Rony Raccoon

04-18-2017

 

I'm happy to introduce you the Raccoon of the Topy Family. His name is Rony.

 

© This pattern is an original pattern by Marina Bellai of Topy’s World. It is for personal use only and may not be resold or redistributed. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site.

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MATERIALS

Yarn: grey, white and black

*I used: Himalaya Deluxe Bamboo: 60-40% bamboo-cotton, 100g/250m (01 White, 25 Grey, 29 Black)

Safety eyes: 12 mm

Fiberfill: 100% polyester

Crochet hook: 2.5 mm

Yarn needle

Scissors

 

*You can use other type of yarn but doing so your raccoon may look different and size may differ from the ones shown on the pictures. If you intend to use other yarn than suggested, I recommend to try using as similar as possible to get the same result.

 

Size of the Raccoon made with the listed tools (appr.):

Height: 15 cm / 5.90”

Width (head): 8 cm / 3.14”

 

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ABBREVIATIONS

ch = chain

dc= double crochet

dec = decrease (invisible decrease!)

hdc = half double crochet

inc = increase

R = round (R1: first round, R2: 2nd round, etc.)

sc = single crochet

sl st = slip stitch

(…) = make all stitches into the same stitch

 

NOTE: I worked in continuous rounds vs. joined rounds – except where I marked it.

 

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PATTERN (US terminology)

 

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Right eye patch

Start with grey yarn.

R1: 9 sc in Magic Ring (9)

Join the round with sl st, then ch 1. Do not pull the ring tight as you will put the safety eyes into the hole in the middle. Start the next round in the same stich as the sl st join.

R2: 1 inc, 2 sl st, (1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc), (3 dc), (1 dc, 1 hdc), (1 hdc, 1 sc), 1 sc, 1 inc (17)

Join the round with sl st. Cut the yarn, but leave long end for sewing. Pull it to backside through the stitch you worked last in.

R3: 17 surface stitching with slip stitch, with black yarn (17)

Explanation: Hold the black yarn behind the eye patch. Insert your hook through a stitch of the Round 2. Grab the black yarn and draw up a loop. Insert your hook through the next stich. Yarn over and pull through the loop on the hook. Insert your hook through the next stitch, and so on.

Cut the yarn and pull through the stitch you worked last into. Make a knot, and hide the black yarn on the back.

Left eye patch

Start with grey yarn. The only difference is Round2.

R1: 9 sc in Magic Ring (9)

Join the round with sl st, then ch 1. Do not pull the ring tight as you will put the safety eyes into the hole in the middle. Start the next round in the same stich as the sl st join.

R2: 1 inc, 1 sc, (1 sc, 1 hdc), (1 hdc, 1 dc), (3 dc), (1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc), 2 sl st, 1 inc (17)

Join the round with sl st. Cut the yarn, but leave long end for sewing. Pull it to backside through the stitch you worked last in.

R3: 17 surface stitching with slip stitch, with black yarn

Cut the yarn and pull through the stitch you worked last into. Make a knot, and hide the black yarn on the back.

 

 

Head

Start with grey yarn.

R1: 6 sc in Magic Ring (6)

R2: 6 inc (12)

R3: (1 sc, 1 inc) - 6 times (18)

R4: (2 sc, 1 inc) - 6 times (24)

R5: (1 sc, 1 inc, 2 sc) - 6 times (30)

R6: (4 sc, 1 inc) - 6 times (36)

R7: 36 sc

R8: (8 sc, 1 inc) - 4 times (40)

R9-10: 40 sc

R11: (9 sc, 1 inc) - 4 times (44)

R12: (5 sc, 1 inc, 5 sc) - 4 times (48)

R13: (11 sc, 1 inc) - 4 times (52)

R14: (6 sc, 1 inc, 6 sc) - 4 times (56)

R15: (27 sc, 1 inc) - 2 times (58)

R16: (14 sc, 1 inc, 14 sc) - twice (60)

R17-25*: 60 sc (60)

*Change to white yarn after R17, change to black yarn after R18, change to white yarn after R21.

R26: (13 sc, 1 dec) - 4 times (56)

Place safety eyes into the eye patches, and then between R19 and R20 of the head, 6 stitches apart. Start stuffing.

 

 

R27: (5 sc, 1 dec) - 8 times (48)

R28: (1 dec, 4 sc) - 8 times (40)

R29: (3 sc, 1 dec) - 8 times (32)

R30: (1 dec, 2 sc) - 8 times (24)

Continue stuffing.

R31: (1 sc, 1 dec) - 8 times (16)

R32: 8 dec (8)

Fasten off and close the remaining hole. Sew the eye patches on the head.

 

 

Ears

Make 2, start with grey yarn.

R1: 8 sc in Magic Ring (8)

R2: 5 inc, 1 sc, 1 ch and turn.

(Don’t make any stitches into the last 2 stiches of R1.)

R3: 1 sc, 1 inc, 2 sc, (1 hdc, 1 dc), (1 dc, 1 hdc), 2 sc, 1 inc, 1 sc (14)

(Don’t make any stitches into the 1st stich of R2.)

Cut the yarn, leave long end for sewing.

Change to black yarn, make a slip knot and start working in the 1st stitch of R3.

R4: 6 sc, (2 hdc), (2 hdc), 6 sc

Cut the yarn, leave long end for sewing. Attach the ears on the head. One end of the ear is between R5 and R6 of the head, the other is between R12 and R13 of the head.

 

 

Body

R1: 8 sc in Magic Ring (8)

R2: 8 inc (16)

R3: (1 sc, 1 inc) - 8 times (24)

R4: (2 sc, 1 inc) - 8 times (32)

R5: (1 sc, 1 inc, 2 sc) – 8 times (40)

R6-13: 40 sc (40)

R14: (1 dec, 5 sc, 1 dec, 5 sc, 1 dec, 4 sc) – twice (34)

R15-17: 34 sc

R18: (1 dec, 6 sc, 1 dec, 7 sc) - twice (30)

Fasten off and leave long end for sewing. Stuff body and attach it to the head.

 

 

Arms

Make 2, start with black yarn.

R1: 6 sc in Magic Ring (6)

R2: 6 inc (12)

R3-5: 12 sc

R6: (2 sc, 1 dec) - 3 times (9)

R7-8: 9 sc

R9: 4 sc, 1 dec, 3 sc (8)

Change to grey yarn.

R10-12: 8 sc

Cut the yarn, leave long end for sewing. Stuff the arms, but only very loosely. Sew the open ends together and attach arms to sides of body

 

 

Legs

Make 2 with black yarn

R1: 7 sc Magic Ring (7)

R2: 7 inc (14)

RK3-4: 14 sc

R5: 6 sc, 4 dec (10)

R6-7: 10 sc

R8: 7 sc, 1 dec, 1 sc (9)

R9: 7 sc, 1 dec (8)

Make 2 more sc. Cut the yarn, leave long end for sewing.  Stuff the feet, ends only. Do not stuff thighs. Sew the open ends together and attach legs to sides of body.

 

 

Tail

Start with grey yarn.

R1: 6 sc Magic Ring (6)

R2: (1 sc, 1 inc) – 3 times (9)

R3: 9 sc

R4: (2 sc, 1 inc) – 3 times (12)

R5: (1 inc, 3 sc) – 3 times (15)

Change to black yarn.

R6: (4 sc, 1 inc) – 3 times (18)

R7: (1 inc, 5 sc) – 3 times (21)

Change to grey yarn.

R8-13*: 21 sc

*Change to black yarn after R9.

*Change to grey yarn after R11.

*Change to black yarn after R13.

Start stuffing.

R14: (1 dec, 5 sc) – 3 times (18)

R15: 18 sc

Change to grey yarn.

R16: (4 sc, 1 dec) – 3 times (15)

R17: 15 sc

Continue stuffing.

R18: (1 dec, 3 sc) – 3 times (12)

R19: 12 sc

R20: (1 sc, 1 dec) – 4 times (8)

R21: 8 sc

Make 2 more sc. Cut the yarn, leave long end for sewing. Attach onto bottom-back of body.

 

 

 

Finally sew the nose, mouth and navel with black yarn.

 

 

Use your creativity, and use colors, or make accessories like a scarf, a hat, or trousers, etc. My Bobby Bunny pattern has the same body as Rony Raccoon, so for example you can use that pattern to give your raccoon cool trousers.

 

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