Recently added to the Crochet Pokedex I seem to be compiling is the bristly raccoon Pokemon, Zigzagoon. You all may remember him as the "Rattata" of Generation 3. I always thought he was cute, but I would LOATHE running around in my Sapphire version and confront NOTHING but ZIGZAGOON.
A commissioner asked for one, and I did my best to deliver. I have only ever seen one other crochet Zigzagoon, and it was rather small. This guy is 1 foot and 10 inches long. Something that is definitely huggable. He wasn't really difficult; he just had a LOT of spikes. I can get impatient having to sit still and repetitiously produce single pieces, which was the only challenge I was really presented with.Well, the mouth took a few tries. I actually have never embroidered before, so I know that is something I need practice.
Zigzagoon looks way better in person... I don't like the photos. The sun set already so I had to place him in places where I could get the most natural light. Unfortunately, those places weren't exactly the best to try and pose him. Maybe tomorrow I will able to capture his true character and beauty.
As a "prototype" Pokemon (meaning this is my first attempt at this plush), I think he turned out rather well. I hope that his new owner enjoys his presence. I know I will miss him. He is a rather comforting lad, and gives the best hugs.
Well--- onto the next commission! My list is getting shorter!