Duke the Wolf Free Crochet Pattern



Hi my fellow crocheters! I hope your week is off to a good start

...and like every Tuesday, I'm here with a new post to make your day even sweeter!


Today I'll be sharing a fun project to crochet a Blue Wolf! yes, a wolf...but don't worry...this little guy is anything but scary!


What make this project interesting is that the arms and the head of the wolf are crocheted to the body instead of being sewn to it!

I agree that stitching up body parts is boring...so I wanted to make the process a bit more fun and easier!


Another little thing before I leave you to the pattern...


Have you ever worked the SPIKE STITCH before? Well today you're gonna learn how to crochet this fun stitch when working on the tail!

The crochet spike stitch, or also called elongated single crochet, is an easy crochet stitch that can be used to add beautiful detail to the body of a project.


So, are you curious to work on this new design?!?

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If you are a beginner crocheter and would like an extra help to create Duke, don't forget that you can purchase an AD-FREE PDF of the pattern with many step-by-step pictures on EtsyHERE.


Here's the FREE pattern!


YARN: Light (3) in Blue, Light Gray; Cotton Thread in Black

MATERIALS: C2 - 2.75 mm Hook; Poly Filling

DIMENSION: (sitting position) H. 5” x W. 7”

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

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate

INSTRUCTIONS: work in rounds (join with a sl st and ch 1 at the end of each round) unless otherwise instructed.



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ARMS (blue and gray yarn; make two)

Rnd 1: starting off with gray yarn, 8 sc in a mr (8)

Rnd 2 - 5: sc even (8)

Rnd 6: switch to blue yarn, sc even (8)

Rnd 7 - 14: sc even (8)

F/O and cut the yarn. Stuff the arms lightly.


HEAD (blue and gray yarn)

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

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

Rnd 3: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (10)

Rnd 4: 9 sc, switch to gray yarn, 1 sc (10)

Rnd 5: [switch back to blue yarn, (4 sc, 1 sc inc, 4 sc)], [switch to gray yarn, (1 sc inc)] (12)

Rnd 6: [switch back to blue yarn, (5 sc, 1 sc inc, 4 sc)], [switch to gray yarn, (1 sc, 1 sc inc)] (14)

Rnd 7: [switch back to blue yarn, (6 sc, 1 sc inc, 4 sc)], [switch to gray yarn,

(2 sc, 1 sc inc)] (16)

Rnd 8: [switch back to blue yarn, (7 sc, 1 sc inc, 4 sc)], [switch to gray yarn, (3 sc, 1 sc inc)] (18)

Rnd 9: [switch back to blue yarn, (8 sc, 1 sc inc, 4 sc)], [switch to gray yarn, (4 sc, 1 sc inc)] (20)

Rnd 10: [switch back to blue yarn, 14 sc], [switch to gray yarn, 6 sc] (20)

Rnd 11: [switch back to blue yarn, (6 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice], [switch to gray yarn, 6 sc] (22)

Rnd 12: [switch back to blue yarn, (7 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice], [switch to gray yarn, 6 sc] (24)

Rnd 13: [switch back to blue yarn, 18 sc], [switch to gray yarn, 6 sc] (24)

Rnd 14: rep rnd #13 twice (24)

F/O and leave a long strand of the gray yarn (we are going to use it to sew the gray section of the head to the

one on the body part).



BODY (blue and gray yarn)

Rnd 1: starting off with blue yarn, 8 sc in a mr (8)

Rnd 2: sc inc around (16)

Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24)

Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (32)

Rnd 5: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (40)

Rnd 6: (4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (48)

Rnd 7: (5 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (56)

Rnd 8: working in BLO, sc even (56)

Rnd 9: working in both loops now, 22 sc, switch to gray yarn, 12 sc, switch back to blue yarn, 22 sc (56)

Rnd 10: rep rnd #9 (56)

Rnd 11: [(5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep 3 times, 1 sc], [switch to gray yarn (4 sc, 1 sc dec, 5 sc)], [1 sc dec with blue yarn (as shown in the picture), keep working with blue, (5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep 3 times] (48)

Rnd 12: keep working with blue yarn, 19 sc, switch to gray yarn, 10 sc, switch back to blue yarn, 19 sc (48)

Rnd 13 - 17: rep rnd #12 (48)

Rnd 18: [(6 sc, 1 sc dec) rep 2 times, 3 sc],

[switch to gray yarn (3 sc, 1 sc dec, 5 sc)], [switch to blue yarn, 1 sc, 1 sc dec, (6 sc, 1 sc dec) rep 2 times] (42)

Rnd 19: keep working with blue yarn, 17 sc, switch to gray yarn, 9 sc, switch back to blue yarn, 16 sc (42)

Rnd 20 - 21: rep rnd #19 (42)

Rnd 22: [(5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep 2 times, 3 sc], [switch to gray yarn (2 sc, 1 sc dec, 5 sc)], [switch to blue yarn, 1 sc dec, (5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep 2 times] (36)

Rnd 23: keep working with blue yarn, 15 sc, switch to gray yarn, 8 sc, switch back to blue yarn, 13 sc (36)


Now it’s time to attach the arms…

Rnd 24: [keep working with blue yarn, 10 sc, keep working on the arm, insert the hook into the 1st st of the last rnd of the arm, work 1 sc into the same st, then 7 sc, go back working on the body, 5 sc] [switch to gray yarn, 8 sc], [switch back to blue yarn, 5 sc, keep working on the 2nd arm, insert the hook into the 1st st of the last rnd of the arm, work 1 sc into the same st, then 7 sc, go back working on the body, 8 sc] (52)

Rnd 25: [keep working with blue yarn, (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice, (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice, 3 sc, 1 sc dec], [ switch to gray yarn, (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice], [ switch back to blue yarn, 1 sc dec, 3 sc, (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep 4 times] (40)

Rnd 26: [keep working with blue yarn, (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep 6 times], [switch to gray yarn, 6 sc], [switch back to blue yarn, (1 sc dec, 1 sc) rep 5 times, 1 sc] (29); start stuffing the body


Now it’s time to attach the head…

Rnd 27: working with blue yarn only, 12 sc, keep crocheting on the head part, inserting the hook into the 1st sc of the last round of the head, 1 sc into the same st, then work 17 sc, (leave the gray section unworked), now go back to the body and insert the hook into the very 1st st after the gray section of the body, work 1 sc into the same st, then work 10 sc (41)

Rnd 28: 12 sc, (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep 3 times, 11 sc (38)

Rnd 29: 12 sc, 1 sc dec, 11 sc, 1 sc dec, 11 sc (36)

Rnd 30: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (30)

Rnd 31: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (24); finish stuffing

Rnd 32: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (16)

Rnd 30: sc dec around (8)

F/O, cut the yarn and wave in end.



EARS (blue yarn; make two)

Rnd 1: 4 sc in a mr (4)

Rnd 2: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (6)

Rnd 3: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (8)

Rnd 4: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (10)

Rnd 5: (4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (12)

Rnd 6: sc even (12)

F/O and leave a long strand of yarn.

Do not stuff the ears, flatten them instead before sewing them to the top of the head.


Embroider the INNER EARS with gray yarn.


Embroider the NOSE with black cotton thread.


Embroider the EYES (between rnds # 12-16) with black cotton thread and gray yarn.


Embroider the vertical MARKS on the back and head of the wolf with gray yarn.



LEGS (blue and gray yarn; make two)

Rnd 1: starting off with gray yarn, 9 sc in a mr (9)

Rnd 2 - 6: sc even (9)

Rnd 7: switch to blue yarn, sc even (9)

Rnd 8 - 13: sc even (9)

Rnd 14: 7 sc, 1 sc dec (8); stuff the leg lightly

Rnd 15: 3 sc, 1 sc dec, 3 sc (7)

Rnd 16: flatten the leg and crochet through both layers now, 3 sc and 1 sl st (4)

F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the legs to the FLO of the rnd #7 of the body.



TAIL (blue and gray yarn)

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

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

Rnd 3: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (10)

Rnd 4: (4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (12)

Rnd 5: sc even (12)

Rnd 6: switch to blue yarn, (1 sc, 1 SPsc) rep 6 times (12)

The spike stitch is worked using the same steps as a single crochet stitch, but instead of working into the current row where you are crocheting, you drop down and work it into a row below that current row.

Rnd 7: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (16)

Rnd 8 - 11: sc even (16); start stuffing the tail

Rnd 12: (6 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (14)

Rnd 13: (5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (12)

Rnd 14: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (10)

Rnd 15: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (8); finish stuffing

Rnd 16: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (6)

Rnd 16: flatten the leg and crochet through both layers now, 3 sc (3)

F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the tail on the back of the wolf, to the FLO of the rnd #7 of the body.



I can't wait to see your version of my DUKE THE WOLF! 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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