Crochet Crouching Tiger Pattern (UK Version)

Welcome to my latest crochet pattern. This week I’ve got this crochet crouching tiger pattern for you that will look like this.

Finished crochet crouching tiger group landscape

If you would like to follow along with a video tutorial for this pattern I’ve uploaded the how-to video onto my YouTube channel at Crochet Crouching Tiger Tutorial.

This pattern will be using UK terminology, if you would like to get the US version go to Crochet Crouching Tiger Pattern (US Version).

Tiger Crochet Pattern

Abbreviations

  • st –  stitch
  • sts –  stitches
  • ch –  chain
  • sl st –  slip stitch
  • dc –  double crochet
  • htr –  half treble crochet
  • tr –  treble crochet
  • dtr –  double treble crochet

Materials Used

  • Orange, white and black cotton or wool.
  • Crochet hook.
  • Scissors.
  • Thread to sew together.
  • Sewing needle.
  • Darning needle to weave in ends.
  • Pink or red embroidery cotton if desired to embroider on a mouth.

Head

Make a magic loop.

Row 1:  3 ch. Work 14 tr into circle and pull tight. Sl st into 3rd ch.
Row 2:  3 ch. 1 tr in same place as ch. Work 2 tr into each st around. Join with a sl st in 3rd ch.
Row 3:  3 ch. Work 1 tr in same place as ch (1 tr in each of next 2 sts and 2 tr in following st) repeat to end, sl st in 3rd ch.
Row 4:  3 ch, work 1 tr in same place as ch (1 tr in each of next 2 sts and 2 tr in following st) 4 times, 1 tr in each of next 2 sts, 1 dc in following st, 1 htr and 1 tr in next st (1 dtr in next st and 2 dtr in following st) 3 times, 1 tr and 1 htr in next st, 1 dc in next st and 1 htr and 1 tr in following st, 2 dtr in next, 1 dtr in following st and 2 dtr in next st, 1 tr and 1 htr in next st, 1 dc in next st and 1 htr and 1 tr in following st, (1 dtr in next st and 2 dtr in following st) 3 times, 1 tr and 1 htr in next st, 1 dc in last st, sl st in 3rd ch.  Don’t fasten off.

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Crochet crouching tiger beginning 1st ear

Inner Ear

Join black cotton 1 st on from fastening off on head.
1 ch, 1 htr and 1 tr in same st as ch, 1 tr, 1 htr and 1 dc in next st.  Fasten off.

Crochet crouching tiger 1st ear

2nd Inner Ear

Join black cotton 3 sts back from dc on other side of head as shown.

Crochet crouching tiger beginning 2nd ear

1 ch, 1 htr and 1 tr in same st as ch, 1 tr, 1 htr and 1 dc in next st.  Fasten off.

Crochet crouching tiger 2nd ear

Outer Ears

Using the orange cotton from the head work dc in each st around the 1st ear, sl st in each st to the centre st between the 2 ears, in this st work 3 ch, work 1 sl st in 2nd ch from hook and 1 dc in next st, sl st into same place on head, 4 ch, 1 st sl in 2nd ch from hook, 1 dc in each of next 2 ch, sl st into same place on head, 3 ch, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, 1 dc in next st and sl st into same place on head.  Sl st along head until st before 2nd ear.  Work dc in each st around ear.  Sl st into head and fasten off.

Crochet crouching tiger head

Outer Eyes (Make 2)

Using white make a magic loop.
Into circle work 3 ch and a 4 tr cluster.  Pull circle tight but don’t join.  Fasten off.

Crochet crouching tiger outer eyes

Inner Eyes (Make 2)

Using black make a magic loop.
Into circle work 1 ch and 2 dc.  Pull circle tight and join with a sl st in ch.  Fasten off.

Crochet crouching tiger inner eyes

Nose

Using black make a magic loop.
Into circle work 3 ch and a 3 tr cluster.  Pull circle tight but don’t join.  Fasten off.

Crochet crouching tiger nose

Body

Using white make a magic loop.

Row 1:  2 ch, work 2 htr, 4 tr, 6 htr, 3 dtr, 3 htr. into circle and pull circle tight. Sl st into 3rd ch and pull circle tight.
Row 2:  2 ch, 1 htr in next st, 2 htr in following st, 2 tr in each of next 4 sts, 2 htr in next st, 1 htr in each of next 4 sts, 2 htr in next st, 2 dtr in each of next 3 sts, 2 htr in next st, 1 htr in each st to end.  Sl st in top of 2 ch.
Row 3:  2 ch, 1 htr in each of next 2 sts, 2 htr in next st, (2 tr in next st and 1 tr in following st) 3 times, 2 tr in next st and 2 htr in following st, work 1 htr in each of next 7 sts, 2 htr in next st, (2 dtr in next st and 1 dtr in following st) 3 times, 1 tr and 1 htr in next st, 1 htr in each st to end.  Join with a sl st in top of 2 ch.
Row 4:  3 ch, work 1 tr in same place as ch, (1 tr in each of next 2 sts and 2 tr in following st) 10 times, (1 tr in next st, 2 tr in following st) 3 times 1 tr in each of next 2 sts, 2 tr in next st, 1 tr in remaining sts.  Join with a sl st in 3rd ch.  Fasten off.

Crochet crouching tiger body

Arms (Make 2)

25 ch.

Miss 1st 2 ch, work 1 tr in each of next 13 ch, 1 dtr in each of remaining ch, 4 ch, sl st in same place as last dtr, 4 ch, 1 dtr in back of 1st ch, 1 dtr in each of next 8 sts, 1 tr in each st to end.  Fasten off.

Crochet crouching tiger arms

Front Paws (Make 2)

Using white work 8 ch.

Row 1:  Work 1 tr and 1 dtr in 3rd ch from hook, (into next st work 1 dtr, 1 tr and 1 htr, into following st work 1 htr, 1 tr and 1 dtr) 2 times, into next st work 1 dtr, 1 tr and 1 htr. Do not turn.
Row 2:  Work 1 htr into the back of each ch.  Sl st into the top of the 2 ch at the beginning of row 1.  Fasten off.

Crochet crouching tiger front paws

Feet (Make 2)

Row 1:  8 ch, 4 dtr in 5th ch from hook, 1 htr in each of next 2 sts, 3 htr in last ch, 1 htr in back of next 2 ch, sl st in 4th ch.
Row 2:  3 ch, 1 tr in same place as ch, 2 tr in each st around.  Sl st in 3rd ch.
Row 3:  1 ch, 1 dc in each st around. Sl st in ch.  Fasten off.

Crochet crouching tiger paws

Spots for Feet (Make 6)

Make a magic loop.
1 ch work 5 dc into circle, pull circle tight and join with a sl st in ch.  Fasten off.

Crochet crouching tiger paw spots

Tail

25 ch.

Row 1:  1 tr in 3rd ch from hook (1 joined tr over next 2 sts, 1 tr in following st) 4 times, (1 tr in each of next 2 sts, 1 joined tr over following 2 sts) 2 times.  1 tr in each st to end.
Row 2:  1 ch work 1 dc in each st around tail.  Sl st into ch.  Fasten off.

Crochet crouching tiger tail

Small Black Markings (Make 10)

3 ch.
1 sl st in 2nd ch from hook, 1 dc in next st.  Fasten off.

Crochet crouching tiger spots

Medium Black Markings (Make 5)

4 ch.
1 sl st in 2nd ch from hook, 1 dc in next st and 1 htr in following st.  Fasten off.

Crochet crouching tiger medium spots

Large Black Markings (Make 5)

5 ch.
1 sl st in 2nd ch from hook, 1 dc in next st, 1 htr in each of 2 next sts. 1 tr in last st. Fasten off.

Crochet crouching tiger stripes

Extra-large Black Markings (Make 2)

6 ch.
1 sl st in 2nd ch from hook, 1 dc in next st, 1 htr in each of 3 next sts. 1 tr in last st. Fasten off.

Crochet crouching tiger large stripes

To Make Up

Weave in ends.  Embroider a white dot to the middle of each inner eye.

Crochet crouching tiger finished inner eyes

Attach the inner eye to the outer eye towards the bottom.

Crochet crouching tiger eyes

Sew the nose onto the head just covering over the centre circle and embroider on the mouth.

Crochet crouching tiger head with nose

Sew the eyes to the head where shown.

Crochet crouching tiger head with eyes

Run a length of cotton through the inner side of each arm as shown leaving the cotton attached to sew the arm to the body when the paws and markings have been attached. Attach a paw to the thick end of each arm.

Crochet crouching tiger arms with paws

Sew the spots onto the feet and the markings onto the head, arms and tail.

Tiger Markings

  1. Extra large markings (6 ch.).
  2. Large markings (5 ch.).
  3. Medium markings (4 ch.). 1 is at the end of the tail behind the foot.
  4. Small markings (3 ch.). 1 is behind the foot on the tail.

Crochet crouching tiger head with spots Crochet crouching tiger arms with spots Crochet crouching tiger tail with spots

Gathering the arms in a bit with the attached thread sew the arms onto the body.

Crochet crouching tiger body with arms

Attach the head to the body.

Crochet crouching tiger head and body

Sew a foot to each side of the body as shown.

Crochet crouching tiger body with paws

Attach the tail.

Finished crochet crouching tiger landscape

I hope that you’ve liked the crochet crouching tiger, and if you have it would be great to hear from you by leaving a message in the comments.

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