Dachshund dog free crochet amigurumi pattern

I must admit that designing that little guy over here has been pretty challenging for me but finally it turned out really well and I’m so proud of him.

If you’d like to support my work a little bit (or “buy me a coffee”) you can also grab a pdf version of this pattern on my Ravelry right here.

Supplies:
– worsted weight yarn
– 4mm crochet hook
– 8mm safety eyes
– scissors
– yarn needle
– stuffing

Abbreviations:
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
mc – magic circle/ring
inc – increase (single crochet increase = two stitches in one stitch)
dec – invisible decrease (single crochet decrease = two stitches together)
st(s) – stitch(es)

Head:
R1: sc x 6 in mc, sl st (6)
R2: ch 1, inc x 6, sl st (12)
R3: ch 1, [sc, inc] x 6, sl st (18)
R4: ch 1, [sc, inc, sc] x 6, sl st (24)
R5: ch 1, [sc x 3, inc] x 6, sl st (30)
R6: ch 1, [sc x 2, inc, sc x 2] x 6, sl st (36)
R7-12: ch 1, sc x 36, sl st (36)
Attach eyes between rows 8 and 9. First eye between 14th and 15th st, make 6 sts space between first and second eye.
R13: ch 1, [sc x 2, dec, sc x 2] x 6, sl st (30)
R14: ch 1, [sc x 3, dec] x 6, sl st (24)
R15: ch 1, [sc x 4, dec] x 4, sl st (20)

Body:
R16: ch 1, sc, ch 21, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc x 19, sl st in next st, sc x 18, sl st (60)
R17: ch 1, inc, sc x 59, sl st (61)
R18: ch 1, sc x 21, inc x 2, sc x 38, sl st (63)
R19-24: ch 1, sc x 63, sl st (63)
R25: ch 1, dec, sc x 61, sl st (62)
R26: ch 1, sc x 21, dec x 2, sc x 37, sl st (60)
Now you’ll be shaping the body, dividing it in two parts (chest and tummy; both consist of 30 st but chest will form a circle)
Stuff as you go
R27: ch 1, sc x 8, turn and sc x 22 on opposite side of the body forming a circle, sl st (30)
R28: ch 1, [sc x 3, dec] x 6, sl st (24)
R29: ch 1, [sc, dec, sc] x 6, sl st (18)
R30: ch 1, [sc, dec] x 6, sl st (12)
R31: ch 1, dec x 6, sl st (6)
Fasten off
Stuff the rest of the body and sew the gap left in tummy

Snout:
R1: sc x 5 in mc, sl st (5)
R2: ch 1, inc x 5, sl st (10)
R3: ch 1, inc, sc x 8, inc, sl st (12)
R4-5: ch 1, sc x 12, sl st (12)
R6: ch 1, inc, sc x 11, sl st (13)
R7: ch 1, sc x 12, inc, sl st (14)
R8: ch 1, inc, sc x 12, inc, sl st (16)
R9: ch 1, [sc x 3, inc] x 4, sl st (20)
Fasten off, leave long end for sewing
Stuff

Stripe on snout:
R1: ch 2, 2sc in 2nd st from hook (2)
R2: turn, ch 1, inc, sc (3)
R3-7: turn, ch 1, sc x 3 (3)
Fasten off, leave long end for sewing

Ears:
R1: sc x 7 in mc, sl st (7)
R2: ch 1, inc x 7, sl st (14)
R3: ch 1, [sc, inc] x 7, sl st (21)
R4: ch 1, inc, sc x 10, inc, sc x 9, sl st (23)
R5-6: ch 1, sc x 23, sl st (23)
R7: ch 1, inc, sc x 22, sl st (24)
R8-9: ch 1, sc x 24, sl st (24)
R10: ch 1, [sc x 10, dec] x 2, sl st (22)
R11: ch 1, sc x 22, sl st (22)
R12: ch 1, [sc x 9, dec] x 2, sl st (20)
R13-14: ch 1, sc x 20, sl st (20)
R15: ch 1, [sc x 8, dec] x 2, sl st (18)
R16: ch 1, sc x 18, sl st (18)
R17: ch 1, [sc x 7, dec] x 2, sl st (16)
R18: ch 1, sc x 16, sl st (16)
R19: ch 1, [sc x 2, dec] x 4, sl st (12)
R20-22: ch 1, sc x 12, sl st (12)
Fasten off, leave long end for sewing
Don’t stuff

Front paws:
left:
With beige yarn
R1: sc x 6 in mc, sl st (6)
R2: ch 1, inc x 6, sl st (12)
R3: ch 1, [sc, inc] x 6, sl st (18)
R4-5: ch 1, sc x 18, sl st (18)
R6: ch 1, sc x 2, dec x 2, sc3tog x 2, dec x 2, sc x 2, sl st (10)
R7: ch 1, sc x 10, sl st (10)
Change yarn to black
R8: ch 1, sc x 5, ch 1
R9: turn, sc x 5
Fasten off, leave long end for sewing
Stuff

right:
With beige yarn
R1: sc x 6 in mc, sl st (6)
R2: ch 1, inc x 6, sl st (12)
R3: ch 1, [sc, inc] x 6, sl st (18)
R4-5: ch 1, sc x 18, sl st (18)
R6: ch 1, sc x 2, dec x 2, sc3tog x 2, dec x 2, sc x 2, sl st (10)
R7: ch 1, sc x 10, sl st (10)
Change yarn to black
R8: ch 1, turn!, sc x 5, ch 1
R9: turn, sc x 5
Fasten off, leave long end for sewing
Stuff

Back paws:
left:
With beige yarn
R1: sc x 6 in mc, sl st (6)
R2: ch 1, inc x 6, sl st (12)
R3: ch 1, [sc, inc] x 6, sl st (18)
R4-5: ch 1, sc x 18, sl st (18)
R6: ch 1, sc x 2, dec x 2, sc3tog x 2, dec x 2, sc x 2, sl st (10)
Change yarn to black
R7-9: ch 1, sc x 10, sl st (10)
R10: ch 1, sc x 5, ch 1
R11: turn, sc x 5
Fasten off, leave long end for sewing
Stuff

right:
With beige yarn
R1: sc x 6 in mc, sl st (6)
R2: ch 1, inc x 6, sl st (12)
R3: ch 1, [sc, inc] x 6, sl st (18)
R4-5: ch 1, sc x 18, sl st (18)
R6: ch 1, sc x 2, dec x 2, sc3tog x 2, dec x 2, sc x 2, sl st (10)
Change yarn to black
R7-9: ch 1, sc x 10, sl st (10)
R10: ch 1, turn!, sc x 5, ch 1
R11: turn, sc x 5
Fasten off, leave long end for sewing
Stuff

Tail:
ch 26, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc x 24 (work into back bar through all foundation chain to create “chain” look on both sides)
ch1, turn, sl st into back loop and front loop of sts from opposite sides, fasten off

 

Assembly:
1. Sew black stripe onto snout and embroider the nose and mouth.
2. Sew snout onto head – it should point in the opposite direction of the body; place it approximately between rows 7 and 15.
3. Sew ears onto head between rows 5 and 6, make approximately 3 sts space between eye and ear.
4. Sew on tail.
5. Sew on paws. Make sure their positions allow your puppy to stand upright.

 

 

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Comments

  1. Reply

    Thanks

    1. Reply

      You’re welcome 🙂

  2. Reply

    This is the best written amigurimi pattern I have ever followed. I made him for a gift and now I do not want to give him up. I’ll have to make myself a whole pack.

    1. Reply

      Thank you! Can’t wait to see the whole pack <3

  3. Reply

    Row 27 is really confusing. How do I go from 60 sc in row 26 to 30 sc in row 27?
    Thanks Sarah

    1. Reply

      Hey, in row 27 you’ll start to shape a chest of a dachshund so you’ll have to make a circle smaller than whole body. In other words… after finishing row 26 you’ll ch1, sc x 8 then skip 30 sts and then sc x 22. I hope it’ll help but please write if there still be a problem.

  4. Reply

    Thank you so much for sharing your pattern. So easy to follow and final product is amazing.

    1. Reply

      Thank you! I’m so happy you like it 🙂

  5. Reply

    Ok I’m confused in row 16 of the body, I don’t see how you get 60 sc. Because, 1 at the beginning plus 19, and 18 equal 38. Please help! Also do you turn the work or go around. Thanks a bunch!

    1. Reply

      When you ch 21 and then sc across a chain you’ll end up having 41 sts in total, because in next round you’ll sc on both sides of this chain. I don’t turn the work. Hope I was able to explain it somehow 😉

  6. Reply

    Ok next question, on the inc in the next row is it by the neck of the dog or at the tail? I’m just trying to make sure I put it at the right spot. Thanks a bunch!

    1. Reply

      By the neck 😉

  7. Reply

    Hi, I am having a little trouble with row 16, when you do the 21 chain stitches, you do 19 sc and then sl st. The sl st is in the chain or in the single crochet on the head of the dog? and, if it is in the chain, the number of single crochet next wounldn’t be 19? Because in the previous row we have 20 stitches and after the 21 chains we have only 1 single crochet.

    1. Reply

      The sl st is in the single crochet on the head of the dog.

  8. Reply

    The directions to the body are very ugh hard to understand,,the counts are off I have gone over it 4 times trying to make this and I find I have to go somewhere else to find directions to make the body..I feel it needs to be rewritten over.

    1. Reply

      Hey 😉 I’ve checked the pattern and the numbers of sts are fine but I’ll think how to make a pattern more beginner friendly.

  9. Reply

    How big does the final dog end up being? Just trying to gauge scale of what I am looking for.
    Thank you!

    1. Reply

      I don’t remember well cause I’ve given him away but it’s about 20cm long (without a tail) and a height is about 15cm.

  10. Reply

    Hey, absolutely stunning work! Can’t wait to make one for myself. Would you mind sharing what yarns you used for it? The beige-brown melange is so lovely!

    1. Reply

      Awwww thank you! I can’t wait to see one when you’ll finish it! 😀 Oh, talking about yarn I’ve used combined colors of Nako Bonbon Ince (but I don’t remember which ones exactly) .

  11. Reply

    Do you have a video tutorial of this pattern ?? I to am finding the neck to body rows difficult to understand

    1. Reply

      No, not yet, but I’m planning to film one in a future.

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