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Free Crochet Puppy Snuggler Pattern Dog Lovey

Free Crochet Snuggler Pattern

When you think of cute and cuddly, you have to be thinking puppy! That is why it was a no brainer to make a free crochet puppy snuggler pattern. You already know I love the snuggler– half blanket, half stuffed animal. Add an eye patch and floppy ears and no one will be able to resist these cuddly creations!

This crochet snuggler puppy is made with Premier Basix Chenille, but you could substitute Bernat blanket yarn instead. I prefer the Premier, because it seems a little more lightweight and easier to work with, but I love the color options for the crochet snuggler patterns that blanket yarn has! It comes out to be about 16 inches tall. You can see my four year old holding it in some of the pictures, so you can have a reference!

Wouldn’t this be such a great gift for an expectant mother who is also a dog lover? Or if you want something a little more classic, you can try the Snuggler Bear pattern!

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    Materials you’ll need

    To get started making this free crochet snuggler puppy pattern, you’ll want to gather all your materials first.

    • Premier Basix Chenille in the color Winter White (approx 180 yards)
    • Small amount of Premier Parfait Chunky in Teddy Bear
    • Small amount of black yarn for the embroidered eyes
    • Crochet Hook in Size 4mm
    • Tapestry Needle
    • Polyfil
    • stitch marker

    There is a whole section where you can find tutorial videos for different parts of this pattern. Most are linked in the section they are specific to, but if you want to view them before you begin you can see the collection here.

    Snuggler Puppy Crochet Pattern

    Beginning with the feet and using the body color:
    Round 1: In a magic circle, SC 8.
    Round 2: SC INC in each around. (16)
    Round 3: SC in the first, SC INC in the next. Repeat around. (24)
    Rounds 4-7: SC in each around. (24)
    Round 8: SC in the first, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (16)
    Round 9: INV DEC in each around. (8)
    Stuff the foot part, but not the next chain rows.
    From here on, you will be chaining 2, DC in the same stitch and crochet around. Then attach to the first stitch with a slip stitch. This creates the part of the leg that you will knot. You can knot before you attach the legs or afterwards. The foot may be “squished” a bit as you tie, but there should be enough length. I created a video to show the next part of the leg, and you can see that here.
    Rounds 10-19: DC in each around. (8)
    Round 20: SC INC in each around. Attach to the first stitch with a slip stitch and chain 1 (16)
    Round 21: SC in each around. (16)
    Fasten off the first foot. On the second foot, chain 4 and slip stitch to the first leg where you fastened off.

    Click here for a video and photo tutorial of this next part!
    Round 22: Chain 1 and SC in each stitch around on the leg (16). SC in each chain across. (4) SC in each stitch around the second leg. (16) SC on the other side of the chain. (4) Attach to the first SC with a slip stitch. (a total of 40)
    Rounds 23-27: SC in each around. (40)
    Round 28: SC in the first three. INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (32)
    Rounds 29-33: SC in each around. (32)
    Round 34: SC in the first two. INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (24)
    Round 35-37: SC in each around. (24)
    Round 38: SC in the first. INV DEC in the next.. Repeat around. (16)
    Round 39: SC in each around. (16)
    Round 40: INV DEC 8 times. (8)
    From here we are increasing the flat part that you will attach to the head.
    Round 41: SC INC in each around. (16)
    Round 42: SC in the first, SC INC in the next. Repeat around. (24)
    Round 43 SC in the first two stitches, SC INC in the next. Repeat around. (32)

    Crochet Snuggler Puppy Head and Ears

    Head
    Round 1: In a magic circle, SC 8.
    Round 2: SC INC in each around. (16)
    Round 3: SC in the first, SC INC in the next. Repeat around. (24)
    Round 4: SC in the first two stitches, SC INC in the next. Repeat around. (32)
    Rounds 5-6: SC in each around. (32)
    Round 7: SC INC in the next 8 stitches. SC in the remaining 24. (40)
    Round 8: SC in the first, SC INC in the next. Repeat for a total of 8 times. SC in the remaining 24. (48)
    Rounds 9-14: SC in each around. (48)
    Round 15: SC in the first 4, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (40)
    Round 16: SC in the first 3, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (32)
    Round 17: SC in the first 2, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (24)
    Round 18: SC in the first, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (16)
    Round 19: INV DEC in each around. (8)
    Sew the remaining hole closed. Watch the video or scroll down for the picture tutorial on how to shape the face!

    Using a long needle, go up through the center of the chin and come out through round 7, to the side before you begin the series of SC INC.
    Skip two stitches and go through, and then our about 2 stitches before the end of the SC INCs. (the red lines on the face)
    Then go back down two stitches over and out near the same hole under the chin.
    Pull the ends tight and the face will indent. Tie the ends tight together and weave the ends in.

    With the brown worsted weight yarn, embroider the nose by making multiple passes (approx. 9) through about 6 stitches, where rounds 2 and 3 meet. Go through the same stitches each time for a clean look.
    On your last pass, bring your needle out in the dimple made by the shaping of the face. Go up and under the nose to create the line. Fasten off and pull the ends though, then cut as closely as you can so they pull back into the head.

    Ears (make 2)
    Round 1: In a magic circle, SC 8.
    Round 2: SC INC in each around. (16)
    Round 3: SC in the first, SC INC in the next. Repeat around. (24)
    Rounds 4-5: SC in each around. (24)
    Round 6: SC INC in the first stitch. SC in the next 11. SC INC. SC in the next 11. (26)
    Round 7-8: SC in each around. (26)
    Round 9: INV DEC once. SC in the next 11. INV DEC. SC in the next 11. (24)
    Rounds 10-11: SC in each around. (24)
    Round 12: SC in the first, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (16)
    Round 13-14: SC in each around. (16)
    Round 15: INV DEC in each around. (8)
    Round 16: SC in each around. (8)
    Fasten off and leave a long tail to sew the ear on.

    Eye Patch

    Round 1: In a magic circle, SC 8.
    Round 2: SC INC in each around. (16)
    Round 3: SC in the first, INC in the next. (24)
    Round 4: SC in each stitch around. (24)
    Fasten off and leave a long tail to sew on to the face. Attach it right above the shaped nose and to the left.

    Eyes
    I use bulky black yarn and sew two eyes. Two stitches tall and four stitches apart, centered above the nose. You will go through the eyepatch, so make sure that is sewn on before you embroider the eyes. Here is a video of me doing it!

    Arms

    NOTE: I highly suggest you visit this post before attaching the arms and the legs. This is my favorite method by far to attach limbs, and is worth watching the video and seeing the tutorial pictures!

    Stuff the hand and the bottom half of the arm as you go.
    With the winter white yarn:
    Round 1: In a magic circle, SC 8.
    Round 2: SC INC in each around. (16)
    Rounds 3-5: SC in each around. (16)
    Round 6: INV DEC in each around. (8)
    Rounds 7-15: SC in each around.
    Fasten off and leave an extra long tail. Sew the opening closed.
    Attach the arms between rows 35-37 of the body. Use the yarn through method, or if you prefer you can do it the traditional way.

    Attaching the Snuggler Crochet Head to the Body

    Once you are ready to attach the head to the body, pin the flat disc that is at the top of the body where you want it on the head. Try to center it as best you can. I prefer mine to be slightly close to the nose so that the head flops forward more than backwards.
    As you sew, go through both loops on the SC at the top of the disc. Pull tightly each time. Try to pull the disc out as you go, so that it lies as flat to the head as you can.

    If you want to watch the video tutorial, you can find it here!

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    6 Comments

    1. I’m working on the dog snuggles and I don’t understand row 8 of the head. If I SC, then SC INC repeat 8 times, my row is bigger than the 48 that the pattern mentions. What am I missing ?

      1. You alternate *sc, sc inc* for a total of 8 times! There will still only be an increase of 8, but not 8 sc inc in a row! Does that make sense?

    2. Is the head stuffed on the snugger puppy? The directions do not say to stuff, but it certainly looks as if it is.

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