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YOU WILL NEED
I use 4-medium weight yarn. You will need one skein of each color or just use scraps that you have around. Some parts I use two strands of yarn on the hook at the same time, requiring a 6.5mm hook.
5mm and 6.5mm crochet hook
Colors you will need: golden brown, lime green, light pink, black,
A hot glue gun and glue sticks
Felt for backing (optional)
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The stitches/ skills you will need to know and KEY:
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Single crochet (sc)
Half double crochet (hdc)
Double crochet (dc)
Weave ends and finish off.
8 x 5.5 inches
With two strands of golden brown on a 6.5mm hook
Round 1: Work 6 sc into ring – 6 sts. Do not join, continue in a spiral.
Round 2: (2 sc) in each st —12 sts
Round 3: [(2 sc) in next sc, sc in next sc]— 18 sts
Round 4: [(2 sc) in next sc, sc in next 2 sc]— 24 sts
Round 5: [(2 sc) in next sc, sc in next 3 sc]— 30 sts
Round 6: [(2 sc) in next sc, sc in next 4 sc]— 36 sts
Round 7: [(2 sc) in next sc, sc in next 5 sc]— 42 sts
Do not finish off. Now you will be making the mouth/jaw area in rows.
Continuing after round 7
Row 1: sc in the next 7 stitches. Chain 1 and turn. [7 sc]
Row 2: sc across [7 sc]
Row 3: dec, sc in the next three stitches, dec [5 sc]
Row 4: sc across [5 sc]
Row 5: dec, sc in the next stitch, dec [3 sc]
Finish off and weave ends.
Attach two strands of golden brown with a 6.5mm hook to where row 1 of the mouth/jaw started. Evenly sc around the jaw and finish with a sl st to the end of row 1. Finish off and weave ends.
Count up 10 stitches from the end of row 1 from the mount/jaw part. Attach 2 strands of golden brown with a 6.5mm hook, with a single crochet.
Row 1: Single crochet in the next 3 stitches
Row 2: sc across [4 sc]
Row 3: dec, dec [2 sc]
Row 4: sc across [2 sc]
Finish off and weave ends.
Count over three stitches to the left and repeat for ear #2
With one strand of golden brown on a 5mm hook, evenly sc around each ear.
With 1 strand of lime green on a 5mm hook, chain 5
Sl st in the second chain from the hook, hdc in the next two stitches, sl st in the last chain, chain 1. Now you will work on the other side of the chain. Sl st in the first stitch, hdc in the next two stitches, sl st in the last stitch. Finish off and weave ends. MAKE 2.
With a long piece of black yarn and a tapestry needle, sew the eye balls onto the eyes using the picture as a guide.
With one strand of black on a 5mm hook, chain 12. Finish off and weave ends. MAKE 2. These will be the two piece that go from the top of the eye to the nose. Hot glue into place, use the picture as a guide.
With one strand of pink on a 5mm hook, make a magic ring, chain 2
Into the magic ring: 2 dc, 3 sc, chain 1, dc, chain 1, 3 sc, 2 dc, chain 2, sl st into the ring. Pull tight, finish off and weave ends.
With a long piece of black yarn and a tapestry needle sew a few stitches on the lower right and lower left side of the nose as the nostrils.
Large spot: 1 strand of black on a 5mm hook, chain 4, sc in the second chain from the hook, hdc in the next chain, sc in the last. Finish off and weave ends.
Small spot: 1 strand of black on a 5mm hook, chain 3, sc in the second chain from the hook, sc in the last chain. Finish off and weave ends.
Make about 7 large spots and 8 small spots. Hot glue into place.
Use a long piece of black yarn and a tapestry needle to sew in the ear details, the mouth and the eye lashes.
Cut six small pieces black yarn and glue the tips next to the nostrils for the whiskers.
You can use this appliqué as wall decor. I would recommend gluing the appliqué to felt to make them sturdier. You can also glue them to a tote bag, sew them to a jacket- the possibilities are endless so get creative!
Thank you so much for reading! If you have any questions please let me know.