Chubby Squirtle Crochet Pattern

MATERIALS:

  • Medium – 4 worsted weight yarn in light blue, cream, brown, white, and black
  • Crochet hook compatible with your yarn, I used a 4.00 mm hook
  • 1 pair of 8 or 10 mm safety eyes, OR needle felting materials (mat, needle, felting wool in brown, black, and white)
  • 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

How to read the pattern:

(pattern) x # (##): repeat the pattern in the parentheses # times, when you have repeated the pattern the specified number of times you should have ## stitches.

Example: (SC 3, INC) x 3 (15) means single crochet three stitches then increase in the next stitch. Repeat the pattern three times. When you are finished you should have 15 stitches in the round.

HEAD and BODY:

Light Blue yarn

1. Make a magic ring with 6 SC (6)

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. (SC 6, INC) x 6 (48)

9. (SC 7, INC) x 6 (54)

10-21. SC 54 x 12 RNDS (54)

22. (SC 7, INV DEC) x 6 (48)

23. (SC 6, INV DEC) x 6 (42)

24. (SC 5, INV DEC) x 6 (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)

Attach or felt the eyes between rows 7 and 8 from the top.

Sew on the smile between the eyes

Sew bottom closed by sewing through the front loop of every remaining stitch until closed.

ARMS and LEGS (make 4):

Light blue yarn

1. Magic ring with 4 SC

2. INC x 4 (8)

3. SC 8

FO, Stuff

BELLY:

Cream yarn

1. Make a magic ring with 6 SC (6)

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 30 (30)

FO

TAIL:

Light Blue yarn

1. CH 7

2. SC 12 (6 on the left side of the chain and 6 on the right side of the chain. Refer to the video for further assistance)

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

4. SC 18 x 20 rnds (total of 360 stitches)

FO

SHELL:

Brown yarn

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

1. SC 6 in the center of the ring

2. INC x 6 (12)

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

4. SC 15

Change to white

5. SC 15

FO

ASSEMBLY:

Pin all of the pieces together as shown in the picture and sew in place.

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