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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.