Pocket Pikachu

FREE CROCHET AMIGURUMI PATTERN

About this pattern:

Pikachu Pokémon inspired amigurumi.

The materials required are listed below. The yarn used to make him as pictured was Drops Paris (cotton) yarn in yellow yarn, with a scraps of brown yarn for the markings.

Materials:

  • Aran Yarn (yellow, brown)
  • 3.5mm crochet hook
  • 11mm safety eyes x 2
  • Stitch markers and pins
  • Yarn needle
  • Stuffing
  • Red felt scraps

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!

PIKACHU!

BODY

Using yellow 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

Rnd 17 : *sc in the next stitch, 2sc* Repeat 6 times (18)
Rnd 18 : *sc in the next 2 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 6 times (24)
Rnd 19 : *sc in the next 3 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 6 times (30)
Rnd 20 : *sc in the next 4 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 6 times (36)
Rnd 21-22 : sc in each stitch around (36)
Rnd 23 : sc in the first 12 stitches, invdec 6 times, sc in the remaining 12 stitches (30)
Rnd 24-25 : sc in each stitch around (30)
Rnd 26 : *sc in the next 3 stitches, invdec* Repeat 6 times (24)
Rnd 27 : 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. You can also embroider the nose and mouth detail. 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 yellow 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 yellow 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.

EARS (Make 2)

Using brown yarn, working in continuous rounds.

Rnd 1: Stitch 4 sc into a magic ring (4)
Rnd 2 : sc in each stitch around (4)
Switch to yellow yarn
Rnd 3 : sc in the first stitch, 2sc, sc in the remaining 2 stitches (5)
Rnd 4 : 2sc in the first stitch, sc in the remaining 4 stitches (6)
Rnd 5 : sc in each stitch around (6)
Rnd 6 : *sc, invdec* Repeat 2 times (4)

Fasten off.

STRIPES

The stripes are made using brown yarn.

Top (shorter) stripe : Chain 10. Working into the 2nd ch from the hook, slip st into each stitch along (9)

Bottom (longer) stripe : Chain 14. Working into the 2nd ch from the hook, slip st into each stitch along (13)

TAIL

Using brown yarn, working in ROWS.

Rnd 1: Ch3. Working into the 2nd stitch from the hook, sc in each stitch. Ch1 and turn. (2)
Rnd 2 : sc in both stitches. Ch 1 and turn (2)
Rnd 3 : sc in both stitches. Ch 3 and turn (4 (2sc + 2 ch))
Rnd 4 : sc in 2 ch stitches, sc in both regular stitches (4)
Rnd 5 : sc in each stitch along. Ch 1 and turn (4)
Rnd 6 : sc in the first 2 stitches only. Ch 1 and turn (2)
Switch to yellow yarn
Rnd 7 : sc in both stitches. Ch 1 and turn (2)
Rnd 8 : sc in both stitches. Ch 1 and turn (2)
Rnd 9 : sc in both stitches. Ch 5 and turn (6 (2sc + 4 ch))
Rnd 10 : sc in the 4 ch stitches, sc in both regular stitches (6)
Rnd 11 : sc in each stitch along (6)

Fasten off.

ASSEMBLY

Cheeks

Using hobby glue or fabric glue, attach a round circle of red felt to either side of the face to make his red cheeks.

Ears

Attach the ears to either side of the top of the head.

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 Pikachu 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.

Feet

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

Stripes

Attach the top stripe across the back of the body, in line with the tops of the arms. Attach the lower stripe 2 rows lower.

Tail

Attach the tail to the base at the back of the body, overlapping the stripes.

And that’s it, Pikachu is complete!

PIKACHU

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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