The crochet squirrel applique is part of the Woodland Blanket. Find the written crochet pattern and video tutorial below.
CROCHET SQUIRREL APPLIQUE VIDEO TUTORIAL
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CROCHET SQUIRREL APPLIQUE WRITTEN PATTERN
Worsted weight yarn in brown, tan, and black
Lion Brand Fun Fur yarn in Chocolate (optional*)
(2) Safety eyes 6mm
Notes: There are two pattern options for the tail: one option is using the fun fur yarn and the other option is using the brown colored yarn. Both options are written below. *If you use the later option, the fun fur yarn will be optional.
Abbreviations (US terms)
Ch = chain, sc = single crochet, hdc = half double crochet, sc2tog = single crochet two together, st = stitch, sl st = slip stitch
Use brown yarn and 4.00mm hook.
Row 1: Ch 7, sc into 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn (6)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 2 st, sc2tog,turn (4)
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn (4)
Row 4: Ch 1, sc2tog across, turn(2)
Row 5: Ch 1, sc2tog (1)
Ch 1, sc around the head until you get back to row one (top of the head).
2sc into the first st of the row, in next stitch work the following for the ears: (sc, ch 3, sc), sc into next 2 st, then work the following in the next stitch (sc, ch 3, sc), 2 sc in the last st. Continue to sc around the head until you get back to the bottom tip of the head. Join to the first st. Fasten off and leave tail for sewing.
Eyes and Nose
Using 6mm safety eyes, place the eyes onto the head using photo as a guide.
Using a tapestry needle and black yarn, sew on the nose at the bottom of the head.
Use tan color yarn and 4.00mm hook.
Row 1: Ch 4, sc into 2nd chain from hook and in each st across, turn (3)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn (3)
Row 3: Ch 1, 2sc in next st, sc in next st, 2sc in next st, turn (5)
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn (5)
Row 5-6: Repeat Row 4
Row 7: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next st, sc2tog (3)
Switch to brown yarn.
Round 1: Ch 1, sc around the body, join to first st
Round 2: Ch 1, sc around the body an additional time making sure to work 2sc in each “corner” of the body, join to first st
Fasten off and leave tail for sewing.
Option 1: Using fun fur yarn and brown yarn together with 4.00mm hook.
Holding the fun fur and the brown yarn together, attach to where you fastened off the body.
Row 1: Ch 3, sc into 2nd ch from hook and in each st across, turn (2)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn
Repeat for a total of 8 rows
*This yarn is very wild, so I chose to trim the ‘fur’ down a bit.
Option 2: Using only brown colored yarn and 4.00mm hook.
Row 1: Ch 11, 2sc into 2nd ch from hook, 2sc in the next 2 st, sc into the 7 remaining stitches, turn (13)
Row 2: Ch 1, sl st into next 5 st, sc in next 2 st, hdc into next 2 st, sc into next 2 st, sl st into last 2 st
Using a tapestry needle, sew the tail onto the left side of the body over 3 st.
Use brown yarn and 3.75mm hook.
Ch 4, join to first chain.
Fasten off. Make two paws and sew onto body of squirrel using the photo as a guide.
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