Emma the Fox - A Free Crochet Pattern



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!

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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!

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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

· 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


Take your black yarn and tapestry needle; make a ‘V’ and pass through across as shown below. Pass through a few more times from the bottom center to the top until your nose is filled in:




Assembling the head-


Sew the nose onto head centered evenly with the eyes as pictured below (Optional: Use pins to hold in place as you sew) Stuff the nose lightly just before sewing is complete. Next, sew the ears starting at the 3rd round and ending at the 8th.





Dress- 

To work the bottom part of the dress, have your fox’s body towards you and feet away from you (see pictures below for example) and we’ll work around:




With dress color B create a slip knot and attach with a slip stitch to one of the front loops from round 37 (for a cleaner look attach at the back of the body).

Round 1: Ch 2, DC in the same stitch and in each stitch around, join with a slip stitch to the first DC (42 DC)

Round 2: Ch 2, *1 DC in each of the first 2 stitches, DC INC in the next, *repeat around, join with a slip stitch to the first DC (56 DC)

Rounds 3-9: Ch 2, 1 DC in the same stitch and in each stitch around, join with a slip stitch to the first DC (56 DC)

Fasten off and weave in ends

Arms- 

Make 2

*Lightly stuff the bottom of the arms only*

With brown

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 3 stitches, SC INC, repeat around (15 SC)

Rounds 4-5: SC around (15 SC)

Round 6: SC in the first stitch, INV DEC, repeat around (10 SC) Change to orange

Rounds 7-13: SC around (10 SC) Change to dress color A

Rounds 14-20: SC around (10 SC)

At the end of round 20 pinch the arm flat and make 5 SC across the top to close, fasten off and leave a long tail to sew onto the body.

Bow-

 Make 1 of each size

Small - Working in a magic circle make 5 DCs, slip stitch, 5 DCs, and slip stitch again, pull your string tight and wrap it around the middle of the bow 4 times. Tie/secure in the back and cut your string leaving a long section to sew with. Sew onto the ear of your choice. 





Medium - Working in a magic circle make 7 DCs, slip stitch, 7 DCs, and slip stitch again, pull your string tight and wrap it around the middle of the bow 4 times. Tie/secure in the back and cut your string leaving a long section to sew with. Sew onto the dress.


Attaching everything together- 

Sew the head onto the body, making sure to have the facial features centered. Add extra stuffing as you go to keep it firm and less wobbly. Next sew the arms onto the body centered with the head at round 44. Lastly sew your bow onto the body at round 36.






Your fox is complete! I hope you have enjoyed making her, feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions!



Thank you, 

Stephanie

6 comments

  1. I found your pattern on the Linky Ladie's Part on The Purple Poncho. I've never tried to make an animal, but this is really cute. Thanks for sharing the pattern!

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