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Crochet Alligator Pattern

Crochet Alligator Pattern

This crochet alligator is about 10 inches long when made with the recommended yarn. I consider it a beginner pattern and it works up pretty quickly! The crochet alligator’s head and body are made in one piece, and you will attach the legs and ridges on the back. I love the expression on his face!

This crochet alligator is a perfect beginner pattern- and it is free!

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Crochet Alligator Details

Alan the crochet Alligator enjoys slow walks on the beach and leisurely swims in the rivers of Florida. He enjoys the quiet life. His favorite time of the day is watching the sunset from the banks of the river, chewing on a plastic flamingo and eating sushi. He keeps up to date on his football team (Go Dolphins!) and loves talking about the weather with his alligator friends.

Crochet Alligator a free crochet pattern

Please note this pattern is only for PERSONAL USE. Please feel free to make as many
items as you wish for yourself, or as gifts. You may sell items made with this pattern but
PLEASE LINK BACK OR GIVE CREDIT TO ME AS DESIGNER. In no way can you
share, reproduce, or sell this pattern. Please respect my rights as designer. This pattern is the intellectual property of The Friendly Red Fox.

Please take the time to read my Amigurumi Tips and Tricks! This pattern is written with those in mind.

Crochet Alligator Materials and Abbreviations

You will need:
Approx 100 g size 4 yarn (I used I Love this Yarn in Limelight)
Crochet Hook in Size 3.75
Tapestry Needle
Polyfil or preferred stuffing
12mm safety eyes
stitch marker
Embroidery thread for eyebrows

Abbreviations
SC- single crochet
SC INC- single crochet increase (2 SC in each stitch)
INV DEC- Invisible decrease (put hook through the FRONT LOOP ONLY of two consecutive stitches [two loops on hook] Yarn over pull through both loops. [two loops on hook] Yarn over pull through two loops)
Magic Circle- Make a loop, leaving a long tail to work with. Insert hook in center of loop, yarn over and draw up a loop. Yarn over, pull through to make the first chain (this does not count as a stitch!). Continue to crochet over the loop and tail with the number of stitches called for. (If you need 6 SC, then crochet 6 SC inside the ring.) Pull the tail to close the circle.

Crochet Alligator Pattern

Body and Head

Starting from the tail:
Round 1: 6 SC in a magic ring.
Round 2: SC in each around. (6)
Round 3: INC in each around. (12)
Rounds 4-6: SC in each around. (12)
Round 7: SC in the first, INC in the next. Repeat around. (18)
Rounds 8-10: SC in each around. (18)
Round 11: SC in the first 2, INC in the next. Repeat around. (24)
Rounds 12-14: SC in each around. (24)
Round 15: SC in the first 3, INC in the next. Repeat around. (30)
Rounds 16-18: SC in each around. (30)
Round 19: SC in the first 4, INC in the next. Repeat around. (36)
Rounds 20-35: SC in each around. (36)
Round 36: SC in the first 4, INV DEC in the next. (30)
Begin to stuff here! Continue stuffing as you go.
Round 37: SC in each around. (30)
Round 38: SC in the first 3, INV DEC in the next. (24)
Round 39: SC in the first 2, INV DEC in the next. (18)
Round 40: SC in the first, INV DEC in the next. (12)
We will begin growing the head from here.
Round 41: SC in the first, INC in the next. (18)
Round 42: SC in the first 2, INC in the next. (24)
Round 43: SC in the first 3, INC in the next. (30)
Round 44: SC in the first 4, INC in the next. (36)
Round 45: SC in each around. (36)
Round 46: SC in the first 5, INC in the next. (42)
Round 47: SC in each around. (42)
Round 48: SC in the first 5, INV DEC in the next. (36)
Round 49: SC in each around. (36)
Round 50: SC in the first 4, INV DEC in the next. (30)
Round 51: SC in each around. (30)
Round 52: SC in the first 3, INV DEC in the next. (24)
Round 53: SC in each around. (24)
Round 54: SC in the first 2, INV DEC in the next. (18)
Round 55-56: SC in each around. (18)
Attach the eyes between rows 51 and 52. Sew on the eyebrows with the thread.
Round 57: SC in the first, INV DEC in the next. (12)
Round 58: INV DEC in each around. (6)
Sew the remaining hole closed. Weave in the ends.

Legs (make 4)
Round 1: 6 SC in a magic circle.
Round 2: INC in each around. (12)
Round 3: SC in the first, INC in the next. (18)
Rounds 4-5: SC in each around. (18)
Round 6: INV DEC 8 times. SC in the remaining 2 stitches. (10)
Rows 7-12: SC in each around. (10)
Fasten off leaving a long tail to sew onto the body.
Attach the back leg around row 16-20. And the front one around row 28-32. Lay the body on a book or something similar to make sure the legs are even. Make sure the legs both touch the ground. Repeat on the other side.

Back Ridges
Chain to 34. Sc in the second chain from the hook. In the next chains HDC, DC, TRC, DC, HDC, then SC. Each stitch is separated by a comma. Repeat the pattern (SC, HDC, DC, TRC, DC, HDC, SC) until your reach the end of the chain. Fasten off and leave a very long tail to sew on the ridge. Pin the end of the chain to the very end of the tail and then up to the head. Carefully sew on the ridges.