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Espeon

I wanted to work on some more Pokemon, and I’ve seen some great Eeveelutions so I decided to try my hand at my own. My first Pokemon game was Pokemon Silver on the Game Boy colour, and I accidentally evolved my Eevee into an Espeon, unaware that she (I always end up with female Eevee’s) could even evolve without some kind of stone haha, but since Espeon was very pretty I didn’t mind.

You can pick up Espeon for yourself here. Alright, onward!

You will need:

  • 3.00mm crochet hook
  • 2x 10mm safety eyes
  • light pink/purple yarn, like a pale lavender
  • red felt
  • blue felt

When I started creating Espeon I thought I had a great lilac yarn to use, but when I pulled up a reference picture I realised she was a lot more pink than I had originally thought, and the colour I had was way too purple. So instead I used Cascade 220 Superwash in 840 – Iris (the link goes to purlwise, the most affordable place I’ve found for cascade yarns in Australia). I find this yarn a little lighter than the ones I usually use though, so I used a 3.5mm hook when making Espeon so that she would be the same size as my other pokemon.

If you’re confused about how to read my patterns check out the FAQ. There’s also a link to a description of the stitches used for beginners 🙂 This is especially important for this pattern if you’ve never done a popcorn stitch before.

HEAD

1. (in Lilac) MR 6 (6)
2. [ inc ]x 6 (12)
3. [ inc, sc ]x 6 (18)
4. sc, [ inc, sc 2 ]x 5, inc, sc (24)
5. [ inc, sc 3 ]x 6 (30)
6. sc 2, [ inc, sc 4 ]x 5, inc, sc 2 (36)
7-10. sc 36 (36)
11. [ inc, sc 5 ]x 6 (42)
12-13. sc 42 (42)
14. [ dec, sc 5 ]x 6 (36)
15. sc 2, [ dec, sc 4 ]x 5, dec, sc 2 (30)
16. [ dec, sc 3 ]x 6 (24)

Finish off, leaving a tail for sewing. Insert the safety eyes between rows 11 and 12, with approximately 7 or 8 stitches between them.

BODY

1. (in Lilac) MR 6 (6)
2. [ inc ]x 6 (12)
3. [ inc, sc ]x 6 (18)
4. sc, [ inc, sc 2 ]x 5, inc, sc (24)
5. [ inc, sc 3 ]x 6 (30)
6-8. sc 30 (30)
9. [ dec, sc 3 ]x 6 (24)
10-12. sc 24 (24)

Finish off.

LEG (make 2)

1. (in Lilac) MR 6 (6)
2. [ inc, sc ]x 3 (9)
3-6. sc 9 (9)

Finish off, leaving a tail for sewing.

ARM (make 2)

1. (in Lilac) MR 6 (6)
2. [ inc, sc 2 ]x 2 (8)
3-4. sc 8 (8)
5. dec, sc 6, (7)

Finish off, leaving a tail for sewing.

TAIL

Main Tail

1. (in Lilac) MR 6 (6)
2-16. sc 6 (6)

Finish off, leaving tail for sewing.

Split

1. (in Lilac) MR 6 (6)
2-7. sc 6 (6)

Finish off, leaving tail for sewing. Then take the smaller piece of the tail and attach it to the longer piece, to create the split shape pictured below.

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EARS (make 2)

Ear

1. (in Lilac) MR 6 (6)
2-3. sc 6 (6)
4. [ inc, sc 2 ]x 2 (8)
5. sc 8 (8)
6. [ inc, sc 3 ]x 2 (10)
7-9. sc 10 (10)

Finish off, leaving tail for sewing.

Now take a piece of blue felt and cut out a triangular-like piece to be the inside of the ear. Then glue this piece in place.

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Bottom Fluffy Whiskers

1. (in Lilac) MR 6 (6)
2-3. sc 6 (6)
4. sc 3, popcorn 5sc*, sc 2 (6)
5. sc 6 (6)

Finish off, leaving tail for sewing.

*If you don’t know how to complete a popcorn stitch, have a look at my step-by-step instructions for one here. It’s a simple stitch once you’ve learnt it and it’s great for making thumbs or small lumps in a piece.

Now that everything is crocheted it’s time to put it together and add detailing.

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Stuff the head, body and legs. The arms, ears and tail don’t require stuffing. I like to pin all of the pieces together to get an idea of placement before I attach them.

I usually attach them in this order: legs, tail, arm, then the head, top part of the ear, bottom part of the ear. I find the ears easier to centre after the head has already been attached.

At this point I also cut a small red circle out of felt, and glue it above the eyes, centred between them. I’ve seen some people use small sticker gems or other items, so you can use whichever you want!

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Here are some more pictures of how I place the ears, the main part slightly behind and above the whiskers.

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Done!

This Pokemon amigurumi is fairly simple and was heaps of fun to create! Eventually I hope to have all of the Eeveelutions, but up next will be Umbreon. I’ve already started on her so I’ll hopefully be able to have an early pattern next time haha. I’m also trying to find a good colour for Eevee (all of the colours I have are too brown!), so if you have any good suggestions I’d love to hear them. I’m also working on a couple of the requests I’ve gotten, a few of them have stranger shapes then these simple guys so they’re taking a little longer to put together.

There’s also still time to get some orders in and shipped in time for Christmas! Until next time, happy crocheting 🙂