Free Pattern: #114 Tangela

Free Pattern: #114 Tangela

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Skill Level

 This pattern expects that the reader has a basic understanding of crocheting



 Tangela will be about 10 cm (4 inches) height. The size can be changed a bit by using a smaller or thicker thread and corresponding hook.


  • Approximately 50g (or 100 meter) blue yarn, worsted weight.
  • Approximately 25g (or 50 meter) black yarn, worsted weight.
  • Approximately 12g (or 25 meter) red yarn, worsted weight.
  • Glue for attaching the eyes to the head
  • Little scraps of white felt for the eyes and a black marker
  • I use a steel crochet hook size 4mm (size D, 3 ¼ mm regular US hook).
  • Stuffing, like 100% polyester fiberfill.
  • Wool/Tapestry needle.
  • Scissors
  • Stitch markers


-­‐ ch = chain

-­‐ sl st = slip stich

-­‐ sc = single crochet (US), double crochet (UK)

-­‐ hdc = half double crochet (US), half treble crochet (UK)

-­‐ dc = double crochet (US), treble crochet (UK)

— tc= triple crochet (US)

-­‐ rnd = round

-­‐ tog = together

-­‐ dec = decrease by crocheting 2 single crochet together

-­‐ 2sc in sc = 2 single crochet in 1 single crochet

-­‐ bl = back loop only

-­‐ fl = front loop only

-­‐ MR = start with a magic ring

-­‐ fo = fasten off

The number after the abbreviation means how many times the stitch should be done. For instance, Sc 4 = sc, sc, sc, sc. The lack of the number behind the sc means that the stitch should be done once.

If it the pattern says ‘around’ at the end of the round instructions, it means to repeat the previous instructions until you reach your stitch marker and finish the round. For instance, 2 sc in each sc around = 2 sc in each sc repeated 6 times, until you get 12 sc.


  1. Make sure you read through the whole pattern before starting, to make sure you understand Please feel comfortable to contact me for any questions!
  2. Tangela is made in rounds and in several different parts that will be sown

together afterwards. Do not join rounds unless told to.

  1. Use a stitch marker to mark the start of a round (or a small piece of different

colored yarn placed under the stich at the mark of the round).

  1. To start a round you can use the magic ring method for a tight



With black


Rnd 1: 6 sc in Magic Ring (6)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12)

Rnd 3: sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc around (18)

Rnd 4: sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (24)

Rnd 5: sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (30)

Rnd 6: sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (36)

Rnd 7-11: Sc in each sc around (36)

Rnd 12: sc next 4 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (30)

Rnd 13: sc next 3 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (24)

Rnd 21: sc next 2 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (18)

Begin stuffing at this point if you haven’t already. Stuff firmly and shape it as you go.

Rnd 22: sc next sc, dec over next 2 sc around (12)

Rnd 23: dec over next 2 sc around (6)

Stuff firmly and shape it as you go.

F/ O


Curls, make 3

With blue

Basic chain: 120 ch

Row 1: sc 2 in each sc (240)

F/ O, leaving a very long tail


Feet, make 2

With red


Rnd 1: 6 sc in Magic Ring (6)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12)

Rnd 3: sc in next 2sc, 2 sc in next sc around (18)

Rnd 4-12: sc in each sc around (18)

Rnd 13: dec over 2 sc, sc in next sc around (12)

Rnd 14: sc in each sc around (12)

F/O, leaving tail. Stuff the feet lightly


Final assembly

With all parts made, start sewing them together.

  • Sew the two feet to one side of the black body, using the picture as a reference.
  • Sew the blue curls to the body, making loops and curls. Leave an area open for the eyes. Use the picture as a reference.
  • Cut out two circles from the white felt and place a black dot in the middle with a black marker (or cut two circles from black felt), glue them to the body in the place you left open.

All done!




Finished collection – 151 crocheted pokémon

Hi Guys!
i Finally came around to finish this collage of all 151 first generation pokemon i’ve made in the past 5 years!
So this is a complete look of my entire collection, i hope you like it!

Thank you so much for all your support and likes these past years. I never thought that so many people would like my pokémon (and i never thought i would actually finish this project). It has been great knowing that you guys are out there and that kept me motivated to finish this project! I would especially like to thank my boyfriend Sam, who was the one that pitched the idea and kept me sane all this years (you know it’s kind of crazy to be with a person who is crocheting ALL THE TIME). Also a big thank you to all my friends and family who endured me crocheting during dinner/parties/nights out… i think i will be forever be known to my friend’s friends as ‘that girl who crochets pokémon’.
Since the past weeks have been very busy at work and i now leave on vacation i will try to finish some more patterns by the end of august

I took a short break from crocheting but now it’s starting to itch again and i think i will start with some small projects soon!

so all I can say for now is THANK YOU!

pokemon collage complete.jpg


#130 Gyarados

Hi Guys,

Here he finally is: my final pokémon! I saved the best for last in my opinion because i can’t tell you how pleased i am with how gyarados turned out. It took me quite some time to complete him, especially the head was a real challenge.

Ive written down the patter while i made him, so that’s coming up soon!

So far i’ve written down some new patterns for you: Pidgey and seadra are up on my etsy shop!

you may ask: what’s next? So for sure I have some more patterns to write down, so don’t unfollow my blog yet 😉



#059 Arcanine

Hi Guys!

I feel like i’ve been delaying this post for so long!

For this last but one post i’ve Arcanine to share with you. I used a lot of felt to create all the fluffy parts. I also tried to add a mouth but it didn’t work out great, so i removed it again.

Do you know which pokémon is the only one left to share?



#107 Hitmonchan

Hi Guys!

Only 2 more to share after this one! It’s a real countdown.

So this week i have a Hitmonchan for you. It took me a while to find the right color for his purple ‘dress’. He’s not quite able to stand up on his own because i made his legs stand up in a strange angle. I again used the same technique to make hypno’s fingers to make hitmonchan’s head.

Let me know what you think about my color choises 😉



#068 Machamp

Hi Guys!

This week i have Machamp to share with you! I really like how he turned out! Halfway through i ran out of blue/grey yarn, so i had to order some new online, which took much longer to arrive than i anticipated. I made the fingers using the same technique as i used for Hypno (you can find a link to a tutorial there).


Have you been paying close attention? Do you know which 3 pokémon i still need to make?


#112 Rhydon

Hi Guys!

After posting Rhyhorn a few weeks back, i now have the evolution for you! I made him with the same grey wool and had a bit of a strugle with the open mouth.

I’m working on some collages of all my pokemon and working my way through a LOT of new orders that came in through etsy. I have to say that until now i didn’t have the time to write down more patterns. I tried out some of my drafts, but i still need to write them down properly because now it’s scribbled down in my little notebook, so hang in there!

So for now, enjoy this Rhydon and as always: let me know what you think!



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