Ember the Fox

Ember’s simplicity makes it a beautiful and classic toy. It would be a perfect gift for a baby shower or a birthday, or even to keep for yourself. Each part is worked in the round in the classic crochet amigurumi style and then the pieces are sewn together.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 14” tall

Gauge: 19 sts and 18 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Sc

Materials

Medium weight yarnYarn: Yarn Bee Soft & Sleek (100% Acrylic; 258 yards [236 meters]/142 grams): 805 Pumpkin Spice (MC, 1 ball), 101 Ivory (CC1, 1 ball), 1 Black (CC2, 1 ball)

Hook: US size G/6 (4 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle, black plastic craft eyes (15 mm), polyester fiberfill

Pattern Notes

The fox is made in separate pieces and then sewn together.

Each piece is worked in the round without joining.

Pattern

Head

With MC, work an adjustable ring.

Rnd 1: Work 6 sc into adjustable ring. Do not sl st to join. (6 sc)

Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around. (12 sc)

Rnd 3: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; rep from * 5 more times. (18 sc)

Rnd 4: *Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * 5 more times. (24 sc)

Rnd 5: *Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * 5 more times. (30 sc)

Rnd 6: *Sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * 5 more times. (36 sc)

Rnd 7: Sc in next 5 sts, *2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 10 sts; rep from * 1 more time, 2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 5 sts. (42 sc)

Rnd 8: Sc into each st.

Rnd 9: Sc in next 6 sts, *2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 12 sts; rep from * 1 more time, 2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 6 sts. (48 sc)

Rnd 10: Sc into each st.

Rnd 11: Sc in next 7 sts, *2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 14 sts; rep from * 1 more time, 2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 7 sts. (54 sc)

Rnd 12: Sc into each st.

Rnd 13: Sc in next 8 sts, *2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 16 sts; rep from * 1 more time, 2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 8 sts. (60 sc)

Rnds 14-15: Sc into each st.

Rnd 16: Sc in next 9 sts, *2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 18 sts; rep from * 1 more time, 2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 9 sts. (66 sc)

Rnd 17: Sc in next 32 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 32 sts. (68 sc)

Rnd 18: Sc in next 33 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 33 sts. (70 sc)

Cut yarn and continue in CC1.

Rnd 19: Sc into each st.

Rnd 20: Sc in next 33 sts, sc2tog 2 times, sc in next 33 sts. (68 sc)

Rnd 21: Sc in next 32 sts, sc2tog 2 times, sc in next 32 sts. (66 sc)

Rnd 22: Sc in next 9 sts, *sc2tog 2 times, sc in next 18 sts; rep from * 1 more time, sc2tog 2 times, sc in next 9 sts. (60 sc)

Rnd 23: Sc in next 8 sts, *sc2tog 2 times, sc in next 16 sts; rep from * 1 more time, sc2tog 2 times, sc in next 8 sts. (54 sc)

Rnd 24: Sc in next 7 sts, *sc2tog 2 times, sc in next 14 sts; rep from * 1 more time, sc2tog 2 times, sc in next 7 sts. (48 sc)

Rnd 25: Sc in next 6 sts, *sc2tog 2 times, sc in next 12 sts; rep from * 1 more time, sc2tog 2 times, sc in next 6 sts. (42 sc)

Rnd 26: Sc in next 5 sts, *sc2tog 2 times, sc in next 10 sts; rep from * 1 more time, sc2tog 2 times, sc in next 5 sts. (36 sc)

Rnd 27: [Sc in next st, sc2tog] 12 times. (24 sc)

Attach safety eyes between Rnds 18 and 19. Stuff Head.

Rnd 28: Sc2tog 12 times. (12 sc)

Rnd 29: Sc2tog 6 times. (6 sc)

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail, and fasten off.

Ears (make 2)

With CC2, work an adjustable ring.

Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in adjustable ring. Do not sl st to join. (6 sc)

Rnd 2: Sc in each st.
Rnd 3: Work 2 sc in each st around. (12 sc)

Cut yarn and continue in MC.

Rnd 4: Sc in each st.

Rnd 5: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; rep from * 5 more times. (18 sc)

Rnds 6-9: Sc in each st.

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail, and fasten off.

Body

With MC, ch 19. Sl into first ch to join and begin to work in the rnd. (18 ch)

Rnds 1-3: Sc in each ch. (18 sc)

Rnd 4: (Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st) 6 times. (24 sc)

Rnds 5-6: Sc in each st.

Rnd 7: Sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 5 sts. (28 sc)

Rnd 8: Sc in each st.

Rnd 9: Sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 12 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 6 sts. (32 sc)

Rnd 10: Sc in each st.

Rnd 11: Sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 14 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 7 sts. (36 sc)

Rnd 12: Sc in each st.

Rnds 13-14: Sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 16 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 8 sts. (40 sc)

Rnd 15: Sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 18 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 9 sts. (44 sc)

Rnds 16-20: Sc in each st.

Rnd 21: Sc in next 9 sts, sc2tog 2 times, sc in next 18 sts, sc2tog 2 times, sc in next 9 sts. (40 sc)

Rnd 22: (Sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog) 8 times. (32 sc)

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail, and fasten off.

Arms (make 2)

With CC2, work an adjustable ring.

Rnd 1: Work 6 sc into adjustable ring. Do not sl st to join. (6 sc)
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around. (12 sc)

Rnd 3: (Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) 6 times. (18 sc)

Rnds 4-7: Sc in each st.

Cut yarn and continue working with MC.

Rnd 8: (Sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st) 3 times. (21 sc)

Rnds 9-22: Sc in each st.

Rnd 23: (Sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog) 3 times. (18 sc)

Rnd 24: (Sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog) 3 times. (15 sc)

Rnd 25: (Sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog) 3 times. (12 sc)

Rnd 26: (Sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog) 3 times. (9 sc)

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail for seams, and fasten off.

Legs (make 2)

With CC2, work an adjustable ring.

Rnd 1: Work 6 sc into adjustable ring. Do not sl st to join. (6 sc)

Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around. (12 sc)

Rnd 3: (Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) 6 times. (18 sc)

Rnds 4-7: Sc in each st.

Cut yarn and continue working with MC.

Rnd 8: (Sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st) 3 times. (21 sc)

Rnds 9-24: Sc in each st.

Rnd 25: (Sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog) 3 times. (18 sc)

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail for seams, and fasten off.

Tail

With CC1, work an adjustable ring.

Rnd 1: Work 6 sc into adjustable ring. Do not sl st to join. (6 sc)

Rnd 2: Sc in each st.

Rnd 3: Work 2 sc in each st around. (12 sc)

Rnd 4: Sc in each st.

Rnd 5: (Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) 6 times. (18 sc)

Rnd 6: Sc in each st.

Rnd 7: (Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st) 6 times. (24 sc)

Rnds 8-10: Sc in each st.

Cut yarn and continue with MC.

Rnds 11-12: Sc in each st.

Rnd 13: Sc2tog, sc in each st to the end of the rnd. (23 sts)

Rep Rnd 13 until 5 sts remain in the rnd.

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail for seams, and fasten off.

Finishing

Use tapestry needle and CC2 to embroider a nose on the face. Add the nose where the head changes from orange to white. Stitch 5-6 horizontal sts and fasten off.

Stuff Body, sew narrow portion of the neck to the bottom of Head. Sew flat the bottom of Body.

Stuff Arms lightly, roll between palms to even out any lumps. Sew to shoulders of Body.

Stuff Legs lightly, roll between palms to even out any lumps. Sew to lower edge of Body.

Stuff Tail and sew to the rump.

Weave in any ends.

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