Pocket Squirtle

FREE CROCHET AMIGURUMI PATTERN

About this pattern:

Squirtle 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 (blue, brown, white)
  • 3.5mm crochet hook
  • 11mm safety eyes x 2
  • Stitch markers and pins
  • Yarn needle
  • Stuffing
  • Pipe cleaner or craft wire

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!

SQUIRTLE!

BODY

Using beige 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

Switch to blue yarn

Rnd 16 : *sc BLO in the next stitch, 2sc BLO* 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 blue 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 blue 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.

SHELL (Make 2)

Using brown 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)
Switch to white yarn
Rnd 6 : *sc in the next 4 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 6 times (36)

Fasten off.

TAIL

Using blue yarn, working in continuous rounds.

Rnd 1 : Stitch 6sc into a magic ring (6)
Rnd 2 : *sc in the next 2 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 2 times (8)
Rnd 3 : *sc in the next 2 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 3 times (12)
Rnd 4 : sc in each stitch around (12)
Rnd 5 : *sc in the next 2 stitches, invdec* Repeat 3 times (9)
Rnd 6-7 : sc in each stitch around (9)
Rnd 8 : *sc in the next stitch, invdec* Repeat 3 times (6)
Rnd 9-11 : sc in each stitch around (6)

Fasten off.

ASSEMBLY

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 Squirtle 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 eyes on the face.

Shell

Attach the shell across the back of the body, with the colour join from brown to white at the bottom. This means you can cover the colour join with the tail.

Tail

To create the curl in the tail take a short length of craft wire or pipe cleaner and tape the ends so that there are no pointy ends that could poke through the yarn. Insert the wire into the tail.

Attach the thin, open end of the tail to the base of the body just beneath the shell (see photos below for guidance). Once the short end is attached, turn the tail upright and curl the end over.

And that’s it, Squirtle is complete!

SQUIRTLE

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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