Pocket Charmander

FREE CROCHET AMIGURUMI PATTERN

About this pattern:

Charmander Pokémon inspired amigurumi.

The materials required are listed below. The yarn used to make him as pictured was Drops Paris (cotton) yarn in rust/orange and yellow yarn with a scraps of red for the tail flames.

Materials:

  • Aran Yarn (orange, yellow, red)
  • 3.5mm crochet hook
  • 11mm safety eyes x 2
  • Stitch markers and pins
  • Yarn needle
  • Stuffing

Stitch Abbreviations:

Ch = Chain stitch
Sc = Single crochet
Slip st = Slip stitch
Invdec = invisible decrease
** = a repeating stitch pattern

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!

CHARMANDER!

BODY

Using rust/orange 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 orange 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 orange yarn, working in continuous rounds.

Rnd 1: Stitch 6 sc into a magic ring (6)
Rnd 2-5: sc in each stitch around (6)

Fasten off.

FEET (Make 2)

Using orange 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.

PATCH

Using yellow yarn, working in ROWS. Chain 1 and turn at the end of each row.

Rnd 1 : Ch5. Working into the 2nd stitch from the hook, sc in each stitch along (4)
Rnd 2 : 2sc in the first stitch, sc in the next 2 stitches, 2sc (6)
Rnd 3 : 2sc in the first stitch, sc in the next 4 stitches, 2sc (8)
Rnd 4-5 : sc in each stitch along (8)
Rnd 6 : 2sc in the first stitch, sc in the next 6 stitches, 2sc (10)
Rnd 7 : sc2tog, sc in the next 6 stitches, sc2tog (8)
Rnd 8 : sc2tog along the whole row (4)

Before fastening off, pick up sc stitches around the outer edge of the patch. This will neaten and round the edges. Ch1 at each of the corners if necessary as you work around the edge, this will prevent hte edges from pulling inwards. Fasten off.

TAIL

Using orange yarn, working in continuous rounds.

Rnd 1 : Stitch 4sc into a magic ring (4)
Rnd 2-3 : sc in each stitch around (4)
Rnd 4 : sc in the first 3 stitches, 2sc (5)
Rnd 5 : 2sc in the first stitch, sc in the next 3 stitches, 2sc in the last (7)
Rnd 6 : 2sc in the first stitch, sc in the next 5 stitches, 2sc in the last (9)
Rnd 7 : *sc in the next 2 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 3 times (12)
Rnd 8 : *sc in the next stitch, 2sc* Repeat 6 times (18)
Rnd 9 : sc in each stitch around (18)

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.

Patch

Attach the yellow patch to the front of his belly, making sure it is centred in line with the face.

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 Charmander posed.

In the photos the arms are not stuffed as they still hold their shape when hollow, but if you want a fuller, rounded look, consider stuffing the bottom half of the arms. It’s better to only stuff around half way up otherwise it can make sewing to the body more difficult.

Tail

Attach the tail to the bottom/back of the body. As the increases were biased towards one side, this should create the curved tail shape. Take some scraps of yellow and red yarn and tease these out with a brush to create the little flame. Once the colours are blended, attach to the tip of the tail using a spot of fabric/hobby glue.

And that’s it, Charmander is complete!

CHARMANDER

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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