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Free Crocheting Pattern for an Amigurumi Squirrel

Updated on October 29, 2014

Crochet Squirrel Pattern

Crochet a little Squirrel of your own. This was one of my first written crochet patterns. This is way before I knew about safety eyes so google eyes and pipe cleaner arms were my substitutes. I've motified it once but if you find any errors please do let me know.

I've posted this at CrochetMe.com and really enjoy making these little guys. In the first one I made arms from pipe cleaners and hot glued google eyes. You can add safety eyes (I like SunCatcherEyes.com) or really anything your creative heart desires. Make Him/Her your squirrel.

My Little Crochet Amigurumi Squirrel Pattern

As featured on Crochet Me

Introduction

I'm pretty new to crochet toys so this is my first written pattern for the ones I do make. I've been into an animal fetish lately and this is just one of the animals I am in love with. I made this squirrel from a picture I found in a Nature Photography Book.

I am really bad at enhancing my creations 'personality' so don't feel you have to use exactly what I did. You can embroider, cut out felt features, use buttons, or whatever you feel with bring out your Squirrels personality.

Materials List

Cocoa Caron Yarn 1 skein(150 yds) WW 4ply<

Size E hook

Stuffing (I didn't have fiberfill so used cotton balls instead)

Google eyes (2)

Felt (for features)

Pipe Cleaner (for legs and arms)

Hot glue gun and glue

Tapestry needle

Finished Size

4inches tall (not including ears)

2inches wide

Gauge

Not important for this pattern

Notes

Back Loop (bl) - The stitch is worked into the back loop

Weave in any loose ends

Squirrel Pattern - Head

The Head

Head:

Chain 2

1: Slip stitch into the second chain from hook to make a circle

2: single crochet 6x's into the circle (mark last stitch)

3: single crochet in first stitch, 2 single crochet in next stitch repeat around (mark last stitch)

4: single crochet in first 2 stitches, 2 single crochet in next stitch. repeat around. (mark last stitch)

5 - 6: single crochet in each stitch around

7 - 8: Decrease single crochet in first two stitches, single crochet in next stitch, repeat around. (stuff firmly)

9: Decrease single crochet in next stitch, around. Tighten. Fasten off. Leave a 12" tail to sew.

:)

Squirrel Pattern - Body

The Body

Body:

Chain 2

1: slip stitch into the second chain from hook to make a circle

2: single crochet 6x's into the circle (mark last stitch throughout)

3: single crochet in first stitch, 2 single crochet in next stitch. Repeat around.

4: 1 single crochet in first 2 stitches, 2 single crochet in next stitch. Repeat around.

5: single crochet in the back loop of each stitch around.

6 - 10: single crochet in each stitch around.

7: decrease single crochet in first stitch, single crochet in next stitch, around.

8: single crochet in each stitch around.

9: decrease single crochet in next two stitches, single crochet in next stitch, around.

10: decrease single crochet in each stitch around.(stuff firmly) (continue until closed) Fasten Off.

Squirrel Pattern - Ears

The Ears

Ears:(make 2)

chain 5

single crochet in each stitch across

decrease single crochet in next two stitches (2x's)

decrease single crochet, fasten off, leave a 6" tail to sew.

Squirrel Pattern -Tail

The Tail

Tail:

chain 30

single crochet in the 5th stitch from the hook, chain 5, single crochet in next stitch across. Fasten off, leave a long tail 12" - 18" to sew.

Squirrel Pattern - Assembly

Assembly and Personality

Assembly:

Using the 12" tail from the head and a tapestry needle, attach the head to the body. Fold the Tail in half and then sew onto the back of the squirrel with the 12" yarn tail and a tapestry needle. Fluff to your liking.

Personality:

I just hot glued some google eyes on as well as a felt nose and teeth. On the ears and the belly I put some felt accents. The arms I just took a chenelle pipe cleaner and stuck it into the body. The legs are a half circle chenelle pipe cleaner hot glued to the bottom.

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    • Wednesday-Elf profile image

      Wednesday-Elf 

      5 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Very cool. I love to crochet stuffed animals, but could never 'write' my own pattern. :) Your squirrel is adorable.

    • firstcookbooklady profile image

      Char Milbrett 

      7 years ago from Minnesota

      i have added your lens to my squirrel lens.

    • Sylvestermouse profile image

      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      8 years ago from United States

      Wow! I am impressed! I crochet but I have never made my own pattern. Totally awesome and thanks for sharing this little one with us. Angel Blessed and added to my Squid Angel Mouse Tracks lens.

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