Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Pocket Pet: Skunk
Lion Brand® Fun Fur®
Pattern Number: W80001-C This tiny stuffed animal is fun to play with or to use as a bookmark or to decorate a backpack. It is lesson 2 from our series of 'learn to crochet' pocket pet projects

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)
SIZE: One Size
5 inches [approximately 10 cm]

PUBLISHED IN: By Kids, For Kids


CORRECTIONS: (applied Dec 8, 2012)
Row 4 Rows 4 - 15 Ch 1, turn, sc in each st. Rows 5-9 Repeat row 4.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

320-100 Fun Fur Yarn: White Bright, true white
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.99
Note: (A)

320-153 Fun Fur Yarn: Black Rich, true black
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.99
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size F-5 (3.75 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.30

Additional Materials
Scrap of smooth yarn for eyes, approximately 4 inches each [10 cm] black and white Sewing needle and matching thread 1 oz polyester stuffing
GAUGE:
24 stitches x 24 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) 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.


INSTRUCTIONS



SKUNK

With A, chain 21.Row 1 Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 20 sc.

Row 2 Ch 1, turn.

With A, sc in 19 sts.

Cut A, leaving a 2 inches tail.

Change to B as follows: In last st, pull up a loop with A, with B, yo and through 2 loops.

Row 3 Ch 1, turn, working over A tail to secure it, sc in each st.

Repeat last row 6 more times.

Rows 4-15 Ch 1, turn, sc in each st.

Next row Ch 1, turn, sc in each st, ch 41.

Next row Ch 1, turn, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch and st across – 60 sc.

Next row Ch 1, turn, sc in 19 sts, pull up a loop in next st, drop B (but do not cut B), with A, yo and through 2 loops, with A, sc in each st to end.

Next row Ch 1, turn, sc in 39 sts, pull up a loop in next st, cut A, with B, yo and through 2 loops, with B, sc in each st (securing A tail as before) to end.

Next row Ch 1, turn, sc in each st.

End off.

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.


The piece will be square, about 3.5 inches [approximately 9 cm] with a tail as shown.

There is a white stripe on one edge of the piece and another stripe on the tail.




Fold square as shown and stitch closed.


Turn the fabric and open it -- it will be a cone.

Put the stuffing into it.

Position stuffing with your finger to make the Skunk the shape you'd like (you can always adjust this later, as well)
Fold down the flap at the top of the cone, aligning the pieces so the stripe on the tail meets the stripe on the body.

Sew the open edges closed.


To add eyes, pull the crochet hook all the way through the 'head' and use it to pull the black and white yarn through together.

Tie the two yarns securely on one end (use several knots).

Pull the two yarns tight and tie off on the other end (use several knots).

Trim closely.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
ch(s) = chain(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)


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