Free Toronto Raccoon Amigurumi Pattern

Free Toronto Raccoon Amigurumi Pattern

Free Toronto Raccoon Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Toronto is sometimes known as the raccoon capital of the world. We have so many that our raccoons were featured on Planet Earth in 2017.

Almost everyone who lives here has at least one raccoon story, and I think it’s lovely that most Torontonians are able to bond over our cute pest problem.

 
Free Raccoon Amigurumi Crochet Pattern
 

I decided to make the amigurumi pattern for both the Toronto green bin and the raccoon because I want to bring them around with me while I travel (Japan in May!), but they would also make great ornaments and cute couple keychains. “I love you like raccoons love green bins!” was said to Henry many, many, times while I was making these.

The raccoon measures to be about 2.5 inches tall.

If you would like to show your support, please consider purchasing an inexpensive printable PDF of the crochet pattern from the shop! I have lumped both the raccoon and the green bin into the same PDF, so when you purchase it, you’ll get both amigurumi patterns!

Please do not reprint, sell or claim the pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to the free pattern on the blog. Please do not copy and post the pattern onto your site.


*Note: I worked in continuous rounds (vs. joined rounds) unless otherwise stated.

TERMINOLOGY
st(s):
stitch(es)
ch: chain
sc: single crochet
inc: two single crochet in one stitch
dec: invisible decrease, single crochet two stitches together through the front loops only
sl st: slip stitch
(…) x # : repeat anything in the parenthesis however many times the number indicates
[#]: total number of stitches for that row
#sc: one sc in the following # stitches

THINGS YOU NEED

  • Light Grey, Dark Grey and White Yarn (sport weight)

  • Dark Grey Embroidery Thread

  • 6mm Safety Eyes

  • 3mm Crochet Hook

  • Polyfill or Cotton for stuffing

  • Scissors

  • Darning Needle

  • Stitch Marker

  • Pins

Basic colour change knowledge is needed for this pattern. Here’s a great tutorial by June Gilbank!

COLOUR CHANGE ABBREVIATIONS: G = Light Grey Yarn, W = White Yarn


Raccoon Eyes

Make 2
with dark grey yarn
1 6sc in magic circle [6]
2 (sc, inc) x 6 [9]
Insert safety eyes between row 1 and 2. DO NOT snap backing in yet.

Free Toronto Raccoon Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Step 1

Raccoon Head

starting with light grey yarn
1 6sc in magic circle [6]
2 (inc) x 6 [12]
3 (sc, inc) x 6 [18]
4 sc in all sts [18]
5 (2sc, inc) x 6 [24]
Colour changing rows:
6 G: 9sc, W: 2sc, G: 2sc, W: 2sc, G: 9sc [24]
7 G: 8sc, W: 8sc, G: 8sc [24]

Free Toronto Raccoon Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Step 2

8 G: 3sc, inc, 3sc, W: inc, (3sc, inc) x2, 2sc, G: sc, inc, 3sc, inc [30]
9 G: 8sc, W: 14sc, G: 8sc [30]
10 G: 3sc, dec, 3sc, W: dec, (3sc, dec) x 2, 2sc, G: sc, dec, 3sc, dec [24]
11 G: (2sc, dec) x 2, W: (2sc, dec) x 2, 2sc, G: dec, 2sc, dec [18]
Insert the safety eyes with the eye patches into the white area on the face between rows 8 & 9. Make sure you’re not covering the 4 white stitches from row 6 with the eye patch. Snap backing in.
12 G: (sc, dec) x 6 [12]
Fasten off, stuff fully, close hole and weave tail in.

Raccoon Ears

Make 2
with light grey yarn
1 Ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook, 2sc, turn [3]
2 sc3tog [1]
Fasten off, leave a tail for sewing.

Free Toronto Raccoon Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Step 3

Raccoon Legs

with light grey yarn
1 6sc in magic circle [6]
2 sc in all sts [6]
Fasten one off. Do not fasten the second one off as you will be attaching it to the first leg.
The photos below demonstrate how you connect the two pieces together.

How to connect legs in amigurumi step 1
How to connect legs in amigurumi step 2

Body

with light grey yarn
Ch 2, sl st onto the other leg.
1 6sc, 2sc in the back of the chains, 6sc, 2sc in the front of the chains [16]
2 2sc, inc, 8sc, inc, 4sc [18]
3 16sc, (inc) x 2 [20]
4 sc in all sts [20]
5 inc, 16sc, inc, 2sc [22]
6 4sc, dec, 9sc, dec, 5sc [20]
7 dec, 15sc, dec, sc [18]
8 sc in all sts [18]
9 (sc, dec) x 6 [12]
Fasten off, stuff, leave a long tail for sewing.

Free Toronto Raccoon Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Step 4

Raccoon Tail

starting with dark grey yarn
1 4sc in magic circle [4]
2 sc in all sts [4]
3 (sc, inc) x 2 [6]
switch to light grey yarn
4 sc in all sts [6]
5 (sc, inc) x 3 [9]
6 sc in all sts [9]
switch to dark grey yarn
7 (sc, inc) x 4 [12]
8-9 sc in all sts [12]
switch to light grey yarn
10 (2sc, dec) x 3 [9]
11-13 sc in all sts [9]
Fasten off, stuff, close hole. Leave a tail for sewing.

Free Toronto Raccoon Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Step 5

Raccoon Feet

Raccoon Arms

Make 2
with dark grey yarn
1 4sc in magic circle [4]
2-3 sc in all sts [4]
Fasten off, close hole off, leave a tail for sewing.

Make 2
start with dark grey yarn
1 4sc in magic circle [4]
2 sc in all sts [4]
switch to light grey yarn
3-6 sc in all sts [4]
Fasten off, leave a tail for sewing.

Free Toronto Raccoon Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Step 6
Free Toronto Raccoon Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Step 7

Raccoon Belly

 

with white yarn
1 6sc in magic circle [6]
2 (inc) x 6 [12]
Fasten off, leave a tail for sewing.

Free Toronto Raccoon Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Step 8

Assembly

Free Toronto Raccoon Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Step 9
  • Pin the eyepatches to the face and sew it down.

  • Using the dark grey yarn, sew some lines on the head between the top part of the eye patches.

  • Using the dark grey embroidery thread, embroider a nose between the eye patches.

  • Pin the ears to the top of the head and sew in place.

 
Free Toronto Raccoon Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Step 10
 
  • Pin the belly onto the centre of the body and sew.

  • Position the arms to the side of the body and sew in place.

 
Free Toronto Raccoon Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Step 11
 
  • Sew the body to the head.

  • Pin the feet to the bottom of the legs and sew in place.

 
Free Toronto Raccoon Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Step 12
 
  • Pin the tail onto the raccoon’s butt and sew in place.

 
Free Toronto Raccoon Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Step 13
 

Congrats! You now have a cute little amigurumi raccoon! If you would also like to make the green bin to complete the set, head over to this post to find the free pattern!

 
Free Toronto Green Bin & Raccoon Amigurumi Pattern
 

Please leave me a comment down below (or contact me) if you have any questions about this pattern. I would also love to see your creation so don’t forget to tag me (@olliehollycrochet) on Instagram or use the #olliehollycrochet! Please let me know in the comments what you would like to see next!

 
Toronto Raccoon Amigurumi Back View
 

You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Abby Sy of Ollie + Holly and provide a link to my blog www.OllieHolly.com.  Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind.  Thank you for being respectful and for your understanding!

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