Sunday, January 15, 2017

FREE PATTERN Gummy Worms the crochet sleeping fox





Gummy Worms
the crochet sleeping fox


I wanted to share a free pattern with everyone that I came up with today! Gummy Worms is a crochet sleeping fox that my daughter has been asking me to make for quite some time now. Today I hooked it up for her within just a few hours and made sure to write down the pattern as I went. I hope you enjoy!

Materials needed: 
*H hook
* weaving needle
*orange yarn (took me maybe 1/4 skein of hobby lobby's i love this yarn)
*white yarn
*black yarn
* polyfil stuffing

Terms used:
*sl st - slip stitch
*sc - single crochet
*ch - chain
*sc2tog - single crochet 2 stitches together
*sts - stitches

I started by making the head of the fox first. The pattern was as follows...
Using the white yarn, make a magic loop,
Rnd 1: 4sc into magic loop; join with sl st into first sc. (4sts)
Rnd 2: ch 1, 2sc into each st; join with sl st into first sc. (8sts)
Rnd 3: ch 1, *2sc in st, sc in next st* 4 times total; join with sl st into first sc. (12sts)

Switch to orange yarn

Rnd 4: ch 1, 12sc around; join with sl st into first sc. (12sts)
Rnd 5: ch 1, 2sc in each st; join with sl st into first sc. (24sts)
Rnd 6: ch 1, 24sc around; join with sl st into first sc. (24sts)
Rnd 7: ch 1, *2sc in st, sc into next 3sts; join with sl st into first sc. (30sts)
Rnd 8-14: 30sc around; join with sl st into first sc. (30sts)

At this point I weaved in the ends and  sewed on the nose and eyes with a little black yarn. To see my placement you can look at this picture....



Rnd 15: ch 1, *sc2tog, sc in next 3sts* 6 times total; join with sl st into first sc. (24sts)
Rnd 16: ch 1, *sc2tog, sc in next 2sts* 6 times total; join with sl st into first sc. (18sts)
Rnd 17: ch 1, *sc2tog, sc in next st* 6 times total; join with sl st into first sc. (12sts)

Stuff head with polyfil.

Rnd 18: ch 1, *sc2tog* 6 times total; join with sl st into first sc. (6sts)
Tie off. Weave yarn around each sc and pull together to close opening. Weave in tail.

Next I made the ears. You can use the same picture above as reference for placement.

Make two pieces.

Start ear using black yarn to make a magic loop.
Rnd 1: 4sc in magic loop; join with sl st into first sc. (4sts)
Rnd 2: ch 1, 4sc around; join with sl st into first sc. (4sts)
Rnd 3: ch 1, 2sc in each st; join with sl st into first sc. (8sts)

Switch to orange yarn

Rnd 4: ch 1, 8sc around; join with sl st into first sc. (8sts)
Rnd 5: ch 1, *2sc into st, sc in next st* 4 times total; join with sl st into first sc. (12sts)
Rnds 6-9: ch 1, 12sc around; join with sl st into first sc. (12sts)
Tie off leaving a long tail to sew onto head. Sew ears onto head by flattening out the piece, do not stuff ear.



You will make the body next. This piece starts at the tip of the tail and works into the body so it is all connected.

Using white yarn, make a magic circle
Rnd 1: 6sc in magic circle; join with sl st into first sc. (6sts)
Rnd 2: ch 1, 6sc around; join with sl st into first sc. (6sts)
Rnd 3: ch 1, *2sc in each* 6 times total; join with sl st into first sc. (12sts)
Rnd 4: ch 1, 12sc around; join with sl st into first sc. (12sts)
Rnd 5: ch 1, *2sc in st, sc in next st* 6 times total; join with sl st into first sc. (18sts)
Rnds 6-10: ch 1, 18sc around; join with sl st into first sc. (18sts)

Switch to orange yarn

Rnds 11-15: ch 1, 18sc around; join with sl st into first sc. (18sts)
Rnd 16: ch 1, *sc2tog, sc in next st* 6 times total; join with sl st into first sc. (12sts)
Rnds 17-26: ch 1, 12sc around; join with sl st into first sc. (12sts)
Rnd 27: *sc2tog* 6 times total; join with sl st into first sc. (6sts)
Rnds 28-30: ch 1, 6sc around; join with sl st into first sc. (6sts)
Rnd 31: ch 1, *2sc in each* 6 times total; join with sl st into first sc. (12sts)
Rnd 32: ch 1, *2sc in st, sc in next st* 6 times total; join with sl st into first sc. (18sts)
Rnd 33: ch 1, *2sc in st, sc in next 2 sts* 6 times total; join with sl st into first sc. (24sts)
Rnd 34: ch 1, *2sc in st, sc in next 3 sts* 6 times total; join with sl st into first sc. (30sts)
Rnds 35-42: ch 1, 30sc around; join with sl st into first sc. (30sts)
Rnd 43: ch 1, *sc2tog, sc in next 3sts* 6 times total; join with sl st into first sc. (24sts)
Rnds 44-47: ch 1, 24sc around; join with sl st into first sc. (24sts)
Rnd 48: ch 1, *sc2tog, sc in next 2sts* 6 times total; join with sl st into first sc. (18sts)
Rnds 49-52: ch 1, 18sc around; join with sl st into first sc. (18sts)
Rnd 53: ch 1, *sc2tog, sc in next st* 6 times total; join with sl st into first sc. (12sts)
Rnd 54: ch 1, *sc2tog* 6 times total; join with sl st into first sc. (6sts)
Tie off leaving a long tail to sew the head to the body. Weave yarn around each sc and pull together to close opening. Sew the head to the body.


Now you will need to make the legs. To do so, you will start by making a magic loop with black yarn.
Rnd 1: 8sc in magic ring; join with sl st into front loop only of first sc. (8sts)
Rnd 2: ch 1, 8sc in front loop only; join with sl st into first sc. (8sts)
Rnd 3: ch 1, 8sc around; join with sl st into first sc. (8sts)

Switch to orange yarn

Rnds 4-11: ch 1, 8sc around; join with sl st into first sc. (8sts)
Tie off, leaving long tail to sew leg onto body. You can sew them on however you like, but I chose to flatten the ends. I stuffed the legs, leaving the top opening free of stuffing so I could flatten them and sew on that way. The picture below shows where I placed the legs on the stuffy.


 And now you have your cuddly sleeping fox!
I don't mind if you sell items you make from this pattern (a little credit given would be nice ;) ), but please do not copy this pattern and sell it as your own. I hope you enjoy crocheting this cute little guy like I did!


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6 comments:

  1. Gracias por el patron del zorrito muy lindo
    te deparo xitos¨en tus actividades.
    Un abrazoooo

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  3. Hi,Can you please tell me how big this little fox will me, i will use crochet hook 2,5 and thin coton?
    Please let me know?

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  4. This is my first amigurumi and I'm having trouble figuring out how to attach the head to the body since the head is pretty much closed. Is there a special way to do it or have I made a mistake with closing the head?

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  5. Hello!
    I just finished my little fox ^^
    I wanted to thank you for your pattern it turned out pretty cute =)

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