Thursday, 10 April 2014

Hector, the Amigurumi Puppy




MATERIALS NEEDED

DK Yarn in beige, cream, blue, brown and black.
3.00 mm crochet hook.
Yarn needle.
Polyester stuffing.
A pair of 6 mm or 7.5 mm safety eyes.
A stitch marker to mark the beginning of each round.

ABBREVIATIONS USED

ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
tr = treble crochet
hdc = half double crochet
sl st = slip stitch
inc = increase
dec = decrease
st = stitch
sts = stitches
CC = change colour
BLO = in back loops only
FLO = in front loops only
MR = magic ring
FO = fasten off

*This pattern uses American terminology.
Gauge is not important for this project.

HEAD

With cream, ch 4.
R1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next, 3 sc in next, then working on the other side of the chain, sc in next, 2 sc in next. (8)
R2: (inc, 1) x 4 (12)
R3 & 4: sc across (12) CC to beige.
R5: 2, (inc, 1) x 3, 4 (15)
R6: 2, (inc, 2) x 3, 4 (18)
R7: 2, (inc, 3) x 3, 4 (21)
R8: 2, (inc, 4) x 3, 4 (24)
R9: (inc, 3) x 6 (30)
R10: (inc, 4) x 6 (36)
R11 & 12: sc across (36)
R13: (dec, 4) x 6 (30)
R14: sc across (30)
Insert safety eyes between R7 & 8, approx. 7 sts apart.
R15: (dec, 3) x 6 (24)
R16: sc across (24)
R17: (dec, 2) x 6 (18)
R18: (dec, 1) x 6 (12)
Stuff.
R19: dec x 6 (6)
FO.


NOSE

With black ch 2.
R1: 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, turn. (2)
R2: 2 sc in both sts (4)
FO, leaving long tail for sewing.
Attach to head, with the pointy bit starting at R1.
Use the remaining black thread to embroider mouth and eyebrows.


EARS

You can make them both in beige, or one in beige, one in cream (like the puppy in the photo).
R1: 6 sc in magic ring.
R2: (inc, 2) x 2 (8)
R3: (inc, 3) x 2 (10)
R4: (inc, 4) x 2 (12)
R5-12: sc across (12)
Sl st in next. FO, leaving long tail for sewing.
Attach ears to head, using photo as a guide to approximate the position.


BODY

With blue.
R1: 6 sc in magic ring.
R2: inc x 6 (12)
R3: (inc, 1) x 6 (18)
R4: (inc, 2) x 6 (24)
R5: (inc, 3) x 6 (30)
R6: (inc, 4) x 6 (36)
R7,8: sc across (36)
R9: (dec, 4) x 6 (30)
R10,11: sc across (30)
R12: (dec, 3) x 6 (24)
R13,14: sc across (24)
R15: sc across (18) CC to beige
R16: sc across (18)
R17: (dec, 1) x 6 (12)
R18: sc across (12)
Stuff.
Sl st. FO, leaving long end for sewing.
Attach head to body.


LEGS (2)

With brown, ch 6.
R1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 3, 3 sc in next, working on the other side of the chain, sc in next 3, 2 sc in next. (12)
R2: (inc, 1) x 6 (18)
R3: (BLO) 7, dec, dec, 7 (16)
R4: 6, dec, dec, 6 (14)
R5: 5, dec, dec, 5 (12) CC to beige
R6-10: sc across (12) CC to blue
R11-17: sc across (12)
Sl st in next. FO leaving long end for sewing.
Stuff thoroughly. Sew legs to body.


ARMS (2)

With beige.
R1: 6 sc in MR.
R2: inc x 6 (12)
R3 & 4: sc across (12)
R5: (dec, 4) x 2 (10) CC to blue
R6-8: sc across (10)
R9: (dec, 3) x 2 (8)
R10-15: sc across (8)
Stuff.
R16: sc through both thicknesses. (4)
FO leaving long end for sewing.
Attach arms to body.

* If you made the ears in two different colours, you can do the same with the two hands (see puppy in the photo) :)

3 comments:

  1. Very cute doggy! Can you tell me what size is it ? (how tall?)

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    1. Thank you. :) He is just under 15 cm. I'm not very good with inches, but according to the online converter, that's about 5.8 inches.

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