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Abner The Alligator | Free Crochet Pattern

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Head to the swamp for summer adventures with Abner the Alligator! This free crochet amigurumi alligator pattern is the perfect quick and no sew crochet pattern.

Isn’t Abner the cutest little alligator? He was designed to evoke maximum cuteness with his tiny little bobble accents, and little tail. He’s the perfect addition to roll into the Roly Poly Mystery Collection.

Alligator plushie free crochet pattern by Hooked by Kati

The Abner the Alligator pattern is FREE here on the blog, in text-only format. But because of the no-sew assembly, I would highly recommend you upgrade your creative experience with the Premium Pattern. 

Construction

Abner the Alligator is a no sew crochet amigurumi pattern, which means there is no seaming and it’s all in one piece! All pieces of him are worked off of the main body.

Even though he’s no sew, that doesn’t mean that some extra help wouldn’t be nice.

The premium version of this pattern includes helpful photo tutorials that can help make crocheting this pattern even easier. There are also checkboxes for each row, so that you never lose your place! You can grab the deluxe version of this pattern in my shops.

Abner the Alligator | Free Crochet Pattern

Pattern is written in English, in US terms, using Craft Yarn Council abbreviations.

You Need to Know:

Chains (ch), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), increases and decreases, mattress stitch sewing. Be eager to learn and ready to have fun!

For a quick refresher of these basic skills, go to www.hookedbykati.com/basics

You Will Practice Easy Techniques:

  • How to make a 3-dimensional object in crochet
  • How to shape using increases and decreases
  • How to assemble amigurumi parts without sewing
  • How to embroider details on an amigurumi

 Supplies

  • Red Heart With Love yarn, 100% acrylic, worsted weight, 370 yds/7 oz/198 g, Spinach (SPN), 1 ball; Black (BLK), scraps.
  • F (3.75 mm) Furls hook
  • Two 12 mm black safety eyes
  • Polyfil stuffing
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch markers (optional)

 Measurements

6” tall x 6” in diameter

 Gauge

9 sts x 9 rows in sc = 2” x 2”

 Pattern Notes

Work in continuous rounds. Do not slip stitch unless otherwise specified by the pattern.

For best results, assemble parts in order as directed.

Weave in attachment ends at very end of project in case pieces require repositioning.

Special Stitches

Bobble-st – Bobble stitch: [Yo, insert hook into st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook] 5 times in same st, yo, pull through all 6 loops on hook.

(Link all special stitches to corresponding video (if applicable))

(Link “brush up on basics” link to corresponding page)

Instructions

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Snout

With SPN, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (12)

Rnd 3: [Sc, inc] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 4: [2 sc, inc] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 5: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 6: 4 sc, bobble-st (see Special Stitches), 3 sc, bobble-st, 15 sc. (24)

Rnds 7-8: Sc evenly around. (24)

Pop bobble sts to the right side (outside) of the work.

Rnd 9: Dec, 10 sc, dec, 10 sc. (22)

Rnd 10: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 11: Dec, 9 sc, dec, 9 sc. (20)

Rnd 12: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 13: Dec, 8 sc, dec, 8 sc. (18)

Bind off and weave in ends.

Stuff tip of snout and press last round flat with nostrils on top.

Feet

(Make 4)

With SPN, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (12)

Rnds 3-4: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 5: [4 sc, dec] twice. (10)

Rnd 6: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 7: [3 sc, dec] twice. (8)

Bind off and weave in ends.

Stuff lightly. Press last round flat.

 Tail

With SPN, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: [2 sc, inc] twice. (8)

Rnd 3: [3 sc, inc] twice. (10)

Rnd 4: [4 sc, inc] twice. (12)

Rnd 5: [5 sc, inc] twice. (14)

Rnd 6: Sc, bobble-st, 4 sc, inc, 6 sc, inc. (16)

Rnd 7: [7 sc, inc] twice. (18)

Rnd 8: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 9: Bobble-st, 3 sc, bobble-st, 13 sc. (18)

Rnd 10: Sc evenly around.

Bind off and weave in ends.  

Press flat with bobbles on one side.

Head and Body

Eye One

With SPN, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (12)

Rnd 3: Sc evenly around. 

Bind off.

Eye Two and Body

With SPN, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (12)

Rnd 3: Sc evenly around, ch 3. (12 sc, 3 chs)

Rnd 4: Working on Eye One, 12 sc, 3 sc in ch-3 between eyes, 12 sc around Eye Two, 3 sc in back of ch-3 between eyes. (30)

Rnds 5-7: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 8: 10 sc, holding snout to face, nostrils and eyes together, 9 sc in both layers of the last rnd of the snout and the head, 11 sc on head only. (30)

Rnd 9: 8 sc, [inc, sc] 6 times, 10 sc. (36)

Rnd 10: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 11: 8 sc, [inc, 2 sc] 6 times, 10 sc. (42)

Rnd 12: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 13: 8 sc, [inc, 3 sc] 6 times, 10 sc. (48)

Rnd 14: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 15: 15 sc, working through both layers of last rnd of leg and next st of body, 4 sc, 13 sc, working through both layers of last rnd of leg and next st of body, 4 sc, 10 sc, bobble-st, sc. (48)

Rnd 16: 4 sc, bobble-st, 43 sc. (48)

Rnd 17: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 18: 47 sc, bobble-st. (48)

Rnd 19: 5 sc, bobble-st, 42 sc. (48)

Rnds 20-21: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 22: Bobble-st, 5 sc, bobble-st, 41 sc. (48)

Rnds 23-24: Sc evenly around.

Begin stuffing.

Rnd 25: 17 sc, working through both layers of last rnd of leg and next st of body, 4 sc, 13 sc, working through both layers of last rnd of leg and next st of body, 4 sc, 10 sc. (48)

Rnd 26: With tail bobbles facing down, working through both layers of the last rnd of tail and next st of body, 9 sc, 39 sc.

Rnd 27: [4 sc, dec] 8 times. (40)

Rnd 28: [3 sc, dec] 8 times. (32)

Rnd 29: [2 sc, dec] 8 times. (24)

Rnd 30: [Sc, dec] 8 times. (16)

Finish stuffing.

Rnd 31: Dec 8 times. (8)

Cut yarn. Thread needle through front loops of remaining 6 stitches. Pull tight to close. Weave in ends.

Finishing

 With a strand of BLK, sew 2 lines on top of snout, 2 rnds apart. Sew an “X” in the center of the belly.

Here’s a few more FREE crochet patterns you might like:

MAIZEE THE COW

PEACE THE UNICORN

MAX THE FOX

Alligator plushie free crochet pattern by Hooked by Kati

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And be sure to visit Anvi’s Granny for even more adorable patterns!

Yarn on, 

Kati

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7 Comments

    1. this confused me a bit too but you have to connect both sides of the snout! then you can just work the next row as normal

    1. can you please show the alignment of the bobble stitch from the back. sorry just found it, I had scolled to fast.

  1. I really love this alligator. I live in Florida so when I saw him of course I had to make him right away. Will definitely be buying this pattern.

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