September 22, 2017

Chibi Pikachu

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
Pikachu is popularly known as the mascot of the pokemon franchise and a major
representative of Nintendo's collective mascots.

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. 3.5”height x 3.5”length

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted Weight Yarn: Yellow (48yds), Black (2yds) & Light Brown (3yds)
*Fiberfill
*Felt: Black, White & Red
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*Tapestry Needle
*Matching Thread
*Hot Glue
*Pipe Cleaners

PATTERN NOTES - must read...
 Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.
 Always use stitch markers to mark your rounds.
 There's no need to sl st and/or ch when going to the next round unless stated to do so.
 Always do the 1st stitch where you slip stitch from the previous round.
 The chain, in the beginning, does NOT count as one stitch unless stated otherwise.
 You slip stitch on the first sc, not on top of the chain 1.
It occasionally uses an electric shock to recharge a fellow Pikachu that is in a weakened state.

HEAD/BODY with yellow
  Rnd 1: 6sc in magic ring (6)
  Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around (12)
  Rnd 3: sc in next st, 2sc in next st around (18)
  Rnd 4: sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st around (24)
  Rnd 5: sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st around (30)
  Rnd 6: sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st around (36)
  Rnd 7: sc in next 11 sts, 2sc in next st around (39)
  Rnd 8-13: sc in each st around (39)
  Rnd 14: sc in next 11 sts, sc2tog around (36)
  Rnd 15: sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog around (30)
  Rnd 16: sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog around (24)
Start stuffing the head/body moderately firm.
  Rnd 17: sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog around (18)
  Rnd 18: sc in next st, sc2tog around (12)
  Rnd 19: sc2tog around (6)
F/O and leave a tail for closing. Add any bits of stuffing need it to finish shaping the head/body. Weave in the tail through the final round and draw up tight to close. Secure and weave in the ends.

EARS starting with black; make 2
  Rnd 1: 4sc in magic ring (4)
  Rnd 2: sc in each st around (4)
  Rnd 3: sc in next st, 2sc in next st around, in last st change to yellow (6)
  Rnd 4: sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st around (8)
  Rnd 5-9: sc in each st around (8)
  Rnd 10: sl st in next 2 sts to give it an even finish
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

FEET with yellow; make 2
  Rnd 1: 6sc in magic ring (6)
  Rnd 2: 3sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts around (10)
  Rnd 3-4: sc in each st around (10)
    1. Insert the needle in round 3.
    2. Pass the needle from the inside of the feet to the outside of round
          Repeat these steps again but 2 stitches apart to create the toes.
  Row 1: stuffed lightly, flatten to match up the stitches and sc across, ch1, turn (5)
  Row 2: sc2tog, sc in next st, sc2tog (3)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

ARMS with yellow; make 2
  Rnd 1: 4sc in magic ring (4)
  Rnd 2: sc in next st, 2sc in next st around (6)
  Rnd 3: sc in each st around (6)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

TAIL starting with yellow; make 2
  Row 1: ch11, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across, ch1, turn (10)
  Row 2-5: sc in each st across, ch1, turn (10)
  Row 6: sc in next 3 sts, ch1, turn (3)
  Row 7: sc in next 3 sts, ch4, turn (3)
  Row 8: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 2 chs, sc in next 3 sts, ch1, turn (6)
  Row 9: sc in each st across, in last st change to light brown, ch1, turn (6)
  Row 10-13: sc in next 3 sts, ch1, turn (3)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

STRIPES with light brown; make 2
ch 10
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.


ASSEMBLE
    I recommend pinning the pieces in place before sewing them to make sure you have them in the position you like best before sewing. (Most people like to use the yarn at the end of the finished pieces to sew them in place, but I personally like to use matching thread).
    TIP...For anything that I’m going to be using felt, I like to first sketch it out on a white paper and make a stencil of what I need. Then cut it out. Then tape the stencil to the felt and cut it out.
     EARS...no need to stuff the ears, simply flatten them out. Place them on round 4 and 6.
     FEET...try to find the position you like best. I place mine between round 17 and 18; approx. 1/2" apart. Only sew the 2 last rows from the feet (the flat area) to the body.
     ARMS...place them right beneath the ears between round 10 and 12. There's no need to stuff them.
     STRIPES...find the center of the back so they can be perfectly align and place them on the back of the body. One of them goes between round 10 & 11 and the other between round 12 & 13.
     TAIL...on one of the pieces, you'll want to glue a pipe cleaner to make it bendable. Then sew the other tail onto it to cover up where we put the pipe cleaner.
Place the tail on round 15 of the body. Only sew about 2 rows, leaving the rest of the tail unsew.
     EYES...using black felt make 2 circles and another 2 using white felt, but make these much smaller. Place the black circles on round 8 and 9; approx. 1" apart. The tiny white circles go on the top of the black circles.
     CHEEKS...using red felt make 2 circles. You'll want them to be a bit bigger than the eyes (black circles). Place them between round 10 and 12 just right beneath the eyes on the sides.
     MOUTH...using black thread or embroidery floss make its mouth on round 9. You can play around with it and make it however you like, the possibilities are endless.

GLOSSARY:
ch/s: chains/s || sc: single crochet || sl st: slip stitch || st/s: stitch/es || rnd: round
sc2tog: single crochet 2 stitches together || f/o: finish off



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- Janet

Pikachu and Pokémon are copyright by The Pokémon Company.
This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (September 2017). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint/repost it on your site. You may print and keep a copy for your own personal use. Please do not resell or distribute it.

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