Crochet a Poliwag

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Gotta catch ‘em all! Whip up a crocheted Poliwag, and it’s sure to be a hit. Made with worsted weight yarn, this finished doll measures approximately 3½ inches tall.

Find all of my other Pokemon patterns, including the Pokeball, here.

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 aran and flamingo. I also used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in dusty blue.

G (4mm) crochet hook

Poly-fil

Yarn needle

15mm safety eyes

Embroidery thread

Stitch markers

White felt

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

Head and Body:

With aran, 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)

Switch to dusty blue.

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: Sc in first 19 stitches, inc in next 6 stitches, sc in last 15 stitches. (46 stitches)

*In next row, place stitch markers in first inc and in last inc.

Row 9: Sc in first 23 stitches, inc in next 4 stitches, sc in last 19 stitches. (50 stitches)

Rows 10-13: Sc in each stitch around. (50 stitches)

Row 14: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Cut white felt and place behind safety eyes. Using stitch markers to guide you, place safety eyes between rows 9 and 10 with 11 stitches between.

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Row 15: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 16: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 17: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 18: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Stuff tight with poly-fil.

Row 19: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, 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.

Mouth:

With flamingo, ch 3.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next one. Turn and sc across other side of ch. (4 stitches)

Row 2: Sc in each stitch around. (4 stitches)

Sl st to first stitch. Tie off. Position and sew onto face. Use embroidery thread to sew circle on stomach.

Legs:

With dusty blue, 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, 6 sc inside of circle. (6 stitches)

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

Rows 3-6: Sc in each stitch around. (8 stitches)

Row 7: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (6 stitches)

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

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Tail:

With aran, 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 3-8: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 9: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (8 stitches)

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

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

Row 12: Sc in each stitch around. (6 stitches)

Switch to dusty blue.

Rows 13-14: Sc in each stitch around. (6 stitches)

Tie off. Don’t stuff. Sew line down the middle with dusty blue. Position and sew onto back of body.

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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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