#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!

This pattern is an original pattern by June Cheung at Tick-Tock Hobbies – please do not claim this pattern as your own or reprint it on another site or any other format. If you want to share this pattern (and I’d love it if you do!), just link to this pattern and give me the proper credit. You may keep a copy of the pattern for your own personal use, but please DO NOT sell this pattern. Permission is NOT granted for any finished products to be sold for profit, or for mass production, or for factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you so much for your respect and understanding! 

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