Pokemon Amigurumi: Natu

Natu Amigurumi, front view
Natu Amigurumi, concept art

This week, it was a unanimous decision to make natu, versus several other bird pokemon. I can see the appeal – it’s got a body for a head, and has such a squinty look. This is my kind of bird.

I was debating about how I would approach the body-head situation; my style is to have a large head and small body, but what happens when the body is the head?

Body-head segment of natu amigurumi

After some thought, I decided to make it smaller than the wings, while the eyes remain huge. It is basically 30% body and 60% wing.

Surprisingly, there aren’t too many references of natu’s wing undersides – I’ve found one piece of evidence that it is red like the wing tips.

Natu from the neo discovery pokemon card series

The artwork also suggests that the underside has two black stripes that are connected to the top stripes. With this information, I think they turned out pretty adorable!

Top side of the wing for natu amigurumi
Top side of amigurumi natu, with and without stripes
Underside of the wing for natu amigurumi, with and without stripes

Next came the feet, which are pretty similar to the beta chiks feet, except with two toes in the front. They came together pretty fast; all I needed to do was tuck in the excess yarn ends, but instead I went to the One of a Kind Spring Show in Toronto, and then I made some cat-shaped rice balls with spam.

Feet of amigurumi natu
Cat shaped rice balls, topped with spicy mayonnaise and seaweed shapes
Cat shaped rice balls, topped with spicy mayonnaise and seaweed shapes, and sitting on a slice of spam
Cat shaped rice balls, topped with spicy mayonnaise and seaweed shapes, and sitting on a slice of spam

So here is the result:

Natu Amigurumi, front view
Natu Amigurumi, side view
Natu Amigurumi, top view
Natu Amigurumi, front-facing view
Natu Amigurumi, back view

Thanks for reading! Next week is a new month, so I’ll be featuring an old favourite!

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