Anyone that knows me well knows that I LOVE Nintendo and that the fondest memories of my childhood are of playing Super Mario World for the SNES. Even now as an adult, the characters and creatures from that Mario universe continue to resonate with me.
Just recently, Piranha Plant became a character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and is making its way up my list of favourite characters to play as. How could I resist crocheting this adorable little plant?
With this pattern, you can crochet your own that just hangs out in a pot on your desk, bedside table, or coffee table.

MATERIALS

Yarns – Red (R), Black (B), Pink (P), White (W), Green (G), Dark Brown (D)
Pipe cleaner
White felt
Small terra cotta pot (The pot that I used is 6 cm wide at the bottom and 8.5 cm wide on top)
polyester fibrefill
size 7 (4.5 mm) crochet hook

ABBREVIATIONS

ch = chain
st = stitch
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
sl st = slip stitch
inc = single crochet 2 into the same stitch
dec = decrease over next two stitches (single crochet 2 stitches together or use invisible decrease)

HEAD

R1: With R, sc 6 in magic ring (6)
R2: inc in each st around (12)
R3: (sc 1 , inc) six times (18)
R4: (sc 2, inc) six times (24)
R5: (sc 3, inc) six times (30)
R6-8: sc in each st around (30)
R9: sc 8, chain 14, skip 14 st, sc 8 (30)
R10-11: sc in each st around (30)
R12: (sc 3, dec) six times (24)
R13: (sc 2, dec) six times (18)
R14: (sc 1, dec) six times (12)
R15: dec six times (6)
Finish with a sl st. Cut a short tail and weave in.

Inside of Mouth

R1: With B, sc 6 in a magic ring (6)
R2: inc in each st around (12)
R3: (sc 1 , inc) six times (18)
R4: (sc 2, inc) six times (24)
R5: (sc 5, inc) four times (28)
Finish with a sl st. Cut a short tail and weave in.

Tongue

With P, chain 4.
R1-5: Skip first ch from hook, sc 3, ch 1 and turn
R6: Skip first ch from hook, dec, sc 2
Without turning, sc 12 around the edge of the tongue.
Fasten off. Leave long tail for sewing.

Fold the black piece in half and sew the tongue in the middle.

Lips

Place the INSIDE OF MOUTH piece in the HEAD opening. You will be crocheting into the stitches of the HEAD and INSIDE OF MOUTH at the same time.
R1: With W, sc 28 around the edge of the mouth (28)
R2-3: hdc in each st around (28)
Finish with a sl st. Leave long tail for sewing.

Curl the edge of the lips and sew the edge to the head.

Spots (Make 6)

R1: With W, sc 6 in magic ring (6)
Finish with a sl st. Leave long tail for sewing.

Sew the spots around the head. Cut small triangles out of white felt and glue to the head for the teeth.

Leaf (Make 2)

With G, chain 7.
Skip first ch from hook, hdc 4, sc 2.
Turn to work other side of chain, sc 2, hdc 4.
Fasten off. Leave long tail for sewing.

Stem

With G, chain 5. Join into a ring with a sl st.
R1-8: sc in each st around (5)
Finish with a sl st. Leave a long tail for sewing.
Fold a pipe cleaner in thirds and insert it through the STEM.
Sew one edge of the STEM to the bottom of the HEAD.

Dirt

The pot that I used is 6 cm wide at the bottom and 8.5 cm wide on top.
Depending on how tall your pot is, you may have to add or subtract rows (between rows 6 to 9) from the pattern.
R1: With D, sc 6 in magic ring (6)
R2: inc in each st around (12)
R3: In back loop only, (sc 1, inc) six times (18)
R4: (sc 8, inc) two times (20)
R5: (sc 4, inc) four times (24)
R6-9: sc in each st around (24)
R10: In back loop only, (sc 2, dec) six times (18)
R11: (sc 1, dec) six times (12)
R12: dec six times (6)
Cut a short tail and weave in.

Sew the STEM to the DIRT and then the LEAVES to the DIRT. Place a bit of glue at the bottom of the pot to adhere the DIRT.