Thursday, July 21, 2016

Sly the Lil' Fox




Sly the Lil' Fox,

This fox is a member of the Lil' Trouble Teddies (you'll find pattern links to the series at the bottom of this page). The only difference being his tail and the addition of color on his ears. I made him his own pattern page so you don't have to flip back and forth. There is a video that follows the written pattern of the head and body row by row. The 2nd part of the video was made before I created this Lil' Fox so his tail is not in it, however, if you need it, in the 2nd video you will find how to make the arms and legs, how to do the ears, how to add in yarn eyes and also how to sew it all together.

The Lil' Trouble Teddy is quick to make. They're a great little project to bring along to a doctor's apt or anywhere you'll be stuck waiting for a bit. If you're worried,
make a Lil' Trouble Teddy or two, they will keep your hands busy and your mind occupied!



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Read me ~> How to read the rows: Each row has a sequence as given below. 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.
Read me ~>  Add in a marker at the end of row 2 and move that marker at the end of every row. I just use a short length of yarn and pull it through the last stitch I put in at the end of every row. Work in continuous rounds, do not join. Have any questions or if you come across a mistake in the pattern please leave a message in the comment section below.

Supplies:
Red Heart Comfort yarn in  Tango 3232 (feel free to use any color) and a small bit of white for the tip of tail

3.75mm hook for head and body
4.25mm hook for limbs *this is optional, you can use the same hook for the entire project. If you want the ami to be the same size as mine then use what I used. If you don't have a 4.25 then use a 4mm or a 4.5mm hook.
blunt end yarn needle for sewing
scissors

polyester stuffing
yarn for eyes and mouth
*optional ~ steel pet brush to brush out tail

Abbreviations:

st = stitch
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch

hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet

FLO = front loops only
ch = chain
f/o = finish off

With 3.75mm hook. Starting at the top of the head:

There is a full video tutorial for the head and body here
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each (12)
3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
4-7) 1sc in each st for 4 rows
8) 1sc then 2tog (12)
9) 1sc then 2tog (8)
10) 2sc in each st (16)
11) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (20)

*stuff head firmly and full. Shape as you stuff.
12) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (25)

13) 1sc in next 3st then 2tog (20)
14) 1sc in next 3st then 2tog (16)
15) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (12)
sl st next st and f/o leaving a tail long enough to sew up the gap. Weave in and out of the FLO of the  remaining st, stuff the rest of the body firmly and full, shape as you stuff. Use a stuffing stick or the back end of a pencil to push the stuffing into the right spots. If unsure how to shape please view part one of the video tutorial Pull the yarn tail to close up the gap. Knot off and hide yarn tail inside body.





If you have any troubles with the next part of the pattern please view part two of the video tutorial. Remember this 2nd video does not have the fox's tail in it but there you will find other helpful things like how to make the legs, arms, ears and how to sew it all together


With 4.25mm hook Arms and Legs: Make 4
1) ch 8

2) starting with 2nd ch, 1sc in each ch (7)
f/o. Fold chain and sew the edges closed, going through one visible loop only of each side. Hide the starting yarn tail inside limb and use the finishing yarn tail to sew the limbs to the body.

Tail: with 4,25mm hook, start with white

1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 1sc in each st for 1 row (6)
3) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (8)

4) switch to orange in first st, 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st then 1sc in next 3st and 2sc in next st (10) *cut free from the white and knot of yarn tails.
5) 1sc in each st for 1 row
6) 1sc in next 4st then 2sc in next st (12)

7) 1sc in next 4st then 2tog (10)
8) 1sc in next 3st then 2tog  (8)

9-10) 1sc in each st for 2 rows
sl st next st and f/o leaving a tail for sewing. If you brush out the tail, do not stuff. 

Tip: I would sew the limbs on before crocheting the ears onto the body. I used the arms as a guide, making sure the ears are in line with the arms. Ear pattern is in the assembly instructions below, see step #3

ASSEMBLY:
1) Sew the arms just under the neck. Hide the yarn tails inside the body.
2) pin the legs in place, they should be more towards the front so the body doesn't flop over. Sit it down on a flat surface to make sure it will sit up on its own. Sew in place and hide yarn tails in the body.
3) Make the Ears: with 4.25mm hook
insert yarn in between 1st and 2nd row,
ch1 then
make 3dc in next space then 3dc in next space after that . sl st just in front of the last dc you put in. f/o and shape the ear, stretch them out. Pull the yarn tails through a st in the back of the head and pull on each, this will help shape the ears a bit more. Once you're happy with how the ears look, knot the yarn tails together then hide in the head. I added a bit of black craft paint to the tips of the ears.
4) sew tail to back of body



FACE:
I inserted black yarn where I thought the nose should go, wrapped a few times then made an X  then hid the yarn tails in the head. The eyes are yarn again, wrapped around the 5th row.
 I just kept it simple so feel free to play around with it and make it more detailed. And, part two of the video for the Lil' Trouble Teddy will show you this step by step.


There are other patterns in this series
  • Lil' Oak Hiding Tree ~  click here
  • Ace, The Tiny Squirrel ~ click here
  • Stinky, The Tiny Skunk ~ click here
  • Lil' Trouble Teddy (koala, bear, frog) ~ click here
  • Nugget the Lil' Owl ~ click here
  • Lil' Acorn ~ to be added

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Many Blessings to you!


Copyright 2016 Author: Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go, All rights reserved 
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3 comments:

  1. Hi Sharon, could you please check the little owl pattern?? When I click the link for the pattern, it says " page not found " :(

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