It’s been a minute since I’ve attempted to knit a Pokémon. Specifically, it’s been nine years (which I know thanks to Ravelry, a.k.a the keeper of my memories since my brain is a sieve that only holds on to song lyrics I heard in Middle School and jokes from British panel shows).

But since I’m out roaming the streets again playing Pokémon Go out of a strong competitive urge to “catch them all” before my sister does, please enjoy this Cyndaquil.

Full pattern below.




MC: Shine Worsted in Reef

CC1: Shine Worsted in Willow

CC2: Shine Worsted in Grapefruit

CC3: Shine Worsted in Black (or any black scrap yarn for the eyes)

CC4: Shine Worsted in Dandelion 


US size 5 straight needles

US size 5 double-pointed needles

Small amount of batting


CO 8 in MC and continue in pattern below:


Row 1: Pick up 8 stitches from back CO edge with CC1

Stitch front and back together at the widest part of the belly.


Row 1: Pick up and knit 14 in CC1 along back-side leghole

Rows 2 and 4: Purl

Row 3, 5: Kf&b, k to end, kf&b

Join in the round

Row 6, 8, 10, 12, and 14: Knit

Row 7, 9, 11, and 13: SSK, k to last 2, k2tog 

Turn inside out

Line up 10 working stitches evenly on two needles. BO p-wise, holding both needles together (3-needle bind-off)

Stitch seam at the front-side leghole

Make another


Stitch two sleepy eyes with black scrap yarn

Stitch head together front and back, leaving space for two armholes


Make 3 pom poms out of CC2 and CC4. Stitch to back in a vertical line. Shape

Stuff body, head, and legs with batting


Row 1: Pick up and knit 18 stitches in CC1, starting at bottom of back armhole

Rows 2, 4, 6, 8: Knit

Row 3: K7, k2tog, SSK, k to end

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