This week’s free crochet pattern was going to be a red panda but, I ran out of red yarn half way through making it so instead I made a raccoon! Thankfully these two animals look very similar so I didn’t have to make too many changes to the pattern to make a raccoon. Of course, I hope to get the red panda pattern uploaded in a few weeks once I order more yarn as well.

This little amigurumi raccoon sits at about 4 inches once complete. It is made using a dk weight yarn (you’ll need grey, black and white) and a 3.5mm hook. I’ve used James C Brett Top Value DK to make my raccoon but you can use any brand which suits you. For the eyes, I’ve used The Craft Factory Toy Eyes Solid Black – 9mm, these plastic eyes look great but if you prefer you can embroider on the eyes with some white or grey yarn.

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Materials

Black yarn: James C Brett Top Value DK – 8430

White yarn: James C Brett Top Value DK – 8428

Grey yarn: James C Brett Top Value DK – 8429

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

Stuffing

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Yardage

Approx. 70 yards

Gauge

6 stitches and 7 rows = 1 inch

Hook

3.5mm (E USA)

Size

4 inches tall

Abbreviations 

US Terms

sc – single crochet

hdc – half double crochet

dc – double crochet

trc – treble crochet

ch – chain

dec – single crochet 2 together

inc – 2 single crochet in one stitch 

st/s – stitch/es 

Body

Round 1:  Using grey 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 (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 closed

Head

Round 1: In white yarn 6 sc into magic ring

Round 2: 6 inc (12)

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

Round 4-5: sc to end of round

Round 6: change to grey yarn and *2 sc, inc* Repeat to end of round (24)

Round 7: *3 sc, inc* Repeat to end of round (30)

Round 8: *4 sc, inc* twice, 10 sc, *4 sc, inc* twice (34)

Round 9: 5 sc, inc, 27 sc, inc (36)

Round 10: 6 sc, inc, 28 sc, inc (38)

Round 11: 7 sc, inc, 29 sc, inc (40)

Round 12 – 14: sc to end of round

Round 15: *8 sc, dec* Repeat to end of round (36)

Round 16:  *7 sc, dec* Repeat to end of round (32)

Round 17: *6 sc, dec* Repeat to end of round (28)

Round 18: *5 sc, dec* Repeat to end of round (24)

Round 19: *4 sc, dec* Repeat to end of round (20)

Round 20: *3 sc, dec* Repeat to end of round (16)

Stuff the head

Round 21: *2 sc, dec* Repeat to end of round (12)

Round 22: *1 sc, dec* Repeat to end of round (8)

Add more stuffing

Round 23: dec to end of round

Fasten off and sew the hole closed

Legs

Round 1: In black yarn 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)

Change to grey yarn and Sc for next 11 rounds

Stuff the paw but leave the legs flat then sc across the top of the leg to close

Ears

Round 1: In grey yarn 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)

Fold flat and sc across the top to close

Eyes 

Row 1: in black yarn ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from the hook and remaining 2 chs, ch1, turn (3)

Row 2: inc, sc, inc

Fasten off

Attach white yarn in the last stitch you just worked and sc along the curved edge.

Fasten off

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 (4)

Fasten off

Tail

Round 1: In black yarn 6 sc in magic ring

Round 2: 6 inc (12)

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

Sc for the next 21 rounds changing colour between black and grey every three rows.

Stuff the tail

Fasten off

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

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