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Archie from the Shady Bay Buddies

crochet Emma Brown

Meet Archie, a lively little dog with bundles of energy and the star of our brand new children's series The Shady Bay Buddies. With this project you can crochet your very own Archie to go alongside these great stories!

Archie crochet pattern

Yarn

Patons 100% Cotton DK (100% cotton)

DK (light worsted) yarn; approx 210m (229yd) per 100g (3 ½ oz) ball:

1.⁄8 x ball of Limestone 2716 (stone) (A)

1/4 x ball of Denim 2697 (blue) (B)

1/6 x ball of Pale Blue 2173 (light blue) (C)

Small amount of Navy 2124 (D)

V 3mm (US C/2–D/3) crochet hook

Stash Buster

If you are using yarn from your stash you will need:

V Cotton DK (light worsted) yarn: approx. 25g (7⁄8oz) of blue, 15g (.oz) of light blue and 10g (1/3oz) of stone, and a small amount of navy blue for the nose and mouth

Materials

Pair of 7mm black safety eyes

Polyester fibre filling

1 pale blue button, approx 1cm (.⁄8in) in diameter

15cm (6in) of 1cm (3/8in) wide beige ribbon

1 blue button, approx 1cm (3/8in) in diameter

Approx 1.3cm (1/2in) square of beige fabric for button patch

Length of contrasting thread to use as a stitch marker

Scissors

Yarn needle

Pins, needle and cotton thread

Finished Size

Archie measures approx 21cm (8.in) from head to foot

Tension

Tension isn’t critical on this project, but you need a closely-textured fabric – adjust the hook size if necessary to achieve this.

Abbreviations

ch chain

dc double crochet

dc2tog double crochet 2 stitches together

ss slip stitch

st(s) stitch(es)

[ ] work all instructions within brackets as many times as directed

Special Abbreviations

AS asymmetric start: with an asymmetric start, Round 2 is begun by working into the first unworked stitch of Round 1.

 

Muzzle

Start at nose and work in rounds, using st marker to denote first st of every round.

Round 1: Using A, ch4, join into a ring with ss.

Round 2: 2dc in each ch. (8 sts)

Round 3: [1dc in next st, 2dc in next st] 4 times. (12 sts)

Round 4: 1dc in each st. (12 sts)

Round 5: [1dc in each of next 2 sts, 2dc in next st] 4 times. (16 sts)

Round 6: 1dc in each st. (16 sts)

Round 7: [1dc in each of next 3 sts, 2dc in next st] 4 times. (20 sts)

Rounds 8 and 9: 1dc in each st. (20 sts)

Stuff muzzle. Ss in next st, remove st marker. Fasten off, leaving length for sewing up.

 

Head

Start at top of head and work in rounds, using st marker to denote first st of every round.

Round 1: Using B, ch4, join into a ring with ss, 2dc in each of next 3 ch, (unworked ch counts as one st). (7 sts)

Round 2 (AS): 2dc in each st. (14 sts)

Round 3: [1dc in next st, 2dc in next st] 7 times. (21 sts)

Round 4: 1dc in each st. (21 sts)

Round 5: [1dc in each of next 2 sts, 2dc in next st] 7 times. (28 sts)

Round 6: 1dc in each st. (28 sts)

Round 7: [1dc in each of next 3 sts, 2dc in next st] 7 times. (35 sts)

Rounds 8–11: 1dc in each st. (35 sts)

Round 12: [1dc in each of next 3 sts, dc2tog] 7 times. (28 sts)

Round 13: 1dc in each st. (28 sts) Place muzzle to front of face to help with positioning of eyes. Insert safety eyes between Rounds 8 and 9, fi x in place. Stuff head firmly.

Round 14: [1dc in each of next 2 sts, dc2tog] 7 times. (21 sts)

Round 15: 1dc in each st. (21 sts)

Round 16: [1dc in next st, dc2tog] 7 times. (14 sts) Add more stuffing.

Round 17: [Dc2tog] 7 times. (7 sts)

Round 18: [Dc2tog] 3 times. Ss in last st, remove stitch marker. Fasten off, sew loose end of yarn inside head.

 

Ears (make 2)

Start at bottom of ear and work in rounds, using st marker to denote first st of every round.

Round 1: Using C, ch4, join into a ring with ss.

Round 2: 2dc in each ch. (8 sts)

Round 3: 2dc in each st. (16 sts)

Rounds 4–7: 1dc in each st. (16 sts)

Round 8: [1dc in each of next 2 sts, dc2tog] 4 times. (12 sts)

Round 9: [1dc in each of next 4 sts, dc2tog] 2 times. (10 sts)

Round 10: [1dc in each of next 3 sts, dc2tog] 2 times. (8 sts)

Ss in next st. No need to stuff ears, flatten and oversew opening together.

Fasten off, leaving length of yarn for sewing up.

 

Body

Start at bottom and work in rounds, using st marker to denote first st of every round.

Round 1: Using B, ch4, join into a ring with ss, 2dc in each of next 3 ch (unworked ch counts as one st). (7 sts)

Round 2 (AS): 2dc in each st. (14 sts)

Round 3: [1dc in next st, 2dc in next st] 7 times. (21 sts)

Round 4: [1dc in each of next 2 sts, 2dc in next st] 7 times. (28 sts)

Round 5: [1dc in each of next 3 sts, 2dc in next st] 7 times. (35 sts)

Rounds 6 and 7: 1dc in each st. (35 sts)

Round 8: [1dc in each of next 4 sts, 2dc in next st] 7 times. (42 sts)

Rounds 9–11: 1dc in each st. (42 sts)

Round 12: [1dc in each of next 4 sts, dc2tog] 7 times. (35 sts)

Round 13: 1dc in each st. (35 sts)

Round 14: [1dc in each of next 3 sts, dc2tog] 7 times. (28 sts)

Rounds 15 and 16: 1dc in each st. (28 sts)

Round 17: [1dc in each of next 2 sts, dc2tog] 7 times. (21 sts)

Rounds 18–20: 1dc in each st. (21 sts) Stuff body.

Round 21: [1dc in each of next 5 sts, dc2tog] 3 times. (18 sts)

Round 22: 1dc in each st. (18 sts) Add more stuffing.

Ss in next st, remove st marker. Fasten off, leaving length for sewing up

 

Arms (make 2)

Start at paw and work in rounds, using st marker to denote first st of every round.

Round 1: Using C, ch4, join into a ring with ss, 2dc in each of next 2 ch, (unworked ch counts as 2 sts). (6 sts)

Round 2 (AS): [1dc in next st, 2dc in next st] 3 times. (9 sts)

Round 3: 1dc in each st, changing to C on last st. (9 sts)

Rounds 4–12: 1dc in each st. (9 sts) Stuff arm at the end of Round 12.

Round 13: 1dc in each of next 7 sts, dc2tog. (8 sts)

Round 14: 1dc in each of next 6 sts, dc2tog. (7 sts) Add more stuffing.

Round 15: 1dc in each of next 5 sts, dc2tog. (6 sts)

Ss in next st, remove st marker. Fasten off, leaving length for sewing up.

 

Legs (make 2)

Start at paw and work in rounds, using st marker to denote first st of every round.

Round 1: Using B, ch4, join into a ring with ss, 2dc in each of next 2 ch, (unworked ch counts as 2 sts). (6 sts)

Round 2 (AS): 2dc in each st. (12 sts)

Round 3: [1dc in each of next 2 sts, 2dc in next st] 4 times, changing to C on last st. (16 sts)

Round 4: 1dc in each st. (16 sts)

Round 5: [1dc in each of next 2 sts, dc2tog] 4 times. (12 sts)

Round 6: [1dc in each of next 4 sts, dc2tog] 2 times. (10 sts) Stuff leg.

Rounds 7–16: 1dc in each st. (10 sts) Add more stuffing at the end of Round 16.

Ss in next st, remove st marker. Fasten off, leaving length of yarn for sewing up.

 

Tail

Start at tip and work in rounds, using st marker to denote first st of every round.

Round 1: Using A, ch4, join into a ring with ss.

Round 2: 1dc in each ch. (4 sts)

Rounds 3–5: 1dc in each st. (4 sts)

Round 6: [1dc in next st, 2dc in next st] 2 times. (6 sts)

Rounds 7 and 8: 1dc in each st. (6 sts)

Ss in next st, remove st marker. No need to stuff. Fasten off, leaving length for sewing up.

 

Sewing up

Use the yarn ends to sew up.

1. Position the muzzle to the head just underneath the eyes, and sew in place.

2. Pin and sew the head to the body, using the length of yarn from the body.

3. Oversew across the opening of the ears, pin to the head and sew in place.

4. Oversew across the opening of the arms. Pin and sew to the sides of the body (leaving space around the neck to add the collar).

5. Position the legs underneath the body, and sew around the top of the legs maintaining the stuffed shape.

6. Pin the tail pointing upwards from the dog’s bottom, and sew in place.

7. With a length of D, outline the triangle nose shape and fill with satin stitch. Continue down to the mouth and fasten off.

8. Sew any remaining loose ends inside Archie and snip off.

 

Collar

1. Position the ribbon around the neck, allowing for a 1cm (3⁄8in) hem at each end and an overlap where the ends meet. Cut to size. Hem both ends of the ribbon.

2. Position the ribbon around the neck once more. With one of the hemmed ends overlapping the other at the back, find the centre at the front and pin the blue button to the ribbon. Remove the collar and sew the button in place.

3. Position the collar, with the button at centre front of Archie, and oversew one hemmed end on top of the other at the back.

Button patch

Sew your chosen blue button to the centre of the square patch of beige fabric, then continue with the same thread and oversew the fabric patch onto the left of Archie’s bottom.

 

Get the Shady Bay Buddies stories, Archie Goes to the Doctor and Archie's First Day at School to read alongside your crocheted Archie.

To crochet more of the Shady Bay gang, check out Crocheted Bears and Other Animals by Emma Brown.

 

 

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