Pikachu and Pokeball Pod pattern

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What better way to catch a Pikachu, but with a functional Pokeball! The origin of this amigurumi pattern began when one day my friend, Tina, asked me regarding another crochet Pokeball I had made, “Does it open?” And that one, at the time, did not. BUT… that question got the gears rolling in my head, and I thought to myself, “Wouldn’t it be crazy if I did make a Pokeball that opened and closed and could capture whatever Pokemon was out there to be found?!”

And thus was born, the Pokeball Pod, quite the magical form. It’s a tool that every Pokemon trainer must carry, and also functions as quite a lovely and comfy home for your Pokemon. I only know how to create the Pokeball, but alas, the actual mechanics of how a Pokeball works is beyond me!

So anyways, let’s get to the pattern so you can continue to collect and train your Pokemon! Please enjoy and do let me know how your crochet and Pokemon adventure turns out. Don’t forget to share with me on my Facebook and Instagram!

Pikachu and Pokeball Pod Crochet Pattern

SKILL LEVEL: Easy
CROCHET HOOK: Size H-8 (5 mm)
YARN:
Red Heart Super Saver – worsted weight, acrylic yarn
#319 Cherry Red
#311 White
#312 Black
#336 Warm Brown (very small amount)
#235 Lemon
NOTIONS:
Polyester Fiberfill, Black Felt (or safety eyes), Red Felt, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker, Fabri-tac Glue, 22mm button
ABBREVIATIONS:
ch – chain
hdc – half double crochet
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
sc2tog – single crochet 2 together (sc dec)
st – stitch
APPROXIMATE SIZE:
Pokeball – 4in/10cm wide, 4in/10cm tall
Pikachu – 4in/10cm tall

POKEBALL TOP
Round 1: With red, 6 sc into adjustable ring.
Round 2: 2 sc in each st around – 12 sc.
Round 3: [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] around – 18 sc.
Round 4: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 st] around – 24 sc.
Round 5: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 st] around – 30 sc.
Round 6-9: Sc in each st around.
Fasten off and cut.
You have just created Part A. Repeat Rounds 1-8 only to create Part B. (The Part B will be one round less than Part A) Do not fasten or cut off yarn on Part B. Now, stack Part B on top of Part A (see photo).
Round 10: Join the two layers with sc around (to get started, insert hook though sts of both Part A and Part B) – 30 sc. (See photo)
Round 11: With black, sl st around.
Round 12: Hdc in each ch around. Sl st to join to first hdc made. Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

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POKEBALL BOTTOM
Round 1: With white, 6 sc into adjustable ring.
Round 2: 2 sc in each st around – 12 sc.
Round 3: [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] around – 18 sc.
Round 4: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 st] around – 24 sc.
Round 5: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 st] around – 28 sc.
Round 6-9: Sc in each st around.
Fasten off and cut.
You have just created Part A. Repeat Rounds 1-8 only to create Part B. (The Part B will be one round less than Part A).  Do not fasten or cut off yarn. Stack Part B on top of Part A.
Round 10: Join the two layers with sc around – 28 sc. Sl st to first sc made.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

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CIRCLE BUTTON
Round 1:    With white, 6 sc into adjustable ring.
Round 2:    2 sc in each st around – 12 sc.
Round 3:    (In back loop only) Sc in each st around.
Round 4:    Sc2tog around – 6 sc.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail.
Insert 22mm button inside circle and sew closed.

LATCH
With black, ch 12, sl st to first ch.  Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

ASSEMBLY
1. Use the white tail end of the Pokeball Bottom to sew to the Pokeball top.  Sew into the red stitches and back into the white stitches.   You will only need to sew across 4 sts.  See photos below.
2. Hide and cut all ends.
3. Sew Circle Button to Pokeball Top. Placement: In between the red and black band in center of Pokeball.
4. Sew Latch onto Pokeball bottom.  Placement: One row down from top.
5. Hide and cut all ends.
6. Now you’ve finished your Pokeball. You can use the latch to hook around the circle button to close the Pokeball. Give it a try!

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PIKACHU AMIGURUMI
Round 1: With yellow, 6 sc into adjustable ring.
Round 2: 2 sc in each st around – 12 sc.
Round 3: [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] around – 18 sc.
Round 4: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 8 st] around – 20 sc.
Round 5-6: Sc in each st around.
Round 7: [Sc2tog, sc in next 8 st] around – 18 sc. Note: If you use safety eyes, place them now in between the 6th and the 7th round. There should be spaced 4 sts apart.
Round 8: [Sc2tog, sc in next st] around – 12 sc.
Round 9: [Sc2tog, sc in next st] around – 8 sc.
Round 10: [Sc2tog, sc in next 2 st] around – 6 sc.
Round 11: 2 sc in each st around – 12 sc.
Round 12: Sc in each st around.
Round 13: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 st] around – 14 sc.
Round 14-15: Sc in each st around.
Round 16: (In back loop only) Sc2tog around – 7 sc.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Stuff and sew closed.

EAR (make 2)
Round 1: With black, 4 sc into adjustable ring.
Round 2: Sc in each st around.
Round 3: With yellow, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 st – 5 sc.
Round 4-5: Sc in each st around.
Round 6: 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 st – 6 sc.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

LIMB (make 4)
Round 1: With yellow, 4 sc into adjustable ring.
Round 2: Sc in each st around.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

TAIL
Row 1: With yellow, ch 5, sc into 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch across – 4 sc.
Row 2-3: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across – 4 sc.
Row 4: Ch 3, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2 st – 3 sc.
Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sl st in next 3 st – 3 sl st.
Row 6-7: Ch 1, turn, sc into next st – 1 sc.
Row 8: Ch 3, turn, sc into 2nd ch from hook and in each st across – 3 sc. Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

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PIKACHU ASSEMBLY
1. Stuff Body and sew closed. Other parts are not stuffed.
2. Sew ears to head
3. Sew limbs to body
4. Sew Tail to back of body
5. Use brown yarn to embroider 2 lines on the back.
6. For felt eyes, you can cut 2 small circles. Eye Placement: Between 6th and 7th round from top down. Eyes should be placed about 4 sts apart. Stitch or glue on.
7. Cut 2 small red ovals for the blush for Pikachu’s cheek. Stitch or glue on.
8. Cut and hide all ends.

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19 Responses to Pikachu and Pokeball Pod pattern

  1. Natalie says:

    Thank you for an awesome pattern!

  2. Dana says:

    Great pattern thank you for the share

  3. Tutje says:

    Whauw super nice
    Thx i will visit your site more

  4. eva says:

    Ďakujem za krásny vzor, verím, že vnúčik bude rád.

  5. Doris says:

    Hermosooo gracias por el patrón!!!

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  7. Love says:

    I don’t really understand it a lot I’m trying to make it for my boyfriend!?!😓😪😢😡😡

  8. Julie Robertson says:

    This ie EXACTLY what my 11 year-old soon asked me to make him for his birthday! Thank you, thank you thank you! Have you made any other Pokémon amigurumi patterns that fit into the pod? I would love to see them.

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  10. mar says:

    Patroon van de pokeball klopt niet.

  11. Thank you for this awesome pokeman pattern. I just found out my youngest grandsons love pokeman. They are going this this toy! I just have to sew the Pikachus together. It was a great learning experience for me. I have never made anything this small and with these shapes. One Pikachus done. Love how they turned out. Can’t wait to make another pokeman character! !

    • Ami Amour says:

      Hi Linda, thanks for sharing with me. I’m so glad that your Pikachu came out great! I’d love to see how they turn out. You can share with me on my Instagram or Facebook.

  12. Sarah says:

    What size safety eyes should be used?

    • Ami Amour says:

      I don’t recommend using safety eyes if you are making the dolls for kids as there is always a risk it might be a choking hazard, but if it’s for adults, 8mm size eyes should work well. Hope that helps!

  13. Suzan says:

    Dear Linda thank you very much for charing this pattern. Because of you I can make a little boy happy💜💜💜

  14. Kristi Conner says:

    I am almost finished with my project. It turned out super cute. All my kids want one. I used black yarn for the eyes though and they want me to just stitch on the cheeks too. I was thinking red nailpolish would work or red sharpy. Just dont like gluing on yarn

  15. Hilda Edge says:

    Thank you for your free pattern ,my great grandson is into pokemon and loves it Hilda

  16. Bobby says:

    Following you on blioglvon' now. The dress is stunning so I would style it very simple with a pair of classy black pumps and some pearls around my neck.

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