Pikachu!

I've been wanting to post this pattern for a while!  I started this blog with the three original Kanto starters, but never quite completed the set.  With today's pattern you can finally make Pikachu! 



Abbreviations:
Sc = single crochet
Inc = increase
Dec = decrease
FO = fasten off
CH = chain

Head
Row 1:Sc 8 in loop
Row 2 Inc x 8 (16)
Row 3: *Sc, Inc* x 8 (24)
Row 4-6: Sc
Row 7: Sc 7, Inc, Sc 8, Inc, Sc 7 (26)
Place eyes 5 apart, 6 down (I used 8mm safety eyes)
Row 8: Sc  (26)
Row 9: Sc 3, Dec x 10, Sc 3 (16) 
Stuff head
Row 10: Sc 6, Dec x 2, Sc 6 (14)
Continuing and making the body
Row 11: Sc 2, inc, Sc 3, inc, Sc 3, inc, Sc 2, inc(18)
Row 12-16: Sc 
Dec to close
FO with a slip stitch

Arms
Row 1: CH 5 in loop
Row 2-3: Sc 

Legs
Row 1: CH 6 in loop
Row 2-3: Sc

Ears
Yellow
Row 1: CH 6
Row 2: Sc, Inc x 3
Row 3-6: Sc
Black
Row 7: Sc 
Row 8: *Sc, Dec* x 3
Row 9: Dec to close

Tail
Brown
Row 1: CH 3
Row 2: Sc 2, turn work  
Row 3: Sc 2, turn work 
Yellow
Row 4: CH 3 from work, turn, in starting in 2nd chain from hook, Sc 3, turn
Row 5: Sc 3
Row 6: CH 3 from work, turn, in starting in 2nd chain from hook , Sc 4, turn
Row 7: Sc 4

Attach felt details (stripes and cheeks), and sew on tail, ears, arms, and legs.  

Enjoy the pattern, and if you have any questions feel free to ask!

Want more patterns?  A pattern to make this guy is available on my Patreon right now. 


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