Minimalist Bulbasaur

My boyfriend's birthday was at the end of January and his favorite Pokemon is Bulbasaur, so I decided to crochet him one. I'm personally more of an electric Pokemon type (my first Pokemon game was Pokemon yellow), but I can't really hate on an adorable little Bulbasaur.

This guy is a very minimalist approach to Bulbasaur. I actually like to paint too and I usually do pretty minimalist paintings. I guess I'm just on a simplicity kick! It's still really cute though. :)




Materials
Simply Soft by Caron in Lt. Country Blue
Lily Sugar and Cream Cotton in Dark Pine
9mm safety eyes
Polyfil stuffing
yarn needle

Stitches/Abbreviations Used
sc - single crochet
inc - increase (two sc in one stitch)
invdec - invisible decrease (tutorial here
sl st - slip stitch
ch - chain 
*repeat around what is in the asterisks* 

Pattern

Head
(with light country blue)
1. sl st, ch 2, 6 sc in first ch
2. *inc around* (12)
3. *1sc, inc* (18)
4. *2sc, inc* (24)
5. *3sc, inc* (30)
6. sc around
7. *3sc, invdec* (24)
8-10. sc around
11. *2sc, invdec* (18)
At this point, add safety eyes and stuff, then pinch the sides together and use your left over yarn tail to sew the head shut. It should be slightly curved (like in the picture). 

Body
(This is actually somewhat tricky!)
Legs (make two):
1. sl, ch 2, 6 sc in first ch
2. *1sc, inc* (9)
3-7. sc around. 
Cut the string, but don't finish off.
sl st one loop of one leg into the loop of the over leg,



then continue to sc around until you get to the back of the leg you are working on.

When you run out of stitches on your one leg, continue onto the next leg without skipping any stitches. Continue to work around to the front. 


8-10. sc around the body. (18 st per row)
11. *4sc, invdec* (15)
12-24. sc around
24. sc around until you're between the legs, then ch 2 and sl st into other side of body.



25-27. sc around leg
28. *1sc, invdec* (6)
29. *invdec* close off leg.


30. sl st into other side of body and start creating other leg by repeating steps 24-29. 

*Make sure to stuff while going along! 


Bulb
(with dark pine)
1. sl st, ch 2, four sc in first st
2. *1 sc, inc*
3. *2 sc, inc*
4. *3 sc, inc*
5. *1 sc, inc*
6. *2 sc, inc*
7. *4 sc, inc*
8. sc around 
9. sc around
10. *2 sc, invdec* repeat
11. *1 sc, invdec* repeat
Stuff and finish off. 

Attach bulb in front of back legs and attach head in front of bulb and your minimalist Bulbasaur is finished! :D


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