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fuzz the dog free crochet pattern hooked by kati
Amigurumi,  Easy Amigurumi,  Free Patterns

Fuzz The Dog Amigurumi | Free Crochet Pattern

Growing up, my mom got me hooked on Ziggy comic strips. She had this hardbound collection called The Ziggy Treasury, and I would read it over and over. Ziggy was awesome, but my favorite character was his dog, Fuzz.

While cleaning out my bookshelves, I found my mom’s Ziggy Treasury and was reminded of my adorable friend, Fuzz the Dog. So I created a small homage to his cute little over-sized nose and ears that are simultaneously perky and floppy.

His legs are splayed out so he is always lying down. This makes him the ideal snuggle buddy.

When you’re done with your Fuzz the Dog, why not make him his very own fire hydrant?

This pattern can also be purchased as a Premium Pattern for only $3.00 (printable, ad-free, downloadable .pdf file) here.  It can also be found on Etsy or Ravelry.

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

Easy. Knowledge needed of chains (ch), single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc), increases and decreases. Knowledge of amigurumi part attachment is recommended. Pattern uses short rounds for shaping.

Supplies

  • Red Heart Super Saver yarn, 100% acrylic, worsted weight, 364 yds/7 oz/198 g, White (WHT), < 1 ball; Blue (BLU), < 1 ball; Red (RED), < 1 ball.
  • Furls Odyssey H (5.00 mm) hook
  • Two 15mm black safety eyes
  • Polyfil stuffing
  • Tapestry needle
  • Straight pins (optional)

Measurements

5″ tall x 7″ long

Gauge

Gauge is not important for amigurumi. Be sure to use the same hook throughout to ensure proportional size.

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 end at very end of project in case pieces require repositioning.

Pattern Stitches

  • Sc3tog – Single crochet 3 together [Insert hook through next st, pull up a loop] 3 times, yo, pull through all 4 loops on the hook.

Instructions

Head

With WHT, 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)

Rnds 7-15: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 16: [4 sc, dec] 6 times. (30)

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

Rnd 18: Sc evenly around.

Insert safety eyes between Rounds 14 and 15, 4 stitches apart.

Start stuffing.

Rnd 19: [2 sc, dec] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 20: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 21: [Sc, dec] 6 times. (12)

6 times. (12)

Finish stuffing.

Rnd 22: Dec 6 times. (6)

Bind off. Thread needle through back loops of remaining 6 stitches. Pull tight to close. Weave in ends.

Nose

With BLU, ch 2.

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

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

Rnd 3: 3 sc, 3 inc, 3 sc, 3 inc. (18)

Rnd 4-5: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 6: 3 sc, 3 dec, 3 sc, 3 dec. (12)

Bind off, leaving long tail for sewing. Stuff.

Position oval horizontally, with top of nose centered between eyes,  4 rounds below bottom of eyes.

Perky Floppy Ears

 (Make 2)

With WHT, 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)

Rnds 4-5: Sc evenly around.

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

Rnds 7-8: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 9: [Sc, dec] 4 times. (8)

Rnds 10-13: Sc evenly around.

Bind off, leaving long tail for sewing. Do not stuff. Flatten ear.  Attach to head 1 row from top center, pointing straight up. Fold ears four rows down.

Body

With WHT, 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)

Rnds: 7-14: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 15: [4 sc, dec] 6 times. (30)

Rnd 16: [3 sc, dec] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 17: [2 sc, dec] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 18: [Sc, dec] 6 times. (12)

Stuff firmly.

Rnd 19: Dec 6 times. (6)

Cut yarn. Thread needle through remaining six stitches. Pull tight to close. Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.

Using tail of body, sew head to end of body so the chin and bottom of body are even.

Feet

(Make 4)

With WHT, ch 2.

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

Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (16)

Rnd 2: 3 sc, [3 dc in next st, sc] 3 times, 7 sc. (22)

Rnd 4: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 5: 3 sc, [sc3tog (see Pattern Notes), sc] 3 times, 7 sc. (16)

Rnd 6: 2 sc, 4 dec, 6 sc. (12) 

Rnds 7-10: Sc evenly around.

Bind off, leaving long tail for sewing. Stuff.

Lay head and body on a flat surface. Pin legs on sides, toes facing up. Whip stitch to body.

With scrap WHT, sew a line between each toe, two lines per foot. Pull gently to tighten to add definition to toes.

Tail

With WHT, ch 2.

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

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

Rnd 3: Sc evenly around.

Rnds 4-5: Inc, 3 sc, dec, 2 sc. (8)

Rnd 6: [3 sc, inc] twice. (10)

Rnd 7: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 8: [4 sc, inc] twice. (12)

Rnds 9-10: dec, 4 sc, inc, 5 sc. (12)

Rnd 11: Sc evenly around.

Bind off, leaving long tail for sewing. Stuff. Sew to back of body, centered, curving up.

Free Crochet Pattern, Amigurumi, Fuzz the Dog | Hooked by Kati
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4 Comments

  • admin

    The numbering is off. Thank you for finding it! You are supposed to work 2 rounds evenly, so it would be rounds 4-5. I will correct it immediately. 🙂

  • Adrea Scholnick

    There’s an error on the ears portion. It says row 3 is 18 stitches, then it says row 3 – 4 evenly around, then row 5. Should it be row 4 & 5 evenly around or just row 4? I don’t want to make the ears too long or too short. Thanks!!

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