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Ten Tips and Tricks for Working with Fuzzy Yarn- Free Quokka Pattern

How to Crochet with Fuzzy Yarn

Working with fuzzy yarn can be difficult- but oh my goodness, the result can be fantastic! This design for the Amigurumi A to Z series is the perfect way to practice using that fuzzy yarn. This is a (loose interpretation of a) Quokka, a little animal native to Australia. Even though it is kind of a strange little fur ball, both of my older boys like playing with him. And you can practice using that furry yarn on a basic but sweet pattern.

Crocheting with Fuzzy Yarn

I know that working with fuzzy yarn can be a real pain point, but I love the look it gives to amigurumi! And while I agree that trying to work with furry yarn may not be a great idea for an absolute beginner, with some tips and the right pattern, you will come to love working with it as well! I have designed a couple other patterns with this yarn, the Friendly Llama, the Friendly Lamb, and the Friendly Hedgehog! 

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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 a designer, this pattern belongs to The Friendly Red Fox.

You will need:
Approx 120 g Bernat Pipsqueak Yarn in Brown
Small amount of brown worsted weight
Small amount of black worsted weight
Crochet Hook in Size 4mm
Tapestry Needle
Polyfil
Black Embroidery Thread for eyebrows
18mm safety eyes
stitch marker

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.

Always move your stitch marker to the last stitch in the round. This pattern is worked in continuous rounds.
Nose
Using the black:
In a magic circle, SC 3x, HDC, DC 2x, TRC 3x, DC 2x, HDC. Pull the circle tight. Slip stitch to the first stitch. (12)
Fasten off leaving a long tail to sew on. Center it between the eyes and one row down. I prefer to attach the nose before I close the head (see below) but you can attach it after if you like.

Ears (make two)
Using the brown worsted weight:
Round 1: In a magic circle, 6 SC.
Round 2: SC INC in each around. (12)
Round 3: SC in first, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (18)
Rounds 4-5: SC in each around. (18)
Fasten off and leave a long tail to sew the ears onto the head. Attach above the eyes, about 3 rounds from the middle. Use pins to make sure you are happy with the placement before sewing.

Head/Body
With the pipsqueak yarn:
Round 1: In a magic circle, 6 SC.
Round 2: SC INC in each around. (12)
Round 3: SC in first, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (18)
Round 4: SC in first 2, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (24)
Round 5: SC in first 3, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (30)
Round 6: SC in first 4, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (36)
Round 7: SC in first 5, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (42)
Round 8: SC in first 6, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (48)
Round 9: SC in first 7, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (54)
Rounds 10-19: SC in each around. (54)
Attach the eyes between rows 11 and 12, about 6 stitches apart. Center the nose between the eyes and one row down and sew on.
Round 20: SC in the first 7, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (48)
Round 21: SC in the first 6, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (42)
Round 22: SC in the first 5, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (36)
Round 23: SC in the first 4, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (30)
Round 24: SC in the first 3, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (24)
Round 25: SC in the first 2, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (18)
Round 26: SC in the first, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (12)
Round 27: INV DEC around. (6)
Sew the remaining hole shut and weave in the ends.