Welcome to my crochet squirrel pattern. This is what the finished crochet squirrel will look like.

Finished crochet squirrel group portrait 1

There’s also a video tutorial available for this pattern at Crochet Squirrel Tutorial.

 

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This pattern will be using US terminology. If you would like to view the UK version go to Crochet Squirrel Pattern (UK Version).

Crochet Squirrel Pattern

Abbreviations

  • st – stitch
  • sts – stitches
  • ch – chain
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • dc – double crochet

Materials Used 

  • I used brown and black 4 ply crochet cotton.
  • A crochet hook, I used a 1.25mm hook.
  • Scissors.
  • Thread and sewing needle to stitch the eye on.
  • Darning needle to weave in ends.
  • White sewing or embroidery cotton to embroider a dot on the eye.
  • Cream sewing or embroidery cotton to embroider on tummy markings.
  • I used brown crochet cotton to embroider on markings.

Body

Start at bottom foot.

10 ch.

Row 1:  Miss 1st ch and work 1 sc in each st to end. Turn.  (9 sts)

Row 2:  1 ch, 2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in each of next 5 sts.  Turn.  (7 sts)

Row 3:  1 ch, 2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in each st to end.  Turn.  (8 sts)

Row 4:  1 ch, 2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in each st to last st, 3 sc in last st.  Turn.  (11 sts)

Row 5:  1 ch, 2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in each st to end.  Turn.  (12 sts)

Row 6:  1 ch, 1 sc in each st to last st, 2 sc in last st.  Turn. (13 sts)

Row 7:   1 ch, 1 sc in each st to end. Turn.  (13 sts)

Row 8:   1 ch, 2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in each st to last st, 2 sc in last st.  Turn.  (15 sts)

Row 9:   1 ch, 1 sc in each st to end. Turn.  (15 sts)

Row 10:  1 ch, 1 sc in each st to last 2 sts, a joined sc over last 2 sts.  7 ch.  Turn.  (14 sts + 7 ch)

Crochet squirrel body row 10

Row 11:   Work 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each remaining ch and 1 sc in each st to end.   Turn.  (21 sts)

Row 12:   1 ch, 1 sc in each st to last st, 3 sc in last st.  6 ch.  Turn.  (23 sts + 6 ch)

Crochet squirrel body row 12

Row 13:   Miss 2 ch, 1 hdc in each remaining ch, 1 sc in each st to last 2 sts, a joined sc over last 2 sts.  Turn.  (26 sts)

Row 14:   1 ch, 1 sc in each of next 17 sts, a joined sc over following 2 sts.  Turn. (18 sts)

Row 15:  1 ch, 1 sc in each st to end.  Turn.  (18 sts)

Row 16:  1 ch, a joined sc over 1st 2 sts, 1 sc in each st to end.  12 ch. Turn.  (17 sts + 12 ch)

Crochet squirrel body row 16

Row 17:   Miss 1st ch, work 1 sc in each st to end.  Turn.  (28 sts)

Row 18:   1 ch, a joined sc over 1st 2 sts, 1 sc in each st to end.  Turn.  (27 sts)

Row 19:  1 ch, a joined sc over 1st 2 sts, 1 sc in each st to end.  Turn.  (26 sts)

Row 20:  1 ch, a joined sc over 1st 2 sts, 1 sc in each st to last 2 sts, a joined sc over last 2 sts.  Turn.  (24 sts)

Row 21:  1 ch, 1 sc in each st to last 4 sts, (a joined sc over next 2 sts) 2 times.  Turn.  (22 sts)

Row 22:  1 ch, (a joined sc over next 2 sts) 4 times, 1 sc in each st to last 2 sts, a joined sc over last 2 sts.   Turn.  (17 sts)

Row 23:  1 ch, a joined sc over 1st 2 sts, 1 sc in each of next 8 sts, a joined sc over following 2 sts. Turn.  (10 sts)

Row 24:  1 ch, a joined sc over 1st 2 sts, 1 sc in each st to last 2 sts, a joined sc over last 2 sts.   Turn.  (8 sts)

Row 25:  1 ch, a joined sc over 1st 2 sts, 1 sc in each of next 4 sts, a joined sc over last 2 sts.   Turn.  (6 sts)

Row 26:  1 ch, a joined sc over 1st 2 sts, 1 sc in each st to end.   Turn.  (5 sts)

Row 27:  1 ch, 1 sc in each of next 3 sts.  Turn.  (3 sts)

Row 28:  1 ch, a sc cluster over all 3 sts.  Fasten off.

Crochet squirrel body and first ear

2nd Ear

Join cotton to same st as last sc on 1st ear.

Crochet squirrel joining for second ear

Row 1:  1 ch, 1 sc in same place as ch, 1 sc in each st.  Turn.

Row 2:  1 ch, a sc cluster over all sts.  Fasten off.

Crochet squirrel body with ears

Back Foot

Join cotton 3 sts up from front leg.

Crochet squirrel joining for back foot

8 ch.

Row 1:  Miss 1st ch, work 1 sc in each ch, sl st into body.  Turn.

Row 2:  Sl st back along sc for 3 sts, work 1 dc in each st up tummy until 4 sts before arm, work 1 hdc in each st to arm.  Sl st into arm.  Don’t fasten off.

Crochet squirrel back foot slip stitch Crochet squirrel body

Neatening Row

Sl st down the front of the squirrel working 2 ch between the sl sts for the bottom of feet for about 3 sts, sl st to the back and then work 1 sc in each st to the slope up the back of the head, work 2 ch between the sc for about 3 sts, sl st around the ears and back to the join working 2 ch between the sl sts at the end of the hand, join with a sl st in 1st st.  Fasten off.

Crochet squirrel body neatened

Eye

Make a magic loop.

Work 2 ch and 1 hdc into circle.  Pull circle tight and fasten off.

Crochet squirrel eye

Tail

Join cotton 6 sts up from bottom of back.

Crochet squirrel joining for tail

Row 1:  1 ch, a joined sc over 1st 2 sts, work 1 sc in each st to 6 sts before head, work 2 sc in next st. Turn.

Row 2:  1 ch, 2 sc in 1st st, (1 sc in each of next 4 sts, 2 sc in following st) repeat to end.  Turn.

Row 3:  1 ch, (1 sc in each of next 4 sts, 2 sc in following st) repeat to end.  Turn.

Row 4:  1 ch, 1 sc in each st to last 2 sts, a joined sc over last 2 sts.  Turn.

Row 5:  1 ch, a joined sc over 1st 2 sts, (1 sc in each of next 4 sts, 2 sc in following st) repeat to last st, 2 sc in last st.    Turn.

Row 6:  1 ch, 2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in each st to last 2 sts, a joined sc over last 2 sts.  Turn.

Row 7:   1 ch, a joined sc over 1st 2 sts, (1 sc in each of next 4 sts, 2 sc in following st) repeat to end.   Turn.

Row 8:   1 ch, a joined sc over 1st 2 sts, 1 sc in each of next 5 sts, 1 hdc in each of following 2 sts, 1 dc in each of next 2 sts.  Turn.  (10 sts)

Row 9:   1 ch, 1 sc in each st to end. Turn.  (10 sts)

Row 10:  1 ch, a joined sc over 1st 2 sts, 1 sc in each st to end.  6 ch.  Turn.  (9 sts + 6 ch)

Row 11:   Miss 1st ch, 1 sc in each st to last 2 sts, a joined sc over last 2 sts.  Turn.  (13 sts)

Row 12:   1 ch, a joined sc over 1st 2 sts, 1 sc in each st to last st, 2 sc in last st.  Turn.  (13 sts)

Row 13:   1 ch, 1 sc in each st to last 2 sts, a joined sc over last 2 sts.  Turn.  (12 sts)

Rows 14-15:   1 ch, a joined sc over 1st 2 sts, 1 sc in each st to last 2 sts, a joined sc over last 2 sts.  Turn.

Row 16:  1 ch, a joined sc over 1st 2 sts, 1 sc in each st to last 2 sts, a joined sc over last 2 sts.  Fasten off.

Crochet squirrel tail

Neatening Row

 Join cotton to bottom of tail on right side.

 Crochet squirrel joining for tail neatening row

1 ch, 1 sc in next st, (3 ch, 1 sc in following st, 4 ch, a joined sc over next 2 sts) repeat around tail.  Sl st into body.  Fasten off.

Crochet squirrel tail neatened

To Make Up

Weave in ends.  Embroider a small white dot on eye.

Crochet squirrel eye with dot

Stitch the eye to head.

Crochet squirrel body with eye

Sew on markings if desired.

Crochet squirrel body with markings

Embroider markings on tummy if desired.

Finished crochet squirrel landscape

And there’s the finished crochet squirrel. I hope that you’ve enjoyed the pattern. If you liked it you may also like my deer, fox and owl.

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