Celebrate National Crochet Month with Cactus and Cocoa!

March is National Crochet Month, and we’re so excited!

National Crochet Month is the perfect time to celebrate everything we love about the art of crochet. I personally find so much comfort in my craft. It relieves anxiety, calms me down after a long day as a mum of two young children. I love playing with colors and textures, and I absolutely love to design. My favorite things to create are amigurumi, crocheted stuffies such as bunnies or dragons or dolls. And to celebrate National Crochet Month, I have an adorable fox amigurumi pattern to share with you. Enjoy!


Yarn
Red Heart Super Saver worsted weight (7 oz/
364 yds): 1 skein each Brown (A), Carrot (B), and
White (C)

Yarn Alternatives
We also recommend Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice
and Loops & Threads Impeccable.

Materials
US Size D/3 (3.25mm) crochet hook, yarn
needle, scissors, stitch marker, polyester
stuffing, 6mm black safety eyes

Difficulty
Easy

Size
6” tall

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Gauge
5 sc and 6 rows = 1”

Notes
1. Pattern is worked in continuous rounds, use
stitch marker to mark 1st st of each round.
2. Body section is worked top down.

Instructions:

Body
With B, leaving long tail for sewing, make magic
ring.
Round 1: Ch 1, 6 sc in ring—6 sc.
Round 2: 2 sc in each st around—12 sc.
Round 3: *2 sc in next, sc in next; repeat from *around—18 sc.
Round 4: *2 sc in next, sc in next 2; repeat from * around—24 sc.
Rounds 5–6: Sc in each st around.
Round 7: *2 sc in next, sc in next 3; repeat from * around—30 sc.
Rounds 8–13: Sc in each st around.
Round 14: *2 sc in next, sc in next 4; repeat from * around—36 sc.
Rounds 15–20: Sc in each st around.
Round 21: *Sc in next 4, sc2tog; repeat from * around—30 sc.
Round 22: *Sc in next 3, sc2tog; repeat from * around—24 sc.
Begin stuffing and continue throughout.
Round 23: *Sc in next 2, sc2tog; repeat from * around—18 sc.
Round 24: *Sc in next, sc2tog; repeat from * around—12 sc.
Round 25: Sc2tog around—6 sc.
Fasten off, sew remaining sts closed. Weave in ends.

Legs (make 2)
With A, make magic ring.
Round 1: Ch 1, 6 sc in ring—6 sc.
Round 2: 2 hdc in each st around—12 hdc.
Rounds 3–4: Sc in each st around.
Round 5: *Sc in next 2, sc2tog; repeat from * around—9 sc.
Rounds 6–7: Sc in each st around.
Rounds 8–15: With B, sc in each st around.
Stuff leg lightly, pinch top closed.
Round 16: Sc through both thicknesses in next 5.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew Legs to Body.

Arms (make 2)
With A, make magic ring.
Round 1: Ch 1, 6 sc in ring—6 sc.
Round 2: 2 sc in each st around—12 sc.
Rounds 3–4: Sc in each st around.
Round 5: *Sc in next 2, sc2tog; repeat from * around—9 sc.
Rounds 6–7: Sc in each st around.
Rounds 8–18: With B, sc in each st around— 10 sc.
Stuff lightly, pinch top of Arm shut.
Round 19: Sc through both thicknesses in next 5.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew to top of Body between Rounds 2 and 3.

Tail
With C, make magic ring.
Round 1: Ch 1, 4 sc in ring—4 sc.
Round 2: *2 sc in next, sc in next; repeat from * around—6 sc.
Round 3: Sc in each st around.
Round 4: *2 sc in next, sc in next 2; repeat from * around—8 sc.
Round 5: Sc in each st around.
Round 6: *2 sc in next, sc in next 3; repeat from * around—10 sc.
Round 7: Sc in each st around.
Round 8: *2 sc in next, sc in next 4; repeat from * around—12 sc.
Round 9: *2 sc in next, sc in next 5; repeat from * around—14 sc.
Round 10: *2 sc in next, sc in next 6; repeat from * around—16 sc.
Round 11: *2 sc, sc in next 7; repeat from * around—18 sc.
Round 12: Sc in each st around.
Round 13: *Sc in next 7, sc2tog; repeat from * around—16 sc.
Round 14: *Sc in next 6, sc2tog; repeat from * around—14 sc.
Round 15: *Sc in next 5, sc2tog; repeat from * around—12 sc.
Begin stuffing and continue throughout.
Rounds 16–23: With B, sc in each st around.
Round 24: *Sc in next 4, sc2tog; repeat from * around—10 sc.
Round 25: *Sc in next 3, sc2tog; repeat from * around—8 sc.
Round 26: *Sc in next 2, sc2tog; repeat from * around—6 sc.
Fasten off, sew up remaining sts, weave in ends. Sew to back of Body near bottom.
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Head
With A, make magic ring.
Round 1: Ch 1, 4 sc in ring—4 sc.
Round 2: Sc in each st around.
Round 3: *2 sc in next, sc in next; repeat from * around—6 sc.
Round 4: With B, sc in each st around.
Round 5: With B, 2 sc in next, sc in next 2, with C, 2 sc in next, sc in next 2—8 sc.
Round 6: With B, 2 sc in next, sc in next 3, with C, 2 sc in next, sc in next 3—10 sc.
Round 7: With B, 2 sc in next, sc in next 4, with C, 2 sc in next, sc in next 4—12 sc.
Round 8: With B, [2 sc in next, sc in next] 3 times, with C, [2 sc in next, sc in next] 3 times— 18 sc.
Round 9: With B, [2 sc in next, sc in next 2] 3 times, with C, [2 sc in next, sc in next 2] 3 times —24 sc.
Round 10: With B, sc in next 12, with C, sc in next 12—24 sc.
Round 11: With B, [2 sc in next, sc in next] 6 times, with C, [2 sc in next, sc in next] 6 times—36 sc. Fasten off C.
Round 12: [2 hdc in next, hdc in next 2] 6 times, sc in next 18—24 hdc, 18 sc.
Rounds 13–16: Sc in each st around—42 sc.
Round 17: *Sc in next 5, sc2tog; repeat from * around—36 sc.
Round 18: *Sc in next 4, sc2tog; repeat from * around—30 sc.
Attach eyes between Rounds 12 and 13. Begin stuffing and continue throughout.
Round 19: *Sc in next 3, sc2tog; repeat from * around—24 sc.
Round 20: *Sc in next 2, sc2tog; repeat from * around—18 sc.
Round 21: *Sc in next, sc2tog; repeat from * around—12 sc.
Round 22: Sc2tog around—6 sc.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Ears (make 2)
With B, make magic ring.
Round 1: Ch 1, 3 sc in ring—3 sc.
Rounds 2–3: Sc in each st around.
Round 4: 2 sc in next, sc in next 2—4 sc.
Round 5: *2 sc in next, sc in next; repeat from * around—6 sc.
Round 6: *2 sc in next, sc in next 2; repeat from * around—8 sc.
Rounds 7–8: Sc in each st around.
Pinch together.
Round 9: Sc through both thicknesses in next 4 —4 sc.
Sew Ears to top of Head.

Finishing
With A, stitch a bit of detail to top of each Ear.
Weave in ends.


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