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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Rocky the raccoon pattern

   Meet Rocky the raccoon

  The Rocky movies are some of my favorite movies, so of course when I needed a name that starts with R I had to pick Rocky! This is a very simple pattern and he is only a few inches tall. This post does contain affiliate links, they don't change your price but help by giving me a small percentage of the sale, all the money goes back into me making free patterns. Thank you.


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.
Mc- Magic circle
Inc- increase
Dec – decrease (recommend invisible decrease)
Sl st- slip stitch (make sure to slip stitch loosely)
FO- finish off
BLO- Back loop only
*repeat

Materials
Black, Gray, and white yarn(I used knitpicks Brava Worsted in dove Heather, black, and white
9mm safety eyes
3.5mm hook(E)
Black embroidery thread
Stitch marker 
Yarn needle (for sewing)
Fiberfill 
   

To change color:  You can insert your hook into the 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.

Note: we will be working in continuous rounds.

Eye patch(make 2)
With black yarn
1. Mc sc 6
2. Inc* (12)
3. Sc 
Finish off, leave a tail for sewing. Put safety eyes in center but only attach the backs after you attach to the head

Note that we work the head and body as one piece and stuff as you go


Head
Start with Gray 
1. Mc sc 6
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. Sc
9. Sc
10. Sc  add eyes here, about 10 stitches apart
11. Sc
12. Sc
13. Sc
14. Sc
15. Sc 5, dec* (36)
16. Sc 4, dec* (30)
17. Sc 3, dec* (24)
18. Sc 2, dec* (18)
19. Sc 1, dec* (12)
20. Inc around (24)
21. Sc
22. Sc
23. Sc
24. Sc 3, inc* (30)
25. Sc
26. Sc 4, inc* (36)
27. Sc
28. Sc 4, dec* (30)
29. Sc
30. Sc
31. Sc 3, dec* (24)
32. Sc 2, dec* (18)
33. Sc 1, dec* (12)
34. Dec* (6)

Finish stuffing and sew bottom shut and hide yarn tail in


Ears(make 2)
Start with black
1. Mc sc 4
2. Inc* (8)
3. Sc 1, inc* (12)
4. Sc - change to Gray
5. Sc
6. Sc
7. Sc
8. Sc
Don't stuff, finish off and fold flat 



Muzzle
Using white yarn
1. Mc sc 6
2. Sc 1, inc* (9)
3. Sc
4. Sc
5. Sc
6. Sc 2, inc* (12)
This is optional but I made sure to leave a really long tail so after I attach the muzzle I can use the same yarn to add the white to the black eye patches
Embroider on nose and lightly stuff


Belly
Using white
1. Mc sc 6
2. Inc* (12)
3. Sc 1, inc* (18)
4. Sc
Finish off and place on front of raccoons belly and sew around


Tail
Starting with black yarn
1. Mc sc 4
2. Inc* (8)
3. Sc 1, inc* (12)
4. Sc 2, inc* (16)
5. Sc
6. Sc
7. Sc - change to Gray
8. Sc
9. Sc 6, dec* (14) - change to black
10. Sc
11. Sc - change to Gray
12. Sc 5, dec* (12) start to stuff 
13. Sc 1, dec* (8)
14. Sc
15. Sc
16. Sc
Finish stuffing and attach to back of raccoon



Arms(make 2)
Starting with black
1. Mc sc 6
2. Sc 1, inc* (9)
3. Sc
4. Sc
5. Sc - change to Gray
6. Sc
7. Sc - start stuffing
8. Sc
9. Sc
10. Sc
11. Sc
You can slst across the top to close shut, and sew to body



Legs(make 2)
Starting with black yarn
1. Mc sc 6
2. Inc* (12)
3. Sc in BLO
4. Sc- change to Gray
5. Sc
6. Sc
7. Sc
8. Sc
9. Sc
10. Sc
11. Sc
12. Sc
13. Sc
14. Sc 4, dec* (10)
15. Sc

Lightly stuff and leave a long tail for sewing, attach to bottom of raccoon



  Check out my KAL the koala pattern to make the     raccoon a friend. 

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