Crochet Pattern: Birdhouse Kawaii Cuddler by 3amgracedesigns

I’m so excited to share a guest post for an adorable (that is, kawaii!) birdhouse softie by Donna and Michealene from 3amgracedesigns. This is a beginner-friendly crochet project that can be embellished with safety eyes, embroidery, or fabric paint.

Free crochet pattern: Birdhouse Kawaii Cuddler amigurumi in assorted Red Heart yarns by 3amgracedesigns for Underground Crafter

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. Photos in this post are © 3amgracedesigns and are used with permission. Yarn support was generously provided by Red Heart.

About 3amgracedesigns

Free crochet pattern: Birdhouse Kawaii Cuddler amigurumi in assorted Red Heart yarns by 3amgracedesigns for Underground Crafter - Donna and Michaelene from 3amgracedesigns illustration

Donna Beavers & Michaelene Nelson are the crochet designing duo behind 3amgracedesigns. While a three hour time difference & 2,600 miles geographically separate them, they talk daily and draw inspiration from the maker community to create fun, original designs for their crochet-loving audience. They can accomplish anything with Jesus, enough coffee, and a good Wi-Fi connection.

When they’re not designing, they can be found spending time with their families and loudly supporting their children at their sporting competitions.

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Birdhouse Kawaii Cuddler™

Crochet Pattern by 3amgracedesigns

Free crochet pattern: Birdhouse Kawaii Cuddler amigurumi in assorted Red Heart yarns by 3amgracedesigns for Underground Crafter

Hello Makers! I’m Donna from 3amgracedesigns. We’re so honored that we get to hang out with you today!

I’m absolutely convinced the crochet community is filled with the nicest, kindest people around. I’ve met and been inspired by so many amazing human beings through Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest all via a little hashtag #crochet.

My goal for 3amgracedesigns was to give back to an amazing fiber community that supported me through some of life’s darkest challenges.  Crochet kept my hands busy when my heart was hurting over post-partum depression with my first child, unsuccessful infertility treatments trying to have a second child, and battling a rare form of cancer in 2015. Life can be hard – but crochet has always provided beauty & healing from the ashes.

Free crochet pattern: Birdhouse Kawaii Cuddler amigurumi in assorted Red Heart yarns by 3amgracedesigns for Underground Crafter - with cloud and bird

I launched 3amgracedesigns with our Big Bang Theory C2C Crochet-along. Soon after, God crossed my path with Michaelene and we connected on so many levels within our hearts. We’ve been designing together ever since. We’re 2600 miles apart in distance yet we still finish each other’s thoughts & designs in a way that astonishes us both. We can’t wait to see where God takes our Maker journey next.

Together we have designed nine C2C Crochet-alongs, our most recent being for the popular video game Fortnite. We also love all things kawaii and have designed over 100 Kawaii Cuddlers, a line inspired by our love for food with faces. They are a bit bigger than traditional amigurumi – they just have TOO much personality to be small!

Today we’re sharing our Birdhouse Kawaii Cuddler™ pattern.  This is a beginner level design and we hope you enjoy making it as much as we loved creating it for you!

Free crochet pattern: Birdhouse Kawaii Cuddler amigurumi in assorted Red Heart yarns by 3amgracedesigns for Underground Crafter - with bird

Materials

Dimensions/Gauge

  • 11” x 11.5”

Abbreviations

  • BLO – Back Loop Only – Marly Bird has a helpful video for identifying the back loop here.
  • Ch – Chain
  • Dec – Single Crochet Decrease – Fiber Flux has a helpful video for this stitch, also known as sc2tog, here.
  • FO – Fasten Off
  • HDC – Half Double Crochet
  • Inc – Single Crochet Increase
  • MR – Magic Ring – Oombawka Design has a helpful video for the magic ring here.
  • SC – Single Crochet
  • Sl St – Slip Stitch

Pattern Notes

  • This pattern uses U.S. crochet abbreviations.
  • Unless otherwise specified, you will Ch1 and turn at the end of each row throughout the pattern.
  • A photo tutorial for the whipstitch is available here.

Birdhouse Base (Make 2)

  • Row 1 – With Lavender yarn, Ch36, SC in second Ch from hook and in each Ch across (35)
  • Rows 2-3 – SC across (35)
  • FO, Weave in ends.

Birdhouse

  • Row 1 – With Waterslide yarn, into the third stitch from the right of the Birdhouse Base, SC31 (31)
  • Rows 2-28 – SC across (31)
  • Row 29 – Dec, SC27, Dec (29)
  • Row 30 – Dec, SC25, Dec (27)
  • Row 31 – Dec, SC23, Dec (25)
  • Row 32 – Dec, SC21, Dec (23)
  • Row 33 – Dec, SC19, Dec (21)
  • Row 34 – Dec, SC17, Dec (19)
  • Row 35 – Dec, SC15, Dec (17)
  • Row 36 – Dec, SC13, Dec (15)
  • Row 37 – Dec, SC11, Dec (13)
  • Row 38 – Dec, SC9, Dec (11)
  • Row 39 – Dec, SC7, Dec (9)
  • Row 40 – Dec, SC5, Dec (7)
  • Row 41 – Dec, SC3, Dec (5)
  • Row 42 – Dec, SC, Dec (3)
  • Row 43 – Dec, SC (2)
  • Row 44 – Dec (1)
  • FO, Weave in ends.
  • Using Waterslide yarn, SC along row ends of Birdhouse peak. This will allow a clean line when you whipstitch the Roof onto the Birdhouse
Free crochet pattern: Birdhouse Kawaii Cuddler amigurumi in assorted Red Heart yarns by 3amgracedesigns for Underground Crafter

Roof (Make 2)
Left Side

  • Row 1 – With Lavender yarn, Ch6, SC in second Ch from hook and in each Ch across (5)
  • Rows 2-34 – SC across (5)
  • FO, Weave in ends.
Free crochet pattern: Birdhouse Kawaii Cuddler amigurumi in assorted Red Heart yarns by 3amgracedesigns for Underground Crafter - Roof

Right Side

  • Row 1 – With Lavender yarn, into the fifth stitch from the end of Left Side Roof, SC5 along edge (5)
  • Rows 2-28 – SC across (5)
  • FO, Weave in ends.
  • Center Roof on Birdhouse. With Lavender yarn, whipstitch (see Pattern Notes) Roof into BLO of stitches along Birdhouse peak.

Bird Entrance

  • Bird Entrance is worked in a continuous round, do not join.
  • Round 1 – With Shocking Pink yarn, MR, SC6 (6)
  • Round 2 – Inc x 6 (12)
  • Round 3 – (SC, Inc) x 6 (18)
  • FO, Leave long tail for sewing.

Door

  • Row 1 – With Turqua yarn, Ch17, SC in second Ch from hook and in each Ch across (16)
  • Rows 2-18 – SC across (16)
  • Row 19 – Dec, Dec, SC8, Dec, Dec (12)
  • Row 20 – Dec, SC8, Dec (10)
  • Row 21 – Dec, HDC6, Dec (8)
  • FO, Leave long tail for sewing.

Cheeks (Make 2)

  • Round 1 – With Pink yarn, MR, SC6 (6)
  • Join. FO, Leave long tail for sewing.


Alternative to Safety Eyes (Make 2)

  • Eyes are worked in a continuous round, do not join.
  • Round 1 – With Black yarn, MR, SC6 (6)
  • Round 2 – Inc x 6 (12)
  • FO, Leave long tail for sewing.
  • You can also embroider or use puff paint to create sleepy eyes like this:
Free crochet pattern: Birdhouse Kawaii Cuddler amigurumi in assorted Red Heart yarns by 3amgracedesigns for Underground Crafter - Eyes

Assembly

  • Sew or glue Bird Entrance and Door in desired locations.
  • Place safety eyes between Rows 12-13 of Door, roughly 5 stitches apart.
  • Sew or glue Cheeks in desired location.
  • Use embroidery floss or puff paint to create mouth.
  • Align Birdhouse halves so ends of rows match. SC around both pieces to join together. If you want your edging to match  – make sure you change colors as you SC around. Stuff with Poly-Fil prior to completing stitching. Make sure you work in a counter-clockwise direction so your stitches face forward.

We hope you enjoy our new pattern. When you make a Birdhouse Kawaii Cuddler™, we’d love to see it! Tag us @3amgracedesigns on social media. We’re always available via email to 3amgracedesigns AT gmail DOT com or in our Facebook group to answer any questions you might have. Happy crocheting!

© 2019 by 3amgracedesigns and published with permission by Underground Crafter. This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate 3amgracedesigns’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. if you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: https://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2019/04/29/crochet-pattern-birdhouse-kawaii-cuddler-by-3amgracedesigns. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Crochet Pattern: Hygge Squirrel by Hooked by Kati

Hygge Squirrel, free crochet amigurumi pattern by Hooked by Kati for Underground Crafter

They say all good things must come to an end and I’m happy to share the third and final another adorable amigurumi crochet pattern in a series of guest posts by Hooked by Kati! The Hygge Squirrel is the companion of the Hygge Hedgehog and Hygge Owl.

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. Photos in this post are © Kati Brown (Hooked by Kati) and are used with permission.

About Kati Brown

Kati Brown is a designer who lives in Colorado with her husband and two sons. Kati works in bright colors and fun shapes, and she loves making anything with safety eyes. Her inspiration mostly comes from the games and imaginations of her energetic boys, who thoroughly test all amigurumi for durability and aerodynamics. She is a regular contributor to several print magazines and runs Hooked by Kati, a blog about patterns and the craft business journey. 

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Hygge Squirrel

Crochet Pattern by Hooked by Kati

Hygge Squirrel, free crochet amigurumi pattern by Hooked by Kati for Underground Crafter

The third in the Hygge amigurumi woodland creature collection, this little fellow has a bushy tail and an attitude to match.

Hygge Squirrel, free crochet amigurumi pattern by Hooked by Kati for Underground Crafter - Hygge Squirrel, Hygge Owl, and Hygge Hedgehog with yarn
  • Pattern Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Terminology Used (U.S. or U.K.): US

Finished Size

  • 7” (18 cm) tall x 4.5” wide x 4.5” (11.5 cm) deep when made with worsted weight yarn

Materials

  • Red Heart Soft worsted weight yarn, 100% acrylic, 256 yds / 5 oz / 141 g, 1 ball (20 yds) #E728 Cocoa (MC), < 1 ball #7933 Wheat (AC1)
  • Red Heart Hygge bulky yarn, 70% acrylic, 30% nylon, 132 yds / 5 oz / 141 g, 1 ball #E869 Latte (AC2).
  • G (4.25 mm) crochet hook
  • Two 15 mm brown safety eyes
  • Fairfiled Poly-Fil Fiber Filling
  • Tapestry needle
  • Straight pins
  • Stitch markers (if desired) 

Gauge

  • Gauge is not important for amigurumi. Be sure to use the same hook throughout to ensure proportional size.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.
  • AC1 – Accent Color 1
  • AC2 – Accent Color 2
  • ch – chain
  • dec – decrease (sc2tog) – Watch a helpful video tutorial by Whistle & Ivy here.
  • inc – increase (2 sc in next st)
  • MC – Main Color
  • sc – single crochet
  • sc join – With slip knot on hook, insert hook into stitch, yo, pull up a loop, yo pull through both loops on hook.
  • sl st – slip stitch

Pattern Notes

  • Work in continuous rounds unless otherwise specified by pattern.
  • For best results, assemble parts in order specified by pattern.
  • Do not weave in ends of each part until the end. This allows for repositioning of parts if needed.
  • Ch-3 at beginning of round counts as dc.
  • For more help with part attachment, check out 5 Tips for Perfect Amigurumi Part Attachment at Hooked by Kati.
Hygge Squirrel, free crochet amigurumi pattern by Hooked by Kati for Underground Crafter - Hygge Squirrel, Hygge Owl, and Hygge Hedgehog

Pattern Instructions

Body

  • With MC, ch 2.
  • Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)
  • Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (12)
  • Rnd 3: [sc, inc] 6 times. (18)
  • Rnd 4: [2 sc, inc] 6 times. (24)
  • Rnd 5: 12 sc, change to AC1, 12 sc. (24)
  • Rnd 6: Change to MC, [3 sc, inc] 3 times, change to AC1, [3 sc, inc] 3 times. (30)
  • Rnd 7: Change to MC, 15 sc, change to AC1, 15 sc. (30)
  • Rnd 8: Change to MC, [4 sc, inc] 3 times, change to AC1, [4 sc, inc] 3 times. (36)
  • Rnd 9: Change to MC, 18 sc, change to AC1, 18 sc. (36)
  • Rnd 10: Change to MC, [5 sc, inc] 3 times, change to AC1, [5 sc, inc] 3 times. (42)
  • Rnd 11: Change to MC, 21 sc, change to AC1, 21 sc. (42)
  • Rnd 12: Change to MC, [6 sc, inc] 3 times, change to AC1, [6 sc, inc] 3 times. (48)
  • Rnds 13-20: Change to MC, 24 sc, change to AC1, 24 sc. (48)
  • Rnd 21: Change to MC, [6 sc, dec] 3 times, change to AC1, [6 sc, dec] 3 times. (42)
  • Rnd 22: Change to MC, [5 sc, dec] 3 times, change to AC1, [5 sc, dec] 3 times. (36)
  • Rnd 23: Change to MC, [4 sc, dec] 3 times, change to AC1, [4 sc, dec] 3 times. (30)
  • Rnd 24: Change to MC, [3 sc, dec] 6 times. (24)
  • Rnd 25: [2 sc, dec] 6 times. (18)
  • Stuff.
  • Rnd 26: [sc, dec] 6 times. (12)
  • Rnd 27: Dec 6 times. (6)
  • Bind off leaving long tail for sewing. Thread tail through remaining 6 sts, pull tight to close. Weave in ends.

Head

  • With MC, ch 2.
  • Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)
  • Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (12)
  • Rnd 3: [2 sc, inc] 4 times. (16)
  • Rnd 4: [3 sc, inc] 4 times. (20)
  • Rnds 5-6: Sc evenly around. (20)
  • Rnd 7: [4 sc, inc] 4 times. (24)
  • Rnd 8: [5 sc, inc] 4 times. (28)
  • Rnd 9: [6 sc, inc] 4 times. (32)
  • Rnd 10: [7 sc, inc] 4 times. (36)
  • Rnds 11-16: Sc evenly around. (36)
  • Insert safety eyes between Rounds 9 and 10, 7 sts apart. Position eyes so the space between them is on a flat side of the head, giving the squirrel a flat forehead and face.
  • Rnd 17: [4 sc, dec] 6 times. (30)
  • Rnd 18: [3 sc, dec] 6 times. (24)
  • Rnd 19: [2 sc, dec] 6 times. (18)
  • Stuff.
  • Rnd 20: [sc, dec] 6 times. (12)
  • Rnd 21: Dec 6 times. (6)
  • Bind off leaving long tail for sewing. Thread yarn through remaining 6 sts and pull tight to close.
  • Attach head to narrow end of body around Round 4, between Rounds 9 and 16 of the head. Center narrow end of head over AC1 side of body.
Hygge Squirrel, free crochet amigurumi pattern by Hooked by Kati for Underground Crafter - Squirrel face detail

Ears (Make 2)

  • With MC, ch 4.
  • Row 1: 8 dc in fourth ch from hook. (see Pattern Notes) (9)
  • Sl st in top of ch-3 to join.
  • Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.
  • Sew 2 stitches of ears to head along Round 16, 8 sts apart, aligned with eyes.
Hygge Squirrel, free crochet amigurumi pattern by Hooked by Kati for Underground Crafter - Squirrel profile

Hind Legs (Make 2)

  • With MC, ch 2.
  • Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)
  • Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (12)
  • Rnd 3: [sc, inc] 6 times. (18)
  • Rnd 4: [2 sc, inc] 6 times. (24)
  • Rnd 5: [3 sc, inc] 6 times. (30)
  • Rnd 6: [4 sc, inc] 6 times. (36)
  • Rnd 7: [5 sc, inc] 6 times. (42)
  • Rnds 8-11: Sc evenly around. (42)
  • Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.
  • Attach to body between Rounds 9 and 25, equally covering MC and AC1. When leg is sewn ¾ around, stuff, then complete attachment.

Hind Feet (Make 2)

  • With AC1, ch 2.
  • Rnd 1: 5 sc in second ch from hook. (5)
  • Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (10)
  • Rnds 3-8: Sc evenly around. (10)
  • Bind off leaving long tail for sewing. Stuff lightly. Press last round of Hind Feet flat. Sewing through both layers of the last round, attach across last 4 rounds of hind legs and one round of body. Attach so that first 6 rounds of feet stick out in front of body and act as a stabilizer when body is upright.
Hygge Squirrel, free crochet amigurumi pattern by Hooked by Kati for Underground Crafter - Squirrel with Red Heart Soft and Hygge yarns

Arms (Make 2)

  • With AC1, ch 2.
  • Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)
  • Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (12)
  • Rnds 3-4: Sc evenly around. (12)
  • Rnd 5: [4 sc, dec] twice. (10)
  • Rnds 6: Change to MC, sc evenly around. (10)
  • Rnd 7-20: Sc evenly around.
  • Bind of leaving long tail for sewing. Press paw flat with a slight curve. Holding paw flat, stuff arm. Do not stuff paw. Press last round flat. Working through both layers of the last round, sew arm to body vertically between Rounds 5 and 10, 4 stitches behind the color change. Sew along arm along top and bottom for 4 stitches to tack down and hold pointing forward.

Tail

  • With AC2, ch 2.
  • Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)
  • Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (12)
  • Rnd 3: [sc, inc] 6 times. (18)
  • Rnd 4: [2 sc, inc] 6 times. (24)
  • Rnd 5: [3 sc, inc] 6 times. (30)
  • Rnd 6: [4 sc, inc] 6 times. (36)
  • Rnd 7: [5 sc, inc] 6 times. (42)
  • Rnd 8: [6 sc, inc] 6 times. (48)
  • Rnd 9: Skip 24, 24 sc. Leave skipped stitches unworked. (24)
  • Rnd 10: Sc evenly around. (24)
  • Rnd 11: [2 sc, dec] 6 times. (18)
  • Rnd 12: Sc evenly around. (18)
  • Rnd 13: [sc, dec] 6 times. (12)
  • Rnd 14: Dec 6 times. (6)
  • Bind off and weave in ends. Continue tail by working on unworked stitches from Round 9.
  • Rnd 1: Sc join (see Special Stitches), 23 sc. (24)
  • Rnd 2-16: Sc evenly around. (24)
  • Rnd 17: [2 sc, dec] 6 times. (18)
  • Stuff tail.
  • Rnd 18: [sc, dec] 6 times. (12)
  • Rnd 19: Dec 6 times. (6)
  • Bind off, leaving long tail for sewing. Thread yarn through remaining 6 sts and pull tight to close. Sew to body with bottom of tail at Round 22, evenly placed between hind legs, acting as support when body is upright. With scrap yarn, sew center of Round 1 of tail to center of last round of head. Tail will curve along body.

Nose

  • With long strand of AC1, sew from the center of the nose, up 2 rounds, and back through center of the nose. Continue in stitches on either side of upper stitch to create a triangle, always threading back through center of nose.

Face Shaping

  • Thread yarn up through center of nose and down through stitch 4 rounds straight down from nose. Thread yarn back up through center of nose. Pull tightly to crease snout.
© 2019 by Kati Brown (Hooked by Kati) and published with permission by Underground Crafter. This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Kati’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. if you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: https://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2019/04/22/crochet-pattern-hygge-squirrel-amigurumi-by-hooked-by-kati/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Crochet Pattern: Rosabelle Shawlette by Winding Road Crochet

Free crochet pattern: Rosabelle Shawlette by Winding Road Crochet for Underground Crafter

I’m sharing a beautiful, knit-look crochet shawlette pattern by guest designer Lindsey Dale from Winding Road Crochet. This pattern is a simple-t0-make project that you can wear year round. It includes both right- and left-handed video tutorials, too.

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. Photos in this post are © Winding Road Crochet and are used with permission. Yarn for this project was generously provided by Red Heart.

About Lindsey Dale

Lindsey Dale from Winding Road Crochet

Lindsey Dale is the crochet designer behind the blog Winding Road Crochet. As a desert dweller she is inspired by a brighter version of the traditional southwest colors and patterns. She loves to create modern style crochet patterns that look complex but are easy to crochet. She has a 5 year old dinosaur enthusiast and a curly haired baby girl that inspire many of her patterns as well. Beyond crochet, she loves taking road trips and hiking with her family. You will rarely find her traveling without her yarn.

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Rosabelle Shawlette

Crochet Pattern by Winding Road Crochet

Free crochet pattern: Rosabelle Shawlette by Winding Road Crochet for Underground Crafter

Hi, I am Lindsey Dale from the blog Winding Road Crochet. I am so happy to be sharing my Rosabelle Shawlette with you today.

Like many of my patterns, the Rosabelle Shawlette was inspire by a knitted piece I spotted on Pinterest a few years ago and the image of that shawl has been stuck in my head since. I really wanted to create something with a light and airy feel for the warmer months. Living in the desert, I experience a lot of warmer months.

Free crochet pattern: Rosabelle Shawlette by Winding Road Crochet for Underground Crafter

I love the look of knitted items, but I am afraid I am a beginner knitter at best. So I turned to my crochet hooks and for a few months I have been looking for the perfect way to get that light and airy look with crochet.

I decided on an asymmetrical triangle shape to cut down on bulkiness. I wanted to work the shawl from side to side and using the asymmetrical style I could make a triangle by increasing and omit all decreasing in the pattern.

Free crochet pattern: Rosabelle Shawlette by Winding Road Crochet for Underground Crafter

To keep the Rosabelle Shawlette light and airy I used a large hook with Red Heart’s Hygge Charm yarn. This yarn is beautiful and feminine with just a touch of sparkle. The Hygge Charm comes in many muted colors, but for this project I choose the Meteor color for its light dusty rose hue.

My goal with this pattern was to get a ribbed look similar to the garter knit stitch and to keep the pattern very beginner friendly. This pattern uses only single crochet, increasing with single crochet and working the the back loops only to create a ribbed texture.

This pattern works up very fast and has a simple two row repeat that is easy to memorize. I really hope you love your Rosabelle Shawl.

Notes from Underground Crafter

  • This pattern uses U.S. abbreviations.
  • Right and left handed video tutorials are available at the end of the pattern.
Free crochet pattern: Rosabelle Shawlette by Winding Road Crochet for Underground Crafter

Materials

  • 186 yards or 3 oz of Red Heart Hygge Charm in Meteor
  • Crochet Hook Size 12mm
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

Stitches and Abbreviations

  • BLO – Back Loop Only
  • Ch – Chain
  • R – Row
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • St(s) – Stitch(es)

Gauge

  • I made a gauge swatch using regular single crochet.
    • 4 Sc = 2 inches
    • 6 Rows = 2 inches

Finished Size

  • Longest side of the shawlette measures 51 inches (129.5 cm).
  • Triangle point from top to point measures 17 inches (43 cm).

Pattern

  • Ch3
  • R1: Sc in the 2nd Ch from the hook, Sc in the next Ch. (2)
  • R2: Ch1, Turn, Sc in the BLO of the next 2 Sts. (2)
  • R3: Ch1, Turn, Work 2 Sc in the BLO of the first St. Sc in the BLO of the next St. (3)
  • R4: Ch1, Turn, Sc in the BLO of the next 3 Sts. (3)
  • R5: Ch1, Turn, Work 2 Sc in the BLO of the first St. Sc in the BLO of the next 2 Sts. (3)
  • R6: Ch 1, Turn, Sc in the BLO of the next 4 Sts.
  • R7: Ch1, Turn, Work 2 Sc in the BLO of the first St. Sc in the BLO of each St until the end of the row.
  • R8: Ch1, Turn, Sc in the BLO of each St until the end of the row.
  • Repeat Rows 7 and 8 until you have a total of 90 Rows. Fasten off and weave in your ends.
  • For those of you that like to have a stitch count for every row I have created a chart just for you.
Free crochet pattern: Rosabelle Shawlette by Winding Road Crochet for Underground Crafter - row count chart
© 2019 by Lindsey Dale (Winding Road Crochet) and published with permission by Underground Crafter. This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Lindsey’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. if you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: https://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2019/04/08/crochet-pattern-rosabelle-shawlette-by-winding-road-crochet/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Watch the right handed tutorial…

…or the left handed tutorial.

Crochet Pattern: Zebra Pocket Pillow

Zebra Pocket Pillow, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Super Saver stuffed with • Fairfield Poly-Fil Crafter’s Choice Dry Polyester Fiber Fill by Underground Crafter

I’m kicking off the second annual Softie Crochet Along with CAL Central with the Zebra Pocket Pillow! This crocheted amigurumi pillow has a pocket panel that you can use as gift wrap, to tote a favorite book, or to store your tablet.

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. Materials for the sample were generously provided by Clover USA, Fairfield World, and Red Heart.

Last year, I made the Lion Pocket Pillow for the first Softie CAL and I kind of felt like he needed a buddy.

Free crochet pattern: Lion Pocket Pillow in Red Heart Super Saver yarn and stuffed with Fairfield Original Poly-Fil by Underground Crafter. This pattern is one of 10 free crochet patterns by 10 designers in the 2018 Softie Crochet Along with CAL Central

Since the basics of the panel shapes would be the same, I decided to add some interest with stripes, and that’s where the idea for the Zebra Pocket Pillow was born.

Zebra Pocket Pillow, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Super Saver stuffed with • Fairfield Poly-Fil Crafter’s Choice Dry Polyester Fiber Fill by Underground Crafter - back pocket

Just like its Lion Pocket Pillow pal, the Zebra Pocket Pillow has a generous pocket panel. This is great for encouraging your littles to read, for including a small gift, or for putting a tablet out of reach.

Zebra Pocket Pillow, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Super Saver stuffed with • Fairfield Poly-Fil Crafter’s Choice Dry Polyester Fiber Fill by Underground Crafter - back pocket

For this year’s Softie CAL, Fairfield World generously provided all of the participating designers with Crafter’s Choice Dry Polyester Fiber Fill. This happens to be one of my favorite fiber fillings to use for making crocheted softies.

Zebra Pocket Pillow, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Super Saver stuffed with • Fairfield Poly-Fil Crafter’s Choice Dry Polyester Fiber Fill by Underground Crafter - Marie with fiber fill bag

It’s coarser and denser than the standard Poly-Fil. That means it doesn’t “fluff out” as much when you are stuffing your project. It helps because then you aren’t accidentally crocheting your Poly-Fil onto the right side of your projects.

Zebra Pocket Pillow, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Super Saver stuffed with • Fairfield Poly-Fil Crafter’s Choice Dry Polyester Fiber Fill by Underground Crafter - comparing fiber fillings

If you’re just hearing about the Softie Crochet Along, you can get all the details here.

  • You can join in by crocheting the patterns as you have time.
  • Share your progress and post pictures of your finished projects. Tag your projects and posts #CALCentral on all social media. If you use Fairfield World Poly-Fil for your project, tag @fairfieldworld and use #fairfieldworld, too.
  • If you’d like to chat with other crocheters, join the CAL Central Facebook group or visit this thread in the CAL Central Ravelry group.
  • By the end of the CAL, you’ll have up to 10 awesome projects. Make adorable softies while having fun with us! Enter here to win one of the great end-of-CAL giveaway prizes!
  • Use this button below on your Ravelry project pages or elsewhere on social media. Right click (on desktop) or tap and hold (on mobile) to save.
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Zebra Pocket Pillow, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Super Saver stuffed with • Fairfield Poly-Fil Crafter’s Choice Dry Polyester Fiber Fill by Underground Crafter

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Zebra Pocket Pillow

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Zebra Pocket Pillow, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Super Saver stuffed with • Fairfield Poly-Fil Crafter’s Choice Dry Polyester Fiber Fill by Underground Crafter

Stripes, facial features, and a mane add character to a simple, stuffed pillow. The pocket on the back can be used to hide a gift or to keep a book safe during travels.

Finished Size

  • Pillow: 10” (25.5 cm) wide x 12” (30.5 cm) tall before stuffing.

Materials

Zebra Pocket Pillow, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Super Saver stuffed with • Fairfield Poly-Fil Crafter’s Choice Dry Polyester Fiber Fill by Underground Crafter - supplies

Gauge

  • 18 sc x 20 rows = 4” (10 cm). Exact gauge is not critical for this pattern but stitches should be small so that fiber filling doesn’t show.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • ch – chain
  • pm – place stitch marker
  • Rnd(s) – Rounds
  • sc  – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo  – yarn over
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • Front Panel, Back Panel, Pocket Panel, and Ears are crocheted flat in rows.
  • Eyes and Muzzle are crocheted in unjoined spirals in the round. Move stitch markers up each round to mark position of last stitch.
  • Mane is crocheted in the round when joining layers with single crochet seam. A helpful photo tutorial for seaming with single crochet is available here.
  • When choosing colors, note that CA and CB are used for Panel stripes. CA is used for Eyes. CB is used for the Muzzle and Ears.
  • Change colors in the last yarn over of the final single crochet of designated rows. Moogly has a helpful video tutorial here.
  • Oombawka Design has a helpful magic adjustable ring tutorial here.
  • If you are crocheting in low light conditions, you may find black yarn difficult to work with. Choose two high contrast colors instead of black and white to make it easier to see your stitches.

Pattern Instructions

Front and Back Panels (Make 2)

  • With CA, ch 46.
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 1 ch, sc in next ch and in each ch across. (45 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st and in each st across, changing to CB in last yo of final sc (see Pattern Notes).
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st and in each st across.
  • Row 4: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st and in each st across, changing to CA in last yo of final sc.
  • Row 5: Repeat Row 3.
  • Rows 6-57: Repeat Rows 2-5  – 13 times, or until Panel measures approximately 12” (30.5 cm) tall, ending after Row 5. Fasten off.

Pocket Panel

  • Repeat instructions for Front Panel until Pocket Panel measures approximately 7” (18 cm), ending after Row 3 or Row 5. Fasten off.

Muzzle

  • With CB, start with magic adjustable ring (see Pattern Notes).
  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, 6 sc in ring, pull yarn tightly to close ring, pm in last st to mark position. (6 sts)
  • Rnd 2: 2 sc in ea st around. (12 sts)
  • Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; repeat from * around. (18 sts)
  • Rnd 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts; repeat from * around. (24 sts)
  • Rnd 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts; repeat from * around. (30 sts)
  • Rnd 6: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts; repeat from * around. (36 sts)
  • Rnd 7: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts; repeat from * around. (42 sts)
  • Rnd 8: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts; repeat from * around. (48 sts)
  • Rnd 9: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts; repeat from * around. (54 sts)
  • Rnd 10:  Sc in each st around.
  • Rnd 11: Repeat Rnd 10. Fasten off with long yarn tail (approximately 1 yd/1 m) for joining.
  • Position the craft nose at the top of the Muzzle and secure with washer.
  • With yarn needle, weave in ends of starting yarn from magic circle on back of Muzzle.
Zebra Pocket Pillow, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Super Saver stuffed with • Fairfield Poly-Fil Crafter’s Choice Dry Polyester Fiber Fill by Underground Crafter

Ears (Make 2)

  • With CB, ch 2.
  • Row 1: Turn, skip 1 ch, 2 sc in next ch. (2 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st, 2 sc in next st. (3 sts)
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st and in each st across to last st, 2 sc in last st. (Increases by 1 st)
  • Rows 4-16: Repeat Row 3 – 13 times, ending with 17 sts. Fasten off with long yarn tail (approximately 1 yd/1 m) for joining.
  • With yarn needle, weave in ends of starting yarn on back of Ears.

Eyes (Make 2)

  • With CA, ch 4.
  • Rnd 1: Turn, skip 1 ch, 2 sc in next ch, sc in next ch, 4 sc in next ch, turn to work along underside of foundation chain, sc in next ch, 2 sc in first ch, pm in last st to mark position. (18 sts)
  • Rnd 2: 2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, sl st to first st to join.
  • Fasten off with long yarn tail (approximately 1 yd/1 m) for joining.
  • With yarn needle, weave in ends of starting yarn on back of Eye.

Decorate Face

  • Using locking stitch markers, pin Eyes, Muzzle, and Ears on Front Panel using pictures as a guide.
Zebra Pocket Pillow, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Super Saver stuffed with • Fairfield Poly-Fil Crafter’s Choice Dry Polyester Fiber Fill by Underground Crafter - positioning face
  • Once satisfied with positioning, place safety eyes in crocheted eyes. Attach by firmly securing washers on back.
Zebra Pocket Pillow, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Super Saver stuffed with • Fairfield Poly-Fil Crafter’s Choice Dry Polyester Fiber Fill by Underground Crafter - decorating face
  • With yarn needle and yarn tail, sew Eyes to Front Panel. With yarn needle, weave in ends from Eyes on back of Front Panel.
  • With yarn needle and yarn tail, sew Muzzle to Front Panel, leaving about 2” (5 cm) unseamed. Stuff Muzzle firmly and continue to sew Muzzle to Front Panel. With yarn needle, weave in ends from Muzzle on back of Front Panel.
Zebra Pocket Pillow, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Super Saver stuffed with • Fairfield Poly-Fil Crafter’s Choice Dry Polyester Fiber Fill by Underground Crafter - stuffing muzzle
  • With yarn needle and yarn tail, sew the lower edge (final row) of each Ear to Front Panel, shaping each Ear so that it is curved. With yarn needle, weave in ends from Ears on back of Front Panel.

Assemble Pillow and Add Mane

  • With locking stitch markers, pin the Panels together as follows. Position right side of Front Panel with face up on top, with Back Panel underneath, and the Pocket Panel at the bottom.
Zebra Pocket Pillow, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Super Saver stuffed with • Fairfield Poly-Fil Crafter’s Choice Dry Polyester Fiber Fill by Underground Crafter - assembling panels
  • With right side of Front Panel (face) facing you, join CB with sl st at bottom of Front Panel. Lining up stitches and working through all layers, begin working a single crochet seam (see Pattern Notes). Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 44 sts, turn to work along long edge and begin to crochet Mane, [sc in side of next row, ch 6] across to final row of Front Panel, turn to work along top of Front Panel, [sc in next st, ch 6] across top of Front Panel, turn to work along long edge, [sc in side of next row, ch 6] across to Front Panel until approximately 4” (10 cm) remain. Stuff pillow firmly with Poly-Fil. Continue to seam side of long edge by working [sc in side of next row, ch 6] across, sl st to join to first sc.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave any remaining ends into inside of pillow.
© 2019 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: https://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2019/04/01/crochet-pattern-zebra-pocket-pillow. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Crochet Pattern: Hygge Owl amigurumi by Hooked by Kati

Hygge Owl, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Soft and Hygge yarns by Hooked by Kati via Underground Crafter

I’m thrilled to be sharing another adorable amigurumi crochet pattern by Hooked by Kati today! The Hygge Owl is a cute buddy to the Hygge Hedgehog.

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About Kati Brown

Kati Brown is a designer who lives in Colorado with her husband and two sons. Kati works in bright colors and fun shapes, and she loves making anything with safety eyes. Her inspiration mostly comes from the games and imaginations of her energetic boys, who thoroughly test all amigurumi for durability and aerodynamics. She is a regular contributor to several print magazines and runs Hooked by Kati, a blog about patterns and the craft business journey. 

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Hygge Owl

Crochet Pattern by Hooked by Kati

Hygge Owl, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Soft and Hygge yarns by Hooked by Kati via Underground Crafter

The second woodland critter in the Hygge amigurumi series is a pudgy, round owl. Big feet and fuzzy wings give this guy personality beyond his 6.5” tall stature.

  • Pattern Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Terminology Used (U.S. or U.K.): US

Finished Size

  • 6.5” (16.5 cm) tall x 4.5” (11.5 cm) wide x 4.5” (11.5 cm) deep when made with worsted weight yarn
Hygge Owl, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Soft and Hygge yarns by Hooked by Kati via Underground Crafter

Materials

  • Red Heart Soft worsted weight yarn, 100% acrylic, 256 yds / 5 oz / 141 g, 1 ball (20 yds) #E728 Cocoa (MC), < 1 ball #7933 Wheat (AC1)
  • Red Heart Hygge bulky yarn, 70% acrylic, 30% nylon, 132 yds / 5 oz / 141 g, 1 ball #E869 Latte (AC2).
  • G (4.25 mm) crochet hook
  • Two 15 mm brown safety eyes
  • Fairfiled Poly-Fil Fiber Filling
  • Tapestry needle
  • Straight pins
  • Stitch markers (if desired) 

Gauge

  • Gauge is not important for amigurumi. Be sure to use the same hook throughout to ensure proportional size.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.
  • AC1 – Accent Color 1
  • AC2 – Accent Color 2
  • ch – chain
  • dec – decrease (sc2tog) – Watch a helpful video tutorial by Whistle & Ivy here.
  • inc – increase (2 sc in next st)
  • MC – Main Color
  • sc – single crochet
  • sc3tog – decrease over 3 sts: Insert hook through st, yo, pull up a loop, insert through next st, yo, pull up a loop, insert through next st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through all four loops on hook. – Watch a helpful video tutorial by FreshStitches here.
Hygge Owl, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Soft and Hygge yarns by Hooked by Kati via Underground Crafter

Pattern Notes

  • Work in continuous rounds unless otherwise specified by pattern.
  • For best results, assemble parts in order specified by pattern.
  • Do not weave in ends of each part until the end. This allows for repositioning of parts if needed.
  • For more help with part attachment, check out 5 Tips for Perfect Amigurumi Part Attachment at Hooked by Kati.
  • A video tutorial of the feet is available here.
Hygge Owl, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Soft and Hygge yarns by Hooked by Kati via Underground Crafter

Pattern Instructions

Eye Circles(Make 2)

  • With AC1, ch 2.
  • Rnd 1: 7 sc in second ch from hook. (7)
  • Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (14)
  • Rnd 3: [sc, inc] 7 times. (21)
  • Rnd 4: [2 sc, inc] 7 times. (28)
  • Bind off and weave in ends.

Body

  • With MC, ch 2.
  • Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)
  • Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (12)
  • Rnd 3: [sc, inc] 6 times. (18)
  • Rnd 4: [2 sc, inc] 6 times. (24)
  • Rnd 5: [3 sc, inc] 6 times. (30)
  • Rnd 6: [4 sc, inc] 6 times. (36)
  • Rnd 7: [5 sc, inc] 6 times. (42)
  • Rnd 8: [6 sc, inc] 6 times. (48)
  • Rnd 9: [7 sc, inc] 6 times. (54)
  • Rnd 10-31: Sc evenly around. (54)
  • Insert safety eyes through center of Eye Circles. Do not attach washers. Insert back of safety eyes though body at Round 14, with Eye Circles touching. Attach washers.
  • Rnd 32: [7 sc, dec] 6 times. (48)
  • Rnd 33: [6 sc, dec] 6 times. (42)
  • Rnd 34: [5 sc, dec] 6 times. (36)
  • Rnd 35: [4 sc, dec] 6 times. (30)
  • Rnd 36: [3 sc, dec] 6 times. (24)
  • Stuff.
  • Rnd 37: [2 sc, dec] 6 times. (18)
  • Rnd 38: [sc, dec] 6 times. (12)
  • Rnd 39: Dec 6 times. (6)
  • Bind off leaving a long tail for sewing. Thread yarn through front loops of remaining 6 sts. Pull tight to close. Weave in ends.

Wings (Make 2)

  • With AC2, ch 2.
  • Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)
  • Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (12)
  • Rnd 3: Sc evenly around.
  • Rnd 4: [sc, inc] 6 times (18)
  • Rnd 5: Sc evenly around.
  • Rnd 6: [2 sc, inc] 6 times. (24)
  • Rnd 7: Sc evenly around.
  • Rnd 8: [3 sc, inc] 6 times. (30)
  • Rnd 9-14: Sc evenly around.
  • Rnd 15: [3 sc, dec] 6 times. (24)
  • Rnd 16: Sc evenly around.
  • Rnd 17: [2 sc, dec] 6 times. (18)
  • Bind off leaving long tail for sewing. Press flat. Wings will curve slightly. Working through both layers of last round, sew wing to body at Round 13, 1 stitch away from edge of Eye Circles on either side of body.

Beak

  • With AC1, ch 2.
  • Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)
  • Rnd 2: [2 sc, inc] twice. (8)
  • Rnd 3: [3 sc, inc] twice. (10)
  • Rnd 4: [4 sc, inc] twice. (12)
  • Rnd 5: Sc evenly around.
  • Bind off leaving long tail for sewing. Stuff. Sew to body below and centered between Eye Circles.

Eyebrows

  • With AC2, ch 24.
  • Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook, 9 sc, sc3tog, 10 sc. Turn. (21)
  • Rnd 2: Ch 1, 9 sc, sc3tog, 9 sc. (19)
  • Bind off, leaving long tail for sewing. Sew eyebrows to body overlapping Eye Circles, with center point between safety eyes. Do not tack down last 6 sts on each end of Eyebrows.

Feet

  • Note: For each foot, you will make 2 loose toes and bind off. Use continuous yarn from 3rd toe to attach all 3 toes and finish foot.
Hygge Owl, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Soft and Hygge yarns by Hooked by Kati via Underground Crafter

Loose Toes

  • (Make 4)
  • With AC1, ch 2.
  • Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)
  • Rnd 2: [sc, inc] 3 times. (9)
  • Rnd 3-8: Sc evenly around.
  • Bind off.

First Toe and Foot

  • With AC1, ch 2.
  • Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)
  • Rnd 2: [sc, inc] 3 times. (9)
  • Rnd 3-8: Sc evenly around.
  • Do not break yarn. You will now be working around the last round of all 3 toes.
  • Rnd 9: 4 sc on 1st loose toe, 9 sc on second loose toe, 5 sc on other side of first loose toe, 9 sc on starting toe. (27)
  • Stuff toes.
  • Rnd 10: [sc, dec] 9 times. (18)
  • Rnd 11: Dec 9 times. (9)
  • Rnd 12-16: Sc evenly around.
  • Finish stuffing.
  • Rnd 17: [sc, dec] 3 times. (6)
  • Bind off leaving long tail for sewing. Thread yarn through front loops of remaining 6 sts. Pull tight to close.
  • Attach feet to bottom of body, at a slight angle with back of feet touching. Body should balance on top of feet.

Finishing

  • With AC1, sew 5 evenly-spaced Vs on body between Eye Circles and Feet.
© 2019 by Kati Brown (Hooked by Kati) and published with permission by Underground Crafter. This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Kati’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. if you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: https://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2019/03/25/crochet-pattern-hygge-owl-amigurumi-by-hooked-by-kati/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!