From the Old Toybox: Tangela Amigurumi

A crocheted version of the pokemon Tangela. This is the front view.
A crocheted version of the pokemon Tangela. This is the side view.

Every month I’d like to feature some of my favourite old plush toys that I’ve made over the years. This month, I am featuring my own version of the Tangela amigurumi!

I made this guy back in my university years, when storing different colours of yarn was easier than storing fabric; my favourite parts to make were the tangles, and then having to figure out where to place them on the head.

This pattern was written a while back to see if I could write it in a more standard format. As long as it is not redistributed for profit, I welcome you to try it out!

Tangela Pattern

Crochet hook: G/6 or 4.25 mm

Yarn: 4 or worsted category, in blue, red, and black

Body

Ch 6, join end ch with a sc to form a ring

Rnd 1: inc in each sc in the Rnd

Rnd 2: [inc 1, sc 1] Rep 6

Rnd3: [inc 1, sc 2] Rep 6

Rnd 4: [inc 1, sc 3] Rep 6

Rnd 5: [inc 1, sc 4] Rep 6

Rnd 6: [inc 1, sc 5] Rep 6

Rnd 7: [inc 1, sc 6] Rep 6

Rnd 8: [inc 1, sc 7] Rep 6

Rnd 9: sc in each sc in the Rnd

Rnd 10: [dec 1, sc 7] Rep 6

Rnd 11: [dec 1, sc 6] Rep 6

Rnd 12: [dec 1, sc 5] Rep 6

Rnd 13: [dec 1, sc 4] Rep 6

Rnd 14: [dec 1, sc 3] Rep 6

Rnd 15: [dec 1, sc 2] Rep 6

Rnd 16: [dec 1, sc 1] Rep 6

Rnd 17: dec 6 times consecutively; break yarn and slip through last sc

Note: begin stuffing the body when starting the decreasing rounds

Legs (make 2)

Ch 10, join end ch with a sc to form a ring

Rnds 1- 4: sc in each sc in the Rnd

Rnd 5: sc in each sc in the Rnd; break yarn and slip through last sc

Feet (make 2)

Ch 6, join end ch with a sc to form a ring

Rnd 1: inc in each sc in the Rnd

Rnd 2: [inc 1, sc 1] Rep 6

Rnd 3: [inc 1, sc 2] Rep 6

Rnds 4-5: dc 12, sc 12

Rnd 6: [dc in second sc, dc 2] Rep 3, [dec 1, sc 2] Rep 3

Rnd 7: dc 9, sc 9 on the outer side of the previous Rnd (almost like making a fold)

Rnd 8: [dc in second sc, dc 1] Rep 3, [dec 1, sc 1] Rep 3

Rnd 9: dc 6, sc 6; break yarn and slip through last sc

Vines (make 17 or more)

Ch 3, join end ch with a sc to form a ring

Rnd 1: inc in each sc in the Rnd

Rnds 2- 30: sc in each sc in the Rnd

Rnd 31: sc in each sc in the Rnd; break yarn and slip through last sc

Note: these pieces do not need to be stuffed

Assembling order of the pieces:

1. Attach legs to feet

2. Attach legs and feet to the body

3. Attach two felt circles (about 4 cm in diameter) to the front of the face- it can be hot glued on, or sewn on. Black fabric paint was used for the pupils.

4. Attach the vines onto the body. It can be by:

– attaching all of them first on one end, and arrange the vines to look tangled

-attaching a few at a time, arranging the vines in segments and placing new vines where they are needed

Stitch the vines into place, once they are arranged. 

Here’s the back, for reference:

A crocheted version of the pokemon Tangela. This is the back view. a lego man is in the tangles.

Bonus Pic: I made a shiny version as well!

two crocheted versions of the pokemon Tangela, one in blue and the other in green. This is the front view.

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