Fredric the Fox
Height: 14″ standing
Skill Level: Intermediate
Ravelry: Fredric the Fox
What does the fox say? I don’t know – probably something charming & witty. Keep him away from your hen house, because Fredric is as clever as he is cute!
The pattern indicates to insert 5 different stitch markers in various places besides the one you use to track the beginning/end of each round.
I recommend using strands of yarn in 4 different colors as your stitch markers: One strand in color 1 (purple) to mark where you will start attaching the nose, two strands in color 2 (blue) to mark where you will place each eye, two strands color 3 (pink) to mark where you will start attaching each ear, and one long strand in color 4 (green) to track the beginning/end of each round.
The photos above demonstrate how to mark a stitch while crocheting a round: lay your strand of yarn acting as a marker over your working yarn and the stitch you’ll be working into, then complete the stitch as normal.
You’ll essentially be weaving the long strand in color 4 through your work with each round. On odd rounds you’ll be laying the strand back-to-front, and on even rounds you’ll be laying the strand front-to-back.
The advantage of using this technique is you’ll have the beginning of every single round marked, which makes it much easier to find your place if you make a mistake. That said, It’s perfectly fine to use a regular ol’ safety pin-like marker to keep track of your rounds instead. 🙂
How to indent the eyes
Step 1 – Cut a strand of yarn approximately 12″ long. Tie a large, secure knot in one end and thread the other end through your yarn needle.
Step 2 – Insert your needle through the back opening of the head and sew between the two spots where you’ll be placing your safety eyes (marked with your color 1 stitch markers).
Step 3 – Pull your strand of yarn taut, which will create indents.
Step 4 – Fasten off with a knot and hide your yarn tail inside the head.