Funmigurumi Poochie Dog No 8: Nibbles

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This is another fun dog to make. The shaped muzzle and textured face is a bit challenging, so I don't recommend this one for a beginner.
Nibbles is a combination of vibrant a Blue and a happy yellow with a touch of gentleness.

Materials:
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Light Blue
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Blue
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Bright Yellow
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Cafe (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Black (scraps)
Crochet hook size H
Crochet hook size C
Blunt needle
Scissors
Fiberfill
Pins

Body (Make 2)- With Blue, ch 31.
Row 1- 1 sc in 3rd sc from hook and in each sc across. Ch 1 turn.
Row 2 to 11- 1 sc in each sc across. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Rows 12 to 31- With Light Blue make 1 sc in each sc across. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Place both sides of body with right sides facing and using tails left over, sew sides and bottom. Turn inside out.
Legs- With Blue and H hook, ch 2. Rnd 1- Make 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, slip st to close rnd. Rnd 2- Make 2 sc in each sc around.
Rnd 3- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. Rnds 4 to 7-1 sc in each of first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around.
Rnds 8 to 10- Make 1 sc in each sc around. Rnds 11 to 13- Make 1 sc in each sc around. Fastn off, leaving long tail to sew with. Stuff legs with Fiberfill and sew to bottom of body as seen in photos.
Arms- With Light Blue, and H hook, Ch 2. Rnd 1- Make 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, slip st to close round. Rnd 2- Make 2 sc in each sc around.
Rnd 3- Make 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. Rnd 4- Make 1 sc in each of first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. Fasten off.
Rnd 5- Make 1 sc in each sc around. Rnds 6 to 11- Join Gold. Make 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with. Stuff arms and attach to body as seen in photos (about half way down to give some room to fluffy ears).
Stuff legs and sew in place. Fasten off. Stuff arms and sew in place. Fasten off.
Tail- With Light Blue, ch 3, sl st to join rnd. Rnd 1- Make 5 sc in ring. Rnd 2- 1 sc in each sc around.
Rnds 3 to 15- Rep rnd 2. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with. Stuff lightly.
Measure back, center tail and pin. Sew in place. Fasten off.
Muzzle- With Bright Yellow, ch 2. Rnd 1- Make 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to join rnd.
Rnd 2- Make 2 sc in each sc around. Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, *1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * around.
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, *1 sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * around.
Rnd 5- 1 sc in each of first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, *1 sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc innext sc, rep from * around.
Rnd 6- 1 sc in each of first 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, *1 sc in each of next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep form * around.
Rnd 7- 1 sc in each sc around. Rnd 8- 1 sc in each of first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, * 1 sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * around.
Rnd 9- 1 sc in each sc around. Rnd 10-1 sc in each of first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, *1 sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * around.
Rnd 11- 1 sc in each sc around.
Shaping muzzle: (NOTE- Don't panic, if after shaping muzzle according to instructions your dog looks like a pig, that is exactly what it looks like wihtout the face fur.) Holding muzzle in your hand and push bottom part of it "in" (mouth will be a little bit "sunken"), grab with your fingers the bottom of the "cheek" that will form, turn the muzzle to the wrong side and threading a blunt needle with Bright Yellow,
secure the crease formed by stitching it in place. Repeat on the opposite side. As you stitch around to secure in place, fill a little more to create a "cheeky" pouch, then, making small stitches in a diagonal direction going from the outer edge of the muzzle inwards towards the nose, secure in place that stuffing so it won't move.
Make the stitches very small so they will not be noticeale (it is true that we will be covering this with the face hair, but it is good to get used to making the shaping as invisible as possible). Repeat on opposite side.
Measure front of Nibble's "face" (Light Blue portion of body) center muzzle and pin it, leaving one side open to stuff, even as you secure it. Finish stitching all around the muzzle, stiffing lightly and shaping as you goo. Fasten off.
Muzzle Hair- Measure and cut 80 8"-strands of Bright Yellow for each side of the muzzle (160 total for the muzzle) and 27 8"-strands for the "beard".
Using a C hook attach hair as follows: Fold yarn in half, making sure edges match, while holding the yarn in one hand, insert the crochet hook in the specific stitch you will be working, pull folded yarn through, forming a loop, then pass the ends of the strand of yarn through that loop and pull to secure it.
You can attach the hair randomly all over the muzzle or you can do it by rows. I did approximately 7 rows as evenly as I could on both sides (not all had the same amount of "hair") going from the very edge of the nose to the edge of the muzzle.
For the beard, I attached 7 strands of hair" in a straight line right underneath the mouth, then 10 strands in the two following rows.
Nose- With Cafe, Ch 2. Rnd 1- Make 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st to join rnd. Rnd 2- 2 sc in eacch sc around. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with. Pin to center of muzzle and sew in place. Thread needle with Cafe and right underneath nose and in between creased muzzle,
stitch mouth as seen in photos.
Eyes (make 2)- With Black, ch 2. Rnd 1- Make 4 sc in 2nd ch from hk, sl st to join rnd. Fasten off. Rnd 2- Join Cafe, make 2 sc in each sc around, fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Pin eyes in place as seen in photos, thread blunt needle with tail, sew in place. Fasten off.
Forehead Hair that Forms Pony Tail- With Light Blue measure and cut 5 8"-strands of yarn and folding them in half attach them in a straight line right in between the eyes.
Measure and cut 30 8"-strands of Light Blue and attach in two straight rows of 15 strands each right above the eyes, going to the upper edge of one eye to the other.
Ears- (Make 2)- With Bright Yellow, ch 13. Row 1- 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. Row 3- 1 sc in each of first 3 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Ch 1, turn.
Row 4- 1 sc in each sc across. Row 5- Sc2tog over first 2 sc, 1 sc in each sc tillyou reach the last 2 sc, sc2tog over last 2 sc. Row 6- 1 sc in each sc across. Fasten off Bright Yellow.
Row 7- Join Light Blue. Make 1 sc in each sc across. Fasten off. With the wrong side facing, fold the two ends of the Bright Yellow section of the ear so that the two sides meet, sew them together. Turn ear inside out. Repeat with the other one. Cut 10 more 8"-long strands of Bright Yellow yarn per ear and attach to sides and to the back of each ear. Trim all "hair" to the same length.
Stuff body and sew top of it. Fasten off. Sew ears in place.
For Ear Fur cut 30 8"-long strands of Bright Yellow. Attach as explained before to top 3 layers of each ear in a straight line, right underneath the Light Blue section of each ear.
Fur for tail- Cut 30 8"-long strands of Light blue and just attach them to the tail (I only made several rows, just to let the hair hang down and give the tail a fluffy appearance.) Trim ends to the same length.
Pick up the Light Blue strands of "hair" into a pony tail, secure with a piece of ribbon and stitch so that ribbon won't become undone.
That's it!

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4 comments:

  1. Oh, that is just WAY too cute!!! I love his fluffy face! This would be so cute in pink and white!

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  2. YES! It would look just precious!

    Clotilde

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  3. j'aime beaucoup ce chien, merci, merci, merci beaucoup

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  4. Thank you! I'm glad you liked my dog, Sylvie, and welcome to the Blog!

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