Here it is, the number one pokemon of all time! (Well, the number 001 pokemon of all time – you original players will know what I mean.) Bulbasaur is cute, yet feisty, the perfect mixture of dinousaur, plant, and cat. Once completed, this tiny plush will sit perfectly in the palm of your hand – mini sized!
Bulbasaur is one of the first patterns I decided to write down. That being said it is a little bit unconventional, but I thought I would still share it in case anyone wanted to make one! Bulbasaur in general offers a lot of room for artistic interpretation. You’ll see in some pictures below I’ve had some fun making a fall themed pumpkin Bulbasaur and pretty-in-pink Valentines Bulbasaur. Feel free to go crazy with your own colors and bulb variations and show us all what you came up with!
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- Yarn: : Mint Green, Dark Green (medium ply was used)
- 3.5 mm crochet hook – fiber-fill stuffing
- Felt: black, white, red (for the eyes), felting needle if desired
- Scissors, yarn needle for assembly
R(#): Round number
MR: magic ring
Sc: single crochet
Inc: increase (2 sc in same stitch)
Dec: decrease (decrease 2 sc into one)
I recommend using Invisible Decrease
Tch: turn chain (chain one and switch directions)
f/o: fasten off
Check out my Learn to Crochet page for video tutorials on how to do the types of stitches listed above.
Using Mint Green:
R1. 6 sc in MR (6)
R2. Inc around (12)
R3. Sc 1, inc around (18)
R4. Sc 2, inc around (24)
R5. Sc around (24)
R6. Sc 7, inc, sc, inc, Sc 4, inc, sc, inc, sc 7 (28)
R7. Sc around (28)
R8. Sc 7, dec, sc, dec, sc 4, dec, sc, dec, sc 7 (24)
R9. Sc 2, dec around (18)
R10. Sc 1, dec around (12)
R11. Dec around (6) close ring and f/o
The body will be made using an oval base. Using Light Green:
R1. Ch 5, turn work.
In 2nd ch from hook Sc 4, inc,
inc again in same sc to begin continuing on to other side of chain,
sc 4. End of R1 (12)
R2. Inc 2, sc 3, Inc 2, Sc 5 (16)
R3. “Inc, sc 1, Inc, Sc 5” twice (20)
R4. Sc 3, inc around (25)
R5. Sc 4, inc around (30)
R6. Sc 4, dec around (25)
R7. Sc 3, dec around (20)
R8. Sc 2, dec around (15) Leaves a hole- this will be covered by the bulb.
F/o, do not close. Assembly note – consider stuffing with a dense material if available to add weight to the body and prevent tipping onto the head.
Using Dark Green:
R1. 5 sc in MR (5)
R2. Inc around (10)
R3. Inc around (20)
R4. Sc around (20)
R5. Sc, inc around (30)
R6. Sc around (30)
R7. Sc 4, dec around (25)
R8. Sc around (25)
R9. Sc 3, dec around (20)
R10. Sc around (20)
R11. Dec around (10)
Assembly note – consider stuffing with dense material if available. A heavier bulb will help prevent Bulbasaur from tipping onto its head when completed.
R12. Dec around (5)
R13. Inc around (10) F/o.
Make 2 using mint green:
R1. 4 sc in MR (4)
R2. Sc 1, inc around (6)
R3. Sc 1, inc, Sc 2, inc, Sc 1 (8)
R4. Sc 1, inc, Sc 4, inc, Sc 1 (10)
Do not close, f/o.
Make 4 using mint green:
R1. 5 sc in MR (5)
R2. Inc around (10)
R3. In back loops only: sc around (10)
R4. Sc around (10)
R5. Sc 1, inc around (15)
F/o , do not close.
Assembly of Crochet Bulbasaur
Attach the ears to the head.
As mentioned I stuff Bulbasaur’s body and bulb with as heavy material as I can find and hide in the fibre-fill – usually it is scraps of old T-shirts rolled up but rocks or marbles could do the trick too. Sew the bulb onto the open back using whip-stitch. Attach the head to the front of the body and the feet beneath the body. Try to angle the feet in such a way that they are splayed enough to lift the head.
Using felt pieces and a felting needle if desired- create Bulbasaurs eyes and attach to the head. Embellish with dark green triangular facial features as desired.
I hope you enjoy your Bulbasaur Amigurumi!
Bulbasaur sprouts a Pumpkin for fall and visits the Blue Mountain Village and Resort in Ontario, Canada.
Thank you for trying this crochet pattern – I hope you enjoy your Amigurumi Bulbasaur!
This pattern by StringsAway is for personal use only. Please do not sell or redistribute the pattern as your own.