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A is for Aardvark – Free Crochet Pattern

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I know it has been awhile, I am trying to figure out the best way to draft patterns for you readers and to not to go broke buying all the yarn.

I wanted to do a series of animals based on the Alphabet. Believe me it was hard to find animals that fit with some of the letters. I was trying to go with different animals that are harder to find in crochet patterns.

Please enjoy. Remember, this pattern is not tested. If you find an error, please let me know. Use #drunkenauntwendy if you post on Instagram so I can find it.

Crochet pattern aardvark

Materials
Worsted Weight Yarn
I love this yarn – Orange
I love this yarn – Lime Green
Black Embroidery Floss
12 MM Safety Eyes
Size E crochet hook
Polyfiberfill
Large Eye Needle

Abbreviations
SC – Single Crochet
HDC – Half Double Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
TC – Triple Crochet
CH- Chain
FO – Fasten Off
SL ST – Slip Stitch
INC – Make two Single Crochet in Same Stitch
DEC – Single Crochet two stitches together
BLO – Back Loops Only
Puff Stitch –(Insert the hook in the stitch, yarn over, draw the yarn through the stitch) repeat 2 more times. You should have loops on your hook. Yarn over and draw through all 6 loops on the hook. Push the stitch out.

Note: Entire project is worked in the round. Use a stitch marker or a scrap piece of yarn to mark the beginning of each row. Then you don’t have to count every row. Do not join unless instructed to.

Parentheses indicate a repeat. Repeat the stitches in the parentheses for the number of times indicated.

The bracketed number [] is the number of stitches at the end of each row.

I spread my increases out so there isn’t a seam on the finished piece. If you do not like this method, you can do regular increases.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at drunkenauntwendy@gmail.com.

HEAD in Orange
Ch 2
Round 1: 6 SC in 2nd Chain from hook [6].
Round 2: INC in each stitch [12].
Round 3: (INC, SC) 6 times [18].
Round 4: SC in BLOS [18]. Change colors to green in the last stitch.
Round 5: SC row [18].
Round 6: (INC, 8 SC) 2 times [20].
Round 7: SC row [20].
Round 8: (INC. 9 SC) 2 times [22].
Round 9: SC row [22].
Round 10: (INC, 10 SC) 2 times [24].
Round 11: SC row [24].
Stop here and embroider 2 nostrils with the embroidery floss and straight stitches.
Round 12: 7 SC, 3 INC, 9 SC, 3 INC, 2 SC [30].
Round 13: 7 SC, (INC, SC) 3 times, 9 SC, (INC, SC) 3 times, 2 SC [36].
Round 14: 7 SC, (SC, INC, SC) 3 times, 3 SC, 3 INC, 3 SC, (SC, INC, SC) 3 times, 2 SC [43].
Round 15: 22 SC, INC, SC, 2 INC, SC, INC, 17 SC [47].
Round 16: 20 SC, INC, 3 SC, INC, 4 SC, INC, 3 SC, INC, 15 SC [51].
Rounds 17-21: 5 row SC [51 stitches per row].
Round 22: 30 SC, INC, 22 SC [52].
Rounds 23-26: 4 rows SC [52 stitches per row].
Stop here and insert eyes approximately 10 rows in from Round 26. Stuff Nose.
Round 27: (6 SC, DEC) 6 times, 6 SC [46].
Round 28: (5 SC, DEC) 6 times, 6 SC [38].
Round 29: (4 SC, DEC) 7 times [31].
Round 30: (3 SC, DEC) 7 times [24].
Round 31: (2 SC, DEC) 6 times [18].
Round 32: (SC, DEC) 6 times [12].
Round 33: DEC 6 times [6].
Fasten off leaving a long tail. Thread tail though last row and pull up tight to close hole.

BODY in Green
Ch 2
Round 1: 6 SC in 2nd Chain from hook [6].
Round 2: INC in each stitch [12].
Round 3: (INC, SC) 6 times [18].
Round 4: (SC, INC, SC) 6 times [24].
Round 5: (3 SC, INC) 6 times [30].
Round 6: (2 SC, INC, 2 SC) 6 times [36].
Round 7: (5 SC, INC) 6 times [42].
Round 8: (3 SC, INC, 3 SC) 6 times [48].
Rounds 9-14: 6 rows SC [48 stitches per row].
Round 15: (6 SC, DEC) 6 times [42].
Rounds 16-17: 2 rows SC [42 stitches per row].
Round 18: (5 SC, DEC) 6 times [36].
Rounds 19-20: 2 rows SC [36 stitches per row].
Round 21: (4 SC, DEC) 6 times [30].
Round 22: SC row [30].
Round 23: (3 SC, DEC) 6 times [24].
Round 24: SC row [24].
Round 25: (2 SC, DEC) 6 times [18].
Fasten off. Leave a long tail for sewing .
Stuff and sew to bottom of head.

OUTER EARS (Make 2) in Green
Ch 2
Round 1: 6 SC in 2nd Chain from hook [6].
Round 2: SC row [6].
Round 3: (INC, 2 SC) 2 times [8].
Round 4: SC row [8].
Round 5: (INC, 3 SC) 2 times [10].
Round 6: SC row [10].
Round 7: (INC, 4 SC) 2 times [12].
Round 8: SC row [12].
Round 9: (INC, SC) 6 times [18].
Round 10: SC row [18].
Round 11: (INC, SC, INC) 6 times [24].
Round 12: SC row [24].
Round 13: (3 SC, INC) 6 times [30].
Rounds 14-16: 3 rows SC [30 stitches per row].
Round 17: (3 SC, DEC) 6 times [24].
Round 18: (2 SC, DEC) 6 times [18].
Round 19: (SC, DEC) 6 times [12].
Fold open edge closed and SC the opening together [6].
Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

INNER EAR (make 2) in orange
Note this section is worked back and forth and not in the round.
Ch 7
Row 1: SC in 2nd Ch from hook, 5 SC, Chain 1 turn [6].
Row 2: INC, 4 SC, INC, Ch 1, turn [8].
Row 3: INC, 6 SC, INC, Ch 1 turn [10].
Rows 4-6: SC rows, Ch 1, turn, [10 stitches and 1 chain per row].
Row 7: DEC, 6 SC, DEC, CH 1, turn [8].
Row 8: SC row, Ch 1, turn [8].
Row 9: DEC, 4 SC, DEC, Ch 1, turn [6].
Row 10: SC row, Ch 1, turn [6].
Row 11: DEC, 2 SC, DEC, Ch 1, turn [4].
Rows 12-13: SC row, Ch1, turn [4].
Row 14: DEC, DEC, Ch 1, turn [2].
Rows 14-15: SC row, Ch 1, turn [2 stitches and one chain per row].
Row 16: DEC [1].
Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew the inner ear piece to the outer ear matched the bottom edge.
FRONT LEGS (Make 2) in Orange
Ch 2
Round 1: 6 SC in 2nd Chain from hook [6].
Round 2: INC in each stitch [12].
Round 3: (SC, INC) 6 times [18].
Round 4: In FLO, [SC, Slip stitch in next stitch, Ch 4, Slip stitch in 2nd stitch from hook, Slip stitch in next 2 stitches] 3 times, 12 SC, Change colors to green in last stitch.
Round 5: In remaining loops from Round 4, SC in each stitch [18].
Rounds 6-7: 2 rows SC [18 stitches per row].
Fasten off. Stuff and sew to body.

BACK LEGS (Make 2) in Orange
Ch 2
Round 1: 6 SC in 2nd Chain from hook [6].
Round 2: INC in each stitch [12].
Round 3: (SC, INC) 6 times [18].
Round 4: (SC, INC, SC) 6 times [24].
Round 5: In FLO, [SC, Slip stitch in next stitch, Ch 4, Slip stitch in 2nd stitch from hook, Slip stitch in next 2 stitches] 3 times, 18 SC, Change colors to green in last stitch.
Round 6: In remaining loops from Round 4, SC in each stitch [24].
Rounds 7-8: 2 rows SC [24 stitches per row].
Fasten off. Stuff and sew to body.

TAIL in Green
Ch 2
Round 1: 6 SC in 2nd Chain from hook [6].
Round 2: SC row [6].
Round 3: (INC, 2 SC) 2 times [8].
Round 4: SC row [8].
Round 5: (INC, 3 SC) 2 times [10].
Round 6: SC row [10].
Round 7: (INC, 4 SC) 2 times [12].
Round 8: SC row [12].

Crocheted Aardvark Pattern

Crochet Aardvark Pattern

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