Crochet a Bulbasaur

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Gotta catch ‘em all! Whip up a couple of crocheted Bulbasaurs, and they’re sure to be a hit. Made with worsted weight yarn, this finished doll measures approximately 5½ inches tall.

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 jade, cherry red and white, and Lion Brand Vanna’s choice in aquamarine and Kelly green.

G (4mm) crochet hook

Poly-fil

Yarn needle

Black embroidery thread

Stitch markers

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

Head:

With aquamarine, 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.**

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

Rows 12-16: Sc in each stitch around. (50 stitches)

Row 17: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 18: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Stuff head tight with poly-fil. Continue stuffing as you work.

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

Row 20: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 21: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (10 stitches)

Row 22: Dec around. (5 stitches)

Sew end shut and tie off.

Ears:

With aquamarine, 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: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (12 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff ears lightly with poly-fil. Sew on above outside stitch markers.

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Eyes:

With cherry red, ch 3.

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

Row 2: Sc in first stitch, inc in last stitch, switch to white, ch 1, turn. (3 stitches)

Row 3: Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, ch 1, turn. (4 stitches)

Row 4: Sc in first 3 stitches, inc in last stitch. (5 stitches)

Tie off. Make two. Position above inside stitch markers and sew or hot glue on.

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Using black embroidery thread, sew on his nose and mouth. You can also use jade yarn to sew darker spots on him. You can also try using felt for his eyes.

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Body:

With aquamarine, 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 8-11: Sc in each stitch around. (40 stitches)

Row 12: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 13: Sc in each stitch around. (35 stitches)

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

Rows 15-16: Sc in each stitch around. (30 stitches)

Row 17: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Rows 18-19: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

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

Tie off. Stuff body tight with poly-fil. Position head onto body and sew on.

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Legs:

With aquamarine, 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)

Rows 3-4: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Row 5: Sc in first 3 stitches, work 5 dec’s over next 10 stitches, sc in last 2 stitches. (10 stitches)

Stuff foot tight with poly-fil. Continue stuffing as you work.

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

Row 12: Dec around. (5 stitches)

Sew end shut and tie off. Position legs onto body and sew on. Be sure that he stands before you start sewing, and check to be sure his balance is ok after sewing each leg. I sewed the front legs a bit lower than the back legs to keep his head up.

Pod:

With Kelly green, 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: In inside loops only, *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: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 7: Sc in each stitch around. (30 stitches)

Row 8: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 9: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

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

Row 11: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 12: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Rows 13-15: 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. Find the line you created by crocheting into the inside loops on row 2. Attach Kelly green yarn with a sl st and work 3 sc’s into each loop around. Tie off.

Position pod onto his back and sew on.

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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