Charmander Amigurumi – Free Pattern

Charmander Amigurumi




Amigurumi Pokémon

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It’s time to share one of my most popular patterns: The Charmander Amigurumi

I LOVE amigurumi!! It’s so much fun and you can make just about everything!

According to Wikipedia it is  Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small, stuffed yarn creatures. Which is, well, just about everything you want it to be! And this time I want it to be a Charmander Amigurumi!

Charmander Amigurumi

Growing up in the 90’s Pokémon was the bomb! I played Pokémon Red on my GameBoy Color every chance I got! When i got in my teens i grew out of it – it was for children I tought. Boy was I wrong.When I got to my 20’s I started playing again, and I can tell you this: It’s JUST as much fun now as it was then! The only difference now is, that there are a lot more Pokémon and the graphics is incredible!

My biggest dream (beside a unicorn) growing up, was having a real-life Pokémon. So as I started playing again I thought to myself “Well, the crazy scientist will probably never make Pokémons, so I’m gonna crochet me some”

My dream is to crochet all 151 original Pokémons, but that’s a teeny bit unrealistic. Also not everyone is all that fun. So I decided to start with my favourite ones. And my ALL time favorite is Charmander! I always choose him as a starter, he was just SO cool.

Problem: The eyes of my Charmander Amigurumi

When coming up with the design, I knew the eyes were important. So important the Pokémon can be identified from only them (There actually is a test on Buzzfeed for this here). So normal teddy bear “clip-on” eyes were not going to do. Neither were crocheted eyes, these are too bulky and not detailed enough.

So I researched around the web a bit and I found the needle felting technique. And let me tell you; it’s sooo easy! It took me about 15 minutes to make the eyes for my Charmander amigurumi and, in my opinion, they are PERFECT!




Charmander Amigurumi
Just look at those eyes, they are adorable.

The materials is also quite inexpensive about 20 £ for a full kit on hobbycraft (link here)

For a basic picture tutorial check out this DeviantArt blog here




I also used the wool to make the flaming tip of the tail:

Charmander Amigurumi

Charmander Amigurumi – The pattern

Well i guess it’s time for the actual pattern and stopping the rambling, so here it is:

Materials:

Crochet hook size 3.0 mm
Yarn used:

Orange cotton 8/4 (50 gr = 165 m)

White cotton 8/4 (Beige can be used instead)

White, blue, black and red felting wool
A felting needle
A yarn needle for assembling.
Stuffing

 This yarn would be perfect for the job: Loveknittings Millamia 100% cotton




Head:

Row 1:     Magic ring with 6 (6)
Row 2:     Inc in each stitch (12)
Row 3:     *1 sc, inc*, repeat * .. * around (18)
Row 4:     1 sc, inc, 2 sc, inc, 3 sc, inc, 2 sc, inc, 3 sc, inc, 2 sc (23)
Row 5:     2 sc, inc, 3 sc, inc, 4 sc, inc, 3 sc, inc, 4 sc, inc, 2 sc (28)
Row 6:     1 sc, inc, 4 sc, inc, 5 sc, inc, 4 sc, inc, 5 sc, inc, 4 sc (33)
Row 7:     3 sc, inc, 5 sc, inc, 6 sc, inc, 5 sc, inc, 6 sc, inc, 3 sc (38)
Row 8:     8 sc, inc, 9 sc, inc, 8 sc, inc, 9 sc, inc  (42)
Row 9:     6 sc, inc, 13 sc, inc, 13 sc, inc, 7 sc (45)
Row 10:   9 sc, inc, 14 sc, inc, 14 sc, inc, 5 sc (48)
Row 11:   15 sc, inc, 23 sc, inc, 8 sc (50)
Row 12:   24 sc, inc, 25 sc (51)
Row 13:   Inc, 50 sc (52)
Row 14:   Sc in each (52)
Row 15:   50 sc, invdec (51)
Row 16:   25 sc, invdec, 24 sc (50)
Row 17:   8 sc, invdec, 23 sc, invdec, 15 sc (48)
Row 18:   5 sc, invdec, 14 sc, invdec, 14 sc, invdec, 9 sc (45)
Row 19:   7 sc, invdec, 13 sc, invdec, 13 sc, invdec, 6 sc (42)
Row 20:   Invdec, 9 sc, invdec, 8 sc, invdec, 9 sc, invdec, 8 sc (38)
Row 21:   3 sc, invdec, 6 sc, invdec, 5 sc, invdec, 6 sc, invdec, 5 sc, invdec, 3 sc (33)
Row 22:   4 sc, invdec, 5 sc, invdec, 4 sc, invdec, 5 sc, invdec, 4 sc, invdec, 1 sc (28)
Row 23:   2 sc, invdec, 4 sc, invdec, 3 sc, invdec, 4 sc, invdec, 3 sc, invdec, 2 sc (23)

Fasten off and stuff head.

Body

Row 1:     Magic ring with 6 (6)
Row 2:     Inc in each (12)
Row 3:     1 sc, inc, 2 sc, inc, 1 sc, inc, 2 sc, inc, 1 sc, inc (17)
Row 4:     2 sc, inc, 2 sc, inc, 1 sc, inc, 2 sc, inc, 2 sc, inc, 1 sc, inc, 1 sc (23)
Row 5:     3 sc, inc, 5 sc, inc, 5 sc, inc, 5 sc, inc, 1 sc (27)
Row 6:     4 sc, inc, 6 sc, inc, 6 sc, inc, 6 sc, inc, 1 sc (31)
Row 7:     8 sc, inc, 9 sc, inc, 9 sc, inc, 2 sc (34)
Row 8:     10 sc, inc, 16 sc, inc, 6 sc (36)
Row 9:     17 sc, inc, 18 sc (37)
Row 10:   Sc in each (37)
Row 11:   18 sc, invdec, 17 sc (36)
Row 12:   Sc in each (36)
Row 13:   6 sc, invdec, 16 sc, invdec, 10 sc (34)
Row 14:   Sc in each (34)
Row 15:   2 sc, invdec, 9 sc, invdec, 9 sc, invdec, 8 sc (31)
Row 16:   Sc in each (31)
Row 17:   1 sc, invdec, 6 sc, invdec, 6 sc, invdec, 6 sc, invdec, 4 sc (27)
Row 18:   Sc in each (27)
Row 19:   1 sc, invdec, 5 sc, invdec, 5 sc, invdec, 5 sc, invdec, 3 sc (23)

Fasten off and stuff the body.




Arms – make two

Row 1:     Magic ring with 6 (6)
Row 2:     Inc in each (12)
Row 3:     3 sc, inc, 3 sc, inc, 3 sc, inc (15)
Row 4-7: Sc in each (15)
Row 8:     3 sc, invdec, 3 sc, invdec, 3 sc, invdec (12)
Row 9:     2 sc, invdec, 2 sc, invdec, 2 sc, invdec (9)

Fasten off and stuff the arms.

Legs – make two

Row 1:     Magic ring with 6 (6)
Row 2:     Inc in each (12)
Row 3:     *1 sc, inc* repeat * .. * around (18)
Row 4-5: Sc in each (18)
Row 6:     4 invdec, 10 sc (14)
Row 7:     2 invdec, 10 sc (12)
Row 8:     1 invdec, 10 sc (11)

Fasten off and stuff the legs.

Belly patch

The belly path is worked in rows.

Row 1:     Ch 5 (+ 1 ch, turn) (5)
Row 2:     5 sc (+ 1 ch, turn) (5)
Row 3:     Inc, 3 sc, inc (+ 1 ch, turn) (7)
Row 4:     7 sc (+ 1 ch, turn) (7)
Row 5:     Inc, 5 sc, inc (+ 1 ch, turn) (9)
Row 6:     9 sc (+ 1 ch, turn) (9)
Row 7:     Inc, 7 sc, inc (+ 1 ch, turn) (11)
Row 8-12: 11 sc (+ 1 ch, turn) (11)
Row 13:   Invdec, 7 sc, invdec (+ 1 ch, turn) (9)
Row 14:   9 sc (+ 1 ch, turn) (9)
Row 15:   Invdec, 5 sc, invdec (+ 1 ch, turn) (7)
Row 16:   7 sc (+ 1 ch, turn) (7)
Row 17:   Invdec, 3 sc, invdec (+ 1 ch, turn) (5)
Row 18:   5 sc (+ 1 ch, turn) (5)
Row 19:   Invdec, 1 sc, invdec (+ 1 ch, turn) (3)
Row 20-21:           3 sc (+ 1 ch, turn) (3)

Turn work and sc in each stitch all the way around the edge.

Fasten off and sew it on the body




Tail

Row 1:     Magic ring with 3 (3)
Row 2:     1 sc, inc, 1 sc (4)
Row 3:     1 sc, inc, 2 sc (5)
Row 4:     1 sc, inc, 1 sc, inc, 1 sc (7)
Row 5:     2 sc, inc, 1 sc, inc, 2 sc (9)
Row 6:     4 sc, inc, 4 sc (10)
Row 7:     7 sc, inc, 2 sc (11)
Row 8:     3 sc, inc, 7 sc (12)
Row 9:     Sc in each (12)
Row 10:   1 sc, 5 inc, 1 sc, 2 invdec, 1 sc (15)
Row 11:   9 sc, 3 invdec (12)

Fasten off and stuff the tail

Use some red wool in batting form for fire at the end of tail.

That’s it, assemble the pieces and enjoy your Charmander amigurumi

/Love Sara

Copyright 2016 Sara Engberg. All rights reserved – The pattern is for personal use only. Cannot be reproduced, published online, altered or resold. The product from this pattern can be sold, if given credit to designer.




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