Crochet a Little Pikachu

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Gotta catch ‘em all! Pikachu is a favorite amongst Pokemon lovers. Whip up a couple of crocheted Pikachus, and they’re sure to be a hit. Made with worsted weight yarn, this finished doll measures approximately 7 inches tall, with his ears.

Abbreviations:

ch: chain

sc: single crochet

sl st: slip stitch

inc: increase (2 single crochets in one loop)

dec: decrease (pull yarn through loop, pull yarn through second loop, yarn over and pull through all loops)

Materials needed:

Any worsted weight yarn. I used Red Heart Super Saver in bright yellow, cherry red and black.

G (4mm) crochet hook

Poly-fil

Yarn needle

12mm safety eyes

Black embroidery thread

Stitch markers

This pattern is worked “in-the-round”, and stitches are worked through both loops unless otherwise noted. 

Head:

With bright yellow, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Rows 8-10: Sc in each stitch around. (40 stitches)

**For the following row, you’ll place stitch markers to create guidelines for where to place his facial features.**

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Row 11: Sc in first 10 stitches, inc in next 5 stitches (place stitch marker in last inc), sc in next 10 stitches, inc in next 5 stitches (place stitch marker in first inc), sc in last 10 stitches. (50 stitches)

Rows 12-15: Sc in each stitch around. (50 stitches)

Row 16: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 17: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 18: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff tight with poly-fil. Using your stitch markers to guide you, place the eyes between rows 9 and 10 with 7 stitches between them.

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Using a needle and yarn, drop a stitch from one eye to the other and pull tight to make the eyes indented.

Sew a nose and mouth on with embroidery thread.

Ears:

With black, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 4 sc inside of circle. (4 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (6 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (8 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (10 stitches)

Row 5: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Switch to bright yellow.

Rows 6-11: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Tie off. Make two. Lay flat, position and sew onto top of head.

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Cheeks:

With cherry red, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Sl st into next stitch. Tie off. Make two. Position on face, just under stitch markers. Sew or hot glue cheeks on.

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Body:

With bright yellow, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 8: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 9: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 10: Sc in each stitch around. (40 stitches)

Row 11: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Switch to black.

Row 12: Sc in first 8 stitches, switch to bright yellow, sc in each stitch around, switch to black. (35 stitches)

Row 13: Sc in first 8 stitches, switch to bright yellow, sc in each stitch around. (35 stitches)

Row 14: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 15: Sc in each stitch around. (30 stitches)

Switch to black.

Row 16: Sc in first 8 stitches, switch to bright yellow, sc in each stitch around, switch to black. (30 stitches)

Row 17: Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, dec in next 2 stitches. Switch to bright yellow. Sc in next 4 stitches, *dec in next 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 18: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Row 19: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff body tight with poly-fil. Position and sew head onto body, being sure the black stripes are centered on his back.

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Legs:

With bright yellow, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Rows 4-5: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Tie off. Position onto sides of body. Sew on, stopping before you do the last few stitches to stuff some poly-fil inside.

Feet:

With bright yellow, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Rows 3-6: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff tight with poly-fil. Position onto legs, making sure it stands before sewing them on.

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Arms:

With bright yellow, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 4 sc inside of circle. (4 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (6 stitches)

Rows 3-4: Sc in each stitch around. (6 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (8 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (10 stitches)

Rows 7-9: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 10: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (8 stitches)

Tie off. Don’t stuff. Position and sew onto body.

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Tail:

With bright yellow, ch 13.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each across, ch 1, turn. (12 stitches)

Rows 2-6: Sc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn. (12 stitches)

Row 7: Sc in first 6 stitches, ch 1, turn. (6 stitches)

Rows 8-9: Sc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn. (6 stitches)

Row 10: Sc in each stitch across, ch 5. (6 stitches)

Row 11: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each across, then sc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn. (10 stitches)

Rows 12-14: Sc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn. (10 stitches)

Row 15: Sc in first 4 stitches, ch 1, turn. (4 stitches)

Rows 16-17: Sc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn. (4 stitches)

Switch to black.

Rows 18-20: Sc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn. (4 stitches)

Tie off. Make two. Sew both of them together, using bright yellow yarn across the yellow parts and black yarn across the black parts.

Position on back of body and sew on.

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There you have your little Pikachu.

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I hope you enjoy this pattern! You’re welcome to sell items that you make using my patterns, as long as you don’t post the pattern anywhere else, and link back to my page if you’d like to. If there are any mistakes, or something is unclear, please feel free to message me on Facebook.

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