How to Make a Crochet Animal

In this tutorial, you will learn skills and concepts about crocheting to be able to create all kinds of animals in the future. Making this helped me learn a lot about crocheting and gave me the practice to be able to increase my speed. Special thanks to VACH for the pattern. Note that VACH's pattern for jake the dog but that is not what I made. I just used the patterns to know how big the parts should be.

Step 1: Materials

Step 2: Techniques Used

  • You will need to start off with a split not
  • You will need to know how to crochet in the round
  • You will need to know how to make a magic circle
  • You will need to know how to read crochet patters

Step 3: Body

Chain 4

  • R1: 6 SC into a ring (6 SC)
  • R2: 2-SC INC around (12 SC)
  • R3: *SC 1, 2-SC INC into next SC * around. (18 SC)
  • R4: * SC 2, 2- SC INC into next SC * around. (24 SC)
  • R5: * SC 3, 2- SC INC into next SC * around. (30 SC)
  • R6: * SC 4, 2- SC INC into next SC * around. (36 SC)
  • R7: * SC 5, 2- SC INC into next SC * around. (42 SC)
  • R8: *SC 6, 2-SC INC into next SC * around. (48 SC)
  • R9-34: 1 SC in each SC around. (48 SC)
  • R35: *SC 6, 2-DEC into next SC * around. (42 SC)
  • R36: *SC 5, 2-DEC into next SC * around. (36 SC)
  • R37: *SC 4, 2-DEC into next SC * around. (30 SC)

Stuff with stuffing

  • R38: *SC 3, 2-DEC into next SC * around. (24 SC)
  • R39: *SC 2, 2-DEC into next SC * around. (18 SC)
  • R40: *SC 1, 2-DEC into next SC * around. (12 SC)
  • R41: *2-DEC into next SC * around. (6 SC)

Finish Stuffing. Fasten off and leave a long strand of yarn for attaching.

Step 4: Legs/Arms, Tail, and Ears

Legs/Arms:

Magic Circle

  • R1: 4 SC into ring (4 SC)
  • R2: 2-SC INC around (8 SC)
  • R3-33: 1 SC in each SC around. (8 SC)

Finish Stuffing. Fasten off and leave a long strand of yarn for attaching.

Tail:

Magic Circle

  • R1: 4 SC into ring (4 SC)
  • R2: 2-SC INC around (8 SC)
  • R3-13: 1 SC in each SC around. (8 SC)

Finish Stuffing. Fasten off and leave a long strand of yarn for attaching.

Ears x2:

Magic Circle

  • R1: 6 SC into ring (6 SC)
  • R2: 2-SC INC around (12 SC)
  • R3-9: 1 SC in each SC around. (12 SC)

Finish Stuffing. Fasten off and leave a long strand of yarn for attaching.

Step 5: Eyes and Nose

Eyes x2:

With white yarn

Magic Circle

  • R1: 3 SC into ring (3 SC)
  • R2: *SC 1, 2-SC INC into next SC * around. (6 SC)
  • R3: * SC 2, 2- SC INC into next SC * around. (9 SC)
  • R4: * SC 3, 2- SC INC into next SC * around. (12 SC)
  • R5: * SC 4, 2- SC INC into next SC * around. (15 SC)

Switch to Black yarn

  • R6: 1 SC in each SC around. (15 SC)

Fasten off and leave a long strand of yarn for attaching.

Nose:

Magic Circle

R1: 3 SC into ring (3 SC)

R2: *SC 1, 2-SC INC into next SC * around. (6 SC)

R3: * SC 2, 2- SC INC into next SC * around. (9 SC)

R4: * SC 3, 2- SC INC into next SC * around. (12 SC)

Fasten off and leave a long strand of yarn for attaching.

Step 6: Sew Parts Together

The long tails that you left will be used to sew onto the body of your animal. I would recommend starting with the eyes and nose to get a good idea of where the rest of the parts should go. You should also use the remaining nose yarn to sew a mouth below the nose.

Recommended Order:

  • Eyes
  • Nose
  • Ears
  • Arms
  • Legs
  • Tail

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    agwarnock

    8 days ago

    Super cute! Overall, this is great. Maybe you could specify this project is for an intermediate level crochet-er, or maybe put in links to other blogs that can explain how to crochet in the round, create magic circles, and read crochet patterns (in case someone is a beginner?)

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    Penolopy Bulnick

    15 days ago

    This guy turned out great! Nice crochet project :)