#68 – Chipmunk Head

Whenever I go camping, I always see chipmunks, so even though they’re not “Canadian” the same way a beaver or a loon is, there’s something about chipmunks that echoes nature and Canada to me.

  • 1/50 skein of Caron Simply Soft – a worsted weight (4) yarn (above colour A: Bone)
  • 1/100 skein of Caron Simply Soft – a worsted weight (4) yarn (above colour B: Off White)
  • 2 safety eyes (7.5 mm)
  • 2.00 mm hook

Pattern by tick-tock hobbies

(abbreviations: SC = single crochet; INC = two single crochet into a single stitch; DEC = one single crochet over two stitches)

  1. Using the magic circle technique and colour A, single crochet six times. (6 stitches)
  2. In the first stitch from the hook, *do a SC in colour A. In the next stitch, do an INC, with the first stitch being in colour B, and the second stitch in colour A.* Do a SC. INC in the next stitch. Then, repeat from * to * one more time. (9 stitches)
  3. Starting in the first stitch from the hook, *do a SC in colour A in each of the next two stitches. In the next stitch, do an INC, with the first stitch being in colour B, and the second stitch in colour A.* Do a SC in each of the next two stitches. INC in the next stitch. Then, repeat from * to * one more time. (12 stitches)
  4. Starting in the first stitch from the hook, *do a SC in colour A in each of the next three stitches. In the next stitch, do an INC, with the first stitch being in colour B, and the second stitch in colour A.* Do a SC in each of the next three stitches. INC in the next stitch. Then, repeat from * to * one more time. (15 stitches)
  5. Starting in the first stitch from the hook, use colour A and *do a SC in each of the next three stitches. Switch to colour B and do a SC. INC in the next stitch, with the first stitch in colour B and the second in colour A.* SC in each of the next four stitches. INC in the next stitch. Repeat from * to * one more time. (18 stitches)
  6. Starting in the first stitch from the hook, use colour A and *do a SC in each of the next three stitches. Switch to colour B and do a SC in the next two stitches. INC in the next stitch, with the first stitch in colour B and the second in colour A.* SC in each of the next five stitches. INC in the next stitch. Repeat from * to * one more time. (21 stitches)
  7. Starting in the first stitch from the hook, use colour A and *do a SC in each of the next four stitches. Switch to colour B and do a SC in the next two stitches. Switch back to colour A and do an INC. Do a SC in each of the next six stitches, then INC in the next stitch. Do a SC in the next four stitches. Switch to colour B and do a SC in the next two stitches. Switch back to colour A and INC. (24 stitches)
  8. Starting in the first stitch from the hook, use colour A and do a SC in each of the next five stitches. Switch to colour B and do a SC. Switch back to colour A, and do a SC in each of the next fifteen stitches. Switch back to colour B and do a SC. Switch back to colour A and do a SC in the next two stitches (24 stitches)
  9. Repeat step 8.
  10. Using colour A, *do a SC in each of the next two stitches, and then a DEC.* Repeat from * to * five more times. (18 stitches)
  11. *Do a SC, and then a DEC.* Repeat from * to * five more times. (12 stitches)
  12. *Do a SC and then a DEC.* Repeat from * to * three more times. Cut off ends and weave in. (8 stitches)

Originally, I intended to present to you a whole amigurumi, but I’ve been having a lot of trouble shaping the body the way I want it. I’ll keep tackling it though, and hopefully I can share it with you soon! For now, here is the head.

Here is one of my chipmunk inspirations! I named him Fatty because of his chubby cheeks and habit of hanging around picnic tables. It’s kind of crazy how acclimatized they are to humans, which may not be a good thing, now that I’m thinking about it.

Until next time, happy crafting!

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