YARN: Caron International’s Simply Soft:
#9605 Mango (A), #9750 Chocolate (B), #9727 Black (C), #9748 Rubine Red (D), and #0001 Vanilla (E).
CROCHET HOOK: One size US B-1 (2.25mm).
ADDITIONAL MATERIALS: Yarn needle, Fiberfill stuffing, Stitch marker
GAUGE: Exact gauge is not critical for this project, stitching should be tight.
STITCHES USED: Chain (ch), Single crochet (sc), Slip stitch (slip st)
SPECIAL TERMS: sc2tog: Single crochet 2 together—Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop (two loops on hook), insert hook into next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through all three loops on hook.
NOTES: All yarn used is split into 2 strands of 2 plies each. Use 2 plies of yarn throughout. Do not join rounds. Place a marker in the last stitch of round and move up as rounds progress.
Cut 2 1/2 yds of A and split. With A, ch 2.
Round 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, do not join—6 sc. Place marker in last st.
Round 2: 2 sc in each st around—12 sc.
Round 3: *Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * around—18 sc.
Round 4: *Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * around—24 sc.
Rounds 5-10: Sc in each st around
Round 11: *Sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog over next 2 sts, repeat from * around—18 sc. Stuff the amigurumi and continue to stuff as work progresses.
Round 12: *Sc in next st, sc2tog over next 2 sts * 6 times—12 sc.
Round 13: [Sc2tog over next 2 sts] around. Fasten off leaving a long sewing length. With yarn needle and sewing length, weave through final rnd of sts, pull tight and secure.
Ear (make 2)
With A, ch 2.
Round 1: Ch 2, 5 hdc in 2nd ch from hook. Fasten off leaving a long sewing length. With yarn needle and sewing length, whipstitch ears to side of head towards the back.
Muzzle (make 2)
With A, ch 5.
Round 1: 2 hdc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2 ch, 3 hdc in last ch, working across opposite side of foundation ch, sc in next 2 ch, hdc in last ch, join with sl st in top of first hdc—10 sts.
Round 2: Ch 1, sc in each st around. Fasten off leaving a long sewing length. Stuff muzzle lightly. Whipstitch to lower front center of head.
Cut 1 yd of B and split. With B and yarn needle and working around posts of all sts over back, top and sides of head, around face as pictured, make loops approx 1/4”/6mm long.
FINISHING: With C, work 2 French knots for eyes and satin st nose; with D, straight st a mouth; with E, work one chain st over each eye as pictured.