Gengar Pattern

Yay! Just in time for Halloween, I’m bringing this Gengar pattern for you guys ^^

This is such a coincidence :O I never intended to do Gengar to celebrate the Halloween, I made him as a gift for my boyfriend’s birthday on october, since Gengar is one of his favorite pokemons, but, it was a great coincidence ^^

I really enjoyed the experience of making Gengar and I was very excited to make his back, lol. Well, I really liked the way it turned out and and I gained some experience making him, because I had to do some things that I never did before xD

Let’s go to the pattern :3

Materials:

– Dark purple yarn;

– Red and white felt;

– Fiberfill;

– Black fabric paint;

– Brush;

– 4mm crochet hook;

– 2,5mm crochet hook;

– Tapestry needle;

– Contact glue;

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 and mouth you will use the felt and the fabric paint.

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 ^^

Pattern:

– Body:

Round 1: 6 sc in MR (6)

Round 2: 2 sc in each sc (12)

Round 3: sc, inc (18)

Round 4: 2 sc, inc (24)

Round 5: 3 sc, inc (30)

Round 6: 4 sc, inc (36)

Round 7: 5 sc, inc (42)

Round 8: sc in each sc (42)

Round 9: 6 sc, inc (48)

Round 10-11: sc in each sc (48)

Round 12: 7 sc, inc (54)

Round 13-14: sc in each sc (54)

Round 15: 8 sc, inc (60)

Round 16-19: sc in each sc (60)

Round 20: 9 sc, inc (66)

Round 21-25: sc in each sc (66)

Round 26: 10 sc, dec (60)

Round 27-30: sc in each sc (60)

Round 31: 8 sc, dec (54)

Round 32-33: sc in each sc (54)

Round 34: 7 sc, dec (48)

Round 35-36: sc in each sc (48)

Round 37: 6 sc, dec (42)

Round 38: sc in each sc (42)

Round 39: 5 sc, dec (36)

Round 40: 4 sc, dec (30)

Round 41: 3 sc, dec (24)

Round 42: 2 sc, dec (18)

Round 43: sc, dec (12)

Round 44: dec (6)

Finish off.

 

– Big Horns from head (make 2):

Round 1: sc 4 in MR (4)

Round 2: sc in each sc (4)

Round 3: inc (8)

Round 4: sc in each sc (8)

Round 5: sc, inc (12)

Round 6: sc in each sc (12)

Round 7: sc 2, inc (16)

Round 8: sc in each sc (16)

Round 9: sc 3, inc (20)

Round 10: sc in each sc (20)

Round 11: sc 4, inc (24)

Round 12: sc in each sc (24)

Round 13: sc 5, inc (28)

Round 14: sc in each sc (28)

Finish off and leave a long tail.

 

– Eyebrow (make 2 and use the 2,5mm hook):

Round 1: 3 sc in magic ring (3)

Round 2: sc, inc, sc (4)

Round 3:sc, inc, sc, sc (5)

Round 3: sc, sc, inc, sc, sc (6)

Round 4: sc, sc, dec, sc, sc (5)

Round 5: sc, dec, sc, sc (4)

Round 6: sc, dec, sc (3)

Finish off and leave a long tail.

 

– Back spikes from the sides (make 8):

Round 1: sc 4 in MR (4)

Round 2: sc in each sc (4)

Round 3: inc (8)

Round 4: sc in each sc (8)

Round 5: sc, inc (12)

Finish off and leave a long tail.

 

– Back spikes from the middle (6 in total):

– Crochet 3 spikes like “back spikes from the sides”

– Crochet 2 spikes in this way:

Round 1: sc 4 in MR (4)

Round 2: sc in each sc (4)

Round 3: inc (8)

Round 4: sc in each sc (8)

Round 5: sc, inc (12)

Round 6-7: sc in each sc

Finish off and leave a long tail.

– Crochet one spike in this way:

Round 1: sc 4 in MR (4)

Round 2: sc in each sc (4)

Round 3: inc (8)

Round 4: sc in each sc (8)

Finish off and leave a long tail.

 

– Middle spike from head (make 1):

Round 1: sc 4 in MR (4)

Round 2: sc in each sc (4)

Round 3: inc (8)

Round 4: sc in each sc (8)

Round 5: inc 4, sc 4 (12)

Round 6: sc in each sc (12)

Row 7: sc 6

Row 8: sc 6

Finish off and leave a long tail.

 

– Medium middle spike from head (make 1):

Round 1: sc 4 in MR (4)

Round 2: sc in each sc (4)

Round 3: inc (8)

Round 4: sc in each sc (8)

Row 5: sc 4

Finish off and leave a long tail.

 

– Small middle spike from head (make 1):

Round 1: sc 4 in MR (4)

Round 2: sc in each sc (4)

Round 3: inc (8)

Row 4: sc 4

Row 5: sc 4

Finish off and leave a long tail.

 

– Arms:

Round 1: 6 sc in MR (6)

Round 2: 2 sc in each sc (12)

Round 3: inc in next 4, sc in next 8 (16)

Round 4-5: sc in each sc (16)

Round 6: sc 2, inc in next 4, sc 10 (20)

Round 7-10: sc in each sc (20)

Round 12: sc 5, inc in nest 4, sc 11 (24)

Round 13:sc in each sc (24)

Round 14: sc, inc, sc 3, inc, dec 4, sc 3, inc, sc 3, inc, sc 2 (24)

Round 15: sl 2, sc 3, hdc 10, sc 3, sl 6 (24)

Round 16: sl 2, sc 3, hdc 10, sc 3, sl 6 (24)

Round 17: sl 2, sc 3, hdc 10, sc 3, sl 6 (24)

Finish off.

 

– Fingers:

Round 1: sc 4 in MR (4)

Round 2: inc (8)

Finish off and leave a long tail.

 

– Legs:

Round 1: 6 sc in MR (6)

Round 2: 2 sc in each sc (12)

Round 3: sc, inc (18)

Round 4: sc in each sc (18)

Round 5: sc 4, inc, sc 3, inc, sc 4, inc, sc 3, inc (22)

Round 6: sc 10, inc (24)

Round 7: sc 7, inc (27)

Round 8: sc in each sc (27)

Row 9: sc 3, inc, sc, inc, sc, inc, sc, inc, sc, inc, sc 3 (20)

Row 10: sc 6, inc, sc, inc, sc, inc, sc, inc, sc, inc, 5 (25)

Row 11: sc in each sc (25)

Finish off and leave a long tail.

After finished, you should first sew it to the body and only after that you should fill it with the fiberfill.

 

– Foot:

Round 1: 6 sc in mr (6)

Round 2: inc (12)

Round 3: sc 3, inc (15)

Round 4-6: Sc in each Sc (15)

Round 9: sc 3, dec (12)

Round 10: dec (6)

Finish off.

-Toes (use the 2,5mm hook ):

Round 1: sc 4 in mr (4)

Round 2: inc (8)

Finish off and leave a long tail.

 

– Tail:

Round 1: sc 4 in mr (4)

Round 2: sc in each sc (4)

Round 3: inc (8)

Round 4: sc in each sc (8)

Round 5: inc 4, sc 4 (12)

Round 6: sc in each sc (12)

Round 7: sc, inc 6, sc 5 (18)

Round 8-10: sc in each sc (18)

Round 11: sc 6, inc in next 6, sc 6.  (24)

Round 12: sc in each sc (24)

Round 13: hdc 5, sl 15, hdc 4 (24)

Round 14: hdc 6, sl 15, hdc 3 (24)

Round 15: hdc 7, sl 15, hdc 2 (24)

Round 16: hdc 8, sl 15, hdc (24)

Row 17: hdc 9

Row 18: hdc 9

Finish off and leave a long tail.

Assembly:

First, you should sew the two big horns that Gengar has on his head. Then, sew the spikes on his head. After that, you should sew his arms to body, but, before sewing them, you will need to fold the last rows in a way to make it more angulated. For that, please fold in a way that the two last rows on the top will be inside the arms, three last rows on the sides will be into the inside and the last 4 rows from the bottom will be inside the arms. Here are some photos to help you:

Before folding

Folding

Folded

Folded

Then, sew his fingers to his arms. In next step sew his feet to his legs and the toes to the each foot. Finally, sew the legs, folding the tips, and the tail to the body. To complete it, you need to do his eyes and mouth. I recommend you to first do it in a paper and try to see how it look like on his face. When you get satisfied with the size and shape, you should cut the felt in the desired shape. Then, use the black paint to paint his pupils on the eyes. Before gluing the eyes to his face, you should pin them on his face with an adhesive tape and, so, sew his eyebrows. After that, you should glue the eyes. Then make his smile using white felt and the black paint and glue it to his face.

 

I did not created this character, Gengar 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;

113 Responses so far.

  1. Jon says:

    Curious as to whether or not you make and sell these? I have ZERO skill at this craft so I can only get ones of this kind of high quality if another makes it

  2. Jaycee says:

    How much yarn does this pattern require?

  3. Vanessa says:

    I’mean having huge difficulties in the leg…when I switch from round 8 to row 9, I understand that I just proceed with row 9 after I finish round 8…then do a ch, n turn to do row 10..but the problem is…I ended up with somewhat of a open ended piece…somewhat like a blooming flower with one edge higher (due to the rows) .

    Any help is appreciated!

    • Deb says:

      That’s exactly how the leg is supposed to be 😁 When you attach the leg the taller side will be on the outer side of his body and the shorter on the inner/under side. This way he can stand on his legs with the help of his tail.

  4. Lydia says:

    I’m having a super hard time on the eyebrows. They just are so small that they aren’t working out. Any words of advice?

  5. Vanessa says:

    Hi Mia, just wanted to check if there is a typo on round 26 for the body. Should it be 9sc, Dec (60)?

  6. Lesley Young says:

    Hello I just started crocheting the body. At what round do I need to start to put in the fiberfill? Thank you

  7. Lara says:

    I’m getting little circular knots for the eyebrows. Am I not supposed to work in circles on them?

  8. Lara says:

    Okay I keep getting the body wrong some how. What do I do to increase it properly I keep getting too many stitches. Please someone help explain this to me. I am not new to crochet but I’ve never read patterns before. I always free hand. Please help

    • Deb says:

      Hi Lara, to increase each round, do 2 sc in a stitch then sc in individual stitches per count on pattern. Generally each around increases 1 stitch in between the 2 stitches in a single stitch. So it would be sc2, sc repeated all the way around. Then next row would be sc2, sc, sc, sc2, etc all the way around. Next would be sc2, then sc in 3 individual stitches. Hope this helps

  9. Yana says:

    Hello, I can’t carry on his arm. i don’t understand what does “dec” mean – raw 14. Raw 15 what is it “hdc” ? Thank you

  10. Ysabella says:

    Hi! In rows 8 and 9 it starts with 27 st and ends with 20 but doesn’t have any decreases?

  11. Gloria says:

    Hola, consulta que es HDC?????? por favor

  12. PomegurumiS says:

    Es hermoso,muy agradecida a vos por publicar el patrón,prometo cuando lo termine adjuntar tu link para que vean quien lo creó.

  13. Amanda says:

    When you go from rounds to rows, like on the spikes on top of the head, do I start my row where the round ended or do I turn and start the row “on top” of the round I just finished? I’m a beginner and taking on a rather ambitious project in this Gengar for my husband, but learning a lot!

  14. Crystal L Weigell says:

    Hello! The arm goes from round 10 to 12. Where did 11 go?? Please let me know how to resolve this. Thank you!

    • Amanda says:

      When I did the arms, I just did round 12 as round 11 and carried on from there, because the way it increased in the pattern just made it seem like a numbering error

  15. Daniela says:

    Hello Mia! I am trying to crochet this for my husband but I got a little confused on the arms, on rounds 15-17, what does “sl” mean? Thank you!

  16. Marci says:

    in the patter MR what does that mean?

  17. Caitlyn says:

    On the arms you jumped from round 10 to round 12, what do I do for round 11?

    • e. paskalides says:

      Does anyone know if starting with the eyebrows you switch to 2.5mm hook from there on or only for the making of the eyebrows and then back to the larger hook Thanks

  18. Lisa Holler says:

    When two rows say sc 4 and the last row said sc 8, do I sc 4, then turn and sc 4? Is that the trick?

  19. Lisa Holler says:

    \Medium middle spike from head (make 1):

    Round 1: sc 4 in MR (4)

    Round 2: sc in each sc (4)

    Round 3: inc (8)

    Round 4: sc in each sc (8)

    **Row 5: sc 4**

    How do I go from 8 to 4? Or am I reading this wrong?

    • Tabitha says:

      On round 3 it says Inc (8)
      Inc means increase
      To increase you put 2 single crochet in each of the four stitches and that will give you the total of 8 stitches to work with on round 4.

      Hope this helps

    • Debbie says:

      You’re going to turn after last round of 8. Stitch 4 sc, turn and stitch 4 sc in prev row’s 4 Sc.

  20. Virginia Ramirez Ruiz says:

    GRACIAS!!!!

  21. Lauren says:

    Hi Mia!
    I love your pattern! Thank you so much for posting
    Im currently making this, and have a quick question
    On the feet, the pattern goes round 4-6 to round 9. Are there rounds 7 and 8?
    Thanks :)

  22. Johnny says:

    How tall was the finished Gengar?

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  24. blair peter says:

    Can i buy one

  25. veronica says:

    I love the pattern but the row 17& 18 foe the tail confuse me.. help me!!!

  26. Pokemon4Ever! says:

    Can you pretty please do a Mewtwo? I know someone else who made a free pattern (Ah creations ) but I think if you did it he would look epic!

  27. Pokemon4Ever! says:

    I love this! It looks exactly like him! Keep up the awesome work.

  28. Miriam says:

    Thank you soooo much for posting this! I am still rather new to this, but your pattern was great! My son really liked it :)

  29. Iris says:

    Hi Mia, I’m new in crochet and I decided to work on your pattern… But I don’t understand the difference between ’round’ and ‘row’… For example, when I’m elaborating the legs, after round 8 goes row 9, and it decrease 7 stitches… So, how can I elaborate this??

    • When you finish the last Round don’t do anything special, just continue crocheting the stitchs of the first row. After you have crocheted all the stitches of the first row, ch 1 and turn. Then go on xD It wont go up all the legs anymore, but just a piece of it. You won’t decrease to make it.

  30. KaT says:

    Hello, I have been working on your pattern and am wondering if you could elaborate on the legs for me a bit? After round 5 is where I lose all hope. Am I turning the work around once I finish round six then turning again after seven? I would much appreciate your help, this is such an awesome pattern. I must complete! >.<

    • Zero says:

      I’m having the same problem :/

      • Round 6: (sc 10, inc) reapeat two times (24)

        Round 7: (sc 7, inc) repeat three times (27)

        Round 8: sc in each sc (27)

        ** You are going to work in rows from Row 9 on. When you finish the last Round don’t do anything special, just continue crocheting the stitchs of the first row. After you have crocheted all the stitches of the first row, ch 1 and turn. Then go on xD It wont go up all the legs anymore, but just a piece of it.

        Row 9: sc 3, inc, sc, inc, sc, inc, sc, inc, sc, inc, sc 3 (20)

  31. Justoine says:

    I wanted to crochet the whole face. I got the eyes done but I’m not sure how to do the smile? Do you have any suggestions for a pattern?

  32. Mia Nilsson says:

    Hi Mia
    My name is Mia and I will make this gengar as a gift for my BF too =)
    He will also get his personal bag with some pokéballs and a Big Masterball. This will be his b-day/x-mas gift

    Thank you for the pattern =) I will take a pic when I’m done =)

  33. Hi, I’ve been working with your pattern and I’m confused as to how the legs are supposed to be attached to the body. The folding part of the legs confuse me.
    So do I fold the rows inside the leg?
    because right now it looks nothing like your model.
    It’s like they are way wider and not long enough. I would appreciate a detail view from under Gengar. Because so far it’s the only part I don’t quite grasp.

  34. Angela says:

    Hi! I’ve been following this pattern and I just cannot work out what I’m supposed to do with the legs…. it says rounds, so are you just supposed to start row 10 after row 9 even though you won’t have gotten all the way around? I’m sorry, I’ve been working on this for months now and I really want to be done with it so I can gift it! :)

    • Hi, Angela,
      When you finish Round 8 you continually start Row 9. Then, when you have done the last stitch of row 9, you will ch1 and turn to start Row 10.
      So, yes, you start row 10 even though you won’t have gotten all the way around xD

  35. Melanie says:

    Anyone know where I could find a good Gengar HAT pattern (crochet or knitting)?

  36. Brittany says:

    Hello! I love this pattern but I’m having a problem with the stitch count on round 20. i keep getting 66 stitches rather than 64 and i was wondering how you did round 20 and got 64 stitches?

  37. Michelle Tice says:

    Hi…love the pattern so farm.Im having trouble with the eyebrows..mine dont seem long enough..they are more round..are they done in round or row?

  38. roberta says:

    Thank you for posting this!! This is my husbands favorite pokemon and now I can make one for his birthday!!!! :)

  39. Pita says:

    This is so good! I love it

  40. silvilika says:

    Thank you so much!!! This is a very good pattern :DD

  41. Emiko90 says:

    Hello!

    Thanks so much for this pattern. I also am making this for my boyfriend – Gengar is his fave poke – there’s definitely a pattern!

    I just wanted to please ask you for some extra help. I’m having loads of trouble trying to sew the feet to the legs and then working out what angle I have to attach the legs to the body. Can you please let me know what angle I need to sew the feet onto? The legs are sort of trapezium shape and all slanty and I can’t figure out where to put the fold.

    Many thanks!

    • Hi Emiko90! ^^

      You are very welcome! Haha, it is being such a coincidence about gengar and boyfriends, lol :p Thank you so much for your compliment! Also, sorry for the late reply, I have been very busy studing for my college exams :T

      Well, I will try my best to help you, because his legs are, for sure, the most annoying part of this pattern, haha. First, I recommend you to sew the legs to the body and only after that sew the feet. You should position the shorter side of the leg to the inside, this means that the shorter side of each leg should be facing each other. The longest side should be facing the outside. Well, when you position the legs like that, you should pin them with 2 stitches just to have an idea how it is looking like. After that, I recommend you to stuff it a bit and, then, fold the square tips inward, so, you will be able to sew it correctly. After that, sew the legs. I hope I’ve helped :s
      I think I will need to make a photo tutorial explaning that in the future, it will make this part a lot easier x3

  42. FemBot says:

    Hello! I’m currently making this and it’s looking great! I have a quick question though: For the last two rows of the large and small spikes on the top of the head, did you mean that I should sc 6/4 then turn and sc 6/4, or maybe slipstitch 6/4 then sc 6/4? Otherwise I’m not sure what the difference would be from just sc around ^_^;;. Just want to make sure I get it right! Thanks!

    • Hi there! ^_^ Sorry for just answer your question now, I’m a little busy this days >.< Well, I forgot to explain in the pattern, lol. Thank you for your question! and you are welcome! Well, when you finish the last "Round" of the spikes, just start the next "Row", that it will be crochet 6/4 sc, then turn to make the next row(if it has another row), then ch1 and do last 6/4 sc on the final row. It is to work in rows in the end and not in rounds. I usually ch1 to turn, while crocheting in rows. The purpose of doing this is to let the spike inclined after sewn. If it is possible, I would love to see a photo of your Gengar, when you finish it! ^_^

      • FemBot says:

        Thank you for your reply! I didn’t notice that the pattern changed from “Rounds” to “Rows” so that makes a lot of sense! I’ll definitely post a photo of Gengar when it’s done. Thanks so much!

  43. GracieGurl says:

    What is it with boyfriends and Gengar? I will certainly be using this pattern for my Poke-guy. Thanks so much for posting this!

  44. Annabel Fan says:

    :D hello Mia! Gengar is my boyfriends favorite pokemon too and I was surfing the web to find some way to knit it for him <3 for Christmas~ I don't really know how to crochet…
    but i was wondering how big the gengar is? and how long this took you? :X

    • Hi Annabel! :D
      Yay, it will be a great gift, he will love it!~
      If I’m not mistaken, he measures about 25cm tall. Well, I’m not very good on estimating time, lol, but I think you would be able to crochet it in two weeks :p
      A good way to learn some things about crochet is to search on Youtube, there are a lot of very good tutorials in there ^^ If you need any help while doing gengar, feel free to ask me. It will be a pleasure to help.

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