Rowlet is one of the Alolan starter pokemon. I didn’t pick him when I was playing Pokemon Moon, but he was a little simpler to make than Litten, my starter pokemon of choice. Of course, eventually I’ll have to tackle Litten, and the other more complicated looking pokemon from this generation, but with 302 to choose from, I’m in no rush to start making the really hard ones. That said, I did Scyther the other day, which was definitely up there as far as complicated went. A pattern should go up as soon as I translate my rather opaque and confusing notes into a pattern readable by another person.
Making this cute little owl required some colour changing to get the white face, and I’m still not completely satisfied with how it came out. You may want to experiment with the colour changes, or, if you’re up to it, try creating a separate piece for the face to sew on over the head. If you’ve never designed anything amigurumi before, have no fear, I have a post in the works about starting to design your own amigurumi. (EDIT: the first post about designing amigurumi has gone up).
I hope you enjoy Rowlet. Be sure to check out my other patterns, all of which can be found here. You can also sign up in the sidebar for Pokemon Alerts to receive an email every time I post a new pokemon pattern. Which pokemon do you think I should do next? Comment and let me know.
- Worsted Weight yarn: brown, white, green, and yellow/orange
- 4mm crochet hook
- Safety eyes
Body (Beginning at the bottom)
Round 1: In white, sc 6 in a magic ring (6 sts)
Round 2: Work 2 sc in each stitch around (12 sts)
Round 3: Sc in each stitch around (12 sts)
Round 4: [sc 2 in first stitch, sc in next stitch] repeat around (18 sts)
Round 5: Sc in each stitch around (18 sts)
Round 6-7: Change to brown, sc in each stitch around (18 sts)
Round 8: In brown, sc 7. Pick up white, sc 2. Switch to brown and sc in same stitch as previous stitch. Switch back to white, sc 2. Switch to brown, sc 7. (19 sts)
Round 9: Sc evenly around in the following pattern: 6 brown stitches, 3 white, 1 brown, 3 white, 6 brown. (19 sts)
Round 10-11: Sc evenly around in the following pattern: 6 brown stitches, 7 white, 6 brown. (19 sts)
Round 12: In brown, sc 2, sc2tog, sc 3. Change to white, 2 sc. In brown, sc2tog. In white, sc 2. In brown, sc 2, sc2tog, sc 2 (16 sts)
Round 13: In brown, [sc 2, sc2tog], repeat around (12 sts)
Round 14: sc2tog around (6 sts)
Fasten off. Insert eyes in the white face area and stuff body.
Wings (Make 2)
Round 1: In brown, sc 4 in a magic ring (4 sts)
Round 2: Sc 2 in first stitch. Sc in each remaining stitch (5 sts)
Round 3: Sc 2 in first stitch. Sc in each remaining stitch (6 sts)
Round 4: [Sc 2 in next stitch] around (12 sts)
Round 5-6: Sc in each stitch around (12 sts)
Round 7: Sc2tog around (6 sts)
Fasten off. Flatten. Do not stuff.
Row 1: In green, ch 9.
Row 2: Beginning in second chain from hook, sc, dc, hdc, slip stitch, slip stitch, hdc, dc sc (8 sts)
Row 1: In orange or yellow, ch 4
Row 2: Sc 2 in the 2nd chain from hook. Sc in next chain. Sc 3 in next chain. Sc in the other side of the chain. Sc back in the first stitch.
Fasten off. Fold in half and sew on in between eyes. Embroider yellow/orange over the bottom part of the beak.
Feet (make 2)
Round 1: Sc 6 in magic ring (6 sts)
Round 2: 2 sc, ch2, dc in next stitch, ch 2, slip stitch at base of dc. Slip stitch into next stitch. Ch 2, dc in same stitch, ch 2, slip stitch in next stitch. 3 sc. Slip stitch.
Row 1: Ch 8
Row 2: Starting in second chain from hook, work 7 sc. Ch 1. Turn.
Row 3: Slip stitch in first stitch. Sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc. Ch 1 and turn, leaving remaining stitches unworked.
Row 4: Sc in the second stitch (skip the one at the base of the chain), hdc, hdc, sc
Fasten off, leaving any remaining stitches unworked. Sew to the back of Rowlet’s body, so that the tip is level with the bottom of the body.