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Squirtle - Free amigurumi pattern

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Squirtle is one of the original Pokémon in the series, from Red and Blue. He is a turtle with a hard shell, who shoots water out of his mouth with surprising force.

If you or the Pokémon fanatic in your life have ever wanted to own a Squirtle from Pokémon, this is the place for you! This post will take you through the process in crocheting to make an amigurumi Squirtle.

I honestly always chose Charmander because he was fire type, but as I got older I learned I appreciate this amphibian. I still remember watching the show when I was little, seeing the Squirtle Squad and thinking how cool they were.

If you do use this pattern, please @CrochetCacheCA on social media. I would love to see the results!

Squirtle Pokemon


Materials and Information


**All yarns are in Weight 4 - Medium / Worsted
  1. Blue - Craftsmart Aqua
  2. Almond - Bernat
  3. White - Red Heart Soft
  4. Brown - Red Heart Soft Toast

US Crochet Terms

  • Rnd(s): Round(s)
  • Row(s): Row(s)
  • sc: Single Crochet
  • dc: Double Crochet
  • hdc:Half Double Crochet
  • tr: Treble or triple Crochet
  • dtr: Double Treble or Quadruple Crochet
  • inv dec: Invisible decrease
  • dec: Decrease
  • dc dec: Double Crochet Decrease
  • inc: Increase
  • dc inc: Two double crochets in the same stitch
  • cc: Colour Change, followed by the colour
  • sl st: Slip Stitch

Additional Materials:

  • - Black - Aunt Lydia's Crochet Thread - Fashion 3 (1 Super Fine)
  • - 4.5mm crochet hook
  • - Bent Yarn needles
  • - Scissors
  • - Black, Red and White felt


  • - Keep track of beginning of rows by using a marker
  • - 4.5mm crochet hook
  • - Crochet this toy with tight stitches, helps not show the stuffing through
  • - To keep details such as increases, make sure to add extra stuffing in these areas as you stuff them.

Use Policies:

You may not redistribute, sell or claim this pattern in it entirety, or in part of, as your own design/pattern

You are welcome to sell finish products made from this pattern, as long as you provide credit for the pattern as 'Pattern by Crochet Cache' if posted on a social platform other than Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. Else provide credit as 'Pattern by @CrochetCacheCA' on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.

I am not responsible for any legal repercussions that may incur, this character is not licensed by me.

Squirtle is property of the Pokemon franchise, I have no ownership of this character in any way. It is property of Nintendo.




The head is simple, it is crocheted in the round. I do have it written as invisible decrease for the head. If you find they make your stitch to tight, then do a regular decrease.


Rnd 1 Blue - 6sc in Magic Circle (6)
Rnd 2 6inc (12)
Rnd 3 (1sc, inc) x 6 (18)
Rnd 4 (2sc, inc) x 6 (24)
Rnd 5 (3sc, inc) x 6 (30)
Rnd 6 (4sc, inc) x 6 (36)
Rnd 7 (5sc, inc) x 6 (42)
Rnd 8 (6sc, inc) x 6 (48)
Rnd 9 (7sc, inc) x 6 (54)
Rnds 10-13 54sc (54)
Rnd 14 15sc, inc, sc, inv dec, sc, tr, inv dec, 8sc, inv dec, tr, sc, inv dec, sc, inc, 15sc (52)
*Tr marks the eye locations
Rnds 15-16 52sc (52)
Rnd 17 14sc, (inc, 3sc) x 3, (3sc, inc) x 3, 14sc (58)
Rnd 18 28sc, 2inc, 28sc (60)
Rnd 19 (8sc, inv dec) x 6 (54)
Rnd 20 (7sc, inv dec) x 6 (48)
Rnd 21 (6sc, inv dec) x 6 (42)
Rnd 22 (5sc, inv dec) x 6 (36)
Rnd 23 (4sc, inv dec) x 6 (30)
Rnd 24 (3sc, inv dec) x 6 (24)
- Start Stuffing
Rnd 25 (2sc, inv dec) x 6 (18)
Rnd 26 (1sc, inv dec) x 6 (12)
Rnd 27 6inv dec (6)
- sl st, leave tail
- Stitch the remaining 6 loops together then tighten all stitches fasten off and cut and hide remaining tail.
Head of squirtle


Shell - Sides

**Make Six**

These shell side pieces are the only time in this pattern you will chain and turn your work. Please ensure to follow the stitch counts below to get the desired look.


Row 1 Brown - Chain 9, turn skip chain close to hook, 8 sc, Chain turn. (8)
Row 2 inc, 6sc, inc, Chain turn (10)
Row 3 10sc, Chain turn (10)
Row 4 inc, 8sc, inc, Chain turn (12)
Row 5 12sc, Chain turn (12)
Row 6 inc, 10sc, inc, Chain turn (14)
Row 7 14sc (14)
- sc all away around piece, sl st, leave long tail
Side piece of Squirtle's shell


Shell - Middle

Once you are finished this piece you will see there is sides. These sides are where the smaller side of the side pieces connect. Note for later: you are only going to stitch them together using the back loops only. To give the shell a ridged appearance.


Rnd 1 Brown - 6sc in Magic Circle (6)
Rnd 2 6inc (12)
Rnd 3 (1sc, inc) x 6 (18)
Rnd 4 (2sc, inc) x 6 (24)
Rnd 5 (3sc, inc) x 6 (30)
Rnd 6 (4sc, inc) x 6 (36)
Rnd 7 (5sc, inc) x 6 (42)
Rnd 8 (6sc, inc) x 6 (48)
- sl st leave long tail.
- Stitch the short side of each side piece together and attach to the middle shell. Repeat until you get all sides attached to the middle piece.
Center piece of Squirtle's Shell


Starting to attach side piece to the center piece
Finished attached all sides to the center piece of the shell


Shell - Rim

This part of the pattern may not exact. You may end up with a different stitch count, I ended up with 76Sc around the edge of the shell. If yours is more or less that is ok. Just do the rounds with the count you get.


- Attach white yarn on edge of shell, sc completely around the shell edge.
- 76sc x 6 (or what ever stitch count you got on your first white round)
- Fold/roll the whole edge of the white back toward the shell where you do the first round of white. Stitch it closed, to create a tube of white on the edge of the shell.


Rim on Shell before folding
Finished Rim on shell




The body is simple as it is crocheted in the round and simple increases. Note for later: when attaching it to the shell use the side piece to align where you stitch it. Start where two side pieces meet. Stitch where the white and brown meet. Only stitch closed until you have one side piece left open. This is where the head will attach. Slip Stitch to lock in the body to the shell, Leave long tail for attaching the head later.


Rnd 1 Almond - 6sc in Magic Circle (6)
Rnd 2 6inc (12)
Rnd 3 (1sc, inc) x 6 (18)
Rnd 4 (2sc, inc) x 6 (24)
Rnd 5 (3sc, inc) x 6 (30)
Rnd 6 (4sc, inc) x 6 (36)
Rnd 7 (5sc, inc) x 6 (42)
Rnd 8 (6sc, inc) x 6 (48)
Rnd 9 (6sc, inc) x 6 (54)
Rnd 10 (7sc, inc) x 6 (60)
Rnd 11 (8sc, inc) x 6 (66)
Rnds 12-15 66sc (66)
- sl st, leave long tail to attach to shell and the head.
- Stitch to where the white and brown connect on the shell, leave a space of one of the six side open to attach the head to later.
Squirtle's Shell and Body



The tail is a long tube that we curl with the tail of the magic circle. Make sure the have a really long tail to do this. The most trickiest part of this, is the part when you stitch in the front loops of the previous rounds, watch out for this.


Rnd 1 Blue - 6sc in Magic Circle (6)
- Leave a long starting string, feed it throug the magic cirlce.
Rnd 2 6inc (12)
Rnd 3 (1sc, inc) x 6 (18)
Rnd 4 (2sc, inc) x 6 (24)
Rnds 5-7 24sc (24)
Rnd 8 12sc, 6inv dec (18)
Rnds 9-33 18sc (18)
- Start Stuffing
Rnd 34 9sc in back loops only, 9sc (18)
Rnd 35 9sc in front loops of the previous row, 9dc (18)
Rnd 36 18sc (18)
Rnd 37 (sc, inv dec) x 6 (12)
Rnds 38-40 12sc (12)
- sl st, leave long tail to attach to body.
- If you have the long starting string use it to curl the tip of the tail into its self and using the starting string to secure the tip of the tail to the body of the tail. If you didn't have a long start tail, that is ok! Just attach a string to the magic circle.
Squirtle's tail



**Make Two**

Rnd 1 Blue - 6sc in Magic Circle (6)
Rnd 2 6inc (12)
Rnd 3 (3sc, inc) x 3 (15)
Rnd 4 15sc (15)
Rnd 5 (4sc, inc) x 3 (18)
Rnd 6 18sc (18)
Rnd 7 (8sc, inc) x 2 (20)
Rnds 8-9 20sc (20)
Rnd 10 12dc, inv dec, 4sc, inv dec (18)
Rnd 11 12dc, 6sc (18)
Rnd 12 2dc, dc dec, 4dc, dc dec, 2dc, 2sc, inv dec, 2sc (15)
- sl st, leave long tail to attach to body.
Squirtle's arm



**Make Six**

Rnd 1 Blue - 4sc in Magic Circle (4)
- sl st, leave long tail to attach to arms.
Squirtle's fingers




**Make Two**

Rnd 1 Blue - 6sc in Magic Circle (6)
Rnd 2 6inc (12)
Rnd 3 (sc, inc) x 6 (18)
Rnd 4 (2sc, inc) x 6 (24)
Rnd 5 24sc back loops only (24)
Rnd 6 24sc (24)
Rnd 7 6sc, 6inv dec, 6sc (18)
Rnd 8 18sc (18)
Rnd 9 8sc, 2inc, 8sc (20)
Rnd 10 20sc (20)
Rnd 11 9sc, 2inc, 9sc (22)
Rnd 12 22sc (22)
Rnd 13 10sc, 2inc, 10sc (24)
Rnd 14 24sc (24)
Rnd 15 10sc, 2inv dec, 10sc (22)
Rnd 16 9sc, 2inv dec, 9sc (20)
Rnd 17
***Left Leg***
11sc, chain turn
Rnd 17
***Right Leg***
Chain turn, 11sc, chain turn
Rnd 18 Skip stitch, chain turn, 10sc, chain turn
Rnd 19 Skip stitch, chain turn, 9sc, chain turn
Rnd 20 Skip stitch, chain turn, 4inv dec, sc
- sc around the opening of the leg.
- sl st, leave long tail to attach to body.
Squirtle's leg



**Make Six**

Rnd 1 Blue - 3sc in Magic Circle (3)
Rnd 2 inc, 2sc (4)
- sl st, leave long tail to attach to feet.
Squirtle's toes



For the eyes you need: red, black and white felt. Cut the felt into the shapes below. You can sew them together if you would like. I hot glued mine as well as to the head.


Squirtle's eye piece's
Squirtle's eye piece assembled beside a ruler




  • - Attach the head to the body with the remaining almond yarn from attaching the body to the shell.
  • - Attach the tail at the bottom center of the shell, where the shell and body attach, feed some of the remaining yarn through the shell to attach the tail higher up to keep the tail raised.
  • - Attach three fingers to each arm, in the shape of a triangle
  • - Attach the arms on each side of the body, infron of the shell rim. About an inch lower then the head.
  • - Attach three toes to each foot at the front of the foot.
  • - Attach the right leg to squirtle's right side and the left leg to the left side. Again infront of the shell's rim
  • - Hot glue the eyes to the head using the Tr as markers to position the eyes.
  • - Stitch on a mouth, nostrils and eye brows using the black crochet thread.
  • - Stitch the stomach lines using the almond yarn.

Attaching the head
Attaching the tail


Feet front view
Feet side view
Arms Side view


Arms front view
Full Body view
Eyes placement view




And that’s it! Your very own Squirtle for your very own Squirtle Squad. Hope you had fun working on this project, and I cannot wait to see what you come up with on social media!

I hope you enjoyed this project; it was super fun to design! If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me.


Completed Back View
Completed Side View
Completed Front View

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I am following the Squirtle pattern. What do I use to attach the shell pieces together? The long tails of this small pieces or the long tail of the middle? Thank you for clarifying. Isabelle

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Crochet Cache

You use the side piece string and attach to the other side piece then to the middle. All while only using one loop of the stitch to make a ridge between the shell pieces. If you look at the underside of the shell and piece it would be front loops.


I am working on the head. Row 13 has 54 stitches, row 14 to 16 decrease to 52, row 17 and 18 increase to 58 and 60 respectively, row 19 to 27 are decreasing. Are rows 17 and 18 correct? Why are they decreasing rows followed by increasing rows again? It does not create a round head for me… Thank you Isabelle

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Crochet Cache

Yes, rows 17 and 18 are correct. These rows are made to bump out the face a little bit to give the face some shape for the mouth/nose. Row 17 does the increase at the front of the face where Squritle's mouth and nose would push out the face a little bit. Row 18 increases where the nose of Squirtle would be. With the yarn I used it is a very soft yarn and the shape doesn't show very well.


I am confused by the instruction for the tail in round 35. When you say the front loops in the "previous round" do you mean just like you would normally crochet in the stitches from the previous round or the front loops that are exposed from crocheting in the back loops only in round 34? Thank you!!!

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Crochet Cache

Yes you use the front loops from round 34 this will make the tail have a crmurve more.


Hello, I am working on the leg and I'm confused about the sc around the opening of the leg. Can you explain more, please? Do I close the leg all the way, only close the lower part? It would be better to have a different side of the picture. Thank you

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Crochet Cache

When it says to sc around the opening. It means to sc along the edge to clean up the opening. It also makes it easier to sew to the body. I don't have a better picture of squritles legs but I do this for most of my patterns. If you look at the Charmander pattern it shows it more clearly.

Mary Jo Hartung

I would like to get the free patterns for squirter and character. How do I get them and what is the finished size?

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Crochet Cache

The patterns are only available on the website. I believe with the size hook and and yarn stated in the pattern, mine turned about about 9.5 inches tall.


Hi, please answer ASAP. I need to know if you stuff the body, if not, how does it keep its shape? thank you so much :)

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Crochet Cache

Yes once you stitch the stomach to the shell leaving one side open to attach the head. You stuff the body before stitching on the head.

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