Monday, August 20

Pokemon Crochet Book ARRIVED

Straight over from JAPAN where some of my MOST FAVORITE crochet books originate:
I bought it from an eBay seller named Megs Favorites, a great source for Japanese crochet books. Not only did it arrive fast and in great shape, but Meg also speaks English, a big plus for me over ordering books through Japanese Amazon.

About half of the projects are knitted (basically the sweaters). Most everything else is first-rate happydance-worthy crocheted amigurumi, YAY!
My toytester "Bob" is shiny-faced for a Togepi first and a Poliwag second. In case you've somehow managed to avoid learning about Pokemon, Togepi is white with blue and red triangles, and Poliwag is blue--won't that spiral be fun to make?! Like most kids, he would have chosen red-cheeked Pikachu first but already has some. Togepi toys are less common.
All right, I admit it, I like Pokemon too. I love Clefables, all the Evees, Bulbasaur, and the legendary ones. I love it when lightning comes out of Pikachu's cheeks and what happens when Jigglypuff gets mad. I love that in battle, some Pokemon can use Friendly Look or Heart Swap to confuse.


  1. Amanda7:57 AM

    Those are SO adorable. I'm a Marine married to a Marine, and he's in Iraq. Believe it or not, he loves Pokemon (playing the games occupy his time). It's been a while since I sent him a package, and I was looking for this book on eBay, Amazon, and other random sites (I found your blog by googling it), and I can't find it anywhere. I know he'd love a Pika amigurumi. Any tips on where I can find this book?

  2. The ISBN for this book is 4-09-103369-5.

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  4. Anonymous5:38 AM

    I have the same book. i wanted if you could help me. on your blog it says you did Togepi. And I was wondering from round 13-18 is it all single crochet. And the second question is. Do I have to use a slip stitch joining the chains then use a chain. To bad they did not come out with a crochet patttern book with all the pokemon's in it. They show a picture of meowth but no pattern.

  5. Anonymous10:16 PM

    what crochet hook did you use on the pokemon dolls. it says 5/0. I am not really good the the japanese writting. I was wondering if you could help me with the hook size everything else seems easy.

  6. Hi poohbear102045, I used an H hook, which is 5.0 millimeters. I figure "5/0" is the Japanese way to say "5 millimeters" (5mm).

    The whole Togepi is in single crochet except for that one round in white at the edge of its shell that is shell stitches.

    I'm sure you can use any method of starting a ring and joining rounds that you like. Looks like they start the ring by working into just a loop of yarn, not chains.
    Hope this helps!

  7. Anonymous1:50 PM

    there a wonderful website with free pokemom patterns its wolfdreameroth u should go there she has a mewoth pattern as well

  8. How difficult would following the patterns be if you know a tiny bit of Japanese and have a great big Japanese dictionary handy?

  9. Not so difficult. Even for me, knowing zero Japanese and with no dictionary, it was a fun kind of difficult, like working out a puzzle.

  10. Anonymous1:09 PM

    What's the English name of the book so I can look it up that way?

  11. Anonymous1:10 PM

    What is the English name of the book? Meg's Favorites doesn't have any more copies :(

  12. Hi Amanda, sorry, I have no idea. All I know is what's on the front and back covers. I can't read Japanese at all.