Raichu Crochet Pattern with Video Tutorial

This post is dated in 2016, but I’m actually writing it in 2018. Raichu was one of my first tutorials and to this day it’s still one of my most popular.

MATERIALS:

  • Medium – 4 worsted weight yarn in burnt orange, brown, yellow, black, and white
  • 1 pair of 18 mm safety eyes
  • Sewing needle large enough to fit your yarn
  • Toy stuffing

TERMS:

  • BL DEC: Back Loop Decrease
  • BLSC: Back Loop Single Crochet
  • CH: Chain
  • CTO: Change to orange yarn
  • CTW: Change to white yarn
  • FL INC: Front Loop Increase
  • FO: Finish off
  • INC: Increase (Single Crochet 2 in 1 stitch)
  • INV DEC: Invisible decrease
  • MR: Magic Ring
  • RNDS: Rounds
  • SC: Single Crochet
  • SLST: Slip stitch
  • ST: Stitch
  • HEAD and BODY:

    Burnt Orange

    1. Magic Ring with 6 SC

    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 (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)

    • Sew on the smile spanning 5 stitches between towns 13-15.
    • Attach eyes 4-5 stitches from the corner of the smile between towns 13 and 14.
    • Refer to the video for more details
    • Change to white yarn (CTW)

    19. FL SC INC x 5, change to orange (CTO) FL SC INC x 13 (36)

    20. CTW, SC 10, CTO, SC 26 (36)

    21. CTW, SC 11, CTO, SC 26 (36)

    22. CTW, SC 10, CTO, SC 27 (36)

    23. CTW, SC 9, CTO, SC 28 (36)

    24. Continue with orange, (SC 4, INV DEC) x 6 (30)

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

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

    27. (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):

    Brown

    1. Magic Ring with 6 SC (6)

    2. (SC 1, INC) x 3 (9), Change to orange yarn

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

    FO, Stuff the arms

    LEGS (make 2):

    Brown

    1. Magic Ring with 5 SC (5)

    2. INC x 5 (10)

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

    FO, Stuff the legs

    EARS (make 2):

    Yellow

    1. Magic Ring with 6 SC (6), CH 1 and turn

    2. INC x 6 (12), CH 1 and turn

    3. (SC 1, INC) x 6 (18), CH 10 and turn

    4. SC 9, change to brown

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

    • Refer to the above to help clarify the next steps

    6. In the same stitch as the previous increase SC 1 more,
    7. Then move into the space between rows and SC 1,
    8. Then move to the space between the next rows and SC 1

  • SLST in the center to FO.
  • Refer to the video for more details.

  • TAIL part 1:

    Black

    1. CH 20, turn

    2. SC 19, FO

    TAIL part 2:

    Yellow

    1. Magic ring with 6 SC (6)

    2. (SC 2, INC) x 2 (8)

    3. SC 8 (8)

    4. (SC 3, INC) x 2 (10)

    5. SC 10 (10)

    6. (SC 4, INC) x 2 (12)

    7. SC 12 (12)

    8. CH 4, turn

    9A. SC 3 (1 SC in each CH),

    9B. Move back onto the main portion and SC 3,

    9C. Skip the next 6 ST, then SC 3,

    9D. Move back onto the CH portion and SC 3 (12)

    10. SC 12 (12)

    11. (SC 4, INV DEC) x 2 (10)

    12. SC 10 (10)

    13. (SC 3, INV DEC) x 2 (8)

    14. SC 8

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

    • Sew shut by sewing in the front loop of every ST and tightening until closed.
    • Sew the skipped stitches in the middle closed.
    • Attach part 1 of the tail to the base of part 2.
    • Refer to the photo below for more details.

    CHEEK SPOTS (make 2):

    Yellow

    1. Magic Ring with 6 SC (6)

    2. INC x 6 (12)

    FO

    ASSEMBLY:

    Refer to the video for how to assemble

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