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Realistic crochet badger pattern

realistic amigurumi crochet badger

This is the first animal I have made in a realistic position, well actually the second. Last year I made a guinea pig on all fours but lets be honest, guinea pigs are little potatoes and therefor not the hardest animals to make. This one was much more complicated. In the series of realistic animals I started with a badger because it is my favourite animal, but also because I thought the shape of a badger is easier to design than that of a fox or squirrel for example.

Despite thinking that, I had a hard time designing the body. When I had finished my first prototype, it looked like a potato with a badger head. How on earth would I get a proper badger shape? I got completely stuck there and had to stop and think about how I was going to design the body. After some thinking I had a few ideas and set behind my desk again. The first idea did not work, made the badger look like an armadillo. However, the second solution I had in mind did work. The thing was, I needed to get a shape where the paws seemed to come out of the fur instead of looking attached to it. The simple solution of shoulder and hip pathes did the trick. Even without the fur brushed, the badger looked like a sturdy burrower.

If you would ask me what I like most about this badger, it is the face. I am so happy with it. On my desk I have this framed postcard with a portrait of a realistic badger wearing a jumper. That serious badger is looking at me all the time and I used that face as my example. And the result is so similar I even surprised myself!

The good thing about this pattern is, I did all the hard work. All you crocheters need to do is follow the instructions, easy peasy. This is not a very complicated pattern to make.

In this image you can see how the badger looks before brushing, to get a better idea of the basics before you buy the pattern. My editor complimented me on how extensively I have written the assembling instructions.

I did that to be sure everyone gets all the pieces in the right place, with the correct distances between them etcetera.

Here are some more pictures of the finished badger amigurumi to get you all enthusiastic and below them you can find more info about & and links to buy the pattern.

Info about & links to buy the pattern

This crochet badger is made with Istex Lett Lopi, a 100% wool with a lot of fuzziness that works very well with brushing. He is 7.8 inch/ 20 long from tail to nose when made with this yarn.

The pattern contains a clear and colour coded description of how to crochet and assemble this animal, with extra illustrations and example pictures at the bottom to help you get everything right. In the pattern you can also find what materials you need, the yarn colour numbers, in short, everything you need to know to make your own realistic badger amigurumi. All the additional information you need to know about this pattern you can find in the shop listings. You can buy this pattern in my shop at Craftsy and in my shop at Ravelry or order it here.

This pattern has a one dollar release discount till Friday the 1st of December!

My dapper crochet badger!

Dapper crochet badger

Doesn’t he look dapper, this cute crochet badger amigurumi? Almost a year ago I found in a local bookshop, this utterly amusing postcard with the portrait of a rather realistic badger wearing a striped sweater. It inspired me to make a little sweater pattern for Falun and of course I made a portrait of him wearing it. Some of you may even remember seeing it on my Instagram.

It was my intention to add the pattern for that sweater to Falun’s pattern, but somehow it never really came to it. Because of the lovely reactions I got after posting another picture on IG where Falun was wearing the sweater, I decided to update the pattern as soon as possible.

What has changed and what do you need to do if you already purchased the pattern?

The pattern is completely updated. Falun’s original body was on the chubby side, so I rewrote that part and made a better looking version. There is also an instruction for an even slimmer body, which will fit the dapper sweater. And last but not least, the instruction for the cute sweater is included in the pattern.

Good news for those of you who already have the pattern, you’ll receive an automatic update about this and can download the new version (for free) anytime you like, how about that!

If you don’t have the pattern yet, you can buy it in my shop at Craftsy and Ravelry or order it from me here.

Now go and make yourselves a bunch of dapper creatures. Have a lovely end of summer dear crafters!

Falun, crochet badger pattern

And here he is, my fuzzy crochet badger. I love how he turned out. Falun looks quite realistic but also makes a cute crochet badger doll.

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This was the most challenging crochet animal I’ve made so far. I assumed the stripes on the head would be pretty much impossible to crochet, but that wasn’t the hardest part. Getting the right badger shapes and sizes was a struggle. After making a lot of test parts I finally began to see the right shapes and slowly Falun came to life. At some point, most parts where finished and I almost couldn’t wait to finish him and take pictures.

Falun is a bit chubby, because badgers are burrowers and have a roundish body shape. Falun doesn’t exactly resemble the sketch I’ve made, but it was a useful guide to crochet the actual badger. It was a bit difficult to make a doll shaped badger, because of their striped head and neck. I had to find a way to close the head and prevent it from becoming just a piece sewed to the body. After some experimenting I got it right and mainly that dark chin, which I wrote about in my previous post, helped to make a neat join and made the head and body look good together. The Lopi yarn gives my crochet badger a beautiful hairy and rustic texture, similar to the rough hair real badgers have.

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The Falun, crochet badger pattern is available in my shop and in my Ravelry shop. You can also order it directly from me. Falun is sitting 5,3 inch/13,5 cm tall. The pattern is written in standard American crochet terms and contains a clear description of the materials and yarns needed and of how to crochet and attach the badger and scraf. It also contains many example pictures.

Enjoy the pattern and I hope this badger meets everyone’s expectations!

Note: for a long time I wanted to create a crochet badger pattern and I postponed it till now. Sadly, I timed it simultaneous with a terrible event in Britain, a badger cull, a very sad and useless act. I’m of course fully against the cull and it shed a darkness on making this badger. It made me very sad. I dedicate this crochet badger to all the badgers who where killed.