Bobby Puppy {free pattern}

I made this cute puppy for my son and decided to share the pattern here on my blog. ^^ It’s not very difficult to make, except for the joining of the legs together to continue with the body, wich I will try my best to explain.

You need yarn in two colours (I used blue for colour A and grey for colour B), stuffing, a little piece of felt and black cotton embroidery thread for sewing the nose and crocheting the eyes. Of course, you can use buttons or safety eyes instead, but I like to crochet the eyes because I can embroider the catch lights with white thread the way I like and make a lovely effect.

I used US crochet terminology: sc = single crochet, ch = chain, st = stitch, sts = stitches, inc = increase, dec = decrease, fo = fasten off.

Bobby Puppy pattern

Head

With colour B, ch 7.
1. starting in 2nd ch from hook, sc across: 1 sc in each ch, that’s 6 sc, turn, 1 sc in each ch from the other side, that’s another 6 (see sketch below for reference) (12 sc in total)
2. inc 2x, 1 sc in next 3 sts, inc 3x, 1 sc in next 3 sts, inc (18)
3. inc 2x, 1 sc in next 6 sts, inc 3x, 1 sc in next 6 sts, inc (24)
4. inc 2x, 1 sc in next 9 sts, inc 3x, 1 sc in next 9 sts, inc (30)
5. inc 2x, 1 sc in next 12 sts, inc 3x, 1 sc in next 12 sts, inc (36)
6. *1 sc in next 5 sts, inc* repeat whole round (42)
7. sc around (42)
8. join colour A, sc around (42)
9. – 12. sc around (42)
13. *1 sc in next 5 sts, dec* repeat whole round (36)
14. sc around (36)
15. *1 sc in next 4 sts, dec* repeat whole round (30)
16. *1 sc in next 3 sts, dec* repeat whole round (24) Don’t forget stuffing. Stuff firmly.
17. sc around (18)
18. *1 sc in next 2 sts, dec* repeat whole round (18)
19. *1 sc in next st, dec* repeat whole round (12)
20. dec around (6)
Fo and cut yarn, leaving enough to sew the hole with a needle.

Ears

1. with colour A, 6 sc in a magic ring (6)
2. inc around (12)
3. *inc, 1 sc in next st* repeat whole round (18)
4. *inc, 1 sc in next 2 sts* repeat whole round (24)
5. – 7. sc around (24)
8. *dec, 1 sc in next 2 sts* repeat whole round (18)
9. sc around (18)
10. *dec, 1 sc in next 4 sts* repeat whole round (15)
11. – 13. sc around (15)
Fo.

Muzzle

1. with colour B, 6 sc in a magic ring (6)
2. inc around (12)
3. *inc, 1 sc in next st* repeat whole round (18)
Fo.

Eyes

With black cotton embroidery thread and a thin hook, work 6 sc in a magic ring. Close the ring carefully and knot the two thread ends. Sew them with black sewing thread just above the grey part of the head. Use the images as reference. Then with white thread (I used macrame thread), carefully embroider some catch lights on the eyes.

Legs

1. with colour B, 6 sc in a magic ring (6)
2. *inc, 1 sc in next st* repeat whole round (9)
3. sc around (9) Add a little stuffing.
4. dec, 1 sc in next 2 sts, dec, 1 sc in last 3 sts (7)
5. join colour A, sc around (7) Add stuffing as you go. Use the back of a thin pencil to push it inside, gently.
6. – 8. sc around (7)
Fo first leg. Do NOT fo and do not cut yarn when finished second leg!

Body

So you finished the second leg. Place the stitch marker in its place, as usual when you begin a new round. Then:
1. ch 2, and join the other leg with a single crochet. This single crochet from the joining counts as the first sc of the 7 sc you must work around the first leg. So, continue working single crochets around the first leg, across the ch2 and around the second leg, until you reach the stitch marker. You should have 18 sc (ch2 + 7 sc from first leg + 2 sc on the other side of the ch2 + 7 sc from the second leg).

2. – 4. sc around (18) Stuff as you go. There’s no rule. I usually begin stuffing when the hole is smaller but some stuff as they go.
5. *dec, 1 sc in next 4 sts* repeat whole round (15)
6. – 7. sc around (15)
8. *dec, 1 sc in next 3 sts* repeat whole round (12)
9. sc around (12)
Fo.

Hands

1. with colour A, 6 sc in a magic ring (6)
2. *inc, 1 sc in next sc* repeat whole round (9)
3. sc around (9) Add a bit of stuffing.
4. *dec, 1 sc in next st* repeat whole round (6)
5. – 8. sc around (6)
Fo.

Assembly

Use the photo for reference and before sewing two parts together, fix them in place with sewing pins.

I first sewed the head and body together, then the muzzle, ears, eyes and hands. There’s no rule, this is how I prefer to do it. Sew the nose on the muzzle before attaching the muzzle on the face, it’s easier. Cut a little felt oval and embroider whatever you like on it (I embroidered my son’s initial), then sew it on the puppy’s belly with sewing thread BEFORE joining the head and body, because it’s going to be difficult to sew when the head is in place. For a cute effect, use a different colour, to make the sewing stand out. I used turqoise and it looks sweet on that orange. Create a blush effect on the puppy’s cheeks using a crayon or a colored pencil or even makeup.

Copyright & Disclaimer

This pattern is an original creation by me, Ramona, owner of Sophibelle Collection. Any similarities with other works are purely coincidental; I make my own stuff, I spend time designing, counting stitches, crocheting, unraveling and crocheting again until it looks the way I want it. Do not copy and redistribute this pattern, and don’t claim it as yours. If you wish to share this pattern with others, do so with a link to this page (use the ‘share’ button below). Do not copy the pattern elsewhere and do not sell it. It’s okay to sell toys and items made from this pattern but please credit me, the pattern creator, with a visible link to sophibellecollection.com. Feel free to show me your amigurumis by leaving a comment on this page or using the hashtags #sophibelle or #sophibellecollection on Instagram. Factory mass production of toys and/or items made from this pattern is strictly prohibited. Thank you for understanding and happy crocheting.

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6 Comments

  1. darren coleshill
    on 4 December 2016  8:45 pm Reply

    So cute and they'd make a great gift

    Thank you for linking up

  2. Sarah Carletti
    on 29 December 2016  12:09 pm Reply

    This is absolutely dear! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a happy new year!

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