Pika pika – it’s Pikachu!

Hey hey crochet lovers. I hope you and all the cuddly creatures in your life are keeping well. My next little friend is a critter I created for another little friend in my life – one of my good friend’s lovely Pokemon-loving daughters. The challenge was to create her favourite Pokemon for Christmas and needless to say, what little girl doesn’t love Pikachu.

There are a lot of Pikachu patterns out there – seriously there are so many! – but I’m really happy with the one I choose, as it’s very true to Pikachu’s proportions and was well written and easy to follow. To give his tail some structure and keep the lightning bolt sharpness, I sandwiched the two layers of yarn with a little Soft and Stable bag interfacing in the middle.

The great news is that the recipient absolutely loved her new friend – complete with needle-felted Pokeball. I’m so pleased I could be a little part of her Christmas.

Pattern: FREE from http://www.wolfdreameroth.com/2009/03/psyduck-with-pattern.html

Yarn: Yellow and black DK cotton

Hook: 3.5mm

Finished size: 25cm high

Pikachu had a memorable farewell party before heading off to his new home

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