Lexi the Fox: Free Amigurumi Pattern!

FoxSays1

“Hey everyone — I’m Lexi the Fox. I’m time-consuming, frilly, and fun. My flat feet and super-long tail act as a tripod so I stand up on my own. If you use variegated yarn, my body has stripes in addition to my shirt-stripes.

FoxSays2

Want to make me? Use the following free instructions!

FoxSays3

Dimensions: Laying down, she is 16″ from eartip to tail-tip. Standing, she’s 14.5″ high. If you stretch her arms out, her wingspan is about 13″ from paw to paw.

You need:
A dark color (referred to as “black” here).
A reddish/orange color (referred to as “rust” here).
3 other colors for the stripes & skirt. (I’ve referred to them as “white,” “blue,” and “gold,” because that’s what I used.”
All the same basic weight, with the crochet hook recommended for that weight.

This tutorial references the following American crochet terms:
Single crochets (SC)
Increases
Decreases (I recommend invisible decreases)
Double crochet (instructions here)
Slip stitches
Stripes (Here’s a tutorial for jogless stripes.)
Basic sewing

FoxSays4

2 Legs:
In black: 
1. Magic ring 6.
2. Increase 6 times. (12)
3. Increase 12 items. (24)
4. SC in the front loops only. (24). Doing this in the front loops only will create a ridge and right angle. You want that so your fox will stand upright. You’re basically making a perfect cylinder here.
5-11: SC in both loops. (24)
Switch to rust/orange:
12-26: SC. (24)

Bridge between legs (rust/orange):
1 Foundation row (6 SC)
2-7: Chain 1, flip, 6 SC
You’ll wind up with a rectangle that’s 6 rows and a foundation row, with 6 gaps on all sides.

Stitch bridge to legs (6 stitches on each leg, opposite each other). Stuff legs. 

Body: 
Rust: 
1-11: SC around (should be about 48 stitches)
White: 
12-13: SC (around 48)
Blue: 
14-15: SC (around 48)
Gold: 
16: SC (around 48)
17: (10 SC, 1 Decrease) 4 times (around 44)
White: 
18: SC (around 44)
19: (sc 4, decrease, SC 3, decrease) 4 times (around 36)
Breathe. Stuff body. 
Blue:
20. SC (around 36)
21. (SC 3, decrease, sc 4, decrease) 4 times (around 28)
Gold:
22. SC (around 28)
23. (SC 5, dec) 4 times (around 24)
White: 
24. SC (around 24)
25. (3 sc, 1 dec) 4 times (around 20)
Stuff more.
Blue: 
26. SC (around 20)
27-end: 1 sc, 1 dec, until your hole is really tiny. It doesn’t really have to be closed, because you’re going to put the head on top anyway.
Stuff & finish off.

Skirt:
1. Chain around the circumference of the line between the rust and the start of the shirt (white). It needs to go around the biggest part of the tummy.
2. Chain 3, flip, then put in 2 half-double-crochets in each stitch.
3. Chain 3, flip, then put 1 HDC in one stitch, then 2HDC in next stitch, to end.
If you’d like your skirt to be longer than my fox’s skirt, repeat row 3.
Stitch front & back of skirt together, then onto the fox. I recommend flipping the fox upside-down, so the stitching is under the skirt.

Arms: 
Black: 
1. Magic ring 4.
2. Increase 4. (8)
3. Increase 8. (16)
4. SC, front loops only
5-11. SC (16)
Rust: 
12-22: SC (16)
Stuff regularly. 
White: 
23-4: SC (16)
Blue: 
25-6: SC (16)
Gold: 
27-8: SC (16)
White: 
29. SC (16)
30. (SC 2, decrease) 4 times (12). Finish off, leaving long thread.
Stuff lightly. 
Sew arms to area over the legs, white on white. I flattened the top of the arms to sew it straight.

Tail:
White:

1. Magic ring 4.
2. (SC, increase) 2 times. (6)
3. (2 SC, increase) 2 times. (8)
4. SC. (8)
5. (3 SC, increase) 2 times. (10)
6. SC. (10)
7. (4 SC, increase) 2 times. (12)
8. (3 SC, increase) 3 times. (15)
9. SC. (15)
Rust:
10. SC. (15)
11. (4 SC, increase) 3 times. (18)
12. (2 SC, increase) 6 times. (24)
13-15. SC. (24)
16. (4 SC, decrease) 4 times. (20)
17-19: SC
20: (3 SC, decrease) 4 times. (16)
21-30: SC. (16)
Slip stitch, finish off, leaving long string. Sew into the center back of your fox. I recommend making the back whichever side is less attractive.

Head (starts from top):
Rust:

1. Magic ring 6.
2. Increase 6. (12)
3. (SC, increase) 6 times. (18)
4. (2 SC, increase) 6 times. (24)
5. (3 SC, increase) 6 times. (30)
6. (4 SC, increase) 6 times. (36)
7-18. SC. (36)
Stuff. Put safety eyes about 2 rows up and 10 stitches apart.
White:

19-23. SC. (36)
24. (SC, decrease) 12 times. (24)
25. (SC, decrease) 8 times. (16)
Stuff. Slip stitch, finish off, leaving long string. Don’t sew on body yet.

2 Ears:
Black:

1. Magic ring 4.
2. Increase 4. (8)
3. (SC, increase) 4 times. (12)
4. (2 SC, increase) 4 times. (16)
Rust:
5. SC. (16)
6. (3 SC, inc) 4 times. (20)
7-10: SC. (20)
Don’t stuff. Set aside. Separately, make:
White:

1. Magic ring 4 (don’t slip stitch to join)
2. Instead of stitching to join the magic ring, just flip it. Chain 1 and SC across. It’s kind of like a seashell.
3-4. Flip, chain 1. SC, 2 HDC, 1 SC. Finish off, leaving long string.
Sew whites into ears, which are folded in half with no stuffing.

Sew ears into head, a little past halfway back, near top. Make them into a “C” shape while stitching, not flat.

Nose:
Black:

1. Magic ring 6.
2. Increase around. (12)
3. (sc, inc) 6 times. (18)
4. SC. (18)
5. (dec) 9 times. (9)
White:
6-9: SC. (9)
10. (2 SC, increase) 3 times. (12)
11. (2 SC, increase) 4 times. (16)
12. (SC, increase) 8 times. (24)
Slip stitch, finish off, leaving long tail.
Sew into head.
Most of the snout should be a little bit below the rust/white dividing line.

She’s done! I know. It took you like a week to do it. But she’s ADORABLE, yes?