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Barboach Plushie by Milayou Barboach Plushie by Milayou
So I was really bored the other day, and wanted something easy to make for once. So I after looking at some pokemon, I decided to make Barboach. Although I pretty much always call it Boboach. (or b-b-b-b-BOBOACH!) because of the one in that one pokemon contest on ruby and sapphire that was nicknamed that. Anyway, I think I could have done a little better on the tail, but all in all, I think it turned out pretty good.

I don't know what it is about Boboach, but I really like him for some reason. He's not even that good of a pokemon, but he just looks cool. (not so much when he evolves though, but that's just me).

So what exactly is boboach anyway? I guess he's like a loach or something. I used to have a fish once, called a clown loach. It was cool, it was orange with black stripes, and it had red fins. But then it died of that white-dot disease that fish get. :( So yeah. But other than that, I don't really know what a regular loach looks like, or if there is a fish that is called just a loach.

Anyway, I did write down the pattern to this guy too, so here it is. I'll probably have some more coming soon (I hope), but for now I'm out of stuffing.

Barboach Pattern

sc=single crochet
inc=increase (2 sc in next sc)
hdc=half double crochet

I never really use gauge, so it's not that important, just use a hook that's good with the size of yarn you're using.

Light grey yarn
Light blue yarn
black felt
black yarn/fabric paint (for the fin details)
yarn needle
polyester stuffing

1: with lt. grey, 6 sc in magic ring. (6)
2: inc in each sc around (12)
3: (inc, sc in next sc) around (18)
4-18: sc in each sc around (15 rnds)
Stuff body.
19: (dec, sc in next sc) around (12)
20: dec around (6)
Finish off, weave end through last 6 sts, pull together tightly. Tie off and weave in end.

1: with lt. blue, 6 sc in magic ring (6)
2: inc in each sc around (12)
3: sc in each sc around
4: sc in next sc, (slip st in next sc, ch 3, sc in 2nd ch from hk and next ch, slip st in same sc) twice, sc in next sc, *slip st in next sc, ch 7, sc in 2nd ch from hk and next 5 ch, slip st in same sc, sc in next 2 sc, rep * to * in next sc, sc in next sc, rep ( ) in next 2 sc, sc in next sc, slip st in next sc.
Finish off, leaving long end. Sew to one end of body, sewing behind whiskers/antennae so that they stick out from the face. Stuff lightly if needed.

Tail Fin (make 2 and sew together)
1: with lt. blue, ch 10.
2: inc in 2nd ch from hk, sc in next 2 ch, (inc, sc in next 2 ch) twice, ch 1, turn. (12)
3: (inc, sc in next 3 sc) across, ch 1, turn (15)
4: (inc, sc in next 2 sc) across, do not ch 1, continue around edge. dec down side of last 2 rows, sc in next 3 ch, dec, sc in next 3 ch, slip st in first sc.
Finish off, sew to other end of body.

Dorsal Fin (make 2 and sew together)
1: with lt. blue, ch 4
2: sc in 2nd ch from hk and next ch, 3 sc in next ch, continue around to other side, sc in free loops of next 2 ch, ch 1, turn (7)
3: sc in next 2 sc, (inc) x3, sc in next 2 sc
Finish off, sew to top of body, in the center.

Bottom Fins (make 4, sew 2 together for one fin)
1: with lt. blue, ch 4
2: sc in 2nd ch from hk and in next ch, 3 sc in next ch, continue around to other side, sc in free loops of last 2 ch.
Finish off, sew to under side of body, near the tail fin.

Finishing details:
Cut zigzag pattern on side from felt and glue/sew on, do same with eyes. For the lines on the tail fin, and the dots on the other fins, either use fabric paint, or stitch them on with black yarn. (I found the fabric paint to be easier, and it actually looks okay. It also made the tail a little stiffer, so that it doesn't fold or wave so much).

As always, don't claim this pattern as your own. If you do make anything from it, it is appreciated if you link back to this. Also, don't be afraid to share it with me if you do make something from my patterns! I love to see other people's versions of my stuff, and I like to know if my patterns are easy enough to follow.

Barboach copyright Pokemon, pattern made by A. Duck.
Taikxo Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
Done better?
The only thing that I would have done different, would have been to make 2 of the tail fins, and 2 of the dorsal fins, sew them together, and then embroider.
You did really well!
Milayou Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks! I'm glad to hear you like it. I was actually thinking about doing the fins that way, or doing them in rounds and starting at the top, so they would look nicer around the edge. I honestly think I was just kinda getting lazy near the end. (I almost hate to say that, but it was the weekend and I was bored).

You could pretty much do that by this pattern though, just make 2 of each fin piece instead and sew them together. I would have stitched the lines on too, but I think I was afraid I would get it crooked, so I just fabric painted it.
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