fox

Materials: For the fox you will need 2.5 mm crochet hook and suitable weight yarn in orange, white and black. Fiberfill stuffing and a tapestry needle.

Abbreviations:

ch: chain

sc: single crochet

sc2tog: single crochet 2 together (decrease)

sc BLO: single crochet in the back loop only

hdc: half double crochet

dc: double crochet

p: picot (Ch 3, sl st in the third ch from hook)

sl st: slip stitch

st(s): stitch(es)

Head:

Work in continuous rounds, use a stitch marker to keep track off your rounds.

Use orange yarn for the head.

Round 1: In magic ring work 6 sc. (6 st).

Round 2:  2 sc in each st around. (12 sts).

Round 3: *1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st*, repeat from * to * until the end of the round. (18 sts).

Round 4: *1 sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st*, repeat from * to * until the end of the round. (24 sts).

Round 5: *1 sc in next 11 sts, 2 sc in next st*, repeat from * to * 1 more time. (26 sts).

Round 6: *1 sc in next 12 sts, 2 sc in next st*, repeat from * to * 1 more time. (28 sts).

Rounds 7 – 9: 1 sc in each sts around. (28 sts).

Round 10: *1 sc in next 12 sts, sc2tog *, repeat from * to * 1 more time. (26 sts).

Round 11: *1 sc in next 11 sts, sc2tog *, repeat from * to * 1 more time. (24 sts).

Round 12: *1 sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog *, repeat from * to * until the end of the round. (18 sts).

Start stuffing the head with the fiberfill.

Round 13: *1 sc in next st, sc2tog *, repeat from * to * untilthe end of the round. (12 sts).

Round 14: sc2tog until the end of the round. (6 sts). Fasten off, use tail to sew hole closed

fox head

Snout:

The snout consists of two pieces, which we join together while we form the second piece.

Work in continuous rounds, use a stitch marker to keep track off your rounds.

Use white yarn.

First piece:

Round 1: In magic ring work 5 sc. (5 sts).

Round 2: 2 sc in each st. (10 sts).

Round 3: 1 sc, 2 sc, 1 sc, (1 sc and 1 hdc into the same st)), 1 hdc, 2 dc, 1 hdc, (1 hdc and 1 sc into the same st), 1 sc, 2 sc. (15 sts). Join the round with sl st into the first st. Fasten off.

Second piece:

Repeat rounds 1 and 2.

Round 3: 1 sc, 2 sc, 1 sc, (1 sc and 1 hdc into the same st)), 1 hdc, (1 dc, join the first piece with a sl st between the 2dc, 1 dc into the same st), 1 hdc, (1 hdc and 1 sc into the same st), 1 sc, 2 sc. (15 sts). Join the round with sl st into the first st.

Round 4: Ch 1. (1 sc, 1p, 1sc). (1sc, 1p). (1 sc, 1p, 1 sc). Work 1 sc in the next 2 sts. 2 sc. sc2tog. 1sc. 2 sc. Work 1 sc in the next 2 sts. (1 sc, 1p). (2 sc, 1p). 1 sc. (1 sc, 1p, 1sc). Work 1 sc in the next 2 sts. 2 sc. 1 sc. sc2tog. 1sc. 2 sc. Work 1 sc in the next 2 sts. (2 sc, 1p). 1 sc. Join with sl st into the first st. Fasten off, leave long tail for sewing.

Sew the snout to the head. Using black yarn, embroider the eyes and nose.

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snout chart

Ears:

Make 2.

Make the outer ear using orange.

Row 1: In magic ring work 4 sc. Ch 1. Turn. (4 sts).

Row 2: 2 sc in the first st. 1 sc and 1 dc in the next st. 1 dc and 1 sc in the next st. 2 sc in the last st. (8 sts). Fasten off, leave long tail for sewing.

Use white for the inner ear.

Row 1: In magic ring work 1 sc, 2 dc and 1 sc. Fasten off, leave long tail for sewing.

Sew the inner ear onto the outer ear. Sew ears on the head.

fox ears

Body:

Work in continuous rounds, use a stitch marker to keep track off your rounds.

We crochet the body first, leaving holes for the knees. Then we go back to form the knees.

Use orange yarn.

Round 1: In magic ring work 8 sc. (8 st).

Round 2:  2 sc in each st around. (16 sts).

Round 3: *1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st*, repeat from * to * until the end of the round. (24 sts).

Round 4: *1 sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st*, repeat from * to * until the end of the round. (32 sts).

Round 5: *1 sc in next 15 sts, 2 sc in next st*, repeat from * to * 1 more time. (34 sts).

Round 6: 1 sc in each st. (34 sts).

Round 7: *1 sc in the next 16 sts, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat from * to * 1 more time. (36 sts).

Rounds 8 -10: 1 sc in each st. (36 sts).

Round 11: 1 sc in the next 9 sts. Ch 2, skip the next 8 sts and work 1 sc in the next 10 sts. Ch 2, skip the next 8 sts and work 1 sc in the next st. (24 sts).

Round 12: 1 sc in the next 9 sts. 1 sc BLO in the next 2 sts. 1 sc in the next 10 sts. 1 sc BLO in the next 2 sts. 1 sc in the next st. (24 sts).

Rounds 13 – 14: 1 sc in each sts. ( 24 sts).

Round 15: *1 sc in the next st, sc2tog*, repeat from * to * until the end of the round. (16 sts).

Rounds 16 – 17: 1 sc in each st. (16 sts).

Round 18: Sc2tog, repeat until the end of the round. (8 sts). Fasten off, leave long tail for sewing.

For the knees:

Round 1: Attach new yarn in one of the knee holes. Work 1 sc in each st. (10 sts).

Round 2: 1 sc in each st. (10 sts).

Round 3: Sc2tog, repeat until the end of the round. (5 sts). Fasten off, use tail to sew hole closed.

Repeat for the second knee.

Use the neck opening to stuff the body.

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Front legs:

Use black yarn. Make two.

Ch 11. Turn

Row 1: Insert the hook in the second ch from the hook and work 1 sc in each st. (10 st). Fasten off, leave long tail for sewing.

Sew the legs on the body.

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Belly:

Work in continuous rounds, use a stitch marker to keep track off your rounds.

Use white yarn.

Round 1: In magic ring work 8 sc. (8 st).

Round 2:  2 sc in each st around. (16 sts).

Round 3: *1 sc, 2 sc, 1 sc.(1 sc and 1 hdc in the same st). 1 hdc, 2 dc, 1 hdc. (1 hdc and 1 sc in the same st)*, repeat from * to * one more time. Join with sl st into the first st. Fasten off, leave long tail for sewing.

Sew the belly on the body.

Tail:

Work in continuous rounds, use a stitch marker to keep track off your rounds.

Use white yarn.

Round 1: In magic ring work 3 sc. (3 st).

Round 2:  2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next 2 sts. (4 sts).

Round 3: *1 sc in the next st, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat from * to * one more time. (6 sts).

Round 4: *1 sc in the next 2 sts, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat from * to * one more time. (8 sts).

Continue with orange yarn.

Round 5: 1 sc in each st. (8 sts).

Round 6: *1 sc in the next 3 sts, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat from * to * one more time. (10 sts).

Rounds 7 – 8: 1 sc in each st. (10 sts).

Round 9: *1 sc in the next 4 sts, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat from * to * one more time. (12 sts).

Round 10: 1 sc in each st. (12 sts).

Round 11: *1 sc in the next 4 sts, sc2tog*, repeat from * to * one more time. (10 sts).

Start stuffing the tail.

Round 12: 1 sc in each st. (10 sts).

Round 13: *1 sc in the next 3 sts, sc2tog*, repeat from * to * one more time. (8 sts).

Round 14: 1 sc in each st. (8 sts).

Round 15: *1 sc in the next 2 sts, sc2tog*, repeat from * to * one more time. (6 sts).

Rounds 16 – 17: 1 sc in each st. (6 sts). Fasten off, leave long tail for sewing.

The fox is part of a woodland creatures garland, you can find more information here.

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