Monday, December 29, 2008

Amigurumi Tiger

I had been looking around for an amigurumi tiger pattern for a while, but hadn't been able to find one that I liked. Eventually I decided to just go ahead and make my own. So for anyone else who wants to crochet a tiger, here it is.






















Supplies needed:
Worsted/Aran weight yarn in orange
F hook
stuffing
felt or other material for stripes and nose (black and pink)
tapestry needle
12mm safety eyes

Everything is worked in continuous rounds, so it's a good idea to use a stitch marker to keep track of them. I started everything with magic circles, but if you aren't comfortable with them you can ch 2 and put the first rnd into the first ch.

Head:
rnd 1: 6 sc in ring
rnd 2: 2 sc in each st [12]
rnd 3: (sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) x6 [18]
rnd 4: (sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st) x6 [24]
rnd 5: (sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st) x6 [30]
rnd 6: (sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st) x6 [36]
rnd 7: (sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st) x6 [42]
rnd 8: (sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st) x6 [48]
rnds 9-16: sc in each st around
rnd 17: (sc in next 6 sts, sc 2 together) x6 [42]
rnd 18: (sc in next 5 sts, sc 2 together) x6 [36]
rnd 19: (sc in next 4 sts, sc 2 together) x6 [30]
rnd 20: (sc in next 3 sts, sc 2 together) x6 [24]
attach safety eyes
rnd 21: (sc in next 2 sts, sc 2 together) x6 [18]
Stuff head. Continue to fill as you finish the head.
rnd 22: (sc in next st, sc 2 together) x6 [12]
rnd 23: sc 2 together around [6]
close any remaining hole with a sl st, finish off, bury end

Muzzle:
rnd 1: 6 sc in ring
rnd 2: 2 sc in each st [12]
rnd 3: (sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st) x3 [15]
rnd 4: sc in each st around
st sl into next st, finish off leaving a long end for attaching the muzzle to the face.

Ears (make 2):
rnd 1: sc 4 in ring
rnd 2: 2 sc in each st [8]
rnd 3: (sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st) x2 [10]
rnd 4: (sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st) x2 [12]
rnd 5: (sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st) x2 [14]
rnd 6: sc in each st around
sl st in next st, finish off leaving a long end for attaching. Ears do not need to be stuffed.

Body:
rnd 1: 6 sc in ring
rnd 2: 2 sc in each st [12]
rnd 3: (sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) x6 [18]
rnd 4: (sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st) x6 [24]
rnd 5: (sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st) x6 [30]
rnd 6: (sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st) x6 [36]
rnds 7-15: sc in each st around
rnd 8: (sc in next 4 sts, sc 2 together) x6 [30]
rnd 9: sc in each st around
rnd 10: sc in next 3 sts, sc 2 together) x6 [24]
sl st in next st, finish off leaving a long end for attaching. Stuff.

Legs (make 4):
rnd 1: 6 sc in ring
rnd 2: 2 sc in each st [12]
rnd 3: sc in each st around
rnd 4: (sc in next 4 sts, sc 2 together) x2 [10]
rnd 5-11: sc in each st around
sl st in next st, finish off leaving a long end for attaching. Stuff.

Tail:
rnd 1: 6 sc in ring
rns 2-15: sc in each st around
sl st in next st, finish off leaving long end for attaching. Tail does not need to be stuffed.

Assembly:
Using the pictures as a guide, attach the ears to the top of the head. I wanted to attach the body before I attached the muzzle - sew body to bottom of head, then stuff the muzzle and sew it onto the face. Sew the legs closed, and then attach two of the legs to the sides of the body shortly below the neck, and two to the bottom. Finally, attach the tail.

I do not have embroidery skills, so I cut out felt stripes and glued them to my tiger with felt glue. You can do that using pictures as a guide, or if you can embroider feel free to give it stripes that way. Tigers have pink noses, so I used pink felt on the muzzle.

Voila! You have a tiger.

15 comments:

  1. Hi! Great tiger! Best one I've seen yet!

    I was wondering how big he is when you finished him! Thanks!!

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  2. so cute!!!! :D I love him!

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  3. hola:
    you have super cute tiger.
    so I take you to the house and what are
    it only changed the form of mash only.
    you are a race of white and another color that you have.
    if deceased patterns amigurumis send me an email and give you a taste.
    So do not worry if you write in English I would be happy to translate well here as I am now grabbing escribirte.adios cuidece and greeting from chile.yanett
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  4. @ Kim

    Unfortunately, I no longer to have him to measure, but if memory serves he was around seven inches tall or so.

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  5. Your tiger is so cute, I can't wait to make him. I am making a baby hat for a friend with Auburn's colors which are orange and blue. I think I will make your tiger to go along with the hat! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. This tiger is very nice. I'm going to make one for my daugthers class. They are called the tigers :-)). I also would like to ask you if I may translate this pattern into Swedish and publish it on my blog. Of cause I link it back to your blog. You see, there are not very many amigurumi patterns in Swedish so I would be happy to share this pattern with ohter amigurumi fans. You are welcome to visit my blog on http://amigurumipasvenska.blogspot.com
    Hugs!

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  7. @ Cissi

    Provided you link back to here, go for it! I am flattered that you would want to translate it.

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  8. Hello. I just finished this Tiger. I made a few of my own personal touches, but the pattern is great!! You can see him here: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=9394736&l=2dfba6bc3e&id=710085520
    Thanks!!

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  9. can you make a Tigger pattern? my friend LOVES Tigger from Winnie the Pooh. If you can, ill be checking here often for the pattern
    Cute tiger!

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  10. My sister has a lot of amigurumi books and i have seen a bunch of cool tiger patterns but she wont let me use her books. So I went online and found urs and I love it! I'm makeing 4 of them to give to the seinors on my softball team for our last game. We are the Tigers and thank you again for posting your pattern, you saved me from a fight with my older sister that I probably wouldn't have won. THANK YOU!! -Katie :)

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  11. Ur tiger is ugly

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  12. how big are these?

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  13. HOW Cute i love them but how big are they?

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  14. I'm making this using a G hook and the head is huge. I could stop half way through and use it for an infant pumpkin hat.

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  15. I have never made Amigurumi before, but I'm starting with this adorable tiger. My autistic son loves cats and small ones are cuter to him. He is going to have a good Christmas, because of this pattern. We don't do huge celebrations. It's subdued and we give to charity. Which I might do with this little guy. He would be perfect for foster kids. They could easily carry him house to house.

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