How to Make Your Own Wolf Plushie Out of Yarn

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How to Make Your Own Wolf Plushie Out of Yarn
Standard pillow stuffing is perfect for stuffing your handmade wolf plushie. (Comstock Images/Comstock/Getty Images)

Using yarn to make your own plushie wolf is a fun and crafty way to create your own fluffy friends. Using a combination of crochet stitches, you can make and stuff your own amigurumi wolf toy to keep for yourself, give as a gift or sell. To get a furry look to your wolf, use an eyelash yarn, like Lion Brand Fun Fur, in a natural colour. The Lion Brand Yarn website offers a small and simple wolf amigurumi pattern that is free to use.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Size G crochet hook
  • Ball or skein of worsted weight or eyelash yarn, white
  • Ball or skein of worsted weight or eyelash yarn, grey or brown
  • 10 to 15 yards of black worsted weight yarn
  • Tapestry needle
  • Two plastic safety eyes, 6mm diameter
  • Polyester fiberfill or wool stuffing
  • Needle and thread

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Instructions

    Head and Body

  1. 1

    Tie a slip knot around a size G crochet hook with the white yarn and chain two stitches. Work four single crochets in the first chain stitch, then work two single crochets in each of those stitches, working in a round. You will end this round with eight single crochet stitches.

  2. 2

    Single crochet in each of the eight stitches around twice, completing the fourth round of stitches. Work two single crochets in each of the next four stitches, then one single crochet in the remaining four stitches in the round. You will now have 12 single crochet stitches.

  3. 3

    Work two single crochets in the next stitch, then one in the next. Repeat that sequence three more times, then work a single crochet in each of the next four stitches, ending the round with 16 stitches.

  4. 4

    Change to the brown or grey yarn by slip stitching into the last single crochet. Work two single crochets in the next stitch, then one single crochet in each of the next two stitches. Repeat that sequence three more times, then work one single crochet in each of the next four stitches. This round will end with 20 stitches.

  5. 5

    Work three rounds of one single crochet in each stitch, then begin stuffing the piece firmly. Add more stuffing as stitching progresses.

  6. 6

    Work a decrease stitch by single crocheting two stitches together. For help with this stitch, see the stitch guide at the DMC website. Work a single crochet in each of the next two stitches. Repeat the decrease/two single crochet pattern three times, then single crochet in each of the next four stitches. The round will end with 16 stitches.

  7. 7

    Work a decrease stitch in the next two stitches, then one single crochet in the next stitch. Repeat this pattern three more times, then single crochet in each of the next four stitches to complete the round. This round will end with 12 stitches, and you will begin increases on the next round.

  8. 8

    Repeat steps three and four without changing yarns. The first round will end with 18 stitches, and the second with 24. Continue adding stuffing to the piece, stuffing it firmly enough to hold it's shape without separating the stitches.

  9. 9

    Single crochet in each stitch for nine rounds, then repeat steps six and seven, ending with 12 stitches on the last round.

  10. 10

    Work decrease single crochets in the next two stitches and repeat around, ending the round with six stitches. Fasten off with a slip knot. Stuff the rest of the piece firmly.

    Ears, Legs, Tail and Finishing

  1. 1

    Begin crocheting the ears by chaining two stitches with the grey or brown yarn, then working four single crochets in the first chain. Single crochet in each stitch around for two rounds. Work two single crochets in the next stitch, then one single crochet in the next. Repeat the pattern around, ending with six stitches in the round. Fasten off and make a second ear in the same way.

  2. 2

    Crochet the legs by chaining two stitches with the white yarn, then working four single crochets in the first chain. Work two single crochets in each stitch around for one round, then switch to the brown or grey yarn and work one single crochet in each stitch around for five rounds. Fasten off and repeat three more times to make four legs.

  3. 3

    Make the tail by starting with the white yarn and chaining two stitches, then working six single crochets in the first chain. Work one single crochet in each stitch around for one round, then switch to the brown or grey yarn. Single crochet in each stitch around for six more rounds, then fasten off.

  4. 4

    Stuff the legs with fiberfill, then sew them to the body. Sew the ears and tail to the body without stuffing them. Sew the safety eyes to the face.

  5. 5

    Straight stitch the shape of a nose on the tip of the face using the tapestry needle and black yarn. Weave in all loose ends with the tapestry needle.

Tips and warnings

  • Brush the finished wolf made with worsted weight yarn with a pet slicker brush to make it look fuzzy.
  • Do not overstuff your wolf, as overstuffing will cause the stitches to separate and make the fiberfill visible from the outside.

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