No-Sew Huggable Crochet Pal

Categories: Doll, Crochet

If you’ve been intimidated by amigurumi because you worry about sewing all the pieces together, don’t worry! This huggable pal is crocheted in one piece with no sewing. Legs, arms, muzzle, tail, and ears are joined to the body while in progress.

No-Sew Huggable Crochet Pal, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter for Fairfield World in Red Heart Super Saver yarn

What you need to make this project

Materials
2 – 8 oz (227 g) packages of Poly-Fil Supreme® Ultra Plush Fiber Fill.
Red Heart Super Saver (100% acrylic, 7 oz/198 g/364 yd/333 m) – 1 skein ea in 360 Café Latte (CA), 313 Aran (CB), and 312 Black (CC), or approximately 276 yd (252 m) in CA, 35 yd (32 m) in CB, and 10 yd (9 m) in CC in any medium weight yarn.
Pair of safety eyes.
Supplies
US Size F-5/3.75 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
Yarn needle.
Clover Quick Locking Stitch Marker set, or 2 locking stitch markers.

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Instructions

Step One

No-Sew Huggable Crochet Pal, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter for Fairfield World in Red Heart Super Saver yarn

Finished Size

  • Approximately 13” (33 cm) tall when seated.

Gauge

  • Through Rnd 10 = 4” (10 cm) diameter in pattern for body. Exact gauge is not critical for this project but stitches should be small so that fiber filling doesn’t show.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BL – back loop
  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • CC – Color C
  • ch – chain
  • ea – each
  • invdec – invisible decrease – Insert hook in front loop only of ea of next 2 sts, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops. PlanetJune has a wonderful tutorial for this stitch, we have shared it below.

  • invdecBL – invisible decrease in back loop – Insert hook in back loop only of ea of next 2 sts, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops.
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • When choosing colors, note that CA is the main color. CB is used for the foot and hand pads, the front of the ears, and the muzzle. CC is used for the muzzle.
  • The project is crocheted in the round in unjoined spirals. Stitch marker 1 is used to track the position of each Round and should be moved up each Round unless otherwise directed.
  • Positions of increases are changed each Round in lower body to avoid forming pointed corners.
  • The project is crocheted from the underside to head in one piece.

Step Two

Pattern Instructions

Body

Increase from underside to legs

  • With CA, start with the magic adjustable ring. Oombawka Design has a great video tutorial that shows you how to create the magic ring. We have shared this below. 

  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, 6 sc in ring, pull yarn tightly to close ring, place marker 1 in last st to mark position. (6 sts)
  • Rnd 2: 2 scBL in ea st around. (12 sts)
  • Rnd 3: *2 scBL in next st, scBL in next st; rep from * around. (18 sts)
  • Rnd 4: *ScBL in next 2 sts, 2 scBL in next st; rep from * around. (24 sts)
  • Rnd 5: *2 scBL in next st, scBL in next 3 sts; rep from * around (30 sts)
  • Rnd 6: *ScBL in next 4 sts, 2 scBL in next st; rep from * around (36 sts)
  • Rnd 7: *2 scBL in next st, scBL in next 5 sts; rep from * around. (42 sts)
  • Rnd 8: *ScBL in next 6 sts, 2 scBL in next st; rep from * around. (48 sts)
  • Rnd 9: *2 scBL in next st, scBL in next 7 sts; rep from * around. (54 sts)
  • Rnd 10: *ScBL in next 8 sts, 2 scBL in next st; rep from * around. (60 sts)
  • Rnd 11: *2 scBL in next st, scBL in next 9 sts; rep from * around. (66 sts)
  • Rnd 12: *ScBL in next 10 sts, 2 scBL in next st; rep from * around. (72 sts)
  • Rnd 13: *2 scBL in next st, scBL in next 11 sts; rep from * around (78 sts)
  • Rnd 14: *ScBL in next 12 sts, 2 scBL in next st; rep from * around. (84 sts)
  • Rnd 15: *2 scBL in next st, scBL in next 13 sts; rep from * around. (90 sts)
  • Rnd 16: ScBL in ea st around.

Shape leg openings

  • Rnd 17: ScBL in next 54 sts, ch 15, sk 15 sts, scBL in next 5 sts, ch 15, sk 15 sts, scBL in next st. (2 ch-15 sp leg openings + 60 sts)
  • Rnd 18: ScBL in next 54 sts, scBL in next 15 ch, scBL in next 5 sts, scBL in next 15 ch, scBL in next st. (90 sts)
  • Rnd 19: ScBL in ea st around.

Shape tail opening

  • Rnd 20: ScBL in next 25 sts, ch 5, sk 5 sts, scBL in next 60 sts. (ch-5 sp tail opening + 55 sts)
  • Rnd 21: ScBL in next 25 sts, scBL in next 5 ch, scBL in next 60 sts. (90 sts)
  • Rnd 22: ScBL in ea st around. Place marker 2 in the loop from last st to keep from unraveling. Remove hook. Do not fasten off.

No-Sew Huggable Crochet Pal, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter for Fairfield World in Red Heart Super Saver yarn

Step Three

First leg

  • Leg Rnd 1: Join CA with sl st to BL of first st of leg opening, ch 1, scBL in same st and ea of next 14 sts, scBL in next 15 unworked loops on underside of ch-15 sp. (30 sts)

No-Sew Huggable Crochet Pal, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter for Fairfield World in Red Heart Super Saver yarn

  • Leg Rnd 2: ScBL in ea st around.
  • Rep Leg Rnd 2 until leg measures approximately 3.5” (9 cm) long, ending last rep at center back of leg, change to CB in last yo of final scBL.
  • Leg Rnd 3: Rep Leg Rnd 2.
  • Leg Rnd 4: *ScBL in next 4 sts, invdecBL; rep from * around. (25 sts)
  • Leg Rnd 5: *ScBL in next 3 sts, invdecBL; rep from * around. (20 sts)
  • Leg Rnd 6: *ScBL in next 2 sts, invdecBL; rep from * around. (15 sts)
  • Leg Rnd 7: *ScBL in next st, invdecBL; rep from * around. (10 sts)
  • Leg Rnd 8: InvdecBL around Fasten off with 12” (30.5 cm) yarn tail for seaming. (5 sts)
  • Thread yarn tail through yarn needle. Sew remaining sts on Leg Rnd 8 closed. Turn leg inside out. Weave in ends on inside of foot. Turn leg right side out.

Second leg

  • Work as for first leg.

Tail

  • Tail Rnd 1: Join CA with sl st to BL of first st of tail opening, ch 1, scBL in same st and ea of next 4 sts, scBL in next 5 unworked loops on underside of ch-5 sp. (10 sts)
  • Tail Rnd 2: ScBL in ea st around.
  • Repeat Tail Rnd 2 until leg measures approximately 1” (2.5 cm) long.
  • Tail Rnd 3: InvdecBL around. Fasten off with 12” (30.5 cm) yarn tail for seaming. (5 sts)
  • Thread yarn tail through yarn needle. Sew remaining sts on Tail Rnd 3 closed. Turn tail inside out. Weave in ends on inside of tail. Turn tail right side out.

Stuff legs and tail

  • Stuff legs and tail, pushing the Poly-Fil Supreme® Ultra Plush Fiber Fill in firmly.

No-Sew Huggable Crochet Pal, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter for Fairfield World in Red Heart Super Saver yarn

Step Four

Continue body

  • Remove stitch marker 2 and return hook to last loop of Rnd 22.
  • Rnds 23-24: ScBL in ea st around.

Shape torso

  • Rnd 25: *ScBL in next 13 sts, invdecBL; rep from * around. (84 sts)
  • Rnd 26: *ScBL in next 12 sts, invdecBL; rep from * around. (78 sts)
  • Rnd 27: *ScBL in next 11 sts, invdecBL; rep from * around. (72 sts)
  • Rnds 28-29: ScBL in ea st around.
  • Rnd 30: *ScBL in next 10 sts, invdecBL; rep from * around. (66 sts)
  • Rnd 31: *ScBL in next 9 sts, invdecBL; rep from * around. (60 sts) Place marker 2 on front loop of last st.
  • Rnd 32: ScBL in ea st around.
  • Rep Rnd 32 until 1” (2.5 cm) from marker 2. Remove stitch markers. Position marker 1 at center back above tail. ScBL in ea st to marker 1.

Shape arm openings

  • Rnd 33: ScBL in next 12 sts, ch 10, sk 10 sts, scBL in next 15 sts, ch 10, sk 10 sts, scBL in next 13 sts. (2 10-ch sp arm openings + 40 sts)
  • Rnd 34: ScBL in next 12 sts, scBL in next 10 ch, scBL in next 15 sts, scBL in next 10 ch, scBL in next 13 sts. (60 sts)
  • Rnd 35: ScBL in ea st around. Place marker 2 in loop from last st to keep from unraveling. Remove hook. Do not fasten off.

Step Five

First arm

  • Arm Rnd 1: Join CA with sl st to BL of first st of arm opening, ch 1, scBL in same st and ea of next 9 sts, scBL in next 10 unworked loops on underside of ch-15 sp. (20 sts)
  • Arm Rnd 2: ScBL in ea st around.
  • Rep Leg Rnd 2 until arm measures approximately 3” (7.5 cm) long, ending last rep at center back of arm, change to CB in last yo of final scBL.
  • Arm Rnd 3: Rep Arm Rnd 2.
  • Arm Rnd 4: *ScBL in next 3 sts, invdecBL; rep from * around. (16 sts)
  • Arm Rnd 5: *ScBL in next 2 sts, invdecBL; rep from * around. (12 sts)
  • Arm Rnd 6: *ScBL in next st, invdecBL; rep from * around. (8 sts)
  • Arm Rnd 7: InvdecBL around. Fasten off with 12” (30.5 cm) yarn tail for seaming. (4 sts)
  • Thread yarn tail through yarn needle. Sew remaining sts on Arm Rnd 7 closed. Turn arm inside out. Weave in ends on inside of arm. Turn arm right side out.

Second arm

  • Work as for first arm.

Stuff arms and lower body

  • Stuff arms and lower body, pushing fiber fill in firmly.

Step Six

Continue body

  • Remove stitch marker 2 and return hook to last loop of Rnd 35.
  • Rnd 36: ScBL in ea st around.

Shape neck

  • Rnd 37: *ScBL in next 8 sts, invdecBL; rep from * around. (54 sts)
  • Rnd 38: *ScBL in next 7 sts, invdecBL; rep from * around. (48 sts)
  • Rnd 39: *ScBL in next 6 sts, invdecBL; rep from * around. (42 sts)
  • Rnd 40: *ScBL in next st, invdecBL; rep from * around. (28 sts)
  • Rnd 41: *ScBL in next 2 sts, invdecBL; rep rom * around. (21 sts)
  • Rnds 42-43: ScBL in ea st around.

Stuff body

  • Stuff body, pushing fiber fill in firmly.

Shape head

  • Rnd 44: 2 scBL in ea st around. (42 sts)

Rnd 45: ScBL in ea st around.

  • Rnd 46: *2 scBL in next st, scBL in next 5 sts; rep from * around. (49 sts)
  • Rnd 47: *2 scBL in next st, scBL in next 6 sts; rep from * around. (56 sts)
  • Rnd 48: *2 scBL in next st, scBL in next 7 sts; rep from * around. (63 sts)
  • Rnd 49: ScBL in ea st around.
  • Rnd 50: Remove stitch marker 1. Position marker 1 at center back above tail. ScBL in ea st to marker 1.

Shape muzzle opening

  • Rnd 51: ScBL in next 25 sts, ch 13, sk 13 sts, scBL in next 25 sts. (13-ch sp nose opening + 50 sts)
  • Rnd 52: ScBL in next 25 sts, scBL in next 13 ch, scBL in next 25 sts. (63 sts)
  • Rnd 53: ScBL in ea st around. Place marker 2 in loop from last st to keep from unraveling. Remove hook. Do not fasten off.

Muzzle

  • Muzzle Rnd 1: Join CB with sl st to BL of first st of muzzle opening, ch 1, scBL in same st and ea of next 12 sts, scBL in next 13 unworked loops on underside of ch-13 sp. (26 sts)
  • Muzzle Rnds 2-3: ScBL in ea st around, sl st to next sc, fasten off CB.
  • Muzzle Rnd 4: Join CC with standing sc to BL of any st on muzzle, sc in next st and ea st around.
  • Muzzle Rnd 5: InvdecBL, sc in next st, *invdecBL, scBL in next 3 sts; rep from * around to last 3 sts, scBL in next 3 sts. (21 sts)
  • Muzzle Rnd 6: *InvdecBL, scBL in next st; rep from * around. (14 sts)
  • Muzzle Rnd 7: InvdecBL around. Fasten off with 12” (30.5 cm) yarn tail for seaming. (7 sts)
  • Thread yarn tail through yarn needle. Sew remaining sts on Muzzle Rnd 7 closed. Turn muzzle inside out. Weave in ends on inside of muzzle. Turn muzzle right side out.

Stuff muzzle

  • Stuff muzzle, pushing fiber fill in firmly.

Step Seven

Continue head

  • Remove stitch marker 2 and return hook to last loop of Rnd 53.
  • Rnds 54-55: ScBL in ea st around.
  • Rnd 56: *ScBL in next 19 sts, invdecBL; rep from * around. (60 sts)
  • Rnd 57: ScBL in ea st around. Place marker 2 in front of this Rnd to indicate which Rnd to position eyes.
  • Rnd 58: With front of head facing, fold head gently in half. Position marker 1 at side of head at fold to mark position for ear opening. ScBL around to 3 sts before marker 1, remove marker 1 and place in last st to mark end of Rnd.

No-Sew Huggable Crochet Pal, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter for Fairfield World in Red Heart Super Saver yarn

  • Rnd 59: Ch 5, sk 3 sts, scBL in next 30 sts, ch 5 sk 3 sts, scBL in next 24 sts. (2 ch-5 sp ear openings + 54 sts)
  • Rnd 60: *InvdecBL in next 2 ch, scBL in next ch, invdecBL in next 2 ch,** scBL in next 30 sts, rep from * to **, scBL in next 24 sts. Place marker 1 in loop from last st to keep from unraveling. Remove hook. Do not fasten off. (60 sts)

First ear (worked in rows)

  • Ear Back Row 1: Join CA with sl st to first unworked loop on underside of ch-5 sp, ch 1, sc in unworked loops of next 5 ch. (5 sts)
  • Ear Back Row 2: Turn, ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in ea st across to last st, 2 sc in last st. (7 sts)
  • Ear Back Row 3: Rep Ear Back Row 2. (9 sts)
  • Ear Back Row 4: Turn, ch 1, sc in ea st across.
  • Ear Back Row 5: Rep Ear Back Row 4.
  • Ear Back Row 6: Turn, ch 1, invdec, sc in ea st across to last 2 sts, invdec. (7 sts)
  • Ear Back Row 7: Rep Ear Back Row 6. (5 sts)
  • Ear Back Row 8: Rep Ear Back Row 7. (3 sts)
  • Fasten off CA with 2 yd (2 m) yarn tail for seaming.
  • Ear Front Row 1: Join CB with sl st to first of 3 skipped sts in ear opening, ch 1, sc in next 3 sts. (3 sts)
  • Ear Front Row 2: Turn, ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in ea st across to last st, 2 sc in last st. (5 sts)
  • Ear Front Row 3: Rep Ear Front Row 2. (7 sts)
  • Ear Front Row 4: Turn, ch 1, sc in ea st across.
  • Ear Front Row 5: Rep Ear Front Row 4.
  • Ear Front Row 6: Turn, ch 1, invdec, sc in ea st across to last 2 sts, invdec. (5 sts)
  • Ear Front Row 7: Rep Ear Front Row 6. (3 sts)
  • Ear Front Row 8: Rep Ear Front Row 4. Fasten off CB.
  • With yarn needle, weave in ends of Ear Front and starting join of Ear Back. Thread CA yarn tail through yarn needle. Weave yarn tail to base of ear (near where it CA was originally joined) and line up front and back pieces to seam ear closed.
  • Ear Seam Row 1: With front of ear facing and working through both pieces of ear, sc in side of ea row, turn to work across Row 8, sc in next 3 sts, turn to work across side of ear, sc in side of ea row across to base, join with sl st to head. Fasten off. With yarn needle, weave in ends on inside of head.

Second ear

  • Work as for first ear.

Position safety eyes

  • Position safety eyes on Rnd 57 (Rnd marked with marker 2). Secure eyes following manufacturer instructions. Remove marker 2.

Continue head

  • Remove stitch marker 1 and return hook to last loop of Rnd 60. Position marker 1 in last st of Rnd.

Shape head toward crown

  • Rnd 61: *ScBL in next 8 sts, invdecBL; rep from * around. (54 sts)
  • Rnd 62: *ScBL in next 7 sts, invdecBL; rep from * around. (48 sts)
  • Rnd 63: *ScBL in next 6 sts, invdecBL; rep from * around. (42 sts)
  • Rnd 64: *ScBL in next 5 sts, invdecBL; rep from * around. (36 sts)
  • Rnd 65: *ScBL in next 4 sts, invdecBL; rep from * around. (30 sts)
  • Rnd 66: *ScBL in next 3 sts, invdecBL; rep from * around. Place marker 1 in loop from last st to keep from unraveling. Remove hook. Do not fasten off. (24 sts)

Stuff head

  • Stuff head, pushing Poly-Fil Supreme® Ultra Plush Fiber Fill in firmly.

Continue head

  • Remove stitch marker 1 and return hook to last loop of Rnd 66. Position marker 1 in last st of Rnd 66.

Continue shaping head toward crown

  • Rnd 67: *ScBL in next 2 sts, invdecBL; rep from * around. (18 sts)
  • Rnd 68: *ScBL in next st, invdecBL; rep from * around. Add stuffing if necessary. (12 sts)
  • Rnd 69: InvdecBL around. Fasten off with 12” (30.5 cm) yarn tail for seaming. (6 sts)
  • Thread yarn tail through yarn needle. Sew remaining sts on Head Rnd 69 closed.
  • Weave in ends onto inside of head.

No-Sew Huggable Crochet Pal, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter for Fairfield World in Red Heart Super Saver yarn