I saw a post on Facebook about crocheted Pokémon Go creatures and decided to check it out. Combining crochet and Pokémon seemed like a great idea. It ended up being another really fun project to do, with the kiddo checking it out all along the way.
The Pokéball was an obvious first choice -it seemed easy enough to do, and it would be fun to toss to each other once complete. Oh, and when I told my husband I was thinking about it he suggested that our girl would be throwing it at her stuffed animals and at us to “catch” – he was right. Then, poliwag won the next spot because it’s such a cute little creature. And, the pattern seemed manageable, except for the black on the tummy, I had to pull Morgan into the project and have him dust off his not used in a long time cross stitch skills. He did it.
This article does a great job of summing up the information I saw that got me interested in making them. I don’t love the work, so I don’t see making extras to leave around pokéstops anytime soon, but I think that’s a really cool idea.
I used a free pattern from Nichole’s Nerdy Knots on Ravelry. I really appreciate her making the patterns available for free!