

83402A1A-4884-40E3-8C2B-26B2EF14B39BHey hey crochet lovers. Once in a while we all bite off a little more than we can chew. When I started crocheting Suicune, I had no idea how complicated it would turn out to be. Everything was going swimmingly until I got to Suicune’s flowing mane and then I hit a brick wall. The original pattern left me completely bamboozled and after a couple of false starts, I ended up putting the whole project on hold for a while.

A1146F45-CE5E-43ED-B7EF-25E2FD3DDE69.jpeg I’m pretty stubborn and don’t like to give up midway through a challenge, so I decided to give this beast one more go. It still wasn’t coming together, so I did what I should have done weeks before – gave up on the pattern and improvised a new plan for the mane. I honestly couldn’t be happier with how it worked out in the end. The pattern gives a voluminous flowing feeling, and finishes off Suicune nicely.

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The final finishing touch was weaving some floristry wire through Suicune’s tail ribbons to give them a majestic wave to them.

Pattern: https://www.deviantart.com/robezpierre/art/Suicune-crochet-with-pattern-371819515

Yarn: mid blue, dark blue, white and purple DK cotton

Hook: 3.5mm

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