Little Squirrel

Little SquirrelIMG_9763

size 8 crochet cotton thread and 0.75mm hook
Abbreviations (US terms):
ch=chain, ss=slip stitch, sc=single crochet, dc=double crochet, 2sc=inc=increase (2sc in the same st), dec=decrease
Head: with brown, make a magic ring, work in continuous spiral, stuff as you work
1. 6sc into magic ring (6)
2. *sc, inc* repeat around (9)
3. *sc, inc, sc* repeat around (12)
4. *inc, sc, sc, sc* repeat around (15)
5. *sc, sc, sc, inc, sc* repeat around (18)
6. *inc, sc in each of next 5sts* repeat around (21)
7. *sc, sc, sc, inc, sc, sc, sc* repeat around (24)
8. sc in each st around (24)
9. sc in each st around (24)
10. *dec, sc, sc* repeat around (18)
11. *sc, dec* repeat around (12)
12. dec around (6)
Fasten off, stuff more if needed and close the opening
Body: with brown, rejoin yarn, work in continuous spiralIMG_9760
1. 14sc around (14)
2. sc in each st around (14)
3.-11. repeat round 2.
12. dec around (7)
Fasten off, stuff the body and close the opening
Tail: with brown, make a magic ring, work in continuous spiral
1. 6sc into magic ring (6)
2. *sc, inc* repeat around (9)
3. *sc, inc, sc* repeat around (12)
4. sc in each st around (12)
5.-17. repeat round 4.
18. dec around (6)
Fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing (I don’t stuff tail)
Leg (x2): with brown, make a magic ring, work in rounds, close off each round with ss
1. 6sc into magic ring (6)
2. (back loop only) sc in each st around (6)
3.-4. repeat round 2.
Fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing (I don’t stuff legs)
Nut/acorn: with light brown, make a magic ring, work in rounds, close off each round with ss, stuff as you work
1. 6sc into magic ring (6)
2. *sc, inc* repeat around (9)
3. *sc, inc, sc* repeat around (12)
4. *inc, sc, sc, sc* repeat around (15)
5. *sc, sc, sc, inc, sc* repeat around (18)
6. sc in each st around (18)
7.-8. repeat round 6.
Fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing
Arm (x2): work on body
ch5, ss in 2nd from hook and ss in each of next ch across across
Ear (x2): work on head
ch2, dc, ch2

belly: ch6, 3sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each of next 3ch, 3sc in last ch and sc in each of next 3ch from opposite side

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14 Responses to Little Squirrel

  1. Lesley says:

    can not wait to try this pattern. It is so cute.

  2. sepeed says:

    This tiniest squirrel with his hazelnut or acorn is super cute.

  3. sepeed says:

    This tinniest squirrel with his hazelnut or acorn is super cute, I love it.

  4. Nathalie says:

    thi little guy is too die for, really cute

  5. Brigitte (France) says:

    Hello,
    Thank you for your pattern, it’s so nice

  6. Dieuwke says:

    I love this squirrel! So cute. Just a tiny question, what stuffing do you put in these tiny creatures?

  7. Christine says:

    what means “inc”? sorry, I am from Germany 😀

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