How to crochet a wolf

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How to crochet a wolf
Crochet your own wolf. (Tom Brakefield/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

Crocheting your own stuffed animals is easy and fun, and by knowing the basic stitches, you can create your very own wild kingdom. There are a multitude of patterns for animals and as your skills improve, you'll be creating your own. Animals are primarily done in rounds which makes it easy to make your own pattern. This adorable stuffed wolf will make a nice addition to your collection or make a wonderful handcrafted gift for the animal lover in your life.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Size 8 hook
  • One ball each of white and grey yarn
  • Fibrefill stuffing
  • Small amount of black yarn
  • 2 plastic safety eyes
  • Embroidery needle

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Crochet the head and body by starting at the nose with white yarn and chain two. For round one, work four single crochets in the first chain. For round two, work two single crochets in each stitch around. For rounds three and four, single crochet in each stitch around. For round five, repeat pattern in parentheses four times. (Do two single crochets in next stitch). Single crochet in next four stitches. For round six, repeat pattern in parentheses three times. (Do two single crochets in next stitch then single crochet in next stitch). Single crochet in next four stitches and change to grey yarn. For round seven, repeat pattern in parentheses three times. (Do two single crochets in next stitch then single crochet in next two stitches). Single crochet in next four stitches. For rounds eight through ten, single crochet in each stitch around. Attach eyes to head and stuff. For round 11, repeat pattern in parentheses three times. (Single crochet two stitches together then single crochet in next two stitches). Single crochet in next four stitches. For round 12, repeat pattern in parentheses three times. (Single crochet two stitches together then single crochet in next stitch). Single crochet in next four stitches. For round 13, do two single crochets in next stitch then single crochet in stitch. Repeat this pattern all the way around. For round 14, do two single crochets in next stitch then single crochet in next two stitches. Repeat this pattern all the way around. For rounds 15 through 23, single crochet in each stitch around. For round 24, single crochet two stitches together then single crochet in next two stitches. Repeat this pattern all the way around. For round 25, single crochet two stitches together then single crochet in stitch. Repeat this pattern all the way around. For round 26, single crochet two stitches together all the way around. Stuff the body and fasten off.

  2. 2

    Crochet the ears with the grey yarn. Chain two. For round one, work four single crochets in first chain. For rounds two and three, single crochet in each stitch around. For round four, do two single crochets in next stitch then single crochet in next stitch. Repeat this pattern all the way around and fasten off. Repeat this pattern to complete the second ear.

  3. 3

    Crochet the legs with white and grey yarn. Start with the white and chain two. For round one, work four single crochets in first stitch. For round two, work two single crochets in each stitch around and change to grey yarn. For rounds three through seven, single crochet in each stitch around. Repeat this pattern three more times for remaining legs. Stuff the legs and fasten off.

  4. 4

    Crochet the tail with white and grey yarn. Chain two with the white yarn. For round one, work six single crochets in first chain. For round two, single crochet in each stitch around and change to grey yarn. For rounds three through nine, single crochet in each stitch around and fasten off.

  5. 5

    To finish the wolf, sew the ears to the sides of the head. Sew the legs to the body and sew the tail on the body. With the black yarn, embroider a straight stitch nose. Weave in the ends.

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