Hey hey crochet fans. Up to now all the Pokemon I’ve brought to life in yarn have been from the first generation but having watched the cartoons a lot, I’ve got some firm favourites among the later generations too. None more so than the adorably cheeky Chespin – the spiny nut Pokemon, and a perfect project for Autumn.
The pattern I followed is a paid-for one by Amanda L. Girão but it’s worth the cost, as it’s very well presented with helpful step-by-step photos for key elements, along with clear instructions. It’s a more complicated pattern than most in terms of colour work, especially when constructing the body, as there are a lot of green and beige ends to weave in.
It’s when I add the needle-felted features that crocheted creatures really spring to life. Chespin’s bright, cheery face is a great one to work with through needle-felting, as his features are over the top and cartoony, which felting captures so well.
Pattern: $4.74 from http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/chespin-inspired-amigurumi-pokemon
Yarn: Rico Essentials Cotton DK in green, orange, brown and white & DMC Woolly DK Merino wool
Finished size: 20cm tall