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Pepe the Pug Free Crochet Pattern


Pugs are just adorable...their big eyes, the small nose, the way they walk and their twisted tail are just beyond cute!


So, if you also love Pugs you need to read this post! Why? Because today I'm going to share the instructions to crochet a little pug you're gonna love!


This pattern is so easy and quick that would make a great last minute project before Christmas comes!


The little pug is made of 100% organic cotton yarn from Babytoly.

Natural seeds, drug-free and chemical-free materials are what make this cotton a healthy and safe choice when you buy yarn.

Check out their website and find out more about this amazing yarn!


***You can purchase an AD-FREE PDF of this pattern with step-by-step pictures on Etsy HERE.


Here's the FREE pattern! Enjoy!


SKILL LEVEL: Beginner

YARN: - Medium Weight Cotton Yarn (Lace 4) in Yellow and Bordeaux

- Aunt Lydia Classic Cotton Thread (Lace 10) in Black, Brown and White

OTHER MATERIALS: Polyester Fiber Filling; Yarn Needle

HOOK SIZES: E/3.25 mm, 2.75 mm

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

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


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BODY (yellow yarn; 3.25 mm hook)

1) 7 sc in a mr (7)

2) sc inc around (14)

3) *1 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (21)

4) *2 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (28)

5) *3 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (35)

6) *4 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (42)

7-24) sc even (42)

25) 9 sc, 2 hdc inc, 18 sc, 2 hdc inc, 11 sc (46)

26) 9 sc, 4 hdc inc, 18 sc, 4 hdc inc, 11 sc (54)

27) sc even (54)

28) 9 sc, 4 hdc dec, 18 sc, 4 hdc dec, 11 sc (46)

29) 46 sc in BLO (46); start stuffing the body

30) *5 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** 6 times, 4 sc (40)

31) *3 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (32)

32) *2 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (24)

33) *1 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (16); finish stuffing the body firmly

34) sc dec around (8)

35) sc dec around (4); F/O and close the hole


EARS (black cotton thread; 2.75 mm hook; make two)

1) 6 sc in a mr (6)

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

3) *1 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (12)

4) *5 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (14)

5-6) sc even (14)

7) *5 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (12)

8) flatten the ear and crochet through both layers now, 6 sc (6)

9) 1 sc dec, 2 sc, 1 sc dec (4); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to sew the ear between rounds #5-6 of the body.


Embroider the NOSE with black cotton thread between rounds 10-12 of the body.


EYES (black and white cotton thread ; 2.75 mm hook; make two)

1) starting off with black thread, 6 sc in a mr (6)

2) *1 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (9)

3) switch to white thread, *2 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (12); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to sew the eyes between rounds 9-12 of the body, 8 sts apart.


MUZZLE (brown cotton thread yarn; 2.75 mm hook; make two)

1) 8 sc in a mr (8)

2) *1 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (12)

3) *1 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (18); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to sew the muzzle between rounds #11-14. Stuff the muzzle as you attach it to the body.


LEGS (yellow yarn; 3.25 mm hook; make 4)

1) 6 sc in a mr (6)

2) *2 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** twice (8); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to sew the leg onto the body as shown in the picture above.


TAIL (yellow yarn; 3.25 mm hook)

1) work 4 ch, 3 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 3 sc inc in the next 2 sts (9); F/O and leave a long string of yarn to attach the tail to the back of the doll.


COLLAR (bordeaux yarn)

Cut a long string of Bordeaux yarn and wrap it around the pug’s body between rounds #17-18.



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


Elisa

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