Ace the Tiny Squirrel

Ace the tiny Squirrel,
Ace is actually a member of the Lil' Trouble Teddy gang, the only difference is the head shape and the tail. Aside from those two things the pattern is the same.

I also made a full video tutorial for the squirrel. You'll find the links to part one and  part two of the video in the written pattern below.

There's More!
I designed more patterns for this Lil' Trouble series including a tree.
See the round up here

 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. Add in a marker at the end of row 2 and move that marker at the end of every row.


Red Heart Comfort yarn in any color
3.75mm hook for head and body
4.5mm 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.
blunt end yarn needle for sewing
polyester stuffing
yarn for eyes and mouth instructions under the assembly section
steel pet brush for brushing out tail

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

If You have troubles understanding the rows, scroll up and look in the1st "Read Me" section

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  with 6sc (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
4-5) 1sc in each st for 2 rows
6) 2hdc in the next 3st, 1sc in next 15st (21)
7) 1hdc in next 6st, 1sc in next 15st (21)
8) (2tog 3 times) then (1sc in next 3st then 2tog, repeat to marker) (15)
9) 1sc in next 3st then 2tog (12)
10) 1sc then 2tog (8)
11) 2sc in each st (16)
12) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (20)
stuff head firmly and full. Shape as you stuff, make sure to shape the muzzle too. See video for tips on stuffing and shaping
13) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (25)
14) 1sc in next 3st then 2tog (20)
15) 1sc in next 3st then 2tog (16)
16) 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. Part two is in the following order: Tail, limbs, ears. Then we add the face details. We sew the tail on last. Use what you need in the video and skip over parts you don't need. Video is here

With 4.5mm 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 4.5mm hook

1) magic circle with 6sc (6)
2) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (8)
3) 1sc in each st for 1 row
4) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (10)
5) 1sc in next 4st then 2sc in next st (12)
6-7) 1sc in each st for 2 rows
8) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (9)
9-10) 1sc in each st for 2 rows
f/o leaving a tail for sewing.
Do not stuff. brush out tail if you have a pet brush handy.

Tip: I would sew the limbs on before crocheting the ears, (instructions for ears is in assembly section), onto the body. I used the arms as a guide, making sure the ears are in line with the arms.


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) Ears: with 4.5mm hook
insert yarn in between the 2nd and 3rd row,
ch1 then make 3dc in same space, sl st in the same space or just in front of the last dc you put in. f/o and shape the ear, stretch them out. Hide yarn tails in the head.
4) Sew the tail in place. If you are brushing the tail, do that first before sewing to the body. Add a holding st or 2 around the middle of the tail to the back of the body to hold the tail in an upright position

feel free to play around with different styles and looks. I kept it very simple with black yarn inserted and wrapped in between the 5th and 6th row. I added some white on each side, inserted the same way. See video if you need help. The nose is any color inserted and wrapped around the 6th row and finished off with a vertical line. If you don't have embroidery thread you can split yarn, that's what I did for the eyes. If you need help, see part two of the video tutorial for this part, fast forward closer to the end.

If you want to make a skunk using this same pattern you can do just that! You'll need to make just 3 small modifications. You'll find the link to the skunk below

Donations of any size are greatly appreciated and help keep the patterns free.

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


  1. This is such a sweet litttle squirrel. His beautiful tail makes him special.

    Thanks, Margaret

  2. So cute !!!! Thanks !!!

    Greetings, Tinne

  3. Love love love your patterns! Collecting all of them. Made a bunch of them wish I could send u a picture. Just don't know the computer too well so don't know how. Your amazing and very talented. You have so much patience and your videos are the best.

  4. What is that brush that you use on the tail?

    1. a steel pet brush,
      it's in the supplies list along with hook size and all the stuff to make him.

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  6. Am a totalbeginner and your projects and videos make me want to have a go at making them they are just too sweet and cute many thanks for all you do please keep up the great work xx

  7. I made the tiny squirrel and I absolutely love him!! I am trying to figure out how to make a larger one so I can have a Mama and baby. Do you have any suggestions for making him bigger?

  8. Que hermoso trabajo! Muchas gracias Sharon por todolo que haces. Me encantaría hacer la mofeta pero no hay ningun link para entrar y ver las modificaciones. Porfavor te agradecería mucho que pongas el link. Muchas gracias 😊

  9. Just love all of your video's. You make it so easy. Thank you again.

  10. Do you have to brush out the tail? Or will it look okay if I don’t?

    1. if you like the way it looks before brushing then leave it as it.. you can adjust anything in a pattern to your own liking for sure.


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