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http://www.beaglefreedomproject.org/

The Beagle Freedom Project is a mission to rescue beagles used in animal experimentation in research laboratories and give them a chance at life in a loving forever home. : this is an organization I feel very strong about.

Materials Needed:

Worsted Weight 4 ply yarn in Burnt orange, black and white

4.5mm crochet hook

Black buttons for the eyes

Something to stuff with

**This is my very first pattern. It is using Intermediate/experienced crochet techniques but I try to make it as simple as possible.

Step 1: First Round - the Head

Start with a Magic circle.

Step 2: Finishing 1st Round

Put 5 SC into the magic circle.

Pull tail to tighten

Slip Stitch into the first stitch you made, completing the round.

Chain one.

Step 3: Round 2

Put 2 sc into each of the previous stitches. (For 10 total sc)

Slip stitch, chain 1

Step 4: Round 3

2 sc, sc, 2sc, sc, 2sc, sc, 2sc, sc, 2sc, sc, (For a total of 15 sc)

slip stitch, chain one

Step 5: Round 4

2sc, sc, sc, 2sc, sc, sc, 2sc, sc, sc, 2sc, sc, sc, 2sc, sc, sc (20 total sc)

slip stitch, chain one

Step 6: Round 5

Single Crochet into each stitch (20 total sc)

When you are about to do you slip stitch, use your white yarn

Chain 1

Step 7: Round 6

Still using white, 2sc, (switch to orange) sc, sc, sc, 2sc, sc, sc, sc, 2sc, sc, sc, sc, 2sc, sc, sc, sc, 2sc, sc, sc, sc
(25 total sc)

Slip stitch using white, chain 1

Step 8: Round 7

Using white, sc, sc (switch to orange) sc into each stitch (25 total sc)

Slip stitch using white

Step 9: Round 8

Repeat steps in round 7

(Only difference, do not slip stitch with white, continue to use orange.)

Step 10: Round 9

Sc into each stitch using orange.

Step 11: Round 10

Decrease 1, sc, sc, sc, Decrease 1, sc, sc, sc, Decrease 1, sc, sc, sc, Decrease 1, sc, sc, sc, Decrease 1, sc, sc, sc

Step 12: Round 11

Decrease, sc, sc, Decrease, sc, sc, Decrease, sc, sc, Decrease, sc, sc, Decrease, sc, sc, Decrease

Step 13: Round 12

sc, Decrease, sc, Decrease, sc, Decrease, sc, Decrease, sc, Decrease, sc, Decrease

Take this time to stuff the head fully.

Step 14: Neck

For two rounds, sc into each stitch

Step 15: Starting Torso - Round 1



2sc into next stitch, 2sc, sc, 2sc, sc, 2sc, sc, 2sc, sc, 2sc, sc,

Step 16: Torso - Round 2

sc, sc, sc, sc (Before finishing 4th sc, pull black yarn through instead of orange for a color change) (With black) sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, (Switch to orange on 7th sc) sc, sc, sc, slip stitch

Step 17: Torso - Round 3

2sc, sc, sc, 2sc (in second sc switch to black) sc, sc, 2sc, sc, sc, 2sc (In 2nd switch to orange) sc, sc, 2sc

Step 18: Torso - Round 4

sc, sc, 2sc (in second sc switch to black) sc, sc, 2sc, sc, sc, 2sc, (In second sc switch to orange) sc

Now on the next sc switch to white for the start of the next round.

Step 19: Torso - Round 5

2sc, sc, sc, 2sc, sc (Switching to orange) sc, 2sc, (in 2nd switch to black) sc, sc, 2sc, sc, sc, 2sc, sc, sc, 2sc (in 2nd switch to orange) sc, sc (Switch to white)

Step 20: Torso - Round 6

sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc (Switch to orange) sc, sc, (Switch to black) sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc (Switch to orange) sc, sc, (Switch to white)

Step 21: Torso - Rounds 7 & 8

Repeat steps in round 6

Step 22: Torso - Round 9

Decrease, sc, sc, Decrease, sc (Switch to orange) sc, decrease, (Switch to black) sc, sc, decrease, sc, sc, decrease, sc, sc, decrease (Switch to orange) sc, sc, (Switch to white)

Step 23: Torso - Round 10

Decrease, sc, decrease, (Switch to orange) sc, decrease (Switch to black) sc, decrease, sc, decrease, sc, decrease (switch to orange) sc, decrease (switch to white) sc

** Take this time to stuff the body.

Step 24: Torso - Closing

Decrease (Switch to orange) continue to decrease until the hole closes.

Cut a long tail, slip stitch at the end pull the tail through and tight to close. this tail then can be hidden by using a yarn need to pull it through the body.

Step 25: Snout

Start with magic circle.

put 5 sc into circle, pull tight slip stitch to complete round.

2nd round

2sc into each stitch (10 total sc) slip stitch

3rd round

chain 1, 2sc, sc, sc, 2sc, sc, sc, 2sc, sc, sc, 2sc

4th & 5th round

sc into each stitch

cut yarn leaving a long tail.

Slip stitch pulling tail through, and tighten.

Step 26: Attaching Snout

Using a yarn needle, use the tail of yarn to attach the snout just under the white mark on the head.

*Before it is all the way attached, stuff the snout.

Step 27: Creating a Nose

Using the needle and black yarn, create an upside down triangle shape.

The fill it in with the black. (Ends can be hidden by pulling them in through the head)

Step 28: Back Legs (make Two)

Start with magic circle (And white yarn)

Put 5 sc into circle, pull tight slip stitch to complete round

2nd round

sc into each stitch (switch to orange)

3rd, 4th, & 5th round

sc into each stitch

cut yarn leaving a long tail.

Use tail of yarn to attach the legs at the base of the torso.

** I do not stuff the legs, as they are so small

Step 29: Front Legs (Make 2)

Repeat the steps for the back legs just adding a 6th & 7th round

attach at the top of the white marking of the torso.

Step 30: Tail

Using white yarn

Make magic circle

3sc into magic circle pull tight & slip stitch to complete round

2nd Round

sc into each stitch (change to black)

Repeat for rounds 3&4

slip stitch pulling long tail through to use to attach. (attach on bum )

Step 31: Ears (make 2)

Chain 5 + 1

Sc into 2nd stitch from hook, sc into each stitch, chain 1, turn

sc into each stitch, chain 1, turn

sc into each stitch, chain 1, turn

2sc into first stitch sc, sc, sc, 2sc chain 1, turn

2sc into first stitch sc, sc, sc, 2sc chain 1, turn

sc into each stitch, chain 1, turn

sc, half double, double, treble, double, half double, sc chain 1, turn

sc into each stitch, finish stitch and weave in ends.

Attach

Step 32:

Add eyes and you are done!! Give your beagle a new name and a forever home!

<p>AWWW!! its so cute! i need to get some orange yarn so i can make it and some yellow so i can make pikachu and post it on here... need yarn!!</p>
Would you ever sell one
<p>Yes, I could easily add it to my etsy. </p>
Beautiful!
<p>:) </p>
<p>Awwwe, cute! He's Porthos from Star trek Enterpise - http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Porthos ! ;D I did a similar one for a friend of mine (I'm a cat lover).</p>
<p>Awe!! Gotta love Porthos ;) Thanks for sharing</p>
<p>你真是太棒了 </p>
<p>谢谢</p>
<p>He's very cute!</p>
<p>Thank you very much! :)</p>

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