Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Reddy Fox Pattern

Update June 14, 2016: This pattern has been removed and is no longer available. Read Copycats? post for explanation. 

REDDY FOX PATTERN

Materials used:

1 ball (3.5 oz) of Vanna's Choice yarn in terracotta (red)
1 partial ball (3.5 oz) of Vanna's Choice yarn in crisp white
1 partial ball (3.5 oz) of Vanna's Choice yarn in black
Hook size = 3.25 mm
stitch marker
yarn needles to join pieces
Polyester Fiberfill for stuffing
Small amount of white DK weight yarn (for ear 'fluff')

Stitches used:

ch - chain stitch
ss - slip stitch
sc - single crochet
inc - sc increase
dec - sc decrease (sc2tog - single crochet 2 together)
Magic Circle - see how here (start each piece with magic circle)

Time to Complete - 16 hours (approximately)
Finished size - 14 inches tall

Legs (x2)

Start with black yarn. Work from the bottom up, starting with a magic circle, use stitch marker to mark end of rows (work in continuous rounds with no joining)

Body
Join legs on middle 2 stitches as shown in this tutorial. The instructions are in German but the video alone is enough to understand the technique. Once the legs are joined continue crocheting around both legs to form the body.

Arms (x2)


Head


Hood


Ears (x2)

Start with black yarn.
R1 - 6 sc (6)
R2 - (sc inc) x3 (9)
R3 - sc around (9)
R4 - (2 sc inc) x3 (12) [Switch to red yarn at end of row.]
R5 - sc around (12)
R6 - (3 sc inc) x3 (15)
R7 - sc around (15)
R8  - (4 sc inc) x3 (18)
R9 - sc around (18)
R10 - sc around (18)
Finish off leaving 8" tail for joining.

Fold ear in half to form a natural curve before adding ear 'fluff'. With long strand (~18") white yarn (DK weight) embroider ear 'fluff' on one side (inside) of fox ear. Strands should point away from head, so work in opposite direction for each ear. Start and finish working strand from inside the folded ear so it can be knotted securely with the knot hidden from view. Refer to photo below for desired look.
Tail 

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Refer to photos of Reddy Fox above before joining ears, head, arms and tail. I like to pin pieces in place before attaching. A few more photos of Reddy Fox are included in previous posts here and here.

Have fun and share photos if you make one too. I'd love to see them.



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8 comments:

  1. Wow!! you are so talented!! thank you so much for posting this patterns... i would love you to see how many of them i have made, specially for Christmas i gave away like 6 of them... really appreciate it! Thanks again... Amanda

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    1. Thank you Amanda. I would love to see what you have made. You could share your photos with me on Google+. I'll be off-line for a month while in Cuba though so may not see them until I get back.

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  2. Que maravilha!
    Adorei!
    Obrigada por partilhares a receita.
    Beijinhos
    Helena

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    1. Thank you Helena,
      I'm happy you liked it.
      Beth

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  3. Oh no!!
    I'm half way through teddy Fox :( x

    Chanba@live.co.uk

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    1. Out of respect for Lydia and her business I can no longer share this pattern. I left instructions for the ears as they are definitely my creation. Perhaps you could use one of my other patterns to finish and make your own version of a fox. I am sorry to leave you hanging and good luck.

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  4. Need a tail :O.... nice pattern though ;)

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    1. I had to remove my pattern for the tail because Lalylala complained it was too similar to her Fibi Fox. I left the ear pattern because it is quite a bit different. I hope you can design your own tail. Good luck.

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