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Clark the Fox free amigurumi crochet pattern - Hooked by Kati
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Clark the Fox | Free Crochet Pattern

Clark is a detailed fox amigurumi pattern ready to teach you new techniques in crochet. With glitter eyes and unique, realistic shaping, this plushy is as bold as his tail is fluffy.

After many requests and a high response on the poll, Clark the Fox is ready to make his debut.

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As with most of my designs, I spent time looking at pictures of live foxes and silver foxes while researching my plans for Clark. I love the way that they look so confident and majestic, but they also have this swagger that makes it feel like that majesty is as natural to them as breathing.

I went with a turned head, with the hips and hind legs off to one side, to give that feeling of relaxed confidence.

Clark seems to say, “Yeah, I’m gorgeous. What of it?”

Construction

If you are not a fan of the short rounds, this pattern will make you happy. There are no short rounds!

The curve of the tail is done by working double crochets on one side of the tail and singles on the other, so it curves naturally around.

The biggest ‘what the?’ for this pattern is the body shaping. It will look crooked when you get to the hips, but trust me, they are off-kilter on purpose. I’ve added several places to mark specific stitches to help you attach pieces in the correct place so your fox has the swagger he was born with.

This pattern also contains some loop stitches, spike stitches, and bobble stitches to add some cool textures (and that super fluffy tail).

And while I did my best to minimize color changes, the snout has some strange ones. Be sure to take that section ONE. STITCH. AT. A. TIME.

I would recommend purchasing the Premium Pattern for Clark the Fox. Much like Vincent, I filled the Premium Pattern with lots of graphics that help explain the assembly. You won’t be disappointed.

Purchase this pattern as a Premium Pattern! Premium patterns are printable, ad-free, downloadable .pdf file with extra assembly photos and unlimited one-on-one help from me. This version can be purchased in the Hooked by Kati Shop,  Etsy or Ravelry.  

Clark the Fox

You may sell products made by this pattern, but please do not copy this pattern for distribution or sale. That’s not nice (and slightly illegal).

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

Advanced. Knowledge needed of chains (ch), single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc), front loops only (FLO), increases and decreases. Knowledge of amigurumi part attachment is recommended. Pattern uses non-traditional shaping techniques. Knowledge of the loop stitch and spike stitch is beneficial, but not required.

Supplies

  • Red Heart Super Saver, 100% acrylic, worsted weight, 364 yds/ 7 oz / 198 g per ball, White (WHT), < 1 ball; Black (BLK), < 1 ball; Carrot (CAR), 1 ball.
  • Furls Odyssey G (4.00 mm) hook
  • Two 18mm slit-pupil safety eyes
  • Polyfil stuffing
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch markers
  • Straight pins
  • Slicker brush or hair brush

Measurements

12.5” tall x 11” wide, with tail curled forward

Gauge

2” x 2” = 8 sts x 8 rows in sc

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 piece require repositioning.
  • When placing markers, wrap marker around post of last completed st.
  • Ch-2 at beginning of rows count as dc.

Pattern Stitches

  • Sc3tog – Single crochet three together: [Insert hook into next st, pull up a loop] 3 times, yo, pull through all four loops on hook.  
  • Bobble-st – Bobble stitch: [Yo, insert hook into st, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook] 4 times in same st, yo, pull through all 5 loops on hook.
  • SP-1 – Spike Stitch 1: Insert hook ONE row below next st, pull up a loop, yo, pull through two loops on hook.
  • SP-2 – Spike Stitch 2: Insert hook TWO rows below next st, pull up a loop, yo, pull through two loops on hook.
  • Sc join – Single crochet join: With slip knot over hook, insert hook through st, pull up a loop, yo, pull through both loops on hook. Sc created.
  • Loop-st – Loop stitch: Insert hook through st, wrap yarn over finger, pull left side of loop behind right side of loop and pull through the stitch, yo, pull through both loops on hook. Loop-st created.

Instructions

Head/Body

(Worked from the head down)

With CAR, 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: [3 sc, inc] 6 times. (30)

Rnd 6: [4 sc, inc] 6 times. (36)

Rnd 7: [5 sc, inc] 6 times. (42)

Rnds 8-9: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 10: 10 sc, 3 sc in next st, 7 sc, place marker (see Pattern Notes), 6 sc, place marker, 7 sc, 3 sc in next st, 10 sc. (46)

Rnd 11: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 12: 11 sc, 3 sc in next st, 22 sc, 3 sc in next st, 11 sc. (50)

Rnd 13: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 14: 12 sc, 3 sc in next st, 24 sc, 3 sc in next st, 12 sc. (54)

Rnd 15: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 16: 12 sc, sc3tog (see Special Stitches), 24 sc, sc3tog, 12 sc. (50)

Rnd 17: 11 sc, sc3tog, 22 sc, sc3tog, 11 sc. (46)

Rnd 18: 10 sc, sc3tog, 20 sc, sc3tog, 10 sc. (42)

Rnd 19: 9 sc, sc3tog, 18 sc, sc3tog, 9 sc. (38)

Rnd 20: 8 sc, sc3tog, 16 sc, sc3tog, 8 sc. (34)

Rnd 21: 7 sc, sc3tog, 14 sc, sc3tog, 7 sc. (30)

Rnds 22-24: Sc evenly around.

With points on either side of head, insert safety eyes on Rnd 10 at marked sts, slits pointing VERTICALLY. Eyes should be evenly spaced between points of head with 5 sts visible between them.

Rnd 25: [4 sc, inc] 6 times. (36)

Rnd 26: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 27: [5 sc, inc] 6 times. (42)

Rnd 28: [6 sc, inc] 6 times. (48)

Rnd 29: [7 sc, inc] 6 times. (54)

Rnd 30-36: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 37: 46 sc, place marker, do not finish rnd. (Starting stitch is now 6 sts to the right.) 

Stuff head and neck.

Rnd 38: [2 sc, inc] 6 times, [2 sc, dec] 9 times. (51)

Rnd 39: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 40: [2 sc, inc] 6 times, [2 sc, dec] 8 times, sc. (49)

Rnd 41: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 42: [2 sc, inc] 6 times, [2 sc, dec] 7 times, 3 sc. (48)

Rnd 43: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 44: 24 sc, [2 sc, dec] 6 times. (42)

Rnds 45-47: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 48: 24 sc, [sc, dec] 6 times. (36)

Rnds 49-54: Sc evenly around.

Stuff.

Clark the Fox free amigurumi crochet pattern - Hooked by Kati
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Rnd 55: [4 sc, dec] 6 times. (30)

Rnd 56: [3 sc, dec] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 57: [2 sc, dec] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 58: [Sc, dec] 6 times. (12)

Finish stuffing firmly.

Rnd 59: Dec 6 times. (6)

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

Cheek Fluff

With WHT, ch 19.

Row 1: Loop-st in second ch from hook, sc, [loop-st, sc] twice, 6 sc, [sc, loop-st] 3 times, turn. (18)

Need help with loop stitches?

Row 2: Ch 1, inc, 16 sc, inc, turn. (20)

Row 3: Ch 1, [loop-st, sc] 3 times, 8 sc, [sc, loop-st] 3 times, turn. (20)

Row 4: Ch 1, inc, 18 sc, inc, turn. (22)

Row 5: Ch 1, [loop-st, sc] 3 times, 10 sc, [sc, loop-st] 3 times. (22)

Bind of leaving long tail for sewing.

With loops facing out, align cheek fluff on head 4 rows under the eyes. The last row of the cheek fluff will be at Rnd 17 of the head and the starting chain at Rnd 21. Sew to head in straight lines along these rows and along the decreases on either side.

Nose/Snout

With BLK, ch 5.

Rnd 1: Sc inc in second ch from hook, 2 sc, inc in last ch, do not turn, working in the bottom of the starting ch, inc, 2 sc, inc. (12)

Rnd 2: 2 sc, 2 dc inc, 8 sc. (14)

Rnd 3: 3 sc, dec, 9 sc. (13)

Rnd 4: Sc, change to WHT, inc 6 times, change to CAR, 6 sc. (19)

Rnd 5: Sc, change to WHT, [sc, inc] 6 times, change to CAR, 6 sc. (25)

Rnd 6: 2 sc, change to WHT, 17 sc, change to CAR, 6 sc.

Rnd 7: 3 sc, change to WHT, 16 sc, change to CAR, 6 sc.

Rnd 8: 4 sc, change to WHT, 15 sc, change to CAR, 6 sc.

Rnd 9: 4 sc, change to WHT, [sc, dec] 5 times, change to CAR, 6 sc in FLO. (20)

Rnd 10: 4 sc in FLO, change to WHT, 10 sc, change to CAR, 6 sc in FLO. (20)

Rnd 11: 4 sc in FLO, change to WHT, 9 sc, sl st, leave remaining st unworked. (14)

Bind off, leaving long CAR tail for sewing. Weave in WHT end.

Stuff.

With strand of BLK, sew straight line from bottom point of nose straight down 5 rnds, dividing the bottom of the snout in half. Pull tightly to shape jowls. Weave in ends.

Pin a 5 x 5 square on face, evenly spaced between eyes. Square should cover 3 rnds of WHT (cheek fluff) and 2 rnds of CAR on the head.

Attachments are hard. Try this!

Align snout so the WHT and CAR color changes align with the cheek fluff attachment line. Using pins as guide, attach snout to head. Add extra stuffing before completing attachment.

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Front Legs

(Make 2)

With BLK, 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: [Bobble-st (see Special Stitches), sc] 4 times, 16 sc. (20 sc, 4 bobble-sts)

Rnd 6: Dec 4 times, 16 sc. (20)

Rnd 7: [2 sc, dec] 5 times. (15)

Rnds 8-12: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 13: Change to CAR, [sc, SP-1 (see Pattern Stitches), SP-2 (see Pattern Stitches), sc, SP-2, SP-1] twice, sc, SP-1, SP-2. (15)

Rnds 14-21: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 22: [Sc, dec] 5 times. (10)

Rnd 23: Sc evenly around.

Stuff.

Rnd 24: [3 sc, dec] twice. (8)

Cut yarn. Thread needle through front loops of remaining 8 stitches. Pull tight to close. Leave long tail for sewing.

Lay body so that nose is off to the right side and the center of the body is lined up under the left eye.

Pin places for the front legs in an upside-down ‘U’ shape with the point at Rnd 33, 2 sts wide at the top, 9 sts apart.

Pin the sides of the ‘U’ down 7 sts, evenly spaced under the marked points, 6 sts wide, 5 sts apart.

Align front legs so toes point forward. Mark where the pins touch the legs.

Using the pins as a guide, sew legs to body.

Hind Legs

(Make 2)

With CAR, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 8 sc in second ch from hook. (8)

Rnd 2: [Sc, inc] 4 times. (12)

Rnd 3: [2 sc, inc] 4 times. (16)

Rnd 4: [3 sc, inc] 4 times. (20)

Rnd 5: [4 sc, inc] 4 times. (24)

Rnd 6: [5 sc, inc] 4 times. (28)

Rnd 7: [6 sc, inc] 4 times. (32)

Rnd 8: Skip 16, 16 sc. Leave skipped stitches unworked to use for thigh in a later step. (16)

Rnds 9-13: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 14: Change to BLK, [sc, SP-1, SP-2, sc, SP-2, SP-1] twice, sc, SP-1, SP-2, sc. (16)

Rnds 15-18: Sc evenly around.

Stuff.

Row 19: Press last rnd flat. Ch 1, working through both layers of the flattened rnd, 8 sc, turn. (8)

Row 20: Ch 2, bobble-st in first st, [sc, bobble-st] 3 times, sl st in last st. (4 bobble-sts, 3 sc between)

Bind off and weave in ends.

Thigh

(Cont. on unworked sts from Rnd 8)

Rnd 9: With CAR, leaving long tail on slip knot, sc join (see Special Stitches) in first skipped st of Rnd 8, 2 sc, inc, [3 sc, inc] 3 times. (20)

Rnd 10: [4 sc, inc] 4 times. (24)

Rnd 11: [3 sc, inc] 6 times. (30)

Rnds 12-16: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 17: [3 sc, dec] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 18: [2 sc, dec] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 19: [Sc, dec] 6 times. (12)

Stuff.

Rnd 20: Dec 6 times. (6)

Cut yarn. Thread needle through front loops of remaining 6 stitches. Pull tight to close. Leave long tail for sewing.

Using starting tail of thigh, sew closed the hole in joint of hind leg. Sew a few stitches between thigh and leg along the color change row to hold leg in bent position. Weave in end of starting tail only.

Place pin at marked st on Rnd 37 of body. This will be the topmost point of the left hind leg attachment. Align leg so toes point toward front legs and knee sticks out just behind body.

Mark where leg touches body. Using pins as a guide, sew left hind leg to body.

Align right hind leg directly across from left, make sure the top edges are in line and the knees stick out behind the body evenly.

Pin where the leg touches the body. Using pins as a guide, sew right hind leg to body.

Chest Fluff

With WHT, ch 2.

Row 1: 3 sc in second ch from hook, turn. (3)

Row 2: Ch 1, 3 loop-st, turn. (3)

Row 3: Ch 2 (see Pattern Notes), dc in same st, dc, dc inc in last st, turn. (5)

Row 4: Ch 1, 5 loop-st, turn. (5)

Row 5: Ch 2, dc in same st, 3 dc, dc inc in last st, turn. (7)

Row 6: Ch 1, 7 loop-st, turn. (7)

Row 7: Ch 2, dc in same st, [dc, dc inc] 3 times, turn. (11)

Row 8: Ch 1, 11 loop-st, turn. (11)

Row 9: Ch 2, dc in same st, [dc, dc inc] 5 times, turn. (17)

Row 10: Ch 1, 17 loop-st, turn. (17)

Row 11: Ch 1, 17 sc. (17)

Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.

Tuck narrow end of chest fluff between front legs. Edge of chest fluff will touch the top point of the front leg attachments. Sew to body around edge of chest fluff.

Tail

With WHT, ch 2.

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

Rnd 2: Loop-st evenly around. (6)

Keep loops on outside of work. Work remainder of tail with WS (loops) facing out.

Rnd 3: Sc inc in each st around. (12)

Rnd 4: Loop-st evenly around.

Rnd 5: [Sc, inc] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 6: Loop-st evenly around.

Rnd 7: Change to CAR, [2 sc, inc] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 8: Loop-st evenly around.

Rnd 9: 12 dc, 12 sc. (24)

Rnd 10: Loop-st evenly around.

Rnds 11-24: Repeat Rnds 9 and 10 seven more times.

Rnd 25: 12 dc, [2 sc, dec] 3 times. (21)

Rnd 26: Loop-st evenly around.

Rnd 27: 12 dc, 9 sc. (21)

Rnd 28: Loop-st evenly around.

Rnds 29-30: Repeat Rnds 27 and 28.

Rnd 31: 12 dc, [sc, dec] 3 times. (18)

Rnd 32: Loop-st evenly around.

Rnd 33: 12 dc, 6 sc. (18)

Rnd 34: Loop-st evenly around.

Rnds 35-36: Repeat Rnds 33 and 34.

Rnd 37: Repeat Rnd 33.

Stuff loosely.

Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.

Pin a square 6 sts wide x 5 sts tall, evenly spaced between back legs on fox’s bottom, 5 rnds up from first decrease rnd. Align tail so it curves around the left side of the fox.

Using pins as guide, attach open end of tail to body. Add extra stuffing before completing attachment.

Ears

(Make 2)

With CAR, 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: [6 sc, inc] twice. (16)

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

Rnd 8: [8 sc, inc] twice. (20)

Rnd 9: [9 sc, inc] twice. (22)

Rnd 10: [10 sc, inc] twice. (24)

Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.

Press flat. Lay ears side by side on flat surface with the open ends facing down. Fold one side of the open end to the middle of the ear. Use sewing tail to sew through four layers of last round to close fold. Repeat on other ear so they mirror each other, folded edges to the middle.

Attach to head in a straight line between Rnds 2 and 11, in line with the cheek points. The folded side will be closest to the peak of the head, facing forward. Once attached, gently open and round the fold of the ear.

Weave in all attachment ends when parts are positioned as desired.

Finishing

Eyes

With long strand of BLK, insert needle through any stitch near safety eye. Come up one st from inside of eye on Rnd 11. Insert hook one st from outside of eye on Rnd 12. Pull strand OVER eye and pull tight so it does not flop.

Thread needle back to starting point of last st and repeat, pulling strand UNDER eye.

Come up close to eye and wrap yarn around both strands of BLK yarn 2-3 times to pinch eye corners into point on either side of the eye.  Weave in ends.

Repeat on other eye.

Brushing

Snip all loop-sts on cheek fluff, chest fluff, and tail.

Using a hair brush or a wire slicker brush, gently brush the yarn to fluff. Brush chest and cheeks in a downward direction. Brush tail from the base to the tip.

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