Materials:

  • Yarn: Gazzal Baby Cotton color #3445 (main), #3442 for dress, pink #3411 for muzzle, brown #3455 for horns, YarnArt Etamin white #421 for collar and dress bottom
  • Hook size: 2.2 mm
  • Black embroidery floss
  • Sewing needle and scissors
  • Fiberfill

Abbreviations:
R = row
mc = magic circle
ch = chain
st = stitch
sc = single crochet
inc = 2 sc in the next stitch
dec = single crochet 2 stitches together
F.o. = finish off
(12) = number of stitches you should have at the end of the round/row
(…)*6 = repeat whatever is between the brackets the number of times stated

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Arms (make 2)
With beige yarn:
R 1: 6 sc in mc (6)
R 2: (1 sc, inc)*3 (9)
R 3-4: 9 sc (2 rows)
Change to dress color yarn:
R 5-13: 9 sc (9 rows)
Don’t stuff with fiberfill.
Fold top of arm flat and 4 sc through both sides across.
F.o.

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Legs (make 2)
With brown yarn:
R 1: 6 sc in mc (6)
R 2: (inc)*6 (12)
R 3. 12 sc
Change to beige yarn:
R 4-7. 12 sc (4 rows)
F.o.
Don’t cut the yarn when you will finish the second leg!

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From second leg: 5 ch, join to the first leg.

Continue crocheting the body in the round:
Stuff as you go.
R 1: 12 sc on the first leg, 5 sc in 5 ch, 12 sc on the second leg, 5 sc in 5 ch (opposite side) (34)
R 2: (inc, 16 sc)*2 (36)
R 3: (5 sc, inc)*6 (42)
R 4: (6 sc, inc)*6 (48)
R 5: (7 sc, inc)*6 (54)
Change to dress color yarn:
R 6: 54 sc
R 7: 54 sc into the front loops only of R 6
R 8: 54 sc into the back loops only of R 6
R 9-12: 54 sc (4 rows)
R 13: (7 sc, dec)*6 (48)
R 14: 48 sc
R 15: (6 sc, dec)*6 (42)
R 16: 42 sc
R 17: (5 sc, dec)*6 (36)
R 18: 36 sc
R 19: (4 sc, dec)*6 (30)
R 20: 30 sc
R 21: (3 sc, dec)*6 (24)
R 22: (2 sc, dec)*6 (18)
In the next row we will attach arms:
R 23: 4 sc together with sc of the 1st arm, 5 sc, 4 sc together with sc of the 2nd arm, 5 sc (18)
Start crocheting the collar
Change to YarnArt Etamin yarn (white):
R 24: 18 sc (18)
R 25: (3 ch, 1 sc)*18
F.o. and leave a long tail for sewing.

Sew the collar to the dress with a couple of stitches using white thread and needle.

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Dress bottom
With YarnArt Etamin yarn:
R 1: 54 sc
R 2: (3 ch, 1 sc)*54
F.o.

Head
R 1: 6 sc in mc (6)
R 2: (1 sc, inc)*3 (9)
R 3: (inc)*9 (18)
R 4: (2 sc, inc)*6 (24)
R 5: (3 sc, inc)*6 (30)
R 6: (4 sc, inc)*6 (36)
R 7: (5 sc, inc)*6 (42)
R 8: (6 sc, inc)*6 (48)
R 9-15: 48 sc (7 rows)
R 16: (6 sc, dec)*6 (42)
R 17: (5 sc, dec)*6 (36)
R 18: (4 sc, dec)*6 (30)
R 19: (3 sc, dec)*6 (24)
R 20: (2 sc, dec)*6 (18)
F.o. and leave a long tail for sewing.

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Ears (make 2)
R 1: 6 sc in mc (6)
R 2: (inc)*6 (12)
R 3-5: 12 sc (3 rows)
Fold ear in half. Fold one time more and 3 sc through both sides across.
F.o. and leave a long tail for sewing.

Horns (make 2)
R 1: 6 sc in mc (6)
R 2-5: 6 sc (4 rows)
F.o. and leave a long tail for sewing.

Muzzle
With pink yarn:
Make 6 ch.
Make an oval starting from the 2nd ch from hook, work on both sides of the chain.
R 1: From the 2nd ch from hook: inc, 3 sc, 3 sc in last st, turn and crochet on the opposite side of the chain: 3 sc, inc (13)
R 2: 1 sc, inc, 3 sc, inc, 1 sc, inc, 4 sc, inc (17)
R 3: 2 inc, 5 sc, 3 inc, 6 sc, inc (23)
R 4: 23 sc

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Assembly
Sew ears to the head at the level of R 9.
Sew horns between R 6 and R 7.
Sew muzzle between R 14 and R 19. Put some stuffing inside the muzzle before you finish.
Embroider eyes, eyebrows and nostrils with black floss.
Sew head to the body.