Squirtle Crochet Pattern

With colder weather finally rolling I've been feeling much more inspired to shirk my adult responsibilities, bundle up with a large mug of tea, and crochet for hours.  (Unfortunately my pesky masters thesis is getting in the way of a true marathon of laziness, but at least I can still overindulge in tea while reading articles.)

I had meant to wait a couple weeks before posting the final pattern in the Kanto Starters series... but on the theme of staying in and avoiding adulting, here's the pattern for Squirtle!



 

Squirtle Crochet Pattern

By LoopTeeLoops


What You’ll Need
3.5mm crochet hook
Scissors
Tapestry Needle
1 pair 10mm safety eyes
Polyfil (or another soft stuffing)
Worsted weight yarn in: Blue Beige White Light Brown

Abbreviations
SC = single crochet
DEC = single crochet decrease one
INC = single crochet increase one
SlSt = slip stitch
CH = chain
FO = fasten off


Head
Using the blue yarn
Row 1: CH 2, SC 8 in first stitch. (8 stitches)
Alternatively, SC 8 into a magic circle
Row 2: INC x 8 (16 stitches)
Row 3: *SC, INC* x 8 (24 stitches)
Row 4-6: SC x 24 (24 stitches)
Row 7: *SC x 7*, INC, *SC x 8*, INC, *SC x 7* (26 stitches)
Place eyes 5 stitches apart, and 6 stitches down from the top of the head, between the two increases.
Row 8: SC x 26 (26 stitches)
Row 9: *SC x 2*, *DEC x 11*, *SC x 2* (15 stitches)
Stuff the head as much as possible
Row 10: SC, *DEC x 6*, *SC x 2* (9 stitches)
Finish stuffing the head

Body
Cut the blue yarn, leaving a tail, but don’t fasten off, and switch to the beige yarn. Stuff any extra yarn into the head. 
Row 1: INC x 9 (18 stitches)
Row 2-6: SC x 18 (18 stitches)
Row 7 to close: DEC to close, FO.
Stuff the body before you complete the DEC.

Shell
With light brown
Row 1: CH 2, SC 7 in first stitch. (7 stitches)
Alternatively, SC 7 into a magic circle
Row 2: INC x 7 (14 stitches)
Row 3: *SC x 3, INC x 4* x 2 (22 stitches)
With white
Row 4: SC x 22 (22 stitches)
FO with SlSt.
Sew shell onto body. (As pictured)


Arms
Row 1: CH 2, SC 6 into first stitch. (6 stitches)
Alternatively, make a magic circle and SC 6 into it.
Row 2: SC x 6 (6 stitches)
FO with SlSt
Sew on arms using the tapestry needle 

Legs
Row 1: CH 2, SC 7 into first stitch. (7 stitches)
Alternatively, make a magic circle and SC 7 into it.
Row 2: SC x 7 (7 stitches)
FO with SlSt
Sew on legs using the tapestry needle 

Tail
Row 1: CH 2, SC 10 in first stitch. (10 stitches)
Alternatively, SC 10 into a magic circle
Row 2: *SC x 2*, INC, *SC x 4*, INC, *SC x 2* (12 stitches)
Row 3-7: SC x 12 (12 stitches)
Row 8: *SC x 2*, DEC, *SC x 4*, DEC, *SC x 2* (10 stitches)
Row 9: SC x 10 (10 stitches)
Row 10: *SC x 4*, DEC, *SC x 4* (9 stitches)
Row 11: SC x 9, FO with a SlSt.
Using the same shade of blue yarn, fold over the top (row 1) and sew to fasten, creating the curl. Sew the tail to the base of the shell.
Weave in any remaining loose ends, and trim off.

AND YOU’RE FINISHED!

This crochet pattern is © Tessa D’Achille, 2017. This pattern may not be sold, re-written, or re-posted without the author's permission



Now you can make all three of these little guys! (Feel free to share your finished projects with me, here or on Ravelry.)



COMING SOON TO MY SHOP (included in the next post):

This Hooded Scarf Pattern.  It's super easy to make, and has a lovely leaf design around the edges. 



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Bulbasaur Crochet Pattern :D

I had planned on waiting a couple of weeks before posting the next pattern in this series, but when it came time to work on my thesis paper naturally I decided that this was more important.

I'll be posting Squirtle next (in a week or two... depending on how much I'm focusing on coursework.) and possibly Pikachu after that, if I can write the pattern out in a way that makes sense.  After that, I'm open to suggestions!

Anyways, without further ado, here's my Bulbasaur pattern:


Bulbasaur Crochet Pattern
By LoopTeeLoops

Ravelry Page


What You’ll Need
3.5mm crochet hook
Scissors
Tapestry Needle
Glue gun/fabric glue
Dark teal Felt
1 pair 10mm safety eyes
Polyfil (or another soft stuffing)
Worsted weight yarn in: Green Light Teal/aqua











Abbreviations
SC = single crochet
DEC = single crochet decrease one
INC = single crochet increase one
SlSt = slip stitch
CH = chain
FO = fasten off

Head
Using the light teal yarn
Row 1: CH 2, SC 8 in first stitch. (8 stitches)
Alternatively, SC 8 into a magic circle
Row 2: INC x 8 (16 stitches)
Row 3: *SC, INC* x 8 (24 stitches)
Row 4-6: SC x 24 (24 stitches)
Row 7: *SC x 9*, INC, *SC x 4*, INC, *SC x 9* (26 stitches)
Place eyes 5 stitches apart (in between each of the increases)
Row 8: SC x 26 (26 stitches)
Row 9: *SC x 2*, DEC x 11*, *SC x 2* (15 stitches)
Stuff as much of the head as you can
Row 10: *SC x 4*, *DEC x 3*, *SC x 5*

Finish stuffing head, FO with SlSt.


Body
Row 1: CH 2, SC 6 in first stitch. (6 stitches)
Alternatively, SC 6 into a magic circle
Row 2: INC x 6 (12 stitches)
Row 3: *SC, INC* x 6 (18 stitches)
Row 4-6: SC x 18 (18 stitches)
Row 7: *SC x 5*, INC, *SC x 6*, INC, *SC x 5* (20 stitches)
Row 8-10: SC x 20 (20 stitches)
Row 11: DEC to close, stuffing the body as you go. FO with a SlSt.

Sew Head onto Body



Ignore the pod/ears (that’s coming later), but this is the placement for the head to be sewn onto the body

Ears
Row 1: CH 2, SC 6 in first stitch. (6 stitches)
Alternatively, SC 6 into a magic circle
Row 2: *SC, INC* x 3
Row 3: *SC 2, INC* x 3
FO with SlSt

Sew ears onto head (I’ve provided a picture below to use as a placement guide.)




Pod
Row 1: CH 12, join the ends into a loop with a SlSt. (You’re just making a crochet ring with 12 stitches around.) (12 stitches)
Row 2: INC x 12 (24 stitches)
Row 3-4: SC x 24 (24 stitches)
Row 5: *SC 4, DEC* x 4 (20 stitches)
Row 6: DEC x 10 (10 stitches)
Row 7: DEC x 5 (5 stitches)
Row 8: SC 4, SlSt, FO.

Stuff pod (from the bottom)
Sew pod to the back of your Bulbasaur


Arms and Legs
Row 1: CH 2, SC 10 in first stitch. (10 stitches)
Alternatively, SC 10 into a magic circle
Row 2-5: SC x 10 (10 stitches)
FO with SlSt.

Stuff legs lightly, and sew them onto body. (see pictures at the start of pattern for placement.)

Next comes the markings! This part is super simple, just cut out a bunch of triangles /other angled shapes of varying sizes and using the fabric glue/your hot glue gun, fasten them to your Bulbasaur.
And you’re done!

This crochet pattern is © Tessa D’Achille, 2017. This pattern may not be sold, re-written, or re-posted without the author's permission


I hope you enjoy the pattern!  Please feel free to let me know if you have any difficulties, or if anything is unclear.


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First Post and First Free Pattern!

I've decided to hit the ground running with this.  I LOVE to create things out of yarn, so I decided to create a site where I could offer patterns, tips, and tricks in the hope that it inspires a few other people to create too. (Most importantly, I'll be posting at least one free pattern monthly!)


To start things off, I'm diving into nostalgia.  I'm sure I'm in the majority when I say that I grew up watching Pokemon, so the next few posts will feature the three Kanto Starters, Charmander, Squirtle, and Bulbasaur.

First off: Charmander





Honestly, look how adorable this little guy is!  And he's incredibly easy to make.



Charmander Crochet Pattern

By LoopTeeLoops


What You’ll Need
3.5mm crochet hook
Scissors
Tapestry Needle
Glue gun/fabric glue
White felt
1 pair 10mm safety eyes
Polyfil (or another soft stuffing)
Worsted weight yarn in: Orange Yellow Red

Abbreviations
SC = single crochet
DEC = single crochet decrease one
INC = single crochet increase one
SlSt = slip stitch
CH = chain
FO = fasten off


Head
Using the orange yarn

Row 1: CH 2, SC 8 in first stitch. (8 stitches)
Alternatively, SC 8 into a magic circle
Row 2: INC x 8 (16 stitches)
Row 3: *SC, INC* x 8 (24 stitches)
Row 4-6: SC x 24 (24 stitches)
Row 7: *SC x 7*, INC, *SC x 8*, INC, *SC x 7* (26 stitches)

Place eyes 5 stitches apart, and 6 stitches down from the top of the head, between the two increases

Row 8: SC x 26 (26 stitches)
Row 9: *SC x 2*, *DEC x 11*, *SC x 2* (15 stitches)
Stuff the head as much as possible
Row 10: SC, *DEC x 6*, *SC x 2* (9 stitches)

Finish stuffing the head

Body
Don’t cut the orange yarn at this point, as the body is a continuation of the head

Row 1: INC x 9 (18 stitches)
Row 2-6: SC x 18 (18 stitches)
Row 7 to close: DEC to close, FO.

Stuff the body before you complete the DEC.

Stomach
Cut an egg shape out of the white felt, and glue it onto the center of the body, making sure it reaches from start of body to bottom. (see main picture for additional guidance. Ignore the arms and legs for now… they’re the next step.)

Arms 
Row 1: CH 2, SC 5 into first stitch. (5 stitches)
Alternatively, make a magic circle and SC 5 into it.
Row 2-3: SC x 5 (5 stitches)
FO with SlSt

Sew on arms using the tapestry needle (use picture on previous page for guidance.)

Legs 

Row 1: CH 2, SC 6 into first stitch. (6 stitches)
Alternatively, make a magic circle and SC 6 into it.
Row 2-3: SC x 6 (6 stitches)
FO with SlSt

Sew on legs using the tapestry needle (use main picture for guidance.)

Tail 
Row 1: CH 2, SC 3 into first stitch. (3 stitches)
Alternatively, make a magic circle and SC 3 into it. (BUT leave a bit of a space as you’ll want to thread the flames through later)
Row 2: SC, INC, SC (4 stitches)
Row 3: SC, *INC x 2*, SC (6 stitches)
Row 4-5: SC x 6 (6 stitches)
Row 6: *SC x 2*, *INC x 2*, *SC x 2* (8 stitches)
Row 7: SC x 8 (8 stitches)
Row 8: *SC x 2*, *INC x 4*, SC, DEC
Row 8 continued?/mini row 9: Dec 1, FO.


For the flames, I simply separated the strands of a few medium length pieces of yarn (red, yellow, orange), tied a knot at the end, and threaded them through the end of the tail using the tapestry needle. Then I trimmed them to how I wanted them to look.

Sew on the tail.

OPTIONAL:
You can also include some wire in the tail to make it poseable. I did this and I like how it looks.



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This crochet pattern is © Tessa D’Achille, 2017. This pattern may not be sold, re-written, or re-posted without the author's permission





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