Pocket Bulbasaur

FREE CROCHET AMIGURUMI PATTERN

About this pattern:

Bulbasaur Pokémon inspired amigurumi.

The materials required are listed below. The yarn used to make him as pictured was Drops Paris (cotton) yarn in light (mint) green and dark green yarn with a scraps of felt for his markings.

Materials:

  • Aran Yarn (light and dark green)
  • 3.5mm crochet hook
  • 11mm safety eyes x 2
  • Stitch markers and pins
  • Yarn needle
  • Stuffing
  • Felt (optional, for markings)

Stitch Abbreviations:

Ch = Chain stitch
Sc = Single crochet
Slip st = Slip stitch
Invdec = Invisible decrease
** = a repeating stitch pattern
BLO = Back loops only

Measurements:

The completed pieces measure approx. 16 cm tall.

Pattern Notes:

Stitches are written in standard US terms working in continuous rounds unless otherwise specified.

Let’s Get Started!

BULBASAUR!

BODY

Using light green yarn, working in continuous rounds

Rnd 1 : Stitch 6sc into a magic ring (6)
Rnd 2 : 2sc in each stitch around (12)
Rnd 3 : *sc in the next stitch, 2sc* Repeat 6 times (18)
Rnd 4 : *sc in the next 2 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 6 times (24)
Rnd 5 : *sc in the next 3 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 6 times (30)
Rnd 6-10 : sc in each stitch around (30)
Rnd 11 : *sc in the next 8 stitches, invdec* Repeat 3 times (27)
Rnd 12 : *sc in the next 7 stitches, invdec* Repeat 3 times (24)
Rnd 13 : *sc in the next 6 stitches, invdec* Repeat 3 times (21)
Rnd 14 : *sc in the next 5 stitches, invdec* Repeat 3 times (18)
Rnd 15 : *sc in the next stitch, invdec* Repeat 6 times (12)

Do not fasten off. Start to stuff the body and then move on to Rnd 16 to start the head.

HEAD

Continuing with the light green yarn:

Rnd 16 : *sc in the next stitch, 2sc* Repeat 6 times (18)
Rnd 17 : *sc in the next 2 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 6 times (24)
Rnd 18 : *sc in the next 3 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 6 times (30)
Rnd 19 : *sc in the next 4 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 6 times (36)
Rnd 20-21 : sc in each stitch around (36)
Rnd 22 : sc in the first 12 stitches, invdec 6 times, sc in the remaining 12 stitches (30)
Rnd 23-24 : sc in each stitch around (30)
Rnd 25 : *sc in the next 3 stitches, invdec* Repeat 6 times (24)
Rnd 26 : sc in each stitch around (24)

If using safety eyes, take the opportunity now to insert them. The eyes are placed between rounds 24 and 25 approx. 4 stitches apart. Start stuffing the head and continue to stuff as the decrease rounds continue to a close.

Rnd 28 : *sc in the next 2 stitches, invdec* Repeat 6 times (18)
Rnd 29 : *sc in the next stitch, invdec* Repeat 6 times (12)
Rnd 30 : invdec all the way around (6)

Fasten off leaving a long tail. Using a yarn needle, thread the tail end yarn through each of the front loops of the last round, and pull tight to close. Fasten off.

ARMS (Make 2)

Using light green yarn, working in continuous rounds.

Rnd 1: Stitch 6 sc into a magic ring (6)
Rnd 2-3: sc in each stitch around (6)

Fasten off.

FEET (Make 2)

Using light green yarn, working in continuous rounds.

Rnd 1: Stitch 6 sc into a magic ring (6)
Rnd 2-3: sc in each stitch around (6)

Fasten off.

BULB

Using dark green yarn, working in continuous rounds.

Rnd 1 : Stitch 6sc into a magic ring (6)
Rnd 2 : 2sc in each stitch around (12)
Rnd 3 : *sc in the next stitch, 2sc* Repeat 6 times (18)
Rnd 4 : *sc in the next 2 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 6 times (24)
Rnd 5 : *sc in the next 3 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 6 times (30)
Rnd 6 – 8 : sc in each stitch around (30)
Rnd 9 : *sc in the next 3 stitches, invdec* Repeat 6 times (24)
Rnd 10 : *sc in the next 2 stitches, invdec* Repeat 6 times (18)
Rnd 11 : *sc in the next stitch, dec BLO* Repeat 8 times (12)
Rnd 12 : sc2tog in each stitch around (6)

Fasten off leaving a long tail. Using a yarn needle, thread the tail end yarn through each of the front loops of the last round, and pull tight to close. Fasten off.

BULB LEAVES

Locate the front loops of Rnd 10 that were left during the BLO decreases of Rnd 11.

Cast on to the hook as normal and work the following Rnd of stitches into the front loops only (FLO):

Rnd 1: *slipst into the first stitch, hdc and dc followed by a ch1 into the second, dc and hdc into the third* Repeat 6 times to form 6 leaves.

Fasten off.

BULB SECTIONS

Using a yarn needle and matching dark green yarn:

Starting from the base, thread the yarn through one of the gaps between the leaves (the slip st) and then through the top of the bulb. When inserting the needle into the top ensure it exits at the point where you started. Pull tight and this will form one of the lobs of the bulb. Repeat for each of the gaps between the leaves.

EARS (Make 2)

Using light green yarn, working in continuous rounds.

Rnd 1 : Stitch 4sc into a magic ring (4)
Rnd 2 : *sc in the next stitch, 2sc* Repeat 2 times (6)
Rnd 3 : sc in each stitch around (6)
Fasten off.

ASSEMBLY

Feet

Attach the feet between Rnds 3 and 4 of the body, the same distance apart as the eyes on the face.

Bulb

Attach the bulb to the centre back of the body.

Arms

Attach the arms to the front or sides of the body. The tops of the arm should be approx. 2 rows below where the body stops and the head begins.

You can play around with the positioning depending on how you want Bulbasaur posed.

Ears

Attach the ears to the top of the head, slightly off to each side, roughly in line with the tops of the arms.

Markings

Using green felt or green embroidery thread/yarn create the markings on his face. Bulbasaur has markings all over his body, so add as many or as few as you wish.

And that’s it! Bulbasaur is complete!

BULBASAUR

I hope you have enjoyed this pattern, please let me know in the comments below if there are other Pokémon characters you’d love to see! And if it’s your thing, then feel free to browse the blog for more nerd inspired crochet crafts.

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©2020 Ninja Cat Crafts. This pattern is the property of Ninja Cat Crafts. The written pattern and images are for personal use only and not for sale or redistribution. Items made based on this pattern may be sold, but with clear credit to Ninja Cat Crafts.

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