Free Crochet Puppy Pattern – Includes Leash!

Free Crochet Puppy Pattern – Includes Leash!
Free Puppy Crochet Pattern

Anyone that has more than one child knows that if you do something for one, you’d better be prepared to do the same for the other!  A while back, I made an amigurumi bunny for my daughter.  As soon as I finished, my four year old son demanded (ever so sweetly) that I make him a puppy.  He requested a little puppy that is black and white. As well, the puppy must have a green leash and collar.  So I ordered some black, green, and white yarn and got to work making this little guy.

I have written up the free pattern for you to follow below.  There are many parts to the puppy, and it may seem like a lot of work, but he isn’t very big.  They components will work up quickly and you will be amazed at how easy and fast it really is to make a stuffed animal with crochet.

Enjoy!
Free Crochet Puppy Pattern 1

Free Crochet Puppy Pattern

What you will need:

Here is what you will need to make this puppy:

  • Berroco Comfort worsted weight yarn in three colours.  I used:
    • Pearl Color A: (approx.  115 yards)
    • Liquorice Color B: (approx. 75 yards)
    • Seedling Color C: (approx. 3 yards)
  • Size F/5  – 3.75mm Crochet Hook
  • Safety Eyes or buttons (if you are making this for a very small child it is safest to embroider on the eyes).
  • Scissors
  • Stitch Marker or scrap piece of yarn
  • Poly-Fil for stuffing the puppy
  • Yarn or tapestry needle to sew the pieces together

Finished Size:

Approximately 9 inches tall with legs extended (6.5 inches sitting).

Abbreviations:

SC: Single Crochet

ST: Stitch

SC2Tog: Single Crochet Two Together

Notes Before you Start:

  1. I worked my single crochets in the back loop to make it easier to count my rows and I personally just like the way it looks.
  2. Work your rounds in spirals, do not join at the beginning of each round.   You will need to use a stitch marker to mark your rounds.
  3. Each round has the total number of stitches for the round in brackets.  If you are unsure its always a good idea to count your stitches.

Pattern:

Head and Body:

With Color A, make a magic circle or adjustable ring

Round 1: Make 6 SC in magic circle (6 St).

Round 2:  SC twice in each stitch (12 St).

Round 3: *SC twice in next stitch, SC in next stitch.  Repeat from * until end of round (18 St).

Round 4: *SC twice in next stitch, SC in next 2 stitches.  Repeat from * until end of round (24 St).

Round 5: *SC twice in next stitch, SC in next 3 stitches.  Repeat from * until end of round (30 St).

Round 6: *SC twice in next stitch, SC in next 4 stitches.  Repeat from * until end of round (36 St).

Round 7: *SC twice in next stitch, SC in next 5 stitches.  Repeat from * until end of round (42 St).

Round 8: *SC twice in next stitch, SC in next 6 stitches.  Repeat from * until end of round (48 St).

Rounds 9-15: SC in each stitch (48 St).

Round 16: *SC2Tog, SC in next 6 stitches.  Repeat from * to end of round (42 St).

Round 17: *SC2Tog, SC in next 5 stitches.  Repeat from * to end of round (36 St).

Round 18: *SC2Tog, SC in next 4 stitches.  Repeat from * to end of round (30 St).

Round 19: *SC2Tog, SC in next 3 stitches.  Repeat from * to end of round (24 St).

Round 20: *SC2Tog, SC in next 2 stitches.  Repeat from * to end of round (18 St).

Attach the eyes between rounds 10 and 11.  Space them 7 stitches apart (see photo below for guide).  Stuff the head with the poly-fil and continue on to the next round where we start to work the body.

Free Crochet Puppy Pattern 1

 

Switch to Color C (for collar)

Round 21: SC in each stitch (18 St).

Round 22: *SC twice in next stitch, SC in next 2 stitches.  Repeat from * until end of round (24 St).

Switch back to Color A

Round 23: *SC twice in next stitch, SC in next 3 stitches.  Repeat from * until end of round (30 St).

Round 24: *SC twice in next stitch, SC in next 4 stitches.  Repeat from * until end of round (36 St).

Round 25 – 30: SC in each stitch (36 St).

Round 31: *SC2Tog, SC in next 4 stitches.  Repeat from * to end of round (30 St).

Round 32: *SC2Tog, SC in next 3 stitches.  Repeat from * to end of round (24 St).

Round 33: *SC2Tog, SC in next 2 stitches.  Repeat from * to end of round (18 St).

Round 34: *SC2Tog, SC in next  stitch.  Repeat from * to end of round (12 St).

Stuff the body with poly-fil.

Round 35: *SC2Tog.  Repeat from * to end of round (6 St).

Round 36: SC next stitch and 4th stitch together, leaving remaining stitches unworked (1 St). Fasten off and pull yarn into the body of the puppy using crochet hook (to hide it).

Muzzle:

This is the protruding part of the puppy’s face where his nose goes.

With Color A, make a magic circle or adjustable ring

Round 1: Make 6 SC in magic circle (6 St).

Round 2:  SC twice in each stitch (12 St).

Round 3: *SC twice in next stitch, SC in next stitch.  Repeat from * until end of round (18 St).

Round 4: *SC twice in next stitch, SC in next 2 stitches.  Repeat from * until end of round (24 St).

Round 5: *SC twice in next stitch, SC in next 3 stitches.  Repeat from * until end of round (30 St).

Round 6 – 8: SC in each stitch (30 St).

Fasten off (leave a few inches of yarn for sewing).  Embroider on the nose as you would like it to look.  You could also add a mouth but I thought it looked cute without.

Free Crochet Puppy Pattern 4

Once you have added the nose, you will need to attach the muzzle to the face. I attached it with the top starting at row 11 and the bottom at row 19.  You may want to pin it in place before you start to sew to make sure that it is spaced evenly.  When you have just a few stitches left, stuff the muzzle with the poly-fil and then sew the remaining stitches.  Secure with a knot and use the crochet hook to pull the loose end of yarn into the inside of the muzzle to hide it.

Ears:

With color B, make a magic circle or adjustable ring

Round 1: Make 6 SC in magic circle (6 St).

Round 2:  SC twice in each stitch (12 St).

Round 3: *SC twice in next stitch, SC in next stitch.  Repeat from * until end of round (18 St).

Round 4: *SC twice in next stitch, SC in next 2 stitches.  Repeat from * until end of round (24 St).

Round 5: *SC twice in next stitch, SC in next 2 stitches.  Repeat from * until end of round (30 St).

Round  6-13: SC in each stitch (30 St).

Round 14: SC2Tog, SC in next 13 stitches, SC2Tog, SC to end of round (28 St).

Round  15: SC in each stitch (28 St).

Round 16: SC2Tog, SC in next 12 stitches, SC2Tog, SC to end of round (26 St).

Round  17: SC in each stitch (26 St).

Round 18: SC2Tog, SC in next 11 stitches, SC2Tog, SC to end of round (24 St).

Round  19: SC in each stitch (24 St).

Round 20: SC2Tog, SC in next 10 stitches, SC2Tog, SC to end of round (22 St).

Round  21: SC in each stitch (22 St).

Fasten off (leave a few inches of yarn for sewing).  Do not stuff the ears.  Attach the ears evenly spaced 4 rows down from the top of the head.

Free Crochet Puppy Pattern 2

Arms:

With Color A, make a magic circle or adjustable ring

Round 1: Make 6 SC in magic circle (6 St).

Round 2:  SC twice in each stitch (12 St).

Round 3: *SC twice in next stitch, SC in next stitch.  Repeat from * until end of round (18 St).

Round  4-13: SC in each stitch (18 St).

Round 14: *SC2Tog, SC in next  stitch.  Repeat from * to end of round (12 St).

Fasten off (leave a few inches of yarn for sewing).  Lightly stuff the arms and attach to the sides of the body just below the collar (see photo below).

Free Crochet Puppy Pattern 5

Legs:

 

With color B, make a magic circle or adjustable ring

Round 1: Make 6 SC in magic circle (6 St).

Round 2:  SC twice in each stitch (12 St).

Round 3: *SC twice in next stitch, SC in next stitch.  Repeat from * until end of round (18 St).

Round 4: *SC twice in next stitch, SC in next 2 stitches.  Repeat from * until end of round (24 St).

Switch to Color A

Round 5: SC in each stitch (24 St).

Round 6: *SC2Tog, SC in next 2 stitches.  Repeat from * to end of round (18 St).

Round 7: *SC2Tog, SC in next  stitch.  Repeat from * to end of round (12 St).

Stuff the foot with poly-fil.

Round 8-11: SC in each stitch (12 St).

Free Crochet Puppy Pattern 6Fasten off (leave a few inches of yarn for sewing).  Attach legs evenly spaced 3 rows up from bottom of body.

Tail:

With color B, make a magic circle or adjustable ring

Round 1: Make 6 SC in magic circle (6 St).

Round 2: *SC twice in next stitch, SC in next stitch.  Repeat from * until end of round (9 St).

Round 3-6: SC in each stitch (9 St).

Fasten off (leave a few inches of yarn for sewing).  Attach to the back of the puppy, 6 rounds up from the bottom.

Leash:

This is optional, and I would suggest that you don’t make the leash very long for safety reasons.

With color C, make a slip knot and secure to the back of the collar by using your crochet hook to pull the yarn through the two collar rows. (see photo below).

Free Crochet Puppy Pattern 3

Chain 41, turn, and SC in each chain until you return back to beginning.  Attach to the collar and pull loose end into the body of the puppy.

Free Crochet Puppy Pattern 7

There you have it!  If you like this puppy please share on social media so that others can make one too!

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