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Baby Squirrel Free Crochet Pattern


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Little critters are so adorable and so is this Baby Squirrel I designed few months ago as part of my Baby Amigurumi Collection.


It's a very easy design and I love how the color changes and the little details are making it even more realistic.

So, are you ready to have some fun? Grab your hook and yarn and let's get started!


The finished item is approximately 5.5" high.


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Here's the FREE pattern.


SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate

YARN: Medium Weight Cotton Yarn (Lace 4) in Beige, Brown, Orange and Black

OTHER MATERIALS: Polyester Fiber Filling, 9mm black plastic safety eyes

HOOK SIZES: E/3,50 mm

STITCHES USED and ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), chain (ch), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), decrease (dec), increase (inc), fasten off (F/O).


INSTRUCTIONS: work in rows (join with a sl st and ch1 at the end of each row) unless otherwise instructed.

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HEAD (brown and beige yarn)

1) start working with brown yarn, 8 sc in a mr (8)

2) inc around (16)

3) *1 sc, inc*, repeat ** around (24)

4) *2 sc, inc*, repeat ** around (32)

5) sc even (32)

6) *3 sc, inc*, repeat ** around (40)

7) sc even (40)

8) *4 sc, 1 inc*, repeat ** 5 times, switch to beige yarn, 2 sc, switch back to brown yarn, 2 sc, 1 sc inc, 2 sc, switch to beige yarn, 2 sc, switch to brown yarn, 1 sc inc, *4 sc, 1 inc* (48)

9) 29 sc with brown, 4 sc with beige, 4 sc with brown, 4 sc with beige, 7 sc with brown (48)

10) 28 sc with brown, 6 sc with beige, 2 sc with brown, 6 sc with beige, 6 sc with brown (48)

11) keep working with brown yarn, *5 sc, 1 inc*, repeat ** 4 times, 4 sc, switch to beige yarn, 1 sc, 1 inc, 5 sc, switch back to brown yarn, 1 inc, switch to beige yarn, 5 sc, 1 inc, switch to brown yarn, *5 sc, 1 inc* (56)

12) 32 sc with brown, 8 sc with beige, 1 dec with brown yarn, 6 sc with beige, 1 inc with beige, 7 sc with brown yarn (56)

13) 31 sc with brown, 19 sc with beige, 6 sc with brown (56)

14-16) repeat round #13

17) keep working with brown yarn, *5 sc, 1 dec*, repeat ** 4 times, 3 sc, switch to beige yarn, 2 sc, 1 dec, *5 sc, 1 dec*, repeat ** twice, 1 sc, switch to brown yarn, 4 sc, 1 dec (48)

18) keep working with brown yarn, *4 sc, 1 dec*, repeat ** 4 times, 3 sc, switch to beige yarn, 1 sc, 1 dec, *4 sc, 1 dec*, repeat ** twice, 1 sc, switch to brown yarn, 3 sc, 1 dec (40)

19) keep working with brown yarn, *3 sc, 1 dec*, repeat ** 4 times, 3 sc, switch to beige yarn, 1 dec, *3 sc, 1 dec*, repeat ** twice, 1 sc, switch to brown yarn, 2 sc, 1 dec (32)

20) keep working with brown yarn, *2 sc, 1 dec*, repeat ** 5 times, switch to beige yarn *2 sc, 1 dec*, repeat ** twice, 1 sc, switch back to brown yarn, 1 sc, 1 dec (24)

Insert plastic safety eyes between rounds 13-14, 9 stitches apart (see picture)

21) keep working with brown yarn, *2 sc, 1 dec*, repeat ** 4 times, switch to beige yarn, 2 sc, 1 dec, 2 sc, switch back to brown yarn, 1 dec (18); F/O and cut the yarn.

Finish stuffing the doll’s head firmly.

Embroider the NOSE (between rnds #12-15) and the MOUTH LINE (between rnds #14-18) with some scrap black yarn.


Embroider the CHEEKS (between rnds #14-15) with some orange yarn.


Embroider the 3 MARKS on the top of the head with the chain stitch technique or with a series of slip stitches.


EARS (brown, beige and orange yarn; make two)

1) start working with brown yarn, 4 sc in a mr (4)

2) *1 sc, 1 inc*, repeat ** twice (6)

3) 2 sc, 1 inc, switch to beige yarn, 1 sc, switch back to brown yarn, 1 sc, 1 inc (8)

4) keep working with brown yarn, 4 sc, switch to beige yarn, 1 inc, 1 sc, switch back to brown yarn, 2 sc (9); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to sew the ear onto the head. Flatten the ear before attaching it (between rnds #3-5); do not stuff the ear.

Attach a short tail of orange yarn to the tip of the ears, open up the strings with a sharp needle and trim them the desire length.

LEGS AND BODY (brown and beige yarn)

Make two:

1) start working with brown yarn, 8 sc in a mr (8)

2) *3 sc, 1 inc*, repeat ** twice (10)

3) sc even (10); F/O, hide the yarn

Do no cut the yarn once you have completed the 2nd leg, CH 1 INSTEAD.

Merge the two legs together:

4) join the yarn with a sl st to the 1st leg, ch1 and sc in the same st, crochet around 9 sc, 1 hdc inc into the stitch between the two legs, keep working on the other leg, 10 sc, 1 hdc inc into the stitch between the two legs (24)

5) *3 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (30)

6) 12 sc with brown yarn, 4 sc with beige yarn, 14 sc with brown yarn (30)

7) 11 sc with brown yarn, 6 sc with beige yarn, 13 sc with brown yarn (30) 8-11) repeat round 7 (30); start stuffing

12) 12 sc with brown yarn, 4 sc with beige yarn, 14 sc with brown yarn (30)

13) keep working with brown yarn, *3 sc, 1 dec*, repeat ** twice, 2 sc, switch to beige yarn, 1 sc, 1 dec, 1 sc, switch to brown yarn, 2 sc, 1 dec, *3 sc, 1 dec*, repeat ** twice (24)

14) keep working with brown yarn, *2 sc, 1 dec*, repeat ** twice, 1 dec, switch to beige yarn, 3 sc, *2 sc, 1 dec*, repeat ** twice, 1 sc, 1 dec (18); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to attach the body to the head. Finish stuffing the body firmly.


Embroider the X shaped BELLY BUTTON (between rnds #7-9) with some orange yarn.

ARMS (brown yarn; make two)

1) 6 sc in a mr (6)

2) *2 sc, 1 inc*, repeat ** twice (8)

3-4) sc even (8); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to attach the arm to the side of the body (between rnds #11-14). Stuff the arm lightly.

TAIL (brown yarn)

1) 4 sc in a mr (4)

2) *1 sc, 1 inc*, repeat ** twice (6)

3) *2 sc, 1 inc*, repeat ** twice (8)

4) *1 sc, 1 inc*, repeat ** around (12)

5) 2 sc, 8 hdc, 2 sc (12)

6) 1 sc, 1 sc inc, *1 hdc, 1 hdc inc*, repeat ** 4 times, 1 sc, 1 sc inc (18)

7) 3 sc, 12 hdc, 3 sc (18); start stuffing the tail

8) 3 sc, *2 hdc, 1 hdc inc*, repeat ** 4 times, 3 sc (22)

9) 3 sc, *2 hdc, 1 hdc dec*, repeat ** 4 times, 3 sc (18)

10) 3 sc, *1 hdc, 1 hdc dec*, repeat ** 4 times, 3 sc (14)

11) *5 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** twice (12)

12) *4 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** twice (10); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to sew the tail to the back of the body (between rnds #7-10).

Finish stuffing the tail firmly.



I can't wait to see your version of my BABY SQUIRREL! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like!



Elisa

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