Crochet Squirrel Amigurumi

Find here a cute pattern for a little crochet squirrel!


 

Hi everyone! Here is the last crochet amigurumi I made for the crochet baby mobile for my sister! She asked for a squirrel, so here it is. I hope you will have fun making this cute crochet squirrel!

 

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Crochet Squirrel

 

Material:

  • For the squirrel: yarn calling for 5,5 mm hook in: brown or grey and white
  • For the belts: yarn calling for 5,5 mm hook in 2 colours of your choice
  • For the headband: yarn calling for 5,5 mm hook in 1 colour of your choice
  • For the feathers: Pearl cotton thread in size 12 in 2 colours of your choice.
  • Size 3.5 mm crochet hook (for the bear and the belts) and a 1.2 mm crochet hook (for the feathers).
  • A small amount of black yarn for the nose
  • 2 black safety eyes (6 mm)
  • Poly-Fil Fiberfill stuffing
  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle

Abbreviations:

  • chain (ch)
  • magic ring (mr)
  • single crochet (sc)
  • increase (inc)
  • invisible decrease (dec)
  • slip stitch (sl st)
  • half double crochet (hdc)
  • double crochet (dc)

What did I use?

For the bear and the belts: Light worsted yarn.
I used « Stylecraft special Aran».

For the feathers: Pearl cotton thread in size 12.
I used «DMC Pearl Cotton Balls».





Pattern: How to crochet a small squirrel?

 


The Head:

Work in rounds, do not turn unless specified. If needed, use a stitch marker for the first stitch of each round.

With the white yarn and the 3.5 mm hook

  • Round 1: start 6 sc in a magic ring. (6)
  • Round 2: [1 sc in next st, 1 inc] x3. (9)
  • Round 3: [1 sc in next 2 st, 1 inc] x3. (12)

Save it for later.

With the brown/grey yarn and the 3.5 mm hook

  • ch 3. (3)
  • Row 1: turn, starting in the 2nd ch from the hook: 1 sc in the next 2 ch. (2)
  • Row 2: ch1, turn; 2 inc. (4)
  • Row 3: ch1, turn; 1 inc, 1 sc in the next 2 st, 1 inc. (6)
  • Round 4: Now keep working in the white part and make 1 sc in the next 6 st. Keep working in both the white and grey/brown part and make 2 sc in the next 6 st. You will have a total of 18 st in this round.

  • Round 5: [1 sc in all st]. (18)
  • Round 6: [1 sc in the next 2 st, 1 inc] x6. (24)

With the tapestry needle and the black yarn, make a nose at the top of the face (by making the ose, you will sew the brown/grey part on the white part – see picture).

  • Rounds 7 to 9: [1 sc in all st]. (24)
  • Round 10: [1 sc in the next 3 st, 1 inc] x6. (30)
  • Round 11: [1 sc in all st]. (30)
  • Round 12: [1 sc in the next 3 st, 1 dec] x6. (24)

Place the eyes between the rounds 7 and 8.

  • Round 13: [1 sc in the next 2 st, 1 dec] x6. (18)
  • Round 14: [1 sc in the next st, 1 dec] x6. (12)

Stuff the head with poly-fil.

  • Round 15: [6 dec]. (6)

Close the head.

I then use a hairbrush to brush the head and make it fluffier. I used the same method for the entire squirrel. If you want a fluffy squirrel, brush your entire crochet squirrel with the hairbrush.





The Arms (make 2):

Work in rounds, do not turn unless specified. If needed, use a stitch marker for the first stitch of each round.

With the grey yarn and the 3.5 mm hook

Round 1: start 4 sc in a magic ring. (4)

Round 2: [4 inc]. (8)

Round 3: [1 sc in next 3 st, 1 inc] x2. (10)

Round 4: [1 sc in next 3 st, 1 dec] x2. (8)

Rounds 5 to 11: 1 sc in all st. (8)

Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. Keep them for later. Do not stuff them.

Brush the body with a hairbrush if you want a fluffy effect.


The Body:

Work in rounds, do not turn unless specified. If needed, use a stitch marker for the first stitch of each round.

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the brown/grey yarn.

With start at the bottom of the body and finish at the top.

Round 1: start 6 sc in a magic ring. (6)

Round 2: inc 6 times. (12)

Round 3: [1 sc in next st, 1 inc in next st] x6. (18)

Round 4: [1 sc in next 2 st, 1 inc in next st] x6. (24)

Round 5: 1 sc in all st. (24)

Round 6: [1 sc in next 3 st, 1 inc in next st] x6. (30)

Round 7: 1 sc in all st. (30)

Round 8: [1 sc in next 3 st, 1 dec in next st] x6. (24)

Rounds 9 to 14: 1 sc in all st. (24)

We are now going to attach the arms to the body.

Round 15: [1 sc in next 4 st, attach the first arm by working both in the 4 inside st of the arm and in the 4 next st of the body (the arm will be attached by 4 st – see pictures), 1 sc in next 8 st, attach the second arm by working in the 4 inside st of the arm and in the 4 next st of the body, 1 sc in next 4 st ]. (24)

Round 16: [1 sc in next 4 st, 1 sc in the next 4 st of the arm only – see pictures, 1 sc in next 8 st,1 sc in the next 4 st of the second arm only – see pictures, 1 sc in next 4 st ]. (24)

Round 17: [1 sc in next 2 st, 1 dec] x6. (18)

Stuff the body.

Round 18: [1 sc in next st, 1 dec] x6. (12)

Row 19: [1 sc in next 5 st]. (5)

Row 20: [1 sc in next 5 st]. (5)

Stuff the body and sew the head over it.

Brush the body with a hairbrush if you want a fluffy effect.





The Legs (make 2):

Work in rounds, do not turn unless specified. If needed, use a stitch marker for the first stitch of each round.

With the brown/grey yarn and the 3.5 mm hook.

  • Round 1: start 6 sc in a magic ring. (6)
  • Round 2: [1 inc in all st]. (12)
  • Rounds 3 to 6: [1 sc in all st]. (12)
  • Round 7: [1 sc in the next 2 st, 1 dec] x3. (9)
  • Round 8: [1 sc in the next st, 1 dec] x3. (6)

Cut the yarn, leave a long tail for sewing and close the legs. Do not fill. Brush the body with a hairbrush if you want a fluffy effect.


The Belly:

With the white yarn and the 3.5 mm hook

  • Row 1: ch 4
  • Row 2: turn; starting in the 2nd ch from the hook: sc 3. (3)
  • Row 3: ch 1, turn; 1 sc in the next st, 1 inc, 1 sc in the next st. (5)
  • Row 4: ch 1, turn; 1 inc, 1 sc in the next 3 st, 1 inc. (7)
  • Rows 5 to 9: ch 1, turn; 1 sc in all st. (7)
  • Row 10: ch 1, turn; 1 dec, 1 sc in the next 3 st, 1 dec. (5)
  • Row 11: ch 1, turn; 1 sc in the next st, 1 dec, 1 sc in the next st. (3)

Do not turn: Crochet evenly all around.

Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. Brush the belly with a hairbrush for a fluffy effect. Sew the white belly to the body.

 

 


The foot (make 2):

Work in rounds, do not turn unless specified. If needed, use a stitch marker for the first stitch of each round.

With the brown/grey yarn and the 3.5 mm hook.

  • Round 1: start 4 sc in a magic ring. (4)
  • Round 2: [1 sc in the next st, 1 inc] x2. (6)
  • Rounds 3 to 5: [1 inc in all st]. (6)

Cut the yarn (leave a long tail for sewing) and close the back of the foot. Do not fill.

Brush the body with a hairbrush if you want a fluffy effect.

Sew the feet at the bottom of the legs.

Sew the legs to each side of the body.





The tail:

Work in rounds, do not turn unless specified. If needed, use a stitch marker for the first stitch of each round.

With the brown/grey yarn and the 3.5 mm hook.

  • Round 1: start 6 sc in a magic ring. (6)
  • Round 2: [1 sc in the next st, 1 inc] x3. (9)
  • Round 3: [1 sc in the next 2 st, 1 inc] x3. (12)
  • Rounds 4 to 5: [1 sc in all st]. (12)
  • Round 6: [1 sc in the next 3 st, 1 hdc in the next 6 st, 1 sc in the next 3 st]. (12)
  • Round 7: [1 sc in the next 3 st, 1 hdc in the next 6 st, 1 sc in the next 3 st]. (12)
  • Round 8: [1 sc in the next 3 st, 1 hdc in the next 6 st, 1 sc in the next 3 st]. (12)
  • Round 9: [1 sc in all st]. (12)
  • Round 10: [1 sc in the next st, 1 inc] x6. (18)
  • Rounds 11 to 13: [1 sc in all st]. (18)
  • Round 14: [1 sc in the next st, 1 dec] x6. (12)
  • Rounds 15 to 17: [1 sc in all st]. (12)
  • Round 18: [1 sc in the next 2 st, 1 dec] x3. (9)
  • Rounds 19 to 21: [1 sc in all st]. (9)
  • Round 22: [1 sc in the next st, 1 dec] x3. (6)

Cut the yarn (leave a long tail for sewing). Brush the tail for a fluffy effect. Do not fill.

Sew the tail to the body and fold it on rounds 6, 7, 8.


The Ears (make 2):

With the brown/grey yarn and the 3.5 mm hook.

  • ch5. (5)
  • starting in the second ch from the hook: 1 sc in the next 2 ch, 1 hdc in the next ch, 1 dc in the last ch.

Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. Brush the ears and attach them to the head.

Sew the head to the body.

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The Belts (make 2):

With the two colours of your choice and the 3.5 mm hook

Ch 35.

Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing.

Attach both belts together as shown below. Sew the belts to the body.

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The Headband:

With the colour of your choice and the 3.5 mm hook

Ch 30.

Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. Keep it for later.




 


The crochet feathers:

With the Pearl cotton thread in the colour of your choice and the 1.2 mm crochet hook.

I have made two sizes of feathers, a small one and a slightly bigger one.

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Small crochet Feather:

  • ch 4
  • turn; starting in the 2nd ch from the hook: sl st 2. (this will make a small calamus)
  • ch 2
  • turn; starting in the 2nd ch from the hook and working in the back loop only (BLO): 2 sc in the next st, skip the next st, 2 sc in the next st. (4)
  • *ch 1, turn; working in BLO: 2 sc in the next st, skip the next 2 st, 2 sc in the next st. (4)*
  • repeat the last row *…* 3  more times
  • ch 1, turn; working in BLO: 2 dec. (2)
  • ch 1, turn; working in BLO: 1 dec. (1)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

 

Large crochet Feather:

  • ch 5
  • turn; starting in the 2nd ch from the hook: sl st 2. (this will make a small calamus)
  • ch 3
  • turn; starting in the 2nd ch from the hook: working in BLO: 1 sc in the next 2 st, skip the next st, 1 sc in the next 2 st. (4)
  • ch 1, turn; working in BLO: 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next 2 st, 2 sc in the next st. (6)
  • *ch 1, turn; working in BLO: 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc, skip the next 2 st, 1 sc, 2 sc in the next st. (6)*
  • repeat the last row *…* 4  more times
  • *ch 1, turn; working in BLO: 1 sc in the next 2 st,  skip the next 2 st, 1 sc in the next 2 st. (4)*
  • ch 1, turn; working in BLO: 2 dec. (2)
  • ch 1, turn; working in BLO: 1 dec. (1)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Sew both feathers to the headband and sew the headband to the head.

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Congratulations, your squirrel is done!

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4 thoughts on “Crochet Squirrel Amigurumi”

  1. I’m really stuck on the first part attaching the two pieces together. Are there any more detailed photos or instructions? as I can’t work it out.

    1. Hi, I am sorry, I do not have any more photos. As soon as I can, I will try to do it again and adapt the pattern.

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