Crochet Dog Free Pattern – Peanut the Puppy

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This crochet dog pattern was initially a part of the Poppy and Puppy amigurumi project. Since I’ve been asked multiple times for amigurumi puppy, I decided to share Peanut with you.

I will first provide details about supplies needed and then lay out the pattern. As always, if you have any questions or comments then share those with me either via email at cogito@cottonnutty.com, or in the comments section below the post.

Crochet Dog by CottonNutty

Supplies needed for the crochet dog

Yarn

For making our crochet dog I used Scheepjes Catona following colors and quantities:

Yarn Substitutes

If you cannot (or do not want to) use Catona, then you can try to find a replacement. Based on my experience I would recommend using Schachenmayr Catania, Camilla Cotton, Patons Grace or Alize Bahar.

If you need a hand with choosing alternatives, then you may find my blog post on yarn weights useful.

Accessories

Want to spice up your toy? Add remarkable amigurumi accessories to make your plushie stand out!

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Additional Notes

TENSION/GAUGE

21 sts/25 rows = 10cm/4 inches square in single crochet

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

  • 15 cm (~ 6 inches) tall
  • 7 cm (~ 3 inches) wide
  • 10 cm (~ 4 inches) deep

ABBREVIATIONS

  • Mr – magic ring
  • Sc – single crochet
  • Inc – 2 in one
  • Decr – 2 together
  • Ch – chain

NOTES

  • When working in rounds work continuously unless instructed otherwise.
  • For assembly utilize seamless joining method to make the toy look neater.
  • At the end of each row, in brackets, I included a number which represents the total number of stitches in a given row. It should help tracking if instructions are followed.

Please do not copy, share, download or publicly display the pattern without permission of the author (CottonNutty).
Should you wish to reuse it then please contact me at cogito@cottonnutty.com to obtain permission.


Crochet Dog Pattern

We first make legs, then continue making the body, neck and lastly Peanut’s head and tail. Stuff as you go.

Legs

We need to make 2 forelegs and 2 hindlegs. Make with white yarn, work around.

FORELEGS

  • 6 sc in mr
  • Row 1: *inc* repeat 6 times (12)
  • Rows 2 and 3: 12 sc (12)
  • Row 4: 4 decr, 4 sc (8)
  • Rows 5 through 12: 8 sc (8)
  • Row 13: *1 sc, inc* repeat 4 times (12)
  • Fasten off. Weave in yarn end.

HINDLEGS

  • 6 sc in mr
  • Row 1: *inc* repeat 6 times (12)
  • Rows 2 and 3: 12 sc (12)
  • Row 4: 4 decr, 4 sc (8)
  • Rows 5 through 13: 8 sc (8)
  • Fasten off. Weave in yarn end.

Belly

We create a white oval shaped piece, to which later on we attach legs and work around it all to make the body.

  • Chain 9
  • Work around the foundation chain.
  • Row 1: 7 sc, 4 sc in 1, 6 sc, 3 sc in 1 (20)
  • Row 2: inc, 6 sc, 4 inc, 6 sc, 3 inc (28)
  • Slip stitch, chain 1.

Now we will attach legs. Make sure they face same direction.

Hint – you may need to turn the oval shape upside down to be able to maintain crocheting direction.

  • Row 3 starts with working around one of the hindlegs.
  • Row 3:  12 sc around first hindleg, 9 sc, 8sc around first foreleg, 5 sc, 8 sc around second foreleg, 9 sc, 12 sc around second hindleg, 5 sc (68)
  • Row 4: 68 sc (68)
  • Row 5: *decr, 2 sc* repeat 3 times, 9 sc, *2 sc, decr* repeat twice, 5 sc, *decr, 2 sc* repeat twice, 9 sc, *2 sc, decr* repeat 3 times, 5 sc (58)
  • Row 6: 8 sc, 2 decr, 11 sc, decr, 3 sc, decr, 11 sc, 2 decr, 13 sc (52)
  • Row 7: 9 sc, decr, 29 sc, decr, 10 sc (50)
  • Rows 8 and 9: 50 sc (50)

In row 10 we make a hole into which we are going to work Peanut’s neck later on.

  • Row 10: 19 sc, ch6, skip 12, 19 sc (44)
  • Row 11: 5 sc, decr, *2 sc, decr* repeat 3 times, 6 sc,
  • *decr, 2 sc* repeat 3 times, decr, 5 sc (36)
  • Row 12: *3 sc, decr* repeat 4 times, 6 sc,
  • *decr, 3 sc* repeat 2 times (30)
  • Row 13: *3 sc, decr* repeat 6 times (24)
  • Row 14: *2 sc, decr* repeat 6 times (18)
  • Row 15: *1 sc, decr* repeat 6 times (12)
  • Row 16: *decr* repeat 6 times (6)
  • Close the gap. Fasten off and secure yarn end.
crochet dog body by cottonnutty

Neck

Crochet into the neck hole in the body using white yarn.

  • Row 1: 18 sc (18)
  • Row 2: *4 sc, decr* repeat 3 times (15)
  • Row 3: *3 sc, decr* repeat 3 times (12)
  • Row 4: 12 sc (12)

Fasten off. Leave tail for sewing.


Crochet dog’s head

Start with white yarn.

  • 6 sc in mrRow 1: * inc * repeat 6 times (12)
  • Row 2: * 1 sc, inc * repeat 6 times (18)
  • Rows 3 through 5: 18 sc (18)
  • Row 6: 12 sc, change color to beer, 2 inc, change color to white, 2 inc, change color to beer, 2 inc (24)
  • Row 7: change color to white, inc, 10 sc, inc, change color to beer, inc, 1 sc, inc, 1 sc, change color to white, inc, 1 sc, inc, 1 sc, change color to beer, inc, 1 sc, inc, 1 sc (32)
  • Row 8: change color to white, 15 sc, change color to beer, 6 sc, change color to white, 4 sc, change color to beer, 6 sc, change color to white, 1 sc (32)
  • Row 9: 15 sc, change color to beer, 6 sc, change color to white, 5 sc, change color to beer, 6 sc (32)
  • Rows 10 and 11: change color to white, 16 sc, change color to beer, 6 sc, change color to white, 4 sc, change color to beer, 6 sc (32)
  • Row 12: change color to white, 17 sc, change color to beer, 5 sc, change color to white, 5 sc, change color to beer, 4 sc, change color to white, 1 sc (32)
  • Row 13: 18 sc, change color to beer, 2 sc, change color to white, decr, 3 sc, decr, change color to beer, 3 sc, change color to white, 2 sc (30)
  • Row 14: *3 sc, decr* repeat 3 times, 3 sc, change color to beer, decr, change color to white, 3 sc, decr, change color to beer, 2 sc, change color to white, 1 sc, decr (24)
  • Row 15: *2 sc, decr* repeat 6 times (18)     [Note: from now on all in white]
  • Row 16: *1 sc, decr* repeat 6 times (12)Row 17: *decr* repeat 6 times (6)

Fasten off. Weave in yarn end securely. Embroider eyes, nose and muzzle using black yarn. Use white to create eyes and nose shining.


Eears

Make 2. Use beer yarn. For each ear leave yarn tail at the beginning and at the end. We will use both for sewing later on.

  • Chain 6
  • Row 1: Beginni9ng from the second chain from the hook 5 sc (5), ch1, turn
  • Rows 2 through 6: 5 sc (5), ch1, turn
  • Row 7: decr, 3 sc (4), ch1, turn
  • Row 8: decr, 2 sc (3), ch1, turn
  • Row 9: decr, 1 sc (2), ch1, turn
  • Row 10: decr (1), ch1, turn
  • Row 11: 1 sc, ch1

Now crochet around the triangle. Make 27 sc (11 for each side plus 5 for the bottom).

Attach ears to the crochet dog’s head. On the top, slightly towards the back and diagonally. Now fold the ears towards eyes and attach ear ends to the head.

Attach head to the neck. Twist the head slightly toward either side to create ‘inquisitive silly’ expression.

crochet dog assembly by cottonnutty
Crochet dog by cottonnutty

Tail

Use white yarn. Leave yarn tail at the beginning and at the end.

  • Chain 3
  • Row 1: Beginning from the second chain from the hook 2 sc (2), ch1, turn
  • Rows 2 through 4: 2 sc (2), ch1, turn
  • Row 5: decr (1), ch1, turn
  • Rows 6 and 7: 1 sc (1), ch1, turn
  • Row 8: 1 sc (1), ch1
  • Now crochet around the triangle:
  • 2 sc, 2 decr, 6 sc, 2 decr, 2 sc

Fold the tail along the longer axis and sew both edges. Attach tail to the body.


Collar

Chain 19. Beginning from the second chain from the hook 18 sc. Place it around the Peanut’s neck and join both ends (you can sew it up or join with slip stitch). Leave long tail which will serve as a lead. Make a loop at the end.

Note: Depending on a yarn you are using you may need to adjust the length of the collar. Just try it out and if need be make it shorter or longer. As a rule, your foundation chain in this case should be longer by one than the target number of stitches in row 1.

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15 thoughts on “Crochet Dog Free Pattern – Peanut the Puppy”

  1. When I read this I laughed and had to call my son to see how crochets are made. We both enjoyed the way the different parts are made especially the ears. hahahaha. This is so great and good to try in my free time, I hope to become an expert and also try to teach others.

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  2. I must admit, i have recently been enjoying reading your posts here and have begun to look forward to seeing what your next crochet project is going to be. these are amazing toys and you have an amaizing website here showing people how to make them and carry on the tradition of crocheting.

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  3. This is adorable. Great work.

    Thanks so much for linking up to The Weekend Link Up. Pinned. I hope you can join us again tomorrow for Creative Mondays #TheWeekendLinkUp

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