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Wesley the Wolf

It has been 2 months since I’ve posted anything on my blog, but I’d like to thank you for your patience! My life has been a bit of a whirlwind lately: moving to my parents’ in Montana, moving again to be with my husband in Wyoming, adjusting to a new culture (not too difficult, since people are genuinely nice in the West!), adjusting to a new altitude (7200 feet!!!), and raising my 3 daughters while my husband works 70+ hours a week. Let me tell you, this has NOT been easy.

But it didn’t stop me from crocheting. I am so thankful for this craft, I can’t say it enough. To be able to sit down at the end of the day and crochet for even just 5-10 minutes before I go to bed is something I love. And that is how my sweet Wesley was born.

Amigurumi has always been my absolute favorite type of crochet project. Ever since I made my first little teddy bear, I have been in love! My kids are especially fond of the adorable softies I’ve made through the years. They have all been doing their best to take turns snuggling Wesley ever since I finished him. But they know that he belongs to their littlest sister. There’s no fighting with that cutie!

Wesley is a sophisticated and adorable little wolf. He has a sweet little bow tie and a handsome vest. You’ll love how his striking eyes smile at you. And he is perfect for any little boy or girl. Enjoy this free crochet pattern!

Wesley the Wolf

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Materials:

1 skein Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Grey Mist

¼ skein Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in White

¼ skein Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Colonial Blue

4 mm (G) Crochet Hook (I like these hooks)

Black embroidery yarn

Yarn Needle

Sewing Needle & Thread

Small button (whatever size you like)

12 mm safety eyes (I used blue rimmed eyes)

Poly-Fil

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Stitches:

Magic Circle

ch – chain

sc – single crochet

inv dec – invisible decrease

dc – double crochet

sl st – slip stitch

Gauge:

5 sc x 4 rows = 1 inch square

Pattern Notes:

  • Every part of the wolf, aside from the bow tie and vest, will be made using continuous rounds. No slip stitching. Use a stitch marker to keep track of rounds.
  • If round 17 seems weird, I understand. The point of it is to make sure that both feet are pointing straight forward. If you think you should do less sc before connecting legs or more, feel free. Everyone has a tightness/gauge when crocheting. Follow yours.
  • Ch 1 never equals a single crochet, but will only be used as a turning chain.
  • I strongly recommend using stitch markers or a scrap piece of yarn to keep track of rounds. I have tried it without before and it can turn into a nightmare!
  • Don’t stuff the wolf too full with poly-fil. You want him to be nice and huggable. Also, you want his vest to fit properly.

Pattern:

Back of eyes (make 2):

Round 1: Using white yarn, work 6 dc into a magic circle, sl st to join.

Row 2: sc in next 3 stitches.

Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing. Set aside.

Leg #1:

Round 1: Using white yarn, work 6 sc into a magic circle. Pull circle tight.

Round 2: 2sc in each stitch around (12)

Round 3: *2sc, sc* around (18)

Round 4: sc in each stitch around (18)

Round 5: inv dec 4 times, sc in next 10 stitches (14)

Rounds 6-8: sc in each stitch around (14)

Switch to Grey yarn

Rounds 9-10: sc in each stitch around (14)

Round 11: *2sc, sc 6* 2 times (16)

Round 12: *2sc, sc 7* 2 times (18)

Rounds 13-16: sc in each stitch around (18)

Finish off and sew in ends.

Leg #2:

Round 1: Using white yarn, work 6 sc into a magic circle. Pull circle tight.

Round 2: 2sc in each stitch around (12)

Round 3: *2sc, sc* around (18)

Round 4: sc in each stitch around (18)

Round 5: sc in next 10 stitches, inv dec 4 times (14)

Rounds 6-8: sc in each stitch around (14)

Switch to Grey yarn

Rounds 9-10: sc in each stitch around (14)

Round 11: *2sc, sc 6* 2 times (16)

Round 12: *2sc, sc 7* 2 times (18)

Rounds 13-16: sc in each stitch around (18)

Do not fasten off.

Keep stitch marker in the last stitch of round 16.

Continue with Body:

Round 17: sc 6, ch 2, sl st into last stitch in first leg, sc 18 around leg, sc in next 2 chains, sc 18, sc in other side of 2 chains. Move stitch marker to last stitch.

Round 18: sc in each stitch around (40)

Round 19: *2sc, sc 9* 4 times (44)

Round 20: *2sc, sc 10* 4 times (48)

Stuff legs with poly-fil.

Rounds 21-32: sc in each stitch around (48)

Round 33: *inv dec, sc 14* 3 times (45)

Round 34: *inv dec, sc 13* 3 times (42)

Round 35: *inv dec, sc 5* 6 times (36)

Round 36: *inv dec, sc 4* 6 times (30)

Stuff body with poly-fil.

Round 37: *inv dec, sc 3* 6 times (24)

Round 38: *inv dec, sc 2* 6 times (18)

Round 39: *inv dec, sc* 6 times (12)

Round 40: *2sc, sc* 6 times (18)

Round 41: *2sc, sc 2* 6 times (24)

Round 42: *2sc, sc 3* 6 times (30)

Round 43: *2sc, sc 4* 6 times (36)

Round 44: *2sc, sc 5* 6 times (42)

Round 45: *2sc, sc 6* 6 times (48)

Round 46: *2sc, sc 15* 3 times (51)

Rounds 47-55: sc in each stitch around (51)

Round 56: *inv dec, sc 15* 3 times (48)

Round 57: *inv dec, sc 6* 6 times (42)

Round 58: *inv dec, sc 5* 6 times (36)

Round 59: *inv dec, sc 4* 6 times (30)

Insert safety eyes on top of white backs between rows 54 and 56 with 4 stitches between them (or where ever you see fit).

Round 60: *inv dec, sc 3* 6 times (24)

Stuff head

Round 61: *inv dec, sc 2* 6 times (18)

Round 62: *inv dec, sc* 6 times (12)

Round 63: inv dec 6 times (6)

Finish off and sew head shut.

Nose:

Round 1: Using white yarn, work 6sc in magic circle (6)

Round 2: *2sc, sc* around (9)

Round 3: *2sc, sc 2* around (12)

Round 4: *2sc, sc 3* around (15)

Round 5: *2sc, sc 4* around (18)

Round 6: *2sc, sc 5* around (21)

Round 7: sc in each stitch around (21)

Round 8: *ch 1, dc in next stitch, ch 1, sl st in next stitch,* 3 times, sl st in next 5 stitches, *ch 1, dc in next stitch, ch 1, sl st in next stitch,* 3 times. Sl st in first stitch from round.

Finish off leaving long tail for sewing onto head.

Embroider black nose from round 2-3 about 3-4 stitches long.

Sew onto head just below eyes.

Ears:

Round 1: Using Grey yarn, work 6 sc in magic circle (6)

Round 2: *2sc, sc 2* 2 times (8)

Round 3: *2sc, sc 3* (10)

Round 4: *2sc, sc 4* (12)

Round 5: sc in each stitch around (12)

Finish off, leaving long tail.

Fold ears in half and sew shut.

Embroider a white triangle from the bottom up to round 2 on both ears.

(See below)

Sew onto head starting at round 61.

Arms (make 2):

Round 1: Using white yarn, work 6 sc into magic circle, pull tight (6)

Round 2: 2sc in each stitch around (12)

Round 3: *2sc, sc5* around (14)

Round 4: sc in each stitch around (14)

Round 5: *inv dec, sc 5* around (12)

Switch to grey yarn

Rounds 6-17: sc in each stitch around (12)

Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing. Stuff with ¾ full with poly-fil and sew shut.

Sew arms on either sides of body at row 35.

Tail:

Round 1: Using white yarn, work 6 sc in magic circle (6)

Round 2: *2sc, sc 2* 2 times (8)

Round 3: *2sc, sc 3* 2 times (10)

Round 4: *2sc, sc 4* 2 times (12)

Round 5: *2sc, sc 5* 2 times (14)

Round 6: *2sc, sc 6* 2 times (16)

Round 7: *2sc, sc 7* 2 times (18)

Rounds 8-9: sc in each stitch around (18)

Round 10: Switch to Grey yarn, sc in each stitch around (18)

Round 11: sc in each stitch around (18)

Round 12: *inv dec, sc 7* 2 times (16)

Rounds 13-15: sc in each stitch around (16)

Round 16: *inv dec, sc 6* 2 times (14)

Rounds 17-18: sc in each stitch around (14)

Round 19: *inv dec, sc 5* 2 times (12)

Rounds 20-21: sc in each stitch around (12)

Round 22: *inv dec, sc 4* 2 times (10)

Rounds 23-24: sc in each stitch around (10)

Finish off, leaving a long tail.

Stuff tail with poly-fil and sew shut.

Sew onto butt of wolf 7 rows up from legs.

Bow Tie:

Ch 17,

Row 1: sc in 2nd chain from hook and every chain across, ch 1, turn. (16)

Rows 2-4: sc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn.

Fold in half and sew together at the ends leaving a long tail.

Wrap yarn 6-8 times around center of bow and pull tight.

Knot in back and sew onto neck of wolf.

Vest:

Ch 7,

Row 1: sc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn. (6)

Row 2: 2sc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, ch 1, turn. (7)

Row 3: sc in first 6 stitches, 2sc in next stitch, ch 1, turn. (8)

Row 4: 2sc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, ch 1, turn. (9)

Row 5: sc in first 8 stitches, 2sc in next stitch, ch 1, turn. (10)

Row 6: 2sc in first stitch, sc in next 9 stitches, ch 1, turn. (11)

Rows 7-11: sc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn. (11)

Row 12: sc in first stitch, ch 5, skip next 5 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, ch 1, turn. (6 sc, 5 ch)

Row 13: sc in each stitch and every chain across, ch 1, turn. (11)

Rows 14-29: sc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn. (11)

Row 30: sc in first stitch, ch 5, skip next 5 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, ch 1, turn. (6 sc, 5 ch)

Rows 31-35: sc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn. (11)

Row 36: sc in next 9 stitches, inv dec, ch 1, turn. (10)

Row 37: inv dec, sc in next 8 stitches, ch 1, turn. (9)

Row 38: sc in next 7 stitches, inv dec, ch 1, turn. (8)

Row 39: inv dec, sc in next 6 stitches, ch 1, turn. (7)

Row 40: sc in next 2 stitches, ch 2, skip 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, inv dec, ch 1, turn. (4 sc, 2 ch)

Row 41: sc in each stitch and chain across.

Finish off and sew in ends.

Sew shoulder straps:

Sew rows 7-11 to rows 12-16 & rows 31-35 to rows 26-30.

Sew button on opposite of button hole.

Put on wolf and button closed.

And there you have your adorable little Wesley the Wolf!

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