Saturday, September 3, 2016

FREE Crochet Pattern - The Fox Plush from The Little Prince

The finished Fox is about 23" from nose to tail. My gauge was approx. 5 sts/inch and 3 rows/inch and I chose to stuff the body and tail rather loosely, legs a bit more firm, but that's your call. I like a floppy Fox. In The Little Prince (the Netflix movie version), Plushy Fox has orange ears with white inside and the black just around the edge. I chose to make my Foxes with just black ears for silly aesthetic reasons, but you can easily sub in your orange for the backs of your Fox's ears.

If you're not a crafty-type person, you stumbled across this pattern, and you want a Fox, don't hesitate to message me via Facebook or Etsy. I'm pretty friendly and I will commission these guys very happily.

Materials and Supplies


  • size F crochet hook
  • stitch marker
  • yarn needle
  • worsted weight yarn in red-orange, white, and black (I used Redheart Supersaver)
  • some sort of fiber-fill
  • two (2) 3/4th" buttons
  • black thread
  • sewing needle

Skills and Abbreviations

  • ch: chain
  • sl: slip stitch
  • sc: single crochet
  • st/sts: stitch/stitches
  • rnd/rnds: round/rounds
  • working flat and in the round
  • changing colors
  • seaming
  • stitching parts together


Total number of sts/row and sts/rnd denoted by parentheses ()


Body
Starting at nose-part of head with orange, Ch 6;
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc across, ch 1, turn (5);
Row 2: sc across, ch 2, turn (5);
Row 3: sc in 2nd ch from hook and across, inc in final sc, ch 1, turn (7);
Row 4: sc across, ch 1, turn (7);
Row 5: sc across, ch 2, turn (7);
Row 6: sc in 2nd ch from hook and across, inc in final sc, ch 1, turn (9);
Row 7: sc across, ch 2, turn (9);
Row 8: sc in 2nd ch from hook and across, inc in final sc, ch 2, turn (11);
Row 9: repeat row 8 (13);
Row 10: repeat (15);
Row 11: sc in 2nd ch from hook and across, inc in final sc, ch 1, turn (17);
Row 12 - 48 : work even;
Break off;


Starting at nose-part of face with white, repeat rows 1-48 the same as above;
Row 49: skip 1st st, sc across, dec across last 2 sts, ch 1, turn (15);
Row 50: repeat row 49 (13);
Row 51: repeat 49 (11);
Row 51: repeat 49 (9);
Row 52: work even, ch 2, turn (9);
Row 53: sc in 2nd ch from hook and across, inc in last st, ch 2 (11);
Row 54: repeat 53 (13);
Row 55: repeat 53 (15);
Row 56: repeat 53, ch 1, turn (17);
Row 57: work even (17);
Break off;

Seam the orange and white parts together, stuffing to desired firmness. For the butt-end of the Fox you'll sort of need to curl up the bottom of the white to the bottom part of the orange and stitch small darts into the corners to make his butt rounded.


Legs (make 4)
With black, ch 4, sl to form loop;
Rnd 1: 8 sc in loop (8);
Rnd 2: inc in each around (16);
Rnd 3 - 7: work even;
Rnd 8: switch to orange, work even (16);
Rnd 9 - 12: work even (16);
Rnd 13: sc in 1st 2 sts, dec, repeat around (12)
Rnd 14 - 18: work even;
Rnd 19:  sc in 1st 2 sts, dec, repeat around (9);
Rnd 20 - 25: work even (9);
Close holes, break off, leave tail to stitch to body;

I stitched the front legs on at about row 27/28 (counting from the nose) to the orange part where it meets the white. The back legs are stitched to the corners of the bottom of the orange.


Tail
With white, starting at end, ch 4, sl to form loop;
Rnd 1: 8 sc in loop (8);
Rnd 2: inc around (16);
Rnd 3: sc, inc, repeat around (24);
Rnd 4: sc in 2, inc, repeat (32);
Rnd 5: sc in 3, inc, repeat (40);
Rnd 6: work even (40);
Rnd 7: sc in 4, inc, repeat (48);
Rnd 8 - 12: work even;
Rnd 13 - 24: switch to orange, work even;
Rnd 25: sc 4, dec, repeat (40);
Rnd 25 - 28: work even;
Rnd 29: sc 3, dec, repeat (32);
Rnd 30 - 32: work even;
Rnd 33: sc 2, dec, repeat (24);
Rnd 34-35: work even;
Rnd 36: sc, dec, repeat (16);
Rnd 37: work even;
Rnd 38: dec around (8), leave tail for attaching;

Stuff tail to desired firmness and attach to the center of the bottom part of the orange where it meets the white.


Back of Ears (make 2)
With black, ch 14;
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and across (13);
Row 2 - 5: work even;
Row 6: dec at ends (11);
Row 7 - 9: work even;
Row 10: dec at ends (9);
Row 11: work even;
Row 12: dec at ends (7);
Row 13: dec at ends (5);
Row 14: dec at ends (3);
Row 15: skip 1st st, dec over remaining 2 (1);

Inside of Ears
With white, ch 12;
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook (11);
Row 2 - 5: work even;
Row 6: dec at ends (9);
Row 7 - 9: work even;
Row 10: dec at ends (7);
Row 11: work even;
Row 12: dec (5);
Row 13: dec (3);
Row 14: dec (1);

Join the ear pieces together using black and sl around with the front of your work being the white inside part of the ears. Stitch the ears into place about 6 rows up from the front legs, curving them a little.


Nose
With black, ch 4, sl to form loop;
Rnd 1: 8 sc in loop
Rnd 2: sc, inc, repeat (12)
Rnd 3: work even
Rnd 4: sc, dec, repeat (8), leave tail;

Attach the nose to the end of the nose. Weave in any remaining ends, and then use black thread and a sewing needle to stitch the button eyes onto the face.

The Fox can't talk because he has no mouth. ;)


"And you, on your part, have no need of me. To you, I am nothing more than a fox like a hundred thousand other foxes. But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world. To you, I shall be unique in all the world..."




7 comments:

  1. Thank you! I love The Little Prince and this fox is adorable.

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  2. Very cute! Thank you for all the effort you have put into creating this little guy and for sharing

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  3. Oh he is so adorable! Thank you for sharing 💗

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  4. Lovely fox!!!
    Is it ok to make some, stuffed with catnip, for a charity auction to help homeless cats?

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