What’s the go-to pal for Pokemon GO trainers in need of a real life buddy to take on their Pokejaunts? A cute and cuddly amigurumi plushie, of course. In my quest to catch ’em all, I rounded up three of the best free Pokemon crochet patterns – an Espeon, an Umbreon, a Charmander, and a rotund Jigglypuff.
I made this amigurumi caricature doll for a colleagues birthday earlier this year, and it received great comments (especially the pouty lips!). So I thought I’d share the crochet pattern here on the craft blog.
The crochet terms used throughout this pattern are UK, if you want to convert into US crochet terms, please see my crochet abbreviations and conversion guide. This project is worked in rounds.
This is a quick and easy tutorial on how to make a traditional peg doll. It’s a craft club class I gave to KS1 children (4-7 years) last year, and more recently to KS2 kids (7-11 years) with some more advanced techniques added in to suit the older age range.
The method I use to make my peg dolls uses minimal glue, meaning younger children can see the end result much quicker, and have less opportunity for sticky fingers, glue in their hair, on their clothes et al! I hope you find the tutorial useful and would love to hear your comments below this post 🙂
Materials Needed For Each Peg Doll
Wool or yarn (for the hair)
Coloured felt tip pens
Circular tin or saucer (to draw around)
Obviously, all of the above can be substituted, i.e. you could use string for the hair, or an old paintbrush for the glue.
Before You Start
Don’t forget to lay down some wipe-clean plastic on the table! I can also recommend a small jar to hold the peg doll in for children (and adults!) who are all thumbs – this will steady the peg doll whilst you work on it.
Lets Make A Peg Doll!
Last week at my KS1 craft club we made peg dolls and I couldn’t resist knocking up this superman peg doll!
My pro markers key me down a bit by bleeding into the rough wood of the peg but the kids loved it.