Free Irresistible Puppy from RedHeart.com

Irresistible Crochet Puppy

From www.RedHeart.com

Irresistible Crochet Puppy Free Crochet Pattern

Pattern Number:     LW5165
Designed By:     Michele Wilcox

Skill Level: Easy

Required Supplies:

RED HEART® Boutique Fur™: 3 balls 9100 Polar A, 1 ball 9012 Slate B
RED HEART® Super Saver®: 1 skein each of 312 Black C, 706 Perfect Pink D, and 316 Soft White E
Note: Only small amounts of C, D, and E are needed.
Susan Bates® Crochet Hooks: 16mm [US Q] and 4mm [US G-6]
Removable stitch marker (optional)
Yarn needle

Additional Supplies Needed:
Polyester fiberfill for stuffing

This cuddly little fella is a perfect gift for a child or for a person of any age that needs a comforting gift. Crochet him in two colors of Fur for a playful look that is oh so huggable!

Gauge/Tension:     GAUGE: Gauge is not critical for this project.

Puppy measures about 13” [33 cm] long (from end of nose to tip of tail).

Notes
1. Body, head, legs, ears, tail, and spot are worked with larger hook and Fur yarn.
2. Snout, nose, tongue, and eyes are worked with smaller hook and Super Saver.
3. All pieces are sewn together with yarn needle and Super Saver.

Special Stitch
sc2tog (single crochet 2 stitches together) = [Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop] twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

BODY
Beginning at front end of body, with larger hook and A, ch 4.
Row 1: Work 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 2 sc in each of next 2 ch—6 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] 3 times—9 sc.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Row 5: Ch 1, turn, [sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st] 3 times—12 sc.
Rows 6 and 7: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Row 8: Ch 1, turn, [sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog] 3 times—9 sc.
Fasten off.

Finishing Body: Fold last row (Row 8) in half. With E, beginning at fold, sew halves of Row 8 together for back end of body, then sew side edges of piece together for bottom seam, stuffing as you go. Weave E through base of stitches of first row, pull tight to gather. Weave in end securely.

HEAD
With larger hook and A, ch 4.
Row 1: Work 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 2 sc in each of next 2 ch—6 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] 3 times—9 sc.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Row 5: Ch 1, turn, [sc2tog] 4 times, sc in last st—5 sc.
Fasten off.

Finishing Head: Weave E through stitches of last row (Row 5) and pull to gather, then sew side edges of piece together, stuffing as you go. Weave E through base of stitches of first row, pull tight to gather. Weave in end securely.

LEGS (make 4)
With larger hook and A, ch 5.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 3 ch—4 sc.
Rows 2 and 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Fasten off.

Finishing Leg: Fold last row (Row 3) in half.
With E, beginning at fold, sew halves of Row 3 together, then sew side edges of piece together for inside seam, stuffing as you go, then sew opening at end closed. Weave in end securely.

TAIL
With larger hook and A, ch 4.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 2 ch—3 sc.
Fasten off.

EAR (make 2)
With larger hook and B, ch 4.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 2 ch—3 sc.
Fasten off.

SPOT
With larger hook and B, ch 3.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and next ch—2 sc.
Fasten off.

SNOUT
Beginning at tip of snout, with smaller hook and E, ch 2.
Round 1: Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook; do not join, work in continuous rounds (spiral)—6 sc. Note: If desired, place a
marker in last stitch worked to indicate end of round. Move marker up as each round is completed.
Round 2: Work 2 sc in each st around—12 sc.
Round 3: Sc in each st around.
Round 4: [Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] 6 times—18 sc.
Round 5: Sc in each st around.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Stuff and sew in place on front of head.

NOSE
With smaller hook and C, ch 2.
Round 1: Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook; do not join, work in continuous rounds (spiral)—6 sc. Note: If desired, place a
marker in last stitch worked to indicate end of round. Move marker up as each round is completed.
Round 2: Work 2 sc in each st around—12 sc.
Round 3: Sc in each st around.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Weave tail through stitches of last round and pull to gather slightly (leaving a small opening). Stuff nose lightly.
Sew in place on tip of snout. With C, using photograph as a guide, embroider straight stitches for mouth, below nose.

TONGUE
With smaller hook and D, ch 2.
Row 1: Work 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook—3 sc.
Rows 2 and 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew tongue to snout at embroidered mouth.

EYE (make 2)
With smaller hook and C, ch 2.
Round 1: Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Round 2: Work 2 sc in each st around; slip st in first sc—12 sc.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Thread tail onto yarn needle and weave tail in and out of outer edge, pull to gather.
Sew eyes to front of head above snout. To help eyes show up, trim a little of the fur around eyes, if desired.

FINISHING
Assembly: Refer to photograph for placement of all pieces. With E, sew head to top of front end of body, sewing around
head a couple of times and making sure that you sew through the stitches (not just the outer layer of fur). Sew front legs forward as if puppy is lying down, sewing firmly in place. Sew back legs along side the front legs, sewing firmly in place. Sew tail to back end of body. With yarn needle and C, sew ears to top of head. Sew spot to one side of body.
Weave in any remaining ends.

ABBREVIATIONS
A, B, C = Color A, Color B, Color C etc;
ch = chain;
sc = single crochet;
st(s) = stitch(es);
[ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.

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