Pokemon Amigurumi: Emolga

Amigurumi Emolga, front view

This week’s plush is emolga! I didn’t think there was much difference between pachirisu, but the votes last week proved how important the differences were.

Basically, last week was a vote between the light greyish-blue squirrel, or the light blue-grey flying squirrel. I did not think there would be such a preference for the flying squirrel, but I guess there are cuter things about it?

Pachirisu official art
impressive tail spikes

I personally am partial to the spikes on pachirisu’s tail, as spikes are one of my top favourite creature traits. I guess the dark grey ties up the colours on emolga rather nicely, but there’s something about emolga that reminds me of mighty mouse.

Emolga official art
yellow and caped, with big ears
Mighty Mouse official art

Going into this project, there didn’t seem to be any problems with the head. I even tried a new thing where I chained some triangles and incorporated it into the round; I was able to fasten it together in the second round by doubling it up with the layer. Once I painted the white in the eyes, you could see that it was turning out well.

Amigurumi Emolga, front view of head piece with unattached head peak
Amigurumi Emolga, front view of head with peak and eyes attached
Amigurumi Emolga, front view of face with eyes painted and peak attached

I had to make some adjustments while I was making the ears; I took away one section of the second round of yellow, so that the grey centre could sit close to the head. I also reduced the size of the ear backing to make it fit snugly around the inner ear. They looked very saucer-like when I finished them.

Amigurumi Emolga, front view of a completed ear piece

With the head mostly completed, I then worked on the body; the first one was a bit too chunky for my liking, so I made a smaller one. The feet were like making the smallest booties, where half of the round is continuous decreasing and the other half is regular crochets. I was aiming to match the size of my pikachu, but I think it was leaning towards being bigger.

Amigurumi Emolga, front view of completed head with chunky body piece
Amigurumi Emolga, front view of completed head with slim body piece
Amigurumi Emolga, front view of body piece with foot attached
Tiny bootie feet

For the arms, I was anticipating the two-toned look; I made 3 spikes for the fingers and purposely left it open on one side to meet with the back part of the cape. I don’t think it would have the same impact if the arms didn’t have the fingers showing.

Amigurumi Emolga, front view and back view of arm pieces
Amigurumi Emolga, front view of back cape piece

By the time I got to the tail, it was close to midnight on monday; I usually get up for work at 5:30 a.m., so I was trying to get it done quick. I think instead of double crochets, I would have taken the time to do more of the lop-sided increase and decrease to achieve the flag shape taper to the base. Overall, I think it turned out fine.

With all the pieces put together, here are the final results:

Amigurumi Emolga, front view
Amigurumi Emolga, front view from head on
Amigurumi Emolga, front view from a low angle
Amigurumi Emolga, side view
Amigurumi Emolga, alternate side view
Amigurumi Emolga, back view

Thanks for reading! This month is gonna focus on more Halloween-theme pokemon.

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