Friday, December 29, 2017

Squirrel Pattern


Abbreviations
ch-chain
sc-single crochet
sl st-slip stitch 
inc-increase
dec-decrease

Supplies
Furls Candy Crochet Hook in 3.5mm
Patons Astra Yan in tan and white
6.5mm safety eyes
Black embroidery thread
Stuffing, scissors and a needle

The Pattern
Head
Rnd1: Starting at the tip of your squirrels nose with white yarn sc x 6 in a magic ring, or ch x 2 and do 6sc in the second chain from your hook (6)
Rnd2: Sc x 6 (6)
Rnd3: [Inc, sc x 2] x 2 (8)
Rnd4: Change to tan yarn and sl st x 8 (8)
Rnd5: [Sc, inc] x 4 (12)
Rnd6: Sc x 12 (12)
Rnd7: You will be placing the safety eyes in this round. sc x 7, place an eye in the last stitch you just did, sc x 3, place the second safety eye in the last stitch you just did,  sc x 2 (12)
Rnd8: [Sc x 4, inc] x 2, sc x 2 (14)
Rnd9: [Sc x 3, inc] x 3, sc x 2 (17)
Rnd10: Sc x 17 (17)
Rnd11: Sc, [sc x 3, dec] x 3, sc (14)
Rnd12: Dec x 7, stuff your squirrel head firmly (7)
Rnd13: Dec x 3, sl st, fasten off (4)

Ear (make 2)
Rnd1: Starting at the tip of your ear with tan yarn sc x 5 in a magic ring, or ch x 2 and do 5 sc in the second chain from your hook (5)
Rnd2-4: Sc x 5, fasten off at the end of Rnd4 (5)

Body
Rnd1: Starting at the bottom of your squirrels body tan yarn sc x 6 in a magic ring, or ch x 2 and do 6 sc in the second chain from your hook (6) 
Rnd2:  Inc x 6 (12)
Rnd3-5: Sc x 12 (12)
Rnd6: [Inc, sc x 5] x 2 (14)
Rnd7: Sc  x 14 (14)
Rnd8: Sc, [sc x 2, dec] x 3, sc (11)
Rnd9: Sc x 11 (11)
Rnd10: Sc, [sc, dec] x 3, sc, leave a long tail and fasten off (8)

Arm (make 2)
Rnd1: Starting at the tip of your arm with tan yarn sc x 5 in a magic ring, or ch x 2 and do 5 sc in the second chain from your hook (5)
Rnd2-4: Sc x 5, fasten off at the end of Rnd4 (5)

Leg (make 2)
Rnd1: Starting at the tip of your leg with tan yarn sc x 5 in a magic ring, or ch x 2 and do 5 sc in the second chain from your hook (5)
Rnd2-3: Sc x 5 (5)
Rnd4: [Inc, sc] x 2, sc (7)
Rnd5-6: Sc x 7 (7)
Rnd7: Add a bit of stuffing in your squirrels leg, dec x 3, leave a long tail and fasten off (3)

Tail
Rnd1: Starting at the tip of your tail with tan yarn sc x 6 in a magic ring, or ch x 2 and do 6 sc in the second chain from your hook (6)
Rnd2: Sc x 6 (6)
Rnd3: Inc x 6 (12)
Rnd4-10: Sc x 12 (12)
Rnd11: [Dec, sc x 4] x 2 (10)
Rnd12-13: Sc x 10 (10)
Rnd14: [Sc x 3, dec] x 2 (8)
Rnd15: Sc x 8 (8)
Rnd16: [Dec, sc x 2] x 2, leave a long tail and fasten off (6)

Assembly
Stuff the body and sew it onto your squirrels head, sew on the ears, legs arms and tail. Embroider on a nose, mouth and eyebrows. Weave in all ends and trim them 

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