When I was about 11 years old, me and my cousins turned on the TV one day and found out that a new show called “Pokemon” was on. We instantly loved it! What was not to like? The concept was simple: a few kids traveling around, unsupervised, training monsters to fight one another. I mean, that was every kid’s dream at the time!
Pokemon Red was one of the first video games I became obsessed with. I was determined to become the best pokemon trainer of all! I even remember I asked my parents to buy me an external lamp for my Gameboy Color to be able to play at night. Twenty years later, I still play Pokemon on a couple of different consoles and love it!
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Here’s a list of my favorite Pokemon-inspired crochet patterns:
Pikachu is one of the most beloved characters of this era. And this palm-sized amigurumi version is even more adorable! Take him with you everywhere you go, or give it as a gift to your loved ones.
On Mondays, I usually feel like this little Psyduck here, always confused! This is one of the funniest Pokemons there are, and he’s also very cute. But don’t let looks deceive you, for he’s actually very powerful.
Charmander was the very first Pokemon I had when I played the game, and he’s still one of my favorites. I love this chubby version of Charmander, and can’t wait to make my own.
If you want to be a true Pokemon master, you’ll need many Pokeballs to be able to catch ‘em all! This crochet pattern is very easy to follow and completely free.
How cute is this little crochet Jigglypuff? It uses its eyes to mesmerize opponents. And I can say it’s definitely working on me. When you least expect it, it will sing you a song that will make everyone fall asleep.
Pokeball Beanie Hat
If you’re a Pokemon fan like me you’ll love this project! There are two versions of this pattern, one for adults and one for babies, both available for free.
Chikorita Amigurumi Pattern
As cute as it might seem, this Pokemon is actually very powerful. It uses its leaves to keep enemies at bay, and can also secret a sweet fragrance that will create a calming atmosphere.
Magikarp Slouchy Hat
This is, hands down, my favorite pattern ever! Who wouldn't want to have a Magikarp on their head? This slouchy hat pattern has 2 sizes: one for kids and one for adults.
Lapras is a gentle and helpful Pokemon, who loves to swim around with people and other Pokemon on its back. Because he’s spent so much time around humans, he’s able to understand human speech.
Another Generation I Pokemon, and one of my personal favorites. Bulbasaur is a grass-type Pokemon, who can use its vines not only to attack but also to pick up younger Pokemon and soothingly rock them in the air.
Evee is one of the most interesting Pokemon there are. Depending on the evolution stone you choose, it can evolve into one of eight different Pokemon. This crochet Evee is simply adorable!
As cute as it might look, Koffing is actually a very powerful Pokemon. It can expel toxic gases through the holes in its body and poison its enemies. You’d definitely want to stay on the good side of this little one.
Meowth is a feline-type Pokemon that is attracted to round and shiny objects. This little rascal is associated with the Team Rocket and often gets into trouble for trying to steal Pikachu. He’s also the only Pokemon who can speak the human language.
Snorlax is my spirit Pokemon since it spends most of its time sleeping and eating. It can even eat while resting! (I wish I could do that). This adorable amigurumi Snorlax is available as a free pattern.
Mew is a rare Pokemon, who has shown signs of intelligence, curiosity and selflessness. He also has the ability to learn new moves. The pattern is easy to follow and the end result is amazing!
This cute weed-type Pokemon resembles a plant bulb. A beautiful design that can be added to any household as a decorative plant or given to friends as a cute gift. The pattern is perfect for beginners.
Cubone is a dinosaur-like Pokemon, that wears a skull as a helmet. Cubones tend to be loners and usually avoid social situations. At night, it weeps in mourning its mother, but crying makes it stronger.
Machamp is a fighting-type Pokemon that has two sets of arms that allows it to punch its opponent very fast. It is said that Machamps know every type of martial art in the world. Apart from this, it is also very cute!
A rare rabbit-like Pokemon filled with energy. Its body will generate heat when it’s ready to fight. This Pokemon tends to run and jumps around its opponent to confuse it before attacking.
Bulbasaur, Charmander & Squirtle
A classic trio! You can’t make one without the other two. This would be the perfect gift for any Pokemon lover! This set of patterns is very easy to follow and the end result is amazing.
Pumpkaboo is a cute Pokemon that resembles a pumpkin. This Pokemon has an important mission in life: it is said to carry wandering spirits to the place where they belong. It also makes a terrific Halloween decoration!
Poliwag Amigurumi Pattern
Poliwag is a water-type Pokemon that resembles a tadpole. You can usually find it swimming in ponds and lakes. It cannot move well in land unless it is trained everyday. Plus, he’s really adorable!
Mudkip Crochet Pattern
Mudkip is a Generation III amphibious Pokemon. It can detect changes in air and water by using the fin in its head. It can also crush boulders larger than itself with its body.
Umbreon is the dark-type evolution of Evee. This rare Pokemon loves to hide in the dark and its yellow stripes can glow when it’s about to attack. An elegant - yet very powerful - Pokemon.
I asked all my friends what their favorite Pokemon was and almost all of them said “Blastoise”. So here it is! Last but not least, one of the strongest Pokemon there are. It is said that its water blasts can pierce steel and concrete!
Gengar is a ghost-type Pokémon whose shadow moves on its own and laughs maniacally. But don't worry, we promise this one is actually harmless. This beautiful design is made of Bernat Velvet yarn, which gives him an eerie look but at the same time makes him really soft and cuddly!
This adorable chubby pink creature only wants to be your friend. However, beware of its dangerous tongue and sticky saliva, which can itch for quite some time!
Don't let the looks deceive you. This grass-type Pokémon might look scary but he's actually very friendly once you get to know him. Although it is a small crochet project, it has many interesting details!
This life-size Dratini is simply perfect if you're looking for a cuddly companion to embark on adventures with you. It is made of chunky yarn so it will be pretty quick to make and the end result is amazing!
Did you know that Teddiursa can make its own honey from Beedrill's pollen? Not only this Generation II Pokémon is super adorable but he is also very resourceful!