14. November 2021

 

After crocheting Squirtle and Charmander following Jonas Matthies patterns, of course, a Bulbasaur had to be made to complete the trio. Since I didn't have a pattern at hand, I had to try it myself. For my first attempt at making an amigurumi without a pattern, Bulbasaur turned out great! I'm very satisfied, only the head is still a bit too round. Unfortunately, I've used up my last pair of safety eyes, so the next attempt will have to wait a bit. Nevertheless, anyone who wants a cute but not quite perfect Bulbasaur is welcome to crochet it

  

Pattern

  Feet (4x)
R1

Crochet 5 single crochets into a magic ring (= 5 sts)

R2

Double every single crochet (= 10 sts)

R3

Crochet only into the back loop:

10 single crochets (= 10 sts)

R4

10 single crochets (= 10 sts)

 

Crochet four feet. Leave a longer tail on the first three feet to sew them together later.

 

  Body
R5
  • Mark the last stitch of R4 of the last foot - this makes the last step easier.
  • Crochet 5 single crochet stitches in the current foot (= 5 sts).
  • Now take the second foot and crochet the next 7 single crochet stitches, leaving the last 3 stitches untouched (= 12 sts).
  • Next, attach the third foot and crochet the next 7 single crochet stitches (= 19 sts).
  • Lastly, attach the fourth foot and crochet 7 single crochet stitches again (= 26 sts).
  • The last 2 missing single crochet stitches are worked into the stitch before and the stitch of the marker (see first bullet point) (= 28 sts).

 

(The pictures are from Mo and have more stitches, but the principle is exactly the same.)

R6 28 single crochets (= 28 sts)
R7 Decrease every 5th and 6th stitch together (= 20 sts)
  Now is a good time to sew the feet together and close the "hole" (right picture).
R8 Decrease every 4th and 5th stitch together (= 16 sts)
R9 Decrease every 3rd and 4th stitch together (= 12 sts)
  Stuff the body well. Pay a little attention to the feet so that they are not too "plump" and become round.
R10 Decrease every 1st and 2nd stitch together (= 6 sts)
  Cut the thread generously and sew the hole together.

 

  Leaf (4x)
R1

Chain 2

R2

Turn, work 2 single crochet (sc) into the second chain from the hook (= 2 sts)

R3

Turn, ch 1, work 2 sc in each sc (= 4 sts)

R4

Turn, ch 1, work 1 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc (= 6 sts)

R5

Turn, ch 1, work 1 sc, 4 sc in next sc, 1 sc (= 10 sts)

R6

Turn, ch 1, work 10 sc (= 10 sts)

R7

Turn, ch 1, sc2tog, 6 sc, sc2tog (= 8 sts)

R8

Turn, ch 1, sc2tog, 4 sc, sc2tog (= 6 sts)

R9

Turn, ch 1, sc2tog, 2 sc, sc2tog (= 4 sts)

R10

Turn, ch 1, sc2tog twice (= 2 sts)

R11

Turn, ch 1, sc2tog (= 1 sts)

R12

Turn, ch 1, 1 sc (= 1 sts)

R13

Turn, ch 1, 1 sc (= 1 sts)

R14

Turn, ch 1, 1 sc (= 1 sts)

R15

Turn, sl st

 

Cut the yarn for each leaf long enough to sew two leaves together, or use a separate thread for sewing.

Sew the thread along the edge of each leaf until about row 10 (but do not secure it yet!). Once all four leaves are sewn together, turn the bud inside out. This will highlight the inward-facing edges more clearly.

If there is a too large hole at the top of the bud, sew it together with a separate thread. Then stuff the bud. Next, "pull" and knot the side threads and secure them. This will further help to accentuate the edges.

Finally, sew the bud onto the body.

 

  Head
R1 Chain 5
R2

3 sc, 1 sc inc, 3 sc, 1 sc inc (= 10M)

R3

4 sc, 3 sc in one sts, 4 sc, 3 sc in one sts (= 14 sts)

R4

5 sc, 3 sc in one sts, 6 sc, 3 sc in one sts, 1 sc (= 18 sts)

R5 18 sc (= 18 sts)
R6 18 sc (= 18 sts)
R7

4 sc, sc2tog, 1 sc, sc2tog, 4 sc, sc2tog, 1 sc, sc2tog (= 14 sts)

R8

4 sc, sc3tog, 4 sc, sc3tog (= 10 sts)

R9 sc2tog in each 1st and 2nd st (= 5M)
  Cut yarn and sew up the hole.

 

  Ear (4x)
R1

Ch 2, 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook (= 2 sts)

Sew two ears together and then sew onto the head. Then sew the head onto the body.

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