9 inches tall x 91/2inches long
• Medium (worsted) weight acrylic yarn: assorted scraps totaling 250 yds including 1 yd black (for embroidery)
• Size H/8/5mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
• Stitch marker
• Tapestry needle
4 sc = 1 inch
Change color as desired using photo for reference.
Do not join rounds unless otherwise stated. Mark first stitch of each round.
Rnd 1: Starting at top of Head, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, do not join (see Pattern Notes).
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, rep from * around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4: *Sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, rep from * around. (24 sc)
Rnd 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts, rep from * around. (30 sc)
Rnd 6: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 7: *Sc in each of next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, rep from * around. (36 sc)
Rnd 8: *Sc in each of next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st, rep from * around. (40 sc)
Rnds 9–16: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 17: *Sc in each of next 8 sts, sc dec (see Stitch Guide) in next 2 sc, rep from * around. (36 sts)
Rnd 18: *Sc in each of next 4 sts, sc dec in next 2 sc, rep from * around. (30 sts)
Stuff Head with fiberfill.
Rnd 19: *Sc in each of next 3 sts, sc dec in next 2 sc, rep from * around. (24 sts)
Rnd 20: *Sc in each of next 2 sts, sc dec in next 2 sc, rep from * around. (18 sts)
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