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Dachshund Amigurumi Pattern

This is my Dachshund Amigurumi pattern – a great project for intermediate as well as seasoned crocheters! 

Some of you have been asking for a dachshund pattern for a long time, so here it finally is.

The sausage dog measures about 2.5 inches / 6cm in length and is about 2.25 inches / 5.5cm tall from paws to head, if using the recommended yarn weight and hook size.

You can find the free written pattern in US terms below. Hope you’ll enjoy it!

And there is also an ad-free downloadable pdf version of the dachshund amigurumi available to purchase on Etsy for a small fee. (great if you want to work on it offline)

Dachshund Amigurumi Pattern - free crochet pattern

I would love to see your little amigurumi dachshund! 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 in black and beige (I used Scheepjes Catona in Jet Black and Camel)

In the photo-tutorial I used brown instead of black. 

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

Rnd = round

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

Instructions for the dachshund amigurumi

The legs are not filled with fiberfill.

Crochet the forelegs (make 2)

Make a magic ring in beige.

Rnd 1: Sc 8 in magic ring (8)

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

Rnd 3: Sc 1, changing color to black, sc 5 (6)

Sl st in next st and fasten off.

Crochet the hind legs (make 2)

Make a magic ring in beige.

Rnd 1: Sc 8 in magic ring (8)

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

Rnd 3: Sc 1, changing color to black, sc 5 (6)

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

Sl st in next st and fasten off.

Shape the paws (repeat 4 times)

Shape the paw, using the long yarn end outside of the leg. Thread it on the yarn needle and insert it in the center of the magic ring to where you want the front of the paw to be. [img 1]

Then stitch through the magic ring center again, to the left of the first stitch you made. [img 2] 

Next, stitch through the magic ring center again, to the right of the first stitch you made. [img 3]

Now stitch through the magic ring center one last time and weave in the yarn end at the back of the paw. [img 4]

Now the paw is slightly flattened.

Crochet the belly in black  

Ch 8 in black

Rnd 1: Sc 6 (starting in 2nd ch), sc 4 in last ch, sc in other side of 5 ch, sc 3 in last ch (18)

Rnd 2: Sc 8 around hind leg, sc 7, sc 6 around foreleg, sc 2, sc 6 around foreleg, sc 7, sc 8 around hind leg, sc 2 (46)

In rnd 2 you will crochet the legs on. I guide you through every step of this round with help of the images below.

The beginning of the round marks the back of the body. Therefore, the paws should all face in the opposite direction when they are crocheted on. [img 1]

Start single crocheting in one of the hind legs at the center of the inner leg. [img 2]

This will ensure that the paw faces forward. Crochet in all 8 sts of the hind leg.

Sc in the next 7 stitches of the belly. [img 3]

Then start crocheting in the first foreleg, in the stitch at the back of the leg that is slightly inward facing. [img 4]

Sc in the next 2 stitches of the belly. Then sc in the second foreleg. Again, start crocheting in the foreleg in the stitch in the back that is slightly inward facing. [img 5]

Sc in the next 7 stitches of the belly. Then start crocheting in the second hind leg in the stitch at the center of the inner leg. [img 6] Crochet in all 8 sts of the second hind leg. 

Sc in 2 remaining stitches (46)

This is how the dog looks from below, once the round is complete. [img 7]

Use the yarn ends to close the gaps between legs and belly with 1 to 2 stitches each. [img 8] 

Weave in those yarn ends and cut the rest shorter, if needed.

Rnd 3: Dec, sc 5, dec 2, sc 3, dec, sc 4, dec 2, sc 4, dec, sc 3, dec 2, sc 5, dec, sc 2 (36)

Rnd 4 and 5 (2 rnds): Sc 36 (36)

Continue with the back

Rnd 6: Sc 13, ch 4 [img 1], sk 8 [img 2], sc 15 (32)

The 8 stitches that you skip in round 6 should be in the center front of the body.
This forms the opening for the neck.

Rnd 7: [dec, sc 1]*4, sc 8, [dec, sc 1]*4 (24)

Crochet in BLO of the 4 chains. [img 3]

Fill the body with fiberfill. [img 4]

Rnd 8: Dec 12 (12)
Rnd 9: Dec 6 (6)

Fasten off and close the round. Weave in the yarn end.

Crochet the neck

Make a slip knot loop and join the black yarn at the left corner of the neck opening. [img 5]

Rnd 1: Sc 12 (12) (8 out of sc stitches and 4 out of other side of ch stitches) [img 6]

Rnd 2: Sc 12 (12)

Rnd 3: [sc 1, dec]*4 (8)

Sl st in next st and fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Fill the neck with fiberfill. [img 7]

Crochet the head

Cut 2 x approx. 40cm / 16” long pieces of yarn in black. You will need them later for the eyelids.

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

Rnd 2: [inc 1, sc 1]*3 (9)

Rnd 3: Sc 8, sc 1 changing to black (9)

Rnd 4: [inc 1, sc 2]*3 (12)

Rnd 5: Sc 5, inc 3, sc 4 (15)

Rnd 6: Sc 5, [inc 1, sc 1]*3, sc 4 (18)

Rnd 7 and 8: Sc 18 (18)

Insert and embroider the eyes

Insert the safety eyes between round 4 and 5 with about 4 stitches space in between. [img 1]

Do not secure them yet. First, embroider the eyelids.

Thread one of the pieces of yarn (you set aside earlier) on a yarn needle. Stitch from the inside of the head out, near the lower, outer corner of the eye. [img 2]

Then bring the needle back to the inside of the head, near the lower, inner corner of the eye. [img 3]

Next, stitch from the inside out, near the upper, inner corner of the eye. [img 4]

Then bring the needle back to the inside of the head, in the same spot of the lower, inner corner of the eye. [img 5]

Now bring the needle forward again, in the same spot of the upper, inner corner of the eye. [img 6]

Then bring the needle back to the inside of the head, in the same spot of the lower, outer corner of the eye. [img 7]

Tie the yarn ends together on the inside of the head. [img 8]

Repeat these steps for the other eye. Secure the safety eyes.

Embroider the nose

Embroider the nose, using an approx. 50cm/20” long piece of black embroidery floss and a large eyed sewing needle.

When embroidering, make sure to stitch through the fibers, not in between stitches.

This way you have more control over the position of the stitch, because the thread does not have room to move around.

Insert the needle in the lower part of rnd 1, at the center of the face. Make a short, diagonal upward stitch (aligning with the upper corner of the eye). [img 1] 

Leave a long enough thread end to later embroider the mouth with (about 15cm/6”).

Then insert the needle in the same lower center spot and make a diagonal upward stitch to the right, mirroring the previous stitch. [img 2]

Now you can fill this v-shape that you embroidered by repeatedly stitching into the same spot in the lower center through to a spot right next to a previous stitch you made.

Work from one side to the other until the nose is filled. [img 3 and 4]

Then stitch in the same spot through to one of the upper corners of the triangle. [img 5]

Next, stitch in the other upper corner to the inside of the head to create a neat upper angle. [img 6]

Now embroider the mouth, using the other thread end. Insert the needle approx. 1 row downward from the lower corner of the nose. Make an approx. 2 sc st long, slightly diagonally upward facing stitch to the left. [img 7]

Then stitch through the same center spot of the mouth again, making an evenly long, slightly diagonally upward facing stitch to the right. [img 8]

Next, make a stitch in the same center spot of the mouth through to the inside of the head. [img 9]

Tie the ends together inside the head. See result in img 10.

Fill the head with fiberfill.

Rnd 9: [sc 1, dec]*6 (12)

Fill the head with more fiberfill, if necessary.

Rnd 10: Dec 6 times (6)

Fasten off and close the round. Weave in the yarn end.

Rnd 9: [sc 1, dec]*6 (12)

Fill the head with more fiberfill if necessary.

Rnd 10: Dec 6 times (6)

Fasten off and close the round. Weave in the yarn end.

Crochet the ears in black (make 2)

Ch 3, leaving a long yarn end for sewing.

R 1 to 3: Sc 2, ch 1, turn (2)

R 4: Sk 1, sc 1, ch 1, turn (1)

R 5: Sc 1 (1) [img 1]

Sc 11 all around the ear as follows: sc 1 in the side of each row [img 1], sc 1 in the other side of one of the base chains [img 2], sc 1 in the other side of each row. [img 3 and 4] 

Fasten off with an invisible finish.

Don’t weave in the yarn ends yet.

Crochet the tail in black

Ch 7, sc 6, starting in the 2nd ch (6)

Fasten off, leaving a long yarn end for sewing.

Assembly

Attach the ears between round 8 and 9 of the head with about 3 stitches space in between. [img 1]

Use one yarn end to sew the ear on the head. Bring the other yarn end 2 stitches down on the head, below eye level. [img 2]

Then stitch through the tip of the ear to attach it to this part of the head. [img 3]

Stitch through the ear and head once more. [img 4]

Weave in the yarn end [img 5] and repeat on the other side. 

Generously fill the neck with fiberfill and sew the head on the body, using the long yarn end of the neck, alternating between stitches through the head and neck. [img 1]

Sew the tail centered on the rear between rnd 5 and 6. [img 2]

Weave in the yarn ends and cut them short.

And that’s it! Your dachshund is complete!

Thank you so much for visiting! And thank you for using my pattern! I hope you enjoyed it!

You can pin this dachshund amigurumi pattern here for later.

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Happy creating!

Stella xx

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