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!



 

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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.)






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