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Telluride “Telly” the Yeti | Free Crochet Pattern

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Telly the Yeti is a soft, fluffy yarn friend, ready for winter snuggles. Using Red Heart Hygge to make him extra fluffy, this yeti is ready to be your next blizzard project! And he’s such a quick make, you can probably finish the project before the snow stops.

Telly the Yeti loves winter! Especially the post-holidays, snows-every-day part of winter.

Telluride "Telly" the Yeti, a free crochet pattern from Hooked by Kati

Construction

Clunky feet!!!

Oh, how I love clunky feet!

And Telly’s feet are extra clunky. They take up more than half of his torso, and those toes! Don’t you just want to play “This little piggy” on them?

The feet are made in one piece using a branching method to create the toes last. There are toe-by-toe photos of this in the Premium Pattern that make it very easy to understand.

Telly sits much like a teddy bear, using his feet to prop his weight from falling over on his round bum. His body and arms/hands are all one piece with his head/horns/nose assembly sewn to the top and his feet sewn to the front.

While Telly is not a particularly difficult pattern, there is a fair amount of branching and his horns do use short rounds to get that nice curl.

As usual, I do my best to explain all of this in the text-only, web-only pattern, but the best way to create Telly and get the most out of the pattern is to upgrade to the Premium Pattern 2.0.

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Telluride “Telly” the Yeti

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

You Need to Know:

Chains (ch), single crochet (sc), Right side (RS), Wrong side (WS), Back loops only (BLO), 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 https://www.hookedbykati.com/basics

You Will Practice Advanced Techniques:

  • How to use pins to perfectly place and attach amigurumi parts
  • How to shape using increases and decreases
  • How to shape amigurumi parts using short rounds
  • How to branch and merge amigurumi parts (no sew amigurumi technique)

Supplies

  • Red Heart Hygge bulky yarn, 70% acrylic, 30% nylon, 132 yds / 5 oz / 141 g, Snow (SNO), 1 ball.
  • Red Heart With Love yarn, 100% acrylic, worsted weight, 370 yds/7 oz/198 g, Dusty Grape (GRP), 1 ball; Light Grey (GRY), < 1 ball; Aubergine (AUB), < 1 ball.
  • G (4.00 mm) hook
  • Two 18mm colored round-pupil safety eyes
  • Polyfil stuffing
  • Tapestry needle
  • Straight pins
  • Stitch markers

Measurements

10” tall x 11” wide

Gauge

8 sts x 8 rows in sc in worsted weight yarn = 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.
  • Rounds labeled “Short round” are worked back and forth and will end before the round is complete, leaving stitches deliberately unworked to be worked in later rounds as instructed.
  • When instructed, an additional sc(s) will be added at the end of a round to move the starting stitch of the next round to the left (clockwise). This does not change the stitch count of the round. It only moves the starting point.
  • Ch-2 at beginning of row counts as dc.

Pattern Stitches

  • Sc join – Single crochet join: Slip knot in yarn, loop slip knot over hook, insert hook through stitch, yo, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through both loops on hook.
  • Fsc – Foundation single crochet: With loop on hook, ch 2, insert hook into 2nd ch, yo, pull through one loop on the hook, yo, pull through both loops on the hook. [Insert hook in base of previous ch, yo, pull through one loop on the hook, yo, pull through both loops on the hook] repeated.
  • Fringe threading: Fold strand of yarn in half, insert hook into desired st in work, wrap loop of yarn over hook, pull through st, wrap both strands over hook, pull through loop on hook, pull tight.

Instructions

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Head

With GRP, 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)

Rnd 8: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 9: Change to SNO, sc evenly around.

Rnds 10-16: Sc evenly around.

Insert safety eyes between Rnds 5 and 6, with 5 sts show between eyes. The bottom edge of the safety eyes should be in line with the center point of the head.

Rnd 17: [5 sc, dec] 6 times. (36)

Rnd 18: [4 sc, dec] 6 times. (30)

Rnd 19: [3 sc, dec] 6 times. (24)

Stuff.

Rnd 20: [2 sc, dec] 6 times. (18)

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

Rnd 22: Dec 6 times. (6)

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

Nose

With GRP, ch 2.

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

Rnd 2: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 3: [2 sc, inc] twice. (8)

Rnd 4: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 5: [3 sc, inc] twice. (10)

Rnd 6: Sc evenly around.

Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.

Press flat.

Mark a line 5 sts long just under the bottom of the safety eyes. Hold nose to face with last rnd along marked line, tip point up between the eyes.

Sewing through both layers of the last rnd, sew nose to face with tip pointed up.

Using a pin, mark a point one rnd below the attachment at the center.

Fold nose in half, tip down, and sew tip of nose to marked st. Weave in ends.

Note: This step is much easier with a visual guide. The Premium Pattern has several photos for this step.

Horns

(Make 2)

With GRY, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 4 sc in second ch from hook. (4)

Rnd 2: [Sc, inc] twice. (6)

Rnd 3: Sc evenly around, turn.

Rnd 4: (WS)(Short Rnd) (see Pattern Notes) Do not chain, 3 sc, leave remaining 3 sts unworked, turn. (3)

Rnd 5: (RS)(Short Rnd) Do not chain, 3 sc, do not turn. (3)

Rnd 6: (RS) Work around including unworked sts from previous rnd, 6 sc. (6)

Rnd 7: [2 sc, inc] twice. (8)

Rnd 8: Sc evenly around, Sc to move starting st, turn. (see Pattern Notes)

Rnd 9: (WS)(Short Rnd) Do not chain, 4 sc, leave remaining 4 sts unworked, turn. (4)

Rnd 10: (RS)(Short Rnd) Do not chain, 4 sc, do not turn. (4)

Rnd 11: (RS) Work around including unworked sts from previous rnd, 8 sc. (8)

Rnd 12: [3 sc, inc] twice. (10)

Rnd 13: Sc evenly around. Sc to move starting st, turn.

Rnd 14: (WS)(Short Rnd) Do not chain, 6 sc, leave remaining 4 sts unworked, turn. (6)

Rnd 15: (RS)(Short Rnd) Do not chain, 6 sc, do not turn. (6)

Rnd 16: (RS) Work around including unworked sts from previous rnd, 10 sc. (10)

Rnd 17: [4 sc, inc] twice. (12)

Rnd 18: Sc evenly around. Sc to move starting st, turn.

Rnd 19: (WS)(Short Rnd) Do not chain, 8 sc, leave remaining 4 sts unworked, turn. (8)

Rnd 20: (RS)(Short Rnd) Do not chain, 8 sc, do not turn. (8)

Rnd 21: (RS) Work around including unworked sts from previous rnd, 12 sc. (12)

Rnd 22: [5 sc, inc] twice. (14)

Begin stuffing.

Rnd 23: Sc evenly around. Sc to move start st, turn.

Rnd 24: (WS)(Short Rnd) Do not chain, 10 sc, leave remaining 4 sts unworked, turn. (10)

Rnd 25: (RS)(Short Rnd) Do not chain, 9 sc, leave remaining st unworked, turn. (9)

Rnd 26: (WS)(Short Rnd) Do not chain, 8 sc, leave remaining st unworked, turn. (8)

Rnd 27: (RS)(Short Rnd) Do not chain, 8 sc, do not turn. (8)

Rnd 28: (RS) Work around including unworked sts from previous rnds, 14 sc. (14)

Rnd 29: [6 sc, inc] twice. (16)

Rnd 30: Sc evenly around. 2 sc to move starting st, turn.

Rnd 31: (WS)(Short Rnd) Do not chain, 12 sc, leave remaining 4 sts unworked, turn. (12)

Rnd 32: (RS)(Short Rnd) Do not chain, 11 sc, leave remaining st unworked, turn. (11)

Rnd 33: (WS)(Short Rnd) Do not chain, 10 sc, leave remaining st unworked, turn. (10)

Rnd 34: (RS)(Short Rnd) Do not chain, 10 sc, do not turn. (10)

Rnd 35: (RS) Work around including unworked sts from previous rnds, 16 sc. (16)

Rnd 36: [7 sc, inc] twice. (18)

Rnd 37: Sc evenly around. 2 sc to move starting st, turn.

Rnd 38: (WS)(Short Rnd) Do not chain, 14 sc, leave remaining 4 sts unworked, turn. (14)

Rnd 39: (RS)(Short Rnd) Do not chain, 13 sc, leave remaining st unworked, turn. (13)

Rnd 40: (WS)(Short Rnd) Do not chain, 12 sc, leave remaining st unworked, turn. (12)

Rnd 41: (RS)(Short Rnd) Do not chain, 12 sc, do not turn. (12)

Rnd 42: (RS) Work around including unworked sts from previous rnds, 18 sc, turn. (18)

Rnd 43: (WS)(Short Rnd) Do not chain, 14 sc, leave remaining 4 sts unworked, turn. (14)

Rnd 44: (RS)(Short Rnd) Do not chain, 13 sc, leave remaining st unworked, turn. (13)

Rnd 45: (WS)(Short Rnd) Do not chain, 12 sc, leave remaining st unworked, turn. (12)

Rnd 46: (RS)(Short Rnd) Do not chain, 12 sc, do not turn. (12)

Rnd 47: (RS) Work around including unworked sts from previous rnd, 18 sc. (18)

Finish stuffing.

Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.

Using pins, mark two 5 x 4 rectangles on the head between Rnds 13 and 16 in line with the eyes, 6 sts apart.

Hold horns to head so they curve down toward chin, tilt so the horns angle forward if desired.

Using pins as a guide, sew horns to head. Add extra stuffing before completing attachment.

Body

With SNO, 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)

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

Rnd 9: [7 sc, inc] 6 times. (54)

Rnd 10: [8 sc, inc] 6 times. (60)

With pins or stitch markers, mark a circle around Rnd 5 to be used later.

Useful photos of this step are in the Premium Pattern, available here.

Rnds 11-13: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 14: Skip 15, 15 sc, skip 15, 15 sc. Leave unworked sts for future use as arm holes. (30)

Rnd 15: [4 sc, inc] 6 times. (36)

Rnd 16: [5 sc, inc] 6 times. (42)

Rnd 17: [6 sc, inc] 6 times. (48)

Rnds 18-26: Sc evenly around.

Begin stuffing.

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)

Rnd 31: Dec 8 times. (8)

Cut yarn. Thread needle through front loops of remaining 8 stitches. Pull tight to close. Weave in ends.

Finish stuffing body through unworked arm holes.

Arms and Hands

Rnd 14: With SNO, sc join in 1st skipped st of either arm hole, 14 sc. (15)

Rnds 15-24: Sc evenly around. At end of Rnd 24 change to GRP. (15)

Rnd 25: In BLO, [2 sc, inc] 5 times. (20)

Rnd 26: In both loops, sc evenly around.

Stuff arm and shoulder.

Rnd 27: (Thumb) 8 sc, skip 12. Leave skipped sts unworked for future use. Work in the round on these 8 sts for remainder of thumb. (8)

Rnds 28-29: Sc evenly around. (8)

Cut yarn. Thread needle through front loops of remaining 8 stitches. Pull tight to close. Weave in ends.

Hand

Leave long starting tail for future use.

Rnd 27: With GRP, sc join in 1st skipped st of Rnd 26, 11 sc. (12)

Rnds 28-30: Sc evenly around.

Stuff thumb and hand.

Rnd 31: Dec 6 times. (6)

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

Using tails from sc joins, close hole between thumb and hand with an ‘X’ or an ‘O.’ (See Pattern Notes)

Repeat Arm and Hand on second arm hole.

Head Attachment

On the underside of head, between Rnds 10 and 17, use pins to make a hexagon (6 sides), each side with 5 sts.

The easiest way to do this is to mark two lines of 5 sts, one on Rnd 10 and one on Rnd 17. Then count toward the middle 4 rnds, and out 2 sts, and mark with pins.

Using head pins as a guide, sew head to body around Rnd 5 of the body (marked with stitch markers.)  

Feet

(Make 2)

Starts at heel.

With GRP, 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 4-7: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 8: [2 sc, inc] 3 times, 9 sc. (21)

Rnd 9: [3 sc, inc] 3 times, 9 sc. (24)

Rnd 10: [4 sc, inc] 3 times, 9 sc. (27)

Rnd 11: [5 sc, inc] 3 times, 9 sc. (30)

Rnd 12: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 13: Sc evenly around. 9 sc to move starting st to the left. (see Pattern Notes) (30)

(Begin toes.)

Rnd 14: 9 sc, skip 21. Continue working in the round on 9 sts. Leave skipped sts unworked for future use. (9)

Rnds 15-17: Sc evenly around. (9)

Cut yarn. Thread needle through front loops of remaining 9 stitches. Pull tight to close. Weave in ends.

Stuff foot.

Second Toe

Leave long starting tail for sewing.

Rnd 14: With GRP, sc join in 1st skipped st from first toe, 2 sc, skip 15, 3 sc. Leave skipped sts unworked for future use. (6)

Rnds 15-16: Sc evenly around. (6)

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

Third Toe

Leave long starting tail for sewing.

Rnd 14: With GRP, sc join in 1st skipped st from second toe, 2 sc, skip 9, 3 sc. Leave skipped sts unworked for future use. (6)

Rnd 15: Sc evenly around. (6)

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

Finish stuffing foot.

Fourth Toe

Leave long starting tail for sewing.

Rnd 14: With GRP, sc join in 1st skipped st from third toe, 2 sc, skip 4, 2 sc. Leave skipped sts unworked for future use. (5)

Rnd 15: Sc evenly around. (5)

Cut yarn. Thread needle through front loops of remaining 5 stitches. Pull tight to close. Weave in ends.

Fifth Toe

Leave long starting tail for sewing.

Rnd 14: With GRP, sc join in 1st skipped st from fourth toe, 3 sc, sl st in 1st st to join. (4)

Cut yarn. Thread needle through front loops of remaining 4 stitches. Pull tight to close. Weave in ends.

Using tails from sc joins, close holes between toes with an ‘X’ or an ‘O.’

Place body on flat surface. Hold feet to body as desired, with heels touching the ground to add support. Keep feet far apart for the most support. Big toes should be on the inside.

With pins, mark on one foot where it touches the body. Place corresponding pins on the body.

Lay both feet out mirroring each other and place pins in the second foot to match the first. Hold the second foot to the body in position and mark the body with pins as well.

Using pins as a guide, sew feet to body.  Do not weave in ends until both feet are in place and your yeti can sit on his own. Reposition as needed for stability.

Eyebrows

Using a strand of SNO, sew an upside down ‘V’ over each safety eye. Weave in ends.

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

Scarf

Row 1: With AUB,  fsc (see Special Stitches) 56, turn. (56)

Row 2: Ch 1, in BLO, 56 sc, turn. (56)

Rows 3-5: Repeat Row 2.

Bind off and weave in ends.

Cut 12 5-inch strands of AUB. Fringe thread (see Special Stitches) 6 strands in each end of the scarf. Fray fringe.

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