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This week’s free crochet pattern is this little tiger amigurumi which stands at about 4 inches tall. Being so small means it won’t take you long to make it and doesn’t require too much yarn – roughly 70 yards of DK weight yarn. It’s the perfect project to use up yarn left over from other projects. The pattern is simple, easy to follow and you’ll only need knowledge of a few basic stitches and how to do colour changes in order to make it.

To get started you’ll need three different colours of DK yarn – orange, white and black. I’ve used Hayfield Bonus DK and James C Brett Top Value DK but you can use any brand you like. You’ll also need a 3.5mm hook, stuffing and plastic eyes. You don’t have to use the plastic eyes, instead you could embroider the eyes on with black yarn but I highly recommend The Craft Factory Toy Eyes Solid Black – 9mm if you do want to use plastic eyes.

Once you’ve made your tiger amigurumi, upload some pictures of it to the Ravelry projects page so everyone can see!

Materials

Orange yarn: Hayfield Bonus DK – Burnt Orange 647

White yarn: James C Brett Top Value DK – 8428

Black yarn: 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)

Yardage

Approx. 70 yards

Gauge

6 stitches and 7 rows = 1 inch

Size

4 inches tall

Abbreviations 

US Terms

sc – single 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 white 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 orange yarn on the last st. (36) 

Round 7 – 10: sc to end of round

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

Round 5 – 6: sc to end of round

Change to orange yarn

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

Round 8: *4 sc, inc* twice, 10 sc, *4 sc, inc* twice change to black yarn on last stitch (34)

Round 9: 5 sc, inc, 27 sc, inc change to orange yarn on last stitch (36)

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

Round 11: 7 sc, inc, 29 sc, inc change to black yarn on last stitch(40)

Round 12: sc to end of round change to orange yarn on last stitch

Round 13: sc to end of round 

Round 14: sc to end of round change to black yarn on last stitch

Round 15: *8 sc, dec* Repeat to end of round change to orange yarn on last stitch (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 (10)

Round 22: *1 sc, dec* Repeat to end of round (6)

Round 23: dec to end of round

Fasten off and sew the hole closed

Legs

Round 1: In white 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)

Sc for the next 10 rounds changing between orange and black yarn every two rounds

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

 

Ears

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: sc to end of round

Fold flat and sc across the top to close

 

Nose

Row 1: In black ch 5

Row 2: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in the remaining 3 chs, ch 1, turn

Row 3: dec twice, ch1, turn

Row 4: dec

Fasten off

 

Eyes 

Round 1: In white 6 sc in magic ring sl st with first st

Fasten off

 

Tail

Round 1: In white 6 sc in magic ring

Sc for 3 rounds

Change to orange yarn

Sc for 7 rounds changing between orange and black yarn every two rounds

Fasten off

 

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 (the picture below may help show you where the pieces should go).

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