Mini Pokemon Series: Squirtle Amigurumi Pattern

Next in the Mini Pokemon series is perhaps my all-time favorite Pokemon: Squirtle! It’s so cute and cuddly–plus, it’s a turtle!

Designer note: With careful adjustment of eye placement, you could easily make a bunch of little turtles with this pattern!

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Squirtle Amigurumi Pattern

Materials:

  • Yarn colors: aqua, creamy yellow, light brown, and black (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 creamy 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. Change to aqua, join and ch 1.

Rnd 3: In aqua, *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.

Pattern – Head:

Rnd 1: In aqua, 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 – Legs (make 4):

Rnd 1: In aqua, 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 – Tail :

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

Rnds 2-5: Work 1 sc in each st around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 6: sc2tog, then sc in each of the remaining 4 sts. Join and ch 1.

Rnds 7-9: Work 1 sc in each st around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 10: sc2tog, then sc in each of the remaining 2 sts. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 11:Work 1 sc in each st around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 12: sc2tog, then sc in the last remaining st. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 13: Work 1 sc in each st around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 14: sc2tog. Join and fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Roll the wider end of the tail onto itself. Using the tail end of the yarn and your yarn needle, carefully sew the tail to the body, working a few careful stitches in the rolled part of the tail to help it keep its shape. See photos 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 nostrils. See photos if necessary. Weave in ends.

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And there you have it! One miniature Squirtle, perfect for your collection! I love his little curly tail!

***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!***

One thought on “Mini Pokemon Series: Squirtle Amigurumi Pattern

  1. Orchdork says:

    In the instructions for body, shouldn’t people change to brown instead of aqua? Also, I have found that embroidery floss works well for these amigurumi projects.

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