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Home : Patterns : Pocket Pet: Skunk

Free Crochet Pattern: Pocket Pet: Skunk

Lion Brand® Fun Fur®
Pattern #: W80001-C
Rating: *****4.5 (based on 2 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)

SIZE: One Size

5 inches [approximately 10 cm]

PUBLISHED IN:  By Kids, For Kids
CORRECTIONS: (applied Dec 8, 2012)
Row 4 Rows 4 – 15 Ch 1, turn, sc in each st.
Rows 5-9 Repeat row 4.
The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)
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This tiny stuffed animal is fun to play with or to use as a bookmark or to decorate a backpack. It is lesson 2 from our series of 'learn to crochet' pocket pet projects

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Color (A)
Fun Fur®

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Color (B)
Fun Fur®

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*Fun Fur (Article #320). 100% Polyester; package size: Solids: 1.75 oz/50g; 64 yd/58m balls
Prints: 1.5 oz/40g; 57 yd/52m balls
Exotics: 1.75 oz/50g; 55 yd/50m balls (Note: Exotics shades are lay flat to dry)

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•  320-100 Fun Fur Yarn: White
$ 3.99  
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•  320-153 Fun Fur Yarn: Black
$ 4.99  
Note: (B)
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size F-5 (3.75 mm)   $ 2.30  
Additional Materials
Scrap of smooth yarn for eyes, approximately 4 inches each [10
cm] black and white
Sewing needle and matching thread
1 oz polyester stuffing

Pocket Pet: Skunk

Lion Brand® Fun Fur®


24 stitches x 24 rows = 4 inches (10 cm)

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

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With A, chain 21.
Row 1 Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 20 sc.

Row 2 Ch 1, turn. With A, sc in 19 sts. Cut A, leaving a 2 inches tail. Change to B as follows: In last st, pull up a loop with A, with B, yo and through 2 loops.

Row 3 Ch 1, turn, working over A tail to secure it, sc in each st. Repeat last row 6 more times.

Rows 4-15 Ch 1, turn, sc in each st.

Next row Ch 1, turn, sc in each st, ch 41.

Next row Ch 1, turn, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch and st across – 60 sc.

Next row Ch 1, turn, sc in 19 sts, pull up a loop in next st, drop B (but do not cut B), with A, yo and through 2 loops, with A, sc in each st to end.

Next row Ch 1, turn, sc in 39 sts, pull up a loop in next st, cut A, with B, yo and through 2 loops, with B, sc in each st (securing A tail as before) to end.

Next row Ch 1, turn, sc in each st. End off. Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.

The piece will be square, about 3.5 inches [approximately 9 cm] with a tail as shown. There is a white stripe on one edge of the piece and another stripe on the tail.

Fold square as shown and stitch closed.

Turn the fabric and open it -- it will be a cone. Put the stuffing into it. Position stuffing with your finger to make the Skunk the shape you'd like (you can always adjust this later, as well)
Fold down the flap at the top of the cone, aligning the pieces so the stripe on the tail meets the stripe on the body. Sew the open edges closed.
To add eyes, pull the crochet hook all the way through the 'head' and use it to pull the black and white yarn through together. Tie the two yarns securely on one end (use several knots). Pull the two yarns tight and tie off on the other end (use several knots). Trim closely.


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ch(s) = chain(s) sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)  

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.5 (based on 2 reviews)
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Pocket Pet: Skunk Reviewed by Bonnie Clarkson on 2009-12-16 ****
I think this is so cute. It is the perfect use of eyelash yarn.

I do think it is very misleading to recommend this to a beginner. I couldn't see the stitches, I couldn't rip out stitches because the eyelash strands get caught in the stitches, I couldn't see when I was twisting the fabric, so his tail is twisted.

I have enough experience to see where the pattern was going and didn't worry too hard about stitch count (it's crochet, you can fudge). I do have a couple of suggestions to improve the instructions. I didn't know when I was working on the body and when the tail (when you fudge on stitch count, you need to know that). The other is Row 3. Is the "last row", Row 2 or the row I'm working on? I took it that was the row I'm working on and it turned out good enough to suit me.

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