Puppy Free Crochet Pattern - Jack Russel Amigurumi
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Puppy Amigurumi – Jack Russel Terrier Free Crochet Pattern

This free crochet pattern for my little puppy amigurumi is a great project for intermediate as well as seasoned crocheters! 

Some of you have asked me for a Jack Russel Terrier, so here he is. His head is really big, so he could also be a puppy. But that’s part of why he’s cute I guess. He or she still needs a name by the way, so let me know in the comments if you have any suggestion. 🙂

Puppy Amigurumi - Jack Russel Terrier Free Crochet Pattern

I would love to see your little amigurumi dog! Share your creation on Instagram and tag me @stellasyarnuniverse for the monthly chance to win a pdf pattern of your choice from my Etsy shop! Winners are announced on my Instagram page @stellasyarnuniverse every 1st of the month!

This pattern is written in American crochet terms. You can find a conversion chart below.

Crochet Conversion Chart

Materials and tools you need to make the puppy amigurumi

DK/light worsted weight cotton yarn (I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in Champagne White and Coffee Bean

Black embroidery thread

2.5mm hook/B-1 or C-2 

5mm safety eyes 

Yarn needle (preferably with a bent tip)

Large eyed sewing needle

Stitch marker 

Sewing pins 

Fiber fill

Small flat pliers (optional)

Abbreviations

R = row

Rd = rd

St(s) = stitch(es)

Ch = chain

Sc = single crochet

Inc = single crochet 2 in same st

BLO = back loops

Dec = invisible decrease: Insert hook in front loops of next 2 sts, yarn over, pull through both front loops, yarn over, pull through 2 remaining loops

BLO dec = back loop decrease: Insert hook in back loops of next 2 sts, yarn over, pull through both back loops, yarn over, pull through 2 remaining loops

[…] = series of stitches to be repeated

*… = times the series of stitches is to be repeated

(…) = stitch count once round is complete

You can find the accompanying video tutorial here:

Instructions for the puppy amigurumi

Crochet the forelegs in cream (make 2)

Rnd 1: Sc 8 in magic ring (8)

Rnd 2: In BLO: [sc 2, dec]*2 (6)

Rnd 3: Sc 6 (6)

Rnd 4: [sc 2, inc 1]*2 (8)

Rnd 5: [sc 2, dec]*2 (6)

Rnd 6: Sc 6 (6)

Crochet the hind legs in cream (make 2)

Rnd 1: Sc 8 in magic ring (8)

Rnd 2: In BLO: [sc 2, dec]*2 (6)

Rnd 3: Sc 6 (6)

Rnd 4: [sc 2, inc 1]*2 (8)

Rnd 5: [sc 2, dec]*2 (6)Rnd 6: Sc 6 (6)

Rnd 7: [sc 2, inc 1]*2 (8)

Crochet the belly in cream 

Ch 4

Rnd 1: Sc 2 (starting in 2nd ch), sc 4 in last ch, sc 1 in other side of ch, sc 3 in last ch (10)

Rnd 2: Sc 8 around hind leg, sc 3, sc 6 around foreleg, sc 2, sc 6 around foreleg, sc 3, sc 8 around hind leg, sc 2 (38)

Rnd 3: Dec, sc 5, dec, sc 1, dec, sc 4, dec 2, sc 4, dec, sc 1, dec, sc 5, dec 1, sc 2 (30)

Rnd 4: Sc 3, sc 1 changing to brown, sc 1, sc 1 changing to white, sc 24 (30)

Rnd 5: Sc 2, sc 1 changing to brown, sc 3, sc 1 changing to white, sc 23 (30)

Rnd 6: Sc 1, sc 1 changing to brown, sc 4, sc 1 changing to white, sc 4, ch 4, sk 8, sc 11 (26)

Continue with the back

Rnd 7: Sc 1, sc 1 changing to brown, dec, sc 1, sc 1 changing to white, dec, [sc 2, dec]*4, sc 2 (20) (treat the 4 chains as regular stitches and decrease in the front loops of them. You can see how I did that at 01:07:55 in my video tutorial)

Fasten off brown yarn.

Rnd 8: Sc 2, [dec, sc 1]*6 (14)

Crochet the neck

Rnd 7 and 8: Sc 12 (12) (8 out of sc stitches and 4 out of other side of ch stitches)

Rnd 9: [sc 1, dec]*4 (8)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Crochet the head

Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring in white (6)

Rnd 2: Inc 6 (12)

Rnd 3: Sc 12 (12)

Rnd 4: Sc 6, Sc 1 changing to brown, sc 1, inc 1 changing to white in the 2nd sc, inc 1, inc 1 changing to brown in 1st sc, inc 1 changing to white in 2nd sc (16)

Rnd 5: Sc 6, sc 1 changing to brown, sc 2, inc 1, inc 1 changing to white in 1st sc, inc 1, inc 1 changing to brown in 1st sc, inc 1, sc 1, sc 1 changing to white (21)

Rnd 6: Sc 6, sc 1 changing to brown, sc 4, sc 1 changing to white, sc 3, sc 1 changing to brown, sc 4, sc 1 changing to white (21)

Rnd 7: Sc 6, sc 1 changing to brown, sc 4, sc 1 changing to white, sc 4, sc 1 changing to brown, sc 3, sc 1 changing to white (21)

Embroider the nose. Insert the safety eyes.

Rnd 8: Sc 5, dec changing to brown, sc 4, Sc 1 changing to white, dec, sc 2, Sc 1 changing to brown, sc 2, dec changingto white (18)

Start filling the head.

Rnd 9: [sc 1, dec]*2, sc 1 changing to brown, dec, sc 1 changing to white, dec, sc 1, dec, sc 1 changing to brown, dec changing to white (12)

Fill the head with more fiber fill if necessary.

Rnd 10: Dec 6 times (6)

Fasten off, leaving a long yarn end for sewing. Sew the tail on between round 6 and 7 of the body, centred in the back.

Your little dog is now complete! 

Puppy Amigurumi - Jack Russel Terrier Free Crochet Pattern

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Happy creating!

6 Comments

  • Karen Snell

    He’s adorable, how about one of these names for him/her…….
    Barkley
    Benson
    George
    Henry
    Alfonso
    Charlie
    Peter
    Suzie
    Wellington
    Dana

    I have more ideas if you want them lol
    Big hugs
    Kas xxxxxxxx

  • Renee

    hi stella…i’m new to your site & i love your creations…

    this little terrier puppy is soooo cute…i’ll be making one or more…lol

    i recently made cat paw chair boots for my kitchen set BUT instead of having all cat paws…
    i designed a little mouse for 1/2 of my chairs…they are so cute and the cat & mouse theme is fun…

    i would like to make something in the line of a tabby cat…gray and tan multi stippped, white bib, white snoute, all white paws…some longer than others…

    do you have anything along that line?…i am gamed to try almost anything to imortalize my purrferct minette…

    thanks for sharing your talents…

    stay well…stay safe

    • stellasophia

      Hi Renee, thank you so much for your lovely comment. I’m so glad you like my pup. 🙂 Your cat and mouse chair boots sound sooo cute! 😀 <3 I would love to make a tabby cat, especially if it will remind you of your dear Minette. I have a little sitting cat pattern so far, which you can find here: http://stellasyarnuniverse.com/little-amigurumi-cat-free-crochet-pattern/ I would love to crochet a standing multicoloured cat though. Thank you so much for the suggestion. Keep well and stay safe too. xxx

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