Pokemon Amigurumi: Zubat

A crocheted version of a Zubat. This is the front view.
Concept sketch of the crocheted Zubat.

Featuring one of the most annoying encounters in the game, zubat! This guy is smaller than the scyther I posted last week – check it out!

Concepts

This year I am challenging myself to crochet at least three new amigurumi per month – the style I have chosen to make amigurumi pokemon are “condensed, with the head being the biggest”. Zubat lent easily to this style – it has a nice simple, recognizable design!

Materials

  • Crochet hook, size 5 or F
  • Knitter’s needle
  • Poly filling
  • Purple yarn
  • Blue yarn
  • Black yarn
  • White felt

Process

The first part that I usually begin crocheting is the head – in this case, the body is small enough to be crocheted as one piece with the head:

A work-in-progress photo of the Zubat, showing the crocheted body and head.

Once I had the base established, I could make all the other parts in proportion to what I had originally in mind. The body came out a bit smaller than I had anticipated, but it did make the other features pop out!

The ears were fairly straightforward to make, with the inner ear crocheted to be slightly smaller than the outer ear.

A work-in-progress photo of the Zubat, showing the crocheted ear on the head.

The wing was Macgyvered by using a combination of crocheting in rounds and crocheting some rows; the end result was a little ridge to mark where I could put the inner part of the wing:

A work-in-progress photo of the Zubat, showing the crocheted wing base.

My favourite part to make had to be the two tail bits! At first I did a two-row flat piece, thinking it would be enough, but I had found it too big when it was finished; I folded the pieces in half to make them smaller, creating such small pieces! I’m going to be using this technique for other amigurumi in the future.

A work-in-progress photo of the Zubat, showing the crocheted tail base.
A work-in-progress photo of the Zubat, showing the crocheted tail folded together.

The mouth was also fairly straightforward to make – I crocheted a black circle and stitched it onto the zubat’s face. Once all the parts were stitched onto the body, I cut out four pieces of felt and stitched them around the mouth to make fangs.

The final result:

Thanks for reading! If you have any suggestions for future amigurumi pokemon, feel free to comment!

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