A Pattern!!!

Just in time for the holidays, I managed to type out the first pattern I ever wrote down!
It’s Charmander, from the anime (and game) Pokémon.
Pokémon is one of the first games I really got addicted to and it is a dream of mine to one day crochet every single creature from this game. Well, the first 150 at the very least, since I believe there are about 800 different ones right now -_-‘ still, it would be awesome to “crochet them all”!

I looked for a decent pattern for this guy online, but all I could really find were either pictures of crochet Charmanders without a pattern, paid patterns, or patterns that just didn’t really seem to work for me. So I decided to base my pattern on pictures I found, but work it out on my own. So I hereby want to apologise if my pattern is similar to another one out there. If you happen to have a pattern online similar to this one: I did not copy your work, but your pictures could have been my inspiration, so thank you for that!

It isn’t the easiest pattern out there, so remember that you will have to have some skill when making this. Not so much because it uses a lot of difficult stitches (cause it doesn’t ^_^) but because the parts can be pretty small.
I used a 3,5mm crochet hook and the finished project became about 10 to 15 cm in height.
Sorry I don’t have more info or pictures, but I gave the little dude to my sister-in-law for her graduation. If you have any questions or notice any typo’s or other strange things in the pattern, feel free to comment or contact me!

Cheers, Lydia

~Pattern time

Charmander Crochet Pattern

The finished product:

Crochet Charmander

Materials
Orange yarn, Yellow/Crème yarn, a little bit of Red yarn, Blue, White and Black felt, White and Black embroidery thread or a bit of White and Black yarn.

Abbreviations
ch – chain
ss – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
dec – decrease
st – stitch
fo – finish off
repeat ** – repeat what is in between **
(x) – x is the amount of stitches you should have at the end of the row

The Pattern

Head
With orange yarn
Round1: Ch2, 6sc in second chain from the hook (6)
Round2: 2sc in every st (12)
Round3: *2sc in first st, 1sc in next*, repeat ** 5 times (18)
Round4: *2sc in first st, 1sc in next 2st*, repeat ** 5 times (24)
Round5: *2sc in first st, 1sc in next 3st*, repeat ** 5 times (30)
Round6-12 (7 rounds): 1sc in every st around (30)
Round13: 1sc in first 12 st, 2sc in next 6 st, 1sc in next 12st (36)
Round14: 1sc in first 12 st, *1sc in next st, 2sc in following st*, repeat ** 5 times, 1sc in next 12st (42)
Round15: 1sc in every st around (42)
Round16: 1c in first 12st, *1sc, dec1*, repeat ** 5 times, 1sc in next 12st (36)
Round17: 1sc in first 12st, dec 6 times, 1sc in next 12 st (30)
Round18: *1sc in first 3st, dec1*, repeat ** 5 times (24)
Start stuffing the head
Round19: *1sc in first 2st, dec1*, repeat ** 5 times (18)
Round20: *1sc in first st, dec1*, repeat ** 5 times (12)
Finish stuffing
Round21: dec 6 times (6)
fo, leaving a length of yarn to sew the hole shut.

For the eyes, cut two large ovals out of blue felt, two slightly smaller ones out of black felt and two small ovals out of white felt. Glue or sew them on top of each other and attach them to the head.
Embroider on a mouth and two slits for the nostrils with black thread.
Embroider two small teeth on the bottom of the mouth with white thread.
See picture if you get stuck.

Body
With orange yarn
Round1: Ch2, 6sc in second chain from the hook (6)
Round2: 2sc in every st (12)
Round3: *2sc in first st, 1sc in next*, repeat ** 5 times (18)
Round4: *2sc in first st, 1sc in next 2st*, repeat ** 5 times (24)
Round5: 1sc in every st around (24)
Round6: *2sc in first st, 1sc in next 3st*, repeat ** 5 times (30)
Round7: 1sc in every st around (30)
Round8: 1sc in first 12 st, 2sc in next 6 st, 1sc in next 12st (36)
Round9-13 (5 rounds): 1sc in every st around (36)
Round14: *1sc in first 4 st, dec1*, repeat ** 5 times (30)
Round15-17 (3 rounds): 1sc in every st around (30)
Round18: *1sc in first 3st, dec1*, repeat ** 5 times (24)
Round19 and 20 (2 rounds): 1sc in every st around (24)
Round21: *1sc in first 2st, dec1*, repeat ** 5 times (18)
fo, leaving a length of yarn, stuff the body and sew it to the head.

Front paws (make two)
With orange yarn
Round1: ch2, 5sc in second chain from the hook (5)
Round2: 1sc in every st around (5)
Round3: 2sc in every st (10)
Round4 and 5 (2 rounds): 1sc in every st around (10)
Round6: *1sc in first 4st, 2sc in next st*, repeat ** 1 time (12)
Round7-11 (5 rounds): 1sc in every st around (12)
Stuff the paws
Round12: dec 6 times (6)
fo, leaving a length of yarn to sew the hole shut and to sew the paws to the body.
Embroider three small claws on the front of the paws with white thread.

Tail
With orange yarn
Round1: ch2, 5sc in second chain from the hook (5)
Round2: 1sc in every st around (5)
Round3: 2sc in every st (10)
Round4: 1sc in every st around (10)
Round5: *1sc in first 4st, 2sc in next st*, repeat ** 1 time (12)
Round6-15 (10 rounds): 1sc in every st around (12)
Round16: 2sc in first 4st, dec 4 times (12)
Round17: 1sc in every st around (12)
fo, leaving a length of yarn to sew the tail to the body with the decreases of round 16 facing upwards. Stuff the tail and sew it onto the lower back of body.

Hind legs (make two)
With orange yarn
Round1: Ch2, 6sc in second chain from the hook (6)
Round2: 2sc in every st (12)
Round3: *2sc in first st, 1sc in next*, repeat ** 5 times (18)
Round4-6 (3 rounds): 1sc in every st around (18)
Round7: *1sc in first st, dec1*, repeat ** 5 times (12)
Round8: *1sc in first 4st, dec1* repeat ** 1 time (10)
Round9-12 (4 rounds): 1sc in every st around (10)
fo, leaving a length of yarn to sew the feet to the legs.
Stuff only the bottom part of the legs! You need to flatten the top part a bit and sew it to the sides of the body.

Feet (make two)
With orange yarn
Round1: Ch2, 6sc in second chain from the hook (6)
Round2: *1sc in first st, 2sc in next st*, repeat ** 2 times (9)
Round3-8 (6 rounds): 1sc in every st around (9)
Stuff feet slightly
Round9: *1sc in first st, dec1*, repeat ** 2 times (6)
fo, leaving a length of yarn to sew the hole shut.
Embroider two claws on the feet with white thread and sew the feet to the legs.

Tummy
With yellow or crème yarn
Round1: Ch2, 6sc in second chain from the hook (6)
Round2: 2sc in every st (12)
Round3: *2sc in first st, 1sc in next*, repeat ** 5 times (18)
Round4: *2sc in first st, 1sc in next 2st*, repeat ** 5 times (24)
Round5: *1sc in first 9st, 2sc in next 3st*, repeat ** 1 time (30)
fo, leaving a length of yarn to sew the tummy to the front of the body.

Underside of the tail
With yellow or crème yarn
ch16, start from the second ch from the hook
1sc in first 7ch, 4hdc, 4dc, ch3 and continue on the other side of the chain, 4dc, 4hdc, 1sc in next 3ch, 1ss, fo leaving a length of yarn to sew to the underside of the tail.

Flame
With orange yarn
Round1: ch2, 4sc in second chain from the hook (4)
Round2: *1sc in first st, 2sc in next st*, repat ** 1 time (6)
Round3: *1sc in first st, 2sc in next st*, repeat ** 2 times (9)
Round 4 and 5 (2 rounds) 1sc in every st around (9)
Stuff the flame a bit
Round6: *1sc in first st, dec1*, repeat ** 2 times (6)
fo, leaving a length of yarn to close the hole and sew the flame onto the tip of the tail.
Using red and yellow threads of yarn sew loops onto the flame to create a fiery look (see picture). You can off course also use bits of red and yellow felt and sew or glue them onto the flame.

And your Charmander is all done!

Note that Charmander and all other Pokémon are copyright of Nintendo.
Please do not sell or publish this pattern as your own. If you do use it, please do give credit to me and link back to my site, thank you in advance!

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5 thoughts on “A Pattern!!!

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  2. I’m not getting the underside of the tail…you chain 3 away? Then what about the remaining three chains in your original chain?

    • If you mean the ch3 just before continuing on the other side of the original chain, it is used to make a sort of bridge between the double crochets. You do not make any stitches on this little chain, but continue on the other side of the original chain. Hope this helps!

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