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Ronnie the Raccoon Free Crochet Pattern

Updated: Jan 6


Happy Tuesday my crafty friends! Hope you're all been having a good week!


Those who have been following me in the past months will probably remember my cute Sunny the Fox. I particularly loved the look of the fox, that I decided to create a new fun character based on the same design...so here it comes Ronnie the Raccoon!


The finished item is about 5" tall... so it could also work as a perfect crib mobile attachment or rattle toy!


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Here's the FREE pattern! Enjoy!

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner/Intermediate

YARN: Medium Weight Cotton Yarn (Lace 4) in Gray, White and Black

OTHER MATERIALS: Polyester Fiber Filling; two 9 mm Black Plastic Safety Eyes, White Felt, Yarn Needle

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 rounds (join with a sl st and ch1 at the end of each row) otherwise instructed.


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LEGS AND BODY (black, gray and white yarn)

Make two:

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

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

3) *4 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** twice (12)

4) sc even (12)

5) switch to gray yarn, *5 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** twice (14); F/O and hide the yarn and stuff the leg


Do no cut the yarn once you have completed the 2nd leg, CH 6 INSTEAD.

Merge the two legs together:

6) join the yarn with a sl st to the 1st leg, ch1 and sc in the same st, crochet around 13 sc, 1 hdc in each stitch between the two legs, keep working on the second leg, 14 sc, 1 hdc in each stitch between the two legs (40)

7-18) sc even (40); keep stuffing the body

19) 18 sc with gray yarn, 2 sc with white yarn, 20 sc with gray yarn (40)

20) 17 sc with gray yarn, 4 sc with white yarn, 19 sc with gray yarn (40)

21) 16 sc with gray yarn, 6 sc with white yarn, 18 sc with gray yarn (40)

22) 13 sc with gray yarn, 13 sc with black yarn, 14 sc with gray yarn (40)

23) 12 sc with gray yarn, 15 sc with black yarn, 13 sc with gray yarn (40)

24) 11 sc with gray yarn, 17 sc with black yarn, 12 sc with gray yarn (40)

25) 10 sc with gray yarn, 19 sc with black yarn, 11 sc with gray yarn (40)

26) working with gray yarn only, *3 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (32)

27) *14 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** twice (30)

Cut two small rounded pieces of white felt and create a hole in the center with your scissor.

Insert the black plastic safety eyes through the hole then place them between round #23-24, 7 sts apart.

28) *1 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (20)

29) sc dec around (10); finish stuffing the raccoon firmly.

30) sc dec around (5); F/O, cut and hide the yarn.


Embroider the NOSE and the EYEBROWS with black yarn.


EARS (black yarn; make two)

1) 6 sc in a mr (6)

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

3) sc even (8)

4) *3 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** twice (10)

5) *4 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** twice (12); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to sew the ear onto the head. Do not stuff the ear; flatten it instead before attaching it between rounds #25-28.


ARMS (black yarn; make two)

1) 8 sc in a mr (8)

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

3) *4 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** twice (12)

4) sc even (12); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to sew the arm to the side of the body.

Stuff the arm firmly before attaching it.


TAIL (black and gray yarn)

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

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

3) switch to gray yarn, *3 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** twice (10)

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

5) switch back to black yarn, *5 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** twice (14)

6) sc even (14)

7) switch to gray yarn, sc even (14)

8) sc even (14)

9) switch to black yarn, *5 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** twice (12)

10) *4 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** twice (10)

11) switch to gray yarn, sc even (10); F/O and leave string of yarn to sew the tail to the right leg. Stuff the tail lightly before attaching it.



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



Elisa

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