Acorn the (Amigurumi) Squirrel

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

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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