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WIP 04/20/17 Woodland Themed Afghan – Raccoon Applique

Finally! This little guy was a chore! He isn’t the most whimsical raccoon but he’s my first and I kinda like him 🙂 Here he is…

Raccoon

Crochet Raccoon Applique

Measures approximately 5” tall by 6” wide.

Supplies

  • medium worsted weight yarn (4)

15 yards – Big Twist, Value, in Soft Gray

13 yards – Red Heart Super Saver in Black

6 yards – Red Heart Super Saver in White

  • Crochet hook size G (4.0 mm)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors
HEAD

Row 1: With soft gray: ch 14, sl st into 2nd ch from hook, sl st, sc, hdc, dc 6, hdc, sc, sl st into last (13)

Row 2: Ch 2, turn, skip the 2 chains and sl st into next, sl st, sc, hdc 6, sc, sl st, sl st, leave last st unworked (12)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sl st in next, sc, dc 2, tc 2, dc 2, sc, sl st 2, drop yarn but do not fasten off (11)

EARS

From where you left off, count 9 st back and attach white yarn, sc in same, sc 2, turn, triple scdec, fasten off. Turn back over, count 3 st left from previous ear and attach white yarn, sc in same, sc 2, turn, triple scdec, fasten off, weave in ends.

Bring gray yarn back up, sl st, sc in next and around ear, sl st 2 across top of head, sc in next and around ear, sl st back into head, fasten off, leave long tail, weave in short ends.

MASK

Row 1: With black, start with a 1 yard long tail, ch 11, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 9, ch 1, turn (10)

Row 2: Sc2tog twice, sl st 2, sc2tog twice, ch 1, turn (6)

Row 3: Sc2tog, sl st 2, sc2tog, fasten off, weave in short end.

With white, stitch on eyes, then with black, stitch in pupils, weave in ends.

With white yarn, turn mask upside down, RS facing, and find middle stitch. Attach yarn one stitch to the right, ch 1, sc in same, ch 1, tc, ch 1, sc, fasten off, leave long tail.

With black, stitch nose on tip of white muzzle, weave in ends.

Using your beginning long black yarn tail from mask, stitch mask to head and using your long white yarn tail stitch down nose. (Part of the nose will hang over). Weave in white and black yarn ends but still leave long gray tail from head.

BODY

Rnd 1: With white, ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc 3, 3 sc in last. Continue around, working down the back of the chain: dc 3, mark last st (move it up each round) (12)

Rnd 2: 6 sc in next, sc 4, 2 sc in next, sc 4, cut yarn, join gray (16)

Rnd 3: Dc, 2 dc in next 4, dc, hdc 4, 2 sc in next 3, hdc 4, sl st to join, fasten off, leave long tail, weave in short ends. (24) Body is egg-shaped, measuring approx. 3” tall by 2” wide.

Using the long gray yarn tail from head piece, stitch head onto body. Leave enough yarn tail to sew head to granny square.

ARMS

Make 2.

Row 1: Ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc, sc, fasten off.

With soft gray, use tapestry needle and add two finger-lines.

FEET

Make 2.

Row 1: Ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 3, sc, fasten off.

With soft gray, use tapestry needle and add two toe-lines.

 TAIL

**You will need to carry opposite yarn color through on each round, do not cut**

Row 1: Start with gray, ch 3, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc, join black (2)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc 2, switch to gray (2)

Row 3: Ch 2, turn, dc, sc, switch to black (2)

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc, 2 sc in last, switch to gray (3)

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sc, 2 sc in same, dc, switch to black (4)

Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sc 2, hdc, dc, switch to gray (4)

Row 7: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc 2, switch to black, cut gray (3)

Row 8: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc, keep black (2)

Row 9: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, keep black (1)

Row 10: Ch 2, turn, sl st back into st from row 9. Fasten off, leave long tail. Weave in short ends. Using long tail, sew the tail-piece on right side of raccoon body, leave a long yarn tail.

Using all long yarn tails, attach raccoon to a granny square (7”x7” is perfect).

I hope you like my pattern… please let me know if you have any questions. If you happen to make him (or my other patterns) I’d love to see! Feel free to post pics on my Facebook page!

**You can purchase an inexpensive copy of this pattern HERE
**Favorite or queue on Ravelry HERE
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9 thoughts on “WIP 04/20/17 Woodland Themed Afghan – Raccoon Applique

    1. You can do it! I don’t think he’ll be too hard to make… there’s just a little extra time spent on stitching him together. Good luck!😊

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  1. I just finished my first raccoon square and I love it. My great-grandson will love it too. One thing I found while doing it is in the body instructions it says to use black yarn but the picture shows it as grey. I used the grey. I can’t wait to do more of the squares, I think the cabin is next.

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