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Lil' Kino the Puppy

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This little puppy is a custom request from my colleague, Kelvin. He asked if I could crochet a little maltese puppy that look like his dog, Kino. Lil’ Kino the Puppy is approximately 5inches tall and 4.5inches wide (13cm x 12cm). This will definitely make a very meaningful and special gift for all dog lovers.

Materials:

Yarn- White 8ply Acrylic Yarn, Small amount of Light-Blue and Yellow 8ply Acrylic Yarn, Small amount of Black 5ply Acrylic Yarn.
Crochet Hooks - Size 3.0mm
Yarn Needle
Tapestry Needle
White and Black Tapestry Thread
Fiberfill
1 pair of 13mm Safety Eyes
Fabric Glue
Stitch Marker or Safety Pin
Note:
This pattern works in continuous rounds (instead of joined rounds).
The Dog Tag Strap works in Rows.
It’s better to assemble your puppy 1st before making the Dog Strap.

Abbreviation:
MR - Magic Ring
sc - Single Crochet
2 sc in next sc - Increase
dec 1 - Decrease
Ch - Chain
* * - Repeat Step
F/O - Fasten Off
Head:
White Yarn.
Rnd 1: MR, sc 6 in MR. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around. (12)
Rnd 3: *sc 1, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat around. (18)
Rnd 4: *sc 2, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat around. (24)
Rnd 5: *sc 3, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat around. (30)
Rnd 6: *2 sc in next sc, sc 4*, repeat around. (36)
Rnd 7: *2 sc in next sc, sc 5*, repeat around. (42)
Rnd 8: *2 sc in next sc, sc 6*, repeat around. (48)
Rnd 9: *sc 7, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat around. (54)
Rnd 10-13: sc around. (54)
Rnd 14: *sc 8, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat around. (60)
Rnd 15-16: sc around. (60)
Rnd 17: *dec 1, sc 8*, repeat around. (54)
Rnd 18-21: sc around. (54)
Rnd 22: *dec 1, sc 7*, repeat around. (48)
Rnd 23: *dec 1, sc 6*, repeat around. (42)
Rnd 24: *dec 1, sc 5*, repeat around. (36)
Rnd 25: *dec 1, sc 4*, repeat around. (30)
Rnd 26: *dec 1, sc 3*, repeat around. (24)
(Add in safety eyes with rubber stoppers between Rnd 15 and 16)
Start stuffing with fiberfill.
Rnd 27: *dec 1, sc 2*, repeat around. (18)
Rnd 28: *dec 1, sc 1*, repeat around. (12)
Add on fiberfill to stuff the entire head.
Rnd 29: *dec 1*, repeat around. (6)
F/O, leave a long end to sew to body.

Snout:
White Yarn.
Rnd 1: MR, sc 6 in MR. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around. (12)
Rnd 3: *sc 1, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat around. (18)
Rnd 4: *sc 2, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat around. (24)
Rnd 5-8: sc around. (24)
F/O, leave a long end to sew to head.

Ears: (make 2)
White Yarn.
Rnd 1: MR, sc 6 in MR. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around. (12)
Rnd 3: *sc 1, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat around. (18)
Rnd 4: *sc 2, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat around. (24)
Rnd 5-6: sc around. (24)
Rnd 7: *sc 2, dec 1*, repeat around. (18)
Rnd 8-15: sc around. (18)
Rnd 16: sc 2, dec 1*, repeat around. (14)
Do not stuff, flatten the ears.
F/O, leave a long end, weave in and out to close the hole on the top.

Body:
White Yarn.
Rnd 1: MR, sc 6 in MR. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around. (12)
Rnd 3: *sc 1, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat around. (18)
Rnd 4: *sc 2, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat around. (24)
Rnd 5: *2 sc in next sc, sc 3*, repeat around. (30)
Rnd 6: *2 sc in next sc, sc 4*, repeat around. (36)
Rnd 7-15: sc around. (36)
Rnd 16: *2 sc in next sc, sc 5*, repeat around. (42)
Rnd 17-19: sc around. (42)
Rnd 20: *dec 1, sc 5*, repeat around. (36)
Rnd 21: *dec 1, sc 4*, repeat around. (30)
Rnd 22: *dec 1, sc 3*, repeat around. (24)
Rnd 23: *dec 1, sc 2*, repeat around. (18)
Start stuffing with fiberfill.
Rnd 24: *dec 1, sc 1*, repeat around. (12)
Add on fiberfill to stuff the entire body.
Rnd 25: *dec 1*, repeat around. (6)
F/O, leave a long end to sew to head.

Front Legs: (make 2)
White Yarn.
Rnd 1: MR, sc 6 in MR. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around. (12)
Rnd 3: *sc 1, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat around. (18)
Rnd 4-7: sc around. (18)
Rnd 8: dec 6, sc 6. (12)
Start stuffing with fiberfill.
Rnd 9-18: sc around. (12)
Add on fiberfill to stuff the rest of the arms.
Do not over stuff the top.
F/O, leave a long end, weave in and out to close the hole on the top.

Back Legs: (make 2)
White Yarn.
Rnd 1: MR, sc 6 in MR. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around. (12)
Rnd 3: *sc 1, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat around. (18)
Rnd 4-7: sc around. (18)
Rnd 8: dec 6, sc 6. (12)
Start stuffing with fiberfill.
Rnd 9: sc around. (12)
Rnd 10: *sc 1, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat around. (18)
Rnd 11-14: sc around. (18)
Add on fiberfill to stuff the rest of the legs.
Do not over stuff the top.
Rnd 15: *dec 1, sc 1*, repeat around. (12)
Rnd 16: *dec 1*, repeat around. (6)
F/O and hide the excess yarn.

Tail:
White Yarn.
Rnd 1: MR, sc 4 in MR. (4)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around. (8)
Rnd 3-10: sc around. (8)
Stuff with fiberfill.
F/O, leave long end to sew to body.

Nose:
Black Yarn.
Rnd 1: MR, sc 8 in MR. (8)
F/O.

Dog Strap:
Light Blue Yarn.
Ch 3.
Row 1: *sc 2nd ch from hook across. Ch 1 and turn.* (2)
Repeat until Strap nicely fit around puppy’s neck.

Dog Tag:
Yellow Yarn.
Rnd 1: MR, sc 6 in MR. (6)
F/O.

Assembling:

Sew on the black nose onto the snout using black tapestry thread. (I know I’ve used white in the picture)
To make the vertical line of the nose, attach a piece of black acrylic yarn using a yarn needle just below the oval nose. (Refer to white arrow in the picture)
Count approximately 4 to 5 rounds down from the oval nose and insert the other end of the black yarn onto the snout.
Tie a knot at the back of the black yarn to secure the vertical line.
Using white tapestry thread and needle, sew on the ears to the side of puppy’s head. Placement of ears is around Rnd 8 or 9 of puppy’s head.
Stuff the Snout with fiberfill and sew just below where the eyes are placed.
Attach the body to the head using white tapestry thread or yarn.
Sew on the front legs to the body using white tapestry thread and needle.
Sew on the back legs to the body using white tapestry thread and needle.
Using a yarn needle, attach the tail to the lower back of the body.
Dog Strap and Dog Tag:
Fold the blue dog strap in half and take note of the center.
Sew on the yellow dog tag onto the last stitch at the center of the dog strap.
Wrap around puppy’s neck and sew up the strap using white tapestry thread.
And Congratulations, you’ve completed your Lil’ Kino the Puppy!

This pattern is an original pattern by Rachel H of Little Yarn Friends (August 2012). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but you may not sell or distribute it. Kindly inform and credit Little Yarn Friends if you want to sell items made from this pattern. Thank You.

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It is adorable! I love it!
craftpro1 year ago
LOVE IT!!!
That is the most adorable little dog! I love his little floppy ears!
gosphero1 year ago
So cute! If only I could crochet... It's hard without hands.
So cute! Definitely putting this one on my to-do list.