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Valentine Puppy – Free Crochet Pattern

Valentine Puppy by CoCo Crochet Lee

Valentine’s Day is almost here, and we’re celebrating on the CoCo Crochet Lee blog with a brand new Valentine friend! Say ‘hello!’ to the new Valentine Puppy, a free crochet pattern made with Lion Brand ‘I Wanna Make a Blankie’ Yarn!

This sleepy little pup features ultra soft blanket yarn, easy crochet stitches, and cute little hearts on her ears.

Find the Ad-Free PDF on Ravelry here >> https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/valentine-puppy-3

This is the second year that I’ve made a Valentine friend, you can find the Valentine Kitty Pattern for free on the blog as well! Find the Kitty here >> https://www.cococrochetlee.com/post/valentine-kitty-pillow-a-free-crochet-pattern/

Isn’t she cute?

Valentine Kitty crochet pattern by CoCo Crochet Lee

Before you get started, there are a few things that you should know when crocheting this sweet chonk!

Due to the nature of the increases in the Body portion of the pattern, the 2 main colours simingly spiral, or twist at either end. While this doesn’t matter at the Head because it gets completely covered, there is a bit of a colour twist at the Tail end of her Body. That’s just the way she is, we still love her!

Another thing to keep in mind is while crocheting her head, it will seem to buckle a bit, but this will work itself out when you go to stuff. Stuff her head firmly!

Valentine Puppy crochet pattern by CoCo Crochet Lee

Let’s talk a little bit about the supplies I used for the Valentine Puppy before you begin!

Lion Brand Yarn has released a new blanket yarn called ‘I Wanna Make a Blankie’ and it is so pretty! I used two colours for this pupper, Iron, and Snow. There are several other colours that you can use to sub-in for these two. Keep in mind that this yarn is super bulky if you are going with a completely different yarn choice!

Valentine Puppy crochet pattern by coco crochet lee

Find the Ad-Free PDF on Ravelry here >> https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/valentine-puppy-3

Yarn

Lion Brand I Wanna Make a Blankie Yarn (Bulky) (437 yds/800g): 1 Ball Iron (A), 1 Ball Snow (B). 

Vanna’s Choice Yarn (170yds/100g):  1 ball Pink (C).

Materials

US Size G/6 (4.0mm) crochet hook, US Size J/10 (6.5mm) crochet hook, polyester stuffing, yarn needle, scissors, stitch marker, black embroidery thread. 

Size/Measurements

24” long x 10” tall 

Gauge

9 sts x 6 rounds = 4”

Notes

  1. Change colours cleanly by finishing the st prior to a colour change with the next colour.
  2. Always join end of round by sl stitching with next colour.

Tail

Make 2, one with A, and one with B and 6.5mm hook. 

Row 1:  Ch 2, 2sc in 2nd ch from hook, turn–2 sts.

Row 2:  Ch 1, 2sc, sc in next, turn–3 sts.

Row 3:  Ch 1, 2sc, sc 2, turn–4 sts. 

Row 4:  Ch 1, 2sc, sc 3, turn–5 sts. 

Row 5:  Ch 1, 2sc, sc 4, turn–6 sts.

Row 6:  Ch 1, 2sc, sc 5, turn–7 sts.

Row 7:  Ch 1, 2sc, sc 6, turn–8 sts.

Row 8:  Ch 1, 2sc, sc 7, turn–9 sts.

Row 9:  Ch 1, 2sc, sc 8, turn–10 sts.

Row 10:  Ch 1, sc2tog, sc across, turn–9 sts.

Row 11:  Ch 1, sc2tog, sc across, turn–8 sts.

Fasten off., and place both pieces together.  Using A, sc through both thicknesses around side edges of tail leaving Row 11 on either piece unsewn. Do not stuff.

Leave a long tail for sewing. 

Furls crochet hooks

Body
With 6.5mm hook. 

*Note:  The colours will appear to ‘swirl’ at either ends of the Body as increases occur. 

With A, and 6.5mm hook, make a magic loop.

Round 1:  Ch 1, 3 sc with A, 3 sc with B in ring–6 sts.  

Round 2:  2sc in next 3 sts with A, 2sc in  next 3 sts with B, join–12 sts.

Round 3:  [2sc, sc in next] x 3 with A, [2sc, sc in next] x 3 with B, join–18 sts.

Round 4:  [2sc, sc in next 2] x 3 with A, [2sc, sc in next 2] x 3 with B, join–24 sts.

Round 5:  [2sc, sc in next 3] x 3 with A, [2sc, sc in next 3] x 3 with B, join–30 sts.

Round 6:  [2sc, sc in next 4] x 3 with A, [2sc, sc in next 4] x 3 with B, join–36 sts.

Round 7:  [2sc, sc in next 5] x 3 with A, [2sc, sc in next 5] x 3 with B, join–42 sts.

Round 8:  [2sc, sc in next 6] x 3 with A, [2sc, sc in next 6] x 3 with B, join–48 sts.

Round 9:  [2sc, sc in next 7] x 3 with A, [2sc, sc in next 7] x 3 with B, join–54 sts.

Round 10:  [2sc, sc in next 8] x 3 with A, [2sc, sc in next 8] x 3 with B, join–60 sts.

Rounds 11-24:  [Sc2tog, sc in next 27, 2sc in next] with A, [Sc2tog, sc in next 27, 2sc in next] with B, join–60 sts.

Sew Tail to Body with Row 1 at the top, and row 11 is at the bottom. Ensure that Colour B is facing out. Place Tail open to cover first few rounds of Body, and sew using corresponding colour. Sew tip of tail to Body.

Stuff Body firmly, continue stuffing throughout. 

Round 25:  [Sc in next 8, sc2tog] x 3 with A, [sc in next 8, sc2tog] x 3 with B, join–54 sts.

Round 26:  [Sc in next 7, sc2tog] x 3 with A, [sc in next 7, sc2tog] x 3 with B, join–48 sts.

Round 27:  [Sc in next 6, sc2tog] x 3 with A, [sc in next 6, sc2tog] x 3 with B, join–42 sts.

Round 28:  [Sc in next 5, sc2tog] x 3 with A, [sc in next 5, sc2tog] x 3 with B, join–36 sts.

Round 29:  [Sc in next 4, sc2tog] x 3 with A, [sc in next 4, sc2tog] x 3 with B, join–30 sts.

Round 30:  [Sc in next 3, sc2tog] x 3 with A, [sc in next 3, sc2tog] x 3 with B, join–24 sts.

Round 31:  [Sc in next 2, sc2tog] x 3 with A, [sc in next 2, sc2tog] x 3 with B, join–18 sts.

Round 32:  [Sc, sc2tog] x 3 with A, [sc, sc2tog] x 3 with B, join–12 sts.

Round 25:  [sc2tog] x 3 with A, [sc2tog] x 3 with B, join–6 sts.

Fasten off leaving a long tail, use tail to sew remaining 6 sts. 

Head

With A, and 6.5mm hook, make a magic loop.

Round 1:  Ch 1, 6 sc in ring–6 sts.  

Round 2:  2sc in each st around–12 sts.

Round 3:  [2sc, sc in next] around–18 sts.

Round 4:  2sc in each st around–36 sts. 

Round 5:  [2sc, sc in next] around–54 sts.

Round 6:  [2sc, sc 2] around–72 sts.

Round 7:  [2sc, sc 3] around–90 sts. 

*Note:  face will have a slight wave to it, but will straighten out when stuffed. 

Rounds 8-9:  Sc around.

Round 10: [Sc 3, sc2tog] around–72 sts.

Round 11:  Sc around. 

Round 12:  [Sc 2, sc2tog] around–54 sts.

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing. Stuff Head firmly and sew to end of Body. Using black thread, embroider nose and eyes. 

Outer Ear

Make 2, one with A, and one with B. Using 6.5mm hook, make a magic ring.

Round 1:  Ch 1, sc 6 in ring–6 sts.

Round 2:  Sc in each st around.

Round 3:  2sc in each st around– 12sts.

Round 4:  [2sc, sc] around–18 sts.

Round 5:  [2sc, sc 2] around–24 sts.

Round 6:  [2sc, sc 3] around-30 sts. 

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing. 

Inner Ear

With C, and 4mm crochet hook, make 2.

* Note:  beginning and end chs count as a st.

Round 1:  Ch 4, (3tr, 3dc, ch 1, 3dc, 3tr, ch 2, sl st) in 4th ch from hook–14 sts.

Round 2:  Ch 3, (sc, hdc) in 1st st, 3hdc in next, 2hdc in next, sc 4, ch 1, dc in tr, ch 1, sc 4, 2hdc in next, 3hdc in next, (hdc, sc) in last, ch 3, sl st in center–25 sts.

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew to Outer Ear.

Valentine Puppy crochet pattern by CoCo Crochet Lee

Front Paws

Make 2. With B and 6.5mm hook, make a magic loop.

Round 1:  Ch 1, 6 sc in ring–6 sts.  

Round 2:  2sc in each st around–12 sts.

Round 3:  [2sc, sc in next] around–18 sts.

Rounds 4-6:  Sc around. 

Change to A.

Rounds 7-11:  Sc around. 

Fasten off, stuff lightly. Cinch Round 11 in half and sew shut for a straight edge. Sew to side of Body on an angle. 

Valentine Puppy crochet pattern by CoCo Crochet Lee

Back Paws

Make 2. With B and 6.5mm hook.

Round 1:  Ch 5, sc in next 3, 3sc in next, rotate to work on bottom of ch, sc 3, 3sc in last, join–12 sts.

Round 2:  Ch 1, sc 4, 3sc in next, sc 5, 3sc in next, sc, join–16 sts. 

Round 3:  Ch 1, sc 5, 3sc in next, sc 7, 3sc in next, sc 2, join–20 sts. 

Round 4:  Ch 1, sc 6, 3sc in next, sc 9, 3sc in next, sc 2, join–24 sts. 

Round 5:  Ch 1, sc 7, 3sc in next, sc 11, 3sc in next, sc 2, join–28 sts. 

Round 6:  Ch 1, sc 8, 3sc in next, sc 13, 3sc in next, sc 2, join–32 sts. 

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Stuff Paws. Sew to bottom of Body matching colour section. 

Valentine Puppy crochet pattern by CoCo Crochet Lee

Center Toe Bean

Make 2. With C, and 4mm hook. Make a magic ring.

Round 1:  Ch 1, work (5dc, hdc, 2sc, ch 1, 2sc, hdc, 5dc, sl st) in ring, pull tight to close. Fasten off and sew to bottom of Back Paw using photo as a guide. 

Small Toe Beans

Make 6. With C, and 4mm hook. Make a magic ring.

Round 1:  Ch 1, 6sc in ring. 

Fasten off, sew 3 Beans to each Back Paw above Center Toe Bean. 

Valentine Puppy crochet pattern by CoCo Crochet Lee

I hope you enjoy making the Valentine Puppy! If you make one be sure to tag me at CoCo Crochet Lee on Social media using hashtag #cococrochetlee.

Happy Crocheting!

Valentine Puppy crochet pattern by coco crochet lee
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