*Free* Crochet Pattern Buddy (small rat) from Nut Job 2

Once you have made Mr Feng, you now need Buddy!  He is quick and easy to make!

buddy

 

Skill level: beginner. worked in sc rounds and rows

Materials

  • 3.5 crochet hook
  • yarn in:
    • grey
    • pink
    • aran (off-white)
    • white
  • white felt
  • pink felt
  • green safety eyes (not recommended for infants under 3)
  • white thread
  • sewing needle
  • yarn needle
  • stuffing
  • felt glue

 

Abbreviations

ch = chain

hk = hook

sc = single crochet

sl st = slip stitch

sc2tog – single crochet 2 stitches together = decrease

st = stitch

ea = each

fo = fasten off

fsc = foundation single crochet (alternatively make 1 extra ch and sc down)

 

Starting with the snout in grey:

the head starts with the snout first

Rd 1: ch 2, 6sc in 2nd ch from hk (6)

Rd 2: sc around (6)

Rd 3: (sc, 2sc) around (9)

Rd 4: sc around (9)

Rd 5: (sc in 2, 2sc) (12)

Rd 6: sc around (12)

Rd 7: sc in 3, 2sc in 6, sc in 3 (18)

Rd 8-10: sc around (18)

Rd 11: (sc, sc2tog) around (12)

Pause here to create facial features:

Nose in pink:

Rd 1, ch 2, 4 sc in 2nd ch from hk (4)

Rd 2-3: sc around (4). sl st, fo, stuff and sew to the snout

Eyes:

Cut two pieces of white felt much larger than the safety eyes. Cut a small hole in the middle.  Insert safety eyes into the felt. Cut out two under eyepieces in pink felt and sew to the bottom of the eye whites.  Position onto the head as shown in the picture.  Insert the safety eyes into the head and snap on the inside. Sew the felt to the face. Fasten the safety eyes.

Make 2 eyelids in grey:

Row 1: ch5. fo and sew directly above the eye whites.

Ears (make 2)

In pink:

Rd 1, ch 2, 6sc in 2nd ch from hk (6)

Rd 2: 2sc around (12) sl st, FO

In grey:

Rd 1, ch 2, 6sc in 2nd ch from hk (6)

Rd 2: 2sc around (12)

Hold the grey and pink circles together:

Rd 3: sc through both the pink and grey st around (12)

Rd 4: 2hdc, sc, 2hdc, 4sc (9) leaving 3 unworked st

sl st fo and sew to the head with the hdc side on the bottom

Whiskers:

Tie white yarn on either side of snout before the nose.  Separate the strands of yarns and trim

Cheek Hair

Tie grey yarn to Buddy’s cheeks.  Separate the strands of yarn into its 4 sections.  Use a round or steel brush to make it fuzzy and trim.

Close the face:

Stuff firmly

Rd 12: sc2tog  (6) sl st, FO and sew closed

 

Body in grey:

Rd 1: Fsc 8, sl st closed and continue working in rounds

Rd 2-7: sc around (8)

Rd 8: increase in 2 st in the front center (stomach), sc around (12)

Rd 11: sc2tog around (5)

sl st, FO, stuff and sew closed

 

Underbelly in off-white

ch 11, sc in 5, hdc in 4, 2hdc, (crochet in other side of ch) hdc in 4, sc in 4.

sl st, fo, sew to stomach with the thinner end placed under the neck

 

Arms (make 2)

attach grey with a sl st and sc, ch 4, sc down the ch and sl st to body. fo. weave in the ends.

Hands (make 2)

Attach pink with a sl st and sc to arms. Sc beside joining sc.

sl st, fo, sew in the ends to shape

 

Legs (make 2)

Rd 1: ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hk (6)

Rd 2: 2sc around (12)

Rd 3: sc around (12)

sl st, stuff lightly and sew

Feet in pink

Row 1: ch 4, sc in 3, sl st and sew to the legs

 

Tail

Attach pink to Buddy’s bottom with a sl st and sc, fsc 12, ch 10, knot twice and fo

 

Enjoy your own Buddy!

 

Pattern Donation

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