crochet

WIP 05/18/17 Woodland Themed Afghan – Squirrel Applique

Not much time to write a full post… my daughter is turning 7 tomorrow (I can’t believe it!) and I still have so much to do! I started this pattern write up last night and just finished… so here it is, I hope you like him.

Mr. Squirrel! 🙂

Squirrel

Crochet Squirrel Applique

Measures approximately 4.5” tall by 4.5” wide.

 

Supplies

  • Medium worsted weight yarn (4)

14 yards – Red Heart Soft in Toast

1 yard – Loops & Threads, Impeccable, in Soft Taupe

1/2 yard – Red Heart Super Saver in Black

6 yards – Lion Brand Fun Fur in Chocolate

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

 

BODY (8 yards toast)

Row 1: Ch 7, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 3, leave last 2 st unworked (4)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in same, sc 2, 2 sc in last (6)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc across (6)

Row 4: Ch 6, turn, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st, sc 2, hdc, now hdc 5, 2 hdc in last (12)

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc2, sc 6, leave last 2 st unworked (9)

Row 6: Ch 3, turn, hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc, now hdc 7, hdc2tog (10)

Row 7: Ch 2, turn, dc, hdc 7, sc, sl st in last (10)

Row 8: Turn, sk 1st st and sl st in next, sl st, ch 3, sk the 3 ch and sl st back into same, sc, sl st 3, sc, sl st 2 (10)

Row 9: Continue and sl st 7 more, mark your 7th sl st.  (Refer to red #’s in picture below).

body row9

Sl st 7 again across bottom of piece (Refer to blue #’s in picture) and end at the beginning ch from Row 1. (14)

Fasten off, leave a tail long enough to sew finished applique to granny square.

 

TAIL (6 yards toast)

To get the fuzzy tail look, hold toast-colored yarn and fun fur together while working the pattern. If you aren’t comfortable crocheting with fun fur you can work the pattern with just yarn. (Scroll down to see a picture of finished squirrel without fun fur).

Row 1: Working in the sl st’s from Row 9 – Attach yarn to marked st (see picture below),

tail row1

ch 1, sc in same, sc 6, now sc 2 more (9)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, hdc across (9)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, hdc 2, dc 3, hdc 2, sc 2 (9) Now ch 2 and sl st into bottom of the hdc from the previous row (see picture below)

tail row3

Row 4: Ch 2, turn, dc in same, hdc around the post of the ch 2 you just made (if working with fun fur you may have to feel for it through the fur), sc in next (3)

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sc in same, hdc, dc (3)

Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sk 1st and sc2tog (1)

Row 7: Ch 2, do NOT turn, dc in same (See picture below).

tail row7a

Continue along the side and put a sc around each of the two posts from previous rows (see marked st’s in picture below) (3)

 tail row7b

 

Row 8: Ch 4, turn, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 2, then sc, hdc, dc (6)

Row 9: Ch 2, turn, dc in same, hdc, sc 3, sl st, turn (6)

Row 10: Sk 1st st and sl st in next, hdc, dc 2, {dc, sl st} in last (6)

  • If using fun fur, fasten off and weave in ends.
  • If not using fun fur, continue to sl st down tail until you get to the squirrel’s back, fasten off, weave in ends.

 

Finished squirrel, so far, without fun fur.

20170518_104141

 

Using black – stitch on an eye.

Using soft taupe – stitch around outer rim of eye. Also, make a couple stitches inside ear, now stitch on a nose.

Using your long yarn tail from body – sew applique onto granny square.

 

Have a fun time making him! Feel free to contact me if you have any questions! 🙂

 

**You can purchase an inexpensive copy of this pattern HERE
**Favorite or queue on Ravelry HERE
Advertisements

8 thoughts on “WIP 05/18/17 Woodland Themed Afghan – Squirrel Applique

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s