Raucous Raccoon Set

Make a bean bag pouf, hats, and tails to match for a raucous playtime adventure! The bean bag and hats are crocheted from the top down with all of the features crocheted separately and sewn on. The bean bag cozy is a tight fit at first but will relax as the bean bag is used.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Hats: 0-3 months (3-6 months, 6-9 months, 9 months-2 years, 3-7 years, 8 years-adult women, adult men)

Bean bag: 96” circumference

Gauge: 13 hdc and 10 rows = 4” [10 cm]

Materials

Yarn:

Medium Weight Yarn  Lion Brand Heartland (acrylic; 251yards [230 meters]/142 grams): 136-149 Great Smokey Mountains (MC), 7 skeins; 136-151 Katmai (CCA), 2 skeins; 136-153 Black Canyon (CCB), 3 skeins.

Hook: US size G/6 (4.0 mm); US size J/10 (6.0 mm); US size L/11 (8.0 mm)

Notions: Bean bag chair (approximately 96” or other filling like pillows or blankets); tapestry needle; two ½” (1.27 cm) or ¾” (2 cm) buttons per hat; two 2” (5 cm) buttons for bean bag raccoon; polyfill stuffing for snouts and tails; sewing needle and matching thread; two 30” grey zippers

Special Stitches

Spike stitch (spike st): Insert hook into st one row below, YO and draw up a loop, YO and draw through both loops on hook. (It is a single crochet only inserting the hook one row lower than normal.)

Pattern Notes

The hats and bean bag are worked in the round from the top down. The tail is worked from the bottom up. Some rows begin with ch 1 to achieve height. Sometimes there is no ch 1 to make a straighter edge.

Pattern

Hat

Size 0-3 Months only

With MC and size J hook, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 8 hdc in second ch from hook – 8 sts.
Rnd 2: Hdc inc around – 16 sts.
Rnd 3: *Hdc in next st, hdc inc; rep from * around – 24 sts.
Rnd 4: *Hdc in the next 2 sts, hdc inc; rep from * around – 32 sts.
Rnd 5: Hdc in each st around.
Rnd 6: *Hdc in next 7 sts, hdc inc; rep from * around – 36 sts.
Rnds 7-12: Hdc in each st around.
Rnd 13: Sc in each st around, join with sl st.
Row 14: Ch 1 (do not count as a st now or throughout), hdc in next 7 sts – 7 sts.
Row 15: Ch 1, turn, hdc in next 7 sts.
Row 16: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in the next 3 sts, hdc dec – 5 sts.
Row 17: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across row.
Row 18: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in the next st, hdc dec – 3 sts.
Row 19: Ch 1, turn, hdc all 3 sts together – 1 st.

Fasten off. Cut yarn and weave in end.

Sk 10 sts, attach MC to 11th st.

Row 20: Ch 1, hdc in the same st as where the yarn is attached, hdc in next 6 sts – 7 sts.
Rows 21-25: Rep Rows 15-19.

Fasten off. Cut yarn and weave in end.

Attach CCB to the bottom st of one of the earflaps.

Rnd 26: Spike st in the same st as the attached, turn and work on the ends of the rows, alternating between spike st and sc. Continue working around the entire hat alternating between spike st and sc.

Fasten off. Cut yarn and weave in end.

Size 3-6 Months only

With MC and size J hook, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 8 hdc in second ch from hook – 8 sts.
Rnd 2: Hdc inc around – 16 sts.
Rnd 3: *Hdc in next st, hdc inc; rep from * around – 24 sts.
Rnd 4: *Hdc in next 2 sts, hdc inc; rep from * around – 32 sts.
Rnd 5: Hdc in each st around.
Rnd 6: *Hdc in next 3 sts, hdc inc; rep from * around – 40 sts.
Rnd 7: *Hdc in next 9 sts, hdc inc; rep from * around – 44 sts.
Rnd 8: Hdc in each st around.
Rnds 9-14: Hdc in each st around.
Rnd 15: Sc in each st around, join with sl st.
Row 16: Ch 1 (do not count as a st now or throughout), hdc in next 9 sts – 9 sts.
Row 17: Ch 1, turn, hdc in next 9 sts.
Row 18: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 5 sts, hdc dec – 7 sts.
Row 19: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 3 sts, hdc dec – 5 sts.
Row 20: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next st, hdc dec.

Fasten off. Cut yarn and weave in end – 3 sts.

Sk 12 sts, attach MC yarn to 13th st.

Row 21: Ch 1, hdc in the same st as where the yarn is attached, hdc in next 8 sts – 9 sts.
Rows 22-25: Rep Rows 17-20.

Fasten off. Cut yarn and weave in end.

Attach CCB to the middle stitch on the bottom of one of the earflaps.

Rnd 26: Spike st in the same st as the attached, sc in next st, turn and work on the ends of the rows, alternating between spike st and sc. Continue working around the entire hat alternating between spike st and sc.

Fasten off. Cut yarn and weave in end.

Size 6-9 Months only

With MC and size J, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 8 hdc in second ch from hook – 8 sts.
Rnd 2: Hdc inc around – 16 sts.
Rnd 3: *Hdc in next st, hdc inc; rep from * around – 24 sts.
Rnd 4: *hdc in next 2 sts, hdc inc; rep from * around – 32 sts.
Rnd 5: *Hdc in next 3 sts, hdc inc; rep from * around – 40 sts.
Rnd 6: Hdc in each st around.
Rnd 7: *Hdc in next 4 sts, hdc inc; rep from * around – 48 sts.
Rnds 8-16: Hdc in each st around.
Rnd 17: Sc in each st around. Join with sl st.
Row 18: Ch 1 (do not count as a st now or throughout), hdc in next 9 sts – 9 sts.
Row 19: Ch 1, turn, hdc in next 9 sts.
Row 20: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 5 sts, hdc dec – 7 sts.
Row 21: Ch 1, turn, hdc in next 7 sts.
Row 22: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 3 sts, hdc dec – 5 sts.
Row 23: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next st, hdc dec – 3 sts.  

Fasten off. Cut yarn and weave in end.

Skip 12 sts, attach MC yarn to 13th st.

Row 24: Ch 1, hdc in the same stitch as where the yarn is attached, hdc in next 8 sts – 9 sts.

Rows 25-29: Repeat Rows 19-23.

Fasten off. Cut yarn and weave in end.

Attach CCB to the middle stitch on the bottom of one of the earflaps.

Rnd 30: Spike st in the same st as the attached, sc, turn and work on the ends of the rows, alternating between spike st and sc. Continue working around the entire hat alternating between spike st and sc.

Fasten off. Cut yarn and weave in end.

Size 9 Months-2 Years only

With MC and size J hook, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 8 hdc in second ch from hook – 8 sts.
Rnd 2: Hdc inc around – 16 sts.
Rnd 3: *Hdc in next st, hdc inc; rep from * around – 24 sts.
Rnd 4: *Hdc in next 2 sts, hdc inc; rep from * around – 32 sts.
Rnd 5: *Hdc in next 3 sts, hdc inc; rep from * around – 40 sts.
Rnd 6: *Hdc in next 4 sts, hdc inc; rep from * around – 48 sts.
Rnd 7: Hdc in each st around.
Rnd 8: *Hdc in next 5 sts, hdc inc; rep from * around – 56 sts.
Rnds 9-17: Hdc in each st around.
Rnd 18: Sc in each st around, join with sl st.
Row 19: Ch 1 (do not count as a st now or throughout), hdc in next 11 sts – 11 sts.
Row 20: Ch 1, turn, hdc in next 11 sts.
Row 21: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 7 sts, hdc dec – 9 sts.
Row 22: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across.
Row 23: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 5 sts, hdc dec – 7 sts.
Row 24: Ch 1, turn, hdc in next 7 sts.
Row 25: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 3 sts, hdc dec – 5 sts.
Row 26: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next st, hdc dec – 3 sts.  

Fasten off. Cut yarn and weave in end.

Skip 14 sts, attach MC yarn to 15th st.

Row 27: Ch 1, hdc in the same stitch as where the yarn is attached, hdc in next 10 sts – 11 sts.

Rows 28-34: Repeat Rows 20-26.

Fasten off. Cut yarn and weave in end.

Attach CCB to the middle stitch on the bottom of one of the earflaps.

Rnd 35: Spike st in the same st as the attached, sc, turn and work on the ends of the rows, alternating between spike st and sc. Continue working around the entire hat alternating between spike st and sc. Fasten off. Cut yarn and weave in end.

Size 3-7 Years only

With MC and size J hook, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 8 hdc in second ch from hook – 8 sts.
Rnd 2: Hdc inc around – 16 sts.
Rnd 3: *Hdc in next st, hdc inc; rep from * around – 2 sts.
Rnd 4: *Hdc in next 2 sts, hdc inc; rep from * around – 32 sts.
Rnd 5: *Hdc in next 3 sts, hdc inc; rep from * around – 40 sts.
Rnd 6: *Hdc in next 4 sts, hdc inc; rep from * around – 48 sts.
Rnd 7: Hdc in each st around.
Rnd 8: *Hdc in next 5 sts, hdc inc; rep from * around – 56 sts.
Rnd 9: *Hdc in next 13 sts, hdc inc; rep from * around – 60 sts.
Rnds 10-18: Hdc in each st around.
Rnd 19: Sc in each st around, join with sl st.
Row 20: Ch 1 (do not count as a st now or throughout), hdc in next 11 sts – 11 sts.
Row 21: Ch 1, turn, hdc in next 11 sts.
Row 22: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 7 sts, hdc dec – 9 sts.
Row 23: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across.
Row 24: Ch 1, turn. Hdc dec, 5 hdc, hdc dec – 7 sts.
Row 25: Ch 1, turn, hdc in next 7 sts – 7 sts.
Row 26: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 3 st, hdc dec – 5 sts.
Row 27: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next st, hdc dec – 3 sts.  

Fasten off. Cut yarn and weave in end.

Skip 16 sts, attach MC to 17th st.

Row 28: Ch 1, hdc in the same stitch as where the yarn is attached, hdc in next 10 sts – 11 sts.
Rows 29-35: Repeat Rows 21-27.

Fasten off. Cut yarn and weave in end.

Attach CCB to the middle stitch on the bottom of one of the earflaps.

Rnd 36: Spike st in the same st as the attached, sc, turn and work on the ends of the rows, alternating between spike st and sc. Continue working around the entire hat alternating between spike st and sc. Fasten off. Cut yarn and weave in end.

Size 8 Years-Adult Women only

With MC and size J, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 8 hdc in second ch from hook – 8 sts. (8)
Rnd 2: Hdc inc around – 16 sts.
Rnd 3: *Hdc in next st, hdc inc; rep from * around – 24 sts.
Rnd 4: *Hdc in next 2 sts, hdc inc; rep from * around – 32 sts.
Rnd 5: *Hdc in next 3 sts, hdc inc; rep from * around – 40 sts.
Rnd 6: *Hdc in next 4 sts, hdc inc; rep from * around – 48 sts.
Rnd 7: *Hdc in next 5 sts, hdc inc; rep from * around – 56 sts.
Rnd 8: Hdc in each st around.
Rnd 9: *Hdc in next 6 sts, hdc inc; rep from * around – 64 sts.
Rnds 10-20: Hdc in each st around.
Rnd 21: Sc in each st around, join with sl st.
Row 22: Ch 1 (do not count as a st now or throughout), hdc in next 11 sts – 11 sts.
Rows 23-24: Ch 1, turn, hdc in next 11 sts.
Row 25: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 7 sts, hdc dec – 9 sts.
Row 26: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across.
Row 27: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 5 sts, hdc dec – 7 sts.
Row 28: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across.
Row 29: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 3 sts, hdc dec – 5 sts.
Row 30: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next st, hdc dec – 3 sts.  

Fasten off. Cut yarn and weave in end.

Skip 18 sts, attach MC to the 19th st.

Row 31: Ch 1, hdc in the same stitch as where the yarn is attached, hdc in next 10 sts – 11 sts.
Rows 32-39: Repeat Rows 23-30.

Fasten off. Cut yarn and weave in end.

Attach CCB to the middle stitch on the bottom of one of the earflaps.

Rnd 40: Spike st in the same st as the attached, sc, turn and work on the ends of the rows, alternating between spike st and sc. Continue working around the entire hat alternating between spike st and sc. Fasten off. Cut yarn and weave in end.

Size Adult Men only

With MC and size J hook, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 8 hdc in second ch from hook – 8 sts.
Rnd 2: Hdc inc around – 16 sts.
Rnd 3: *Hdc in next st, hdc inc; rep from * around – 24 sts.
Rnd 4: *Hdc in next 2 sts, hdc inc; rep from * around – 32 sts.
Rnd 5: *Hdc in next 3 sts, hdc inc; rep from * around – 40 sts.
Rnd 6: *Hdc in next 4 sts, hdc inc; rep from * around – 48 sts.
Rnd 7: *Hdc in next 5 sts, hdc inc; rep from * around – 56 sts.
Rnd 8: *Hdc in next 6 sts, hdc inc; rep from * around – 64 sts.
Rnd 9: Hdc in each st around.
Rnd 10: *Hdc in next 7 sts, hdc inc; rep from * around – 72 sts.
Rnds 11-21: Hdc in each st around.
Rnd 22: Sc in each st around, join with sl st.
Row 23: Ch 1 (do not count as a st now or throughout), hdc in next 12 sts – 12 sts.
Rows 24-25: Ch 1, turn, hdc in next 12 sts.
Row 26: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 8 sts, hdc dec – 10 sts.
Row 27: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across row.
Row 28: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 6 sts, hdc dec – 8 sts.
Row 29: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across row.
Row 30: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 4 sts, hdc dec – 6 sts.
Row 31: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 2 sts, hdc dec – 4 sts.  
Row 32: Ch 11, turn, (hdc dec) twice – 2 sts.

Fasten off. Cut yarn and weave in end.

Skip 22 sts, attach MC to the 23rd st.

Row 33: Ch 1, hdc in the same stitch as where the yarn is attached, hdc in next 11 – 12 sts.
Rows 34-42: Repeat Rows 24-32.

Fasten off. Cut yarn and weave in end.

Attach CCB to the middle of the bottom of one of the earflaps.

Rnd 43: Spike st in the same st as the attached, sc, turn and work on the ends of the rows, alternating between spike st and sc. Continue working around the entire hat alternating between spike st and sc.

Fasten off. Cut yarn and weave in end.

Tail (small)

Stuff lightly as you go.

With CCB and size J hook, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in second ch from hook. Pull tail to close – 6 sts.
Rnd 2: *Sc inc, sc in next st; rep from * around – 9 sts.
Rnd 3: *Sc in next 2 sts, sc inc; rep from * around – 12 sts.
Rnd 4: *Sc in next 3 sts, sc inc; rep from * around – 15 sts.  
Rnds 5-6: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 7: *Sc in next 4 sts, sc inc; rep from * around – 18 sts.
Rnds 8-9: Sc in each st around.

Sl st using MC to join. Drop CCB to the inside but do not cut it. Continue working in MC. Continue this process as you change colors in the tail.

Rnd 10: Ch 1 (do not count as a stitch now or throughout), sc in same stitch as the sl st, spike st, *sc in next st, spike st; rep from * around, join with sl st.

Rnd 11: Sc in same st as the join, sc in each st around.
Rnds 12-13: Sc in each st around, do not join.

Drop MC to the inside, sl st with CCB and continue.

Rnds 14-17: Repeat Rnds 10-13

Drop CCB, sl st with MC.

Rnds 18-21: Repeat Rnds 10-13.

Drop MC, sl st with CCB.

Rnds 22-24: Repeat Rnds 10-12.

Drop CCB, sl st with MC.

Rnds 25-27: Repeat Rnds 10-12.

Drop MC, sl st with CCB.

Rnds 28-30: Repeat Rnds 10-12.

Sl st with MC. Cut CCB and weave in end.

Rnd 31: Repeat Rnd 10.
Rnd 32: *Sc in next 4 sts, sc dec; rep from * around – 15 sts.
Rnd 33: *Sc in next 3 sts, sc dec; rep from * around – 12 sts.
Row 34: Pinch closed, sc the opening closed with 6 sc.
Rows 35-36: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across – 6 sts.

Fasten off. Cut yarn leaving a long tail for sewing.

Snout (small)

With CCA and size G hook, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in second ch from hook – 6 sts.
Rnd 2: *(Sc inc) twice, sc; rep from * once more – 10 sts.
Rnd 3: Work sc in next 2 sts, sc inc, sc in next 4 sts, sc inc, sc in next 2 sts – 12 sts.
Rnd 4: Sc in next 3 sts, sc inc, sc in next 4 sts, sc inc, sc in the next 3 sts, sl st into next st – 14 sts.
Rnd 5: Sc in each st around.

Fasten off. Cut yarn leaving a long tail for sewing.

Nose (small)

With CCB and size G hook, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 4 sc in second ch from hook, join with sl st – 4 sts.

Fasten off. Cut yarn leaving a tail for sewing.

Sew nose to the end of the Snout.

Stuff Snout lightly. Sew Snout to front of Hat (the side with more stitches between the earflaps). The bottom of the Snout should be sewn to the very last MC rnd.

Eye Spots (small) make 2

With CCB and size G hook, ch 2.

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook – 1 st.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc inc – 2 sts.
Row 3: Turn, (sc inc) twice – 4 sts.
Row 4: Turn, sc in each st across.
Row 5: Turn, sc, (dc inc) twice, sc – 6 sts.

Fasten off. Cut yarn leaving a long tail for sewing.

Place Eye Spots on Hat sideways above the Snout so the rounded edges are in the middle and the pointed ends are pointed toward the Ears.

Attach CCA to the side of Row 1 on the right eye spot (when looking at the hat).

Row 6: Work 1 sc in the end of Rows 1-5, turn and work along the top of Row 5, sc in the first st, sc in the next st, sc and sl st in the next st.

Fasten off. Cut yarn and weave in ends.

Attach CCA to the 4th st of Row 5 on the left Eye Spot.

Row 7: Sc in the same st as the join, sc in next 2 sts, turn and work along the ends of Rows 5-1, sc on the end of Rows 5-2, sc and sl st in the end of Row 1.

Fasten off. Cut yarn and weave in ends.

Sew Eye Spots above the Snout approximately 2 sts apart.

Optional: Sew buttons to Eye Spots near the top of the eye spot toward the center.

Ears (small) make 2

With MC and size J hook, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in second ch from hook. Pull tail to close – 6 sts.

Rnd 2: *Sc inc, sc; rep from * around – 9 sts.
Rnd 3: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 4: *Sc in next 2 sts, sc inc; rep from * around – 12 sts.
Rnd 5: Sc in each around.
Rnd 6: *Sc in next 3 sts, sc inc; rep from * around – 15 sts.
Rnd 7: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 8: *Sc in next 4, sc inc; rep from * around – 18 sts.
Rnd 9: Sc next 4 sts together, sl st. Leave the rest of the stitches unworked – 2 sts.

Fasten off. Cut yarn leaving a tail for sewing.

Inner Ear (small) (make 2)

With CCB and size J hook, ch 1.

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook – 1 st.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc inc – 2 sts.
Row 3: Turn, (sc inc) twice – 4 sts.
Row 4: Turn, sc in each st across.

Fasten off. Cut yarn leaving a tail for sewing.

Sew Inner Ear to Ear.

Sew Ears to top of the Hat about 4 rows apart.

Tail (medium)

Stuff lightly as you go.

With CCB and size J, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in second ch from hook. Pull tail to close – 6 sts.
Rnd 2: *Sc inc, sc; rep from * around – 9 sts.
Rnd 3: *Sc in next 2 sts, sc inc; rep from * around – 12 sts.
Rnd 4: *Sc in next 3 sts, sc inc; rep from * around – 15 sts.
Rnds 5-6: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 7: *Sc in next 4 sts, sc inc; rep from * around – 18 sts.
Rnds 8-9: Sc in each st around.

Sl st using MC to join. Drop CCB to the inside, but do not cut it. Continue working in MC. Continue this process as you change colors in the tail.

Rnd 10: Ch 1 (do not count as a stitch now or throughout), sc in same st as the sl st, spike st, *sc, spike st; rep from * around. join with sl st.

Rnd 11: Sc in same st as the join, sc around.
Rnds 12-13: Sc in each st around, do not join.

Drop MC to the inside, sl st with CCB and continue.

Rnds 14-17: Rep Rnds 10-13. Drop CCB, sl st with MC.
Rnds 18-21: Rep Rnds 10-13. Drop MC, sl st with CCB.
Rnds 22-25: Rep Rnds 10-13. Drop CCB, sl st with MC.
Rnds 26-29: Rep Rnds 10-13. Drop MC, sl st with CCB.
Rnds 30-32: Rep Rnds 10-12. Drop CCB, sl st with MC.
Rnds 33-35: Rep Rnds 10-12. Drop MC, sl st with CCB.
Rnds 36-38: Rep Rnds 10-12. Sl st with MC, cut CCB and weave in end.
Rnd 39: Rep Rnd 10.
Rnd 40: *Sc in next 4 sts, sc dec; rep from * around – 15 sts.
Rnd 41: *Sc in next 3 sts, sc dec; rep from * around – 12 sts.
Rnd 42: Pinch closed, sc the opening closed with 6 sc.
Rnds 43-44: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st around – 6 sts.

Fasten off. Cut yarn leaving a tail for sewing.

Snout (medium)

With CCA and size G hook, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 8 sc in second ch from hook – 8 sts.
Rnd 2: (Sc inc) twice, sc in next 2 sts, (sc inc) twice, sc in next 2 sts – 12 sts.
Rnd 3: Sc, (sc inc) twice, sc in next 4 sts, (sc inc) twice, sc in next 3 sts – 16 sts.
Rnd 4: Sc in next 3 sts, sc inc, sc in next 7 sts, sc inc, sc in next 4 sts – 18 sts.
Rnd 5: Sc in next 5 sts, sc inc, sc in next 7 sts, sc inc, sc in next 4 sts – 20 sts.
Rnd 6: Sc in next 3 sts, sc inc, sc in next 2 sts, sc inc, sc in next 5 sts, sc inc, sc in next 2 sts, sc inc, sc in next 4 sts – 24 sts.
Rnd 7: Sc in each st around.

Fasten off. Cut yarn leaving a long tail for sewing.

Nose (medium)

With CCB and size G hook, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 5 sc in second ch from hook, join with sl st – 5 sts.

Fasten off. Cut yarn leaving a tail for sewing.

Sew Nose to the end of the Snout.

Stuff Snout lightly and sew to front of Hat (the side with more stitches between the earflaps). The bottom of the Snout should be sewn to the very last MC rnd.

Eye Spots (medium) make 2

With CCB and size G hook, ch 2.

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook – 1 st.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc inc – 2 sts.
Row 3: Turn, (sc inc) twice – 4 sts.
Row 4: Turn, sc in each st across.
Row 5: Turn, sc inc, sc in next 2 sts, sc inc – 6 sts.
Row 6: Turn, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc inc, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st – 7 sts.

Fasten off. Cut yarn leaving a long tail for sewing.

Place Eye Spots on Hat sideways above the Snout so the rounded edges are in the middle and the pointed ends are pointed toward the ears.

Attach CCA yarn to the side of Row 1 on the right eye spot (when looking at the hat).

Row 7: Work 1 sc in the end of Rows 1-6, turn and work along the top of Row 6, sc in the first st, sc in the next 2 sts, sl st in the next st.

Fasten off. Cut yarn and weave in ends.

Attach CCA to the 4th st of Row 7 on the left Eye Spot.

Row 8: Sc in the same st as the join, sc in next 3 sts, turn and work along the ends of Rows 7-1, sc on the end of Rows 7-2, sc and sl st in the end of Row 1.

Fasten off. Cut yarn and weave in ends.

Sew Eye Spots above the Snout approximately 2 sts apart.

Optional: Sew buttons to Eye Spots near the top of the eye spot toward the center.

Ears (medium) make 2

With MC and size J hook, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in second ch from hook. Pull tail to close – 6 sts.
Rnd 2: *Sc inc, sc in next st; rep from * around – 9 sts.
Rnd 3: *Sc in next 2 sts, sc inc; rep from * around – 12 sts.
Rnd 4: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 5: *Sc in next 3 sts, sc inc; rep from * around – 15 sts.
Rnd 6: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 7: *Sc in next 4 sts, sc inc; rep from * around – 18 sts.
Rnds 8-9: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 10: Sc the next 5 sts together, sl st. Leave the rest of the stitches unworked – 2 sts.

Fasten off. Cut yarn leaving a tail for sewing.

Inner Ear (medium) make 2

With CCB and size J hook, ch 1.

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook – 1 sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc inc – 2 sts.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 2 sts.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, (sc inc) twice – 4 sts.
Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across row.

Fasten off. Cut yarn leaving a tail for sewing.

Sew Inner Ear to Ear.

Sew Ears to top of the Hat about 5 or 6 rows apart.

Snout (large)

With CCA and size J hook, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 8 sc in second ch from hook – 8 sts.
Rnd 2: (Sc inc) twice, sc in next 2 sts, (sc inc) twice, sc in next 2 sts – 12 sts.
Rnd 3: Sc in next st, (sc inc) twice, sc in next 4 sts, (sc inc) twice, sc in next 3 sts – 16 sts.
Rnd 4: Sc in next 3 sts, sc inc, sc in next 7 sts, sc inc, sc in next 4 sts – 18 sts.
Rnd 5: Sc in next 5 sts, sc inc, sc in next 7 sts, sc inc, sc in next 4 sts – 20 sts.
Rnd 6: Sc in next 3 sts, sc inc, sc in next 2 sts, sc inc, sc in next 5 sts, sc inc, sc in next 2 sts, sc inc, sc in next 4 sts – 24 sts.
Rnd 7: Sc in each st around.

Fasten off. Cut yarn leaving a long tail for sewing.

Nose (large)

With CCB and size G hook, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 7 sc in second ch from hook. Pull tail to close – 7 sts.

Fasten off. Cut yarn leaving a tail for sewing.

Sew Nose to the end of the Snout.

Sew Snout to front of Hat (the side with more stitches between the earflaps). The bottom of the Snout should be sewn to the very last MC rnd.

Eye Spots (large) make 2

With CCB and size G hook, ch 3.

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook, sc in next ch – 2 sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, (sc inc) twice – 4 sts.
Row 3: Turn, sc in each st across row.
Row 4: Turn, sc inc, sc in next 2 sts, sc inc – 6 sts.
Row 5: Turn, sc in each st across row.
Row 6: Turn, sc inc, sc in next 4 sts, sc inc – 8 sts.
Rows 7-8: Turn, sc in each st across row.
Row 9: Turn, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next st, tr in next 2 sts, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st.

Fasten off. Cut yarn leaving a long tail for sewing.

Place Eye Spots on Hat sideways above the Snout so the rounded edges are in the middle and the pointed ends are pointed toward the Ears.

Attach CCA yarn to the side of Row 1 on the right Eye Spot (when looking at the hat).

Row 10: Sc in the end of Rows 1-9, sc on the end of Row 10, turn and work along the top of Row 10, sc in the first st, 2 sc in the next st, sl st in the next st – 13 sts.

Fasten off. Cut yarn and weave in ends.

Attach CCA to the dc st of Row 10 on the left Eye Spot.

Row 11: Work 2 sc in the next st, sc in next st, turn and work along the ends of Rows 10-1, sc on the end of each row – 12 sts.

Fasten off. Cut yarn and weave in ends.

Sew Eye Spots above the Snout approximately 2 sts apart.

Sew buttons to Eye Spots near the top of the eye spot toward the center.

Ears (large) make 2

With MC and size J hook, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in second ch from hook. Pull tail to close – 6 sts.

Rnd 2: *Sc inc, sc in next st; rep from * around – 9 sts.
Rnd 3: *Sc in next 2 sts, sc inc; rep from * around – 12 sts.
Rnd 4: *Sc in next 3 sts, sc inc; rep from * around – 15 sts.
Rnd 5: *Sc in next 4 sts, sc inc; rep from * around – 18 sts.
Rnds 6-7: Sc in each sts around.
Rnd 8: *Sc in next 5 sts, sc inc; rep from * around – 21 sts.
Rnds 9-10: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 11: *Sc in next 6 sts, sc inc; rep from * around – 24 sts.
Rnd 12: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 13: Sc the next 6 sts together, sl st. Leave the rest of the stitches unworked – 2 sts.

Fasten off. Cut yarn leaving a tail for sewing.

Inner Ear (large) make 2

With CCB and size J, ch 3.

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook, sc in next st – 2 sts.
Row 2: Turn, (sc inc) twice – 4 sts.
Row 3: Turn, sc in each st across.
Row 4: Turn, sc inc, sc in next 2 sts, sc inc – 6 sts.
Row 5: Turn, sc in each st across.

Fasten off. Cut yarn leaving a tail for sewing.

Sew Inner Ear to Ear.

Sew Ears to top of the Hat about 8 rows apart.

Tail (large)

Stuff lightly as you go.

With CCB and size J hook, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in second ch from hook. Pull tail to close – 6 sts.
Rnd 2: *Sc inc, sc in next sts; rep from * around – 9 sts.
Rnd 3: *Sc in next 2 sts, sc inc; rep from * around – 12 sts.
Rnd 4: *Sc in next 3 sts, sc inc; rep from * around – 15 sts.
Rnd 5: *Sc in next 4 sts, sc inc; rep from * around – 18 sts.
Rnds 6-7: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 8: *Sc in next 5 sts, sc inc; rep from * around – 21 sts.
Rnds 9-10: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 11: *Sc in next 6 sts, sc inc; rep from * around – 24 sts.
Rnd 12: Sc in each st around.

Sl st using MC to join, drop CCB to the inside, but do not cut it. Continue working in MC. Continue this process as you change colors in the tail.

Rnd 13: Ch 1 (do not count as a stitch now or throughout), sc in same st as the sl st, spike st, *sc in next st, spike st; rep from * around, sk the ch 1, join with sl st – 24 sts.

Rnd 14: Sc in same st as the join, sc in each st around.
Rnds 15-17: Sc in each st around, do not join.

Drop MC to the inside, sl st with CCB and continue crocheting.

Rnds 18-22: Rep Rnds 13-17.

Drop CCB, sl st with MC.

Rnds 23-27: Rep Rnds 13-17.

Drop MC, sl st with CCB.

Rnds 28-32: Rep Rnds 13-17.

Drop CCB, sl st with MC.

Rnds 33-36: Rep Rnds 13-16.

Drop MC, sl st with CCB.

Rnds 37-40: Rep Rnds 13-16.

Drop CCB, sl st with MC.

Rnds 41-44: Rep Rnds 13-16.

Drop MC, sl st with CCB.

Rnds 45-48: Rep Rnds 13-16.

Drop CCB, sl st with MC.

Rnds 49-51: Rep Rnds 13-15.

Sl st with CCB. Cut MC and weave in end.

Rnd 52: Rep Rnd 13.
Rnd 53: Sc dec, sc in next 10 sts, sc dec, sc in next 10 sts – 22 sts.

Rnd 54: Pinch Rnd 53 in half and working through both sides, sc dec, sc in next 7 sts, sc dec – 9 sts.
Rnds 55-56: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across row.

Fasten off. Cut yarn and weave in end.

Finishing

Braids

For each braid, cut 4 strands of each color (MC, CCA, and CCB) about 28” long. Pull half the length through the bottom middle stitch of the earflap. Separate the strands by color and braid.

Rnd 2: Hdc inc around – 20 sts.
Rnd 3: *Hdc in next st, hdc inc; rep from * around – 30 sts.
Rnd 4: *Hdc in next 2 sts, hdc inc; rep from * around – 40 sts.
Rnd 5: *Hdc in next 3 sts, hdc inc; rep from * around – 50 sts.
Rnd 6: *Hdc in next 4 sts, hdc inc; rep from * around – 60 sts.
Rnd 7: *Hdc in next 5 sts, hdc inc; rep from * around – 70 sts.
Rnd 8: *Hdc in next 6 sts, hdc inc; rep from * around – 80 sts.
Rnd 9: *Hdc in next 15 sts, hdc inc; rep from * around – 85 sts.
Rnd 10: *Hdc in next 4 sts, hdc inc; rep from * around – 102 sts.
Rnd 11: Sc in next st, sl st in next 2 sts, leave remaining sts unworked.

Mask

With 2 strands of CCB held together and size L hook, ch 36.

Rnd 1: Sc dec in 2nd and 3rd ch from hook, sc in next st, hdc in next 12 sts, sc in next st, sl st in next 2 sts, sc in next st, hdc in next 12 sts, sc in next st, sc dec, leave last st unworked – 32 sts.

Rnd 2: Turn, sk first st, sc in next st, hdc in next 10 sts, sc in next 2 sts, sl in next 4 sts, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, sc in next st, leave last st unworked – 30 sts.

Rnd 3: Turn, sk first st, sc in next st, hdc in next st, ch 4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, sc inc in next ch, hdc on side of hdc and in next st, hdc in next 8 sts, sc in next 2 sts, sl st in next 4 sts, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 8 sts, sc in next st, leave remaining st unworked – 32 sts.

Rnd 4: Ch 4, turn, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next st, sc inc, hdc in next 9 sts, sc in next 2 sts, sl st in next 4 sts, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 9 sts, sc in next 2 sts, sl st in next st, leave last st unworked – 33 sts.

Rnd 5: Turn, sk first st, sc in next st, hdc in next 10 sts, sc inc, sc in next st, sl st in next 4 sts, sc in next st, sc inc, hdc in next 10 sts, sc in next st, sl st in next st, leave remaining st unworked – 35 sts.

Rnd 6: Turn, sk first st, sl st in next st, sc in next st, hdc in next 10 sts, sc inc, sc in next st, sl st in next 4 sts, sc in next st, sc inc, hdc in next 10 sts, sc in next st, leave remaining st unworked – 33 sts.

Rnd 7: Turn. Ch 4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next st, sc inc, hdc in next 13 sts, sc in next 2 sts, sl st in next 4 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, sc in next st, leave remaining st unworked – 34 sts.

Rnd 8: Ch 4, turn, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next st, sc inc, hdc in next 11 sts, sc in next 2 sts, sl st in next 4 sts, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 12 sts, sc in next 2 sts, sl st in next 2 sts. (39)

Rnd 9: Turn, sk first st, sl st in next st, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 12 sts, sc in next 2 sts, sl st in next 4 sts, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 11 sts, sc in next 2 sts, sl st in next st, leave remaining st unworked – 37 sts.

Fasten off, cut yarn leaving a long tail for sewing. Turn.

Hold 2 strands of CCA together.

Rnd 10: Before attaching yarn, ch 3, sk first 2 sts of Rnd 9, sc in next st, hdc in next 11 sts, sc inc, sc in next st, sl st in next 4 sts, sc in next st, sc inc, hdc in next 12 sts, sc in next st, ch 4 – 35 + ch work.

Rnd 11: Turn, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2 sts, hdc inc, hdc in next 4 sts, hdc inc, hdc in next 8 sts, sc in next 2 sts, sl st in 4 sts, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 8 sts, hdc inc, hdc in next 3 sts, hdc inc, sc in next 2 sts, sl st in next st – 45 sts.

Rnd 12: Turn, sk first st, sl st in next st, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 14 sts, sc in next 2 sts, sl st in next 4 sts, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 15 sts, sc in next 2 sts, sl st in next st. Leave remaining st unworked – 43 sts.

Fasten off, cut yarn leaving a long tail for sewing.

Snout

With 2 strands of CCA held together and size L hook, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 8 sc in second ch from hook – 8 sts.
Rnd 2: *(Sc inc) twice, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * once more – 12 sts.
Rnd 3: Sc in next st, (sc inc) twice, sc in next 4 sts, (sc inc) twice, sc in next 3 sts – 16 sts.
Rnd 4: Sc in next 3 sts, sc inc, sc in next 7 sts, sc inc, sc in next 4 sts – 18 sts.
Rnd 5: Sc in next 5 st, sc inc, sc in next 7 sts, sc inc, sc in next 4 sts – 20 sts.
Rnd 6: Sc in next 3 sts, sc inc, sc in next 2 sts, sc inc, sc in next 5 sts, sc inc, sc in next 2 sts, sc inc, sc in next 4 sts – 24 sts.
Rnd 7: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 8: *Sc in next 3 sts, sc inc; rep from * around – 30 sts.
Rnd 9: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 10: Sc in next 28 sts, sl st in next 2 sts.

Fasten off, cut yarn leaving a long tail for sewing.

Nose

With 2 strands of CCB held together and size L hook, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 8 hdc in second ch from hook – 8 sts.
Rnd 2: *Sc inc, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * once more – 10 sts.

Fasten off, cut yarn leaving a tail for sewing.

Sew Nose to the end of the Snout.

Ears make 2

With 2 strands of MC held together and size L hook, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in second ch from hook. Pull tail to close – 6 sts.
Rnd 2: *Sc inc, sc in next st; rep from * around – 9 sts.
Rnd 3: *Sc in next 2 sts, sc inc; rep from * around – 12 sts.
Rnd 4: *Sc in next 3 sts, sc inc; rep from * around – 15 sts.
Rnd 5: *Sc in next 4 sts, sc inc; rep from * around – 18 sts.
Rnds 6-7: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 8: *Sc in next 5 sts, sc inc; rep from * around – 21 sts.
Rnd 9-10: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 11: *Sc in next 6 sts, sc inc; rep from * around – 24 sts.
Rnd 12: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 13: *Sc in next 3 sts, sc inc; rep from * around – 30 sts.
Rnd 14: Sc in each st around.

Fasten off. Cut yarn leaving a tail for sewing.

Inner Ears make 2

With 2 strands of CCB held together and size L hook, ch 3.

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook, sc – 2 sts.
Row 2: Turn, (sc inc) twice – 4 sts.
Row 3: Turn, sc in each st across row.
Row 4: Turn, sc inc, sc in next 2 sts, sc inc – 6 sts.
Row 5: Turn, sc in each st across row.
Row 6: Turn, sc inc, sc in next 4 sts, sc inc – 8 sts.
Row 7: Turn, sc in each st across row.
Row 8: Sc inc, sc in next 6 sts, sc inc – 10 sts.

Fasten off, cut yarn leaving a tail for sewing.

Sew Inner Ear to Ear.

Tail

With 2 strands of CCB held together and size L hook, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in second ch from hook. Pull tail to close – 6 sts.
Rnd 2: *Sc inc, sc in next st; rep from * around – 9 sts.
Rnd 3: *Sc in next 2 sts, sc inc; rep from * around – 12 sts.
Rnd 4: *Sc in next 3 sts, sc inc; rep from * around – 15 sts.
Rnd 5: *Sc in next 4 sts, sc inc; rep from * around – 18 sts.
Rnds 6-7: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 8: *Sc in next 5 sts, sc inc; rep from * around – 21 sts.
Rnds 9-10: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 11: *Sc in next 6 sts, sc inc; rep from * around – 24 sts.
Rnd 12: Sc in each st around, sl st into next st, do not cut yarn, drop CCB.

Attach MC to the same st as the sl st in Rnd 12.

Rnd 13: Ch 1 (do not count as a stitch now or throughout), sc in same st as the sl st, spike st, *sc in next st, spike st; rep from * around, sk the ch-1 sp, join with sl st – 24 sts.
Rnd 14: Ch 1, sc in same st as the join, sc in each st around.
Rnds 15-23: Sc in each st around, do not join.
Rnd 24: Sc in next 23 sts, sl st.
Rnds 25-108: Rep Rnds 13-24 changing colors between CCB and MC every 12 rnds.
Rnds 109-112: Ret Rnds 13-16.
Rnd 113: *Sc in next 7 sts, sc inc; rep from * around – 30 sts.
Rnd 114: *Sc in next 8 sts, sc inc; rep from * around – 36 sts.

Fasten off, cut yarn leaving a long tail for sewing.

Assembly Instructions

  1. Place bean bag inside cozy. You may need to tie yarn around the bean bag to make it tall and skinny so that it fits inside the cozy. Once stuffed, remove the yarn that was tied around the bean bag. You will need to stretch the cozy quite a bit to make the bean bag fit inside. If the bean bag is easily stuffed, then the cozy is too large and will sag, especially after it has been used.
  2. With locking stitch markers, pin bottom panel to main cozy.
  3. Pin zippers to bag in gap area between main cozy and bottom panel so that the ends of the zippers are together. Sew zippers to cozy with needle and thread.
  4. With locking stitch markers, pin then sew ears, snout, mask and tail to bean bag. Weave in ends.

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