Sunday, 26 April 2015

amigurumi azurill - free crochet pattern

For any Pokemon fans out there you can use this free pattern to crochet your own amigurumi Azurill! If you don't know Azurill this is the baby Pokemon that evolves into the slightly better know Marill who was first introduced in the show not long after Ash lost in the Indigo League and travelled to the Orange Islands, meeting a new companion Tracy. Azurill was first introduced to the games in Generation III - you can read more about Azurill here - and I decided I wanted to make him since I caught one on Pokemon X and thought he was cute and would make a great pattern! This, as well as looking to make at least one Pokemon this month as part of my crafty plans.

Perfect for a beginner, intermediate, or experienced crocheter, Azurill is worked in the round with DK yarn held double. All terms are written using US crochet terms (e.g. a 'sc'/singe crochet is a UK 'dc'/double crochet).


YOU WILL NEED
4.5mm crochet hook
DK weight yarn in blue (I used Cygnet DK 1255 Saxe) to be held double
Small amounts of black, pink and white DK yarn
A black pipe-cleaner
Tapestry needle
Toy stuffing 
Felt scraps in black, white, red and pink
Needle and embroidery thread in the same colours as the felt

Note this pattern is written using US crochet terms

Note if you would rather not work with yarn held double, an Aran/Worsted weigh yarn should substitute in just fine

TAIL
with blue yarn held double

Round 1 - sc6 in magic circle (6)
Round 2 - *2sc in next* round (12)
Round 3 - *2sc in next, sc in following* round (18)
Round 4 - *2sc in next, sc in following 2* round (24)
Round 5 - *2sc in next, sc in following 3* round (30)
Round 6 - *2sc in next, sc in following 4* round (36)

Round 7 - *2sc in next, sc in following 5* round (42)
Rounds 8-14 - sc round (42)

Round 15 - *sc2tog, sc in following 5* round (36)
Round 16 - *sc2tog, sc in following 4* round (30)
Round 17 - *sc2tog, sc in following 3* round (24)
Round 18 - *sc2tog, sc in following 2* round (18)

Round 19 - *sc2tog, sc in following* round (12)
Stuff firmly, shaping into a ball
Round 20 - *sc2tog* round (6)


Close opening, fasten off and weave in end.

BODY
with blue yarn held double

Round 1 - sc6 in magic circle (6)
Round 2 - *2sc in next* round (12)
Round 3 - *2sc in next, sc in following* round (18)
Round 4 - *2sc in next, sc in following 2* round (24)
Round 5 - *2sc in next, sc in following 3* round (30)
Round 6 - *2sc in next, sc in following 4* round (36)

Round 7 - *2sc in next, sc in following 5* round (42)
Rounds 8-14 - sc round (42)

Round 15 - *sc2tog, sc in following 5* round (36)
Round 16 - *sc2tog, sc in following 4* round (30)
Round 17 - *sc2tog, sc in following 3* round (24)
Round 18 - *sc2tog, sc in following 2* round (18)

Rounds 19-20 - sc round (18)
Round 21 - *sc2tog, sc in following* round (12)
Round 22 - sc round (12)
Stuff firmly, shaping as the picture below
Round 23 - *sc2tog* round (6)
Round 24 - sc round (6)

Close opening, fasten off and weave in end. 


see how Azurill has a 'tip' at the back of his body? this is how the body should be shaped
FEET (make 2)
with blue yarn held double

Round 1 - sc6 in magic circle (6)
Round 2 - *2sc in next* round (12)

Round 3 - sc round (12)
Round 4 - *2sc in next, sc in following* round (18)

Rounds 5-6 - sc round (18)
Round 7 - *sc2tog, sc in following* round (12)
Round 8 - sc round (12)
Stuff lightly and flatten to a sort of 'sausage' shape
Round 9 - *sc2tog* round (6)

Close end, fasten off and leave a tail for sewing to the body. 

EARS (make 2)
with blue yarn held double

Round 1 - sc6 in magic circle (6)
Round 2 - *2sc in next* round (12)
Round 3 - *2sc in next, sc in following* round (18)
Round 4 - *2sc in next, sc in following 2* round (24)
Round 5 - *sc2tog, sc in following 2* round (18)
Round 6 - *sc2tog, sc in following* round (12)
Stuff lightly - they should be quite flat circles
Round 7 - *sc2tog* round (6)
Fasten off and leave tail for sewing

with pink yarn held double

Round 1 - sc6 in magic circle (6)
Round 2 - *2sc in next* round (12)

TAIL
using black yarn held double

Chain 5 stitches and join with a slip stitch to the first to make the first round.
Then sc round, working round the pipe cleaner (you will eventually crochet the whole pipe cleaner into the piece, so I found it easier to crochet round as you go rather than struggle to squeeze it in after).
This should take approximately 30 rounds.
Fasten off, enclosing the pipe cleaner.

CHEEKS (make 2)
with white yarn held double

Round 1 - sc6 in magic circle (6)
Fasten off and leave tail for sewing

be careful - Pokemon like Azurill like to hide in tall grass!
TO FINISH

Using the pictures as a guide

- Sew the pink ear parts onto the blue ears. Position on Azurill's body and sew into place.
- Cut out Azurill's facial features (eyes and mouth) from felt. Position on Azurill's face along with the cheeks and sew into place.
- Position and sew the feet onto the bottom of the body.
- Sew one end of the black tail piece onto the 'tip' of the body. Sew the other end to the blue tail piece. At this stage you could bend the pipe cleaner into a zig-zag which matches the cartoon more accurately!


And now you have finished Azurill! If you make him please do share pictures in the comments below, over on the Ravelry page or Instagram! Enjoy the pattern and don't hesitate to get in touch with any questions!


This pattern is for personal use only, please do not sell items made from this pattern. Please do not republish this pattern as your own/without permission.

2 comments:

  1. Woollen Wilderness27 April 2015 at 08:19

    So cute! I commend you for you excellent taste, Azurill was always one of my favourite pokemons.

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  2. Thanks :D he has become a firm favourite of mine recently :) jenny xx

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