Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Pattern: Puppy in My Hand

Puppy in My Palm crochet amigurumi pattern

My 3-year-old son woke up one morning and said that he dreamed he had a little white dog in the palm of his hand. Despite the fact I haven't crocheted anything new in months, I was determined to make his dream come true. This is an English translation of Waldi by Conni Hartig, with some added notes that made things easier for me. Enjoy!

Puppy in My Palm crochet amigurumi pattern

Materials:
  • 10 crochet thread (I used worsted yarn)
  • 1.5 mm hook (I used a 4 mm size G hook)
  • Polyester filling
  • Back and red embroidery floss for face (I used 6 mm plastic safety eyes and a 9 mm nose)
  • Tapestry needle

Abbreviations:
Puppy in My Palm crochet amigurumi pattern
  • ch = chain
  • dec = sc decrease 
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • inc = sc increase 
  • rnd = round
  • sc = single crochet
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • st = stitch

Instructions:
  • For the legs and the head/body, the pattern is worked continuously in a spiral; do not join.
  • For the tail and ears, work flat and turn the work at the end of each row.

Legs
  • Magic ring, ch 1
  • Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
  • Rnd 2: 1 sc in each stitch around (6)
  • Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing

Puppy in My Hand crochet amigurumi pattern

Tail
  • Ch 5
  • Row 1: Skip first st and sl st till the end (4)
  • Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing

Ears (make 2)
  • Ch 5
  • Row 1: skip first ch, 2 sc, 2 hdc (4)
  • Row 2: ch 1, 2 hdc, 2 sc (4)
  • Row 3: ch 1, 2 sc, 2 hdc (4)*
  • Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing

*I actually changed this to “Row 3: sl st, sc, 2 hdc (4)” for a more triangle-shaped ear.

Head/Body
  • Magic ring, ch 1
  • Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
  • Rnd 2: inc in each st around (12)
  • Rnd 3: sc in each st around (12)
  • Rnd 4: *1 sc, 1 inc* around (18)
  • Rnd 5: sc in each st around (18)
  • Rnd 6: *2 sc, 1 inc* around (24)
  • Rnd 7-8: sc in each st around (24)
  • Rnd 9: *2 sc, 1 dec* around (18)
  • Sew on 2 ears and embroider the face (or use plastic eyes/nose)
  • Lightly stuff head with filling and then continue crocheting head/body
  • Rnd 10: *1 sc, 1 dec* around (12)
  • Rnd 11: dec around (6)
  • Rnd 12: inc in each st around (12)
  • Rnd 13-17: sc in each st around (12) for 5 rounds
  • Lightly stuff body with filling
  • Rnd 18: dec around (6)
  • Fasten off and hide the yarn end inside the body
  • Attach the legs and tail

Puppy in My Hand crochet amigurumi pattern

Leash (optional)
  • Create a foundation chain for as long as you want the leash to be
  • Skip first st and sl st all the way to the end
  • Sew the leash around the dog’s neck

2 comments:

Adriana Ochoa said...

Hello, thanks for this traduction, I was no sure with the ears. From Argentina,
Adriana

Anne G. White said...

So glad it was helpful, Adriana!