Amigurumi

Mini Pokemon Series: Pikachu Amigurumi Pattern

Hello, crafters! I am super excited about this and all the following patterns in this series. My brother and I were huge fans when we were kids (and still are!), so I wanted to make him something extra special for his birthday.

So here’s the first installment in our Mini Pokemon series: Pikachu!

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Pikachu Amigurumi Pattern

Materials:

  • Yarn colors: electric yellow, black, red, light brown (I used up some yarns in my stash, which were mostly Red Heart yarns)
  • Size D/3-3.25mm hook
  • 2 6mm plastic safety eyes
  • POLY-FIL Fiber (100% Polyester Fiberfil) “stuffing”
  • Yarn Needle
  • Sewing Needle

Pattern – Body:

Rnd 1: In yellow, make a magic circle. Ch 1 and work 6 sc in the center of the circle. Join to the beginning of the round and ch 1.

Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 3: *2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next st* – repeat around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 4: Work 1 sc in each st around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 5: *sc2tog, sc in next st* – repeat around. Join and ch 1.

Carefully stuff the body, but do not overstuff!

Rnd 6: *sc2tog* – repeat around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 7: *sc2tog* – repeat around. Join and fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Use the tail end of the yarn and your yarn needle to sew closed the remaining hole. Weave in ends.

With a strand of brown yarn, carefully make two horizontal stitches approximately a half-inch in length along the back. Weave in ends.

Pattern – Head:

Rnd 1: In yellow, make a magic circle. Ch 1 and work 6 sc in the center of the circle. Join to the beginning of the round and ch 1.

Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 3: *2 sc in first st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts* – repeat around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 4: Work 1 sc in each st around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 5: *sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts* – repeat around. Join and ch 1.

Insert your safety eyes into round 4, spacing them so they are a few stitches apart. See photo for details if necessary.

Carefully stuff the head, but do not overstuff!

Rnd 6: *sc2tog* – repeat around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 7: *sc2tog* – repeat around. Join and fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Use the tail end of the yarn and your yarn needle to sew closed the remaining hole. Weave in ends.

Pattern – Red Cheeks (make 2):

Rnd 1: In red, ch 3. Join with a sl st to the first ch st (furthest ch space from the hook). Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Use the tail end of the yarn and your yarn needle to sew the rosy red cheeks to the head. See photos for placement if necessary. Weave in ends.

Pattern – Nose/Nostrils:

Take a piece (about  6”) of black 4-ply yarn and carefully split in half. The result is two strands of 2-ply yarn. Use a sewing needle to carefully make stitches for the nose. See photos if necessary. Weave in ends.

Pattern – Legs (make 4):

Rnd 1: In yellow, make a magic circle. Ch 1 and work 6 sc in the center of the circle. Join to the beginning of the round and ch 1.

Rnd 2: Work 1 sc in each st around. Join and fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Use the tail end of the yarn and your yarn needle to sew closed the remaining hole. Weave in ends.

Pattern – Ears (make 2):

Rnd 1: In yellow, ch 5. Starting in the 2nd chain space from the hook: sc, hdc, dc, dc. Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Use the tail end of the yarn and your yarn needle to sew the long edges of the ear together, folding it into a cone-like shape with the sc st at the top and the dc’s at the bottom.

With a strand of black yarn, use your yarn needle to carefully stitch some black at the tips of the ears. See photos if necessary. Weave in ends.

Use your yarn needle and the tail ends of the yarn to sew the ears to the top of the head. See photos for placement if necessary. Weave in ends.

Pattern – Tail:

Rnd 1: In yellow, ch 33. Starting in the 3rd chain space from the hook: 1 dc in each of the first 8 sts, 1 hdc in each of the next 8 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 8 sts, sl st in the remaining 7 sts. Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Fold the tail accordion-style on itself so that it looks a little like a sidways “M”. The goal is to make it look like a lightning bolt shape, so you’ll have more folds than there are in an “M”. Use the tail end of the yarn and your yarn needle to sew along the inside edges of the folds.

Sew the skinny end of the tail (where the sl sts are) to the body. Weave in ends.

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Isn’t this little Pikachu just too cute for words? I love his little nose and his rosy cheeks.

Next up: Squirtle!

***Please feel free to share this pattern with other crafters! You may make and sell products from my patterns, but I ask that you please link back to my post. Please do not copy this pattern and claim it as your own. Let’s share the yarn-crafting love!***

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