Amigurumi Year of the Rat Free Pattern

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Today we share one free amigurumi crochet pattern again for you. As you know we share new amigurumi free patterns every day. The main crochets are amigurumi gazelles, amigurumi bears, amigurumi pola, amigurumi pandas, amigurumi penguins, amigurumi giraffes, amigurumi llama, amigurumi pigs, amigurumi bunny, amigurumi clowns, amigurumi lambs, amigurumi bees, amigurumi unicorns, amigurumi dolls, amigurumi foxes, amigurumi penguins, amigurumi dinosaurs, amigurumi elephants, amigurumi hippos, amigurumi monkeys, amigurumi cats, amigurumi dogs and more …
Todays daily new amigurumi free crochet pattern is Amigurumi Year of the Rat.
I want to give you some informations about this pattern ;

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Materials: (You only need partial of each colourway)
Head & Body: Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran in Misty Grey
Shirt: Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran in Red Pillar
Buttons: Chunky Gold Yarn (If you don’t have, you can double aran weight gold yarn)
Button Loops: Aran Weight Gold Yarn
Crochet Hook 3.25mm
Stitch Marker
Tapestry Needle
Eyes: 2 amigurumi eyes (6mm)
Nose: 1 amigurumi eye in black (9mm) – please ensure the backing is not too big but secure.
Optional: blusher to colour inner ears, black yarn to embroider nose

Stitches: (US Crochet Terms)
MR: magic ring
ch: chain
sc: single crochet
inc: increase (2sc in one st)
dec: decrease (I prefer invisible decrease)
sl st: slip stitch
BLO: back loop only
BB: back bump or 3rd loop
FO: fasten off

Head:
Using Grey Yarn: starting from nose to back of head
R1: 6sc in MR (6)
R2: (sc, inc) repeat (9)
R3: sc around
R4: (2sc, inc) repeat (12)
R5: sc around
*add the 9mm eye right into R1 and secure backing. If your backing is too large to fit,
please embroider with black yarn instead.
R6: (3sc, inc) repeat (15)
R7: (4sc, inc) repeat (18)
R8: (5sc, inc) repeat (21)
R9: (6sc, inc) repeat (24)
R10: (7sc, inc) repeat (27)
R11: (8sc, inc) repeat (30)
R12: (9sc, inc) repeat (33)
R13-15: sc around (3 rounds)
R16: (9sc, dec) repeat (30)

*Making sure the stitch marker is the centre. Add 6mm amigurumi eyes, 10 stitches apart
between R13-14.
R17: (8sc, dec) repeat (27)
R18: (7sc, dec) repeat (24)
R19: (6sc, dec) repeat (21)
R20: (5sc, dec) repeat (18)
*stuff firmly
R21: dec around (9)
R22: (dec, sc) repeat (6)
FO, leave a long tail for sewing. Using a tapestry needle, bring the long tail to the bottom of the
head to sew onto body later.

Body:
Using Grey Yarn:
R1: 6sc in MR (6)
R2: inc around (12)
*switch to red yarn
R3: (sc, inc) through BLO; repeat. (18)
R4: sc around
R5: (2sc, inc) repeat (24)
R6: sc around
R7: (3sc, inc) repeat (30)
R8: (4sc, inc) repeat (36
R9-13: (sc around) [5 rounds total]
*switch to grey yarn
R14: sc around through BB
R15: sc around
R16: (4sc, dec) repeat (30)
R17: (3sc, dec) repeat (24)
R18: (2sc, dec) repeat (18)
*Stuff firmly
R19: (sc, dec) repeat (12)
R20: dec around (6)
FO and weave in everything.

Arms:
Using Grey Yarn:
R1: 6sc in MR (6)
R2-4: sc around [3 rounds]
*switch to red yarn
R5-10: sc around [6 rounds]
FO, do not stuff and leave long tail for sewing.

Legs: (make two)
Using Grey Yarn: starting at top of leg to bottom
R1: 6sc in MR (6)
R2: inc around (12)
R3: (sc, inc) repeat (18)
R4-5: sc around
*stuff lightly, we want the leg/thigh to be plump but a little flat to sew onto body later
R6: (sc, dec) repeat (12)
R7: sc around
R8: dec around (6)
FO, leaving long tail to sew onto foot later.

Foot: (make two)
Using Grey Yarn:
R1: 6sc in MR (6)
R2-5: sc around
FO, leaving long tail to sew onto legs.

Collar:
Using Red Yarn:
working in rows:
ch16, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in every ch until last ch, sc in last ch.
FO leaving long tail to sew collar onto neck area of the body.
Ears: (make two)
Using Grey Yarn:
R1: 6sc in MR (6)
R2: inc around (12)
R3: (sc, inc) repeat (18)
R4: (2sc, inc) repeat (24)
FO, leaving long tail.

*Pinch ear where the long tail is, using tapestry needle and long tail – sew about two or three st so
the ear can be curved.

Assembly:

1- Line head and body together, sew securely.
2- Sew arms on both sides of body, between head and body.
3- Sew ears around 3 rounds behind each eye, aligning the pinched part with each eye.
4- Line collar so that the ends meet under the nose and sew securely. Pay special attention so it looks similar to a collar of a traditional Chinese jacket.
5- Sew leg and feet together, then sew the upper part of leg securely on body sides of the boy, just under the red jacket.
6- Using chunky gold yarn, make 3 french knots evenly under the collar, aligned with rat’s nose.
7- Using thinner gold yarn, create 2 loops on both sides of buttons, ensuring the edges of loops aligned vertically. Please reference picture for more detail.
8- Weave in all ends. You can use blusher to give the ears a pinkish colour.

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