Free Crochet Puppy Pattern




Awhile back we made this sweet puppy in a CAL (crochet-a-long) and now you can find the full pattern in one easy to read post below!

The Inspiration Behind Our Puppy

Back in August 2019 Ashley with A Crafty Concept hosted her first designer challenge to create a puppy to pair with the super cute book titled Boone. If you haven't seen it, it's an adorable story about a puppy who is adopted just before Christmas. Based on a true story by the author April Renner Curtsinger!

It was such a fun experience brainstorming and participating in the challenge. If you'd like to check out the winning pattern (by my sweet friend Amanda of Loops and Love Crochet) you can check it out here on her blog or here on the A Crafty Concept blog (Ashley also has more information on how you can find the inspiring book that started it all)!

I enjoyed using Hobby Lobby's Yarn Bee Color in Denim for this project, the naturally heathered look was perfect for a pup!

The body and head are made in one piece to save a little time on sewing. Those sweet paws help this amigurumi to sit on its own but I also have some tips below if you would like to make a weighted base to place inside of your puppy.

New to amigurumi? Check out our Tips page here! I'll walk you through the basics and common methods used in the pattern below.

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Pattern


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Materials Used -

- Size 4 worsted weight yarn

150g yarn for the body ( I used Yarn Bee Denim in Color in Ivory)

Small amount of accent color for the nose, ears and paws (I used Yarn Bee Denim in Color in Taupe)

- 3.5 mm crochet hook (These are the hooks I use and love!)

- 12mm safety eyes

- 15mm safety nose

- Scissors

- Tapestry needle (Bent tips work wonders for amigurumi!)

- Stuffing

- Stitch markers

- Sewing Pins (these are super helpful when it comes time for sewing)


Optional Materials -

*If you are making your puppy for a young child under 3 I recommend skipping the weighted base as the pellets can be a hazard if they were to make their way through the stocking/stitches.*


If you would like your puppy to be weighted (this helps in balancing/stability in a sitting position) you will also want the following materials:

- Poly-pellets - approx. 1/2 - 1 cup

- Knee-high nylon (I found a package at Wal-Mart for 50 cents; if you are choosing a light colored yarn for your puppy you may want to also use a light colored nylon for your weight)

- Funnel (a rolled up piece of paper will also do the trick, this helps in filling the nylon with the small poly-pellets)

You can find a tutorial here for making a weighted base (I found it best to add the base after completing round 23).


Abbreviations (US terminology)

SC- Single crochet

SC INC- Single crochet increase

INV DEC- Invisible decrease

Rep – Repeat

St(s) – Stitch(es)

Finished puppy measures approximately 10 inches tall. Difference in tension, yarn or hook size may produce a slightly taller or shorter finished product.


Notes -


- Slowly stuff as you go, you want it to be firm but not stretched. You will be working in a continuous round; I recommend using a stitch marker at the beginning or end of each round.

- For this pattern the body and head will be made as one piece.


Nose –

With accent color

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, rep around (18)

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

Rounds 5-7: SC around (24)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing. Insert your safety nose just above the middle point. I placed mine between rounds 2 and 3.




Body-

With body color

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, rep around (18)

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

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

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

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

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

Rounds 9-15: SC around (48)

Round 16: SC in the first 6 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (42)

Round 17-18: SC around (42)

Round 19: SC in the first 5 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (36)

Rounds 20-21: SC around (36)

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

Rounds 23-24: SC around (30)

Round 25: SC in the first 3 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (24)

Rounds 26-27: SC around (24)

Round 28: SC in the first 2 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (18)

Rounds 29-30: SC around (18)

*We will now start the head*

Round 31: SC in the first 2 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (24)

Round 32: SC in the first 3 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (30)

Round 33: SC in the first 4 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (36)

Round 34: SC in the first 5 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (42)

Round 35: SC in the first 6 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (48)

Round 36: SC in the first 7 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (54)

Rounds 37-45: SC around (54)


Note: Here is where we will add the facial features before we start closing the head. Insert the eyes between rows 42 and 43, 8 stitches apart. Optional: Add eyelashes/eyebrows to your liking.

Lastly, sew your nose centered between the eyes slowly stuffing as you go.





Round 46: SC in the first 7 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (48)

Round 47: SC in the first 6 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (42)

Round 48: SC in the first 5 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (36)

Round 49: SC in the first 4 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (30)

Round 50: SC in the first 3 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (24)

*Continue to stuff the head firmly

Round 51: SC in the first 2 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (18)

Round 52: SC in the first stitch, INV DEC in the next, rep around (12)

Round 53: INV DEC around (6)

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



Arms-

Make 2 starting with your accent color and stuffing lightly.

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, rep around (18)

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

Rounds 5-7: SC around (24)

Round 8: SC in the first 2 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (18)

Round 9: SC in the first stitch, INV DEC in the next, rep around (12)

Change to body color

Rounds 10-23: SC around (12)

Fasten off leaving a long tail to sew onto the body.


Legs -

Make 2 starting with your accent color and stuffing lightly.

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, rep around (18)

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

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

Rounds 6-8: SC around (30)

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

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

Change to body color

Rounds 11-21: SC around (18)

Fasten off and leave a long tail to sew onto the body.


Ears –

Make 2 with accent color. Do not stuff.

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, rep around (18)

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

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

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

Rounds 7-9: SC around (36)

Round 10: SC in the first 4 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (30)

Rounds 11-12: SC around (30)

Round 13: SC in the first 3 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (24)

Rounds 14-15: SC around (24)

Round 16: SC in the first 2 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (18)

Rounds 17-18: SC around (18)

At the end of round 18 pinch the ear flat and make 9 SC across the top to close, fasten off and leave a long tail to sew onto the body.




Tail –
With accent color

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

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

Rounds 3-4: SC around (12)

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

Round 6: SC around (18)

Change to body color

Rounds 7-9: SC around (18)

Fasten off leaving a long tail to sew onto the body.


Assembly

Optional: Use pins to hold each piece, this will help in finding the desired placement. Use your facial features as your centered point.

1. Sew the ears onto either side of the head at round 5.

2. Next, sew on the arms covering a span of 4 rounds angled down.

3. Third, attach the legs covering a span of about 5 rounds angled straight (forward).

4. Lastly, sew the tail onto the bottom center of the back, stuffing as you go.




Your crochet puppy is complete! I hope you have enjoyed making this pattern. Let me know if you have any questions with this pattern or any of my other patterns, I would be happy to help.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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