Crocheted Fox Brooch Tutorial

Here is my tutorial for a fox brooch that I have been working recently.
 I created a teeny tiny pin tutorial a few weeks a go, but wanted something a little bigger to wear attached to a cardigan or scarf, and came up with this. Hope you all like it.


For this tutorial you will need brown, white and black yarns, I have used dk weight and a 3mm hook, but you could use any size yarn and use and appropriate size needle, e.g if using american worsted weight you could use a 4mm hook but your fox will be a little larger.

I have also used UK terms through the tutorial, so:
double crochet (dc) is US single crochet, half treble (htr) is US half double crochet, treble (tr) is US double crochet.

Slip stitch: Insert hook in stitch, yarn over, pull through both loops on hook.
Double crochet: Insert hook in stitch, yarn over, pull through stitch, yarn over, pull through both loops on hook.
Half treble: Yarn over, insert hook in stitch, yarn over, pull through stitch, yarn over, pull through all three loops on hook.
Treble: Yarn over, insert hook in stitch, yarn over, pull through stitch, yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook, yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hooks.


To Begin: Create a magic ring, sometimes known as a magic circle. 
There is a great video tutorial on how to do this Here.
Make sure to create a slip stitch when making your magic ring.

                                                             Make 6 dc into ring.
                                  Pull your circle mostly closed but not over tightening,
                                                     do not join with a sl st here.



Make 2 dc into the top of each of the 6 dc you made in the first round 
without joining at the end of the round. Finish by tightening the magic ring.


Make 1 dc in the first st, then 2 dc in the second st. Repeat this 5 times.
 (You should have 18 stitches at the end of the round)

As we are working in a continuous spiral rather than in separate circles,
 be sure not to miss the first stitch on each round as it can be a little smaller.
 If in doubt use a stitch marker, and count your stitches at the end of each round.

Make 2 dc in first st, and 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts. Repeat 5 times.
(You should have 24 stitches at the end of the round)

Make 1 dc in next st, and 2 htr in the following st.

Make 2 htr in each of the next 2 sts.

Make 1dc in next stitch, then 2 htr in each of the following 3 sts.

Make 1 dc in each of the next 7 sts.

Make 1 dc and 1 htr in the next st.

Make 1 htr in the next st.

Make 1 htr and 1 dc in the next st.

Make 1 dc in each of the next 6 sts. End of round.
(You should have 32 sts at the end of this round)

Make 1 dc in first 2 sts, and 1 htr in following st.
(Be sure not to miss the first, often tiny stitch on the round)

Make 2 htr in each of the next 2 sts.

Make 1 htr in the next st, then 1 dc in the following 3 sts.

Make 1 htr in next st, then 2 htr in each of the following 2 sts.

Make 1 htr in next st, then 1 dc in each of the following 2 sts.

In the next st, make 1 dc switching to your white yarn.

Make 1 sl st, in each of the next 4 sts.

Make 1 dc in the next st, switching to your black yarn.
(I leave the coloured yarns I am not working with attached,
 just leave some slack when re-attaching them for later snipping and sewing in.)

Make 1 dc in next st, 1 htr in following st, then 1 dc in the st following that.

In the next st, make 1 dc switching back to white.

Using your white yarn, make 1 sl st in each of the next 5 sts.

Make 1 sl st in the next st, switching back to brown, then 1 dc in the following st.
(End of round. You should have 36 stitches)

Make 1 dc in each of the first 4 sts.

Make both 1 htr and 1 tr in the next st.

Make both 1 tr and 1 htr in next st.

Make 1 dc in next st, 1 sl st in each of the next 4 stitches, then 1dc in the following st.

Make 1 htr and 1 tr in the next st.

Make 1 tr and 1 htr in the next st.

Make 1 dc in each of the next 4 sts.

In the next stitch make 1 sl st in brown, 
then in the following stitch make 1 sl st switching to the white yarn.

We are going to use the back loops only for these white stitches.

Sl st in the back loops only, in each of the next 5 stitches.

Using both loops of the next stitch, make a sl st switching to the black yarn.
Carry on using both loops of the next few stitches.

Make 1 sl st and 1 dc in the next st.

1 htr in next st.

In next stitch make 1 dc and 1 sl st switching over to white yarn.

Sl st through both loops of next st.

Sl st through back loops only of the next 5 stitches switching to brown yarn.

Sl st through both loops of each of the next 2 stitches. Fasten off.

Sew in your ends and block if needed (I haven't), rinse and repeat to make a second one.

Then it is purely personal preference. I have attached a brooch pin to one half and 2 vintage buttons from Nana's buttons tin to the other, before lightly stuffing and whip stitching together.
You could also use this pattern as an embellishment, keyring etc.

Thank you for visiting my tutorial, I hope you like it and find it useful.
 If you wish to do so you can also find me on Ravelry, Pinterest, and Facebook.



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28 comments:

  1. This is just like sitting beside you and having you teach, stitch by stitch. THANKS for this Marvellous Madam! I like the idea of this very much. Norma, x

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  2. This is just like sitting beside you and having you teach, stitch by stitch. THANKS for this Marvellous Madam! I like the idea of this very much. Norma, x

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  3. He is beautiful, thank you so much for your wonderful tutorial.

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  4. Thank you :) I am really pleased with how he turned out :)

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  5. Oh wow, this is lovely! I can't wait to make one of my own :D

    Amy @ http://creativelyinclinedways.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. Thank you for this great tutorial and such a lovely make

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  7. I've tried and it works so well!
    My daughter wants it on a keyring.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Sophieleonie from France

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  8. Cute ! Thanks for sharing !
    Have a nice week !
    Anna

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  9. So adorable!!! Pinned! Thanks for sharing great tutorial!
    Happy Easter!
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  10. I love this! Thanks for linking up with Tuesday Tutorials #pintorials

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  11. I'm in love with this little fox! My daughter loves that song "What Does the Fox Say?" so this will be a fun little trinket to make for her. Thanks so much for the tutorial!!
    www.sunnyfleurphotos.net

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  12. How adorable and what a fabulously detailed tutorial! Now all I need is some foxy coloured wool :-) #pintorials

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  13. This is wonderful! What a great little fox brooch to keep you company. I am so glad you shared this at Treasure Box Tuesday last week- PINNED! I hope you'll party with us again this week! ~Joy at Yesterfood.blogspot.com

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