If you would like an ad-free, printable version of this pattern including helpful step-by-step photo tutorials check out the full pattern HERE.

Another dog pattern today to add to the collection – an amigurumi German Shepherd Dog. If you haven’t already seen the Labrador and Dalmatian patterns go and check them out. This one’s a little different to the previous two with its pointy ears and long snout but, its just as easy to make.

I’ve used two colours for this German Shepherd, the light brown is Stylecraft special DK (camel 1420) and the black is James C Brett Top Value DK (8430). However, as German Shepherds can have a few different colours and marking patterns you can adapt this to suit yourself. The plastic eyes I’ve used are The Craft Factory Toy Eyes Solid Black – 9mm but if you prefer not to use these you can embroider some eyes on using black yarn.

There will be yet another crochet dog pattern coming in a few days so if you like making this one make sure to take a look at the new one when it’s published (you can subscribe to the newsletter at the bottom of this page to get updates)

Materials

Main colour: Stylecraft special DK – camel 1420

Secondary colour: James C Brett Top Value DK – 8430

Eyes: The Craft Factory Toy Eyes Solid Black – 9mm (you may use yarn to sew on eyes if you prefer)

Stuffing

Hook

3.5mm (E USA)

Size

4 inches tall

Abbreviations 

US Terms

sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet

ch – chain

dec – single crochet 2 together

inc – 2 single crochet in one stitch 

st/s – stitch/es 

Body

Round 1:  Using brown yarn 6 sc into a magic ring. (6)

Round 2: 6 inc (12)

Round 3: *1 sc, inc* Repeat to end of round (18)

Round 4: *2 sc, inc* Repeat to end of round (24)

Round 5: *3 sc, inc* Repeat to end of round (30)

Round 6: *4 sc, inc* Repeat to end of round, change to black yarn on the last st. (36) 

Round 7 – 11: sc to end of round

Round 12:  *4 sc, dec* Repeat to end of round (30)

Round 13: *3 sc, dec* Repeat to end of round (24)

Stuff body

Round 14: *2 sc, dec* Repeat to end of round (18)

Round 15: *1 sc, dec* Repeat to end of round (12)

Add more stuffing

Round 16: dec to end of round

Fasten off and sew the hole close.

Head

Round 1: In black yarn 6 sc into magic ring

Round 2: 6 inc (12)

Round 3: *1 sc, inc* Repeat to end of round (18)

Round 4 – 7: sc to end of round

Change to brown yarn

Round 8: *2 sc, inc* Repeat to end of round (24)

Round 9: *3 sc, inc* Repeat to end of round (30)

Round 10: *4 sc, inc* twice, 10 sc, *4 sc, inc* twice (34)

Round 11: 5 sc, inc, 27 sc, inc (36)

Round 12: 6 sc, inc, 28 sc, inc (38)

Round 13: 7 sc, inc, 29 sc, inc (40)

Round 13 – 15:  sc to end of round

Round 16: *8 sc, dec* Repeat to end of round (36)

Round 17:  *7 sc, dec* Repeat to end of round (32)

Round 18: *6 sc, dec* Repeat to end of round (28)

Round 19: *5 sc, dec* Repeat to end of round (24)

Round 20: *4 sc, dec* Repeat to end of round (20)

Round 21: *3 sc, dec* Repeat to end of round (16)

Stuff the head

Round 22: *2 sc, dec* Repeat to end of round (12)

Round 23: *1 sc, dec* Repeat to end of round (8)

Add more stuffing

Round 24: dec to end of round

Fasten off and sew the hole closed

Legs

Round 1: In brown 6 sc in magic ring

Round 2: 6 inc (12)

Round 3: 5 sc, inc, 5 sc, inc (14)

Round 4: 6 sc, inc, 6 sc, inc (16)

Round 5: 6 sc, dec, 6 sc, dec (14)

Round 6: 5 sc, dec, 5 sc, dec (12)

Sc for next 11 rounds

Stuff the paw but leave the legs flat then sc across the top of the leg to close. For a photo tutorial of the leg assembly, check out the full pattern HERE.

Ears

Row 1: in brown yarn ch 2, inc in the 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, turn (2)

Row 2: 2 sc, ch 1, turn (2)

Row 3: 2 inc, ch 1, turn (4)

Row 4: 4 sc, ch 1, turn (4)

Row 5: inc, 2 sc, inc, ch 1, turn (6)

Row 6: 6 sc (6)

Fasten off, leaving a tail to sew. 

Row 1: in black yarn ch 2, inc in the 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, turn (2)

Row 2: 2 sc, ch 1, turn (2)

Row 3: 2 inc, ch 1, turn (4)

Row 4: 4 sc, ch 1, turn (4)

Row 5: inc, 2 sc, inc, ch 1, turn (6)

Row 6: 6 sc, ch 1, turn, (6)

Row 7: inc, 4 sc, inc, ch 1, turn (8)

Row 6: 8 sc (8)

Fasten off, leaving a tail to sew. Sew the smaller brown triangle onto the larger black triangle.

Nose

Row 1: in black yarn ch 2, inc in the 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, turn (2)

Row 2: 2 sc, ch 1, turn (2)

Row 3: 2 inc, ch 1, do not turn, sc across the edge to end, 2 sc in the tip of the nose then continue sc down the other edge to end. Fasten off.

Tail

Round 1: In black 6 sc in magic ring

Round 2: sc to end of round (6)

Round 3:  inc, 5 sc (7)

Round 4:  inc, 6 sc  (8)

Sc for 9 rounds

Fasten off

Assembly 

For a step-by-step photo guide to assembling your amigurumi German Shepherd, check out the full pattern HERE.

Use a yarn needle to sew all the parts together. I would recommend starting by adding the nose, eyes and ears to the head. Then sew the legs, head and tail onto the body.

Finished your amigurumi German Shepherd? Don’t forget to upload a photo to the Ravelry projects page or share it on social media and tag @Willow_Crochet

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