Fearless Fausto the Fox – Amigurumi Pattern

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Isn’t November the best month of the year? Here in Southern California, the weather finally begins to cool and the falling leaves are at their most golden and crisp.

Fearless Fausto is ready for the coming chill with his big, fluffy tail and bright yellow scarf!

PS. Like my free patterns? I recently wrote a children’s book, All the Ways You’re Important to Me, that contains 10 adorable crochet patterns in the back. I’d love for you to take a peek!


Some notes before we get started!

Materials:

  • Small amounts of worsted weight yarn of your choice (I used Lionbrand’s Heartland yarn) in
    • Orange (Yosemite)
    • White 
    • Dark Brown (Sequoia)
    • Yellow (Yellowstone)
  • US F/3.75mm crochet hook
  • 2 safety eyes (9mm diameter)
  • 1 safety animal nose (18mm)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Fiberfill for stuffing
  • Pipe cleaners (if you want to make the tail poseable)

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Approximately 10.5 inches from toes to ears and 3 inches across the widest part of his middle.

Pattern Notes: Unless otherwise specified, this pattern is worked using the amigurumi method. Rows are worked in a continuous spiral. No need to slip stitch at the end of a row and chain one before beginning the next one. To keep track of where I’m at in the pattern, I use a brightly colored paperclip as a stitch marker in the first stitch of each row. The amigurumi technique is very forgiving in terms of gauge! I tend to be a tight crocheter, so I usually start with a slightly larger hook than patterns call for. If you have a more loose or standard gauge, simply size down your hook until the stitches look right for you!

Construction: Body is worked first, followed by head, ears, arms, legs and tail, which are then sewed together. Scarf is made separately.

Abbreviations (US terms):

  • ch: chain
  • slst: slip stitch
  • sc: single crochet
  • dc: double crochet
  • dc2tog: double crochet next 2 stitches together
  • BLO: back loop only
  • FLO: front loop only
  • inc: single crochet increase (2 single crochet stitches into the same stitch)
  • dec: single crochet decrease (crochet 2 crochet stitches together)
  • st: stitch(es)
  • [number]: indicates number of stitches in each round or row

Pattern

 

Body

With orange yarn

Round 1: 6 sc in magic ring [6]

Round 2: inc in each st around [12]

Round 3: (inc, sc in next st) around [18]

Round 4: (inc, sc in next 2 st) around [24]

Round 5: (inc, sc in next 3 st) around [30]

Round 6: (inc, sc in next 4 st) around [36]

Round 7: (inc, sc in next 5 st) around [42]

Round 8: (inc, sc in next 6 st) around [48]

Round 9: (inc, sc in next 7 st) around [54]

Rounds 10-18 (9 rows): sc in each st around [54]

Round 19: (dec, sc in next 16 st) around [51]

Round 20: sc in each st around [51]

Round 21: (dec, sc in next 15 st) around [48]

Round 22: sc in each st around [48]

Round 23: (dec, sc in next 6 st) around [42]

Round 24: sc in each st around [42]

Round 25: (dec, sc in next 5 st) around [36]

Round 26: sc in each st around [36]

Round 27: (dec, sc in next 4 st) around [30]

Round 28: sc in each st around [30]

Round 29: (dec, sc in next 3 st) around [24]

Stuff body. Continue stuffing as you go.

Round 30: (dec, sc in next 2 st) around [18]

Round 31: (dec, sc in next st) around [12]

Round 32: dec around [6]

Finish off. Stitch top hole closed and weave in ends.

 

Head

With white yarn (starting at snout)

Round 1: 6 sc in magic ring [6]

Round 2: (inc, sc in next st) around [9]

Round 3: (inc, sc in next 2 st) around [12]

Round 4: sc in each st around [12]

Round 5: (inc, sc in next 3 st) around [15]

Round 6: (inc, sc in next 4 st) around [18]

Round 7: (inc, sc in next 5 st) around [21]

Round 8: (inc, sc in next 6 st) around [24]

Change to orange yarn.

Round 9: sc in each st around [24]

Round 10: In FLO (inc, sc in next 3 st) around [30]

Round 11: (inc, sc in next 4 st) around [36]

Round 12: (inc, sc in next 5 st) around [42]

Round 13: sc in next 14 st, (inc, sc in next 6 st) twice, inc, sc in next 13 st [45]

Round 14: sc in next 14 st, (inc, sc in next 7 st) twice, inc, sc in next 14 st [48]

Round 15: sc in next 14 st, (inc, sc in next 8 st) twice, inc, sc in next 15 st [51]

Round 16: sc in next 14 st, (inc, sc in next 9 st) twice, inc, sc in next 16 st [54]

Rounds 17-22 (6 rows): sc in each st around [54]

Round 23: (dec, sc in next 7 st) around [48]

Place eyes between rows 12 and 13, approximately 13 st apart. Place animal nose at tip of snout.

Round 24: (dec, sc in next 6 st) around [42]

Round 25: (dec, sc in next 5 st) around [36]

Round 26: (dec, sc in next 4 st) around [30]

Round 27: (dec, sc in next 3 st) around [24]

Round 28: (dec, sc in next 2 st) around [18]

Stuff head. Continue stuffing as you go.

Round 29: (dec, sc in next st) around [12]

Round 30: dec around [6]

Finish off. Stitch top hole closed and leave long tail for sewing head to body.

 

Ears (make 2)

With dark brown yarn

Round 1: 6 sc in magic ring [6]

Round 2: (inc, sc in next st) around [9]

Round 3: sc in each st around [9]

Round 4: (inc, sc in next 2 st) around [12]

Change to orange yarn.

Round 5: sc in each st around [12]

Round 6: (inc, sc in next 5 st) twice [14]

Round 7: (inc, sc in next 6 st) twice [16]

Round 8: (inc, sc in next 7 st) twice [18]

Round 9: (inc, sc in next 8 st) twice [20]

Round 10: sc in each st around [20]

Finish off. Do not stuff, fold ear flat and sew closed, leaving a long tail for sewing ear to body.

 

Arms (make 2)

With dark brown yarn

Round 1: 6 sc in magic ring [6]

Round 2: inc in each st around [12]

Round 3: (inc, sc in next st) around [18]

Rounds 4-6 (3 rows): sc in each st around [18]

Change to orange yarn.

Rounds 7-8: sc in each st around [18]

Round 9: (dec, sc in next 4 st) around [15]

Rounds 10-14 (5 rows): sc in each st around [15]

Round 15: (dec, sc in next 3 st) around [12]

Begin stuffing arm. Continue stuffing as you go.

Rounds 16-24 (9 rows): sc in each st around [12]

Finish off. Pinch tops of arm flat and sew closed, leaving a long tail for sewing arm to body.

 

Legs (make 2)

With dark brown yarn

Round 1: 6 sc in magic ring [6]

Round 2: inc in each st around [12]

Round 3: (inc, sc in next st) around [18]

Round 4: (inc, sc in next 2 st) around [24]

Round 5: sc in next 10 st, 2 dc in each of next 6 st, sc in next 8 st [30 (18 sc + 12 dc)]

Round 6: sc in next 10 st, dc2tog 6 times, sc in next 8 st [24 (18 sc + 6 dc2tog)]

Round 7: (dec, sc in next 2 st) around [18]

Rounds 8-10 (3 rows): sc in each st around [18]

Change to orange yarn.

Round 11: sc in each st around [18]

Round 12: (dec, sc in next 4 st) around [15]

Rounds 13-21 (9 rows): sc in each st around [15]

Round 22: (dec, sc in next 3 st) around [12]

Begin stuffing leg. Continue stuffing as you go.

Rounds 23-24: sc in each st around [12]

Finish off. Pinch tops of leg flat and sew closed, leaving a long tail for sewing leg to body.

 

Tail

With white yarn

Round 1: 6 sc in magic ring [6]

Round 2: (inc, sc in next st) around [9]

Round 3: (inc, sc in next 2 st) around [12]

Round 4: (inc, sc in next 3 st) around [15]

Round 5: (inc, sc in next 4 st) around [18]

Round 6: (inc, sc in next 2 st) around [24]

Round 7: (inc, sc in next 3 st) around [30]

Round 8: sc in each st around [30]

Change to orange yarn

Rounds 9-11 (3 rows): sc in each st around [30]

Round 12: (dec, sc in next 8 st) around [27]

Round 13: (dec, sc in next 7 st) around [24]

Round 14: (dec, sc in next 6 st) around [21]

Round 15: (dec, sc in next 5 st) around [18]

Round 16: (dec, sc in next 4 st) around [15]

Round 17: sc in each st around [15]

Round 18: (dec, sc in next 3 st) around [12]

Begin stuffing tail. Continue stuffing as you go.

Rounds 19-29 (11 rows): sc in each st around [12]

Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing tail to body.

 

Scarf

With yellow yarn ch 97

Row 1: dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each st across [95]

Finish off. To make tassels, cut 5, 4 inch long lengths of yellow yarn. On side of scarf with remaining yarn ends, fold 2 cut yarn lengths in half, insert hook between 1st and 2nd stitches and pull up folded loops. Pull loose tails through loop created and pull tight to secure. Trim tassel ends to desired length. Repeat on opposite side of scarf with remaining 3 lengths of cut yarn.

 

Making Up:

Sew ears to head between rows 20-22 approximately 6 stitches apart. Sew head to body. Fold scarf in half, pull loose ends through the loop you just created and pull to secure around neck. Sew arms to body just under where scarf sits. Sew legs to underside of body, making an approximate 90 degree angle so the legs will splay and he can sit up on his own. If you wish to make the tail poseable, twist 3 pipe cleaners together and stuff into end of tail and sew tail into place centered on body between rows 9-11. You’ve done it! Give your Fearless Fausto a cuddle!

I would love to see your finished work! Tag me on Instagram (@handcraftingalife) or share in the comments below!

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Fearless Fausto the Fox is provided free by Cassandra Rendon with the intention of spreading a little joy during her favorite time of year. Please feel free to make and give away or sell any amigurumis made from this pattern, but please keep in mind that copying this pattern for your own commercial use is not allowed (plus it’s just kind of a jerk move). For additional information, please contact Cassandra Rendon on her blog (wordpress.com/handcraftingalife) or on Etsy (etsy.com/shop/lascosaschiquitas).

5 Replies to “Fearless Fausto the Fox – Amigurumi Pattern”

  1. […] to make your own crafty little amigurumi? I have opted to provide my Fearless Fausto the Fox pattern for free to celebrate my favorite time of […]

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  2. He is AWESOME thank you for sharing the pattern 🙂

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  3. Jordan Weber says:

    thank you for sharing!! about how long do you think this project takes?

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    • You’re welcome! As for how long the project takes…good question! I make a ton of these little guys, so I’ve gotten pretty quick. For me, working on and off while milling around the house and watching TV or listening to podcasts, I completed this project over a weekend. I imagine to someone new to the technique it would take longer and for someone with better technique than I have a little less time. Sorry I couldn’t be more specific! Perhaps for my next pattern I should pay more attention to the clock!

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