Amigurumi – Lou the raccoon - crochet – tutorial
This tutorial explains how to make a crocheted raccoon amigurumi. Lou is a young raccoon of pastel colors with a light blue and light green striped tail. She wears a green mask over her eyes and ears bringing her super powers ! This toy will please babies and toddlers, as well as grown-ups.
The tutorial is of intermediate to advanced level. Knowledge of the magic ring, chain stitch, single crochet stitch, increase and decrease as well as jacquard technique are necessary to make the toy.
The character presented here was made with 6 mm yarn. It is about 50 cm long and 13 cm wide. Done with thinner yarns, the raccoon will be smaller.*
Pattern available in French on Makerist.fr ('Lou le raton laveur)
Meet me on my website http://ninaandlou.com (other patterns available)
- tutorial for crochet amigurumi
- charts and pictures included
- suitable for intermediate crocheters (knowledge of Jacquard technique required)
- completion time is about 12 hours
Materials you need at home:
- velvet yarn (6 mm) 1 ball of light blue color, 1 ball of white color, 1 ball of light green color
- brown embroidery cotton
- a pair of 9 mm safety eyes
- stuffing material
- 6 mm hook
- tapestry needle
I am serial crocheter and an enthusiastic amigurumi designer; my home is full of yarns and amigurumis… I learned to knit and crochet with my grandma when I was a little girl. I discovered the amigurumi world a couple of years ago: looking for hand-made and home-made personalized gifts for the babies of my friends. I bought a lot of books and tons of yarns, and crocheted different tribes of amigurumis. Later on, when I became myself mother, I began to create my own amigurumis. I am always amazed to see a ball of yarn turn into a soft stuffed animal brought to life by children’s imagination. My biggest sources of inspiration are my two daughters. They like so much to imagine new stories with their stuffed animals and often challenge me to create new ones.