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Poodle Princess
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® - Ruffles®
Pattern Number: 70538AD One of our menagerie of amigurumi animals, our little princess is sure to be a favorite.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 10 in. (25.5 cm) tall

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

620-099 Wool-Ease Yarn: Fisherman

Natural cream


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Note: (A)

410-098 Ruffles Yarn: Cream Natural off-white
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Note: (B)

620-153 Wool-Ease Yarn: Black

True black


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Note: (C) small amount

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size H-8 (5 mm)
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
Fiberfill stuffing
GAUGE:
17 sc + 17 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) with A. EXACT GAUGE IS NOT ESSENTIAL FOR THIS PROJECT. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
dc2tog (dc dec) Yarn over, insert hook in st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops.

Yarn over, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop.

Yarn over, draw through 2 loops, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook.
sc2tog (sc decrease) Insert hook into stitch and draw up a loop.

Insert hook into next stitch and draw up a loop.

Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.

NOTES:
Poodle is worked in continuous rnds; do not join or turn unless otherwise instructed.

Place a marker to indicate beg of rnd; move marker as each rnd is completed.


INSTRUCTIONS



HEAD & BODY
Note: Before beginning, reserve about 1 1/2yd (1.5 m) of A for muzzle.



With A, ch 3; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in ring; do not join.
Place a marker to indicate beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around - 12 sc.
Rnd 3: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) around - 18 sc.
Rnd 4: (Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around - 24 sc.
Rnds 5 and 6: Sc in each sc around.
At end of Rnd 6 drop, but do not cut yarn.
Muzzle
Note: Muzzle is worked back and forth in rows.
Row 1: Sk next 10 sts, join the reserved length of A in next st; sc in next 3 sc - 4 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each of 4 muzzle sts.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, (sc2tog) twice - 2 sts.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog - 1 st.

Fasten off.
Rnd 7: Pick up dropped yarn (from Rnd 6), sc in each st around, working 8 sc evenly spaced around muzzle - 28 sc.
Rnd 8: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 9: Sc in first 12 sc, (dc2tog) twice, sc in last 12 sc - 26 sts.
Rnd 10: Sc2tog, sc in next 9 sts, (dc2tog) twice, sc in next 9 sts, sc2tog - 22 sts.
Rnd 11: Sc in next 9 sts, (dc2tog) twice, sc in next 9 sts - 20 sts.
Stuff head and muzzle.
Rnd 12: (Sc2tog) around - 10 sts.
Rnd 13: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 14: (Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) around - 15 sc.
Rnd 15: (Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around - 20 sc.
Rnd 16: (Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around - 25 sc.
Rnd 17: Sc in each st around.
Rep last rnd until piece measures 9 in.

(23 cm) from beg.
Next Rnd: (Sc in next 3 sc, sc2tog) around - 20 sts.
Stuff body.
Next Rnd: (Sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog) around - 15 sts.
Next Rnd: (Sc in next st, sc2tog) around - 10 sts.
Next Rnd: Sc in each st around.
Sl st in next sc.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Weave tail through last rnd, gather tightly and fasten off.



BACK LEG (make 2)
With A, ch 3; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in ring; do not join.
Place a marker to indicate beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around - 12 sc.
Rnds 3 and 4: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 5: (Sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog) around - 9 sts.
Rnds 6-13: Sc in each st around.
Note: Change to working back and forth in rows.
Row 14: Ch 1, turn sc in first 5 sc; leave remaining sts unworked.
Row 15: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 3 sc; leave last 2 sc unworked.
Row 16: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc; leave last 2 sc unworked.
Row 17: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, sc in unworked sc of row below; leave 1 sc unworked - 2 sc.
Row 18: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 2 sc, sc in unworked sc of row below; leave 1 sc unworked - 3 sc.
Row 19: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 3 sc, sc in unworked sc of row below - 4 sc.
Row 20: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 4 sc, sc in unworked sc of row below - 5 sc.
Rnd 21: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 5 sc; insert hook in edge of work and draw up a loop, insert hook in unworked sc in row below and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook (edge-sc2tog made); sc in next 2 sc; insert hook in next sc and draw up a loop, insert hook in edge of work and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook (edge-sc2tog made); do not join - 9 sts.
Note: Change to working in Rnds.
Rnds 22 and 23: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 24: (Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around - 12 sc.
Rnd 25: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 26: (Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around - 15 sc.
Rnd 27: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 28: (Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around - 18 sc.
Rnd 29: (Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around - 21 sc.
Rnd 30: Sc in each sc around.
Stuff Leg.

Rnd 31: (Sc in next 5 sc, sc2tog) 3 times - 18 sc.
Rnd 32: (Sc in next st, sc2tog) around - 12 sc.
Rnd 33: (Sc2tog) 6 times - 6 sc.
Sl st in next sc.
Fasten off leaving a long tail.

Weave tail through last rnd, gather tightly and fasten off.



FRONT LEG (make 2)
Work Rnds 1-5 as for Back Leg.
Rnd 6: Sc in each sc around.
Rep Rnd 6 until Leg measures 6 in.

(15 cm) from beg, fasten off.



EAR (make 2)
With A, ch 6.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 4 ch - 5 sc.
Rows 2-4: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.
Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next 3 sc - 4 sts.
Rows 6 and 7: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Row 8: Ch 1, turn, (sc2tog) twice - 2 sts.
Row 9: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.



TAIL
With A, ch 3; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Work 5 sc in ring; do not join.
Rnd 2: Sc in each sc around.
Rep Rnd 2 until Tail measures 2 in.

(5 cm).

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.



NOSE
With C, ch 3; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in ring; join with sl st in first sc.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.



EYE (make 2)
With C, ch 2.
Sc in 2nd ch from hook.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.



FINISHING
Ruffles
With B, work surface sl sts in over top of Head, across ends of Ears, around wrists and ankles, and on tip of tail, as follows:
1) Insert hook through edge of B, leaving a 3 in.

(7.5 cm) tail.
2) Insert hook into Poodle around a stitch.
3) Insert hook through edge of B about 1 in.

(2.5 cm) from last insertion.
4) Draw loop of B back through stitch of Poodle and loop on hook.
Rep from step 2, working over area until desired fluffiness is achieved.

To finish, cut B leaving a 3 in.

(7.5 cm) tail.

Draw tail through last loop of B.

Draw tail of B into Poodle to hide.



Stuff Front Legs and sew to Body.

Sew Back Legs to sides of lower half of Body, taking care to preserve bend of leg.

Sew Ears and Eyes to Head.

Sew Nose to tip of muzzle.

Sew Tail to Body.

With A, embroider straight stitch pupils on Eyes.

With A, tack lower section of back of Head to back of Body to stabilize the neck (sew Head angled slightly to one side if desired).

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
k = knit
ndl(s) = needle(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
k3tog = knit 3 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
tbl = through the back loop
tog = together
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)


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