Crochet Pikachu

One of my students asked if I could sell her a Pikachu so she could give it to her brother for Christmas. I had never made a Pikachu before but I told her I would try. I didn’t have much time since our Christmas break was looming and I only had few days left before then. Add to the mix that I had about another hundred projects I needed to finish but I really wanted to get this done for her. She and her mom are two of the sweetest people I know. I just had to get it done.

I approached the project in my usual way. I spent two days thinking about it. I know! I had no time to waste but it was a necessary step. I looked at cartoon illustrations as well as other people’s crochet versions and took notice of what I liked and didn’t like. After all that pondering, I was ready to start. I had a clear vision of what I wanted to achieve. I was pretty happy with it’s direction.


That tail gave me trouble. I had to re-work it 4 times!

I went to Ross and bought a bunch of stuff.


Backside view

One of the fun parts of making something for a student is that they get to watch the process. I get to see their excitement as the project progresses. They become really invested in the piece. I also know I hook more students into wanting to learn the craft because they can see what they themselves can make one day. Yes, my goal is to create an army of crocheters so we can take over the world! But I digress. 🙂 Here he is all assembled.


“I’m ready to run around!”


“Need a hug?”


“Just checking out those plants. I hear they’re the weeds of the cactus world.”


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