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Monday, March 19, 2018

Chihuahua pattern

                              Chihuahua pattern 


        Pattern designed by Ashley Turck from This is Amigurumi



Do you love Chihuahuas? If so you will love this cute crochet pattern. It’s super easy to make and in no time you will have made your very own Chihuahua. Great for a gift to dog lovers or for yourself, anyone would just love this!

Materials
One skein of worsted weight yarn in tan and small amount of white yarn
3.75mm crochet hook
Stuffing 
Stitch marker
Yarn needle for sewing
 12mm safety eyes 
Black embroidery thread 
Safety nose (optional)

Terms
Sc- single crochet (for my sc I insert hook yarn under pull through, then yarn over and pull through)  you may get a slightly larger amigurumi when using the normal yarn over for the entire stitch.
Inc-increase
Dec- decrease
Mc- magic circle
*repeat
Slst- slip stitch

Important please read: You will be working in continuous rounds so do not join. Also the safety eyes are not recommended for children under 3. Make sure you leave long tails after each body part so you can sew on to the body. 

I recommend using the invisible decrease ( insert your hook into front loop only of next stitch and again in the next, then yarn over pull through and yarn over pull through again). Place stitch marker at end of each round and move up after each round
To change color you can insert your hook into last stitch of the round yarn over and pull through, then yarn over in new color and pull through. Slip st into next stitch. You can sc over yarn tails a few stitches then tie and tuck in the back. Don’t forget to count the sl st in the next round.

You are not allowed to sell or distribute this pattern, any part of this pattern, or the photographs in any form. You may sell finished products made using this pattern just please credit original designer.
Thank you for choosing this pattern by This is Amigurumi please enjoy! 



Head and body
With tan yarn
1.Mc 6 sc 
2. Inc (12)
3. Sc 1, inc* (18)
4. Sc 2, inc* (24)
5. Sc 3, inc* (30)
6. Sc 4, inc* (36)             
7. Sc 5, inc* (42)
8. – 14. Sc around 
15. Sc 5, dec* (36)
16. Sc 4, dec* (30)
17. Sc 3, dec* (24)
18. Sc 2, dec* (18)
19. Sc 4, dec* (15) 
20. Inc around (30)
Add safety eyes in between rounds 10 and 11 about 7 stitches apart and start to stuff and shape the head
21.-24. Sc around
25. Sc 4, inc* (36)
26.-30. Sc around
31. Sc 4, dec* (30)
32. Sc 3, dec* (24)
33. Sc 2, dec* (18)
34. Sc 1, dec* (12)
35. Sc 1, dec* (8)
Stuff and shape the body and neck then use the yarn needle to close up the bottom and hide the tail in the body.


Ears (make 2)
With tan yarn
1.Mc 6 sc 
2. Sc 1, inc* (9)
3. Sc 2, inc* (12)
4. Sc 3, inc* (15)
5. Sc 4, inc* (18)
6. Sc around
7. Sc 4, dec* (15)
8. Sc 3, dec* (12)
9. Sc 4, dec* (10)
10. Sc around
Sl st into next stitch to FO and don’t stuff, fold flat make sure yarn tail is on edge of ear and leave a long tail for sewing. 


Belly
With white yarn
1.Mc 6 sc
2. Inc around (12)
3. Sc 1, inc* (18)
4. Sc  around
Sl st into next stitch to FO, make sure to leave a long tail for sewing. Don’t stuff. 

Muzzle
With white
1.Mc 6 sc
2. Inc around (12)
3. Sc 5, inc (14)
4.-6. Sc around 
Now we will do the part of the nose that goes up between the eyes and is worked in rows now.
7. Sc 7, ch 1 turn
8. Sc 4, ch 1 turn
9. Sc2tog twice, ch 1 turn
10. Sc 2, ch 1 turn
11. Sc2tog       
 Finish off making sure to leave a long tail for sewing. Here you can add the nose with embroidery thread or safety nose. Embroider on the mouth.


Tail
Starting with white
1.Mc 6 sc
2. Sc 1, inc* (9)
3. Sc around
4. Sc around 
Change to tan yarn 
5.-11. Sc around for 7 rounds
Sl st into next stitch, leave a long yarn tail, and lightly stuff tail.




Legs (make 2)
Starting with white
1.Mc 6 sc 
2. Inc around (12)
3. Sc 1, inc* (18)
4. Sc around 
Change to tan 
5. Sc around
6. Sc 10, dec ×4 (14)
7. Sc 10, dec ×2 (12)
Start to stuff over next few rounds
8.- 13. Sc around   
Finish stuffing then fold top together making sure you’re on the side of the leg and you can sc along the top to close it. It makes it easier to sew onto the body. Make sure to leave a long yarn tail for sewing.



Arms (make 2)
Using tan
1.Mc 6 sc
2. Sc 1, inc* (9)
3. Sc 2, inc* (12)
4. Sc around
5. Sc around
6. Sc 4, dec* (10)
Start to stuff hand over next few rounds
7. -13. Sc around 
Finish stuffing arm and you can also sc along the top to close it. Make sure to leave a long yarn tail for sewing.


Attaching the parts
Now you can start to sew on the different parts. Use lots of pins to hold things in place and I would pin everything on to see how it looks before sewing.
 I usually start with the muzzle and the bottom of the muzzle should sit on round 15 between the eyes.
The ears place on top of the head on the 3rd round down the edge should sit. Sew one ear and leave the yarn tail sticking out the back of the head that way when the second ear is done you can take that yarn tail to the first and tie them together, then hide in the head. Repeat that for the arms and legs as well.
The belly you can pin in the middle of the body and sew all the way around.
Legs sit about 3 rounds up from the very bottom. 
Arms place right under the head on the neck. 
The tail you can place where you like on the back after everything else is attached so you can see where it looks the best. 


That’s it you did it! You made your very own chihuahua and I hope you enjoyed this pattern. Please feel free to tag me in any pictures of your projects made using this pattern



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