Sunday, September 4, 2016

Free Pikachu Crochet Tutorial and Pattern.

Sorry for my 2 weeks long disappear, I was preparing for moving to Edinburgh for my Master course. I was so busy that I confusedly delete some scene in this Pikachu Tutorial. But lucky me that the delete part is sewing scene not the crochet part.

Even thought the open semester is coming, but I will keep the channel going on with at lease 2 videos per month. :)


Let's move the topic back to our doll today, it's Pikachu! I think most people have heard of the name Pikachu, even though they are not watching its anime or playing the game.

I really love how this pikachu turn out, but there's a lot of people around me said they prefer the pikachu that have rounder face, like more to the chibi version(like Charmander pattern) more. But I want him to be more resemble to actual character, so I made this. While I was crochet him, I never expect him to be this cute! I hope you guys like it too.



Pattern instruction

Abbreviation
sc- single crochet
sl- slip stitch
sc2tog- decrease single crochet
ch- chain


[Video tutorial]


Head
Rnd1: 2 ch, 6 sc in the 1st chain, sl :: 6 stitches
Rnd2: 1 ch, [2 sc in next stitch] 6 times, sl :: 12 stitches
Rnd3: 1 ch, [sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch] 6 times, sl :: 18 stitches
Rnd4: 1 ch, [sc in next 2 stitch, 2 sc in next stitch] 6 times, sl :: 24 stitches
Rnd5 - Rnd6: 1 ch, sc in next 24 stitch, sl :: 24 stitches
Rnd7: 1 ch, [sc in next 7 stitch, 2 sc in next stitch] 3 times, sl :: 27 stitches
Rnd8: 1 ch, sc in next 27 stitch, sl :: 27 stitches
Rnd9: 1 ch, [sc in next 8 stitch, 2 sc in next stitch] 3 times, sl :: 30 stitches
Rnd10 - Rnd11: 1 ch, sc in next 30 stitch, sl :: 30 stitches
Rnd12: 1 ch, [sc in next 3 stitch, sc2tog] 6 times, sl :: 24 stitches
Rnd13: 1 ch, [sc in next 2 stitch, sc2tog] 6 times, sl :: 18 stitches
Rnd14: 1 ch, [sc in next stitch, sc2tog] 6 times, sl :: 12 stitches
Rnd15: 1 ch, [sc2tog] 6 times, sl :: 6 stitches
Fasten off.

Body
Rnd1: 2 ch, 6 sc in the 1st chain, sl :: 6 stitches
Rnd2: 1 ch, [2 sc in next stitch] 6 times, sl :: 12 stitches
Rnd3: 1 ch, [sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch] 6 times, sl :: 18 stitches
Rnd4: 1 ch, [sc in next 2 stitch, 2 sc in next stitch] 6 times, sl :: 24 stitches
Rnd5: 1 ch, [sc in next 7 stitch, 2 sc in next stitch] 3 times, sl :: 27 stitches
Rnd6 - Rnd7: 1 ch, sc in next 27 stitch, sl :: 27 stitches
Rnd8: 1 ch, [sc in next 7 stitch, sc2tog] 3 times, sl :: 24 stitches
Rnd9: 1 ch, sc in next 24 stitch, sl :: 24 stitches
Rnd10: 1 ch, [sc in next 2 stitch, sc2tog] 6 times, sl :: 18 stitches
Rnd11 - Rnd13: 1 ch, sc in next 18 stitch, sl :: 18 stitches
Fasten off.

Ears Start with brown
Rnd1: 2 ch, 4 sc in the 1st chain, sl :: 4 stitches
Rnd2: 1 ch, sc in next 3 stitch, 2 sc in next stitch, sl :: 5 stitches
Rnd3: 1 ch, sc in next 4 stitch, 2 sc in next stitch, sl :: 6 stitches
Rnd4: 1 ch, [sc in next 2 stitch, 2 sc in next stitch] 2 times, sl :: 8 stitches
Rnd5: 1 ch, [sc in next 3 stitch, 2 sc in next stitch] 2 times, sl :: 10 stitches
Change color to yellow
Rnd6 - Rnd8: 1 ch, sc in next 10 stitch, sl :: 10 stitches
Rnd9: 1 ch, [sc in next 3 stitch, sc2tog] 2 times, sl :: 8 stitches
Rnd10: 1 ch, sc in next 8 stitch, sl :: 8 stitches
Fasten off.

Arms
Rnd1: 2 ch, 4 sc in the 1st chain, sl :: 4 stitches
Rnd2: 1 ch, sc in next 3 stitch, 2 sc in next stitch, sl :: 5 stitches
Rnd3: 1 ch, sc in next 4 stitch, 2 sc in next stitch, sl :: 6 stitches
Fasten off.

Feet
Rnd1: 2 ch, 6 sc in the 1st chain, sl :: 6 stitches
Rnd2: 1 ch, sc in next 6 stitch, sl :: 6 stitches
Rnd3: 1 ch, [sc in next 2 stitch, 2 sc in next stitch] 2 times, sl :: 8 stitches
Fasten off.

Sewing arms and feet can be annoying job for many people, and if you are not familiar with sewing you doll may not turn out as you want. Tip is to make sure that they are symmetry for both arms and legs

Back upper line
Rnd1: 7 ch, sl on each chain
Fasten off.

Back lower line
Rnd1: 9 ch, sl on each chain
Fasten off.

Tail
Rnd1: 9 ch, hdc in 3rd from hook, hdc in next 6 stitch,  turn :: 7 stitches
Rnd2: 2 ch, hdc in next 6 stitch,  turn :: 6 stitches
Rnd3: 2 ch, sl in next 4 stitch, 1 ch, sc in next 3 stitch, turn
Rnd4: 1 ch, sc in next 3 stitch, turn
Rnd5: 1 ch, sc in next 3 stitch, 4 ch, turn
Rnd6: sc in 2nd from hook, sc in next 5 stitch, turn
Rnd7: 1 ch, sc in next 6 stitch, turn
Rnd8: 1 ch, sc in next 3 stitch, turn
Change color to brown
Rnd9 - Rnd12: 1 ch, sc in next 3 stitch, turn
Fasten off.

Optional, if you feel like the tail is too thin, and want it to be more thick, you can crochet another same pattern piece. Then sewing them together to add the thickness.

Cheek Start with Red
Rnd1: 2 ch, 6 sc in the 1st chain, sl :: 6 stitches
Fasten off.

Optional for cheek, if you have red felt sheet, you can cut it into circular shape and use it as a cheek part instead of crochet them.

After finished crochet every parts, the most important assemble is the face! Eventough you mass up on sewing arms and legs, or your hand tension was not equal during crochet process. The most important things is you have to make sure the face of the doll is cute! Using pins to guide where you are going to stitch or embroidery first hand before doing the real job. And if you are running out of idea how to make his face, just simple smile with symmetrical face components is enough. The key here is symmetry.

Cannot find safety eye!!
Alternative way for making eye, you can either do embroidery, or crochet them. Or if you have felt sheet, cut it into circle and sewing or glue them to make eyes.

Hope you enjoy the pattern, any problems during making him, comment below or under tutorial video. I will try answer you as fast as I can. :)

Want another form of pattern!?
There is XVA pattern form available here in Thai: http://amigurumipianosound.blogspot.com/2016/09/pikachu-pattern-with-xva-form.html

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