Pokemon Amigurumi: Kirlia

Amigurumi Kirlia, front view

This week, I feel like giving out some homework for anyone who’s interested in taking it up – Kirlia! This one managed to remain in a decently small size, which I think adds to the charm.

The weather has definitely changed to the fall in Toronto, and school has returned for many (not for me though, haha). I am getting some patterns lined up for later this year, but they do need some testing; if anyone is interested in testing for this month, send me a message. Despite sprucing up some patterns for later, I feel like sharing this one!

Concept art of the amigurumi Kirlia

Tools and materials

  • Crochet hook, size US 5 or F
  • Green yarn, worsted weight 4
  • White yarn, worsted weight 4
  • Pink yarn, worsted weight 4
  • White felt
  • Black thread
  • Regular and knitters needle
  • Red acrylic paint
  • Black acrylic paint

Abbreviations

  • Ch = chain
  • MR = magic ring
  • … (x) = resulting crochet total at end of row/round
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • TO = turn piece over, or begin crocheting in other direction of a chain
  • inc = increase by sc 2 in 1 crochet
  • dec = decrease by skipping one crochet
  • cc/sc 1 = change colour and finish with a single crochet
  • […] = complete actions within the square brackets, within a single crochet of a round/row
  • […] x = repeat action within the square brackets by the indicated number
  • sc on outer side = sc on the outer edge of the piece, between the first and second layers of crochets; this creates a more pronounced crease in the area it is applied on
  • Continue on other side = Once the chained piece has 1 row completed, continue crocheting on the opposite side of the chain, forming an oblong round

Pattern

Head and Body

The head and body start off with the usual teardrop-under-a-sphere look:

Amigurumi Kirlia, front view of head and body piece
  1. MR 6, form rounds … (6)
  2. inc 6 … (12)
  3. [inc 1, sc 1] x 6 … (18)
  4. [inc 1, sc 2] x 6 … (24)
  5. [inc 1, sc 3] x 6 … (30)
  6. [inc 1, sc 4] x 6 … (36)
  7. [inc 1, sc 5] x 6 … (42)
  8. sc 42
  9. [dec 1, sc 5] x 6 … (36)
  10. [dec 1, sc 4] x 6 … (30)
  11. [dec 1, sc 3] x 6 … (24)
  12. [dec 1, sc 2] x 6 … (18)
  13. [dec 1, sc 1] x 6 … (12)
  14. dec 6… (6)
  15. sc 6 on outer side … (6)
  16. [inc 1, sc 1] x 3 … (9)
  17. sc 9
  18. [inc 1, sc 2] x 3 … (12)
  19. [sc 12] x 2 … (12)
  20. cc/sc 1, sc 11 … (12)
  21. sc 12
  22. dec 6, break yarn and slip through final loop

Bangs

They look like banana peels, but together, they look like a really short bob on the head and body piece:

Bang pieces for the top of the head, for Kirlia amigurumi

*Make 2 pieces

  1. ch 26, TO … (25)
  2. sc 2, dc 19, dec 1, sc 2, ch 1, TO … (24)
  3. sc 1, dec 1, sc 1, dc 12, dec 1, 1, sc 3, dec 1, sc 1, ch 1, TO … (21)
  4. skip 1, dec 1, [sc 3, dec 1] x 3, dec 1, sc 1, break yarn and slip through final loop
Bangs assembled onto the head and body piece of Kirlia amigurumi
This is when I began stitching on the eyes

Ears

I was stuck between calling them either ears or pigtails; what do you you think they really are?

Amigurumi Kirlia, front view of the limbs and ears attached

*Make 2 pieces

  1. ch 8, TO … (7)
  2. sc 7, continue on other side, sc 8; begin as rounds … (15)
  3. [sc 15] x 3 … (15)
  4. dec 1, sc 6, dec 1, sc 5 … (13)
  5. [sc 13] x 3 … (13)
  6. dec 1, sc 5, dec 1, sc 4 … (11)
  7. sc 11, break yarn and slip through final loop

Arms

I didn’t realize that Kirlia had two fingers on each hand, until I really looked at the art for this project. I feel like wire would make this amigurumi fun to pose!

*Make 2 pieces

  1. ch 3, TO, dec 1, [ch 4, TO, dec 1] x 3
  2. ch 1, sc 8 across the bottom of the chained triangles and form into a round … (8)
  3. [sc 8] x 4 … (8)
  4. dec 4 … (4)
  5. [sc 4] x 4, break yarn and slip through final loop

Legs

*Make 2 pieces

  1. MR 6, form rounds … (6)
  2. [inc 1, sc 1] x 3 … (9)
  3. [sc 9] x 3 … (9)
  4. sc 3 on outer side, dec 3 … (6)
  5. [sc 6] x 5, break yarn and slip through final loop

Skirt

It isn’t Kirlia without the skirt! I think Kirlia is my favourite out of its evolutionary line, just because of this part and the pink horns/bow pieces.

Amigurumi Kirlia, showing eye base colour painted on

*Make 6 pieces

  1. ch 13, TO … (12)
  2. sc 7, dc 5, ch 1, TO … (12)
  3. sc 12, ch 16, TO, skip 1, dc 5, sc 7, ch 1, TO
  4. sc 12, break yarn and slip through final loop

Bow pieces

*Make 2 pieces

  1. ch 5, TO … (4)
  2. inc 1, sc 2, inc 1, continue on other side, inc 1, sc 3, inc 1 … (13)
  3. inc 1, sc 4, inc 1, sc 6
  4. inc 2, dec 1, dc 2, dec 1, inc 2, dc 2, dec 1
  5. inc 2, sc 5, inc 2, sc 7
  6. sc 3, dec 1, sc 2, dec 1, sc 3, dec 1, sc 5, break yarn and slip through final loop

Here are the final results from the pattern:

Amigurumi Kirlia, front view
Amigurumi Kirlia, alternate front view
Amigurumi Kirlia, back view
Amigurumi Kirlia, side view
Amigurumi Kirlia, alternate front view

Thanks for checking it out!

You may have noticed that I have upgraded my site to include the domain Machbunny.com – I’m surprised it came with some more features, so I am going to be playing around with it later this year.

Also, it was bugging me in the back of my head, but I think the appeal of Kirlia comes from NiGHTS; just look at the art!

NiGHTS screenshot

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