Thursday, September 12, 2013

Adorable Mister Fox

orange crochet fox


Oh! Adorable Fox, how I do love thee so....


Copyright 2013 Author: Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go, All rights reserved

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Special notes: I worked in continuous rounds with a 3.75mm hook and worsted weight yarn. Have any questions or if you come across a mistake in the pattern please leave a message in the comment section below. This pattern will give you a fox about 6 1/2 inches tall depending on your choice of yarn and hook size.

st = stitch
sc = single crochet
2tog = 2 stitches together
sl st = slip stitch
f/o = finish off


Supplies used:


beige or cream color worsted weight medium #4
orange color worsted weight medium #4
black color worsted weight medium #4
black sport weight yarn for the nose, you could also use worsted weight
florist wire for tail *optional
black safety eyes 7.5mm but use any size you like or even use felt or yarn for eyes

How to read the rows: Each row has a sequence as given below. For example 1sc then 2sc in next st means repeat that sequence 1sc then 2sc in next st followed by 1sc then 2sc in next st over and over to the end of that particular row. The number inside the parentheses ( ~ ) is the number of stitches you should have at the end of that particular row.

Switching colors: we use the jogless stripe method to switch colors, this will eliminate *most* of the color jump that comes with switching colors. Don't worry, it is easy and the pattern does this stitch by stitch with you. Knot off color changes once you get a row or 2 past where you changed colors.


Muzzle with Lighter Color

1) magic circle with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
sl st next st and f/o leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew in the nose before sewing muzzle to the face. Some people like to sew the muzzle on before they stuff the head but I sew mine in after the head is stuffed and sewn to the body. It's all preference and what you find easier.
 

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HEAD with Main Color

*Remember if you use safety eyes to put them in before closing up the head. I placed the eyes in between the 10th and 11th row and they have about 8st between them. I put the eyes in place when I finished the 15th row. Make sure you are happy with placements before securing them in place.

1) magic circle with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
4) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (24)
5) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (30)
6) 1sc in next 4st then 2sc in next st (36)
7) 1sc in next 5st then 2sc in next st (42)
8-12) 1sc in each st for 5 rows
13) 1sc in next 5st then 2tog (36)
14-15) 1sc in each st for 2 rows * put in safety eyes
16) 1sc in next 4st then 2tog (30)
17) 1sc in each st
18) 1sc in next 3st then 2tog (24)
19) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (18)

f/o leaving a long tail for sewing


Body start with Lighter Color

*take a look at the photos and see how the body is positioned  under the head. It will be the starting magic circle that will be the front used as the belly button so make sure to take care when finishing off the last rows of the body as neatly as you can and after you stuff the body take care not to pull the stuffing through that last couple rows when closing the gap as that will show on the back of the Fox.

1) magic circle with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
4) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (24)
5) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (30)
6) 1sc in next 4st then 2sc in next st (36)
7) (switch colors on first st then sl st next st then 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st) now for the remainder of this row 1sc in next 5st then 2sc in next st (42)
8) 1sc in next 6st then 2sc in next st (48)
9-13) 1sc in each st for 5 rows
14) 1sc in next 6st then 2tog (42)
15) 1sc in each st
16) 1sc in next 5st then 2tog (36)
17) 1sc in each st
18) 1sc in next 4st then 2tog (30)
19) 1sc in next 3st then 2tog (24)
20) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (18)

*stuff the body

21) 1sc then 2tog (12)
22) 2tog 6 times *add more stuffing if needed. Use a stuffing stick or the back end of a pencil

f/o leaving a long tail for sewing. Using a yarn needle, weave the yarn tail in and out through those last 6 st then pull the yarn tail until the gap closes, knot off the yarn tail then hide inside the body


Legs start with black

 
1) magic circle with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc in each switch to main color on last st
4) sl st first st, 1sc in next 11st
5-11) 1sc for 7 rows
f/o leaving a long tail for sewing. fold flat, do not stuff . Sew under the body. Take your time to position and sew on neatly, the legs are as wide as the body when placed side by side. You could pin them in place before sewing to make sure you are happy with the placement before sewing them in place.
 


Arms start with black
 

1) magic circle with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc in each st switch to main color on last st
4) sl st first st, 1sc in next 11st (12)
5) 1sc in each st
6) 1sc then 2tog (8)
7-13) 1sc in each st for 7 rows
f/o leaving a long tail for sewing. stuff hand, do not stuff arms. Sew just under the head


Ears start with black *if you are a beginner you might find it difficult to switch colors on such a small round. If so just use orange for ears, they will look just as great!

1) magic circle with 6st (6)
2) 1sc in each switching colors on last st
3) sl st first st then 1sc in the same st, 2sc in next 5st (12)
4) 1sc in each st
5) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (15)
6-7) 1sc in each st for 2 rows
sl st the next st and f/o leaving a long tail for sewing. pin the ears in place before sewing to make sure you are happy with the placement. Some people like to sew the ears on before they stuff the head. You could do this too. I like sewing the ears on after the head is stuffed and sewn to the body but that is just personal preference.



Tail start with Lighter Color

1) magic circle with 6st (6)
2) 1sc then 2sc in next st (9)
3) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (12)
4) 1sc in each st
5) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (15)
6) 1sc in next 4st then 2sc in next st (18)
7) 1sc in each st
8) 1sc in next 5st then 2sc in next st (21)

9) 1sc in next 6st then 2sc in next st (24)
10) 1sc in each switch to main color on last st
11) sl st first st, 1sc in next 23st (24)
12) 1sc in each st
13) 1sc in next 4st then 2tog (20)
14) 1sc in each st
15) 1sc in next 3st then 2tog (16)
16) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (12) * stuff tail
17-18) 1sc for 2 rows
19) 1sc then 2tog (8) * stuff some more
20-27) 1sc in each st for 8 rows. After the 8 rows you might decide the tail is too long, if so just remove about 5 rows. I wanted it this long so I could swing the tail towards the front and that way I got good photos of the fox and his tail. A shorter tail would be just fine too! * use a stuffing stick or the back end of a pencil and lightly stuff the remainder of the tail

sl st next st and f/o leaving a long tail for sewing. You could add a wire to the tail as I did or you can leave that part out. Just make sure to bend the tips over so there are no sharp points.



And that's it! I hope you get a Fox made and if you do make a Fox please post pictures on my facebook page, Amigurumi Freely, I would love to see!


This pattern was courtesy of Sharon Ojala of Amigurumi To Go. Free for all to enjoy! You may sell finished products. Donations of any size are greatly appreciated and help fund amigurumi making supplies for future free patterns. So far over 80 free patterns & video tutorials and many more to come. Happy Crafting everyone!



36 comments:

  1. Sharon, Thank you so much for the adorable fox pattern! Doreen

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    1. you're welcome! I'm so glad you like him :)

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  2. hello sharon
    It's very nice and easy.
    thanks

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    1. so glad to hear that, thanks so much for taking the time to comment :)

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    1. you're welcome! Glad you like him

      Sharon Ojala xo

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  4. Thanks for sharing your pattern! It's gorgeous!
    You can take a look at my fox here: http://virknalenochmajskroken.blogspot.se/2013/09/raven-raskar-over-loven.html (in Swedish though...)
    Cheers!

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    1. Wow! He's gorgeous, you did a great job. Thanks for sharing your photo :))

      Your little girl is so cute!!!

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  5. Love him - he's so cute! :-) Thank you for sharing the pattern. x

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    1. so glad! And you're welcome, glad you like him :))

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  6. Thanks so much for a sweet and easy to follow for beginner like myself.

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  7. So Cute! I'm going to make one of these for my daughter's girlfriend's stocking :)

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  8. hello sharon

    On my blog I posted my job fox and you mentioned as the designer.
    Hope you like it. And if there are any problems let me know.
    Thanks

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  9. Sorry Sharon.
    My blog is http://laboresymanualidadeshechasamano.blogspot.com.es/

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    1. awww, he's gorgeous! You did a fantastic job :))

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  10. One of my best friends is Jewish and LOVES foxes, so I made her a Hanukkah fox :) When I first started, I was making your duck pattern, but I switched to fox after I finished the head. It still looks cute with cheeks.

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    1. awwww, I love that, a Hanukkah Fox!

      have fun and Happy Crocheting!!

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  11. Just what I need to work on now that the Christmas rush is over- What di the fox say???? Oh my that's all I here in my house from my 4yr old and that's who will gain this lovely. Thank You for the awesome pattern, just read through it and am starting this NOW! :)

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  12. Love the fox!!! I made one that's exactly the same as urs but mines red in the place of the orange. I wanted to make one but I didn't have time to get the orange for the fox. Thx again!!!

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  13. I just finished your wolf pattern. Going to share it on your FB page after I give it to a friend so it doesn't spoil the surprise! This is what I want to start next. Is there a video that goes along with this one? And also, I wanted to add 9 tails (crazy I know but that's what the bf wants), do you have any suggestions to make that work? Thanks for posting these! They're so much fun!

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  14. I love foxes! This is actually my first attempt with stitching/crocheting and I'm learning as I go with this fox XD I'm confused though with the 1 sc then 2 sc, does that not just mean 3 sc? Lol, probably not. And I can't find differences on the internet with sc and st. I'm horrible I know, but my friend will love this. Help is much appreciated anyone, and great fox! Can't wait to have one made :3

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    1. Hello :) Scroll up and just above the start of the pattern there's a section called "switching colors" and just above that there's a section called "how to read rows" an in there I explain what you've asked. Hope that helps.. I have many patterns with videos (this is not one of them though) I hope to get a video up for this pattern sometime this year.
      Keep me posted on how it works out for you!

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  15. What is the difference between a stitch and a single crochet?

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  16. Hi
    thanks so much for your free patterns. It is really hard to find really good free patterns out there as im a beginner at amigurumi so creating my own is not where im at right now. so i love all your patterns and i can't wait to make more of your creatures.

    thanks

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  17. Hi, is this written in US terms? Also, would double knit yarn be ok?

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    1. hi Claire, it is in US terms and the stitch abbreviation chart is written just below the special notes section (all under the copyright section at the top)
      DK yarn will give you a smaller fox but I believe any yarn would be fine just use the appropriate hook size for the type of yarn you choose.

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  18. Oh that's great, thank you. I'd missed those details at the top! I think I'm going to try it in DK as I have some white and black so just need orange. Really excited to try this, my first amigurumi but your instructions seem really clear :)

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    1. that's great! Keep me posted :)

      This pattern doesn't have a video tutorial but many of my other ones do so if you get stuck try one of my patterns that has a video to go with it.

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  19. I may be missing something, but how do you attatch the head to the body? You don't closse the head op completely.

    - Anne

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    1. no you don't close up the head completely. The open part helps it sit on top of the body. Using a yarn needle you stitch the head to the body

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  20. this is such a cute fox - will be perfect for my friend who is having a baby soon - so good that it has detailed photos too

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