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Puppy Amigurumi – Jack Russel Terrier Free Crochet Pattern

Puppy Free Crochet Pattern - Jack Russel Amigurumi

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. 🙂

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.

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

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

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 with black embroider floss and a large eyed sewing needle. You can see how I did it here.

Insert the safety eyes between round 4 and 5 with about 5 stitches space in between.

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 and close the round. Weave in the yarn end.

Crochet the ears in brown (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)

Sc 12 all around the ear (5 in side of each row, 2 in other side of base chains, 5 in other side of each row). Fasten off with invisible finish. Weave in working end.

Crochet the tail in white

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 7 and 8 of the head with 5 to 6 stitches space in between.

Sew the head on the body using the long yarn end of the neck. Once the head is firmly attached use the remaining yarn end to close the two gaps on the sides where the neck begins.

Sew the tail on between round 6 and 7 of the body, centred in the back.

Your little dog is now complete! 

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Happy creating!