Reversible Pikachu & Raichu Crochet Plushie

I’ve had this idea in the back of my mind for a few years. Now, I finally have the time to make it real! I’m also thinking about doing more reversible Pokemon tutorials like Eevee and Flareon etc. I’m not sure when I’ll get around to that though.

Materials

  • Medium weight yarn in
    yellow,
    burnt orange,
    brown,
    white,
    black,
    and red.
    IMPORTANT: use the same brand and weight for all yarns!!!!! Both Pikachu and Raichu must be the same size!
  • Crochet hook compatible with your yarn
  • Tapestry needle large enough to thread your yarn
  • Two pairs of 14mm safety eyes

Head and Body

Pikachu: Yellow Yarn
Raichu: Burnt Orange Yarn

 1. MR 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)

8-12. [SC 42] x 5 RNDS (42)

13. [INC] x 2, SC 13, [INC] x 2, SC 25 (46) 

14. INC, SC 1, INC, SC 13, INC, SC 1, INC, SC 27 (50)

15-16. [SC 50] x 2 RNDS (50)

17. DEC, SC 1, DEC, SC 13, DEC, SC 1, DEC, SC 27 (46)

18. [SC 1, DEC] x 7, SC 25 (39)

19. [DEC] x 7, SC 25 (32)

20. SC 7, [SC 3, DEC] x 5 (27)

21. [INC] x 7, SC 20 (34)

22-23. [SC 16, INC] x 2 (36)

24. [SC 5, INC] x 6 (42)

25-26. [SC 42] x 2 RNDS (42)

27. [INC] x 2, SC 10, [INC] x 2, SC 28 (46)

28. INC, SC 1, INC, SC 10, INC, SC 1, INC, SC 30 (50)

29-30. [SC 50] x 2 RNDS (50)

31. [SC 3, DEC] x 10 (40)

32. [SC 2, DEC] x 10 (30)

FO

Cheek Spots

Pikachu: Red Yarn
Raichu: Yellow Yarn

1. Draw a 2 cm diameter circle on each cheek using a washable marker.

2. Thread your needle with the yarn color corresponding to the character you are making. 

3. Using chain stitches (see image below), outline the cheek circle. Then work chain stitches in concentric circles until the entire cheek is filled in. 

4. Repeat for both cheeks on both characters. 

Arms

Pikachu: Yellow Yarn
Raichu: Brown Yarn

 1. MR with 5 SC (5)

2. [INC] x 5 (10)

3-5. [SC 10] x 3 RNDS (10)

Raichu: Change to burnt orange yarn 

Pikachu: Continue with yellow yarn

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

7-10. [SC 12] x 4 RNDS (12)

FO

Raichu Ears

Yellow Yarn

1. MR 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 yarn

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

6. In the same stitch as the previous increase SC 1 more,
7. INC in the space between each row, moving toward the center of the ear.

8. SLST in the center to FO.

Pikachu Ears

 Black Yarn

1. MR with 6 SC (6)

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

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

Change to yellow yarn

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

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

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

9-11. [SC 15] x 3 RNDS (15)

FO

Raichu Tail

 Part 1

Yellow Yarn

1. CH 3, Turn

2. [INC] x 2, CH 1, Turn (4)

3. SC 4, CH 1, Turn (4)

4. SC 1, INC, SC 2, CH 1, Turn (5) 

5. SC 5, CH 1, Turn

6. SC 2, INC, SC 2, CH 1, Turn (6)

7. SC 6, CH 4, Turn (6)

8. SC 2, DEC, SC 2, CH 1, Turn (5)

9. SC 5, CH 1, Turn (5)

10. SC 2, DEC, SC 1, CH 1, Turn (4)

11. SC 4, CH 1, Turn (4) 

12. [DEC] x 2, CH 1, Turn (2)

13. DEC, FO (1)

Part 2

Black Yarn

CH 15, Turn 

SC 14, FO

Sew parts one and two together as shown in the photo.

Pikachu Tail

 Bunt Orange Yarn 

1. CH 3, Turn

2. SC 2, CH 1, Turn (2)

3. SC 2, Change to yellow yarn, CH 3, Turn (2)

4. SC 4, CH 1, Turn (4)

5. SC 4, CH 1, Turn (4)

6. SC 2, CH 1, Turn (2)

7. SC 2, CH 5, Turn (2) 

8. SC 6, CH 1, Turn (6)

9. SC 6, FO (6)

Raichu Belly

 White Yarn

1. MR with 6 SC (6)

2. INC x 6 (12)

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

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

5. FO

Assembly

Sew the bodies together

 1. Turn Pikachu’s body inside out.

2. Place it in Raichu’s body. Make sure to line up the cheeks, eyes, and other features so they’re both facing  the same direction.

3. Sew the bottom of the bodies together using a whip stitch. You can use either yellow, or burnt orange yarn to sew. Make sure not to pull too tightly, or it will become difficult to flip inside out.

4. OPTIONAL: You can insert a layer of toy stuffing between the bodies to help fill them out, but be careful not to use too much, or it won’t be able to turn inside out.

Sew the arms, ears and tails

 *Sew all of the parts for Raichu before flipping over and sewing the parts for Pikachu

Raichu:

*Make sure you’re only sewing through the Raichu layer, not all the way through to the Pikachu layer. 

Belly: Pin Raichu’s belly in place. Sew it to the body using white yarn and a whip stitch. Don’t pull the yarn too tight, or it will become difficult to flip inside out. 

Ears: Pin Raichu’s ears in place and sew the lower half to the head using yellow yarn and a running stitch. Leave the top of the ears loose, don’t sew them flat to the head.

Arms: Pin the arms in place and sew them on using burn orange yarn and a whip stitch. Attach the bottom of the arms also so they can’t move.

Tail: Sew the tail in place using black yarn and a whip stitch. Only sew the black part of the tail to the body, leave the rest of the tail loose. 

Back Stripes: Thread your needle with yellow yarn and sew two long stitches across the back to form the stripes.

Pikachu: 

Ears: Pin Pikachu’s ears in place and sew them to the head using yellow yarn and a whip  stitch.

Arms: Pin the arms in place and sew them on using yellow yarn and a whip stitch. Attach the bottom of the arms also so they can’t move.

Tail: Sew the tail in place using burnt orange yarn and a whip stitch. Only sew the bottom of the tail to the body, leave the rest of the tail loose.

Back Stripes: Thread your needle with burnt orange yarn and sew two long stitches across the back to form the stripes.

3 comments

  1. I absolutely LOVE this pattern! I have made my own version:Reversible Pikachu and Umbreon!So far this has worked out amazingly!Your website is my number one go to for amigurumi!!!Thank you so much for these patterns and videos!!! I would absolutely LOVE it if you made How To Train Your Dragon amigurumi!!!Please consider it!Thanks so much!

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