Charizard Pattern

Hi, my dear friends! ( ◕ ‿ ◕ )ノ

Finally, I’m posting my Charizard pattern, haha. I’m sorry for the very long delay! I was very busy this months and crocheting wasn’t my priority (>_<“) But, now, I got some time to crochet and was able to finish this so desired pattern(‐^▽^‐).

This time, I decided to do a Shiny Charizard, because I don’t like very much to do same thing many times, so, at least, I changed his color, lol (>▽<). However, you don’t need to do his shiny too, you can make him in his usual color. Moreover, I improved his pattern, changing some things that I didn’t like very much.

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Rarw!~~

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Let’s go to the pattern (^w^):

Materials:

– Lead or Orange yarn;
– Cream Yarn;
– Red or Teal yarn;
– White Yarn;
– 4mm and 2,5mm crochet hooks;
– Fiberfill;
– Tapestry needle;
– Scissors;
– Red, black and white fabric paint;
– Paint-brush;
– Contact glue;
– Hair-brush.

Notes:

– I always do my crochet works using continuous rounds;
– Everytime I will do a crochet work, the first thing I do is take a look in the entirely pattern before start doing it, so, I can have an idea of how the pattern works. Well, I recommend you to do the same;
– For sewing the pieces together you will use the tapestry needle;
– To make the eyes you will use the felt and the fabric paint;
– To make the Fire in his tail you will use yarn and a hair-brush;
– Please be extremely careful while handling the wire, it may hurt you if you don’t handle it properly.

Update (06.06.2015): Hi Guys! I want to thank you all for being so kind and for all the kindly words you sent me by comments or email! Recently, I’m having a hard time to answer all the questions sent to my email and the comments. I’m sorry that I’m not able to answer your doubts. However, if you have any doubt, I’m sure that it is worth to leave a comment here, because even if I can’t answer you, I’m sure that someone in the community will try to help you out ^^

 

– Body (lead or orange yarn):

Round 1: 8sc in mr (8)
Round 2: inc (16)
Round 3: sc, inc (24)
Round 4: sc 2, inc (32)
Round 5: sc 3, inc (40)
Round 6: sc 4, inc (48)
Round 7-20: sc in each (48)
Round 21: sc 10, dec (44)
Round 22: sc 9, dec (40)
Round 23: sc 8, dec (36)
Round 24: sc 7, dec (32)
Round 25: sc in each sc (32)
Round 26: sc 6, dec (28)
Round 27: sc 5, dec (24)
*start stuffing
Round 28: sc in each sc (24)
Round 29: sc 10, dec (22)
Round 30: sc in each sc (22)
Round 31: sc 9, dec (20)
Round 32: sc 8, dec (18)
Round 33-39: sc in each sc (18)
Now, we are going to work in rows.
Row 40: sc 16, turn (16)
Row 41: (14)
Row 42: (12)
Row 43: (10)
Row 44: (8)
Row 45: (6)
Finish off and leave a long tail to sew the head.

– Tail (lead or orange yarn):

Round 1 : Sc 8 in magic ring (8)
Round 2: Sc in each sc (8)
Round 3: (2 Sc, 2sc in next sc) repeat 2 times, then, sc and 2 sc in next sc (11)
Round 4-8: Sc in each sc (11)
Round 9: (sc 3, 2 sc in next sc) repet 2 times, then, sc 2 and 2 sc in next sc (14)
Round 10-14: sc in each sc (14)
Round 15: (sc 4, 2 sc in next sc) repet 2 times, then, sc 3 and 2 sc in next sc (17)
Round 16-20: sc in each sc (17)
** Start stuffng
Round 21: (sc 5, 2 sc in next sc) repet 2 times, then, sc 4 and 2 sc in next sc (20)
Round 22-26: sc in each sc (20)
Round 27: (sc 6, 2 sc in next sc) repet 2 times, then, sc 5 and 2 sc in next sc (23)
Round 28-31: sc in each sc (23)
Round 32: (sc 7, 2 sc in next sc) repet 2 times, then, sc 6 and 2 sc in next sc (26)
Round 33-34: sc in each sc (26)
Round 35: (sc 8, sc in next sc) repet 2 times, then, sc 7 and 2 sc in next sc (29)
Round 36: sc in each sc (29)
Round 37: (sc 9, sc in next sc) repet 2 times, then, sc 8 and 2 sc in next sc (32)
Round 38: sc in each sc (32)
Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing.

– Arms (lead or orange yarn):

Round 1: 10 sc in magic ring (10)
Round 2-4: sc in each sc (10)
Round 5: sc 3, dec in next 2 sc (8)
Round 6-14: sc in each sc (8)
Round 15: sc 3, inc (10)
Round 16: sc 4, inc (12)
Round 17: sc in each sc (12)
Row 18: sc 8, turn (8)
Row 19: sc 8, turn (8)
Row 20: skip first sc, sc 4, dec next 2 sc (6)
Row 21: skip first sc, sc 2, dec in next 2 sc (4)
Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing.

– Underbelly (cream yarn):

Row 1: ch 9, sc 8 (8)
Row 2: ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first sc, sc 6, 2 sc in last sc (10)
Row 3: ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first sc, sc 8, 2 sc in last sc (12)
Row 4: ch1, turn, Sc in each Sc (12)
Row 5: ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first sc, sc 10, 2 sc in last sc (14)
Row 6: ch1, turn, Sc in each Sc (14)
Row 7: ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first sc, sc 12, 2 sc in last sc (16)
Row 8: ch1, turn, sc in each sc (16)
Row 9: ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first sc, sc 14, 2 sc in last sc (18)
Row 10: ch 1, turn, sc in each sc (18)
Row 11: ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first sc, sc 16, 2 sc in last sc (20)
Row 12-18: ch 1, turn, sc in each sc (20)
Row 19: ch 1, turn, dec, sc 16, dec (18)
Row 20: ch 1, turn, dec, sc 14, dec (16)
Row 21: ch 1, turn, dec, sc 12, dec (14)
Row 22-30: ch 1, turn, sc in each sc (14)
Row 31: ch 1, turn, dec, sc 10, dec (12)
Row 32-34: ch1, turn, sc in each sc (12)
Row 35: ch 1, turn, dec, sc 8, dec (10)
Row 36: sc 4, dec next 2 sc, sc 4 (9)
Row 37: sc in each sc (9)
Row 38: sc 4, dec next 2 sc, sc 3 (8)
Row 39: sc in each sc (8)
Row 40: sc 3, dec next 2 sc, sc 3 (7)
Row 41-43: sc in each sc (7)
Row 44: sc 3, dec in next 2 sc, sc 2 (6)
Row 45-47: sc in each sc (6)
Row 48: sc 2, dec in next 2 sc, sc 2 (5)
Row 49-52: sc in each sc (5)
Row 53: sc 2, dec in next 2 sc, sc (4)
Row 54-58: sc in each sc (4)
Row 59: sc, dec over 2 sc, sc (3)
Row 60-62: sc in each sc (3)
Row 63: sc, dec next 2 sc (2)
Row 64: sc in each sc (2)
Row 65: dec (1)
Border: ch 1, sc around the edge to make the border. Finish off.

– Legs (lead or orange yarn):

Round 1: 8 sc in magic ring (8)
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc (16)
Round 3: sc, 2 sc in next sc (24)
Round 4: sc in each sc (24)
Round 5: sc 2, 2 sc in next sc (32)
Round 6-11: sc in each sc (32)
Round 12: sc 2, dec into next 2 sc (24)
Round 13: sc in each sc(24)
Round 14: sc 6, dec into next 2 sc (21)
Round 15: sc 5, dec into next 2 sc (18)
Round 16: sc, dec into next 2 sc (12)
Round 17: sc in each sc (12)
Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing.

– Feet (lead or orange yarn):

Round 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc (12)
Round 3: sc 2, 2 sc in next sc (16)
Round 4-8: sc in each sc (16)
Round 9: 2 sc, dec (12)
Round 10: dec (6)
Round 11: dec 2 times (2)
Finish off.

– Fingers and Claws:

** Start using white and a 2.5mm hook
Round 1: 3 sc in magic ring (3)
** Change to lead or orange yarn
Round 2: sc, inc, sc (4)
Round 3: sc, inc (6)
Round 4: sc in each sc (6)
Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing.

– Toes and toenails:

** Start using white yarn and 2.5mm hook.
Round 1: 3 sc in magic ring (3)
Round 2: sc, inc, sc (4)
Round 3: sc, sc, inc, sc (5)
**Change to lead or orange yarn.
Round 4: sc, sc, inc, sc, sc (6)
Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing.

– Feet’s underside (cream yarn):

Row 1: ch 2, sc (1)
Row 2: ch1, turn, 3 sc in the sc (3)
Row 3-4: ch1, sc in each sc (3)
Row 5: ch1, dec from the first stitch to the last (1)
Ch 1 and sc around the edge. Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing.

– Wings:

** We are going to make 2 wings in lead or orange and 2 in red or teal.
Piece number 1 (make 4: 2 in lead or orange and 2 in red or teal)
Row 1: ch 2, hdc 1 (1)
Row 2: ch 1, turn, increase (2)
Row 3: ch 1, turn, increase, hdc (3)
Row 4: ch 1, turn, hdc, hdc, increase (4)
Row 5: ch1, turn, increase, 3 hdc (5)
Row 6: ch1, turn, 4 hdc, increase (6)
Row 7: ch1, turn, increase, 5 hdc (7)
Row 8: ch1, turn, 6 hdc, inc (8)
Row 9: ch1, turn, increase, 7 hdc (9)
Row 10: ch 1, turn, 8 hdc, increase (10)
Row 11: ch1, turn, increase, 9 hdc (11)
Row 12: ch1, 10 hdc, increase (12)
Row 13: ch1, turn, increase, 11 hdc (13)
Row 14: ch2, trc, dc, hdc, sc, sl st 4, sc, hdc, dc, trc, dtrc (13)
Finish off.

Piece number 2 (make 4: 2 in lead or orange and 2 in red or teal)
Row 1: ch 2, hdc 1 (1)
Row 2: ch 1, turn, increase (2)
Row 3: ch 1, turn, increase, hdc (3)
Row 4: ch 1, turn, hdc, hdc, increase (4)
Row 5: ch1, turn, increase, 3 hdc (5)
Row 6: ch1, turn, 4 hdc, increase (6)
Row 7: ch1, turn, increase, 5 hdc (7)
Row 8: ch1, turn, 6 hdc, inc, ch 10 (18)
Row 9: ch 2, 18 hdc (18)
Row 10: ch1, turn, hdc in each hdc (18)
Row 11: ch1, turn, hdc in each hdc (18)
Row 12: ch1, turn, hdc in each hdc (18)
Row 13: ch1, turn, hdc in each hdc (18)
Row 14: ch2, turn, trc, dc, hdc, sc, sl st until the end (18)
Finish off.

– Wing’s horns (lead or orange yarn):

Round 1: 5 sc in magic ring (5)
Round 2-4: sc in each sc (5)
Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing.

– Head (lead or orange yarn):
Well, when I was making this pattern and until today, I was very indecisive about his snout size. However, I figure out that the two sizes I was thinking about are good, it is just a matter of style.
So, I will post the two versions here and let you decide which one you like. One is shorter than the other. In the photos I used the shorter snout, but I also like the other one.
The difference between them is one row. In the longer one, you are going to crochet one more row of single crochet before starting the Round: sc 9, inc, sc 8 (19).
The video tutorial teaches how to do the longer version, but it also works to the shorter version. Just remember to reduce one round of single crochet.

Option 1: Head with shorter snout:
Round 1: ch 6, sc 4, 3sc in next ch, sc 3, inc (12)
Round 2: 2 sc, sc 3, 2 sc in next 3 sc, sc 3, 2 sc in next 2 sc (18)
Round 3-7: sc in each sc (18)
Round 8: sc 9, inc, sc 8 (19)
Round 9: sc, inc, sc, inc in next 6 sc, sc 10 (26)
Round 10: sc 7, inc in next 6 sc, sc 4, inc in next 2 sc, sc 7 (34)
Round 11: sc, inc in next 2 sc, sc 31 (36)
Round 12-16: sc in each sc (36)
Round: 17: sc 4, dec (30)
Round 18: sc 3, dec (24)
Round 19: sc 2, dec (18)
*Start stuffng
Round 20: sc, dec (12)
Round 21: dec (6)
Finish off.

Option 2: Head with longer snout:
Round 1: ch 6, sc 4, 3sc in next ch, sc 3, inc (12)
Round 2: 2 sc, sc 3, 2 sc in next 3 sc, sc 3, 2 sc in next 2 sc (18)
Round 3-8: sc in each sc (18)
Round 9: sc 9, inc, sc 8 (19)
Round 10: sc, inc, sc, inc in next 6 sc, sc 10 (26)
Round 11: sc 7, inc in next 6 sc, sc 4, inc in next 2 sc, sc 7 (34)
Round 12: sc, inc in next 2 sc, sc 31 (36)
Round 13-17: sc in each sc (36)
Round: 18: sc 4, dec (30)
Round 19: sc 3, dec (24)
Round 20: sc 2, dec (18)
*Start stuffng
Round 21: sc, dec (12)
Round 22: dec (6)
Finish off.

– Snout (lead or orange yarn):

The first step of the snout will vary depending on the option of head you choose. If you choose option 1 (head with shorther snout), you will make the option 1 of snout, which has 27 ch. If you choose option 2 (head with longer snout), you will make the option 2 of snout, which has 31 ch.

I’ve made a video to teach you how to do the snout. In this video I’m explaning how to do OPITION 2 of snout:

Option 1 of snout (head with shorther snout):

First step:
Row 1: ch 27 (27)
Row 2: turn, sc 26 from the second chain from hook (26)
Row 3-4: ch1, turn, sc in each sc (26)
Finish off.

Second step:
Now, lets work in the center and in rows.
Row 1: Ch 1 in the 10th sc and then hdc in the same sc, 5 hdc, skip the next st, 2
sl st (sl st always along the side of the snout).

ch1 in the 10th sc and then hdc in the same stitch

Row 2-5: turn, skip the 2 sl st, 6 hdc, skip one stitch and sl st in next 2 stitches.

Finish off.

 

Option 2 of snout (head with longer snout):

First step:
Row 1: ch 31 (31)
Row 2: turn, sc 30 from the second chain from hook (30)
Row 3-4: ch1, turn, sc in each sc (30)
Finish off.

Second step:
Now, lets work in the center and in rows.
Row 1: Ch 1 in the 12th sc and then hdc in the same sc, 5 hdc, skip the next stitch, 2
sl st (sl st always along the side of the snout).

ch1 in the 12th sc and then hdc in the same stitch

Row 2-5: turn, skip the 2 sl st, 6 hdc, skip one stitch and sl st in next 2 stitches.

Finish off.

 

– Horns (lead or orange yarn):

Round 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
Round 2-4: sc in each sc (6)
Round 5: sc 2, inc (8)
Round 6-7: sc in each sc (8)
Round 8: 2 sc 3, inc, sc 4 (9)
Round 9-10: sc in each sc (9)
Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing.

– Eyebrows (lead or orange yarn):

Round 1: 3 sc in magic ring (3)
Round 2-9: sc in each sc (3)
Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing.

– Nostrils (lead or orange yarn):

Row 1: ch 3, turn, sc 2 from the second chain from hook (2)
Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Assembly:

1. The first step is sewing the head to the body. Although, first we have to cut some wire to insert in Charizard’s body, which will give his neck some support:

I. Cut some wire in the size of twice his full body (if the head was already sewn to his body);

Wire

II. Then, bend the wire, which should be at the same size of his full body (if the head was already sewn to his body);

III. Bend the tips of the wire and wrap them with adhesive tape:

Bend the tips of the wire

Wrap with adhesive tape

IV. Now, insert it inside his body already stuffed with fiberfill;

V. Finally, stick the end of the wire in his head end sew it to his body.

(The step below has a photo tutorial that it is similar and will help you in this first step too)

 

2. In the second step we are going to sew the tail to the body. First, stuff the tail and then you are going to put some wire in his tail, which will make it poseable:

I. Cut some wire and bend it in the same size as his tail:

Cut some wire and bend it in the same size as his tail

II. Bend the tips:

Bend the tips

III. Wrap the tips with adhesive tape:

Wrap the tips with adhesive tape

IV. Put the wire in his tail:

Put the wire in his tail

Put the wire in his tail

V. Sew the tail to his body.

 

3. In the third step it is time to sew his arms to the body. First, stuff the arms and then cut some wire and insert it in his arms, following the same steps above. After that, sew those arms;

 

4. In the fourth step you are going to sew his wings:

I. First, sew the two parts of the wings together with a double wire between them. This wire must be taller then the wing, because it will works as a support for the wing’s horn:

Sew the two parts of the wings together with a double wire between them

Sew the two parts of the wings together with a duble wire between them

II. After that, cut some wire in the shape bellow, which is the wing’s shape, but cut it in twice the right size, because afterward you will bend it to make a double wire. Moreover, it is necessary to leave a long double wire coming out of the extremity which will be sewn to the body (take a look in the photos bellow). This long double wire it will works as a support for the wing and it needs to be long, because it is going to penetrate his body and reach his legs (Soon, I will explain this better):

In this photo the wire is not bended. Please, remember to bend to make it double. This is necessary to give more support to the wings.

Here it is the long double wire. It needs to be long enought to penetrate Charizard’s body and reach his legs.

III. Now position the double wire between the two sides of the wings and sew them together with the double wire between them:

In this photo the wire is not bended. Please, remember to bend to make it double. This is necessary to give more support to the wings.

IV. When you finish sewing, it should looks like this:

Wings sewn

V. Now, use the contact glue to glue the red and lead parts together.

IV. After that, it is time to put the two wings in the body. First, stick the long double wire near his neck in the middle of his back until it reaches his legs in the same way as the photos bellow. This is necessary to give support to his wings.

Stick the long double wire near his neck in the middle of his back

 

V. Then, sew the wings to his body.

Wings sewn

 

5. Sew the underbelly to the body and tail;

 

6. Sew the legs to the body;

 

7. Sew the feet to the legs;

 

8. Sew the fingers and toes;

 

9. Sew the snout to the head in the same places as shown in the photos bellow:

Last round of his snout

Almost in the middle of his head

10. Now, sew the inner part of the snout to his head, which will guarantee that nobody will be able to pull up the snout:

snout

11. Sew the horns to the head;

 

12. In the 12th step you will sew the eyebrows and nostrils to the head

I. First, draw in a paper two molds of his eyes;

II. Position the eyes in his head and pin them with adhesive tape in the best place;

III. Sew the eyebrows following the mold;

IV. Now, sew the nostrils in his snout.

 

13. Now, let’s make his fire:

I. Cut some pieces of yellow and orange yarn;

II. Atach them to his tail, like that:

Attach the yarn to his tail

Attach the yarn to his tail

Attach the yarn to his tail

Attach the yarn to his tail

Attach the yarn to his tail

III. Untagle the yarn, like that:

untangle

untangle

IV. Brush the yarn and it is finished.

brush

brush

 

14. Finally, it is time to make his eyes

I. Pick up the molds that you have already done and pin them with adhesive tape in a white felt;

II. Cut the white felt;

III. Now, you will paint his eyes. First, paint his iris, which should be red (shiny) or blue (usual)

eyes4

IV. Wait for the paint to dry and then paint his pupil using black

V. Again, wait for the paint to dry and then paint the light reflect using white

VI. After the paint has dried, use the contact glue to glue the eyes in his face

 

15.  The last thing to do is his teeths. Use white felt to make them. Cut the felt and glue inside his snout, leaving the tooth tip visible.

 

The end!!!  ☆*:.。. o(≧▽≦)o .。.:*☆

I did not created this character, Charizard is copyright of Nintendo!!

This Pattern was created by Ana Amélia Mendes Galvão.

1. Please do not claim my pattern as your own;
2. If you use this pattern, please, give me the credits;
3. If you wish to share this pattern, you may create a link to my blog, but please do not post it on your site;
4. You may not sell any of my patterns;
5. You are free to adapt this pattern, you can build another upon this one, but you must give appropriate credit to me for the original pattern;

251 Responses so far.

  1. […] I’m going to include Toothless, I should probably include Charizard. Yarn colours are listed for both the normal and shiny […]

  2. lina says:

    hi ! sorry i speak spanish !!!

    You could specify what each abbreviation means, please !!!!!

  3. Thank you for the pattern, very lookig forward to try it out! May I ask how many skeins would be needed please?

    Thanks and keep up the awesone work!

  4. Constance says:

    Hello first THANK YOU I’m obsessed with Dragons though I haven’t started this one yet. My question is What is the difference between the two patterns of Charizard and Mega Charizard-Y? How tall are they? Again thank you for being so generous.

  5. candace says:

    hello. im confused on the arms, row 5. sc 3, dec in next 2 sc (8). is it sc 3, do a decrease then sc 3 and dec again. or do 3 sc, decrease then decrease again and contine to sc until the end of that row?

  6. Jae says:

    Thank you so ,uch for this pattern, it’s really Awesome!!!

  7. Cyndi Powell says:

    Hi Mia!

    I am making Charizard for my 11 yr old son. (He is coming out perfect). I just wanted to tell you you are a Goddess for posting this pattern!👑 (And for your page) 💜Thank you so much! He is over the moon about me making this for him!

    Sincerely,

    Cyndi

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  9. Bibbi says:

    Hi Mia!
    Thank you for the free pattern! I love it!….. Please can you or somebody else help me? The wings is made in hdc …… do I increase in hdc to?

    Sorry for my bad spelling,
    Bibbi

    • Laura says:

      I made Charizard last month for my nephew and yes, I increased in hdc too. So 1 increase is 2hdc in 1 stitch (if the rest of the row, or the previous stitch, is hdc too).

      (My nephew loved the present btw, so major thank you for the pattern!

    • Marion Yewman says:

      Hi Mia – THANKYOU so so much for your amazing FREE. Charizard pattern. – I made a rather large one in orange for one of my Pokemon mad grandsons to take to University – he loved it!!!! The pattern was very easy to follow. I am now attempting a blue/black one for another Grandson equally mad about Charizard – using your pattern – hopefully I will work out the wings from looking at an image – wish me luck. Thankyou also for your generosity in giving your patterns free – I will certainly give credit to you in any I make -😉

  10. Paula says:

    Hi Mia,

    I’m starting de charizard as a birthday present for my nephew, and I have a doubt with the body, on round 40 you start to crochet in rounds, so my doubt is if you turn in all remaining rounds? The neck is like a staris in de border?.

    Bye regards crom Chile

  11. Monica says:

    Son maravillosos tus amigurumi…quedé sin palabras al ver tus pokémon

  12. Denise Lane says:

    Mia, Is there a pattern for the Black & Light Blue Dragon? I hope so because I have a special request from a child that is in the burn unit at my hospital. He only wants this one for Christmas, I would like to make his wish come true. This lil boy has been through so much since he was admitted to this hospital . Please help me make his wish come through. You can email me at: [email protected]
    Thank You very much, I look forward to hearing from you soon 😊

  13. elena lopez says:

    me gustaria hacerlo, no lo pueden poner en español? Gracias

  14. lama says:

    How long did it take you to make one? What size yarn did you use, and how many skeins per color?

    • Debbie says:

      I am working on this now. I used an entire skein of Red Heart Super Saver (Worsted Weight) Approximately 330 yards for the main color. The underbelly and contrasting wing color was only a small amount of each color and a tiny amount of white for his nails/claws. It didn’t take but a few hours to make all the parts. The assembly is taking me quite a bit of time.

      • Michelle says:

        May I ask you what size wire ? I mean like what’s it called ? Where can I find it? How much will I need ? Please help and Thank you in advance.

        • Debbie says:

          Hi Michelle, I don’t know if you ever got an answer or perhaps the project has been completed by now ( just saw this question). I can’t remember the gauge of the wire I used, I do know I got it from Menards in the hardware dept by all the wire (only comes in one size roll & I didn’t even use half). The craft/jewelry wire from the craft store that I tried was too flimsy. Hope this helps!

      • Agree with Debbie, to make the parts isn’t the hardest part, it’s the assembly. I was wondering if there are easier ways to do it, rather than sewing it all, crocheting some things top to bottom, rather than bottom to top and starting with the body as foundation (f.i. With the arms and the horns and maybe the fingers/toes and feet, and filling them while you go. The start is a bit more difficult, but it’ll save time with the assembly (loads of sewing, wires and tails going around!).)

  15. Angela Haudenschild says:

    What guage wire do you use in this project??? Its beautiful!

  16. Arlene Smith says:

    Mia, I love the Charizard Dragon. I am working on mine. Hope to get it made soon. Thanks for the pattern.

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  18. Nekotsuki says:

    Hello Mia, do not understand how the wings attach with wire, in step 4, could you help me please?

  19. Tami Hatke says:

    Chain 2, treble crochet, double crochet, half double crochet, single crochet, slip stitch 4, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, treble crochet, double treble crochet. Do those all in order. There should be 13 stitches when you are done with that row.

  20. Tami Hatke says:

    Love making this!!! Thank you!! I’m having trouble with the snout that covers the snout lol. It’s not long enough to cover but it only says to go to round 5 but it doesn’t even come halfway up his head/snout. What am I doing wrong?

  21. Lulu says:

    Hello again! After a lot of time, I can officially thank you for this fantastic pattern, because my own little Charizard is complete! Thanks also for the help inbetween! It’s all been a pleasant journey! <3

  22. Anitta Olesen says:

    hey and thanks fore the pattern i hope you can help me. I am at piece number 1 of wings and at row 14 it says: ch2, trc, dc, hdc, sc, sl st 4, sc, hdc, dc, trc, dtrc (13). What does all of this mean help i am lost in tranclation.
    Anitta (Denmark)

    • Chain 2 stitches, then treble crochet, then double crochet, then half double crochet, then single crochet. Then slip stitch 4 stitches, single crochet, then half double crochet, then double crochet, then treble crochet and finally a double treble crochet. Hope that helps! ?

    • Meggs says:

      Chain 2. Triple(or treble)crochet. Double crochet. Half double c ocher. Single crochet. Slip slitch x4. Single crochet. Half double crochet. Double crochet. Triple (treble) crochet. Double triple crochet.

      These are to “us” terms. You can easily find converters online if you use UK or AUS (or some other) terms and all of these stitches can be found on YouTube. I have to look up how to do the double triple crochet to do this because I had never seen it before.

      I hope this helps!!!
      Happy crocheting!
      Meggs

    • Tsuki says:

      I just got to that step myself. In order, the row is this:
      chain 2, triple crochet, double crochet, half double crochet, single crochet, slip stitch 4, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, triple crochet, double-triple crochet. The triple crochet is the same as double only you yarn over an extra time before going into the stitch. Double-triple crochet is another yarn over(so two yarn overs more than a double before going into the stitch). There are guides online that show you how to do these ones and probably explain it better than I can. Hope it helps!

    • Stephanie Dickey says:

      Chain 2, triple crochet, double crochet, half double, single, slip stitch 4, single, half double, double, triple,double triple. If you have any problems understanding the abbreviations or how to do the stitches Google them or go to you tube they show videos on each one. That’s how I taught myself how to read and make patterns hope this helped

  23. Olá, será que eu consigo comprar com alguém?
    Abraços =)

  24. zulma says:

    hello mia , I just found your charizard and I loved donot speak English but do my best to translate your tutorial, can you tell me abbreviations
    sc
    dec
    inc
    mr
    turn
    ch

    please :)

  25. Hello!! Thank you so much for the pattern!! I just finished mine and it looks great!!!!
    I’ll be waiting for the Mega Charizard X.
    Great work!

  26. Luisa Rosati says:

    Hello everybody again… I’m almost through with the separate pieces, but I’m stuck on the horns. They don’t look right, because when I increase from 6 to 8 sts per round, it makes an odd bulge. It looks like a teat! Any suggestion on how to fix that? Btw, I’m working with a double thread. Thanks in advance for your help.

    • Savannah Shirkey says:

      I had the same issue. I fixed it by spreading the increases across two rows instead of doing them all in one. Here’s the new instructions, after my modification:

      – Horns (lead or orange yarn):

      Round 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
      Round 2-3: sc in each sc (6)
      Round 4: sc 5, inc (7)
      Round 5: sc 3, inc, sc 3 (8)
      Round 6-7: sc in each sc (8)
      Round 8: 2 sc 3, inc, sc 4 (9)
      Round 9-10: sc in each sc (9)
      Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing.

  27. Hi, Mia
    I would like to know which brand of yarn you use.
    Is it natural wool ou sintetic? Thank you very much!

  28. Hi Mia!

    Wonderful work!:) Charizard looks perfect!

    It’s a while since I have used someone elses pattern (usually I make mine myself), so it’s quite a task!

    I was wondering – the arms, how have you made them bend? Did you apply wire on the inside?

    Do you stuff the feet lightly or just sew them on as flat “plates” and attach toes?

    Which kind of wire have you used? The elephant wire is too thick, so I got some thinner wire but it’s very “soft”?

    Thank you in advance!

    Regards – Sobbyduck

  29. Tonya says:

    How do you know which hook to start with?

  30. Nekotsuki says:

    Hello thank you very much for the pattern, but I have a problem I do not understand this part, you could help me please

    Row 20: skip first sc, sc 4 next 2 sc dec (6)
    Row 21: skip first sc, 2 sc, 2 sc dec in next (4)

  31. Luisa Rosati says:

    I don’t know whether there still is someone able to help me with this pattern, but I’ll try. I think there are various mistakes here and there – e.g. I’m working on the 2nd piece of the wings but the row with 10 ch just doesn’t seem right. Could it be 10 hdc, maybe?

    • nightingale says:

      I assume you mean row 8? the 10 make sense, you basically make a chain to make the piece longer and to start to form the base of the longer bit which is going to be close to the back.
      you need those 10 single crochets as a base for your hdcs after row 8. (So after row 8 you basically have a little tail of single crochets flopping around)
      I got a bit confused at this part as well but just follow the instructions and it will end up making sense.
      I hope this helped and I hope your charizard will turn out as great as mine did :)

  32. Johanna says:

    Hi Mia, thank you so much for the pattern. It was a pleasure to follow – even though it turned out to be hard work! I managed to finish an orange Charizard, that my nephew got for christmas, and it actually became quite nice.
    So thank you – I can’t wait to try out some of your other patterns.

    Best of wishes from a danish crocheter ;)

  33. Crystal says:

    I am wanting to do this pattern and as I was reading through it I got confused on hoe to begin the head pattern for either option one or two. Can anyone help me?

  34. Hello I have doubt in the row 14 of the wings do not understand that it is pd 4, the point dtrc and cc, which happens that I am Chilean and it has been difficult to me to extract very much points of the charizards please help me. If the inconvenience is not great.
    Attentamente Francisca

  35. Carol says:

    Please help me. I want to make this for my grandson. I am having trouble getting the body started. For instance, what is “mr” in the 1st round.

    • Dominique says:

      Hi Mia i love this charizard but im just not understanding how to attach the snout to the head. It keeps looking like a duck bill with half of it missing

  36. Marce says:

    Hi Mia!! I love this pattern but I have a problem.
    I don’t understand how to make the wings, the crocheting part I get it, but I have no idea how to add the wire and with those pictures in the pattern I just can’t get it. Can you (or anyone) help me? Please!
    Sorry, my english is not so good

    • Bri says:

      The way i did it was to bend the wire into the shape of the wing and tack it down with a piece of yarn and tie the knot in the inside of the wing. Its not the easiest way of doing it but thats what worked for me.

  37. Pokemon Awesomeness 4 Ever! says:

    P.P.S. Is your charizard done with the longer snout? I can’t wait to make this for my brother!

  38. Pokemon Awesomeness 4 Ever! says:

    Heyo! I was wanting to asking something for a little while. Will 3 balls (each 100g) be enough yarn for Charizard and MAYBE mega charizard? Also Will charizard still look good if I use a lightish blue or dark green for his wings?

  39. Rachelle says:

    Hello Mia,

    This is my first amigurumi pattern i’m doing. I am making this for my boyfriend as a gift. :D I need some help though. I’m still on the body and I’m up to the neck part. I’m confused about if there is supposed to be a gap there or not. Could you or anyone else please simplify rows 40-45 for me?

  40. Mexine says:

    Hey there!

    I’m stuck at the part of the wings! I don’t understand this number Thing. You say that I have to do Piece number 1, 4 times and Piece number 2, 4 times, but in the ende there are then 8 wings? Or didn’t I understand it correctly? Could we Chose between Piece number 1 & 2?

    But exellent work so far and thanks for Patterns, your Charizard Looks amazing!

    Greetings,
    Mexi

    • Bri says:

      You sew piece one and two together and then sew the front and back (the different colours) together to make only 2 wings

  41. Hi Mia,
    I was wondering if plastic canvas would work inserted into the wings instead of using wire. When I made the Charizard the first time, I found the wires poking and scratching me.

  42. Estoy enormemente agradecida por tus patrones de amigurumis. Salen sensacionales. Gracias, Gracias y Gracias!!! Sos Genial.

  43. jenny says:

    thank you for the free pattern i love it!!!! could you make a toothless to?

    • kellie g says:

      Have you made this jenny. I’m stuck on tail row 3. I can never make 11. I’m confused please can you help me. Your the most recent post so I thought I might get reply. Thankyou for any info.

  44. Jake says:

    I am having a lot of trouble with the wings. I am not entirely sure how to sew the two parts together is it just just slip stitching them together with the wire in between, or what? Please reply as fast as you can, I need to have this finished by Monday for my sister’s birthday.

  45. Ximena Gomez says:

    thank you for the free pattern, I didnt understood row 14 (wing) trc, dc, hdc, sc, sl st 4, sc, hdc, dc, trc, dtrc (13)

  46. Wow this took a lot of work. It is very kind of you to make this available to everyone.

  47. Jamia says:

    I was sent a link to this pattern by a friend requesting me to make one now. I think I will attempt it. Thank you so much for making your pattern free and printer friendly.

  48. Marianne says:

    Incredibly good instructions.

  49. Anne Minéry says:

    Thank you sssoooooo much for the pattern, I made it for mi son that will be 5 this weekend and I hope he will like it so much as me. It was very hardware to do, especialy for the wings ( Well, all the part with the wires), but I feel proud to complete it! I want to put a foto of it in this comment but it seems that it’s not posible… I will post one on my Facebook page if you want to see it.

    • kellie g says:

      Please can you tell me how to do row 3 of the tail. Super stuck as it doesn’t make sense

      • kellie g says:

        Does it mean 1 sc in 2 stitches then 2 sc in next hole. I can never make 11 stitches I’m silly. Thankyou for any advise

        • jenny says:

          Heey Kellie g I didn’t came out on 11 but on 10 so is just went on with 10…and four the rest I just followed the pattern

  50. maria says:

    Amazing tutorial. I appreciate this greatly. Thanks for providing this free!

  51. guichauffe says:

    thanks for this pattern. I’m so happy to do it.

  52. Diane Grunwald says:

    Can someone please tell me what kind of wire I should use for this pattern? The wire I got is not at all easy to work with.

  53. Hey Mia,
    I’m making a Crobat for my boyfriend and I’m trying to use your pattern for the wings rather than the one I already have, but I’m still pretty new to crochet and this is the first project where I’ve dealt with a half double crochet. I’m able to accomplish wing piece #1 row 1, but after chaining 1 and turning the piece my brain can’t seem to figure out where the next stitch should go. I was also wondering how you “increase” the row. Is it another hdc or a 2sc? And where would this stitch go?
    Thank you! :D

  54. Machelle says:

    I just thought I would let you know in rounds 35 and 37 there is a slight mistake! I love this pattern! Its so great!! But in row 35 it says (sc 8, sc in next sc) in which it should be 2 sc in next sc :) same with row 37

  55. Lolyna says:

    Omg this charizard is soooo perfect ! Thank you so much for the pattern !

  56. anniekins says:

    i…i honestly have no idea how to do most of this :( the instructions are really vague to me, for the body (no idea how to even do round 2 TT_TT)

    • anniekins says:

      nevermind, i *think* i’ve figured out what confused me XD I’m gonna practice with a larger crochet hook to get the hang of it

  57. Ashley says:

    Thank You for this Pattern. I Love Fire pokemon and Charizard was always my first favorite. Here is the one I did from using your pattern!

  58. Paula moreno says:

    Hola : genial el tutorial me sirvio muchisimo y te di los creditos correspondientes en Pinterest , gracias

  59. sherry says:

    Could someone give me the length of the body and the tail and the over all height of the finished Dragon? I am using a different softer yarn so I have had to adapt the pattern, but I want to make sure I have the dimensional proportions correct.

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  61. Pokemon4Ever! says:

    Best charizard pattern online ever! So epic! My brother likes charizard so when i get a new hook i will make him one. thanks for making it FREE!

  62. Emphino says:

    Hey there, thank you for this amazing crotchet pattern. I was just wondering if it was in american crotchet or English. I’m inclined to think it’s american. :))

  63. Kax says:

    Hello! First, I love love love this pattern. I’m making one for my boyfriend. I was having a lot of fun, but I found a place that just has me stumped.
    I’ve been crocheting for two years. I’ve learned to count stitches religiously to make sure I’m going right. On Row 35 of the tail you say it should come out to 29 stitches. But when I count for Row 35: [(8 sc, sc in next sc), repeat twice, 7 sc, in] I only come up with 27.
    the “(8 sc, sc in next sc), repeat twice” is 18; the “7 sc, in” is 9. 18+9=27.

    Did you mean “(8 sc, in), repeat twice”? Every row after that is the same way. I know people have said Row three is messed up, but I’ve counted the stitches in all the rows and all the rows add up fine till Row 35 on the tail.

    Maybe I’m not understanding seeing as I’m no where near professional, I just love the craft.

    Keep crafting!

    • Sarah says:

      Round 33-34: sc in each sc (26)
      Round 35: (sc 8, 2sc in next sc) repeat 2 times, then, sc 7 and 2 sc in next sc (29)
      Round 36: sc in each sc (29)
      Round 37: (sc 9, 2sc in next sc) repeat 2 times, then, sc 8 and 2 sc in next sc (32)
      Round 38: sc in each sc (32)

      I didn’t write this pattern but this is what I have for the tail , hope this helps

      • Kax says:

        I thought it was a little off. For some reason the pattern doesn’t say (8sc, 2sc in next sc). Honest mistake. Thanks a lot, friend! Keep Crafting!

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  65. Yukina says:

    Hi Mia, first of all thanks for this pattern.
    I just have one question, how tall is it? Just to have an idea.
    Thanks again :D

  66. Brianna says:

    I was wondering if anyone could help me with attaching the head to the body. I’m not sure i quite understand how to do so with the rows that are at the top of the neck. I have tried but failed many times. It is the only piece I need to sew on to complete everything.

  67. Rocío says:

    Hello, Mia
    My name is Rocio, from Spain,

    First, I would like to tell, you thank you for sharing your pattern here. It has been hard for me to do it, but finally I managed. I would like to send you a picture, but I don’t know how. I have doxne it in orange colour, which is the one that my friend’s son wanted for his birthday. She told me to do it for him, but unfortunatelly after all the effort and time she decided to give him another present… Yes, it has been very sad to hear this from her, but I trusted her and now I have Charizard at home. I wanted to ask you if you mind that I try to sell it on Etsy. I say try because I don’t believe I would manage, but in case you agree just tell me how to do it, what I should write to say I have used your pattern.
    Well, tell me how to send you a photo, and I will share it with you

    Thank you

    Rocío

    • Hi Rocio,
      You are welcome. Please send me a picture to my email ([email protected]). Omg, that’s sad, so much effort… >.<" Well, I don't mind if you sell it on etsy... I just always recommend not selling, because when you do so, you will be infringing nintendo's copyright. Mia.

  68. Deb says:

    I’m having a lot of trouble with the head. it says ch 6 but I don’t have enough ch to work all the stitches this pattern is calling for. it also says ch the 6 but never says to join it but it says. if someone could please help this is the last piece I need to make but the math in the number of stitches just to start the head are not adding up, I’ve tried many different ways to get it to work but I can’t, and the video posted will not play.

    • Brianna says:

      If not one else has replied to you, you have to work the stitches in both sides of the chain. So you ch 6, sc in second from hook, sc each in the next 3, place 2 sc in the last ch on one side the the third in the other side of the chain. Working on the other side of the chain, you sc in the next 3, and finally place 2sc in the last of the chain. You should have an oval now with little spaces in the middle. I hope this helps.

  69. carlos says:

    Hi, Mia!

    First of all, I want to thank you for your patterns, they are very useful

    I am trying to do the charizard one, but I am having some trouble with the underbelly. It’s maybe not a big deal, but I just want to make sure

    In the underbelly section, from row 36 you dont’t say anymore “ch 1 and turn”, do I also have to do it?

    Thank you very much!!
    ;D

  70. T.C. says:

    I absolutely love this pattern! I need to make all the pokemon from crochet patterns on a dare. I’ve already got more than 100, and this one is perfect.

  71. Hi Mia :) first of all I would like to thank you for the free pattern, it is awesome! I would like to do this charizard for my son but can’t seem to find the yarn in color lead. May I ask where did you find it?

    • Hi Maria,
      I bought it in the downtown of my city (Maceió/AL, Brazil). However, since I made this Charizard, I’ve been searching for this color to make another Charizard and I just can’t find it anymore! Even on the internet I’m not finding it. So… I think that the best option is to use the color black. The next one I will do, I will use black yarn.

      • Adam says:

        As a big pokemon fan I think a dark grey would be better than black. If you look at pictures of a shiny charizard and even a mega charizard it’s definitely a grey color, so I think a dark grey would be better than it looking too black. Just my input :-)

        • Yeah! I do agree with you! A dark grey would look better. I thought about black, because most people say that he is black, but I don’t think so… I just can see a lead or dark grey. Well, I will try to find this yarn, but here in my city even the dark grey it’s being hard to find. That’s so annoying!! And I’m planning to do mega charizard X, so, I need this yarn!! If you find it on the internet, please let me know. Thanks for your help!

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  73. Marintha says:

    I had to figure that out too! The pattern says “sc 10, dec”, that means you do the normal thing, single stitch 10 times THEN decrease. Then you repeat this all across that row! 10, dec, 10 dec, etc. You can find lots of guides on how to decrease online, too. Hope that helps you out! =D

  74. Marintha says:

    When I did the snout, it looks kind of like a the top part of an aligator’s jaw. That way you can fit it over the top of his nose and it added a ‘lip’, with some ‘upper jaw’ and some ‘cheeks’. Though, one of my ‘cheeks’ was longer than the other, so I think 10 stitches in was a little off-center. xD

  75. jcschloss says:

    Hello!

    First of all, I want to say I’m completely amazed by this pattern!
    I’m at the snout, and I’m having issues understanding just how these stitches are supposed to be. Is there anyway you could explain a bit more about how this shapes up?

    Thanks!

    Jessica

  76. Shreenithi says:

    Thank you so much for such a beautiful pattern. :)
    I’m having a little trouble understanding the body pattern. How do you decrease when you’re working in rows? Like how do you go from 18 sc in round 39 to 16 sc in round 40 and so on?
    Please help me out.
    Thanks in advance.

    • Hi,
      You have to decrease 2 stitches in each row. So, in each row, decrease one stitch in the beginning, crochet some stitches in the middle and then decrease another stitch in the end of the row. For example, in Row 39: dec, sc 14, dec. In Row 40: dec, sc 12, dec.

  77. Mari says:

    I… think I figured it out. I was overthinking it. Please ignore my dumbness. xD

  78. Mari says:

    Hello! I’m sorry to bother you with my silly question. I’m pretty new to Amigurumi, but I’m trying to make this as a gift. I have the body finished, up until where you switch from rounds to rows? I just can’t… picture it in my head. Is it going to look like a flag, kind of attached by one corner to the body? Sorry >.<

    • Hi Mari,

      You don’t have to do nothing different to change from rounds to rows. When you finish the last round of his body, just go on crocheting the first row in the next stitch. When you finish the first row, ch1 and turn to start the second one. That’s it.
      His body will look likes a broken bottle.

  79. luanacora says:

    OMG! i need to do it! it’s sooo cute! *0*
    xo

  80. jessica says:

    i am almost done making the Charizard and i was wondering, there is an event coming up for cancer awareness in my area. there will be walking to raise money and a silent auction. would it be ok for me to donate the Charizard for the silent auction. please let me know. the event is on may 5th. thanks.

  81. Elizabeth says:

    Do I start with hook 4mm?

  82. Francesca says:

    First off, I want to say that this Charizard is the best thing I’ve ever seen. God, you even put his pattern here for anyone to use, while you can see so many mediocre patterns for sale around! What are you, an angel or something?!
    That said, I’ve got a little problem. Well, it’s more like I’m a bit confused.
    About the wings you wrote that:
    “We are going to make 2 wings in lead or orange and 2 in red or teal”
    and, from what I understand, this means two Piece number 1 and two Piece number 2. But then you wrote the same thing about each piece, so… is that actually 8 parts in total?
    Well, I guess I’ll understand it anyway, once I’ll have all the pieces to put together but, unless I’m the slowest person around here (and I might as well be) this could be confusing for other people too.

    Anyway, thanks again for this wonderful (and free!) pattern.

    • Leira says:

      Hi, I finished the dragon and it did end up being, 8 parts in total. There are four wings, two red for the front and two lead for the back, but there are two panels of the wing that you sew up together first. You can see the ridge in the sewing pictures that shows how it’s lined up :) And I agree, this pattern is just amazing!

  83. Paola says:

    Hi Mia:
    My name is paola, I love your pattern!, however I don’t understand the 2nd part of the snout, please could you help me???
    thank you very much!!!

  84. Claudia says:

    Hi Mia, thanks for this wonderful pattern! I’m making it for my son.
    just a question, the arms are finished in “open” rows? (I mean, not round rows). If so, how do you sew the fingers?

    • Hi Claudia, you are welcome! The end of his arm it is the shoulder of Charizard, it is the part you will sew to the body. So, you will sew his fingers to the first rounds of his arm.

  85. aHooka says:

    Hi! First of all : thank you so much for this pattern ! It’s extremely well written and detailed, so it was a real pleasure to make this little dragon !
    Here is my version ( a grey and blue one) if you want to have a look !
    http://ahooka.canalblog.com/archives/2014/02/02/29106804.html

  86. Hello Mia :) Karishma again.. i’m stuck with the snout… help me out please.. im left-handed and it’s really difficult for to work out the out… Really need ur help :(

  87. blackdragonbat says:

    hello.
    I’ve been working on the pattern for a few days now great pattern by the way love how he looks. anyway I’m having trouble with the underside of his feet i am new to crocheting but the row i am having trouble with is row 2. the 3 ch1, is confusing me. if you could please help me thank you very much

    • Hi! I’m sorry I misspelled it! The correct is:

      Row 1: ch 2, sc (1)
      Row 2: ch1, turn, 3 sc in the sc (3)
      Row 3-4: ch1, sc in each sc (3)
      Row 5: ch1, dec from the first stitch to the last (1)
      Ch 1 and sc around the edge. Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing.

  88. Paula says:

    Olá Mia, só queria agradecer por fornecer o passo a passo deste LINDO dragão!!! Ainda estou a aprender crochet e ainda não estou preparada para fazer já este tipo de trabalho mas espero chegar lá!
    Obrigada por se dar ao trabalho de partilhar estas coisas lindas!!!
    Paula

    • Olá, Paula!! Muito obrigada!! Fico muito feliz em saber que você gostou dos meus trabalhos! O começo é assim mesmo, a gente ainda não tem o ponto muito firme, mas aos pouquinhos você vai melhorar e fazer coisas lindas! ^_^ Uma dica é sempre praticar! Um abraço, Mia.

  89. Anais says:

    Muchas gracias por el patrón..

  90. laura says:

    what wire did you use ??

  91. Lavinia says:

    This is awesome. Just finished the body. It’s looking good so far. I used a bigger hook (5mm) because I had a bulkier yarn (for puffiness :P). It’s going to finish up a different size but it’s still very nice considering Charizard’s majestic pose. :D
    I’m making it as a gift for a friend but I would also want to post it on my FB page. It’s just a page where I upload crochet stuff. I’ll be sure to give your pattern proper credit. Do you think that’s fine?
    Thank you for making time to write this. :)

    • Hi Lavinia, there’s no problem! ^^ I’m curious to see how your chrizard turned out! Did he get too big? And you are very welcome! ^^

      • Lavinia says:

        No. It was fine. My friend liked it a lot. He is approx. 40-45 cm tall. Which was pretty awesome. Not sure if I can leave a link here but you can check it out on the website I left on my name if you’d like. :D

        • Haha, great! I love that idea! I’m going to try using a bulkier yarn too! May I share the photo of your charizard here?

          • Lavinia says:

            Hey Mia,

            Sorry for the late reply. Yeah sure you can put a picture here. :D That would be awesome.

            Also, I have a different question for you. Do you have any experience with short hair on amigurumi dolls?

            The whipping method (like Charizard’s tail) doesn’t really work on dolls. Do you have any idea how that’s done?

  92. Leira says:

    Also the arms and wings if you know. :) Thanks!

  93. Leira says:

    Hi! Do you know which rounds of the body to sew the tail in between?

  94. Rubén says:

    Hello my name is Rubén and my english is not very well, i’ve made the head and the body and I’m doing the arms at the moment, but I’m having problems with them, when you say increase, if I have 10 sc I’ll have 11 sc, isn’t it? I’m a bit lost because I don’t know what I have to do when you say skip, what do I have to do when skiping?

    • Hi, Rúben,
      First of all, your English os fine! :)
      Yes, when you do an increase you increase the amount of stitches, so, if you have 10 and you make a increase, you will have 11. When I say “skip” it means that you will jump the first sc and go directly to the second one, in order words, you won’t crochet in the first sc, you just crochet in the second one.

  95. Astrid says:

    I’m a little confused D: i’m currently working on the body and i’m on round 3. i so a single sc and then continue the rest of the round with inc? because it comes out to an odd number if the rest is inc..

  96. Sparkle says:

    I didnt understood the sc, chn, sc in next ch, dec, and those abbreviations… can you help me please? :x

    • Hi Sparkle,
      Sc = Single Crochet
      Ch = Chain
      Dec = Decrease
      In this case you will first make a single crochet, then a single crochet in the next chain, after that decrease.

  97. Savannah says:

    Hello!
    First of thanks so much for this pattern!
    Second did you only use the 2.5 mm hook for the fingers and toes and the 4mm for everything else?
    Third I’m having trouble switching from rounds to rows. (I’m a noob) Am I correct in thinking for the first row you continue with your stitches as if you were crocheting a round and then after the last stitch you chain one (which is just pulling another loop of yarn through the already existing loop right?) then turn the piece and continue to crochet (the same way that was done in the rounds), chain one turn etc.?
    Thank you so much!

  98. angpng1990 says:

    hi, I’ve been working on this pattern for a few days now, and I’ve been kind of skipping around on the body parts, but I got tot the tail, and I’m not sure I’m doing something right because my rows aren’t adding up correctly. So I was wondering if it was me or if maybe there’s a typo somewhere in the instructions or something.

  99. Rye says:

    Have you had any trouble with the wire breaking after assembly?? I know if you hold wire in your hands especially the thin kind when you bend it back and forth it will break apart. I have 18 gauge aluminum wire. Do you think that will be fine?
    And @Angie, the tail came out right for me. Try rereading the pattern and making sure you follow it as it says. For example, in round three if I’m not mistaken you do sc, sc, 2sc [increase], sc, sc, 2sc [increase], sc, 2sc [increase]. I did exactly as the pattern and my tail came out well

    • Hi, Rye,
      I didn’t have any trouble with the wire xD I don’t think you will have any problem using a 18 gauge aluminium wire. You should try to use it and see if you can crochet with it, if you think it is fine and the wire is hidden by the stitches, won’t be a problem.
      I’m glad to know you didn’t have any problems with his tail! :)

  100. Angie says:

    I’m working on the tail right now, and i was just wondering if you maybe misstyped the counts or something because the stitches are not adding up correctly for me

  101. natalia says:

    mi english is very bad! i don’t understand who make the head.. stars whit magic ring? or row?

  102. Nikki says:

    Hiii!!!
    I love the pattern, you are a very talented artits, i must say tho that in stuck with the fingers and tows i just dont know how to do them… i´ve tried many times and i´m not sure how they have to go, please please answer me, i´d love to finish my charizard, thanks a lot!!!

    • Hi Nikki,

      To make his fingers and toes you have to use a 2.5mm crochet hook and, also, you have to crochet very tight. The first Round of his fingers and the first three rounds of his toes you will crochet using a white yarn, then change to the main color and crochet the latest rounds.

      Thank you so much for the compliments!! ^__^ and I’m sorry for the very late reply, but I’m very busy atm.

      Cheers, Mia.

  103. Carole says:

    I completed my Charizard last night. How/where do I go to send you a picture of it? Carole

  104. Fiona says:

    Is he made out of wool or cotton?

  105. Jenny says:

    This is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.

  106. Anonymous says:

    What kind of wire did you use?

  107. Jean says:

    Omg he is the most wonderful thing here. I have to make him. Thanks so much.

  108. elien says:

    hi i’m translating your pater to dutch (because its easier for me to work that way but in row 14 of wings you said dtrc and i cant find a translate for this term so what is this???

  109. Riah says:

    Hello! Such a beautiful job on this charizard, it looks amazing! I’m trying to do one myself, to give to a friend for his birthday who is a huge pokemon fan! I read through the pattern, and it seems like I can handle all of it, except one part- the wings. I’m sure no one else has a problem with this due to your beautiful directions, but as I’m used to working in rounds mostly, I’m having trouble. I’m sure I can figure it out, but a little clarification on how to do the first few rows would do wonders for me ^-^ Even if you can’t find the time, many thanks for the pattern! <3

    • Riah says:

      It seems like I’ve figured it out! I’m working on the body now, and for the last five rows, How should I work this? I see that the stitches decrease from 16 to six, but how should this be done?? Much thanks :)

  110. Madi says:

    Did you use 4mm yarn? If I use 5.5, and follow the pattern, will the appearance change or just the size?

  111. Evy says:

    Hi!

    I’m making this wonderful pattern right now, and I too got the problem with the lopsided head after row 9. I noticed it straight away though, so I’m just rearranging the stitches as I go.

    What I think though might be the problem, is it possible the head is supposed to be done in none-continuous rounds with slip stitches at the end of each row? I know the first round starts as this, but in the later rounds it’s not told to do so. I think it’s possible that my start of the round is too far into the circle because I was working continuous rounds.

    • Hi, Evy!
      I really made his head using continuous rounds. I’m sure of that. I just do not remember if I really made this slip stitch at the end of the first row. At the moment I’m out of time to do the video tutorial teaching how to do his head, because I’m having tests at college. However, as soon as I get some time, I will upload it here.

  112. Courtney says:

    I wanted to let you know that there is someone on Etsy selling this Charizard. Here is a link:

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/156786403/charizard-pokemon-amigurumi-made-to?ref=sr_gallery_6&ga_search_query=crochet+charizard&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=crochet+charizard

    Also, Thank you so much for the pattern. I just finished the shiny Charizard tonight. Its going to a good friend of mine for her birthday. :)

    • Thank you so much for letting me know, Courtney ^^ I feel very sad, when I see people doing that >.< It is a lack of respect for me and for Nintendo. You are very welcome! Aaaw, she will love it! ^^ Ah! I will create an album at my Facebook page to share photos of the amigurumis made by any people who has used any of my patterns :D So, if you are interested, send me a photo of your Charizard and I will put it there ^^

    • Cheryl says:

      The one on Etsy is NOWHERE near as awesome as Mia’s Charizard! And they want $75?!! Sorry but their nuts and so is anyone who would buy it at that price….just my opinion. :)

  113. Dee says:

    Hi Mia,

    I was wondering if the feet of the Charizard needed stuffing. It doesn’t state in the instructions and I couldn’t tell from the photos if the bottom of the feet were stuffed.

    Thanks,
    Dee

  114. Sarah says:

    Hi, I absolutely love this pattern! I’m almost done but I have the cream underbelly to do, I’m relatively new to crocheting and do not understand the (2 in?rst sc) bit? What does this mean? Thank you!

    • Hi Sarah :)
      I’m glad that you love it! :D
      Aaw! I’m sorry the pattern is misspelled. The right it is:
      Row 2: ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first sc, sc 6, 2 sc in last sc (10)
      Row 3: ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first sc, sc 8, 2 sc in last sc (12)
      Row 4: ch1, turn, Sc in each Sc (12)
      Row 5: ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first sc, sc 10, 2 sc in last sc (14)
      Row 6: ch1, turn, Sc in each Sc (14)
      Row 7: ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first sc, sc 12, 2 sc in last sc (16)
      Row 8: ch1, turn, sc in each sc (16)
      Row 9: ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first sc, sc 14, 2 sc in last sc (18)
      Row 10: ch 1, turn, sc in each sc (18)
      Row 11: ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first sc, sc 16, 2 sc in last sc (20)
      Thank you too! :)

  115. sneha says:

    hi, im having trouble with the body. iv done as the pattern says to do, but i dont think it looks right. when finished the body part, what is it supposed to look like? mine doesnt seem to match the pictures youv put up. thankyou for your help. =)

  116. Anna says:

    Not to sound stupid, but when the body part says, “Now, we are going to work in rows.” that means i should chain one and turn after each row, right?

  117. shanita xD says:

    i dont know much english but

    “Tail : Round 3: (2 Sc, 2sc in next sc) repeat 2 times, then, sc and 2 sc in next sc (11) or Round 3: ( Sc 2, 2sc in next sc) repeat 2 times, then, sc and 2 sc in next sc (11) ” ?

    independent of the confusion, thanks for the pattern :3

    • Haha, you are very welcome ^^

      Let me try to explain. In Round 3 of his tail you will first crochet one sc and then another sc, after that, increase once. Repeat this sequence one more time. After that, crochet a sc, then increase in the next sc.

  118. Dee says:

    How much yarn do you need for this project?

  119. millie says:

    Hi! Thank you for the pattern :)

    I have a question… I don’t really understand how to do the head :s

    Round 1: ch 6, sc 4, 2sc, sc 4, 2 sc, sl st (12)

    I don’t understand the ch 6 moving on to sc 4.

    The way I did it is that I made 6 chains, went to the first chain and started crocheting from there. Of course there wasn’t any space for all 12 ones.. :/

    • Hi Millie,

      His head is really a complicated part :T Now that you mentioned it, I intend to do a video tutorial, I think it will be the best way to explain how to do his head, but I think I only will be able to make it in the end of the week :T

      By now, I will try to explain it in words xD Well, this first round it is the beggining of an oval shape. Please, watch this video to have some idea of how it works: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_B9BinO3ULg.

      Now, that you’ve watched the video, I will try to explain the pattern xD First, you will chain 6 and then from the second chain from your hook you will crochet 4 sc. Now, you will crochet 2 sc in the same and last chain. Now, you will work in the other side of the chain, the bottom, as is shown in the video. Go to the next 4 chains and crochet one sc in each one. In the last chain crochet 2 sc. Now, slip stich in next sc.

      I don’t know if it is clear for you now. I’m really sorry, it is hard to explain with words :( I really need to make a video and I will.

      • millie says:

        Thank you! I did understand :)

        One last question… how do I do the arms? :s I see that they are bent in the picture, but when I finished doing mine, they came out straight ;-;

        • Yay!! Great! You are welcome :D
          I don’t know if that is the answer you are looking for, lol, but, the secret to his poseable arms is wire. In the Assembly of the Pattern (Steps 1, 2 and 3) there are some photos of how you should use wire to make his arms poseable.
          Any more questions are welcomed :)

          • millie says:

            Thank you!
            How did you get so good at crocheting? Your patterns are like, perfect. Charizard looks perfect, Gangar, etc… you must know how stitches work with other stitches. I want to make my own pattern too, but I just kinda guess :/

          • You are very welcome! ^^
            Thank you really really much! That’s very kind ^^ When I was learning how to crochet, I started doing a lot of different patterns to have an idea of how the stitches work together. It helps a lot to get experience. However creating a pattern it always involve a lot of mistakes, so, it is a matter of doing and re-doing until we reach the desired shape :)

          • millie says:

            Hi :)

            I am working on the head, but when it comes to round 9, it gets weird. Their is distinction in the snout and the head are visible (the “dent” around) but when I do it, half is dented and half is sloped. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong ._.

            I took a picture of the head to better explain it:
            http://i.imgur.com/zVuFyjW.jpg

          • Hi Millie,

            I think the problem may be in the beggining of his head. Maybe you started it wrong and when you get on the round 9, you did not increased in the right place. Well, at Round 9 you have to: inc, sc, inc in next 6 Sc, Sc, inc, Sc 8. So, the “inc in the next 6 sc” has to be in the middle of his snout. I think that yours it is not, thats why half is dented and half is sloped
            I’m trying to get some time to do a video this week to better explain that, but it is a bit complicated, because I’m studying for my tests at college.
            I will try to upload it as soon as I can.

  120. Kristina Fliss says:

    Do you ever make these as commissions?

    • Hi, Kristina! I’m sorry but I don’t :( The free time that I have, I prefer to spend creating new patterns. If someday I change my mind, I will let you know ^^

  121. ragdollsally says:

    Thank you for the free pattern! I love it!

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