Zoo Blog Hop – Axolotl!
Who can resist this adorable little salamander who always wears a smile! Today we have an amigurumi pattern and a pillow pattern.
Bernat Blanket super bulky yarn
8.5 oz. MC
2 yards blue
1 yard red
Size M (9.0 mm) crochet hook
18 mm black safety eyes
Pillow measures approximately 15” at widest point.
Gauge: 5 sc = 2”, 5 rows = 3”
SIDES: (Make 2)
Row 1: With MC yarn, ch 25, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 23 sc (24 sc).
Rows 2-9: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in remaining sts (32 sc at end of Row 9).
Rows 10-18: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st.
Rows 19-27: Ch 1, turn, dec over first 2 sts, sc in remaining sts (14 sc at end of Row 27). Fasten off.
EYES: (Make 2)
With blue yarn, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off leaving 9” length for sewing. Insert black safety eye into center and sew eyes to Rnds 16-17, 8 sts from the outer edges.
With red yarn, make straight sts over Rows 8-9 in a curved smile from below one eye to below the other eye.
Place pillow right sides together, sc through both thicknesses around outer edge to close, stuffing as you go.
GILLS: (Make 6)
With CC yarn, Ch 7, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 4 ch, 4 sc in last ch, working on opposite side of starting ch, sc in next 4 ch, sc in last ch (14 sc). Fasten off leaving 9” length for sewing. Sew 3 gills on each side of the head from Row 15 to the top of the head.
PDF download is available at Axolotl Pillow Crochet Pattern
Stay tuned all month long for new animal designs.
June 8 will be World Oceans Day with whale and sea turtle crochet designs.
Prior Zoo Animal Posts
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June 14-18: Summer Crochet Pattern Bundle from Nicki’s Homemade Crafts
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