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WIP – 06/22/17 Woodland Themed Afghan My New Red Fox Applique

Hi friends! I hope everyone is enjoying their summer so far 🙂 Only 2 t-ball games left this season and we can start thinking about traveling this summer. Yay! I’m hoping to get the appliques for this blanket done before our trip. I have 5….maaaayyyybe 7 more to go. I’ve been working on a mountain idea for one but it’s been being a stinker and I keep having to start over on it…. but I will not give up! When it makes me frustrated I just put it aside and start on another applique. Here’s what I’ve come up with next… a cute little red fox!

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Crochet Fox Applique

Measures approximately 5” tall by 5” wide.

Supplies

  • Medium worsted weight yarn (4)

11 yards – Lion Brand, Vanna’s Choice, in Terracotta

2 yards – Loops & Threads, Impeccable, in Deep Forest

9 yards – Red Heart, Super Saver, in Black

5 yards – Purl Essence, Luxury, Angel Hair in White

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

 

HEAD

Row 1: With Terracotta – Ch 7, 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 4, 3 sc in last. Do not turn, continue around and sc 4. Now sc 1 more, sl st in next, and ch 1 (15)

Row 2: 2 sc in same, 2 sc in next, dc 4, 2 sc in each of next 3, dc 4, 2 sc in last, sl st to join, ch 1 (20)

Row 3: 2 sc in same, 2 sc in next, sc 8, 2 sc in each of next 3, dc 6, 2 sc in next, sl st to join, ch 2 (26)

Row 4:

Step 1 – Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, ch 2

Step 2 – Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next, ch 2

Step 3 – Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in same as last sl st from Step 2, sl st in next. Drop yarn, do not fasten off. Attach angel hair yarn in next and ch 1.

 

Right Ear

Step 1 – With your angel hair yarn sc in same, sc, ch 1, turn

Step 2 – Sc 2, ch 1, turn

Step 3 – Sc2tog, ch 1, turn

Step 4 – Sc, fasten off.

Now go back and attach black yarn to same stitch where you attached the angel hair.

Step 5 – Ch 1, sc in same, sc around ear, sl st into next stitch on head, fasten off.

 

Row 5: Pick terracotta yarn back up and sc around ear, ending back at the head. Sc 5 across top of the head, drop yarn again. Attach angel hair yarn in next and ch 1.

 

Left Ear

Step 1 – With your angel hair yarn sc in same, sc, ch 1, turn

Step 2 – Sc 2, ch 1, turn

Step 3 – Sc2tog, ch 1, turn

Step 4 – Sc, fasten off.

Now go back and attach black yarn to same stitch where you attached the angel hair.

Step 5 – Ch 1, sc in same, sc around ear, sl st into next stitch on head, fasten off.

 

Row 6:

Step 1 – Pick terracotta yarn back up and sl st in next, ch 2

Step 2 – Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st into same as first sl st from Step 1, sl st in next, ch 2

Step 3 – Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in same as last sl st from Step 2. Continue to Row 7.

Row 7: Sc 6, ch 1, turn

Row 8: 2 sc in same, sc, 2 sc in last, ch 1, turn

Row 9: Skip 1st st, sc2tog twice, ch 1, turn

Row 10: Sc2tog, ch 1, turn

Row 11: Sc, do not turn. Sl st down side of muzzle back to the head, sc 4, sl st in next. Fasten off, leave a long tail. (Your piece should look like the photo below). With RS facing, attach angel hair yarn to stitch marked with an arrow in photo.

 

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Ch 1, sc in same. Now sc 3 using any loop that is behind each of your three “hair tufts” (you should have 3 hair tufts on each side of the head, created from Row 4 and Row 6). Continue as normal and sc 3, now sc around the muzzle, sc 3 more on head. You should be at the hair tufts on the other side of the head now. As earlier, use any loop that is behind each of the three hair tufts and make a sc behind each tuft. Sc once more on the head. Fasten off, leave a long tail for attaching applique to granny square.

NOSE

With 1 yard of black yarn – Ch 4, sl st into 4th ch from hook and pull yarn through. Sew on to tip of muzzle.

EYES

Make 2

With 1 yard of deep forest yarn – Ch 2, sl st into 2nd ch from hook and pull yarn through. Sew eye onto head.

Using 2 yards of black yarn – Stitch outline around eye and add a pupil. Lastly, add eyebrows. For more definition you can use a scrap amount of white yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver) and sew light reflections on each eye.

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

 

I hope you’ve been enjoying my patterns! As of last night, you can now officially find me on Pinterest! I say ‘officially’ because I know there’s a lot of my appliques already out there in Pinterest-land picked up from my blog, so I thought I should get with the times and create my own page. So far I only have one board with all my applique patterns… but, in time, I will fill it up with more boards! I promise! Click here to check it out!

 

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