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Balloo, crochet sheep pattern

My favorite moment of designing crochet patterns is when my new doll is finished and I can take pictures of him. It’s much fun to do, playing with my fuzzy friend and I can see the finished project for the first time with a fresh view. After a long time working on a project, I become sort over critical and can’t see clearly how it looks. But when the pictures are finished I get all happy and proud.

So, now I present Balloo, my crochet sheep pattern. I called him Balloo, because he’s a Drents sheep and there’s a big hurdle of these sheep in the surroundings of the village Balloo, nearby where I live.

crochet sheep pattern

Balloo-chill

The Balloo crochet sheep pattern is available in my shop and in my Ravelry shop. You can also order the pattern directly from me here. It is written in standard American crochet terms. This crochet sheep is partly made of a 100% wool, the brown colour that is, and the white yarn is mixed of 68% alpaca, 10%merino and 22% polyamide. Balloo is 7,9 inch / 20 cm tall. He’s very soft and cuddly. The crochet sheep pattern contains clear instructions of how to make and attach him and a bunch of example pictures.

It is kind of silly, I always use 100% wool, but for the sheep fur a mix was more suitable. Balloo is a great new addition to my crochet animal pattern collection. The collection absolutely needed a sheep, the beautiful animal my amigurumi’s are made from.

 

Chief, crochet wolf pattern

A broader chest and cheeks, a more rugged, shaggy look. Chief has become a real crochet wolf character. He’s now the leader of my forest friends. (They are friends too, they don’t eat each other.)

I told in my last post that it was a little strange to make him, because of the similarities to Flam, the fox. But I’m satisfied with Chief. He looks like a woolen little wolf doll.

I gave this crochet wolf bigger cheeks, by making the head wider at the bottom. Also the light colour of that part of Chief’s head accentuates the cheeks. Chief his muzzle is shaped different and points a bit downwards. His body and limbs are bigger and his tail is less pointy. And that’s what makes him wolf-ish. I wanted to give Chief an accessoire, something original. I made him a triangle shaped scarf, like a little cape. It makes him look very cool.

Meet Chief, my wolf amigurumi.

Chief, crochet wolf pattern, wolf amigurumi

Without a scarf, this crochet wolf looks almost just as sturdy.

Chief-profile, haakpatroon wolf

This pattern is for sale in my shop, and in my Ravelry shop. You can also order it directly from me here. Chief is 8,6 inch/22 cm tall. He’s made with 100% wool (a worsted weight yarn). The same kind I always use, from Lopi. The pattern is written in standard American crochet terms. The Chief crochet wolf pattern contains clear instructions of how to make and attach him and a bunch of example pictures.

Have fun with him.

 

Finse, crochet rabbit pattern

And here he is! He turned out a bit different than the sketches I made, but I don’t mind. This kind of crochet rabbit was in my mind.

As always it was a bit of a struggle to make him, but satisfying in the end. His head was finished first but I was a bit uncertain about giving him the right face. He had to have an enthusiastic expression, so the eyes needed something special. After some experiments I decided to go for eye patches, like the lop rabbit. His muzzle also had to be rabbit like. It should not stick out too much like a bear, so by making it a bit oval and adding some extra brown on it it looked good. For the body I wanted a light coloured tummy, like the fox. For a crocheted circular colour shape you need to have a lot of patience, but in the end it looked very neat. The rest of Finse went well. Only, when I thought he was finished I realized his feet where too large, so I had to make new ones. I’m very glad he’s finished now and that I was finally ably to take some pictures of him to show him to all of you!

Meet Finse, a happy rabbit amigurumi and this time not in hiding.

crochet bunny

And this is my favourite picture of Finse, my new crochet rabbit.

crochet rabbit pattern, haakpatroon konijn

This crochet rabbit pattern will make a gorgeous Easter bunny too!

amigurumi bunny rabbit

If you like this crochet rabbit pattern you can find it in my shop and in my Ravelry shop. You can also order it directly from me here. Finse is 6,7 inch/17 cm tall sitting, when made with worsted weight yarn. The pattern is written in standard American crochet terms. It contains clear instructions and many example pictures. 

Thanks for all your lovely and encouraging comments!

 

Sjuffel, crochet dog pattern

This has become the favourite crochet animal I’ve made so far. It’s always a challenge to bring the sketch to life and this time I like the finished dog better than the sketch. He’s just such a sturdy looking dog when standing up, and laying flat he’s a sweet stuffed little doggy friend. I’ve made a beagle haven’t I?

This crochet pattern is very versatile and still easy to crochet. The dog can both stand up and lay down, which makes him very lively. I also added examples of different colour options, so everyone can make the kind of dog he likes, using my examples or creating their own colour scheme.

patroon gehaakte hond, crochet dog pattern

You can find the pattern for this crochet dog in my shop and in my Ravelry shop. You can also order it directly from me hereThe dog is 7,9 inch / 20 cm long. He’s made with my favorite Icelandic fuzzy yarn. When using pipe cleaners you will be sure the dog will be steady when standing up and perfectly flat when laying down. Without the use of cleaners he’ll need a bit more help to stand good and lay nice, but he still can do it. The crochet dog pattern is written in standard American crochet terms. It contains clear instructions and many example pictures.

patroon gehaakte hond, crochet dog pattern

This crochet dog looks very different standing than flat. The flat one makes a good baby toy, the standing dog is more grown up.

Flatdog, amigurumi dog

Backview

I hope everyone who was looking forward to this patterns likes what he sees!

My dog amigurumi is called Sjuffel after the basset hound puppy we had shortly when I was a kid. My father and I really, really loved dogs but my mum was a bit scared of them, but a basset hound she found the least scary. They made an arrangement with a kennel so we could have a dog puppy for ‘trial’ and if she still would be too uncomfy, we could bring him back. A silly thing to do in some way, because I immediately got attached to Sjuffel and loved him and was sad when he was gone. But I am glad we did have him! Even though it was short, it was fun. Now I have this crochet Sjuffel.

WOOF

Dandylion, crochet cat pattern

Dandylion is finished and he looks even more enthusiastic than I hoped. As soon as I had him finished, I felt like making more. An orange striped version or a black one, maybe a wild cat. I love how he’s able to be put in different positions and he can surely observe you with his big eyes like real cats do.

Meet Dandylion, my crochet cat pattern. Scroll down for info & links to the pattern.

amigurumi cat, crochet cat

amigurumi cat, crochet cat

Info about the crochet cat pattern.

With this easy pattern you can make a lovely striped amigurumi cat or a cartoon version of your own cat. Just divide his colours in simple shapes and crochet ahead, it’s fun! The cat is laying, 9,1 inch / 23 cm long, made with worsted weight yarn. The crochet kitty cat pattern is for sale in my shop and in my Ravelry shop. You can also order it directly from me here. The pattern is written in standard American crochet terms and contains a clear description of how to crochet and attach the animal with example pictures at the bottom to help you get everything right. In the pattern you can also find what materials you need, the Lopi colour numbers, in short, everything you need to know to make this unique crochet animal.

I hope you all like this cat as much as I do.

 

Flam the fox, crochet pattern

I was pretty eager to write this post, because Flam is finished for a week already. But the Halloween pattern was important too and I had to write down Flam’s pattern first anyway.

Here he is. My fox amigurumi is called Flam (fl-ah-m), because of his flame-ish colour.

What do you think? I think he resembles the sketch quite well. After I made the head, I printed the sketch in the size my fox doll should become. Throughout the whole process I’ve used the sketch as a guideline.

Sketch versus doll:

crochet fox pattern

I hope this crochet fox will be as popular as my bear. He is, for sure, a playful fellow. To make him bendable, I have used pipe cleaners, but without them he is flexible as well and feels more soft. It is up to you which feel you prefer. The white belly was a bit of a kerfuffle to crochet, because it’s complicated to get a nice round shape. It took me almost ten bodies to get it right, but I love how it turned out.

Info about this crochet fox pattern.

This crochet fox is 8,3 inch/ 21 cm tall, made with a worsted weight (fuzzy) yarn, hook E US/ 3,5 mm. The pattern is written in standard American crochet terms. Info about the size, yarn, materials you need etc. are written in the pattern. The crochet fox pattern also includes a clear description of how to attach the fox and example pictures. You can find the crochet fox pattern in my shop and in my Ravelry shop. You can also order it directly form me here.

Here are some more pictures of my crochet fox pattern.

gehaakte vos, crochet fox amigurumiWithout a scarf this fox looks lovely too.

crochet fox

fox doll

Have fun crocheting your fabulous fox!

 

Trin, crochet mouse pattern.

My friend of the forest, his name is Trin, is finished.

I’m very happy with the result. Making realistic crochet animals is fun, but designing a doll like this is exciting, because I create a completely new character, like a game figure. Trin is an adventurer, travelling through the forest.

gehaakte muis, amigurumi mouse

 Trin is approximately 6,5 inch/16,5 cm tall with worsted weight yarn. The pattern is written like the free ones here, in standard American crochet terms and contains clear pictures of the crochet mouse in parts, different views of the finished mouse and clear instructions. You can find the pattern for this crochet mouse and his attributes in my shop and in my Ravelry shop. You can also order the pattern directly from me here. The nut and acorns will be a free pattern.

I consider Trin the first crochet animal that really represents my style. He could be in an illustration of mine.

crochet mouse  

P.S. He’s called Trin because of the mouse we tried to safe from a cat attack in Trin-Mulin in Switzerland. The mouse died.