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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Free amigurumi crochet pattern: Hound dog pup


Hound Pup
Worsted Weight Yarn Colors:
White-one skein or less
Tan or brown-one skein or less
Black-small amounts

Other Supplies:
F/5 (3.75 MM) crochet hook
Yarn or tapestry needle
Scissors
Stitchmarkers
Polyester Fiberfill

Feet
Use white or tan. Make 4.
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: Inc 6 (12 sts)
Rnd 3: Sc 12 (12 sts)
Rnd 4: Dec 3, Sc 6 (9 sts)
Rnd 5: Dec 2, Sc 5 (7 sts)
Finish off, leaving the top of the leg open.  Stuff and set aside.
Tail
Use tan.
Rnd 1: Sc 4 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc 4 in 2nd ch from hook
Rnds 2-4: Sc 4
Finish off.
Spot
Use tan.
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: Inc 6 (12 sts)        
Rnd 3: (Inc, Sc 1) rep 6 times (18 sts)
Rnd 4: (Inc 4, Sc 5) rep 2 times (26 sts)
Finish off.

Body
Use white.
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: Inc 6 (12 sts)        
Rnd 3: (Inc, Sc 1) rep 6 times (18 sts)
Rnd 4: (Inc, Sc 2) rep 6 times (24 sts)
Rnd 5: Sc 24 (24 sts)
Rnd 6: (Dec, Sc 2) rep 4 times, Sc 8 (20 sts)
Rnd 7: (Dec, Sc 1) rep 4 times, Sc 8 (16 sts)
Rnd 8: (Inc, Sc 1) rep 4 times, Sc 8 (20 sts)
Rnd 9: (Inc, Sc 2) rep 4 times, Sc 8 (24 sts)
Rnd 10: Sc 24 (24 sts)
Rnd 11: (Dec, Sc 2) rep 6 times (18 sts)
Rnd 12: Dec 5, Sc 8 (13 sts)
Finish off ,leaving the front of the body open.  The body is shaped roughly like a bean with a smooth, rounded top and an indented bottom.  The open end is where the head will be attached; sew the tail to the top of the opposite end.  The spot can be sewn to the dog’s back. Stuff the body and set aside. 
Ears
Use tan yarn. Make 2.
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: Inc 6 (12 sts)        
Rnd 3: (Inc, Sc 1) rep 6 times (18 sts)
Rnd 4: (Dec, Sc 4) rep 3 times (15 sts)
Rnd 5: Sc 15 (15 sts)
Rnd 6: (Dec, Sc 1) rep 5 times (10 sts)
Rnds 7-8: Sc 10 (10 sts)
Rnd 9: Dec 5 (5 sts)
Finish off and weave in ends.
Head
Start with tan.
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: Inc 6 (12 sts)        
Rnd 3: (Inc, Sc 1) rep 6 times (18 sts)
Rnds 4-6: Sc 18 (18 sts)  
Rnd 7: (Dec, Sc 4) rep 3 times (15 sts)
Switch to white yarn.
Rnd 8: Sc 15 (15 sts)
Rnd 9: (Inc, Sc 2) rep 5 times (20 sts)
Rnd 10: (Inc, Sc 3) rep 5 times (25 sts)
Rnd 11: Sc 25 (25 sts)
Rnd 12: (Dec, Sc 3) rep 5 times (20 sts)
Rnd 13: Dec 10 (10 sts)
Sew on safety eyes or use black yarn to make French knot eyes.  Use black yarn to stitch a nose.  Sew the ears to either side of the head. Stuff the head.
Rnd 14: Dec 5 (5 sts)
Finish off and weave in ends


I would highly recommend pinning the feet and head in place before you attach them.  I positioned my front feet too far back and my dog keeps falling forward on its nose! The pairs of feet should be positioned on either side of the “indent” that is the dog’s belly.  Sew them on and then sew the back of the head to the open space at the front of the body.  I sewed the top of the body opening to the highest row of white stitches at the back of the head and came out about right.  Use the photos for reference if needed, and feel free to comment if you need any help.

All designs on this blog are my original work.  Please do not sell these patterns.  Feel free to sell items made from these patterns  if you credit me as designer.


21 comments:

  1. This is a VERY CUTE doggie!!! I will try it....and send you a picture when I'm done. Thank you so much for sharing (for free!) those awesome patterns....

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  2. such a sweet puppy - thank you for sharing!!

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  3. Your Hound Pup is the best I've seen anywhere - absolutely adorable. Love that you use the magic ring. Thanks so much.

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  4. I've been busting my tail trying to make a puppy for my litl girl and I just couldn't get one small enough that was cute enough. This is perfect. Thank you for posting!

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  5. Thank you very much for sharing. Very nice.

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  6. Thank you for the pattern. I made it for my daughter and she loves it!.

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  7. Love this little pup! How little is it? I would like it to be part of Operation Christmas Child Boxes, so it needs to be little. I've not yet made amigurumi animals, so have no way to guage size. Thanks!

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  8. Donna, it's only 3-4 inches high and would fit nicely in a shoe box. I love OCC, by the way!

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  9. I am not sure what (inc,sc5) repeat means. I know how to increase when you have to put two single crochets in each single, but don't understand the sc 3 or 5 etc. any advice please.
    Thank you

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    1. Diane, Inc in the first st to be worked, then Sc once in each of the next 5. Repeat as many times as the pattern indicates.

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  10. Thank You very much. Silly me! That was pretty simple wasn't it? Sometimes brackets are confusing.

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  11. Being fairly new to crocheting, I need help with the "Dec 3, Sc 6 (9 sts)." I understand the Sc 6 and that it's a total of 9 stiches, but I don't understand the "Dec 3."

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  12. Ohhh my first try of making hound came out soooo sweet. Tks sm for the pattern....want to make another now just cannot decide on color...

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  13. Ohhhh my little puppy came out sooo adorable...everyone loves. I posted on my FB and did tell where I go pattern. Thank you so much for sharing this so I had such pleasure making, great therapy for me, esp being on limited income ...Ty for free pattern sooooo appreciated

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  14. I really love your pattern, i would like to translate in dutch and let belgium people also have the possiblity to make this lovery pup, i would like to have your agreement for this ! and of course i will grand you the honour !
    Hopely you will allow me to do so
    Nice day
    Diane

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    1. Creadiva, what a lovely idea! By all means, go ahead!

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  15. Adorable pup! Thank you so much for the free pattern! I was wondering how I could make it bigger.My mom lost her dog when she was young and has ever since refused all pets. Recently, I asked if I could make her a crochet Timmy (that was her faithful dog's name ) and she said she'd love a little crochet dog. I plan on making this little guy as he is so sweet. Thank you again for your miracle pattern! Mom has terminal Cancer so it's going to be nice to bring some happiness to her.

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  16. Generally, the easiest way to make a design bigger without changing the pattern is to use a bigger hook and thicker yarn. I hope your mom loves it!

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  17. I am always looking for small animal patterns to make stuffed toys for our missionary to give out at Christmas in Haiti & South America. This looks wonderful!! I usually try to get at least 200 made every year, and this looks like they can be made quickly. Thanks so much!! I know the children will appreciate them.

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  18. Has anyone done this pattern but using black yarn instead of the tan yard? If so, how did it come out?

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