Claire the Gazelle Free Crochet Pattern



Happy Tuesday my friend! I hope you've had a good jump into the new week!

I surely had, since my Monday was all about working at my new free pattern ☺️


Soft and squishy amigurumis are definitely my favorite kind crochet projects!

I just love picturing cute small hands playing with these adorable yarn friends.


If you've followed my blog in the past months, you'll surely remember two adorable amigurumis made with an extremely soft and super fun to work merino yarn -

Jorg the Moose and the Blue Hippo (free patterns).






Today's post feature a super cute gazelle, named Claire - worked with a soft, warm, and fluffy yarn made of 100% merino wool - DHG PIUMA yarn.


The result is extremely soft and cuddly - a perfect toy for the little ones!

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You can purchase the PDF pattern here on my Etsy page - you will find over 20 explanatory step-by-step pictures and tips to guide you through the making process.

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Here's the FREE pattern!



YARN: Bulky (5) DHG Piuma - Cinnamon, Sand and Dark

MATERIALS: 4.5 mm Hook and 3.5 mm Hook; Poly Stuffing

DIMENSION: 11” x 5” (28 x 14 cm)

ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), back loop only (BLO), front loop only (FLO), fasten off (F/O)

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner





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LEGS & BODY (cinnamon and sand yarn; 4.5 mm hook)


Make two:

Rnd 1: starting off with cinnamon yarn, 6 sc in a mr (6)

Rnd 2: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (8)

Rnds 3 - 11: sc even (8); F/O and stuff the legs.

Do not cut the yarn once you have completed the 2nd leg, ch 4 instead


Merge the two legs together

Rnd 12: join the yarn to the FLO of the 1st stitch of the 1st leg, crochet 1 sc into the same st, then crochet 7 more sc; continue working on the chs between the two legs, crochet 1 hdc in each ch; keep working on the 2nd leg, insert the hook into the 1st ch of the last rnd, work 1 sc, then work 1 sc in each of the remaining 7 sts; continue working on the chs between the two legs, 4 hdc (24)

Rnd 13: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (32)

Rnd 14: 10 sc, switch to sand yarn, 6 sc, switch back to cinnamon yarn, 16 sc (32)

Rnds 15 - 23: repeat rnd #10 (32); keep stuffing

Rnd 24: keep working with cinnamon yarn, 4 sc, 1 sc dec, 4 sc, switch to sand yarn, 6 sc, switch back to cinnamon yarn, 5 sc, 1 sc dec, 9 sc (30)

Rnd 25: working with cinnamon yarn only, sc even (30)

Rnd 26: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (24)

Rnd 27: sc even (24)

Rnd 28: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (18)

Rnd 29: sc even (18)

Rnd 30: working in FLO, sc inc around (36)

Rnd 31: sc even (36)

Rnd 32: (5 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (42)

Rnd 33: (6 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (48)

Rnds 34 - 41: sc even (48)

Rnd 42: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (40)

Rnd 43: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (32)

Rnd 44: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (24)

Rnd 45: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (16); finish stuffing the body firmly

Rnd 46: sc dec around (8); F/O, cut the yarn and wave in end



MUZZLE (sand yarn; 4.5 mm hook)


Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6)

Rnd 2: sc inc around (12)

Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (18)

Rnd 4: (5 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (21)

Rnd 5 - 6: sc even (21); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the muzzle to the front part of the head between rnds # 30-36. Stuff it while sewing.


Embroider the NOSE with black yarn.

To create the EYES, embroider 3 vertical lines (3 sts long) with black yarn between rnds # 34-38, 10 stitches apart. Embroider a short horizontal line on the eye (as shown in the picture), to create the EYE GLARE.

Embroider the EYEBROWS with black yarn, between rnds #37-41, approximately 13 stitches apart.



HORNS (dark yarn; 3.5 mm hook)


Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6)

Rnd 2 - 7: sc even (6); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the horns to the top of the head between rnds # 45-47.

Stuff the horn lightly before sewing them to the head.



EARS (cinnamon and sand yarn; make two; 4.5 mm hook)


Rnd 1: starting off with cinnamon yarn, 5 sc in a mr (5)

Rnd 2: 4 sc, 1 sc inc (6)

Rnd 3: 3 sc, switch to sand yarn, 1 sc inc, switch back to cinnamon yarn, 2 sc (7)

Rnd 4: 3 sc, switch to sand yarn, 1 sc, 1 sc inc, switch back to cinnamon yarn, 2 sc (8)

Rnd 5: 3 sc, switch to sand yarn, 1 sc, 1 sc inc, 1 sc, switch back to cinnamon yarn, 1 sc, 1 sc inc (10)

Rnd 6: 2 sc, 1 sc inc, switch to sand yarn, 4 sc, switch back to cinnamon yarn, 1 sc inc, 2 sc (12)

Rnd 7: 4 sc, switch to sand yarn, 4 sc, switch back to cinnamon yarn, 4 sc (12)

Rnd 8: 1 sc, 1 sc dec, 1 sc, switch to sand yarn, 2 sc dec, switch back to cinnamon yarn, 1 sc, 1 sc dec, 1 sc (8)

Rnd 9: working with cinnamon yarn only, 1 sc dec, 4 sc, 1 sc dec (6); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the ear to the top of the head between rnds # 40-44. Do not stuff the ear.


Embroider 3 lines on the inner part of the ear with black thread, as shown in the pictures.



ARMS (cinnamon yarn; make two)


Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6)

Rnd 2: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (8)

Rnds 3 - 4: sc even (8)

Rnd 5: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (6)

Rnd 6 - 12: sc even (6); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the arm to the side of the body, between rnds # 24-27. Stuff the arms lightly.





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


Elisa

 

This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it.

You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!


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