Fredric the Fox Free Amigurumi Pattern
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!
Fredric the Fox Free Amigurumi Pattern
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!
You will need
  • 3.5mm (E) hook
  • 15mm safety eyes(buy here)
  • Yarn needle
  • Fiber fill
  • Disappearing ink marker(optional – buy here)
Yarn (acrylic, weight 4)
Instructions
  1. Be sure to read the Notes section at the bottom of the pattern before proceeding.
Nose
  1. With brown yarn:
    01. start 6 sc into a magic ring [6]
    02. *sc, inc* [9]
    03. *sc 2, inc* [12]

    Switch to orange yarn (tutorial):
    04 – 05. sc in each st around [12]
    06. sc 11, inc [13]
    07 – 08. sc in each st around [13]
    09. sc 6, inc, sc 6 [14]
    10 – 11. sc in each st around [14]
    12. sc 13, inc [15]
    13 – 14. sc in each st around [15]

    Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Fold the top opening in half and slip stitch closed.
Inner Ears (make 2)
  1. The inner ears are worked in rows. Ch 1 and turn at the end of each row. Chains do not count as stitches.

    With cream yarn:
    01. ch 2, inc in 2nd ch from hook [2]
    02. sc, inc [3]
    03. sc, inc, sc [4]
    04 – 07. sc 4 [4]

    Ch 1, crochet up the side of the triangle, ch 2 at the top of the triangle and sc down the other side of the triangle. Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.
Ears (make 2)
  1. With brown yarn:
    01. start 6 sc into a magic ring [6]
    02. *sc, inc* [9]
    03. sc, inc, *sc 2, inc* 2 times, sc [12]
    04. *sc 3, inc* [15]

    Switch to orange yarn (tutorial):
    05. sc in each st around [15]
    06. sc 2, inc, *sc 4, inc* 2 times, sc 2 [18]
    07 – 08. sc in each st around [18]
    09. *sc 5, inc* [21]
    10 – 12. sc in each st around [21]

    Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Fold the top opening in half and slip stitch closed.

    Attach the inner ears to the ears (I opted to cut a short tail and weave it into the back of the work, then sewed the inner ears on with a standard needle and matching thread).
Head
  1. With cream yarn:
    01. start 6 sc into a magic ring [6]
    02. inc in each st around [12]
    03. *sc, inc* [18]
    04. sc, inc, *sc 2, inc* 5 times, sc [24]
    05. sc in each st around [24]
    06. *11, inc* [26]
    07. sc in each st around [26]
    08. sc 6, inc, sc 12, inc, sc 6 [28]
    09. sc in each st around [28]
    10. *sc 13, inc* [30]
    11. sc 7, inc, sc 14, inc, sc 7 [32]
    12. *sc 15, inc* [34]
    13. sc 8, inc, sc 16, inc, sc 8 [36]
    14. *sc 5, inc* 3 times, sc 2, insert marker color 1 into the next sc (24th st from start of round), sc 2, inc, *sc 5, inc* 2 times [42]

    Switch to orange yarn (tutorial):
    15. sc 3, inc, *sc 6, inc* 5 times, sc 3 [48]
    16. *sc 7, inc* two times, insert marker color 2 into next sc (19th st from the beginning of the round), sc 6, inc, sc 7, inc, sc 7, inc and insert marker color 2 into the second stitch of the inc (45th st from the beginning of the round), sc 7, inc [54]
    17. sc 4, inc, *sc 8, inc* 5 times, sc 4 [60]
    18. sc in each st around [60]
    19 – 22. sc in each st around [60]
    23. sc 31, insert marker color 3 into the next sc (32nd st from the beginning of the round), sc 10, insert marker color 3 into the next sc (43rd st from the beginning of the round), sc 17 [60]
    24 – 27. sc in each st around [60]
    28. sc 4, dec, *sc 8, dec* 5 times, sc 4 [54]
    29. *sc 7, dec* [48]
    30. sc 3, dec, *sc 6, dec* 5 times, sc 3 [42]
    31. *sc 5, dec* [36]
    32. sc 2, dec, *sc 4, dec* 5 times, sc 2 [30]

    Attach the nose to the head starting in the stitch marked with color 1, and in each of the next 6 stitches in the round.

    Stuff head ¾ full. Next, create the indents for the eyes (see “How to indent the eyes” in the Notes section at the bottom of the pattern). Insert eyes and secure backings.

    33. *sc 3, dec* [24]
    34. sc, dec, *sc 2, dec* 5 times, sc [18]
    35. *sc, dec* [12]

    Finish stuffing.

    36. dec in each st around [6]

    Cut working yarn and close with an ultimate finish.

    Attach the ears to the head. Start by attaching an ear to the left side of the head in the stitch marked with color 3 and the next 9 stitches in the round.

    Next, attach the other ear to the right side of the head starting in the stitch marked with color 3 and the previous 9 stitches in the round.
Body
  1. With orange yarn:
    01. start 6 sc into a magic ring [6]
    02. inc in each st around [12]
    03. *sc, inc* [18]
    04. sc, inc, *sc 2, inc* 5 times, sc [24]
    05. *sc 3, inc* [30]
    06. sc 2, inc, *sc 4, inc* 5 times, sc 2 [36]
    07. *sc 5, inc* [42]
    08. sc 3, inc, *sc 6, inc* 5 times, sc 3 [48]
    09. *sc 7, inc* [54]
    10. sc 4, inc, *sc 8, inc* 5 times, sc 4 [60]
    11 – 17. sc in each st around [60]
    18. sc 4, dec, *sc 8, dec* 5 times, sc 4 [54]
    19. sc in each st around [54]
    20. *sc 7, dec* [48]
    21. sc in each st around [48]
    22. sc 3, dec, *sc 6, dec* 5 times, sc 3 [42]
    23 – 24. sc in each st around [42]
    25. *sc 5, dec* [36]
    26 – 27. sc in each st around [36]
    28. sc 2, dec, *sc 4, dec* 5 times, sc 2 [30]
    29 – 30. sc in each st around [30]
    31. *sc 3, dec* [24]

    Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Stuff firmly with fiber fill, then attach the head to the body.
Legs (make 2)
  1. With brown yarn:
    01. start 6 sc into a magic ring [6]
    02. inc in each st around [12]
    03. *sc, inc* [18]
    04. sc, inc, *sc 2, inc* 5 times, sc [24]
    05. *sc 3, inc* [30]
    06. BLO: sc in each st around [30]
    07 – 09. sc in each st around [30]
    10. sc 14, dec, sc 14 [29]
    11. sc 27, dec [28]

    Switch to orange yarn (tutorial):
    12. sc 13, dec, sc 13 [27]
    13. sc 25, dec [26]
    14. sc 12, dec, sc 12 [25]
    15. sc 23, dec [24]
    16. sc 11, dec, sc 11 [23]
    17. sc 21, dec [22]
    18. sc 10, dec, sc 10 [21]
    19. sc 19, dec [20]
    20. sc 9, dec, sc 9 [19]
    21. sc 17, dec [18]
    22. *sc 7, dec* [16]
    23. *sc 2, dec* [12]

    Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Stuff firmly with fiber fill, then fold the top opening in half and slip stitch closed. Finally, attach the legs to the body.
Arms (make 2)
  1. With brown yarn:
    01. start 6 sc into a magic ring [6]
    02. inc in each st around [12]
    03. *sc, inc* [18]
    04. sc, inc, *sc 2, inc* 5 times, sc [24]
    05. BLO: sc in each st around [24]
    06 – 08. sc in each st around [24]
    09. sc 11, dec, sc 11 [23]
    10. sc in each st around [23]
    11. sc 21, dec [22]
    12. sc in each st around [22]
    13. sc 10, dec, sc 10 [21]

    Switch to orange yarn (tutorial):
    14. sc in each st around [21]
    15. sc 19, dec [20]
    16. sc in each st around [20]
    17. sc 9, dec, sc 9 [19]
    18. sc in each st around [19]
    19. sc 17, dec [18]
    20. sc in each st around [18]
    21. sc 8, dec, sc 8 [17]
    22. sc in each st around [17]
    23. sc 15, dec [16]
    24 – 25. sc in each st around [16]
    26. *sc 2, dec* [12]

    Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Stuff firmly with fiber fill, then fold the top opening in half and slip stitch closed. Finally, attach the arms to the body.
Tail
  1. With cream yarn:
    01. start 6 sc into a magic ring [6]
    02. *sc, inc* [9]
    03. sc in each st around [9]
    04. sc, inc, *sc 2, inc* 2 times, sc [12]
    05. *sc 3, inc* [15]
    06. sc, inc, *sc 2, inc* 4 times, sc [20]

    Switch to orange yarn (tutorial):
    07. sc 2, inc, *sc 4, inc* 3 times, sc 2 [24]
    08 – 09. sc in each st around [24]
    10. sc 2, dec, *sc 4, dec* 3 times, sc 2 [20]
    11. *sc 3, dec* [16]
    12. sc 3, dec, sc 6, dec, sc 3 [14]
    13. *sc 5, dec* [12]
    14. sc 10, dec [11]
    15. sc 9, dec [10]


    Stuff firmly with fiber fill.

    16. sc 8, dec [9]
    17. sc 7, dec [8]

    Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Finish stuffing, then fold the top opening in half and slip stitch closed. Attach the tail to the body.
Notes

Abbreviations
st: stitch
ch: chain
sc: single crochet
inc: 2sc increase
dec: invisible decrease
BLO: back loop only


Stitch markers

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.