Charizard

Beau has talked about me making a Charizard for a long time now. I was always hesitant (he made me a little nervous), but finally gave in as usual.  He had some ups and downs along the way, his head was especially frustrating, but after a while he finally started coming together.

The touch I am most pleased with is his flame.  Beau and I have been trying to figure out how to make our Charmander’s flame (wolfdreamer) ever since I made it month’s ago.  It finally hit me while playing with some polyfil, that it looked like a flame when shaped.  Beau had some red and yellow paint and went at it! He mixed the paint into red, orange and yellow and at first tried to use a paint brush but eventually resorted to finger painting (Messy, but effective!).

We both hope you like the latest pattern.

If there are any mistakes with the pattern, feel free to leave a comment so I can fix it asap.

Materials

White, blue (2 shades) and black felt

Pumpkin colored yarn, buff  yarn, white yarn

black thread

sewing needle

wire

Body

Round 1:  sc 8 in Magic Ring (8)
Round 2:  *2 sc in each sc* around (16)
Round 3:  *sc, 2 sc in next sc* around (24)

Round 4:  *sc 2, 2 sc in next sc* around (32)

Round 5:  *sc 3, 2 sc in next sc* around (40)

Round 6:  *sc 7, 2 sc in next sc* around (45)

Round 7-19:  *sc in each sc* around (45)

Round 20:  *sc 7, dec in next 2 sc* around (40)

Round 21:  *sc in each sc* around (40)

Round 22:  *sc 6, dec in next 2 sc* around (35)

Round 23:  *sc in each sc* around (35)

Round 24:  *sc 5, dec over next 2 sc around (30)

Round 25:  *sc in each sc* around (30)

Round 26:  *sc 4, dec in next 2 sc* around (25)

Round 27:  *sc in each sc* around (25)

Round 28:  *sc 3, dec in next 2 sc* around (20)

Round 29-30:  *sc in each sc* around (20)

Round 31:  *sc 8, dec in next 2 sc* (18)

Round 32-39:  *sc in each sc* around (18)

Round 40:  sc 14, do not chain 1, turn (14)

Round 41:  skip first sc, sc 11, dec in next 2 sc, turn (12)

Round 42:  skip first sc, sc 9, dec in next 2 sc, turn (10)

Round 43:  skip first sc, sc 7, dec in next 2 sc, turn (8)

Round 44:  skip first sc, sc 5,  dec in next 2 sc, turn (6)

Round 45:  skip first sc, sc 3, dec in next 2 sc (4)

F/O

Head

Round 1: sc 7 in Magic Ring

Round 2: *2 sc in each sc* around (14)

Round 3: *sc, 2 sc in next sc* around (21)

Round 4-8: *sc in each sc* around (21)

F/O This will be attached to the body.

Snout

Round 1: sc 6 in Magic Ring

Round 2: *2 sc in each sc* around (12)

Round 3: *sc 3, 2sc in next sc* around (15)

Round 4-6: *sc in each sc* around (15)

F/O

Antlers (?)

Row 1: sc 4 in Magic Ring

Row 2-7: *sc in each sc* around (4)

F/O.

Arm

Round 1: sc 8 in magic ring

Round 2-4: sc 8 (8)

Round 5: sc 3, dec in next 2 sc, sc 3 (7)

Round 6: sc 7 (7)

Round 7: sc 3, dec in next 2 sc , sc 2 (6)

Round 8-15: sc 6 (6)

Round 16: dec in next 2 sc (3)

F/O

Fingers (make 6)

Round 1: sc 3 in magic ring

Round 2-3: *sc in each sc* around (3)

F/O

Legs

Round 1:  6 sc in Magic Ring (6)
Round 2:  *2 sc in each sc* around (12)

Round 3:  *sc, 2 sc in next sc* around (18)

Round 4:  *sc 2, 2 sc in next sc* around (24)

Round 5:  *sc 7, 2 sc in next sc* (27)

Round 6-8:  *sc in each sc* around (27)

Round 9:  *sc 7, dec in next 2 sc* around (24)

Round 10:  *sc 6, dec in next 2 sc* around (21)

Round 11:  *sc 5, dec in next 2 sc* around (18)

Round 12:  *sc 4, dec in next 2 sc* around (15)

Round 13:  *sc 3, dec in next 2 sc* around (12)

Round 14:  *sc in each sc* around (12)

F/O

Foot

Round 1: sc 6 in Magic Ring

Round 2: *2 sc in each sc* around (12)

Round 3: *sc 2, 2 sc in next sc* around (16)

Round 4-9: *sc in each sc* around (16)

Round 10: *sc 2, dec in next 2 sc* around (12)

Round 11: *dec in next 2 sc* around (6)

F/O

Claws

Round 1: sc 3 in magic ring

Round 2: *sc in each sc* around (3)

F/O.

Tail

 

Round 1:  sc 6 in Magic Ring
Round 2:  *sc in each sc* around (6)

Round 3:  *sc, 2 sc in next sc* (9)

Round 4-7:  *sc in each sc* around (9)

Round 8: *sc 2, 2 sc in next sc* around (12)

Round 9-12: *sc in each sc* around (12)

Round 13: *sc 3, 2 sc in next sc* around (15)

Round 14-17: *sc in each sc* around (15)

Round 18: *sc 4, 2 sc in next sc* around (18)

Round 19-22: *sc in each sc* around (18)

Round 23: *sc 5, 2 sc in next sc* (21)

Round 24-27:  *sc in each sc* around (21)

Round 28: *sc 6, 2 sc in next sc* (24)

Round 29-35: *sc in each sc* around (24)

F/O

Belly Spot

Round 1: 6 sc in Magic Ring

Round 2: *2 sc in each sc* around (12)

Round 3: *sc, 2 sc in next sc* around (18)
Round 4: *sc 2, 2 sc in next sc* around (24)

Round 5: *sc 3, 2 sc in next sc* around (30)

Round 6: *sc 4, 2 sc in next sc* around (36)

Round 7: *sc 5, 2 sc in next sc* around (42)

Round 8: *sc 6, 2 sc in next sc* around (48)

Round 9: *sc 7, 2 sc in next sc* around (54)

F/O

 

Underbelly

Chain 13, sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc 11 (12)

Row 1-3: sc 12 (12)

Row 4: sc 5, dec in next 2 sc, sc 5 (11)

Row 5-13: sc 11 (11)

Row 14: sc 5, dec in next 2 sc, sc 4 (10)

Row 15-18: sc 10 (4)

Row 19: sc 4, dec in next 2 sc, sc 4 (9)

Row 20: sc 9 (9)

Row 21: sc 4, dec in next 2 sc, sc 3 (8)

Row 22-23: sc 8 (2)

Row 24: sc 3, dec in next 2 sc, sc3 (7)

Row 25-26: sc 7 (2)

Row 27: sc 3, dec in next 2 sc, sc 2 (6)

Row 28-32: Sc 6 (6)

Row 33: sc 2, dec in next 2 sc, sc 2 (5)

Row 34-39: sc 5 (5)

Row 40: sc2, dec in next 2 sc, sc (4)

Row 41: sc 4 (4)

Row 42: sc 1, dec in next 2 sc, sc 1 (3)

Row 43-44: sc 3 (3)

Wings

Chain 19, sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc 17 (18) chain 1 and turn

Row 1: slip stitch in next 2 sc, sc 14 (14) chain 1, turn

Row 2: slip stitch in next 2 sc, sc 12 slip stitch (12) do not chain 1,turn

Row 3: skip 1st sc, slip stitch in second sc, sc 11 (11)chain 1, turn

Row 4: sc 11 (11) do not chain 1, turn

Row 5: skip 1st sc, sc 9 (9) chain 1, turn

Row 6: sc 9 (9) do not chain 1,turn

Row 7: skip 1 sc, sc 6 slip stitch (6) do not chain 1,turn

Row 8: slip stitch in 2nd sc, sc 4, 2sc in next sc (7)chain 1, turn

Row 9: sc 6, slip stitch (7) do not chain 1,turn

Row 10: sc 6, 2sc in next sc (8) do not chain 1,turn

Row 11:  3 sc in first sc,  sc 6 (9) do not chain 1,turn

Row 12: slip stitch in 2nd sc, sc 7 (8) do not chain 1,turn

Row 13:  2 sc in first sc, sc 7 (9) do not chain 1,turn

Row 14: slip stitch in 2nd sc, sc 7 (8) do not chain 1,turn

Row 15: 3 sc in first sc, sc 6 (9)

F/O  This is the farthest part of the wing away from the body.

Wing part 2

Chain 15, sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc 13 (14) do not chain one, turn

Row 1: slip stitch in first 2 sc, sc 8, slip stitch in next sc (8) do not chain 1, turn

Row 2: slip stitch in 2nd sc from hook, sc 6, slip stitch in next sc (6) do not chain 1, turn

Row 3:  slip stitch in 2nd sc from hook, sc 4, slip stitch in next sc (4) chain 1, turn

Row 4-6: sc 4 across (4)

Row 7: sc, dec in next 2 sc, sc (3)

Row 8: 2 sc in first sc, sc, 2 sc in next sc (5)

F/O  This attaches to the other part of the wing and body. Row 8 is the row that attaches to the body.

Assembly

Begin by attaching the head to the body.  Just sew the open part of the head around the open part of the body.  Attach snout to head.  Attach antlers to head.  After felting the eyes, it is time for the brow.  To do this Chain 7, sc in 2nd chain from hook and sc 5 more across (6). Attach to head. Look at pictures for placement.

Attach leg to foot and then attach leg to body. Attach claws to foot, one in the middle and one on each side.

Attach the start of Wing part 1 to the start of wing part two.  This creates a nice way for the wings to bend.  Row 8 of Wing Part 2 attaches to the body.  I weaved in a piece of wire to each wing so they would stick up.

Sew on belly spot.  Then attach underbelly to appropriate area.
Sew fingers to the arms and attach to body.

Charizard and Pokemon are copyright Nintendo.

This pattern is an original pattern by Shelly Hedko.   Please do not claim it as your own.  Feel free to print off a copy for personal use but do not post it on your site.  Sharing is allowed, just please link to my site. Also, do not sell items made by these patterns, gifts are always better.

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53 thoughts on “Charizard

  1. Pingback: Charizard the Amigurumi Dragon

  2. omg that is soo awesome!!! if only i knew how to do that myself!

  3. I love this dragon! I know someone who would LOVE to have it. I want to get started asap 🙂

  4. Wow! He looks amazing! You did a really good job. I was wondering how big is he?

  5. Hello! Thank you very much for your beautifull pattern… My doughter is very happy i promise her this marvellous Charizard!!
    I have some problem maybe becouse i’m non so good to crochet…..
    For the body:
    -round 24, do you forget a 5? ( sc…, dec over next 2sc around)
    -round 40, really i don’t know what to do….. What does it means do not chain1? and turn?

    Thank you
    Cristina

    • Round 24 should definitely have *sc 5, dec over next 2 sc* around. Thanks for noticing. Also, round 40 should say *sc 14,turn* I added the do not chain 1 because sometimes when people turn their work they like to chain one and then go to the next row. I needed to double check the pattern to make sure there aren’t any other errors. If this wasn’t helpful, feel free to ask another question and I’ll try to help as best I can!

  6. Hi!

    I’m a little confused on the wings.

    Row 2: slip stitch in next 2 sc, sc 12 slip stitch (12) do not chain 1,turn

    “sc 12 slip stitch”

    Does that mean to sc 12 and then slip stitch? I’m sorry, I’ve never done a pattern at this level before and I’m still not great at reading patterns.

    Thank you!

    • Yes, you got it. I just forgot to put in a comma which would make it easier to read. I’ll fix that asap and if you have any more trouble feel free to ask. Who knows what I type sometimes : )

  7. thank you!!!!!
    I’ve just finish body and arms…. it’s amazing…..
    bye bye

  8. for the foot round 3-9, you say that each row should be 16. if your still increasing every two it goes up. is that written wrong?

    so far this is amazing! i did add an extra row or two to the head and snout, and i did not see the fixed mistake on body with the sc 14 and then turn until now, but i still like how its turning out! i have the full head and arms attached to the body and am now working on legs,tail, under body etc. my nephew will get it for his 7th bday and i know hes going to love it!

    • For the foot, it should be Round 3:*sc 2, 2 sc in next sc* around (16) and then 4-9 should be *sc in each sc* around. Thanks for noticing! Since I have no one in my household that knows how to crochet they can’t check over my work to see if it works. So all this checking is appreciated, because it’s very easy to write it wrong. 🙂

      • thanks so much! i completely understand about it being easy to write it wrong and im so glad you ask for people to point out errors! its so frustrating when people post patterns without the option to ask for clarification!

      • i have one more question, are the claws/the white toes really two rows or are they supposed to be repeated? according to the pictures they look the same size as the fingers.

      • I checked my charizard and I did only do two rounds…however it could be done larger if it works better for your charizard. Good luck working on him 🙂 Ask as many questions as necessary….I’m here to help!

      • in the underbelly the first part does not make sense,
        Chain 13, sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc 11 (12)

        is this the chain row combined with a first row? even though the next part is labeled rows 1-3?

        im sorry im asking so much! its my first real pattern and i figure if i don’t understand something, someone els beginner or novice probably doesn’t either! thank you again for your patience.

      • Sorry for the late response. I went out of town this weekend to visit some future family. Let’s see if I can clear the underbelly up. Chain 13 is the first row but I normally don’t ever count it as one. So chain 13, sc in 2nd chain from hook and then sc 11 more. That will give you a total of 12 sc which could then be considered row 2. then continue with where it says row 1-3 and that will have you on track.

  9. Hi there! This is a great pattern, and I’m really excited to see the end product when I’m done- hopefully it looks as good as the one you have posted here!
    I just have a quick question on the pattern for the body. On rounds 41-45, should I keep turning for every ’round’, or do I just turn the once after round 40?

    Thanks for your help!

  10. im confused again,

    Row 8: slip stitch in 2nd sc, sc 5, 2sc in next sc (8)chain 1, turn

    i get to sc 5 alright, but then i run out of room to do the last half. did i miss something in a previous row?

    • im sorry for my previous one that was row 8 for wings part 1 and i hope you had a good time with future family! 🙂

      • Nope, you didn’t mess up. I actually made the wing up and it should be changed to sc 4 and then you would be able to do the 2 sc in the next sc. I will change the rest of the wing if I notice any more errors for part 1 of the wing! Thanks for helping work out the kinks and being patient! 🙂

  11. awesome pattern cnt wait to c wat other pokemon u create this one js takes ur breathe away

  12. I just wanted to say that I am so happy that you made/posted this pattern! I recently made wolfdreamer’s amigurumi squirtle for my boyfriend and now all his friends are wanting pokemon too! One of them specifically requested a charizard so I’m super happy that this pattern exists!
    I really can’t wait to see if/when you do post more patterns!

  13. I think that the pattern for the third row of the legs is incorrect…
    Shouldn’t it be *sc 2, sc 2 in next sc* around? (Instead of *sc, sc 2 in next sc* around.)
    That should give you 24 stitches I think.

  14. hi again! i finally finished charizard, instead of using felt i found embroidering (yarn and plastic needle) the eyes and inside of wings worked as a good alternative, although i kind of lost the shape of the wings alittle, it looks so cool! its like hes flying! again thank you for posting this pattern, i know my nephew is going to love it! i will definitly keep this bookmarked for your future patterns as i also have friends who want their own pokemon now!

    • i also stuffed the wings in stead of flat/wire, and instead of cotton figured out how to crochet an awesome flame tail! at least its awesome enough for my 7 year old nephew and thats what counts 🙂

      • sorry for so many extra messages, i was just adding that in case other people were looking for alternatives to the wire and cotton as well 🙂 im done now, im just so excited for my nephews birthday party when he opens it 🙂

      • Great idea!! Don’t worry about all the messages, it’s good to share what you have done with others. Glad you like to patterns so much and hope you enjoyed it.

  15. Hi I’m a little confused on the snout round 3, do i sc 3, 2sc in next sc* for the next 4 rounds??

  16. Thank you so very much for taking the time to share your pattern, and for free! It is very generous of you.
    I am nearly finished with the pattern but am having a terrible time with the wings. My questions:
    1) Wing-part 1: Row 2 going to row 3…When you write “skip 1st sc”, do you mean to skip the st that your yarn is already coming out of from the previous row (sl st) or the actual last sc of row 2?
    2) Actually, in general, when you write “skip 1st sc” do you mean the loop that your yarn is coming out of from the last row or do you mean to st into the 2nd or 3rd st showing from your hook?
    3) How did you attached the painted polyfil to his tail to make it stay?
    When I finish him, I plan to take pics and blog about it and will link to your site with a public note of THANKS for sharing. Anyone who can sit down to make something like this out of their head deserves lots of recognition!!!

    • Sorry it has taken me so long to respond. Okay so let’s answer your questions in order
      1. skip the st the yarn in coming out of from the previous row.
      2. same as number one.
      3.the painted polyfil is attached with hot glue just like the felt.
      Thanks for your support. If you need a picture to explain the skip first sc part, I’d be happy to do that, i’m sure it would help alot of other people too!

  17. I finished him for a Christmas gift. I can’t thank you enough! My nephew has reportedly slept with his new Charizard every night since he received it. :o)
    You can see one pic on my blog at http://yarnoveronce.blogspot.com/2011/12/christmas-miracle.html I may write a whole post about him with more pics later. Blogging takes up precious crochet time!

  18. I love it, my 4 year old brother has been asking me to make one. I finally found a good pattern, its looks great. Sooo excited to try it!!

  19. It would be a help if you would give a hook size an what color to to use when you start parts of the body.an not everyone knows what a magic ring is an what kind of yarn to use ,sport ,thread,3ply 4ply ,worsted

    • I have been thinking of changing things into pdf, and including all those things in them, that way they are more efficient. Thanks 🙂

      • Is there a PDF of the Chaizard? I really want to make him but cant seem to print the pattern because of the black background! HELP! phillips@whitemtns.com

      • What i normally do is copy and paste the pattern into a word document and print them that way. I am wanting to move all my patterns over to pdf but i have not.

  20. I am horrible at cutting out the eyes? Any suggestions? GREAT pattern! I’ve completed the entire thing except for the felt eyes. My son loves it already!

  21. I am really terrible at cutting out felt for the eyes. Any suggestions? Other than that, my Charizard is finished. Great pattern! My son is really excited about it.
    Thanks!

    • I had to bring in the fiance for this question. This is what he had to say
      ” You want to try drawing the eye(all the parts) on a piece of paper first and then cut it out and see if it fits on the doll the way you want it to. If it doesn’t, trim, or start over. If it does, use it to cut out the felt. Just cut out the parts to make the other parts too. If you use hot glue, it may be uncomfortable, but press hard to create a flat piece. Also, don’t use thick felt for the colored parts because they won’t blend as well, but the white part can be thick.”
      I think you made his day, I’ve never seen him be so excited to talk about that stuff. haha

      • I didn’t even know that felt came in various thickness. That should help alot. I’ve also managed to gangpress my oldest son into drawing the eye bits for me. Of course, if it will make his day even brighter, your fiance could draw a printable eye pattern and post it! LOL
        Thanks again for the tips!

  22. Hi sweetie 🙂 ,,
    what can I say For this amazing amigurumi ” Dragon” !! ,, Oh it’s just amazing 🙂
    Thank u so much for this patron , I appreciate your effort :))
    can I ask u for favor , can u just put the color of yarn beside every category? , cause I am little confused about color of underbelly , belly spot and body
    Thank u in advance :))

  23. I LOVE this pattern, i’m just about to start it and i can’t wait to see it finished! Can you please tell me how big it will be app.? Thx, and i hope i don’t have to ask anything 😉

  24. I really like this pattern!! When my boyfriend say it i had to make it imidatly. He’s looking great, thanks!!!

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  26. Do we just use any size hook? Which did you use/ prefer? I am sorry I just wasn’t sure. I love your pattern and your Charizard looks very realistic! Thank you for posting all these awesome patterns for free as well!

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