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Little Fox Amigurumi

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

Some of you have asked me for more woodland animals, so I thought a little fox is a must for our collection. The pattern is accompanied by a 2 part video tutorial which you can refer to if you need visual guidance for any of the steps. Please let me know anytime if you have any questions. 🙂

The little fox measures about 2.5 inches / 6.3cm in length and is about 3 inches / 7.5cm 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!

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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 fox amigurumi

DK/light worsted weight yarn (I used Rico Creative Ricorumi in Fox (025), Chocolate (057) and Cream (002)

Black embroidery floss

2.5mm crochet hook / B-1 or C-2

Yarn needle (preferably with a bent tip)

Large eyed sewing needle

5mm safety eyes

Fiber fill

Stitch marker

Sewing pins

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 Fox Amigurumi

Crochet the legs

The legs are not filled with fiberfill.

Crochet the forelegs (make 2)

Rnd 1: Sc 8 in magic ring in brown, leaving the yarn tail outside your work (8)

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

Rnd 3: Sc 6 (6)

Rnd 4: Inc 1, sc 2, inc 1, sc 1, sc 1 changing to red (8)

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

Rnd 6: Sc 6 (6)

Sl st in next st and fasten off.

Crochet the hind legs (make 2)

Rnd 1: Sc 8 in magic ring in brown, leaving the yarn tail outside your work (8)

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

Rnd 3: Sc 6 (6)

Rnd 4: Inc 1, sc 2, inc 1, sc 1, sc 1 changing to red (8)

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

Rnd 6: [inc 1, sc 2]*2 (8)

Sl st in next st and fasten off.

Shape the paws (repeat 4 times)

Shape the paw, using the long yarn tail outside of the leg. Thread it on a yarn needle and insert it in the center of the magic ring, exiting through the front of the paw (opposite side of where the yarn tail comes out). [img 1]

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

Then stitch through the magic ring center again, exiting close to the first stitch you
made, on the right side of it. [img 3]

Now stitch through the magic ring center once again, this time exiting at the back of
the leg, where you can weave in the yarn end. The paw should now be slightly flattened. [img 4]

Crochet the belly

Fill the body generously with fiberfill as you go.

Ch 4 in white

Rnd 1: Sc 2 (starting in 2nd ch), sc 4 in last ch, sc 1 in other side of ch, sc 2 in last ch, sc 1 in same ch changing to red (10)
Rnd 2: Sc 8 around hind leg, sc 3, around foreleg: [sc 4, sc 1 changing to white, sc 1], sc 2, around foreleg: [sc 1 changing to red, sc 5], sc 3, sc 8 around hind leg, sc 2 (38)

In rnd 2 you will crochet the legs on, as well as change colors and use the tapestry technique. 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 st of the hind leg.

From here on you will use the tapestry technique, meaning that you will carry the white yarn through the red stitches and vice versa when changing colors. I like to hold both yarn colors with my index finger, with the color I am crocheting with on top.
You could also leave the color that is to be carried through the stitches hanging loose, if you find that easier.

If you struggle with this method altogether, you could instead do regular color changes and leave the yarn ends hanging inside the amigurumi (intarsia technique).

Sc in the next 3 stitches of the belly, pulling the red yarn through behind the white yarn [img 3 to 4], pulling it through the stitch [img 5] and picking the red yarn up from over the white yarn [img 6]. Pull the yarn through both loops on the hook. [img 7]

Give the yarn that you carry through a gentle tuck once in a while to make sure it doesn’t show through in between stitches.

Start crocheting in the first foreleg in the stitch at the back of the leg, that is slightly inward facing. [img 8]

Sc in the next 4 sts of the foreleg, then change color to white in the 5th sc of the foreleg. [img 9]

Now you will carry the red yarn through the white stitches and the white yarn goes on top, if you hold both yarns with your index finger. Or drop the red yarn and crochet around it with the white yarn.

Sc in the last stitch of the foreleg, picking up the white yarn behind the red yarn. [img 10] Pull it through the stitch, then pick up the white yarn again, reaching over the red yarn [img 11] and pull it through the two loops on your hook. [img 12]

Sc in the next 2 stitches of the chest. Sc in the first stitch of the second foreleg, changing back to red. Again, start crocheting in the foreleg in the stitch in the back, that it slightly inward facing.

Pick up the white yarn from behind the red yarn and pull it through the stitch. [img 13]

Then pick up the red yarn and pull it through both white loops. [img 14 and 15]

Here you can drop the white yarn and continue crocheting in red without carrying the white yarn through the stitches. You will rejoin it in the next round when you get to the chest again.

Sc in remaining 5 sts of the foreleg, sc in 3 sts of the belly. Then start crocheting in the second hind leg in the stitch at the center of the inner leg. [img 16] Crochet in all 8 sts of the second hind leg, sc in 2 remaining sts (38)

This is how the fox looks from below. [img 17] Use some of the yarn ends to close the gaps between legs and belly. [img 18 and 19]

Rnd 3: Dec, sc 5, dec, sc 1, dec, sc 2, sc 1 changing to white (You can rejoin the white
yarn without cutting it. Just make sure that there is not too much tension on it, so that
the shape of the amigurumi won’t be affected), sc 1, dec 2, sc 1 changing to red, sc 3,
dec, sc 1, dec, sc 5, dec, sc 2 (30)

Rnd 4 and 5: Sc 11, sc 1 changing to white, sc 3, sc 1 changing to red, sc 14 (30)

Rnd 6: Sc 10, leave the white yarn in the opening for the neck without fastening it off,
ch 4, sk 8, sc 12 (26) [img 1 and 2]

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. [img 2]

Continue with the back in red:

Rnd 7: Sc 1, dec, sc 2, dec, sc 1, dec, sc in BLO of 4 chains [img 3], dec, sc 1, dec, sc 2, dec, sc 3 (20) [img 4]

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

Fill the body with fiberfill.

Rnd 9: Dec 7 times (7)

Fasten off, close the round and weave in the yarn end.

Crochet the neck

Carry the red yarn through the white stitches. You don’t need to carry the white yarn through the red stitches.

Make a loop with the red yarn and join it at the corner of the neck, right next to the first of 8 skipped stitches. [img 5]

Rnd 7: Sc 1, sc 1 changing to white [img 6], sc 3, sc 1 changing to red, sc 6 (12)
(sc the last 4 sts out of the other side of the ch stitches [img 7])
Rnd 8: Sc 1, sc 1 changing to white, sc 3, sc 1 changing to red, sc 6 (12)
Rnd 9: Dec changing to white, sc 1, dec, sc 1 changing to red, [dec, sc 1]*2 (8)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing in both colors. [img 8]

Crochet the head

Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring in white (6)
Rnd 2: Sc 1, inc 1, sc 1, inc 1 changing to red in 2nd sc, sc 1, inc 1 (9)
Rnd 3: Sc 1 changing to white, sc 1, inc 1, sc 2, inc 1 changing to red in 2nd sc, sc 2, inc 1 (12)
Rnd 4: Sc 1, sc 1 changing to white, sc 1, inc 1, sc 3, sc 1 changing to red, inc 4 (17)
Rnd 5: Sc 1, sc 1 changing to white, sc 6, sc 1 changing to red, sc 2, [inc 1, sc 1]*3 (20)
Rnd 6: Sc 1, sc 1 changing to white, inc 1, sc 5, inc 1 changing to red in 2nd sc, sc 11 (22)
Rnd 7: Sc 2, sc 1 changing to white, sc 7, sc 1 changing to red, sc 11 (22)

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

Embroider the nose and mouth

Embroider the nose, using an approx. 30cm/12” 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 from the inside out, close to the center of the magic ring. [img 2]

Make an approx. 1 sc stitch wide, diagonal upward stitch (aligning with the eye). [img 3]

Then insert the needle in the same center spot and make a diagonal upward stitch to the left, mirroring the previous stitch and aligning with the other eye. [img 4]

Now you can fill this v-shape that you embroidered by repeatedly stitching into a spot right next to the previous stitch you made, through to the same spot in the center. [img 5 to 7]

Then embroider the mouth by inserting the needle approx. 1 sc st below the same center spot, making an approx. 1 sc st long stitch to the left, more or less between rnd 1 and 2. [img 8]

Stitch through the center spot of the mouth again, making an equally long, symmetrical stitch on the right side. [img 9]
Now insert the needle in the center spot of the mouth once again and bring the thread to the inside of the head. [img 10]
Tie the thread ends together inside the head. [img 11]

Fill the head generously with fiberfill and continue crocheting as follows.

Rnd 8: [sc 5, dec]*2, sc 6, dec (19)

Rnd 9: [sc 1, dec]*6, sc 1 (13)

Rnd 10: Dec 6 times, sc 1 (7)

Close the round and weave in the yarn end.

Crochet the ears in brown (make 2)

Rnd 1: Sc 4 in magic ring (4)

Rnd 2: [inc 1, sc 1]*2 (6)

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

Fasten off, leaving a long enough yarn end for sewing the ears on.

Thread an approx. 40cm / 16” long, white piece of yarn on a yarn needle. Embroider 3 stitches to the front of each ear by inserting the needle in the opening of the ear, through the center of the magic ring. [img 1]

Repeat this step 2 more times. [img 2 and 3]

Catch a loop at the base of the ear to make the final stitch. [img 4 and 5]

You will weave the white yarn ends in on the head when attaching the ears.

Crochet the tail

Rnd 1: Sc 4 in magic ring in brown (4)

Rnd 2: Inc 4 (8)

Rnd 3: [sc 1, inc 1]*3, sc 1, inc 1 changing to red in 2nd sc (12)

Rnd 4: [sc 3, inc 1]*3 (15)

Rnd 5: Sc 15 (15)

Rnd 6: [sc 3, dec]*3 (12)

Rnd 7: Sc 12 (12)

Only fill the lower third of the tail lightly with fiberfill.

Rnd 8: [sc 2, dec]*3 (9)

Rnd 9 to 11 (3 rnds): Sc 9 (9)

Rnd 12: Dec, sc 7 (8)

Rnd 13: Dec, sc 6 (7)

Rnd 14: Dec, sc 5 (6)

Fasten off, leaving a long enough yarn end for sewing the tail on.

Assembly

Pin the ears in place in between rnd 6 and 7 of the head with 4 stitches space in between. [img 1 and 2]

First attach them by weaving the white yarn ends in on the white part of the head. Then sew the ears on properly, using the brown yarn ends. Weave them in and cut them short.

Generously fill the neck with fiberfill.

Sew the head on the neck opening with the white parts aligning. [img 3]

Use the white yarn end to sew the white part of the head on the white part of the neck.

Use the red yarn end to sew the red part of the head on the red part of the neck.

Weave in the yarn ends and cut them short.

Sew the tail on the body, centered on the back. [img 4]

Weave in the yarn ends and cut them short.

Your little fox is now complete! Thank you so much for visiting! And thank you for using my pattern! I hope you enjoyed it!

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