Red Pikmin

So I originally made these adorable little Pikmin for a friend of mine who was thinking of using them as a crib mobile. Not sure if they’re ever going to be used in that fashion, but if not, they’re still the cutest little flowering aliens ever! In case you never heard of them before, Pikmin are small aliens that Captain Olimar collects in a video game. Now, I’m not much of a gamer myself, so I don’t really know what the game is all about, but feel free to look it up – it does look fun!

So I was looking online for free patterns for them, but I couldn’t find anything I liked, so I just made one! I made it in red, blue, yellow, and purple. All the colors of scraps that I had on hand! And of course I finished the set with a little Captain Olimar as well! Can’t forget him! So, in honor of Captain Olimar and his Pikmin, I’ve provided the FREE PATTERN for the Red Pikmin. This pattern includes a simpler flower than the one shown, and no leaf. If you want the FULL pattern including the changes made for the Blue and Yellow Pikmin, as well as the flowers and leaves as shown, the PAID pattern can be found HERE on my etsy page!

Red Heart Super Saver Yarn – less than 50 yards of red, scraps of yellow, white, and green for the flower

4mm hook

Fiberfill

Safety eyes

Pattern written in US terminology

Finished measurements: each pikmin is approx. 3.5” tall, not including the stem and flower/leaf

DO NOT slip stitch at the end of a round, unless instructed to do so.  Instead, put a stitch marker at the end of each round, and move it up as you go, to keep your place.

RED PIKMIN:

Magic circle

4 sc in magic circle.  Continue to sc in ea sc until tube measures 1.5 inches long.  

Round 1: Sc in sc. 2 sc in sc. Sc in sc. 2sc in sc. (6 sc)

Round 2: 2sc in ea sc around. (12sc)

Round 3: *Sc in sc. 2sc in next sc.* Repeat around. (18sc)

Round 4: *Sc in 2 sc. 2 sc in next sc.* Repeat around. (24sc)

Round 5: Sc in ea sc around. (24sc)

Round 6: Sc in ea sc around. Ch3. Sl st back into second and third chains from the hook (this is the NOSE). (24sc)

Round 7: Sc in ea sc around. (24sc)

Round 8: *Sc in 6 sts. 2sctog.* Repeat around. (21 sc)

Round 9: *Sc in 5 sts. 2sctog.* Repeat around. Add safety eyes between rounds 5 and 6, keeping eyes 3 sts apart, and making sure the nose is centered between them. (18 sc)

Round 10: *Sc in 4 sts. 2sctog.* Repeat around. (15 sc)

Round 11: *Sc in 3 sts. 2sctog.* Repeat around. (12 sc) STUFF FIRMLY.

Round 12: *Sc in 2 sts. 2sctog.* Repeat around. (9 sc) 

Round 13: *Sc in 2 sts. 2sc in next st.* Repeat around. (12 sc)

Round 14: *Sc in 3 sts. 2sc in next st.* Repeat around. (15 sc)

Round 15: Sc in ea sc around. (15 sc)

Round 16: Sc in ea sc around. (15 sc)

Round 17: Sc in ea sc around. (15 sc)

Round 18: *Sc in 3 sts. 2sctog.* Repeat around. (12 sc) STUFF FIRMLY. Do Not FO.

First leg:

Round 19: Skip 6 sts. You will come back to these stitches in the second leg. Sc in next 6 sts. 

Round 20: Sc in ea sc around. (6 sc)

Round 21: Sc in ea sc around. (6 sc)

Stuff leg as much as able. FO. Close hole.

Second leg: 

Attach yarn to first skipped stitch of round 19. 

Round 1: Sc in ea sc around. (6 sc)

Round 2: Sc in ea sc around. (6 sc)

Round 3: Sc in ea sc around. (6 sc)

Stuff leg as much as able.  FO. Close hole.

Arms (Make 2):

Magic circle.

Round 1: 4sc in magic circle. (4 sc)

Round 2: Sc in ea sc around. (4 sc)

Round 3: Sc in ea sc around. (4 sc)

Round 4: Sc in ea sc around. (4 sc)

Attach arms at Rounds 13-14 of the body, at either side. 

Simple Flower: (NOT the flower Shown!!!)

In YELLOW, Magic Circle:

Round 1: 5sc in Magic circle.

Round 2: 2sc in ea sc. FO. (10 sc)

Round 3: Attach WHITE with a Sl st into any sc. *(Sl st, Ch1, Hdc, Dc, Tr) in one st. (Tr, Dc, Hdc, ch1, sl st) in next st.* Repeat around to make 5 petals. FO.

Attach to the top of a pikmin’s stem with a bit of GREEN yarn, making sure the green doesn’t show through to the top of the flower. 

If you have any questions regarding this or any pattern, please don’t hesitate to email springintofalldesigns@gmail.com.  We’d also love to see your finished work! Please tag @springintofalldesigns on your Instagram posts and tag us on Ravelry at Springintofall!  You can also stay up to date by following our blog: springintofall.design.blog!

This pattern is the property of Kaila Osborn of Spring into Fall Designs.  Please do not share or publish this pattern in part or in whole; it is for personal use only. If selling finished products made from this pattern, please give proper credit to Spring into Fall Designs as the pattern designer. 

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