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Acorn the (Crochet Amigurumi) Squirrel

Meet Acorn the adorable crochet amigurumi squirrel! Add a touch of whimsy to your playtime with this too-cute critter.

Little crochet amigurumi patterns make great desk decorations!

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 5 x 3” (12 x 8 cm)

Gauge: Gauge is not critical for this project

Materials

Yarn: Bravo Schachenmayr (100% acrylic; 145 yards [133 meters]/50 grams): #08326 Coral (Yarn A, 1 ball), #08312 Beige (Yarn B, 1 ball), #08334 Sierra (Yarn C, 1 ball)
Hook: US size E/4 (3.5 mm) hook
Notions: Markers, tapestry needle, 12 mm black amigurumi eyes, toy stuffing

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked in the round from the top down.

Pattern

Body

Using Yarn A, ch 2 and make 5 sc in second ch from hook.
Or
Magic ring, make 5 sc in magic ring.
Rnd 1: Inc in each stitch around. (10 sts)
Rnd 2: *1 sc, inc,* repeat from * to * around. (15 sts)
Rnd 3: *2 sc, inc,* repeat from * to * around. (20 sts)
Rnd 4: *3 sc, inc,* repeat from * to * around. (25 sts)
Rnds 5-12: Sc in each st around. (25 sts)
Rnd 13: *3 sc, dec,* repeat from * to * around. (20 sts)
Rnd 14: *2 sc, dec,* repeat from * to * around. (15 sts)
Rnd 15: *1 sc, dec,* repeat from * to * around. (10 sts)
Rnd 16: *dec* rep from * to * around. (5 sts)
Fasten off.

Head

Using Yarn A, ch 2 and make 5 sc in second ch from hook.
Or
Magic ring, make 5 sc in magic ring.
Rnd 1: Inc in each stitch around. (10 sts)
Rnd 2: Sc in each st around. (10 sts)
Rnd 3: *1 sc, inc,* repeat from * to * around. (15 sts)
Rnd 4: Sc in each st around. (15 sts)
Rnd 5: *2 sc, inc,* repeat from * to * around. (20 sts)
Rnd 6: *3 sc, inc,* repeat from * to * around. (25 sts)
Rnd 7: *4 sc, inc,* repeat from * to * around. (30 sts)
Attach safety eyes in Round 8.
Rnds 8-13: Sc in each st around. (30 sts)
Rnd 14: *4 sc, dec,* repeat from * to * around. (25 sts)
Rnd 15: *3 sc, dec,* repeat from * to * around. (20 sts)
Rnd 16: *2 sc, dec,* repeat from * to * around. (15 sts)
Rnd 17: *2 sc, dec,* repeat from * to * around. (10 sts)
Rnd 18: *dec* rep from * to * around. (5 sts)
Fasten off.

Ears (Make 2)

Using Yarn A, ch 2 and make 4 sc in second ch from hook.
Or
Magic ring, make 4sc in magic ring.
Rnd 1: Inc in each stitch around. (8 sts)
Rnds 2-5: sc in each st around. (8 sts)
Fasten off. Attach to head.

Legs (Make 2) – For Upper Leg

Using Yarn A, ch 2 and make 5 sc in second ch from hook.
Or
Magic ring, make 5 sc in magic ring.
Rnd 1: Inc in each stitch around. (10 sts)
Rnds 2-5: Sc in each st around. (10 sts)
Rnd 4: *3 sc, dec,* repeat from * to* around. (8 sts)
Rnd 5: *2 sc, dec,* repeat from * to* around. (6 sts)
Rnd 6: *1 sc, dec,* repeat from * to* around. (4 sts)
Rnd 7: *dec,* repeat from * to* around. (2 sts)
Fasten off.

For Lower Leg

Using Yarn A, ch 2 and make 3 sc in second ch from hook.
Or
Magic ring, make 3 sc in magic ring.
Rnds 1-3: Sc in each st around. (3 sts)
Fasten off. Sew to upper leg and attach to sides of body.

Arms (Make 2)

Using Yarn A, ch 2 and make 5 sc in second ch from hook.
Or
Magic ring, make 5 sc in magic ring.
Rnds 1-3: Sc in each st around. (5 sts)
Fasten off. Sew to upper sides of body.

Tail

Using Yarn A, ch 2 and make 5 sc in second ch from hook.
Or
Magic ring, make 5 sc in magic ring.
Rnd 1: Inc in each stitch around. (10 sts)
Rnd 2: 1 sc, inc,* repeat from * to * around. (15 sts)
Rnd 3: *2 sc, inc,* repeat from * to * around. (20 sts)
Rnd 4: *3 sc, inc,* repeat from * to * around. (25 sts)
Rnd 5: *12 sc, inc,* repeat from * to * around. (28 sts)
Rnd 6: *13 sc, inc,* repeat from * to * around. (30 sts)
Rnd 7: *14 sc, inc,* repeat from * to * around. (32 sts)
Rnd 8: *15 sc, inc,* repeat from * to * around. (34 sts)
Rnd 9: *16 sc, inc,* repeat from * to * around. (36 sts)
Rnds 10-14: Sc in each st around. (36 sts)
Rnd 15: *16 sc, dec,* repeat from * to * around. (34 sts)
Rnd 16: Sc in each st around. (34 sts)
Rnd 17: *15 sc, dec,* repeat from * to * around. (32 sts)
Rnd 18: Sc in each st around. (32 sts)
Rnd 19: *14 sc, dec,* repeat from * to * around. (30 sts)
Rnd 20: Sc in each st around. (30 sts)
Rnd 21: *13 sc, dec,* repeat from * to * around. (28 sts)
Rnd 22: Sc in each st around. (28 sts)
Rnd 23: *12 sc, dec,* repeat from * to * around. (26 sts)
Rnd 24: Sc in each st around. (26 sts)
Rnd 25: *11 sc, dec,* repeat from * to * around. (24 sts)
Rnd 26: *10 sc, dec,* repeat from * to * around. (22 sts)
Rnd 27: *9 sc, dec,* repeat from * to * around. (20 sts)
Rnd 28: *8 sc, dec,* repeat from * to * around. (18 sts)
Rnd 29: *7 sc, dec,* repeat from * to * around. (16 sts)
Rnd 30: *6 sc, dec,* repeat from * to * around. (14 sts)
Rnd 31: *5 sc, dec,* repeat from * to * around. (12 sts)
Rnd 32: *4 sc, dec,* repeat from * to * around. (10 sts)
Rnd 33: *3 sc, dec,* repeat from * to * around. (8 sts)
Rnd 34: *2 sc, dec,* repeat from * to * around. (6 sts)
Rnd 35: *1 sc, dec,* repeat from * to * around. (4 sts)
Rnd 36: *dec,* repeat from * to * around. (2 sts)
Fasten off. Sew to back side of body. When stuffing, make sure to bend your tail a bit on the top. See picture for details.

Acorn

Using Yarn B, ch 2 and make 4 sc in second ch from hook.
Or
Magic ring, make 4 sc in magic ring.
Rnd 1: Inc in each stitch around. (8 sts)
Rnd 2: *1 sc, inc,* repeat from * to * around. (12 sts)
Rnd 3: Sc in each st around. (12 sts)
Rnd 4: *1 sc, dec,* repeat from * to * around. (8 sts)
Rnd 5: *dec,* repeat from * to * around. (4 sts)
Fasten off.
Using Yarn C, ch 2 and make 4 sc in second ch from hook.
Or
Magic ring, make 4 sc in magic ring.
Rnd 1: Inc in each stitch around. (8 sts)
Rnd 2: *1 sc, inc,* repeat from * to * around. (12 sts)
Rnd 3: *2 sc, inc,* repeat from * to * around. (16 sts)
Fasten off. Sew to beige part and then sew onto squirrel. yarn ball

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Comments
    • Nicola P.

      “Inc” in a crochet pattern stands for “increase.” When you see “inc” in the instructions, it means that you should work more than one stitch into the same stitch or space, thereby increasing the number of stitches in that particular row or round. The specific instructions for the increase will depend on the type of stitch you are using and the design of the pattern.

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