Ok. What is a ‘jumbo-mini’ Pikachu? Well, it’s a modification of my mini Pikachu pattern with Jumbo yarn! This was my first experience with Jumbo yarn and I’m in love with it. It’s so full, thick, and soft! So how about it- are you ready to up-size your Pikachu!?
Jumbo-Mini Pikachu is about 7 inches (~18cm) tall from feet to the tip of the ears, and has a 5-inch (~13cm) armspan. For my fellow Canadians, this is basically a bit taller than a medium coffee cup from Tim’s.
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- Yarn: yellow (Jumbo 6-ply was used), brown, black, red (medium)
- 4.5 mm crochet hook – fiber-fill stuffing
- Black, white, red felt and glue or felting needle as desired (for eyes and mouth)
- 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
Hdc: half double crochet
tch: turn chain (chain one and turn work)
sl st: slip stitch
f/o: fasten off
Check out my Learn to Crochet page for video tutorials on how to do the types of stitches listed above.
Head and Body
Using yellow -begin with head
R1. 6 sc in MR (6)
R2. Inc around (12)
R3. ‘Sc 1, inc’ around (18)
R4. ‘Sc 2, inc’ around (24)
R5. ‘Sc 3, inc’ around (30)
R6-10. Sc around (30)
R11. ‘Sc 3, dec’ around (24)
R12. ‘Sc 2, dec’ around (18)
Continue on to body
R13. ‘Sc 2, inc’ around (24)
R14. ‘Sc 3, inc’ around (30)
R15–19. Sc around (30) five times
R20. Sc 11, inc, Sc 6, inc, Sc 11 (32)
R21. Sc 11, inc, inc, Sc 6, inc, inc, Sc 11 (36)
R22. Sc 11, Sc 1, inc, Sc 1, inc, Sc 6, Sc 1 inc, Sc 1 inc, Sc 11 (40)
R23. Sc around (40)
R24. Sc 5, dec, Sc 5, dec, Sc 1, dec, Sc 6, dec, sc 1, dec, sc 5, dec, sc 5 (34)
R25. Sc 3, dec, Sc 3, dec, dec, dec, Sc 1, dec, Sc 1, dec,dec, dec, sc 3, dec, Sc 3, dec (24)
Consider surface crocheting on the brown stripes to pikachu’s back before stuffing and closing the body- these were approximately on Rows 22 and Rows 24 – For jumbo Pikachu I made two rows of surface crocheting per stripe.
R26. ‘Sc 2, dec’ around (18)
R27. ‘Sc 1, dec’ around (12)
R28. Dec around (6).
F/o and close loop.
Make 2 -using yellow:
R1. 4 sc in MR (4)
R2. Sc 1, inc, Sc 1, inc (6)
R3. Sc 1, inc, Sc 2, inc, Sc 1 (8)
R4-5. Sc around (8)
R6. Inc, Sc 7 (9)
R7. Inc, Sc 8 (10)
R8. Sc around (10)
F/o, and stuff the arms.
Make 2 – using yellow:
R1. 5 sc in MR (5)
R2. Inc, Sc 2, Inc, Sc 1 (7)
R3-R4. Sc around (7) two times.
F/o -stuff lightly.
Make 2. Begin with black:
R1. 5 sc in MR (5)
R2. Inc, Sc 4 (6)
R3. Sc around (6)
R4. Inc, Sc 5 (7)
Change to yellow yarn
R5. Inc, Sc 6 (8)
R6. Sc around (8)
R7. Inc, Sc 7 (9)
R8-9. Sc around (9) two times
R10. Dec, Sc 7 (8)
R11. Dec Sc 6 (7)
F/o, do not close loop.
Begin with yellow
R1. Ch 16, sl st into 1st ch to form a ring
R2-6. Sc around (16) five times
R7. Sc 4, tch and skip the next 8 sc, Sc 4 (8)
R8. Sc around (skip the tch) (8)
R9. Ch 5, Sc around (13)
R10-11. Sc around (13) two times
Change to brown yarn
R12. Sc 3, Sc 3, ch 1, leave the rest unworked (6)
R13-R14. Sc around (skip the tch) (6) two times
Leave a long tail for sewing open edges closed and attaching to the body. With yellow, sew together the top part of the tail/ any open parts.
Using brown yarn: surface crochet 8 sc in a line across the back, then back again to where you began from (16 sc total, per stripe) before attaching the tail.
Alternatively: (Make 2) chain 7, then working from 2nd ch from book sc 6. F/o and sew the strip of brown yarn and attach to back.
Make 2. Using Red Yarn:
R1. 5 sc in MR (5)
R2. Inc around (10)
f/o, leaving a long tail for sewing.
Like any good Canadian, Pikachu occasionally enjoys a medium double-double from Tim’s.
Thank you for trying this pattern – I hope you enjoy your Amigurumi Pikachu!
This pattern by StringsAway is for personal use only. Please do not sell or redistribute the pattern as your own.