Charmander Crochet Pattern with Video Tutorial

Charmander was my second tutorial on Youtube, I was still using a terrible camera and I wasn’t quite comfortable yet either. This pattern has a belly that is separate from the main body, but if you prefer to make a version where you create the belly color by changing colors while making the body, please refer to my Standard Head and Body tutorial. Then come back here and make the tail and snout.

MATERIALS:

  • Medium – 4 worsted weight yarn
    • Orange
    • Cream
    • Red
    • Yellow
  • 1 pair of 15 or 18 mm safety eyes
  • Sewing needle large enough to fit your yarn
  • Toy stuffing

 

TERMS:

  • CH: Chain
  • SC: Single Crochet
  • ST: Stitch
  • INC: Increase (Single Crochet 2 in 1 stitch)
  • INV DEC: Invisible decrease
  • SLST: Slip stitch
  • FO: Finish off
  • FL SC: Front loop single crochet
  • RNDS: Rounds

 

HEAD and BODY:

Orange

CH 4, SLST in first chain to make a ring

1. SC 6 in the center of the chain ring

2. (INC) x 6 (12)

3. (SC 1, INC) x 6 (18)

4. (SC 2, INC) x 6 (24)

5. (SC 3, INC) x 6 (30)

6. (SC 4, INC) x 6 (36)

7. (SC 5, INC) x 6 (42)

8-14. (SC 42) x 7 RNDS, 294 ST total (42)

15. (SC 5, INV DEC) x 6 (36)

16. (SC 4, INV DEC) x 6 (30)

17. (SC 3, INV DEC) x 6 (24)

18. (SC 2, INV DEC) x 6 (18)

  • Attach eyes 12 stitches apart between rows 13 and 14. Refer to the video for more details

19. FL SC INC x 18 (36)

20-24. (SC 36) x 5 RNDS, 180 ST total (36)

25. (SC 4, INV DEC) x 6 (30)

26. (SC 3, INV DEC) x 6 (24)

27. (SC 2, INV DEC) x 6 (18)

28. (SC 1, INV DEC) x 6 (12)

  • Stuff the body
  • Sew the bottom shut with your yarn by sewing through the front loop of every stitch and pulling it tight until it closes.

 

ARMS (make 2):

Orange

CH 4, SLST in first chain to make a ring

1. SC 6 in center of the ring

2. (SC 1, INC) x 3 (9)

3-6. (SC 9) x 4 RNDS (9)

FO, Stuff the arms

 

LEGS (make 2):

Orange

CH 4, SLST in first chain to make a ring

1. SC 5 in center of the ring

2. (INC) x 5 (10)

3-4. (SC 10) x 2 RNDS (10)

FO, Stuff the legs

 

SNOUT:

Orange

ch 4, join first chain and last chain to make a ring

1. SC 6 in the center of the ring

2. SC 2 in each ST (12)

3. (SC 1, INC) x 6 (18)

4-5. SC 1 in each st for entire round (x 2 rnds)

 

FLAME:

orange, yellow, red

Make a 1 inch diameter pompom using the orange, yellow, and red yarn. Leave a long tail when you tie it in the center so you can use it to attach it to the body

 

TAIL:

orange

As you crochet the tail, weave the tail of the pompom for the flame into the work of the tail (refer to part 3 of the video tutorial for more clarification)

ch 4, join first chain and last chain to make a ring

1. SC 6 in the center of the ring

2. (SC 1, INC) x 3 (9)

3-4. (SC 9) x 2 RNDS (9)

5. (SC 2, INC) x 3 (12)

6-7. (SC 12) x 2 RNDS (12)

8. (SC 3, INC) x 3 (15)

9-10. (SC 15) x 2 RNDS (15)

FO

 

BELLY:

Cream

1. Ch 11, turn

2-5. SC 10, ch 1, turn

FO

ASSEMBLY:

  1. Pin the belly in place as shown in the photo at the top of this post. Sew it on using cream yarn and a running stitch.
  2. Pin the arms in place as shown in the above images. Using your orange yarn and your tapestry needle, sew them in place using a running stitch.
  3. Pin the legs in place as shown in the photo at the top of the post. Sew them in place using orange yarn by weaving the yarn into the body, then up through the back of the stitch on the leg directly above where you’re coming out of the body, then bring the yarn out through the front of the stitch and back down into the same stitch in the body you originally came out. Move over to the next stitch and repeat until the legs are sewn in place.
  4. Pin the tail in place as shown in the photo above. Sew it on using the same technique as the legs

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