Rag Doll Squirrel by Sheila Houle

Rag Doll Squirrel

Crochet
April 2020
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
3.5 mm (E)
US
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This adorable squirrel coordinates with my bunny, bear and fox. These dolls are inspired by fabric rag dolls. They are made amigurumi style, but with a flat look to them and I try to keep the silhouette very simple. I also try hard to make these in one piece. Though, I will confess that my squirrel does require the tail to be sewn on at the end - it’s just too big and prominent to do it any differently. The arms and legs are worked in as you go along. You finish these off with a simple face and then add accessories, colors and textures that really elevate the simple body shape without being over-the-top.

Supplies:

Worsted weight yarn for the fox and contrasting yarn for the cheeks, tail and nose - I used I Love this Cotton
Contrasting yarn for the scarf - I used Paton’s Classic Wool DK Superwash
3.5 mm crochet hook
Scissors
Needle for sewing down yarn tails
Stitch marker (or scrap of yarn) - optional
Poly-fil or stuffing of choice
Embroidery floss
Needle for embroidery details
Small piece(s) of felt (for the acorn)