Chikorita: Free Pattern

Materials

US size 5 double-pointed needles

MC: Knit Picks Shine Worsted in Green Apple, 1 skein

CC1: Knit Picks Shine Worsted in Macaw, 1 skein

Abbreviations

SR: Short Row

K2tog: Knit two together

SSK: Slip, slip, knit

Kf&b: Knit front and back of the stitch

WS: Wrong side/purl side

Body/Head

Base

Row 1: Pick up and knit every 3rd stitch around base. Join in round

Short rows around feet (centered for each foot)

SR 1: K4

SR 2: P4

SR 3: K3, k2tog, k2

SR 4: P6

SR 5: K5, k2tog, k2

SR 6: P8

Rows 2, 4, 6, and 8: Knit

Row 3: *SSK, K3; repeat from * to end

Row 5: *SSK, K2; repeat from * to end

Row 7: *SSK, K1; repeat from * to end

Flip inside out

3 needle bind off (horizontally, head to tail)

Leaf

Row 1: Pick up and knt four stitches from top of head with CC1

Rows 2-5: K in i-cord

Row 6: Kf&b, k1, kf&b, K1

Rows 7, 9, 11, 13, and 15 (WS): Purl

Row 8: Kf&b, k3, kf&b, k1

Rows 10, 14: Knit 

Row 12: Kf&b, k5, kf&b, k1

Row 16: Kf&b, k7, kf&b, k1

Rows 17-25: Knit in stochinette stitch

Row 26: Kf&b, k9, kf&b, k1

Rows 27-37

Row 38: K1, SSK, k8, k2tog, k1

Rows 39, 41, 43, 45, 47, 49, 51, 53: Purl

Rows 40, 42, 44, 48, 52: Knit

Row 42: K1, SSK, k6, k2tog, k1

Row 46: K1, SSK, k4, k2tog, k1

Row 50: K1, SSK, k2, k2tog, k1

Row 54: K1, SSK, k2tog, k1

Rows 55-58: K in i-cord

Thread yarn through remaining stitches and pull taught.

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