Some of us like staying home and knitting. Some of us like exploring nature and conversing with our fellow man. Some of us prefer to spend our time capturing pixelated creatures and forcing them to battle other pixelated creatures.
One woman has combined these seemingly unrelated hobbies.
Knotty Nichole, as she calls herself, is a pretty cool mom from Texas who just happens to love crochet and anything crafts related, but when Pokémon became a global sensation, she couldn’t help but get on the bandwagon. Now, she spends less time posting Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles tutorials on her Youtube channel, and more time making adorable, soft and squishy crochet Pokémon characters to leave at PokéStops. Attached to each one is a professional card with her super cute logo and pattern info.
To make it even better, Knotty Nichole set up a public Facebook group called #CrochetGO to go with her own Nichole’s Nerdy Knots page. Here, she encourages people who love her patterns to share pictures of their own crochet Pokémon babies (either from her patterns or their own) and ask questions. Some of the best posts come from people around the world who’ve latched on to this crochet craze the same way they went nuts over the game. Nichole has inspired hundreds from across the U.S., Australia, the UK, South Africa and even Malaysia (!) to jump in and try to crochet ’em all.
All of the patterns (and even some Disney and Family Guy) are offered for free at Nichole’s Nerdy Knots on Ravelry, a community for knitters and crocheters.
Not to mention Knotty Nichole has a new website coming soon.
Check out these cute little crochet Pokémon!
Here’s a Bellsprout right before she caught one in her home. Talk about luck!
After some of her #CrochetGo friends shared their own Pokéballs, Nichole was inspired to create her own useable container. They’re perfect for stuffing a Jigglypuff or a Koffing, obvi.
And who could ever resist a Squirtle or a Snorlax? No one, that’s who.
They could be hiding anywhere!
Nichole has made a ton of crochet Pokémon lately, but even people who have no idea what the heck a Jigglypuff or Magikarp is should recognize this guy.
Now #GOcrochet ’em all!
This article originally appeared on MensTrait.com as Adorable crochet Pokémon being left at Texas Pokéstops.