Crochet a Charmander

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Gotta catch ‘em all! Charmander is #004 in the Pokemon collection. 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 carrot and lemon.

G (4mm) crochet hook

Poly-fil

Yarn needle

12mm safety eyes

Black embroidery thread

Stitch markers

Wire pet brush

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

Head:

With carrot, 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)

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

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Row 12: Sc in first 15 stitches, inc in next 10 stitches (place stitch marker in first inc and in last inc), sc in next 15 stitches. (50 stitches)

Rows 13-16: 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)

Row 19: *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 10 and 11 with 7 stitches between them.

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Sew a nose and mouth on with embroidery thread.

Body:

With carrot, 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)

Rows 12-13: 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)

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.

Legs:

With carrot, 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 carrot, 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 carrot, 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.

Tail:

With carrot, 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)

Rows 6-7: Sc in each stitch around. (8 stitches)

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

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

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

Row 11: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (12 stitches)

Rows 12-13: Sc in each stitch around. (12 stitches)

Row 14: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (14 stitches)

Rows 15-16: Sc in each stitch around. (14 stitches)

Row 17: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (16 stitches)

Rows 18-21: Sc in each stitch around. (16 stitches)

Tie off. Attach lemon and carrot yarn to the end. Using a wire pet brush, brush the yarn out to make it fluffy.

Stomach:

With lemon, ch 7.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each across, ch 1, turn. (6 stitches)

Rows 2-4: Sc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn. (6 stitches)

Row 5: Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, dec in last 2 stitches, ch 1, turn. (4 stitches)

Row 6: Sc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn. (4 stitches)

Row 7: Dec in first 2 stitches, dec in last 2 stitches, ch 1, turn. (2 stitches)

Row 8: Sc in each stitch across. (2 stitches)

Tie off. Position and sew onto front of body.

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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