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Raccoon amigurumi pattern

These amigurumi raccoons are just about 15 cm tall. The little guys look like flying squirrels because they need your hugs 🙂

Make a heart-warming gift for your loved one, crochet a funny raccoon using the pattern below!

Supplies:

Skill level: advanced

Abbreviations:
st = stitch
sc = single crochet
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
inc = increase (two sc in one stitch)
dec = decrease (two sc together)
FLO = crochet in front loops only
(..) = repeat the space in brackets the given number of times
[..] = total number of stitches

Head (in light brown):
Rnd 1: 6 sc in a magic ring [6]
Rnd 2: inc 6 times [12]
Rnd 3: (inc, sc in next st) repeat 6 times [18]
Rnd 4: (inc, sc in next 2 st) repeat 6 times [24]
Rnd 5: (inc, sc in next 3 st) repeat 6 times [30]
Rnd 6: (inc, sc in next 4 st) repeat 6 times [36]
Rnd 7: sc in all 36 st [36]
Rnd 8: (inc, sc in next 5 st) repeat 6 times [42]
Rnd 9: sc in all 42 st [42]
Rnd 10: (sc in next 2 st, inc) repeat 8 times (this is the top of the head); sc in next 18 st [50]
Rnd 11: FLO sc in all 50 st [50]
Rnd 12: (sc in next 2 st, dec) repeat 8 times; sc in next 18 st [42]
Change to white yarn.
Rnd 13: (dec, sc in next 5 st) repeat 6 times [36]
Round 14: sc in all 36 st [36]
Rnd 15: (dec, sc in next 4 st) repeat 6 times [30]
Rnd 16: (dec, sc in next 3 st) repeat 6 times [24]
Rnd 17: sc in all 24 st [24]
Rnd 18: (dec, sc in next 2 st) repeat 6 times [18]
Rnd 19: sc in all 18 st [18]
Rnd 20: (dec, sc in next st) repeat 6 times [12]
Stuff the head.
Rnd 21: dec until the hole is closed.
Fasten off and weave in the end.

Mask (in dark brown):
Row 1: 11 ch
Row 2: 3 sc in second chain from hook, sc in next 8 st, 3 sc in last st [14]. Turn.
Row 3: 1 ch, inc, sc in next 5 st, (inc) x 2 times, sc in next 5 st, inc [18]. Turn.
Row 4: 1 ch, inc, sc in next 7 st, (inc) x 2 times, sc in next 7 st, inc [22].

Muzzle (in white):
Rnd 1: 6 sc in a magic ring [6]
Rnd 2: (sc in next 2 st, inc) repeat 2 times [8]
Rnd 3: (sc in next 3 st, inc) repeat 2 times [10]
Rnd 4: (sc in next 4 st, inc) repeat 2 times [12]
Rnd 5: (sc in next 5 st, inc) repeat 2 times [14]
Rnd 6: (sc in next 6 st, inc) repeat 2 times [16]
Rnd 7: (sc in next 3 st, inc) repeat 4 times [20]
Fasten off leaving a tail for sewing.

Ears (make 2):
Make 2 ch with white yarn.
Row 1: 3 sc in the second chain from hook [3]. Turn.
Row 2: 1 ch, sc in each st [3]. Turn.
Row 3: 1 ch, inc, sc in next st, inc [5]. Turn.
Row 4: 1 ch, sc in each st [5]. Turn.
Change to light brown yarn. Crochet along the edges of the white triangle you got starting from its foundation.
Row 5: 1 ch, sc in next 4 st, 3 sc in the corner st of the triangle; inc, sc in next st, inc on one side; 3 sc in the corner st; inc, sc in next st, inc on the other side; 2 sc in the corner st, join with sl st. Turn.
Row 6: 1 ch, sc in next 8 st, inc in the corner, sc in next 8 st [18]. Turn.
Row 7: 1 ch, BLO sc in all 18 st [18]. Turn.
Row 8: 1 ch, crochet in front loops only: sc in next 8 st, dec, sc in next 8 st [17]. Turn.
Row 9: 1 ch, sc in next 7 st, 3 sc together, sc in next 7 st [15]. Turn.
Row 10: 1 ch, sc in next 6 st, 3 sc together, sc in next 6 st [13]
Fasten off leaving a tail for sewing.

Feet (make 2 in dark brown):
Rnd 1: 6 sc in a magic ring – this is the base.
Rnd 2: fingers: (3 ch, sl st in second chain from hook, sl st in first ch, sl st in sc of the base) repeat 3 times.

Hands (make 2 in dark brown):
Row 1: 2 ch, 3 sc in second chain from hook – this is the base. Turn.
Row 2: fingers: (3 ch, sl st in second chain from hook, sl st in first ch, sl st in sc of the base) repeat 3 times.

Tail:
When making color changes, don’t cut the yarn, hold it inside the tail.
Start with white color.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in a magic ring [6]
Rnd 2: (sc in next 2 st, inc) repeat 2 times [8]
Rnd 3: (sc in next st, inc) repeat 4 times [12]
Rnd 4: (sc in next 5 st, inc) repeat 2 times [14]
Rnd 5: (sc in next 6 st, inc) repeat 2 times [16]
Change to light brown yarn.
Rnd 6: (sc in next 4 st, inc) repeat 3 times, sc in next st [19]
Rnd 7: (sc in next 4 st, inc) repeat 3 times, sc in next 4 st [22]
Rnd 8: (sc in next 4 st, inc) repeat 4 times, sc in next 2 st [26]
Change to white yarn.
Rnd 9-10: sc in all 26 st [26]
Change to dark brown yarn.
Rnd 11-12: sc in all 26 st [26]
Change to light brown yarn.
Rnd 13-15: sc in all 26 st [26]
Change to white yarn.
Rnd 16: dec, sc in next 24 st [25]
Rnd 17: dec, sc in next 23 st [24]
Change to dark brown yarn.
Rnd 18: dec, sc in next 22 st [23]
Rnd 19: sc in all 23 st [23]
Change to light brown yarn.
Rnd 20: dec, sc in next 21 st [22]
Rnd 21: dec, sc in next 20 st [21]
Rnd 22: sc in all 21 st [21]
Change to white yarn.
Rnd 23: (dec, sc in next 5 st) [18]
Rnd 24: sc in all 18 st [18]
Change to dark brown yarn.
Rnd 25: (dec, sc in next 4 st) repeat 3 times [15]
Rnd 26: sc in all 15 st [15]
Stuff with fiberfill. Change to light brown yarn.
For all next rounds make 1 dec per each round until you have 6 sc, then close the opening. If you want the tail to be bendable, insert wire frame in it.

Body (in light brown):
Row 1: 35 ch
Row 2: sc in second chain from hook, sc in next 33 st [34]. Turn.
Row 3-33: 1 ch, sc in next 34 st. Turn.
Now you’ve got a rectangle. Prepare the wire frame as in the picture below.

Mark the middle of the smaller sides with stitch marker. Fold in half each corner of this rectangle and sew the edges together carefully till the marked stitches. Insert wire for frame. Stuff with fiberfill and close the hole with sewing needle.

Tummy (in white):
Rnd 1: 4 ch
Rnd 2: sc in second chain from hook, sc in next st, 3 sc in first chain, then work on the other side of foundation chain – sc in next st, 2 sc in last st [8]
Rnd 3: inc, sc in next st, (inc) x 3 times, sc in next st, (inc) x 2 times [14]
Rnd 4: (inc 2 times, sc in next st, (inc) x 2 times, sc in next 2 st) repeat 2 times [22]
Rnd 5: (sc in next 9 st, (inc) x 2 times) repeat 2 times [26]
Rnd 6-7: sc in all 26 st [26]

Assembly:
1. Sew the tummy to the body, stuff it with fiberfill slightly before you finish.
2. Sew feet to the legs and hands to the arms.
3. Sew tail to the body.
4. Sew the mask to the head so that there is a white rim of 2-3 rows above the upper edge.
5. Stuff the muzzle and sew it to the head as shown on the picture.
6. Sew or glue eyes on the mask.
7. Embroider a nose, a mouth and eyebrows.
8. Pin ears to the head, then sew them on.

Your amigurumi raccoon is done! You can experiment with colors to create very unusual cartoon raccoons. Use your imagination!