Amigurumi is my favorite area of crochet to work in, hands down!
It can look overwhelming but it easier than it seems. Stay tuned for my Amigurumi Tips page coming soon where I will break down the most common areas of learning amigurumi.


To get started, you need the right tools and materials (most of which you probably already have).

The questions get ask a lot, what is the best yarn to use for amigurumi? Best safety eyes? What makes the process easier?


I've compiled this post with all of my favorite items to make amigurumi, hoping to answer all of these questions. Some are essential and others are nice and handy to save us some time.

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This post will cover yarn selections, hooks, needles, stuffing, safety eyes and fun gadgets that save us time! It contains my personal opinion from my experience as I learned amigurumi!

If you would prefer a sweet and simple list, feel free to scroll to the bottom. I've made it nice and organized! If you'd like more information on each item keep reading, I have you covered!

If you have questions, we have answers and are happy to help whether you are new to amigurumi or experienced and looking for some inspiration. Join the Grace and Yarn Crochet Group on Facebook and connect with others who have a passion for crochet! 

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Yarn Selection-

How important is the yarn you choose? It can vary, you want one that will hold up to hours of play time and not become too 'fuzzy'. I love using #4 worsted weight yarn for my amigurumi but using a chunky yarn creates a cute style as well! Here are my favorites below and my experience with them:


  • Lion Brand Vanna's Choice - This yarn is a little bit thicker but still in the size 4 category and works really well for amigurumi. It holds up to long hours of play and is fairly soft. They also have a decent color selection, I used beige for my Berry Patch Bunnies pattern!

  • Yarn Bee Soft and Sleek - This is also a Hobby Lobby brand and I have just recently started using it. I love it! It holds true to it's name soft and sleek. The label also said that it was low-pill (we love that in amigurumi)! I used it for the yellow duck in my Amigurumi Duck pattern. I love how it works up, the only downside is it doesn't come in a wide variety of colors.

  • Red Heart Super Soft - This yarn is soft as it's name entails. While it isn't my favorite yarn to use (makes my nose itch when I use it, I know so weird but being honest here), it can be more cost effective as far as regular price goes and is easily available at most stores. 

  • Caron Simply Soft - Beautiful assortment of colors here and cost is good (especially with coupons). In my experience it becomes 'fuzzy' a little bit faster than the other yarns listed above, so I don't use it as often. It has a wonderful soft and silky feel to it as you crochet making it easy to work with.

  • I Love This Cotton Yarn - Some prefer to use cotton when making amigurumi. For those with allergies or skin sensitivity sometimes this can be a better match. This is my favorite cotton yarn to use. It's soft and comes in great colors! Being a thinner yarn compared to others on this list I would go down a hook size so that your amigurumi projects stay nice and tight.
These are the yarns I have experienced using in the last few years. Please leave a comment below if you have a favorite that I haven't listed here!


Designing a hedgehog has been high on my list! They are adorable, spunky and I am seeing them everywhere! I have combined these with one of my favorite outfits as a kid. Overalls! Pocket and all! I was inspired by the suspenders from the Berry Patch Bunny!

These hedgehogs were purposely made about the same size as my other forest animals, so they can be played with together as friends or displayed nicely at a craft fair!

With each pattern I try to keep in mind how they will be played with and kids (mainly mine) are rough with their toys! We spend a lot of time and put a lot of love into our creations. With that in mind, I have frogged many times so that you won't have to.

The legs and body are made as one piece. The head is done separately, but I feel it's worth the extra item to sew on. Having the head separate guarantees the stuffing will stay there and not sink down into the neck. Stuffing the neck firmly as you sew it on will also add to its sturdiness.

 I like to use plastic safety eyes for the majority of my amigurumi projects but for those times that you would prefer an alternative I have you covered with these crochet thread eyes


Pattern-
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Materials:

  • Size 4 worsted weight yarn 
    • 25g choice color for overalls 
    • 15g beige 
    • Small amount of: 
  • 10.5 or 11mm  safety eyes 
  • 3.5 mm and 5 mm crochet hook 
  • Scissors 
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stuffing (Poly-Fil and Morning Glory are my top favorites!)
  • Stitch markers (optional) 

Abbreviations: US terminology

SC- Single crochet

SC INC- Single crochet increase

DC INC- Double crochet increase

INV DEC- Invisible decrease

HDC- Half double crochet

HDC INC- Half double crochet increase

Sl st- Slip stitch

CH- Chain

Rpt- Repeat



These hedgehogs measures about 14 inches from spines to feet! 

*Slowly stuff as you go, you want it to be firm but not stretched. You will be working in the round, I like using a stitch marker at the beginning of each round. 

*You will use the 3.5 mm hook for all parts with exception of the 'Spine hat', which will use the 5 mm*

Legs and Body-

Make 2: Using brown

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC INC in each stitch (12)

Round 3: SC in the first stitch, SC INC in the next stitch, rpt around (18)

Round 4: SC in the first 2 stitches, SC INC in the next stitch, rpt around (24)

Round 5: SC in the first 3 stitches, SC INC in the next stitch, rpt around (30)

Round 6: SC around in the back loops only (30)

Rounds 7-8: SC around (30)

Round 9: SC in the first 9 stitches, INV DEC 6 times, SC in the last 9 stitches (24)

Round 10: SC in the first 6 stitches, INV DEC 6 times, SC in the last 6 stitches (18) Change to color for overalls

Rounds 11-24: SC around (18)

Fasten off (do not fasten off at the end of the 2nd leg, see below) 

(At the end of Round 24 on the 2nd leg, complete a SC in each of the next 6 stitches (this will line up your legs to be straight when we join. Round 25 joins the legs together and starts the body)

Round 25: Chain 3 and attach to the first leg with a SC (make sure both of your feet are facing the same direction), SC in the remaining stitches around the leg, when you reach the chain make a SC across each of the 3 chains, SC in the remaining stitches of the next leg and SC across each of the 3 chains (you will have SC on both sides of the 3 chains now) (42 SC) This completes your join and is where your next round will start.



Rounds 26-40: SC around (42) Change to shirt color

Round 41: SC around (42)

Round 42: SC in the first 5 stitches, INV DEC, rpt around (36)

Round 43: SC in the first 4 stitches, INV DEC, rpt around (30)

Round 44: SC around (30) Change to beige

Round 45: SC in the first 3 stitches, INV DEC, rpt around (24)

Rounds 46-47: SC around (24)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing 

Head- 

With beige

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC INC in each stitch around (12)

Round 3: SC in the first stitch, SC INC in the next, rpt around (18)

Round 4: SC in the first 2 stitches, SC INC in the next, rpt around (24)

Round 5: SC in the first 3 stitches, SC INC in the next, rpt around (30)

Round 6: SC in the first 4 stitches, SC INC in the next, rpt around (36)

Round 7: SC in the first 5 stitches, SC INC in the next, rpt around (42)

Round 8: SC in the first 6 stitches, SC INC in the next, rpt around (48)

Round 9: SC in the first 7 stitches, SC INC in the next, rpt around (54)

Rounds 10-18: SC around (54)

Note: Here is where we will add the eyes before we start closing the head. Insert the eyes between rows 16 and 17, 7 stitches apart. (Optional: Sew on eyelashes before fastening the back of your eyes)




*Stuff your head firmly as you go.

Round 19: SC in the first 7 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rpt around (48)

Round 20: SC in the first 6 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rpt around (42)

Round 21: SC in the first 5 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rpt around (36)

Round 22: SC in the first 4 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rpt around (30)

Round 23: SC in the first 3 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rpt around (24) *Continue to stuff the head firmly

Round 24: SC in the first 2 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rpt around (18)

Round 25: SC in the first stitch, INV DEC in the next, rpt around (12)

Round 26: INV DEC around (6)

Fasten off and sew remaining part closed, weave in your end 


Oh how sweet Spring is! All the flowers blooming, sun shining, and my daughters finding bugs in the garden! Yes, you read that right. They love to find a bowl, fill it with grass and leaves, and start hunting. Looking for potato bugs, caterpillars, lady bugs and worms to name a few. The hardest part? Telling them they can't keep them or bring them in the house.... so I have made them one they can keep.

In case you were wondering, yes they do pretend to feed her real leaves! In fact, they have found that they can have her hold her own leaf by sticking the stem into the bottom of her arm (gotta love the imagination of 3 and 5-year-olds).

If you have a little one who is fascinated with bugs and insects they will love this cuddly caterpillar too! The body is worked as one piece and the arms are made for fast and easy sewing, making this a perfect pattern for beginners. This is also a great way to use up left over yarn as each segment only requires a small amount!


Feel free to accessorize your caterpillar with a bow for a girl (like the one used on Holly the Honey Bear) or a bow tie for a boy (like this one used on the Berry Patch Bunny!). You can easily adapt this pattern for a boy by switching up the colors and excluding the eyelashes!

This pattern uses my favorite alternative for plastic safety eyes, I used the 12 mm size to have a nice pop! Since she was a 'cuddly' caterpillar I really wanted the eyes to sparkle with that reflection! If you would prefer to use a plastic safety eye it would still look equally cute!

If you have any questions along the way or want to share your project with us, join the Grace and Yarn Crochet Group on Facebook! I'll also keep you updated on new patterns, giveaways and tutorials!


You may make and sell items made from this pattern but please do not sell, share or reproduce the actual pattern. If you sell finished items online (Etsy, etc) please provide a link to the pattern and credit to me as the designer, thank you. I hope you enjoy this pattern! 



The Cuddly Caterpillar measures about 14 inches from top to bottom! 


This is a free pattern here on my blog, if you would prefer an ad-free printable version you can purchase one for a small fee from Ravelry or Etsy

Don't forget to PIN this pattern and save to your favorite board!

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Materials:

  • Size 4 worsted weight yarn in your choice of colors 
    • 25g for each of the 4 segments 
    • Small amount for: 
      • Antennae 
      • Arms 
      • Cheeks 
  • 3.5 mm and 2.25 mm crochet hooks 
  • Black and white crochet thread for eyes and mouth 
  • Scissors 
  • Tapestry/Sewing needle
  • Stuffing (Poly-Fil and Morning Glory are my top favorites!)
  • Stitch markers (optional)

US Abbreviations: 

SC- Single crochet
SC INC- Single crochet increase
INV DEC- Invisible decrease
HDC- Half double crochet
Sl st- Slip stitch
Rpt- Repeat

*Slowly stuff as you go, you want it to be firm but not stretched. You will be working in the round, I like using a stitch marker at the beginning of each round.


Let's get crocheting! Using 3.5 mm hook throughout (eyes are made with 2.25 mm)

Body- 

The body is worked from the bottom up and is one continuous piece.

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC INC in each stitch around (12)

Round 3: SC in the first stitch, SC INC in the next, rpt around (18)

Round 4: SC in the first 2 stitches, SC INC in the next, rpt around (24)

Round 5: SC in the first 3 stitches, SC INC in the next, rpt around (30)

Round 6: SC in the first 4 stitches, SC INC in the next, rpt around (36)

Round 7: SC in the first 5 stitches, SC INC in the next, rpt around (42)

Round 8: SC in the first 6 stitches, SC INC in the next, rpt around (48)

Rounds 9-16: SC around (48)

Round 17: SC in the first 6 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rpt around (42)

Round 18: SC in the first 5 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rpt around (36)

Round 19: SC in the first 4 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rpt around (30)

Round 20: SC in the first 3 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rpt around (24)

Round 21: SC in the first 2 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rpt around (18)

Rounds 22-75: Repeat rounds 4-21 three times (to have a total of 4 segments)

Round 76: SC in the first stitch, INV DEC in the next, rpt around (12)

Round 77: INV DEC around (6)

Fasten off and sew remaining part closed, weave in your end





It may be Spring but these crochet flower hair clips can really be made year round. They are inexpensive to make and take about 5 minutes! I've used them for photo shoots, gifts, craft fairs and accents on other crochet projects!


I have a fascination with crochet thread and I love the colors they come in now! My favorite places to find them are Amazon, WalMart or Hobby Lobby (I always see who has the best prices). 

When I was preparing for a craft fair I was given the advice of having small items as well as big ones. These are what I made for my small items. I made combinations of layered flowers with pearl beads and roses of many colors (I recommend making the roses or excluding the pearl bead if you intend these for little ones under 3 as they can be a choking hazard).


The pattern for the rose is very similar to my pattern here that I used on my bunny headbands. With the rose below I kept the petals the same size instead of tapering so they are nice and full. Using crochet thread gives them a dainty delicate look that is great for all ages! My favorite hair pieces to use are alligator clips and metal hair clips, but these also work great on french barrettes or sewn onto nylon headbands!


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You may make and sell items made from this pattern but please do not sell, share or reproduce the actual pattern. If you sell finished items online (Etsy, etc) please provide a link to the pattern and credit to me as the designer, thank you!


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Materials for Rose Hair Clip

  • Crochet hook size 2.75mm
  • Crochet thread size10 in choice of color(s) (5 or 3 will work as well)
  • Scissors
  • Sewing needle
  • Alligator Hair Clips 35mm (I found mine at Hobby Lobby but can be found at any craft store)
  • Hot glue gun


Materials for Layered Flower Hair Clip

  • Crochet hook size 2.75mm
  • Crochet thread size 10 in choice of color(s) (5 or 3 will work as well)
  • Scissors
  • Sewing needle
  • Pearl beads (not recommended if being made for children under 3)
  • 50mm metal hair clips (I purchase mine from here but they can also be found at your local craft store)
  • Hot glue gun

US Abbreviations

Ch - Chain
SC - Single crochet
Sl st - Slip stitch
DC - Double crochet




My daughters love themed animals and are a big inspiration to my patterns. After making my amigurumi cow, I knew I wanted to create a farm theme. The next installment is here, these sweet little ducks! (Funny enough, when I started designing them they were chicks. After frogging and trying to get the details to match what I pictured in my head, they started to look more and more like ducks. My awesome pattern testers helped me pinpoint which animal they should be!)



By including or excluding the bow and eyelashes this pattern is easily adaptable to make in a boy or girl version! Equally fun is deciding the colors to make them in. Both work up to be about 13 inches tall, perfect cuddling size!


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In most of my patterns I use plastic safety eyes, they are easy and fast to install. However, they are not recommended for children under 3. If you are making this for a little one or don't have the size needed on hand, I recommend using my crochet thread eyes as an alternative!



You may make and sell items made from this pattern but please do not sell, share or reproduce the actual pattern. If you sell finished items online (Etsy, etc) please provide a link to the pattern and credit to me as the designer, thank you. I hope you enjoy this pattern!



This is a free pattern here on my blog, if you would prefer an ad-free printable version you can purchase one for a small fee from Ravelry or Etsy

Don't forget to PIN this pattern and save to your favorite board!

This post contains affiliate links, please click here for more info. Thank you for supporting Grace and Yarn!

Materials:


US Abbreviations: 

MC- Magic circle
SC- Single crochet
SC INC- Single crochet increase
INV DEC- Invisible decrease
DC- Double crochet


*Slowly stuff as you go, you want it to be firm but not stretched. You will be working in the round, I like using a stitch marker at the beginning of each round.

Legs and Body-

Make 2: Using orange
Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC
Round 2: SC INC in each stitch (12 SC)
Round 3: SC in the first stitch, SC INC in the next stitch, repeat around (18 SC)
Round 4: SC in the first 2 stitches, SC INC in the next stitch, repeat around (24 SC)
Round 5: SC in the first 3 stitches, SC INC in the next stitch, repeat around (30 SC)
Round 6: SC around in the back loops only (30 SC)
Rounds 7-8: SC around (30 SC)
Round 9: SC in the first 9 stitches, INV DEC 6 times, SC in the last 9 stitches (24 SC)
Round 10: SC in the first 6 stitches, INV DEC 6 times, SC in the last 6 stitches (18 SC)
Rounds 11-22: SC around (18 SC)

Fasten off (When you finish the 2nd leg do not fasten. At the end of Round 22 on the 2nd leg, complete a SC in each of the next 6 stitches, this will line up your legs to be straight when we join. Round 23 joins the legs together and starts the body.)

Round 23: Chain 3 and attach to the first leg with a SC (be sure both feet are facing the same direction), SC in the remaining stitches around the leg, when you reach the chain make a SC across each of the 3 chains, SC in the remaining stitches of the next leg and SC across each of the 3 chains (42 SC) This completes your join and is where your next round will start.





Round 24: SC in the first 6 stitches, SC INC in the next, repeat around (48 SC) Change to body color
Round 25: SC around (48 SC)
Round 26: SC in the first 7 stitches, SC INC in the next, repeat around (54 SC)
Rounds 27-38: SC around (54 SC)
Round 39: SC in the first 7 stitches, INV DEC in the next, repeat around (48 SC)
Round 40: SC around (48 SC)
Round 41: SC in the first 6 stitches, INV DEC in the next, repeat around (42 SC)
Round 42: SC around (42 SC)
Round 43: SC in the first 5 stitches, INV DEC in the next, repeat around (36 SC)
Round 44: SC around (36 SC)
Round 45: SC in the first 4 stitches, INV DEC in the next, repeat around (30 SC)
Rounds 46-47: SC around (30 SC)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing

Head-

NOTE: This head will be worked from the top down, meaning the first few rounds will be the top of the head and our closing rounds at the end will be the bottom of our head.

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC
Round 2: SC INC in each stitch around (12 SC)
Round 3: SC in the first st, SC INC in the next, repeat around (18 SC)
Round 4: SC in the first 2 stitches, SC INC in the next, repeat around (24 SC)
Round 5: SC in the first 3 stitches, SC INC in the next, repeat around (30 SC)
Round 6: SC in the first 4 stitches, SC INC in the next, repeat around (36 SC)
Round 7: SC in the first 5 stitches, SC INC in the next, repeat around (42 SC)
Round 8: SC in the first 6 stitches, SC INC in the next, repeat around (48 SC)
Round 9: SC in the first 7 stitches, SC INC in the next, repeat around (54 SC)
Rounds 10: SC in the first 8 stitches, SC INC in the next, repeat around (60 SC)
Rounds 11-20: SC around (60 SC)

NOTE: Here is where we will attach the safety eyes. Place them 6 stitches apart between rounds 15-17 (If you would like eyelashes you will want to sew them on before securing your safety eyes)





Mother's Day is almost here! But there is still time to make something purposeful that she will cherish!



The gift of time is so very precious these days, we are busy. And that's an understatement. That's why a handmade gift is cherished! To give a beautiful crocheted (or any handmade) item to a loved one means we've given them our time. We've thought about what they like or need, their favorite colors, searched for the perfect pattern, used our favorite yarn and watched our fingers fly. With this post I hope I have saved you some time in searching for awe-inspiring patterns!

I have compiled 13 patterns that will give you inspiration for your special gift(s). Each has its own unique usefulness, texture and endless color possibilities (I love color!)

Within these patterns I have kind of narrowed it down into a couple sections: items for the home and items for the kitchen (or cleaning to be exact). All things that are needed and won't collect dust anywhere!

*The images used in this post belong to the individual designer and have been used with permission*


In a hurry? Feel free to PIN to your favorite board and come back later!

Without further ado here starts the 'around the home' theme:




1. Spring Shawl by Hooked on Homemade Happiness - This shawl is wonderful in so many ways! The different stitches make for a beautiful texture, the shape is flattering and feminine and I just love the tassels on the end!

2. Crochet Koala Bear Basket by Repeat Crafter Me - I'm grinning ear to ear right now.....because you know my love for amigurumi! I was thrilled when I stumbled upon this idea and yes, I think it's perfect for Mother's Day! This pattern is fun, useful and perfect for organization.

3. Everia Picot Clutch by Whistle and Ivy - This clutch is quite unique and we moms love anything we can fill up! Bonus: Bethany has more awesome patterns for various clutches, the hardest part will be choosing which one to make!

4. Cascades Pillow from CAAB Crochet (Cute As A Button) - The name really describes this pillow quite well. A beautiful accent piece for any room in the house with a beautiful knit-look!


Meet sweet Emma the Fox, measuring at 13 inches tall she is ready to cuddle! Emma is the newest addition to my Forest themed animals and also comes in a boy version. You can find Eli here!

The Grace and Yarn Crochet Group is growing and I love seeing your projects and the patterns you're working on. If you haven't joined yet, head on over and share your WIP, ask questions and engage with a warm community who also love to crochet! I'll keep you updated on new patterns, giveaways, and tutorials!

In most of my patterns I use plastic safety eyes, they are easy and fast to install. However, they are not recommended for children under 3. If you are making this for a little one or don't have the size needed on hand, I recommend using my crochet thread eyes as an alternative!


You may make and sell items made from this pattern but please do not sell, share or reproduce the actual pattern. If you sell finished items online (Etsy, etc) please provide a link to the pattern and credit to me as the designer, thank you. I hope you enjoy this pattern! 

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Add this to your Ravelry queue 
or
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(you can also purchase a combo PDF here that includes Eli and Emma the Fox at a discounted price!)

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Materials:


· Size 4 worsted weight yarn (I used 100g I Love This Yarn in Desert Glaze, 25g for dress colors (A: top and B: bottom), you will also need a small amount of brown, white, and black

· 3.5 mm crochet hook (these are my favorite to use!)

· 10.5 mm safety eyes

· Black embroidery thread for eyelashes

· Scissors and tapestry needle

· Stuffing (Poly-Fil and Morning Glory are my top favorites!)

· Stitch markers

US Abbreviations: 


MC- Magic circle

SC- Single crochet

SC INC- Single crochet increase

DC INC- Double crochet increase

INV DEC- Invisible decrease

HDC- Half double crochet

DC- Double crochet

*Slowly stuff as you go, you want it to be firm but not stretched. You will be working in the round, I like using a stitch marker at the beginning of each round.

Here we go!

Legs and Body-


Legs: Make 2 - Using brown

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC INC in each stitch (12 SC)

Round 3: SC in the first stitch, SC INC in the next stitch, repeat around (18 SC)

Round 4: SC in the first 2 stitches, SC INC in the next stitch, repeat around (24 SC)

Round 5: SC in the first 3 stitches, SC INC in the next stitch, repeat around (30 SC)

Rounds 6-8: SC around (30 SC)

Round 9: SC in the first 3 stitches, INV DEC in the next, repeat around (24 SC)

Round 10: SC in the first 2 stitches, INV DEC in the next, repeat around (18 SC)

Round 11: SC around (18 SC) Change to orange

Rounds 12-24: SC around (18 SC)

Fasten off (when you finish the 2nd leg do not fasten off, proceed to round 25)

*Round 25 joins the legs together and starts the body

Round 25: Chain 3 and attach to the first leg with a SC, SC in the remaining stitches around the leg, when you reach the chain make a SC across each of the 3 chains, SC in the remaining stitches of the next leg and SC across each of the 3 chains (42 SC) This completes your join and is where your next round will start.





Rounds 26-35: SC around (42 SC) Change to dress color B

Round 36: SC around (42 SC)

Round 37: SC in back loops only (42 SC) Change to dress color A

Rounds 38-41: SC around (42 SC)

Round 42: SC in the first 5 stitches, INV DEC, repeat around (36 SC)

Round 43: SC in the first 4 stitches, INV DEC, repeat around (30 SC)

Round 44: SC around (30 SC) Change to orange

Round 45: SC in the first 3 stitches, INV DEC, repeat around (24 SC)

Rounds 46-47: SC around (24 SC)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing


Head- 

With orange

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC INC in each stitch around (12 SC)

Round 3: SC in the first stitch, SC INC in the next, repeat around (18 SC)

Round 4: SC in the first 2 stitches, SC INC in the next, repeat around (24 SC)

Round 5: SC in the first 3 stitches, SC INC in the next, repeat around (30 SC)

Round 6: SC in the first 4 stitches, SC INC in the next, repeat around (36 SC)

Round 7: SC in the first 5 stitches, SC INC in the next, repeat around (42 SC)

Round 8: SC in the first 6 stitches, SC INC in the next, repeat around (48 SC)

Round 9: SC in the first 7 stitches, SC INC in the next, repeat around (54 SC)

Rounds 10-18: SC around (54 SC)

Note: Here is where we will add the eyes before we start closing the head. Insert the eyes between rows 16 and 17, 8 stitches apart. Place your eyes where you would like them and then remove to embroider your eyelashes before attaching the washer to the back. (This creates a little hole to help see where you want your eyelashes to go)





Round 19: SC in the first 7 stitches, INV DEC in the next, repeat around (48 SC)

Round 20: SC in the first 6 stitches, INV DEC in the next, repeat around (42 SC)

Round 21: SC in the first 5 stitches, INV DEC in the next, repeat around (36 SC)

Round 22: SC in the first 4 stitches, INV DEC in the next, repeat around (30 SC)

Round 23: SC in the first 3 stitches, INV DEC in the next, repeat around (24 SC) *Continue to stuff the head firmly

Round 24: SC in the first 2 stitches, INV DEC in the next, repeat around (18 SC)

Round 25: SC in the first stitch, INV DEC in the next, repeat around (12 SC)

Round 26: INV DEC around (6 SC)

Fasten off and sew remaining part closed, weave in your end


Ears- 

Make 2

Starting with brown

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 8 SC

Round 2: SC around (8 SC)

Round 3: SC in the first stitch, SC INC in the next, repeat around (12 SC) Change to orange

Round 4: SC around (12 SC)

Round 5: SC in the first 2 stitches, SC INC in the next, repeat around (16 SC)

Rounds 6-8: SC around (16 SC)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing


Nose- 

With white

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC INC in each stitch (12 SC)

Rounds 3-4: SC around (12 SC)

Round 5: SC in the first stitch, SC INC in the next, repeat around (18 SC)

Round 6: SC around (18 SC)

Round 7: SC in the first 2 stitches, SC INC in the next, repeat around (24 SC)

Round 8: SC around (24 SC) Change to orange

Round 9: SC in the first 3 stitches, SC INC in the next, repeat around (30 SC)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing



I'm excited to introduce you to Eli the fox, my newest pattern in the Forest animals series! He is soft, cuddly and courageous! Best of all, he works up fast.

Eli measure 13 inches tall, just like Emma the fox!.


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In most of my patterns I use plastic safety eyes, they are easy and fast to install. However, they are not recommended for children under 3. If you are making this for a little one or don't have the size needed on hand, I recommend using my crochet thread eyes as an alternative!

You may make and sell items made from this pattern but please do not sell, share or reproduce the actual pattern. If you sell finished items online (Etsy, etc) please provide a link to the pattern and credit to me as the designer, thank you. I hope you enjoy this pattern! 

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Materials:

· Size 4 worsted weight yarn (I used 100g I Love This Yarn in Desert Glaze, you will also need a small amount of brown, white, black and choice of shirt color

· 3.5 mm crochet hook

· 10.5 mm safety eyes

· Scissors and tapestry needle

· Stuffing (Poly-Fil and Morning Glory are my top favorites!)

· Stitch markers


US Abbreviations:

MC- Magic circle

SC- Single crochet

SC INC- Single crochet increase

INV DEC- Invisible decrease

HDC- Half double crochet


*Slowly stuff as you go, you want it to be firm but not stretched. You will be working in the round, I like using a stitch marker at the beginning of each round.


Legs and Body-


Legs: Make 2 - Using brown

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC INC in each stitch (12 SC)

Round 3: SC in the first stitch, SC INC in the next stitch, rep around (18 SC)

Round 4: SC in the first 2 stitches, SC INC in the next stitch, rep around (24 SC)

Round 5: SC in the first 3 stitches, SC INC in the next stitch, rep around (30 SC)

Rounds 6-8: SC around (30 SC)

Round 9: SC in the first 3 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rep around (24 SC)

Round 10: SC in the first 2 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rep around (18 SC)

Round 11: SC around (18 SC) Change to orange

Rounds 12-24: SC around (18 SC)

Fasten off (when you finish the 2nd leg do not fasten off, proceed to round 25)

*Round 25 joins the legs together and starts the body

Round 25: Chain 3 and attach to the first leg with a SC, SC in the remaining stitches around the leg, when you reach the chain make a SC across each of the 3 chains, SC in the remaining stitches of the next leg and SC across each of the 3 chains (42 SC) This completes your join and is where your next round will start.






Rounds 26-29: SC around (42 SC) Change to shirt color

Rounds 30-41: SC around (42 SC)

Round 42: SC in the first 5 stitches, INV DEC, rep around (36 SC)

Round 43: SC in the first 4 stitches, INV DEC, rep around (30 SC)

Round 44: SC around (30 SC) Change to orange

Round 45: SC in the first 3 stitches, INV DEC, rep around (24 SC)

Rounds 46-47: SC around (24 SC)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing

Head- 


With orange

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC INC in each stitch around (12 SC)

Round 3: SC in the first stitch, SC INC in the next, rep around (18 SC)

Round 4: SC in the first 2 stitches, SC INC in the next, rep around (24 SC)

Round 5: SC in the first 3 stitches, SC INC in the next, rep around (30 SC)

Round 6: SC in the first 4 stitches, SC INC in the next, rep around (36 SC)

Round 7: SC in the first 5 stitches, SC INC in the next, rep around (42 SC)

Round 8: SC in the first 6 stitches, SC INC in the next, rep around (48 SC)

Round 9: SC in the first 7 stitches, SC INC in the next, rep around (54 SC)

Rounds 10-18: SC around (54 SC)

Note: Here is where we will add the eyes before we start closing the head. Insert the eyes between rows 16 and 17, 8 stitches apart.

Round 19: SC in the first 7 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rep around (48 SC)

Round 20: SC in the first 6 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rep around (42 SC)

Round 21: SC in the first 5 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rep around (36 SC)

Round 22: SC in the first 4 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rep around (30 SC)

Round 23: SC in the first 3 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rep around (24 SC) *Continue to stuff the head firmly

Round 24: SC in the first 2 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rep around (18 SC)

Round 25: SC in the first stitch, INV DEC in the next, rep around (12 SC)

Round 26: INV DEC around (6 SC)

Fasten off and sew remaining part closed, weave in your end


Ears- 


Make 2

Starting with brown

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 8 SC

Round 2: SC around (8 SC)

Round 3: SC in the first stitch, SC INC in the next, rep around (12 SC) Change to orange

Round 4: SC around (12 SC)

Round 5: SC in the first 2 stitches, SC INC in the next, rep around (16 SC)

Rounds 6-8: SC around (16 SC)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing


Nose- 


With white

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC INC in each stitch (12 SC)

Rounds 3-4: SC around (12 SC)

Round 5: SC in the first stitch, SC INC in the next, rep around (18 SC)

Round 6: SC around (18 SC)

Round 7: SC in the first 2 stitches, SC INC in the next, rep around (24 SC)

Round 8: SC around (24 SC) Change to orange

Round 9: SC in the first 3 stitches, SC INC in the next, rep around (30 SC)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing 


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